July 24: AUBURN, Potpourri will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Auburn Mall center court. 786-2977

July 24, 31: AUBURN, pianist Mary Murphy will perform jazz and blues at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

July 24, 26, 27: BRUNSWICK, the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Studzinski Recital Hall. Free/Donations 373-1444

July 24: CAMDEN, Kindling Stone, a Nashville duo, will perform at 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. Free/Donations 236-3440

July 24-27: CORNISH, the Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival will be held at the Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, off Route 25. $60-$22 625-8656

July 24-27: FARMINGTON, Maine Jazz Camp performances will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at UMF Roberts Learning Center. 778-7758

July 24-Aug. 2: FRYEBURG, Music for Summer Evenings will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Fryeburg Academy. $12/$6 603-367-8661

July 24, 25: GREENE, the Mollyockett Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday and at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday at Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free 946-5311

July 24-27: HIRAM, the Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival will be held at Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds. $60-$22 625-8656

July 24: LEWISTON, Carolyn Currie will perform contemporary folk at noon at Fountain Park, Mill Street. 782-7228

July 24: LEWISTON, singer/songwriter Mary Kaye and her comic cohort, Von Wienerschnitzel, will perform at 6 p.m. at Bates College Florence Keigwin Amphitheater at Lake Andrews. Free 786-6400

July 24, Aug. 7: LIVERMORE FALLS, Nickles & Dimes will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229

July 24: PORTLAND, a jazz and poetry jam will be held at 6 p.m. at Addison Woolley Gallery, 87 Market St. 775-0678

July 24: RANGELEY, the David Munnelly Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Theater, Main Street. $10 864-5000

July 24, 30, 31: ROCKPORT, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. at Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. $35-$8 236-2823

July 24-27: STONINGTON, the eighth annual Deer Isle Jazz Festival will be held at the Stonington Opera House. 367-2788

July 25: AUBURN, Carole Wise will perform on the acoustic guitar at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

July 25: BAR HARBOR, the Bar Harbor Festival String Orchestra will perform at 8:15 p.m. at Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert St. 288-5744

July 25: BATH, Matt Fogg, vocals/keyboard, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Solo Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

July 25: BOOTHBAY, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform a chamber concert at 6 p.m. at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 132 Botanical Gardens Drive. 633-4333

July 25-Aug. 1: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin International Music Festival will be held Friday and Wednesday evenings at Bowdoin College Crooker Theater. $20-$35 373-1444

July 25, 26, 27: DIXFIELD, the annual Banjos to Bagpipes Youth Scholarship Weekend will be held at Maine Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2. Free 645-7531

July 25: LEWISTON, the “Sounds of the Cities” benefit concert will be held at 7 p.m. at Lewiston High School Green Ladle Cafe, 156 East Ave. $7

July 25: LEWISTON, Full Contact Kitty will perform indie music at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

July 25: PORTLAND, Tift Merritt will perform at 9 p.m. at the Big Easy, 55 Market St. $10/$12 838-5552

July 25: PORTLAND, songwriter Donna Hughes will perform at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. $10/$12 761-1757

July 26: AUBURN, the Distributors will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 83 Court St. 333-3041

July 26: BETHEL, the W.S. Ripley Band Festival, featuring five bands, will be held at the Bethel Historical Society Regional History Center. Free 824-2908

July 26: FREEPORT, Buddy Holly’s original Crickets will perform ’50s rock ‘n’ roll at 7:30 p.m. at L.L. Bean Discovery Park. 1-877-755-2326

July 26: HARRISON, Butch Thompson will perform jazz at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $20 583-6747

July 26: LEWISTON, Just Us will perform at a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $12/$10 689-2000

July 26: LEWISTON, Greene and Bosse will perform blues at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

July 26: NEW GLOUCESTER, Kindling Stone, a Nashville duo, will perform at 7 p.m. at Sabbathday Lake Meeting House. $15 926-4597

July 26: PORTLAND, recording artist David Olney will perform with multi-instrumentalist Sergio Webb at One Longfellow Square.

