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

Jan. 15: BRIDGTON, a fiddlers contest will be held at 5 p.m., with a dance, with music by Windy Ridge Band, at 9 p.m. $12/$6 647-2550

Jan. 15: FARMINGTON, the Al Corey Big Band and the Mount Blue High School Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Mount Blue High School auditorium. $7/$5

Jan. 15: FREEPORT, a benefit concert will be held at 4:30 p.m. at First Parish Church Congregational, UCC. $15/$10 865-3308

Jan. 15: LEWISTON, cellist Eugene Friesen and pianist Tim Ray will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. $10/$6 786-6135

Jan. 15: PORTLAND, the Portland Conservatory of Music Annual Open House, with non-stop live music from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 775-3356

Jan. 16: NORWAY, a benefit Country Music Show will be held at 2 p.m. at Charlie’s Entertainment Center, Main Street. $5 784-7721

Jan. 16: WEST BUXTON, Coming Together in Country will be held at noon at The Roost, Chicopee Road. $10/$6 490-1232
Dance
Jan. 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29: AUGUSTA, a dance party will be held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Club Liquid, 349 Water St. 623-2277

Jan. 14, 16, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30: GORHAM, Ballroom Dance Parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Rt. 25. 839-3267

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. 14, 21, 28: 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. 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, 22, 29: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

Jan. 15, 22, 29: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

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: WELCHVILLE, a dance, with music by the Country Ladds, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Emugene Staples Hall. 743-8287

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

Jan. 16: CAMDEN, the Parsons Dance Company will perform at 2:30 p.m. at Camden Hills Regional High School. $32/$8 236-2823

Jan. 16, 17: GORHAM, open auditions for ballet in “The Dancing Princesses,” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday for ages seven through 11 and 4 to 6 p.m. for ages 12 through adult and noon to 2 p.m. on Monday for ages seven through adult. 839-3267

Jan. 16: LEWISTON, the Bill Trowell Trio will play at the Lewiston Singles Club dance at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7 784-3660
For kids
Jan. 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
Special
Jan. 14: AUGUSTA, the Albert Schweitzer Academy for the Arts will present the words of Albert Schweitzer and the music of Bach at 7:30 p.m. at the South Parish Congregational Church, State Street, Augusta. $10

Jan. 14, 21, 28: PORTLAND, a benefit haddock chowder, lobster roll or ham salad luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave.$6/$3.75 883-3568

Jan. 14: RUMFORD, the Magic of Lyn Benefit Show will be held at 7 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School auditorium. 364-8050

Jan. 14: WINTHROP, a fish chowder luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winthrop Congregational Church. $6 377-8639

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: 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, 22: NEW GLOUCESTER, sleigh rides will be featured from 1 to 3 p.m. at Pineland Farms Education Center. $5 926-3913

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. 16: AUBURN, a complete breakfast will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 588 Minot Ave. $3/$4 784-6883

Jan. 16: NEWRY, Burlington Taiko, Japanese drumming group, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Sunday River Ski Resort in the Grand Ballroom. $8/$4 824-3575
Theater
Jan. 14, 15: AUBURN, Community Little Theatre will perform “Inherit the Wind,” at 8 p.m. at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy 783-0958

Jan. 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23: FARMINGTON, the Sandy River Players will perform “Inherit the Wind,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Jan. 23 at UMF Alumni Theater. $10/$6.50 778-2830

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. 14-30: PORTLAND, the Children’s Theatre of Maine will perform “Our Town,” at 317 Marginal Way. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $9/$7 828-0617

Jan. 14, 15: TURNER, “The Sound of Music,” will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday at Leavitt Area High School Auditorium. $8/$5 225-3533

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. 16, 17: HALLOWELL, auditions for “Death of a Salesman,” will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 16 and 4 p.m. on Jan. 17 at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium. 622-7013
Film
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
Lectures
Jan. 14: BETHEL, Janet Willie will speak on “The Journey Through Depression,” at 7 p.m. at Crescent Park Elementary School.

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
Suppers
Jan. 14: SABATTUS, a benefit potluck supper will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Jillson’s Farm, Jordan Bridge Road. $6/$5 375-4737

Jan. 15: AUBURN, a baked bean and macaroni supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Philip’s Church Hall, Rt. 4. $5/$3 782-5914

Jan. 15: AUBURN, a beef stew supper will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the New Auburn Legion Hall, 71 South Main St. $6/$4

Jan. 15: AUBURN, a baked bean and casserole supper will beheld at 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. $6/$3

Jan. 15: KINGFIELD, a beef stew and corn chowder supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kingfield United Methodist Church. $6/$3 265-5003

Jan. 15: LEWISTON, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the First United Pentecostal Church, 715 College St. $6/$3 784-9711

Jan. 15: LEWISTON, a Greek supper will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 155 Hogan Road. $8/$4 783-6795

Jan. 15: LIMINGTON, a benefit spaghetti supper will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Rt. 25. $5/$3 839-3267

Jan. 15: NEW GLOUCESTER, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the AMVETS Hall. $6/$2

Jan. 15: SABATTUS, a potluck supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Island Road. $5/$2 375-8897

Jan. 15: SABATTUS, the Knights of Columbus will hold a baked bean and casserole supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church Hall. $6/$3 375-6586


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