Concerts

Aug. 1: AUBURN, guitarist Lindsey Montana will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Wine Bar, 84 Court St. 333-3041

Aug. 1: BATH,
Rick Marsters, trumpet/flugelhorn, and Jeff Witherall, keyboard, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Solo Bistro, 128 Front ST. 443-3373

Aug. 1: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, the Northern Lights will perform bluegrass at 8 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $20-$10 633-6855

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

Aug. 1, 2: FRYEBURG, Music for Summer Evenings will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Fryeburg Academy. $12/$6 603-367-8661

Aug. 1: LEWISTON, the Third Man Jazz Trio will perform at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Aug. 1, 2: RANGELEY, Diva Concert Nights will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Club House, Main Street. $10

Aug. 1: ROCKLAND, Suzy Bogguss will perform at 8 p.m. at the Maine Lobster Festival.

Aug. 2: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Butch Thompson will perform on the piano and clarinet at 8 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $20/$23 633-6855

Aug. 2: FREEPORT, singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile with special guest, Jason Spooner, will perform contemporary rock at 7:30 p.m. at L.L. Bean Discovery Park. 1-877-755-2326

Aug. 2: HARRISON, Dave Mallet will perform at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $20 583-6747

Aug. 2: LEWISTON, Jesse Ray Carter will perform blues at 8 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Aug. 2: SCARBOROUGH,
Hieroglyphics, Oakland hip hop collective, will perform at 2 p.m. at Scarborough Bull Moose, 456 Payne Road. 775-2126

Aug. 2: SIDNEY, a Summer Pops Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at New England Music Camp, Route. 23. $15 465-3025

Aug. 2: STONINGTON, flamenco performers Sam Lardner and Juanito Pascual will be featured at 7 p.m. at the Stonington Opera House. $15 367-2788

Aug. 3: BAR MILLS,
Richard Conrad will perform Gershwin songs at 3 p.m. at Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. $14/$12 929-6472

Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25: LEWISTON, summer jazz jam and improv night will be held every Monday from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Maple Room, 22 Park St. 1-866-901-1036

Aug. 4, 11: LIVERMORE FALLS,
Terry Moore will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229

Aug. 4: POLAND SPRING, Gary Sredzienski will perform on the accordion at 7 p.m. at All Souls Chapel. $5 998-4142

Aug. 5, 19: FARMINGTON,
Seminole Wind and Arizona Rose will perform the first and third Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the park gazebo, Main Street, in downtown Farmington.

Aug. 5, 12: HARRISON, a Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $20 583-6747

Aug. 5: LIVERMORE FALLS, Silver and Gold will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls Gazebo. 897-3229

Aug. 6: AUBURN, the Auburn Community Band will perform big band and dance music at 7 p.m. at Festival Plaza, Main Street. 333-6601

Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27: BATH, Alison Lee Freeman will present “Singing Our History in the City of Ships” every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $10 371-2404

Aug. 6: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, folk legend Tom Rush will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $26/$22 633-5159

Aug. 6: LEWISTON, Ray Cornils will perform on the Casavant organ at 12:15 p.m. at the Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Aug. 6, 13: LEWISTON,
women musicians will gather every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Wisdom Center, 97 Blake St. 784-0155

Aug. 6: PARIS, the Delta Knights will perform at 6 p.m. at Moore Park. 743-2501

Aug. 6: ROCKLAND, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. $35-$8 236-2823

Aug. 6: ROUND POND, Brunswick songwriter Jud Caswell will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Little Brown Church, Route 32. $12 529-5438

Aug. 7: AUBURN,
the Jerks of Grass will perform bluegrass music at noon at Festival Plaza, Main Street. 782-7228

Aug. 7: AUBURN, Tinpanic Steel Drum Band will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Auburn Mall center court, 550 Center St. 786-2977

Aug. 7: LEWISTON,
the Blue Hill Brass Quintet will perform at 6 p.m. at Bates College Florence Keigwin Amphitheater at Lake Andrews. Free 786-6400

