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Music calendar

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Friday, Aug 8

JAW KO with Star Groves and Nice Places at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6; 9:30  p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Thinkin’ Big (Berklee Big Band) at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $10; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

The Fogcutters at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $12 adv/$15 day of show; Doors at 7 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Vinyl Cape 7” release party with Ceschi & JJ King at the SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $7 adv/$10 day of show; 8:30 p.m.
www.space538.org

Saturday, Aug 9

Wild Ones with Box Tiger and Jeff Beam at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $10; 9:30 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Josh Thompson at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $16; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portlandasylum.com/concerts

Caro Khan – Pyronauts album release party at Flask, 117 Spring St., Portland
http://flasklounge.com

Sunday, Aug 10

Liz Longley and Barnaby Bright at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $15; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Monday, Aug 11

Devin Tuel and Stephen Harms at Flask, 117 Spring St., Portland
http://flasklounge.com

Tuesday, Aug 12

Kenya Hall with The Tonekings at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $5; 9 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Fall of Rauros Tour Kickoff at the SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $6 adv/$8 day of show; 8:30 p.m.
www.space538.org

Wednesday, Aug 13

CLASH: Etta James vs Aretha Franklin at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6; 10:30 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Erica Russo, Builder of the House, Dear Creek & Bevelers at Flask, 117 Spring St., Portland
http://flasklounge.com

Samuel James with James Keyes at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $10; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Red Wanting Blue and The Alternate Routes with Joe Gallant & The Transit at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $13 adv/$15 day of show; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Thursday, Aug 14

Crime Wave (Saiyid) with Imence Porpoise at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $8; 10:30 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

The Never Nudes, Ready Steady & The Caught Flies at Flask, 117 Spring St., Portland
http://flasklounge.com

Amy Black and Sarah Borges (from Muscle Shoals) at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $18; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Friday, Aug 15

Endless Jags with Leveret and Metal Feathers at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $7; 10 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Saturday, Aug 16

Five of Eyes at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $5; 10 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Nothing More with Sleepwave and DEAD SEASON at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $10.63 adv/$12 day of show; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Sunday, Aug 17

Powerman 5000/Hed PE with Eyes Set To Kill at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $16; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portlandasylum.com/concerts

 

