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Music calendar

Friday, Sept. 12

Dean Ford with Miss Fairchild and Justin Levinson at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $6; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portlandasylum.com/concerts

Bahamas with The Weather Station at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $10; 9:30 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Adam Ezra Group at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $10; 9 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Milo, Altered Gee, Don Damiani and Turquoise Crown at the SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $5 adv/$8 door; 8:30 p.m.
www.space538.org

The Max Garcia Conover concert is Friday, Sept. 12. $10 in advance/$12 at the door. 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts.
http://mayostreetarts.org/calendar/

Saturday, Sept. 13

Lecherous Gaze with Cushing and Swamp Water at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $7; 10 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

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

The Interntional Heritage Music Series concert, Okbari & Jamileh, is this Saturday, Sept. 13. International Heritage Music Series ­— Alan Sharvarsh Bardezbanian tribute with members of Okbari and Jamileh. 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts.
http://mayostreetarts.org/calendar

Tuesday, Sept. 16

The Weeks with Brave Baby at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $10 adv/$12 day of show; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Wednesday, Sept 17

CLASH: Bonnie Raitt vs John Mellencamp at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6; 10;30 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

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

Thursday, Sept 18

Wild Adriatic with Whale Oil at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $5; 10 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com
Le Vent du Nord at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $30; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

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

Friday, Sept. 19

Pardon Me, Doug at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $7; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portlandasylum.com/concerts

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

Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $15; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Soul Revue featuring Lyle Divinsky, Kenya Hall, Phil Divinsky, and Spencer Albee at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $10 adv/$12 day of show; Doors at 8 p.m. www.portcitymusichall.com

Saturday, Sept. 20

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

Cruel Hand with Bane and Too Late the Hero at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $12 adv/$14 day of show; Doors at 7 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Sunday, Sept. 21

Ava Luna, Celestial Shore, and Forget, Forget at the SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $6 adv/$8 day of show; 8:30 p.m.
www.space538.org

Monday, Sept. 22

WCLZ Presents Billy Bragg at Port City Music Hall. Doors at 7 p.m.  www.portcitymusichall.com

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Events calendar

Friday, Sept. 12

Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk Preview Run
7 a.m. Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk Preview Run. “Join Portland Trails Board members and Executive Director for a practice run of the race course. Hokka One One will also provide shoes to demo if you haven’t yet run in one of their light and cushy models. ... Free for folks who are registered for the Trail to Ale 10K.” http://trails.org/programs
Cross, Urban Sugar free coffee morning
7:15 a.m. Cross Insurance Portland, in conjunction with Urban Sugar Cafe food truck is sponsoring a free coffee morning, Friday, Sept. 12 beginning at 7:15 a.m. in Congress Square Park, corners of Congress Street and High Street. “Like our page on Facebook to participate.”
Maine’s gubernatorial candidates on heating costs
7:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland. “Heat of the Moment: Plans from State Officials, Energy Companies & Maine’s Next Governor. The Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech). “Together with our partners and sponsors, E2Tech is pleased to host this special event to help business and homeowners make cost-effective and thoughtful decisions ahead of the heating season. The event will consist of the following three parts: What can the Governor do? What plans do Maine’s gubernatorial candidates have to help Mainers manage their heating costs while being considerate of the environment? Gov. Paul LePage, Congressman Mike Michaud, and candidate Eliot Cutler have all been invited to speak. 7:15 a.m. to 8 a.m.: Networking and Continental Breakfast; 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Candidate Presentations; 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Break; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Policy and Program Presentations and Q&A. Attendees are also encouraged to attend the Alternative Energy Expo 2014 on Friday afternoon (Sept. 12) at Interphase Energy and Portland Greenfest at Monument Square on Saturday (Sept. 13).”
AARP Safe Driver Class at People Plus
8 a.m. to noon. “There will be an AARP Safe Driver Class offered at People Plus on Friday, 9/12, from 8 a.m. to noon. Most classes run for four hours and drivers are often eligible for discounts on their insurance after successfully completing a class. Registration is required and should be done directly with instructor Read Rich at 729-0775. There are still some spaces available but class size is limited so call today! Cost is only $15 for AARP members and $20 for all others. The class takes place Friday, September 12 at People Plus, 35 Union Street Brunswick.”
Merrymeeting Bay Guided Kayak Paddle
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Merrymeeting Bay Guided Kayak Paddle. (Register by Sept. 9.)  Nonmembers $75; members $70; ages 12-16 $35. “Enjoy a unique educational exploration of Merrymeeting Bay from the Eastern River to the Kennebec. Led by an expert guide and narrated by a member of a local environmental organization. Paddle solo or tandem. No experience necessary; disabilities accommodated. Reduced fees for those with personal equipment. FMI visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org or call (207) 443-1316, ext. 0.”
Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative visit
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “As part of Hunger Action Month, Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative and the Lakes Region Hunger Action Committee will host a free screening of ‘A Place at the Table’ at the Magic Lantern Theater, 9 Depot St., Bridgton, on Monday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m. ... Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative AmeriCorps VISTAS will also visit area food pantries to provide Food Supplement Program application assistance and education throughout September.” Local visits include: Front Street Food Pantry, 36 West Presumpscot St., Portland, Friday, Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Falmouth Food Pantry, 271 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, Monday, Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Judy’s Produce Pantry, Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Catherine’s Cupboard, 175 Northeast Road, Standish, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 5-7 p.m.; Sebago Warming Hut, 183 Sebago Road, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. to noon; Casco Village Alliance Church, 450 Roosevelt Trail, Casco, Thursday, Sept. 25, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative at 775-0026.
Puppet Show: The Walrus and the Carpenter
11:30 a.m. “‘The Walrus and the Carpenter were walking hand and hand, they wept like anything to see such quantities of sand.’ Join us for a puppet show based on the famous poem by Lewis Carroll: The Walrus and the Carpenter. Meet the famous characters of this story, plus a half dozen oysters. $3/members, $4/visitors plus admission.” Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. http://www.kitetails.org
Meet the Governor series, Paul LePage
noon. Gallery owner Andy Verzosa is hosting a Meet the Governor series with each of the three candidates at Aucocisco Galleries, beginning this Saturday, Sept. 6, at noon, with Michael Michaud. Eliot Cutler will appear at Aucocisco on Thursday, Sept. 11, and Gov. Paul LePage will come by on Friday, Sept. 12, based on the schedule. All three discussions are slated to begin at noon. For more information, visit www.aucocisco.com.
Rory Ferreira at MECA
2 p.m. Room 120, Maine College of Art. “MECA’s Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer Series invites professional artists, educators, curators, thought leaders and creative entrepreneurs to present on topics of importance to the MECA community. All lectures in this series are free and open to the public. ... Rory Ferreira — also known as the musician Milo, is an American hip-hop performer. He has collaborated with Busdriver and Open Mike Eagle, among others. He is currently signed to Hellfyre Club. He released his debut mixtape, ‘I wish my brother Rob was here,’ on November 1st, 2011. On February 19th, 2012, he released ‘Milo takes Baths,’ a mixtape featuring Milo rapping over Baths’ instrumentals.” http://meca.edu/visiting-artist-program
21st annual OOB Car Show and Parade
4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The 21st annual Old Orchard Beach Car Show and Parade will take place Sept. 12 and 13 with hundreds of truly distinctive and classic antique cars and trucks on display. “The weekend kicks off Friday night from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with numerous superbly restored and maintained classic cars and trucks on display. Old Orchard Street is closed to traffic to make way for this vintage car display. Participating cars and trucks then form the now famous Car Show Parade at approx. 7:30 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to view these vintage vehicles ‘cruising’ East and West Grand Avenue, creating a scene reminiscent of decades gone by. The actual Car Show Exhibit, the 21st Annual Old Orchard Beach Car Show will take place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Car Show registration will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Car Show winners are to be announced at approximately 2:30 p.m and trophies for all categories will be awarded at that time. The $3 donation admission to the show includes a People’s Choice ballot to vote for your personal favorite and   proceeds go to the OOB Firefighters No. 2247 and other non-profits. The local High School Boosters raise funds by serving a hearty breakfast and lunch so bring your appetite. Local Cub Scout Pack No. 350 sells popcorn and other items as well.”
‘Sex At The Disco’ at Geno’s Kymara Gallery
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Opening Sept. 12, and running through Sept. 28, The Kymara Gallery at Geno’s Rock Club presents ‘Sex At The Disco ... New York Underground Club Scene, 1970-1980’ —photography by Veretta Cobler, NYC-based fashion fine art photographer and author. Images from Cobler’s book, N’ew York Underground 1970-1980,’ along with several never before seen vintage prints depicting the orgasmic culture, extravagant fashion and uninhibited party scenes of New York City’s infamous Disco era, will be on display during this exhibition. Veretta expertly captures the energy, drama and driving dance floor sexuality that dominated a brief period in the city’s club history. During this period, themed parties such as circus, Hollywood, dance theatre, techno and diva drama became popularized. Through photography, Cobler documented this club scene that blossomed during this pre-AIDS peak of the Disco era, happening alongside the rise of the Women’s Liberation and Gay Rights Movements. Extravagant interiors, Wild Cabaret fashion, romantic characters and the drama of infamous clubs such as Plato’s Retreat, Studio 54, Circus, Xenon and the Paradise Garage, have been immortalized by the photographer.” The Kymara Gallery at Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress Street, Portland. Contact: Kymara Lonergan, Gallery Director, 286-7399. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . “An opening celebration will be on Friday, Sept. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Vintage and limited edition prints and books signed by the photographer will be available. The exhibition is sponsored by ‘Tish and Snooky’s Manic Panic NYC’ and Shipyard Brewery.”
‘Almost, Maine’ at Freeport Players
7:30 p.m. “Almost, Maine” at Freeport Players. September 11-21. “‘A really funny, really sad romance.’ For mature audiences. ‘On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.’ (from Dramatist’s Play Service).” Sept. 12-21, F/Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St, Freeport. Preview performance Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. (pay-what-you-want, tickets at the door only). FMI www.fcponline.org, 865-2220. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door, available at www.fcponline.org, The Thrift Store (43 Depot St, Freeport), and at the door (cash only). http://www.fcponline.org/tix.htm
‘The Mousetrap’ at Schoolhouse Arts Center
7:30 p.m. “The Schoolhouse Arts Center is winding down their summer season with one of the most famous mysteries ever to be produced for the stage — ‘The Mousetrap’ by Agatha Christie. It will be presented from Sept. 12 thru Sept. 28 in the Schoolhouse’s newly refurbished theater in Standish on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. ‘The Mousetrap’ is one of Christie’s most memorable works, offering up a plot that twists and turns throughout the play.  Mousetrap was written in 1952 and has been presented in London continuously for 62 years, making it the longest running play in the modern history of theater.  If you enjoy a mystery, ‘Mousetrap’ is a masterpiece. Director Harlan Baker has gathered some of Maine’s most talented actors to the Schoolhouse stage for this exciting presentation. They include Janelle LoSciuto from Westbrook who plays Mollie Ralston.  Dillon Bates of Westbrook will perform the role of Giles Ralston.  Mrs. Boyle is played by Elizabeth Phipps from Standish.  Major Metcalf is played by Chris Roberts from Portland.  Israel Buffardi of Portland will play the part of Mr. Paravacini.  Tristan Rolfe of Portland has the role of Christopher Wren.  Miss Casewell is played by Jaqueline Mansfield from Windham.  And Ezra Damm from Portland will be Sgt. Trotter. ‘The Mousetrap’ is a murder mystery as only Agatha Christie can weave them and will keep audiences guessing right up to the last minute. It will be presented for nine performances at the Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish. It is located near the intersection of routes 114 and 35. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. If you enjoy a good mystery, Mousetrap is right up your alley.  Don’t miss this world renowned masterpiece of mystery and intrigue.” For additional information or reservations, call 642-3743, visit them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.schoolhousearts.org.
‘The Witches of Eastwick’
at Ogunquit Playhouse
8 p.m. “The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be selected by Cameron Mackintosh to be the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ the sexy new musical comedy based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher. ...” Sept. 3 to Sept. 27, Tues-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.; matinees on Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org

