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


March 18, 19: AUBURN, “Super Size Me,” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday at the YMCA, 62 Turner St. 795-4095

March 18: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “Romeo and Juliet,” at the theater, 14 School St. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $10 729-8584

March 18, 19: BUCKFIELD, Four Shadow, a cappella group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Oddfellow Theater, Rt. 117. $12 336-3306

March 18-19: ELLSWORTH, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” will be performed at the Grand Auditorium, Main Street. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $18/$8 667-5911

March 18: FALMOUTH, naturalist and photographer Bob Bittenbender will speak about the polar bears of Hudson Bay at 7 p.m. at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center. 781-2330

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: GARDINER, Mark “Guitar” Miller and his band will perform soulful emotional blues music at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $8 582-7144

March 18: GARDINER, the Delta Heart Choir will present a Lenten Cantata at 6 p.m. at the Winter Street Baptist Church. 345-3040

March 18: GEORGETOWN, Radio Sol will perform rock at 8 p.m. at Robinhood Free Meetinghouse Restaurant, 210 Robinhood Road. 371-2188

March 18: LEWISTON, Mihoko Maru, clarinetist, will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

March 18-19: MONMOUTH, the Monmouth Community Players will perform “Jekyll and Hyde,” at Cumston Hall. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., March 24 at 7:30 p.m. and March 20 at 2 p.m. 933-9999

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

March 18: PORTLAND, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill will perform Celtic music at 8 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. 761-0591

March 18: RANGELEY, a Cabin Fever Reliever Concert will be held at 7 p.m. at the Rangeley Public Library. 864-5529

March 18: SABATTUS, a benefit potluck supper will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Jillson’s Farms, Jordan Bridge Road. $5/$6 375-4737

March 18: SACO, the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Kinderkonzert series will be held at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Fairfield School. $3 773-6128

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

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