May 23: BANGOR, Willie Nelson, with special guest, Dickey Betts, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Bangor Auditorium, 100 Dutton St. $49.50/$19.50 990-4444

May 23: BRIDGTON, Lake Region Community Theatre will hold auditions for “Blithe Spirit,” from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridgton Memorial School, Depot Street. 583-6957

May 23: GORHAM, the USM Youth Ensemble instrumental auditions for the 2006-2007 season will be held at USM Corthell Concert Hall. 780-5003

May 23: LEWISTON, students in William Pope’s performance poetry class, will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Gannett Theater. Free 786-6161

May 23: LIVERMORE FALLS, Barry Wood will perform at 6 p.m. at the gazebo. 897-3229

May 23: WATERVILLE, Little Charlie and the Nightcats will perform at 7 p.m. at Midnight Blues Club, 2 Silver St. $15


May 24: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003

May 24: NAPLES, a karaoke and dance will be held at 8 p.m. at Oh Ryan’s Pub and Club, Routes 11 and 302. 753-0100

May 24: PORTLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

May 24: PORTLAND, author James Dodson will speak at noon at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. 871-1710