April 1: BRUNSWICK, the Norumbega Brass Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Chapel. Free 725-3747

April 1: GARDINER, Erica Brown Bluegrass Connection will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $8 582-7144

April 1, 2: LEWISTON, the Bates College Choir will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Free 786-6135

April 1, 2: NEWPORT, the Annual 2005 Maine State Jazz Festival will be held at Nokomis Regional High School. 368-5570

April 1: PORTLAND, The Slip and Nathan Moore of ThaMuseMent will perform at 9 p.m. at the Big Easy, 55 Market St. $10 871-8817

April 1, 2: RANGELEY, the Rangeley Lakes Regional School Choirs and other community singers will perform a concert of spiritual music at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd. $10/$7

April 1: RUMFORD, “Last Kid Picked,” New Hampshire band, will perform at The Shak, 12 Oxford Ave. $10 364-4649

April 2: AUBURN, the Delta Heart Choir will present a Lenten Cantata at 6 p.m. at the Log Cabin Church, Rt. 4. 345-3040

April 2: DIXFIELD, Dennis Moro will perform at 7 p.m. at the Dixfield Coffeehouse, at the Congregational Church annex, High Street.$5 562-8575

April 2: FARMINGTON, a Piano Four Hands recital by Lucille Felsenthal and Jean Vandersall will be held at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. $6/$5 645-2157

April 2: LIVERMORE, the East Wind Gospel Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. at the North Livermore Baptist Church, 70 Crash Road. Donations

April 2: PORTLAND, Oneida and Birds of Avalon will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Space Gallery, 528 Congress St. $7 774-7842

April 2: PORTLAND, Willem Breuker Kollektief will perform at 8 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $19/$22 761-0591

April 2: PORTLAND, Willem Breuker Kollektief will perform at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $19/$22 761-1545

April 2, 3: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Pops will perform with the Count Basie Big Band at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $15/$53 842-0800

April 2: ROCKPORT, Edgar Mayer, double bass virtuoso, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House. $28/$8 236-2823

April 2: RUMFORD, Starr Faithful,” Boston band, will perform at The Shak, 12 Oxford Ave. $5 364-4649

April 2: WALDOBORO, Richard Shindell will perform at 8 p.m. at Waldo Theatre. 832-6060

April 2: WATERVILLE, the Colby College Chorale will present an evening of regal music at 7:30 p.m. at Colby College Lorimer Chapel. 872-3236

April 3: AUBURN, Bill Morganfield will perform at 7 p.m. at Midnight Blues Club and Restaurant, 34 Court St. $15 783-9600

April 3: AUGUSTA, the Maine Country Music Pioneer Show will be held at 1 p.m. at Cony High School. $14/$16 547-3444

April 3: AUGUSTA, guitarist John Cote will perform at 7 p.m. at UMA Jewett Hall Auditorium. Free

April 3: GORHAM, the Casco Bay Concert Band will perform “By Request,” at 3 p.m. at Gorham High School Performing Arts Center, 45 Morrill St. $7/$6 892-8812

April 3: LEWISTON, the Delta Heart Choir will present a Lenten Cantata at 6 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Basilica. 345-3040

April 3: LEWISTON, Kathryn Franich, cellist, James Parakilas, pianist, will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center. 786-6135

April 3: 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

April 3, 10: PORTLAND, the 21st Annual Reindeer Rock-Off will be held at 2 p.m. at McAuley Performing Arts Center, $10 857-9002

April 3: PORTLAND, Mason Jennings, with Emilia Dahlin, will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Space Gallery, 538 Congress St. $12/$15 774-7842
Dance
April 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17: GORHAM, Ballroom Dance Parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Rt. 25. 839-3267

April 1: LEWISTON, a contradance, with music by Wake the Neighbors, will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge. $7/$5

April 1, 2, 3: LEWISTON, the Bates College Modern Dance Company’s annual spring concert will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre. $6/$3 786-6161

April 1: PORTLAND, a swing dance, with music by Blue Willow, will be held at 9 p.m. at North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave. $10 653-5012

April 1, 8, 15: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

April 2, 9, 16: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

April 2, 8: PORTLAND, a dance, with music by Vintage, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Portland Elks Club, Congress Street.

April 2, 9, 16: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

April 2: RUMFORD, a blue and silver dance, with auction, will be held at 8 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 13 Oxford Ave. $8/$15

April 3: LEWISTON, Wild Horse iwll play at the Lewiston Singles Club dance at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7 784-3660
For kids
April 2: PORTLAND, “Kids Culture,” featuring Brazilian storytelling and mime, will presented at 10 a.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $8/$14 761-0591
Special
April 1, 2, 3: BATH, the Hot Chocolate Jubilee Fool’s Follies, community variety show, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $17/$10 442-8455

April 1: BRUNSWICK, comedy improv by the Bowdoin student group the Improvabilities, will be held at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kresge Auditorium. Free 725-3375

April 1-3: GORHAM, the Seventh Annual Pine State Boat Show will be held at the University of Southern Maine Field House. The hours are Friday, 1 to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $6/$2 882-9777

April 1: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary spelling bee will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church Hall, Sabattus Street. $1

April 1, 2, 3: LEWISTON, the Central Maine Boat Show and Sports Fishing Show will be held at the Colisee Arena, Birch Street. Show times are Friday, noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 865-1196

April 1: NORWAY, “The Fools of Aprile,” dinner and entertainment, will be featured at 6:30 p.m. at Claude’s Cafe. $10 743-2290

