March 11: FARMINGTON, Bloody Nuts will perform at 9 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

March 11: GARDINER, the Dave Rowe Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $8 582-7144

March 11: GEORGETOWN, the Scott Davis Trio will perform jazz at 8 p.m. at the Robinhood Free Meetinghouse Restaurant, 210 Robinhood Road. 371-2188

March 11: LEWISTON, Quartetto di Venezia will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. $8/$5 786-6135

March 12: AUBURN, a family sing-a-long, with music educator Sue Barre, will be held at 2 p.m. at Auburn Public Library at the Auburn Mall.

March 12: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Rory Block will perform at 8 p.m. at the Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $17 633-5159

March 12: ELLSWORTH, five Maine a cappella groups will perform at the Downeast A Cappella Festival at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Auditorium. $17/$9 667-9511

March 12: FARMINGTON, Battle of UMF Bands will be held at 7 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Student Center. Free 778-7346

March 12: FARMINGTON, Emery Hutchins and Alan “Mac” McHale will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. $6/$5 778-7346

March 12: LEWISTON, the Bates College Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Free 786-6135

March 12: NEWRY, NBFB will perform a space funk throwdown at 10 p.m. at Sunday River Ski Resort. Free 824-3575

March 12: OAKLAND, the Pineland Suzuki School Benefit Concert will be held at 2 p.m. at Messalonskee Performing Arts Center at Messalonskee High School. $8/$4 626-7967

March 12: PORTLAND, Leahy, nine fiddling siblings, will perform at 8 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $28/$34 842-0800

March 12: PORTLAND, the Warner Consort will perform at 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St. $12/$6 797-7508

March 12: PORTLAND, the Juanito Pascual Flamenco Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $15/$18 761-0591

March 12: PORTLAND, the Vorcza Trio will perform at 8:30 p.m. at SPACE, 538 Congress St. $8 774-7842

March 12: ROCKPORT, Edgar Meyer, composer and bass player, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House. $28/$8 236-2823

March 12: WATERVILLE, the Colby Sinfonietta will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Colby College Lorimer Chapel. Free 872-3236

March 13: BERLIN, N.H., Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins will perform at 2 p.m. at the Community Arts Center, 155 Emery St. $10 603-752-1028

March 13: BRUNSWICK, Delta Heart Choir will present a Lenten Cantata at 5 p.m. at Brunswick Nazarene Church. 345-3040

March 13: LEWISTON, Jeffrey Bartolini, cellist, will perform at 7 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

March 13: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform classical selections at 2:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. $15$44 842-0800

March 13: SALEM, the Salem Pine Tree Club will sponsor an old time country/bluegrass concert at 1 p.m. at the Community Building.
For kids
March 13: BETHEL, Community Concepts will hold father and child events from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bethel Inn Cross Country Ski Center. 583-2803

March 13: PORTLAND, a Puppet Playhouse will be held at 1 and 1:30 p.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234
Dance
March 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27: GORHAM, Ballroom Dance Parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Rt. 25. 839-3267

March 11, 18, 25: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $5 773-0002

March 11: TOPSHAM, contradancing to the music of Calliope and Nat and Larry, will be held at 7 p.m. at Mt. Ararat Middle School. $10/$8 563-8953

March 12, 19, 26: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

March 12: LEWISTON, the Countryside Dancers will hold their anniversary dance at 7:30 p.m. at C & J Hall, 711 Webster St.

