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Music calendar

Friday, Aug 29

Mike Clouds Apollo’s Stamina CD release party at Flask, 117 Spring St., Portland
http://flasklounge.com

Saturday, Aug 30

The Spinney Brothers at Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Special, 10:45 a.m., Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival, Brunswick.
https://www.facebook.com/ThomasPointBeach

Carry That Tune: A celebration of labor, solidarity, and song
at Mayo Street Arts Center, This event will feature musicians incorporating songs into their performances that relate to the topic of labor, in celebration of Labor Day and in solidarity with the Southern Maine Workers’ Center., 7 p.m. Micah Blue Smaldone, Snaex, and Nate Schrock. $10 suggested donation.
http://mayostreetarts.org

The Box Tiger at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $8; 10 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Local Music Showcase: Purse, Fur, Sunset Hearts, Perfect Hair, Hopeless Losers at Congress Square Park, Portland, Free; 3 p.m.
www.space538.org

Zammuto with Leveret at the SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $10 adv/$12 day of show; 8:30 p.m.
www.space538.org

Sunday, Aug 31

JP Harris & The Tough Choices with Tumbling Bones at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $10; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Portland Maine Soul Summit Pre-Party 2014 with Golf Clap, Marissa Guzman, and Demarkus Lewis at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $25 adv/$30 day of show; Doors at 5 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

The Casco Bay Tummlers at Congress Square Park, Portland, Free; 2 p.m.
www.space538.org

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at the Cross Insurance Arena (formerly the Civic Center), 7:30 p.m. With Very Special Guest Steve Winwood. Tickets:  $136.50 and $76.50 — All Seats Reserved.
http://www.theciviccenter.com

Annie’s Irish Pub, 369 Main Street, Ogunquit. Live Irish music informal Seisun every Sunday at 5 p.m.
http://www.anniesirishpub.com/

Tuesday, Sept 2

Hi Tiger at Flask, 117 Spring St., Portland
http://flasklounge.com

Wednesday, Sept 3

CLASH: Black Keys vs White Stripes at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6; 10:30 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Chevelle with Kyng and Dayshell at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $25 adv/$30 day of show; Doors at 6:30 p.m.
www.statetheatreportland.com

Thursday, Sept 4

Scott Girouard EP release with An Overnight Low at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $5; 10 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

The Jazz Workshop at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $5; 7 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Future Islands with Operators & DJ Disco Phantom at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $15 adv/$18 day of show; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Rod Picott at St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $12; 7 p.m.
www.stlawrencearts.org

Thus Owls and Coke Weed with S.S. Cretins at the SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $8 adv/$10 door; 8:30 p.m.
www.space538.org

Friday, Sept 5

Lord Earth album release with Don Damiani and The Psychologist at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6; 9:30 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

M. Ward with Jennifer Castle at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $22 adv/$25 day of show; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Saturday, Sept 6

Greg Klein CD release with GK and the Right Way at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $8; 9:30 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Swarmlord & Dead By Now at Flask, 117 Spring St., Portland
http://flasklounge.com

Cold Engines featuring members of The Brew at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $8; 9 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Moon Hooch at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $10 adv/$12 day of show; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

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Events calendar

Friday, Aug. 29

‘The Bluegrass Special’ in Brunswick
10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. “August 28, 29, 30 and 31, Thomas Point Beach presents the annual  ‘The Bluegrass Special,’ an event that revisits a beloved musical tradition, as musicians and audience members from around the country gather together for first class family entertainment. This year the event will expand with a fourth day dedicated to the fellowship and roots of Bluegrass.  Thursday will kick off the events with Bingo games, a ‘Showcase Band Competition’ where the winning band is selected by the audience and wins $1,000. ... Performances begin Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. each day. When the Stage Show is over, the best is yet to come, with the acoustic performances under the stars and the best field picking anywhere in the country!” www.thomaspointbeach.com/special
Author Richard Pollak at the Portland Public Library
noon. Author Richard Pollak to read from his latest book, “After the Barn,” a memoir of sibling death, epilepsy and lost memory at the Friday Local Author Series, Friday, Aug. 29 at noon in Meeting Room No. 5, Portland Public Library. “‘Tell him you’ll punish him if he doesn’t stop hiding!’ Those were the words Pollak shouted down to his parents as he played hide-and-seek with his 11-year-old brother in the loft of a barn. Moments later, Stephen slipped through a hole camouflaged by hay and fell to his death. To this day, Pollak remembers virtually nothing of that hot summer afternoon, as he recounts in this riveting memoir.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com
Portland Brew Festival
5:30 p.m. “The fourth annual Portland Brew Festival (www.portlandbrewfestival.com) is set for August 29 and 30, and event organizers promise a broad array of brewers, activities and exhibits and tempting food offerings. The 2014 event, which returns to the Portland Company Complex at 58 Fore Street in Portland, will feature about 40 brewers with more than 120 brew products along with home brewing equipment, a Maine Brewers Guild fundraiser, and a special presentation by New England Real Ale eXhibition (NERAX), an event dedicated to cask ales.” Friday Night, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Beer ME, Cheese ME, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Fundraiser for the Maine Brewers Guild. Pair rare beers with local artisan cheeses. Meet with brewers themselves. If you’ve bought an afternoon session ticket we’ll put you first-in-line to enter.” Saturday Afternoon, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Night, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Be Sure About Shorebirds Workshop
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm, Falouth. Members: $5, non-members: $8. “Shorebirds come in all shapes and sizes. None very colorful, ranging from brown to gray. But did you know that we have had 47 different species of shorebirds occur in Maine! (48 including the now extinct Eskimo Curlew). Join our naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, for a lesson in identifying this diverse family and learn how size, shape, color, habitat, voice, and behavior all play critical rolls in learning these birds. After taking the night to digest all this information, you can join Doug on a field trip to local hotspots focusing on shorebirds. Please register for that trip here: http://maineaudubon.org/events/be-sure-about-shorebirds-field-trip.” For more Audubon events, visit http://maineaudubon.org/events/.
‘Bingo! The Winning Musical’ in Biddeford
7:30 p.m. Performances through Aug. 31; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. City Theater, Biddeford. “‘Bingo!’ is a splashy, zippy, fun new musical comedy about a group of die-hard bingo aficionados who’ll let nothing get in the way of playing their weekly game. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite. These lovable characters spring to life with a smart, funny script and bouncy, hummable music. The audience will be laughing in the aisles when they aren’t playing games of bingo along with the cast!” http://citytheater.org
‘Mary Poppins’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
8 p.m. “Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, ‘Mary Poppins’ has captivated audiences for generations, and now the enchanting story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers will dazzle and delight theatre goers of all ages. ... Theatre goers of all ages will be dazzled and delighted as Mary Poppins flies over the rooftops of London and into the Ogunquit Playhouse.” Through Aug. 30. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
Saturday, Aug. 30

Be Sure About Shorebirds Field Trip
7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Gilsland Farm, Falmouth. Maine Audubon. Members: $20, non-members: $30. “Late August is a fun time to be watching shorebirds. The abundance of immature birds mixed in with adults adds a degree of difficulty, plus this is the time we often see some of the less common species, like Western and Buff-breasted Sandpipers. Join staff naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, for a van trip to local shorebird hotspots to study this diverse group as they stop over on their southbound migration. We will meet at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth at 7 a.m. and travel by van.” http://maineaudubon.org/events
Maine Seaweed Festival
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On the waterfront campus of Southern Maine Community College. “Maine seaweeds are poised to play a major role in the growth and sustainability of our local economy and global health. The Maine Seaweed Festival aims to highlight the diverse uses and benefits of seaweed, while celebrating all of the dedicated harvesters, farmers, fishermen and processors who continue to invest their efforts in creating a viable and vibrant seaweed industry here in Maine. Seaweed Fest will feature local artists, entertainment, and vendors who are using Maine seaweeds in their craft. The day will include educational speakers, many activities for children of all ages, live music and food trucks.” http://www.seaweedfest.com
‘The Bluegrass Special’ in Brunswick
10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. “August 28, 29, 30 and 31, Thomas Point Beach presents the annual  ‘The Bluegrass Special,’ an event that revisits a beloved musical tradition, as musicians and audience members from around the country gather together for first class family entertainment. This year the event will expand with a fourth day dedicated to the fellowship and roots of Bluegrass.  Thursday will kick off the events with Bingo games, a ‘Showcase Band Competition’ where the winning band is selected by the audience and wins $1,000. ... Performances begin Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. each day. When the Stage Show is over, the best is yet to come, with the acoustic performances under the stars and the best field picking anywhere in the country!” www.thomaspointbeach.com/special
Eastern Avenue Tour at Evergreen
10:30 a.m. “Enjoy an easy, flat walk as the docent interprets gravestone symbols and points out the variety of stones and designs, from the humble to the grandiose. Hear the stories behind the stones of both families and individuals. Tour is wheelchair accessible. 10:30 a.m., Evergreen Cemetery. www.friendsofevergreen.org.”
‘Last Saturday Tour’ at Eastern Cemetery
11 a.m. “This tour focuses on the works of Portland’s first stone carving shop. Bartlett Adams opened his shop in 1800 and was the only master stone carver in Portland until 1828. Come and see his 200 year old works of art on stone still standing in Portland’s oldest cemetery.  The tour is led by researcher Ron Romano, who discovered this master and his rich repository. This tour repeats every last Saturday of the month through October at 11 a.m. Adults, $10; seniors (65 and older) and students $5. Children under 12 free.”
Portland Brew Festival
11 a.m. “The fourth annual Portland Brew Festival (www.portlandbrewfestival.com) is set for August 29 and 30, and event organizers promise a broad array of brewers, activities and exhibits and tempting food offerings. The 2014 event, which returns to the Portland Company Complex at 58 Fore Street in Portland, will feature about 40 brewers with more than 120 brew products along with home brewing equipment, a Maine Brewers Guild fundraiser, and a special presentation by New England Real Ale eXhibition (NERAX), an event dedicated to cask ales.” Friday Night, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Beer ME, Cheese ME, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Fundraiser for the Maine Brewers Guild. Pair rare beers with local artisan cheeses. Meet with brewers themselves. If you’ve bought an afternoon session ticket we’ll put you first-in-line to enter.” Saturday Afternoon, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Night, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cumberland County Beekeepers Association
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “On Saturday, August 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26 in Gray, join the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association (CCBA), a local chapter of the Maine State Beekeeping Association (MSBA) to learn about the industrious life of the honeybee, its job as an important pollinator of fruits and vegetables, and the role of the beekeeper.  Parts of a beehive, beekeeping equipment and a small observation hive will be on display, and several experienced beekeepers will be available to answer your questions. Pure Maine Honey and other products of the hive will be for sale. Did you know that the Honeybee is the official Maine State Insect? Or how important the honeybee’s work is to the economic success of the official Maine State Fruit, the Wild Blueberry? www.mainebeekeepers.com.”
‘Mary Poppins’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. “Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, ‘Mary Poppins’ has captivated audiences for generations, and now the enchanting story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers will dazzle and delight theatre goers of all ages. ... Theatre goers of all ages will be dazzled and delighted as Mary Poppins flies over the rooftops of London and into the Ogunquit Playhouse.” Through Aug. 30. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
Saco-based Power of Elle benefit
7 p.m. “The Hive will host a benefit concert Saturday, Aug. 30, for Saco-based Power of Elle, a nonprofit that enriches the lives of children through donations, gifts to schools, and scholarships and grants. The event starts at 7 p.m., with live music beginning at 8 p.m. There will be a $5 entry fee, with door proceeds going to Power of Elle. The concert will feature live music from Scott Girouard, a Saco songwriter who has been playing music since age eight, and Paul Chase Jr., an acoustic singer-songwriter from Wells. Chase’s debut solo album, “What is Real,” which presents varied styles influenced by alternative rock, country, folk, and more, was released last year. Power of Elle is a charitable organization dedicated to helping children. Created in memory of Eleanor Clare Paye, who passed away in 2010 after a prolonged battle with the extremely rare Pleuropulmonary Blastoma, the organization supports children through various efforts, including scholarships and grants for art programs, gifts to schools, and donations to medical programs and pediatric cancer research. Details about the event can be found on the Power of Elle’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PowerofElle.”
‘Bingo! The Winning Musical’ in Biddeford
7:30 p.m. Performances through Aug. 31; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. City Theater, Biddeford. “‘Bingo!’ is a splashy, zippy, fun new musical comedy about a group of die-hard bingo aficionados who’ll let nothing get in the way of playing their weekly game. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite. These lovable characters spring to life with a smart, funny script and bouncy, hummable music. The audience will be laughing in the aisles when they aren’t playing games of bingo along with the cast!” http://citytheater.org

