April 23-24: AUBURN, L-A Community Little Theater will perform songs from the Cole Porter era at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. $15 783-0958

April 23: BRUNSWICK, the Jim Howe Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. at First Parish Church, corner of Maine Street and Bath Road. $20/$10 373-0306

April 23: FARMINGTON, a Spring Music Show will be held at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. $10

April 23: LIVERMORE FALLS, the Campbells will perform gospel music at 7 p.m. at the Livermore Falls Church of the Nazarene. 897-2301

April 23: MECHANIC FALLS, the Golden Nuggets will perform at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church. Donations

April 23: ORONO, the Orchestra Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at UMO Minsky Recital Hall. 581-3756

April 23: PORTLAND, David Pontbriand, sitar and Amos Libby, tabla, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Swedenborgian Church, 302 Stevens Ave. $12/$10 772-0673

April 23: PORTLAND, Motley Crue will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Cumberland County Civic Center. $75/$34.50 775-3458

April 23: RUMFORD, Suckerpunch will perform at The Shak, 12 Oxford Ave. $5 364-4649

April 23: STONINGTON, Castlebay, Celtic duo, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Stonington Opera House. $5 367-2788

April 23: UNITY, former Phish touring member Gordon Stone will perform at 3 p.m. at Unity College Amphitheater. Free 948-3131

April 24: AUBURN, guitarist Albert Cummings will perform at 7 p.m. at Midnight Blues Club and Restaurant, 34 Court St. $15 783-9600

April 24: BERLIN, N.H., chamber music will be featured at 2 p.m. at the Community Arts Center, 155 Emery St. $10 603-752-1028

April 24: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin College Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kresge Auditorium. Free 725-3747

April 24: GORHAM, the USM Concert Band and USM Wind Ensemble will perform at 2 p.m. at Gorham High School. $6/$3 780-5555

April 24: LEWISTON, Josee Vachon will perform at 2 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, Cedar Street. $10/$6 1-888-424-1007

April 24: ORONO, the Athena Consort and Black Bear Men’s Chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMO Minsky Recital Hall. 581-3756

April 24: WATERVILLE, the Colby Jazz Band will perform at 8 p.m. at Colby College Lorimer Chapel. Free 872-3236

April 24: WEST BUXTON, a Country Homecoming Show will be held at 12:30 p.m. at The Roost, 62 Chicopee Road. $5/$6 793-8884
Dance
April 23: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

April 23: LEWISTON, the Countryside Dancers will hold a dance at 7:30 p.m. at C and J Hall, 711 Webster St.

April 23: LITCHFIELD, a chemical free dance will be held at 7 p.m. at the Litchfield Sportsman’s Club. $8/$15 268-9271

April 23: 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 23: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

April 23: TURNER, a Spring Time Dance, with music by the Rockin’ Road Runners Band, will be held at 8 p.m. at Boofy Quimby Memorial Center. $10 597-2299

April 24: 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 24: LEWISTON, Steve and Good Old Boys 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 23: FREEPORT, Michael Dunn will present the Maine Shoreline Touch Tank at 11 a.m. at L.L. Bean Flagship Store, Main Street 552-6046

April 23: PORTLAND, a Kid’s Safety ID Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maine Mall in the J.C. Penney Court. 828-2063
Special
April 23: AUBURN, Andrew Bennett, author of “Playing Bingo,” will sign copies of his book from noon to 2 p.m. at the Book Burrow, 593 Center St. 344-6090

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

April 23: AUGUSTA, the 2005 Kora Shrine Circus will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 2 and 7 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center. 1-800-782-5672

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 23-24: FRYEBURG, the 15th Annual Maine-New England Beef Expo will be held at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. 236-2739

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: LEWISTON, David Compton, author of “A Filthy Business,” will sign copies of his book from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mr. Paperback, 855 Lisbon St. 783-2273

April 23: POLAND, a Spring Benefit Festival will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tri-Town Food Bank, 1212 Maine St. 998-4227

April 23: PORTLAND, a “Comedy Jam,” featuring Tony “The Fireman” Pike and Dennis Labbe, magician, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at The Liquid Blue. 774-9595

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: UNITY, a Recycled Derby Race will be held at 1 p.m. at Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road. Free 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
Theater
April 23-24: AUBURN, Community Little Theatre will present “Cole Porter Revue,” at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. $15 783-0958

April 23: BANGOR, Penobscot Theatre Company will perform “Noises Off,” at the Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St. Show times are April 20, 21 and 28 at 7 p.m., April 22 and 29 at 8 p.m., April 23 at 5 p.m. and April 24, 27 and May 1 at 2 p.m. $12/$25 942-3333

April 23: BAR MILLS, “Enchanted April,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. $12/$10 929-5412

April 23: BUCKFIELD, the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater production of “A Taste of His Own Medicine,” will be held at 5 and 7:30 p.m. at Buckfield High School Auditorium. $25/$15 336-2151

April 23: 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 23-24: PORTLAND, the Children’s Theatre of Maine will perform “Sunday Gold,” at 317 Marginal Way. Show times are and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. $7/$9 828-0617

April 23: PORTLAND, Good Theater will perform “California Suite,” at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. Show times are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $18/$10 885-5883

April 23: PORTLAND, Lyric Music Theater will perform “Jekyll and Hyde,” at 176 Sawyer St. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $17/$15 799-1421

April 23: SEBAGO, “All My Sons,” will be performed at the Schoolhouse Arts Center, Rt. 114. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $14/$12 642-3743

April 23: WALDOBORO, “Beowulf! King,” will be performed at 8 p.m. at Waldo Theater. 832-6060

April 23: WATERVILLE, “Marisol,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Colby College Strider Theater. $3/$2 872-3358
Films
April 23: STONINGTON, “Pooh’s Heffalump,” will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Stonington Opera House. 367-2788
Lectures
April 24: ROCKPORT, Cicely Aikman and Fred Scherer will speak at 2 p.m. at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. $5 236-2875
Suppers
April 23: DIXFIELD, a baked bean supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Dixfield Congregational Church. $5/$2.50 562-4582

April 23: FARMINGTON, a benefit ham supper will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

April 23: GRAY, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held at 5 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, Rt. 115. $6/$2 657-3279

April 23: GREENE, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Memorial Hall. $5/$2.50 946-5331

April 23: INDUSTRY, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Industry Town Hall. $5/$2.50

April 23: KINGFIELD, a turkey supreme supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kingfield United Methodist Church. $6/$3 265-5003

April 23: LISBON, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Rt. 196. $6/$3 353-2152

April 23: LISBON FALLS, a home baked bean and ham supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lisbon Methodist Church, School Street. $6/$2 353-8951

April 23: MINOT, a baked ham supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Minot Center Grange Hall. $7/$4 782-4319

April 23: NEW SHARON, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the New Sharon United Methodist Church. $6/$2.50

April 23: SABATTUS, a baked bean and casserole supper, followed by a dance, will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $6/$2.50 375-9008

April 23: SOUTH PARIS, a supper and Chinese auction will be held at 5 p.m. at the First Congregational Church. $6/$3

April 24: AUBURN, an Empty Bowl Benefit Supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $15 782-5700

April 24: FARMINGTON, a benefit spaghetti supper will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in West Farmington. $10/$5 778-3443


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