Jan. 21: AUGUSTA, Brad Paisley, with Sara Evans and Andy Griggs, will perform at the Augusta Civic Center. 622-1539

Jan. 21: GRAY, Lucky Peterson will perform at 8 p.m. at the Loose Moose Saloon, 61 Portland Road, Rt. 100. 657-7171

Jan. 21: LEWISTON, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary’s Church. $12 865-2231

Jan. 21: LEWISTON, Cornerstone will perform at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Church Hall, 607 Sabattus St. 783-7330

Jan. 21: RUMFORD, the Mike Willette Big Band, with local singer Bob Bohren, will perform at 7 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School Auditorium. $5/$6

Jan. 22: BRIDGTON, Christian/rock artist Lisa Gallant Seal, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Coffee House in Bridgton. 675-3432

Jan. 22: BUCKFIELD, the Jerks of Grass, bluegrass band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Rt. 117. $10 336-3306

Jan. 22: CARRABASSETT VALLEY, the Bud Light Concert Series with Foghat and Pushing Zero, will be held at 9 p.m. at Sugarloaf/USA at the Base Lodge. $16.50/$19 237-6939

Jan. 22, 23: GORHAM, PORTopera will hold auditions for members of its Maine’s Emerging Artists program at University of Southern Maine in Gorham. To schedule, call 879-7678

Jan. 22: HARMONY, Evergreen and the Abbott Hill Ramblers will perform at a benefit concert at 7 p.m. at Harmony School. $6/$3 277-3961

Jan. 22: LEWISTON, the Androscoggin Valley Community Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. at the Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. $5 786-6135

Jan. 23: WINTHROP, Side by Side, Farmington duo, will perform at 2 p.m. at Winthrop Performing Arts Center at Winthrop High School. $10/$7 377-6698
Dance
Jan. 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, Feb. 3, 4, 5: AUGUSTA, a dance party will be held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Club Liquid, 349 Water St. 623-2277

Jan. 21, 23, 27, 28, 30, Feb. 3, 4, 6: 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. 21: PORTLAND, a swing dance, with music by Maine Swingin’ DJs, will be held at 9 p.m. at North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave. $8 653-5012

Jan. 21, Feb. 4, 18: PORTLAND, a dance, with music by Vintage, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Portland Elks Lodge, Congress Street.

Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4: 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. 22, 29, Feb. 5: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

Jan. 22: LEWISTON, a benefit dance will be held at 8 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, Lisbon Road. $10/$12.50 689-2973

Jan. 22, Feb. 12: 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

Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

Jan. 23: LEWISTON, the Country Ladds 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

Jan. 23: WILTON, the Friendship Squares Dance Club will hold a square dance at 1:30 p.m. at Cushing School.
Special
Jan. 21: FREEPORT, a wine tasting event will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Freeport Wine and Cheese, 27 Bow St. 865-3993

Jan. 21-Feb. 4: HEBRON, the Hebron Academy Upper School Art Show will be held at Hupper Gallery. The hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday-Thursday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free

Jan. 21: MECHANIC FALLS, members of the First Congregational Church will hold a food sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Northeast Bank. 345-4811

Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4: 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. 21, 22: RANGELEY, the Rangeley Snowmobile SNODEO 2005, will be held in the Rangeley area. 864-9047

Jan. 22: FARMINGTON, a community beef stew luncheon will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, Academy Street. Free 778-2163

Jan. 22: FARMINGTON, the Literacy Volunteers Scrabble Fundraiser for Literacy will be held at 1 p.m. at UMF Ricker Hall. $7/$6 778-3460

Jan. 22, 23: FRANCONIA, N.H., the New England Telemark Festival, with races, costume festival, trivia, lessons and clinics will be held at Cannon Mountain. $49 603-823-8800

Jan. 22: GARDINER, Michael Parent, storyteller, author, musician and juggler, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall, 280 Water St. $12.50/$10 582-7144