Saturday, Sept. 13

Deering Drama Costume and Yard Sale
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Deering High School Drama will hold its annual costume and yard sale on Sept. 13 on the front lawn of Deering High School. The rain date is Sept. 20 at the same time and place. “All funds raised will support the school’s fall musical, ‘Starmites.’ This is a great opportunity to find Halloween costumes and dress-up clothes.”
Bonny Eagle Flea Market
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bonny Eagle Flea Market, rain date Sept. 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at  B.E. Middle School parking lot, corner of Rt. 22 & Rt. 35, Buxton. Tablespaces $15 or 5 for $50. Baked goods, drinks, snacks & lunch available. Call Karen at 692-2989 to reserve tablespace. BEHS scholarship fundraiser.
21st annual OOB Car Show and Parade
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The 21st annual Old Orchard Beach Car Show and Parade will take place Sept. 12 and 13 with hundreds of truly distinctive and classic antique cars and trucks on display. “The weekend kicks off Friday night from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with numerous superbly restored and maintained classic cars and trucks on display. Old Orchard Street is closed to traffic to make way for this vintage car display. Participating cars and trucks then form the now famous Car Show Parade at approx. 7:30 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to view these vintage vehicles ‘cruising’ East and West Grand Avenue, creating a scene reminiscent of decades gone by. The actual Car Show Exhibit, the 21st Annual Old Orchard Beach Car Show will take place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Car Show registration will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Car Show winners are to be announced at approximately 2:30 p.m and trophies for all categories will be awarded at that time. The $3 donation admission to the show includes a People’s Choice ballot to vote for your personal favorite and   proceeds go to the OOB Firefighters No. 2247 and other non-profits. The local High School Boosters raise funds by serving a hearty breakfast and lunch so bring your appetite. Local Cub Scout Pack No. 350 sells popcorn and other items as well.”
5K Run, Walk, Wheels and Kids Fun Run
8:30 a.m. The Robbie Foundation is holding its second annual 5K Run, Walk, Wheels and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 13. Registration runs from 6:45 a.m. to 8:25 a.m., the race gets underway at 8:30 a.m. “The fun run will take place at Back Cove in Portland. Registration, start and finish happening at Payson Park. Participants and children in wheel chairs and other adaptive equipment are welcome to participate. The Robbie Foundation provides adaptive equipment, therapy treatments and other services not covered by insurance to children with special needs and youth in Maine. In the past three and half years, the foundation has donated nearly 100-thousand dollars in items to deserving children across the state of Maine. Lori Voormas from The Q Morning Show will emcee the race. Thanks to the generous support of RE/MAX there will be free hot air balloon rides from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Starting at 9 a.m. there will be a host of other activities including and awards presentation and balloon twisting, and Portland Pie pizza eating. People interested in entering can register on line at www.robbiefoundation.com or register in person at the race.”
Public Volunteer Trail Work Day
9 a.m. Portland Trails Public Volunteer Trail Work Day. “The 60 miles of trails in Greater Portland don’t take care of themselves. Over 2000 volunteers help make these trails possible each year. Come join the fun, get outside and make a difference. We provide the tools, the project and the guidance to help you succeed. Email daniel at trails.org to sign up.” http://trails.org/programs
Event: Bombardment of Ft. McHenry in War of 1812
10 a.m. “The gravesite of an African American sailor who witnessed the British bombardment of Ft. McHenry, Baltimore — the battle which inspired the National Anthem, ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ —  will be decorated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept 13 at the Eastern Cemetery, Portland. The event commemorates the 200th anniversary of the battle fought Sept. 13-14, 1814. The event is sponsored by the Committee to Restore the Abyssinian Meeting House, Portland, and former State Rep. Herb Adams, who organized the event and will speak at the ceremonies.”
Cemetery Stone Cleaning Workshop
10 a.m to 2 p.m. “The Friends of Evergreen in partnership with the Tate House Museum and the City of Portland Department of Public Services will host a Cemetery Stone Cleaning Workshop at Stroudwater Burying Ground, Westbrook Street, Portland on Sept. 13 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Participants will learn how to document gravestones according to standards for historical and conservation purposes, including photography techniques for gravestones. Discussions will cover safety, conservation techniques according to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards, condition assessment of the gravestone and proper cleaning techniques. All participants should dress for work, including work gloves, for this hands-on workshop. The land known as the Stroudwater Burying Ground was purchased by Colonel Thomas Westbrook in 1727. The land was inherited by Westbrook’s partner, Samuel Waldo as Westbrook was indebted to him at the time of his death and then subsequently deeded to the parish by Waldo in 1786.The earliest recorded stone is from 1739. There are many citizens of note buried at the Stroudwater Burying Ground including George and Mary Tate who built the nearby Tate House at 1270 Westbrook Street, Thaddeus Broad, owner of the Broad Tavern in Stroudwater and Lillian Stevens who was the president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. This workshop is made possible through a Maine Community Foundation Grant. Pre-registration is required and the workshop fee is $10. For more information and to register: Contact Betty Janus at the Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Shaker Village Folk Festival
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shaker Village Folk Festival, Free, Traditional Craft Demonstrations: On Saturday, Sept. 13, Shaker Village will offer a series of traditional craft workshops, folk demonstrations, educational nature walks, free wagon rides, and homemade Shaker apple fritters. Workshops (pre-registration required) on Saturday include making a “Biblical Wreath” ($40) from the Shakers’ historic herb garden with renowned Shaker herbalist Betsey-Ann Golon. In “Beginner’s Woodcarving” local master-carved Norm Devonshire will teach how to sharpen knives, cutting techniques and methods of basic woodcarving, while each participant completes a “Scottie-dog” ($50). Create unique holiday gifts and heirloom keepsakes in  “Basic Bookmaking and Bookbinding”  ($55) taught by local artist Bonnie Faulkner of Heron Point Gallery in Portland  Resident naturalist Carolyn Fensore will lead “Nature’s Outdoor Classroom”, a 2 1/2 hour hike through the Shakers’ 1,800 acres of diversified habitats while identifying and explaining flora, fauna, geological formations, and Shaker history along the way ($8 adults, $2 children).   Free demonstrations include:  textile working and yarn spinning by the R & R Spinners, Shaker-style brush making by master broom-squire Kent Ruesswick of Canterbury, New Hampshire, and the ancient art of Blacksmithing by Tim Greene of Hebron.  Free tractor-drawn wagon rides will be offered throughout the day — tour the Shakers’ historic Village, gardens, and orchards.  Shaker Village is located at 707 Shaker Road (Route 26) in New Gloucester.  For more information about individual programs, including start times, reservations and registration, contact 926-4597, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.shaker.lib.me.us, or follow on Facebook at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village.
Lost at Sea at Evergreen Cemetery
10:30 a.m. Evergreen Cemetery Historic Walking Tour. Lost at Sea. “On November 27, 1898, an immense storm swept up the Atlantic coast. That evening, the luxurious SS Portland sailed out of Boston Harbor on its nightly passenger run to Portland. Sunday morning Portland families waited in vain for the ship to arrive as the it had sunk off Cape Cod. There were no survivors. Until the 1912 Titanic sinking, this was the largest naval disaster in history.” Sat., Sept 13, Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. $7/$5,  Children under 12 free.
‘The Museum and Its Neighborhood’
11 a.m. to noon. Portland Museum of Art public lecture: “Urban Legends: The Museum and Its Neighborhood,” by Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Saturday, Sept. 13, $5/free for PMA members. “Since 1908, the Portland Museum of Art has been located at the center of the Portland peninsula in the block bordered by High, Spring, Oak, and Free streets. As the museum looks to the future, its plans are informed by an urban setting rich with more than two centuries of history. Using maps, prints, architectural drawings, and photographs, State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. will trace the evolution of the museum’s surroundings from a fashionable Federal Period residential area to the present day commercial crossroads of Congress Square. Central to this story are the buildings that comprise today’s museum Portland campus: the McLellan House, the Clapp House, the L.D.M. Sweat Memorial Galleries, and the Charles Shipman Payson Building. Their history and architecture are the special focus of this illustrated journey both backward and forward in time.” For more information, call 775-6148 or visit portlandmuseum.org.
Audition for Portland Ballet ‘Victorian Nutcracker’
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Portland Ballet Studios 517 Forest Ave., Portland. Audition for Portland Ballet’s “The Victorian Nutcracker.” Ages: 7 and up.  Price: $10 Audition Fee. Each dancer will be asked to fill out an audition form at registration.  Dancers with 1 or more years of pointe are encouraged to bring their pointe shoes. Dancers Ages 7-11: Registration: 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Parent Meeting: 1:30 – 2 p.m.; Audition: 1:30 – 3 p.m.; Dancers ages 12 and up: Registration: 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; Parent Meeting: 11:30 – noon; Audition: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Adult Dancers: Registration: 10:45 – 11 a.m.;  Audition: 11 – 11:30 a.m. Event Contact: Portland Ballet 207-772-9671/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ghostland Music Festival
noon to 9 p.m. At Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, The Ghost of Paul Revere,  98.9 WCLZ and Baxter Brewing present the Ghostland Music Festival benefitting Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program. “Ghost Of Paul Revere with special guests Spencer Albee, Dave Gutter, Will Dailey, Anna Lombard, The Lucid, Samuel James, Suitcase Junket. Gates open at noon, show at 2 p.m. All ages, 21 plus to drink, valid ID required. Children under 12 free (suggested donation of $5). General Admission — Show Only, $20, $25 day of; Saturday Camping Pass plus Show Pass — $40; Friday/Saturday Camping Pass and Show Pass — $75 (includes Friday night campfire jam with special guests). Camping subject to Thomas Point Beach Rules/Regulations. Rain or Shine, No Refunds: Allowed: Blankets, folding chairs, umbrellas, backpacks (subject to search), sealed bottled water.” https://www.facebook.com/events/260048157529516
Cast Iron Cook-off at Bradbury Mtn. State Park
12:30 p.m. “The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Parks and Lands is holding its first ever Cast Iron Cook-off at Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal on Sept. 13. The family friendly event will showcase the tradition of using cast iron to cook over a campfire. Maine’s fall camping and cast iron cooking over an open fire are being joined to provide entertainment for Bradbury Mountain State Park guests. Participants will be able to showcase their cooking skills and win great prizes. Visitors and campers are invited to watch the cast iron cooking and participate in a day of events, beginning early on Saturday, Sept. 13. The Girl Scouts will also be cooking to earn merit badges. For more information about this event, or other Maine state parks and historic sites, go to: http://www.maine.gov/bradburymountain or http://www.parksandlands.com.
Portland Rugby Football Club
1 p.m. “All eyes are on Portland Rugby Football Club as the recently promoted Northeast Division 1 team faces off against Amoskeag RFC of Manchester, N.H. this Saturday. ‘We’re feeling confident,’ team Captain Colin Talbot said at practice Tuesday night. ‘There are a lot of factors going into our opening match. We’ve picked up some exciting players this season, including recent college grads, some seasoned international players, and others who are new to Portland. Additionally, we have an experienced core of returning players that will work to ensure Portland puts 160 minutes of solid rugby together every weekend.’ New international recruits include Bridlington, U.K. duo Gareth Roberts and Paddy Waines. James Read of Southampton, U.K. has returned to Maine for a second season, but may not reprise his role as Fly Half. ‘We’re happy to have James back this year,’ says Coach Tom Lovering, ‘but naturally we’re going to keep our cards close to the chest so early in the season.’ Notably absent this season is Kiel Becker of Portland who has played Wing since 2010. Since graduating law school, Becker has relocated to his home town of Webster, Mass. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Kennedy Park on Fox Street. The game is free and open to the public.” PortlandRFC.com
‘The Kienbusch Legacy: A Family of Artists’
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. “‘The Kienbusch Legacy: A Family of Artists.’ The Pace Galleries of Art at the Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. The exhibition features a selection of rarely-seen caseins and several oil pastels by artist William Kienbusch (1914-1980). Also works by his two sisters and two nephews. The show has been curated by Kienbuschs’ nephews, David and Carl Little. Reception and light refreshments at the arts center from 1-3 p.m. The galleries will re-open on Sun. the 14th from 9 a.m. to noon. The exhibition runs through Oct. 31. 18 Bradley St, Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. For more info, contact the gallery director John Day at 831-0959.
‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. “The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be selected by Cameron Mackintosh to be the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ the sexy new musical comedy based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher. ...” Sept. 3 to Sept. 27, Tues-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.; matinees on Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
‘Almost, Maine’ at Freeport Players
7:30 p.m. “Almost, Maine” at Freeport Players. September 11-21. “‘A really funny, really sad romance.’ For mature audiences. ‘On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.’ (from Dramatist’s Play Service).” http://www.fcponline.org/tix.htm
Northern Harmony Concert
7:30 p.m. First Universalist Church, 97 Main St., Yarmouth. Admission $12 adults/$10 students. “This unique Vermont-based world music vocal ensemble presents thrilling harmony singing from across the world:  South African songs and dances, traditional music from Georgia, Corsica and the Balkans, American shape-note singing, and renaissance works. Led by Larry Gordon, Northern Harmony is an ensemble of brilliant young singers which has won a worldwide reputation for its remarkable command of various world singing styles.  The present group will be touring for two months in the US, UK, Switzerland, France, and Germany.” For further information call 856-6415.
‘The Mousetrap’ at Schoolhouse Arts Center
7:30 p.m. “The Schoolhouse Arts Center is winding down their summer season with one of the most famous mysteries ever to be produced for the stage — ‘The Mousetrap’ by Agatha Christie. It will be presented from Sept. 12 thru Sept. 28 in the Schoolhouse’s newly refurbished theater in Standish on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. ... ‘The Mousetrap’ is a murder mystery as only Agatha Christie can weave them and will keep audiences guessing right up to the last minute. It will be presented for nine performances at the Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish. It is located near the intersection of routes 114 and 35. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. If you enjoy a good mystery, Mousetrap is right up your alley.  Don’t miss this world renowned masterpiece of mystery and intrigue.” For additional information or reservations, call 642-3743, visit them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.schoolhousearts.org.
Slam Up: Same Brain
8 p.m. “Upright Citizens Brigade meets Def Poetry Jam meets comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates in Cali Bulmash and Emily Lowinger’s gendercrunk cabaret, Slam Up. Strap in for a musical ride through the many shades of love: requited, unrequited, gay, straight, queer, or, well, just ‘creative.’ The duo has performed all over the country and appeared in this year’s New York International Fringe Festival. They are on an East Coast Tour promoting their first album ever, Same Brain. Featuring Portland’s own, Gaelle Robin.” Free at Vena’s Fizz House (345 Fore St, Portland). www.slamup.org

