What’s happeningthis weekend

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April 28: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin College Jazz and Chamber Ensembles will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Gibson Hall. Free 725-3747

April 28: GARDINER, Big Chips Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall, 280 Water St. $9/$4 582-7144

April 28: LEWISTON, a Moment’s Notice Jazz Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. at King’s Bridge Theatre, 387 Lisbon St. $8 577-6157

April 28: LEWISTON, pianist Frank Glazer will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

April 28: LEWISTON, Just Us, local musical group, will perform at a fundraiser at 7 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Center, 145 Birch St. $5/$6 784-2926

April 28, 30: PORTLAND, Afro Reggae Nite will be held at 8 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $15 761-1545

April 28: RUMFORD, Last Kid Picked will perform at 9 p.m. at the Shak, 12 Oxford Ave. $5 864-4649

April 28: TURNER, Specter, Mr. Mess and other local talent and bands will perform at a benefit concert at 6 p.m. at Leavitt Area High School auditorium. $5 946-5144

April 29: AUBURN, singer, guitarist and humorist Willie Nininger, accompanied by the Earl Gettles Review, will perform at 8 p.m. at Temple Shalom Synagogue Center. 786-4201

April 29: FARMINGTON, the UMF Community Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. $6/$5 778-7072

April 29: GORHAM, the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra and the USM Chorale will perform at 8 p.m. at Gorham High School McCormack Performing Arts Center. $6/$3 780-5555

April 29: HINCKLEY, an evening of bluegrass music will be held at 7 p.m. at Prescott Memorial Auditorium, Route 201. $10 873-6539

April 29: LEWISTON, a quartet led by Portland pianist, Tom Snow, will perform jazz music at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center, Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. 786-6135

April 29: LEWISTON, Geoff Moore and Andrew Peterson, Christian artists, will perform at 7 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School auditorium, 75 Central Ave. $10 795-7630

April 29: PORTLAND, a showcase of cathedral organists will be featured at a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St. Donations 772-5434

April 29: PORTLAND, Brian Regan will perform at 8 p.m. at State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $38.50 775-3331

April 29: PORTLAND, Loopin” will perform at 8 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $12/$7 761- 1545

April 29: YARMOUTH, the Maine Youth Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. at Yarmouth Performing Arts Center at Yarmouth High School. $8/$5 751-8031

April 30: AUBURN, Jason Ricci will perform at 7 p.m. at Midnight Blues Club and Restaurant, 34 Court St. $8 783-9600

April 30: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin World Music Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. at Bowdoin College Morrell Lounge. Free 725-3747

April 30: BRUNSWICK, Cole Porter/Irving Berlin tribute will be held at 2 p.m. at Brunswick High School Crooker Theater. $10/$12 725-6558

April 30: NEW VINEYARD, the Kings Men, gospel quartet, will perform at 6 p.m. at Mountain View Church, Church Street.

April 30: NORWAY, the Down East Country Music Association will hold a show at 12:30 p.m. at Charlie’s Entertainment Center, Main Street. $5/$2.50 743-2922

April 30: NORWAY, Vocal Solution will perform at 4 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church. Donations

April 30: ROCKLAND, the Republic of Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre. 594-0070

April 30: WINTHROP, the CODA Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Donations 623-9433

Dance

April 28, 30, May 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14: GORHAM, Ballroom Dance Parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Route .25. 839-3267

April 28, 29, 30: GORHAM, “Dance USM” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday at USM. $12/$8 780-5151

April 28-May 26: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held Fridays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 783-6667

April 28, May 5, 12: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

April 28, 29: WATERVILLE, the Colby Dance Theater will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Colby College. $3/$2 859-4535

April 29: BATH, the 12th Annual Mud Boots black tie dinner/dance will be held at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $50/$35 442-8455

April 29: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, a Swingin’ Soiree, with music by Big Chief, will be held at 8 p.m. at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $15/$25 633-5159

April 29, May 6, 13: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreational Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

April 29: LEWISTON, the “Springtime in Athens” dinner/dance, with music by Kostas Taslis and his Orchestra, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1675 Lisbon Road. $25 783-6795

April 29: LOCKE MILLS, a benefit dance, with music by Quarter and Pied Cow, will be held at 8 p.m. at Locke Mills Legion Hall. $8/$10 875-3335

April 29, May 6, 13: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

April 29: SABATTUS, a dinner/dance will be held at 5 p.m. at Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $6/$2.50 375-9008

April 30; LEWISTON, the Patio Cowboys will play at the Lewiston Singles Club dance at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7 784-3660

For kids

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April 28: WILTON, a kids night out – parents night off, with games, crafts and more, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Academy Hill School. $5 645-4488

