April 12: ROCKPORT, the 12th Annual Business Showcase will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Samoset Resort. 236-4404

April 12: WELLS, the Fifth Annual Community Poetry Celebration will be held at 7 p.m. at the Wells Public Library. 646-4565

April 13-14: AUGUSTA, the 25th Annual Construction Expo of Maine will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center. 622-3068

April 13: BRUNSWICK, Craft Media Night, featuring three craft artists, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St. 798-6964

April 13: LEWISTON, David Compton, author of “A Filthy Business,” will sign copies of his book at 2 p.m. at The Page Turner, 247 Lisbon St. 753-1112

April 13: 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

April 13: PORTLAND, the Comedy Connection Improv Comedy will be held every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at the Comedy Connection, 16 Custom House Wharf. $6 774-2006

April 14: PORTLAND, a Job Fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at USM Sullivan Gym. 780-4220

April 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 16: AUBURN, the 12th Annual Maine Garden Day will be held at the Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner St. $37 1-800-287-1482

April 16: AUBURN, a fabric and craft supplies and yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at High Street Congregational Church, 106 Pleasant St.

April 16: BUCKFIELD, native humorist Tim Sample will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Rt. 117. $15 336-3306

April 16-17: FALMOUTH, the Giant Spring Book Sale will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. 781-2351

April 16: PORTLAND, Mainely Celtic Harps, an exposition and celebration of the Celtic harp, will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, State Street. $5 529-5438

April 16: RUMFORD, the 14th Annual Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser will be held at Oxford Lanes. 966-2878

April 16: UNITY, the 23rd Annual Unity College 5K spring road race will be held at 9:30 a.m. at 90 Quaker Hill Road. $5 948-3131

April 17: AUBURN, the Seventh Annual Letters for Literary scrabble fundraiser will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 14 Great Falls Plaza. 753-1772

April 17: AUBURN, a complete breakfast will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 588 Minot Ave. $3/$4 784-6883

April 17: GORHAM, the USM “Run for the Children” 5K road race will be held at 10 a.m. at USM Gorham campus. 780-5179

April 17: MEXICO, a Magic Show, featuring Dennis Labbe and Scot Grassette, will be held at noon at the Mexico Recreation Center. $8/$4 364-4912

April 17: PORTLAND, the Cambodian New Year Celebration will be held at 2 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $7/$10 761-0591

April 18: LOVELL, the Denmark Vocal Workshop will perform a benefit cabaret at 7:30 p.m. at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts. $10 925-3322

April 18: PORTLAND, the Sixth Annual “A Night to Remember,” with barbecue, concert, games and more, will be held from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Happy Wheels Roller Skating Rink, 331 Warren Ave. $8/$10 743-9503

April 18: PORTLAND, the release party for “Words and Images,” USM’s annual collection of writing and visual art, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Space Gallery, 538 Congress St. Free 228-8505

April 19, 20: LEWISTON, the 2005 Kora Shriners Shrine Circus will be held at 2 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. and 2 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Colisee, Birch Street. $8/$3

April 20: BANGOR, the Annual Poets/Speak will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow ST. 947-8336

April 21: AUGUSTA, the Annual Silver Tea will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at St. Mark’s Home for Women, 57 Winthrop St. 623-3124

April 22, 23: AUGUSTA, the Third Annual Terry Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the University of Maine at Augusta. Free 621-3114

April 22: SKOWHEGAN, comedian Bob Marley will perform at a fundraiser at 8 p.m. at Skowhegan High School Gymnasium. $15 474-5511

April 23: BATH, the Spring Model Railroad Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bath Middle School, 6 Old Brunswick Road. $4/$2 966-2932

April 23: LEWISTON, a Benefit Scrapbooking Event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lewiston High School Fitness Center, 156 East Ave. $25/$20 786-4674

April 23: UNITY, an Earth Day songwriting contest will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Unity College Amphitheater, 90 Quaker Hill Road. 948-3131

April 23: WINTHROP, the 18th Annual Winthrop Cribbage Tournament will be held at 6:15 p.m. at Winthrop Congregational Church, 10 Bowdoin St. $5/$3 377-8639

April 24: MANCHESTER, the Manchester Grange Antiques Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Manchester Grange Hall, Rt. 202. $1.50 623-3436

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