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

Aug. 7: ROCKPORT, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. $35-$8 236-2823

Dance

Aug. 1, 2: LEWISTON, Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre. $20/$12 786-6161

Aug. 1, 8, 15: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

Aug. 1: TURNER, a summer dance, with music by classic rock band Obsessions, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Fore Seasons Restaurant, Route 117. $3/$5 224-7090

Aug. 1: WEST MINOT, the Jones Band will play at an old-fashioned benefit dance at 7 p.m. at the West Minot Grange Hall. 345-3040

Aug. 2: PORTLAND, Art Moves Dance Company will perform at One Longfellow Square. 761-1757

Aug. 3: 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

Aug. 4, 11: DRESDEN, a country western line and partner dance will be held at 7 p.m. at Dresden Masonic Hall, Route 127. $3 622-4884

Aug. 6, 13: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall. 786-0003

Aug. 6, 13: PORTLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

Aug. 7, 8: LEWISTON, “Different Voices” concert will be held as part of the Bates Dance Festival at 8 p.m. at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre. $20/$12 786-6161

Aug. 7, 14: PORTLAND, salsa and swing dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

Kids

Aug. 1: MONMOUTH, Jim Nutting of the Butterfly and Insect Museum in Lisbon Falls will present a program on insects and arachnids at 2 p.m. at Cumston Public Library. 933-4788

Aug. 1: RUMFORD,
a “Teddy Bear Picnic in the Park” will be held at noon at Rumford Public Library.

Aug. 2: BETHEL,
the Maine State Kids’ Triathlon will be held for ages 8 through 14 in Bethel.

Aug. 5: MEXICO, juggling and miming with Charlie Who and his sidekick, Seth, will be held at 10 a.m. at Calvin Lyons Hall, next to the Mexico Public Library. 364-3281

Aug. 5: NEW VINEYARD,
Judy Smith of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will present a program on butterflies at 10:30 a.m. at New Vineyard Public Library. 652-2250

Aug. 6: LEWISTON,
Magical Wonders Entertainment will be presented at 10 a.m. at Raymond Park.

Aug. 6: PARIS,
veteran children’s entertainer Rick Charette will perform at 10 a.m. at Moore Park. 743-2501

Aug. 7: GREENE, the Great Stephan will perform at the annual Children’s Day program at 2 p.m. at the Araxine Wilkins Sayer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free 946-5311

Special

Aug. 1, 2, 3: ANDOVER, Andover Olde Home Days will be held in the Andover area. 392-3822

Aug. 1, 2, 3: BLUE HILLS, the Shangri-La Music and Arts Festival will be held at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds. 667-2200

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

Aug. 1, 2: BUCKFIELD, jugglers Shane Miclon and Aaron Dewitt will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Oddfellow Theater, Route 117. $12-$6 336-3306

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

Aug. 1: HARRISON, Susan Poulin’s “Shutting Up Peggy Lee” will be stage at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $18 583-6747

Aug. 1-3: LEWISTON, the third annual Festival FrancoFun will be held at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, 190 Birch St. $10/$25 783-2009

Aug. 1: LIVERMORE, the annual Livermore birthday party will be held at 6 p.m. at the North Livermore Baptist Church. 897-4222

Aug. 1: PORTLAND,
the Lammas celestial poetry evening will be held at 7 p.m. at USM Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth St. Donations 780-4249

Aug. 1: PORTLAND, the First Friday Art Walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Portland area. 772-0405

Aug. 1-3: ROCKLAND,
the annual Maine Lobster Festival, with maritime displays and demonstrations, arts and crafts, contests, food and entertainment, will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Harbor Park. 596-0376

Aug. 1: SKOWHEGAN, comedian Mike Armstrong will perform at 8 p.m. at Skowhegan Opera House, 225 Water St. $15 649-2524

Aug. 2: ANDOVER, the fourth annual Andover Olde Home Days road race will be held at Andover Elementary School. 364-3180

Aug. 2: ANDOVER, the 57th annual flower show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Historical Society Building.

