June 20-24: GORHAM, the Annual Peep Fest, with workshops, peep carnival, peep gala, peep art and fun for the entire family, will be held at 19 State St. Center, Rt. 25. The times are Monday, 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m. and Friday, 4 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday, 4 to 7 p.m. for the art display. 839-3267

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

June 21: PORTLAND, an evening with Janet Evanovich, author of the Stephanie Plum mystery series, will be held at 7 p.m. at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St. 871-1710

June 22: 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. 353-3010

June 22: MONMOUTH, Maine author Lynn Plourde will be featured at 6:30 p.m. at Cumston Public Library. 933-4788

June 22: 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 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: COLEBROOK, N.H., the New Hampshire 29th Annual Blessing of the Motorcycles and Eighth Annual Great North Woods Ride-In will be held. 603-539-4151

June 24-26: FARMINGTON, the 10th Annual Maine Antique Tractor Club Festival will be held at the Farmington Fairgrounds. $4/$2 892-0299

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

June 25: AUGUSTA, the Central Maine Kennel Club AKC Conformation Point Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center. $3/$2 622-1074

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 25-26: LIVERMORE, the 30th Heritage Days Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. $5/$3 897-4366

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 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the lawn at the Poland Spring Inn. $7.50 782-1077

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

June 25: SUMNER, a lawn and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sumner Fire Station, Rt. 219. 388-2981

June 25: WALDOBORO, the annual “Weave-In,” an outdoor fair with the ancient art of tapestry, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Old Point Comfort Gallery, Pitcher Road. 832-9133

June 26: CANTON, a benefit Chinese auction will be held at 1 p.m. at the Canton Community Building. 388-2267

June 27: MONMOUTH, Miss Maine Teen Kaetlin Parent will be featured at 6:30 p.m. at the Cumston Public Library. 933-4788

June 27-July 1: SOUTH PARIS, a young performers workshop, for teenagers, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, Stockfarm Road. 743-8452

June 29: LEWISTON, Picnic in the Park will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kennedy Park. Free 783-3990

June 30: OXFORD, Maine poet Ken Nye will host an Open Mic at 6 p.m. at Books-n-Things. Free 743-7197

July 1-3: OLD ORCHARD BEACH, the 17th Annual Sandcastle Contest, band concert, parade, line and square dancing and more will beheld at Old Orchard Beach and Ocean Park. 934-9068

July 1: PORTLAND, the Blissful Revolution Arts and Crafts Bazaar will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center. 727-3509

July 1: SOUTH PARIS, the Odd Company will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road. $10/$8 743-8452

July 2: BETHEL, the 16th Annual Bethel Art Fair and youth art exhibit, with children’s activities, food, entertainment and more, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bethel Common. 824-2282

July 2, 3: BRUNSWICK, the United Maine Craftsmen Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. off Rt. 24 at Cook’s Corner. 621-2818

July 2: GRAY, deer tracker Dick Bernier will present a program on white-tailed deer at Maine Wildlife Park, Rt. 26. $5/$3.25 657-4977


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