March 14: MEXICO, “Dana and Friends, a ventriloquist and variety show, will be held at 6:15 p.m. at Mexico First Baptist Church, 20 Roxbury Road. 364-8850

March 16: AUBURN, the Classy Lady Boutique “Spring Fashion Extravaganza,” fashion show will be held at 7 p.m. at Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner St. $10 786-0231

March 16: LISBON FALLS, an Open Mic and Showcase will be held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Lisbon Teen Center Coffee House, 32 Main St. 784-2338

March 16: PORTLAND, the Comedy Connection Improv Company will perform every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at the Comedy Connection, 16 Custom House Wharf. $6 774-2006

March 17: SOUTH PARIS, a Lenten luncheon will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at Deering Memorial United Methodist Church, corner of Main and Church Streets. $5

March 18: FARMINGTON, the game show “Let’s Make a Deal,” will be held at 8 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

March 18: 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 18: WATERVILLE, the Fourth Annual Big Event, with high energy activities, food, prizes, presentations and more, will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight at Alfond Youth Center, 126 North St. $10/$8 743-9503

March 19, 20: BUXTON, the Annual Maple Celebration will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Snell Farm, 1000 River Road. $7.50/$4.50

March 19: FARMINGTON, a community corned beef and cabbage luncheon will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, Academy Street. Free 778-2163

March 19: GRAY, comedian Bob Marley will perform at 6 p.m. at Gray-New Gloucester High School, Rt. 26. $15 874-5200

March 19: NEWRY, the 20th Anniversary Ski-A-Thon will be held at Sunday River Ski Resort. 824-2440

March 19, 20: PORTLAND, the NauTICAts Cat Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Verrillo’s Convention Center, 155 Riverside St. $5/$4 871-5963

March 19, 20: PORTLAND, the 10th Annual Old House Trade Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at UNE Westbrook College Campus at the Finley Recreation Center. 716 Stevens Ave. $10 774-5561

March 19: RUMFORD, the Maine Hysterical Society will perform at a benefit 7:30 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School Muskie Auditorium. 364-4547

March 19: SEBAGO, Mike Harris and Friends will present an evening of humorous storytelling at 7:30 p.m. at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Sebago Lake Village. $10 642-2612

March 19: WINDHAM, the Falmouth Lions Club will hold a “Spring Ahead” Auction from 6 to 11 p.m. at Woodlands Country Club. 892-2813

March 20: BETHEL, a country breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Gould Academy Ordway Hall. $6/$3 824-3208

March 20: BIDDEFORD, the Pine Tree State Country Music Association will hold an amateur karaoke contest at 1 p.m. at the Biddeford AMVETS Hall, Alfred Street. $5/$6 490-1232

March 22: PORTLAND, Portland author Lewis Robinson will present readings at 7 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. 386-1400

March 23: FARMINGTON, Steve Caouette will present the “Last Comic Standing,” at 9 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

March 23: LEWISTON, the Chili and Chowder Challenge will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Ramada Inn. 777-3199

March 24-28: PORTLAND, the Spring 2005 Benefit Book Sale will be held at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Show times are Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 871-1710

March 25: FARMINGTON, the 18th Annual Nordica Celebration of the Arts will be held at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. Donations 778-7182

March 25: FARMINGTON, the Lawn Chair Pirates, UMF’s improv group, will perform at 8 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

March 26: WESTBROOK, the Portland Spiritualist Church will hold Medium Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 719 Main St. 655-6673

March 27: PORTLAND, the Harlem Globetrotters will present their “World of Fun” North American tour at 2 p.m. at Cumberland County Civic Center. $14 775-3458


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