Jan. 14: GRAY, Jess Tardy will perform at 8 p.m. at the Loose Moose Saloon, 61 Portland Road, Rt. 100. 657-7171

Jan. 14: LEWISTON, Betty Robinson, former L-A college dean, will speak about her recent trip to South Africa and Botswana at 11:45 a.m. at L-A College, 51 Westminster St. $5/$7 753-6510

Jan. 14: LEWISTON, a contradance, with music by Wake the Neighbors, will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge. $7/$5 786-6330

Jan. 9-14: NEWRY, the Sunday River Children’s Festival and Family Week, with family entertainment, juggling, workshop, torchlight parade and more, will be held at Sunday River Ski Resort. 824-3000

Jan. 14: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $5 773-0002

Jan. 14, 15: PORTLAND, “Rent” will be performed at 8 p.m. on Friday and 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturday at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $36/$53 842-0800

Jan. 14, 15, 16: WINTHROP, the Theater at Monmouth will perform “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Winthrop High School Performing Arts Center. $12/$10 933-9999
Jan. 15: AUBURN, the Countryside Dancers dance will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the High Street Congregational Church, 106 Pleasant St.

Jan. 15, 16: AUGUSTA, the 11th Anniversary Northeast Horsemen’s Agricultural Trade Show will be held at the Augusta Civic Center. 622-1530

Jan. 15, 16: BRUNSWICK, a silent movie with live music, “Metropolis,” will be shown at 4 p.m. at Eveningstar Cinema at the Tontine Mall. $7/$6 443-5411

Jan. 15: BUCKFIELD, Leland Faulkner’s shadowy “World of Wonder,” with tales, humor, pantomime and shadow play, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Rt. 117. $10/$6 336-3306

Jan. 15-17: FREEPORT/FALMOUTH, Maine Winterfest 2005, with snow sculptures, ice carvers and more, will be held in Freeport and Falmouth. 865-1212

Jan. 15: TURNER, a Pajama Party Dance, with music by the Rockin’ Road Runners Band, will be held at 8 p.m. at Boofy Quimby Memorial Center. $10 597-2299

Jan. 15: WELLS, a Snowflake Ball, with music by Straight Lace, will be held at 6 p.m. at Village by the Sea. $25 985-9287

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