Thursday, July 30
Wildlife Park Open House, Farmers Market. 5 to 8 p.m. Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26, Gray. Enjoy free admission during this time only to browse and buy a wide variety of local products, from foods to housewares. 657-4977; www.mainewildlifepark.com.
Concert: Buckwheat Zydeco. 6:30 p.m. Coram Library porch, The Quad, Bates College. The great Zydeco revivalist brings his energetic style to Maine. Bring chairs, blankets to sit on. Free. 753-6953.
Lewiston Republicans Meeting. 7 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St. The committee discusses by-laws revisions, local welfare reform efforts. All Lewiston Republicans welcome. email@example.com.
Friday, July 31
Art Walk L/A. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Various venues along Lisbon Street and in Downtown Auburn. L/A Arts’ monthly event for July features works by local artists, a fashion show, and performances by the MMS Chamber Singers and the Juke Joint Devils. Free. www.artwalklewistonauburn.com.
Bates Dance Festival Performance. 7:30 p.m. Schaeffer Theatre, 329 College St., Lewiston. Robert Moses’ Kin presents “NEVABAWARLDAPECE,” exploring critical moments of change in America’s liberation movements, insurrections and revolts. Again 8/1. A talkback with the artists follows on Saturday. $25/18/12. batesdancefestival.org.
Concert: Jonathan Edwards. 7:30 p.m. Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham. The acclaimed singer-songwriter performs to benefit the Stone Soup Institute of Harpswell. $30 in advance, $35 at door. brownpapertickets.com; 1-800-838-3006.
Movie in the Park. Dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.). Festival Plaza. The Auburn Rec. Dept. screens the children’s movie “Ratatouille” outdoors on a cinema-style screen. Bring blankets, pillows, low chairs. Rain site: Hasty Gym, Pettingill Park. Free.
Saturday, August 1
Family Field Day. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Swan Island, Richmond. Choose six 50-minute sessions on various outdoor activities; instruction, equipment provided. Pres. by the Maine DIFW. Advance regis. required. $5 per person, $20 per family. bit.ly/SwanIslandFieldDay.
Meet Maine Comic Artists. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maine State Museum, Augusta. Rick Parker, Hugh Tims and Lisa Trusian discuss their work for Marvel, MTV and Mattel and how they got started in the business. Free. 287-2301; www.mainestatemuseum.org.
BBQ Blast. 5 p.m. American Legion Post 31, 426 Washington St. North, Auburn. This event features a BBQ meal and raffles, followed by karaoke at 7:00. Presented by the Post 31 Auxiliary; proceeds benefit Wounded Warriors. 212-3186.
Yo-Yo Guy, Double or Nothing. 8 p.m. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road (just off Rte. 117), So. Paris. Two high-energy acts bring yo-yo-ing, juggling, escape artistry and physical comedy to the stage. $14/12/8. 743-8452; www.CelebrationBarn.com.
Sunday, August 2
Car Show. Registration 7:30-11; awards at 2:00. New Balance Factory Store, Rte. 26, Oxford. The Uptown Cruizahs present this event, featuring awards in 23 classes, concessions, raffles and live music. Free admission; $5 to enter a car. 890-0870.
Lewiston Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Municipal parking lot, corner of Lincoln and Main Sts. Fresh, seasonal products from over 20 local growers and crafters; music, activities, raffles. Cash, credit, SNAP and WIC accepted. Every Sun. thru mid-October.
Monday, August 3
Author Visit. 4 to 7 p.m. Auburn Public Library. Ret. Army Capt. Luis Carlos Montalvan brings his service dog, Tuesday, along to discuss his book, “A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him.” Free; call 333-6640, ext. 4 for tickets.
Tuesday, August 4
Lewiston National Night Out. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Marcotte Park. Sponsored by the Lewiston Police Athletic League, this family-friendly event promoting crime and drug prevention features food, activities and demos. Free.
“Music for Mavis” Outdoor Concert. 6:30 p.m. Gazebo, Town Green, Route 127, Turner. Tonight’s event features Students of Sound. Series continues Tues. eves. through Sep. 1. Bring chair or blanket. Suggested donation $5.
Bates Dance Festival Performance. 7:30 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. The popular annual Musicians’ Concert spotlights festival musicians playing original and improvised music from around the world. $15/10/7. batesdancefestival.org.
Wednesday, August 5
Concert at the Basilica. 12:15 p.m. Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 122 Ash St. Lewiston. The Basilica’s 2015 concert series continues with this performance by organist Ray Cornils. Free. Donations welcome. www.princeofpeace.me.
Community Meeting. 6 p.m. Auburn Hall. The City of Auburn seeks resident feedback on priorities for revitalization in the Downtown, New Auburn and Union Street/PAL Center areas.
Music on the Mall. 6 p.m. Town Mall, Maine St., Brunswick. Tonight’s concert features Jimmy & the Soul Cats. Bring blanket or lawn chair. Rain date (when possible) is Thursday eve. Free. www.brunswickdowntown.org.
Thursday, August 6
L-A Rotary Club Meeting. Noon to 1 p.m. Ramada Inn, Lewiston. Guest speaker Sara Trafton of Community Concepts’ Resource Development Department discusses community building and development. Guests welcome. 754-0021.
Children’s Day Show. 2 p.m. Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Rd., Greene. This year’s event features magician The Great Stephan. Free. Kids should be accompanied by an adult. 946-5311.
Bates Dance Festival Performance. 7:30 p.m. Schaeffer Theatre, 329 College St., Lewiston. This Different Voices program is a popular annual showcase of diverse new works by international and emerging choreographers. Again 8/7. $25/18/12. batesdancefestival.org.
Friday, August 7
Theater: “Into the Woods.” 7:30 p.m. Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. Community Little Theatre presents this Stephen Sondheim musical inspired by classic fairy tales. Again 8/8-9, 13-16 (Sunday shows at 2 p.m.) $18/15/12. 783-0958; www.laclt.com.
Saturday, August 8
Butterfly Release Celebration. 11 a.m. Hospice House, Stetson Rd., Auburn. Andro. Home Care & Hospice presents this annual event, in which participants honor deceased loved ones with the release of live butterflies. Advance regis. required. $25. 795-9537.
Bates Dance Festival Event. 1 to 5 p.m. Schaeffer Theatre, 329 College St., Lewiston. Young Choreographers – New Works. This informal adjudicated showing presents more than 20 new works by talented festival students. Free. batesdancefestival.org.
Bates Dance Festival Finale. 7:30 p.m. Alumni Gymnasium, 130 Central Ave., Lewiston. Festival participants perform new works by Robert Moses, Rennie Harris, Autumn Eckman, Claudia Lavista and Omar Carrum. $6. batesdancefestival.org.