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Friday, Aug. 22

Durham Warriors Survival Challenge
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Bob Crowley, winner of TV’s ‘Survivor: Gabon,’ will host the second annual Durham Warriors Survival Challenge to benefit the Durham Warriors Project, a non-profit group that allows disabled veterans and other non-profit groups a no-charge stay at the Maine Forest Yurts campground in Durham, Maine. The three-day event, to be held at Maine Forest Yurts, 430 Auburn Pownal Road in Durham will feature 21 contestants split into tribes where they will compete in various challenges of physical and mental skill. Members of losing tribes will face elimination at a tribal council, with the goal of the competition to be the last one standing. The DWSC is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 24, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public with donations for the Durham Warriors Project accepted, and there will be a BBQ lunch available during the event with proceeds benefiting DWP.   Please note that Maine Forest Yurts is a campground in a wooded, non-improved area, so spectators should wear sensible walking footwear. After the opening day’s challenges on Friday, Aug. 22 at 5 p.m., there will be a Meet-and-Greet party featuring food and beverages at 491 Auburn Pownal Rd, near MFY. In attendance will be the first winner of the Survivor television show, Richard Hatch, Sandra Diaz-Twine, a two-time Survivor winner, as well as Survivor: Panama’s Terry Deitz and James Tarantino of Survivor: Nicaragua. The Durham Warriors Project is a certified 501(c)93) organization. For more information, visit www.maineforestyurts.com and click on DWP.”
‘The Hidden Coast of Maine’
noon. Joe Devenney and Ken Textor to speak about “The Hidden Coast of Maine” Friday, Aug. 15 in Meeting Room No. 5 at noon at the Friday Local Author Series. Portland Public Library. “Joe Devenney has been photographing the Maine coast for thirty-seven years, and Ken Textor has been writing about it equally as long. Separately — and occasionally on assignment together — they have turned over many stones in this varied 3,000-mile-long coastline, seeking out and recording its moods, seasons, and secrets. Now they are sharing their rich accumulation of images and insights.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com
REV3 Triathlon Maine opens with Expo
3 p.m. “Welcome triathletes, volunteers, spectators, and families to Old Orchard Beach (OOB) Maine Triathlon! We are thrilled to be returning to Old Orchard Beach for our third year with our Half and Olympic distance triathlon. New for 2014, we have a prize purse of $4,800 for age groupers racing the Olympic-REV distance. REV3 Triathlon Maine will be an exciting event for the entire family. With beautiful scenery on the bike and run courses, tons of activity for kids and grown ups, REV3 Maine Triathlon promises to be a memorable race!” Expos on Friday and Saturday, race day is Sunday.  http://rev3tri.com/maine/arrival-procedure/schedule
Mad Horse Theatre Company’s ‘Cabaret’
7:30 p.m. “Mad Horse Theatre Company, in association with Razer Entertainment, proudly presents the Tony Award winning musical, ‘Cabaret.’ The production, directed and choreographed by Ray Dumont, runs August 14 through August 24 at the Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher Street, in South Portland. ‘Cabaret,’ with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, premiered on Broadway in 1966. It has enjoyed three very successful revivals and an Academy Award winning film, directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli and Joel Gray. Familiar songs from the show are ‘Wilkommen,’ ‘So What?,’ ‘Don’t Tell Mama,’ and the title song. ... Performance times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30, and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. All performances are at the Mad Horse Theater in the Hutchins School, 24 Mosher Street, South Portland. All seats are $20. Reservations are strongly recommended. Purchase tickets online at www.madhorse.com or call 747-4148 for more information.”
Shaping the Artist’s Mind
6:30 p.m. Art Show Opening Reception. Shaping the Artist’s Mind at the True North, Lifeworks Chiropractic Center. At 202 U.S. Route 1, Suite 100, Falmouth. https://www.facebook.com/events/1517694505111262/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
‘Open Casket’ at the Footlights
7:30 p.m. “Open Casket,” a play by Megan E. Tripaldi. All seats $15. Tickets available at the door.  Call: 747-5434. A humorous and touching look at life, love, relationships and grieving, centered around a brother and a sister in the hours before their brother’s funeral. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Through Aug. 24. The Footlights, 190 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth Station, Falmouth, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; www.thefootlightsinfalmouth.com
‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ in Arundel
8 p.m. Arundel Barn Playhouse’s Summer 2014 Season features “The Marvelous Wonderettes” in the playhouse’s fifth show, running Aug. 19 to Aug. 30. “Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Wednesday matinees at 2 p.m. Additional performances on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. Prices range from $35 to $40.” Group rates available. For more information and prepaid reservations, call 985-5552 or visit www.arundelbarnplayhouse.com. For special ticket offers, visit the website. Friday, Aug. 22, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug, 24, 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 26, 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m. Matinee and 8 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 28, 8 p.m.;  Friday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m. Matinee and 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m.
‘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
Hessian live at Hella Good
8 p.m. Hessian live at Hella Good. Steve and Renee’s Diner, now home of Hella Good Tacos. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-and-Renees-Diner-Now-Home-of-Hella-Good-Tacos/140879895979833