April 1: PORTLAND, the Fools NO More Parade will be held at 5:30 p.m. starting at Congress Square. 729-0517

April 1, 8, 15: 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

April 1: WILTON, an auction will be held at 6 p.m. at Wilton Early Childhood Center, Cushing School. 645-4488

April 2: AUBURN, the “Making Tracks” Auction will be held at 6 p.m. at Fairview Elementary School Gym, 397 Minot Ave. $5 784-3559

April 2: FARMINGTON, the Literacy Volunteers Scrabble Fundraiser for Literacy will be held from 1 to 3:45 p.m. at UMF Ricker Hall. $7/$5 778-3460

April 2: FRYEBURG, the 2nd Annual Silent Auction will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Fryeburg Academy. $3 935-2818

April 2: LEWISTON, Odyssey of the Maine state finals will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bates College. 646-4268

April 2: LOCKE MILLS, the Second Annual Scrappin’ for Schools benefit crop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $25 665-2141

April 2: MONMOUTH, the annual indoor yard and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Monmouth Church vestry. 784-2961

April 2: PORTLAND, the Maine-i-Acts, the Children’s Theatre of Maine improvisational comedy troupe, will perform at 1 p.m. at the Comedy Connection, 6 Custom House Wharf. 878-2774

April 2: PORTLAND, a “Comedy Jam” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Liquid Blue, 446 Fore St. 774-9595

April 2: PORTLAND, a “Music Springs to Life” auction will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Woodford’s Congregational Church, Woodford Street. 775-3356

April 2: SOUTH PARIS, Community Concepts will hold a bowling and pizza event from 1 to 3 p.m. at Oxford Hills Bowling Lanes. 583-2803

April 2: WILTON, a St. Patrick’s Day pancake breakfast will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, High Street. 645-2845

April 3: AUBURN, the Central Maine Medical Center and WCSH6 Second Annual Buddy-to-Buddy Fashion Show will be held at 1 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch. $35 795-2957

April 3: 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

April 3: LEWISTON, the Public Theatre will hold their Second Annual Treasure Trek from 1:30 to 5 p.m. $50 784-0955

April 3: PORTLAND, the 19th Annual Chocolate Lover’s Fling and Auction will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn by the Bay. $23/$25 774-4561

April 3: SABATTUS, a buffet breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, Island Road. $5/$2
Theater
April 1-3: 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

April 1: BUCKFIELD, the Buckfield Junior/Senior High School drama group will perform “Soap Opera,” at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. $5/$3

April 1, 2: HALLOWELL, Gaslight Theater will perform “Death of a Salesman,” at at 8 p.m. at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, 1 Winthrop St. $8/$6 626-3698

April 1-3: PORTLAND, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Immanuel Baptist Church, 156 High St. $10/$5 879-0071

April 1-17: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “The Woman in Black,” 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

April 2, 8, 9: GRAY, the Good Shepherd Players will perform the mystery dinner production of “A Treacherous Night on the Midnight Train,” at 6:30 p.m. at the Spring Meadows Country Club. $25/$29.50 929-4020
Films
April 3: BAR MILLS, “On the Road to Cuba,” will be shown at 1 p.m. at Railroad Square Cinema. $10 443-5411

April 3: FARMINGTON, the Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties will sponsor the film, “The Merchant of Venice,” which will be shown at 1 and and 4 p.m. at Narrow Gauge Cinema. 778-3460
Lecture
April 1: PORTLAND, John Knight will speak about the work in “Land and Soul,” at 6 p.m. at The Clown, 123 Middle St. 756-7399
Suppers
April 1: DIXFIELD, a spaghetti supper, with a silent auction, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Dixfield American Legion Hall. $6/$3

April 1: LISBON, a benefit spaghetti supper will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Rt. 196. $6/$3 353-4879

April 1: UNITY, the Second Annual Wild Game supper will be held at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Unity Community Center, School Street. $5/$10 948-3131

April 2: BETHEL, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Bethel United Methodist Church. $6/$2.50

April 2: CASCO, a baked bean supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at Crescent Lake Community Hall, Rt. 11. $6/$3 647-5705

April 2: DANVILLE, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held at 5 p.m. at the Danville Grange Hall. $6/$3 782-4150

April 2: DURHAM, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Durham Masonic Hall, Rt. 136. $6/$2 415-2658

April 2: GRAY, a baked bean and chop suey supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 15 Lewiston Road. $5.50/$2.50 657-2661

April 2: JAY, a benefit spaghetti and meatballs supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Rose Parish Hall. $5 645-3901

April 2: JAY, a benefit spaghetti supper will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the AMVETS Hall. $5/$3 897-0900

April 2: LISBON FALLS, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church Parish Hall, 67 Frost Hill Ave. $6/$4 353-5636

April 2: MECHANIC FALLS, a baked bean, ham and casserole supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church. $6/$3

April 2: NEW SHARON, a take-out bean supper will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the New Sharon Congregational United Church of Christ, Cape Cod Hill Road. $12 778-2366

April 2: PORTLAND, a smorgasbord will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. $6/$3.50 797-2487

April 2: POWNAL, a baked bean and spaghetti supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. $6/$3 688-4481

April 2: SABATTUS, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Harry J. Conway American Legion Hall, Island Road. $5/$2.50 784-0656

April 2: SABATTUS, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:45 to 6 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Center, High Street. $6/$3 375-6581

April 2: WILTON, a baked bean supper will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at First Apostolic Church, Rt. 2 and 4. $5/$3


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