Oct. 22: FARMINGTON, Alan Shavarsh Bardezbanian Middle East Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. Free 778-7573

Oct. 22: FARMINGTON, Ross Littlefield will perform at 9 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-8346

Oct. 22: FARMINGTON, Hank Washburn’s Band will perform at 7 p.m. at the Old South Church G.I. Coffeehouse.

Oct. 22: PORTLAND, the Capitol Steps will perform musical political satire at 8 p.m. at the Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $31/$38 842-0800

Oct. 22: ROCKLAND, Tim O’Brien and Steve Forbert will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Street Center. $23 236-8448

Oct. 22: WATERVILLE, a Bluegrass Benefit Show will be held with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m. at the Alfond Youth Center. $10/$5 873-0110

Oct. 23: AUBURN, Dirty McCurdy will play at a benefit concert at the Cellar Door in Auburn. $10 7896-7022

Oct. 23: BATH, Livingston Taylor will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $20/$25 442-8455

Oct. 23: BETHEL, Fiddle-icious, 40 fiddlers playing traditional music, will perform at 7 p.m. at Gould Academy Bingham Hall. $4/$6 824-3575

Oct. 23: BRUNSWICK, a Scottish ballad concert by Tom Spiers and Peter Shepheard will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 15 Pleasant St. $10/$8 688-4515

Oct. 23: FARMINGTON, musicians from Maine Mountain Chamber Music will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. $8/$6 778-4770

Oct. 23: GRAY, Jason Lizotte and Lucas Desmond, jazz duo, will perform at 3 p.m. at the Jeff and Kate Edwards Barn, 49 Ramsdell Road. 782-0319

Oct. 23: LEWISTON, Josh Erskine and Andrew Vachon will perform at 5 p.m. at Just Joan’s Cafe inside Mr. Paperback, 855 Lisbon St. Free 783-4241

Oct. 23, 24: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Pops will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. at Sunday at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $15/$53 842-0800

Oct. 23: WALES, the East Wing Gospel Quartet will perform at 6 p.m. at Wale Presbyterian Church, Pond Road. Donations 375-6604

Oct. 24: AUBURN, Rene Austin will perform at 7 p.m. at Midnight Blues, 34 Court St. $10 783-9600

Oct. 24: BETHEL, the Edith Jones Project Jazz Ensemble will perform at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethel Inn and Country Club, On the Common. $16.95/$8.50 1-800-654-0125

Oct. 24: GORHAM, Don Roy, Franco-American fiddler, will perform at 2 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. 780-5555

Oct. 24: LEWISTON, Lissa Schneckenburger, fiddler and Maine native, will perform at 3 p.m. at the Bates College Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St. $8/$5 268-4013

Oct. 24: ROCKLAND, pianist/composer John Ferguson will perform at 2:30 p.m. at the Farnsworth Museum, 16 Museum St. 596-6457
Dance
Oct. 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, Nov. 4, 5, 6: AUGUSTA, a dance party will be held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Club Liquid, 349 Water St. 623-2277

Oct. 22, 24, 28, 29, 31, Nov. 4, 5, 7: GORHAM, Ballroom Dance Parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Rt. 25. 839-3267

Oct. 22: HOLLIS, the Third Annual Birch Ledge Barn Dance will be held on Whitehouse Road. 727-3989

Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, Dec. 3, 17: PORTLAND, a dance, with music by Vintage, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Portland Elks Club, Congress Street. Free

Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5: PORTLAND, Friday Night Latin Dance Party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $5 773-0002

Oct. 22, 29: PORTLAND, country dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

Oct. 23: BETHEL, the Edith Jones Project, Maine’s all-women big band, will play at a dinner/dance at 5:30 p.m. at the Bethel Inn and Country Club, On the Common. $15 1-800-654-0124

Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

Oct. 23: FALMOUTH, a USO style 1940s swing dance, with music by the Victory Swing Band, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Plummer-Motz School Gym, 192 Middle Road. $8 781-4709

Oct. 23: LIVERMORE, an old fashioned barn dance will beheld at Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. 897-4366

