June 26: AUBURN, Fore Front will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Auburn Mall center court, Center Street. 786-2977

June 26: 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 St. 333-3041

June 26: AUBURN, Lindsey Montana and Mike Krapovicky will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff, corner of Court and Main Street.

June 26-Aug. 1: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin International Music Festival will be held Friday and Wednesday evenings at Bowdoin College Crooker Theater. $20-$35 373-1444

June 26: LEWISTON, Byran Ouellette will perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at DaVinci’s, 150 Mill St. 782-2088

June 26: LIVERMORE FALLS, Richard Moreau will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls Gazebo. 897-3229

June 26-28: NEW GLOUCESTER, the Maine Festival of American Music will be held at the United Society of Shakers, 707 Shaker Road. $50-$20 926-4597

June 26: PORTLAND, Lyle Lovett and his band will perform at 8 p.m. at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. $60-$50 842-0800

June 27: AUBURN, Jerry Joe Carrier will perform from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and the Distributors, rock/blues band, will perform at 9 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

June 27: BATH, Dan Glaude, alto sax, and Oliver Watkinson, double bass, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Solo Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

June 27: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Ameranouche, Gypsy jazz trio, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $12/$15 633-6855

June 27, 28: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Dirty McCurdy will perform at Gray’s Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Pier One. 1-800-427-3482

June 27: FARMINGTON, the Bellamy Jazz Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. $7/$6 645-2157

June 27: LEWISTON, Lindsey Montana will perform at 9 p.m. at the Bird Toucan Lounge, behind the Chalet Motel, Lisbon Street, next to Exit 80.

June 27: LEWISTON, the World Flute Trio will perform traditional Irish, Klezmer and Japanese music at 7 p.m. at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. Free 513-3135

June 27: LEWISTON, the Three Point trio will perform jazz music at noon at Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

June 27: LEWISTON, Subject Bias will perform indie rock at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

June 27: LEWISTON, Kevin Sipe will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. at Willy Beans Coffee, 70 Lincoln St. Free

June 27: SKOWHEGAN, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will perform at 8 p.m. at the Skowhegan Opera House, 225 Water St. $20/$22.50649-2524

June 27: WINDHAM, Margaret Becker will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Windham High School Performing Arts Center. $17-$13 893-1289

June 27: WINTER HARBOR, Evergreen will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Hammond Hall, 427 Main St. 963-7670

June 27: WINTERPORT, Stronghold will perform at 7 p.m. at the Winterport Dragway.

June 28: AUBURN, Vegetables by Day will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

June 28: BANGOR, the Gypsy Jazz Trio will perform at 8 p.m. at the Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St. $15/$20 942-3333

June 28: DIXFIELD, Jim Gallant, acoustic guitarist, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Dixfield Coffee House at the Dixfield Congregational Church. $5

June 28: ELLSWORTH, violinist Carrie Rodrigues will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Shangri-La, 192 Main St. $12 667-2200

June 28: FREEPORT, Martin Sexton will perform contemporary rock at 7:30 p.m. at L.L. Bean Discovery Park. 1-877-755-2326

June 28: KINGFIELD, the Kingfield POPS and the Kruger Brothers will perform at the Kennedy Farm, Route 142. $20/$25778-4215

June 28: LEWISTON, the Distributors, rock/blues band, will perform at noon at the L-A Harley Muscular Dystrophy Association benefit, 839 Main St. 786-2822

June 28: LEWISTON, Eric Green Party will perform blues at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

June 28: OXFORD, Ken Fernald will present a gospel concert at 3:30 p.m. at Oxford Congregational Church, King Street. 539-4799

June 28: WATERVILLE, Loki, award-winning modern rockers, will perform at 4 p.m. at Bull Moose at the Elm Plaza, 13 Elm St. 774-2126

June 29: LIVERMORE FALLS, the Emmanuel Assembly of God concert will be held at 6 p.m. at the Livermore Falls Gazebo.

June 29: MECHANIC FALLS, the Down East Country Music Association western division competitions will be held at 10 a.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $6/$5 793-8884

June 29, July 6, 12, 13: SIDNEY, the New England Music Camp “Bowl in the Pines” student concert will be held at 3 p.m. at the camp, Route 23. Free 465-3025

June 29, WEST SUMNER, Christina Tourin will present a harp concert at 6 p.m. at West Sumner Universalist Church. Donations

June 30: BRIDGTON, the Portland Symphony Orchestra “Independence Pops” performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Shawnee Peak. $20-$10 842-0800

June 30-July 28: BRUNSWICK, Beethoven concerts will be held every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Studzinski Recital Hall. $20 725-3895

June 30, July 7: LIVERMORE FALLS, Terry Moore will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls Gazebo. 897-3229

