August 13: DAMARISCOTTA, Banjo Dan and the Mid-Nite Plowboys will perform at 8 p.m. at Round Top Center for the Arts. $14/$16 677-2504

August 13: FARMINGTON, Village Harmony, high school performers, will be featured at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. $6/$5

August 13-15: PENOBSCOT, the Perkinstock Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival will be held in Penobscot. 326-8609

August 13: PORTLAND, Black Deleha Murder, Goat Whore and Cattle Decapation will perform at 8 p.m. upstairs at Asylum, 121 Center St. $10 772-8274

August 13: PORTLAND, Gavin DeGraw, with special guests, Marc Broussard and Toby Lightman, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $15 773-7940

August 13: RUMFORD, Rob Libby and Paul Lowell will perform blues at 8 p.m. at Teena’s Shelter Lounge. 364-3976

August 13: WATERVILLE, the Portland String Quartet Participant Concert will be held at 4 and 8 p.m. at Colby College Strider Theater. 872-3549

August 14: BAR MILLS, acoustic Celtic duo Isla will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. $10/$8 929-6472

August 14: FREEPORT, Lizz Wright will perform at 7:30 p.m. at L.L. Bean Discovery Park. 1-800-559-0747

August 14: GILFORD, N.H., Tony Bennett will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center. $81/$30 603-293-4700

August 14: HARRISON, Banjo Dan and the Mid-Nite Plowboys will perform bluegrass at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $18 583-4939

August 14: LIVERMORE, Mitch Thomas and Friends will perform at a benefit concert at 5 p.m. at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. $20 897-4366

August 14: OXFORD, a praise and worship concert, presented by Bruce and Sharon Marshall, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Oxford Advent Christian Church, Rt. 26. 743-7310

August 14: PEAKS ISLAND, a community band concert will be held at 2 p.m. at Battery Steele, Florida Avenue. $5 766-3330

August 14: PORTLAND, Martin Sexton, with special guest, Jim’s Big Ego, will perform at 8 p.m. at State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $22.50/$25 775-3331

August 14: PORTLAND, Baystock 2004, featuring two Grammy award nominees, will be held at the Maine State Pier.

August 14: SABATTUS, Josh Erskine will perform guitar and vocals at 11 a.m. at the SHOWME Museum. Donations 375-9563

August 14: SIDNEY, student concerts will be held at New England Music Camp, Rt. 23. 465-3025

August 15: AUBURN, the Collingsworth Family from Burlington, Ky., will perform inspirational music at 2:30 p.m. at the Auburn Church of the Nazarene, 38 Summer St. Donations 784-8992

August 15: AUGUSTA, the Beach Boys will perform at 7 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center. $42.50/$27.50 626-2400

August 15: BELGRADE, the Buttermilk Old Time Music Show will be held from 11 a.m. to dusk off Rt. 27. $10/$6 495-2928

August 15: FARMINGTON, Diane Muise will perform at a gospel music concert at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Rts. 2 and 27. Donations

August 15: NORWAY, a program of shared music will be held at 7 p.m. at the Norway Unitarian Universalist Church, 479 Main St. 364-5687

August 15: PORTLAND, Sonic Youth, with special guests, Wolf Eyes and White Magic, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $25 773-7940

August 15: RICHMOND, Adariel will perform at 1 p.m. in the gazebo at Richmond Waterfront Park.737-0920

August 15: SIDNEY, “Bowl in the Pines” concerts will be held at New England Music Camp. 465-3025

August 15: WILTON, New Beginnings will perform at a gospel concert at 6 p.m. at the East Wilton Union Church. 645-4297
Dance
August 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28: AUGUSTA, a dance party will be held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Club Liquid, 349 Water St. 623-2277

August 13, 15, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29: GORHAM, Ballroom Dance Parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Rt. 25. 839-3267

August 13: LEWISTON, “Different Voices,” featuring international choreographers, will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre. $17/$10 786-6161

August 13, 20, 27: PORTLAND, Friday Night Latin Dance Party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $5 773-0002

August 13, 20, 27: PORTLAND, country dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

August 13: RUMFORD, a benefit dance, with music by the Motor Booty Affair of Portland, will be held at 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $10 364-3864