Jan. 22: LIVERMORE, a Literacy Fair, with face painting, entertainment, book fair, informational booths, prizes, activities and more, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Livermore Elementary School, 107 Gibbs Mill Road. 897-3355

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

Jan. 23: BERLIN, N.H., the North Country Variety Show will be held at 2 p.m. at the Community Arts Center, 155 Emery St. $10 603-752-1028

Jan. 23: WALES, a public breakfast will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Wales Grange Hall, Centre Road. $5/$2.50
Theater
Jan. 21: BETHEL, Theatre at Monmouth will perform “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” at 7 p.m. at Gould Academy Bingham Hall, Church Street. $8/$4 824-3575

Jan. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, Feb. 4, 5, 6: BIDDEFORD, “Annie Get Your Gun,” will be performed at City Theater. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. 284-9895

Jan. 21-Feb. 6: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “Winter Cabaret,” at 14 School St. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. $15 729-8584

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

Jan. 21-30: LEWISTON, the Public Theatre will perform “Rounding Third,” at the theater, corner of Lisbon and Maple Streets. Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $16/$14 782-3200

Jan. 21-Feb. 6: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “H.M.S. Pinafore,” at 420 Cottage Road. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $16/$19 799-7337

Jan. 21-30: PORTLAND, A Company of Girls will perform “The Power Play,” at 10 Mayo St. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $10 775-2119

Jan. 21-30: 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. 21, 22, 23: PORTLAND, Lyric Music Theater will perform “Showstoppers,” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the theater, 176 Sawyer St. $15 799-1421

Jan. 21-Feb. 6: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “H.M.S. Pinafore,” at 420 Cottage Road. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $19/$16 799-7337

Jan. 21, 22, 23: WATERVILLE, “In Divisiblunder, A Premiere,” will be performed at 7 and 9 p.m. at Colby College Cellar Theater. 872-3358
For kids
Jan. 22: AUBURN, children’s book author, Carol Dean, will read stories and chat with children at 10 a.m. at Auburn Public Library at the Auburn Mall. 782-3191
Films
Jan. 21: WALDOBORO, “The Man in the White Suit,” will be shown at 8 p.m. at Waldo Theatre, 916 Main St. 832-6060

Jan. 23: FARMINGTON, “Closely Watched Trains,” a Czechoslovak film, will be shown at 7 p.m. at UMF Lincoln Auditorium. 778-4699
Lectures
Jan. 22: AUBURN, Prof. Howard M. Solomon of the University of Southern Maine will speak on “Community: GLBT and L/A,” at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 159 Pleasant St. 783-0461

Jan. 23: ROCKPORT, artist Lihua Lei of Solon will speak at 2 p.m. at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. $5 236-2875
Suppers
Jan. 21: DIXFIELD, a chicken and biscuit supper will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Dixfield Congregational Church. $5/$2.50

Jan. 21: LISBON, a meatloaf supper will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Rt. 196. $6/$3 353-2152

Jan. 22: 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

Jan. 22: GREENE, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Memorial Hall. $5/$2.50 946-5331

Jan. 22: JAY, a Special Olympics kick-off supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the AMVETS Hall. $5/$3 897-4112

Jan. 22: LEWISTON, a baked bean supper will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $5.50/$3 783-2162

Jan. 22: LISBON FALLS, a baked bean and ham supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lisbon Methodist Church, School Street. $6/$2 353-8951

Jan. 22: MINOT, a roast turkey supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Minot United Methodist Church. $6/$3 783-1723

Jan. 22: NEW SHARON, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the New Sharon United Methodist Church Annex.

Jan. 22: OXFORD, a benefit spaghetti and meatball supper, followed by a concert, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church, Poplar Street. $6/$3 539-9064

Jan. 22: PORTLAND, an all-you-can-eat roast beef buffet will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. $7.50/$4.50

Jan. 22: RUMFORD, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, 227 Waldo St. $5/$3

Jan. 22: STRONG, a lasagna supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Wilton United Methodist Church, Main Street.


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