Oct. 23: 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

Oct. 23: OTISFIELD, a Harvest Dance, with music by the Bel Airs, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Otisfield Community Hall, Rt. 121. 856-8249

Oct. 23: PORTLAND, a Seacoast Ballroom Dance will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

Oct. 23: PORTLAND, Sanjeev Kumar, internationally renowned master of Indian Kathak dance, will perform at 8 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $10/$13 761-0591

Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

Oct. 23: RUMFORD, a Harvest dance, with music by the E/I Country Band, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Park Place. $6 369-9352

Oct. 24: LEWISTON, the Country Ladds will play at the Singles Club dance at 7 p.m. at C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7 784-3660
For kids
Oct. 22: BRUNSWICK, the Kinderkonzert string concert will be held at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Brunswick High School Crooker Theater. $3 773-6128

Oct. 22: LEWISTON, L/A Arts presents the Great Dinosaur Mystery Kid Show at 10 a.m. at Lewiston Middle School, 75 Central Ave. $3 782-7228

Oct. 23: LEWISTON, the YWCA annual fall dance for all sixth, seventh and eighth graders will be held at 7 p.m. at the YWCA, 130 East Ave. $5

Oct. 24: PORTLAND, a Halloween Parade and Ghoulish Fun will be held at 1 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234
Special
Oct. 22: AUBURN, the Fourth Annual Parade of Jack ‘O’ Lanterns will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Gracelawn Road. 783-3701

Oct. 22-30: BUCKFIELD, the Seventh Annual Halloween production “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays at Oddfellow Theater, Rt. 117. $10/$6 336-3306

Oct. 22, 23: JAY, a Halloween, Christmas and sweater sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the North Jay Methodist Parish House Thrift Shop.

Oct. 22: LEWISTON, the Lewiston Police Department will hold the annual bicycle sale from noon to 8 p.m. at the Lewiston Armory Building, Central Avenue. 795-9010

Oct. 22-24: OGUNQUIT, a Halloween Fest, with scarecrow contest, pumpkin decorating, scavenger hunt, ghost stories, arts and crafts, food and more, will be held throughout the town. 646-2939

Oct. 22: PORTLAND, a poetry reading by Carl Dennis will beheld at 4 p.m. at the Glickman Family Library. 780-4117

Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5: 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

Oct. 22: ROCKLAND, the Chamber of Commerce’s 25th Annual Auction will be held at 6 p.m. at the Rockland Community Center. 596-0376

Oct. 22-30: ROCKLAND, the Festival of Scarecrows and Harvest Day Celebration will be held at the Farnsworth Art Museum on the lawn. 596-6256

Oct. 22-24, 27-31: SCARBOROUGH, the Haunted Hayrides will be held near Scarborough Downs. $12/$8 885-5935

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

Oct. 23: ALBANY, a yard sale will be held at 9 a.m. at the Albany Town Hall, corner of Vernon Street and Hunt’s Corner Road. 364-7926

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: FARMINGTON, the “Run Against Bush,” will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. in downtown Farmington. 778-2513

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, 24: GREENE, a Variety Show will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Androscoggin Grange Hall, 99 Main St. $5 946-5006

Oct. 23: LOCKE MILLS, a Community Event, with food, activities for children, a hayride and more, will be held at the Locke Mills Union Church. 674-2259

Oct. 23: MECHANIC FALLS, an indoor yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mechanic Falls Congregational Church, Elm Street. 998-2580

Oct. 23, 24: MEXICO, Halloween in the Valley, with many events, will be held in Dixfield, Mexico and Rumford. 364-3241

Oct. 23: MONMOUTH, a Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cumston Public Library, Main Street. 933-4677

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: PORTLAND, Maine author, creative designer and artist Heidi Boyd will demonstrate her projects at 11 a.m. at AC Moore Arts and Crafts, Target Center, 200 Running Hill Road.

