May 13: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, the Franklin County Fiddlers will perform at 7 p.m. at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House. Free 633-3913

May 13: CAMDEN, NBFB (No Bud for Bisson) will perform at 9:30 p.m. at Gilbert’s Public House, 12 Bayview St. $5 236-4320

May 13: FARMINGTON, jazz vocals by Leila Percy, with Muriel Havenstein on the piano, will be featured at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. $7/$6 778-7072

May 13: FARMINGTON, Mike Schrader’s Band, Pluck It, with Bob Myshrall and Craig Voccia, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the G.I. Coffee House at the Old South Church, Main Street.

May 13: LEWISTON, Cornerstone will perform contemporary Christian music at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish Hall. Donations

May 13: LEWISTON, Just Us, local musical group, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Center, 145 Birch St. $5/$6 784-2926

May 13: NORWAY, mezzo soprano Sara Sturdivant will perform at a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall, Whitman Avenue.

May 13: PORTLAND, Ellis Paul, Presque Isle native, will perform at 8 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $15/$18 761-0591

May 13: PORTLAND, State Radio will perform at 8 p.m. at Asylum, 121 Center St. $10 772-8274

May 13: RUMFORD, Mizfits will perform at The Shak, 12 Oxford Ave. $5 364-4649

May 13: STRONG, “Songs and Stories of the Foothills” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Strong Elementary School. $6/$4 778-0448

May 14: BAR MILLS, Gordon Bok will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. $12 929-6472

May 14: BERLIN, N.H., hardanger fiddler Toby Weinberg will perform at 7 p.m. at the Community Arts Center, 155 Emery St. $10/$5 603-752-1028

May 14: BIDDEFORD, the New Camerata Singers will perform at a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church. $10/$5 775-3356

May 14: BUCKFIELD, Ti’ Acadie will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Rt. 117. $10/$8 336-3306

May 14: FREEPORT, the Southern Maine Children’s Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. at Freeport High School Auditorium. Free 780-5555

May 14: JAY, “Songs and Stories of the Foothills,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Jay Middle School Cafeteria. $6/$4 778-0448

May 14: LEWISTON, “Remembering Tom Rowe,” a celebration in song with Don Campbell, Denny Breau, Chuck and Steve Romanoff of Schooner Fare, Turkey Hollow and Tom Rowe’s son, Dave Rowe of Rowe by Rowe, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center. $25/$15 782-7228

May 14: LISBON FALLS, folk artist Daniel Jacobs with friends will perform at 7 p.m. at the Lisbon Teen Center Coffee House, 32 Main St. Free 353-3010

May 14: PORTLAND, the Maine Music Society will present the Androscoggin Chorale at 7:30 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church. $14/$17.50 782-1403

May 14: PORTLAND, the Warner Consort will perform “Bell’ Italia,” at 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St. $12/$6 797-7508

May 14: RUMFORD, Fear of Flying will perform at The Shak, 12 Oxford Ave. $5 364-4649

May 14: SOUTH PARIS, the Hills Alive Chorale and the Midcoast Chorale will perform at 3 p.m. at the South Paris Congregational Church. 743-6001

May 14: WATERVILLE, the Pam Baker Show will be held at 9 p.m. at Bootlegger’s Tavern, 26 Elm St. $4 872-4949

May 15: AUBURN, the Bruce Marshall Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Midnight Blues Club and Restaurant, 34 Court St. $15 783-9600

May 15: AUGUSTA, Gary Wittner, guitar and Don Stratton, trumpet, will perform at 2 p.m. at UMA Jewett Hall Auditorium. $10/$5 621-3551

May 15: AUGUSTA, the Ninth Annual Organ Concert will be held at 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. $5 622-2424

May 15: FREEPORT, the Pine Tree Academy Band, Bells and Choir will perform at 7 p.m. at 67 Pownal Road.

