Music
June 26: AUBURN, Mark “Guitar” Miller will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Holly’s Own Deli and Restaurant, 84 Court St. 333-3041
June 26-Sept. 6: DIXFIELD, Maine Countryfolk
Music Theatre will present a jam session on Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m.
and traditional country, gospel, folk and bluegrass jam session Sundays
noon to 6 p.m. at the theater, U.S. Route 2. 645-7531


June 26: GREENE, vocalist Mary Murphy will perform at 2 and 7 p.m. at Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. 945-5311
June 26: LEWISTON, Chriss Sutherland of Portland will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344
June 26, 27: NEW GLOUCESTER,
the Maine Festival of American Music “It’s Roots and Traditions” will
be held at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. $50-$20 926-4597
June 26: NORWAY, an open-mic night will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $3 935-4505
June 26: PORTLAND, AudioBody will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Portland Performing Arts Center, 25A Forest Ave. 846-3826
June 26: PORTLAND, the Colorblind Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343
June 26: RANGELEY, the Rangeley Friends of the Arts will hold
auditions for the summer “Diva Nights” at 6 p.m. at Church of the Good
Shepherd Undercroft. 864-5346
June 26, 27: WESTBROOK, the Distributors will perform at 9 p.m. at Zackery’s at Holiday Inn in Westbrook. $3 1-800-439-9473
June 27:  AUBURN, tryouts for the next “American Idol” will be
held at 10 a.m. for open auditions and 1 p.m. for the finalists at the
Auburn Mall, 550 Center St. 347-7313
June 27: BATH,
Christian Cuff will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $20-$16 442-8455
June 27: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, the April Verch Band will perform at 8 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $15/$18 633-5159
June 27: FREEPORT, Madeleine Peyroux will perform at 7:30 p.m. at L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Main Street. 552-6046
June 27, 28:  JEFFERSON, the Maine Academy of Country Music country music weekend will be held at Broken Acres, 160 Valley Road. $8/$10 549-7438
June 27: KINGFIELD,

the seventh annual Kingfield POPS and Festival of the Arts will be held
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kennedy Farm, Route 142. $20/$25 778-4215
June 27:  LEWISTON, Argyle Effect of New York City will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344
June 27, July 11: LIVERMORE FALLS,
Off the Hill will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls Gazebo. 897-3229
June 27: NEW GLOUCESTER, the Portland String Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. at the Shaker Meeting House. $25/$20 926-4597
June 27:  NORWAY, karaoke night will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $6
June 27: UNITY,

Colley, Deupree and Lyons, surviving members of Morphine, will perform
at 8 p.m. at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts. $15 948-3131
June 28: BAR MILLS, the Longfellow Trio will perform at 3 p.m. at the Old White Church. $14-$12 929-6472
June 28:  BOWDOINHAM, Maybe Utah, indie rock act, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Bowdoinham waterfront concert series. 729-3362
June 28, July 5, 12: GRAY,

an open mic/blues jam will be held every Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at
Tailgate Bar and Grill, 61 Portland Road, Route 100. 657-7973
June 28, July 5, 12: LEWISTON, karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 551 Lincoln St. 777-1155
June 28: LIVERMORE, Dianne Hirsh will perform at 9 a.m. at the North Livermore Baptist Church. 897-6951
June 28: PORTLAND, Slaid Cleaves will perform at 7 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, 76 Congress St. 775-5568
June 29: HALLOWELL, Slaid Cleaves will perform at 8:15 p.m. at Slate’s Restaurant, 167 Water St. 622-9575
June 29, July 6: LIVERMORE FALLS, Glory Bound with Terry Moore will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls Gazebo. 897-3229
June 30, July 7: FARMINGTON, Arizona Rose and Seminole Wind
will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Meeting House gazebo in
downtown Farmington. 778-3424
June 30: LEWISTON, Bua,
a quintet of young musicians, will perform Celtic music at 7
p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $10 689-2000
June 30, July 3, 7: LIVERMORE FALLS, Silver and Gold will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229
July 1: AUBURN, the Auburn Community Band will perform “Patriotic Music” at 7 p.m. at Festival Plaza, Main Street. 333-6601
July 1-Aug. 5: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin
International Music Festival, featuring a varied repertoire of
traditional and modern works, will be held every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
at Bowdoin College Crooker Theater. $25/$5 725-3895
July 1:  CARTHAGE, Bua,
a quintet comprised of young musicians, will perform Celtic music at 7
p.m. at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, 2 Highland, Drive. $10
562-4445
July 1, 8: LIVERMORE FALLS,
Stained Grass will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Livermore Falls gazebo. 897-3229
July 1:  PARIS, MacMcHale and the Old Time Radio Gang will perform at 6 p.m. at Moore Park.
July 1: ROCKLAND,
the Butch Thompson Trio will perform at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 328 Main St. $35-$8 236-2823
July 2:  AUBURN, Inca Son will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Auburn Mall Center Court, 550 Center St. 786-2977
July 2: BANGOR,
Blue Northern will perform bluegrass music at 7 p.m. at Pickering Square.
July 2-Aug. 7: BRUNSWICK, the International Music Festival,
with chamber music performances by festival students, will be held on
Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. $10 725-3895
July 2, 9: LEWISTON, a blues jam will be held every Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Cage, 97 Ash St. 581-2425
July 2:  RANGELEY, Bua,
a quintet of young musicians, will perform Celtic music at 7
p.m. at Lakeside Theater, Main Street. $10/$12.50 864-5000
July 2: ROCKPORT,