Sunday, Aug. 31

CEFD Engine One Co. Labor Day Weekend Art Show
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth. 47th Annual CEFD Engine One Company Labor Day Weekend Art Show. Free public admission and parking, a tobacco-free venue. “Nearly 100 artists in outdoor show, displaying art for juried prizes and sale to the public. Refreshments available. The show is footsteps to iconic Portland Head Lighthouse and ocean views. FMI: http://www.capeelizabethfirerescue.com/artshow.php or (207) 799-1662.” Held rain or shine. “Every Labor Day weekend the Cape Elizabeth Engine One Company hosts its annual art show in Fort Williams Park. The park is transformed into a gallery of art ranging from oil paintings to local handmade crafts. The show is a display of various styles, artists, and local talent from all around the New England area. The 2014 Engine One Company’s Labor Day Art Show will be on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Admission and Parking. There will be more than 100 artists displaying their original works.” http://www.capeelizabethfirerescue.com/artshow.php
‘The Bluegrass Special’ in Brunswick
10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. “August 28, 29, 30 and 31, Thomas Point Beach presents the annual  ‘The Bluegrass Special,’ an event that revisits a beloved musical tradition, as musicians and audience members from around the country gather together for first class family entertainment. This year the event will expand with a fourth day dedicated to the fellowship and roots of Bluegrass.  Thursday will kick off the events with Bingo games, a ‘Showcase Band Competition’ where the winning band is selected by the audience and wins $1,000. ... Performances begin Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. each day. When the Stage Show is over, the best is yet to come, with the acoustic performances under the stars and the best field picking anywhere in the country!” www.thomaspointbeach.com/special
Civil War Tour
2 p.m. “With over 1,000 Civil War veterans, Evergreen’s Historic Section is Portland’s best yet little known Civil War memorial site. These men and women along with family and friends tell Maine’s story in the war  from the battlefield to efforts at home. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m., Evergreen Cemetery. www.friendsofevergreen.org.”
‘Bingo! The Winning Musical’ in Biddeford
2 p.m. Performances through Aug. 31; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. City Theater, Biddeford. “‘Bingo!’ is a splashy, zippy, fun new musical comedy about a group of die-hard bingo aficionados who’ll let nothing get in the way of playing their weekly game. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite. These lovable characters spring to life with a smart, funny script and bouncy, hummable music. The audience will be laughing in the aisles when they aren’t playing games of bingo along with the cast!” http://citytheater.org
Casco Bay Tummlers in Congress Square
2 p.m. Casco Bay Tummlers in Congress Square. “The Casco Bay Tummlers, based in Portland, Maine, have been performing klezmer music since 1988! They have released three recordings and were featured performers on the LL Bean Holiday CD. They also have a dramatic side, creating and performing the music for the world premiere of ‘Manifest’ at the Portland Stage Company and for a whimsical Belgian documentary, ‘Mon noM.’ The band’s repertoire is versatile, ranging from original music to traditional dances and songs of the Yiddish theater and Jewish ghetto – all with original arrangements.” http://congresssquarepark.org/events/
Oratorio Chorale auditions
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dates for auditions with director Emily Isaacson: Sunday, Aug. 31 — 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday,  Sept. 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Great Hall at St. Paul’s Church, Pleasant St., Brunswick. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Info: oratoriochorale.org.
Labor Day Weekend prayer service
4 p.m. “Local clergy will come together in prayer to support the unemployed, underemployed, and underprivileged workers of Maine at a Labor Day Weekend prayer service in Portland’s Monument Square on  Sunday, August 31, at 4 p.m. People of all faiths are encouraged to participate in this ecumenical service which will honor all those who are not adequately paid for their labors. The prayer service is co-sponsored and will include participation from several church congregations including the Catholic parishes of the Portland Peninsula and Peaks Island; St. Ansgar Lutheran Church; the Episcopal Church of Maine; Woodfords Congregational Church, UCC; and Williston-Immanuel United Church. Many groups, like Interfaith Worker Justice Southern Maine and the Southern Maine Workers Center, are inviting participants to attend. The event is designed to help focus the Labor Day holiday on its original intention of honoring all people who keep the world running. Organizers will use song, prayers, Scripture readings, and storytelling to carry the message that work is honorable and that workers should always be treated justly.”
‘Classical Music in Historic Sites’
7:30 p.m. “Concert-goers this fall can truly feel transported back in time as they listen to Haydn and Mendelssohn the way their music was originally heard, in historic buildings that match the time of the music. As part of their ‘Classical Music in Historic Sites’ tour, the DaPonte String Quartet will perform a fall-themed concert  in two of Maine’s most historic meeting houses--in Harpswell  and Walpole — as well as at the First Baptist Church of Paris and in the huge old barn at Wells Reserve at Laudholm. ... Performances are: Aug. 31, 4 p.m., First Baptist Church, Paris Hill. Tickets $15 at www.DaPonte.org or 529-4555; Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., Old Harpswell Meeting House, Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell. Tickets $25 from www.DaPonte.org, Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick, or 529-4555; Sept. 7, 7 p.m., Old Walpole Meetinghouse, Meetinghouse Rd, Walpole. Tickets $25 from Maine Coast Books, Damariscotta, or 563-2524; Oct. 12, 3 p.m., Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Tickets $25 www.wellsreserve.org/music or 646-1555. The ‘Classical Music in Historic Sites’ concerts are made possible in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission.”

Monday, Sept. 1

Labor Day in Portland
8 a.m. Trash and recycling will be collected on Labor Day in the city of Portland. Government offices are closed for the holiday. www.portlandmaine.gov
Portland Labor Day Breakfast
8 a.m. “More than 150 workers, government officials and labor leaders will gather Monday morning for the Portland Labor Day Breakfast. The breakfast — an annual celebration for workers and their unions — is hosted by the Southern Maine Labor Council, AFL-CIO. This year’s gathering will honor the work and contributions of ordinary working people while highlighting the urgent need to raise wages, tackle economic inequality, and ensure a secure retirement for all Maine workers. Maine Gubernatorial Candidate and 2nd District Congressman Michael Michaud will be a featured speaker and he will receive this year’s Working Class Hero Award. (Michaud will be introduced by 1st District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree.) The keynote address will be delivered by Tefere Gebre, the Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO. Gebre was a teenage Ethiopian refugee who has risen to become one of our country’s top labor leaders. You can read more about his compelling life story here: http://www.orangecoast.com/features/2014/05/06/the-three-lives-of-tefere-geb. This year’s breakfast will be held at the Maine Irish Heritage Center at 34 Gray Street in Portland. The event will begin at 8 a.m. on Labor Day, Monday, September 1st on the lower floor of the former St. Dominic’s Church. Nine to Nine, a folk music group featuring local author Phil Hoose, will be performing music popular within the labor movement. The music will be followed by presentations from labor leaders, speeches from special guests, and the Working Class Hero Award ceremony. At the conclusion of the breakfast at approximately 10 a.m., a brief march is planned from the Maine Irish Heritage Center up State Street to Longfellow Square (weather permitting) followed by a poetry reading from Portland-based stage actor Harlan Baker. Tickets for the breakfast are still available at the door for $25 each or by calling 892-4067.”
 
Tuesday, Sept. 2

Portland Public Schools begin classes
8 a.m. “Students in grades one through 12 in the Portland Public Schools begin classes on Sept. 2. Kindergartners start on Sept. 4. The class day is as follows: Elementary schools: 8:55 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.; middle schools: 8:25 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.; high schools: 8 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.; Portland Arts and Technology High School: 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (morning session) and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (afternoon session). On early release days, classes end one hour early so that teachers can participate in professional development activities. The early release hours at PATHS’ morning session are 8 to 10 a.m., and the afternoon session meets from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The early-release days begin on Sept. 24 and continue on Wednesdays through May 27. The district calendar listing all holidays and vacations is posted at http://www2.portlandschools.org/sites/default/files/2014-2015%20approved%204-8-14.pdf.
‘The End of Your Life Book Club’ at MCMA
noon. First Tuesday Book Club: “The End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe. “‘What are you reading?’ That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a ‘book club’ that brings them together as her life comes to a close.’ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13414676-the-end-of-your-life-book-club. Meeting held in the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association  Library at noon,  519 Congress St, second floor, elevator accessible. Bring a lunch; dessert and drinks(tea or lemonade) provided. All are welcome. Pre-reading of the book is not required. FMI call pat at 773-8396 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
President Bill Clinton in Portland
6:30 p.m. “President Bill Clinton will campaign with U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, the Democratic nominee for governor, on Sept. 2 in Portland. Michaud is the frontrunner in a race to unseat incumbent Gov. Paul LePage in Maine. Clinton will headline a rally and reception for Michaud and the State Party at Ocean Gateway and showcase why Michaud is the best candidate to lead Maine and bring Democrats, Republicans and independents together to strengthen Maine’s economy and create jobs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 8 p.m. at Ocean Gateway. RSVP online at www.michaud2014.com/clinton.”
‘Finding Fela’ screening at SPACE
7:30 p.m. SPACE Gallery. Film: “Finding Fela,” part of SPACE’s Fall Music Film Series. “‘Finding Fela’ tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s.” http://www.space538.org/events/upcoming

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Greater Portland Landmarks U.S. Custom House Tours
10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. “Greater Portland Landmarks will present 30-minute guided tours of the U.S. Custom House (1868). Located at 312 Fore Street, Portland, this federally-owned building underwent a massive restoration from 2010 to 2013, and has been closed to the public except by special arrangement since 2001. Pre-registrations and ticket sales are required prior to the tour. No tickets will be sold at the door. No tour admittance without prior ticket purchase. Tickets are only available through Greater Portland Landmarks’ website, www.portlandlandmarks.org. Receipts from online purchases act as tickets. $5 Member/$10 Non Member. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; and Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.”
‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. “The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be selected by Cameron Mackintosh to be the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ the sexy new musical comedy based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher. ... Broadway leading-man James Barbour stars as the devilish Darryl Van Horne and Broadway veterans Nancy Anderson, Sara Gettelfinger and Mamie Parris are cast as the three bored New England women brewing and stewing about their dull lives, and wishing for the man of their dreams. They get far more than they bargain for when all hell breaks loose and the devil incarnate arrives to liven things up! To make matters more outrageous, Ogunquit’s favorite funny lady, Sally Struthers, joins the cast as Felicia Gabriel, the town’s resident busybody and know-it-all combined.” Sept. 3 - Sept. 27, Tues-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.; matinees on Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
Portland City Council
6 p.m. City Council Meeting. “Executive Session RE Compensation/Salaries of Corporation Council & City Clerk Pursuant to 1M.R.S. section 405(6)(A).” 6 p.m. executive session in Room 24, basement of City Hall. City Council Meeting, Special Meeting, follows in council chambers at 7 p.m. http://portlandmaine.gov
Crash Barry Brown at Bag Lecture Series
6:30 p.m. Crash Barry will talk about his new book “Marijuana Valley” at the Brown Bag Lecture Series, Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. “It’s the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition and Jeff plans to grow sixty-nine legal pot plants at his farmhouse in rural Maine. Problem is, he’s never grown ganja before, so he assembles a gang of misfit stoners to do the job. Jeff faces money troubles, women troubles and the threat of crop failure in his quest to turn kind bud into green. His hired hippies Rooster, Freaky-Freak, Mary, Dawn, Riley and Tracker duel and steal, party and dream, their hard labor fueled by the promise of the harvest paying off.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com
The Harbour Singers in Saco
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “The Harbour Singers support person in end of life care setting throughout Southern Maine through the gift of song. We rehearse in Saco every Wed. evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; new singers are welcome at our Sept. 3, 10 and 17 rehearsals.” Meetings  in the Parish Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco Biddeford. 286-7578. http://www.harboursingers.org
Cirque du Soleil ‘Varekai’
7:30 p.m. Cirque du Soleil “Varekai” in Portland. September 3 to Sept. 7, at Cross Insurance Arena (formerly the Cumberland County Civic Center). Wed. through Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. “The word Varekai means ‘wherever’ in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to the infinite passion of those whose quest takes them along the path that leads to Varekai.” http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/varekai/default.aspx

Thursday, Sept. 4

British Consulate General and E2Tech
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Energy, Cleantech, & the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech). “You are invited to join E2Tech and the British Consulate General as E2Tech and Pierce Atwood host Rosalind Campion, Counsellor for Global Issues at the British Embassy in Washington, DC. Roz will be discussing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and opportunities to develop strong business relationships between Maine and the United Kingdom and encourage private investments and job opportunities for both partners. 7:30 a.m.: Breakfast/networking; 8 a.m.: Introduction from Consul General Susie Kitchens and Keynote remarks from Roz Campion; 8:40 a.m.: Q&A & Roundtable Discussion; 9 a.m.: Wrap-Up. Join us for breakfast at Pierce Atwood’s historic headquarters on Merrill’s Wharf in Portland, Maine. This newly renovated, circa 1840 building is truly unique and sits on the Portland waterfront.” http://e2tech.org/event-1743155
Maine Volunteers Lawyer Project clinics
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Maine Volunteers Lawyer Project host legal aid clinics at the Portland Public Library. First Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, Meeting Room No. 4. “The Portland Public Library and the Maine Volunteers Lawyer Project continue their series of legal aid clinics to help veterans access benefits. ... The clinics are held in Meeting Room No. 4 on the lower level of the Portland Public Library’s Main Branch. Volunteers provide free help to veterans applying for VA benefits or appealing a denial. No appointment necessary. The Volunteer Lawyers Project is a joint project of Pine Tree Legal Assistance and the Maine Bar Foundation, dedicated to engaging volunteers in providing civil legal aid.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com
‘Passenger Pigeons, Plovers & Puffins’
5:30 p.m. “Passenger Pigeons, Plovers & Puffins: A Story of Extinction & Survival” at 5:30 p.m. at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth. Presented by Maine Audubon and Maine Historical Society. Free for members/$5 general admission. Cash bar and light food. “September 1, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of ‘Martha,’ the last surviving Passenger Pigeon. Why did this once abundant bird go extinct? Learn why we lost this bird and other wildlife over the last 100 years and what you can do today to protect threatened and endangered species.” www.maineaudubon.org
Maine Eastern Rockland Maine DOT meeting
6 p.m. “The Maine Department of Transportation is seeking public input prior to beginning design of the proposed bridge superstructure replacement on the West Approach Bridge (No. 3838) over the Maine Eastern Rockland Branch tracks, located 0.17 of a mile northerly of Middle Road. Representatives of the Maine Department of Transportation will be present on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m., in the auditorium located at the Bath City Hall on 55 Front Street in Bath, to listen to concerns, receive comments, and answer questions from anyone with an interest in the project.”
Maritime historian, author Lincoln Paine
6:30 p.m. “The Maine Nordmenn Lodge of the Sons of Norway is hosting a talk by maritime historian and author Lincoln Paine on the subject of his latest book, ‘The Sea and Civilization.’ The presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Falmouth American Legion Hall, 65 Depot Street, directly across from the Falmouth Memorial Library. Books will be available for sale at the event. For more information contact Rosanne and Steve Graef, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 879-6024. Lincoln Paine is a maritime historian and editor of scholarly journals, as well as the author of five books, including ‘The Sea and Civilization; a Maritime History of the World,’ and ‘Down East; a Maritime History of Maine.’ More information about the author can be found at www.lincolnpaine.com.”