March 12, 26: LOCKE MILLS, an old-time dance, with music by the Richard Felt Orchestra, will be held at 8 p.m. at the Locke Mills Town Hall. 674-2259

March 12: NORTHPORT, a benefit dance party will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Goose Dance Hall, Rt. 1. $10/$12 469-6600

March 12, 19, 26: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

March 12: PORTLAND, a Cinderella Ball and benefit auction, with dancing to the Tony Boffa Band, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Eastland Park Hotel, 157 High St. $50/$90 781-7672

March 12: RUMFORD, a dance, preceded by a corned beef and ham supper at 5 p.m., will be held at 8 p.m. at Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, Waldo Street. $6/$3

March 12: SOUTH PARIS, the Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club dance will be held at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. 743-7176

March 12: SOUTH PARIS, a St. Patrick’s Day dance, with music by the Country Ladds and a corned beef boiled supper will be held at 5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $9/$6 743-5723

March 12: TOPSHAM, the 15th Annual DownEast Country Dance Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to midnight at Mt. Ararat Middle School and Orion Performing Arts Center. $24/$7.50 563-8953

March 12: TURNER, a St. Patrick’s Day Dance, with music by the Rockin’ Road Runners Band, will be held at at 8 p.m. at Boofy Quimby Memorial Center. 597-2299

March 13: 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
Special
March 11: FARMINGTON, “The “Price is Right” will be held at 7 p.m. at Mount Blue High School Auditorium. $10/$8

March 11, 18, 25: 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

March 11-13: PORTLAND, the Portland Flower Show will be held at the Portland Company Complex, Fore Street. Show times are Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $15/$10 775-4403

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

March 12: AUBURN, the Auburn Parks and Recreation Department will present the 11th Annual Spring Ice Performance, “Toe Picks and Cool Flicks,” at 3 p.m. at the Ingersoll Arena. $3

March 12: FARMINGTON, a scrapping day fundraiser will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mount Blue High School. $25 778-0586

March 12: FARMINGTON, a free community American chop suey luncheon will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at Old South First Congregational Church. 778-4438

March 12: JAY, a benefit Cancer Relay for Life Bowl-a-Thon will be held at 3 p.m. at The Alley, 26 Elm St. 597-2920

March 12: NEWRY, Jason Bishop, illusionist, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Sunday River Ski Resort at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel. $8/$4 824-3575

March 12: PERU, a Spring Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rockemeka Grange Hall, 92 Peru Center Road. 562-8581

March 12, 13: PORTLAND, the Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society will hold its 22nd Annual Gem and Mineral Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UNE Finley Gym, 716 Stevens Ave. $4/$3 459-7986

March 12, 13: RUMFORD, Le Paresseux Club St. Patrick’s Annual Outing, with many events, will be held at 1 p.m. at the club, Waldo Street.

March 13: AUBURN, a public breakfast will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 588 Minot Ave. $3/$4 784-6883

March 13: BATH, the Bath Antiques Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bath Middle School, exit onto Congress Avenue from Rt. 1. $4/$3.50 443-8983

March 13: POLAND, the Poland Spring Annual Chinese Auction will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at Excelsior Grange Hall, Harris Hill Road. 998-4566

March 13: PORTLAND, Psychic Sunday will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Howard Johnson, 675 Main St., Rt. 1. $1 286-1427

March 13: SACO, the Seventh Annual Mary’s Walk, to benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation, will be held at noon at Thornton Academy. 773-2533

Theater

March 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26: AUBURN, Community Little Theatre will perform “Meshuggah-Nuns,” at the Great Falls School Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $15/$13 783-0958

March 11-20: BANGOR, Penobscot Theatre Company will perform “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” at the Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St. Show times are Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 5 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $12/$25 942-3333

March 11, 12, 13, 18, 19: BATH, the Youth Theater of the Chocolate Church Arts Center will perform “The Music Man,” at 798 Washington St. Show times are Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. $15/$9 442-8455

March 11-13: FARMINGTON, Theater UMF will perform “The House of Blue Leaves,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at UMF Alumni Theatre. $6/$5 778-7465

March 11-19: GORHAM, “The Magic Flute,” will be performed at USM Russell Hall. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. $15/$9 780-5151

March 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20: LEWISTON, “The Three Sisters,” will be performed at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre. $6/$3 786-6161

March 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20: LEWISTON, the Public Theatre will perform “Moonshine,” at the theater, corner of Maple and Lisbon Streets. Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $16/$14 782-3200

