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Music calendar

Friday, Oct. 31

Tricky Britches and Hot Day at the Zoo at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $10; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portlandasylum.com/concerts

The Box Tiger at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland.
www.portlandempire.com

CLASH: Pop vs Rock Monster Mashup at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $10/$8 with costume at door; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Saturday, Nov. 1

Volcano Rabbit with Aloud, When Particles Collide, and Goddamn Draculas at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $8; 10 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Nippin’ the Nub at Flask, 117 Spring St., Portland
http://flasklounge.com

David Mallett at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $25; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Jubilee Riots at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $18 adv/$20 day of show; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Sunday, Nov. 2

Huey Mack at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $10 adv/$12 day of show; Doors at 7 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Monday, Nov 3

A Traitor’s Pact at Flask, 117 Spring St., Portland
http://flasklounge.com

Tuesday, Nov 4

Video Nasties and Babe at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $5; 9 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Wednesday, Nov 5

CLASH: Ween vs Cake at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6; Doors at 10 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Zeile August CD release with Meghan Yates and The Reverie Machine at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $8; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

“Handshakes, Songs, and Dances” String Quartets by John Adams, Dan Visconti, and Scott Ordway at the SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $15; 8 p.m.
www.space538.org

Thursday, Nov 6

The Pretty Reckless with Adelitas Way and Crash Midnight at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $20; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portlandasylum.com

Kenya Hall Band, Sara Hallie Richardson, and Jaw Gems at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $8; Doors at 8:30 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Battlefield Band at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $25; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Keller Williams & More Than a Little at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $20 adv/$25 day of show; Doors at 8 p.m. www.portcitymusichall.com

Friday, Nov 7

Joe Gallant and Doubting Gravity at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $7; Doors at 9:30 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Blues Prophets at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $15; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Badfish at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $15-$25; Doors at 7 p.m.
www.statetheatreportland.com

Saturday, Nov 8

Soule Monde with Luke Patchen Montgomery at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $12; 9 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Stars with Hey Rosetta! at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $18 adv/$20 day of show; Doors at 7 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Sunday, Nov 9

Crystal Bowersox at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $20/$70; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

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Events calendar

Friday, Oct. 31

AWS Haunted House in Kennebunk
4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Animal Welfare Society in West Kennebunk: “Join us at Federal Jacks Restaurant & Brewpub, 8 Western Avenue, Kennebunk for a SPOOKY Haunted House on Halloween, Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Suggested donation of $5. to benefit the animals at AWS.” See more at http://animalwelfaresociety.org
Witches’ Night Out Costume Party
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Witches’ Night Out Costume Party, Final Friday, Oct. 31, SunRise Corner, Standish. Also upcoming is the “Christmas in the Country” Open House, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 28-30, SunRise Corner, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/sunrisecorner
St. Augustine Anglican Halloween event in Saco
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. “St. Augustine Anglican Church is pleased to announce that St. Nicholas and St. Joan of Arc will be handing out goodies on the Church grounds, 168 North Street (the Grange Building) on Friday, Oct. 31 — Halloween — from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. With a new year and a new location, St. Augustine’s is happy to be member of the Saco community. We are happy to be able to say, ‘Hello’ to our new neighbors and passers-by of all ages. Candy and Halloween pencils will be distributed to all who stop by and waves will be readily available to those who drive by.  We look forward to continuing our great relationships with the Grange and our neighbors. St. Augustine of Canterbury has a vibrant and growing congregation and is a member of the Anglican Church in America and the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion and remains faithful to the Holy Bible and worships according to the traditional Book of Common Prayer. The parish worships at 168 North Street (the Grange Building) in Saco, Maine at 10 a.m on Sundays. The Reverend Deacon Allen Ryan, Curate, presides over the parish. For information call 229-8700.”
Fright at the Fort
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Fright at the Fort returns the last two Friday and Saturday nights and on Halloween, this October, at the Fort Knox State Historic site, in Prospect, where the 19th Century granite bastion is transformed into a bad nightmare designed to put a chill into the bravest of living souls. Visitors are guided through the dark, fog filled, twists and turns of the massive granite fortification where the senses are bombarded by sights, sounds and lights that may as well have crawled out of the scariest horror movie. The overall theme of this year’s Fright is about all things creepy crawly. Visitors will come face to face with all manner of bugs. ... Halloween, from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. (visitors should arrive by 8:45 p.m.). Tickets for Fright are $10 per adult $5 for under aged 12 and advanced express line tickets are available for $12 per person. Fright express tickets allow people to avoid waiting in line and may be obtained by calling the Friends of Fort Knox at 469-6553 or at Sprit Halloween stores in Bangor, Augusta, Brunswick and South Portland.”
Halloween Silent Film Night
6 p.m. “The Halloween favorite: Phantom of the Opera featuring Tom Trenney, organist. Costume Contest for children and the ‘inner child’ in all of us! Haunting Halloween Activities 6 p.m.; Costume Contest 6:30 p.m.; Movie 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 General Admission Seating; 12 and under free but must have a ticket to enter. Merrill Auditorium, Portland. http://www.foko.org/kotzschmar/events/halloween-silent-film-night
School Ghoul of Rock with MAMM
6 p.m. Maine Academy of Modern Music. “There’s no way you can stop ... the School Ghoul of Rock! This Halloween MAMM teen rock bands will be melting faces at the creepiest all-ages costume party in town. The terror begins at 6 p.m. at Bayside Bowl and will feature performances by such demented creatures as Metal Sideburns, Yard Sail, Guilty Bystander, Grey Visual, and more.  Admission is $10 at the door and you even get $2 off if you come in costume!” http://maineacademyofmodernmusic.org
Next Level Church Trunk or Treat
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  “Join us for a free community event hosted by Next Level Church. Portland Trunk or Treat is a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween with your friends and family. Kids ages 14 and younger will get to trick or treat in a safe parking lot full of decorated vehicles with trunks full of candy. In additional to trick or treating fun, kids will get to play games for prizes, and enter our costume contest. Best costume gets a trophy! So dress up as your favorite superhero, princess or creepy villain and join us for an amazing night of free family fun!”  For more information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 878-8002. Location: 1053 Forest Ave., Portland.
Walk Among The Shadows
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Walk Among The Shadows at Eastern Cemetery. October 23-25 and 29-31 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Walk Among The Shadows directed by April Singley. “Hear the cemetery residents come to life and voice their strange tales against the eerie, dimly-lit, gravestone-filled background.  This year’s theme is Portland of 1807, a time of economic and political unrest as the new country wrestled with issues that would lead to the War of 1812.” $10 adults; $5 children under 12. http://spiritsalive.org/wats/index.htm
Portland Pirates Day in Portland
7 p.m. “The Portland Pirates were honored to have Portland City Mayor Michael Brennan officially welcome Pirates back. Mayor Brennan joined Pirates Chief Operating Officer Brad Church and other local business leaders to proclaim next Friday, Oct. 31 as Portland Pirates Day in Portland. ‘The Pirates bring millions of dollars of revenue to local businesses, social enrichment to our people and are committed to serving our community on and off the ice,’ said Mayor Brennan. ‘We are very excited to be back in our downtown Portland home the Cross Insurance Arena. To share today’s declaration of Oct 31st being Portland Pirates Day in Portland with Mayor Brennan and other local business owners was tremendous. It is what keeps us energized and drives our commitment to having a positive impact on the community both on and off the ice,’ said Pirates COO, Brad Church. The Pirates  head back home for a game Friday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. versus the St. John’s Ice Caps for Portland Pirates Day.” For game tickets and further information call 207-PIRATES or visit portlandpirates.com.
‘Bus Stop’ by USM Department of Theatre
7:30 p.m. University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre, “Bus Stop.” A comedic drama by William Inge. Directed by Thomas Power. Oct. 31-Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2; 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4; high school matinee; 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5; $5 show; 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9. Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus, 37 College Ave., Gorham. “Love, longing and loneliness are the desperations du jour when strangers are stranded in a Midwest diner by a snowstorm. Cherie, an aspiring nightclub singer, has been waylaid onto a cross-country escapade by her one-night-stand, Bo, a brazen cowboy who is intent on homesteading with his beloved. While the seasoned bus driver and lonesome diner owner take advantage of the close quarters, the charming, multiple-divorced professor recites romantic poetry — between drinks — to the countrified teenaged waitress. Lifelong triumphs and failures are confronted, and destiny forecasts who will end up together or ultimately alone. Tickets: $15, general public; $11, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $8 students. Go to http://usm.maine.edu/theatre or call (207) 780-5151.”
‘Eyes in Gaza—Summer 2014’
7:30 p.m. “Eyes in Gaza—Summer 2014: Darkness at Noon,” a talk given by Dr. Mads Gilbert, Medical Head and Professor at the Clinic of Emergency Medicine, University Hospital of North Northway. “Dr. Gilbert has visited Gaza for over 20 years to work and teach medicine. He worked in Gaza’s al-Sharif Hospital during Israel’s recent attack called Operation Protective Edge and comes to Portland to share his harrowing experience.  Dr. Gilbert has famously said: ‘If no siege, no tunnels. If no occupation, no rockets.’” The Wishcamper Center, room 133, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served & olive oil sold. FMI: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 239-8060.
‘Souvenir’ at Portland Stage
7:30 p.m. October 28 to Nov. 16. Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Souvenir” at Portland Stage. “A full-throated comedy with music about amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, whose famously tone-deaf recitals delighted audiences all the while she believed herself an operatic diva. Told by Jenkins’ long-suffering accompanist, Souvenir is a comedic and heartfelt reflection on the limits of perception and the sometimes curious rewards of following your dreams.” http://www.portlandstage.org/on-stage/calendar
‘Bus Stop’ by USM Department of Theatre
7:30 p.m. “Eight snowbound strangers get a serving of love and loneliness, with a warm side of laughter, later this month, Oct. 31-Nov. 9, when ‘Bus Stop,’ by William Inge, rolls into Russell Hall on the University of Southern Maine (USM) Gorham campus. Presented by the USM Department of Theatre, ‘Bus Stop,’ tells the story of a cross-country bus that gets marooned at a Midwest diner, where longing for love is the desperation du jour.” Showtimes: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31;  7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2; 10 a.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 4; High School Matinee 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5; All seats $5; 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9. Tickets: $15, general public; $11, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $8 students. Call the USM Theatre Box Office at 780-5151 or go to http://www.usm.maine.edu/theatre.
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ by Good Theater
7:30 p.m. “Good Theater will open the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s delightfully wacky comedy ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ beginning Oct. 29 and continuing through Nov. 23. Good Theater is the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. For tickets and more information call 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com. Performances for ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ are Oct. 29-Nov.  23 with shows Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 3 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($28), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28).  Wednesday evenings are 10/29 & 11/5 and Saturday matinees are 11/15 & 11/22 only.”
‘The Mousetrap’ in Biddeford
7:30 p.m. “The Mousetrap” at City Theater in Biddeford, through Nov. 2. “‘The Mousetrap’: An Agatha Christie Murder Mystery, opening Friday, Oct. 24 for a limited, two-week engagement: Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time. A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish (and one of theater’s best-kept secrets)! City Theater presents the world’s longest running play! Now past its Diamond Anniversary, in its 62nd year! Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m, Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.  www.CityTheater.org or 282-0849. All tickets are $20 each (or use your Flex Pass for this performance)! Directed by Linda Sturdivant.”
‘Spring Awakening’ at USM
8 p.m. University of Southern Maine School of Music, “Spring Awakening” Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus, 37 College Ave., Gorham. “Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, ‘Spring Awakening’ is a provocative journey through the turbulent exhilaration of the teen years. Set in repressive 19th-century Germany, where youth are kept ignorant about the hormone-infused transition from adolescence to adulthood, a group of teenagers confront their budding sexuality with scandalous consequences. Featuring an electrifying score, this groundbreaking rock musical exudes a power, poignancy and passion that you will never forget! This production is sponsored by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution. Includes mature language and subject matter. Not recommended for children. Tickets: $15, general public; $10, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $5 students. Go to http://www.usm.maine.edu/music or call (207) 780-5555.”
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?
Sid Tripp’s 19th annual Halloween Bash
9 p.m. “Sid Tripp of local marketing firm Proactive Resources Design, creator of Maine’s first online gay wedding directory (www.gayweddingsinmaine.com) and GLBT business networking group The DownEast Pride Alliance, will hold his 19th annual Halloween Bash on Friday, October 31 at Mariner’s Church at 368 Fore Street in Portland with exciting live band Under The Covers to perform! Proceeds to benefit The DownEast Pride Alliance. Tripp is expecting a similar attendance of more than 500 people at this year’s event. Doors will open at 9 p.m. and the party will continue until 1 a.m. This year’s theme is ‘The Vampire Ball,’ so bring your best fanged costume, makeup & dancing shoes! You’re likely to see lots of Twilight and True Blood vamps, plus Walking Dead zombies, scary Smurfs, Sexy Devils, Ghouls & Ghosts, and celebrity look-a-likes: Justin Bieber, Cher & Lady GaGa!” Tickets are $20 per person. Attendees can purchase them in advance to coast through the lines at the door. Call (207)772-3599 to pre-pay by all major credit cards. Tickets will also be sold at the door the night of the event (cash, personal checks or credit cards accepted). Tickets are first come, first serve and the event has been known to sell out in previous years.
SPACE Halloween party
9 p.m. “This Halloween, SPACE turns the dial back to the time of day-glo, paisley and powder blue. Tune in and turn on with Jeff Beam & Friends as Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd, The Blood Capsules as Roky Erickson and Lovers of Fiction as The Kinks. Advance tickets highly recommended. SPACE Gallery, 21 plus; $8 advance/$10 at the door, $8 for members.” http://www.space538.org/events/space-halloween-party-1

Saturday, Nov. 1

Fiera di Natale (Christmas Craft Fair)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The Italian Heritage Center, located at 40 Westland Ave., Portland (outer Congress Street), will host its 21st annual Fiera di Natale (Christmas Craft Fair), Saturday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 50 crafters from throughout New England will be on hand, as well as a huge assortment of homemade Italian pastries, homemade candies and fudge, fresh baked stuffed bread, and an Italian lunch beginning at 11 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Admission is free. Plenty of parking.”
Park Danforth Holiday Fair
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Park Danforth, 777 Stevens Ave., Portland.  “Includes holiday crafts, jewelry, beautiful houseplants, knitted goods, baked items, books & movies, white elephant, and raffle.”
Portland seasonal flu vaccination clinic
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Lutheran Church, 132 Auburn St. “The City of Portland, Health and Human Services Department’s Public Health Division will be holding seven seasonal flu vaccination clinics starting October 8. ... Seasonal flu vaccine will be available for $15, or at no cost for individuals with a Medicare Part B card and supplemental insurance (if applicable). The City also accepts private insurance. Pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine will be covered by Medicare or available for $87. Tetanus/Pertussis vaccine (TdAP) will be offered for $50. The clinics are open to adults, eighteen and older.” For specific information on the locations and dates for Portland Public Health’s flu clinics, contact the City of Portland’s Flu Hotline at 874-8946 or visit the Immunization Program website at http://portlandmaine.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6593.
‘Merry Moosey Christmas’ events
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Can a simple country moose fill Rudolph’s hooves? In ‘Merry Moosey Christmas,’ a story by award-winning children’s book author Lynn Plourde, young readers will delight at the unexpected answer. Plourde’s new picture book, illustrated by Maine artist Russ Cox, will be released by Yarmouth-based publisher Islandport Press on Nov. 1, 2014. To celebrate the launch of ‘Merry Moosey Christmas,’ Plourde and Cox will sign copies of their book on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Pittsfield Library, 110 Library Street, Pittsfield. Join this talented pair for a red-nose-reindeer reading, drawing demonstration, arts and crafts, and light refreshments. Books will be available for sale. Plourde and Cox will also make these stops during the Merry Moosey Tour: Saturday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to noon: The Briar Patch, 27 Central St., Bangor. (207) 941-0255; Saturday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Lynn Plourde  will be at Apple Valley Books, 121 Main St, Winthrop. (207) 377-3967; Saturday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Russ Cox will be at the Children’s Book Cellar, 52 Main St, Waterville. (207) 872-4543; Friday, Dec. 5, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sherman’s Books and Stationery, 49 Exchange St., Portland, for First Friday Art Walk. (207) 773-4100; Saturday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. L.L. Bean Flagship Store, 95 Main St., Freeport. 877-755-2326.”
21st-annual Maine Brewers Festival
1 p.m. “The 21st-annual Maine Brewers Festival will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, as New Englanders come together to celebrate the local Maine craft beer community. The highly anticipated festival will begin on Saturday afternoon with two high-energy sessions. Festival attendees will receive a complimentary logoed tasting glass (real glass!) with tickets to enjoy 12, 4-oz pours of Maine craft beer. The festival weekend continues to be a highlight to a beer lover’s winter with great food, interesting vendors, fantastic music and prizes to complement some of the best micro brews in the country! It’s an experience that can’t be missed. We hope you’ll join us for fun, friends, and most importantly, great beer! Tickets on sale now!” Evening session 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Happy Hour Session: Saturday, $35; Evening Session: Saturday, $35. The Portland Expo. http://mainebrewersfestival.com
Kids & Teens Open Stages
1 p.m. “The Maine Academy of Modern Music and One Longfellow Square are teaming up again to host another season of the Kids & Teens Open Stages this school year. The series, which will be held on the first Saturday of every month, kicks off on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m.  Admission is only $5. The Open Stages welcome both acoustic and electric acts as well as solo performers and full bands.” http://maineacademyofmodernmusic.org
‘Souvenir’ at Portland Stage
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. October 28 to Nov. 16. Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Souvenir” at Portland Stage. “A full-throated comedy with music about amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, whose famously tone-deaf recitals delighted audiences all the while she believed herself an operatic diva. Told by Jenkins’ long-suffering accompanist, Souvenir is a comedic and heartfelt reflection on the limits of perception and the sometimes curious rewards of following your dreams.” http://www.portlandstage.org/on-stage/calendar
Chicken Cordon Bleu benefit dinner in Windham
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. “The Windham Knights of Columbus will host a Chicken Cordon Bleu Dinner to benefit Operation Tribute. The dinner includes homemade chicken cordon blue, mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, hot rolls and butter, our fantastic homemade desert buffet, coffee, tea and punch. Adults are just $9 and children 12 and under will be $4. The dinner will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Parish Hall, 919 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302) Windham. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit Operation Tribute based in Gorham, Maine. Operation Tribute provides a Christmas gift for every child in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Upstate New York who has a parent currently serving in the US Military. FMI contact Dave Spada at 595-8775.”
Woodfords Church Autumn Ball
6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Autumn Ball, Saturday, Nov. 1, dinner and dancing to the Jim Ciampi Band. Call 774-8243 ext 103 for tickets. $50 per person; cash bar. Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland.
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ by Good Theater
7:30 p.m. “Good Theater will open the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s delightfully wacky comedy ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ beginning Oct. 29 and continuing through Nov. 23. Good Theater is the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. For tickets and more information call 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com. Performances for ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ are Oct. 29-Nov.  23 with shows Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 3 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($28), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28).  Wednesday evenings are 10/29 & 11/5 and Saturday matinees are 11/15 & 11/22 only.”
‘Bus Stop’ by USM Department of Theatre
7:30 p.m. “Eight snowbound strangers get a serving of love and loneliness, with a warm side of laughter, later this month, Oct. 31-Nov. 9, when ‘Bus Stop,’ by William Inge, rolls into Russell Hall on the University of Southern Maine (USM) Gorham campus. Presented by the USM Department of Theatre, ‘Bus Stop,’ tells the story of a cross-country bus that gets marooned at a Midwest diner, where longing for love is the desperation du jour.” Showtimes: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2; 10 a.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 4; High School Matinee 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5; All seats $5; 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9. Tickets: $15, general public; $11, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $8 students. Call the USM Theatre Box Office at 780-5151 or go to http://www.usm.maine.edu/theatre.
‘The Mousetrap’ in Biddeford
7:30 p.m. “The Mousetrap” at City Theater in Biddeford, through Nov. 2. “‘The Mousetrap’: An Agatha Christie Murder Mystery, opening Friday, Oct. 24 for a limited, two-week engagement: Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time. A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish (and one of theater’s best-kept secrets)! City Theater presents the world’s longest running play! Now past its Diamond Anniversary, in its 62nd year! Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m, Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.  www.CityTheater.org or 282-0849. All tickets are $20 each (or use your Flex Pass for this performance)! Directed by Linda Sturdivant.”
‘Spring Awakening’ at USM School of Music
8 p.m. University of Southern Maine School of Music “Spring Awakening” directed by Edward Reichert. Musical Direction by Kellie Moody. Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater; Music by Duncan Sheik. Based on the play by Frank Wedekind. Oct. 31-Nov. 2, Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus, 37 College Ave., Gorham. “Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is a provocative journey through the turbulent exhilaration of the teen years. Set in repressive 19th-century Germany, where youth are kept ignorant about the hormone-infused transition from adolescence to adulthood, a group of teenagers confront their budding sexuality with scandalous consequences. Featuring an electrifying score, this groundbreaking rock musical exudes passion, angst and rebellion. This production is sponsored by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution. Includes mature language and subject matter. Tickets: $15, general public; $10, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $5 students. Go to http://www.usm.maine.edu/music or call (207) 780-5555. For more information about USMs College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, go to: http://www.usm.maine.edu/cahs.

Sunday, Nov. 2

AARP Maine at Health and Wellness Expo
10 a.m. “The election is around the corner and issues impacting the 50+ community here in Maine are front and center in the public debate heading into Election Day. Whether it’s about protecting Social Security, strengthening access to affordable healthcare or helping Mainers age in place and stay in communities, AARP Maine is working to make sure you have what you need before November 4th.” http://www.aarp.org/states/me/stateeventdetails.eventId=290286&stateCode=ME
Coastal Studies for Girls open house
noon to 3 p.m. “Coastal Studies for Girls will hold an open house at the Coastal Studies for Girls campus located at 308 Wolfe’s Neck Road in Freeport on Sunday, Nov. 2 from noon to 3 p.m. Tours of the school will run every 20 minutes. Coastal Studies for Girls is a Semester School for 10th grade girls. Each semester, CSG accepts 15 girls from across the country to study together, and live in the school’s farmhouse on the shores of Casco Bay. For more information about CSG visit www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org.”
‘Railroads in Freeport: The First 150 Years’
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. “The recent arrival of the Amtrack Downeaster to Freeport is a revival of the town’s substantial connection to the railroads. Join Freeport Historical Society and railroad historian George Barrett for an overview of the rise, decline and renaissance of the ‘iron horse’ in Maine. The illustrated presentation will take place at Freeport Community Library, Sunday, Nov. 2, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ... The event accompanies Freeport Historical Society’s current exhibit, ‘You Can Get There From Here: How Transportation Defined Freeport,’ which is on display at FHS headquarters at 45 Main Street in Freeport Tuesday-Friday, 9-4 through the New Year. Admission is free for FHS members, $5 for non-members. The event is made possible by grants from Norway Savings Bank and the Maine Humanities Council.” Freeport Historical Society, 865-3170. Ongoing Exhibit: “You Can Get There from Here: How Transportation Defined Freeport.” For more information, visit www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org
‘The Mousetrap’ in Biddeford
2 p.m. “The Mousetrap” at City Theater in Biddeford, through Nov. 2. “‘The Mousetrap’: An Agatha Christie Murder Mystery, opening Friday, Oct. 24 for a limited, two-week engagement: Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time. A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish (and one of theater’s best-kept secrets)! City Theater presents the world’s longest running play! Now past its Diamond Anniversary, in its 62nd year! Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m, Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.  www.CityTheater.org or 282-0849. All tickets are $20 each (or use your Flex Pass for this performance)! Directed by Linda Sturdivant.”
‘Souvenir’ at Portland Stage
2 p.m. October 28 to Nov. 16. Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Souvenir” at Portland Stage. “A full-throated comedy with music about amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, whose famously tone-deaf recitals delighted audiences all the while she believed herself an operatic diva. Told by Jenkins’ long-suffering accompanist, Souvenir is a comedic and heartfelt reflection on the limits of perception and the sometimes curious rewards of following your dreams.” http://www.portlandstage.org/on-stage/calendar
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ by Good Theater
2 p.m. “Good Theater will open the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s delightfully wacky comedy ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ beginning Oct. 29 and continuing through Nov. 23. Good Theater is the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. For tickets and more information call 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com. Performances for ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ are Oct. 29-Nov.  23 with shows Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 3 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($28), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28).  Wednesday evenings are 10/29 & 11/5 and Saturday matinees are 11/15 & 11/22 only.”
Bus Stop’ by USM Department of Theatre
5 p.m. “Eight snowbound strangers get a serving of love and loneliness, with a warm side of laughter, later this month, Oct. 31-Nov. 9, when ‘Bus Stop,’ by William Inge, rolls into Russell Hall on the University of Southern Maine (USM) Gorham campus. Presented by the USM Department of Theatre, ‘Bus Stop,’ tells the story of a cross-country bus that gets marooned at a Midwest diner, where longing for love is the desperation du jour.” Showtimes: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31;  7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2; 10 a.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 4; High School Matinee 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5; All seats $5; 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9. Tickets: $15, general public; $11, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $8 students. Call the USM Theatre Box Office at 780-5151 or go to http://www.usm.maine.edu/theatre.
International Dancing
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. International Dancing at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave. “Learn dances from Eastern Europe, Israel, France, Mexico and more.  No partner needed — most are line dances. More info: 688-2293, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . First Sunday of every month. First time donation $5.”

Monday, Nov. 3

‘I Hope I’m Not Crowding You’ in Brunswick
1 p.m. “The Center Stage Players’ fall reader’s theater show, ‘I Hope I’m Not Crowding You’ features a potpourri of contemporary theater done as staged readings, script in hand. The show received raves when first performed at The Theater Project last month. ... ‘I Hope I’m Not Crowding You’ will be performed at People Plus ... at 1 p.m. at People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. Free and open to the public. Registration requested.”

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Portland voting in the mid-term elections
7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Portland voting in the mid-term elections. “Residents can register to vote in person at the City Clerk’s office prior to Nov. 4. On Election Day, residents must register at their polling place. To register to vote, you must bring identification and proof of Portland residency to your polling place. A driver’s license or state identification card with the current address meets both criteria, otherwise, a checkbook, car registration, or personal mail addressed to the applicant at the current address will suffice. All local polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4. For more detailed information about where or how to vote, contact the City Clerk’s office at 874-8677. Voters can also check online to locate their polling place, http://www.portlandvoters.com.
Bus Stop’ by USM Department of Theatre
10 a.m. “Eight snowbound strangers get a serving of love and loneliness, with a warm side of laughter, later this month, Oct. 31-Nov. 9, when ‘Bus Stop,’ by William Inge, rolls into Russell Hall on the University of Southern Maine (USM) Gorham campus. Presented by the USM Department of Theatre, ‘Bus Stop,’ tells the story of a cross-country bus that gets marooned at a Midwest diner, where longing for love is the desperation du jour.” Showtimes: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31;  7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2; 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, High School Matinee 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5; All seats $5; 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9. Tickets: $15, general public; $11, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $8 students. Call the USM Theatre Box Office at 780-5151 or go to http://www.usm.maine.edu/theatre.
Page to Stage on ‘Souvenir’ at Portland Stage
noon. “Page to Stage discussions are presented in partnership with the Portland Public Library. These discussions, led by Portland Stage artistic staff, provide insight into the literary and social aspects of the play, as well as exploring the challenges of bringing a particular play to the stage. Page to Stage is held at the Portland Public Library at 12:00 noon the Tuesday after a show opens. Feel free to bring your lunch!” http://www.portlandstage.org/on-stage/calendar
Reading by author Ann Hood
6 p.m. “An Italian Wife,” reading by best-selling author Ann Hood; 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, The Gallery at Harmon’s & Barton’s, 584 Congress St., Portland; sponsored by the University of Southern Maine Stonecoast Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program and Kelly’s Books to Go; refreshments served; free and open to the public; for more information, call 780-4423. “The author of 15 books and numerous short stories and essays, Hood has been a Stonecoast faculty member. For the past two summers, she also has been a faculty member at the annual Stonecoast Writers’ Conference sponsored by USM.”
‘Basics of Buying or Selling a Business’
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Portland SCORE offers a workshop on “Basics of Buying or Selling a Business: Avoid the Pitfalls,” Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost is $35.00 with online registration. To learn more or register visit website: scoremaine.com  or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

‘Ed Muskie: Made in Maine’ at the PPL
noon. Jim Witherell speaks about his new book “Ed Muskie: Made in Maine” Wednesday, Nov. 5 at noon in the Rines Auditorium. “This insightful biography covers the life and career of Edmund ‘Ed’ Muskie, from his childhood in Rumford, Maine, to his years as the governor of Maine. Born in a paper mill town in Maine’s western foothills, Muskie was one of six children of a Polish immigrant and a Polish-American mother whose English was worse than her husband’s. His arc through his formative years was singular and unpredictable, an American story that looks plausible only in hindsight.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com/programs-events
The Aging and Grace Symposium
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. “The Aging and Grace Symposium, organized by the Parish of the Holy Eucharist, is set for the first three Wednesdays of November at Sacred Heart Church on 326 Main Street in Yarmouth. All three days of the symposium are free and all are encouraged to attend. On Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Kathleen O’ Wril, a certified Catholic chaplain, will share her knowledge and hope regarding aging and spirituality. In addition, Fr. Daniel Greenleaf, pastor of the Parish of the Holy Eucharist, will explain the proper steps to plan a Catholic funeral. On Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., trial attorney Richard Traynor will discuss the need for advance directives in health care. On Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Bonita Usher, this year’s winner of the Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine’s Advocate of the Year Award, will deliver a presentation on smooth transitions, downsizing, and estate dispersal. Don Harden, founding member of the Maine Council on Aging, will speak about how to access long-term care services in the state. For more information about the presentations, contact Georgette Dionne at (207) 553-9076 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
IT Community Peers and Beers
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. “The Maine Technology Users Group is hosting an IT Community Peers and Beers event with a featured presentation, Technology Recycling for Good. ... MTUG’s Lewiston event is co-sponsored by Arista Networks, and will be on Wed from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Davinci’s Eatery, 150 Mill St., Lewiston. The event will also highlight MTUG’s upcoming season of online educational webinars on business technology topics. FMI, and to pre-register for one free drink ticket, visit www.mtug.org.”
Bus Stop’ by USM Department of Theatre
5 p.m. “Eight snowbound strangers get a serving of love and loneliness, with a warm side of laughter, later this month, Oct. 31-Nov. 9, when ‘Bus Stop,’ by William Inge, rolls into Russell Hall on the University of Southern Maine (USM) Gorham campus. Presented by the USM Department of Theatre, ‘Bus Stop,’ tells the story of a cross-country bus that gets marooned at a Midwest diner, where longing for love is the desperation du jour.” Showtimes: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31;  7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2; 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, High School Matinee 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, all seats $5; 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9. Tickets: $15, general public; $11, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $8 students. Call the USM Theatre Box Office at 780-5151 or go to http://www.usm.maine.edu/theatre.
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.”
Memoir, Memory and Truth at Falmouth Memorial
6:30 p.m. “Falmouth Memorial Library welcomes four award-winning authors and writing instructors who will discuss Memoir, Memory and Truth on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Scheduled to appear: Ann Hood, Richard Hoffman, Helen Peppe and Suzanne Strempek Shea. Location: Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth. FMI: Jeannie at 781-2351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Portland open space priorities and needs
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Portland Trails will facilitate a series public meetings and focus groups for ‘community conversations’ to engage Portlanders from all corners of the city in contributing their thoughts on open space priorities and needs across the community.” Portland Public Library, Main Branch. http://www.portlandmaine.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=435
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ by Good Theater
7 p.m. “Good Theater will open the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s delightfully wacky comedy ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ beginning Oct. 29 and continuing through Nov. 23. Good Theater is the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. For tickets and more information call 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com. Performances for ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ are Oct. 29-Nov.  23 with shows Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 3 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($28), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28).  Wednesday evenings are 10/29 & 11/5 and Saturday matinees are 11/15 & 11/22 only.”
WEX Leadership and Creativity Event keynote
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Walter Isaacon will keynote the fifth annual WEX Leadership and Creativity Event Series and will draw heavily from his new book ‘The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.’ The event is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5 in USM’s Hannaford Lecture Hall, Bedford St., Portland. Tickets are $35 general admission.  For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://usm.maine.edu/giving/WEXseries. This event is a scholarship fundraiser sponsored by WEX.”
‘Souvenir’ at Portland Stage
7:30 p.m. October 28 to Nov. 16. Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Souvenir” at Portland Stage. “A full-throated comedy with music about amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, whose famously tone-deaf recitals delighted audiences all the while she believed herself an operatic diva. Told by Jenkins’ long-suffering accompanist, Souvenir is a comedic and heartfelt reflection on the limits of perception and the sometimes curious rewards of following your dreams.” http://www.portlandstage.org/on-stage/calendar

Thursday, Nov. 6

SMCC’s workforce training programs
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Southern Maine Community College is holding an open house where businesses can learn about SMCC’s workforce training programs and out-of-work Mainers can register for free training in Microsoft applications. SMCC’s Business & Community Partnerships department is hosting the event from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, in the McKernan Hospitality Center, at 122 McKernan Drive on SMCC’s South Portland Campus. Businesses are invited to learn about SMCC’s affordable, customized employee training and professional development programs to increase the productivity and efficiency of their workforce.  The event also serves as the launch for SkillUp Maine, a program that offers unemployed, underemployed and part-time workers free Microsoft training. People can show up anytime during the day and register for free online courses in Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint applications. The first 100 participants to complete the training are eligible for a free certification voucher.”
College & Career Fair in Sanford
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. “Sanford High School and Sanford Regional Technical Center will be hosting the fourth annual College & Career Fair on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Memorial Gym (678 Main St.) in Sanford. Over 75 representatives from area colleges, businesses, the armed services and other agencies will be in attendance to assist students and parents with post-secondary planning. The goal for this fair is to expose area juniors and seniors to the wide variety of post-secondary opportunities available to them and give them a forum in which to learn more about what options are best suited to their interests. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend.  Please contact Susan Williams, Career Planning Coordinator at the Sanford Regional Technical Center (207) 206-1767 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions you may have.”
Legal aid clinic to help veterans
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. “The Portland Public Library and the Maine Volunteers Lawyer Project announce a series of legal aid clinics to help veterans access benefits are held on the first Thursday of every month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The next one will be held on Nov. 6. The clinics are at the Portland Public Library in Lower Level Meeting Room No. 4. Volunteers will provide free help to veterans applying for VA benefits or appealing a denial. No appointment necessary.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/
Children’s Museum & Theatre auditions
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. “We’re looking for young actors between the ages of 8 and 17 to bring the story Beatrix Potter Christmas to life for younger children this December. If you are interested in performing on our stage, please prepare a one minute monologue and arrive anytime between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, contact Theatre Director Reba Short. Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 828-1234, http://www.kitetails.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
SailMaine Warehouse Party
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Mark your calendar! SailMaine is hosting an end of the season Warehouse Party! Let’s celebrate a great season and raise a some money for our Scholarship Fund and Community Outreach Programs! Thursday, Nov. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the SailMaine Warehouse, 235 Presumscot Street in Portland. $35 in advance, $40 at the door 10 Tickets for $300.” http://www.sailmaine.org/category/events
Denise DeSimone at the Cancer Community Center
7 p.m. “For many, cancer is a death sentence. But for Denise DeSimone, it was a chance to live a better, more fulfilling life. DeSimone, author of From Stage IV to Center Stage, will be giving a talk and signing copies of her book at the Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. ... During rigorous treatments of both traditional and alternative medicine — in addition to regular doses of self-love — DeSimone vowed that should she live, she would use her life to inspire others. And she’s done just that: Although the semi-professional singer was told she may never sing again, just 22 months after diagnosis, she sang the National Anthem before a sell-out crowd of 37,000 Boston Red Sox fans at Fenway Park. One month later, she pedaled 87 miles in one day to raise thousands of dollars for children’s cancer research. ... To learn more about this event or to register, contact the Cancer Community Center at 774-2200. Visit us online at CancerCommunityCenter.org.”
‘Handshakes, Songs, and Dances’
7 p.m. “On Wednesday, Nov. 5, the Portland Chamber Music Festival (PCMF) and SPACE Gallery come together to present ‘Handshakes, Songs and Dances,’ an evening of contemporary music for string quartet by some of today’s most innovative and dynamic composers, including Pulitzer Prize winner John Adams. This is the third program in the collaborative series between PCMF and SPACE Gallery, which features an intimate, laid back atmosphere and programming that explores dynamic new music in various forms. ‘Handshakes, Songs, and Dances’ is sponsored by A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts and The Davis Family Foundation. PCMF is delighted to feature violinist Charles Dimmick, Concertmaster of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, who wil be joined by violinist Gabriela Diaz, violist Ralph Farris (of the genre-bending string quartet ETHEL) and cellist Jennifer Lucht. Following the performance, PCMF Artistic Director Jennifer Elowitch will moderate a Q&A with the musicians. ... ‘Handshakes, Songs, and Dances’ takes place at SPACE Gallery (538 Congress Street, Portland) at 8 p.m., and will be preceded by a social mixer at 7 p.m. featuring a signature cocktail inspired by the music on the program.  There will also be free raffle for concert tickets and other SPACE- and chamber music-related swag. Tickets are $15 ($13 for Space members and students) For detailed concert information and tickets, please visit www.space538.org/events/handshakes-songs-and-dances.“
Bus Stop’ by USM Department of Theatre
7:30 p.m. “Eight snowbound strangers get a serving of love and loneliness, with a warm side of laughter, later this month, Oct. 31-Nov. 9, when ‘Bus Stop,’ by William Inge, rolls into Russell Hall on the University of Southern Maine (USM) Gorham campus. Presented by the USM Department of Theatre, ‘Bus Stop,’ tells the story of a cross-country bus that gets marooned at a Midwest diner, where longing for love is the desperation du jour.” Showtimes: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31;  7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2; 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, High School Matinee 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5; All seats $5; 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9. Tickets: $15, general public; $11, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $8 students. Call the USM Theatre Box Office at 780-5151 or go to http://www.usm.maine.edu/theatre.
‘‘Frontline Behind the Scenes’
7:30 p.m. “The Maine Public Broadcasting Network and the Maine Jewish Film Festival announce a special event featuring David Fanning, the producer of the PBS series ‘Frontline.’ “‘Frontline Behind the Scenes: An Evening with David Fanning’ will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Hannaford Hall on the University of Southern Maine campus. The event will be hosted by MPBN’s Irwin Gratz and all proceeds will benefit the Maine Jewish Film Festival. Gratz will interview Fanning on-stage at Hannaford Hall, discussing Frontline’s history and the challenges in journalism today, showing highlights from some of the series’ most noteworthy films and sharing previews of upcoming episodes. Tickets can be purchased online at BrownPaperTickets.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets will also be available at the door, subject to availability. General admission tickets are $10, senior tickets are $8 and student tickets are free but must still be reserved in advance. Doors will open at Hannaford Hall at 6:30 pm, the event will get underway at 7:30 and conclude at 8:45.”
‘Souvenir’ at Portland Stage
7:30 p.m. October 28 to Nov. 16. Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Souvenir” at Portland Stage. “A full-throated comedy with music about amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, whose famously tone-deaf recitals delighted audiences all the while she believed herself an operatic diva. Told by Jenkins’ long-suffering accompanist, Souvenir is a comedic and heartfelt reflection on the limits of perception and the sometimes curious rewards of following your dreams.” http://www.portlandstage.org/on-stage/calendar
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ by Good Theater
7:30 p.m. “Good Theater will open the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s delightfully wacky comedy ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ beginning Oct. 29 and continuing through Nov. 23. Good Theater is the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. For tickets and more information call 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com. Performances for ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ are Oct. 29-Nov.  23 with shows Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 3 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($28), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28).  Wednesday evenings are 10/29 & 11/5 and Saturday matinees are 11/15 & 11/22 only.”

Friday, Nov. 7

Steve Hrehovcik at the Portland Public Library
noon to 1 p.m. Steve Hrehovcik to speak about “Seeing in the Dark” at the Friday Local Author Series, Meeting Room No. 5, noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7. “In this presentation, Hrehovcik explores how our perceptions influence our values and how we rely on these perceptions to make the important decisions in our life. One of his freelance activities is teaching art. In his drawing classes he urge students to ‘draw what you see, not what you think you see.’ Once they embrace this concept, their drawings improve. Of course ‘seeing, and what you think you see’ can be influenced by the perceptions we hold dear. Hrehovcik  uses several stories to dramatize this point, along with humorous anecdotes to enliven the discussion. Hrehovcik offers some compelling thoughts about the way we look at perceptions and even a way to ‘See In The Dark.’” Portland Public Library. http://www.portlandlibrary.com
‘Alicia Has a Bad Day’ celebration
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. In celebration of a beloved Maine children’s book’s 20th anniversary, the Portland Public Library will be celebrating with an art exhibit titled “Still Lugubrious: 20 Years of the Book, Alicia Has a Bad Day.” Opening on First Friday, Nov. 7, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the picture book’s artwork by Portland author/illustrator Lisa Jahn-Clough will be on exhibit throughout November in the Children’s Room. Lisa Jahn-Clough will appear at the event and sign books and art prints for sale by Longfellow Books.
Made from Scratch at Oak Street Loft Gallery
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Made from Scratch. From the YES Art Works studios, a ‘brood’ of artwork in celebration of the chicken and the egg. Opening reception, with refreshments, 5-8 p.m. at the Oak Street Loft Gallery, 72 Oak St., Portland. www.yesartsworks.org.” Ongoing exhibit, Nov. 1 through Nov. 30 at the Oak Street Loft Gallery. www.yesartsworks.org
Maine Jewish Museum: ‘Unorthodox Crafts​’
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Titled “Unorthodox Crafts” at the Maine Jewish Museum, Nov. 7 to Dec. 24, opening reception: Nov. 7, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk Dec. 5, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. “This exhibition, curated by Nancy Davidson, includes creations of four very accomplished artists: Meryl Ruth : Nationally Recognized Ceramic Artist. Teacher; Carol Stein : Multi-media artist, Teacher, Psychotherapist; Molly Vogel : Hand-Carved Wearable Art, MECA Graduate; Ellen Wieske: Metalsmith Artist, Teacher, Assistant Director of Haystack School of Crafts. Why unorthodox? Meryl Ruth creates clay teapots in whimsical designs, such as playing cards and musical instruments. Carol Stein’s wall hangings and vessels (vases) are made of handmade rice paper and mixed media. Molly Vogel creates ‘out of the box’ jewelry using sterling silver and jet stone. Ellen Wieske creates ‘quilt’ patches out of everyday metals, joining them to become colorful wall hangings. ‘The ordinary becomes extraordinary.’ 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 p.m. to 5 p.m. Personalized group tours and appointment-only visits may be arranged by request. For further information, contact 207.773.2339.”
First Friday Art Walk at Maine College of Art
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St. “Please join us on November First Friday for ‘SOUTH OF NO NORTH,’ 2014 MECA Faculty Exhibition in the ICA at MECA. Multiple student shows will be open for viewing. Student art work will be for sale as well, including ceramic pieces that will go toward helping students offset the costs of attending the national ceramic conference.”
Greater Portland Landmarks celebration
5:30 p.m. Greater Portland Landmarks 50th Anniversary Founders Night Celebration. “Join us to honor the founders and leaders of Greater Portland Landmarks over 50 years. This celebratory evening will feature a reception and remarks by Maine’s official State Historian, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Masonic Temple, 415 Congress Street, Portland. Tickets $50 per person. To purchase tickets call 207-774-5561 or visit www.portlandlandmarks.org.”
Portland Wine Opener for cystic fibrosis research
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. “The Northern New England chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is hosting the Portland Wine Opener to generate critical funds to support lifesaving cystic fibrosis research, education and care.” Ocean Gateway, 2 Commercial St., Portland. “Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a fatal genetic disease that afflicts 30,000 adults and children in the United States and 70,000 people worldwide. More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of the CF gene. Fifty years ago, most children with CF did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, people with CF are living into their 30s, 40s and beyond. ... Tickets are $50 each and include a sampling of all food, wine and beer. Coast 93.1’s Eva Matteson will emcee the evening, which will also feature live jazz entertainment by Tracy Moore, Andy Argondizza and Tim Hill and a silent auction. Hors d’oeuvres are being donated by Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen, The Crooked Mile, Petrillo’s, 1912 Café, Café Azure and Ricetta’s. Participants will also enjoy coffee and desserts by Starbucks and chocolates provided by Wilbur’s. Featured auction items include a grandfather clock from Swiss Time in Portland, two nights with breakfast at the Black Point Inn, a custom home vineyard from Maine Vineyard Makers and a beer tasting for six from Bier Cellar.
Sponsors of the Portland Wine Opener include Barefoot Wines, KMA Human Resources and Andrucki & Mitchell Attorneys at Law. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation wishes to thank all of the volunteers who helped make this event possible, especially the 2012 committee members who are Sarah Griffiths, Jill Hanson, Bridget Kahn and Brad Kirkpatrick. The CF Foundation is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance. To help fight CF, purchase Portland Wine Opener tickets by visiting newengland.cff.org/PortlandWineOpener or call 1-800-757-0203.”
‘The Third Man’ at PMA
6:30 p.m. “This fall, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) will present 16 of the most revered British films of all time. From David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, filmed over a year in Jordan and Morocco in 1962, to Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, shot in just 12 days and released in 2012, the British Film Series has something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to see these British classics on the big screen! Tickets are $8/$6 for PMA members (for each film). The British Film Series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection, on view at the PMA from Oct. 2 through Jan. 4, 2015. For information, visit www.PortlandMuseum.org. November: 11/7: The Third Man, 6:30 p.m.; 11/8: Lawrence of Arabia, 1 p.m.; 11/9: Good Ol’ Freda, 2 p.m.; 11/20: Sense and Sensibility, 6:30 p.m.; 11/21: Much Ado About Nothing, 6:30 p.m.; 11/22: Twelfth Night, 2 p.m.; 11/23: Richard III, 2 p.m.; December: 12/12: Nicholas Nickleby, 6:30 p.m.; 12/13: The 39 Steps, 2 p.m.; 12/14: The Lady Killers, 2 p.m. Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible by the Berger Collection Educational Trust. Foundation support is provided by the F. M. Kirby Foundation. Corporate support is provided by Unum and The Bear Bookshop, Marlboro, VT, and media sponsorship is provided by WCSH 6.”
‘Souvenir’ at Portland Stage
7:30 p.m. October 28 to Nov. 16. Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Souvenir” at Portland Stage. “A full-throated comedy with music about amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, whose famously tone-deaf recitals delighted audiences all the while she believed herself an operatic diva. Told by Jenkins’ long-suffering accompanist, Souvenir is a comedic and heartfelt reflection on the limits of perception and the sometimes curious rewards of following your dreams.” http://www.portlandstage.org/on-stage/calendar
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ by Good Theater
7:30 p.m. “Good Theater will open the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s delightfully wacky comedy ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ beginning Oct. 29 and continuing through Nov. 23. Good Theater is the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. For tickets and more information call 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com. Performances for ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ are Oct. 29-Nov.  23 with shows Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 3 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($28), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28).  Wednesday evenings are 10/29 & 11/5 and Saturday matinees are 11/15 & 11/22 only.”
Portland Playback Theatre: Conflict and Harmony
7:30 p.m. Portland Playback, $7 suggested donation, CTN 5 Studio, 516 Congress St., Portland. “Conflict and Harmony is the theme for Portland Playback Theatre’s First Friday performance for November. We’re all well-aware that War and Peace is not just a novel by Tolstoy. It’s an ever recurring duality at the heart of what we are. There is not only conflict between countries, but also between factions within countries, between family members, between friends and even between forces inside our individual psyches. How is peace, if ever, achieved in our lives? How do we ‘bury the hatchet?’ Bring your story of conflict and/or harmony and let our company of actor/improvisors enact it for you. Or just come to watch and enjoy this unique community event in which the stories of our lives are honored through theatre. Bring a friend! ​More information at http://portlandplayback.com/2014/10/first-friday-in-november-conflict-harmony.
Bus Stop’ by USM Department of Theatre
7:30 p.m. “Eight snowbound strangers get a serving of love and loneliness, with a warm side of laughter, later this month, Oct. 31-Nov. 9, when ‘Bus Stop,’ by William Inge, rolls into Russell Hall on the University of Southern Maine (USM) Gorham campus. Presented by the USM Department of Theatre, ‘Bus Stop,’ tells the story of a cross-country bus that gets marooned at a Midwest diner, where longing for love is the desperation du jour.” Showtimes: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31;  7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2; 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, High School Matinee 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5; All seats $5; 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9. Tickets: $15, general public; $11, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $8 students. Call the USM Theatre Box Office at 780-5151 or go to http://www.usm.maine.edu/theatre.

Saturday, Nov. 8

Cape Elizabeth High Ski Swap
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Cape Elizabeth High School Alpine Ski Team is hosting a Ski Swap Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Cape Elizabeth Middle School Cafetorium.  Drop off ski gear to sell or come by to select new or used equipment. Rodgers Ski and Sport will provide new gear. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Cape Elizabeth High School Alpine Ski Team. The CEHS Girls team won the Class B State Championship in 2014! Drop off your ski equipment (skis, boots, poles, helmets, GS suits, gear) at the CE Middle School Cafetorium on Friday, Nov. 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. or Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sellers can name their price, the team will sell the gear and keep 20 percent of the sales price. Attend the swap on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Buy new or used ski gear.  Food and drinks will be available. Cash and check are accepted. What a great way to clean out your closets, get new gear for your growing kids and help the Cape Alpine Ski Team! FMI: email Jeff Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Holiday Fair & Yard Sale, State Street
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. State Street Church UCC, 159 State Street, Portland. “State Street Church, United Church of Christ, will host a holiday fair and yard sale on Sat., Nov. 8, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Added to great bargains on household goods, attic treasures, costume jewelry, toys and books, will be delicious baked goods, homemade jams and jellies, cards, and more. Order beautiful Christmas wreaths. Find the perfect gift or handy household item at budget-friendly prices! State Street Church joins St. Luke’s, Mercy Hospital, 75 State Street, and the Irish Heritage Center for a street long Holiday Stroll full of fairs, crafts, and food.”
St. Dom’s ninth annual Holiday Festival
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Dom’s ninth annual Holiday Festival, 121 Gracelawn Rd, Auburn. “St. Dom’s Holiday Festival is known for the hand-made items available for purchase, as well as delicious baked goods provided by St. Dom’s families. Catholic Financial Life is sponsoring the 50/50 raffle, and many other outside vendors will be onsite. For more information visit www.StDomsMaine.org.”
Holiday Craft Fair in Portland
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Huge Holiday Craft and Gift Fair, Saturday, Nov. 8; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Portland Elks Lodge No. 188, 1945 Congress St., Portland. F.M.I. 773-7396 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Downeast Fair in Portland
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Woodfords Church, 2020 Woodford St., Portland. Antiques, books, crafts, knits, lobster rolls, silent auction.
Celtic Fair & State Street Stroll
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  “Each year MIHC participates in the State Street Stroll, a collection of craft fairs up and down State Street. We are pleased to team up with Mercy Hospital, St. Luke’s Church and the State Street Church to bring you this kick off the holiday season! Take the stroll and join in the fun! We welcome you to stop by the Center for holiday shopping. We have over 40 vendors selling everything from jewelry to pottery, from candles to knitwear, from toys to Irish-themed gifts. Test your luck in our raffle, listen to live Irish music and enjoy a performance by the Stillson Step Dancers. It’s fun for the whole family! Lunch and snacks (including a variety of home-made baked goods) are available for purchase.” www.maineirish.com
State Street Holiday Stroll
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “The holiday spirit will come alive at Portland’s fifth annual State Street Holiday Stroll on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join Mercy Hospital, State Street Church, the Maine Irish Heritage Center, the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 75 State Street and One Longfellow Square for a day-long holiday fair featuring 6 locations and an abundance of crafts, food, books, toys and other unique holiday gifts. Do all your holiday fairs shopping in one trip!  All fair locations are within walking distance; festivities include music, caroling, hot beverages and baked goods. Free parking available.”
Approaches to Self-Publishing
10 a.m. to noon. “Falmouth Memorial Library will present their second annual Approaches to Self-Publishing forum on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon.  Local authors will talk about their experiences with self-publishing, their marketing and publishing processes and answer audience questions.  Authors of various genres will serve as panelists along with Jane Karker of Maine Author’s Publishing & Cooperative.  Scheduled to appear: Bo Bigelow, Elizabeth Lydia Bodner, Norma K. Salway, Frank O. Smith and Bruce P. Spang.  Location:  Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth.  FMI:  Jeannie at 781-2351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
WMPG Record and CD Sale
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “WMPG, Southern Maine’s community radio station, which broadcasts from the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine, announces its 19th annual Record and CD Sale, Nov. 8, in USM’s Sullivan Gym, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a two dollar per person admission charge, which supports the event and benefits the station. The Record Sale features records, CDs, tapes, posters and other music related items plus books and magazines made available by nearly 2 dozen vendors from around New England. There are still vendor tables available; the fee is $35 for each table. This iconic annual WMPG event raises operating funds by selling recordings and electronics donated by listeners. All genres of music will be available. ... For information about the record sale or donating to the sale call (207) 780-4424 or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Options available for funeral planning
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advantage Funeral & Cremation, Second Saturday Seminar, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 981 Forest Ave., Portland. RSVP 899-4605 (space limited). “Come learn about your options available for funeral planning. Light refreshments will be served. http://www.advantageportland.com.
‘Lawrence of Arabia’ at PMA
1 p.m. “This fall, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) will present 16 of the most revered British films of all time. From David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, filmed over a year in Jordan and Morocco in 1962, to Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, shot in just 12 days and released in 2012, the British Film Series has something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to see these British classics on the big screen! Tickets are $8/$6 for PMA members (for each film). The British Film Series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection, on view at the PMA from Oct. 2 through Jan. 4, 2015. For information, visit www.PortlandMuseum.org. November: 11/8: Lawrence of Arabia, 1 p.m.; 11/9: Good Ol’ Freda, 2 p.m.; 11/20: Sense and Sensibility, 6:30 p.m.; 11/21: Much Ado About Nothing, 6:30 p.m.; 11/22: Twelfth Night, 2 p.m.; 11/23: Richard III, 2 p.m.; December: 12/12: Nicholas Nickleby, 6:30 p.m.; 12/13: The 39 Steps, 2 p.m.; 12/14: The Lady Killers, 2 p.m. Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible by the Berger Collection Educational Trust. Foundation support is provided by the F. M. Kirby Foundation. Corporate support is provided by Unum and The Bear Bookshop, Marlboro, VT, and media sponsorship is provided by WCSH 6.”
‘Souvenir’ at Portland Stage
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. October 28 to Nov. 16. Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Souvenir” at Portland Stage. “A full-throated comedy with music about amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, whose famously tone-deaf recitals delighted audiences all the while she believed herself an operatic diva. Told by Jenkins’ long-suffering accompanist, Souvenir is a comedic and heartfelt reflection on the limits of perception and the sometimes curious rewards of following your dreams.” http://www.portlandstage.org/on-stage/calendar
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Seventh annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Saturday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland. “Friends of Casco Bay is delighted to host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at University of Southern Maine’s Abromson Center for the seventh year! Wild & Scenic is a festival with a purpose. It is a gathering of storytellers and story-makers with a love and appreciation for our glorious natural environment. Doors open at 4 p.m. (arrive early to get a good seat). Cash bar and popcorn 4-4:45 p.m. Films begin at 4:45 p.m. For film list and event description please see the Wild & Scenic Film Fest section on our website: http://cascobay.org/events/film-festival/. This year’s films will make this a great event for children 12 and up, as well as adults. Free parking for this event is available in the USM parking garage. The entrance to the Free parking garage is near the Bedford St. skywalk. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.”
Gorham Chief Ronald W. Shepard retirement
5 p.m. “With 43 years of service, Chief Ronald W. Shepard will be retiring from the Gorham Police Department. Please join us in celebration.” Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave, Portland. Cost:  $37.50 per person (includes Gratuity & Gift). RSVP: Julie Flanigan, 222.1660 ext. 1 by Oct. 31. RSVP only, no tickets at the door. https://www.facebook.com/gorhammainepolice?sk=wall
USM Dance Marathon for Children’s Hospital
6 p.m. University of Southern Maine, USM Dance Marathon to Benefit the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Nov. 8-9. “We know you like to dance. Even if you can’t dance, you’re doing it for a good cause. Start a team or register as an individual to begin fundraising. All proceeds go to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Make a donation: Http://Bit.Ly/1Bqkque. Register (Individual or a Team): http://bit.ly/1qD5PBR.
Hope Acts gala fundraiser
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Event at HopeGateWay, 509 Forest Ave., Portland. “To raise money to support addiction recovery & immigration support, Hope Acts is hosting INTO AUCTION. This gala fundraiser features art and design by local and regional artists, generous donations from local businesses, live music by Willicks and Recovery All Stars and amazing appetizers and delicious desserts prepared by local chefs. how: $10 ticket/entry fee. Purchase tickets at hopesact.org/intoauction. Come prepared to bid and have fun! Additional gifts to support this event and the work of Hope Acts are gratefully received at hopeacts.org/give. Participating artists/businesses: We’re receiving donations every day! Check hopeacts.org/intoauction. ... Hope Acts is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit in downtown Portland.”
Boston-based fiddler Katie McNally in Portland
7 p.m. “Join Boston-based fiddler Katie McNally for an evening of bold and exquisite tunes bursting from the Scottish and Cape Breton traditions. The show takes place on Nov. 8 at Acoustic Artisans in Portland and begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit: http://acousticartisans.com/events/the-katie-mcnally-band-featuring-neil-pearlman-and-shauncey-ali.
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ by Good Theater
7:30 p.m. “Good Theater will open the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s delightfully wacky comedy ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ beginning Oct. 29 and continuing through Nov. 23. Good Theater is the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. For tickets and more information call 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com. Performances for ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ are Oct. 29-Nov.  23 with shows Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 3 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($28), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28).  Wednesday evenings are 10/29 & 11/5 and Saturday matinees are 11/15 & 11/22 only.”
Bus Stop’ by USM Department of Theatre
7:30 p.m. “Eight snowbound strangers get a serving of love and loneliness, with a warm side of laughter, later this month, Oct. 31-Nov. 9, when ‘Bus Stop,’ by William Inge, rolls into Russell Hall on the University of Southern Maine (USM) Gorham campus. Presented by the USM Department of Theatre, ‘Bus Stop,’ tells the story of a cross-country bus that gets marooned at a Midwest diner, where longing for love is the desperation du jour.” Showtimes: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31;  7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2; 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, High School Matinee 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5; All seats $5; 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8; 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9. Tickets: $15, general public; $11, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $8 students. Call the USM Theatre Box Office at 780-5151 or go to http://www.usm.maine.edu/theatre.
Capitol Steps in Maine
8 p.m. Capitol Steps at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Road, Brownfield, Nov. 8, 8 p.m., Show at 8 p.m.; lobby and bar open at 5 p.m. and dinner seating is a 6 p.m. Admission: $75. 935-7292; and Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., The Strand Theater, 345 Main St., Rockland. Rockland admission: $40 in advance; $45 the day of the show. 594-0070.  “They put the ‘mock’ in democracy. Music and political satire by The Capitol Steps, the Washington-based troupe of Congressional staffers turned songwriters. Don’t we all need a good laugh when it comes to politics these days?”

Sunday, Nov. 9

Vigil for climate justice
noon to 1 p,m. “A weekly vigil for climate justice, in response to climate change, will begin on Nov. 9  from noon to 1 p,m. at Congress Square Park, Portland. Join us!”
Kristallnacht: Repairing the Broken Glass  
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. “A free public interfaith program on tolerance and acceptance will be held at Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Ave. in Portland, on Nov. 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is the first annual intergenerational, interactive event on the anniversary of Kristallnacht. This year’s focus is on poetry and prose workshops designed to unite the interfaith community in the mission to increase education, awareness, and empowerment, using the historical context as a lens through which we engage contemporary issues. RSVP (requested but not required) by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , First Congregational Church UCC, South Portland.”
‘Kristallnacht and Relevant Lessons For Us’
1 p.m. “Elizabeth Helitzer, executive director, and David Greenham, Program Director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, will present ‘Kristallnacht and Relevant Lessons For Us’ at 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9, at Temple Shalom Synagogue-Center, 74 Bradman St., Auburn. For more information, please call the synagogue at 207-786-4201. This November, worldwide ceremonies will commemorate the program of terror known as “Kristallnacht” that occurred on Nov. 9 and 10, 1938, in Nazi-occupied Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia. ... The center is open to the public Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta. For more information, visit the HHRC’s website at hhrcmaine.org.”
‘Good Ol’ Freda’ at PMA
2 p.m. “This fall, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) will present 16 of the most revered British films of all time. From David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, filmed over a year in Jordan and Morocco in 1962, to Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, shot in just 12 days and released in 2012, the British Film Series has something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to see these British classics on the big screen! Tickets are $8/$6 for PMA members (for each film). The British Film Series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection, on view at the PMA from Oct. 2 through Jan. 4, 2015. For information, visit www.PortlandMuseum.org. November: 11/9: Good Ol’ Freda, 2 p.m.; 11/20: Sense and Sensibility, 6:30 p.m.; 11/21: Much Ado About Nothing, 6:30 p.m.; 11/22: Twelfth Night, 2 p.m.; 11/23: Richard III, 2 p.m.; December: 12/12: Nicholas Nickleby, 6:30 p.m.; 12/13: The 39 Steps, 2 p.m.; 12/14: The Lady Killers, 2 p.m. Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible by the Berger Collection Educational Trust. Foundation support is provided by the F. M. Kirby Foundation. Corporate support is provided by Unum and The Bear Bookshop, Marlboro, VT, and media sponsorship is provided by WCSH 6.”
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ by Good Theater
2 p.m. “Good Theater will open the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s delightfully wacky comedy ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ beginning Oct. 29 and continuing through Nov. 23. Good Theater is the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. For tickets and more information call 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com. Performances for ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ are Oct. 29-Nov.  23 with shows Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 3 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($28), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28).  Wednesday evenings are 10/29 & 11/5 and Saturday matinees are 11/15 & 11/22 only.”
‘Souvenir’ at Portland Stage
2 p.m. October 28 to Nov. 16. Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Souvenir” at Portland Stage. “A full-throated comedy with music about amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, whose famously tone-deaf recitals delighted audiences all the while she believed herself an operatic diva. Told by Jenkins’ long-suffering accompanist, Souvenir is a comedic and heartfelt reflection on the limits of perception and the sometimes curious rewards of following your dreams.” http://www.portlandstage.org/on-stage/calendar
‘Palestinian Life and Political Realities’
3 p.m. A talk by Amos Libby: “Palestinian Life and Political Realities after Israel’s Latest Assault.” Sunday, Nov. 9, Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., room 133, University of Southern Maine, Portland campus. Light refreshments.  FMI  239-8060. “Amos Libby teaches Arabic music at Bates, Bowdoin and Colby Colleges. He spent the summer of 2014 working as a volunteer English teacher in the West Bank city of Hebron, where he experienced the entirety of Israel’s so-called ‘Operation Brother’s Keeper,’ its largest military incursion into the Palestinian territories since 2002.  Amos has been in demand at numerous colleges and peace and justice groups since his return from Hebron.  He is currently working on compiling a collection of Palestinian children’s testimonials documenting their experience living under Israeli occupation.  He will return to Hebron in May, 2015.”

Monday, Nov. 10

Retro Bill Family Show in Scarborough
6 p.m. Retro Bill show at Scarborough High School. “Free For Everyone. The Retro Bill Family Show is a ‘Family Values’ themed program that includes positive messaging for Parents, Children and Grandparents alike Retro Bill touches hearts and minds with his sincerity. He captivates his audience with endless energy while encouraging children to pursue their biggest dreams and inspiring adults to be supportive role models! Props, sound effects, humor and authentic passion make a Retro Bill live appearance inspiring, informative and entertaining for all ages! www.retrobill.com.”

Tuesday, Nov. 11

Starting Your Own Business
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. “Portland SCORE offers the following workshops: Tuesday, Nov. 11, Starting Your Own Business: Covering all the Bases, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. On Wednesday, Nov. 12 it’s Funding Your Business: Learn Potential Capital Sources, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. it’s Financial Planning for a Successful Startup: Forming a solid financial platform. At SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost for each workshop is $35. For more details or to register visit website: scoremaine.com  or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.”
Talk on strategic nonviolent action movements
4:15 p.m. “Jamila Raqib, executive director of the Boston-based Albert Einstein Institution, will speak about strategic nonviolent action movements around the world in four locations in Maine on Nov. 11-13. Raqib will speak on ‘How to Start a Revolution’ on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 4:15 p.m. in Chase Hall at Bates College in Lewiston and at 7 p.m. at the Curtis Library in Brunswick. Raqib’s topic will be ‘The Power and Potential of Nonviolent Struggle: Lessons from the Arab Spring, the Global Occupy Movement, and Beyond’ on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Given Auditorium at Colby College, and on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 12:30 p.m. in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union at the University of Maine in Orono.”
The Portland Symphony Orchestra
7:30 p.m. “The Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO) celebrates its musicians with the Symphonie Fantastique concert on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Merrill Auditorium. The concert, conducted by PSO Music Director Robert Moody, will feature solos from eight of PSO’s principal players. The concert will open with Bartok’s Rumanian Folk Dances for String Orchestra followed by Martin’s Concert for 7 Wind Instruments, Timpani and Strings. After a brief intermission, the symphony returns for Berlioz’s powerful Symphonie fantastique.”
‘Souvenir’ at Portland Stage
7:30 p.m. October 28 to Nov. 16. Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Souvenir” at Portland Stage. “A full-throated comedy with music about amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, whose famously tone-deaf recitals delighted audiences all the while she believed herself an operatic diva. Told by Jenkins’ long-suffering accompanist, Souvenir is a comedic and heartfelt reflection on the limits of perception and the sometimes curious rewards of following your dreams.” http://www.portlandstage.org/on-stage/calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 12

‘Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War’
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “In partnership with the Maine Irish Heritage Center, Maine Historical Society (MHS) is pleased to present ‘Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,’ a traveling exhibition opening at the Brown Library at MHS on Nov. 12. This exhibition examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War — the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties. Lincoln is widely acknowledged as one of America’s greatest presidents, but his historical reputation is contested. Was he a calculating politician willing to accommodate slavery, or a principled leader justly celebrated as the Great Emancipator? This exhibition provides no easy answers. Rather, it encourages visitors to form a nuanced view of Lincoln by engaging them with Lincoln’s struggle to reconcile his policy preferences with basic American ideals of liberty and equality. This exhibition develops a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis. The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the traveling exhibition, which was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): great ideas brought to life. The traveling exhibition is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center. The traveling exhibition is composed of informative panels featuring photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincoln’s first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War will be on display at the Brown Library Thursdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., from Nov. 12 – Dec. 20.  The exhibition will be closed Nov. 26-29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Admission to the exhibition is free.” www.maineirish.com
Portland seasonal flu vaccination clinic
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. City Hall-State of Maine Room, 389 Congress St. “The City of Portland, Health and Human Services Department’s Public Health Division will be holding seven seasonal flu vaccination clinics starting October 8. ... Seasonal flu vaccine will be available for $15, or at no cost for individuals with a Medicare Part B card and supplemental insurance (if applicable). The City also accepts private insurance. Pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine will be covered by Medicare or available for $87. Tetanus/Pertussis vaccine (TdAP) will be offered for $50. The clinics are open to adults, eighteen and older.” For specific information on the locations and dates for Portland Public Health’s flu clinics, contact the City of Portland’s Flu Hotline at 874-8946 or visit the Immunization Program website at http://portlandmaine.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6593.
‘Souvenir’ at Portland Stage
7:30 p.m. October 28 to Nov. 16. Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Souvenir” at Portland Stage. “A full-throated comedy with music about amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, whose famously tone-deaf recitals delighted audiences all the while she believed herself an operatic diva. Told by Jenkins’ long-suffering accompanist, Souvenir is a comedic and heartfelt reflection on the limits of perception and the sometimes curious rewards of following your dreams.” http://www.portlandstage.org/on-stage/calendar

Thursday, Nov. 13

‘Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War’
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “In partnership with the Maine Irish Heritage Center, Maine Historical Society (MHS) is pleased to present ‘Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,’ a traveling exhibition opening at the Brown Library at MHS on Nov. 12. This exhibition examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War — the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties. Lincoln is widely acknowledged as one of America’s greatest presidents, but his historical reputation is contested. Was he a calculating politician willing to accommodate slavery, or a principled leader justly celebrated as the Great Emancipator? This exhibition provides no easy answers. Rather, it encourages visitors to form a nuanced view of Lincoln by engaging them with Lincoln’s struggle to reconcile his policy preferences with basic American ideals of liberty and equality. This exhibition develops a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis. The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the traveling exhibition, which was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): great ideas brought to life. The traveling exhibition is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center. The traveling exhibition is composed of informative panels featuring photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincoln’s first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War will be on display at the Brown Library Thursdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., from Nov. 12 – Dec. 20.  The exhibition will be closed Nov. 26-29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Admission to the exhibition is free.” www.maineirish.com
SMCC Open House in Brunswick
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. “Southern Maine Community College is holding Open Houses this fall at its South Portland Campus and its Midcoast Campus in Brunswick for people who are interested in attending SMCC. South Portland Campus Open House, Saturday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to noon, 2 Fort Road, South Portland. Learn about academic programs, meet faculty and tour our ocean-side campus. For more information and to register, visit www.smccme.edu/openhouse. Midcoast Campus Open House, Thursday, Nov. 13, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., 29 Sewall Road, Brunswick. For those interested in studying at our state-of-the-art campus in Brunswick, come learn about our academic programs, meet faculty and tour our campus. For more information and to register, visit www.smccme.edu/openhouse.”
Meeting tackling invasive European green crab
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Are you interested in learning about the ecological and commercial impacts of the invasive European green crab? If so, please come to the annual meeting of the Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association (GOMMEA) on Nov. 13. The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden’s Old Town Hall Meeting Place at 5 Park Street in Freeport.” The keynote presentation, titled “Observations on the population dynamics of green crabs and their effects on cultured and wild populations of soft-shell clams,” will be given at 7 p.m. by Dr. Brian Beal, Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Maine at Machias. “Consider arriving earlier in the afternoon for an optional field trip to one of Dr. Beal’s study sites. Admission fees are $15 for university students, $25 for adults, $35 for families, and $50 for businesses, and include a beverage ticket for each attendee and a one-year GOMMEA membership. More information and advanced registration is available online at gommea.org/news.html.”
MOFGA Movie: ‘Hanna Ranch’
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Portland Museum of Art: Free for PMA and MOFGA members. “The PMA and MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association) are collaborating again this fall to bring you the film ‘Hanna Ranch.’ This feature documentary is about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once-prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Karl Kister, one of the Executive Producers of the film.” For more information, call 775-6148 or visit portlandmuseum.org.
Colin Woodard at Letterpress Books
6:30 p.m. “Letterpress Books team is happy to be hosting Portland author Colin Woodard. He will be visiting us to read and sign his newest book, ‘The Republic of Pirates.’ This is our Book Club selection for November.” www.colinwoodard.com
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ by Good Theater
7 p.m. “Good Theater will open the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s delightfully wacky comedy ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ beginning Oct. 29 and continuing through Nov. 23. Good Theater is the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. For tickets and more information call 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com. Performances for ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ are Oct. 29-Nov.  23 with shows Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 3 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($28), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28).  Wednesday evenings are 10/29 & 11/5 and Saturday matinees are 11/15 & 11/22 only.”
USM Instrumental Youth Ensembles concert
7 p.m. “Local students will perform at the Merrill Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 13 as part of the University of Southern Maine (USM) Instrumental Youth Ensembles annual fall concert. The concert will include: the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Lehmann, USM professor of music and director of string studies and orchestral activities; the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, conducted by Peter Martin, USM professor of music; the Portland Young People’s String Consort, conducted by Deborah Dabczynski; and the Portland Youth Junior Orchestra, conducted by Ferdinand Liva, USM violin artist faculty. USM Youth Ensembles Fall Instrumental Concert, 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, Merrill Auditorium, Portland; $8/$5 suggested donation at the door; open seating. For more information go to http://usm.maine.edu/music or call 780-5555. Sponsored by Macy’s.”
‘Souvenir’ at Portland Stage
7:30 p.m. October 28 to Nov. 16. Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Souvenir” at Portland Stage. “A full-throated comedy with music about amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, whose famously tone-deaf recitals delighted audiences all the while she believed herself an operatic diva. Told by Jenkins’ long-suffering accompanist, Souvenir is a comedic and heartfelt reflection on the limits of perception and the sometimes curious rewards of following your dreams.” http://www.portlandstage.org/on-stage/calendar

Friday, Nov. 14

‘Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War’
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “In partnership with the Maine Irish Heritage Center, Maine Historical Society (MHS) is pleased to present ‘Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,’ a traveling exhibition opening at the Brown Library at MHS on Nov. 12. This exhibition examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War — the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties. Lincoln is widely acknowledged as one of America’s greatest presidents, but his historical reputation is contested. Was he a calculating politician willing to accommodate slavery, or a principled leader justly celebrated as the Great Emancipator? This exhibition provides no easy answers. Rather, it encourages visitors to form a nuanced view of Lincoln by engaging them with Lincoln’s struggle to reconcile his policy preferences with basic American ideals of liberty and equality. This exhibition develops a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis. The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the traveling exhibition, which was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): great ideas brought to life. The traveling exhibition is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center. The traveling exhibition is composed of informative panels featuring photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincoln’s first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War will be on display at the Brown Library Thursdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., from Nov. 12 – Dec. 20.  The exhibition will be closed Nov. 26-29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Admission to the exhibition is free.” www.maineirish.com
‘The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address’
7 p.m. “Free and Responsible Government: The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address” at Maine Historical Society. Speaker: Jared Peatman. “Historian Jared Peatman, author of ‘The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address’ (2013), reveals the interconnected history between the United States Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, and constitutional theory around the world. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln used the Gettysburg Address as a tool to encourage a new philosophy of government, one that strayed from the Constitution of 1787. Ironically, over the years the Gettysburg Address has become, in Eisenhower’s words, ‘the inspiration for movements toward free and responsible government’ the world over, particularly in China and France. This talk begins with early responses to and interpretations of Lincoln’s greatest speech, then moves through the ensuing hundred years to chart the evolving ways audiences around the world interpreted and invoked the Address. A Maine native, Jared Peatman is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a master’s degree from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M. He was awarded the 2009 Organization of American Historians/Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Doctoral Fellow and 2012 Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize for ‘The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.’ He is also the co-author, with Steven B. Wiley, of ‘A Transformational Journey: Leadership Lessons from Gettysburg.’ Since 2009 Jared has offered leadership development events using historic metaphors in places ranging from Jamestown to the Alamo to Waterloo.” https://www.mainehistory.org
The Art of Pulp lecture at MECA
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Art of Pulp: lecture by Joshua David Bergey Friday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St. “Pulp Fictions, the incredibly creative, and surprisingly affordable magazines of the early 20th century, captured the hearts of America’s “Greatest Generation”. Boasting millions of readers, these subscriptions catapulted authors like Ray Bradbergey (3)bury, Arthur C. Clarke, and Dashiell Hammett to fame. However, Pulp Fiction would be nothing if not for its visionary artists and the eye-popping images they produced.Partnering with Portland Public Library, MECA is pleased to announce a lecture with visiting artist, Joshua David Bergey, in conjunction with The Pulps!—a major exhibition of rare and original pulp fiction paintings. An authority in Pulp Fiction whose paternal grandfather was the renowned pulp artist, Earle K. Bergey, Joshua will be speaking on the visionary art that graced the covers of these iconic publications. On Friday, November 14, 7 p.m., Joshua will be coming to MECA to talk about the exhibit, his prolific grandfather, and his own journey tracking down the true story behind American Pulp Fiction.” See more at: http://www.portlandlibrary.com/events/art-pulp-lecture-joshua-david-bergey/#sthash.vznTqbxS.dpuf
Snowlion Repertory’s ‘Wyoming’
7:30 p.m. Snowlion Repertory Theater. “Our fall production is utterly unique — searingly funny, disturbingly relevant, a show that turns political satire on its head as it celebrates the unquenchable spirit of theater. In Moral & Political Lessons on ‘Wyoming,’ playwright Vincent Sessa reveals a world in which repression and the desire for freedom are locked in a mortal battle for the souls of three young students. In a society where theatrical plays have been stamped out, students read excerpts from the contraband play Wyoming at a ‘Commitment Talk’ run by a panel of community leaders who celebrate the death of theater. As scenes from Wyoming are enacted, the lecture transforms into an actual theatrical event as the young readers find themselves swept away by the power of the dramatic experience created by the material they are reading.  Imaginations soar, long-repressed emotions are reawakened, and the spirit of theater bursts forth, igniting a fierce battle over the very soul of free expression.  Don’t miss this unique comically dramatic offering running November 14 -23 at Portland Stage Studio Theater. http://snowlionrep.org.
‘Souvenir’ at Portland Stage
7:30 p.m. October 28 to Nov. 16. Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Souvenir” at Portland Stage. “A full-throated comedy with music about amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, whose famously tone-deaf recitals delighted audiences all the while she believed herself an operatic diva. Told by Jenkins’ long-suffering accompanist, Souvenir is a comedic and heartfelt reflection on the limits of perception and the sometimes curious rewards of following your dreams.” http://www.portlandstage.org/on-stage/calendar
‘A Number’ by Dramatic Repertory Company
7:30 p.m. “Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) launches its 2014-2015 season — A Year of the Woman Playwright — with the Maine Premiere of A Number by Caryl Churchill. The show will run for 7 performances only in Portland, Nov. 14-22 at the Portland Ballet Studio Theatre, 517 Forest Avenue, Portland. The cast of ‘A Number’ features Corey M. Gagne (PSC’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, DRC’s Equivocation) and Charles Michael Howard* (AIRE’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me). The show is directed by Daniel Burson (Penobscot Theatre’s One Blue Tarp, DRC’s Swimming in the Shallows).” November 14-16 at 7:30 p.m., and then Nov. 19-22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for “A Number” range from $10 to $20 with Premium Tickets also available. Tickets are available now from Brown Paper Tickets --online at www.dramaticrep.org or by phone at 800-838-3006.
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ by Good Theater
7:30 p.m. “Good Theater will open the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s delightfully wacky comedy ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ beginning Oct. 29 and continuing through Nov. 23. Good Theater is the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. For tickets and more information call 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com. Performances for ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ are Oct. 29-Nov.  23 with shows Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 3 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($28), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28).  Wednesday evenings are 10/29 & 11/5 and Saturday matinees are 11/15 & 11/22 only.”
Bill Engvall at Merrill
6 p.m. “Waterfront Concerts is pleased to announce an upcoming appearance with Grammy Nominated, Actor/Comedian Bill Engvall at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Friday, Nov. 14, as part of the Machias Savings Bank Concert Series. Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Most recently, Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals. Earlier this year, Bill lent his voice to the animated comedy series Bounty Hunters, which aired on CMT. He previously starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show.” https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waterfront-Concerts/190467764324369?sk=timeline

Saturday, Nov. 15

Extension sheep and goat seminar
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering its annual sheep and goat seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Kennebec Valley Community College, 92 Western Ave., Fairfield. The seminar will focus on animal health and strive to equip producers with skills and knowledge to keep their animals healthy and productive. Topics will include prevention and detection of common diseases, health-related tools and a program used to eradicate Scrapie, a degenerative disease that attacks the central nervous system of sheep and goats. Scheduled instructors are Richard Brzozowski, Ph.D.; Anne Lichtenwalner, DVM; and James Weber, DVM. The fee of $35 per person includes lunch and materials. More information and registration are online umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/sheep-goat-seminar. To request a disability accommodation, call 207.781.6099, 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine).”
‘Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War’
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “In partnership with the Maine Irish Heritage Center, Maine Historical Society (MHS) is pleased to present ‘Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,’ a traveling exhibition opening at the Brown Library at MHS on Nov. 12. This exhibition examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War — the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties. Lincoln is widely acknowledged as one of America’s greatest presidents, but his historical reputation is contested. Was he a calculating politician willing to accommodate slavery, or a principled leader justly celebrated as the Great Emancipator? This exhibition provides no easy answers. Rather, it encourages visitors to form a nuanced view of Lincoln by engaging them with Lincoln’s struggle to reconcile his policy preferences with basic American ideals of liberty and equality. This exhibition develops a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis. The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the traveling exhibition, which was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): great ideas brought to life. The traveling exhibition is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center. The traveling exhibition is composed of informative panels featuring photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincoln’s first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War will be on display at the Brown Library Thursdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., from Nov. 12 – Dec. 20.  The exhibition will be closed Nov. 26-29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Admission to the exhibition is free.” www.maineirish.com
LGBTQ Teen Film Series
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Portland Public Library continues LGBTQ Teen Film Series Saturday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Teen Lounge. “Portland Public Library continues the LGBTQ film series for teens!  On Saturdays this fall, PPL will screen films featuring LGBTQ material or created by LGBTQ identified individuals. Due to licensing restrictions, we are unable to name the films.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ by Good Theater
3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “Good Theater will open the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s delightfully wacky comedy ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ beginning Oct. 29 and continuing through Nov. 23. Good Theater is the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. For tickets and more information call 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com. Performances for ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ are Oct. 29-Nov.  23 with shows Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 3 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($28), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28).  Wednesday evenings are 10/29 & 11/5 and Saturday matinees are 11/15 & 11/22 only.”
‘Souvenir’ at Portland Stage
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. October 28 to Nov. 16. Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Souvenir” at Portland Stage. “A full-throated comedy with music about amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, whose famously tone-deaf recitals delighted audiences all the while she believed herself an operatic diva. Told by Jenkins’ long-suffering accompanist, Souvenir is a comedic and heartfelt reflection on the limits of perception and the sometimes curious rewards of following your dreams.” http://www.portlandstage.org/on-stage/calendar
The FLUKES in concert in South Portland
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The South Portland Public Library continues its series of free after-hours concerts with bright and energetic ukulele ensemble, The FLUKES. This concert will be held at the library’s main location at 482 Broadway, South Portland, on Saturday evening, Nov. 15, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Escape from the chilly weather and cozy up at the library for an evening of music that is sure to evoke images of summer! The FLUKES (which stands for The Falmouth Library Ukulele EnSemble) have been performing around Maine since the dreary January days of 2012, when Falmouth Memorial Library staff members Andi Jackson-Darling, Ellen Conway and Nina Miller found themselves dreaming of the sun, surf and sandy beaches of Hawaii. Someone said the word ‘ukulele’ and an idea was born.”
The 100th Boxing Event
7:30 p.m. “The 100th Boxing Event presented by Portland Boxing Club in association with AutoMile Motors at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) at the Portland Exposition Building. Tickets $55/$40/$30 (includes fee). Live professional and amateur boxing at the EXPO featuring New Middleweight Champion Russell LaMour.” http://www.portlandboxingclub.org or https://tickets.porttix.com/public
Snowlion Repertory’s ‘Wyoming’
7:30 p.m. Snowlion Repertory Theater. “Our fall production is utterly unique — searingly funny, disturbingly relevant, a show that turns political satire on its head as it celebrates the unquenchable spirit of theater. In Moral & Political Lessons on ‘Wyoming,’ playwright Vincent Sessa reveals a world in which repression and the desire for freedom are locked in a mortal battle for the souls of three young students. In a society where theatrical plays have been stamped out, students read excerpts from the contraband play Wyoming at a ‘Commitment Talk’ run by a panel of community leaders who celebrate the death of theater. As scenes from Wyoming are enacted, the lecture transforms into an actual theatrical event as the young readers find themselves swept away by the power of the dramatic experience created by the material they are reading.  Imaginations soar, long-repressed emotions are reawakened, and the spirit of theater bursts forth, igniting a fierce battle over the very soul of free expression.  Don’t miss this unique comically dramatic offering running November 14 -23 at Portland Stage Studio Theater. http://snowlionrep.org.
‘A Number’ by Dramatic Repertory Company
7:30 p.m. “Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) launches its 2014-2015 season — A Year of the Woman Playwright — with the Maine Premiere of A Number by Caryl Churchill. The show will run for 7 performances only in Portland, Nov. 14-22 at the Portland Ballet Studio Theatre, 517 Forest Avenue, Portland. The cast of ‘A Number’ features Corey M. Gagne (PSC’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, DRC’s Equivocation) and Charles Michael Howard* (AIRE’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me). The show is directed by Daniel Burson (Penobscot Theatre’s One Blue Tarp, DRC’s Swimming in the Shallows).” November 14-16 at 7:30 p.m., and then Nov. 19-22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for “A Number” range from $10 to $20 with Premium Tickets also available. Tickets are available now from Brown Paper Tickets --online at www.dramaticrep.org or by phone at 800-838-3006.
Flask Lounge’s seventh anniversary
8 p.m. “In keeping with tradition, come party and celebrate seven years of Flask Lounge! This year we are asking for a small donation ($3-$5) to go towards replacing our completely worn out dance floor! DJ Sets by: Jamie O’Sullivan (LOVE, every 1st Friday); Mr. Dereloid Tapley (FOUNDATION, every 2nd Friday); Corbin (Digital Mercenaries) vs. Popgirl23; ATOMIK & Specials Guests! Thank you ALL for an amazing 7 Years! Lets party hardy!” 117 Spring St., Portland

Sunday, Nov. 16

‘Souvenir’ at Portland Stage
2 p.m. October 28 to Nov. 16. Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Souvenir” at Portland Stage. “A full-throated comedy with music about amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, whose famously tone-deaf recitals delighted audiences all the while she believed herself an operatic diva. Told by Jenkins’ long-suffering accompanist, Souvenir is a comedic and heartfelt reflection on the limits of perception and the sometimes curious rewards of following your dreams.” http://www.portlandstage.org/on-stage/calendar
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ by Good Theater
2 p.m. “Good Theater will open the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s delightfully wacky comedy ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ beginning Oct. 29 and continuing through Nov. 23. Good Theater is the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. For tickets and more information call 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com. Performances for ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ are Oct. 29-Nov.  23 with shows Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 3 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($28), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28).  Wednesday evenings are 10/29 & 11/5 and Saturday matinees are 11/15 & 11/22 only.”
Portland Rossini Club concert
3 p.m. “Originally founded in 1869 as a music club intended exclusively for women performers, Portland Rossini Club soon developed an enthusiastic following among  music lovers. Concerts and activities were regularly reported and reviewed in the Portland newspapers. In the 1980’s, we began to welcome men among our performing members, and we currently have thirty performing members, eight of whom are men. Fully half of our members are pianists, and the rest are instrumentalists or vocalists.” Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St. http://www.rossiniclub.org
Hymn Festival at Merrill
3 p.m. “In collaboration with the Portland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Salvation Army, Ray Cornils, municipal organist, plus area organists and choirs, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street, Portland, Sunday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m. 553-4363.”
Salvation Army special concert
5.30 p.m. “The Portland Corps of the Salvation Army will be celebrating 130 years of service to the community on Saturday, Nov. 15, with a special concert featuring the army’s highly acclaimed New York Staff Band and the University of Southern Maine’s University Chorale conducted by Robert Russell. The concert will be held at the First Baptist Church at 360 Canco Road, Portland and will be preceded by dinner at 5.30 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner and concert are $15 and just for the concert $10. The evening will also serve as the official launch of the 2014 Christmas Kettle Campaign. For tickets to the dinner & concert, or the concert only, please contact The Salvation Army at 774 4172.”
‘A Number’ by Dramatic Repertory Company
7:30 p.m. “Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) launches its 2014-2015 season — A Year of the Woman Playwright — with the Maine Premiere of A Number by Caryl Churchill. The show will run for 7 performances only in Portland, Nov. 14-22 at the Portland Ballet Studio Theatre, 517 Forest Avenue, Portland. The cast of ‘A Number’ features Corey M. Gagne (PSC’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, DRC’s Equivocation) and Charles Michael Howard* (AIRE’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me). The show is directed by Daniel Burson (Penobscot Theatre’s One Blue Tarp, DRC’s Swimming in the Shallows).” November 14-16 at 7:30 p.m., and then Nov. 19-22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for “A Number” range from $10 to $20 with Premium Tickets also available. Tickets are available now from Brown Paper Tickets --online at www.dramaticrep.org or by phone at 800-838-3006.
Snowlion Repertory’s ‘Wyoming’
7:30 p.m. Snowlion Repertory Theater. “Our fall production is utterly unique — searingly funny, disturbingly relevant, a show that turns political satire on its head as it celebrates the unquenchable spirit of theater. In Moral & Political Lessons on ‘Wyoming,’ playwright Vincent Sessa reveals a world in which repression and the desire for freedom are locked in a mortal battle for the souls of three young students. In a society where theatrical plays have been stamped out, students read excerpts from the contraband play Wyoming at a ‘Commitment Talk’ run by a panel of community leaders who celebrate the death of theater. As scenes from Wyoming are enacted, the lecture transforms into an actual theatrical event as the young readers find themselves swept away by the power of the dramatic experience created by the material they are reading.  Imaginations soar, long-repressed emotions are reawakened, and the spirit of theater bursts forth, igniting a fierce battle over the very soul of free expression.  Don’t miss this unique comically dramatic offering running November 14 -23 at Portland Stage Studio Theater. http://snowlionrep.org.

Monday, Nov. 17

Stephen King at Books-A-Million in South Portland
4 p.m. “Stephen King will embark on a six-city book tour to promote the release of his upcoming book, ‘Revival.’ The Books-A-Million in South Portland, Maine will be his final tour stop destination on Monday, Nov. 17 beginning at 4 p.m. A limited amount of tickets for the exclusive event will be available for distribution beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the South Portland Books-A-Million. His new book, ‘Revival,’ must be purchased from the South Portland Books-A-Million store, and a proof of receipt is required in order to receive a ticket to the event. A limited number of tickets will be available on a first come/first served basis.  Each customer must be present to receive 1 ticket per book purchased for the event. Only copies of ‘Revival’ will be signed at this event, no other memorabilia or books. Fans can visit www.stephenking.com for more information about the book tour.”

Tuesday, Nov. 18

Maine During the Civil War
noon. Speaker: Lee Webb at Maine Historical Society. “A PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Maine, Webb has been researching and writing extensively about Maine politics and culture during the war. He’ll share his research in this talk relating to the travelling exhibition, Lincoln: The Constitution & the Civil War, on display in the Brown Library from November 12 to December 20. This program is free and open to the public. Lincoln: The Constitution & the Civil War is being co-sponsored by Maine Irish Heritage Center, and was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. It has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.” https://www.mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

Wednesday, Nov. 19

2014 Statewide Preservation Honor Awards
TBA. “Come see some of the best preservation projects completed in the state this year — and the dedicated owners and craftsmen that made them a success. ... The annual Maine Preservation Honor Awards celebrate excellence in historic preservation leadership, rehabilitation and craft. Since 1998, Maine Preservation has recognized historic preservation successes across Maine and acknowledged the people that make them happen. ... Maine Preservation advocates for policies that encourage historic preservation in Maine; most notably, the Maine Historic Preservation Tax Credit, that combines with a federal credit to offer a 45 percent rebate on the rehabilitation cost of commercial and rental properties.” Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. http://mainepreservation.org/programs-events/advocacy
Health Insurance Assistance
10 a.m. to noon. Portland Public Library, Main Library, meeting room No. 3. “Unsure about the Affordable Care Act? Need to know how it affects you? Thinking about signing up for insurance? Need help? Meet with a Health Insurance Assistance volunteer.” See more at: http://www.portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/?thedate=&offset=35&resultsp=5&location=&event_audience=&type=&topic=#sthash.uxt3brbP.dpuf
Author Gail Gutradt at the PPL
noon to 1 p.m. Gail Gutradt speaks about “In a Rocket Made of Ice: Among the Children of Wat Opot” at the Portland Public Library, Main Library. “A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman’s volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia — a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/?thedate=&offset=40&resultsp=5&location=&event_audience=&type=&topic=#sthash.d7hcteOF.dpuf
‘A Number’ by Dramatic Repertory Company
7:30 p.m. “Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) launches its 2014-2015 season — A Year of the Woman Playwright — with the Maine Premiere of A Number by Caryl Churchill. The show will run for 7 performances only in Portland, Nov. 14-22 at the Portland Ballet Studio Theatre, 517 Forest Avenue, Portland. The cast of ‘A Number’ features Corey M. Gagne (PSC’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, DRC’s Equivocation) and Charles Michael Howard* (AIRE’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me). The show is directed by Daniel Burson (Penobscot Theatre’s One Blue Tarp, DRC’s Swimming in the Shallows).” November 14-16 at 7:30 p.m., and then Nov. 19-22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for “A Number” range from $10 to $20 with Premium Tickets also available. Tickets are available now from Brown Paper Tickets --online at www.dramaticrep.org or by phone at 800-838-3006.

Thursday, Nov. 20

‘Extreme Makeover: Environmental Remediation’
7:15 a.m. The Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech), E2Tech Annual Meeting — “Extreme Makeover: Environmental Remediation Edition,” Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine. “Many commercial and industrial processes can lead to contamination of the environment with hazardous substances. Fortunately, there are also many Maine companies with specialized experience in removal of these contaminants from soil, groundwater, sediment, surface water and other environmental media. This panel represents just a sampling of those companies and environmental remediation technologies and processes they bring in to tackle some tough and dirty jobs and decide ‘how clean is clean?’ E2Tech will also hold its annual meeting.” http://e2tech.org/about
Husky Harvest at USM
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “A Multicultural Celebration” at the second annual Husky Harvest at University of Southern Maine. “The Husky Harvest is an international food festival free and open to our USM community and the Greater Portland area. The event will be held on Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodbury Campus Center located at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland Campus. The Husky Harvest is hosted by the USM’s Event Planning and Management class in the Tourism and Hospitality Program. The mission of the Husky Harvest is to create a fun and educational event that develops multicultural emgagement, exchange, and understanding through the sharing of cultural traditions and food. Recipes from around the world will be shared potluck style while cultural dance performances and impressive ethnic food demonstrations take place. Local Food Vendors will be present at the event to offer traditional food samples and to sell you your favorite treats. The Husky Harvest will also have several art displays and activities to keep everyone of all ages entertained and involved in the learning of the cultural variety our community has to offer. Cultural programming starts at 10 a.m. and food will be served at 11 a.m. Come join the harvest fun while we foster a respect for diversity and create positive connections between cultures! If you would like more information about this event, please contact Tracy Michaud-Stutzman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kaitlyn Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Camden Conference advance program at the PPL
noon. “Portland Public Library has partnered with the Camden Conference once again to present community programming in advance of this year’s Camden Conference held annually in Camden. This diverse series of free programs will focus around the theme of the 28th annual Camden Conference, Russia Resurgent. The 2015 Conference on ‘Russia Resurgent’ will go behind the news to examine Russia’s role in the world from multiple perspectives, including not just that of the U.S. but also those of Russia’s own citizens, Eastern and Western Europeans, and the Chinese. Greater Portland and Archangel Russia — Sister Cities since 1942, Thursday, Nov. 20 at noon in the Lewis Gallery. Neale Duffett, chair of the Portland Archangel Sister City Committee. This talk will focus on the historical connection between Portland and Archangel dating back to 1942 and the link between the Liberty Ships being produced in Maine and sailing directly to Archangel. The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union — 1917 to 1991. Thursday, Dec. 11 at noon in the Rines Auditorium. John D. Doughty, Vice President, Director of Research R. M. Davis, Inc. This lecture will cover the history of the Soviet Union from the invasions of the Mongols in the 13th century to Perestroika and everything in between.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com
Labyrinth Walk in Portland
4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “Trinity Episcopal at 580 Forest Ave. (entrance in rear) is offering its indoor Chartre-style labyrinth for meditative walks on Thursday, Nov. 20 between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This walk is dedicated to Children’s Grief Awareness Day and all donations collected will be given to the Center for Grieving Children. Allow about 30 minutes. FMI 772-7421.”
‘Sense and Sensibility’ at PMA
6:30 p.m. “This fall, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) will present 16 of the most revered British films of all time. From David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, filmed over a year in Jordan and Morocco in 1962, to Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, shot in just 12 days and released in 2012, the British Film Series has something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to see these British classics on the big screen! Tickets are $8/$6 for PMA members (for each film). The British Film Series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection, on view at the PMA from Oct. 2 through Jan. 4, 2015. For information, visit www.PortlandMuseum.org. November: 11/20: Sense and Sensibility, 6:30 p.m.; 11/21: Much Ado About Nothing, 6:30 p.m.; 11/22: Twelfth Night, 2 p.m.; 11/23: Richard III, 2 p.m.; December: 12/12: Nicholas Nickleby, 6:30 p.m.; 12/13: The 39 Steps, 2 p.m.; 12/14: The Lady Killers, 2 p.m. Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible by the Berger Collection Educational Trust. Foundation support is provided by the F. M. Kirby Foundation. Corporate support is provided by Unum and The Bear Bookshop, Marlboro, VT, and media sponsorship is provided by WCSH 6.”
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ by Good Theater
7 p.m. “Good Theater will open the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s delightfully wacky comedy ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ beginning Oct. 29 and continuing through Nov. 23. Good Theater is the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. For tickets and more information call 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com. Performances for ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ are Oct. 29-Nov.  23 with shows Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 3 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($28), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28).  Wednesday evenings are 10/29 & 11/5 and Saturday matinees are 11/15 & 11/22 only.”
‘A Number’ by Dramatic Repertory Company
7:30 p.m. “Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) launches its 2014-2015 season — A Year of the Woman Playwright — with the Maine Premiere of A Number by Caryl Churchill. The show will run for 7 performances only in Portland, Nov. 14-22 at the Portland Ballet Studio Theatre, 517 Forest Avenue, Portland. The cast of ‘A Number’ features Corey M. Gagne (PSC’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, DRC’s Equivocation) and Charles Michael Howard* (AIRE’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me). The show is directed by Daniel Burson (Penobscot Theatre’s One Blue Tarp, DRC’s Swimming in the Shallows).” November 14-16 at 7:30 p.m., and then Nov. 19-22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for “A Number” range from $10 to $20 with Premium Tickets also available. Tickets are available now from Brown Paper Tickets --online at www.dramaticrep.org or by phone at 800-838-3006.

Friday, Nov. 21

69th annual Prides Corner Harvest Fair
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The 69th annual Prides Corner Harvest Fair, Nov 21, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 235 Pride St., Westbrook. “We’ll have scrumptious meals in our Country Kitchen including the ever-popular fish chowder and home-made mac & cheese! Don’t miss out on homemade bakery items, jams, relishes and candies. Our guild features hand-made knits, kitchen items and Christmas decorations. It’s a perfect opportunity to find a unique holiday gift. We hope to see you there!” Admission: Free. Phone: 797-4636. Facebook: pridescornerchurch.org
‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at PMA
6:30 p.m. “This fall, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) will present 16 of the most revered British films of all time. From David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, filmed over a year in Jordan and Morocco in 1962, to Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, shot in just 12 days and released in 2012, the British Film Series has something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to see these British classics on the big screen! Tickets are $8/$6 for PMA members (for each film). The British Film Series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection, on view at the PMA from Oct. 2 through Jan. 4, 2015. For information, visit www.PortlandMuseum.org. November: 11/21: Much Ado About Nothing, 6:30 p.m.; 11/22: Twelfth Night, 2 p.m.; 11/23: Richard III, 2 p.m.; December: 12/12: Nicholas Nickleby, 6:30 p.m.; 12/13: The 39 Steps, 2 p.m.; 12/14: The Lady Killers, 2 p.m. Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible by the Berger Collection Educational Trust. Foundation support is provided by the F. M. Kirby Foundation. Corporate support is provided by Unum and The Bear Bookshop, Marlboro, VT, and media sponsorship is provided by WCSH 6.”
Snowlion Repertory’s ‘Wyoming’
7:30 p.m. Snowlion Repertory Theater. “Our fall production is utterly unique — searingly funny, disturbingly relevant, a show that turns political satire on its head as it celebrates the unquenchable spirit of theater. In Moral & Political Lessons on ‘Wyoming,’ playwright Vincent Sessa reveals a world in which repression and the desire for freedom are locked in a mortal battle for the souls of three young students. In a society where theatrical plays have been stamped out, students read excerpts from the contraband play Wyoming at a ‘Commitment Talk’ run by a panel of community leaders who celebrate the death of theater. As scenes from Wyoming are enacted, the lecture transforms into an actual theatrical event as the young readers find themselves swept away by the power of the dramatic experience created by the material they are reading.  Imaginations soar, long-repressed emotions are reawakened, and the spirit of theater bursts forth, igniting a fierce battle over the very soul of free expression.  Don’t miss this unique comically dramatic offering running November 14 -23 at Portland Stage Studio Theater. http://snowlionrep.org.
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ by Good Theater
7:30 p.m. “Good Theater will open the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s delightfully wacky comedy ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ beginning Oct. 29 and continuing through Nov. 23. Good Theater is the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. For tickets and more information call 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com. Performances for ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ are Oct. 29-Nov.  23 with shows Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 3 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($28), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28).  Wednesday evenings are 10/29 & 11/5 and Saturday matinees are 11/15 & 11/22 only.”
‘A Number’ by Dramatic Repertory Company
7:30 p.m. “Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) launches its 2014-2015 season — A Year of the Woman Playwright — with the Maine Premiere of A Number by Caryl Churchill. The show will run for 7 performances only in Portland, Nov. 14-22 at the Portland Ballet Studio Theatre, 517 Forest Avenue, Portland. The cast of ‘A Number’ features Corey M. Gagne (PSC’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, DRC’s Equivocation) and Charles Michael Howard* (AIRE’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me). The show is directed by Daniel Burson (Penobscot Theatre’s One Blue Tarp, DRC’s Swimming in the Shallows).” November 14-16 at 7:30 p.m., and then Nov. 19-22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for “A Number” range from $10 to $20 with Premium Tickets also available. Tickets are available now from Brown Paper Tickets --online at www.dramaticrep.org or by phone at 800-838-3006.

Saturday, Nov. 22

Holly Daze Bazaar in South Portland
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holly Daze Bazaar at First Congregational Church of South Portland, 301 Cottage Rd. Wreaths, gifts, baked goods, Grandma’s attic, and Cookie Walk. Luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., lobster and crabmeat rolls, haddock chowder, chicken salad rolls and apple crisp. Handicapped accessible.
69th annual Prides Corner Harvest Fair
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 69th annual Prides Corner Harvest Fair, Nov 21, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 235 Pride St., Westbrook. “We’ll have scrumptious meals in our Country Kitchen including the ever-popular fish chowder and home-made mac & cheese! Don’t miss out on homemade bakery items, jams, relishes and candies. Our guild features hand-made knits, kitchen items and Christmas decorations. It’s a perfect opportunity to find a unique holiday gift. We hope to see you there!” Admission: Free. Phone: 797-4636. Facebook: pridescornerchurch.org
Casco Bay High craft fair
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Casco Bay High School, 196 Allen Ave., Portland. “Our eighth annual craft fair. Knitted Goods, Jewelry, Stained Glass, Pottery, Metal Art,Wood Crafts, Clothes. Silent Auction! Fabulous Artist-Made Ornaments. One of a Kind Originals by local and away artists. Free admission and free entertainment.”
CNS annual Grand Bazaar & Silent Auction
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “The Children’s Nursery School will be holding their 39th annual Grand Bazaar and Silent Auction on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the State Street Church in Portland’s West End. The auction will coincide with a full day of free family events, featuring a visit from David Sparks, music with Tucker Daniels, face painting, lots of children’s activities and plenty of delicious, local food! Come join the fun while supporting the Children’s Nursery School at the same time!”
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ by Good Theater
3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “Good Theater will open the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s delightfully wacky comedy ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ beginning Oct. 29 and continuing through Nov. 23. Good Theater is the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. For tickets and more information call 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com. Performances for ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ are Oct. 29-Nov.  23 with shows Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 3 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($28), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28).  Wednesday evenings are 10/29 & 11/5 and Saturday matinees are 11/15 & 11/22 only.”
‘Twelth Night’ at PMA
6:30 p.m. “This fall, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) will present 16 of the most revered British films of all time. From David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, filmed over a year in Jordan and Morocco in 1962, to Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, shot in just 12 days and released in 2012, the British Film Series has something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to see these British classics on the big screen! Tickets are $8/$6 for PMA members (for each film). The British Film Series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection, on view at the PMA from Oct. 2 through Jan. 4, 2015. For information, visit www.PortlandMuseum.org. November: 11/22: Twelfth Night, 2 p.m.; 11/23: Richard III, 2 p.m.; December: 12/12: Nicholas Nickleby, 6:30 p.m.; 12/13: The 39 Steps, 2 p.m.; 12/14: The Lady Killers, 2 p.m. Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible by the Berger Collection Educational Trust. Foundation support is provided by the F. M. Kirby Foundation. Corporate support is provided by Unum and The Bear Bookshop, Marlboro, VT, and media sponsorship is provided by WCSH 6.”
Snowlion Repertory’s ‘Wyoming’
7:30 p.m. Snowlion Repertory Theater. “Our fall production is utterly unique — searingly funny, disturbingly relevant, a show that turns political satire on its head as it celebrates the unquenchable spirit of theater. In Moral & Political Lessons on ‘Wyoming,’ playwright Vincent Sessa reveals a world in which repression and the desire for freedom are locked in a mortal battle for the souls of three young students. In a society where theatrical plays have been stamped out, students read excerpts from the contraband play Wyoming at a ‘Commitment Talk’ run by a panel of community leaders who celebrate the death of theater. As scenes from Wyoming are enacted, the lecture transforms into an actual theatrical event as the young readers find themselves swept away by the power of the dramatic experience created by the material they are reading.  Imaginations soar, long-repressed emotions are reawakened, and the spirit of theater bursts forth, igniting a fierce battle over the very soul of free expression.  Don’t miss this unique comically dramatic offering running November 14 -23 at Portland Stage Studio Theater. http://snowlionrep.org.
‘A Number’ by Dramatic Repertory Company
7:30 p.m. “Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) launches its 2014-2015 season — A Year of the Woman Playwright — with the Maine Premiere of A Number by Caryl Churchill. The show will run for 7 performances only in Portland, Nov. 14-22 at the Portland Ballet Studio Theatre, 517 Forest Avenue, Portland. The cast of ‘A Number’ features Corey M. Gagne (PSC’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, DRC’s Equivocation) and Charles Michael Howard* (AIRE’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me). The show is directed by Daniel Burson (Penobscot Theatre’s One Blue Tarp, DRC’s Swimming in the Shallows).” November 14-16 at 7:30 p.m., and then Nov. 19-22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for “A Number” range from $10 to $20 with Premium Tickets also available. Tickets are available now from Brown Paper Tickets --online at www.dramaticrep.org or by phone at 800-838-3006.

Sunday, Nov. 23

Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5K
7 a.m. “Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you’re warmly welcomed to join in on some jolly fun at the First Ever Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5K presented by Bon-Ton on Sunday, Nov. 23 as thousands of people dressed as Santa hit the streets of South Portland! Race participants will receive a Santa hat and beard along with a dri-fit sweatshirt to show off their holiday spirit. Throughout the course-which starts and ends at Maine Mall and runs through the streets of South Portland-holiday cheer will abound with seasonal music, candy and cookie stations, signs and other goodies. An After Party Celebration will be held at the Maine Mall. Since the holiday season is the perfect time to give back, proceeds from The Santa Hustle will benefit Easter Seals, and the race is an official drop off spot for Toys for Tots. ... Santa’s can register today at www.santahustle.com. Now through Oct. 31, registration for the 5K is $45, and from Nov. 1 until Nov. 21, the cost is $50. Half marathon registration is $60 through Oct. 31 and $65 between Nov. 1 and Nov. 21. For race packet and lodging information, please visit www.santahustle.com or contact Adrenaline Sports Management at 847-829-4536. Questions can also be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ by Good Theater
2 p.m. “Good Theater will open the Maine premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s delightfully wacky comedy ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ beginning Oct. 29 and continuing through Nov. 23. Good Theater is the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. For tickets and more information call 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com. Performances for ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ are Oct. 29-Nov.  23 with shows Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 3 p.m. ($25), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($28), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($28).  Wednesday evenings are 10/29 & 11/5 and Saturday matinees are 11/15 & 11/22 only.”
‘Richard III’ at PMA
2 p.m. “This fall, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) will present 16 of the most revered British films of all time. From David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, filmed over a year in Jordan and Morocco in 1962, to Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, shot in just 12 days and released in 2012, the British Film Series has something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to see these British classics on the big screen! Tickets are $8/$6 for PMA members (for each film). The British Film Series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection, on view at the PMA from Oct. 2 through Jan. 4, 2015. For information, visit www.PortlandMuseum.org. November: 11/23: Richard III, 2 p.m.; December: 12/12: Nicholas Nickleby, 6:30 p.m.; 12/13: The 39 Steps, 2 p.m.; 12/14: The Lady Killers, 2 p.m. Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible by the Berger Collection Educational Trust. Foundation support is provided by the F. M. Kirby Foundation. Corporate support is provided by Unum and The Bear Bookshop, Marlboro, VT, and media sponsorship is provided by WCSH 6.”
Snowlion Repertory’s ‘Wyoming’
2 p.m. Snowlion Repertory Theater. “Our fall production is utterly unique — searingly funny, disturbingly relevant, a show that turns political satire on its head as it celebrates the unquenchable spirit of theater. In Moral & Political Lessons on ‘Wyoming,’ playwright Vincent Sessa reveals a world in which repression and the desire for freedom are locked in a mortal battle for the souls of three young students. In a society where theatrical plays have been stamped out, students read excerpts from the contraband play Wyoming at a ‘Commitment Talk’ run by a panel of community leaders who celebrate the death of theater. As scenes from Wyoming are enacted, the lecture transforms into an actual theatrical event as the young readers find themselves swept away by the power of the dramatic experience created by the material they are reading.  Imaginations soar, long-repressed emotions are reawakened, and the spirit of theater bursts forth, igniting a fierce battle over the very soul of free expression.  Don’t miss this unique comically dramatic offering running November 14 -23 at Portland Stage Studio Theater. http://snowlionrep.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Health Insurance Assistance Wednesdays
10 a.m. to noon. Portland Public Library offers Health Insurance Assistance Wednesdays, Nov. 15 to Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to noon in Meeting Room No. 3. “Unsure about the Affordable Care Act? Need to know how it affects you? Portland Public Library has partnered with the Opportunity Alliance to create a workshop for those thinking about signing up for The Affordable Care Act but need help. Meet with a Health Insurance Assistance volunteer to enroll or re-enroll for insurance.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/

Thursday, Nov. 27

OOB Thanksgiving Day Dinner, Delivery Service
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. “The Old Orchard Beach United Methodist Church will be holding their 10th annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner and Delivery Service and they are looking for donations and volunteers. The church plans to serve close to 300 meals on Thanksgiving Day throughout the Saco Bay area. That means they need a lot of volunteers and a lot of food. If you would like to help them cook, clean, drive, deliver, pack, serve, prepare, or share in the meal they can certainly use the help. Plans are still being made, but updates as to what they will need are going to be posted on their website and Facebook page. The meal itself is a free Thanksgiving Day meal and will be served at the OOB United Methodist Church from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church also offers rides to and from the meal for people living in either OOB, Saco, or Biddeford. Of course, they can also deliver meals to individuals and families within that same area. Signups for either of those services can be made by leaving a message on the church phone or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Pulp Fiction: A Workshop
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pulp Fiction: A Workshop with the Portland Public Library. Ages 13-18. Wednesdays: Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Portland Public Library. “Where does the Shadow hide from human sight? The Phantom Detective solve crimes? A Starman of Llyrdis have galactic adventures? In the Pulps! A new exhibit of definitive pulp fiction covers is at the Portland Public Library. In this three-week, after-school workshop, we’ll use these sensational, colorful covers as our jumping-off point for original stories of action, adventure, mystery, horror, and damsels (or dudes) in distress. Participants will also create their own pulp covers. *Please note that some images in the exhibit depict violence or near nudity. This workshop will be taught by local YA author Kathryn Williams, author of ‘Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff that Made Me Famous.’” http://www.portlandlibrary.com
John Edward live on tour
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. “See John Edward live on tour in Portland, ME! This is your chance to be part of a live group audience to watch John Edward connect with the other side. There will be question and answer sessions and messages from the other side. Is someone waiting to talk to you?” Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland,  www.etix.com. “The date and time of this event has changed. People with tickets for June 12th can keep their original tickets and use them for the December 3rd date. For details or further information please go to etix.com.” Tickets available now only at: http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1796691. Doors open at 6 p.m.; event 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event is general admission, first come first serve seating.

Saturday, Dec. 6

UMC’s 37th annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. United Maine Craftsmen presents: 37th annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show, Dec. 6 and 7, Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. USM Sullivan Gym, 66 Falmouth St., Portland. Visit www.unitedmainecraftsmen.com for more information.
An American Family Holiday in Windham
2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. An American Family Holiday, Windham Performing Arts Center, 406 Gray Road, Windham. www.windhamchambersingers.com. “Special guests Ashley Liberty, Daniel Strange and Rachel York. Kim Block of WGME will host. Tickets are $10 to $30 and go on sale Monday, Oct. 6 at 8 a.m. Show times are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.”

Thursday, Dec. 11

Camden Conference advance program at the PPL
noon. “Portland Public Library has partnered with the Camden Conference once again to present community programming in advance of this year’s Camden Conference held annually in Camden. This diverse series of free programs will focus around the theme of the 28th annual Camden Conference, Russia Resurgent. The 2015 Conference on ‘Russia Resurgent’ will go behind the news to examine Russia’s role in the world from multiple perspectives, including not just that of the U.S. but also those of Russia’s own citizens, Eastern and Western Europeans, and the Chinese. Greater Portland and Archangel Russia — Sister Cities since 1942, Thursday, Nov. 20 at noon in the Lewis Gallery. Neale Duffett, chair of the Portland Archangel Sister City Committee. This talk will focus on the historical connection between Portland and Archangel dating back to 1942 and the link between the Liberty Ships being produced in Maine and sailing directly to Archangel. The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union — 1917 to 1991. Thursday, Dec. 11 at noon in the Rines Auditorium. John D. Doughty, Vice President, Director of Research R. M. Davis, Inc. This lecture will cover the history of the Soviet Union from the invasions of the Mongols in the 13th century to Perestroika and everything in between.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com

Friday, Dec. 12

‘Nicholas Nickleby’ at PMA
6:30 p.m. “This fall, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) will present 16 of the most revered British films of all time. From David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, filmed over a year in Jordan and Morocco in 1962, to Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, shot in just 12 days and released in 2012, the British Film Series has something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to see these British classics on the big screen! Tickets are $8/$6 for PMA members (for each film). The British Film Series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection, on view at the PMA from Oct. 2 through Jan. 4, 2015. For information, visit www.PortlandMuseum.org. December: 12/12: Nicholas Nickleby, 6:30 p.m.; 12/13: The 39 Steps, 2 p.m.; 12/14: The Lady Killers, 2 p.m. Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible by the Berger Collection Educational Trust. Foundation support is provided by the F. M. Kirby Foundation. Corporate support is provided by Unum and The Bear Bookshop, Marlboro, VT, and media sponsorship is provided by WCSH 6.”

Saturday, Dec. 13

AWS Christmas Open House
noon to 3 p.m. The Animal Welfare Society invites everyone in the community to its annual Christmas Open House.” The event will be held on from noon until 3 p.m. at the shelter on Holland Road in West Kennebunk. “Enjoy some holiday treats, have your pet’s photo taken with Santa, do some holiday shopping and celebrate another amazing year with the staff and volunteers from AWS.” See more at: http://animalwelfaresociety.org/news_and_events/christmas-open-house-december-13/#sthash.RXMORM4N.dpuf
‘The Victorian Nutcracker’ in Westbrook, Portland
2 p.m. Portland Ballet Company presents: “The Victorian Nutcracker” at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St., Westbrook, Dec. 13 and 14 at 2 p.m. with a post-show meet and greet with the dancers on the stage. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. with a live orchestra and chorus. “Join Portland Ballet for a magical journey through Victorian Portland to the enchanted Kingdom of the Sweets! This classical Nutcracker story is set in beautiful Victorian Portland, with sets and costumes inspired by the Victoria Mansion. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 28 through PortTix. www.porttix.com. Prices range from $20 - $55.”
‘The 39 Steps’ at PMA
2 p.m. “This fall, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) will present 16 of the most revered British films of all time. From David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, filmed over a year in Jordan and Morocco in 1962, to Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, shot in just 12 days and released in 2012, the British Film Series has something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to see these British classics on the big screen! Tickets are $8/$6 for PMA members (for each film). The British Film Series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection, on view at the PMA from Oct. 2 through Jan. 4, 2015. For information, visit www.PortlandMuseum.org. December: 12/13: The 39 Steps, 2 p.m.; 12/14: The Lady Killers, 2 p.m. Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible by the Berger Collection Educational Trust. Foundation support is provided by the F. M. Kirby Foundation. Corporate support is provided by Unum and The Bear Bookshop, Marlboro, VT, and media sponsorship is provided by WCSH 6.”

Sunday, Dec. 14

‘The Victorian Nutcracker’ in Westbrook, Portland
2 p.m. Portland Ballet Company presents: “The Victorian Nutcracker” at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St., Westbrook, Dec. 13 and 14 at 2 p.m. with a post-show meet and greet with the dancers on the stage. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. with a live orchestra and chorus. “Join Portland Ballet for a magical journey through Victorian Portland to the enchanted Kingdom of the Sweets! This classical Nutcracker story is set in beautiful Victorian Portland, with sets and costumes inspired by the Victoria Mansion. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 28 through PortTix. www.porttix.com. Prices range from $20 - $55.”
‘The Lady Killers’ at PMA
2 p.m. “This fall, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) will present 16 of the most revered British films of all time. From David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, filmed over a year in Jordan and Morocco in 1962, to Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, shot in just 12 days and released in 2012, the British Film Series has something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to see these British classics on the big screen! Tickets are $8/$6 for PMA members (for each film). The British Film Series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection, on view at the PMA from Oct. 2 through Jan. 4, 2015. For information, visit www.PortlandMuseum.org. December: 12/14: The Lady Killers, 2 p.m. Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible by the Berger Collection Educational Trust. Foundation support is provided by the F. M. Kirby Foundation. Corporate support is provided by Unum and The Bear Bookshop, Marlboro, VT, and media sponsorship is provided by WCSH 6.”

Wednesday, Dec. 17

‘The Victorian Nutcracker’ in Westbrook, Portland
7:30 p.m. Portland Ballet Company presents: “The Victorian Nutcracker” at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St., Westbrook, Dec. 13 and 14 at 2 p.m. with a post-show meet and greet with the dancers on the stage. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. with a live orchestra and chorus. “Join Portland Ballet for a magical journey through Victorian Portland to the enchanted Kingdom of the Sweets! This classical Nutcracker story is set in beautiful Victorian Portland, with sets and costumes inspired by the Victoria Mansion. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 28 through PortTix. www.porttix.com. Prices range from $20 - $55.”

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