March 20, 27: AUBURN, Mary Murphy will perform jazz and blues on the piano at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court. 333-3041

March 20: FARMINGTON, the SAD 9 District String Festival will be held at 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School gym. Free 778-3561

March 20: LEWISTON, clarinetist Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan will perform at 12:30 p.m. at Bates College’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

March 20: PORTLAND, Will Bristol will perform on the piano at 12:15 p.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St. Free 775-3356

March 21: AUBURN, Jerry Joe Carrier will perform on the guitar at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

March 21: BATH, Steve Grover will perform on the keyboard at Solo Bistro Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

March 21: FARMINGTON, the duo Western Wizard will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School Auditorium. $8/$5 778-3511

March 21: LEWISTON, the Third Man Trio will perform at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

March 21, 22, 28, 29, April 4, 5: 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 22: AUBURN, George Normand will perform on the guitar at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

March 22: BATH, Le Vent Du Nord, a Canadian folk group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $29.69 442-8455

March 22: LEWISTON, musicians from Bates, Bowdoin and Colby colleges will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Free 786-6135

March 22: LEWISTON, Mystic Out-Bop Review and Crystal Iris will perform experimental jazz and rock at 7 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

March 22: NORWAY, the Mary Ukelady Family Show will be held at 11 a.m. and noon at Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Free 743-5309

March 22: PORTLAND, the Black Brook Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 22: ST. ALBANS, Evergreen will perform at St. Albans Town Hall. 277-3733

March 22: WINDHAM, the Rustic Overtones will perform at 4 p.m. at the Maine Bull Moose Store at Windham Shopping Center, 771 Roosevelt Trail. Free 775-2126

Dance

March 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30, April 3, 4, 6: 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 20, 27, April 3: PORTLAND, salsa and swing dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

March 21: MECHANIC FALLS, the Kayla Wass Band will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

March 21: PORTLAND, a swing dance, with music by the Maine Swingin’ DJs, will be held at 9 p.m. at North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave. $8 653-5012

March 21, 28, April 4: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

March 22: MECHANIC FALLS, Bobby Reed and Wildhorse will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

March 22, 29, April 5: 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 22: WESTBROOK, a dance with music by Vintage will be held at 7 p.m. at the Westbrook Legion Hall.

Kids

March 22: NEW GLOUCESTER, an Easter egg hunt for children ages 3 through 8, will be held at noon at the Pineland Farms Visitor Center, 32 Farm View Drive. 688-4539

March 22: PORTLAND, an Easter egg hunt will be held at 9 a.m. at Borders, 430 Gorham Road. 775-6110

March 22: SUMNER, an Easter egg hunt, for children ages 2 through 12, will be held at 10 a.m. at East Sumner Congregational Church, Main Street. 388-2181

March 22: WEST PARIS, an Easter egg hunt, for toddlers through first grade, will be held at 9 a.m. at West Paris Libr ary. 674-3181

March 23: AUBURN, “The Easter Tree,” a puppet show, will be held at 6 p.m. at Auburn Baptist Church, 227 Poland Road. Free 786-0206

Special

March 20, 21: BRUNSWICK, the annual spring used book sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mid Coast Hospital cafe conference room, 123 Medical Center Drive.

March 20: LEWISTON, Adrian Blevins, award-winning poet, will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. in Bates College’s Skelton Lounge.

March 21: FARMINGTON, a benefit Easter bake sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Franklin Memorial Hospital lobby.

March 21: PORTLAND, comedian Robbie Printz will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

March 22: AUBURN, Boston comedian Tony Moschetto, Mike Whitman and Bill Picard will perform at 8 p.m. at Fireside Inn and Suites, 1777 Washington St. $14/$12 777-1777

March 22: AUGUSTA, the Children’s Center’s seventh annual Chili Chowder Challenge and Auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Augusta State Armory. $10 626-3497

March 22: BRIDGTON, a spring fling with music, a barbecue, and skiing and snowboarding events, will be held at Shawnee Peak. 647-8444

March 22-26: CARRABASSETT VALLEY, the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships will be held at Sugarloaf/USA 237-6937

March 22, 23: LIVERMORE, Maple Sugar Days will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. 778-3885

March 22: NORWAY, an Easter Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Main Street. 743-6651

March 22: RUMFORD, the second annual Relay for Life chili-chowder cook-off will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. $5 364-8358

March 22: RUMFORD, the Relay for Life annual auction will be held at 6 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. 364-4611

March 23: AUGUSTA, Maple Syrup Day will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Old Fort Western. 626-2385

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

Theater

March 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29: HALLOWELL, Gaslight Theater will perform “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” about a man planning a weekend with his chic Parisian mistress at a French farmhouse, at Hallowell City Hall. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $10/$8 626-3698

March 20-23: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Much Ado About Nothing,” a funny play involving a battle of the sexes, at the theater, 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. 774-0465

March 20, 21, 22: RUMFORD, students of Mountain Valley High School will perform “Bye Bye Birdie” at Mountain Valley High School Muskie Auditorium. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. $5 364-2536

March 21, 22: FARMINGTON, “The Vagina Monologues” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. $10-$4 778-7387

March 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 21-25: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “Agnes of God” at the theater, 420 Cottage Road. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $20-$15 799-7337

March 21: SEBAGO, “The Three Aliens Radio Show” and “Space Burger and Duwakado Space Camp, Episode I” will be performed at 8 p.m. at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114. $10 642-3743

March 22: FARMINGTON, the Easter drama “The Sacrifice” will be performed at 7 p.m. at Farmington Baptist Church.

March 22: FARMINGTON, a dinner/theater production will be performed at 4 and 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue Middle School. $10 778-3511

Films

March 20: AUGUSTA, “Hard Work,” a film about laboring women in 19th-century Maine, will be shown at 7 p.m. at Augusta City Hall, 16 Cony St. 626-2385

March 20: LEWISTON, “The Colonial Misunderstanding” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge.

March 21: MEXICO, an Easter movie will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Green Church. Free 364-4440

Lectures

March 20: AUGUSTA, Jay Adams, former executive director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, will speak on “The Farmer’s Year: Maine Agriculture Into the 19th Century” at 7 p.m. at Augusta City Hall, 16 Cony St. 626-2385

March 20: BLUE HILL, Dr. Mark McCollough will speak on “Recovering the Canada Lynx in Maine” at 7 p.m. at Marine Environmental Research Institute, 55 Main St. 374-2135

March 20: LEWISTON, Tess Gerritsen, a New York Times best-selling author, will speak on “I’ve Got a Great Idea for a Book! (Or Do I?)” at noon at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. Free 513-3135

March 20: PORTLAND, Professor Blake Harrison will speak about “landscape” and its relevance to the understanding of tourism and rural places in Vermont and across New England, at 7 p.m. at USM Glickman Library. Free 780-4920

March 21: LEWISTON, Arturo Lindsay, professor of art and art history at Atlanta’s Spelman College, will speak about his exhibit at 7 p.m. at Bates College Skelton Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. 786-8376

March 22: TOPSHAM, Topsham artist Vivian Wixom will speak at 11 a.m. at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. 725-1727


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