Things to do: Entertainment, April 1

Posted March 31, 2011, at 6:32 p.m.

UNION — Union Ambulance Service will present a benefit performance by Maine comedian Karmo Sanders (the Birdie Googins character) at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in Medomak Valley High School auditorium, to support community outreach and Christmas giving programs. Appropriate for families. Advance tickets, $10 adults, $8 students, 785-3803; at the door, $12 adults, $10 students.

ROCKLAND — Sally Cranham, 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 1 at Rock City Books and Coffee’s Velvet Lounge, 328 Main St. Cranham launched her debut EP “Find the Now” in 2008. No cover charge. 594-4123.

CALAIS — Film “To Be and To Have” at 6 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the Holmestead, 527 Main St. The film is a chronicle, which follows an academic year in the lives of 12 school children, ages 4-10, in a rural community in central France. No admission charge. Donations accepted.

WATERVILLE — The Colbyettes 60th anniversary concert, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, Lorimer Chapel, Colby College.

BAR HARBOR — Nancy Andrews’ films “On a Phantom Limb” and “Behind the Eyes Are the Ears” with live music with Andrews on vocals and violin, Zach Soares on guitar, bass and vocals, John Cooper on keyboards, Mike Bennett on drums, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at College of the Atlantic, Gates Community Center. Benefits Partners in Health. Suggested donation of $5. 288-5015.

LEWISTON — Bates College Modern Company dance performances “In-tension,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Monday, April 1 and 4; 5 p.m. Saturday, April 2; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St. Admission $6; $3 for senior citizens and non-Bates students. Call 786-6161 or visit www.batestickets.com.

PORTLAND — Swing dance with live music by Delta Knights on April 1, North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave. Lesson at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. $10. For information, email kevin@swingnuts.com or call 653-5012.

BAR HARBOR — Outerspace, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2, College of the Atlantic, Gates Community Center, 105 Eden St. $10. 288-5015 or tkittelson@coa.edu.

ST. ALBANS — The Ole Tyme Jamboree presents Ken and Jane Brooks with special guests Doughty Hill Band, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9, St. Albans Town Hall. Admission by donation, raffle, refreshments. 277-4331 or 277-3365.

BLUE HILL — Family dance, 7:15-8 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Emlen Hall, The Bay School. $3 per person; $10 per family. Contra dance, 8-11 p.m., music by UpRiver Reel. $8. Contact Fiona with questions or more information, 735-7006.

BANGOR — “Music Saved Me,” featuring local bands Legend Has It, Sam and Yuri, Mines of Paris, The Thriftways, Average at Best and Fancy Devil, 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Husson College, Furman Center. Benefits children who have cancer at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Organized by Husson/NESCom chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

HOLDEN — The acclaimed ballroom dance show “Just for Kids” will be held to benefit the Meadowbrook After School Dance Program 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Holbrook Middle School. The performance will showcase dancers in a variety of styles, including ballroom, swing and Latin dances. Admission prices are $10, $5 and children 5 and under are free. For more information, call 356-1454.

BREWER — The Brewer Parks and Recreation Department will hold Adult Zumba classes 5:15-6:15 p.m. Thursdays, at the Brewer Recreation Center. Class fees will be $15 for four weeks for Brewer residents and $18 for nonresidents. For more information, call 989-5199. Class started on March 31.

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