March 11-13: PORTLAND, Good Theater will perform “A Man of No Importance,” at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. Show times are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $18/$10 885-5883

March 11-13: PORTLAND, the Children’s Theatre of Maine will perform “Charlotte’s Web,” at 317 Marginal Way. Show times are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $9/$7 828-0617

March 11-20: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Yemaya’s Belly,” at 25A Forest Ave. Show times are Tuesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $32/$16 774-0465

March 11, 12: PORTLAND, Lucid Stage Productions will hold auditions for “Macbeth,” on March 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. and March 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bakery Studios, 61 Pleasant St. By appointment only. 415-3074

March 11, 12, 17, 18, 19: SOUTH PARIS, Oxford Hills Performing Arts Association will perform “Don’t Drink the Water,” at the Grange Hall, Whitman Street. Show times are March 11, 12, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. and March 19 at 2 p.m. 743-7197

March 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19: WALDOBORO, Waldo Theatre will perform “Godspell,” at 916 Main St. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $15/$11 832-6060

March 12, 13: SKOWHEGAN, Lakewood Theater will hold audition for “Something’s Afoot” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Margaret Chase Smith Elementary School, Heselton Street. 474-7176

Films

March 11: GREENE, Sandy Mortimer will narrate her film, “More Stories From the Holy Lands,” at 2 and 7 p.m. at Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free 946-5311

March 11: LEWISTON, “Goodbye Hungaria,” will be shown at 5 and 7 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center. 786-6135

March 12: LEWISTON, “Deadline,” will be shown at 5 and 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center. 786-6135

March 12-17: PORTLAND, the Eighth Annual Maine Jewish Film Festival will be held at various locations in Portland. 831-7495

March 13: LEWISTON, “Repatriation,” will be shown at 5 p.m. and “Saints and Sinners,” will be shown at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center. 786-6135

March 13: N. CONWAY, N.H., “Native American Heritage,” will be shown at 12:30 p.m. at the Native American Cultural Center, Rt. 16. Free 603-539-4151

Lectures

March 13: BATH, Tina Ingraham will speak at 3 p.m. at Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $5/$8 442-8455

March 13: ROCKPORT, artist Susan Bickford will speak at 2 p.m. at Maine Center for Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. $5 236-2875

Suppers

March 11: LEWISTON, a fish and chips or macaroni and cheese supper will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish Hall, 1100 Lisbon St. $6/$5 240-8385

March 11: LISBON, a New England boiled dinner will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Rt. 196. $6/$3 353-2152

March 11: LISBON, a Mexican lasagna supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Post 158 Hall, Webster Street. $5/$2.50 724-2493

March 11: LISBON FALLS, a spaghetti supper and karaoke night will be held at 5 and 6 p.m. at Lisbon High School cafeteria/gym. $6 353-9850

March 12: AUBURN, a meat loaf supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Sixth Street Congregational Church, corner of South Main and Sixth Street. $5/$3 689-2903

March 12: FARMINGTON, a St. Patrick’s Day benefit supper will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Hall. $6/$3 778-0586

March 12: FARMINGTON, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

March 12: LEWISTON, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:45 to 6 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St. $6/$3

March 12: LEWISTON, a corned beef and ham supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 1327 Sabattus St. $7

March 12: LISBON FALLS, a turkey supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, Oak Street. $6 353-2567

March 12: LISBON FALLS, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Ave. $6/$4 353-5636

March 12: MEXICO, a ham supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Mexico United Congregational Church, Main Street. $6.50/$3

March 12: PORTLAND, a benefit roast beef buffet will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. $7.50/$4.50 797-2487

March 12: SABATTUS, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $6/$2.50 375-9008

March 12: SALEM, a benefit corned beef and cabbage supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Salem Community Building.

March 12: TURNER, a baked bean supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a bluegrass and gospel concert by the LaClaire Family at 7 p.m. at Turner Village Church. Donations 225-2258


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