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May 23: LEWISTON, students in William Pope’s performance poetry class, will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Gannett Theater. Free 786-6161

May 25: LIVERMORE FALLS, the Services Without Borders Resource Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Livermore Falls High School. 778-5048

May 25: MECHANIC FALLS, the second annual oratorical contest will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Elm Street School gymnasium.

May 25: MONMOUTH, a plant sale and art show will be held at 6 p.m. at Henry L. Cottrell School, 169 Academy Road. 933-4426

May 26: LEWISTON, the Youth Fine and Performing Arts Celebration will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at Lewiston Library Marsden Hartley Cultural Center, 200 Lisbon St. $3 784-5753

May 26: PORTLAND, a “Comedy Jam,” with Tammy Pooler, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Liquid Blue, 440 Fore St. $5 615-4079

May 26, June 2: 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

May 26-29: SKOWHEGAN, the second annual Arts and Air Festival, with hot air balloon rides, antique cars, crafts, food and more, will be held at Skowhegan High School. 474-3621

May 27: BETHEL, the 27th annual Faye Taylor Memorial Art Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dr. Moses Mason House.

May 27: BRIDGTON, a yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot behind the LEA Lake Center, 230 Main St. 647-8272

May 27: FARMINGTON, a gigantic yard sale will beheld from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Route 2.

May 27: FREEPORT, a giant yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Parish Church, 40 Main St. 865-6022

May 27-29: GRAY, the Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park annual plant sale will be held at the park, Route 26. 657-4977

May 27: LEWISTON, the Memorial Day parade and ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. starting at Kennedy Park. 786-2305

May 27: PORTLAND, a “Comedy Jam,” with Bob LaZaroth, Korte Yeo and Rocko, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Liquid Blue, 440 Fore St. $5 615-4079

May 27: RANGELEY, the annual prose, pies and plants sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rangeley Public Library. 864-5529

May 27: RUMFORD, a bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rumford Wal-Mart.

May 27, 28, 29: SOUTH PARIS, a lilac festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the McLaughlin Foundation Garden, 97 Main St. $3 743-8820

May 28: LISBON, a Memorial Day steak or chicken barbecue will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Route 96. $8/$7 353-5291

May 29: AUBURN, the fifth annual Walk for Wishes will be held at 6 p.m. at Festival Plaza. 236-3171

May 29: FARMINGTON, a Memorial Day Parade and other events, will be held at 10 a.m. in Farmington.

May 29: LEWISTON-AUBURN, the Memorial Day Parade will be held at 10 a.m. starting at Kennedy Park in Lewiston. 784-3024

May 29: LISBON FALLS, the annual Memorial Day Parade will be held at 9 a.m. starting at Craft’s on Route 196. 353-4388

May 29: MONMOUTH, a Memorial Day parade will be held at 9 a.m. starting at the North Monmouth Community Church.

May 29: SABATTUS, a Memorial Day parade will be held at 9 a.m. starting at the American Legion Hall, Island Road. 375-8897

May 29: WEST PARIS, the Memorial Day parade will be held at 11 a.m. starting on Maple Street. 674-3046

May 30: PORTLAND, Annie Deppe and Theodore Deppe will present poetry readings at 7 p.m. at the Acoustic Coffee, 32 Danforth St. 780-4428

June 1: AUBURN, an English Tea fundraising event, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Auburn Public Library, Spring Street. $7 333-6640

June 2, 3: FALMOUTH, the North Atlantic Figure Skating Club’s annual ice show will be held at 7 p.m. at Family Ice, Hat Trick Drive. $10/$7 781-4200

June 2, 3: OXFORD, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held at the Don Gouin Athletic Field. 743-5754

June 2: SALEM, the Coffee House Night/Film and Art Festival will be held at Mt. Abram High School. 684-3757

June 2-4: WEST PARIS, Old Home Days will be held in the West Paris area.

June 3, 4: AUGUSTA, the Third Maine Regiment Volunteer Infantry re-enactment will be held at 10 a.m. at Capitol Park. 966-1224

June 3: BETHEL, the Family Fishing Festival, with workshops, fishing derby, exhibitors, outdoor barbecue and more, will beheld from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Androscoggin River. 1-800-442-5826

June 3: BRUNSWICK, the 70th annual Miss Maine Scholarship Pageant will be held at Brunswick High School Crooker Theater. $15/$35

June 3: FARMINGTON, the annual yard and plant sale will be held at Fairbanks School, Route 4. 778-3808

June 3: FREEPORT, the Rhododendron Auction and Flower Show will be held at 10 a.m. at the USM Stone House Conference Center, Wolfe’s Neck Road. 729-9755

June 3: GRAY, a program on the Maine Conservation School and fly-tying and fly-casting will be held at Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. 657-4977

June 3: NEW GLOUCESTER, the International Arts and Cultural Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Pineland Campus, 83 Pineland Drive. $10/$5 688-2244

June 3: STRONG, the second annual Sandy River Paddlefest will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Strong to Fairbanks. 778-9214

June 4: PORTLAND, the Maine 2006 Antique Paper Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holiday Inn West, 81 Riverside St. $4 828-8065

June 4: PORTLAND, the Old Port Festival, with parade, music, entertainment, cuisine from around the world, children’s activities and more, will be held in downtown Portland.

June 4: SABATTUS, a public breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, Island Road. $6/$3

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