Friday, Sept. 5

‘A Heart on Fire’ author at PPL
noon. “Westbrook author, David C. Weiss, will speak about his first poetry collection, ‘A Heart on Fire,’ published by Maine Authors Publishing at the Friday Local Authors Series on Sept. 5 at noon at Portland Public Library. This collection of poems draws from Weiss’s near-death experiences as a young boy. In his adult life, Weiss has come to believe his childhood was filled with the numinous presence of the Divine.  Some of his poems express warmth, playfulness, and a heart open to love.  Other poems convey loss, grief, forgiveness, and healing. Weiss uses earthly images to give voice to his passion and gratefulness for life, as well as his awareness of aging and death.” www.portlandlibrary.com or David C. Weiss website: www.davidcweiss.com
‘Imagining Ireland’ at Art Walk
5 p.m. “August 29 through Sept. 5, Maine Irish Heritage Center. “MIHC invites artists to exhibit in this magnificent venue. No commission will be charged; a donation, or $50 membership, would be greatly appreciated. ‘Imagining Ireland’ will be on display for a week, including the annual Labor Day breakfast and the First Friday Art Walk on Sept. 5. ... August 1 — submissions due, all art most welcome. Please include title, medium, size, artist name, and price and send to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . On Aug. 7, we will notify artists of accepted work (exhibiting space available will determine acceptance). August 28 — Drop Off Art from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at MIHC. Sept 5 — First Friday, artists expected to attend to process your own art sales. Pickup Art at close of exhibit or the following Monday. With Many Thanks from MIHC First Friday Art Committee, Vinny O’Malley, Pat McBride, Gayl McNally, Ginny Keegan.” http://www.maineirish.com
‘Genesis: Exodus’ at the Maine Jewish Museum
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Titled “Genesis: Exodus,” an exhibition at the Maine Jewish Museum explores the artist’s spiritual journey, on view Sept. 5 through Oct. 31. Opening Reception: Sept. 5, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Public Talk with Suzette McAvoy: Sept 14, 4 p.m. “Amherst, Massachusetts painter and sculptor George Wardlaw will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Maine Jewish Museum, titled ‘Genesis: Exodus,’ curated by Nancy Davidson. The Maine Jewish Museum will host a talk by Suzette McAvoy, director and curator of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockport, on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. Wardlaw, who was born in Baldwyn, Mississippi 87 years ago, converted to Judaism in the mid-1950s. ‘Genesis: Exodus’ represents an exploration of the artist’s spiritual and artistic journey, and will include historic works from Wardlaw’s ‘Ten Commandments’ and ‘Ten Plagues’ series. A large sculpture, titled ‘Sabbath/Creation,’ will anchor the exhibition in the Museum’s Spiegel Gallery. ... The Maine Jewish Museum is housed in Etz Chaim Synagogue, a still-active congregation. The building is a recently restored immigrant era (1921) house of worship. The museum’s mission is to honor the contributions and diversity of Maine’s Jewish immigrants in the context of the American experience. Through an active exhibition and programming calendar, the Museum seeks to build bridges of appreciation and understanding with people of all backgrounds. Museum hours are Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (often later; call ahead), and on Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Personalized group tours and appointment-only visits may be arranged by request.” For further information, contact 773.2339.
‘Ten Years of Art at SMCC’
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Portland Public Library First Friday Art Walk presents: “Ten Years of Art at SMCC”: Faculty Exhibition and a performance by Portland Ballet Friday, Sept. 5, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Join Portland Public Library for a display by art faculty members from Southern Maine Community College in celebration of the ten year anniversary of the formation of the Fine Arts Department at the college. The opening will be held in the Lewis Gallery from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  There will be short remarks by faculty and administration members at 6 p.m. and a musical performance by adjunct faculty member Tim O’Dell, playing original works on saxophone by adjunct faculty member Nancy Gunn composed to accompany artwork in the show will start at 6:30 p.m.  Portland Ballet will perform in the Atrium windows of the Library to be viewed from Monument Square at 7:30 p.m. The exhibition consists of current work by over two dozen active members of the department.”
‘A Snapshot of Portland, 1924’ for First Friday
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Maine Historical Society: “First Friday Art Walk: A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh. A Snapshot of Portland, 1924 celebrates the informal photographs that the tax assessor’s office took of every taxable building in the City in 1924. The exhibition highlights a selection of these fascinating snapshots of Portland life — from its first ‘skyscrapers’ to tenements, pool halls, and farms. Our museum exhibition Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland, will also be open to visitors at no charge. Come see how the Wadsworth-Longfellow House has experienced Portland’s growth and change for more than 230 years. During the Art Walk, the Museum Store will be open late for shoppers!” http://www.mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml
First Friday at SPACE
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Exhibition opening: First Friday Art Walk, SPACE Gallery. “Join us for First Friday Art Walk. We’ll have work on view by Katie Bell, Adam Manley, and a special floral installation by Broad Turn Farm Scarborough. Broad Turn Farm grows flowers for local markets alongside their organic vegetable plots. The farmers from Broadturn will construct the arrangement on September’s First Friday Art Walk and it will be on display.” http://www.space538.org/events/first-friday-art-walk-27
Artist Nick Pellerin exhibit opening
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Portland Artist Nick Pellerin exhibit opening Friday, Sept 5, 519 Congress St., Mechanics’ Hall library, second floor, elevator accessible. The exhibit “Afternoon Mysteries” will also be on display for the month of Sept. and available for viewing during library hrs. Tues, Wed. Thurs., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FMI-call 773-8396 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Mechanics’ Hall Library, Maine Charitable Mechanics Association.
Ukulele ensemble in Monument Square
5:30 p.m. “The FLUKES, Falmouth Library Ukulele Ensemble, will be rocking Monument Square with their debut performance at Portland’s First Friday Art Walk, Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m.  Please join us in front of Others! for an evening of smiles, laughter, fun and song.  Wear your most colorful Hawaiian shirt!”
CB Anderson, author of ‘River Talk’
7 p.m. Book signing for CB Anderson’s new book, “River Talk.” September 5, Maine Coast Book Shop, 158 Main St., Damariscotta. Reading/Discussion of the Short Story, 7 p.m.
Understanding Autism
7:30 p.m. Join Congregation Bet Ha’am at 81 Westbrook St. in South Portland Friday, Sept 5 at 7:30 p.m. for a talk on life with autism by local author Kate Goldfield. “She will share the struggles and triumphs of her journey to try to be part of the world, and the story of how she came to be diagnosed with Asperger’s at age 21. ... Goldfield always knew something was different about her, but she never knew what. At the age of 21, she was finally diagnosed on the autism spectrum with Asperger’s Syndrome, and could start to put a lifetime of relational difficulties, emotional isolation and sensory hypersensitivity into a context that made sense. She could start to find other people that experienced the world in the same way she did. Tonight, she shares the story of the struggles and triumphs she had along the way in her journey to become part of the world.”
Greenfest Film Festival: ‘Wasteland’
8 p.m. Osher Hall, Maine College of Art. “Filmed over nearly three years, ‘Wasteland’ follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of ‘catadores’ — self-designated pickers of recyclable materials.” http://www.meca.edu/academic-calendars#tab-meca-events

Saturday, Sept. 6
 
North Yarmouth Fun Day
7:30 a.m. “Here’s the tentative schedule for Fun Day 2014! This year, we’ve got new games, Bungee jumpers and bigger inflatables than ever. We’re also bringing back some old favorites, like the pancake breakfast and the cribbage tournament. North Yarmouth Fire Rescue will challenge all comers in the Firefighters’ Muster and then they’ll serve you a great bean supper!” 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast — North Yarmouth Fire Station; 9:30 a.m. parade; 9:45 a.m. opening ceremony: “Gather ‘round the bandstand as the American Legion Post 91 presents the colors and we honor our 2014 Distinguished Citizen of the Year: Katie Murphy!” Other events throughout the day, with the 5 p.m. bean supper. by the North Yarmouth Fire Company. http://www.northyarmouthevents.org/events/funday2014
Benefit 5K Trail Run/Walk in North Yarmouth
8 a.m. “In conjunction with North Yarmouth Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 6, Skyline Farm will sponsor a benefit 5K Trail Run/Walk that starts at 8 a.m. The course consists of two loops through Skyline Farm’s woods and field trails. Sign up for the race at www.running4free.com, $15 pre-registration fee until 4 p.m., Sept. 5; $20 Race Day registration fee from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at Skyline Farm. The first 50 people who pre-register will receive a ticket for a free Fun Day pancake breakfast. Prizes for first place overall male and female runners as well as top runners in each age category.” Information: Jennifer, 415-6830 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Skyline Farm, a nonprofit organization, is located at 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth and www.skylinefarm.org.
Kickstands Up for Camp Susan Curtis
8 a.m. Kickstands Up for Camp Susan Curtis: Motorcycle Ride to Benefit Camp Susan Curtis. “Round-trip Ride. Portland (Big Moose Harley-Davidson) to Bethel (Rooster’s Roadhouse Restaurant). Registration 8-10 a.m. $10 per person. (You are welcome to  join us by car and not ride  -- register at Rooster’s Roadhouse on the day of the event.)” www.susancurtisfoundation.org
Kora Kare for Kids Ride-In
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. “Kora Shrine, Lewiston, announces the third annual Kora Kare for Kids Ride-In. All net proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospital for Children. This year’s event will be held on Sept. 6 and will be bigger and better than ever with planned motorcycle rides, an ATV run, car club runs, a lobster bake and fireworks to end the day.  The day will start with breakfast and registration at LA Harley (bikes), Bill Dodge Auto Group (cars) and Twitchells Airport Field (ATVs) from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Planned motorcycle and car runs will leave from LA Harley and Bill Dodge Auto Group.  ATV rides will leave from Twitchells Airport Field. At the end of the run a drawing will be held for prizes.  All runs will end at Twitchells Airport Field in Turner. Activities at the field will include live bands, games, merchandise and food vendors, and a lobster bake. The Maine Masonic CHIPS program will be there and during the day there will be Shriners Hospital for Children patient appearances. Dry camping is also available at no charge.  Admission to the field is free but advance purchase of tickets is required for the lobster bake.  See korashriners.org for purchase of tickets or contact a Shriner.  Donations are encouraged for Shriners Hospital for Children. The field at Twitchells Airport will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Lobster bake is at 5 p.m. and the day will end with fireworks at dusk. The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend to support Shriners Hospital for Children.”
AARP Smart Driver course in Bridgton
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “The new AARP Smart Driver course for drivers age 50 and older will be presented from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St., Bridgton. ... Advance registration no later than August 30 is requested as class size is limited. To register, phone the Bridgton Community Center at 647-3116. The registration fee is $15 for AARP members, $20 for others. AARP Driver Safety introduced this new Smart Driver course as the latest revision of the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher course for experienced and mature drivers. ... More information may be found on the Internet at DriverSafetyME.weebly.com.”
United Maine Craftsmen arts, crafts festival
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 13th annual Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts at Smiling Hill Farm. “United Maine Craftsmen is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1969 to promote Maine artists by providing opportunities for marketing, education and collaboration.” http://www.unitedmainecraftsmen.com/
Rick Charette at the Maine Wildlife Park
11 a.m. “On Saturday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to noon, join us at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray for another return appearance by Maine kids’ favorite singer, Rick Charette. As a singer and songwriter, Rick Charette has been capturing the hearts and spirits of young and old alike with his delightful and inspiring children’s songs. His performances blend original contemporary pop music and lyrics with imaginative activities that generate all kinds of audience participation. Many of the songs he will perform at the wildlife park will be about all kinds of Maine animals! Regular park admission fees will be in effect. This wonderful children’s concert is locally sponsored by Cook’s Hardware and the Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park.” See www.mainewildlifepark.com for details.
Sandsations at Pine Point Beach
noon to 3 p.m. “Sandsations is a family-friendly sand sculpting contest scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6, from noon to 3 p.m. at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough. Anyone interested in forming an amateur team can register at www.Sandsations.org. Who will win this year’s Golden Bucket, Golden Shovel, and Golden Sand Dollar awards? Everyone is invited to attend to help sculpt the public sculpture, meet Crusher of the Red Claws and Rosie the Mermom, dance to music from WCLZ, do yoga on the beach, create crowns and other crafts with your little ones, and bid on some great family-friendly auction items. All proceeds benefit Birth Roots Perinatal Resource Center.”
Maine Roller Derby at the Expo
4 p.m. “Maine Roller Derby kicks off the fall season with an exciting all-Maine double header on Saturday, Sept. 6. First up and for the first time on their home turf are the R.I.P. Tides (Portland) who will battle Central Maine Derby (Bangor). The R.I.P. Tides are entering the bout with an undefeated 2014 season. ‘This is Maine Roller Derby’s newest team, and they are executing strategies far above their peers,’ said Hard Dash, the team coach. ‘It’s telling that this team, formed 6 months ago, is taking on one of Bangor’s all-star teams. They are remarkable.’  The second bout is a rematch between the Calamity Janes (Portland) and The Perfect Storm from the Rock Coast Rollers (Rockland). The Calamity Janes are coming into fall with strong momentum from a highly successful spring season. They beat Rock Coast a couple months ago on Rockland’s home turf. ‘The Janes came to The Maine Event in Rockland with a lot to prove,’ said team coach Bea Nimble. ‘We walked away beating Rockland on their home turf. We have even more to prove at a home bout because we want to give our fans spectacular roller derby. We intend to walk away with a victory.’ Roller derby is a fun, athletic, exciting, and family-friendly sport. It is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and is exploding in Maine  —  since Maine Roller Derby’s founding in 2006, six other leagues have popped up (three in Bangor, one in Rockland, one in Aroostook County and a men’s league in Portland). Doors open 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Portland Expo. The double-header kicks off at 5 p.m. with the R.I.P. Tides vs. Central Maine Derby. Then the Calamity Janes take on The Perfect Storm at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $5 for children and kids under 5 get in free. For more information, visit mainerollerderby.com.”
Cooperative Fermentation Farm Dinner
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Cooperative Fermentation Farm Dinner with music by Sean Mencher and Jenny Van West at Neverdun Farm & Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Road, Arundel. Celebrate the local harvest by eating a classic Maine bean supper with a fermented foods twist. Cooperative Fermentation’s Farm Dinner guests will ride on a trolley from the Seashore Trolley Museum to arrive at the dinner at Neverdun Farm in Arundel.   Jenny Van West will serenade guests with old time fiddle music on their train ride to the farm and during dinner. After dinner Sean Mencher will get folks moving with rockabilly music around a bonfire. Our menu: bean hole baked beans; homemade sausage and vegetarian options; sauerkraut and other ferments; biscuits; blueberry pie with whipped cream. All the food for the dinner will be sourced from local and organic farms and will be prepared by Jonah Fertig, coordinator of Cooperative Fermentation and co-founder of Local Sprouts Cooperative, along with volunteers from the community. From 3-5 p.m. there will be workshops including Fermentation, Intro to Permaculture and Yoga. Interested participants should register separately for these workshops. There will be a raffle and silent auction featuring locally made goods, fermented foods and services.  Proceeds from the event will go to benefit cooperative development and learning initiatives from Cooperative Fermentation. Tickets are sliding scale from $25-50 for adults and $8 for kids. We also accept work trades and barters, please can contact us for more information. Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.cooperativefermentation.org/cooperative-fermentation-farm-dinner/. For more information contact Jonah Fertig at 207-615-9970, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
After Hours concert series in South Portland
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “The South Portland Public Library kicks off its third season of the popular After Hours concert series on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with local favorite, Cul de Sax Saxophone Quartet, at the library’s Main location at 482 Broadway in South Portland. Arrive prepared to “Name That Tune!” as the band performs popular songs from musicals, TV shows and movies. We’ll leave the lights burning — tastefully low — after our regular day of business comes to an end, for an evening of musical guessing alongside the big windows on the main floor of the library! Cul de Sax Saxophone Quartet features the major members of the saxophone family — soprano, alto, tenor and baritone — played with style by professional musicians who have been performing together for 20 years.”
‘Classical Music in Historic Sites’
7:30 p.m. “Concert-goers this fall can truly feel transported back in time as they listen to Haydn and Mendelssohn the way their music was originally heard, in historic buildings that match the time of the music. As part of their ‘Classical Music in Historic Sites’ tour, the DaPonte String Quartet will perform a fall-themed concert  in two of Maine’s most historic meeting houses--in Harpswell  and Walpole — as well as at the First Baptist Church of Paris and in the huge old barn at Wells Reserve at Laudholm. ... Performances are: Aug. 31, 4 p.m., First Baptist Church, Paris Hill. Tickets $15 at www.DaPonte.org or 529-4555; Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., Old Harpswell Meeting House, Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell. Tickets $25 from www.DaPonte.org, Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick, or 529-4555; Sept. 7, 7 p.m., Old Walpole Meetinghouse, Meetinghouse Rd, Walpole. Tickets $25 from Maine Coast Books, Damariscotta, or 563-2524; Oct. 12, 3 p.m., Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Tickets $25 www.wellsreserve.org/music or 646-1555. The ‘Classical Music in Historic Sites’ concerts are made possible in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission.”