May 15: LEWISTON, the Maine Music Society will present the Androscoggin Chorale at 3 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center. $14/$17.50 782-1403

May 15: PORTLAND, Aly Bain and Ale Moller will perform Celtic and Nordic music at 7:30 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $15/$18 761-0591

May 15: PORTLAND, the Rock-Off Finals will be held at 2 p.m. at McAuley Performing Arts Center, 631 Stevens Ave. $10 857-9002

May 15: PORTLAND, the Temple Beth El Choir and the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church Choir will perform at a benefit concert at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth El. $10/$12 774-2649

May 15: RUMFORD, “Songs and Stories of the Foothills,” will be performed at 3 p.m. at the Rumford Town Hall. $6/$4 778-0448

May 15: SKOWHEGAN, the Kennebec Performing Arts Company, featuring the jazz band, concert band and chorus, will perform at 3 p.m. at the Skowhegan Opera House, 225 Water St. $7 474-6900
Dance
May 13: AUBURN, a dance will be held at 7 p.m. at the Alden M. Gayton American Legion Hall, 426 Washington St. North. 783-6992

May 13, 15, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29: GORHAM, Ballroom Dance Parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Rt. 25. 839-3267

May 13: LEWISTON, a contradance, with music by Wake the Neighbors, will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge. $7/$5

May 13: N. CONWAY, N.H., the Act One Dance Company will perform at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse. $8 935-4020

May, 13, 20, 27: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

May 14, 21, 28: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

May 14: FARMINGTON, a contradance, with music by the Franklin County Fiddlers and the Pineland Fiddlers, will be held at 7 p.m. at Farmington Grange Hall, Bridge Street. $5/$10 397-2241

May 14: LEWISTON, the Countryside Dancers will hold a dance at 7:30 p.m. at C & J Hall, 711 Webster St.

May 14, 28: LOCKE MILLS, an old fashioned dance, with music by the Richard Felt Orchestra, will be held at 8 p.m. at the Locke Mills Town Hall. 674-2259

May 14, 21, 28: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

May 14: RUMFORD, the Kevin Libby Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, Waldo Street.

May 14: SOUTH PARIS, the Swingin’ Bears Apple Blossom Dance will be held at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. 743-7176

May 14, 15: TOPSHAM, the Ballet School and Coastal Maine Youth Ballet will perform a collection of dances at 2 p.m. at Mt. Ararat Middle School Orion Performing Arts Center. $12/$10 666-8808

May 14: WILTON, the Friendship Squares will hold a square dance at 7 p.m. at Cushing School.

May 15: LEWISTON, Clary Hill 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
For kids
May 13: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin College Annual Kids Fair, with activities for pre-school and elementary school-age children, will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on the campus quad in front of the Walker Art Building. Free 725-3832
Special
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: BRUNSWICK, the high energy juggling company Two will perform at 7 p.m. at Brunswick High School Crooker Theater, Maquoit Road. $4 725-4002

May 13, 14, 15: BRUNSWICK, the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary “Grand and Glorious” yard sale will be held at the old Bath Lumber Yard, 325 Bath Road. 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: PORTLAND, the Lysla Abbott Storytelling Festival will be held at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. $30 871-1710

May 13, 20, 27: 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

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 13-20: WOODSTOCK, a Book Fair will be held at the Woodstock Elementary School.

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: BAILEY ISLAND, the Syttende Mai and 100th Anniversary Celebration of Maine Nordmenn’s will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Abrahamson residence, Cedar Beach Road. 833-2419

May 14: BANGOR, the Penobscot Theatre All That Jazz Gala Event will be held at the Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St. 942-3333

May 14: BATH, Medieval May Merriment, with harpers and bards, pipers and dancers, jesters and merrymakers, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Winter Street Church, 880 Washington St. $35/$30 729-3185

May 14: BERLIN, N.H., the Norwegian Folk Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Northern Forest Heritage Park, Main Street. $5 603-369-0578

May 14: BETHEL, a Multiple Sclerosis Walk-A-Thon will be held at 9 a.m. at Crescent Park School.

May 14: BRUNSWICK, the Third Annual Benefit Yard and Garden Plant Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 30 Range Road. 725-5051

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: FARMINGTON, the Mount Blue Garden Club annual plant sale will be held at 9 a.m. at Meetinghouse Park, Main Street.