June 30: POLAND SPRING, Jim Gallant will perform at 7 p.m. at All Souls Chapel. $5 998-4142

June 30: PORTLAND, the sixth annual WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular will be held at 6:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. 780-4200

Dance

June 27: 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

June 27: POLAND SPRING, a dinner/dance with music by Vintage will be held at the Poland Spring Resort, 543 Maine St. 998-4351

June 27, July 11: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

June 28: HARTFORD, an evening of dance will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Hartford Town Hall, 1196 Main St. $5/and nonperishable food. 388-2155

June 28; JAY, a benefit dinner/dance will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. $5

June 28: MECHANIC FALLS, Linwood Cash and the Country Ridge Riders will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

June 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. $5 743-5723

June 28, July 5, 12: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. every Saturday at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

June 28: SABATTUS, a dinner/dance with music by the Trio will be held at 5 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $6/$4 375-4850

June 29: LEWISTON, Wild Horse 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

Kids

June 26: PORTLAND, Maine illustrator Jeanie Brett will read her poems at 10:45 a.m. at the Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

June 27: PORTLAND, David Sparks, wildlife rehabilitator, will bring an animal friend at 11 a.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

June 27, 28: TURNER, Central Maine Community Theater will perform “Willy Wonka Jr.,” a two-act adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story that features music from the 1971 film, at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Leavitt Area High School. $5

Special

June 26-July 4: AUGUSTA, the 31st annual Whatever Family Festival with music, sports tournaments, races, dancing, fireworks and parades will be held in the Gardiner, Augusta and surrounding towns.

June 26-29: FREEPORT, the Maine Arts Workshop Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Show will be held outdoors at 39 School St. 831-2759

June 26: LOVELL, “The Early Evening Show” with Mike Miclon will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts, Christian Hill Road. $10/$5 650-3978

June 26: MECHANIC FALLS, karaoke night will be held at 7 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $6 345-3211

June 26: NEW GLOUCESTER, a strawberry festival will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the New Gloucester Congregational Church vestry, Gloucester Hill Road. 926-3188

June 26: PORTLAND, the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual benefit fashion show at 6 p.m. at the Marriott at Sable Oaks. $40 879-3486

June 26-28: PORTLAND, the annual Greek Heritage Festival with Greek cuisine, live music and traditional dancing will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Pleasant St.

June 27-29: BIDDEFORD, the 26th annual La Kermesse Franco-American Festival will be held at St. Louis Field at West and Prospect streets. 946-7079

June 27: BRUNSWICK, a strawberry festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St. 725-2588

June 27, 28, 29: FARMINGTON, the 13th annual Antique Tractor Festival of the Maine Antique Tractors Club will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Farmington Fairgrounds, High Street. $5/$2 892-4946

June 27, 28: HEBRON, a benefit yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 909 Buckfield Road. 212-4974

June 27, 28: MADRID, a yard and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Raymond Plog residence, Route 4. 639-5281

June 27: NORWAY, an open-mic night will be held at 7 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $3 935-4505

June 27: PORTLAND, comedian Larry Norton will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

June 27: STRONG, Pierpole festivities with children’s activities, parade and more will be held in Strong.

June 28, 29: AUBURN, the Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Field Day will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday and ending 2 p.m. Sunday at the Park Avenue School. 514-0202

June 28: BETHEL, the Bethel Rotary Club annual auction and yard sale will be held at 8 a.m. for yard sale and 6:30 p.m. for the auction at Telstar High School. 875-2364

June 28: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Humorist Tim Sample will perform at 8 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $18/$22 633-5159

June 28: FARMINGTON, a Maine pie judging contest and auction will be held at Farmington Fairgrounds. 645-2568

June 28: FARMINGTON, a yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, School Street. 778-6761

June 28: FARMINGTON, playwright Madeleine George will read from her new novel “Looks” at 3:30 p.m. at Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers, 193 Broadway. 778-3454

June 28: GARDINER, the Historical Homes of Gardiner tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Gardiner area. $20 582-3312

June 28: GARDINER, a Stand-Up Comedy Showcase will be held at 8 p.m. at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St. $11 582-7144

June 28: GRAY, Ron Carlson will present chain saw art at Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. 287-3303

June 28: HARPSWELL, a holistic fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Merriconeag Grange Hall. 428-4448

June 28: KINGFIELD, the Downtown Arts Festival featuring 30-plus artists and artisans and live music will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the downtown. 778-4215

June 28: LIVERMORE, a benefit lawn sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Livermore Baptist Church, 555 Federal Road. 897-6951

June 28: MEXICO, a summer lawn sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mexico United Church of Christ (Green Church) in downtown Mexico.

