June 20, 2018
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Things to do this weekend

AUGUSTA —­ The Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Great Orono Bike Swap 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 1, University of Maine’s Student Recreation and Fitness Center. Buy or sell bicycles. Video explaining how the swap works can be view at www.bikemaine.org/events/bike-swap. Admission $3, free for students of UMaine, University of Southern Maine, the University of New England and Southern Maine Community College, and children 12 or younger. A 15 percent commission goes to the coalition. 623-4511.

BANGOR — Why We Sing: A Festival of Unitarian Universalist Choirs at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 120 Park St. For information, 947-7009 or www.uubangor.org.

BANGOR — The Rotary Club of Bangor’s sixth annual Music Off Broadway production at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at Bangor High School’s Peakes Auditorium. Theme is America’s Bandstand. Adults $18, seniors $15, youths $10; from club members, BookMarc’s, Mr. Paperback at Airport Mall, Patrick’s Hallmark at Broadway Shopping Center and before each performance at the door. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations. For more information, www.bangorrotary.org.

BLUE HILL — Surry Theatre auditions for the “Wizard of Oz”  10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Saturday, March 26, at Blue Hill Town Hall Theater, 18 Union St. Callbacks for principal roles March 27. Children who audition will be encouraged to attend a “Wizard of Oz” theater camp in July. For information, 359-8968.

BLUE HILL — “Sewing With Rich’s Mom,”  free sewing workshop for adults, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 19, and Saturdays through April, Blue Hill Public Library. Registration required. For more information and registration, 374-5515 or www.bhpl.net.

BELFAST — Belfast Maskers’ open auditions for “Art” by Yasmina Reza 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19,  at Maskers Waterfront Theater, 43 Front St. Reza’s play will run May 12-22. For more information, BelfastMaskers.com.

DAMARISCOTTA — The Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta needs Maine artists to submit potential designs for the events 2011 official festival T-shirt. Selected design will be featured on the back of the T-shirt which commemorates the fifth annual Pumpkinfest & Regatta Oct. 2-10. For details on the contest, visit www.damariscottapumpkinfest.com. Deadline for submissions April 15.

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Lew Dow, the High Hope Singers, and the Dover-Foxcroft Methodist Church to sing the songs that helped make the “Greatest Generation’’ so great. Singalong at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Methodist Church. Refreshments. Reservations not required. For information, 564-8013.

EASTPORT — Jonathan Sisson’s poetry reading of “The Love Song of J. Borden Sisson” and other works as part of a celebration of the vernal equinox, Sisson’s 70th birthday and Ovid’s 2,054th birthday, 3 p.m Sunday, March 20 at Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St. Admission free, but donations accepted to help offset heating costs.

ORRINGTON — The 15th annual Maple Festival and Irish Celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Curran Living History Farm and Museum, 372 Fields Pond Road. Henry Wiswell of Wiswell Farm and president of Orrington Historical Society to talk about his experiences with making maple syrup. Try Cathy Martinage’s Irish (lamb) stew and her Irish soda bread. Singalong with the Irish folk music of Jerry Hughes. Visit Karla Brown and some of her newborn lambs and goats in the barn. Tour the newly constructed blacksmith shop. Member adults $5, children under 12 $3; maximum cost per family $16. Nonmember adults $7, children under 12 $5; maximum family cost $24. Irv Marsters, 745-4426.

ROCKLAND — Friends of Rockland Public Library and comedian and author Paula Poundstone to raise funds for Rockland Public Library 8 p.m. Friday, March 25, at Strand Theater, 345 Main St. A percentage of proceeds from the sale of Poundstone’s book “There’s Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say” will benefit the Friends of Rockland Public Library. Poundstone will sign books after the show. To purchase tickets, visit www.rocklandstrand.com or call 594-0070.

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