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July 26: AUBURN, Lola Lee and the Country Bandits will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Auburn Mall, 550 Center St. 786-2977

July 26, 28, 29: BRUNSWICK, the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Recital Hall. $10 725-3895

July 26-29: CORNISH, the Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival will be held in Cornish. 712-2837

July 26, 27, 28: FRYEBURG,
the 11th Musical Arts Institute Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Bion Cram Library at Fryeburg Academy. $10/$5 935-1494

July 26: JAY, Life Voice, a vocal and instrumental group from Crown College in Minnesota, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Bean’s Corner Baptist Church, corner of Routes 156 and 133.

July 26: LEWISTON,
the Downeast Brass will perform at 6 p.m. at Florence Keigwin Amphitheater at Bates College. Free 786-6400

July 26: LEWISTON, L/A Arts presents Boardman and Sons at noon at Fountain Park, corner of Chestnut and Lincoln Streets. Free 782-7228

July 26: NORTH YARMOUTH,
Jim Junkins and Ann Sparling will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Green, Route 115. 595-2997

July 26: PORTLAND,
Chandler’s Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Fort Allen Park gazebo. 756-8130

July 26, 27: RANGELEY, a “Diva Night” will be held at 8 p.m. at the Club House Restaurant and Lounge, 2809 Main St. 864-5364

July 26: ROCKPORT, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. $33-$8 236-2823

July 26: TOPSHAM, the Oratorio Chorale will hold auditions for new singers at 6 p.m. at Midcoast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St. 725-1420

July 27: BAR HARBOR, the String Orchestra will perform at 8:15 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church. $30/$15 288-5744

July 27: BRUNSWICK,
the Bowdoin International Music Festival will be held at Brunswick High School Crooker Theatre. 725-3895

July 27, 28, 29: DIXFIELD,
“Banjos and Bagpipes,” a traditional country and bluegrass music weekend, will be held at Maine Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2.

July 27: GEORGETOWN, Tracey MacLean will perform at 4 p.m. at Robinhood Marine Center. 833-7757

July 27: HARRISON, the April Verch Band will perform at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $16 583-6747

July 27: LOVELL,
the Blue Hill Brass Quintet will perform at 7 p.m. at the Brick Church, 502 Christian Hill Road. $10 925-2792

July 27: NEW GLOUCESTER, Kindling Stone will perform at 7 p.m. at the Meeting House, Shaker Road. $15 926-4597

July 27: PORTLAND,
Pam Baker will perform at 5 p.m. at the Dogfish Bar and Grille, 128 Free St. 772-5483

July 27, 28: STONINGTON, the Seventh Annual Deer Isle Jazz Festival will be held at the Stonington Opera House. $25 367-2788

July 27: UNITY, the Cabin Dogs will perform at 8 p.m. at Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. $15 948-3131

July 27, 28, 29: WESTBROOK,
Reindeer Theatre Company will present an “olde tyme” country music sing-a-long at the Warren Memorial Library Auditorium. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $10 857-9002

July 28: BRIDGTON, Pam Baker and the SGs will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Route 302 Roadhouse, 656 N. High St. 647-9302

July 28: BRUNSWICK, faculty ensembles will perform at 8 p.m. at Bowdoin College Crooker Theater. $30 725-3895

July 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: FARMINGTON, Art and Lorelei will perform at 6 p.m. every fourth Saturday at the Farmington gazebo.

July 28: FREEPORT,
master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser will perform at 7:30 p.m. at L.L. Bean Discovery Park.

July 28: HARRISON,
the Bill and Bo Winiker Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $20 583-6747

July 28: LEWISTON, Just Us will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $8/$6 689-2000

July 29: BATH,
the Bowdoin International Music Festival concert will be held at 2 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. Free 442-8455

July 29: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Michael Johnson will perform at 8 p.m. at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $15/$18 633-6855

July 29, 30: BRUNSWICK, Toxic Audio, a cappella group, will perform at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater. 725-8769

July 29: MECHANIC FALLS,
the Down East Country Music Association Grand Ole Opry Show will be held at noon at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $6-$3 743-6439

July 29: RANGELEY, Foreigner, classic rock band, will perform at a benefit concert at 5:30 p.m. at Saddleback Mountain. $40 864-4397

July 29, Aug. 5, 12: SIDNEY, the New England Music Camp concert “Bowl in the Pines” will be held at 3 p.m. at the camp, Route 23. Free 465-3025

Dance

July 26, 27, 29, Aug. 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12: GORHAM, ballroom dance parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Route 25. 839-3267

July 26, Aug. 2, 9: PORTLAND, salsa and swing dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

July 27: BRUNSWICK, a Salsa dance will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Brunswick Elks Lodge. $10/$5 729-4930

July 27, Aug. 3, 10: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

July 28, Aug. 4, 11: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

July 28: LEWISTON, the 25th Anniversary Bates Dance Gala will be held at 7 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School Auditorium, 75 Central Ave. $25/$12 786-6381

