“Soup-ers,” Pepperell Center, Biddeford
Mar. 5, Thursday, 6pm, “Paint Night Fundraiser,” support your local Sanford High School Project Graduation and the class of 2020 while creating and painting your own masterpiece 16 x 20 “Wishes” acrylic painting. You’ll be the artist; class taught by one of York County’s newest remote paint party hosts, Paint Possible, LLC. There will be a limited cash bar available during the event, $31.46 + $3.54 fee, Nasson Community Center, 457 Main Street, Springvale. FMI: 207-324-5657, nassoncommunitycenter.com.
Mar. 6-8, Friday-Sunday, 7pm/Fri. and Sat, 2pm/Sun, “The Little Mermaid Jr,” from classic literature to the Academy Award-winning film and Broadway musical, Ariel’s undersea journey is a beautiful love story for the ages, Kennebunkport Consolidated School, 25 School Street, Kennebunkport. FMI: 207-967-2121, www.rsu21.net/kcs-events.
Mar. 7, Saturday, 6:30pm, “Stillson School of Irish Dance,” Irish Stepdancing continues to be a wildly popular art form for performers and audiences alike. Ogunquit Performing Arts celebrates this unique style of dance at this most appropriate time of year, by presenting the renowned Stillson School of Irish Dance. The award-winning Stillson dancers, returning to Ogunquit by popular demand, will perform a brilliant array of jigs and reels, dressed in a variety of dazzling, hand-made costumes. The performance will consist of both the fluid soft shoe style as well as the rhythmic hard shoe popularized by shows such as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. At the end of the performance, the dancers will invite children and the young at heart to join them onstage to learn or try out some steps. A reception with refreshments will conclude the evening. The Stillson School of Irish Dance / Performance Team is under the direction of Carlene Moran Stillson ADCRG / TCRG, $5, Dunaway Center, 23 School Street, Ogunquit. FMI: 207-646-6170, www.ogunquitperformingarts.org.
Mar. 8, Sunday, 8-11am, “Brunch with Camille,” tasty music served with brunch. Enjoy delicious jazz & soul while feeding your heart and soul, For the Love of Food & Drink, 1677 Post Road, Wells. FMI: 207-360-2195, www.facebook.com/fortheloveoffoodevents.
Mar. 8, Sunday, 3pm, “Irish Music in West Kennebunk,” get a jump on the St. Patrick’s Day crowds with a concert of outstanding Irish traditional music. Christian “Junior” Stevens, Alden Robinson, and Miles Isacke—three of the leading Irish musicians in southern Maine—will perform, $20/adults, $15/under 18 and over 65, West Kennebunk United Methodist Church, 160 Alfred Road, West Kennebunk. FMI: 207-985-2831, westkennebunkumc.net.
Mar. 8, Sunday, 5-6pm, “Soup-ers” restaurant Week is one week away and what better way to prepare your palate than sampling delicious soups — plus, biscuits from Biscuits & Company and snowflake rolls from Reilly’s Bakery too! Try your soup in beautiful bowls made by Biddeford’s 5th graders! Tickets are $10 and entitle you two servings of soup, plus biscuits or bread. The family price is $25 (for family of up to 4), Pepperell Center, 40 Main Street, Biddeford. FMI: www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-community-soup-er-tickets-95865529379.
Mar. 11, Wednesday, 12pm, “Living with the Rainforest: The Cultural Knowledge of Borneo’s Dayak People,” Borneo, Indonesia, or Kalimantan as it is known locally, is among the most biodiverse places on Earth. And the indigenous Dayak people of Borneo are the keepers of vast cultural knowledge about the diversity of native plants. Kristen Grant, Extension Associate with Maine Sea Grant, recently traveled to Borneo to study with the Dayak people and help document their traditional uses of native plants for food and medicine. Kristen will share highlights from her experiences living with and learning from the Dayak people, $2/suggested donation, Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm, 342 Lauholm Farm Road, Wells. FMI: 207-646-1555, wellsreserve.org.