March 19: FARMINGTON, WUMF Battle of the Bands will be held at 8 p.m. at UMF Alumni Theater. $5 778-7352

March 19: GARDINER, Brad Terry with Steve Grover will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall, 280 Water St. $8 582-7144

March 19, 20: LEWISTON, the Bates gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Mawar Mekar, will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Free 786-6135

March 19: NEW GLOUCESTER, the Princeton Nassoons, all-male a cappella chorus, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of New Gloucester. Donations 926-3260

March 19: PORTLAND, Max Creek will perform upstairs at 8 p.m. at Asylum, 121 Center. $10 772-8274

March 19: PORTLAND, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will perform at 8 p.m. at State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $27.50/$30 775-3331

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

March 19: TOPSHAM, the Irish band Altan will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Orion Performing Arts Center. $15 729-2950

March 20: BUCKFIELD, the Jerks of Grass, bluegrass group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Rt. 117. $10 336-3306

March 20: FARMINGTON, the UMF Community Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. $6/$3.50 778-7072

March 20: NORWAY, Leah Wolfsong and Reinaldo Cortez will perform at 7 p.m. at Fare Share Commons, Main Street. $10 877-833-1372

March 20: PORTLAND, Puddle of Mudd will perform at 8 p.m. at State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $20 775-3331

March 21: WILTON, the Mt. Blue Voices, a cappella vocal ensemble from Mt. Blue High School, will perform at 3 p.m. at the Wilton Congregational Church, Main Street. 778-3561
Special
March 19, 20, 21: BANGOR, the Bangor Garden Show will be held at the Bangor Auditorium and Civic Center. Show times are Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $8/$3

March 19: FARMINGTON, an ice cream social will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Fairbanks Union Church. 778-3808

March 19, 20: FARMINGTON, a Variety Show and Dance will be held at 7 p.m. at the Farmington Elks Lodge. $10 779-0752

March 19: HALLOWELL, poets Elizabeth Tibbets and Dennis Caimre will read from their poetry at 7 p.m. at Harlow Gallery, Water Street. 685-3636

March 19: PORTLAND, “Fun With Fashion,” a benefit featuring fashions, jewelry and a live and silent auction will be held at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel. $25 854-1030

March 19, 26, April 2: 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 19, 20, 21: PORTLAND, the Maine Boatbuilders Show will be held at the Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore St. Show times are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $15 774-7035

March 19: SOUTH PARIS, the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Rocketry Club will present “Laugh Till You’re Green, comedy night, at 7:30 p.m. at the school forum. $8/$10 743-8914

March 20: AUGUSTA, the Kennebec Valley Stamp and Collector Club will host their annual Collector’s Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elks Club. $1622-7978

March 20: BRIDGTON, the Firemen’s Race for Breast Cancer Research will be held at 10 a.m. at Shawnee Peak. 647-8444

March 20: BRIDGTON, the 20th Annual Spring Fling will be held at 10 a.m. at Shawnee Peak. 647-8444

March 20: LEWISTON, the Central Maine Medical Center Eighth Annual Spring Gala will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Kora Temple, Sabattus Street. $75 795-2957

March 20: LISBON FALLS, Bob Marley Comedy Night, a benefit, will be held at 6 p.m. at Lisbon High School. $15 353-9850

March 20, 21: LIVERMORE, a pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. $5/$2.50 897-4366

March 20, 21: LIVERMORE, Maple Days will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. 897-4366

March 20: NEW GLOUCESTER, Sabbathday Lake Grange will hold a Spring Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hall, Rt. 26. 998-2586

March 20: NEWRY, the Maine Handicapped Skiing will hold its 19th Annual Ski-a-Thon at Sunday River Ski Resort and the Sunday River Inn and Country Country Ski Center. 1-800-639-7770

March 20: POLAND SPRING, Paradise Island inspired activities with bake sale, fashion show, tropical music and more, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sadie’s Place Cafe in the park museum. $5 998-7143

March 20: PORTLAND, the Maine State Ballet’s Benefit Auction “An Evening in Paris,” will be held at 5 p.m. at the Eastland Park Hotel Ballroom. $55 856-1662

March 20: PORTLAND, the Maine Lesbian Gay Political Alliance will celebrate its 20th anniversary at a celebration dinner at 6 p.m. at Holiday Inn by the Bay. $50/$25 761-3732

March 20, 21: PORTLAND, the NauTICAts will sponsor a Cat Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stevens Avenue Armory, 772 Stevens Ave. $5/$4 871-5963

March 20, 21: RUMFORD, the Rumford Historical Society will stage a benefit Variety Show “Right Here, On Our Stage,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Rumford Town Hall. $8/$6 364-2536

March 20: TURNER, a benefit auction will be held at 9 a.m. at Leavitt Area High School Cafeteria. 946-7430

March 21: AUBURN, a public breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at ST. Philip’s Church, Rt. 4. $3.50/$1.50 783-1661

March 21: BETHEL, a Country breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Gould Academy Ordway Hall. $6/$3 824-3208
Dance
March 19, 21, 25, 26, 28, April 1, 2, 4: 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 19: PORTLAND, a swing dance will be held at 9 p.m. at Presumpscot Grange Hall, Rt. 302. $8