July 27: AUBURN, the African Children’s Choir will perform at 6 p.m. at East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Ave. Free/Donations

July 27: BAR HARBOR, the Bar Harbor Festival String Orchestra will perform at 8:15 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Club, 111 West St. 288-5744

July 27: BATH, the Bowdoin International Music Festival Sunday concerts will be held at 2 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $5 442-8637

July 27: BETHEL, Lolalee and the Country Bandits will perform at 4 p.m. at the Bethel Gazebo.

July 27: DIXFIELD, Sammy Angel will present a gospel concert at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene. Free/Donations 562-7828

July 27: FARMINGTON, Village Harmony, teen world music ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. $6/$5

July 27: FRYEBURG, “Music for Sunday Afternoons” will be held Sundays at 7:30 p.m. at Bion Cram Library, off Bradley Street. $12/$6 603-367-8661

July 27: LIVERMORE FALLS, the Emmanuel Assembly of God concert will be held at 6 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo.

July 27: OLD ORCHARD BEACH, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform a chamber concert at 6 p.m. at Salvation Army Pavilion, 17 Prospect St. 934-2024

July 28: LEWISTON, instrumental and improv jazz night will be held every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Maple Room, 22 Park St.

Dance

July 24: LEWISTON, Movement (R)evolution Africa will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Recital Hall. $5 786-6161

July 24: WINTHROP, “Best of Broadway” dance camp participants will perform at 7 p.m. at Winthrop High School Performing Arts Center. 377-9686

July 25, 26: LEWISTON, a dance performance titled “Africa/NOW” with world-renowned dancers/choreographers Nora Chipaumire and Gregory Magoma will be presented at 8 p.m. at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre. $20/$12 786-6161

July 25: MECHANIC FALLS, Roadhouse will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

July 25: PARIS, the Jones Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5

July 25, Aug. 1, 8: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

July 25: RUMFORD, Good Stuff will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, Waldo Street.

July 26: MECHANIC FALLS, the Record Family will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

July 26: PARIS, Lolalee and the Country Bandits will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the Paris American Legion Hall, Church Street. $6

July 27: LEWISTON, Steve and the Good Old Boys 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

July 24: PARIS, the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival will present “Music for Kids” at 1 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. $4/$2 583-6747

July 24: RUMFORD, Fun Day with games and face-painting will be held at 3 p.m. at Rumford Public Library, 58 Rumford Ave. 364-3661

July 25: RUMFORD, a picnic in the park with Addy Fuller will be held at noon at Rumford Public Library, 58 Rumford Ave. 364-3661

Special

July 24, 25: BRIDGTON, the fifth annual Camp Show, celebrating the artwork of many summer camps in the area, will be featured at Bridgton Art Guild and Gallery 302. 647-2787

July 24: FARMINGTON, the Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Home and Garden Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Farmington and Wilton area. $30 778-4726

July 24: HARRISON, comedian Bob Marley will perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $20 583-6747

July 24-Aug. 16: KITTERY, the 19th annual Museum of Old York Decorator Show House will be held at The Ledges, 36 Pocahontas Road. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday-Saturday, until 7 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. $20 363-4974

July 24, 31: MECHANIC FALLS, karaoke night will be held at 7 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $6 345-3211

July 25-27: AUGUSTA, the 31st annual Maine Quilts Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Augusta Civic Center. $8 415-4417

July 25, 26, 27, Aug. 1, 2, 3: BOOTHBAY, Thomas the Tank Engine will be featured at Boothbay Railway Village. $18 633-4727

July 25, 26: BRIDGTON, the Art in Bloom event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Gallery 302, 38 Main St. 647-2787

July 25, 26: BROWNFIELD, comedian Paula Poundstone will perform at 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. $42 1-866-227-6523

July 25, 26, Aug. 1, 2: CAMDEN, the Camden Daylily Gardens Open Garden Days will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 13 Mill St. 236-4085

July 25: FARMINGTON, Farmington Art in the Park will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Meetinghouse Park.

