April 9: FARMINGTON, the church choir will perform “The Amazing Grace of Jesus,” at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

April 9: GARDINER, Old Gray Goose will perform traditional and Acadian dance music at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall, 280 Water St. $8 582-7144

April 9: GRAY, Tab Benoit will perform the “Whiskey Store Live” album at 9 p.m. at the Loose Moose, 61 Portland Road. $10/$15 657-7171

April 9: GREENE, Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection will perform at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free 946-5311

April 9: LEWISTON, clarinetist Elizabeth Floryan will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

April 9: PORTLAND, Frank Carlberg, piano, Ben Street, bass and Mark Ferber, drums, will perform at 8 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $20/$10 828-1310

April 9: PORTLAND, the Franks and the Welfare Mafia from New York City, will perform at 10 p.m. at Bubba’s, 92 Portland St.

April 10: AUGUSTA, Boys Night Out will perform at 7 p.m. at The Edge. $10 621-6387

April 10: BATH, Schooner Fare will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church, 798 Washington St. $18/$22 442-8455

April 10: BRUNSWICK, the Contrasts Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kresge Auditorium. $10/$8 725-3375

April 10: FARMINGTON, the Nordica Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. $6/$2 778-7136

April 10: FARMINGTON, UMF assistant professor of mathematics, Peter Hardy and daughter, Zoe, will perform at 8 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

April 10: LEWISTON, soprano Cass Panuska will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

April 10: PORTLAND, The Crystal Method, with special guest DJ Hyper, will perform at 8 p.m. at State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $20 775-3331

April 10: PORTLAND, The Slip, with special guests the Big Easy, will perform at 9 p.m. at The Big Easy, 55 Market St. $10 773-7940

April 10: PORTLAND, John Hebert, bass, John O’Gallagher, sax and Jeff Williams, drums, will perform at 8 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $20/$10 828-1310

April 10: ROCKLAND, Musician Friends From the Road will perform at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Street Center, 24 Lincoln St. $10 594-6490

April 10: WATERVILLE, the Colby Wind Ensemble will perform “Humor and Angst,” at 7:30 p.m. at Colby College Lorimer Chapel. 872-3236

April 11: FARMINGTON, UMF student Jasper Walsh will perform at 9 p.m. at UMF Latte Landing. Free 778-7346

April 11: JAY, the Jay Baptist Church Choir will perform the musical “Rise Again,” at 6 p.m. at the church.

April 11: LEWISTON, composer Clayton Sanders will perform at 3 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

April 11: LEWISTON, composer Chris Regan will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

April 11: WATERVILLE, the Billy Bang Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Railroad Square Cinema, Railroad Square. $10/$12 873-4021
Dance
April 9, 11, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23, 25: GORHAM, Ballroom Dance Parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Rt. 25. 839-3267

April 9: PORTLAND, a dance, with music by Vintage, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, Congress Street. Free

April 9, 16, 23: PORTLAND, country dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

April 9, 16, 23: PORTLAND, Friday Night Latin Dance Party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $5 773-0002

April 10, 17, 24: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

April 10: FARMINGTON, a contradance, with music by the West Farmington House Band, will be held at 8 p.m. at Farmington Grange Hall, Bridge Street. $5 397-2241

April 10: LEWISTON, the Countryside Dancers will hold a dance at 8 p.m. at C & J Hall, 711 Webster St.

April 10, 24: LOCKE MILLS, an old fashioned dance, with music by the Richard Felt Orchestra, will be held at 8 p.m. at the Locke Mills Town Hall. 674-2259

April 10: POLAND, the Class of 2005 at Poland Regional High School will hold a fundraising dance for adults at 7 p.m. at the school cafe. $5/$7 345-9743

April 10: PORTLAND, an April Dance Party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

April 10, 17, 24: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

April 10: RUMFORD, a dance, with music by the E/I Band, will be held at 7 p.m. at Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, Waldo Street.

April 10: SOUTH PARIS, the Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Cub will hold the Spring Square Dance at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School. 743-7176

April 10: WILTON, a square dance, sponsored by the Friendship Squares Dance Club, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Cushing School.

April 11: 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
For kids
April 9, 10: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “Rumplestiltskin,” at the theater project, 14 School St. Show times are Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $6 729-8584

April 9: LEWISTON, the Portland Symphony Orchestra members will introduce children ages 3-7 to symphonic music and the instrumental families at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. $3 773-6128

April 10: AUBURN, the Eggs-traordinary Easter Eggs-travaganza will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Festival Plaza, Main Street, for children ages 1-11. 786-2421

April 10: FARMINGTON, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, for children ages 2-10, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Mount Blue High School. 778-3235

April 10: NORWAY, an Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Second Congregational Church.

