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IN BAR MILLS Jennifer Porter Songstress Jennifer Porter performs in concert Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills.

THEATER

Thursday, Nov. 10-Sunday, Nov. 13

“The Language Archive,” by Julia Cho, Main Stage, Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus. Thursday at 10 a.m. (high school matinee) and 7:30 p.m., Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m. $8-$15. 780-5151 or usm.maine.edu/theatre.

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 11-12

“Bad Dates,” one-woman comedy featuring Theresa Dyer of Bridgton, 7:30 p.m., Schoolhouse Arts Center Blackbox theater, Route 114, Standish. Tickets, email schoolhousearts@gmail.com.

Friday, Nov. 11-Sunday, Nov. 20

“Kiss Me Kate,” 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Windham Performing Arts Center, Windham High School. $8-$14. 893-1742.

Through Sunday, Nov. 20

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” presented by Good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets $22-$40. 885-5883 or www.goodtheater.com.

Saturday, Nov. 19

“Music of the Night: A Musical Theater Revue,” 7:30 p.m. at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. Fundraiser for summer production of “Peter Pan.” 642-3743.

Friday, Nov. 25-Sunday, Dec. 4

“The Nutcracker,” presented by Maine State Ballet, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $15-$60. For times, tickets, information, see www.PortTIX.com or call 842-0800.

CONCERTS

Saturday, Nov. 12

Jennifer Porter, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills.  Featuring Michael Beling, piano; Jim Lyden, bass; Les Harris Jr., drums and Matt Langley, saxophones. $18-$20. 929-6472 or packaa@sacoriver.net.

Saturday, Nov. 12

USM Big Band Bash, 6 p.m. at Corthell Hall, Gorham. Portland Jazz Orchestra, professional ballroom dancers and USM dance students. Live music, dancing for everyone. Ballroom dancers of all levels invited. $25-$30. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice.

Friday, Dec. 16

Holiday Pops concert, performed by the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart, 8 p.m., Cross Arena, Portland. 775-3458 or Ticketmaster.com.

EVENTS

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Toddler Storytime, ages 2-5, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St., Westbrook.

Wednesdays

Storytime at the North Gorham Public Library, 2 Standish Neck Road, Gorham, 10-10:30 a.m. for infants to 3 years. 892-2575.

Wednesdays

Tech Time, 10 a.m.-noon, Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St., Westbrook. Stop by with your technology questions; bring device and staff will help troubleshoot issues. 854-0630.

Thursday, Nov. 10

Organizational Zen: How to feel more in control and get stuff done, talk by Janie Downey Maxwell, 5:30-7 p.m., Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook.

Saturday, Nov. 12,

Westbrook writer Kathy Eliscu, signs copies of her novel, “Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., followed by Karen Maffeo Creamer, author of “One Brave Thing,” 2-4 p.m., at Chick Lit Saturday at Letterpress Books, 91 Auburn St., Portland.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Noon Book Chat, noon-1 p.m. Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Westbrook long-distance swimmer Pat Gallant-Charette, 4-5 p.m., Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook. Nominee for the 2016 World Open Water Swimmer Woman of the Year award.

Thursday, Nov. 17

Westbrook writer Kathy Eliscu, reads from her novel, “Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess,” 7 p.m., North Gorham Library, 2 Standish Road, Gorham.

Thursday, Nov. 17

Author Bruce Coffin, talks about and signs his book, “Among the Shadows,” 6:30 p.m., Baxter Memorial Library, Gorham.

Thursday, Nov. 17

Walker Memorial Library Board of Regents and Trustees, 4-5 p.m., Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook.

Saturday, Nov. 19

Lowry’s Lodge Poetry Series, hosts Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel, featuring Zanne Langlois and Richard Foerster, 7 p.m., Continuum for Creativity, 863 Main St., Westbrook. Refreshments, intermission, Q&A with poets.

EXHIBITS

Through Wednesday, Nov. 30

Dog-themed art show, CIA Café, 72 Ocean St., South Portland. Artists from YES Art Works studios. Raffle drawings, proceeds to benefit YES program. www.yesartworks.org.

Through Friday, Dec. 9

“George Longfish: Indian on Indian,” at the Art Gallery, Gorham campus of University of Southern Maine. 780-4744.

Through Jan. 31, 2017

Artwork by Jenny Anna and Nola Wallace, Windham Public Library, 217 Windham Center Road, Windham.

Send events 10 days in advance to arts@keepmecurrent.com.

IN BAR MILLS

Jennifer Porter

Songstress Jennifer Porter performs in concert Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills.

In Scarborough

Emily Schroeder

Genealogy: Where Does Your Story Begin, a presention by Emily Schroeder, staff genealogist at the Maine State Library, is Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m., at the Scarborough Public Library.