April 9: AUGUSTA, the Richard Nelson Quintet and Large Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. at UMA Jewett Hall Auditorium. 621-3385

April 9: BETHEL, the Black Fly Bash, a benefit concert and dance, will be held at 7 p.m. at Sunday River Brewing Co., corner of Sunday River Road and Rt. 2. $5 824-3575

April 9: BRUNSWICK, Reel Big Fish will perform at 8 p.m. at Bowdoin College Morrell Gymnasium. $20 725-3375

April 9: FARMINGTON, the UMF Community Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. $6/$2 778-7072

April 9: LEWISTON, two Bates a cappella ensembles will perform music involving computers at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Free 786-6135

April 9: LISBON FALLS, Cornerstone will perform at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church, Rt. 196. Donations 576-5433

April 9: PORTLAND, Sole will perform at Space Gallery, 90 Salem St. 774-7842

April 9: PORTLAND, the U.S. Air Force Academy Band will perform at 1 and 1:45 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

April 9: POWNAL, Ed Sealy will perform at 7 p.m. at First Parish Congregational Church. 688-4846

April 9: RUMFORD, Pushboxx,” will perform at The Shak, 12 Oxford Ave. $5 364-4649

April 10: AUBURN, Deborah Coleman will perform at 7 p.m. at Midnight Blues Club and Restaurant, 34 Court St. $15 783-9600

April 10: BERLIN, N.H., Jane Wilcox Hively and Jonathan Hively will perform at 2 p.m. at the Community Arts Center, 155 Emery St. $10 603-752-1028

April 10: BETHEL, the New Vocal Collective will perform at 4 p.m. at Gould Academy Bingham Hall. $10 824-3575

April 10: GILFORD, N.H., Ben Vereen will perform at 8 p.m. at Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center, 72 Meadowbrook Lane. $46.50/$54.50 603-293-4700

April 10: NORWAY, the Maine Country Music Association Country Sunday afternoon will be held at Charlie’s Entertainment Center. Main Street. $5/$2.50 674-2571

April 10: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform classical music at 2:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $15/$44 842-0800

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

April 10: ROCKLAND, pianist Allen Barker will perform at 3 p.m. at the Farnsworth Art Museum Auditorium, 16 Museum St. 596-6457

April 10: RUMFORD, a Choir Festival will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Athanasius-St. John Church. 364-8855

April 10: SOUTH PARIS, Jonathan and Melody Twitchell will perform at 6 p.m. at the South Paris Baptist Church.
Dance
April 9: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

April 9: FARMINGTON, a contradance, with music by the Kennebec Highlands String Band, will be held at 8 p.m. at Farmington Grange Hall, Bridge Street. $5 397-2241

April 9: LOCKE MILLS, a fundraising dance, with music by the Suspects, will be held at 8 p.m. at the Locke Mills American Legion Hall. $10/$16 824-0360

April 9: 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

April 9: NORTH YARMOUTH, a contradance, with music by Greg Boardman and family, will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Wescustogo Hall, Rt. 115. $8 712-2837

April 9: NORWAY, the Oxford County Fair Association Horseman’s Ball, with music by the Blue Willow Band, will be held at 8 p.m. at the Norway Armory. $50 743-6561

April 9: PORTLAND, a Cinderella Ball and benefit auction, with music by the Tony Boffa Band, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Eastland Park Hotel, 157 High St. $50/$90 781-7672

April 9: RANGELEY, the students of the Lakeside Dance Academy will perform at 7 p.m. at Rangeley Lakes Regional School Gym. $3/$1 864-2556

April 9: RUMFORD, a dance, with music by the E/I band, will be held at 7 p.m. at Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, Waldo Street.

April 9: 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

April 9: WEST BUXTON, a Country Dance, with music by Gary Leet and Elizabeth Country Drifters, will be held at 8 p.m. at The Roost, 62 Chicopee Road. $8/$15 793-8884

April 10: BRUNSWICK, Talking Drums, an ensemble of Ghanaian and American drummers and dancers, will perform at 3 p.m. at Bowdoin College Morrell Lounge. 725-3747

April 10: 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 10: LEWISTON, Bushwack 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
Kids
April 9: AUBURN, Dorothy Gatchell will bring Mother Goose to the Auburn Public Library at the Auburn Mall at 10 a.m.
Special
April 9: AUBURN, an indoor yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lake Auburn Towne House, Lake Auburn Avenue. 786-5085

April 9: AUBURN, a celebration of Thailand culture will be held during the day and evening hours at Book Burrow and Cafe, Center Street. 344–6090

April 9: BAR MILLS: the Dorcas Society Antiques Road Show will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Bar Mills Parish House, Rt. 4A. $5 909-6052