Aug. 2: BATH,
the second annual Paint Bath and More fundraiser will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Winter Street Church. $15 442-8455

Aug. 2: CASCO, comedienne Karen Morgan will perform at a benefit at 7:30 p.m. at Casco Village Church. $15

Aug. 2: FREEPORT, a Creative Arts sidewalk show and sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street. 865-4341

Aug. 2: GRAY,
a program on the life of the honey bee will be presented from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. 287-3303

Aug. 2-17: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will hold its annual silent auction at 796 Main St. 933-2952

Aug. 2: OGUNQUIT, the Ogunquit Art Association art auction will be held at 7 p.m. at the Barn Gallery, Shore Road and Bourne Lane. 646-8400

Aug. 2, 3: OXFORD, the 30th annual Norway-Paris Lions Club auto show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oxford Fairgrounds, Pottle Road.

Aug. 2: PARIS,
an evening of storytelling with Antonio Rocha, Milbre Burch and guests will be presented at 8 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road. $12-$8 743-8452

Aug. 2: PARIS, the second annual Moore Art – In the Park event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Moore Park. 743-2501

Aug. 2: PARIS, the annual South Paris Universalist Church summer fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Good Cheer Hall, Pine Street. 743-7403

Aug. 2: POWNAL,
the Equus Projects performance/installation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at Chance Encounter Farm, 118 Fickett Road. $10

Aug. 2, 3: STANDISH, the 24th annual St. Joseph Bike to the Breakwater bike MS fund-raising event will be held at St. Joseph’s College, 278 Whites Bridge Road. 781-7960

Aug. 2, 3: WATERVILLE, the 38th annual Mid-State Gem and Mineral Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Mount Merici School, 152 Western Ave. Free 547-3154

Aug. 2: WELD, Jim Clanin, geologist and mining collector, will present a program on gems and minerals at 8 p.m. at Mount Blue State Park Amphitheater.

Aug. 3: BETHEL,
the 17th annual Maine State Triathlon and Aquabike event will be held at 8 a.m. in Bethel. 824-2282

Aug. 3: BOOTHBAY, the Boat Builders Festival with lectures, music, marine exhibits and food will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ocean Point Marina. 633-4818

Aug. 3, 10, 17: BRIDGTON, an open-mic night will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Cafe DeCarlo. 647-4596

Aug. 3: RANGELEY, Jennifer Perry will present a program on owls at 1 p.m. at Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road. 864-5360

Aug. 3-9: TOPSHAM,
the annual Topsham Fair with agricultural exhibits, carnival, harness racing, animal pulling events, 4-H crafts, midway and more will be held at the Topsham Fairgrounds. 729-1943

Aug. 4, 5: FREEPORT, the Circus Smirkus 2008 Big Top Tour will present a show at 1 and 6 p.m. at Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road. 865-3900

Aug. 5: RANGELEY,
the Rangeley Friends of the Arts Home and Garden Tour will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., with a silent auction at 4:15 p.m. at the Country Club Inn.

Aug. 5, 6: STONINGTON,
award-winning journalist Alicia Anstead will present readings at the Stonington Opera House. 367-2788

Aug. 6-9: BETHEL, the second annual Maine Performing Arts Festival will be held on Broad Street and Church Street.

Aug. 7-10: CUMBERLAND,
the 39th annual Cumberland Craft Show will be held at the Cumberland Fairgrounds.

Aug. 7: LOVELL, performing artist Randy Judkins will appear at 7 p.m. at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts, Christian Hill Road. $10/$5 925-2792

Aug. 7: LOVELL,
a summer fair titled “Fun the the Sun” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lovell UCC Church, Route 5.

