Scene from a previous year’s Dam Jam. Photo courtesy of Denmark Arts Center

Dam Jam Revival
Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. Bicentennial Park, 50 West Main St., Denmark, $25.
Denmark Arts Center is bringing back its Dam Jam event in a huge way this year. Gates open at noon, and a ton of fun will get packed into eight hours. On the music front, you’ll hear kids’ rock from Bee Parks & The Hornets, then sets from The Mallett Brothers Band and Jason Spooner Band. Kids will have a blast with several art projects, and everyone can enjoy stilt-walkers, Neveah Dance Circus, vaudeville skits and traditional crafts including wood-carving and fly-tying. When hunger hits, stroll on over to the food trucks, including Street Eats and Ironclad Eats.


The Fashion for Compassion event is on Sunday in New Gloucester. WilleeCole Photography/

Fashion for Compassion
3 p.m. Sunday. Coolidge Family Farm. 1084 Lewiston Road, New Gloucester, $25, $50 for VIP front row.
Here’s a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon while supporting a great cause. Fashion for Compassion features a canine fashion show, live performances, raffle prizes and treats for dogs and humans alike. Proceeds benefit Compassion Animal Project’s mission to provide financial help for live-saving veterinary treatment, as well as cultivating a supportive and educational community for pet owners.

Spend the day celebrating dogs in Deering Oaks Park. Diedov Denys/

Pet Rock in the Park
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Deering Oaks, Portland, free.
Radio station Rewind 100.9 and Portland Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Care invite you and your doggo to Deering Oaks park for their annual celebration. Pet Rock in the Park includes demonstrations, food trucks, pet vendors, artists, animal shelters and rescue groups, veterinarians and more. Heck, you might even adopt a pet while you’re there. There will also be live music, and you’ll hear tons of ’70s, ’80s and ’90s covers from The Time Pilots. All proceeds will directly benefit the Animal Cancer Foundation.

Charlie Chaplin stars in “The Circus.” Courtesy of Kinonik

‘The Circus’
7:30 p.m. Congress Square Park, Portland, free.
Portland-based not-for-profit Kinonik continues with its mission to enlighten and entertain audiences with screenings of celluloid classic films. Gather in Congress Square Park for a showing of a 1928 silent comedy starring Charlie Chaplin. “The Circus” has Chaplin portraying a clown called Tramp, and the film is considered to be among Chaplin’s best. You’ll be in the heart of downtown Portland, so several food options are mere steps away.

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