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: LIVERMORE, the spring clean-up day will be held at 10 a.m. at Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. 897-4366

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: PORTLAND, a May Baby Fest Event, a super baby shower, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Babies “R” Us, 200 Running Hill Road. 773-4861

May 14: PORTLAND, the Fifth Annual Bike the Bay event will be held around the Back Cove and Eastern Prom trails to the Casco Bay Ferry Terminal. 774-4417

May 14: PORTLAND, the 14th Annual Pet and People Walk will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Payson Park. 775-5216

May 14: PORTLAND, the 10th Annual Marble Meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Governor’s Restaurant Ballroom. $3 657-4165

May 14: PORTLAND, auditions for a talent show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at interActors Cabaret, 504 Congress St. 253-8068

May 14: ROCKPORT, Brian Vanden Brink, author of “Images of Home,” will sign copies of his book at 2 p.m. at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. 236-2875

May 14: RUMFORD, the annual benefit garage and bake sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Athanasius-St. John Church basement. 364-8798

May 14: SOUTH PARIS, a benefit yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. 743-8972

May 14: UNITY, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will host a spring volunteer work party from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Common Ground Education Center. 568-4142

May 14, 15: WALDOBORO, a program on weaving will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Sara Hotchkiss studio, 28 Pitcher Road. 832-8133

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: FARMINGTON, the Falls Fire Co. Benefit Auction will be held at noon at the Philbrick Field House.

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

Theater

May 13, 14: BETHEL, “The Fantasticks,” will be performed at 8 p.m. on Friday and 1 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Gould Academy Bingham Auditorium. Free 824-7700

May 13-22: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “The Phantom Toll Booth,” at 14 School St. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $10 729-8584

May 13, 19, 20, 21, 22: FARMINGTON, the Sandy River Players will perform “The Complete Works of Shakespeare,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at 2 p.m. on Sunday at UMF Alumni Theatre. $10/$6.50

May 13, 14, 15: LEWISTON, the Public Theatre will perform “Rough Crossing,” at the theater, corner of Maple and Lisbon Streets. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $16/$14 782-3200

May 13-15: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Dinner With Friends,” at 25A Forest Ave. Show times are Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 4 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $32/$16 774-0465

May 13-22: PORTLAND, the Children’s Theatre of Maine will present an Education Showcase at 317 Marginal Way. $5 828-0617

May 13-22: PORTLAND, Lucid Stage Productions will perform “Macbeth,” at 8 p.m. at the Bakery Studios, 61 Pleasant St. $12/$10 415-3074

May 19, 26, 27, 28, 29: PORTLAND, “Naked Boys Singing Musical Revue,” will be performed at 7 and 9 p.m. at interActors Cabaret, 504 Congress St. $18 253-8068

May 13-29: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “Annie,” 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

May 13, 14, 15: READFIELD, the Maranacook Middle Stage will perform “Where’s Charley?” at 7 p.m. on May 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. on May 15 at Maranacook Middle School. $7/$3 685-3128

May 14, 15: GARDINER, “Soldier, Come Home,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $10 582-7144

May 15: RUMFORD, “A Living Hope, will be performed by Crosswinds Ministries at 3 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School Muskie Auditorium. $5/$3 364-8624

Films

May 15: RUMFORD, “Song of Bernadette,” will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at St. Athanasius-St. John Church Parish Center, Franklin Street.

Lectures

May 13: BRUNSWICK, Thomas Patrick Lavin, Ph.D., will speak on “The Dark Side of the Religious Instinct,” at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St. $10/$13 729-0300

May 13: LEWISTON, Webster Harrison will speak on “Discovering Daffodils,” at noon at L-A College, 51 Westminster St. $5/$7 753-6510

May 14: ROCKPORT, architectural photographer Brian Vanden Brink will speak on “Images of Home,” at 2 p.m. at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. $5 236-2875

Suppers

May 14: AUBURN, a ham supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Louis Parish Hall, Third Street. $6/$3

May 14: CANTON, a chicken pie supper will beheld from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. $6.50/$4.50 597-2168

May 14: DURHAM, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, Rt. 136.l $6/$2 415-2658

May 14: FARMINGTON, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

May 14: GREENE, a baked ham supper will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Androscoggin Grange Hall, 99 Main St. $5 946-7419

May 14: LISBON, a benefit baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Coombs-Mountfort Hall, 10 Webster St. $5 784-2493

May 14: LISBON FALLS, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church Parish Hall, 67 Frost Hill Ave. $6/$4 353-5636

May 14: MEXICO, a roast beef supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Mexico UCC Green Church, Main Street. $6.50/$3

May 14: POLAND, a supper, 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: PORTLAND, a roast beef buffet will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. $7.50/$4.50 797-2487

May 14: RUMFORD, a chicken barbecue will be held at 5 p.m. at Blazing Star Lodge, Rt. 232. $6/$3 364-7390


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