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Posted: May 5, 2015

SWAPmaine, Glorious Yard Sale and Pig & Beer on the Pier: 12 things to do in Maine this weekend

Written by: Shannon Bryan
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It’s an “other people’s stuff” kind of weekend. Buy other people’s wares during the huge yard sale in Brunswick. Take home other people’s clothes during SWAPmaine in Portland, see other people’s kitchens during the Falmouth Kitchen Tour. You can also see some of Portland’s rarely seen places during the Magical History Tour. Feast on beer and pork on Maine State Pier, rock out 80s style with The Awesome, and make a sparkly unicorn horn, just because.

And BTW, it’s MOTHER’S DAY on Sunday! Still not sure how to celebrate? We have some ideas: Show Mom a great time: 10 things to do with Mom on Mother’s Day 2015

For the weekend of May 7-10, 2015

On the cheap

Unicorn Craft Day and Parade
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm St., Waterville. Free. watervillelibrary.org
Organizers ask, “Have you ever wanted your very own unicorn horn? Do you feel like you feel like you need more glitter in your life? If you answered yes to either of these question, please join us at the library for unicorn themed crafts and a parade!” Parade at 2:30 p.m.

Brian Daniels
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, freeportlibrary.com
You’ll hear the comical musings of fictitious character Joe Wright, an average, middle-aged cranky guy from Smalltown, New England who is trying to keep up with life in the 21st century. You’ll also hear some humorous songs inspired by the stories as author and musician Brian Daniels presents his book “Thoughts of an Average Joe.”

The African Children’s Choir
7 p.m. Friday, North Deering Alliance Church, 1301 Washington Ave., Portland, free, donations accepted, 797-2561
For a truly uplifting musical experience, catch a performance by The African Children’s Choir and hear their beautiful voices singing traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Donations will be accepted to support the choir’s programs that include education, care and relief and development programs.

Sinead Morrissey
6:30 p.m. Friday, Chase Hall, Bates College, 56 Campus Ave., Lewiston, free, 786-6255
Inaugural poet laureate of Belfast, Northern Ireland Sinead Morrissey has penned five poetry collections including 2013’s “Parallax,” winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize. Here’s a chance to hear her recite some of her works in person.

‘Lollipops for Breakfast’
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Monday, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $10, $5 for 12 and under, mayostreetarts.org
Here’s a sweetly marvelous tale of an enchanted cookbook that transports a young girl to a fantastic, gadget-filled world of candy creations. “Lollipops for Breakfast” is Bonnie Duncan’s one-woman show full of wild imagination, puppetry, original music, acrobatics and plenty of audience participation. Suitable for children in kindergarten and up.

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