Aug. 7: NAPLES,
the 2008 Naples Public Library House Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $20 693-6841

Aug. 7: ROCKLAND, comedian Tim Sample will perform at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. $25 594-0070

Theater

Aug. 1, 2: ARUNDEL, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” will be performed at the Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road. $35-$24 985-5552

Aug. 1, 2, 3: BATH, Studio Theatre will hold auditions for “Pirates of Penzanze” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. 442-8455

Aug. 1, 2, 3: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “The Three Musketeers” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 14 School St. $12 729-8584

Aug. 1, 2: BRUNSWICK, the Maine State Music Theatre will perform “All Shook Up” at Pickard Theater on the Bowdoin College campus, Maine Street and Old Bath Road. $52-$29 725-8769

Aug. 1: HARRISON, “Shutting Up Peggy Lee” will be performed at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. 595-3060

Aug. 1-21: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will perform “The Winter’s Tale” at Cumston Hall. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1, 6, 13, 14, 16, 21 and 7 p.m. Aug. 3. $26-$20 933-9999

Aug. 1-9: 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

Aug. 1-10: PORTLAND, Fenix Theatre Company will present “Two Gentlemen of Verona” at Deering Oaks Park. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Free 730-2389

Aug. 1-3: SEBAGO, the Schoolhouse Arts Center at Sebago Lake will perform “Sleeping Beauty Kids” at the theater, Route 114. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 2 and 2 p.m. Aug. 3 $10/$12 642-3743

Aug. 1-10: WESTBROOK, Reindeer Theatre Company will present “Kids on Jazz” at the Warren Memorial Library Auditorium, 479 Main St. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $12/$8 857-9002

Aug. 2, 3: AUBURN,
Community Little Theatre’s Summer Youth Workshop will perform “Seussical, Jr.” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Great Falls Performing Arts Center. $10 783-0958

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

Aug. 5-16: ARUNDEL, “Nunsensations! The Nunsense Las Vegas Revue” will be performed at the Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road. $35-$24 985-5552

Aug. 5-22: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will perform “The Three Little Pigs” at Cumston Hall. Showtimes are 2 p.m. Aug. 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21 and 22. $26-$20 933-9999

Aug. 5-23: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will perform “The Mystery of Irma Vep” at Cumston Hall. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5, 9 and 12, 7 p.m. Aug. 17 and 2 p.m. Aug. 13 and 23. $26-$20 933-9999

Aug. 6-24: BRUNSWICK, Maine State Music Theatre will perform “Les Miserables” at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater. $29-$51 725-8769

Aug. 7, 8, 9: BANGOR,
Penobscot Theatre Company will perform “Guys and Dolls” at 6 p.m. at the Bangor Opera House. 942-3333

Aug. 7, 8: HARRISON, Theatre Festival ’08 will be held at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $20/$10 583-6747

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

Films

Aug. 1-17: BRUNSWICK, “Brother of the Bear” will be shown at Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 725-3120

Aug. 1: WELD, “Shrek III” will be shown at 8 p.m. at the Mount Blue State Park Amphitheater.

Books

Aug. 1, 2: WILTON, a book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nichols Expo Building.

Aug. 2: PARIS, a used-book sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the former Paris Farmers’ Union Store, Main Street and Skillings Avenue. 743-6994

Aug. 2: PARIS, Barbara Payne, author of “Behind Closed Doors,” will sign copies of her book at 10 a.m. at West Paris Library. 674-2004

Aug. 2: PARIS, a used-book sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Paris Library. 674-2004

Aug. 4: RANGELEY, John Christie, author of “The Story of Sugarloaf,” will sign copies of his book at 7 p.m. at Wilhelm Reich Museum. 864-3443

Lectures

Aug. 1: SKOWHEGAN, Burt Barr will speak at 8:30 p.m. at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Art School Road. 474-9345

Aug. 4: RANGELEY, John Christie will speak on “The Story of Sugarloaf” at 7 p.m. at Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road. 864-3443

Aug. 7: AUGUSTA,
author William Moran will speak at 7 p.m. at UMA Jewett Hall. 626-2385


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