Sunday, Sept. 7

Swan Island Outing with FOMB
9 a.m. Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) continues its Outside! 2014 series with an annual Swan Island Outing on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This all-ages event is open to the public and families are welcome. Located in the Kennebec River between Richmond and Dresden, the four-mile long Swan Island is part of the Steve Powell Wildlife Management Area and is included on the National Register of Historic Places. The island’s name itself is derived from “Swango,” the Abenaki name for “Island of Eagles.” In the late 1800s, a small community on the island earned a living by farming, fishing, lumbering, shipbuilding, brick manufacturing, and ice making. The island was also reportedly visited by American historical figures Aaron Burr, Benedict Arnold, and Colonel Henry Dearborn. … Pre-registration is required with Jay Robbins at 737-2239. An island fee of $8 applies to all visitors and space is limited. … Visit www.fomb.org to learn more about how you can help protect beautiful Merrymeeting Bay.”
Grandparents Day at the wildlife park
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. National Grandparents Day.  “On Sunday, Sept. 7 and in honor of grandparents everywhere, the Maine Wildlife Park will offer free admission to Grandparents, today only, who are accompanied by their grandchildren. Regular entrance fees for all other family members will be in effect.”  The park is open daily from April 13 through Nov. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; visitors must leave the premises by 6 p.m. See www.mainewildlifepark.com for details.
Binga’s Disc Golf for Camp Susan Curtis
10:10 a.m. to 5:05 p.m. Acker’s Acres, 180 Dingley Rd, Bowdoinham. “Join us Sunday, September 7th, for the second annual Binga’s Disc Golf Tournament benefiting Camp Susan Curtis! * 2 rounds * a free chicken wing & BBQ lunch, great prizes, including custom Binga’s Disc Golf Discs and a year-long mug club membership. Ace pot. Register at Binga’s Wingas or Acker’s Acres. Same sign-up (if spots remain available) until 9:45 a.m.; tee time at 10 a.m.” www.susancurtisfoundation.org
Workshop on State and High streets
6 p.m. “A workshop to provide the public with information on a recently launched study to evaluate the effects of re-introducing two-way traffic flow on State and High Streets will take place at the Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall on Monday, Sept. 8 starting at 6 p.m. Members of the public who are interested in how the study will be conducted, the goals of the study and initial traffic findings within the study area are encouraged to attend. There will be ample opportunity for individuals to provide comments and ask questions. ... More information on the study, including the members of the advisory committees and involved city staff can be found at http://www.portlandmaine.gov/1315/State-and-High-Street-Study or by calling or emailing Carol Morris, Study Public Outreach, at 207-329-6502 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Full Moon Canoe Tour in Scarborough
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Scarborough Marsh, Maine Audubon. Members: $12, non-members: $14. “Experience the sights and sounds of marsh creatures under the full moon. Watch for black-crowned night heron along the bank or snowy egret flying back to a nearby island for the evening. We may even see a harbor seal or a muskrat playing in the water. Arrive no later than 6 p.m.” Advanced Registration Necessary. Call 883-5100.
‘Classical Music in Historic Sites’
7 p.m. “Concert-goers this fall can truly feel transported back in time as they listen to Haydn and Mendelssohn the way their music was originally heard, in historic buildings that match the time of the music. As part of their ‘Classical Music in Historic Sites’ tour, the DaPonte String Quartet will perform a fall-themed concert  in two of Maine’s most historic meeting houses--in Harpswell  and Walpole — as well as at the First Baptist Church of Paris and in the huge old barn at Wells Reserve at Laudholm. ... Performances are: Aug. 31, 4 p.m., First Baptist Church, Paris Hill. Tickets $15 at www.DaPonte.org or 529-4555; Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., Old Harpswell Meeting House, Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell. Tickets $25 from www.DaPonte.org, Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick, or 529-4555; Sept. 7, 7 p.m., Old Walpole Meetinghouse, Meetinghouse Rd, Walpole. Tickets $25 from Maine Coast Books, Damariscotta, or 563-2524; Oct. 12, 3 p.m., Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Tickets $25 www.wellsreserve.org/music or 646-1555. The ‘Classical Music in Historic Sites’ concerts are made possible in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission.”
Bill Maher at Merrill
8 p.m. Presented by Kirschner Concerts and The State Theatre, Bill Maher at Merrill Auditorium. Tickets $87/$77/$47 (includes fee). “For the last eighteen years, Bill Maher, America’s widely-known political commentator and television host, has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on ‘Politically Incorrect,’ and for the last seven years on HBO’s ‘Real Time,’ Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him with twenty-one Emmy nominations.” https://tickets.porttix.com/public/show.asp

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Maine Food Means Business Summit
2 p.m. “Maine’s premier B2B Marketplace enters its sixth year serving as the key event in food business collaboration. Held on Sept. 9-10 at the Freeport Hilton Garden Inn, this year’s Summit will feature a product and services marketplace, Producer Showcase, and expert lead discussions on the distribution network, the future of independent grocers, cybersecurity breaches, and workplace wellness. The Maine Food Means Business Summit, sponsored by the Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association, is where food and beverage manufacturers large and small showcase their products and buyers meet to find their next bestseller. It has become a not-to-be missed event for those involved in Maine’s dynamic food industry who want to exchange ideas, share business knowledge, and cultivate leads. ... Peter Larkin, President & CEO of the National Grocers Association, ... will lead a discussion about the future of the independent grocer. ... New this year is Maine’s First Annual Best Bagger Contest featuring baggers from all over the state competing for the ‘Best Bagger’ crown. WCSH6 Morning Report Hosts Sharon Rose Vaznis and Lee Nelson will serve as official emcees. The winner will represent Maine at the national bagging contest held in conjunction with the National Grocers Association January 2015 show.” https://www.facebook.com/events/262502800592268/?ref=22
Peace Action Maine benefit
5 p.m. “Please join Peace Action Maine for our Benefit Night at Flatbread Pizza, 72 Commercial Street #5, Portland, on Sept. 9, 5-9 p.m.  Part of Flatbread’s mission is to support local organizations that have an impact on our community.  Flatbread will donate a percentage to Peace Action Maine for each large flatbread and each small flatbread sold during this benefit.  All natural pizza baked in a wood-fired earthen oven!  For more information, contact Tina Malcolmson, 773-5707.”
CB Anderson, author of ‘River Talk’
6:30 p.m. Book signing for CB Anderson’s new book, “River Talk.” September 9, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Reading 6:30 p.m.
‘Cross-Racial Conversations’ forum
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Tell Me the Truth : Exploring the Heart of Cross-Racial Conversations,” presented by Portland Public Library’s Choose Civility initiative, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Join Portland Public Library’s Choose Civility initiative to explore the heart of cross-racial conversations on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Rines Auditroium.  How can we speak openly and honestly in cross-racial conversations?  What would such a conversation even look like? Join Shay Stewart-Bouley (black) and Debby Irving (white) as they talk about racism’s impact on their lives and how conversation has been instrumental in their own understanding of 21st century racial dynamics.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com

Wednesday, Sept. 10

York Senior Expo
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. York Senior Expo, at the York Legion Hall, Hannaford Drive, York. “Six speakers cover topics ranging from joint replacement to talking with your adult children about your end-of-life plans. Free admission, speakers, 30 booths, antique appraisals and afternoon entertainment. Admission to the York Senior Expo is free. For more information, speaker and exhibitor listings, and a schedule, visit www.MaineSeniorGuide.com.”
21st annual Golf Fore! Health Tournament
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mid Coast Hospital Classic 21st annual Golf Fore! Health Tournament, Sept. 10. “The Mid Coast Hospital Classic 21st annual Golf Fore! Health Tournament, sponsored by North East Mobile Health Services, is scheduled for September 10 at the Brunswick Golf Club. All proceeds from the tournament help Mid Coast Hospital provide the very best health and wellness services to our community. To register and learn more about sponsorship opportunities visit www.midcoasthealth.com/golf.”
‘Waking Up White’ at the PPL
noon. Debby Irving and Shay Stewart-Bouley speak about “Waking up White” at the Portland Public Library. Debby Irving is “a racial justice educator and writer” who “works with other white people to transform confusion into curiosity and anxiety into action. ... In ‘Waking Up White,’ Irving tells her often cringe-worthy story with such openness that readers will turn every page rooting for her — and ultimately for all of us.” www.portlandlibrary.com
The Harbour Singers in Saco
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “The Harbour Singers support person in end of life care setting throughout Southern Maine through the gift of song. We rehearse in Saco every Wed. evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; new singers are welcome at our Sept. 3, 10 and 17 rehearsals.” Meetings  in the Parish Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco Biddeford. 286-7578. http://www.harboursingers.org

Thursday, Sept. 11

Cutler at Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce
7 a.m. “The three leading candidates for governor will address the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce membership at three separate Early Bird breakfast events. The series will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 11, with Eliot Cutler, an independent. Gov. Paul LePage, the GOP incumbent, will be speaking at the Chamber breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 24. His Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud, will appear on Tuesday, Oct. 14. ... All three events will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor. They are open to members and nonmembers. Doors will open at 7 a.m. for networking. Breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m. and the program starts at 8 a.m.” For more information, call the Chamber at947.0307 or go to bangorregion.com.
Maine’s heating and energy policies
7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine event, Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland. “Before the Maine heating season starts in full force, come hear from the experts who are providing information to help you make the right choice in the heat of the moment. The Gubernatorial Candidates will be invited to address the audience on Maine’s heating and energy policies, and E2Tech members will showcase their heating products and services — including natural gas, oil, wood pellets, solar thermal and others.” www.e2tech.org
Clark Insurance free seminar on business ownership
7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. “Clark Insurance will host a free seminar for people with an ownership interest in their business. The event will be held Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Sable Oaks Marriott in South Portland from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Too many business owners have not addressed the potential sale of their business whether by choice or by death or disability. Having a plan and the right buy-sell agreement in place removes uncertainty and minimizes the chance a business will fail or lose its value due to unforeseen circumstances. Featured presenters will include Kelly Hall of Ohio National Insurance Group and Don Giancola of Country Business, a business brokerage network. Hall will focus her presentation on five reasons why every business should have a buy-sell agreement as well as various funding mechanisms to facilitate transition. Giancola will discuss how to value a business, whether selling it to the next generation of the family, an employee group or an outside buyer. The morning briefing is open to business owners and their financial staff at no cost. To register, contact Sandy Trottier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 774-6257.
‘First Person Squared: Teen Writing Workshop’
3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Teen Center at Portland Public Library hosts new series “First Person Squared: Teen Writing Workshop” Thursdays, 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 11 to Oct. 2; registration encouraged. “In this four-week writing course for teens aged 12-19, we’ll explore the basics, challenges and joys of inhabiting a character. Like the best writers, we’ll pluck these characters directly from the rich tapestry of our own lives. By employing some techniques of interviewing, direct observation, and creative narration, we’ll tell the first-person stories of the first people we ... (loved/ lost/ hurt/ forgave/ roomed with/ lied to/ saw in swaddling clothes/ beat in a foot race).” Contact the Teen Librarian, Dave Kiersh with any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Harborwalk Tour of the Working Waterfront
5 p.m. Harborwalk Tour of the Working Waterfront with Bill Needleman. $5/members and $7/nonmembers. Portland Trails. http://trails.org/programs
‘Almost, Maine’ at Freeport Players, preview
7:30 p.m. “Almost, Maine” at Freeport Players. September 11-21. “‘A really funny, really sad romance.’ For mature audiences. ‘On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.’ (from Dramatist’s Play Service).” Sept. 12-21, F/Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Freeport Performing  Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St, Freeport. Preview performance Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. (pay-what-you-want, tickets at the door only). FMI www.fcponline.org, 865-2220. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door, available at www.fcponline.org, The Thrift Store (43 Depot St, Freeport), and at the door (cash only). http://www.fcponline.org/tix.htm
Designing a Ship in Virtual Space
6 p.m. Lecture: Designing a Ship in Virtual Space 3D Modeling, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Nonmembers $7; members $5. “Design engineers from Bath Iron Works take you on a journey through the process of designing, engineering and fabricating a modern Navy ship in virtual space using cutting edge 3D technology, such as 3D printing, scanning and projections. FMI or to register visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.”
Traditional Chinese Medicine lecture
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Kath Bartlett, of Bartlett Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, will present a talk on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture and Chinese herbs. The lecture will  be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sept. 11, and will take place at the conference room at the Westbrook Community Center. “The lecture will feature a general introduction to TCM and will demonstrate Kath’s effective technique for immediate pain relief during the acupuncture treatment. This evening is part of the Westbrook Community Center’s Healthy Huddle, an educational series aimed to equip you with knowledge to help you succeed in your journey to being the best healthy you possible! Cost for the lecture is $10,” To register, visit the Westbrook Community Center main office or call 854-0676. Visit https://www.westbrookcommunitycenter.org