June 28: NORWAY, the Norway Business Association All-American celebration “Show Your Colors” parade will be held at 2 p.m. starting at Cottage and Main streets.

June 28: NORWAY, the Norway Business Association auction will be held at 5 p.m. at Beal’s Tavern parking lot, corner of Cottage and Main Streets.

June 28: NORWAY, Karaoke night will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $6

June 28: OXFORD, Dozer Days, a hands-on construction equipment expo, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oxford County Fairgrounds, off Route 26. $10 743-9700

June 28: OXFORD, an antique appraisal event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kay House Museum, Pleasant Street. $5 743-2621

June 28, 29: OXFORD, a benefit lawn sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crestholm Farm, Route 26, Pigeon Hill, 167 Main St. 539-2616

June 28, 29: OXFORD, a ham radio field day will be held at 2 p.m. at His Place Teen Center, 254 Webber Brook Road. 557-8460

June 28: PARIS, Michael Menes will present juggling, acts of balance and physical illusions at 8 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road. $12-$8 743-8452

June 28: POLAND SPRING, a strawberry festival will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Poland Spring Resort Inn, Route 26. 998-4364

June 28: RANGELEY, a benefit motorcycle poker run will be held at 8 a.m. in Rangeley.

June 28: ROCKLAND, the “Maine in America” summer gale will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. 596-6457

June 28: ROCKPORT, “Wegman Works,” an all-day visual arts festival celebrating the work of photographer, artist and filmmaker William Wegman, will be held at the harbor village. 236-4404

June 28: RUMFORD, the fourth annual River Valley four race challenge series will be held at 9 a.m. at Black Mountain of Maine. 562-7172

June 28: SACO, the 38th annual Saco Sidewalk Arts Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Saco. 286-3546

June 28, 29: STRATTON, Family Fun Days will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Stratton area. 246-3372

June 28: WATERFORD, a benefit Chinese auction and yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Waterford Fairgrounds, Green Road. 583-4146

June 28: WILTON, a missions yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Union Church.

June 28: WINDHAM, award-winning artists from more than 20 states and countries will present visual art, music, dance, drama and poetry at 3 p.m. at Windham High School Performing Arts Center, 406 Gray Road. $15 892-5886

June 29: BATH, the “Blessing of the Rides,” with antique, classic, hot rods and custom cars and trucks, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the City of Bath Library Park, 33 Summer St. 729-7736

June 29, July 6, 13: BRIDGTON, an open-mic night will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Cafe DeCarlo. 647-4596

June 29: PORTLAND, the second induction of the Portland Players Hall of Fame will be held at 4 p.m. at the Thomas Room, 729 Broadway. $10 799-9852

Theater

June 26-July 12: ARUNDEL, “Beauty and the Beast” will be performed at the Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road. $35-$24 985-5552

June 26-July 12: BRUNSWICK, Maine State Music Theatre will perform “The Producers” at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater, Maine Street and Old Bath Road. $51-$29 725-8769

June 26, 27, 28: HALLOWELL, Gaslight Theater will perform “Bye, Bye, Birdie” at Hallowell City Hall, 1 Winthrop St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $10/$8 626-3698

June 26, 27, 28, 29: HARRISON, “In Good Spirits,” a musical comedy about ghosts, an old theater and a small town in Maine, will be performed at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Showtimes are 8 p.m. June 26, 27 and 28 and 2 p.m. June 28 and 29. $14/$9 583-6747

June 26, 27, 28, 29: NORWAY, the Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association will perform “Almost, Maine” at the Norway Grange Hall, 15 Whitman St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. June 26, 27 and 28 and 2 p.m. June 29. $10/$8 743-8927

June 26-July 12: OGUNQUIT, “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” will be performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 or 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $58-$39 646-5511

June 27, 28: TURNER, Central Maine Community Theater will perform “Willy Wonka Jr.,” a two-act adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story that features music from the 1971 film, at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Leavitt Area High School. $5

Films

June 26-July 6: BRUNSWICK, “The Sailor’s Sacrifice”will be shown at Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 725-3120

Books

June 27: NORWAY, Patricia Probert Gott, author of “Cowgirl Days,” will sign copies of her book from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Books N Things, 430 Main St. 739-6200

June 28: POLAND, Booty Goldberry, author of “Scaredy-Cat, I’m Not,” will sign copies of her book from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Poland Spring Inn Resort.

Lectures

June 27: SKOWHEGAN, Andrea Fraser will speak at 8:30 p.m. at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Art School Road. 474-9345

June 29: PORTLAND, Chicago performance artists Stan Shellabarger and Dutes Miller will speak on “Pink Tube” at 8 p.m. at the Maine State Pier. 828-5600


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