Oct. 18: FREEPORT, an Independent School Fair will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road. 865-3900

Oct. 19: FARMINGTON, the Lawn Chair Pirates, improv group, will perform at 9 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

Oct. 19: LEWISTON, a Taste of Home Cooking School will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School Auditorium, 75 Central Ave. $8

Oct. 20: LEWISTON, a Fall Fitness Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marshwood Health Care, 33 Roger St. 784-0108

Oct. 20: LISBON FALLS, the Coffee House, Open Mic and Showcase will be held at 7 p.m. at Lisbon Teen Center Coffee House, 32 Main St. 784-2338

Oct. 21: FARMINGTON, poet James McKean will present a reading at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Ricker Hall. Free 778-7425

Oct. 21: FREEPORT, the Freeport Community Players will present semi-staged readings of “The War of the Worlds,” at 7 p.m. at Freeport Public Library. Free 865-2221

Oct. 22-23: BERLIN, N.H., October Fest 2004 will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at St. Michael School Gym, 140 Blanchard St.

Oct. 22-23: SOUTH PARIS, the Oxford Hills Business Showcase will beheld at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. 743-8830

Oct. 23: DIXFIELD, the Dirigo Music Association Chinese Auction and luncheon will be held at 10 a.m. at Dirigo High School. 562-8498

Oct. 23: FALMOUTH, Becky Greenlaw from the Marine Animal Lifeline will present a program on seals at 11 a.m. at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road. $8/$3 781-2330

Oct. 23: FARMINGTON, a clothing, household items, furniture and baked goods sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Rt. 2.

Oct. 23: FARMINGTON, comic PJ Thibeadaux will perform at 9 p.m. at UMF Olsen STudent Center. Free 778-7346

Oct. 23: FREEPORT, an Autumn Celebration, with pumpkin hayrides, cider pressing, wool spinning, demonstrations, children’s activities and more, will be held at Wolfe’s Neck Farm. $5 865-4363

Oct. 23: NEW GLOUCESTER, a Harvest Festival with hay rides, fireside storytelling, bobbing for apples and more, will be held at Pineland Farms. $5/$3 688-4539

Oct. 23: POLAND, a Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Poland Community Church, Rt. 26. 998-2254

Oct. 23: SOUTH PARIS, a Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. 743-5723

Oct. 23: UNITY, the Fourth Annual Great Maine Apple Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MOFGA Common Ground. $2/$4 568-4142

Oct. 23: WEST PARIS, a Fall Fair will be held at 9 a.m. at the West Paris Grange Hall, Church Street. 674-3544

Oct. 24: FARMINGTON, a benefit run/hike will be held at 9 a.m. at Titcomb Mountain Ski Lodge. 778-2091

Oct. 24: PORTLAND, Psychic Sunday will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn West, 81 Riverside St. $1 286-1427

Oct. 24: WEST BUXTON, the Legends and Memorials Awards Show will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the Roost. $8/$3 793-8884

Oct. 25: AUBURN, the Annual Fall Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sarah frye Home, 751 Washington St.

Oct. 26: BRUNSWICK, Vincent Katz will present a reading at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center. Free 725-3697

Oct. 27: FARMINGTON, a poetry reading will be held at 9 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

Oct. 27: FARMINGTON, W.H. Bunting, author of “Sea Struck,” will sign copies of the book at 7 p.m. at Devaney, Doak and Garrett, 193 Broadway. 778-3454

Oct. 29, 30: SKOWHEGAN, the Third Annual Haunted Hay Ride will be held at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds. 474-3621

Oct. 30, 31: AUGUSTA, the 23rd Annual Christmas Craft Show and Food Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Augusta Armory, 170 Western Ave. 946-7079

Oct. 30: GRAY, a Halloween Party with Big Top Vertigo, will be held at the Loose Moose Saloon, 61 Portland Road. 657-7171

Oct. 30: HALLOWELL, the Spooktacular Read-a-Thon will be held at 7 p.m. at the Higher Grounds, 119 Water St. 622-3374

Oct. 30: LISBON, the Lisbon Community School Halloween Carnival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 33 Mill St. 353-4387

Oct. 31: BATH, Halloween Tales and Wooo Stories will be featured at 6:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. 442-8455

Oct. 31: OWLS HEAD, the Great Fall Auction will beheld from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. 594-4418

Oct. 31: PORTLAND, a Fiesta Dia de los Muertos, celebrating the Day of the Deadin, will be held at 2 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $10/$13 761-0591

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