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

March 19, 26, April 2: PORTLAND, Friday Night Latin Dance Party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $5 773-0002

March 20: BATH, Mudboots and Black Tie, dessert and dancing, will be held at 8 p.m. at the Hyde School. $25/$35 442-8455

March 20: BOWDOIN, a spring dance will be held at 9 p.m. at the Bowdoin Community Building. $15/$5 666-3858

March 20, 27, April 3: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

March 20: JAY, a dance will be held at 8 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Jewell Street. 897-5112

March 20: LEWISTON, a dinner/dance, with music by the Travelers, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, East Avenue. $12.50 783-3632

March 20: LISBON, a potluck supper and dance will be held at 5 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Rt. 196. $5/$2.50 353-2152

March 20: PORTLAND, the Shifters Band will play at the Singles Network dance at 8:15 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

March 20: PORTLAND, Carl Orff’s 20th century masterpiece will be performed at 8 p.m. on stage at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium with chorus, ballet and orchestra. $20/$55 842-0800

March 20, 27, April 3: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

March 21: LEWISTON, the Patio Cowboys will play at the Lewiston Singles Club dance at 7 p.m. at C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7 784-3660
For kids
March 19: NORWAY, children ages 6-12 are invited for a sleepover from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. at Norway Memorial Library. 743-5308

March 20: TOPSHAM, a Kids Fun Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Topsham Hannaford. 729-5124
Theater
March 19-28: 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 19-21: 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 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28: LEWISTON, the Public Theatre will perform “Orphans,” at the theater, corner of Lisbon and Maple Streets. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $!6/$14 782-3200

March 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28: MONMOUTH, Monmouth Community Players will perform “Bus Stop,” at Cumston Hall. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. 582-5717

March 19-21: 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 19-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 19-21: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Looking Over the President’s Shoulder,” at 25A Forest Ave. Show times are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $16/$27 774-0465

March 19: PORTLAND, Comedy, Interactive Theatre will perform “Betsy’s Class Reunion,” at 6:30 p.m. at the Roxy, 188 Middle St. $15.95/$18.95 773-6422

March 19-April 4: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” at 420 Cottage Road. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $14/$17 799-7337

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

March 19-28: 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 20: AUGUSTA, the Theater at Monmouth will present the Fiddlehead Mystery Theater Radio Show fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. at the Senator Inn. $60 933-9999

March 20, 21: BATH, Studio Theatre of Bath will hold auditions for “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St. 442-7493

March 20: PORTLAND, Comedy, Interactive Dinner Theatre will perform “Betsy’s Irish Wedding,” at 6:30 p.m. at the Roxy, 188 Middle St. $39.95 773-6422
Films
March 20: LEWISTON, “Reveil,” a documentary film on the repression and renaissance of the French of New England, will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center. $7/$8 783-1585
Lectures
March 19: SABATTUS, Linda Tremblay and Ron Caron of Sabattus will speak on “Haiti’s Children,” at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church Parish Center, High Street. 375-4495

March 21: ROCKPORT, Benjamin Magro, self-taught photographer, will speak about his career and work at 2 p.m. at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. $3 236-2875
Suppers
March 19: LISBON, a stuffed pepper or chicken supper will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Rt. 196. $5/$2.50 353-5291

March 19: NORWAY, a New England boiled dinner will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church. $7/$3 743-2290

March 19: SABATTUS, a Loaves and Fishes meal will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Jillson’s Farm. $5/$6 375-8399

March 20: AUBURN, a baked bean supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Philip’s Church. $4/$2 782-5914

March 20: AUBURN, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held at 5 p.m. at the Auburn United Methodist Church, Park Avenue. $6/$3

March 20: CHESTERVILLE, a baked bean supper will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Chesterville Grange Hall. $6/$3

March 20: FAYETTE, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Fayette Central School. $6/$3

March 20: JAY, a benefit baked bean supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church. $5/$2.50 897-4818

March 20: KINGFIELD, a roast pork supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kingfield United Methodist Church, School Street. $6/$3 265-5003

March 20: LEWISTON, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the First United Pentecostal Church, 715 College St. $6/$3 784-9711

March 20: LIVERMORE FALLS, a take-out baked bean supper will be held at the Eaton Memorial United Methodist Church, with pick up time between 10 a.m. and noon. $9/$4.50 897-3072

March 20: LIVERMORE FALLS, a baked bean supper and concert by the LaClaires, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 6 Wheeler St. Donations 897-2301

March 20: NEW GLOUCESTER, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the AMVETS Hall. $6/$2

March 20: OXFORD, a chowder supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Oxford Congregational Church, King Street. 539-4799

March 20: SALEM, a St. Patrick’s supper, featuring corned beef and cabbage, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Community Building. $5/$4

March 20: STRONG, a New England boiled dinner will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Strong Methodist Church. $6/$3 684-4758

March 20: WALES, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Wales Youth Center, Rt. 132. 375-8382

March 20: WILTON, a spaghetti supper will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $5/$3.50


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