July 28: LOCKE MILLS, an old time dance, with music by the Richard Felt Orchestra, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Locke Mills Town Hall. 674-2259

July 28, Aug. 4, 11: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. every Saturday at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

July 28: ROCKPORT, a contradance, with music by fiddler Frank Ferrel, will be held at 8 p.m. at Simonton Corners, corner of Maine and Park Streets. $7 549-7199

July 28: WATERFORD,
Locomotive will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Waterford Worlds Fair, Green Road. $10 583-4160

July 29: LEWISTON, the Country Ridge Rockers will play at the Lewiston Singles Club dance at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $7/$8 784-3660

July 29: LEWISTON, the Bates Dance Festival evening of improvised works will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6381

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Kids

July 26: PORTLAND, Tunebuggy, a four-member band playing pop music for kids, will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Deering Oaks Park. 756-8130

July 28: WATERFORD, a magic show for children by Dennis Labbe will be held at 11 a.m. at Waterford Library.

Special

July 26, Aug. 2: AUBURN, the book, banter and breakfast will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

July 26: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, the Escapists comedy improv troupe will perform at 8 p.m. at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $10/$12 633-6855

July 26-28: CASCO, Casco Days, with food, fireworks, midway, road race, parade and more, will be held at Casco Day Park, Route 121. 627-7676

July 26: HARRISON, the Maine Hysterical Society will perform at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $18/$10 583-6747

July 26-28: PITTSFIELD,
the Central Maine Egg Festival, with carnival, street dance, food, craft fair and more, will be held.

July 26: WILTON, storyteller Angela Klinger will share legends about the land at 6 p.m. at Wilton Public Library. 645-4831

July 27-29: AUGUSTA, the 30th Annual Maine Quilts Show will be held at the Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $7 415-4417

July 27-Aug. 5: BANGOR, the Bangor State Fair, with entertainment, livestock exhibits and more, will be held at 100 Dutton St.

July 27, 28, 29, Aug. 3, 4, 5: BOOTHBAY,
Thomas the Tank Engine will be featured at Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road. 633-4727

Jan. 27, 28: FARMINGTON,
a Strawberry Festival and Art in the Park will be held in the Farmington area.

July 27: MT. VERNON,
an antiques appraisal fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Community Center. $5 293-4578

July 27, 28, 29: NEWRY, the Eighth Annual Maine European Motorcycle Meet will be held at Sunday River Ski Resort. 836-2208

July 27: NORWAY,
an open mic night will be held at 7 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $3 935-4505

July 27: PARIS, the Flying Karamozov Brothers will perform at 8 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road. $12-$8 743-8452

July 27, 28, 29: PERU, the Annual Christmas in July Celebration will be held at Worthley Pond. 562-4611

July 27, 28: RANGELEY,
the Rangeley Lakes Logging Museum Festival Days and Parade will be held at Rangeley Lake Region Logging Museum, Main Street. 864-5595

July 27: STRATTON, Michael Cooper will perform at 6 p.m. at the Stratton/Eustis Community Building. $5 246-2849

July 28: AUGUSTA,
a Medieval Day Tournament and Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Augusta Recreation Department sports field, 21 Armory St. 582-6726

July 28: BELFAST,
the National Boatbuilding Challenge will be held at 10 a.m. at the Belfast public landing. 338-6218

July 28: BELFAST,
the Classic Small Boat Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Belfast Heritage Park. 338-6218

July 28: BOOTHBAY HARBOR,
comedian Bob Marley will perform at 8 p.m. at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. 633-6855

July 28: CANTON, a lawn and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. 597-2168

July 28: EAST BOOTHBAY,
the Boat Builders Festival, with lectures, kids’ activities, art show, music, food and more, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the East Boothbay shipyards, Ocean Point Road.

July 28: FARMINGTON, the Annual Art in the Park Art Show will be held at Meetinghouse Park. 778-0044

July 28: FARMINGTON,
a Scholastic Book Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Franklin County Children’s Task Force. 778-6960

July 28: FARMINGTON,
the Farmington Downtown Business and Professional Asso. is sponsoring a Strawberry Festival, with performance by Randy Judkins at noon in downtown Farmington.

July 28: FARMINGTON,
a benefit Italian dinner and wine tasting will be held at 6 p.m. at Homestead Bakery. $50 778-5048

July 28: GRAY,
“All About Owls” night hike will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. at Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. 657-4977

July 28: HARPSWELL, the Midcoast Summer Holistic Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Merriconeag Grange Hall, Harpswell Road. 353-8648

July 28, 29: MANCHESTER,
the Summer Renaissance Festival, a re-creation of a 16th century English village, will be held at Treasure Equestrian Center, 238 Prescott Road.