April 9-10: BRUNSWICK, “One More Thing,” Michael Parent’s new one-man show, will be presented at the Theater Project, 14 School St. Show times are Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.; $12 729-8584

April 9: BUCKFIELD, the Early Evening Show will be featured at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Rt. 117. $10/$6 336-3306

April 9: FARMINGTON, “SEA-Fest,” an all-day festival promoting social and environmental change, education and art, will be held at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 779-1085

April 9: FARMINGTON, the MBHS Curtain Raisers, improv comedy troupe, will perform at 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School. $3/$2 778-3561

April 9: FREEPORT, the 19th Annual Variety Show presented by the Freeport Lioness Club, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Freeport Performing Arts Center, Holbrook Street. $8/$10 865-1735

April 9: FREEPORT, the Third Annual Spring Turkey Day will be held at 9 a.m. at L.L. Bean Hunting and Fishing Store. 552-6078

April 9: JAY, a food sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the North Jay Methodist Parish House.

April 9: LEWISTON, Christine Ellen Young, author of “A Bitter Brew,” will sign copies of her book at 10 a.m. at Mr. Paperback, 855 Lisbon St. 783-2273

April 9-10: LEWISTON, the 14th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser will be held at Spare Time Recreation. 782-5437

April 9: LISBON FALLS, a benefit night of amateur boxing will be held at 7 p.m. at Lisbon High School. 353-5078

April 9: MECHANIC FALLS, a Chinese auction will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Elm Street.

April 9: NEW GLOUCESTER, the Tsunami Relief Art Auction will be held at 2 p.m. at Pineland Farms Visitors Center, 15 Farm View Drive. 688-4539

April 9: PORTLAND, the “Smuckers Stars on Ice,” figure skating tour, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Cumberland County Civic Center. 775-3458

April 9-10: PORTLAND, the 36th Annual Portland Home Show will be held at the Portland Expo. Show hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $6 1-800-237-6024

April 9: SABATTUS, a benefit crop all day scrapbooking event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Maxwell-Gill Hall, High Street. $20 777-5664

April 9: TOPSHAM, a family roller skating event will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Howard Sports, Rt. 201. $4 353-5863

April 9: WILTON, the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Meadow Lanes Bowling Center. 562-8193

April 10: AUBURN, a pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Philip’s Church, Rt. 4. $3.50/$1.50 783-1661

April 10: NEW SHARON, a smothered beef dinner will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the New Sharon Methodist Church Annex. $6.50

April 10: RUMFORD, a chicken fricassee dinner will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Rumford Grange Hall. $6/$3.50
Theater
April 9: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin, Bates and Colby One-Act Festival will be held at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Memorial Hall. $1 725-3375

April 9: FARMINGTON, the Mystery Dinner Theater production of “Politics Can Be Murder,” will be held at 7 p.m. at UMF North Dining Hall. $30 778-5048

April 9: FARMINGTON, Theatre UMF will perform “Jake’s Women,” at 2 p.m. at UMF Alumni Theatre. $6/$3.50 778-7465

April 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

April 9: INDUSTRY, the Eastward Players will perform the dinner/theater production of “The Light is Too Dark,” at 6:30 p.m. at Industry Town Hall. $10/$7

April 9: PORTLAND, Mad Horse Theatre Company will perform “Drunks,” at 25A Forest Ave. Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 or 5 p.m. $16/$10 730-2389

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

April 9: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “Dial “M” for Murder,” at 420 Cottage Road. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $16/$19 799-7337

April 9: 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
Films
April 9: BAR MILLS, “On the Road to Cuba,” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. $10 443-5411
Lectures
April 10: BATH, Andrea von Huene will speak on “An Adventure in Creativity,” at 3 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $5/$8 442-8455
Suppers
April 9: AUBURN, a ham supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Louis Parish Hall, Third Street. $6/$3

April 9: CANTON, a turkey supper and silent auction will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with the auction at 7 p.m., at the Canton Municipal Building. $5/$3

April 9: DURHAM, a benefit baked bean supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church. $5/$2.50

April 9: FARMINGTON, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

April 9: JAY, a potluck benefit supper and country jam session will be held at 5 p.m. at the AMVETS Hall. $7 645-3388

April 9: 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

April 9: PORTLAND, a benefit roast beef buffet will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. $7.50/$4.50

April 9: RUMFORD, a soup, chowder and stew supper will be held at 4 p.m. at St. Athanasius-St. John Parish Hall. $5

April 9: TURNER, a baked bean supper, followed by a bluegrass/gospel concert, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with the concert at 7 p.m. at Turner Village Church. 225-2258

April 10: WATERVILLE, a public Lebanese supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Maronite Church, corner of Front and Appleton Streets. $9/$4 872-8515


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