Sunday, Sept. 14

Susan G. Komen for the Cure 5K
7:30 a.m. “Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and commitment to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Though Susan lost her battle with the disease, her legacy lives on through the work of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the organization Nancy started in her honor.” Portland and Bangor both host events: Portland’s Payson Park on Sunday, Sept. 14; Bangor Waterfront on Sunday, Sept. 21. Portland: “The Race will be based at Payson Park on the Back Cove in Portland.   Parking in the park is limited to special needs only. Parking will be available at Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Avenue. Shuttle sevice to and from Cheverus will run both before and after the Race. The shuttle service is provided by VIP Tour and Charter Bus Company. Additional street parking near the course can be found on Washington Avenue. Please do not attempt to drive on Baxter Blvd. to get to the event! Enter Cheverus or the park (for special needs) from Ocean Avenue, accessed from Washington or Forest.” Registration Opens; 9 a.m. Survivor Ceremony;  9:30 a.m. Registration Closes; 9:45 a.m. 1K Fun Run/Walk Start; 9:45 a.m. Group Warm-up; 10 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Start. “Top runners in each age division, top survivor runners and top fundraisers will be announced on stage, as well as on this site and via email.”  www.komenmaine.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/race-information/portland-faq.html. “The very first Race for the Cure event took place in Dallas in 1983 and has grown to become the largest 5K series in the world. The first Maine Race for the Cure took place in Bangor in 1997 and the Portland Race was started in 2010.”
September 11, 2001 stair climb in Portland
9 a.m. “Members of the public will join area firefighters to climb the stairs of Monument Square 10 times for a total of 110 flights in honor and remembrance of the 343 firefighters from the Fire Department of New York who died on September 11, 2001. September 14, registration begins at 7 a.m., climb at 9 a.m. At 1 Monument Square, Portland. “Sponsored by the Portland Fire Department and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Cost is $30 per person. Register at www.9-11stairclimb.com. “The proceeds will benefit The Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which provides resources and support to the families and colleagues of fallen firefighters.”
The 39th annual Pettengill Farm Day
10 a.m.­ to 3 p.m. The 39th annual Pettengill Farm Day in Freeport. “Visit one of the most unique historic saltwater farmsteads on the Eastern Seaboard when Freeport Historical Society hosts its 39th Farm Day, Sunday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.­ to 3 p.m. To the sound of accordion music and children running the fields with newly­crafted kites, visitors will find world­class juggling, docent­led tours of the historic saltbox house, apple cider and butter­making, sack races, steer team demonstrations and much more on ‘the quiet side of Freeport.’” Highlights: At 11 a.m. “The History of Aprons.” Join sisters Norma Salway and Dottie Adams as they share the fascinating evolution of uses and users of aprons through examples from Freeport Historical Society’s collection and their personal collection. Bring your favorite apron and story and plan to share. At 1 p.m. “Saltwater Farming — Utilizing the Saltmarsh.” Cows have not been pastured on the marsh at Pettengill since the 1940s so take advantage of this rare opportunity to see two cows pastured on the marsh and learn how saltwater farming differed from inland farming. At 2 p.m. Master Gardener and herbalist, Carol Power, will be leading a walk titled, “Foraging for Wild Medicinals.” Power is a Master Gardener and is a community herbalist growing organic medicinal plants at Powerfarm. “Pettengill Farm is located 1.3 miles from the LLBean flagship store in Freeport. From Main Street, turn right onto Bow Street which becomes Flying Point Road. Watch for right­hand turn onto Pettengill Road and bear right to proceed onto the property. Free, on­site parking. Event donation: $5 adults, $2 children.”
Community Awakening Holistic Fair
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Psychic/Healing Fair: Community Awakening Holistic Fair, Sunday, Sept. 14, at Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come spend the day discovering yourself or loved ones who have passed. Door prizes every half hour New 3D Aura Photography, Jewelry, Animal Communicators, a wide assortment of Gems and Crystals, Energy Healing, Psychic & Medium Readings, Tarot Card Readings, Incense, Reiki, IET, Sound and Primus healing. Admission $5. Free workshops included with the price of admission to the fair.”
‘Maine Rally 4 Recovery’
noon to 4 p.m. “Maine Rally 4 Recovery” to celebrate recovery from all forms of addiction. “The Rally 4 Recovery is designed to break the stigma surrounding substance addiction and raise community awareness of just how many people in our communities are actively in recovery. Portland has a vibrant and enthusiastic recovery community. Yet, public discourse about those with addictions is overwhelmingly negative. By making the public aware of the breadth and depth of our state’s recovery community, we hope to provide hope and resources to those who struggle with their addictions each day.  Our message is focused on the positive: You are NOT alone. It IS possible to have an active, fun, enthusiastic life after substance abuse. We are proof that it is possible and we number in the thousands. We are proud of our recovery, hope others will join us in this movement and that our communities will come and celebrate with us. By coming together to celebrate the beautiful recovery community that exists in the Portland area, we can begin to engage more people in our community. We can help people see there is another way. We understand recovery can be difficult because we travel that road every day. But, it is not impossible and it does not have to be a road traveled alone.  Young People in Recovery, the city of Portland; Portland Recovery Community Center are sponsors. Partners include over a dozen local community service and substance abuse treatment and recovery organizations. Portland Mayor Michael Brennan has been asked to address the Rally. Deering Oaks Park, Portland.”
Martin’s Point Bridge BASH
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. “Volunteers on both sides of the new Martin’s Point Bridge are planning a celebratory Bridge BASH on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Bash is designed to celebrate the new bridge, which links Falmouth and Portland over the Presumpscot Rver, and offers a much improved travel experience for everyone. The Bash will take place on the new bridge’s 10-1/2 foot-wide multi-use path and spill over into adjacent Martin’s Point Health Care. Free parking for the event is available at the Martin’s Point Health Care parking garage. The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome. The volunteer committee is planning a family-oriented event that centers around transportation options on the bridge: biking, walking and driving. Participants can view antique cars, funky bicycles, and a proposed new trail that will link the multi-use path to the Martin’s Point trail, as well as photos of the new bridge under construction and details of its engineering. Other fun attractions include lots of music - acoustic folk (Chris Carter & Gary Richardson), jazz (Peter Miller Band) and a well-known ukulele band. Food trucks, a close-up look at bridge-building equipment, face painting and glitter tattoos by Partypalooga, free bike decorating clinic for kids, a used book sale, and an Apple Pie Bake Off are also part of the fun. Those proud of their culinary skills who are interested in donating a pie for the Bake-Off should go to Falmouth Library and click on the Bridge Bash Bake Off icon. Or call the Library at 781-2351. The event is sponsored by the City of Portland, Town of Falmouth and Martin’s Point Health Care, and is free to all. For more details on the event, go to the event FaceBook page (Martin’s Point Bridge BASH) and ask for more information, or contact Carol Morris at 329-6502.”
A Walk Down Western at Evergreen
2 p.m. Evergreen Cemetery Historic Walking Tour. “A Walk Down Western. The tour is an easy walk along Evergreen’s most northern road. Included in the tour are historian William Willis, surgeon Abner Shaw of the 20th Maine, Home for Aged Women, an early governor, merchants, a writer, and an artist. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. Evergreen Cemetery, 762 Stevens Ave., Portland. $7/$5 Children under 12 free.  The tour is wheelchair accessible.”
‘Almost, Maine’ at Freeport Players
2 p.m. “Almost, Maine” at Freeport Players. September 11-21. “‘A really funny, really sad romance.’ For mature audiences. ‘On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.’ (from Dramatist’s Play Service).” http://www.fcponline.org/tix.htm
‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. “The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be selected by Cameron Mackintosh to be the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ the sexy new musical comedy based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher. ...” Sept. 3 to Sept. 27, Tues-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.; matinees on Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
‘Translations Revisited’ at Irish heritage center
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. “Translations Revisited: A BBC Documentary” by Maurice Fitzpatrick. “In 1980, Brian Friel’s luminous play ‘Translations’ — about the beauty of language, the diversity of cultures, and how people transcend differences
— was performed amid the strife of Derry, Northern Ireland. In 2013, the play was again staged in that city — but in a place that had been transformed by fifteen years of peace. The film looks at the significance of ‘Translations’ and asks whether its message has stood the test of time. Director’s Q&A follows. Admission: $5/Free for Center members.” For more information call 780.0118. Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland.
‘The Mousetrap’ at Schoolhouse Arts Center
5 p.m. “The Schoolhouse Arts Center is winding down their summer season with one of the most famous mysteries ever to be produced for the stage — ‘The Mousetrap’ by Agatha Christie. It will be presented from Sept. 12 thru Sept. 28 in the Schoolhouse’s newly refurbished theater in Standish on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. ... ‘The Mousetrap’ is a murder mystery as only Agatha Christie can weave them and will keep audiences guessing right up to the last minute. It will be presented for nine performances at the Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish. It is located near the intersection of routes 114 and 35. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. If you enjoy a good mystery, Mousetrap is right up your alley.  Don’t miss this world renowned masterpiece of mystery and intrigue.” For additional information or reservations, call 642-3743, visit them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.schoolhousearts.org.
‘Tee it up FORE a Veteran’ comedy show
8 p.m. The second annual ‘Tee it up FORE a Veteran’ comedy show will be taking place on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland.  Boston Comedy Festival winner Dave Russo hosts an all star line-up of comedians to benefit the Camp Kieve Veteran’s Camp. The show will feature Maine comedy legend George Hamm, Boston Comedian Pete Costello, and Louis Ramey (Last Comic Standing, The Tonight Show). Tickets are only $25 and can be purchased at http://www.teeitupforeaveteran.org/. The show starts at 8 p.m. and the doors open at 7 p.m. For more information about the show, call 650-3904.”

Monday, Sept. 15

Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative visit
8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. “As part of Hunger Action Month, Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative and the Lakes Region Hunger Action Committee will host a free screening of ‘A Place at the Table’ at the Magic Lantern Theater, 9 Depot St., Bridgton, on Monday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m. ... Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative AmeriCorps VISTAS will also visit area food pantries to provide Food Supplement Program application assistance and education throughout September.” Local visits include: Falmouth Food Pantry, 271 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, Monday, Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Judy’s Produce Pantry, Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Catherine’s Cupboard, 175 Northeast Road, Standish, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 5-7 p.m.; Sebago Warming Hut, 183 Sebago Road, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. to noon; Casco Village Alliance Church, 450 Roosevelt Trail, Casco, Thursday, Sept. 25, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative at 775-0026.
Michaud: ‘Maine’s Environment and Economy’
6:30 p.m. “Please join us for a special environmental policy address, ‘Maine’s Environment and Economy: Moving Forward Together’ from Mike Michaud, candidate for governor. Monday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Abromson Center, Room 109/110 at the University of Southern Maine.” https://michaud.ngpvanhost.com/Sept15

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Free Coffee Event at McDonald’s
5 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. “McDonald’s is holding a second national Free Coffee Event, an opportunity for even more coffee lovers to enjoy a freshly brewed, rich and smooth tasting McCafé coffee. From Sept. 16 to 29, guests can get a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours at participating McDonald’s restaurants across Maine and eastern New Hampshire. This event builds on McDonald’s first-ever national Free Coffee Event launched in March, where the company gave away millions of cups of free coffee during the two-week period.” A complete list of Maine and eastern New Hampshire McDonald’s restaurant locations can be found at http://www.mcmaine.com or follow us on Twitter @McD_Maine.
Eat Well Nutrition Program
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. “University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Eat Well Nutrition Program will be offered 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 16 through Nov. 4 at the UMaine Extension office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. This program is free for income-eligible adults with dependent children. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the program, which includes hands-on food preparation, budgeting information and tips on how to shop at farmers’ markets and grocery stores. Eat Well Program graduates save an average of $36 per month on food bills, according to UMaine Extension.” To register, call 781.6099 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information or to request a disability accommodation or an interpreter, call781.6099, 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine).
‘Ed Muskie: Made in Maine’
noon. Maine Historical Society: “‘Ed Muskie: Made in Maine, 1914-1960.’ Speaker: James Witherell. The arc of Edmund ‘Ed’ Muskie’s life from modest beginnings 100 hundred years ago to future greatness was singular and unpredictable — an American story that looks plausible only in hindsight. Author James L. Witherell’s new biography of Muskie traces the son of an immigrant tailor through his two terms as Maine’s governor. Witherell is also the author of ‘Bicycle History’ (2010), ‘L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company’ (2011), and ‘When Heroes Were Giants: 100 Tours de France’ (2013). Cost: Free for MHS members; $5 for non-members (pay at the door).” http://www.mainehistory.org
Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative visit
2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. “As part of Hunger Action Month, Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative and the Lakes Region Hunger Action Committee will host a free screening of ‘A Place at the Table’ at the Magic Lantern Theater, 9 Depot St., Bridgton, on Monday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m. ... Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative AmeriCorps VISTAS will also visit area food pantries to provide Food Supplement Program application assistance and education throughout September.” Local visits include: Judy’s Produce Pantry, Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Catherine’s Cupboard, 175 Northeast Road, Standish, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 5-7 p.m.; Sebago Warming Hut, 183 Sebago Road, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. to noon; Casco Village Alliance Church, 450 Roosevelt Trail, Casco, Thursday, Sept. 25, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative at 775-0026.
Public Volunteer Trail Work Day
3 p.m. Portland Trails Public Volunteer Trail Work Day. “The 60 miles of trails in Greater Portland don’t take care of themselves. Over 2000 volunteers help make these trails possible each year. Come join the fun, get outside and make a difference. We provide the tools, the project and the guidance to help you succeed. Email daniel at trails.org to sign up.” http://trails.org/programs
Pine Point Crossing Bridge meeting with Maine DOT
6 p.m. “Please join MaineDOT at a formal public meeting to discuss the future of the Pine Point Crossing Bridge (No. 5260) carrying Route 9 over the B&M Railroad in Scarborough. Representatives of the Maine Department of Transportation will be present on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers A & B at the Scarborough Municipal Building, located at 259 U.S. Rt. 1 in Scarborough, to listen to concerns, receive comments, and answer questions from anyone with an interest in the project.” http://www.maine.gov/mdot/publicmeetings/index.htm
‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
8 p.m. “The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be selected by Cameron Mackintosh to be the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ the sexy new musical comedy based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher. ...” Sept. 3 to Sept. 27, Tues-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.; matinees on Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org