 Friday, Sept. 12

Cross, Urban Sugar free coffee morning
7:15 a.m. Cross Insurance Portland, in conjunction with Urban Sugar Cafe food truck is sponsoring a free coffee morning, Friday, Sept. 12 beginning at 7:15 a.m. in Congress Square Park, corners of Congress Street and High Street. “Like our page on Facebook to participate.”
Maine’s gubernatorial candidates on heating costs
7:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland. “Heat of the Moment: Plans from State Officials, Energy Companies & Maine’s Next Governor. The Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech). “Together with our partners and sponsors, E2Tech is pleased to host this special event to help business and homeowners make cost-effective and thoughtful decisions ahead of the heating season. The event will consist of the following three parts: What can the Governor do? What plans do Maine’s gubernatorial candidates have to help Mainers manage their heating costs while being considerate of the environment? Gov. Paul LePage, Congressman Mike Michaud, and candidate Eliot Cutler have all been invited to speak. 7:15 a.m. to 8 a.m.: Networking and Continental Breakfast; 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Candidate Presentations; 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Break; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Policy and Program Presentations and Q&A. Attendees are also encouraged to attend the Alternative Energy Expo 2014 on Friday afternoon (Sept. 12) at Interphase Energy and Portland Greenfest at Monument Square on Saturday (Sept. 13).”
Merrymeeting Bay Guided Kayak Paddle
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Merrymeeting Bay Guided Kayak Paddle. (Register by Sept. 9.)  Nonmembers $75; members $70; ages 12-16 $35. “Enjoy a unique educational exploration of Merrymeeting Bay from the Eastern River to the Kennebec. Led by an expert guide and narrated by a member of a local environmental organization. Paddle solo or tandem. No experience necessary; disabilities accommodated. Reduced fees for those with personal equipment. FMI visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org or call (207) 443-1316, ext. 0.”
‘Sex At The Disco’ at Geno’s Kymara Gallery
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Opening Sept. 12, and running through Sept. 28, The Kymara Gallery at Geno’s Rock Club presents ‘Sex At The Disco ... New York Underground Club Scene, 1970-1980’ —photography by Veretta Cobler, NYC-based fashion fine art photographer and author. Images from Cobler’s book, N’ew York Underground 1970-1980,’ along with several never before seen vintage prints depicting the orgasmic culture, extravagant fashion and uninhibited party scenes of New York City’s infamous Disco era, will be on display during this exhibition. Veretta expertly captures the energy, drama and driving dance floor sexuality that dominated a brief period in the city’s club history. During this period, themed parties such as circus, Hollywood, dance theatre, techno and diva drama became popularized. Through photography, Cobler documented this club scene that blossomed during this pre-AIDS peak of the Disco era, happening alongside the rise of the Women’s Liberation and Gay Rights Movements. Extravagant interiors, Wild Cabaret fashion, romantic characters and the drama of infamous clubs such as Plato’s Retreat, Studio 54, Circus, Xenon and the Paradise Garage, have been immortalized by the photographer.” The Kymara Gallery at Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress Street, Portland. Contact: Kymara Lonergan, Gallery Director, 286-7399. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . “An opening celebration will be on Friday, Sept. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Vintage and limited edition prints and books signed by the photographer will be available. The exhibition is sponsored by ‘Tish and Snooky’s Manic Panic NYC’ and Shipyard Brewery.”
‘Almost, Maine’ at Freeport Players
7:30 p.m. “Almost, Maine” at Freeport Players. September 11-21. “‘A really funny, really sad romance.’ For mature audiences. ‘On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.’ (from Dramatist’s Play Service).” Sept. 12-21, F/Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St, Freeport. Preview performance Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. (pay-what-you-want, tickets at the door only). FMI www.fcponline.org, 865-2220. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door, available at www.fcponline.org, The Thrift Store (43 Depot St, Freeport), and at the door (cash only). http://www.fcponline.org/tix.htm
‘The Mousetrap’ at Schoolhouse Arts Center
7:30 p.m. “The Schoolhouse Arts Center is winding down their summer season with one of the most famous mysteries ever to be produced for the stage — ‘The Mousetrap’ by Agatha Christie. It will be presented from Sept. 12 thru Sept. 28 in the Schoolhouse’s newly refurbished theater in Standish on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. ‘The Mousetrap’ is one of Christie’s most memorable works, offering up a plot that twists and turns throughout the play.  Mousetrap was written in 1952 and has been presented in London continuously for 62 years, making it the longest running play in the modern history of theater.  If you enjoy a mystery, ‘Mousetrap’ is a masterpiece. Director Harlan Baker has gathered some of Maine’s most talented actors to the Schoolhouse stage for this exciting presentation. They include Janelle LoSciuto from Westbrook who plays Mollie Ralston.  Dillon Bates of Westbrook will perform the role of Giles Ralston.  Mrs. Boyle is played by Elizabeth Phipps from Standish.  Major Metcalf is played by Chris Roberts from Portland.  Israel Buffardi of Portland will play the part of Mr. Paravacini.  Tristan Rolfe of Portland has the role of Christopher Wren.  Miss Casewell is played by Jaqueline Mansfield from Windham.  And Ezra Damm from Portland will be Sgt. Trotter. ‘The Mousetrap’ is a murder mystery as only Agatha Christie can weave them and will keep audiences guessing right up to the last minute. It will be presented for nine performances at the Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish. It is located near the intersection of routes 114 and 35. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. If you enjoy a good mystery, Mousetrap is right up your alley.  Don’t miss this world renowned masterpiece of mystery and intrigue.” For additional information or reservations, call 642-3743, visit them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.schoolhousearts.org.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Deering Drama Costume and Yard Sale
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Deering High School Drama will hold its annual costume and yard sale on Sept. 13 on the front lawn of Deering High School. The rain date is Sept. 20 at the same time and place. “All funds raised will support the school’s fall musical, ‘Starmites.’ This is a great opportunity to find Halloween costumes and dress-up clothes.”
Bonny Eagle Flea Market
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bonny Eagle Flea Market, rain date Sept. 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at  B.E. Middle School parking lot, corner of Rt. 22 & Rt. 35, Buxton. Tablespaces $15 or 5 for $50. Baked goods, drinks, snacks & lunch available. Call Karen at 692-2989 to reserve tablespace. BEHS scholarship fundraiser.
‘The Museum and Its Neighborhood’
11 a.m. to noon. Portland Museum of Art public lecture: “Urban Legends: The Museum and Its Neighborhood,” by Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Saturday, Sept. 13, $5/free for PMA members. “Since 1908, the Portland Museum of Art has been located at the center of the Portland peninsula in the block bordered by High, Spring, Oak, and Free streets. As the museum looks to the future, its plans are informed by an urban setting rich with more than two centuries of history. Using maps, prints, architectural drawings, and photographs, State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. will trace the evolution of the museum’s surroundings from a fashionable Federal Period residential area to the present day commercial crossroads of Congress Square. Central to this story are the buildings that comprise today’s museum Portland campus: the McLellan House, the Clapp House, the L.D.M. Sweat Memorial Galleries, and the Charles Shipman Payson Building. Their history and architecture are the special focus of this illustrated journey both backward and forward in time.” For more information, call 775-6148 or visit portlandmuseum.org.
Audition for Portland Ballet ‘Victorian Nutcracker’
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Portland Ballet Studios 517 Forest Ave., Portland. Audition for Portland Ballet’s “The Victorian Nutcracker.” Ages: 7 and up.  Price: $10 Audition Fee. Each dancer will be asked to fill out an audition form at registration.  Dancers with 1 or more years of pointe are encouraged to bring their pointe shoes. Dancers Ages 7-11: Registration: 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Parent Meeting: 1:30 – 2 p.m.; Audition: 1:30 – 3 p.m.; Dancers ages 12 and up: Registration: 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; Parent Meeting: 11:30 – noon; Audition: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Adult Dancers: Registration: 10:45 – 11 a.m.;  Audition: 11 – 11:30 a.m. Event Contact: Portland Ballet 207-772-9671/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ghostland Music Festival
noon to 9 p.m. At Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, The Ghost of Paul Revere,  98.9 WCLZ and Baxter Brewing present the Ghostland Music Festival benefitting Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program. “Ghost Of Paul Revere with special guests Spencer Albee, Dave Gutter, Will Dailey, Anna Lombard, The Lucid, Samuel James, Suitcase Junket. Gates open at noon, show at 2 p.m. All ages, 21 plus to drink, valid ID required. Children under 12 free (suggested donation of $5). General Admission — Show Only, $20, $25 day of; Saturday Camping Pass plus Show Pass — $40; Friday/Saturday Camping Pass and Show Pass — $75 (includes Friday night campfire jam with special guests). Camping subject to Thomas Point Beach Rules/Regulations. Rain or Shine, No Refunds: Allowed: Blankets, folding chairs, umbrellas, backpacks (subject to search), sealed bottled water.” https://www.facebook.com/events/260048157529516
Cast Iron Cook-off at Bradbury Mtn. State Park
12:30 p.m. “The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Parks and Lands is holding its first ever Cast Iron Cook-off at Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal on Sept. 13. The family friendly event will showcase the tradition of using cast iron to cook over a campfire. Maine’s fall camping and cast iron cooking over an open fire are being joined to provide entertainment for Bradbury Mountain State Park guests. Participants will be able to showcase their cooking skills and win great prizes. Visitors and campers are invited to watch the cast iron cooking and participate in a day of events, beginning early on Saturday, Sept. 13. The Girl Scouts will also be cooking to earn merit badges. For more information about this event, or other Maine state parks and historic sites, go to: http://www.maine.gov/bradburymountain or http://www.parksandlands.com.
‘Almost, Maine’ at Freeport Players
7:30 p.m. “Almost, Maine” at Freeport Players. September 11-21. “‘A really funny, really sad romance.’ For mature audiences. ‘On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.’ (from Dramatist’s Play Service).” http://www.fcponline.org/tix.htm
Northern Harmony Concert
7:30 p.m. First Universalist Church, 97 Main St., Yarmouth. Admission $12 adults/$10 students. “This unique Vermont-based world music vocal ensemble presents thrilling harmony singing from across the world:  South African songs and dances, traditional music from Georgia, Corsica and the Balkans, American shape-note singing, and renaissance works. Led by Larry Gordon, Northern Harmony is an ensemble of brilliant young singers which has won a worldwide reputation for its remarkable command of various world singing styles.  The present group will be touring for two months in the US, UK, Switzerland, France, and Germany.” For further information call 856-6415.
‘The Mousetrap’ at Schoolhouse Arts Center
7:30 p.m. “The Schoolhouse Arts Center is winding down their summer season with one of the most famous mysteries ever to be produced for the stage — ‘The Mousetrap’ by Agatha Christie. It will be presented from Sept. 12 thru Sept. 28 in the Schoolhouse’s newly refurbished theater in Standish on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. ... ‘The Mousetrap’ is a murder mystery as only Agatha Christie can weave them and will keep audiences guessing right up to the last minute. It will be presented for nine performances at the Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish. It is located near the intersection of routes 114 and 35. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. If you enjoy a good mystery, Mousetrap is right up your alley.  Don’t miss this world renowned masterpiece of mystery and intrigue.” For additional information or reservations, call 642-3743, visit them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.schoolhousearts.org.
Slam Up: Same Brain
8 p.m. “Upright Citizens Brigade meets Def Poetry Jam meets comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates in Cali Bulmash and Emily Lowinger’s gendercrunk cabaret, Slam Up. Strap in for a musical ride through the many shades of love: requited, unrequited, gay, straight, queer, or, well, just ‘creative.’ The duo has performed all over the country and appeared in this year’s New York International Fringe Festival. They are on an East Coast Tour promoting their first album ever, Same Brain. Featuring Portland’s own, Gaelle Robin.” Free at Vena’s Fizz House (345 Fore St, Portland). www.slamup.org

