March 13: AUBURN, Kevin Kimball and Ralph Thompson will perform blues at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

March 13: BATH, Janis Ian will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 298 Washington St. $24.56 442-8455

March 13: FARMINGTON, the SAD 9 District Chorus Festival will be held at 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School gym. Free 778-3561

March 13: PORTLAND, Harold Stover will present an organ recital at 12:15 p.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St. Free 775-3356

March 14: AUBURN, Ron Bergeron will perform on the guitar at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

March 14: BATH, Gary Wittner, guitar, and Jim Lyden, double bass, will perform at Solo Bistro Bistro, 128 Front St. 833-7757

March 14: GARDINER, Mark “Guitar” Miller and his Boomer Blues Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $12-$4 582-7144

March 14: LEWISTON, Pierre Bensusan will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Maple Room, 22 Park St. $35 450-8645

March 14: LEWISTON, the St. Cecilia Schola Cantorum will perform Lenten music at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church.

March 14: LEWISTON, Dana Gross will perform original delta blues at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

March 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29: LEWISTON, live music with smooth jazz, blues and rock will be presented at 6 p.m. at L/A Coffee and Wine Bistro at Mr. Paperback Bookstore, 855 Lisbon St. 783-0444

March 15: AUBURN, Mark “Guitar” Miller will perform on the guitar at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

March 15: CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Blackfoot and Molly Hatchet will perform Southern rock at Sugarloaf Resort. $26/$21 237-6937

March 15: DIXFIELD, Side by Side, fun musical duo, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Dixfield Coffee House at the Dixfield Congregational Church. $5 562-4652

March 15: LEWISTON, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $14/$12 371-2780

March 15: LEWISTON, the Bates Gamelan Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.

March 15: LIVERMORE FALLS, Joel and Janna Gilbert will perform a Christian music concert at 6:30 p.m. at Murray Hall. Free 897-5400

March 15: PORTLAND, the Corona Brothers, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 15: PORTLAND, Robert Gans will perform on the piano at 7:30 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church sanctuary, 202 Woodford St. $15/$12 775-3356

March 15, 16: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform the music of Henry Mancini and Bill Conti at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. 842-0800

March 16: GORHAM, piano students from the University of Southern Maine School of Music will perform at 2 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. Free 780-5256

March 16: TOPSHAM, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Ararat Middle School Orion Performing Arts Center. $14/$12 371-2780

March 16: TOPSHAM, Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins will perform songs from Ireland at 2 p.m. at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. 725-1727

March 16: YARMOUTH, the Maine Youth Orchestra and Augusta Symphony Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. at Yarmouth Performing Arts Center at Yarmouth High School. $8/$5 751-8031

Dance

March 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30: GORHAM, ballroom dance parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Route 25. 839-3267

March 13, 20, 27: PORTLAND, salsa and swing dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

March 14: LEWISTON, a contradance with music by Bustopher Jones will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge. $5

March 14: MECHANIC FALLS, the Blake Brothers will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

March 14, 28: PARIS, an old-fashioned dance with music by the Jones Band will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5

March 14, 21, 28: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

March 15: BATH, a Mud Boots and Black Tie dinner, with dancing to the Scott Davis Quartet, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $50/$15 442-8455

March 15: FARMINGTON, the annual March Fest dance will be held at 8 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. $10 778-3482

March 15: JAY, a St. Patrick’s dinner/dance will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Route 133. $10 897-2640

March 15: MECHANIC FALLS, Steve and the Good Ole Boys will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

March 15: PARIS, a St. Patrick’s Day dinner/dance with music by the Country Lads will be held at 5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $10-$5 743-5723

March 15, 22, 29: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. every Saturday at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

March 15: SABATTUS, a dance will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Island Road. 375-8897

March 15: TURNER, a St. Patty’s Day Celebration with music by the Rockin’ Roadrunners will be held at 8 p.m. at Boofy Quimby Center. 336-3553

March 16: GORHAM, a stomp session will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, 19 State St. $3 839-3267

March 16: LEWISTON, the Patio Cowboys will play at the Lewiston Singles Club dance at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $7/$8 784-3660

March 17: LEWISTON, an Irish dance party will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Callahan Hall at Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. 513-3050

Kids

March 13: LEWISTON, a “Peek-a-Boo” puppet show will be held at 9:30 a.m. at New Life Community Center, 134 College St. 782-1112

March 14: SACO, the Portland Symphony Orchestra KinderKonzert “Peter and the Wolf” will be presented at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and at 1 p.m. at Fairfield Elementary School. $3 773-6128

March 15: BRUNSWICK, an Easter egg hunt will be held at 9 a.m. at Borders, 147 Bath Road. 721-1178

March 15: OXFORD, an Easter egg Hunt will be held at 10 a.m. at Oxford Congregational Church, King Street. Free 346-3511

March 15: PARIS, an American Girl tea party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at McLaughlin Garden Center. $10/$12 743-8820

March 15: WATERVILLE, the 13th annual children’s book character party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Colby College Bookstore at Roberts Union. Free 859-5400

Special

March 13: FARMINGTON, a career fair will be held at 11 a.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7034

March 14: AUBURN, an open-mic night will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. 783-8391

March 14: HALLOWELL, poets Emily Breitner, Peter Manuel and David Moreau will read their poetry at 7 p.m. at Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. $3 685-3636

March 14: LEWISTON, a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with music by the Napper Tandies, an Irish pub band, and a traditional Irish meal will be held at 6 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $18/$16 689-2000

March 14: PORTLAND, comedian Bill Campbell will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 14, 15, 16: PORTLAND, the 21st annual Maine Boatbuilders Show will be held at the Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore St. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $15 774-1067