Wednesday, Sept. 17

WMPG Fall Begathon
8 a.m. Fund raising by WMPG radio station at the University of Southern Maine. “WMPG is the volunteer-run independent radio station broadcasting a wide range of music, public affairs and talk programming at the 90.9 and 104.1 frequencies of the FM dial. WMPG streams programming online 24 hours per day at WMPG.org and may also be heard on a mobile device with one of the free listening apps. Fall Begathon happens from Wednesday, Sept. 17 through Tuesday, Sept. 23. The WMPG volunteers and managers will be asking their listener-supporters for donations totaling $50,000 to meet the station’s operations budget. ... Donations may be made at any time online at WMPG.org, and during the drive by calling the Begathon hotline: 207 874-3000.  WMPG invites the public to visit the station on the Portland campus of USM at 92 Bedford Street.”
Greater Portland Landmarks U.S. Custom House Tours
10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. “Greater Portland Landmarks will present 30-minute guided tours of the U.S. Custom House (1868). Located at 312 Fore Street, Portland, this federally-owned building underwent a massive restoration from 2010 to 2013, and has been closed to the public except by special arrangement since 2001. Pre-registrations and ticket sales are required prior to the tour. No tickets will be sold at the door. No tour admittance without prior ticket purchase. Tickets are only available through Greater Portland Landmarks’ website, www.portlandlandmarks.org. Receipts from online purchases act as tickets. $5 Member/$10 Non Member. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; and Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.”
Constitution Day at UMF
11:45 a.m. “Once again, the University of Maine at Farmington will honor Constitution Day with a U.S. Supreme Court case review by Jim Melcher, UMF professor of political science and adviser for the UMF pre-law program. This eighth annual observation of Constitution Day features a docket of U.S. Supreme Court cases that discuss last term’s highlights and this term’s coming attractions. Free and open-to-the-public, this event will be presented at 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Lincoln Auditorium, in UMF Roberts Learning Center.”
Author’s Chat with Write On! group’s new book
2 p.m. “Members of the People Plus Write On! Group will debut their new book, ‘Times and Seasons,’ at a special Author’s Chat on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m. The 174-page book, titled, ‘Times and Seasons,’ is a unique collection of poetry, prose and photographs featuring the work of 21 local writers and artists. The book has been “in the works” for more than a year and is being billed as “the best effort yet” completed by the writer’s group. The book includes works by P.K Allen, Beth Compton, Robert Dow, Ruth Foehring, Charlotte B. Hart, Julia Garbowski, Adelaide Guernelli, Karen Johnson, Paul Karwowski, Wendall Kinny, Margie Kivel, Elizabeth “Betty” King, Ralph Laughlin, Vince McDermott, Dottie Moody, Ann Robinson, Karen Schneider, Winnie Silverman, Nancy Sohl, Patty Sparks, Gladys Szabo and Bonnie Wheeler. Books are currently available for sale at People Plus for $14.95 and will be available at the event. All proceeds, after costs, benefit the People Plus Center.” People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. Free and open to the public. Reservations are appreciated. FMI 729-0757. “People Plus is the Brunswick Area Senior Community Center. ...”
‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. “The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be selected by Cameron Mackintosh to be the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ the sexy new musical comedy based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher. ...” Sept. 3 to Sept. 27, Tues-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.; matinees on Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
Cumberland County Extension Association meeting
6 p.m. “The public is invited the 2014 annual Meeting of the Cumberland County Extension Association to be held on Wednesday,  Sept. 17 starting at 6 p.m. at the UMaine Regional Learning Center in Falmouth. The theme for this year’s meeting is ‘100 Years of Extension Supporting Local Food Systems.’ Ron Adams, Director of Food Services for the Portland Public Schools will give the keynote address. Ron is an advocate for the farm to school movement.  He worked with a team to reinvent the Maine Harvest Lunch and helped expand it into a statewide event.  Ron also headed up a CDC Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant to increase fruit and vegetable consumption Currently Portland spends 37 percent of its food budget on local foods with a goal of 50 percent by 2016. Peter Richardson will speak to the value of backyard beekeeping. Peter Richardson is an Eastern Apiculture Society Master Beekeeper and President of the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association. He teaches beekeeping courses through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and was instrumental in developing the hive site at the UMaine Extension demonstration garden at Tidewater Farm. Peter currently keeps a number of hives at his small farm in Freeport. Please join us for a light meal prior to the meeting starting at 5:00pm, there is no cost. For dessert we will enjoy the delicious results of the annual Pie Bake-Off!  We will recognize specific UMaine Extension Master Gardener, Master Food Preserver, Homemaker, 4-H and Eat Well volunteers at this event. This year’s Friend of Extension will be presented to Peter Crichton, Cumberland County Manager. Do you have a favorite pie recipe?  We invite you to enter the bake-off sponsored by King Arthur Flour and share your scrumptious dessert!  All recipes will become part of our UMaine Extension Cookbook.  Thank you! Whether you choose to enter the pie bake-off or not, we look forward to seeing you there!  For directions, guidelines for the Pie Bake-off and more information go to http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/pie-rules. To RSVP, register your pie bake-off entry by September 16 or for more information contact us at 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative visit
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. “As part of Hunger Action Month, Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative and the Lakes Region Hunger Action Committee will host a free screening of ‘A Place at the Table’ at the Magic Lantern Theater, 9 Depot St., Bridgton, on Monday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m. ... Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative AmeriCorps VISTAS will also visit area food pantries to provide Food Supplement Program application assistance and education throughout September.” Local visits include: Catherine’s Cupboard, 175 Northeast Road, Standish, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 5-7 p.m.; Sebago Warming Hut, 183 Sebago Road, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. to noon; Casco Village Alliance Church, 450 Roosevelt Trail, Casco, Thursday, Sept. 25, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative at 775-0026.
The Harbour Singers in Saco
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “The Harbour Singers support person in end of life care setting throughout Southern Maine through the gift of song. We rehearse in Saco every Wed. evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; new singers are welcome at our Sept. 3, 10 and 17 rehearsals.” Meetings  in the Parish Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco Biddeford. 286-7578. http://www.harboursingers.org

Thursday, Sept. 18

‘Undoing Five Decades of Liberal Policies in Maine’
noon to 1:30 p.m. “Reversing the Tide: Undoing Five Decades of Liberal Policies in Maine,” by the Maine Heritage Policy Center. “Liberals in Maine have a true political machine, and conservatives don’t. With an avalanche of money, volunteers, activists and ally groups to help them accomplish their agenda for five decades, they have dictated policy in Maine. Conservatives, on the other hand, have been unable to build the necessary infrastructure to compete.  Matthew Gagnon, CEO, The Maine Heritage Policy Center, will discuss the unique challenges the Right faces, and how Maine Heritage plans to turn the tables on the Left, to create something that will defeat five decades of destructive, regressive policy in Maine.” For more information or to register, contact Ms. Heather Noyes by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 321-2550. Luncheon at Dimillo’s on the Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. MHPC Member: $20; Non-member: $25.
‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. “The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be selected by Cameron Mackintosh to be the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ the sexy new musical comedy based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher. ...” Sept. 3 to Sept. 27, Tues-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.; matinees on Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
Third Thursdays at the PMA.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Third Thursdays at the PMA. “On Thursday, Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Portland Museum of Art (PMA), join the #ThirdThursPMA crowd as we head back to school with a special party for artists, creators, and craftspeople of all kinds! The folks at Artist & Craftsman Supply will take over the museum, offering soft-linoleum printing for all ages and sketching activities in the galleries. Get creative while listening to the progressive sounds of hip-hop instrumentalists Jaw Gems as they play a rare set in the Selma Wolf Black Great Hall, and start the school year in style. It’s going to be the party of the season. Free for college students with valid I.D. For more information, visit www.portlandmuseum.org.”
‘The Life and Art of Bernard Langlais’
5 p.m. “A Sense of Oneness: The Life and Art of Bernard Langlais. Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free and open to the public. 5 p.m. Sponsor Tables; 6 p.m. Lecture. “Lecture by Hannah W. Blunt, Langlais Curator for Special Projects, Colby College Museum of Art. Portland Public Art Committee is pleased to commemorate the acquisition of several works by Maine artist Bernard Langlais including sculptures, wood reliefs, abstract works, and bird houses gifted to the City of Portland from the Kohler Foundation. Artist Bernard Langlais said of his native Maine, ‘I feel a sense of oneness with the state.’ While he forged his early career in Europe and New York City, successfully exhibiting paintings and abstract reliefs, his rustic sensibilities and desire to work on a larger scale brought him back to Maine in the late 1960s. In the last eleven years of his life, he created a lively art environment on his property in Cushing, comprising more than 100 outdoor pieces. In her lecture, Blunt will trace the remarkable evolution of Langlais’s work and career, detailing the artist’s search for deep connections to his environment, and his passionate reconciliation of art and place. The lecture is being presented by Hannah W. Blunt, Langlais Curator for Special Projects at the Colby College Museum of Art.”
Christopher Buckley at UNE
5 p.m. “Christopher Buckley, former vice-presidential speechwriter for George H. W. Bush and acclaimed author, will present the University of New England’s 2014 George and Barbara Bush Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. in the Harold Alfond Forum on UNE’s Biddeford Campus. The lecture, titled ‘The Vishnu,’ will include behind-the-scenes stories from Buckley’s time as speechwriter to Bush, and from his years as a family friend of President and Mrs. Bush. ... The lecture is free and open to the public. For more info, visit www.une.edu.”
‘Driven’ art event by VNA Home Health Hospice
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “VNA Home Health Hospice, an affiliate of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems and Mercy Hospital, is presenting ‘Driven’ — an art event to showcase Maine artists while raising awareness for VNA and the importance of home health care, VNA Home Health and Hospice reported. ... ‘Driven’ will be held at East Coast Yacht Sales, Lower Falls Landing, 106 Lafayette St., Yarmouth, on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Honorary chair and celebrated portraitist Jean Pilk will showcase her works and will be joined by featured artists Annette Brown, Guy Corriero, Anne Ireland, ML Norton and Gill Page. Artist Dennis Rafferty will also be in attendance showcasing work by his students at Huntington Common, an Assisted Living community. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.” For more information, or to RSVP for the event, call 879-3605 or visit http://www.vnahomehealth.org.
Island Institute screening of ‘Ocean Frontiers’
6 p.m. Film screening and panel discussion with the Island Institute, Sept. 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Room 120, Maine College of Art. “Film screening and panel discussion with the Island Institute, screening of ‘Ocean Frontiers’ (http://ocean-frontiers.org/about/)and a panel discussion with scientists, fishermen and community members. For BFA program and open to the general public.” http://www.meca.edu/academic-calendars#tab-meca-events
‘What’s Laundry Got to do With It?’
7 p.m. University of Southern Maine and Maine Historical Society. “Presented in partnership with American and New England Studies Program, USM. “What’s Laundry Got to do With it?: Caring for the Body in the 19th Century United States.” “Speaker: Kathleen M. Brown, Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania. This program relates to the 2014-2015 museum exhibit, ‘Home: The Longfellow House and the Emergence of Portland.’ The author of ‘Foul Bodies: Cleanliness in Early America’ joins us to imagine what body care and hygiene may have been like in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House. Nineteenth century Americans were not the first people to read the body for telltale signs of virtue or moral weakness, but they came to these judgments in the context of new standards and practices of body care. Looking back at medical advice books, letters, diaries, and household management books from the time, we can see how body care during that century represented a startling break with the past and foreshadowed some of the dilemmas we face today. Kathleen Brown is a historian of gender and race in early America and the Atlantic World.” Cost: Free for MHS members; $8 for non-members (pay at the door). http://www.mainehistory.org
Civil Discourse panel at Colby
7 p.m. “In preparation for the fall 2014 election season, the Maine Council of Churches has begun the process of lending its ethical voice to the issue to Civil Discourse in public and political life. ... On Thursday, Sept. 18, the Council will host a panel discussion at Colby College at 7 p.m. Dr. Dan Shea of the Goldfarb Center will moderate a bipartisan panel on Civil Discourse. The  panel discussion will be broadcast on MPBN’s ‘Speaking in Maine’ two weeks later. MBPN will also be teaming with MCC to provide a ‘Maine Calling’ program dedicated to Civil  Discourse. This fall program does not yet have a date. On Oct. 26 preparation for Election Day. The dates and times will be announced.  Further Inquiries can be made to our Executive Director, Dr. William Barter,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
‘The Sorcerer’ by Theater at Monmouth, preview
7:30 p.m. “Theater at Monmouth’s 45th season continues with the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, ‘The Sorcerer’ on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Bursting with wit, charm, and fantasy, ‘The Sorcerer’ blends social satire with lighthearted comedy making it a ‘neglected gem’ of the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. ... The success of the opera encouraged Gilbert & Sullivan to write their next opera, ‘H.M.S. Pinafore.’ ‘The Sorcerer’ is part of a three-year commitment to produce Gilbert & Sullivan. In 2014 TAM will present ‘Ruddigore, or the Witches’ Curse.’ Performance Calendar: PREVIEW 9/18 at 7:30 p.m.; OPENING 9/19 at 7:30 p.m.; additional performance dates 9/20, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27 at 7:30 p.m.; 9/20, 9/21, 9/27, 9/28 at 1 p.m.; Ticket prices are $10-$30. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. For calendar and reservations, please contact the TAM Box Office at 207.933.9999 or visit www.theateratmonmouth.org.”
‘Damnationland’ screening
9 p.m. “‘Damnationland’ screening, Sept. 18, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Osher Hall, Maine College of Art. ‘Damnationland’ presents genre-defying original works from Maine filmmakers that redefine the classic thriller and horror categories. Now in its fifth year, this special Retrospective Screening — will feature selected films from the 2010-2013 showcases. http://www.meca.edu/academic-calendars#tab-meca-events.

