June 14: PORTLAND, “Laughs,” with the stories of extraordinary ordinary funny folks will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Custom House Wharf. $20 799-4544

June 15: 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

June 15: 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

June 15: RANGELEY, a breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. at the Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road. 864-3443

June 16: LEWISTON, the Business-to-Business Trade Show will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Colisee, Birch Street. 784-0161

June 17: AUGUSTA, the Whatever Family Festival, with softball tournament, music, races, dancing, fireworks, parades and more, will be held in the greater Augusta area. 623-4559

June 17-19: DEER ISLE, the Lupine Festival, with boat rides, garden tours, activities for children and more, will be held in the Deer Isle area. 1-800-942-2420

June 17-19: NAPLES, the 14th Annual Wheels and Water Antique Transportation Show will be held at Brandy Pond. 693-4297

June 17: 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.$6.50/$3.75 883-3568

June 17-18: SKOWHEGAN, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds.

June 17-19: SKOWHEGAN, the 19th Annual Downeast Congress Horse Show will be held at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds. 353-2861

June 18: BATH, a “Comedy Blast,” with George Hamm and John Ater will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $10/$16 442-8455

June 18: BETHEL, the Fifth Annual Androscoggin River Fishing Festival with exhibits, hands-on activities and more, will be held at Davis Park. 824-4224

June 18: CAMDEN, the Mid-Coast Maine Soap Box Derby 11th Annual Race will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Camden. 236-6375

June 18: CUMBERLAND, the annual yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road. 829-3766

June 18: FARMINGTON, a yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Franklin County Animal Shelter.

June 18: GARDINER, the Gardiner Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Gardiner. 582-3100

June 18-20: GARDINER, the Annual Book Sale will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday at Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St. 582-3312

June 18: LEWISTON, “Clean Sweep,” the fifth annual sale of furnishings and other goods donated by departing students at Bates College, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Underhill Arena, 145 Russell ST. 786-6468

June 18: MECHANIC FALLS, a benefit yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. 345-9579

June 18: POLAND, a benefit yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Poland Community Church, Rt. 26. 998-5686

June 18: PORTLAND, Tammy Pooler and Seth Bond Perry will perform at a “Comedy Jam” at 7:30 p.m. at The Liquid Blue, 440 Fore St. $5 774-9595

June 18: VASSALBORO, the Eighth Annual Garden Party will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Fieldstone Gardens, Quaker Lane. 873-0110

June 18: WALDOBORO, Waldoboro Day, with blueberry pancakes, parade, games, crafts, music, kayaking and sailing, carriage rides, fireworks and more, will be held. 832-7405

June 19: BETHEL, the Summer Solstice Sculpture Race and Midsummer Festival will be held at at “The Meadow,” Rt. 2. 824-3246

June 19: LEEDS, the Father’s Day Bass Fishing Tournament will be held at Riverbend Campground. 524-5711

June 19: POLAND, a smothered beef dinner will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at Excelsior Grange Hall, 446 Harris Hill Road. $7/$2.50

June 21, 22: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, the 43rd Annual Windjammer Days Festival will be held in Boothbay Harbor. 1-800-266-8422

June 23: FALMOUTH, the Annual Peony Bloom and ice cream social will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm. 781-2330

June 23-25: PORTLAND, the Greek Heritage Festival with Greek cuisine, live music, traditional dancing and more, will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Pleasant and Park Streets. 774-0281

June 24, 25: BETHEL, the 16th Biennial Quilt Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Middle Intervale Meeting House, Intervale Road. $4 743-6468

June 24-26: FARMINGTON, the Tenth Annual Maine Antique Tractor Club Festival will be held at the Farmington Fairgrounds. $4/$2 892-0299

June 24: WATERVILLE, a Civic War Open House will beheld at 8 a.m. at the Best Western. Free 795-6977

June 25: BETHEL, the Annual Auction and Yard Sale will be held at 8 a.m. at Telstar Middle/High School. 824-6276

June 25: BROOKLIN, the Second Annual Downeast Properties Music and Arts Festival will be held on the grounds of the Lookout Inn. $45/$15 359-2127

June 25, 26: FREEPORT, the Paddlesports Festival, L.L. Bean’s 24th Annual summer paddling event, with demonstrations, seminars and activities for the whole family will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at L.L. Bean. 888-552-3261

June 25: JAY, the Fourth Annual John Newcomb Scholarship Run will be held at 11 a.m. at the VFW Hall on Jewell Street. 897-2911

June 25: LEWISTON, Stephanie Doyon, author of “The Greatest Man in Cedar Hole,” will sign copies of her book at 11 a.m. at Mr. Paperback, 855 Lisbon St. 783-2273

June 25: MECHANIC FALLS, the 24th Annual Pottle Hill Road Race will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the town square. 753-1457

June 25: MEXICO, the Poker Run at Park’n’Ride by the River Valley Riders ATV Club will be held on Poplar Hill Road. $5

June 25: POLAND SPRING, a Strawberry Festival will be held at the Poland Spring Preservation Society.

June 25: PORTLAND, a “Comedy Jam” will be held with Tammy Pooler, Korte Yeo and Ellen Moschetto at 7:30 p.m. at the Liquid Blue, 440 Fore St. $5 774-9595

June 25: PORTLAND, a book launching party for the new Down East Books publication, “A Seat on the Shore: Quietly Admiring the Maine Coast,” by photographer Nance Trueworthy,” will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Portland Harbor Museum. 799-6337

June 25: PORTLAND, the Secret Gardens of Portland, a self-guided tour of 12 of the best private gardens in Portland, will be held from 10 am. to 3:30 p.m. 773-0202

June 25: SACO, the 35th Annual Sidewalk Art Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Saco on Main Street. 286-3456


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