July 28, 29: OWLS HEAD, a Transportation Spectacular will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Owls Head Transportation Museum, Route 73. $10/$6 594-4418

July 28: OXFORD,
the Thompson Lake Environmental Association will hold the fourth annual “I Did a Paddle” at 9:30 a.m. at Thompson Lake Marina. 539-4535

July 28: PARIS,
Antonio Rocha and Milbre Burch will present an evening of storytelling at 8 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road. $12-$8 743-8452

July 28: PARIS, the East Otisfield Church craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. 743-9832

July 28: PARIS,
a yard and bake sale will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 34 Buckfield Road.

July 28, Aug. 4: PARIS,
the Paris Public Library’s annual book sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old Paris Fire Station, Pine Street. 743-6994

July 28: PORTLAND, the Fifth Annual Greater Portland Festival of Nations, with ethnic food, crafts, performances and more, will be held from 2 to 8:30 p.m. at Deering Oak Park, Deering and Park Avenues.

July 28: PORTLAND, a “Comedy Jam” with Brian Brinegar, Troy Pennell and Dennis Fogg will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Liquid Blue, 440 Fore St. $5 615-4079

July 28: SABATTUS,
a fishing derby will be held at 7 a.m. at Martin’s Point. 375-6009

July 28: STONINGTON,
Larry Blumen will present readings at 3 p.m. at Stonington Opera House. 367-2788

July 28: WINTHROP,
a Summer Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the Winthrop Congregational Church, 10 Bowdoin St. 377-5923

July 29, Aug. 5, 12: BRIDGTON, an open mic night will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Cafe DeCarlo. 647-4596

July 29: FALMOUTH, “Library Sundae,” with vintage automobiles, music, ice cream sundaes and more, will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Falmouth Memorial Library, 6 Lunt Road.

July 29: LEWISTON, the March of Dimes Ride for Babies will be held at 10 a.m. starting at Central Maine Powersports to Rangeley. 878-1199

July 29: RANGELEY, Jennifer Perry will present a program on “Yardening” at 2 p.m. at Orgonon property, Dodge Pond Road. $6 864-5360

July 29: WATERFORD,
an open house and art show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Town House, next to the library.

Theater

July 26-Aug. 11: ARUNDEL, “The Full Monty,” the story of six unemployed steel workers who hatch a plan to strip for money, will be performed at the Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. $35-$24 985-5552

July 26-29: AUBURN, L-A Community Little Theatre will perform “High School Musical,” a high-energy show, at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $15 783-0958

July 26-28: BIDDEFORD, Urinetown: The Musical” will be performed at City Theater, Main Street. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $20/$15 282-0849

July 26-Aug. 4: BRUNSWICK, Maine State Music Theatre will perform “Grand Hotel” at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater. $27-$49 725-8769

July 26-29: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “Sylvia,” the tale of a married couple and a stray dog they pick up in the park, at the theater, School Street. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 729-8584

July 26-28: PORTLAND, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a comedy, will be performed at 8 p.m. at the Stage at Spring Point on the campus of Southern Maine Community College. $10 828-0128

July 26, 27, 28: SKOWHEGAN, “The Christmas Spirit,” about the Angel of Death who has never experienced Christmas dinner with loved ones, will be performed at Lakewood Theater. Showtimes are 8 p.m. July 26, 27 and 28. 474-7176

July 26, 27, 28: VIENNA, the Vienna Historical Society will present plays from the “good old days” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $5/$2 293-4015

July 27, 29: PORTLAND,
PORTopera will present the comic opera “The Barber of Seville” at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 842-0800

July 26-28: TOPSHAM, the Midcoast Youth Theater will perform “Crazy For You,” about a man-about-town whose dreams are being a dancer, at Mt. Ararat High School. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. $10/$8 233-3899

July 27-Aug. 24: MONMOUTH, “Tom Jones,” a sexy, bawdy, over-the-top 18th century play, will be performed at the theater, 796 Main St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. July 27, 28, Aug. 2, 9, 11, 16, 21 and 24, 7 p.m. July 29 and 2 p.m. Aug. 15 and 18. $26-$20 933-9999

July 27, 28: SACO, “High School Musical” will be performed at 2 p.m. Friday and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday at First Parish Church, Beach and Main Streets. $5 838-2146

July 27, 28: TURNER, the Central Maine Children’s Theater Project will perform “Pirates of Penzance Junior” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Leavitt Area High School Auditorium. $5

July 28-Aug. 24: MONMOUTH,
Theater at Monmouth will perform “Charlotte’s Web,” a children’s tale, at the theater, 796 Main St. Showtimes are 2 p.m. on July 28, Aug. 9, 12, 14, 16, 19 and 24. $26-$20 933-9999

Films

July 26, 27: GREENE, Clint Denn will narrate his film, “India-Land of the Tiger,” at 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 and 7 p.m. Friday at Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free 946-5311

Lectures

July 27: LEWISTON, author Woodrow Landfair will speak at 7 p.m. at Cafe Bon-Bon, 205 Main St. 783-8200

July 27: SKOWHEGAN,
Walter Murch will speak at 8:30 p.m. at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Old Dominion Barn, Art School Road. Free 474-9345

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