Shmuel Ashkenasi on violin, Joseph Silverstein on violin and viola, Marc
Johnson on cello and Anatasia Antonacos on  piano will perform at 8 p.m. at
the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. $35-$8 236-2823
July 3: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, will perform at 8 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $15-$10 633-5159
July 3-Aug. 7: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin International Music
Festival, with performances of faculty and guest artists, will be held
each Friday at 8 p.m. at Bowdoin College Crooker Theater. $35 725-3895
July 3: FREEPORT, Eli Mattson, runner-up on “America’s Got Talent,” will perform at 7 p.m. at the Harraseeket Inn. $30 865-9377

Dance
June 26:  AUBURN, a dance/karaoke night will be held at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 71 South Main St.
June 26: MECHANIC FALLS, Crossin’ Mason Dixon will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211
June 26, July 3, 10: PORTLAND, a Friday night Latin dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002
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: NORWAY, karaoke night and dance, with music by the Old Crows, will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. $6 739-2492
June 27: PARIS, the Jones Dance Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. $5 743-5723
June 27: RUMFORD, Mike Hinkley and the Legends Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, 227 Waldo St. 369-9703
June 27: SABATTUS, a dinner/dance will be held at 5 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $10-$5 375-4850
June 28: LEWISTON, the Knights of Columbus singles and couples
dance, for ages 21 and over, with music by Clary Hill, will be held at
7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8 784-0389
June 29, July 6: DRESDEN, country western line and partner dancing will be held at 7 p.m. at the Dresden Masonic Hall, Route 127. $3/$4 622-4884
June 30, July 7: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667
July 1, 8: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, Lisbon Street. 786-0003
July 3:  MECHANIC FALLS, Roadhouse will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $10 345-3211


Kids
June 26:  PARIS, Jim
Chandler will present a program about the sun for children ages 9
through 13 at 1 p.m. at Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Free
743-6994
June 30: LEWISTON,

Godfrey Banda will present storytelling, music and African dancing at
11 a.m. at Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. 513-3133
June 30: MEXICO, magician Scot Grassette will present a program at 10 a.m. at Mexico Public Library, 32 Main St. 364-3281
July 1: HARRISON,

Rick Charette will perform for children ages 3 through 10 at 10
a.m. and 1 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, 156 Deertrees
Road. $4/$5 583-6747
July 1:  PARIS, the Little Red Wagon will read the children’s fable “The Fisherman and his Wife” at 10 a.m. at Moore Park.
July 2: NAPLES,
Mary Uke Hargreaves will perform children’s music at 10:30 a.m. at Naples Public Library, 940 Roosevelt Trail. Free 693-6841

 

