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. 27: 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. 27: RUMFORD, an evening with New Hampshire poet laureate John Perrault will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Rumford Public Library.

Oct. 29-30: BETHEL, the Bethel Outing Club Benefit Ski Sale will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Gould Academy Field House.

Oct. 29: HALLOWELL, poets Meg Kearney and Dawn Potter will read from their poetry at 7:30 p.m. at the Harlow Gallery, Water Street. $3 685-3636

Oct. 29-30: LEWISTON, “Dark Tales,” magical illusions, mime and comedy, will be featured at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Lewiston Middle School, 75 Central Ave. $10

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

Oct. 30: AUBURN, a Christmas Fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Odd Fellows Home, 85 Caron Lane. 786-4616

Oct. 30: 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: LEWISTON, the Annual Harvest Festival will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at New Life Community Center, 134 College St. 782-1112

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. 30: MONMOUTH, a hunter’s and early riser breakfast will be held from 4:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Cottrell Elementary School. $5 933-2589

Oct. 30: PORTLAND, R.A. Salvatore, author of “The Two Swords,” will sign copies of his book at 7 p.m. at Waldenbooks, 323 Maine Mall. 772-8166

Oct. 30: RANGELEY, a Haunted House will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Wilhelm Reich Museum. $3 864-3443

Oct. 30: WINTHROP, authors Noreen Doyle of Gardiner and Karen Jordan Allen of Hallowell will present a reading at noon at Apple Valley Books, 121 Main St. 622-3868

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: DIXFIELD, a Halloween walk will be held starting at the corner of Main and Weld Streets to Dirigo High School. 562-9214

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 Dead, will be held at 2 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $10/$13 761-0591

Nov. 3-7: PORTLAND, the Maine Family Jewish Book Fair will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 8 to 11 a.m. and 2:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, 8 to 11 a.m. and 2:30 to 3 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Temple Beth El. 774-2649

Nov. 5: FARMINGTON, the Lawn Chair Pirates, comedy group, will perform at 9 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

Nov. 5, 6: LEWISTON, the “Sleigh Bell Ring” Christmas Fair will be held Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, corner of Walnut and Blake Streets. 782-1444

Nov. 5, 6: SABATTUS, the Annual Holiday Fair will be held Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, High Street. 375-6951

Nov. 6, 7: AUGUSTA, the Eighth Annual Maine State Museum Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Atrium of the Maine State Museum. 338-1108

Nov. 6: BRUNSWICK, a benefit Holiday Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brunswick High School, Maquoit Road. Free 725-0435

Nov. 6: FARMINGTON, the UMF Fall Arts and Crafts Fair will be held at 9 a.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7344

Nov. 6: LEWISTON, the Ladies of St. Ann Sodality will hold their annual Holiday Fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holy Family Parish Church Hall, Sabattus Street. 783-3565

Nov. 6, 7: LEWISTON, the 18th Annual Christmas in New England Craft Show and Food Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave. 946-7079

Nov. 6: MINOT, a hunter’s breakfast will be held from 5 to 9 a.m. at the Minot Center Grange Hall, Minot Center Hill. $5/$3 782-4319

Nov. 6: MINOT, the Annual Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Minot Corner United Methodist Church. 998-2974

Nov. 6: PORTLAND, the 11th Annual Maine Brewer’s Festival will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Portland Exposition Building, next to Hadlock Field. $21/$25 871-1026

Nov. 6, 7: PORTLAND, the Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Catherine McAuley High School. Free

Nov. 6, 7: PORTLAND, the League of Maine Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of New England Gym. 646-5172

Nov. 6: SOUTH PARIS, a Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maine Veterans Home, 477 High St. 743-5723

Nov. 6, 7: WINDHAM, a Holiday Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Windham High School, 406 Gray Road. 892-2622

Nov. 6: WISCASSET, the Wiscasset Boy Scouts will hold their Annual Craft Fair at the Wiscasset Community Center. 882-6696

Nov. 7: CASCO, the Maine Pigeon Association 65th Annual All Variety Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Casco Town Hall, Main Street. 645-2334

Nov. 7: PORTLAND, a Total Wellness Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holiday Inn West, 81 Riverside ST. $4 286-1427


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