March 14: RUMFORD, a gallery showing of works by Dixfield photographer Christal Treadwell and a benefit auction will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Island Indulgence, 24 Hartford St. 562-9900

March 15: AUBURN, comedian Johnny Pizzi will perform with Carolyn Plummer and Tammy Pooler at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14-$12 777-1777

March 15: AUGUSTA, the Kennebec Valley Stamp Club Collector’s Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Augusta Elks Lodge. 622-7978

March 15: FARMINGTON, the lucky St. Paddy’s Day benefit silent auction will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fairbanks Church, Route 4. 778-4272

March 15, 16: FREEPORT, the annual Spring Fishing Expo will be held at the L.L. Bean Hunting and Fishing Store. 552-6078

March 15: LISBON FALLS, the second annual Community Wellness Fair will be held at 9 a.m. at Sugg Middle School, Route 196. Free 353-6711

March 15: NEWRY, juggler Mark Nizer will perform at 7 p.m. at Sunday River Ski Resort at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel. $8-$4 824-3500

March 15: ORRINGTON, a Maple Festival and Irish celebration will be held at the Curran Homestead, 372 Fields Pond Road. 945-9311

March 15: PERU, a spring fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peru Grange Hall. 562-8204

March 15: RANGELEY, the Lawn Chair Pirates will perform improv and comedy at 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse. 864-2125

March 15: RUMFORD, a St. Patrick’s Day Party with dinner and entertainment by the Blake Brothers will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 330 Waldo St. $6

March 15: WILTON, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce annual Home and Leisure Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nichols Expo Center, Weld Street. $3 778-4215

March 16, 23, 30: BRIDGTON, an open-mic night will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Cafe DeCarlo. 647-4596

March 16: PORTLAND, the Eco Appetito Good Eating for a Good Earth event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cinque Terre, 36 Wharf St. $50 671-0643

March 16: SACO, the 10th Anniversary Mary’s Walk and Kerrymen Pub Road Race will be held in Saco. 773-2533

March 18: PORTLAND, the Taste of Home Cooking School “Swing Into Spring” will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at Portland Expo. 942-6588

Theater

March 13, 14, 15, 16: AUBURN, Community Little Theatre will perform “Once on This Island,” a legend of romance between a peasant girl and a wealthy young man, at the Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 783-0958

March 13, 14, 15, 16: LEWISTON, The Public Theatre will perform “Well,” a comedy about a woman who wants to put on a little play but her onstage mother keeps interrupting, at the theater at Lisbon and Maple Street. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18-$14 782-3200

March 13: PORTLAND, “Blast,” a Tony and Emmy Award-winning theatrical production on national tour, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. $60-$45 842-0800

March 13-23: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Much Ado About Nothing,” a funny battle-of-the-sexes play, at the theater at 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. 774-0465

March 14, 15, 16: BRUNSWICK, the Young Company of the Theater Project will perform “Haroun and the Sea of Stories” at the theater at 14 School St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $12/$10 729-8584

March 14, 21: GORHAM, the Reader’s Theater will perform “Ossipee Trail Arts” at 6:30 p.m. at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, 19 State St. $3 839-3267

March 14, 15, 16: LEWISTON, “Measure for Measure,” a play about a city in a lawless mess, will be performed at Bates College’s Gannett Theater. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $6/$3 786-6161

March 14, 15, 16: MONMOUTH, the Monmouth Community Players will perform “Little Shop of Horrors” at Cumston Hall. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $14/$12 933-2229

March 14-25: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “Agnes of God” at the theater at 420 Cottage Road. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $20-$15 799-7337

March 15, 16: GARDINER, the Open book Players will perform “Under Milk Wood,” a funny account of a spring day in a small Welsh coast town, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Hall. $8 582-5717

March 15: LEWISTON, the Mystery for Hire dinner/theater production of “Death With Father” will be performed at 7 p.m. at Marco’s Restaurant. $36.95 783-0336

Films

March 13, 14: GREENE, naturalist and educator Bob DeLoss will narrate his film “America’s Natural Wonders” at 7 p.m. Thursday and at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday at Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free 946-5311

March 13: LEWISTON, “Grand Voyage,” the story of a North African father’s pilgrimage to Mecca, will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. Free 783-1583

March 13: RANGELEY, a film about Easter will be shown at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Theatre, 2091 Main St. 864-2556

March 15: LEWISTON, “A New Life,” a piece by Professor of Theater Paul Kuritz, will be shown at 3 and at 4:30 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center. Free 786-6330

March 15: LEWISTON, the documentary “Zeitgeist” will be shown at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. Free 376-3344

Books

March 13: FARMINGTON, Lee Sharkey, author of “A Darker, Sweeter String,” will sign copies of the book at 7 p.m. at Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy St. 778-3454

March 13: PORTLAND, Michael C. Connolly and Kevin L. Stoehr, author of “John Ford in Focus,” will sign copies of their book at 12:30 p.m. at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. 871-1710

March 13: WATERVILLE, Dr. Nelson Madore, author of “Voyages: A Maine Franco-American Reader,” will sign copies of his book from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Colby College Student Center Atrium. 859-1319

Lectures

March 13: TOPSHAM, Will Richard, geographer and Smithsonian arctic studies center research collaborator and registered Maine guide, will speak about his experiences and show photos of the far north at 7 p.m. at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Free 725-1727

March 14: LEWISTON, Ruth Charney, vice president of the American Mathematical Society, will speak on “The Large Scale Geometry of Groups” at 4:30 p.m.; and will speak on “From Robotics to Geometry: Building Models With Cubes” at 7:30 p.m., both at Bates College Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. Free 786-6237


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