August 14, 21, 28: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

August 14: FARMINGTON, a contradance, with music by Lissa Schneckenburger and Corey DiMario, will be held at 8 p.m. at the Farmington Grange Hall, Bridge Street. $5 397-2241

August 14, 28: 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

August 14: NORTH YARMOUTH, the Southern Maine Folk Association contradance will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Wescustogo Hall, Rt. 115. $8

August 14: PORTLAND, the Maine State Ballet Summer Gala Performance will be held at 7 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $25 842-0800

August 14: PORTLAND, a Ballroom Dance Party, “Summer Nights Tropical Heat Party,” will be held at 8 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

August 14, 21, 28: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

August 14-Sept. 25: WATERFORD, a summer season dance, with live band music, will be held every Saturday at 8 p.m. at the North Waterford Fairgrounds. $8

August 15: DAMARISCOTTA, the Portland Ballet will perform at 8 p.m. at Round Top Center for the Arts Darrows Barn. $14/$16 563-1507

August 15: LEWISTON, the Country Ladds will play at the Lewiston Singles Club dance at 7 p.m. at C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7 784-3660

August 15: LEWISTON, the Festival Finale will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Bates College Alumni Gym. $6/$3 786-6161

August 15: POWNAL, the Seventh Annual Splendor on the Grass, the Southern Maine Folk Association dance festival, will be held at noon at 16 Elmwood Road. $12 712-2837
For kids
August 13, 14: BRUNSWICK, the Side Yard Story Theater will perform on Saturdays at the side yard of the Theater Project, 14 School St. $6 729-8584

August 13: PORTLAND, Olympic silver medalist Jim Brady and bronze medalist Julia Brady will present a program at 1:30 p.m. at Children’s Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

August 14: PORTLAND, Ben Rudnick and Friends will perform bluegrass, folk and rock at 1 and 2 p.m. at Children’s Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

August 15: ROCKLAND, the Children’s Literature Festival will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Free 596-5789


Special
August 13-15: BETHEL, Sudbury Canada Days, with children’s games, horseshoe pitching, badminton, croquet tournaments, craft demonstrations and exhibits, local art show, music, encampments, log driver’s bean supper, variety show and more, will be held at the Regional History Center. 1-800-824-2910

August 13, 14: BRUNSWICK, “Maine Street Celebrates in Brunswick,” with kids events, clowns, wagon rides, craft fair, entertainment and more, will be held in the Brunswick area. 729-6796

August 13-15: CUMBERLAND, the United Maine Craftsmen Cumberland Craft Show will be held at the Cumberland Fairgrounds, Blanchard Road. Show times are Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3 621-2818

August 13-Sept. 3: 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.

August 13: GILEAD, a hike along the Wild River with Ranger Hope Crosbie, will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. starting at Wild River Campground, end of Forest Road. 603-466-2713

August 13-22: LEBANON, the Seventh Annual Maine Renaissance Fair, with shows, games, crafts, food and more, will be held on the Lord Road. 926-5693

August 13: NEW GLOUCESTER, a special event, with singing, dancing, drama, games, art, stories and more, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the New Gloucester Congregational Church. 926-3260

August 13-15: PHIPPSBURG, the Popham Beach Art Show and Sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. behind the Chapel House near Spinney’s Restaurant and Fort Popham. 443-9978

August 13-15: PORTLAND, the MS Regatta Harborfest Weekend sailing race and auction will be held on Casco Bay. 1-800-639-1330

August 13: RANGELEY, Tim Sample, Maine humorist, will perform at 6 and 8:30 p.m. at Rangeley Lakeside Theater. $15/$10 864-2938

August 13-15: ROCKLAND, the Maine Boats and Harbors Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Rockland waterfront. 1-800-656-4951

August 13-21: SKOWHEGAN, the Skowhegan State Fair, with exhibits, livestock, pulling, stage shows, arts and crafts, racing and more, will be held . 474-2947

August 13: SOUTH PARIS, Avner Eisenberg and Julie Goell will present clowning, ingenuity and wit at 8 p.m. at Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road. $10/$8 743-8452

August 13, 14: SOUTH PARIS, a tag sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at H.O.P.E. Barn, High Street.