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June 26-July 4: AUGUSTA, the Whatever Family Festival will be held at Capitol Park. 623-4559
June 26: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine humorist Tim Sample will perform at 8 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $18/$22 633-5159
June 26, 27, 28:  FARMINGTON, the 14th annual Antique Tractor Festival will be held at the Farmington Fairgrounds.
June 26:  HALLOWELL,
poets
Roger Carpenter, Melissa Crowe and Dave Morrison will read from their
poetry at 7 p.m. at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. 685-3636
June 26: PORTLAND, the Zeile August CD release party will be held at 8 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. $10 775-5568
June 26: PORTLAND, comedian Tom Hayes will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343
June 26: ROCKLAND, the third annual Pecha Kucha Night,
featuring a diverse group of artists and creators, will be held at 8
p.m. at Farnsworth Museum Wyeth Center, Union Street. $5 542-5827
June 26:  STRONG, the annual Pierpole Days Festival, with parade, barbecue and music, will be held at 4 p.m. in the Strong area. 684-3198
June 27: AUGUSTA,
the Maine Hosta Society annual hosta auction will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Pine Tree Arboretum, 153 Hospital St. 621-0031
June 27: BETHEL, the Rotary Club annual auction will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Telstar Regional High School, Route 26. 875-2364
June 27: DIXFIELD, a summer breeze” auction and craft fair
will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dixfield Church of the Nazarene,
171 Weld St. 562-7828
June 27, 28: FRYEBURG, the Ham Radio Field Day will be held from 1 p.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Ballard Road. 557-8460
June 27: GORHAM, the eighth
annual International, Interdenominational, His Gifts and Presence New
England Arts Festival will be held from 3 to 8:30 p.m. at Gorham High School McCormack Performing Arts Center. $10/$15 892-5886
June 27: GRAY, personnel from the Maine Department of Inland
Fisheries and Wildlife will present a Fish and Wildlife Day from 9:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. 657-4977
July 27, 28:  INDUSTRY, a Come Meet the Horses event, with
crafts and food, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Double B Equine Rescue, 997 West Mills
Road. 778-6479
June 27: KINGFIELD,
the Kingfield Pops road
jam 10K road race and kids fun walk will be held at 9 a.m. starting and
ending at Knapp Brothers, Depot Street. 778-4215
June 27:  KINGFIELD, the Arts Festival, with live music, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Kingfield. Free
June 27: LEWISTON,

the sixth annual Somali Independence Day celebration will be held from
7 to 10 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Center, 145 Birch St. Free 577-7210
June 27:  LEWISTON, Jeanelle Demers will host an artists’ reception at 7 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344
June 27: LOCKE MILLS,
the annual strawberry festival will be held at 7:30 a.m. at  Locke Mills Union Church. 674-2259
June 27:  LOVELL, the sixth annual variety show will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lovell VFW Hall. $6
June 27: MONMOUTH,
the
Black Fly Follies, a night of music, comedy, surprises and sheer folly,
will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Cumston Hall. $22/$18 933-9999
June 27: NEW GLOUCESTER, a guided nature hike will be held at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. 926-4597
June 27:  PARIS, Lee Faulkner, Bernie Kramer, Jackie Reifer and
Nancy Smither will perform sketches and satire at 8 p.m. at Celebration
Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road. $14-$8 743-8452
June 27: POLAND,
a strawberry festival will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Poland Spring Inn. 998-2535
June 27: RUMFORD, the 13th
annual Rotary River Valley Road Races/Walks will be held at 8 p.m. at
Black Mountain of Maine Ski Lodge, 39 Glover Road. 562-7172
June 27: WATERFORD, the Conservation Forestry Field Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on McWain Hill Road. 739-2124
June 28: GARDINER, the “Blessings
of the Motorcycles” for bikers who have died will be held at 11:30 a.m.
at Christ Church Episcopal, 2 Dresden Ave. 582-3354
June 28:  MECHANIC FALLS, the Down East Country Music Association yearly competition will be held at 11 a.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $6-$2 793-8884
June 28: WEST MINOT,
a strawberry festival will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the West Minot Grange Hall. 345-3040
June 30: BRUNSWICK,

the Bowdoin International Music Festival will present a gala benefit,
with food, music, auction and more, at 5:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College
Moulton Union. $125 373-1440
June 30:  LIVERMORE, “Noah’s Ark and All of God’s Creatures,” a family event, will be held at 6 p.m. at the North Livermore Baptist Church. 897-5377
July 2-5: BATH,
the 37th annual Bath Heritage Days, with food, entertainment, book sale and more, will be held in the Bath area. 442-7292
July 3:  FARMINGTON, a fishing derby for developmentally disabled adults will be held at Rollo Pond at UMF.
July 3:  PARIS,
a
“Meet the Artists” event with Mark Olsen and John Murphy will be held
at 8 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road. $8 743-8452
July 3: RANGELEY,
an
Independence Day celebration with parade, cook-outs, silent auction and fireworks will be held from 10 a.m. to dark in the Rangeley
area.