Saturday, Aug. 23

The Great Northeast Tough Mudder
6 a.m. “The Great Northeast Tough Mudder will take place on August 23 and 24 at Sunset Ridge Golf Course in Westbrook. Current registrations indicate 8,000 attendees on Saturday and 5,000 on Saturday making it one of the largest sporting events in Maine.” Tough Mudder website, https://toughmudder.com/events/2014-the-great-northeast. “Tough Mudder events are hardcore obstacle courses designed to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie.”
Paws for a Cause Fundraising Walk and 5K
8 a.m. “Coastal Humane Society staff, volunteers, animals and supporters are gearing up for our biggest annual fundraiser, Paws for a Cause Fundraising Walk and 5K on Saturday, August 23, as part of L.L. Bean’s Dog Days of August. Again this year, Paws for a Cause will include a 5K at 8 a.m. starting at Memorial Park in Freeport. At 10 a.m., animal lovers are invited to come together and walk around Freeport to show their support for shelter animals and strut their stuff in a one mile walk and parade. This is the fifth year Paws for a Cause has been a collaboration with L.L.Bean’s Dog Days of August celebration. ... To view the full schedule of events and sign up online, please visit coastalhumanesociety.org/paws. Paper pledge sheets are available by request. Dogs in good health are invited to participate in the 5k, the one-mile walk, or any of the day’s other activities. Anyone interested in volunteering is warmly invited to help out and may call 449-1366 ext. 1.”
Invasive Plants Walk at Merrymeeting Bay
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friends of Merrymeeting Bay continues its Outside! 2014 series with an Invasive Plants Walk on Saturday, August 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. “Participants will walk some upland and a protected part of the Bowdoinham shoreline on Merrymeeting Bay while learning about various non-native species. This all-ages event is free and open to the public.” Participants will meet in Bowdoinham and should wear sturdy shoes and bring water, sunscreen and bug spray. Pre-registration is required with Dup Crosson at 666-1118.
Designing Women art, craft show in Manchester
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “Designing Women, a nonprofit volunteer corporation that celebrates female artisans and works to support other local, non-profit organizations that help women and families, will hold their eighth annual juried fine art and craft show at Longfellow’s Greenhouses, located at 81 Puddleduck Road in Manchester, on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. .... For additional information regarding Designing Women’s upcoming show, please contact Mary Kay Spencer at The Potter’s House at 207-582-7985 or visit Designing Women’s homepage at http://designingwomen.org.
Junior Curator Exhibit at Tate House
10 a.m. to noon. “Family Fun Days at Tate House Museum, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Admission will be $5 per person up to a maximum of $20 per family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Aug. 23 — Junior Curator Exhibit. Children 7-12 who have participated in the summer family activities will be Junior Curators and will display, label and present their collection to parents, docents and visitors. To reserve your space for the special programs contact the museum at 774-6177 or e-mail at info.tatehouse.org. Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. www.tatehouse.org
Matryoshka doll painting workshop in York
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Traditional Russian artist and lecturer, Marina Forbes, will offer a unique workshop on the rich Russian folk tradition of Matryoshka (wooden nested doll) painting. The workshop is scheduled at the St. George’s Episcopal Church in York, on Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to adults, teens and  families with children 6 and up.  It is a great opportunity for adults and families to work together and learn about Russian crafts and culture. Participants will hear the story of the Matryoshka doll and will learn about her traditional Russian dress and customs. Traditional Russian painting techniques and floral and berry designs are also introduced. The goal is to produce a finished piece of Russian folk art on wood. Students can work on 7-piece, 5-piece, 3-piece or 1-piece matryoshka sets. Throughout the workshop, students will be listening to traditional Russian music, and, during a brief break from the painting, there will be a demonstration of a few steps from a traditional Russian ‘matryoshka dance.’” To pre-register or for more information, contact Marina Forbes by phone at (603) 332-2255, by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at MarinaForbes.com
Kennebunkport On the Green Craft show
10 a.m. to  4 p.m. Kennebunkport On the Green Craft show
at the Village Green, Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport. “Juried arts and crafts show, featuring photography, pottery, woodwork, needle-craft, maine foods, fine art, soaps, jewelry, and much more! Rain date: Sunday, August 24th.”
Evergreen tour: Maine Charitable Mechanics
10:30 a.m. Friends of Evergreen tour: Maine Charitable Mechanics Association. “In 1815 Portland’s manufacturers and mechanics — architects, masons, furniture makers, bakers, tailors, ship builders, etc. — formed an organization for mutual benefit and to provide educational opportunities for apprentices.  The tour focuses on 19th century leaders who worked together to strengthen Portland’s economy.” Saturday, Aug. 23, 10:30 a.m. Evergreen Cemetery. www.friendsofevergreen.org
Fairy House at Maine Wildlife Park
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “On both Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray, visitors will be able to meet and have their pictures taken with ‘real’ fairies in front of a life-sized Fairy House; then ‘make and take’ home their very own small fairy house! Fairy houses & gardens are incredibly popular with children today. With the success of last years ‘make & take’ fairy house event at the wildlife park; we’ve dedicated an entire weekend to it this year. Bring the kids to visit in and around the human-sized fairy house, meet & have your photos taken with some ‘real’ fairies; then work with all natural materials to create your own miniature fairy habitats to take home with you. This is a great activity for all kids, young & old! The Maine Wildlife Park is owned and operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.” Call the Maine Wildlife Park at 657-4977; or visit online at www.mainewildlifepark.com.
Seventh anual Picnic Music+Arts Festival
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Wow this will be our 7th year!! Crazy! Come on down to Lincoln Park on Congress and Franklin Street and enjoy one of Portland’s coolest festivals!. Don’t miss over 100 handy cool crafters and vintage sellers! Gasp at the awesome musical prowess of some Portland’s great musical acts! This event wont last forever! So don’t hesitate to be cool to be down and to be real! Rad Music by The English Muffins; Service; Tall Horse; Hyena; Fur; The Box Tiger; Babe; Boyfriends; Sunrunner.” https://www.facebook.com/events/1526199547596378/?unit_ref=suggested_events
The Writer’s Group in Brunswick