Friday, Sept. 19

Common Ground Fair
9 a.m. September 19-21, Common Ground Fair at Unity. “A celebration of rural life, demonstrations, Maine-Organic produced foods and crafts and livestock exhibits.” http://www.mofga.org
Seminar on cremation services
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. “Come find out how you can pay for a direct cremation for as low as $27.08 per month or a cremation with a memorial service for as low as $31.25 per month. September 19, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. RSVP: Space is limited! Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, 891 Forest Ave., Portland, 899-4605.”
‘The Bus Stop Atheist’
7 p.m. “This is a world premiere contemporary, rock musical about a young man’s spiritual journey authored by native Maine physician and musician, Alan Bean. This production offers an entirely new twist on musical theater. Many styles of music are incorporated along with a story line that will have you both laughing and crying.  ‘Pilgrim,’ a college science major and avowed atheist, has his life turned inside out through a series of serendipitous encounters with some most unusual characters at the bus stop.” All of the profits from this event “will go toward purchasing water filtration systems for children in impoverished countried where more are sickened by unsafe drinking water than either HIV or malaria.” Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. Merrill Auditorium. Tickets $53/$43/$33 (includes fee). https://tickets.porttix.com/public/show.asp
Bicentennial Celebration of Fort Allen
7 p.m. The Bicentennial Celebration of Fort Allen, open to the public. Friday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Maine Jewish Museum; 267 Congress St. “Symposium of distinguished speakers who will discuss the war of 1812 in Maine, and its effects in Portland, as well as a presentation by the landscape architect who researched and designed the Fort Allen Park restoration. George Dahn: Origins, occurrence and outcome of the war of 1812. Dahn is a former Harvard history professor and author of  ‘1812, The Navy’s War.’ Herb Adams; Building of Fort Allen up to late 1800s.  Adam’s is Portland’s noted local historian. Martha Lyon: Concludes with late 1800’s to present day.  Lyon is a liscenced Landscape Architect specializing in treatment of historic landscapes. Earle Shettleworth will moderate this evening’s lectures. Mr. Shettleworth  is the State Historian ,and author of recently published, ‘The Blaine House.’ Saturday, Sept. 20 (rain date Sept. 21), 10 a.m. “The day begins with a moment of silence memorial service at the 1812 cemetery on the Eastern Promenade.  A brief parade processional to Fort Allen will follow. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bicentennial Celebration festivities will commence at Fort Allen Park.” Festivities include Gun/Cannon salutes,  performance by Chandlers Military Band and remarks from local dignitaries: Governor Paul LePage, Mayor Micahel Brennan, Adjutant General Campbell, Historian Herb Adams, Greater Portland Landmarks Executive Director Hilary Bassett, Landscape Architect Martha Lyon. “Children’s Activities will be provided in collaboration with the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization and a variety of Portland’s favorite food trucks will be on site.”
‘The Mousetrap’ at Schoolhouse Arts Center
7:30 p.m. “The Schoolhouse Arts Center is winding down their summer season with one of the most famous mysteries ever to be produced for the stage — ‘The Mousetrap’ by Agatha Christie. It will be presented from Sept. 12 thru Sept. 28 in the Schoolhouse’s newly refurbished theater in Standish on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. ... ‘The Mousetrap’ is a murder mystery as only Agatha Christie can weave them and will keep audiences guessing right up to the last minute. It will be presented for nine performances at the Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish. It is located near the intersection of routes 114 and 35. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. If you enjoy a good mystery, Mousetrap is right up your alley.  Don’t miss this world renowned masterpiece of mystery and intrigue.” For additional information or reservations, call 642-3743, visit them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.schoolhousearts.org.
‘The Sorcerer’ by Theater at Monmouth
7:30 p.m. “Theater at Monmouth’s 45th season continues with the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, ‘The Sorcerer’ on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Bursting with wit, charm, and fantasy, ‘The Sorcerer’ blends social satire with lighthearted comedy making it a ‘neglected gem’ of the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. ... The success of the opera encouraged Gilbert & Sullivan to write their next opera, ‘H.M.S. Pinafore.’ ‘The Sorcerer’ is part of a three-year commitment to produce Gilbert & Sullivan. In 2014 TAM will present ‘Ruddigore, or the Witches’ Curse.’ Performance Calendar: PREVIEW 9/18 at 7:30 p.m.; OPENING 9/19 at 7:30 p.m.; additional performance dates 9/20, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27 at 7:30 p.m.; 9/20, 9/21, 9/27, 9/28 at 1 p.m.; Ticket prices are $10-$30. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. For calendar and reservations, please contact the TAM Box Office at 207.933.9999 or visit www.theateratmonmouth.org.”
‘Almost, Maine’ at Freeport Players
7:30 p.m. “Almost, Maine” at Freeport Players. September 11-21. “‘A really funny, really sad romance.’ For mature audiences. ‘On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.’ (from Dramatist’s Play Service).” http://www.fcponline.org/tix.htm
‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
8 p.m. “The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be selected by Cameron Mackintosh to be the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ the sexy new musical comedy based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher. ...” Sept. 3 to Sept. 27, Tues-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.; matinees on Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
‘240 Strings’ concert with USM School of Music
8 p.m. Anastasia Antonacos, University of Southern Maine artist faculty in piano, will open the USM School of Music’s Faculty Concert Series next month with ‘240 Strings,’ which features Maine-based musicians Ben Noyes, cello, and Patrick Doane, violin. University of Southern Maine School of Music: “240 Strings,” Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus, 37 College Av., Gorham; tickets: $15, general public, $10, seniors, USM employees and alumni, $5, students; go to http://usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice or call 780-5555; sponsored by the USM School of Music Advisory Board.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Transformational Breathwork in Windham
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Transformational Breathwork. Facilitator: Lashell Moon. Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road in Windham. “Learn a powerful conscious breathing technique which will open and clear your chakras, release old, stuck feelings and energy, and open to the flow of abundance and creativity. Bring: mat, blanket, 5 bed pillows if possible, water notebook and pen. For more info, you may call Lashell at 854-1627.”
Bringing Worlds Together Conference
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Featured Speaker at the Bringing Worlds Together Conference for Veterans, Family Members, and Community will be Robert H. Moore — a board-certified traumatologist from Clearwater, Fla. “Moore is a corporate and family Crisis Consultant with the Crisis Care Network and an Associate Fellow of the Ellis Institute. He is currently on tour as trainer to the helping professions, representing Peace4Tarpon and the Traumatic Incident Reduction Association’s commitment to Trauma Informed Care and Trauma Specific Service. In 40 years of practice — 17 as Director of Florida’s Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy; 11 as a Domestic Violence Intervention Program provider — Moore has co-edited or contributed to six popular psychology books by Dr. Albert Ellis; authored chapters on applications of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and trauma resolution (TIR) in professional texts by Drs. Windy Dryden, Larry Hill and Janet Wolfe; and produced over 300 psychologically-topical public service programs and segments for radio and television. This will be the third annual Bringing Worlds Together conference for veterans, their families, and community members. It will be held at the University of Maine Farmington Campus on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by Tri-County Mental Health Services with support from the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, Americorps Vista, and many community volunteers, also features nine different workshops on topics ranging from legal issues and re-integrating into family and community life to traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic  stress. For more information and to register for this free conference, visit www.tcmhs.org or call Jerry DeWitt at 783-9141 x 228. Travel expense scholarships are available through Veterans For Peace. Contact Doug Rawlings at 778-7292 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
‘The Sorcerer’ by Theater at Monmouth
1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “Theater at Monmouth’s 45th season continues with the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, ‘The Sorcerer’ on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Bursting with wit, charm, and fantasy, ‘The Sorcerer’ blends social satire with lighthearted comedy making it a ‘neglected gem’ of the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. ... The success of the opera encouraged Gilbert & Sullivan to write their next opera, ‘H.M.S. Pinafore.’ ‘The Sorcerer’ is part of a three-year commitment to produce Gilbert & Sullivan. In 2014 TAM will present ‘Ruddigore, or the Witches’ Curse.’ Performance Calendar: PREVIEW 9/18 at 7:30 p.m.; OPENING 9/19 at 7:30 p.m.; additional performance dates 9/20, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27 at 7:30 p.m.; 9/20, 9/21, 9/27, 9/28 at 1 p.m.; ticket prices are $10-$30. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. For calendar and reservations, please contact the TAM Box Office at 207.933.9999 or visit www.theateratmonmouth.org.”
Bean Supper in South Portland
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bean Supper, Saturday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Baked beans, casseroles, homemade pies and more; $8 each $17 family.
African Gala at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. “All are encouraged to attend an African Gala celebrating African food and culture on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church in Portland. The colorful event, which will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., is a fundraiser for a parish that is a vital source of financial and spiritual assistance for many local residents. The gala will feature traditional dishes from Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan and many other countries. Burundi dancers and drummers will entertain at the gathering, which will also include performances from Les Voix des Anges, a choir comprised of nearly 30 men and women, most from central African countries, that sings in four different languages. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Capital Campaign, which aims to make necessary repairs to the historic church located on the corner of Mellen and Sherman Streets. To date, the parish has raised close to $150,000 with a campaign goal of $200,000.” www.portlandcatholic.org
‘The Bus Stop Atheist’
7 p.m. “This is a world premiere contemporary, rock musical about a young man’s spiritual journey authored by native Maine physician and musician, Alan Bean. This production offers an entirely new twist on musical theater. Many styles of music are incorporated along with a story line that will have you both laughing and crying.  ‘Pilgrim,’ a college science major and avowed atheist, has his life turned inside out through a series of serendipitous encounters with some most unusual characters at the bus stop.” All of the profits from this event “will go toward purchasing water filtration systems for children in impoverished countried where more are sickened by unsafe drinking water than either HIV or malaria.” Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. Merrill Auditorium. Tickets $53/$43/$33 (includes fee). https://tickets.porttix.com/public/show.asp
Weiss and Breslin at Lowry’s Lodge
7 p.m. Lowry’s Lodge monthly poetry series hosted by Donnelly and Wrobel, 7 p.m., Saccarappa Art Collective: 861 Main St., downtown Westbrook. A $3 suggested donation. September 20,  featured poets: David C. Weiss and James Breslin.
‘Ragged Isle’ screening
7 p.m. “‘Ragged Isle’ screening, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Osher Hall, Maine College of Art. ‘Ragged Isle’ is a web series set and shot entirely in Maine, featuring an all-Maine cast and crew. Before the online finale, they will have a finale party at which they screen the entire series, including the last episode, in front of a live audience. For more information, please go to: www.raggedisle.com.” http://www.meca.edu/academic-calendars#tab-meca-events
‘Oldies Benefit Dance’ in Saco
7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. An “Oldies Benefit Dance” is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.  “Held at the Elks Lodge, Ocean Park Road, Saco. Tickets are limited to 150 and are going fast. The proceeds are going to the Ronald McDonald House of Portland. To date, these events have raised over $13.300. The dance is Rock & Roll Oldies music from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s provided by OLDIES ‘R’ US.  There will be prizes for a dance contest, trivia questions and door prizes. Tickets are $10 per person.” Call Dave at 934-5941 or contact the Elks at 283-1597 for tickets or more information.
‘Almost, Maine’ at Freeport Players
7:30 p.m. “Almost, Maine” at Freeport Players. September 11-21. “‘A really funny, really sad romance.’ For mature audiences. ‘On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.’ (from Dramatist’s Play Service).” http://www.fcponline.org/tix.htm
‘The Mousetrap’ at Schoolhouse Arts Center
7:30 p.m. “The Schoolhouse Arts Center is winding down their summer season with one of the most famous mysteries ever to be produced for the stage — ‘The Mousetrap’ by Agatha Christie. It will be presented from Sept. 12 thru Sept. 28 in the Schoolhouse’s newly refurbished theater in Standish on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. ... ‘The Mousetrap’ is a murder mystery as only Agatha Christie can weave them and will keep audiences guessing right up to the last minute. It will be presented for nine performances at the Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish. It is located near the intersection of routes 114 and 35. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. If you enjoy a good mystery, Mousetrap is right up your alley.  Don’t miss this world renowned masterpiece of mystery and intrigue.” For additional information or reservations, call 642-3743, visit them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.schoolhousearts.org.
‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. “The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be selected by Cameron Mackintosh to be the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ the sexy new musical comedy based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher. ...” Sept. 3 to Sept. 27, Tues-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.; matinees on Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org

