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May 16: LEWISTON, the 15th annual Festival of Arts will be held from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. at Hillview Resource Center. 783-8539

May 16-19: SOUTH PARIS, the annual SAD 17 kindergarten through 12 art show will be held at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. 743-8914

May 17: LEWISTON, Ira Sadoff, Dana professor of poetry at Colby College, will present a reading at 7 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge.

May 17: POLAND, a benefit community talent show will be held at 7 p.m. at Poland Regional High School Dr. Robert Wall Theatre. $5 998-5400

May 17: PORTLAND, a Kids Safety Day, with crash-test dummies, smoke house, fire and rescue vehicles and more, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Portland Expo. Free 741-2790

May 17, 24: PORTLAND, the Comedy Connection Improv Comedy will be held every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at the Comedy Connection, 16 Custom House Wharf. $6 774-5554

May 17: RANGELEY, a ladies breakfast will be held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Lake Street. 864-3443

May 18-20: BELFAST, the Festival of Art Show will be held at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave. The hours are Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

May 18: LEWISTON, award-winning writer Alake Pilgrim will read from her bork at 7 p.m. at Bates College Benjamin Mays Center. 786-6330

May 18, 19: NORWAY, the 15th annual plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday at the Progress Center, 35 Cottage St. 743-8049

May 18: TURNER, Charles Plummer will present a program on Solon Chase of Turner at 6:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Institute Building, 98 Matthews Way. Free 225-2629

May 19, 20: FARMINGTON, the Tour D’Art Open Studio Show and Sale will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in the western Maine area. 778-5642

May 19, 20, 21: FRYEBURG, a Home, Garden and Flower Show will be held at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. The times are Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7 935-2845

May 19: PORTLAND, a “Comedy Jam,” with Shane Mauss, Ellen Moschetto and Tammy Pooler, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Liquid Blue, 440 Fore St. $5 615-4079

May 19, 26: 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 19, 20: RUMFORD, a Relay for Life will be held at the Hosmer Field complex. 364-8358

May 20: ANDOVER, the Ellis River Riders Members Only Horse Show will be held at 9 a.m. in Andover. 674-3969

May 20: AUGUSTA, the farmers market and Spring Running River Festival Arts and Crafts Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mill Park and Old Fort Western. 622-7847

May 20: BUCKFIELD, the Ed Morris Hypnosis Show will be held at 7 p.m. at Buckfield Junior/Senior High School. $10 336-3456

May 20: FARMINGTON, a spaghetti with meat sauce luncheon will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at Old South First Congregational Church. Free 639-2013

May 20: FARMINGTON, a plant sale will be held at 9 a.m. by the Mt. Blue Garden Club at the park.

May 20: GRAY, Bill Fournier will present a program on Maine custom wood sculpture from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. $5/$3.25 657-4977

May 20: LEWISTON, the Stanton Bird Club annual spring festival for the community will be held at Thorncrag, East Avenue. 783-3400

May 20: LEWISTON, the tenth annual “Strutt Your Mutt” dog walk and pet festival will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Railroad Park.

May 20: LIVERMORE, a program on turning wool into garments will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. $1 897-2236

May 20: MONMOUTH, the annual May Faire will be held at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cumston Hall. 933-2238

May 20: NEW GLOUCESTER, the annual spring fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road. 926-3260

May 20: PHILLIPS, an indoor yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the old alumni gym. 670-5656

May 20: PORTLAND, a “Comedy Showcase,” with Tom Clark, Andrea Henry and Joe LaRoche will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Liquid Blue, 440 Fore St. $5 615-4079

May 20: POWNAL, a plant sale and Bradbury Mountain arts show and sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road. 688-4780

May 20: RUMFORD, a benefit yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.at 209 Lincoln Ave. 369-1143

May 20: SANFORD, a Women’s Health Expo will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Goodall Hospital Campus. 490-7016

May 20: SCARBOROUGH, a “Family Paint Out: Fresh Paint Event and Auction” fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ferry Beach. $10 883-5720

May 20: STONINGTON, a dragon celebration and free barbecue will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Stonington Opera House. 367-2788

May 20: TURNER, a public breakfast will be held from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at Nezinscot Lodge Hall, Weston Road. $5/$3

May 20: WEST PARIS, a spring fair will be held at 9 a.m. at the West Paris Grange Hall, Church Street. 674-3241

May 20: WILTON, a plant sale will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at Academy Hill School cafeteria.

May 21: AUBURN, a crepe breakfast will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church Hall, Third Street. $3.50/$2

May 21: BUXTON, the Seventh Annual Pine Tree State Country Music Award Show will be held at 1 p.m. at the Roost, Chicopee Road. $8/$6 542-3093

May 21: CASCO, Medieval Day, with medieval activities, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at Casco Public Library.

May 21: PORTLAND, re-enactors from the Third Maine Regiment Volunteer Infantry will hold an encampment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Portland Harbor Museum, on the waterfront. 799-6337

May 22, 23: N. CONWAY, N.H., the Eighth Annual Business to Business Expo will be held at the Mount Washington Resort. 603-356-5701

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: 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 26-29: SKOWHEGAN, the Second Annual Arts and Air Festival will be held at Skowhegan High School. 474-3621

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 27-29: 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, 28, 29: SOUTH PARIS, a Lilac Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MdLaughlin 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: LISBON, the Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held at 9 a.m. starting at Craft’s on Route 196. 353-4388

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

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