1 p.m. The Writer’s Group, the Little Dog Coffee Shop in Brunswick. “Feedback, writing exercises and discussions” by this group. “This is a judgement-free group for avid writers in Maine who wish to share their passion without pressure or feelings of inferiority.” https://www.facebook.com/events/300515990120909/?unit_ref=suggested_events
Mad Horse Theatre Company’s ‘Cabaret’
2 p.m. “Mad Horse Theatre Company, in association with Razer Entertainment, proudly presents the Tony Award winning musical, ‘Cabaret.’ The production, directed and choreographed by Ray Dumont, runs August 14 through August 24 at the Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher Street, in South Portland. ‘Cabaret,’ with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, premiered on Broadway in 1966. It has enjoyed three very successful revivals and an Academy Award winning film, directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli and Joel Gray. Familiar songs from the show are ‘Wilkommen,’ ‘So What?,’ ‘Don’t Tell Mama,’ and the title song. ... Performance times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30, and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. All performances are at the Mad Horse Theater in the Hutchins School, 24 Mosher Street, South Portland. All seats are $20. Reservations are strongly recommended. Purchase tickets online at www.madhorse.com or call 747-4148 for more information.”
Salsa Dance Lessons & Music at Spire 29
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. “Salsa Dance Lessons & Music at Spire 29 on the Square, Saturday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn the latest & hottest dance moves,  from local dance Instructor Elizabeth Haskell, 29 School Street, downtown Gorham, free parking behind  & across from Spire 29, and on the street. Tickets $10 advance/ $13 at door  http://holdmyticket.com/event/178379. Spire29.com, 222-2068. For more info contact Dana; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 222-2068.”
‘Pathways’ by 49th Parallel Dance Company
7:30 p.m. Adm. $18 adults, $16 Students & Seniors. Reservations advised. 929-6472. “49th Parallel Dance Company (Vancouver/NYC) presents a new mixed program featuring the work of company directors Ariana Champlin, a Buxton native, and Carolyn Schmidt of British Columbia, along with pieces by company dancers Amanda Tay and Vivake Khamsingsavath. With collaboration as a central focus for this show, audiences can expect to enjoy diverse and electrifying contemporary dance from a variety of artistic voices. ‘Pathways’ is a visual, kinetic expression of human emotions, relationships and what it means to be alive in our complex modern world. 49th Parallel’s dynamic work has been seen at venues and festivals across the continent, including The Young Choreographer’s Festival (NYC) and Feats Festival of Dance (Edmonton, AB). Last year’s presentation, Watering Hole, was uplifting and memorable. SRT is thrilled to once again host this vibrant young dance company.” Saco River Theatre is located at 29 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton. http://www.sacorivertheatre.org
‘Open Casket’ at the Footlights
7:30 p.m. “Open Casket,” a play by Megan E. Tripaldi. All seats $15. Tickets available at the door.  Call: 747-5434. A humorous and touching look at life, love, relationships and grieving, centered around a brother and a sister in the hours before their brother’s funeral. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Through Aug. 24. The Footlights, 190 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth Station, Falmouth, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; www.thefootlightsinfalmouth.com
‘Mostly Bach Festival’ in N.H.
7:30 p.m. Concert featuring Ray Cornils, Municipal Organist for the City of Portland, in North Conway, N.H. Maine University of Southern Maine: “The USM School of Music, under the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, will be well represented at the upcoming ‘Mostly Bach Festival,’ presented Aug. 23-24 in North Conway, N.H., sponsored by White Mountain Musical Arts. The festival ends a summer that saw the School of Music community as major players in the productions of several regional organizations, including PORTopera, Maine State Theatre and the Arundel Barn Playhouse. ... More than seven artist faculty, alumni and students will take part in the highly popular concert program. Robert Lehman, USM associate professor and artist faculty in violin, is music director and conductor for the two-day Bach spectacular. As part of the festival, Lehman also will be performing Vivaldi’s ‘Opus 3, No. 9 in D Major’ for violin on Sunday, Aug. 24, at the First Church of Christ, Congregational in North Conway. Members of the Bach Festival Chorus, under the direction of Paul McGovern, USM Southern Maine Children’s Choir conductor, also will include USM School of Music community members. The event will feature Ray Cornils, USM artist faculty and municipal organist for the city of Portland, and Frank Glazer of Topsham, renowned nonagenarian concert pianist, composer and music professor. USM School of Music community members taking part include: Robert Lehmann, USM associate professor and artist faculty in violin, music director and soloist: Deborah Dabczyinski, USM Portland Young People’s String Consort conductor, personnel manager and principal cello; Ray Cornils, USM artist faculty, soloist; Elisabeth Marshall, USM artist faculty, soprano soloist; Aaren Rivard, USM student, tenor soloist; Betty Rines, USM artist faculty, principal trumpet; Paul McGovern, USM Southern Maine Children’s Choir conductor, choirmaster. For more information about the Mostly Bach Festival, go to http://www.mwvevents.com/WMMABach.html
Portland Chamber Music Festival
8 p.m. Portland Chamber Music Festival at Abromson Community Education Center at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus. Portland Chamber Music Festival: Vivaldi, Competition Winner and Brahms with Host Suzanne Nance. “Founded in 1994, the Portland Chamber Music Festival is now a top chamber music event in New England featuring acclaimed performers from the United States and abroad. Festival concerts are broadcast regionally and nationally on Maine Public Radio, WGBH Radio in Boston, and American Public Media’s ‘Performance Today.’” www.pcmf.org
‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ in Arundel
8 p.m. Arundel Barn Playhouse’s Summer 2014 Season features “The Marvelous Wonderettes” in the playhouse’s fifth show, running Aug. 19 to Aug. 30. “Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Wednesday matinees at 2 p.m. Additional performances on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. Prices range from $35 to $40.” Group rates available. For more information and prepaid reservations, call 985-5552 or visit www.arundelbarnplayhouse.com. For special ticket offers, visit the website. Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug, 24, 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 26, 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m. Matinee and 8 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 28, 8 p.m.;  Friday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m. Matinee and 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m.
‘Mary Poppins’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
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