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April 28, May 1: AUGUSTA, Larry the Cable Guy will perform at 8 p.m. at Augusta Civic Center. $39.75 626-2400

April 28, 29, 30: FRYEBURG, the 16th Annual 2006 Maine-New England Beef Expo will be held. 236-2739

April 28: LEWISTON, an adult spelling bee will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church Hall, 607 Sabattus St. $1 782-1867

April 28: LEWISTON, the Special Olympics Maine state swim meet will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bates College Tarbell Pool. 879-0489

April 28, 29: LEWISTON, the “Monster Spectacular,” with ATV races, jet car and stunts, will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Colisee, 160 Birch St. $25/$9 783-2009

April 28: MEXICO, Rumford Grange will hold a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mexico Wal-Mart.

April 28: NORWAY, an Open Mic Night will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $3 935-4505

April 28-30: OXFORD, the Fifth Annual Oxford Hills Manufactured Housing Show will be held in the Oxford area. 743-2281

April 28: PORTLAND, a “Comedy Jam,” with Shane Mauss, Rocko and Tammy Pooler, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Liquid Blue, 440 Fore St. $5 854-9778

April 28, May 5, 12: PORTLAND, a benefit haddock chowder, lobster roll or ham salad luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. $6.50/$3.75 883-3568

April 29: ALBANY, a program on “Here Comes the Sun,” to learn about saving on the monthly utility bill, save energy and help protect natural resources, will be held at 10 a.m. at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Bald Hill Road. $5/$3 603-447-6991

April 29: AUBURN, a fund-raising auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Auburn United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. 786-3783

April 29: AUBURN, the Sixth Annual Mother/Daughter/Doll tea will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the WLU clubhouse, 19 Elm St. $6/$2 783-9485

April 29: BOWDOIN, a yard and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bowdoin Fire Station, Main Street. 666-5787

April 29: FARMINGTON, a march for violence-free communities will be held at 9 a.m. at the Meeting House Park, Main Street. 778-9522

April 29: FARMINGTON, the Fifth Annual Kid Stuff Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Old South Church. 779-0589

April 29: FARMINGTON, a Spring Fling will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Farmington Falls Road. 778-3921

April 29, 30: FARMINGTON, the annual used book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Elks Lodge, School Street. 778-3460

April 29: GARDINER, a night of humor relief therapy entitled “Changing Woman,” will be held at 7 p.m. at Johnson Hall, 280 Water St. $12 582-2318

April 29: GREENE, naturalist Dana Little will lead a nature walk at 7:30 p.m. at the Hooper Pond boat lunch, Hooper Pond Road. 783-3550

April 29: JAY, a benefit wine tasting will be held at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 64 Jewell St. 897-5112

April 29: JAY, a spring yard sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima parish hall. 897-4818

April 29: PHILLIPS, a jumble sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Phillips Community House.

April 29: PORTLAND, a “Comedy Jam,” with Tommy Johnson, Dave Thompson, Brian Brinegar and Tammy Pooler, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Liquid Blue, 440 Fore St. $5 854-9778

April 29: RANGELEY, a program on “Boys to Men: Knights and Armor,” will be presented at 1 p.m. at the Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake St. Free 864-5529

April 29: RUMFORD, a benefit talent show and supper will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School. 562-8959

April 29: RUMFORD, the Third Annual Women’s Health Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Rumford Hospital, 420 Franklin St. 369-1143

April 29: SOUTH PARIS, a benefit Chinese auction will be held at 5 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.

April 29: SOUTH PARIS, an indoor yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Deering Memorial Methodist Church, corner of Church and Main Streets.

April 29: SOUTH PARIS, a Relay for Life team rally will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. 743-7326

April 29: STRONG, a scrapbooking fund-raiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Strong School. 684-3337

April 29: TRENTON, the Seventh Annual Earth Day roadside clean-up will be held on Mount Desert Island. 288-3340

April 29: WINDHAM, a house tour will beheld from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1764 Parson Smith House, 93 River Road. $10/$15 655-3421

April 29: WINTHROP, a public breakfast will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Winthrop Grange Hall, Old Lewiston Road. $5/$2.50 622-0405

April 29: WOOLWICH, the Miss Maine Scholarship Program will host the annual dinner, talent presentation and auction at 6 p.m. at the Taste of Maine Restaurant. $25/$35 725-6009

April 30, May 7, 14: BRIDGTON, an open mic night will be held every Sunday at 3 p.m. at Cafe DeCarlo, Main Street. Free 647-4596

April 30: BRUNSWICK, the 13th Annual Spring Fund-Raising Walk will be held at Fairhaven Assembly of God Church.