Sunday, Sept. 21

15th annual Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk
9 a.m. “Join us for the 15th annual Trail to Ale and experience Portland’s waterfront trails in their most glorious season, then party with free beer, pizza, music, dancing, massage, yoga and healthy snacks on the Eastern Prom! We had such great success with the new race start and after-party last year and we’re sticking with it! ... Entry to the race and after-party is $30 (plus $3.75 registration company fee). This is an important fundraiser to support the creation and maintenance of the trails we all love! There are no paper registration forms. All registration is online.” Portland Trails. http://trails.org/programs
Cumberland Fair
9 a.m. September 21-27, Cumberland Fair at Cumberland Center. “Large exhibit halls, midway and livestock exhibits. Animal pull events and harness racing.” http://www.cumberlandfair.com
Concert to benefit Maine homeless veterans
noon to 6 p.m. A concert to benefit Maine homeless veterans is scheduled noon to 6 p.m. at the Augusta Armory, 179 Western Ave. “Debbie Myers and friends will perform bluegrass/country music, food, live and silent auction. Tickets: Advance Adults $10, $12 at the door, kids under 16 $5. Silent auction starts at noon. Info for tickets, contributions, or donations for silent and live auction call Linda McGuire 215-7934 or David Hassen, 215-9287.”
Practicing the Presence in Windham
12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Practicing the Presence; A Spiritual Laboratory with Barbara Kowalska. Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road in Windham. One Sunday, Sept 21, 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.; two Saturdays, Oct. 18 and Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “As we affirm the presence of God in our lives, these classes will expand this knowing in simple and accessible ways while we are doing the things we normally do in our lives. We will be actively engaged in our own soul growth.”
‘The Sorcerer’ by Theater at Monmouth
1 p.m. “Theater at Monmouth’s 45th season continues with the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, ‘The Sorcerer’ on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Bursting with wit, charm, and fantasy, ‘The Sorcerer’ blends social satire with lighthearted comedy making it a ‘neglected gem’ of the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. ... The success of the opera encouraged Gilbert & Sullivan to write their next opera, ‘H.M.S. Pinafore.’ ‘The Sorcerer’ is part of a three-year commitment to produce Gilbert & Sullivan. In 2014 TAM will present ‘Ruddigore, or the Witches’ Curse.’ Performance Calendar: PREVIEW 9/18 at 7:30 p.m.; OPENING 9/19 at 7:30 p.m.; additional performance dates 9/20, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27 at 7:30 p.m.; 9/20, 9/21, 9/27, 9/28 at 1 p.m.; ticket prices are $10-$30. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. For calendar and reservations, please contact the TAM Box Office at 207.933.9999 or visit www.theateratmonmouth.org.”
‘Almost, Maine’ at Freeport Players
2 p.m. “Almost, Maine” at Freeport Players. September 11-21. “‘A really funny, really sad romance.’ For mature audiences. ‘On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.’ (from Dramatist’s Play Service).” http://www.fcponline.org/tix.htm
‘The Bus Stop Atheist’
2 p.m. “This is a world premiere contemporary, rock musical about a young man’s spiritual journey authored by native Maine physician and musician, Alan Bean. This production offers an entirely new twist on musical theater. Many styles of music are incorporated along with a story line that will have you both laughing and crying.  ‘Pilgrim,’ a college science major and avowed atheist, has his life turned inside out through a series of serendipitous encounters with some most unusual characters at the bus stop.” All of the profits from this event “will go toward purchasing water filtration systems for children in impoverished countried where more are sickened by unsafe drinking water than either HIV or malaria.” Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. Merrill Auditorium. Tickets $53/$43/$33 (includes fee). https://tickets.porttix.com/public/show.asp
‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. “The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be selected by Cameron Mackintosh to be the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ the sexy new musical comedy based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher. ...” Sept. 3 to Sept. 27, Tues-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.; matinees on Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
Mushroom Walk in Bowdoinham/Umberhind
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) concludes its Outside! 2014 series in Bowdoinham/Umberhind. “The final Outside! event of the year is a Mushroom Walk with Michaeline Mulvey on Sept. 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required with Dup Crosson at 666-1118. … Visit www.fomb.org to learn more about how you can help protect beautiful Merrymeeting Bay.”
Peaks Island Walk for CMT
2:45 p.m. Second annual 5K walk on Sept. 21 around Peaks Island, to raise awareness about Charcot-Marie Tooth disorder and funding for the CMTA to find a cure for this disorder. “The Walk will start at 2:45 p.m. and end on the front lawn of the Inn on Peaks. Following the walk there will be a reception at the Inn. Please take the 2:15 p.m. boat leaving Portland. Location: The walk will start and end at the beautiful Inn on Peaks: http://www.innonpeaks.com Ferry service to island: Ferries leave for Peaks Island from Portland at 2:15 p.m.; if you would like to head to the island earlier there is a 12:15 p.m. boat.” For more information about ferry times and ticket prices, call Casco Bay Lines at 774-7871 or visit their website: http://www.cascobaylines.com. “All money raised will be directly donated to the CMTA who is leading awareness and research into Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder.” For more information call Mary at 450-5679 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . “Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a group of disorders passed down through families that affect the nerves outside the brain and spine. These are called the peripheral nerves.” http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/charcot_marie_tooth/charcot_marie_tooth.htm
‘The Mousetrap’ at Schoolhouse Arts Center
5 p.m. “The Schoolhouse Arts Center is winding down their summer season with one of the most famous mysteries ever to be produced for the stage — ‘The Mousetrap’ by Agatha Christie. It will be presented from Sept. 12 thru Sept. 28 in the Schoolhouse’s newly refurbished theater in Standish on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. ... ‘The Mousetrap’ is a murder mystery as only Agatha Christie can weave them and will keep audiences guessing right up to the last minute. It will be presented for nine performances at the Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish. It is located near the intersection of routes 114 and 35. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. If you enjoy a good mystery, Mousetrap is right up your alley.  Don’t miss this world renowned masterpiece of mystery and intrigue.” For additional information or reservations, call 642-3743, visit them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.schoolhousearts.org.

Monday, Sept. 22

Passive House conference
8 a.m. Holiday Inn by the Bay, Passive House conference in Portland, Sept. 22-23. “The North American Passive House Networks’ 2014 Conference and Expo will feature Passive House projects from across the continent and around the world — small and large — from homes, to schools, office buildings and city districts. The conference will provide an unparalleled in-depth look at what Passive House is achieving today. Presentations will also look at detailed technical aspects, policy and regional based solutions for this international standard.  The Expo will showcase over 30 industry leaders and Workshops before and after the conference will allow for in-depth training at introductory to expert levels. … The conference program will contain 30 educational sessions running from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. over two days.  The sessions will focus on a broad array of topics - from projects in different climactic conditions, of different building types, technical aspects, policy, energy and finance. There will be over 40 conference speakers, and all are leading expert professionals in Passive House design and construction. The 40 speakers bring a broad array of expertise within Passive House building. They will offer in-depth analysis of the obstacles and opportunities the transformation to Passive House building provides. … There will be over 30 manufacturers or service providers represented in the Expo, providing a comprehensive look at specialized products and knowledge essential for low-energy Passive House building. The Expo will run from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. … NAPHN14 will be offering a range of workshops on the days surrounding the Conference - from novice introductory courses to the most advanced and specialized Passive House Consultant courses. ” http://www.rightevents.net/naphn14/index.php/event-info/program
 The Way of Compassion in Windham
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Way of Compassion with Jack Seery. Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road in Windham. Sept. 22 to Dec. 15, 13 Mondays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. “This class is for anyone who wishes to enter more deeply into a more compassionate way of living. The participants will come away with a personal understanding of compassion, its spiritual roots and its contemporary and social implications. Required texts: 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life. Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative visit
8 a.m. to noon. “As part of Hunger Action Month, Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative and the Lakes Region Hunger Action Committee will host a free screening of ‘A Place at the Table’ at the Magic Lantern Theater, 9 Depot St., Bridgton, on Monday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m. ... Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative AmeriCorps VISTAS will also visit area food pantries to provide Food Supplement Program application assistance and education throughout September.” Local visits include: Sebago Warming Hut, 183 Sebago Road, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. to noon; Casco Village Alliance Church, 450 Roosevelt Trail, Casco, Thursday, Sept. 25, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative at 775-0026.
‘Nourish & Energize: Food as Fuel in the Workplace’
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. State of Maine Room, City Hall, 389 Congress St., Portland. “Learn how food affects productivity and what employers can do to create healthier work environments. Energizing refreshments provided! Workplace health promotion is an opportunity for employers to successfully improve the health and productivity of their employees. Event speaker Anne LaPierre, M.S., L.D., R.D., Hannaford Dietitian, will discuss how food is metabolized in the body and which foods are better for increasing energy. Speaker Heidi Symonds, Board Certified Holistic Health Coach, will examine workplace food environments and what changes employers can make to set their employees up for success. Stephanie Pooler of Healthy Portland will lead the morning with an overview of Healthy Maine Works, a free online assessment and planning tool that helps Maine companies develop wellness programs and assist their employees to manage chronic disease. Space is limited so don’t wait to register!” http://www.portlandmaine.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=318
‘The Portland Water District in Pictures’
noon. Maine Historical Society: “The Portland Water District in Pictures, 1908-2008. Speakers: Paul Thomas Hunt and Barbara Brewer. This program relates to the 2014-2015 museum exhibit, ‘Home: The Longfellow House and the Emergence of Portland.’ Greater Portland has had a public water system since 1869. For almost 40 years it was owned and operated as a for-profit company. A vote in 1906 changed all that and led to the legal actions that established the quasi-municipal, non-profit Portland Water District in 1908. Though largely unseen and not thought of, there is a rich pictorial and human history to the first 100 years of Maine’s largest water and wastewater utility. Cost: Free for MHS members; $5 for non-members (pay at the door).” http://www.mainehistory.org
‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
8 p.m. “The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be selected by Cameron Mackintosh to be the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ the sexy new musical comedy based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher. ...” Sept. 3 to Sept. 27, Tues-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.; matinees on Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
Portland Regional Chamber 160th anniversary gala
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “On Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 160th anniversary with a gala reception and leadership awards. The Chamber’s high profile, must attend celebration will be recognizing leaders and celebrating community. The event will be held at the State Theatre featuring an exhibit of great business stories, music and food by up and coming area chefs. This year’s host is Erin Ovalle of WMTW News 8. 2014 Community Leadership Award Recipients: Henri A. Benoit Award for Leadership in the Private Sector: The Westin Portland Harborview; Neal W. Allen Award for Leadership in the Public Sector: Bill Shane, Town Manager, Cumberland, Nathan Poore, Town Manager, Falmouth and Nat Tupper, Town Manager, Yarmouth; Robert R. Masterton Award for Leadership in Economic Development: IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Our Featured Business Exhibits: Blue Tarp Financial, Diversified Communications, pro-voke,
Ruth’s  Reusable Resources, Texas Instruments.” State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. http://web.portlandregion.com/events

Wednesday, Sept. 24

LePage at Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce
7 a.m. “The three leading candidates for governor will address the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce membership at three separate Early Bird breakfast events. The series will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 11, with Eliot Cutler, an independent. Gov. Paul LePage, the GOP incumbent, will be speaking at the Chamber breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 24. His Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud, will appear on Tuesday, Oct. 14. ... All three events will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor. They are open to members and nonmembers. Doors will open at 7 a.m. for networking. Breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m. and the program starts at 8 a.m.” For more information, call the Chamber at947.0307 or go to bangorregion.com.
Iris Network rep at Pinewood Manor
1 p.m. A representative of the Iris Network will be at Pinewood Manor in Old Orchard Beach at 1 p.m. to discuss the services that the nonprofit organization provides to assist people who are blind or visually impaired to achieve maximum independence and community integration. Call 934-2157, ext. 4 to register.
‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. “The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be selected by Cameron Mackintosh to be the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ the sexy new musical comedy based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher. ...” Sept. 3 to Sept. 27, Tues-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.; matinees on Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
‘Casco Bay Is at Risk’
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. “What’s happening to our coastal waters? Find out when Friends of Casco Bay presents ‘Casco Bay Is at Risk’ on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Abromson Auditorium, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Casco Bay Is at Risk is an update–and a wake-up call–on threats to our coastal waters.  Anyone who cares about Casco Bay is invited to join their neighbors at a presentation to the community outlining the latest facts, concerns, and questions.” Abromson Auditorium, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland. Tickets are available online at cascobayatrisk.bpt.me for a fee of $10; children and college students are free. For more details, go to cascobay.org. Inquire about professional development credit for educators at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Digital Marketing workshop
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Portland SCORE offers a workshop on Digital Marketing: Create digital strategy, Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost is $35 with online reservation. On Thursday, Sept. 25 SCORE presents a free workshop on Trademarks: Protecting your brand, from noon to 2 p.m. at Portland Chamber of Commerce Offices, 443 Congress St. To learn more and to register visit website:  scoremaine.com  or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.”