Sunday, Aug. 24

Evergreen tour: The Portland Rum Riot
2 p.m. Friends of Evergreen tour: The Portland Rum Riot. “Neil Dow, known as the Father of Prohibition, the 1855 mob attack on City Hall, Portland’s grog shops and kitchen bars. the beginnings of the WCTU are included in this tour that explores the long term results of the 19th century temperance societies.” Sunday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m. Evergreen Cemetery. www.friendsofevergreen.org
‘Mary Poppins’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
2 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
‘Open Casket’ at the Footlights
5:30 p.m. “Open Casket,” a play by Megan E. Tripaldi. All seats $15. Tickets available at the door.  Call: 747-5434. A humorous and touching look at life, love, relationships and grieving, centered around a brother and a sister in the hours before their brother’s funeral. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Through Aug. 24. The Footlights, 190 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth Station, Falmouth, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; www.thefootlightsinfalmouth.com
‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ in Arundel
8 p.m. Arundel Barn Playhouse’s Summer 2014 Season features “The Marvelous Wonderettes” in the playhouse’s fifth show, running Aug. 19 to Aug. 30. “Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Wednesday matinees at 2 p.m. Additional performances on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. Prices range from $35 to $40.” Group rates available. For more information and prepaid reservations, call 985-5552 or visit www.arundelbarnplayhouse.com. For special ticket offers, visit the website. Sunday, Aug, 24, 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 26, 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m. Matinee and 8 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 28, 8 p.m.;  Friday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m. Matinee and 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