April 10: WATERVILLE, Yoko from the PBS Bookworm Bunch series “Timothy Goes to School” will appear at the Colby College Bookstore from 1 to 3 p.m. Free 872-3609
Special
April 9: AUBURN, the Androscoggin County Community Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner St. Free 783-2249

April 9, 10: BUCKFIELD, TWO, high energy juggling, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Rt. 117. $10/$8 336-3306

April 9: LEWISTON, M.A.D.D will present “A Night of Laughs,” comedy show, 8 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School, Central Avenue.

April 9: NORWAY, a “Too Cold for the Porch” poetry event will be held at 7 p.m. at Fare Share Commons. $1

April 9, 16, 23: 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

April 9-11: PORTLAND, Susan Poulin will perform hew new show “Franco Frye or Pardon My French,” at the Portland Performing Arts Center Studio Theater, 25A Forest Ave. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. $15/$12 766-3386

April 9: RUMFORD, a Wellness Presentation, featuring Jason Anthony, will be held at 7 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School Muskie Auditorium. $5 369-1136

April 9: WINTHROP, a fish chowder luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Winthrop Congregational Church. $5 377-8639

April 10: AUBURN, the 11th Annual Maine Garden Day will be held at Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner St. $37 1-800-287-1482

April 10: AUGUSTA, a Festival de la Famille will be held at Le Club Calumet at 4:30 p.m. at the clubrooms. $6 622-0855

April 10: N. CONWAY, N.H., Native American stories and legends will be featured at 1 p.m. at the Native American Cultural Center, Mountain Valley Mall. 603-539-4151

April 10: OAKLAND, Tim Sample will perform at 7 p.m. at the Messalonskee Performing Arts Center. $12/$15 465-9135

April 10: POLAND, the Chewonki Foundation outreach program will present “Birds of Prey,” a display of live birds, , lively egg hunt for children, Bugmobile live insect and arthropod displays and activities at the Poland Spring Preservation Park, 115 Preservation Way.

April 10: ROCKPORT, Spring By the Sea Arts and Crafts Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Samoset Resort, 220 Warrenton St. $2 562-2529

April 10: RUMFORD, comedy troupe, the Wright Brothers, will perform at a benefit at the Rumford Eagles Club, Rumford Avenue. $10/$15 364-7854

April 11: 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

April 11: AUBURN, an Easter sunrise observance will be held at 7 a.m. at the Auburn Masonic Hall, 1021 Turner St. 786-7865

April 11: FARMINGTON, the Nordica Celebration of the Arts “Infinite Mischief,” will be held at 7 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. Free 778-7387

April 11: LEWISTON, a free Easter dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hope Haven Gospel Mission, 209 Lincoln St. 783-6086

April 11: NEW SHARON, an Easter dinner will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the New Sharon Methodist Church. $6/$4
Theater
April 9: AUBURN, “The Event,” will be performed at the East Auburn Baptist Church, 9 Church St. Show times are matinee and evening performances at 2 and 7 p.m. 782-0348

April 9: BRUNSWICK, Elaine Johanson will present a theater independent study performance based on Korean family experiences at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Wish Theater. 725-3375

April 9, 10: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “Rumplestiltskin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at 14 School St. $6 729-8584

April 9, 10: DEER ISLE, “Bugsy Malone,” will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Reach Performing Center. 348-6301

April 9, 10: FARMINGTON, UMF presents student one-act plays at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday at UMF Alumni Theater. $6/$3.50 778-7072

April 9-11: FARMINGTON, “A Picture of Calvary,” will be performed at 7 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, Perham Street. 778-9696

April 9: OXFORD, an Easter play will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church. Donations 743-8043

April 9-18: PORTLAND, the Children’s Theatre of Maine will perform “A Thousand Cranes,” at 317 Marginal Way. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $9/$7 828-0617

April 9-18: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “American Buffalo,” 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. $32/$16 774-0465

April 9-May 2: PORTLAND, Good Theater will perform “Master Class,” 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. 885-5883

April 9, 10, 15, 16, 17: WATERVILLE, Aqua City Theatre will perform “Punch and Judy,” at 8 p.m. at the Waterville Opera House, 93 Main St. $12/$10 580-6783

April 10: GARDINER, the Open Book Players will hold auditions for adults at 10 a.m.a t Johnson Hall, 280 Water St. 582-5717

Films

Lectures

Suppers

April 10: GREENE, a spaghetti supper will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Androscoggin Grange Hall, 99 Main St. $5 946-5435

April 10: LEWISTON, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:45 to 6 p.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St. $6/$3

April 10: LISBON FALLS, a fish chowder supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, Oak Street. $6 353-4766

April 10: PORTLAND, a benefit roast beef buffet will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. $7.50/$4.50

April 10: RUMFORD, a New England boiled dinner, followed by a comedy troupe and karaoke will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, Rumford Avenue. $10/$15

April 10: SABATTUS, a baked bean and casserole supper, followed by dancing, will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club, 14 Wales Road. $6/$2.50 375-6214

April 10: SOUTH PARIS, a smorgasbord supper and Chinese auction will be held at 5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $6/$2.50 743-5723


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