Sunday, Sept. 14

September 11, 2001 stair climb in Portland
9 a.m. “Members of the public will join area firefighters to climb the stairs of Monument Square 10 times for a total of 110 flights in honor and remembrance of the 343 firefighters from the Fire Department of New York who died on September 11, 2001. September 14, registration begins at 7 a.m., climb at 9 a.m. At 1 Monument Square, Portland. “Sponsored by the Portland Fire Department and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Cost is $30 per person. Register at www.9-11stairclimb.com. “The proceeds will benefit The Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which provides resources and support to the families and colleagues of fallen firefighters.”
The 39th annual Pettengill Farm Day
10 a.m.­ to 3 p.m. The 39th annual Pettengill Farm Day in Freeport. “Visit one of the most unique historic saltwater farmsteads on the Eastern Seaboard when Freeport Historical Society hosts its 39th Farm Day, Sunday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.­ to 3 p.m. To the sound of accordion music and children running the fields with newly­crafted kites, visitors will find world­class juggling, docent­led tours of the historic saltbox house, apple cider and butter­making, sack races, steer team demonstrations and much more on ‘the quiet side of Freeport.’” Highlights: At 11 a.m. “The History of Aprons.” Join sisters Norma Salway and Dottie Adams as they share the fascinating evolution of uses and users of aprons through examples from Freeport Historical Society’s collection and their personal collection. Bring your favorite apron and story and plan to share. At 1 p.m. “Saltwater Farming — Utilizing the Saltmarsh.” Cows have not been pastured on the marsh at Pettengill since the 1940s so take advantage of this rare opportunity to see two cows pastured on the marsh and learn how saltwater farming differed from inland farming. At 2 p.m. Master Gardener and herbalist, Carol Power, will be leading a walk titled, “Foraging for Wild Medicinals.” Power is a Master Gardener and is a community herbalist growing organic medicinal plants at Powerfarm. “Pettengill Farm is located 1.3 miles from the LLBean flagship store in Freeport. From Main Street, turn right onto Bow Street which becomes Flying Point Road. Watch for right­hand turn onto Pettengill Road and bear right to proceed onto the property. Free, on­site parking. Event donation: $5 adults, $2 children.”
Community Awakening Holistic Fair
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Psychic/Healing Fair: Community Awakening Holistic Fair, Sunday, Sept. 14, at Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come spend the day discovering yourself or loved ones who have passed. Door prizes every half hour New 3D Aura Photography, Jewelry, Animal Communicators, a wide assortment of Gems and Crystals, Energy Healing, Psychic & Medium Readings, Tarot Card Readings, Incense, Reiki, IET, Sound and Primus healing. Admission $5. Free workshops included with the price of admission to the fair.”
‘Almost, Maine’ at Freeport Players
2 p.m. “Almost, Maine” at Freeport Players. September 11-21. “‘A really funny, really sad romance.’ For mature audiences. ‘On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.’ (from Dramatist’s Play Service).” http://www.fcponline.org/tix.htm
‘Translations Revisited’ at Irish heritage center
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. “Translations Revisited: A BBC Documentary” by Maurice Fitzpatrick. “In 1980, Brian Friel’s luminous play ‘Translations’ — about the beauty of language, the diversity of cultures, and how people transcend differences
— was performed amid the strife of Derry, Northern Ireland. In 2013, the play was again staged in that city — but in a place that had been transformed by fifteen years of peace. The film looks at the significance of ‘Translations’ and asks whether its message has stood the test of time. Director’s Q&A follows. Admission: $5/Free for Center members.” For more information call 780.0118. Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland.
‘The Mousetrap’ at Schoolhouse Arts Center
5 p.m. “The Schoolhouse Arts Center is winding down their summer season with one of the most famous mysteries ever to be produced for the stage — ‘The Mousetrap’ by Agatha Christie. It will be presented from Sept. 12 thru Sept. 28 in the Schoolhouse’s newly refurbished theater in Standish on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. ... ‘The Mousetrap’ is a murder mystery as only Agatha Christie can weave them and will keep audiences guessing right up to the last minute. It will be presented for nine performances at the Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish. It is located near the intersection of routes 114 and 35. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. If you enjoy a good mystery, Mousetrap is right up your alley.  Don’t miss this world renowned masterpiece of mystery and intrigue.” For additional information or reservations, call 642-3743, visit them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.schoolhousearts.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Eat Well Nutrition Program
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. “University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Eat Well Nutrition Program will be offered 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 16 through Nov. 4 at the UMaine Extension office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. This program is free for income-eligible adults with dependent children. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the program, which includes hands-on food preparation, budgeting information and tips on how to shop at farmers’ markets and grocery stores. Eat Well Program graduates save an average of $36 per month on food bills, according to UMaine Extension.” To register, call 781.6099 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information or to request a disability accommodation or an interpreter, call781.6099, 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine).
‘Ed Muskie: Made in Maine’
noon. Maine Historical Society: “‘Ed Muskie: Made in Maine, 1914-1960.’ Speaker: James Witherell. The arc of Edmund ‘Ed’ Muskie’s life from modest beginnings 100 hundred years ago to future greatness was singular and unpredictable — an American story that looks plausible only in hindsight. Author James L. Witherell’s new biography of Muskie traces the son of an immigrant tailor through his two terms as Maine’s governor. Witherell is also the author of ‘Bicycle History’ (2010), ‘L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company’ (2011), and ‘When Heroes Were Giants: 100 Tours de France’ (2013). Cost: Free for MHS members; $5 for non-members (pay at the door).” http://www.mainehistory.org

Wednesday, Sept. 17

WMPG Fall Begathon
8 a.m. Fund raising by WMPG radio station at the University of Southern Maine. “WMPG is the volunteer-run independent radio station broadcasting a wide range of music, public affairs and talk programming at the 90.9 and 104.1 frequencies of the FM dial. WMPG streams programming online 24 hours per day at WMPG.org and may also be heard on a mobile device with one of the free listening apps. Fall Begathon happens from Wednesday, Sept. 17 through Tuesday, Sept. 23. The WMPG volunteers and managers will be asking their listener-supporters for donations totaling $50,000 to meet the station’s operations budget. ... Donations may be made at any time online at WMPG.org, and during the drive by calling the Begathon hotline: 207 874-3000.  WMPG invites the public to visit the station on the Portland campus of USM at 92 Bedford Street.”
Greater Portland Landmarks U.S. Custom House Tours
10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. “Greater Portland Landmarks will present 30-minute guided tours of the U.S. Custom House (1868). Located at 312 Fore Street, Portland, this federally-owned building underwent a massive restoration from 2010 to 2013, and has been closed to the public except by special arrangement since 2001. Pre-registrations and ticket sales are required prior to the tour. No tickets will be sold at the door. No tour admittance without prior ticket purchase. Tickets are only available through Greater Portland Landmarks’ website, www.portlandlandmarks.org. Receipts from online purchases act as tickets. $5 Member/$10 Non Member. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; and Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.”
Cumberland County Extension Association meeting
6 p.m. “The public is invited the 2014 annual Meeting of the Cumberland County Extension Association to be held on Wednesday,  Sept. 17 starting at 6 p.m. at the UMaine Regional Learning Center in Falmouth. The theme for this year’s meeting is ‘100 Years of Extension Supporting Local Food Systems.’ Ron Adams, Director of Food Services for the Portland Public Schools will give the keynote address. Ron is an advocate for the farm to school movement.  He worked with a team to reinvent the Maine Harvest Lunch and helped expand it into a statewide event.  Ron also headed up a CDC Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant to increase fruit and vegetable consumption Currently Portland spends 37 percent of its food budget on local foods with a goal of 50 percent by 2016. Peter Richardson will speak to the value of backyard beekeeping. Peter Richardson is an Eastern Apiculture Society Master Beekeeper and President of the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association. He teaches beekeeping courses through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and was instrumental in developing the hive site at the UMaine Extension demonstration garden at Tidewater Farm. Peter currently keeps a number of hives at his small farm in Freeport. Please join us for a light meal prior to the meeting starting at 5:00pm, there is no cost. For dessert we will enjoy the delicious results of the annual Pie Bake-Off!  We will recognize specific UMaine Extension Master Gardener, Master Food Preserver, Homemaker, 4-H and Eat Well volunteers at this event. This year’s Friend of Extension will be presented to Peter Crichton, Cumberland County Manager. Do you have a favorite pie recipe?  We invite you to enter the bake-off sponsored by King Arthur Flour and share your scrumptious dessert!  All recipes will become part of our UMaine Extension Cookbook.  Thank you! Whether you choose to enter the pie bake-off or not, we look forward to seeing you there!  For directions, guidelines for the Pie Bake-off and more information go to http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/pie-rules. To RSVP, register your pie bake-off entry by September 16 or for more information contact us at 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The Harbour Singers in Saco
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “The Harbour Singers support person in end of life care setting throughout Southern Maine through the gift of song. We rehearse in Saco every Wed. evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; new singers are welcome at our Sept. 3, 10 and 17 rehearsals.” Meetings  in the Parish Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco Biddeford. 286-7578. http://www.harboursingers.org

Thursday, Sept. 18

Third Thursdays at the PMA.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Third Thursdays at the PMA. “On Thursday, Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Portland Museum of Art (PMA), join the #ThirdThursPMA crowd as we head back to school with a special party for artists, creators, and craftspeople of all kinds! The folks at Artist & Craftsman Supply will take over the museum, offering soft-linoleum printing for all ages and sketching activities in the galleries. Get creative while listening to the progressive sounds of hip-hop instrumentalists Jaw Gems as they play a rare set in the Selma Wolf Black Great Hall, and start the school year in style. It’s going to be the party of the season. Free for college students with valid I.D. For more information, visit www.portlandmuseum.org.”
‘The Life and Art of Bernard Langlais’
5 p.m. “A Sense of Oneness: The Life and Art of Bernard Langlais. Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free and open to the public. 5 p.m. Sponsor Tables; 6 p.m. Lecture. “Lecture by Hannah W. Blunt, Langlais Curator for Special Projects, Colby College Museum of Art. Portland Public Art Committee is pleased to commemorate the acquisition of several works by Maine artist Bernard Langlais including sculptures, wood reliefs, abstract works, and bird houses gifted to the City of Portland from the Kohler Foundation. Artist Bernard Langlais said of his native Maine, ‘I feel a sense of oneness with the state.’ While he forged his early career in Europe and New York City, successfully exhibiting paintings and abstract reliefs, his rustic sensibilities and desire to work on a larger scale brought him back to Maine in the late 1960s. In the last eleven years of his life, he created a lively art environment on his property in Cushing, comprising more than 100 outdoor pieces. In her lecture, Blunt will trace the remarkable evolution of Langlais’s work and career, detailing the artist’s search for deep connections to his environment, and his passionate reconciliation of art and place. The lecture is being presented by Hannah W. Blunt, Langlais Curator for Special Projects at the Colby College Museum of Art.”
Christopher Buckley at UNE
5 p.m. “Christopher Buckley, former vice-presidential speechwriter for George H. W. Bush and acclaimed author, will present the University of New England’s 2014 George and Barbara Bush Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. in the Harold Alfond Forum on UNE’s Biddeford Campus. The lecture, titled ‘The Vishnu,’ will include behind-the-scenes stories from Buckley’s time as speechwriter to Bush, and from his years as a family friend of President and Mrs. Bush. ... The lecture is free and open to the public. For more info, visit www.une.edu.”
Island Institute screening of ‘Ocean Frontiers’
6 p.m. Film screening and panel discussion with the Island Institute, Sept. 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Room 120, Maine College of Art. “Film screening and panel discussion with the Island Institute, screening of ‘Ocean Frontiers’ (http://ocean-frontiers.org/about/)and a panel discussion with scientists, fishermen and community members. For BFA program and open to the general public.” http://www.meca.edu/academic-calendars#tab-meca-events
‘What’s Laundry Got to do With It?’
7 p.m. University of Southern Maine and Maine Historical Society. “Presented in partnership with American and New England Studies Program, USM. “What’s Laundry Got to do With it?: Caring for the Body in the 19th Century United States.” “Speaker: Kathleen M. Brown, Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania. This program relates to the 2014-2015 museum exhibit, ‘Home: The Longfellow House and the Emergence of Portland.’ The author of ‘Foul Bodies: Cleanliness in Early America’ joins us to imagine what body care and hygiene may have been like in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House. Nineteenth century Americans were not the first people to read the body for telltale signs of virtue or moral weakness, but they came to these judgments in the context of new standards and practices of body care. Looking back at medical advice books, letters, diaries, and household management books from the time, we can see how body care during that century represented a startling break with the past and foreshadowed some of the dilemmas we face today. Kathleen Brown is a historian of gender and race in early America and the Atlantic World.” Cost: Free for MHS members; $8 for non-members (pay at the door). http://www.mainehistory.org
Civil Discourse panel at Colby
7 p.m. “In preparation for the fall 2014 election season, the Maine Council of Churches has begun the process of lending its ethical voice to the issue to Civil Discourse in public and political life. ... On Thursday, Sept. 18, the Council will host a panel discussion at Colby College at 7 p.m. Dr. Dan Shea of the Goldfarb Center will moderate a bipartisan panel on Civil Discourse. The  panel discussion will be broadcast on MPBN’s ‘Speaking in Maine’ two weeks later. MBPN will also be teaming with MCC to provide a ‘Maine Calling’ program dedicated to Civil  Discourse. This fall program does not yet have a date. On Oct. 26 preparation for Election Day. The dates and times will be announced.  Further Inquiries can be made to our Executive Director, Dr. William Barter,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
‘Damnationland’ screening
9 p.m. “‘Damnationland’ screening, Sept. 18, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Osher Hall, Maine College of Art. ‘Damnationland’ presents genre-defying original works from Maine filmmakers that redefine the classic thriller and horror categories. Now in its fifth year, this special Retrospective Screening — will feature selected films from the 2010-2013 showcases. http://www.meca.edu/academic-calendars#tab-meca-events.