Thursday, Sept. 25

Captain Kirk talk on the USS Zumwalt in Brunswick
1 p.m. “Captain James A. Kirk of the United States Navy will visit People Plus on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. to offer an enthralling and informative talk about the lead ship stealth destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, of which he is commanding officer. Now being built at Bath Iron Works, it has been called the most advanced warship ever constructed for the U.S. Navy. Capt. Kirk will also discuss Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, for whom the ship is named. Adm. Zumwalt, the 19th chief of naval operations, was the youngest ever to serve in that capacity. As as admiral, and later as CNO, Zumwalt played a major role in modern naval history, especially during the Vietnam War. A highly decorated naval veteran, Zumwalt is credited with reforming the navy’s personnel policies in an effort to improve enlisted life and to ease racial tensions. Join us for FYI! USS Zumwalt, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m. at People Plus, 35 Union Street Brunswick. Free and open to the public but registration is required. FMI 729-0757. People Plus is the Brunswick Area Senior Community Center.”
‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. “The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be selected by Cameron Mackintosh to be the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ the sexy new musical comedy based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher. ...” Sept. 3 to Sept. 27, Tues-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.; matinees on Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative visit
3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. “As part of Hunger Action Month, Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative and the Lakes Region Hunger Action Committee will host a free screening of ‘A Place at the Table’ at the Magic Lantern Theater, 9 Depot St., Bridgton, on Monday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m. ... Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative AmeriCorps VISTAS will also visit area food pantries to provide Food Supplement Program application assistance and education throughout September.” Local visits include: Casco Village Alliance Church, 450 Roosevelt Trail, Casco, Thursday, Sept. 25, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative at 775-0026.
‘Exploring the Maritime Northeast’ at Bowdoin
7  p.m. to 8 p.m. “William Fitzhugh, an Arctic archaeologist and director of the Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution, and Wilfred Richard, a photographer based in Maine, will discuss their newly released book, ‘Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast.’  A chance to view the photo exhibit, ‘A Bit of a Personal Universe: Travels in the Maritime Northeast,’ by Richard, along with a reception and book signing at the Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, will take place following the talk.” http://www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museums
‘The Sorcerer’ by Theater at Monmouth
7:30 p.m. “Theater at Monmouth’s 45th season continues with the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, ‘The Sorcerer’ on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Bursting with wit, charm, and fantasy, ‘The Sorcerer’ blends social satire with lighthearted comedy making it a ‘neglected gem’ of the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. ... The success of the opera encouraged Gilbert & Sullivan to write their next opera, ‘H.M.S. Pinafore.’ ‘The Sorcerer’ is part of a three-year commitment to produce Gilbert & Sullivan. In 2014 TAM will present ‘Ruddigore, or the Witches’ Curse.’ Performance Calendar: PREVIEW 9/18 at 7:30 p.m.; OPENING 9/19 at 7:30 p.m.; additional performance dates 9/20, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27 at 7:30 p.m.; 9/20, 9/21, 9/27, 9/28 at 1 p.m.; ticket prices are $10-$30. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. For calendar and reservations, please contact the TAM Box Office at 207.933.9999 or visit www.theateratmonmouth.org.”

Friday, Sept. 26

‘The Sorcerer’ by Theater at Monmouth
7:30 p.m. “Theater at Monmouth’s 45th season continues with the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, ‘The Sorcerer’ on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Bursting with wit, charm, and fantasy, ‘The Sorcerer’ blends social satire with lighthearted comedy making it a ‘neglected gem’ of the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. ... The success of the opera encouraged Gilbert & Sullivan to write their next opera, ‘H.M.S. Pinafore.’ ‘The Sorcerer’ is part of a three-year commitment to produce Gilbert & Sullivan. In 2014 TAM will present ‘Ruddigore, or the Witches’ Curse.’ Performance Calendar: PREVIEW 9/18 at 7:30 p.m.; OPENING 9/19 at 7:30 p.m.; additional performance dates 9/20, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27 at 7:30 p.m.; 9/20, 9/21, 9/27, 9/28 at 1 p.m.; ticket prices are $10-$30. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. For calendar and reservations, please contact the TAM Box Office at 207.933.9999 or visit www.theateratmonmouth.org.”
‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
8 p.m. “The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be selected by Cameron Mackintosh to be the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ the sexy new musical comedy based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher. ...” Sept. 3 to Sept. 27, Tues-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.; matinees on Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org

Saturday, Sept. 27

2014 Fight Back Festival by cancer center
7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. “Fight Back Festival is the Cancer Community Center’s largest annual fundraiser.  It is a family biking, running and walking event held, annually, at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester.  There is something for everyone at this beautiful day of strength, hope and remembrance. Fight Back Festival Goal: $110,000! Pineland Farms, New Gloucester. Maine Cancer Community Center is located at 778 Main St., South Portland. For details, visit http://cancercommunitycenter.org.
Admissions Fall Visit Day at St. Joseph’s
9:30 a.m. “Saint Joseph’s Admissions office is proud to welcome prospective students and their families to campus for a tour of the College’s facilities and to learn more about its academic programs on Sept. 27, during the annual Fall Visit Day. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with registration. A Campus Fair will be held until 10 a.m., and prospective students and their families are welcomed to tour the campus until 2 p.m. For more information and to register, call 1-800-338-7057 or 893-7746, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
CB Anderson, author of ‘River Talk’
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Book signing for CB Anderson’s new book, “River Talk.” September 27, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance Workshop, Beyond “Show, Don’t Tell”: Scene and Exposition in Narrative, University of Southern Maine, Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland.
The Family Restored 5K Run/Walk
1 p.m. The Family Restored 5K Run/Walk & Fundraiser will be held. Registration will open at 1 p.m. at the entrance of the Back Cove, with a race start time of 2 p.m. “This year will mark the inaugural event for The Family Restored, a Portland-based charitable organization, dedicated to helping families heal from addiction related tragedies.  One hundred percent of the race proceeds will benefit the Family Restored Scholarship Fund, whose goal is to help 10 families each year who need financial assistance to help their love ones receive addiction treatment. Back Cove, Portland (Registration will be in in the Back Cove Trail Parking lot, across from Hannaford Supermarket); Race start time: 2 p.m. Registration: Cost: $20; to register go to our website or mail check, payable to ‘The Family Restored’ and form to P.O. Box 10116, Portland, ME 04101. Forms may be downloaded from website or obtained by calling number above. Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to: The top 5 Finishers and the Top 3 Fundraisers; First 75 entrants receive a free event T-Shirt. Following the race, events and games for families and children will be held near the finish line.  Individuals interested in volunteering to help with the race or provide sponsorship support are encouraged to contact race organizers using the contact information provided.” www.TheFamilyRestored.org
‘The Sorcerer’ by Theater at Monmouth
1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “Theater at Monmouth’s 45th season continues with the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, ‘The Sorcerer’ on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Bursting with wit, charm, and fantasy, ‘The Sorcerer’ blends social satire with lighthearted comedy making it a ‘neglected gem’ of the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. ... The success of the opera encouraged Gilbert & Sullivan to write their next opera, ‘H.M.S. Pinafore.’ ‘The Sorcerer’ is part of a three-year commitment to produce Gilbert & Sullivan. In 2014 TAM will present ‘Ruddigore, or the Witches’ Curse.’ Performance Calendar: PREVIEW 9/18 at 7:30 p.m.; OPENING 9/19 at 7:30 p.m.; additional performance dates 9/20, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27 at 7:30 p.m.; 9/20, 9/21, 9/27, 9/28 at 1 p.m.; ticket prices are $10-$30. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. For calendar and reservations, please contact the TAM Box Office at 207.933.9999 or visit www.theateratmonmouth.org.”
‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at Ogunquit Playhouse
3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. “The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be selected by Cameron Mackintosh to be the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ the sexy new musical comedy based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher. ...” Sept. 3 to Sept. 27, Tues-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m.; matinees on Wed-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
Beyond Hunger: Communities of Change
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. “This year marks both the 70th anniversary of Heifer International and the United Nations proclamation of 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming. To recognize both of these, Heifer International invites you to the Beyond Hunger: Communities of Change event at Memorial Hall at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is a free event. Family farmers have long been the foundation of thriving communities and societies. Heifer International helps smallholder farmers around the world learn sustainable agriculture practices, increase their family’s nutrition and income, and contribute to community and economic development. Empowering smallholder farmers, especially women, to grow more food more sustainably is the best solution to ending hunger and poverty worldwide. Join the family of Dan West, founder of Heifer International for this special celebration. Enjoy refreshments, activities, a photo booth, and music with guest Kate Schrock, Dan’s granddaughter, and other special guests. Be inspired by stories of Heifer’s work in Maine, the USA and around the world. Discover creative ways to take action to end hunger and poverty. Cultivating Community farmers will share their bounty with us.” For a full list of events and to register, visit, www.heifer.org/communities or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
‘The Mousetrap’ at Schoolhouse Arts Center
7:30 p.m. “The Schoolhouse Arts Center is winding down their summer season with one of the most famous mysteries ever to be produced for the stage — ‘The Mousetrap’ by Agatha Christie. It will be presented from Sept. 12 thru Sept. 28 in the Schoolhouse’s newly refurbished theater in Standish on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. ... ‘The Mousetrap’ is a murder mystery as only Agatha Christie can weave them and will keep audiences guessing right up to the last minute. It will be presented for nine performances at the Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish. It is located near the intersection of routes 114 and 35. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. If you enjoy a good mystery, Mousetrap is right up your alley.  Don’t miss this world renowned masterpiece of mystery and intrigue.” For additional information or reservations, call 642-3743, visit them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.schoolhousearts.org.
Kotzschmar Organ Grand Opening Concert
7:30 p.m. “Reserve your seat for the triumphant return of Portland’s King of Instruments! After a two year-long renovation, the Kotzschmar Organ reawakens for a glorious season of concerts, demos and tours. The Grand Opening Concert will feature Peter Richard Conte, Grand Court Organist of Macy’s Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia; Ray Cornils, Portland’s Municipal Organist; and the Kotzschmar Festival Brass.” Merrill Auditorium, Portland. The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ. http://foko.org/kotzschmar/concerts-events;  https://tickets.porttix.com/public/show.asp

Sunday, Sept. 28

Fryeburg Fair
9 a.m. September 28-Oct. 5, Fryeburg Fair at Fryeburg. “Maine’s largest agricultural fair. Beautiful setting in prime foliage season. Exhibit halls, museum, harness racing and livestock shows.” http://www.fryeburgfair.org
‘The Sorcerer’ by Theater at Monmouth
1 p.m. “Theater at Monmouth’s 45th season continues with the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, ‘The Sorcerer’ on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Bursting with wit, charm, and fantasy, ‘The Sorcerer’ blends social satire with lighthearted comedy making it a ‘neglected gem’ of the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. ... The success of the opera encouraged Gilbert & Sullivan to write their next opera, ‘H.M.S. Pinafore.’ ‘The Sorcerer’ is part of a three-year commitment to produce Gilbert & Sullivan. In 2014 TAM will present ‘Ruddigore, or the Witches’ Curse.’ Performance Calendar: PREVIEW 9/18 at 7:30 p.m.; OPENING 9/19 at 7:30 p.m.; additional performance dates 9/20, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27 at 7:30 p.m.; 9/20, 9/21, 9/27, 9/28 at 1 p.m.; ticket prices are $10-$30. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. For calendar and reservations, please contact the TAM Box Office at 207.933.9999 or visit www.theateratmonmouth.org.”
‘The Mousetrap’ at Schoolhouse Arts Center
5 p.m. “The Schoolhouse Arts Center is winding down their summer season with one of the most famous mysteries ever to be produced for the stage — ‘The Mousetrap’ by Agatha Christie. It will be presented from Sept. 12 thru Sept. 28 in the Schoolhouse’s newly refurbished theater in Standish on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. ... ‘The Mousetrap’ is a murder mystery as only Agatha Christie can weave them and will keep audiences guessing right up to the last minute. It will be presented for nine performances at the Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish. It is located near the intersection of routes 114 and 35. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. If you enjoy a good mystery, Mousetrap is right up your alley.  Don’t miss this world renowned masterpiece of mystery and intrigue.” For additional information or reservations, call 642-3743, visit them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.schoolhousearts.org.

