CAPE ELIZABETH — Fourth annual Paint for Preservation “Wet Paint” auction Sunday, July 17. Artists do works during day, which then are auctioned in the evening. Proceeds benefit the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s Saving Cape’s Great Places initiative. Tickets are limited so early reservations are recommended. Paint for Preservation 2011 reservations, as well as raffle tickets to win an original oil on canvas by artist Don Stone, N.A., are available at the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, 330 Ocean House Road, online at www.capelandtrust.org/paintforpreservation/2011 or by calling 767-6054.
ELLSWORTH — Patience Sampson will teach Floor Cloth Art Workshop 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Woodlawn Museum, Route 172. Members $80 and nonmembers $90. For details, call 667-8671.
HALLOWELL — Members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association and other interested artists and artisans from the Kennebec Valley area are invited to participate in the fourth annual Riverfront Art Show and Sale as part of the “Whatever Festival.” The art show and sale will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 26, at Hallowell Riverfront. Entry fees $15 for members; $25 for others. Work must be original. Contact the Harlow Gallery at 622-3813 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Full details are available at www.harlowgallery.org. Event coordinator Nancy McGinnis, 622-1350.
HALLOWELL — “The Drawing Story” featuring 14 artists including painters, illustrators, a sculptor and a tattoo artist opening 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 3, The Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. Exhibition runs through June 25. Free and open to the public. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.
KENNEBUNKPORT — Maine photographer Nance Trueworthy’s one-day jewelry show including necklaces of semiprecious stones and pearls, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Home & Away Gallery. 967-2122.
LEWISTON — “Jabberwocky” by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre for children ages 4 and up at 2 p.m. May 22, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. May 23 and 24, at The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St. $5. Reservations are required for the weekday student matinee performances. For tickets or more information call 782-3200 or visit www.thepublictheatre.org.
LUBEC — Printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. will be a visiting artist May 9-13, at the Tides Institute and Museum of Art. A public reception at 6 p.m. Friday, May 13. A screening of “Proceed and be Bold!” a film on Kennedy’s work, will follow at 7 p.m. with a discussion with the artist. Free and open to the public.
NEW GLOUCESTER — Sabbathday Lake Grange will hold an indoor yard sale and craft fair 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month May through September. Tables available to rent. Email Steven at Granger04071@aol.com or call Norma at 998-2586.
NORWAY — Western Maine Art Group opening reception for “Celebrating Family: Talent within the Family” 5-7 p.m. May 6, at The Lajos Matolcsy Arts Gallery, 480 Main St. For more information, classes, events visit www.theWMAG.org. 743-7813.
PORTLAND — Italian Life Expo, June 9-11, at Portland’s Ocean Gateway June 9-11. Tickets are $35 per session or $90 for an entire day. Anyone wishing to join in the celebration can purchase tickets at http://www.italianlifeexpo.com/tickets.php or view the weekend schedule at http://www.italianlifeexpo.com/schedule.php.
ROCKLAND — Kiwanis Club auction to benefit local Special Olympics, 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at The Waterworks, 7 Lindsey St.
ROCKLAND — “Alebtong: A Photographic Exhibition featuring cyanotype photography by Nicole Marie. Opening reception 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. For more information contact Asymmetrick Arts at 594-2020 or www.asymmetrickarts.com.
UNITY — Prince Edward Island Fiddle Camp Roadshow, featuring master instructors Ward MacDonald, Pastelle LeBlanc and Pascal Miousse. The Pineland Fiddlers with Ellen Gawler will open for the Masters. Show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. A Celtic Jam starts an hour before showtime. Bring your instrument. Tickets $15 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.unitymaine.org. Call 948-7469 for more information.