April 30: NAPLES, comedian Bob Marley will perform at 5 p.m., preceded by a fried chicken dinner at 3 p.m., at Lake Region High School, Route 302. $15 693-6815

Theater

April 28-May 7: BANGOR, Penobscot Theatre will perform “Almost, Maine,” at the theatre, 131 Main St. Showtimes are Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 5 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $25/$12 942-3333

April 28, 29: BAR MILLS, the originals will perform “Communicating Doors,” at 7:30 p.m. at Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. $12/$10 929-5412

April 28: FARMINGTON, “The Female Orgasm,” will be performed at 8 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7339

April 28-May 7: NORWAY, the Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association will perform “And Then There Were None,” at the Norway Grange Hall. Showtimes are April 27, 28, 29, May 4, 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. and April 30 and May 7 at 2 p.m. $12/$8 743-7197

April 28-May 7: PORTLAND, Mad Horse Theatre Company will perform “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” at the theatre, 25A Forest Ave. Show times are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., April 16, 23 and 30 at 7 p.m. and May 7 at 5 p.m. $16 730-2389

April 28-May 7: PORTLAND, Good Theater will perform “Enchanted April,” at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. Show times are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $18/$12 885-5883

April 28, 29, 30, May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14: PORTLAND, Lyric Music Theater will perform “Ragtime,” at the theater, 176 Sawyer St. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $19/$17 799-1421

April 30: FREEPORT, the Freeport Community Players will hold auditions for “Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty?” from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mast Landing School.

Films

April 29: ROCKLAND, the “Break Out” film festival will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. $2 594-2983

April 30: PORTLAND, “Z,” will be shown at 3 p.m. at USM Luther Bonney Auditorium.

Books

April 28, 29: LEWISTON, a book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. 784-0135

Lectures

April 28: PORTLAND, Harvard biologist, David Haig, will speak on “The Divided Self: Brain, Brawn and the Superego,” at 7 p.m. at UNE Westbrook College Campus, 716 Stevens Ave. Free 221-4375

April 29: BRUNSWICK, Jing-dong Yuan from the Institute of International Studies in Monterey, will speak on “Dragon’s Rise: Chinese Military Buildup and East Asian Security,” at 2 p.m. at Bowdoin College Cleaveland Hall. Free 725-3046

April 29: BRUNSWICK, Hong Zhang from Colby College will speak on “Labor, Mobility and New Urban Citizenry: How Rural Migration Transforms Economic Boom Towns in South China,” at 3 p.m. at Bowdoin College Cleaveland Hall. Free 725-3046

April 29: BRUNSWICK, artist and film director, Julian Schnabel, will speak about art, life and life as an artist at 5 p.m. at Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center. 725-3832

Suppers

April 28: CHESTERVILLE, a benefit spaghetti supper will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Chesterville Grange Hall, Knowlton Corner Road. 778-4466

April 28: LISBON, a roast turkey supper will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall, 27 Village St. $6/$3.50

April 28: LISBON, a benefit baked bean supper will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Route 196. $6/$3 353-9979

April 29: ANDOVER, a boneless breast of chicken supper will be held at 5 p.m. at the First Congregational Church. $6/$3 392-2511

April 29: AUBURN, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at St. Philip’s Church, 2365 Turner Road. $6/$3

April 29: AUBURN, a baked bean supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Sixth Street Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St. $5/$3

April 29: CASCO, a family style lasagna supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at Casco Village Church. $6/$3

April 29: FREEPORT, a ham supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at First Parish Church, Congregational, UCC. $7/$3.50 865-3700

April 29: LEEDS, a benefit baked pasta supper and musical program will be held at 5 p.m. at Leeds Community Church. $5/$3 524-3003

April 29: LISBON, a baked pork loin supper will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Unit 158 hall, Webster Street. $5/$2.50 784-0447

April 29: LIVERMORE FALLS, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $6 897-5003

April 29: MINOT, a roast pork supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Minot Grange Hall, Minot Center Hill. $7/$5 782-4319

April 29: OXFORD, a benefit baked bean supper will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church. 539-9064

April 29: RUMFORD, a benefit supper and talent show will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School. $12 562-8959

April 29: SALEM, a benefit baked bean and casserole supper and auction will be held at 4 p.m. at Salem Community Building. 678-2874

April 29: WALES, a turkey supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at Wales Youth Center, Pond Road, Route 132. 375-8382

April 30: WATERVILLE, a public Lebanese supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Maronite Church, corner of Front and Appleton Streets. $9/$4 872-8515

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