March 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 25, 26, 28: GORHAM, Ballroom Dance Parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Rt. 25. 839-3267

March 12, 19, 26: PORTLAND, country dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

March 12, 19, 26: PORTLAND, Friday Night Latin Dance Party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $5 773-0002

March 12, 13: TOPSHAM, the Down East Country Dance Festival will be held at Topsham Middle School. $10/$30 563-8953

March 13: AUBURN, the Countryside Dancers will hold their anniversary dance at 8 p.m. at High Street Congregational Church, 106 Pleasant St.

March 13, 20, 27: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

March 13: JAY, the 13th Annual Father/Daughter dance will be held at 6 p.m. at Jay High School. $9/$10 778-6960

March 13, 20, 27: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

March 13: PORTLAND, a Seacoast Ballroom Dance Social will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

March 13, 14: PORTLAND, the Maine State Ballet will present “Sleeping Beauty,” at 1 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $10/$30 842-0800

March 13: RUMFORD, Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club will hold a dance, with music by the E/I Band, at 8 p.m. at the clubrooms, Waldo Street.

March 13: SOUTH PARIS, the Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club will hold a square dance with a St. Patrick’s Day theme at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. 743-7176

March 13: TURNER, a St. Patrick’s Day Dance, with music by the Arlo West Band, will be held at 8 p.m. at Boofy Quimby Memorial Center. $10 597-2299

March 13: WILTON, a St. Patrick’s Dance with the Friendship Squares Square Dance Cub, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Cushing School.

March 14: LEWISTON, Bill Trowell will play at the Lewiston Singles Club dance at 7 p.m. at C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7 784-3660

March 14: PORTLAND, a St. Patrick’s Day Ceili will be held at 1 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $8/$11 761-0591
Concerts
March 12: BATH, John Gorka will perform folk music at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $12/$16 442-8455

March 12: FARMINGTON, Paul Oxman and Tara Benkowisk will perform at 8 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

March 12: FARMINGTON, a concert of West African music will be featured beginning at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. 778-7515

March 12: GARDINER, the North Star Bluegrass Band will perform contemporary bluegrass at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall, 280 Water St. $8 582-7144

March 12: GRAY, Coco Montoya will perform blues at the Moose Loose Saloon, 61 Portland Road, Rt. 100. $20 657-7171

March 12: POLAND, the Poland Regional High School Music Department “A Cappella-thon,” will be held at 7 p.m. at Dr. Wall Auditorium. $6 998-5400

March 12: PORTLAND, Percy Hill will perform upstairs at 8 p.m. at Asylum, 121 Center St. $10 772-8274

March 12: PORTLAND, the Greater Eastriver Ensemble, Chinese folk group, will perform at 8 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $15/$18 761-0591

March 12, 19, 26, April 2: PORTLAND, dehuman8 and DJ Stranger will perform downstairs at 9 p.m. at Asylum, 121 Center St. 782-8274

March 13: FARMINGTON, the Syncopations, a Mt Blue High School women’s vocal ensemble, will perform a free “thank you” concert at 7 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium.

March 13: GORHAM, the Core Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $10/$5 780-5555

March 13: PORTLAND, Trapt with special guests Smile Empty Soul, Finger Eleven and Strata, will perform at 7 p.m. at State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $15.50/$17.50 773-7940

March 13: PORTLAND, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform at 8 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $28/$34 842-0800

March 13: WATERVILLE, Sinfonietta, chamber ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Colby College Lorimer Chapel. 872-3236

March 14: BRUNSWICK, the Senior Choir of the First Parish Church will perform at 3 p.m. at the church, 9 Cleaveland St. $17.50/$12.50 729-7331

March 14: LEWISTON, Ken Whitney will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

March 14: PORTLAND, Reggae’s “Mad Professor” will perform at 9:30 p.m. at The Big Easy. $10/$12 773-1398

March 14: ROCKPORT, Chatham Baroque and Chris Norman will perform at 2:30 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House. 236-2823

March 14: ST. ALBANS, the Down East Country Music Association will present a benefit show at 1 p.m. at St. Alban’s Town Hall. $5/$2.50

March 14: SALEM, A & E Hill Country Music performs country and bluegrass music at 2 p.m. at Salem Community Building.

