Posted: November 13, 2017
Season of Light celebration, Ketcha After Dark, Warren Miller film: 10 things to do in Maine this weekend
Written by: Aimsel Ponti
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7 p.m. Thursday. Jewish Community Alliance, 1342 Congress St., Portland, $12, $10 JCA members. mainejewish.org/arts-culture/arts-culture-series
"My Adventures With God" is a new book by actor Stephen Tobolowsky. If his name doesn't ring a bell, perhaps one of his most famous film roles
will: Ned Ryerson in the 1993 comedy "Groundhog Day." Bing! The book is a humorous and introspective collection of short stories that take on love,
disaster and victory through the scope of Tobolowsky's ever-changing relationship with God.
Image courtesy of Simon & Schuster
10th Annual Christmas Arts & Craft Fair
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Westbrook Armory, 120 Stroudwater St., Westbrook, $2, free for under 12. newenglandcraftfairs.com
Here's your chance to do a whole mess of holiday shopping in one fell swoop. You'll go home with one-of-a-kind items made from Maine- and New
England-based artisans. For wood items to quilts, knits, jams, dolls, jewelry and more hand-crafted items than you can shake a glue stick at, make
your way to Westbrook.
Season of Light Celebration
1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, free. On Facebook
Gather up your family and kick off the holiday season with a multicultural festival presented by the One Tree Wholistic Learning Center. The
sixth annual Season of Light celebration includes storytelling, arts and crafts, music, food and a presentation of six different holidays, with each
one drawing on the symbolism of light.
Ketcha After Dark
5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough, $30. campketcha.org/ketcha-after-dark
One of the four signature cocktails at this year's Camp Ketcha annual fundraiser and silent auction is called the Bug Juice, and that's reason
enough to hit this event, especially since your ticket includes your first drink. The party's theme is summer camp for adults and includes field
games, tractor rides and archers among other fun activities. There will also be a DJ, so plan on dancing, and plan on satisfying your sweet tooth with
s'mores and other camp snacks by Blue Elephant Catering.
Maine Roller Derby Thanks-For-Giving Charity Bout
5 p.m. Saturday. Happy Wheels, 331 Warren Ave., Portland, $6 in advance, $8 at the door, $5 ages 11 to 15, 10 and under free. mainerollerderby.com
Watch all the action track-side while having a ball and supporting Opportunity Alliance, which serves more than 20,000 people annually in
Maine by providing advocacy, leadership and support. A portion of your donations will go right to them, and what's more, during this special bout, if
you donate you, get to change the rules. Cough up some cash and you can add points to your favorite teams, send skaters to the penalty box and even
reverse the directions skaters are going in. And if you've never been to a roller derby bout, isn't it about time you do?
Staff photo by Gabe
Warren Miller's 'Line of Descent'
6 and 9 p.m. Saturday. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, $20. statetheatreportland.com
Hit the slopes without leaving your seat but know that you'll see footage that will make you jump out of said seats. Warren Miller will take
you on a globe-trotting tour of ski and snowboarding locales by land, air and sea, including a stop in New Zealand with pro snowboarder and Mainer
Seth Wescott. You'll also see stunning cinematography shot in the French Alps, Montana, Colorado and British Columbia.
Entertainment/Court Leve Photography
Joyful Heart Dance Fundraiser
7 p.m. Saturday. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $15 in advance, $18 at the door. mayostreetarts.org
Spend the night supporting the Joyful Heart Foundation whose mission is to transform society's response to sexual assault, domestic violence
and child abuse and to support the healing of survivors. There will be musical performances with Bourassa Dance Studio dancers including Lindsey
Bourassa (flamenco), Rosa Noreen (belly dance) and guitarist Brian Cullen, among other performers. You can also bid on fabulous silent auction items
including dance lessons.
4th Annual Back Cove 6 Hour Fun Run and Food Drive
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Back Cove Trail, Portland. On Facebook
The Distance Project invites you to lace up your sneaks and hit the trail. You can run Back Cove Trail once or keep on going. You'll stay
energized with Holy Donuts and java from Coffee by Design, and your heart will be full knowing you're supporting a worthy local cause. Entry fee is a
nutritious food item for Preble Street's pantry or anything from its current list of needed items, which includes winter jackets, socks, personal
hygiene products, towels, backpacks, playing cards and several other things you can find at preblestreet.org/you-can-help/in-kind-
'Little Mermaid' Sing-Along
4 p.m. Sunday. The Grand, 165 Main St., Ellsworth, $10, $5 for 12 and under. grandonline.org
You'll mingle with the cast of Ellsworth High School's "Little Mermaid" production, then sing your heart out during a screening of Disney's
1989 classic "The Little Mermaid." Plan on belting out your best Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian and Ursala to songs like "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl,"
"Poor Unfortunate Souls" and the ultimate Disney power ballad "Part of Your World."
Image courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures
The Rink at Thompson's Point Opening Day
Sessions from 3 to 5:30 and 6 to 9 p.m. The Rink at Thompson's Point, 10 Thompson's Point, Portland, free. therinkatthompsonspoint.com
Put your other plans on ice because The Rink at Thompson's Point is having a soft opening to celebrate its third season, and skating tonight
is free. The Rink has added a skate pond just for beginners, and the big rink will be freshly Zambonied and ready for you to show off your best triple
Staff photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette