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Music calendar

Friday, Oct 17

Gorilla Finger Dub Band with Hornitz at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $8; 9:30 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

The The Band Band at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $20; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

We Were Promised Jetpacks with The Twilight Sad at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $15 adv/$18 day of show; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Saturday, Oct 18

Flyleaf with Ryan White and Lullwater at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $12; Doors at 8 p.m.
 HYPERLINK "http://www.portlandasylum.com/concerts" www.portlandasylum.com/concerts

French Night with Britta Pejic at MJ’s Wine Bar, 1 City Center, Portland, FREE, 6 p.m.

SeepeopleS with El Shupacubra at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $10; 10 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

MAMM Kids and Teens Ioen Stage Launch Party with Pete Kilpatrick at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $10; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Sunday, Oct 19

Arborea and Cuddle Magic at the SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $8 (13 and older) $5 (ages 6 to 12) free for ages under 5; 4 p.m.
www.space538.org

Monday, Oct 20

Ages and Ages at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $8; 9:30 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Tumbling Bones, Jerks of Grass, and the Grassholes at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $12; 6:30 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Tuesday, Oct 21

Twiztid with Kung Fu Vampire at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $22; Doors at 6 p.m.
www.portlandasylum.com/concerts

Alexz Johnson at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $8; 9:30 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

The Beat Horizon and Talons of Spring at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $5; 9 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Wednesday, Oct 22

CLASH: Our Lady of Peace vs Silverchair at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6; 10:30 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

The Cabin Project with A Severe Joy at Flask, 117 Spring St., Portland
http://flasklounge.com

Thursday, Oct 23

Black 47 at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $15; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portlandasylum.com/concerts

John Gorka at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $25; 7 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Sam Roberts Band with Jeff Beam at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $15 adv/$18 day of show; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Natalie Merchant at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $35-$65; Doors at 7 p.m.
www.statetheatreportland.com

Friday, Oct 24

Phutureprimitive with Kaminada at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $18; 9 p.m.
www.portlandasylum.com/concerts

Muddy Ruckus CD release with Riley Coyote and Pete Witham and the Cozmik Zombies at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6; 9:30 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Jen Kearney at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $10; 9 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Lights with Rush Midnight at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $15 adv/$18 day of show; Doors at 7 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Saturday, Oct 25

Jon Pardi with Joey Hyde at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $22; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portlandasylum.com/concerts

Tall Horse CD release at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6; 10 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Melissa Ferrick at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $20; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Aer and Dizzy Wright with Njomza at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $20 adv/$25 day of show; Doors at 7:30 p.m.
www.statetheatreportland.com

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Friday, Oct. 24

Portland Sunrise Rotary blood drive
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. “In the spirit of Halloween, Portland Sunrise Rotary wants your blood! Please give at the Portland Red Cross Donor Center at 524 Forest Ave., Portland on Friday, Oct. 24 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins welcome!”
‘Suits for Jobs Giveaway’
9 a.m. to noon. “Creative Work Systems’ ‘Suits for Jobs Giveaway’ at the Portland CareerCenter on 185 Lancaster Road, offers free professional attire to disadvantaged job seekers. Appropriate clothing can help boost confidence and increase the chances of employment. ‘In Maine, people with disabilities are chronically underemployed. Our goal is to help people with disabilities find jobs and develop careers in the community.’ Staff will distribute suits, ties, and shirts, and visitors will be personally fitted by a Men’s Wearhouse specialist.” www.creativeworksystems.org.
Footgolf at Riverside Golf Course
10 a.m. Footgolf at Riverside Golf Course in Portland. October 24 through Nov. 30, open daily from 10 a.m. to dark. “What Is Footgolf?  It’s a unique blend of soccer and golf — kicking off at Riverside.  It’s played with a soccer ball on a golf course, but with separate greens. The goal? Get the ball in the hole with the fewest strokes (kicks) possible. Get more details below then get your foot in the game! Footgolf Basics: FootGolf is played using the basic model of golf, with a tee box, a green, bunkers, hazards, a similar scorecard and 9 or 18 holes to play. The main differences are the cups, which are 21 inches in diameter, the ball (a #5 soccer ball), the shorter holes, and the fact that the players kick the ball instead of using clubs. The main goal is simple: kick the ball into the hole with the fewest amount of kicks possible. FootGolf courses consists of 9 and 18 hole rounds. Each hole is paired with a number indicating the possible number of kicks a player would need to get the ball into the hole.” http://www.riversidegolfcourseme.com/FootGolf.htm
Portland seasonal flu vaccination clinic
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. St. Pius X Parish Hall, 492 Ocean Ave. “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.
Maine Lobster Chef of the Year
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Harvest on the Harbor, Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Competition, Ocean Gateway terminal. “More chefs! More lobster! More fun! This midday affair has Maine chefs preparing succulent dishes as they compete for the exclusive title of Maine Lobster Chef of the Year. Presented by the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, this annual event is a crowd favorite and will surely satisfy any guest’s crustacean cravings.” http://www.harvestontheharbor.com/events/schedule
‘Alice in Wonderland’
4 p.m. “Alice in Wonderland” at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine. “Lewis Carroll’s delightful classic tale comes to life on the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine’s stage in this brand new adaptation. ... This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking ‘as many as six impossible things before breakfast!’ Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.” For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play. Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play. Processing fees apply. For tickets call 1-800-838-3006. Friday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m.; Sundays, Oct. 19 and 26 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24 at 4 p.m. For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play. Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.” www.kitetails.org/theatre/our-next-show
Pop Up Studio: The Artist’s Palette
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Portland Museum of Art, free admission. “You’re invited to stand at an artist’s easel with a palette of colors, mixing pigments to transform them into gold fringe, satin, feathers, and clouds. Julia Einstein, the PMA’s Assistant Director for Family and Studio Learning, will be available to offer suggestions and encouragement for those who would like it. Visit Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection to see the paintings from the artist’s point of view: wonder at the swirling brushwork of a John Constable sky, the mastery and precision of a Hans Holbein portrait, and the moods evoked by Thomas Gainsborough.” For more information, call 775-6148 or visit portlandmuseum.org.
Wine Experience Down East Insider Series
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Harvest on the Harbor, Wine Experience Down East Insider Series, Ocean Gateway. “If you have a thirst for wine, the Insider Series, presented by Down East Magazine, boasts an exclusive, informative agenda for all who want to personally meet some of the beverage industry’s most respected winemakers from the New England region.” http://www.harvestontheharbor.com/events/schedule
Beer Experience Down East Insider Series
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Harvest on the Harbor, Beer Experience Down East Insider Series, Portland Company. “If you have a thirst for beer, the Insider Series presented by Down East Magazine boasts an exclusive, informative agenda for all who want to personally meet some of the beverage industry’s most respected brewers from the New England region.”  http://www.harvestontheharbor.com/events/schedule
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. Will they see the bugs from above, below, at their side, or worse yet, staring them in the face? ... Fright takes place Friday/Saturday, Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 and 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.”
Film screening of ‘Amazing Grace’
6 p.m. At the First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland. “Film screening of ‘Amazing Grace,’ a film based on the life of abolitionist William Wilberforce brought by the Not Here Justice in Action Network followed by a panel discussion and Q&A Come Learn about opportunities to get involved with the local anti-slavery movement here in Maine. FMI: jennifer@hopeand grace.com.
Longfellow’s ‘Haunted House’
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 through Thursday, Oct. 30, Longfellow’s “Haunted House” at Maine Historical Society. “Don’t miss this unique evening tour of the Longfellow House in the week leading up to Halloween! Based on Longfellow’s poem, ‘Haunted Houses’ -- ‘All houses wherein men have lived and died / Are haunted houses’ -- the 90-minute tour will be led by seasoned guide James Horrigan. It will bring to life the various family members that died in the Wadsworth-Longfellow over its long history. There are only six tour evenings: October 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, and 30, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. RSVPs are required and each tour is limited to 12. Admission fee of $10 pp is payable at the door. All tours sold out quickly last year so don’t delay! To reserve a spot, call John Babin, Visitor Services Manager, at 207-774-1822 ext. 212.”
13th annual Halloween Party at the Planetarium
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “The Southworth Planetarium offers its 13th annual Halloween Party! During this year’s program we add a new live-action program called ‘Sky Monsters!’ A look at some of the the horrid monsters in the stars, including Draco the Dragon and Medusa! We’ll have also have our Moon Witch show, telescope viewing and it is followed by our 6th annual Ghost Hour! And, if that is not enough of an an inducement, we’ll have free food! Admission: $6 per person; $2 if you wear a costume!”
Walk Among The Shadows
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Walk Among The Shadows at Eastern Cemetery. October 24-25 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. Opening night Friday, not Thursday, postponed due to weather. “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
Triple B Barbeque
7 p.m. Harvest on the Harbor, Triple B Barbeque, brews.booze.blues, Portland Company. “Extend the summer fun rockin’ and rollin’ at the Triple B Barbeque. Back by popular demand the Brews, Booze & Blues Barbeque has become Maine’s leading culinary experience where chefs raise the art of cook-out cuisine to new heights. Live blues music will accompany the wine & spirit pairings as well as trending craft brewers of Maine that round out this casual and fun foodie throw down.”
UU Theater presents
‘Hunger Pains’
7 p.m. “UU Theater will present ‘Hunger Pains,’ a one-act play which explores the experience of food insecurity. Written by a Bates College student who volunteered at the Good Shepherd Food Bank of Auburn, this play reveals the growing reality of living with hunger in Maine. A Q&A panel will follow each performance. ‘Hunger Pains’ will be directed by its author, Jonathan Schwolsky, and will feature Ashley Thibodeau and Siiri Cressey.  Performances are Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26 for a 1 p.m. matinee. The home of UU Theater is the First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. (enter on Spring Street, across from the Dairy Joy). Tickets $5-10 on a sliding scale, to be shared with Good Shepard Food bank. FMI www.auburnuu.org or 782-0461.”
Halloween Adventure in Windham
7 p.m. “This annual event is always a ghost of a time.... the flashlight candy hunt is the best!!! For ghouls third grade and under. As always, you’re in for plenty of treats.” Manchester School, a donation for the food pantry is welcome as admission. http://www.windhammaine.us. Entertainment by Judy Pancoast. Co-sponsored by Windham Parks and Recreation and the Friends of the Windham Public Library. Call 892-1905 to register.
‘Haunted Bowdoin College’ author at Longfellow Books
7 p.m. “David Francis: ‘Haunted Bowdoin College’ at Longfellow Books. ... Bowdoin College boasts two centuries in higher education, and that rich history is laden with curious tales and ghostly happenings. Eerie legends about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Joshua Chamberlain and other distinguished graduates are still whispered in the halls of their alma mater. A dungeon complete with skulls and skeletons hidden beneath Appleton Hall plays to society’s darkest fears about secret college societies. The many untimely deaths at Hubbard Hall lend credence to its haunted reputation. Misfortunes of Coleman Hall residents might have a connection with the building’s site atop the remnants of the long-closed Medical School of Maine. Author David Francis reveals Bowdoin’s spooky and maybe even ghostly history.”  http://www.longfellowbooks.com
Portland Pirates at Manchester
7 p.m. The Portland Pirates take on the Monarchs in the first game of the VIP Cup presented by VIP Tires and Service at Manchester on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. and return to Portland the next night, the 25th, with a game against the Syracuse Crunch at 7 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Arena. For tickets, call 207-PIRATES.
‘The Addams Family’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
7:30 p.m. October 1-26, Ogunquit Playhouse. “The Addams Family,”  “the Broadway musical sensation, complete with show stopping musical numbers, has all the fun you would expect from America’s first family of fright!” Evenings: Tues-Fri, 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 7 p.m. Matinees: Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 2:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m. Previews: First Wed.,  7:30 p.m., first Thurs., 2:30 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
‘Almost, Maine’ by John Cariani
7:30 p.m. “Almost, Maine” directed by Cordelia Orbach ‘17 in Brunswick at Bowdoin College. Tickets $1 with Bowdoin ID, $3 otherwise. Available at Smith Union Info Desk or at the door (Only cash accepted at the door). Performances at 7:30 p.m. on: Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25 at Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick. https://www.facebook.com/events/372668746235718/?ref_dashboard_filter=explore&unit_ref=suggested_events
‘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.”
‘Murder At Maine Manor’ at The Footlights
8 p.m. A New Play by Michael J. Tobin at The Footlights. “‘Murder At Maine Manor’ will have audiences screaming with laughter as the visitors of Maine Manor try to survive the ghostly going-ons in this often hilarious, always scary 1940’s thriller that will you guessing ‘who or what dun it’ until the very last second! If you love a good mystery, ‘Murder at Maine Manor’ will have you at the edge of your seat! Not for the faint of heart! October 16-26 at The Footlights, 190 US Route 1 in Falmouth. Call 747-5434 for reservations. Tickets also available at the door. For more info and directions, thefootlightsinfalmouth.com.” Oct. 16-26, Thursdays 7 p.m. (Pay What You Can Night); Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. $18 adults, $15 seniors, students and children.
‘Jack the Ripper’ by Portland Ballet
8 p.m. “Jack the Ripper” by Portland Ballet. Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m., Portland Ballet Studio Theatre, 517 Forest Ave. “Jack the Ripper terrorized London in the 1800s, but who was he? The Portland Press Herald says, ‘Nell Shipman’s choreography for this adults-only piece of Halloween horror is stunning!’ 772-9671 ($5 per tix charge over phone). Advance tickets: $22 adults; door tickets: $25 adults. Buy in advance: PBST has only 70 seats.” http://www.portlandballet.org

Saturday, Oct. 25

SailMaine’s Ghost and Goblins Regatta
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Nothing says Happy Halloween like SailMaine’s Ghost and Goblins Regatta! On Saturday October 25, SailMaine sailors will haunt Casco Bay in costume for a fun day of racing. Over 100 sailors from our 8 high school sailing teams will compete for the most ghoolish, spirited and talented team. The best vantage point for watching the racing is on the Eastern Promenade. The spookiest spot for viewing all the costumes is at SailMaine. Our sailors hail from the following schools: Falmouth High School, Yarmouth High School, Portland High School, Casco Bay High School, Waynflete School, North Yarmouth Academy, Cape Elizabeth High School, Scarborough High School, Greely High School, Freeport High School, and Kennebunk High School.” 9 a.m. registration of participants, action starts around 10 a.m. http://www.sailmaine.org
SMCC Open House in South Portland
9 a.m. to noon. “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.”
Community Shredding Day in South Portland
9 a.m. to noon. “Do you have sensitive documents that you no longer need? Bring them to the parking lot of the Main location of the South Portland Public Library, located at 482 Broadway, South Portland, for safe, confidential shredding, provided by Without a Trace Mobile Shredding.  (Personal shredding only, please!)  The mobile shredder will be on site Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. This event is sponsored by our community partner, Bath Savings Institution. Participation in Community Shredding Day is provided free to the public. Questions can be directed to the South Portland Public Library at 767-7660. Visit the library website at www.southportlandlibrary.com or follow us on Facebook.”
Falmouth Memorial Library Fall Used Book Sale
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Falmouth Memorial Library will hold its Fall Used Book Sale on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “For the best selection, join the Friends of the Library, or make a $5 donation, to shop at the Sneak Peek on Friday, Oct. 24 from 4-6 pm.  Saturday’s regular book sale hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. followed by $5/bag sale from 1:30-4 p.m. Location: The Motz School, 192 Middle Road, Falmouth. FMI: www.falmouthmemoriallibrary.org or 781-2351.
Fall-Out from Common Core Conference
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. New England Fall-Out from Common Core Conference. “A full-day forum with a panel of expert speakers discussing the many issues with the implementation of these highly untested educational standards. Come get your questions answered! This is for parents, grand-parents, educators, taxpayers ... anyone wanting to find out more about Common Core. For more information about this first of its kind conference in Maine, visit: http://www.commoncoremaine.com/nefallout.html.” $10 pre-registration is required, seating limited, lunch included. American Legion Post 56, 9 Hannaford Drive, York. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 590-1909.
Marie’s Closet at Cancer Community Center
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. “It all started four years ago, when Marie Wood felt the need to clean out her closet. She invited the Cancer Community Center Red Hatters to her Cape Elizabeth home for lunch and an informal flea market. Items sold for one dollar each and Marie raised $122 for the Center. Marie’s Closet has grown into a big affair held at the Cancer Community Center, 778 Main Street in South Portland. The two-day extravaganza is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale includes several rooms of gently used clothing, jewelry and accessories; a couple of White Elephant tables; a gift basket raffle; and an out-of-this-world bake sale. It’s a not-to-be-missed event! ... In addition to the baked goods and other items for sale, Marie’s Closet includes the raffle of six enormous, themed gift baskets including: wine, beer, kitchen, Italian food, spa, and Pandora bracelet and charms baskets. Donations of gently-used clothing, jewelry and accessories are being accepted at the Cancer Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have questions about what we’re accepting, give us a call at 774-2200. Raffle tickets for the gift baskets are available either online or in person at the Center. To learn more about Marie’s Closet or cancer support programs, call the Cancer Community Center at 774-2200.”
Parson Smith House open house, Windham
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “To celebrate the 250th anniversary of its construction, the Parson Smith House at 93 River Road in Windham will open its doors to the public on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26.  Windham Historical Society will host the two day event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Docents will be providing guided tours and answer questions about this pristine Colonial home, built in 1764 for Windham’s second minister, Peter Thatcher Smith.  This is a rare opportunity to view one of the most significant homes in southern Maine. Refreshments and birthday cake will be served. Donation is $10. No charge for age 12 and under.  For information or reservations, contact Linda at 650-7484.”
Custom House Wharf Bazaar
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Come join us Oct. 25 for the first annual Custom House Wharf Bazaar. Rain or Shine! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Featuring local artists, crafters and food stuffs. Contact Beth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to show your wares! We will have local artists and crafters with their artwork, jewelry, homemade gifts, scarves, spices, nuts and other homemade concoctions, Rain or shine event we will move event inside if mother nature does not cooperate.” 774-7220, www.portholemaine.com, 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland.
Craft Fair on Brighton Avenue
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Craft Fair, 570 Brighton Ave., Portland. Come shop beautiful, handcrafted gifts from around the world.  Baskets, ornaments, home goods, jewelry, stationary, puzzles, totes, hats, mittens, and more — all from small cooperatives with the goal of ending severe poverty. Free refreshments! FMI:  Karen @ 831 4531. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Evergreen Cemetery: Seafaring Portlanders
10:30 a.m. Seafaring Portlanders. Evergreen Cemetery Historic Walking Tour. “Nineteen Century Portland was a bustling port. Coasters, merchant and passenger ships connected it to nearby ports and to others hundreds or thousands of miles away. The tour includes ship owners, masters, crew and passengers who sailed aboard these vessels. Monuments range from the imposing Captain Jacob S. Winslow statue to the humble gravestone for Captain Manson Hume Jr. Meet at the cemetery office. Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. $7/$5, children under 12 free. This is the last Saturday tour for the 2014 season.” http://www.friendsofevergreen.org
Girl Scout Festival at the Maine Wildlife Park
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “The Girl Scouts of Maine announces that they will hold a Girl Scout Festival at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival is open to girls in grades kindergarten through fifth grade (who are not currently in a Girl Scout troop) and their families. This event will showcase some of the many great activities Girl Scouts of Maine offers and provide a fun Saturday afternoon outing. Participants will discover the park and visit with the wildlife, while checking out a variety of activities. They’ll learn how to make SWAPS, join in a sing-a-long, create a fun fall craft, explore animal habitats and homes, and make a bird feeder to take home. Festival tickets can be purchased at the Maine Wildlife Park. Festival guests should mention Girl Scouts and they will receive the discounted rate of $3.50 a person. Children under 3 years of age enter for free. Plus, the first 50 girls in grades K-5 will receive a free pass to come back to the park. In the case of extreme weather, the festival will be moved to the following day, Sunday, Oct. 26; a message will be posted on the Park’s voicemail at 657-4977.”
Harvest on the Harbor, The Big Eat — One
noon to 2:30 p.m. Harvest on the Harbor, The Big Eat — One: Samplings at the Marketplace. “Indulge your senses while strolling through the historic Portland Company Complex at either of our two identical sessions of The Big Eat: Samplings at the Marketplace.” http://www.harvestontheharbor.com/experience/event/big-eat
Tate House Museum cemetery tours
noon to 4 p.m. “The Tate House Museum is hosting cemetery tours of the 18th Century Stroudwater Burial Ground on Saturday, October 18th and 25th from noon to 4 p.m. Hear from the ghostly apparitions themselves as they talk about the joys and hardships of colonial life as they knew it. Gather up your friends and family and get ready for a tour that is a little bit spooky and a little bit educational. An afternoon of ghostly fun and entertainment awaits you. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Tickets and a ‘Home Made Pie Sale’ will be available in the gift shop, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland.” www.tatehouse.org
Town & Country 2014 Money Conference
noon to 5 p.m. “People of all ages interested to sharpen their financial skills and money management know-how, are invited to register for the first annual Town & Country 2014 Money Conference being held at the University of Southern Maine’s Abromson Community Education Center in Portland on Saturday, Oct. 25, noon to 5 p.m. “The Conference keynote speaker will be Jean Chatzky, the financial editor for NBC’s TODAY show, best selling author, award-winning personal finance journalist, AARP’s personal finance ambassador, and a contributing editor for Fortune magazine. She will share her insights and strategies on how to ‘Own your money. Own your life.’ As part of the Conferences $15 registration fee, attendees will receive a copy of Chatzky’s book ‘Money Rules’ which contains more than 90 wealth-building rules that will help them put into practice what they learn at the Conference.”
Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival
noon to 8 p.m. Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival in Freeport. “We are looking forward to our annual Pumpkin Festival at LL Bean on Saturday, Oct. 25 from noon to 8 p.m. Come out and join the fun. There will be live tunes, tasty treats, children’s games, Pumpkin Pete’s Costume Parade and of course lots of Pumpkin Carving! ... noon. Festival Begins: 3 p.m. Corporate Carving Challenge. 3:30 p.m. Pumpkin Pete’s Costume Parade. 5 p.m. Lighting of all pumpkins. 8 p.m. Festival Ends. Pumpkin Playland (noon to 5:30 p.m.). Pumpkin Carving (noon to 5 p.m.). BOO-tique (noon to 8 p.m.). Cauldron Cafe (noon to 8 p.m.).” http://www.campsunshinepumpkinfestivals.org/#!weston-schedule/c1qpg
‘Alice in Wonderland’
1 p.m. “Alice in Wonderland” at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine. “Lewis Carroll’s delightful classic tale comes to life on the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine’s stage in this brand new adaptation. ... This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking ‘as many as six impossible things before breakfast!’ Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.” For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play. Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play. Processing fees apply. For tickets call 1-800-838-3006. Friday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 18 at at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m.; Sundays, Oct. 19 and 26 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24 at 4 p.m. For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play. Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.” www.kitetails.org/theatre/our-next-show
Halloween Spooktacular
2 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. at Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave., Portland. Tickets: $18 adult/$12child at www.portlandballet.org. “Portland Ballet will continue their tradition of haunting holiday-themed performances with Halloween Spooktacular, 2 performances scheduled for Saturday, October 18th and 25th, both at 2 p.m. at the Portland Ballet Studio Theater. This family friendly show takes a humorous look at the traditional Halloween themes with witches, specters, and zombies haunting the theater. All ages are encouraged to come in costume and participate in the Costume Parade to be held during intermission. Choreography is by Nell Shipman, Associate Artistic Director; with one piece choreographed by Vanessa Beyland. The Portland Ballet Studio Theater Art Gallery is currently exhibiting ‘Linear Strength,’ the work of artist Erin McGee Ferrell.” www.portlandballet.org
‘The Addams Family’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. October 1-26, Ogunquit Playhouse. “The Addams Family,”  “the Broadway musical sensation, complete with show stopping musical numbers, has all the fun you would expect from America’s first family of fright!” Evenings: Tues-Fri, 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 7 p.m. Matinees: Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 2:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m. Previews: First Wed.,  7:30 p.m., first Thurs., 2:30 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
Harvest on the Harbor, The Big Eat — Two
4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Big Eat — Two: Samplings at the Marketplace. “Indulge your senses while strolling through the historic Portland Company Complex at either of our two identical sessions of The Big Eat: Samplings at the Marketplace.” http://www.harvestontheharbor.com/experience/event/big-eat-0
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. Will they see the bugs from above, below, at their side, or worse yet, staring them in the face? ... Fright takes place Friday/Saturday, Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 and 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.”
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
‘Follow Your Heart’ class
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22. “Class: ‘Follow Your Heart to Live with Greater Passion, Purpose, & Joy’ (class is drop-in; come to one class or all three) at Portland Yoga Studio, 616 Congress St., Portland, $15-$25 sliding scale; 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. www.beyourbestselfcoaching.com.”
‘Murder At Maine Manor’ at The Footlights
8 p.m. A New Play by Michael J. Tobin at The Footlights. “‘Murder At Maine Manor’ will have audiences screaming with laughter as the visitors of Maine Manor try to survive the ghostly going-ons in this often hilarious, always scary 1940’s thriller that will you guessing ‘who or what dun it’ until the very last second! If you love a good mystery, ‘Murder at Maine Manor’ will have you at the edge of your seat! Not for the faint of heart! October 16-26 at The Footlights, 190 US Route 1 in Falmouth. Call 747-5434 for reservations. Tickets also available at the door. For more info and directions, thefootlightsinfalmouth.com.” Oct. 16-26, Thursdays 7 p.m. (Pay What You Can Night); Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. $18 adults, $15 seniors, students and children.
Portland Pirates host Syracuse
7 p.m. The Portland Pirates take on the Monarchs in the first game of the VIP Cup presented by VIP Tires and Service at Manchester on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. and return to Portland the next night, the 25th, with a game against the Syracuse Crunch at 7 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Arena. For tickets, call 207-PIRATES.
‘Halloween Drag at the Legion’
7 p.m. “UU Theater presents ‘Halloween Drag at the Legion’ on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Host  Christopher Dufour brings you all your favorite drag queens looking ghoulish and gorgeous. This special show will be held at the American Legion Post No. 31, 426 Washington St. North, Auburn. Cash bar. FMI 783-0461 or www.auburnuu.org. Tickets $5-10 at the door, to benefit First Universalist Church of Auburn.”
‘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.”
‘Almost, Maine’ by John Cariani
7:30 p.m. “Almost, Maine” directed by Cordelia Orbach ‘17 in Brunswick at Bowdoin College. Tickets $1 with Bowdoin ID, $3 otherwise. Available at Smith Union Info Desk or at the door (Only cash accepted at the door). Performances at 7:30 p.m. on: Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25 at Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick. https://www.facebook.com/events/372668746235718/?ref_dashboard_filter=explore&unit_ref=suggested_events
‘Jack the Ripper’ by Portland Ballet
8 p.m. “Jack the Ripper” by Portland Ballet. Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m., Portland Ballet Studio Theatre, 517 Forest Ave. “Jack the Ripper terrorized London in the 1800s, but who was he? The Portland Press Herald says, ‘Nell Shipman’s choreography for this adults-only piece of Halloween horror is stunning!’ 772-9671 ($5 per tix charge over phone). Advance tickets: $22 adults; door tickets: $25 adults. Buy in advance: PBST has only 70 seats.” http://www.portlandballet.org

Sunday, Oct. 26

Sundays on the Boulevard finale
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Sundays on the Boulevard involves the closure of Baxter Boulevard to motorists — from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Vannah Avenue to Payson Park — for people to walk, run, bike ride, skateboard, and other recreational activities. Sundays on the Boulevard closures will take place on Sunday, October 12, October 19 and on October 26, which will be the last closure for the 2014 season.”
Mark Thallander, organist in Wells
9:30 a.m. “Mark Thallander, guest organist, Congregational Church of Wells, 1695 Post Road, Wells, Sunday, Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m. (207) 646-4309.”
 http://www.portlandmaine.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=378
Parson Smith House open house, Windham
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “To celebrate the 250th anniversary of its construction, the Parson Smith House at 93 River Road in Windham will open its doors to the public on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26.  Windham Historical Society will host the two day event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Docents will be providing guided tours and answer questions about this pristine Colonial home, built in 1764 for Windham’s second minister, Peter Thatcher Smith.  This is a rare opportunity to view one of the most significant homes in southern Maine. Refreshments and birthday cake will be served. Donation is $10. No charge for age 12 and under.  For information or reservations, contact Linda at 650-7484.”
The Portland Comic Expo
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. “The Portland Comic Expo will debut on the Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Portland Exposition Building. The daylong event will feature comic writers and artists from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics and a more, as well comic dealers selling vintage books and people dressed in costumes, or ‘cosplay.’ ‘As it is the weekend before Halloween, we are hoping that lots of people will already have costumes,’ says show promoter Rick Lowell of Casablanca Comics in Portland. Cosplay has become a big part of attending comic conventions for many fans. Show organizers Rick Lowell and Laura O’Meara of Casablanca Comics in Portland have plenty of experience producing comic events. They started their store in 1987, and created the Maine Comics Arts Festival in 2009 as a way to promote comics and provide the public with an opportunity to meet the creative talent behind the comics. ... Comic dealers will be there with a large selection of new and vintage comic books and related items. ‘We aren’t pretending to be a big convention like the San Diego Comic Con. Our goal is to have a fun, one day event for comic fans. Admission is only $5 to keep things affordable.’ says Lowell.” The Portland Comic Expo will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Portland Exposition Building, 239 Park Ave. in Portland. For additional information visit the official Comic Expo website at http://portlandcomicexpo.com or call Casablanca Comics at 780-1676.
USM Open House
noon to 4:30 p.m. “The annual University of Southern Maine Open House will take place from noon to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, October 26, beginning in the Costello Sports Complex on the Gorham campus. High School students, their families, and others interested in attending the university are invited and should register at www.usm.maine.edu/admit/campus-tours-and-events or by calling 1-800-4USM ext. 5670, 780-5670 or TTY 780-5646.”
Fourth anniversary bash for Rising Tide
noon to 5 p.m. “In celebration of our fourth anniversary, Rising Tide is hosting a harvest fest at the brewery on Sunday, Oct. 26, noon to 5 p.m. The event will feature meat raised by local farms on the brewery’s spent grain. A heritage pig from Max Ury Farm and poultry from RC Game Farm will be featured on a menu created by local chefs Brad Messier of Rosemont Market Productions and Matt Brown of the Good Shepherd Food Truck. For a sweet finish, pies will be provided by Bri Warner of Maine Pie Line. The event will also feature a pickle competition. Ticket holders are encouraged to enter both fermented and quick-pickled items for a chance to win prizes and great fame. Celebrity Pickle Panel Joe Ricchio, Jackie Ward, Kate McCarty, and Adam H. Callaghan will be live-judging the pickle contest. More details here: www.risingtidebrewing.com/pickle-competition. ... A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Good Shepherd Food Bank in support of its mission to fight hunger in Maine.” www.risingtidebrewing.com,
103 Fox St., Portland.
Taking St. Francis Out Into the World
12:15 p.m. Taking St. Francis Out Into the World; Are You Ready to Take Action? with Meghan Don. Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road in Windham. “Just as St. Francis moved from the inner to the outer world, so we must do the same, laying down our fears, our judgments, and our apathy that hold us back from realizing our true nature in the world. We will seek to know a balance, giving us a deep interior and equally deep exterior life.”
Catherine McAuley High open house
1 p.m. “Catherine McAuley High School, Maine’s only college-preparatory school for young women, will be hosting its annual Open House for prospective students and their parents. Young women of all faiths are invited to our campus for a program that will feature student and alum speakers, guided tours, information on tuition assistance, and the opportunity to meet students, faculty and coaches.” www.mcauleyhs.org, 631 Stevens Ave., Portland.
Fundraising event for the family of Haroun Adam
1 p.m. “On behalf of the family of Haroun Adam, we would like to invite you to a fundraising event to be held at The Museum of African Art and Culture at 13 Brown Street in Portland, Maine on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. This event will feature a performance from Drums of Darfur, with master drummers and vocalists from the Darfur region of Sudan. Haroun Adam is a New Mainer from the Darfur region of Sudan, Africa. Darfur is the site of the longest ongoing Genocide on Earth, with the government of Sudanese President Al-Bashir conducting ethnic cleansing and Genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. ... The Darfur Community Center invites you to meet Haroun and other new Mainers from Darfur, to hear their stories, and help in any way you can to reunite this family. Please join us on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. at The Museum of African Art and Culture at 13 Brown Street in Portland, for this community event featuring The Drums of Darfur.”
‘Alice in Wonderland’
1 p.m. “Alice in Wonderland” at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine. “Lewis Carroll’s delightful classic tale comes to life on the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine’s stage in this brand new adaptation. ... This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking ‘as many as six impossible things before breakfast!’ Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.” For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play. Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play. Processing fees apply. For tickets call 1-800-838-3006. Friday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m.; Sundays, Oct. 19 and 26 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24 at 4 p.m. For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play. Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.” www.kitetails.org/theatre/our-next-show
UU Theater presents ‘Hunger Pains’
1 p.m. “UU Theater will present ‘Hunger Pains,’ a one-act play which explores the experience of food insecurity. Written by a Bates College student who volunteered at the Good Shepherd Food Bank of Auburn, this play reveals the growing reality of living with hunger in Maine. A Q&A panel will follow each performance. ‘Hunger Pains’ will be directed by its author, Jonathan Schwolsky, and will feature Ashley Thibodeau and Siiri Cressey.  Performances are Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26 for a 1 p.m. matinee. The home of UU Theater is the First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. (enter on Spring Street, across from the Dairy Joy). Tickets $5-10 on a sliding scale, to be shared with Good Shepard Food bank. FMI www.auburnuu.org or 782-0461.”
Maine Charitable Mechanics at Evergreen
2 p.m. Maine Charitable Mechanics Association. Evergreen Cemetery Historic Walking Tour. “In 1815 Portland’s manufacturers and architects, masons, furniture makers, bakers, tailors, ship builders, etc. formed an organization for their mutual benefit and to provide educational opportunities for their apprentices. The association still exists and is centered in its 1857 building at the corner of Casco and Congress Street. The tour will focus on 19th century business and artisan leaders who worked together via the Association to strengthen Portland’s economy. Meet at the cemetery office. Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. $7/$5, children under 12 free.  This is the last Sunday tour for the 2014 season.” http://www.friendsofevergreen.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.”
The Vikings in Ireland
2 p.m. The Vikings in Ireland: A Meeting and a Melding. “Award-winning Maine author James L. Nelson returns to the Maine Irish Heritage Center with Dubh-linn, the second book in his trilogy The Norsemen Saga. Jim’s talk will focus on how the Vikings became integrated into Irish society, and the influence they had on Ireland’s art, culture and trade. Admission $5/free for MIHC members.” For more information: 780.0118; www.maineirish.com.
‘Blue Tattoo,’ Joe Crookston at Jewish Museum
2 p.m. “A newly-released documentary film will have its Portland premiere at the Maine Jewish Museum. The film, ‘Blue Tattoo,’ is based on a song by Ithaca, N.Y.-based artist and songwriter, Joe Crookston. At the premiere, Crookston will perform original story songs and introduce the film. Following the screening, Crookston will facilitate a community conversation about the film and the relevant issues it raises. Crookston’s song ‘Blue Tattoo’ is the inspiration for ‘Blue Tattoo,’ the documentary film that relates how Crookston and Holocaust survivor Dina Jacobson of Elmira, N.Y. came together to form a unique friendship with a common sense of purpose. The documentary recently premiered at the Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival and is being shown at libraries, festivals, museums and theaters around the country and in Canada.” The concert and screening will start at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26. For information about the concert and premiere, visit: http://mainejewishmuseum.org or call: 773-2339. The Maine Jewish Museum is located at 267 Congress St., Portland. The suggested donation of $12/person supports the work of the Maine Jewish Museum and the artist. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
‘Murder At Maine Manor’ at The Footlights
2 p.m. A New Play by Michael J. Tobin at The Footlights. “‘Murder At Maine Manor’ will have audiences screaming with laughter as the visitors of Maine Manor try to survive the ghostly going-ons in this often hilarious, always scary 1940’s thriller that will you guessing ‘who or what dun it’ until the very last second! If you love a good mystery, ‘Murder at Maine Manor’ will have you at the edge of your seat! Not for the faint of heart! October 16-26 at The Footlights, 190 US Route 1 in Falmouth. Call 747-5434 for reservations. Tickets also available at the door. For more info and directions, thefootlightsinfalmouth.com.” Oct. 16-26, Thursdays 7 p.m. (Pay What You Can Night); Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. $18 adults, $15 seniors, students and children.
The USM Wind Ensemble
2 p.m. University of Southern Maine School of Music, USM Wind Ensemble, Peter Martin, conductor. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus, 37 College Ave., Gorham. “The USM Wind Ensemble is an acclaimed collection of students who have established a tradition of performing both classic works and modern experimental combinations. Tickets: $8, general admission; $5, students, seniors, USM employees and alumni. Go to http://www.usm.maine.edu/music or call (207) 780-5555.”
‘The Addams Family’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
2:30 p.m. October 1-26, Ogunquit Playhouse. “The Addams Family,”  “the Broadway musical sensation, complete with show stopping musical numbers, has all the fun you would expect from America’s first family of fright!” Evenings: Tues-Fri, 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 7 p.m. Matinees: Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 2:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m. Previews: First Wed.,  7:30 p.m., first Thurs., 2:30 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
Walk Among The Shadows
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 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

Monday, Oct. 27

Central Maine Medical Center reception
5:30 p.m. “Central Maine Medical Center will host a reception on Oct. 27 for critical care nurses interested in learning more about employment opportunities at the Lewiston hospital. The event will feature presentations by four physicians who work in specialties requiring the contributions of nurses with critical care experience. Speakers include: CMMC Trauma Director James Reilly, M.D.; intensivist Erwey Teng, M.D.; Peter Tilney, D.O., a CMMC emergency physician and medical director of LifeFlight of Maine; and cardiothoracic surgeon Paul Weldner, M.D., of the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute (CMHVI). One contact hour of continuing nursing education is available to those who attend the presentation. This event is open to registered nurses with experience in the intensive care, cardiovascular care, emergency and/or operating room environments. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the critical care physicians panel scheduled to begin its discussion at 6 p.m. Tours of the state-of-the-art facilities at CMMC and CMHVI will begin about 7 p.m. Nurses interested in attending the event are urged to visit www.cmmc.org/reception, or contact Cynthia Figoli at 795-2720 or figolicy@cmhc.
An Evening of Dylan Thomas
7 p.m. “Join Portland Stage Affiliate Artists at Katahdin Restaurant, for an evening of readings from celebrated writer, Dylan Thomas. Arrive early (5:30 onward) and enjoy the special Welsh inspired supper menu by Chef Becky. Supper may be ordered and enjoyed prior to and after the presentation. This is a Pay-What-You-Can Event with a $5 suggested donation.” http://www.portlandstage.org

Tuesday, Oct. 28

PSO: Music and life of Ludwig von Beethoven
10:15 a.m. Portland Symphony Orchestra. “In celebration of the PSO’s 90th Anniversary Celebration and the launch of a three-year Beethoven Symphony Cycle, the Woodwind KinderKonzert Quintet will focus on music and life of Ludwig von Beethoven. Join us as we explore the music that Beethoven listened to as a young child (when he was KinderKonzert age!), his early compositions, and his ability to persevere through hearing loss to write beautiful symphonies. Woodwind KinderKonzert: The Music and Life of Beethoven.” Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Portland Public Library, Main Branch (Portland); Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Crooker Theatre, Brunswick HS (Brunswick); Thursday, Nov. 6, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the  Franco Center (Lewiston). “The concert has a 40-minute running time and is meant for children aged 4-8. If you have any questions, please call (207) 773-6128 ext. 308 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .http://www.portlandsymphony.org
‘Souvenir’ at Portland Stage
3:30 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
The Children’s Hour, Longfellow House
3:30 p.m. The Children’s Hour: Weekly Story & Craft Activity for Kids. Facilitator: Kathleen Neumann, Manager of School and Interpretative Programs at the Maine Historical Society.
“Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was often called ‘the children’s poet’ and his love of children is still well remembered. Beginning this October, Maine Historical Society invites children ages 4-9 to celebrate reading and literature at Longfellow’s childhood home with an hour-long program called The Children’s Hour. The program begins with a read-aloud of a favorite children’s book in or around the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, followed by a fun craft-making activity inspired by the story. October Schedule: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 3:30 p.m. — Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. The program is free and refreshments will be served. Participating children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver; check-in at the Museum Store. Space is limited. Please call or email the Manager of School and Interpretative Programs the Friday before the program to reserve a spot: 207-774-1822, x214, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Youth Substance Abuse Forum
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “Youth Substance Abuse Forum for Adults — Together We CAN Prevent Youth Substance Abuse. Brought to you by: Casco Bay CAN, Create Awareness Now. FMI contact Lauren Isele, Youth Services Librarian, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .” Prince Memorial Library, 266 Maine St., Cumberland, 829-2215.
St. Lawrence Arts Center proposal review
7:30 p.m. St. Lawrence Arts Center proposal, 66-76 Congress Street: “To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider  proposed amendments to a conditional zoning agreement for the St. Lawrence Arts Center, including a proposed Transportation Demand Management Plan. The amendments have been proposed by the Friends of the St. Lawrence Church to allow an addition to their existing performance arts venue, including a 401 seat theater, lobby area, support spaces, and function rooms, on the site of the former St. Lawrence Church sanctuary at 76 St. Lawrence Street; St Lawrence Arts Center. Public comments will be taken at this meeting.” The meeting will be held: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, second floor, City Hall. Contact by phone at 874-8723 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . “Please visit  http://www.portlandmaine.gov/planning.htm#Current_Backup_Material  on or after the preceding Friday of the Planning Board meeting for current memos and reports.”

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Co-optail Hour at Cabot Cheese Annex
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cabot Cheese Annex 163 Commercial St, Portland. “October is National Co-op Month and Cooperative Fermentation is celebrating by holding events in Maine communities to share about cooperatives and how they build local jobs and community resilience. ... Join Cooperative Fermentation and Cabot Creamery Cooperative in celebrating cooperatives and drawing a winning raffle ticked for Cabot cheese. The Co-optail Hour will feature Cabot’s Award Winning Cheeses, local beer from Allagash and Fermented Foods from Cooperative Fermentation.” www.cooperativefermentation.org
Haunted House in Springvale
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Youth Theater at the Nasson Community Center in Springvale, nonprofit, free after-school program for kids ages 8-18. “We expose them to all aspects of theater and the arts, from lighting and sound to costume and sets, as well as acting. Right now we are gearing up for our first annual Haunted House. This event will be fun for all ages. For the younger kids we will have a bouncy house, carnival games, prizes, raffles, face painting and a costume contest (Halloween Night). For the teen and adult crowd, we have a haunted walk. it is filled with scenes sure to give you chills and challenge the brave. We will also have a teen/adult costume contest (Halloween night). Tickets can be purchased at the door. Dates: Oct. 29 and 30, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to midnight; $5 for the Halloween Carnival. (Kid Friendly); $8 for the Haunted Walk (teens and adults only).” http://nassoncommunitycenter.com
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
‘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.”
‘Multiple Narratives of Israel/Palestine’
7 p.m. “An author, scholar and rabbi, Jay Michaelson discusses optimum ways to discuss Israel and Palestine in campus settings at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in a Bates College presentation at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Michaelson’s talk is titled ‘Multiple Narratives of Israel/Palestine: Or, Will Alan Dershowitz and Steven Salaita Ever Get Along?’ Open to the public at no cost, the Zerby Lecture is sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy at Bates. For more information, please call 207-786-8272. ... Located in Lewiston, Maine, and engaged worldwide, Bates is broadly valued as a leading national college of the liberal arts and sciences.”
‘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
‘The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller’
8 p.m. Sam Green and Yo La Tengo: “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller.” Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green and venerated indie rock band Yo La Tengo come together in this engaging and eye-opening “live documentary” where film and music work together on stage.” State Theatre.

Thursday, Oct. 30

‘Get Nuked at People Plus’
1 p.m. “Join us at People Plus on Thursday, 10/30, 1 p.m. as Charles Frizzle, former President and CEO of Maine Yankee Atomic Power Co., Wiscasset, Maine, talks about his personal history with nuclear power and about the history of the Maine Yankee plant. Maine Yankee, Maine’s only nuclear power plant, was closed in 1997. There will be plenty of time for Q & A on this fascinating topic! Free and open to the public. Registration required. FMI 729-0757. People Plus, 35 Union Street, Brunswick.” See the website at peopleplusmaine.org
‘The Shining’ at Portland Public Library
6:30 p.m. Portland Public Library presents “The Banned Book Film Series” Thursdays in October: Oct. 9-30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rines Auditorium. Free. “To celebrate the importance of reading, film and the freedom of the First Amendment, the Portland Public Library presents the fourth annual ‘Banned Book Film Series’ which will run on Thursdays in October. ... Join us for a free screening of each film in the Rines Auditorium. These films are rated for adults. Refreshments will be provided. October  9: ‘The Kite Runner,’ by Khaled Hosseini. ... October 16: ‘Sophie’s Choice’ by William Styron. ... October 23: ‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding. ... October 30: ‘The Shining’ by Stephen King.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com
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
‘Chilling Tales’ at Thomas Memorial
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “In celebration of Halloween, Thomas Memorial Library will provide an evening of ‘Chilling Tales’ featuring actor Michael Howard from Acorn Theater. Howard will do dramatic readings of several of the most chilling classic ghost stories from writers such as M. R. James, Shirley Jackson, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Edgar Allen Poe. The library will forgo the harsh fluorescent lighting in the Community Room in favor of a spookier atmosphere to set the mood.  The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For adults and older teens. Free! For more information, please visit the library’s website at www.ThomasMemorialLibrary.org.” Thomas Memorial Library 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.
Museum Collections and Our Audiences
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Panel Discussion: Museum Collections and Our Audiences: Sharon Corwin and Jessica Nicoll in conversation with Mark Bessire. Portland Museum of Art, Thursday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., $5/free for PMA members. “The PMA is pleased to welcome Director and Chief Curator of the Smith College Museum of Art and former Chief Curator of the Portland Museum of Art Jessica Nicoll and the Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator of the Colby Museum of Art Sharon Corwin in a discussion with PMA Director Mark Bessire about museum collections and how they are presented to the public. Learn how two college art museums have increased their connections to students, faculty, and their public audiences through new installations. This program begins a series of presentations about museum collections as part of PMA 2016: Your Museum, Reimagined, the PMA’s own Collection Project.” For more information, call 775-6148 or visit portlandmuseum.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
‘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, 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. Will they see the bugs from above, below, at their side, or worse yet, staring them in the face? ... Fright takes place Friday/Saturday, Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 and 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
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
‘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.”
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
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.”
‘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.”

Tuesday, Nov. 4

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
‘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

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. .
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.”
‘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.”
‘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.”
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.
‘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

‘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.”
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.”
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. .
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
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.”
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.”
‘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

‘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

Tuesday, Nov. 11

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.”
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.
‘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.”
‘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
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
‘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 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
‘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. .
‘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

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.”
‘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, Dec. 3

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.”

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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