March 14: WESTBROOK, Maine Country Music Association presents Country Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Westbrook American Legion Hall, Rt. 25. $7/$6 854-9044
For kids
March 12: LEWISTON, the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Kinderkonzert series “Sounds Like Fun,” will be held at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center. $3 773-6128

March 13: GARDINER, Lynn Plourde and the Open Book Players will perform “Pigs in the Rud,” at 2 and 7 p.m. at Johnson Hall, 280 Water St. $7 582-1744
Special
March 12: AUBURN, the Renaissance performers “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” will present “A History of the Blade,” at 7 p.m. at Edward Little High School. $3/$1 783-8528

March 12: FARMINGTON, the Farmington Rotary Club’s “The Price is Right,” will be held at 7 p.m. at Mount Blue High School auditorium. $8/$10

March 12, 19, 26: PORTLAND, a benefit haddock chowder, lobster roll or ham salad luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. $6/$3.75 797-2487

March 12: WINTHROP, a fish chowder luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winthrop Congregational Church. $5 377-8639

March 13: AUBURN, author Craig C. McCabe will sign copies of his book at noon at Waldenbooks at the Auburn Mall.

March 13: AUBURN, the 10th Annual Spring Ice Performance, sponsored by the Auburn Park and Recreation Department Learn to Skate Program, will be held at 3 p.m. at Ingersoll Arena.

March 13: FARMINGTON, comics Kelly McFarland and Caryln Plummer will perform at 8 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

March 13: GORHAM, a Drum Circle will be held at 6 p.m. at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, 19 State St. Free 839-3267

March 13, 14: GREENWOOD, the Sunday River Brewing Co. will hold a Sunsplash Spring Festival at Mt. Abram Ski Resort, Rt. 26. $25

March 13: NEWRY, the National Marionette Theatre will present “Sleeping Beauty,” at 7 p.m. at the Sunday River Ski Resort Grand Summit Resort Hotel. $8/$4 824-3575

March 13, 14: PORTLAND, the Greater Portland Landmark’s Old House Trade Show will be held at the Stevens Avenue Armory, 772 Stevens Ave. Show times are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10 774-5561

March 13, 14: ROCKPORT, Plugged in Fest II, featuring new media projects derived from computers,videos and digital sources, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. $3 236-2875

March 14: AUBURN, a complete breakfast will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 588 Minot Ave. $2.50/$3.50 784-6883

March 14: BATH, the Bath Antiques Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bath Middle School, exit Congress Avenue off Rt. 1. $4/$3.50 443-8983

March 14: CANTON, local outdoorsman Richard Cousins will lead a trip to the Conservation Lease properties from 9 to 11 a.m. 225-5705

March 14: NEW SHARON, comedian Bob Marley will perform at 7 p.m. at UMF Dearborn Gymnasium. $12/$5

March 14: NEW SHARON, a roast pork dinner will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the New Sharon Methodist Church. $6/$4
Theater
March 12: AUBURN, the Renaissance Performers will perform “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” at 7 p.m. at Edward Little High School. $3/$1 783-8528

March 12-14: AUBURN, L-A Community Little Theatre will perform “Forever Plaid,” at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $13/$11 783-0958

March 12-28: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “Holes,” at the theater, 14 School St. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $10 729-8584

March 12-21: GORHAM, Theatre at USM will perform “Company,” at USM Russell Hall. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. $12/$5 780-5151

March 12-14: LEWISTON, “Swingtime Canteen,” will be performed at 8 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre. $6/$3 786-6161

March 12: PORTLAND, the Arundel Barn Playhouse will hold open auditions for adults 18 years and older only for the summer season from 4 to 7 p.m. at Starbird Music Shoppe, Forrest Avenue. 985-5553

March 12-21: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Looking Over the President’s Shoulder,” at 25A Forest Ave. Show times are Tuesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $16/$27 774-0465

March 12-April 4: PORTLAND, Good Theater will perform “Same Time Next Year,” 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. $10/$20 885-5883

March 12: PORTLAND, the Arundel Barn Playhouse will hold open auditions for adults 18 years and older only for the summer season from 4 to 7 p.m. at Starbird Music Shoppe, Forrest Avenue. 985-5553

March 12-21: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Looking Over the President’s Shoulder,” at 25A Forest Ave. Show times are Tuesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $16/$27 774-0465

March 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21: READFIELD, Maranacook Community High School will perform “Fiddler on the Roof,” at the school. Show times are March 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m., March 18 at 8 p.m. and March 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. $5 685-4923

March 12-28: SEBAGO, “Our Town,” will be performed at the Schoolhouse Arts Center at Sebago Lake, Rt. 114. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $12/$10 642-3743

