May 10: FALMOUTH, author Monica Wood will sign copies of her book at noon at Falmouth Library, 5 Lunt Road. 781-2351

May 11: BRUNSWICK, authors will read from their new work at Literary Arts Night at 7 p.m. at the Curtis Memorial Library. 798-6964

May 11: 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

May 11: MEXICO, the Greater Rumford Area Ministers’ Pantry Service will serve a free lunch at noon at the Mexico Gown Office.

May 11: 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

May 11: WILTON, the Wilton Community Forum breakfast will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, Main Street. Free

May 12-13: PORTLAND, the Lysla Abbott Storytelling Festival will be held at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. $30 871-1710

May 13: BETHEL, the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce award dinner and auction will be held at 6 p.m. $30 824-2282

May 13: BRUNSWICK, the Second Friday Art Walk will be held in downtown Brunswick and Topsham. 798-6964

May 13-15: BRUNSWICK, the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary “Grand and Glorious” yard sale will be held at the hospital. The preview party is Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. at a cost of $15. The hours Saturday are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a m. to noon. 373-6015

May 13: WELCHVILLE, a benefit Chinese auction will be held at 6 p.m. at Emugene Staples Hall. 539-4693

May 13: WINTHROP, a fish chowder luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Winthrop Congregational Church. $6 377-8639

May 14: AUBURN, the Auburn Youth Fishing Derby, for ages 3-8 only, will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at Pettengill Pond. 784-0191

May 14-15: AUGUSTA, the Maine Greyhound Placement Service will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their adoption center, 249 Old Belgrade Road. $5 783-7440

May 14: CANTON, the Auto Show and Business Fair will be held at 9 a.m. on Rt. 140 592-8077

May 14: DIXFIELD, the River Valley Riders ATV Club family day and mud run will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mountain View Campground, Weld Street. $5 562-8873

May 14: LEWISTON, Suzanne Roy, author of “Inspiring Creativity,” will sign copies of her book from 10 to 11 a.m. at Mr. Paperback, 855 Lisbon St. 783-2273

May 14: LEWISTON, the local Mom’s Group will hold an indoor yard sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at New Life Community Center, 134 College St. 782-1112

May 14: LOCKE MILLS, an indoor/outdoor yard sale will be held at the Locke Mills Legion Hall.

May 14: NEW GLOUCESTER, the Second Annual International Art and Cultural Festival will beheld at 9:30 a.m. at the Pineland campus, 83 Pineland Drive. $6 688-2244

May 14: POLAND, a dinner, silent auction and live performance by Al Ashley will be held at 5 p.m. at Poland Community School, Rt. 26. $5 998-4650

May 14: WILTON, the Tyngtown Club’s annual benefit plant sale will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at Academy Hill School cafeteria.

May 15: AUBURN, the Annual Bike Show will be held at 10 a.m. at the WalMart parking lot. $5 783-7202

May 15: MT. DESERT ISLAND, the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure will be held on Mount Desert Island. 774-7717

May 15: SEARSPORT, a Coin Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Searsport Lions Club, Prospect Street. Free 273-3462

May 15: TOPSHAM, craftswoman Nancy Young of Winthrop will present a program on braided rugs at 2 p.m. at Maine Fiberarts Center, 13 Main St. 721-0678

May 18, 19, 20: LEWISTON, an Inauguration Celebration for the Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, with concerts, open house, lectures, and the official inauguration liturgy at 5 p.m. on Sunday, will be held. 777-1200

May 18: OXFORD, author Monica Wood will present a reading and sign copies of her book at Books-N-Things. 743-7197

May 19, 20: NORWAY, the annual plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday at the Progress Center, 35 Cottage St. 743-8049

May 19-22: PORTLAND, Smokey’s Greater Shows will be featured Thursday-Friday, 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the festival parking lot at the Maine Mall.

May 20, 21, 22: CAMDEN, the Camden Food and Wine Festival, with delicious cuisine, wines, seminars, classes, cookbook singings, gourmet dining and more, will be held. $295 236-4404

May 20, 21, 22: GREENE, Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends are sponsoring a benefit yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 284 Lane Road. 782-9776

May 20: PORTLAND, the PORTopera Ninth Annual Aria Auction will be held at 6 p.m. at the West Mansion on the Western Promenade. $55 879-7678

May 20, 21: RUMFORD, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday until 11 a.m. on Saturday at Hosmer Field Complex. 364-8358

May 21: AUBURN, the Annual May Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Street School. 784-1279

May 21: AVON, the annual jumble and bake sale will be held from 9 am. to 3 p.m. at the Avon Community Center. 639-5662

May 21, 22: BANGOR, the Maine National Teenager Pageant will be held at the Holiday Inn Civic Center. 285-7654

May 21: BATH, a Family Festival, with music, juggling, creative arts projects, dancing around the May Pole and more, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Library Park Bath. 798-6964

May 21: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Jan Grieco of South Portland, Kasey Grieco of New Sweden, Anne Britting Oleson of Dixmont, Brenda Sparks Prescott of Cambridge, Mass. and Rebecca Bearden Welsh of Rumford, will present readings from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sherman’s Book Store. 364-7612

May 21: BRUNSWICK, the annual spring plant and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 320 Church Road. 353-8727

May 21: HOLLIS, a bake, book and rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hollis Center Library, corner of Rt. 35 and 202. Rain date is May 22. 929-3911

May 21: LEWISTON, a Strutt Your Mutt dog walk will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Railroad Park. 786-4713

May 21: MECHANIC FALLS, local author, Robert W. Chapman, will sign copies of his book, “A Certain Fall,” at the book sale from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mechanic Falls Library.

May 21: OXFORD, Petfest 2005, with vendors, demonstrations, speakers, entertainment, auction and more, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oxford County Fairgrounds. 623-4838

May 21: PORTLAND, a Spring Community Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the festival parking lot at the Maine Mall.

May 21: PORTLAND, SMVA and Portland Parks and Recreation are sponsoring a volksmarch, a people’s walk, to be held starting at 11:45 a.m. at Riverton Community Center, 1600 Forest Ave. Free 774-3415

May 21: RUMFORD, the Rumford Hospital Auxiliary benefit yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former VA Building, Lincoln Avenue. 364-3648

May 22: TOPSHAM, the Pony Day Family Festival will be held at Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding. 729-0168

May 22: WELLS, the Fifth Annual Wells Spring Outdoor Antique Show and Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Laudholm Farm, Laudholm Farm Road. $5/$4 1-800-641-6908

May 22: WEST BUXTON, the Pine Tree State Country Music Association Sixth Annual Awards Show will be held at 1 p.m. at The Roost, Chicopee Road. $8/$6 542-3093


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