August 13, 14: TOPSHAM, the Topsham Fair, with agricultural exhibits, carnival, harness racing, animal pulling events, 4-H crafts, midway, fireworks and more, will be held at the Topsham Fairgrounds. 725-2735

August 13-15: UNION, the Maine Antiques Festival will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Union Fairgrounds. 563-1013

August 14: BATH, an evening with Miss Elantra Dupree and Friends, Maine’s most popular female impersonators, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $17/$10 442-8455

August 14: BRIDGTON, a Psychic Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Angel’s Flight, 328 Main St. Free 286-1427

August 14: BRIDGTON, a Summer Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 225 South High St.

August 14, 15: BRUNSWICK, the Androscoggin Hand Powered Regatta races in rowing shells, canoes, kayaks and war canoes will be held. 729-6313

August 14: CANTON, a rummage and food sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Canton Historical Building, Rt. 108. 597-2012

August 14: CHESTERVILLE, the Chesterville Heritage Society Annual Parade and Field Day will be held at 10 a.m. at the Town Hall. 778-3078

August 14: FAYETTE, a food sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayette Fire Station, Rt. 17.

August 14: GRAY, Bill Fournier from Maine Custom Wood Sculpture will demonstrate his technique for creating animals at Maine Wildlife Park, Rt. 26. $5/$3.25 657-4977

August 14: HALLOWELL, a beach party to welcome the Beach Boys to Kennebec Valley, will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Interstate Bowling Center. $12 873-3739

August 14, 15: HARPSWELL, the Harpswell Art and Craft Guild 18th Annual late summer open house tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Rt. 123. 833-7864

August 14: JAY, an open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crafts-Holmes Homestead, top of Jay Hill. Free 645-2732

August 14: KENNEBUNK, a healing service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Franciscan Monastery, 20 Beach Ave. 967-2011

August 14: LEWISTON, local artist and author, Diane Amos, will sign copies of her book, “Getting Personal,” at 11 a.m. at Mr. Paperback, 855 Lisbon St. 783-2272

August 14: LIVERMORE, a country reception for local Republican candidates, with music, speaker, games, refreshments and more will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Norlands Living History Center. 897-4682

August 14, 15: NEWRY, the New England Adventure Race Series, 12 hours of non-stop mountain biking, trekking, paddling and navigating with a map and compass for teams of three, will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. 836-2772

August 14: NORTH YARMOUTH, the Second Annual Lobster Bake and concert will be held at 5 p.m. at Skyline Farm, 95 the Lane. $35 829-5708

August 14: OXFORD, a benefit yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hooker Farm, 195 Pleasant St. 539-4572

August 14: OXFORD, a benefit yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hosanna Church, 109 Schoolhouse Road.

August 14-21: PORTLAND, “Meet the Artist Days” will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday at the Portland Harbor Museum, Fort Road. 799-6337

August 14: RANGELEY, the Western Mountain Shrine Club and Kora Shrine parade will be held at 1 p.m. on Main Street. 639-5601

August 14: RANGELEY, the Orgonon Festival and market, with silent auction, will be held at the Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road. 864-3443

August 14: SOUTH PARIS, a Garden of Earthly Delights auction will be held at 5:30 p.m. at McLaughlin Garden and Horticultural Center, 97 Main St. $50 743-8820

August 14: STONEHAM, a thrift shop and bake sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stoneham Church.

August 14: STRONG, a lawn party will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. 778-9523

August 14: WINDHAM, a scrapbooking fund-raiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail. $20 893-0386

August 15: DIXFIELD, the Main Street Outdoor Market with flea market, crafts, food, music, 5K road race and more, will be held. 562-8816

August 15: DIXFIELD, the Festival of Flowers Flower Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dixfield Historical Society, 63 Main St. Free

August 15: PHILLIPS, the Old Home Days four-wheeler pull will be held at 10:30 a.m. at North Franklin Park. 639-4118

August 15: POLAND, a chicken pie dinner will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at Excelsior Grange Hall, 446 Harris Hill Road. $6/$2.50 782-1077

August 15: POWNAL, “Splendor on the Grass,” with food, fun, music, dance and more, will be held from noon until dark at 16 Elmwood Road. $10 712-2837

August 15: RANGELEY, the Summer Celebration, with boat parade, biking, airplane competition, boat rides, water ski show, exhibits, crafts, historical slide show, tennis, hiking and more, will be held at 6 Park Road. 1-800-685-2537

August 15: RUMFORD, a public fricassee turkey dinner will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Rumford Center Grange Hall. $6/$3

August 15: RUMFORD, the Moontide Mud Run will be held at 11 a.m. next to Oxford Lanes on Rt. 2.