March 12, 13: WATERVILLE, Colby College Department of Theater will perform “Our Country’s Good,” at 7:30 p.m. at Colby College Strider Theater. 872-3291

March 14: FARMINGTON, Foothills Arts Center’s Theater for Peace will perform “I Am an Island,” at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. at the former offices of Drs. Hurst and Weekley, Rt. 133. 778-0448

Films

March 12: LEWISTON, “The 18th Elephant – 3 Monologues,” will be shown at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center. 786-6135

March 13, 14: LEWISTON, “Traveling Film South Asia,” will be shown at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at Bates College Olin Arts Center. 786-6135

March 13-18: PORTLAND, the Seventh Annual Maine Jewish Film Festival will be held in the Portland area. $7/$5 831-7495

March 14: FARMINGTON, a benefit movie “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” will be shown at 1:30 and 4 p.m. at Narrow Gauge Cinema. $5

March 14: LEWISTON, “Between the Lines,” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Bates College Pettengill Hall. Free 786-6330

March 14: LEWISTON, a French film will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at the Lepage Center, 99 Campus Ave. Free 783-6346

Lectures

March 12: LEWISTON, Wu Hung, professor in the College of the Humanities at the University of Chicago, will speak on “Documenting China: Contemporary Photography and Social Change,” at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Museum in the Lower Gallery, 75 Russell St. 786-6329

March 13: ROCKPORT, John Ippolito, curator of new media, Guggenheim Museum and Joline Blais, professor new media at University of Maine at Orono, will speak about the new economy of cyberspace as a form of social democracy and how it relates to creators of digital artwork at 7:30 p.m. at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. $5/$3 236-2875

March 14: N. CONWAY, N.H., Philip Echowind, who is Blackfoot and Sioux, will speak at 1 p.m. at the Native American Cultural Center, Mountain Valley Mall. 603-539-4151

March 14: ROCKLAND, Chris Van Dusen will speak at 1 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. $8/$4 596-6457

March 14: WATERVILLE, Paul Finkelman, renowned constitutional scholar and Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law, will speak on “The Constitution in the Aftermath of 9/11,” at 4 p.m. at Colby College Lovejoy Building. Free 872-3271

Suppers

March 12: LEWISTON, a corned been supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 67 Park St. $4

March 13: AUBURN, an Irish supper, featuring corned beef and cabbage, will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the New Auburn American Legion Hall, 71 South Main St. 782-1118

March 13: AUBURN, a roast pork supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Louis Church Hall, Third Street. $6/$3

March 13: BUCKFIELD, a benefit potluck supper, followed by a dance, will be held at 5 p.m. at Buckfield Masonic Hall. $10/$5

March 13: FARMINGTON, a corned beef or ham St. Patrick’s Day supper will be held at 5:45 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall. $6/$3 778-0586

March 13: FARMINGTON, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

March 13: GREENE, a spaghetti supper will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Androscoggin Grange Hall, 99 Main St. $5 946-5435

March 13: LEWISTON, the Many and One Coalition will host a potluck social from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Church, 247 Bates St. Free 344-6540

March 13: LEWISTON, a St. Patrick’s Day supper, featuring corned beef and cabbage, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 1327 Sabattus St. $7 786-6837

March 13: LEWISTON, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St. $6/$3

March 13: LISBON, a baked bean supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Rt. 196. $5/$2.50 353-5291

March 13: LIVERMORE FALLS, a spaghetti supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. $5/$3

March 13: MEXICO, a turkey supper will be held at 5 p.m. at the Green Church, Main Street. $6/$3

March 13: NEW GLOUCESTER, a baked bean and chop suey supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church of New Gloucester, 19 Gloucester Hill Road. $6/$2.50 926-4498

March 13: OXFORD, a St. Patrick’s Day supper, featuring corned beef and baked ham, will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rock-O-Dundee Riders clubhouse, Paine Road. $6.50/$3 743-6956

March 13: PORTLAND, a church benefit roast beef buffet will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. $7.50/$6.50 797-2487

March 13: RANGELEY, a corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick’s Day supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, Richardson Street. $8/$4 864-5802

March 13: SABATTUS, a baked bean and corned beef and cabbage supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club, 14 Wales Road. $6/$2.50 375-6214

March 13: SOUTH PARIS, a corned beef St. Patrick’s supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $6/$3 743-5723

March 13: WILTON, a baked bean supper will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the First Apostolic Church. $5/$3


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