June 17: BETHEL, the Spring Street Dance Theater will perform “Wonka’s Chocolate Factory,” at 6:30 p.m. at Telstar High School Auditorium. $9/$7 665-2164

June 17: LEWISTON, the Androscoggin County Business to Business Trade Show will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Bates College Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building. 784-0161

June 17: RUMFORD, a Father’s Day dinner will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Seniors Plus dining site, 50 Congress St. $5/$3.50 364-3572

June 17: PORTLAND, salsa and swing dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

June 17: PORTLAND, Smile Empty Soul, with special guests Steriogram and Moments in Grace, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $12.50/$15 775-3331

June 17: SIDNEY, the 22nd Annual Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival will be held at Silver Spur Riding Club, Rt. 104. 873-6539

June 17: STONINGTON, Impromptu, a cappella singing group, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Stonington Opera House. $15/$10 367-2788

June 17: TURNER, a Father’s Day breakfast will be held from 6 to 8 a.m. at Turner Primary School cafeteria. 225-3478


June 18: ANDOVER, a Bicentennial Celebration, with fireworks, carnival, street dance and more, will be held. 392-3366

June 18: BATH, the Robin Nolan Trip will perform traditional gypsy swing at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St. $14/$18 442-8455

June 18: BETHEL, the Bethel Historical Society House and Garden Tour, featuring 12 historic homes and gardens built from 1813 to 1999, will be held from 10 am. to 4 p.m. 824-2908

June 18: DAMARISCOTTA, the Cassatt String Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. at Round Top Center for the Arts, Business Rt. 1. $14/$16 563-1507

June 18: DEER ISLE, the Third Annual Lupine Festival, featuring a photo and quilt contest, giant yard sale, chowder cook-off and more, will be held in the Deer Isle and Stonington areas. 348-6124

June 18: DIXFIELD, the Countryfolk 2004 Cruise Night will be held every Friday night from 5 to 8 p.m. at Larry Bisbee’s Cabin Bandstand, U.S. Rt. 2, East Dixfield.

June 18: HALLOWELL, poets Eva Miodownik and Ted Bookey will read from their poetry at 7:30 p.m. at Harlow Gallery, Water Street. 685-3636

June 18: NEW VINEYARD, a contemporary music concert by Journey Home will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. View Church. Donations

June 18: NEWRY, the Sunday River to the Sea Bicycle Trek across Maine will start at the mountains of Sunday River. 622-6394

June 18: 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

June 18: PORTLAND, a swing dance, with music by the Swingin’ DJ’s, will be held at 8 p.m. at Presumpscot Grange Hall, 1844 Forest Ave. $8

June 18: PORTLAND, country dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

June 18: PORTLAND, Friday Night Latin Dance Party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $5 773-0002

June 18: PEMAQUID, the folk duo Castlebay will perform at a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Harrington Meeting House, Harrington Road. $10$7 677-2848

June 18: PORTLAND, the Maine Gay Men’s Chorus will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Portland Performing Arts Center, 25A Forest Ave. $15/$18

June 18: PORTLAND, Three Piston Hammer, loki, Trailor and For Give Our Sins will perform at 8 p.m. at Asylum, 121 Center St. $5 772-8274

June 18: PORTLAND, the Dresden Dolls will perform at 9 p.m. at The Space, 538 Congress St.

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