Besides the many offerings of the Great Falls Balloon Festival in the Twin Cities’ downtown area, many other events will be happening this weekend. Here are a few:

Friday, Aug. 15

• An evening with guitarist Bill Frisell at 5:30 and 8 p.m. at The Maple Room on Park Street in Lewiston, 866-901-1036.

• NWA Pro Wrestling at 8 p.m. at the Carriage House Café, Route 4, Livermore/Turner line, 897-5880.

• Community Little Theatre’s production of the high-energy musical “Footloose” at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Lewiston Middle School Auditorium. FMI: Call 783-0958.

Saturday, Aug. 16

• Mount Apatite farm gala at 171 Hatch Road in Auburn. Gardens, volley ball, camping available. Sit on the hill and watch the hot-air balloons. Live music from 1 p.m. until late evening. Dinner buffet at 6 p.m. $10. FMI:

• A Venetian benefit auction at McLaughlin Garden in South Paris at 5:30 p.m. This year’s theme honors Italy and all the romance of Venice. The barn is transformed. Live music, food by Good Food Store in Bethel and bidding on items ranging from gift certificates to vacations around the world. For ticket information, call 743-8820.

• The Friends of the Auburn Public Library used paperback book sale of fiction titles from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More than 3,000 mass market and trade paperbacks novels. Proceeds support APL’s collections, services and programs. For more information, call 333-6640.

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