Friday, Sept. 19

Common Ground Fair
9 a.m. September 19-21, Common Ground Fair at Unity. “A celebration of rural life, demonstrations, Maine-Organic produced foods and crafts and livestock exhibits.” http://www.mofga.org
Seminar on cremation services
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. “Come find out how you can pay for a direct cremation for as low as $27.08 per month or a cremation with a memorial service for as low as $31.25 per month. September 19, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. RSVP: Space is limited! Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, 891 Forest Ave., Portland, 899-4605.”
‘The Bus Stop Atheist’
7 p.m. “This is a world premiere contemporary, rock musical about a young man’s spiritual journey authored by native Maine physician and musician, Alan Bean. This production offers an entirely new twist on musical theater. Many styles of music are incorporated along with a story line that will have you both laughing and crying.  ‘Pilgrim,’ a college science major and avowed atheist, has his life turned inside out through a series of serendipitous encounters with some most unusual characters at the bus stop.” All of the profits from this event “will go toward purchasing water filtration systems for children in impoverished countried where more are sickened by unsafe drinking water than either HIV or malaria.” Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. Merrill Auditorium. Tickets $53/$43/$33 (includes fee). https://tickets.porttix.com/public/show.asp
Bicentennial Celebration of Fort Allen
7 p.m. The Bicentennial Celebration of Fort Allen, open to the public. Friday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Maine Jewish Museum; 267 Congress St. “Symposium of distinguished speakers who will discuss the war of 1812 in Maine, and its effects in Portland, as well as a presentation by the landscape architect who researched and designed the Fort Allen Park restoration. George Dahn: Origins, occurrence and outcome of the war of 1812. Dahn is a former Harvard history professor and author of  ‘1812, The Navy’s War.’ Herb Adams; Building of Fort Allen up to late 1800s.  Adam’s is Portland’s noted local historian. Martha Lyon: Concludes with late 1800’s to present day.  Lyon is a liscenced Landscape Architect specializing in treatment of historic landscapes. Earle Shettleworth will moderate this evening’s lectures. Mr. Shettleworth  is the State Historian ,and author of recently published, ‘The Blaine House.’ Saturday, Sept. 20 (rain date Sept. 21), 10 a.m. “The day begins with a moment of silence memorial service at the 1812 cemetery on the Eastern Promenade.  A brief parade processional to Fort Allen will follow. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bicentennial Celebration festivities will commence at Fort Allen Park.” Festivities include Gun/Cannon salutes,  performance by Chandlers Military Band and remarks from local dignitaries: Governor Paul LePage, Mayor Micahel Brennan, Adjutant General Campbell, Historian Herb Adams, Greater Portland Landmarks Executive Director Hilary Bassett, Landscape Architect Martha Lyon. “Children’s Activities will be provided in collaboration with the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization and a variety of Portland’s favorite food trucks will be on site.”
‘The Mousetrap’ at Schoolhouse Arts Center
7:30 p.m. “The Schoolhouse Arts Center is winding down their summer season with one of the most famous mysteries ever to be produced for the stage — ‘The Mousetrap’ by Agatha Christie. It will be presented from Sept. 12 thru Sept. 28 in the Schoolhouse’s newly refurbished theater in Standish on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. ... ‘The Mousetrap’ is a murder mystery as only Agatha Christie can weave them and will keep audiences guessing right up to the last minute. It will be presented for nine performances at the Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish. It is located near the intersection of routes 114 and 35. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. If you enjoy a good mystery, Mousetrap is right up your alley.  Don’t miss this world renowned masterpiece of mystery and intrigue.” For additional information or reservations, call 642-3743, visit them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.schoolhousearts.org.
‘Almost, Maine’ at Freeport Players
7:30 p.m. “Almost, Maine” at Freeport Players. September 11-21. “‘A really funny, really sad romance.’ For mature audiences. ‘On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.’ (from Dramatist’s Play Service).” http://www.fcponline.org/tix.htm

Saturday, Sept. 20

African Gala at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. “All are encouraged to attend an African Gala celebrating African food and culture on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church in Portland. The colorful event, which will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., is a fundraiser for a parish that is a vital source of financial and spiritual assistance for many local residents. The gala will feature traditional dishes from Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan and many other countries. Burundi dancers and drummers will entertain at the gathering, which will also include performances from Les Voix des Anges, a choir comprised of nearly 30 men and women, most from central African countries, that sings in four different languages. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Capital Campaign, which aims to make necessary repairs to the historic church located on the corner of Mellen and Sherman Streets. To date, the parish has raised close to $150,000 with a campaign goal of $200,000.” www.portlandcatholic.org
‘The Bus Stop Atheist’
7 p.m. “This is a world premiere contemporary, rock musical about a young man’s spiritual journey authored by native Maine physician and musician, Alan Bean. This production offers an entirely new twist on musical theater. Many styles of music are incorporated along with a story line that will have you both laughing and crying.  ‘Pilgrim,’ a college science major and avowed atheist, has his life turned inside out through a series of serendipitous encounters with some most unusual characters at the bus stop.” All of the profits from this event “will go toward purchasing water filtration systems for children in impoverished countried where more are sickened by unsafe drinking water than either HIV or malaria.” Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. Merrill Auditorium. Tickets $53/$43/$33 (includes fee). https://tickets.porttix.com/public/show.asp
Weiss and Breslin at Lowry’s Lodge
7 p.m. Lowry’s Lodge monthly poetry series hosted by Donnelly and Wrobel, 7 p.m., Saccarappa Art Collective: 861 Main St., downtown Westbrook. A $3 suggested donation. September 20,  featured poets: David C. Weiss and James Breslin.
‘Ragged Isle’ screening
7 p.m. “‘Ragged Isle’ screening, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Osher Hall, Maine College of Art. ‘Ragged Isle’ is a web series set and shot entirely in Maine, featuring an all-Maine cast and crew. Before the online finale, they will have a finale party at which they screen the entire series, including the last episode, in front of a live audience. For more information, please go to: www.raggedisle.com.” http://www.meca.edu/academic-calendars#tab-meca-events
‘Oldies Benefit Dance’ in Saco
7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. An “Oldies Benefit Dance” is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.  “Held at the Elks Lodge, Ocean Park Road, Saco. Tickets are limited to 150 and are going fast. The proceeds are going to the Ronald McDonald House of Portland. To date, these events have raised over $13.300. The dance is Rock & Roll Oldies music from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s provided by OLDIES ‘R’ US.  There will be prizes for a dance contest, trivia questions and door prizes. Tickets are $10 per person.” Call Dave at 934-5941 or contact the Elks at 283-1597 for tickets or more information.
‘Almost, Maine’ at Freeport Players
7:30 p.m. “Almost, Maine” at Freeport Players. September 11-21. “‘A really funny, really sad romance.’ For mature audiences. ‘On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.’ (from Dramatist’s Play Service).” http://www.fcponline.org/tix.htm
‘The Mousetrap’ at Schoolhouse Arts Center
7:30 p.m. “The Schoolhouse Arts Center is winding down their summer season with one of the most famous mysteries ever to be produced for the stage — ‘The Mousetrap’ by Agatha Christie. It will be presented from Sept. 12 thru Sept. 28 in the Schoolhouse’s newly refurbished theater in Standish on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. ... ‘The Mousetrap’ is a murder mystery as only Agatha Christie can weave them and will keep audiences guessing right up to the last minute. It will be presented for nine performances at the Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish. It is located near the intersection of routes 114 and 35. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. If you enjoy a good mystery, Mousetrap is right up your alley.  Don’t miss this world renowned masterpiece of mystery and intrigue.” For additional information or reservations, call 642-3743, visit them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.schoolhousearts.org.

Sunday, Sept. 21

15th annual Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk
9 a.m. “Join us for the 15th annual Trail to Ale and experience Portland’s waterfront trails in their most glorious season, then party with free beer, pizza, music, dancing, massage, yoga and healthy snacks on the Eastern Prom! We had such great success with the new race start and after-party last year and we’re sticking with it! ... Entry to the race and after-party is $30 (plus $3.75 registration company fee). This is an important fundraiser to support the creation and maintenance of the trails we all love! There are no paper registration forms. All registration is online.” Portland Trails. http://trails.org/programs
Cumberland Fair
9 a.m. September 21-27, Cumberland Fair at Cumberland Center. “Large exhibit halls, midway and livestock exhibits. Animal pull events and harness racing.” http://www.cumberlandfair.com
Concert to benefit Maine homeless veterans
noon to 6 p.m. A concert to benefit Maine homeless veterans is scheduled noon to 6 p.m. at the Augusta Armory, 179 Western Ave. “Debbie Myers and friends will perform bluegrass/country music, food, live and silent auction. Tickets: Advance Adults $10, $12 at the door, kids under 16 $5. Silent auction starts at noon. Info for tickets, contributions, or donations for silent and live auction call Linda McGuire 215-7934 or David Hassen, 215-9287.”
‘Almost, Maine’ at Freeport Players
2 p.m. “Almost, Maine” at Freeport Players. September 11-21. “‘A really funny, really sad romance.’ For mature audiences. ‘On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.’ (from Dramatist’s Play Service).” http://www.fcponline.org/tix.htm
‘The Bus Stop Atheist’
2 p.m. “This is a world premiere contemporary, rock musical about a young man’s spiritual journey authored by native Maine physician and musician, Alan Bean. This production offers an entirely new twist on musical theater. Many styles of music are incorporated along with a story line that will have you both laughing and crying.  ‘Pilgrim,’ a college science major and avowed atheist, has his life turned inside out through a series of serendipitous encounters with some most unusual characters at the bus stop.” All of the profits from this event “will go toward purchasing water filtration systems for children in impoverished countried where more are sickened by unsafe drinking water than either HIV or malaria.” Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. Merrill Auditorium. Tickets $53/$43/$33 (includes fee). https://tickets.porttix.com/public/show.asp
Mushroom Walk in Bowdoinham/Umberhind
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) concludes its Outside! 2014 series in Bowdoinham/Umberhind. “The final Outside! event of the year is a Mushroom Walk with Michaeline Mulvey on Sept. 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required with Dup Crosson at 666-1118. … Visit www.fomb.org to learn more about how you can help protect beautiful Merrymeeting Bay.”
Peaks Island Walk for CMT
2:45 p.m. Second annual 5K walk on Sept. 21 around Peaks Island, to raise awareness about Charcot-Marie Tooth disorder and funding for the CMTA to find a cure for this disorder. “The Walk will start at 2:45 p.m. and end on the front lawn of the Inn on Peaks. Following the walk there will be a reception at the Inn. Please take the 2:15 p.m. boat leaving Portland. Location: The walk will start and end at the beautiful Inn on Peaks: http://www.innonpeaks.com Ferry service to island: Ferries leave for Peaks Island from Portland at 2:15 p.m.; if you would like to head to the island earlier there is a 12:15 p.m. boat.” For more information about ferry times and ticket prices, call Casco Bay Lines at 774-7871 or visit their website: http://www.cascobaylines.com. “All money raised will be directly donated to the CMTA who is leading awareness and research into Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder.” For more information call Mary at 450-5679 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . “Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a group of disorders passed down through families that affect the nerves outside the brain and spine. These are called the peripheral nerves.” http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/charcot_marie_tooth/charcot_marie_tooth.htm
‘The Mousetrap’ at Schoolhouse Arts Center
5 p.m. “The Schoolhouse Arts Center is winding down their summer season with one of the most famous mysteries ever to be produced for the stage — ‘The Mousetrap’ by Agatha Christie. It will be presented from Sept. 12 thru Sept. 28 in the Schoolhouse’s newly refurbished theater in Standish on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. ... ‘The Mousetrap’ is a murder mystery as only Agatha Christie can weave them and will keep audiences guessing right up to the last minute. It will be presented for nine performances at the Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish. It is located near the intersection of routes 114 and 35. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. If you enjoy a good mystery, Mousetrap is right up your alley.  Don’t miss this world renowned masterpiece of mystery and intrigue.” For additional information or reservations, call 642-3743, visit them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.schoolhousearts.org.

Monday, Sept. 22

Passive House conference
8 a.m. Holiday Inn by the Bay, Passive House conference in Portland, Sept. 22-23. “The North American Passive House Networks’ 2014 Conference and Expo will feature Passive House projects from across the continent and around the world — small and large — from homes, to schools, office buildings and city districts. The conference will provide an unparalleled in-depth look at what Passive House is achieving today. Presentations will also look at detailed technical aspects, policy and regional based solutions for this international standard.  The Expo will showcase over 30 industry leaders and Workshops before and after the conference will allow for in-depth training at introductory to expert levels. … The conference program will contain 30 educational sessions running from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. over two days.  The sessions will focus on a broad array of topics - from projects in different climactic conditions, of different building types, technical aspects, policy, energy and finance. There will be over 40 conference speakers, and all are leading expert professionals in Passive House design and construction. The 40 speakers bring a broad array of expertise within Passive House building. They will offer in-depth analysis of the obstacles and opportunities the transformation to Passive House building provides. … There will be over 30 manufacturers or service providers represented in the Expo, providing a comprehensive look at specialized products and knowledge essential for low-energy Passive House building. The Expo will run from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. … NAPHN14 will be offering a range of workshops on the days surrounding the Conference - from novice introductory courses to the most advanced and specialized Passive House Consultant courses. ” http://www.rightevents.net/naphn14/index.php/event-info/program
 
Tuesday, Sept. 23

‘The Portland Water District in Pictures’
noon. Maine Historical Society: “The Portland Water District in Pictures, 1908-2008. Speakers: Paul Thomas Hunt and Barbara Brewer. This program relates to the 2014-2015 museum exhibit, ‘Home: The Longfellow House and the Emergence of Portland.’ Greater Portland has had a public water system since 1869. For almost 40 years it was owned and operated as a for-profit company. A vote in 1906 changed all that and led to the legal actions that established the quasi-municipal, non-profit Portland Water District in 1908. Though largely unseen and not thought of, there is a rich pictorial and human history to the first 100 years of Maine’s largest water and wastewater utility. Cost: Free for MHS members; $5 for non-members (pay at the door).” http://www.mainehistory.org

Wednesday, Sept. 24

LePage at Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce
7 a.m. “The three leading candidates for governor will address the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce membership at three separate Early Bird breakfast events. The series will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 11, with Eliot Cutler, an independent. Gov. Paul LePage, the GOP incumbent, will be speaking at the Chamber breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 24. His Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud, will appear on Tuesday, Oct. 14. ... All three events will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor. They are open to members and nonmembers. Doors will open at 7 a.m. for networking. Breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m. and the program starts at 8 a.m.” For more information, call the Chamber at947.0307 or go to bangorregion.com.