‘The Night the Sky Turned Red’
noon. “The Night the Sky Turned Red: The Story of the Great Portland, Maine, Fire of July 4, 1866, as Told by Those Who Lived Through It.” Speaker: Allan M. Levinsky. “This program relates to the 2014-2015 museum exhibit, ‘Home: The Longfellow House and the Emergence of Portland.’ Longtime Maine Historical Society Visitor Service Coordinator Allan Levinsky is also an accomplished historian with several books under his belt. In this book talk, he will share the first-person stories and dramatic events surrounding the infamous Portland fire of 1866.” Maine Historical Society. https://www.mainehistory.org
Writing the Narrative for the Business Plan
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Portland SCORE offers a workshop on Writing the Narrative for the Business Plan: What to include, Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost is $35 with online registration. To learn more or to register visit website:  www.scoremaine.com  or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.”
‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ in Arundel
8 p.m. Arundel Barn Playhouse’s Summer 2014 Season features “The Marvelous Wonderettes” in the playhouse’s fifth show, running Aug. 19 to Aug. 30. “Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Wednesday matinees at 2 p.m. Additional performances on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. Prices range from $35 to $40.” Group rates available. For more information and prepaid reservations, call 985-5552 or visit www.arundelbarnplayhouse.com. For special ticket offers, visit the website. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m. Matinee and 8 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 28, 8 p.m.;  Friday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m. Matinee and 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Lecture: Design Evolution at Bath
6 p.m. Lecture: Design Evolution of Team Emirates New Zealand AC72 Catamaran. Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. Nonmembers $7; members $5. “Harold Youngren, a design team member for Team Emirates New Zealand, will discuss the development of the AC 72 catamaran which nearly defeated Team Oracle USA for the 34th America’s Cup last fall in San Francisco.  FMI and tickets visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.”
Bow Ties & Bean Boots
6 p.m. “Bow Ties & Bean Boots, Teens To Trails’ inaugural lawn party benefit on August 28 at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough. Teens To Trails will be celebrating seven years of support for Maine high school Outing Clubs while raising money to support T3’s mission of increasing outdoor opportunities for Maine teens. Teens To Trails began in 2006 with a belief that every Maine high school student deserved and needed an outdoor opportunity as part of their high school experience. Through the hard work of volunteers and the support of grants, T3 has reached over 35,000 young Mainers since it began. Bow Ties & Bean Boots both celebrates the achievements of T3 thus far and will provide the foundation for T3 to continue to expose Maine teens to a happier and healthier lifestyle the Maine outdoors provides. Bow Ties & Bean Boots is T3’s first large fundraising event. … Bow Ties & Bean Boots will take place 6-10 p.m. on August 28 at Camp Ketcha on Black Point Road in Scarborough. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the Teens To Trails website (teenstotrails.org/benefit).”
Chandler’s Band at Fort Sumner Park
7 p.m. Chandler’s Band. “Sponsored by the Friends of Eastern Promenade. Concerts last approximately one hour. Concerts held at Fort Sumner Park (on North Street beside the old Shailer School). Inclement weather … concert canceled.” City concert series. “Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music throughout the summer months. The city of Portland, Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood, Maine Red Claws, Quirk Chevrolet, Friends of Eastern Promenade, the Betty Winterhalder Fund and the Willey Trust sponsor these free outdoor concerts.” http://portlandmaine.gov
Ten String And A Goat Skin
7:30 p.m. Saco River Theatre presents Ten String And A Goat Skin. “Winner of the Music PEI 2012 Roots Traditional Recording of the Year. Nominated for the ECMA 2012 Roots Traditional Group Recording of the Year. Nominated for two 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Ten String And A Goat Skin, a young bilingual traditional /folk/fusion trio celebrating the music of the Irish, Acadian, French & Maritime cultures, is known for a rare musicality that belies the musicians ages.” $20. Call 929-6472 for reservations. Saco River Theatre is located at 29 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton. http://www.sacorivertheatre.org
Slant at Deering Oaks
7:30 pm. Deering Oaks Park Bandstand, Portland. “The Telling Room’s Slant series returns to Deering Oaks Park with another installment of ten minute stories told from the heart–no notes, no props. ‘Wild’ will feature five stories about wilderness, wildness, and the wild within us. This event is free and open to the public. Doors at 7 p.m., arrive early to claim blanket space and order snacks or dinner from a local food truck.” http://www.tellingroom.org/events
‘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

