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: FARMINGTON, Syncopations will perform at 12:15 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. Donations 778-7136

March 16: PORTLAND, author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore will speak at noon at Portland Public Library, Five Monument Square. 871-1710

March 16: PORTLAND, author Buzz Bissinger will speak at 7 p.m. at Portland Public Library, Five Monument Square. 871-1710


March 17: AUGUSTA, Paula T. Work, curator of zoology at the Maine State Museum, will speak on “Elly May’s Critters,” at 7 p.m. at the Maine State Museum. Free 287-2301

March 17: BATH, Tyler Wood, organ and Jan van Voorst van Beest, drums, will perform at 5:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. 442-8455

March 17-19: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, the Moxie Youth Players will perform “Pinocchio,” at 7 p.m. at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House. $5 633-3112

March 17-18: FARMINGTON, the Mt. Blue Theatre Company will perform three one-act comedies at 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School Auditorium. $4.50/$3

March 17: PORTLAND, a St. Patrick’s Day celebration will be held at 10 a.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

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 17: LEWISTON, Ken Cohen will speak on “Qigong and Medical Science, the Way of Qigong: Philosophy, Principles and Science of an Ancient Healing Practice From China,” at 7 p.m. at Lepage Conference Center at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. Free 777-8898

March 17: LEWISTON, L/A Arts presents Samite, who will perform traditional and contemporary African music at 7:30 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant St. $18/$15 782-7228

March 17-19: NAPLES, “Footloose,” will be performed at Lake Regional High School. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. $8 693-6221

March 17: PORTLAND, Dr. Mary Hunter, Bowdoin College music professor, will speak on “The Comedy in the Barber of Seville,” at 6:30 p.m. at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. 842-0800

March 17: PORTLAND, Adam Sweeting, associate professor of humanities at Boston University, will speak at 7 p.m. at USM Glickman Library. 780-4920

March 17: PORTLAND, salsa and swing dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

March 17: PORTLAND, Jara Goodrich will perform on the harp at 12:15 p.m. at First Parish Church, 425 Congress St. Free 773-5747

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