Oct. 23, 24: PORTLAND, the Tenth Annual Christmas Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stevens Avenue Armory, 772 Stevens Ave. 946-7079

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 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the West Paris Grange Hall, Church Street. 674-3544

Oct. 24: AUBURN, a benefit public breakfast will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 588 Minot Ave. $3/$4 784-6883

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: RUMFORD, a Community Walk will beheld at 8 a.m. at Hosmer Field. 369-3677

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

Theater

Oct. 22-30: AUBURN, Community Little Theatre will perform “Man of La Mancha,” at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $15/$13 783-0958

Oct. 22, 23, 24: CASCO, the Lake Region Community Theatre will perform “Only An Orphan Girl,” at the Casco grange Hall. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. 627-4989

Oct. 22, 23, 24: FARMINGTON, Theatre UMF will perform “Marvin’s Room,” at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Alumni Theatre. $6/$3.50 778-7072

Oct. 22, 23: GARDINER, the Open Book Players will perform “Spoon River,” at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall. $5 582-3366

Oct. 22-Nov. 15: PORTLAND, the “Moonlight Serenade” interactive musical cabaret will be held at 7:30 p.m. at The Stadium, 504 Congress St. $15 253-8068

Oct. 22-Nov. 18: PORTLAND, Interactive Comedy Theatre will present a murder mystery series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Stadium Restaurant and Bar, 504 Congress St. $15 253-8068

Oct. 22-31: PORTLAND, Mad Horse Theatre Company will perform “Cloud 9,” at 25A Forest Ave. Show times are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 and 7 p.m. $32/$16 730-2389

Oct. 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30: PORTLAND, “The Price,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, 76 Congress St. $15/$12 775-5568

Oct. 22, 23: RANGELEY, the Rangeley Friends of the Arts will perform “The Curious Savage,” at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Theater. $10/$7

Films

Oct. 22: GREENE, Fran Reidelberger his film, on Alaska at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free 946-5311

Oct. 22: PORTLAND, “Wilderness and Spirit, a Mountain Called Katahdin,” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Museum of Art Auditorium. $5 775-6148

Lectures

Oct. 24: FREEPORT, the Rev. Issho Fujita will speak at 9 a.m. at Flying Point Zendo. 865-3396

Oct. 24: N. CONWAY, N.H., Gary Quiet Bear Brooks will speak about how to set up a lodge, live in it year round and take down a lodge, at the Native American Cultural Center, Mountain Valley Mall. 603-539-4151

Oct. 25: LEWISTON, Michael Miclon, well-known Maine comedian and new vaudevillian, will speak about the state’s creative economy at 7 p.m. at Bates College Muskie Archives, Campus Avenue. 786-6329

Suppers

Oct. 22, 23: BERLIN, N.H., a spaghetti and meatball supper will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Michael School gym, 140 Blanchard St. 603-752-2880

Oct. 22: LISBON, a smothered beef supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Rt. 196. $5/$2.50 353-5291

Oct. 22: LISBON, a roast turkey supper will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall, 27 Village St. $6/$3.50 353-2567

Oct. 22: LISBON, a baked stuffed pork supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Post 158 Hall, Webster Street. $5/$2.50 353-9570

Oct. 22: NORWAY, a corned beef harvest supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church, corner of Main and Paris Streets. $7

Oct. 22: SOUTH PARIS, a potluck supper will be held at 6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church. 623-0500

Oct. 23: CHESTERVILLE, an Italian supper will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Chesterville Grange Hall. $5/$2.50

Oct. 23: DIXFIELD, a baked bean supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Dixfield Congregational Church. $5/$3 562-4582

Oct. 23: GRAY, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held at 5 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, Rt. 115. $6/$2 657-4279

Oct. 23: GREENE, a corned beef and ham harvest supper will beheld from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall. $6/$3 546-5331

Oct. 23: LEWISTON, a harvest ham supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 1327 Sabattus St. $7 786-6837

Oct. 23: LISBON FALLS, a home baked bean and ham supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lisbon Methodist Church, School Street. $6/$2

Oct. 23: LIVERMORE, a harvest supper will be held at the Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. 897-4366

Oct. 23: MONMOUTH, a chowder supper will be held at 5 p.m. at the Monmouth Masonic Hall. $5/$2.50

Oct. 23: TURNER, a baked bean supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Turner Center Universalist Church. $5/$3 225-3368

Oct. 23: WINTHROP, a baked bean supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Bowdoin Street. $5/$3 783-2049


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