Thursday, Sept. 25

‘Exploring the Maritime Northeast’ at Bowdoin
7  p.m. to 8 p.m. “William Fitzhugh, an Arctic archaeologist and director of the Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution, and Wilfred Richard, a photographer based in Maine, will discuss their newly released book, ‘Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast.’  A chance to view the photo exhibit, ‘A Bit of a Personal Universe: Travels in the Maritime Northeast,’ by Richard, along with a reception and book signing at the Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, will take place following the talk.” http://www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museums

Saturday, Sept. 27

2014 Fight Back Festival by cancer center
7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. “Fight Back Festival is the Cancer Community Center’s largest annual fundraiser.  It is a family biking, running and walking event held, annually, at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester.  There is something for everyone at this beautiful day of strength, hope and remembrance. Fight Back Festival Goal: $110,000! Pineland Farms, New Gloucester. Maine Cancer Community Center is located at 778 Main St., South Portland. For details, visit http://cancercommunitycenter.org.
Admissions Fall Visit Day at St. Joseph’s
9:30 a.m. “Saint Joseph’s Admissions office is proud to welcome prospective students and their families to campus for a tour of the College’s facilities and to learn more about its academic programs on Sept. 27, during the annual Fall Visit Day. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with registration. A Campus Fair will be held until 10 a.m., and prospective students and their families are welcomed to tour the campus until 2 p.m. For more information and to register, call 1-800-338-7057 or 893-7746, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
CB Anderson, author of ‘River Talk’
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Book signing for CB Anderson’s new book, “River Talk.” September 27, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance Workshop, Beyond “Show, Don’t Tell”: Scene and Exposition in Narrative, University of Southern Maine, Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland.
The Family Restored 5K Run/Walk
1 p.m. The Family Restored 5K Run/Walk & Fundraiser will be held. Registration will open at 1 p.m. at the entrance of the Back Cove, with a race start time of 2 p.m. “This year will mark the inaugural event for The Family Restored, a Portland-based charitable organization, dedicated to helping families heal from addiction related tragedies.  One hundred percent of the race proceeds will benefit the Family Restored Scholarship Fund, whose goal is to help 10 families each year who need financial assistance to help their love ones receive addiction treatment. Back Cove, Portland (Registration will be in in the Back Cove Trail Parking lot, across from Hannaford Supermarket); Race start time: 2 p.m. Registration: Cost: $20; to register go to our website or mail check, payable to ‘The Family Restored’ and form to P.O. Box 10116, Portland, ME 04101. Forms may be downloaded from website or obtained by calling number above. Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to: The top 5 Finishers and the Top 3 Fundraisers; First 75 entrants receive a free event T-Shirt. Following the race, events and games for families and children will be held near the finish line.  Individuals interested in volunteering to help with the race or provide sponsorship support are encouraged to contact race organizers using the contact information provided.” www.TheFamilyRestored.org
‘The Mousetrap’ at Schoolhouse Arts Center
7:30 p.m. “The Schoolhouse Arts Center is winding down their summer season with one of the most famous mysteries ever to be produced for the stage — ‘The Mousetrap’ by Agatha Christie. It will be presented from Sept. 12 thru Sept. 28 in the Schoolhouse’s newly refurbished theater in Standish on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. ... ‘The Mousetrap’ is a murder mystery as only Agatha Christie can weave them and will keep audiences guessing right up to the last minute. It will be presented for nine performances at the Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish. It is located near the intersection of routes 114 and 35. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. If you enjoy a good mystery, Mousetrap is right up your alley.  Don’t miss this world renowned masterpiece of mystery and intrigue.” For additional information or reservations, call 642-3743, visit them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.schoolhousearts.org.
Kotzschmar Organ Grand Opening Concert
7:30 p.m. “Reserve your seat for the triumphant return of Portland’s King of Instruments! After a two year-long renovation, the Kotzschmar Organ reawakens for a glorious season of concerts, demos and tours. The Grand Opening Concert will feature Peter Richard Conte, Grand Court Organist of Macy’s Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia; Ray Cornils, Portland’s Municipal Organist; and the Kotzschmar Festival Brass.” Merrill Auditorium, Portland. The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ. http://foko.org/kotzschmar/concerts-events;  https://tickets.porttix.com/public/show.asp

Sunday, Sept. 28

Fryeburg Fair
9 a.m. September 28-Oct. 5, Fryeburg Fair at Fryeburg. “Maine’s largest agricultural fair. Beautiful setting in prime foliage season. Exhibit halls, museum, harness racing and livestock shows.” http://www.fryeburgfair.org
‘The Mousetrap’ at Schoolhouse Arts Center
5 p.m. “The Schoolhouse Arts Center is winding down their summer season with one of the most famous mysteries ever to be produced for the stage — ‘The Mousetrap’ by Agatha Christie. It will be presented from Sept. 12 thru Sept. 28 in the Schoolhouse’s newly refurbished theater in Standish on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. ... ‘The Mousetrap’ is a murder mystery as only Agatha Christie can weave them and will keep audiences guessing right up to the last minute. It will be presented for nine performances at the Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish. It is located near the intersection of routes 114 and 35. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. If you enjoy a good mystery, Mousetrap is right up your alley.  Don’t miss this world renowned masterpiece of mystery and intrigue.” For additional information or reservations, call 642-3743, visit them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.schoolhousearts.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

‘The Rainmaker’ by N. Richard Nash
7 p.m. Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. October 1-19, “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash, directed by Brian P. Allen. All-Star Cast, three weeks 17 performances. “Kicking off the season on Oct. 1, ‘The Rainmaker’ by N. Richard Nash. This classic piece will be given a whole new look making the show sexy, exciting and fresh. Allen plans to employ colorblind casting to create a modern take on this charming romantic tale. The show runs for three weeks through Oct. 19.” Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
http://www.goodtheater.com/tickets.html

Thursday, Oct. 2

‘The Rainmaker’ by N. Richard Nash
7 p.m. Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. October 1-19, “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash, directed by Brian P. Allen. All-Star Cast, three weeks 17 performances. “Kicking off the season on Oct. 1, ‘The Rainmaker’ by N. Richard Nash. This classic piece will be given a whole new look making the show sexy, exciting and fresh. Allen plans to employ colorblind casting to create a modern take on this charming romantic tale. The show runs for three weeks through Oct. 19.” Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
http://www.goodtheater.com/tickets.html
‘An Empire on the Edge’ at MHS
7 p.m. “An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America. Speaker: Nicholas Bunker. Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war that few people welcomed but nobody could prevent. Publishers Weekly says, ‘A nuanced global analysis of Britain’s failure to hold onto its American colonies … riveting. … With a sharp eye for economic realities, Bunker persuasively demonstrates why the American Revolution had to happen.’ Nick Bunker is the author of Making Haste from Babylon. He was a journalist for the Liverpool Echo and the Financial Times, and then an investment banker. He now lives in Lincolnshire, England. Cost: Free for MHS members; $8 for non-members.”  http://www.mainehistory.org

Friday, Oct. 3

The Pulps exhibit at Portland Public Library
noon. “Maine College of Art proudly announces that it will be co-sponsoring a new Pulp Fiction exhibit this October with the Portland Public Library. The exhibit, titled The Pulps, opens on Friday, Oct. 3, and runs through Dec. 26 on display in the Portland Public Library’s Main Library. The Pulps features the world’s largest collection of Pulp Cover Art and gives a detailed look into these once misunderstood, controversial works of art. The exhibition is free of charge to the general public. The Pulps feature will feature works such as Tarzan, The Shadow, Secret Agent X, The Mysterious Wu-Fang, The Spider, Doc Savage, The Scorpion, The Whisperer, The Black Mask, and The Lone Ranger.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com/events/pulps
‘Brownstones’ at Victoria Mansion
5:30 p.m. Victoria Mansion event. “Portland Ovations presents ‘Brownstones’ by Metropolis Ensemble. The Metropolis Ensemble is an exciting, Brooklyn-based chamber orchestra dedicated to classical music in its most contemporary forms. Join us as they bring their work ‘Brownstones’ to the Mansion. Described as part electroacoustic concert, part art installation, ‘Brownstones’ will be a unique First Friday experience.” Ticketed Preview & Reception: 5:30 p.m.; free performances: 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Victoria Mansion, Portland. Tickets: Preview and reception: $50. Purchase Tickets for 5:30 p.m. preview w/reception: Call PortTIX: 842.0800. http://portlandovations.org/
‘The Rainmaker’ by N. Richard Nash
7:30 p.m. Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. October 1-19, “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash, directed by Brian P. Allen. All-Star Cast, three weeks 17 performances. “Kicking off the season on Oct. 1, ‘The Rainmaker’ by N. Richard Nash. This classic piece will be given a whole new look making the show sexy, exciting and fresh. Allen plans to employ colorblind casting to create a modern take on this charming romantic tale. The show runs for three weeks through Oct. 19.” Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
http://www.goodtheater.com/tickets.html
Pat Waters presents: ‘The Signatories 1916’
8 p.m. “Songwriter Pat Waters will present an evening of music and images celebrating the seven signers of Ireland’s proclamation of independence from England in 1916. The Maine Irish Heritage Center will host ‘the Signatories 1916’ at 8 p.m. on Oct. 3. Tickets are $15 in advance through: http://patwaters1916.bpt.me or $18 at the door.” For more information: 780-0118; website: http://www.maineirish.com. Maine Irish Heritage Center,  34 Gray St., Portland.

Saturday, Oct. 4

‘The Rainmaker’ by N. Richard Nash
7:30 p.m. Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. October 1-19, “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash, directed by Brian P. Allen. All-Star Cast, three weeks 17 performances. “Kicking off the season on Oct. 1, ‘The Rainmaker’ by N. Richard Nash. This classic piece will be given a whole new look making the show sexy, exciting and fresh. Allen plans to employ colorblind casting to create a modern take on this charming romantic tale. The show runs for three weeks through Oct. 19.” Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
http://www.goodtheater.com/tickets.html

Thursday, Oct. 9

‘Creating Neighborhoods’ at Victoria Mansion
5:30 p.m. Osher Map Library and Victoria Mansion Present: Creating Neighborhoods: A Historic Look at the Role Architecture and Cartography Play in Establishing Communities. “Please join the Osher Library Associates and Victoria Mansion for an engaging reception and discussion on how architecture and cartography work together to create neighborhood identities. The event will be held at Victoria Mansion, where attendees will have an opportunity to tour the beautifully restored details of this 19th century National Historic Landmark. Our speakers, including Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., will lead a lively discussion centered on some of the more unique aspects of Portland neighborhoods through the lens of architecture and early maps. In addition, we will examine 19th century town, city, and county maps that have architectural illustrations of local houses and buildings as well as the 19th century bird’s eye views and insurance maps that document local communities. This event is free and open to the public, but space is very limited so register today!” http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9pxsojd0fe51b13&llr=np4zo6cab

Saturday, Oct. 11

The Celtic Tenors in Windham
7:30 p.m. “The Celtic Tenors will be performing at the Windham Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The Windham Chamber Singers will appear as special guests. The Celtic Tenors have captivated audiences throughout the UK, Europe and the U.S. since their arrival on the music scene in 2000. What began just a few years ago as three very talented friends gathering on the operatic stage has since exploded into an international recording and touring phenomenon that transcends the trio’s classical roots and embraces folk, pop and various other dimensions of the musical spectrum. According to Chamber Singer’s conductor, Dr. Richard Nickerson, ‘This will certainly be a night to remember! We are thrilled that we have the opportunity to share the stage with the Celtic Tenors and excited to continue our tradition of bringing the highest quality performers to Windham.’ Tickets are $10-$27 reserved seating and on sale now. They can be purchased online at www.windhamchambersingers.com.”

Sunday, Oct. 12

‘Classical Music in Historic Sites’
3 p.m. “Concert-goers this fall can truly feel transported back in time as they listen to Haydn and Mendelssohn the way their music was originally heard, in historic buildings that match the time of the music. As part of their ‘Classical Music in Historic Sites’ tour, the DaPonte String Quartet will perform a fall-themed concert  in two of Maine’s most historic meeting houses--in Harpswell  and Walpole — as well as at the First Baptist Church of Paris and in the huge old barn at Wells Reserve at Laudholm. ... Performances are: Aug. 31, 4 p.m., First Baptist Church, Paris Hill. Tickets $15 at www.DaPonte.org or 529-4555; Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., Old Harpswell Meeting House, Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell. Tickets $25 from www.DaPonte.org, Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick, or 529-4555; Sept. 7, 7 p.m., Old Walpole Meetinghouse, Meetinghouse Rd, Walpole. Tickets $25 from Maine Coast Books, Damariscotta, or 563-2524; Oct. 12, 3 p.m., Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Tickets $25 www.wellsreserve.org/music or 646-1555. The ‘Classical Music in Historic Sites’ concerts are made possible in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission.”

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Michaud at Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce
7 a.m. “The three leading candidates for governor will address the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce membership at three separate Early Bird breakfast events. The series will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 11, with Eliot Cutler, an independent. Gov. Paul LePage, the GOP incumbent, will be speaking at the Chamber breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 24. His Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud, will appear on Tuesday, Oct. 14. ... All three events will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor. They are open to members and nonmembers. Doors will open at 7 a.m. for networking. Breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m. and the program starts at 8 a.m.” For more information, call the Chamber at947.0307 or go to bangorregion.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors in Portland
7:30 p.m. The Boston Celtics return to Portland for the first time in 19 years. Preseason NBA game at the Cross Insurance Arena, formerly the Civic Center. “Tickets: $95, $75 and $45, all seats reserved. A limited number of $150 courtside-seats will be available. Ticket price includes $2 per ticket facility fee.” http://www.theciviccenter.com/events

Thursday, Oct. 23

Comedy Season Kickoff Show at Spire 29
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Join us at Spire 29 for our Comedy Season Kickoff Show! Our lineup  includes: Tim McIntire headlining with Paul Landwehr, Phoebe Angle and Jake Jacobson. Tim McIntire has been one of the most popular and prolific comedians in Boston for over a decade. He has hosted the Boston Music Awards, written for Nickelodeon, released two comedy albums, and been featured on NPR. His Thursday Night Fights and Geek Council shows are legendary, he has been on Comcast Comedy Spotlight and performed at comedy festivals in Boston and Chicago. Spire 29 on the Square, 29 School Street, Gorham. Doors open at 7 p.m. Live comedy from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. $10/advance $13/door. Advanced tickets: https://holdmyticket.com/checkout/event/181185. www.Spire29.com – email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .” Phone: 222-2068

Friday, Oct. 31

Steampunk at Victoria Mansion
8 p.m. Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. Steampunk at Victoria Mansion. “Polish your goggles and tighten your corsets; Steampunk is coming back to Victoria Mansion’s original nineteenth century interiors! Whether you’re a steamship astronaut, a clockwork automaton, or a dirigible pilot, we’re going to party like it’s 1899. Dress your best for the costume contest! Tickets are $40 and are now on sale. All Gaslight League members get two FREE tickets to this and all Gaslight League events, including the New Year’s Eve Bash and Mardi Gras Fete. Why not join today at http://bit.ly/glljoin?

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Anne L. Hunter Memorial Thresholds lecture
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “Hospice of Southern Maine, the region’s leading provider of end-of-life and palliative care services, announced that Christine Puchalski, MD, FACP will be the featured speaker at the Anne L. Hunter Memorial Thresholds Conference on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. Dr. Puchalski will also present a pre-conference lecture, followed by a reception, on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Maine Medical Center’s Dana Education Center. Dr. Puchalski is director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health and professor at George Washington University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. She is a pioneer and internationally recognized leader in the movement to integrate spirituality into healthcare in both the clinical setting and in medical education. A widely published author, educator and board-certified clinician, she will share her insights on integrating patients’ spiritual beliefs into their care and supporting healthcare professionals in providing compassionate care.”

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