Monday, Sept. 29

Sales and Marketing Forum
noon to 1:30 p.m. Sales and Marketing Forum: Inbound Wrap Up, 19 Oaks, Monday, Sept. 29, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Portland. Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sales-and-marketing-forum-inbound-wrap-up-tickets-12477970947
Conversation about Reading at USM
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “Reading Matters to Maine’s Fifth Annual Conversation about Reading. Free and open to the public. Speaker: Joan Sedita, M.Ed., Founding Partner of Keys to Literacy. Topic: What’s in a Word?  Content Vocabulary Instruction for Grades 2-12.” University of Southern Maibne, Portland Campus. Talbot Lecture Hall at Luther Bonney Hall No. 103, 85 Bedford St. “All participating teachers and teacher candidates will receive a copy of The Key Vocabulary Routine: Content Vocabulary Instruction. Contact hours available. This forum is cosponsored by USM’s Southern Maine Area Resource Team (SMART) for Schools and the Literacy, Language and Culture Program at USM.” www.readingmatterstomaine.org

Tuesday, Sept. 30

‘Big Grand Tour of Portland with Rob Levin’
5:30 p.m. “Big Grand Tour of Portland with Rob Levin. Big Grand Tour of Portland — A tour like no other.  We will explore Downtown Portland in a way that have never been done before!  We will devise the route collectively, step by step, takings turns sharing and visiting buildings, parks, trees, and landmarks that make Portland meaningful to us.  Great for kids and kids at heart.  Bring your enthusiasm and your imaginations.  Meet at Monument Square.  Expect to walk about 1-3 miles. Register at http://trails.org/programs.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Frank J. Wood Bridge meeting with Maine DOT
6 p.m. “Please join MaineDOT at a preliminary public meeting to discuss the future rehabilitation of the Frank J. Wood Bridge (No. 2016), on the Brunswick/Topsham line carrying Rt. 201 over the Androscoggin River. Representatives of the Maine Department of Transportation will be present on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. to listen to concerns, receive comments, and answer questions from anyone with an interest in the project.” http://www.maine.gov/mdot/publicmeetings/index.htm
‘The Rainmaker’ by N. Richard Nash
7 p.m. Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. October 1-19, “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash, directed by Brian P. Allen. All-Star Cast, three weeks 17 performances. “Kicking off the season on Oct. 1, ‘The Rainmaker’ by N. Richard Nash. This classic piece will be given a whole new look making the show sexy, exciting and fresh. Allen plans to employ colorblind casting to create a modern take on this charming romantic tale. The show runs for three weeks through Oct. 19.” Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
http://www.goodtheater.com/tickets.html

Thursday, Oct. 2

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

Friday, Oct. 3

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

Saturday, Oct. 4

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

Sunday, Oct. 5

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
9 a.m. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks will be held this October across Maine. Tanger Outlet Centers, 283 US Route 1 Ste 13, Kittery. “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer. Dollars raised from the noncompetitive events help the Society invest in groundbreaking breast cancer research and provide free information and services for women who need them. Each of the Maine events will begin with a complimentary reception for breast cancer survivors and caregivers — those who have cared for them throughout their diagnosis and treatment. There will be light refreshments and information on the impact of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has no registration fee, but encourages contributions through online registration and donations. This event is open to the public and volunteers are also needed to ensure this year’s Making Strides event is a success. To register, become a volunteer or for more information, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org.”
Memorial for early settlers of East Deering Village
1:30 p.m. Event, dedication of a memorial stone for early settlers of East Deering Village. The East Deering/Grand Trunk Cemetery, behind Presumpscot School. “The Grand Trunk Cemetery is the final resting place for men, women and children who settled in the East Deering neighborhood of Portland from the mid 1700’s to 1894. After nearly five years of on-going research and reclamation of the ancient burial site, a stone will be erected to the memory of 197 settlers interred here. The public is invited to participate in the ceremony of remembrance and honor.” http://remnantgtc.blogspot.com

 Wednesday, Oct. 8

Portland seasonal flu vaccination clinic
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Peaks Island, 129 Island 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.

Thursday, Oct. 9

Jon Rubin at MECA
12:15 p.m. Osher Hall, Maine College of Art. “MECA’s Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer Series invites professional artists, educators, curators, thought leaders and creative entrepreneurs to present on topics of importance to the MECA community. All lectures in this series are free and open to the public. ... Jon Rubin is an interdisciplinary artist who creates interventions into public life that re-imagine individual, group and institutional behavior. His projects include starting a radio station that only plays the sound of an extinct bird in an abandoned neighborhood, running a barter-based nomadic art school, operating a restaurant that produces a live video talk show with its customers, and co-directing another show that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. He is currently developing a collaborative sitcom that will be shot simultaneously in Los Angeles and Tehran.” http://meca.edu/visiting-artist-program.
‘Creating Neighborhoods’ at Victoria Mansion
5:30 p.m. Osher Map Library and Victoria Mansion Present: Creating Neighborhoods: A Historic Look at the Role Architecture and Cartography Play in Establishing Communities. “Please join the Osher Library Associates and Victoria Mansion for an engaging reception and discussion on how architecture and cartography work together to create neighborhood identities. The event will be held at Victoria Mansion, where attendees will have an opportunity to tour the beautifully restored details of this 19th century National Historic Landmark. Our speakers, including Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., will lead a lively discussion centered on some of the more unique aspects of Portland neighborhoods through the lens of architecture and early maps. In addition, we will examine 19th century town, city, and county maps that have architectural illustrations of local houses and buildings as well as the 19th century bird’s eye views and insurance maps that document local communities. This event is free and open to the public, but space is very limited so register today!” http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9pxsojd0fe51b13&llr=np4zo6cab
Collect:  MECA’s Fall Art Sale
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Maine College of Art, October 8-11; October 8: Invitational Preview, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 9, 10 and 11: Open to Public 10am-8pm. Artists Reception Oct. 10, 6-8pm: open to the public. “Maine College of Art’s Artists at Work Space, 522 Congress St. Free Admission. Maine College of Art’s fall art sale features work by MECA faculty, students, alumni, and others. Collect is a chance to discover emerging artists, view new work by established artists, and build your own collection while supporting MECA’s scholarship fund and participating artists.  The art sale will feature a unique, diverse and unexpected array of work in a variety of genres with a range of sizes, prices, and media, including original furniture, sculpture, jewelry, paintings, prints, photography, textiles, drawings, and more. www.meca.edu/artsale or 775-5098.”
Lois Lowry at Trinity Episcopal
7 p.m. “Celebrated author of ‘The Giver,’ which won the 1994 Newbery Medal and was released as a major film this August; Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church 2014 Bu!erfield Memorial Series Guest Speaker, 580 Forest Ave., Portland. Two-time Newbery medal winner Lois Lowry will speak about her work as the author of more than forty books. Ms. Lowry has received countless awards for her work and two of her books have been adapted for film. ‘The Giver,’ starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Katie Holmes just opened in August 2014. A reception will be held immediately after the author’s talk. A local bookseller will have some of her books available for Ms. Lowry to autograph. No charge. Free-will donations to help further the Butterfield Series will be most gratefully received. Seating is limited and there are no reserved seats. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.”

Friday, Oct. 10

David Trubridge at MECA
6:30 p.m. Osher Hall, Maine College of Art. “MECA’s Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer Series invites professional artists, educators, curators, thought leaders and creative entrepreneurs to present on topics of importance to the MECA community. All lectures in this series are free and open to the public. ... David Trubridge is a furniture designer based in Havelock North, New Zealand. David Trubridge graduated from Newcastle University in Northern England in 1972 with a degree in Naval Architecture (Boat Design). For the next ten years he lived and worked in rural Northumberland. He taught himself furniture-making while working part-time as a forester on a private estate. He went on to develop his own designs, which were exhibited around Britain. Many commissions followed, most notably from the Victoria and Albert Museum, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh and the Shipley Galler, Newcastle.” http://meca.edu/visiting-artist-program

Saturday, Oct. 11

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

Sunday, Oct. 12

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

Tuesday, Oct. 14

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

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Maine chamber 2014 Gubernatorial Debate
4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 2014 Gubernatorial Debate and Annual Meeting at the Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine Chamber of Commerce. “As the race for the Blaine House heats up, you won’t want to miss the Maine State Chamber’s 2014 Annual Meeting & Gubernatorial Forum! Scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Augusta Civic Center, our annual showcase event is an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of the past session and honor the investments of Maine companies with approximately 350 business leaders from across the state. This year’s program will feature our fifth televised gubernatorial debate, broadcast live by WCSH Channel 6 and WLBZ Channel 2 to its statewide audience. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!” http://www.mainechamber.org/eventdetail.php?ID=6
Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors in Portland
7:30 p.m. The Boston Celtics return to Portland for the first time in 19 years. Preseason NBA game at the Cross Insurance Arena, formerly the Civic Center. “Tickets: $95, $75 and $45, all seats reserved. A limited number of $150 courtside-seats will be available. Ticket price includes $2 per ticket facility fee.” http://www.theciviccenter.com/events

Thursday, Oct. 16

The Makers Meal
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A collaborative farm-to-table-to-home event hosted by Running With Scissors; artist studios & community. “Running With Scissors will celebrate the strength and beauty of our local makers with a unique innovative benefit event. On Thursday evening, Oct. 16, we will come together for The Makers Meal, a five-course chef and brewery paired dinner in the Running With Scissors gallery with locally sourced and made food, beverages, and handmade home and life goods. These makers items will be for sale for 1st time during the event. The proceeds from The Makers Meal will benefit The Makers and their continued ability to practice their craft, as well as a portion to help Running With Scissors’ efforts to bring resources and community together to develop and strengthen our education and outreach programming.” http://themakersmeal.bpt.me

Saturday, Oct. 18

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
11 a.m. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks will be held this October across Maine. The Brunswick Gazebo, Brunswick. “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer. Dollars raised from the noncompetitive events help the Society invest in groundbreaking breast cancer research and provide free information and services for women who need them. Each of the Maine events will begin with a complimentary reception for breast cancer survivors and caregivers — those who have cared for them throughout their diagnosis and treatment. There will be light refreshments and information on the impact of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has no registration fee, but encourages contributions through online registration and donations. This event is open to the public and volunteers are also needed to ensure this year’s Making Strides event is a success. To register, become a volunteer or for more information, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org.”

Sunday, Oct. 19

Portland seasonal flu vaccination clinic
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cliff Island Community Center, Cliff Island. “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.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
10 a.m. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks will be held this October across Maine. Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth. “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer. Dollars raised from the noncompetitive events help the Society invest in groundbreaking breast cancer research and provide free information and services for women who need them. Each of the Maine events will begin with a complimentary reception for breast cancer survivors and caregivers — those who have cared for them throughout their diagnosis and treatment. There will be light refreshments and information on the impact of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has no registration fee, but encourages contributions through online registration and donations. This event is open to the public and volunteers are also needed to ensure this year’s Making Strides event is a success. To register, become a volunteer or for more information, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org.”
Portland seasonal flu vaccination clinic
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. V. A. Building, Long Island. “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.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
2 p.m. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks will be held this October across Maine. Making Strides of Damariscotta, 2 p.m. “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer. Dollars raised from the noncompetitive events help the Society invest in groundbreaking breast cancer research and provide free information and services for women who need them. Each of the Maine events will begin with a complimentary reception for breast cancer survivors and caregivers — those who have cared for them throughout their diagnosis and treatment. There will be light refreshments and information on the impact of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has no registration fee, but encourages contributions through online registration and donations. This event is open to the public and volunteers are also needed to ensure this year’s Making Strides event is a success. To register, become a volunteer or for more information, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org.”

Monday, Oct. 20

WorkReady program in Casco
8 a.m. “WorkReady is an employer-endorsed credential program, supported by a variety of regional businesses and is offered at no cost to eligible participants. Graduates of WorkReady become networked with local businesses that endorse the program.” The upcoming WorkReady program begins Oct. 20, with classes being held at Crooked River Adult and Community Education in Casco. Additional information about this program is available by calling Rhonda Jacobson, at 627-4291 x 30.
Portland seasonal flu vaccination clinic
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sagamore Community Center, 21 Popham 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Tuning in to our Emotional Allies
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuning in to our Emotional Allies with the Rev. Todd Glacy. Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road in Windham. Four Wednesdays, Oct. 22 to Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. “In this workshop we will shift our perspective and learn to welcome emotions such as fear, guilt, grief and anger and welcome them as powerful allies. They can help us on our personal journey through life and lead us back to our natural state of Love.”

Friday, Oct. 24

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.

Sunday, Oct. 26

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.”

Thursday, Oct. 23

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

Friday, Oct. 31

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

Saturday, Nov. 1

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

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

Wednesday, Nov. 12

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.

Friday, Nov. 14

Snowlion Repertory’s ‘Wyoming’
TBA. 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.

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