A family-friendly Contradance with Birds on a Wire and caller Eric Rollnick will take place at Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St., Denmark, from 6-9 p.m. A teaching session takes place for the first half hour. $10 donation is suggested. FMI: call the Denmark Arts Center at 207-452-2412 or email info@DenmarkArts.org
Lowey’s Lodge Poetry Series will feature Ted and Ruth Bookey, both published poets and teachers, at 7 p.m. at the Continuum for Creativity, 863 Main St., Westbrook. A $4 donation is requested and refreshments will be served.
The New Gloucester Slow Jam takes place the fourth Sunday of each month from 5-7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester. Come to play or listen. Donation $3. FMI: Linda Jacobs at 333-8110 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Ketra Crosson at 227-1309 or email@example.com.
The Royal River Chorus will perform its special blend of women’s barbershop harmony in a concert at 7 p.m., at the North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. Tickets will be sold at the door, $12 adults, $10 seniors/students. The box office opens at 6 p.m.
May 18 & 20
The Lake Region Community Chorus will sing at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Twitchell Chapel at the Bridgton Academy, 11 Academy Lane, North Bridgton. Donations accepted.
Fanfare Concert Band presents a free concert of patriot music at 7 p.m. at the Lake Region High School Auditorium to honor local veterans and those currently serving in the military. The concert is supported by the American Legion in Naples, students and staff of the Lake Region Vocational Center, the Lake Region High School Interact Club, and young clarinet players from SAD 61. The band is directed by Stan Buchanan.
Hiroya Tsukamoto, a composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan performs at 7:30 p.m., at Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. Tickets for adults $20, seniors and students $18. Reservations advised: 207-929-6472 or www.sacorivertheatre.org.
Randy Judkins, nationally known comedian, magician and entertainer, and John Ulmer, a local magician, performs at 7 p.m. at the Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; $10 donation suggested. Light refreshments will be served. Presented by Raymond Arts Alliances.
May 18-19, 25-26
“Blood Brothers” presented by Windham Center Stage Theater at 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturdays at Windham Town Hall, 8 School road. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Go to windhamtheater.org .or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to adult content, parental discretion is advised.
“Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep,” from local playwright and director Jerry Walker, a portrayal of the joys, sorrows, victories and tragedies of high school life, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Road (Route 114), Standish. Tickets:$14 for adults, $12 students and seniors. Make reservations or buy tickets at www.schoolhousearts.org.
Sandra Bell, exhibits her oil paintings at Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton, through June 8. Join the artist for a reception with light refreshments, Friday, May 11, 5-7 p.m.
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“Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” from local playwright and director Jerry Walker will be performed June 1-3 at the Schoolhouse Arts Center in Standish.