Wednesday, Aug. 27

AARP Smart Driver course
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “The AARP Smart Driver course for drivers age 50 and older will be presented from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Windham Public Library, 217 Windham Center Road, Windham, on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Advance registration no later than August 23 is requested. Class size is limited and registrations are accepted first-come, first served. To register, phone John Hammon, volunteer instructor, at (207) 655-4943.  The registration fee is $15 for AARP members, $20 for others. ... More information may be found on the Internet at DriverSafetyME.weebly.com.”
‘Mary Poppins’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
2:30 p.m. and 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
‘First in the State’ 2014 Gubernatorial Debate
7 p.m. The Greater York Chamber of Commerce, Star Theatre at the Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery. Additional/follow-up Information: Holly Roberts, Chamber Executive Director, 363-4422. The debate is open to the public and free of charge. “The Greater York Chamber of Commerce, serving businesses and over 35,000 people in the communities of Kittery, Eliot, the Yorks and South Berwick is pleased to announce that it will hold the ‘First in the State’ 2014 Gubernatorial Debate on Wednesday, Aug. 27 starting at 7 p.m. in the Star Theatre at  the Kittery Municipal Community Center. The Chamber is organizing this debate because it feels there is no greater pressing issue this campaign season than the state of Maine’s economy and job creation. Our region represents one of the largest tourism blocks in the state and as such generates significant revenue for both the state and local economies. We believe it is vital for each candidate to clearly explain to our voters how his vision and plan for Maine’s economic prosperity will impact and benefit our communities in Southern-most Maine.”

Thursday, Aug. 28

‘Mary Poppins’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
2:30 p.m. and 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
Thomas Memorial Library Foundation concert
6 p.m. “The TML Foundation is sponsoring the s final outdoor concert of the summer at the Thomas Memorial Library, featuring the fabulous Maine Marimba Ensemble. The concert will take place on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. on the library’s front lawn (in case of rain, the concert will be moved to the picnic shelter at Fort Williams park.)  The Maine Marimba Ensemble performs captivating complex polyrhythmic arrangements of traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean music on their spectacular set of homemade marimbas.  The library invites you to bring the whole family, and a picnic dinner if you like, and feel free to get up and dance to this fantastic, upbeat, positive musical experience! More information, including videos of the band performing, can be found on the library’s website. For more information, please visit the library’s website at www.ThomasMemorialLibrary.org
Old Orchard Beach workshop on police issues
6:30 p.m. Town Of Old Orchard Beach, Town Council Workshop, Police Department Community Room. Agenda: “To discuss the following: 1) Parking Meters, Parking Policies and Revenue Analysis.”
Author John Marciano at Longfellow Books
7 p.m. Author John Marciano: “Whatever Happened to the Metric System?” at Longfellow Books. “The American standard system of measurement is a unique and odd thing to behold with its esoteric, inconsistent standards: twelve inches in a foot, three feet in a yard, sixteen ounces in a pound, one hundred pennies to the dollar. For something as elemental as counting and estimating the world around us, it seems like a confusing tool to use. So how did we end up with it? Most of the rest of the world is on the metric system, and for a time in the 1970s America appeared ready to make the switch. Yet it never happened, and the reasons for that get to the root of who we think we are, just as the measurements are woven into the ways we think. John Marciano chronicles the origins of measurement systems, the kaleidoscopic array of standards throughout Europe and the thirteen American colonies, the combination of intellect and circumstance that resulted in the metric system’s creation in France in the wake of the French Revolution, and America’s stubborn adherence to the hybrid United States Customary System ever since.” http://www.longfellowbooks.com/event/john-marciano-whatever-happened-metric-system-longfellow-books

Friday, Aug. 29

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
‘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

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.”

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
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.
‘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.”

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.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Crash Barry speaks about ‘Marijuana Valley’
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Portland Public Main 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.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com
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

‘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.”

Friday, Sept. 5

Poet David C. Weiss at the PPL
noon. Poet David C. Weiss will read from and sign his collection of poetry, “A Heart on Fire, Poems from the Flames,” at the Portland Public Library as part of the Local Author Series. INFO: http://www.portlandlibrary.com/series/friday-local-author-series; 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, contact773.2339.
‘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.”
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.”

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.”
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

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
‘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
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

‘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

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
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.”
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.”

Saturday, Sept. 13

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/
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.
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

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.”

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).

Wednesday, Sept. 17

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. .

Thursday, Sept. 18

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. .

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

Saturday, Sept. 20

‘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.
‘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.

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
‘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

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.

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.
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.
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

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

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.

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.”

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 18:12

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