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

Oct. 26: STANDISH, Gerard Wegemer, professor at the University of Dallas, will speak on “Thomas More: Conscience, Integrity and Statesmanship,” at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s College of Maine Alfond Hall Auditorium. Free 893-7723

Oct. 28: LEWISTON, Jeff Weeks, a freelance mathematician and author of the book “The Shape of Space,” will speak at 8 p.m. at Bates College Pettigrew Hall, Andrews Road. 786-6329

Oct. 28: PORTLAND, Dr. Michael Connolly, associate professor of history at St. Joseph’s College in Standish, will speak at noon at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Free 871-1710

Oct. 29: PORTLAND, a talk on “What Makes a Good Painting,” will be held at 7 p.m. at the Pennacook Art Center, 82 Congress St. Free

Nov. 2: PORTLAND, Maine playwright John Cariani will speak on “Brand-New Play, Oldest Story in the Book: How Does Maine Playwright John Cariani Help Us Rediscover Love,” at 12:15 p.m. at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. 774-1043

Nov. 3: AUGUSTA, Julia Hunter, registrar at curator of textiles at the Maine State Museum will speak on “Almost First Lady: Harriet Stanwood Blains,” at 7 p.m. at the Maine State Museum, State House Complex. 287-2301

Nov. 3: PORTLAND, author Phillip Hoose will speak at noon at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Free 871-1710

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