July 25: FARMINGTON, a strawberry festival and bake sale will be held from noon to 6:30 p.m. at the United Way office, 232 Broadway. 778-5048

July 25: HARRISON, Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Company will perform at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $18/$12 583-6747

July 25: LEWISTON, an opening reception featuring painter Kate Cargile, photographer Katrina Kent and blacksmith Hunter Matthews will be held at 7 p.m. at Captive Elements Art House, 25 Landry Road. 786-3606

July 25, 26, 27: NEWRY, the ninth annual Maine European Motorcycle Meet will be held at Sunday River Jordan Grand. 875-2113

July 25: NORWAY, an open-mic night will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $3 935-4505

July 25: PORTLAND, comedian Joey Carrol will perform at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

July 25, 26: RANGELEY, the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum Logging Festival will be held at the museum, Route 16. 864-5595

July 26: BELFAST, the Belfast Marine Heritage Festival 2008 will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Waterfront Heritage Park. 322-5735

July 26: BRIDGTON, a psychic fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Maine Center for Spiritual Enrichment, 328 Main St. 647-5799

July 26: FARMINGTON, a strawberry festival, with entertainment, food and artisans will be held on Broadway in downtown Farmington.

July 26: FRYEBURG, a Passion for Pets Animal Fair will be held at 10 a.m. at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. 603-662-7741

July 26: 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

July 26: GRAY, a program on wood sculpture will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. 657-4977

July 26: NEW SHARON, New Sharon Days with games for kids, food and more will be held at the Congregational Church. 778-3163

July 26: NORWAY, karaoke night will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $6

July 26: NORWAY, “Show Your Colors” parade will be held at 2 p.m. starting on Beal Street. 743-9228

July 26: NORWAY, a silent and live art auction featuring pieces from the private collection of Richard G. Durnin will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lajos Matolcsy Arts Center. 739-6161

July 26: OLD ORCHARD BEACH, the Seaside Art Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memorial Park. 934-7712

July 26, 27: OWLS HEAD, the Aerobatics Show and Military Aircraft Event will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St. $15/$6 594-4418

July 26: PARIS, comedian Tom Murphy will perform at 8 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road. $12-$8 743-8452

July 26: PORTLAND, the sixth annual Greater Portland Festival of Nations will be held from 2 to 8:30 p.m. at Deering Oaks Park, corner of Deering and Park avenues.

July 26: WINTHROP, the 45th annual Summer Fair will be held at 9 a.m. at Winthrop Congregational Church, corner of Main and Bowdoin streets. 377-2063

July 26: WISCASSET, an antiques show and sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1811 Old Jail, Federal Street. 882-6817

July 27: AUBURN, a strawberry festival will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 588 Minot Ave. $2.50 782-2856

July 27, Aug. 3, 10: BRIDGTON, an open-mic night will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Cafe DeCarlo. 647-4596

July 27: HARPSWELL, the Harpswell Festival with music, parade, food, games and arts and crafts will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Mitchell Field, Route 123. 833-0562

July 27: LEWISTON, a chili-barbecue cook-off will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Root Cellar, 89 Birch St. 782-3659

July 27: OXFORD, Family Fun Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Thompson Fish and Game, Paine Road.

July 27: PEAKS ISLAND, an antique appraisal day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave. $5 766-3330

July 27: POLAND, the third annual 5K Run by the Lake will be held at 8:30 a.m. at Tripp Lake. 333-1870

July 27: UNITY, the sixth annual Fishing for Scholarships tournament will be held at 7:30 a.m. at Lake Winnecook at Unity Pond. 948-3131

Theater

July 24-Aug. 2: ARUNDEL, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” will be performed at the Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road. $35-$24 985-5552

July 24, 25, 26: BAR MILLS, the Originals will perform “Salt Water Moon” at 7:30 p.m. at Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. 929-6472