Theater
June 26-July 11: ARUNDEL, “Godspell” will be performed at the Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road. Showtimes are 8 p.m. June 26, 27, 28, 30, July 1, 2, 3 11, 7, 8, 9 10, 11 and 2 p.m. July 1, 3, 8 and 10. $39-$28 985-5552
June 26, 27, 28: AUBURN, L-A Community Little Theatre will perform “Lost in Yonkers” at the Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 783-0958
June 26-July 3: BANGOR, the Penobscot Theatre will present the annual new play festival “Northern Writes” at the Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St. $35-$5 942-3333
June 26-July 11: BRUNSWICK, Maine State Music Theatre will perform “Crazy for You” at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater. Showtimes are 2 p.m. for matinees, 8 p.m. evening performances and 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening family night. $29-$52 725-8760
June 26-28: HARRISON, Lake Region Community Theatre will perform “My Fair Lady” at 8 p.m. June 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. June 28 at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $15/$12 647-3957
June 26, 27, 28: NORWAY, the Oxford Hills Music and Performing
Arts Association will perform “Never Too Late” at 8 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Norway Grange Hall, 15 Whitman St. $10/$8
739-6200
June 26-July 11: OGUNQUIT, “Shout! The Mod Musical” will be performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Showtimes
are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Matinees are 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 2
p.m. Sunday. $53-$47 646-5511
June 28: AUGUSTA, PORTopera’s Maine’s Emerging Artists will perform the opera “The Secret Marriage” at 2 p.m. at UMA Jewett Hall Auditorium. $10/$5 621-3551
June 30, July 1:  NORWAY, auditions for “Murder at Cafe Noir” will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Norway Grange Hall, 15 Whitman St.
July 1, 2: BOOTHBAY HARBOR,
“Das Barbecu” will be performed at 8 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. $18/$22 633-5159
July 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12: STONINGTON, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be performed at Stonington Opera House. 367-2788
July 3: MONMOUTH, Theater at Monmouth will perform “Oh Captain, My Captain: Walt Whitman’s Lincoln” at 7:30 p.m. at Cumston Hall. $26-$20 933-9999

Books
June 27: NEW SHARON, a book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jim Ditzler Memorial Library, 37 Library Road. 779-1128
June 27: PORTLAND, Heath A. Roberts, author of “The Day the Frogs Went Hopping Mad,” will sign copies of his book from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Deering Oaks Park, Forest Avenue. 1-888-361-9473
June 29: PORTLAND, James Hayman, author of “The Cutting, will sign copies of his book at 7 p.m. at Borders, 430 Gorham Road. 228-8263
July 2: PORTLAND, Carla Neggers, author of “The Mist,” will sign copies of her book at 7 p.m. at Borders, 430 Gorham Road. 775-6110


Films
June 27: ROCKPORT, a film presentation of the experimental works of Nancy Andrews, Huey, Abbott Meader, Amanda Donta-Ransom and Walter Ungurer will be shown at 2 p.m. at Union Hall. 236-0278
June 28: ROCKLAND, “The Way We Get By” will be shown at the Strand Theatre, 328 Main St. 596-6457

Lectures
June 27: ROCKLAND, Michael K. Komanecky, curator and Farnsworth interim director, will speak about Robert Indiana at 1 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. $15/$20 596-0509
June 28: WISCASSET, Sandy Oliver will speak on “Strange and Savory: Historic New England Cooking” at 3 p.m. at the Nickels Sortwell House, Federal Street. $10/$5 882-7169
July 1: BRIDGTON, Ellen Chickering will speak about her new opera production of Cimarosa’s six-person opera at noon at Bridgton municipal complex. 647-2389
July 1: PEAKS ISLAND, Patricia Pierce Erikson, first lady of the Arctic, will speak at 7:30 p.m. at Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave. $5 766-3330


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