August 15, 22, 29: TURNER, Family Fun Days, with swimming, horseshoes, volleyball, basketball and canoes and kayaks will be held at the Great Outdoors, Rt. 117. $5/$3 224-7061

Theater

August 13, 14: ARUNDEL, “tick, tick…BOOM!” will be performed at 8 p.m. at the Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road. $24/$19 985-5552

August 13, 14: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “Patchwork: An International Story Quilt,” at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 14 School St. $10 729-8584

August 13-28: BRUNSWICK, the Maine State Music Theatre will perform “Kiss Me Kate,” at Bowdoin College Pickard Theatre. $26/$44 725-8769

August 13: HARRISON, “The Gin Game,” will be performed at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $18 583-4939

August 13-20: MONMOUTH, the Theater at Monmouth will perform “Idiot’s Delight,” at Cumston Hall. $26/$18 933-9999

August 13-21: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will perform “As You Like It,” at Cumston Hall. Show times are August 7 and 21, August 14 and 18 at 2 p.m. $26/$28 933-9999

August 13, 14: OGUNQUIT, the Booth Theater will perform “Lucky Stiff,” at 8 p.m. at the theater, 13 Beach St. $20/$15 646-8142

August 13, 14: SEBAGO LAKE, Maxy Ford Productions presents “Theatre Event 1,” a comedy not intended for children, at Schoolhouse Arts Center. Show times are August 13 at 7:30 p.m. and August 14 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. $8/$10 232-9720

August 14, 18, 21: MONMOUTH, the Theater at Monmouth will perform “The Liar,” at Cumston Hall. $26/$18 933-9999

August 14, 15: PORTLAND, Lyric Music Theater will hold auditions for “Bye Bye Birdie,” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 6 to 10 p.m. on Sunday at the theater, 176 Sawyer St. 332-1222

August 15, 19: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will perform “Antony and Cleopatra,” at Cumston Hall. $26/$18 933-9999

August 15, 17, 19: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will perform “Pippi Longstocking,” at Cumston Hall. $10/$8 933-9999

August 15-28: OGUNQUIT, the Booth Theater will perform “The Owl and the Pussycat,” at 8 p.m. at the Betty Doon Motel, 13 Beach Street. $20/$15 646-8142

Films

Lectures

August 13: AUGUSTA, Dr. David L. Ghere from the University of Minnesota, will speak on “Factionalism and Gender in Abenaki Diplomacy, 1750 to 1760,” at 7 p.m. at UMA Jewett Hall. 626-2385

August 13: BANGOR, author George Colt will speak at 2 p.m. at the Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. 947-8336

August 15: SUMNER, a talk on “Preserving Herbs for Use Throughout the Year,” will be held at 2 p.m. at Hedgehog Hill Farm. 388-2341

Suppers

August 13: SOUTH PARIS, a roast beef supper will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the South Paris Fire Station. $6/$3 743-7672

August 14: DURHAM, a baked bean supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, Rt. 136. $6/$2 415-2658

August 14: FARMINGTON, a benefit baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

August 14: GREENE, a spaghetti supper will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Androscoggin Grange Hall, Main Street. 946-7419

August 14: MEXICO, a chicken barbecue supper will be held at 5 p.m. at the Mexico U.C.C. Church (Green Church). $6/$3

August 14: NORWAY, a public supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Heywood Club clubhouse, Crockett Ridge Road. $6/$3

August 14: 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/$4.50 797-2487

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

August 14: SOUTH PARIS, a benefit turkey supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $6/$3 743-5723

August 14: WELCHVILLE, a smothered beef supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Oxford Grange Hall, Rt. 26. $6/$3

August 14: WILTON, a benefit baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at First Apostolic Church, Rts. 2 and 4. $5/$3

August 14: WINTHROP, the second annual super salad supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Winthrop United Methodist Church, 58 Main St. $6/$3 377-3941


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