July 24-26: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, “Indoor/Outdoor,” a comedy, will be performed at 8 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $20/$24 633-6855

July 24-Aug. 2: BRUNSWICK, Brunswick Music Theatre will perform “All Shook Up” at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater, Maine Street and Old Bath Road. $52-$29 725-8769

July 24-27: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “Rabbit Hole” at the theater, 14 School St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. $18 729-8584

July 24-Aug. 23: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will perform “Arsenic and Old Lace” at Cumston Hall. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. July 24, Aug. 2, 8, 19 and 23, 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and 2 p.m. Aug. 6, 16 and 20. $26-$20 933-9999

July 24-Aug. 9: OGUNQUIT, “The Producers” will be performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 or 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $58-$39 646-5511

July 24, 26: PORTLAND, PORTopera will present “Romeo and Juliette” at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. 842-0800

July 24-27: SEBAGO, “Into the Woods,” a musical fairy tale, will be performed at Schoolhouse Arts Center, corner of Routes 114 and 35. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. 642-3743

July 24, 25, 26: TOPSHAM, the Midcoast Youth Theater will perform “Grease” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Ararat High School, Eagle’s Way. $10/$8 233-3899

July 24, 25, 26: VIENNA, the Vienna Historical Society will present three humorous plays at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Vienna Union Hall. $5/$2

July 25-27: FREEPORT, the Freeport Community Players will perform “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at Freeport Performing Arts Center, Holbrook Street. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 865-2220

July 25-Aug. 22: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will perform “The Merchant of Venice” at Cumston Hall. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. July 25, 26, 31, Aug. 7, 15, 20 and 22, 7 p.m. July 27 and 2 p.m. Aug. 9. $26-$20 933-9999

July 26, 27: FARMINGTON, “A House Divided,” a musical drama set in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia during the last 10 days of the Civil War, will be performed at 7 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 268 Perham St. 778-9696

Films

July 24-27: BRUNSWICK, “Just Maine Folk” will be shown at Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 725-3120

July 24, 31: NORWAY, a film series about food sources and issues will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Commons, 443 Main St. Donations 597-2556

July 25: AUBURN, “Under Our Skin,” a film about Lyme disease, will be shown at 7 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 344-0026

Books

July 24: BRUNSWICK, Emerging Maine writers Elise Juska and Christian Barter will present readings at 1 p.m. at Bowdoin College Moulton Union. 780-5072

July 24: BRUNSWICK, novelist and short fiction writer Elise Juska, poet Christian Barter and memoir writer Jared Coffin will give readings at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Moulton Union. 780-5072

July 24: PARIS, William D. Andrews, author of “Stealing History,” will sign copies of his book at 7 p.m. at the Paris Hill Historical Society building, 48 Tremont St. 688-6290

July 25: BRUNSWICK, nonfiction writer and memoir writer Maria Flook and poet Major Jackson will present readings at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Moulton Union. 780-5072

July 26: FARMINGTON, author J. Bean Palmer and illustrator Melanie Therrien will sign copies of their book, “The Cape Cod Witch and the Pirate’s Treasure,” and Therrien will paint an illustration for the next book in the “Cape Cod Witch” series at 11:30 a.m. at Devaney, Doak & Booksellers, 193 Broadway. 778-3454

Lectures

July 24: PORTLAND, Christina Bechstein, assistant professor of sculpture at Maine College of Art, will speak on “Making it Public: Why Public Art Matters,” at 7 p.m. at South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road. 773-0700

July 25: LEWISTON, Kathryn Beausang will speak on “Creative Jewelry Design” at 6:30 p.m. at L/A Arts Gallery 5, 49 Lisbon St. Free 782-7228

July 25: SKOWHEGAN, Sina Najafi will speak at 8:30 p.m. at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Art School Road. 474-9345

July 26: HARRISON, author Julie Spencer-Fleming will speak about her latest book, “I Shall Not Want” at 10 a.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Donations 583-6747


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