FILMS

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR: Dover Public Library, 73 Locust St, Dover, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man. Free. Rated PG13.

YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FALL FILM SERIES, RAMS: Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 p.m. In a secluded valley in Iceland, sheep farming brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, but have not spoken to each other in four decades. Their ancestral sheep stock is considered one of the country’s best. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. Rated R for language and brief graphic nudity. 93 minutes.

N.H. FILM FESTIVAL’S ANNUAL PRESS AND KICK OFF PARTY: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 5 to 7 p.m. The Thirsty Moose Tap House, 21 Congress St, Portsmouth.www.nhfilmfestival.com.

OPEN SEASON SCARED SILLY - SATURDAY MATINEE: Dover Public Library, 73 Locust St, Dover, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m. Rated PG: Elliot, Boog and all of the beloved woodland creatures are back in a brand new comedy adventure. 1 hr. 24 min. Free.

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT: York Public Library, York, Sunday, Oct.9, 3 p.m. This Colombian film, a festival favorite and Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film, is based on the diary and letters of a scientist-explorer who visited and researched the Amazonian peoples in the early 20th century. In Spanish and Portuguese with subtitles. Unrated but probably PG-13 equivalent. 125 minutes.

FRIDAY MOVIES: Senior Activity Center, 100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth, Fridays, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Every Friday the Portsmouth Senior Activity Center shows free new-ish movies as well as old favorites with popcorn. For a current list of movies, call 610-4433. Info: bchute@cityofportsmouth.com, www.cityofportsmouth.com/recreation/senior.htm.

UNH MOA SCREENING OF LIEBALALA, (SWEETHEART), 1935: Museum of Art UNH, 30 Academic Way, Durham, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 12 to 1 p.m. In conjunction with 7,000 Miles from Durham, Margaret Carson Hubbard in Africa the museum will screen Margaret Carson Hubbard’s film Liebalala,(Sweetheart), 1935. Free. IInformation: museum.of.art@unh.edu, 603 862 3712.

DIVERSIONS

TODDLERFEST: The Children's Museum of New Hampshire, 6 Washington St., Dover, now through Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Now that the big kids are back in school, it’s time for our young visitors to rule the roost and enjoy a variety of exciting activities and mini-workshops geared just for them and their caregivers. Toddlerfest offers guests ages 0-5 the chance to experience music and movement, science, art and storytelling while caregivers learn how these experiences relate to their child’s cognitive growth and development. All Toddlerfest programs are free with museum admission. www.childrens-museum.org

SEACOAST SOUL MODELS: Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sept. 29 to Dec. 8, Kittery Community Center. 5th to 8th grade girls can explore their authentic voice in a safe and supportive setting while being introduced to tools that will increase their self-confidence and resiliency. Register: www.kitterycommunitycenter.org. Limit of 15 available slots.

LIFE WITH PIXELS: 3S ArtSpace, Thursday, Sept. 29, 5:30 p.m. The Super Bowl of creative competitions and is the perfect place for animators and artists around New England area to showcase their work and network. Submissions: b@koivfx.com . Free but registration encouraged: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-with-pixels-2-tickets-26722554881

DAVID SHRIBMAN LECTURE ‘THE ARCHITECTURE OF AMERICAN POLITICS:Shribman, the executive editor and vice president of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, will deliver the UNH College of Liberal Arts John T. Holden Lecture, Thursday, Sept. 29, 5:30 p.m., 115 Murkland Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

'80s-THEMED PROM TO CELEBRATE JETPACK COMIC’S 10th ANNIVERSARY AND THE ROCHESTER OPERA HOUSE UPCOMING: The Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Friday, September 30, 7:30 p.m. Dig up your old ruffled prom dresses and tangerine tuxedos for an exciting night of live music, dancing, contests, and more. There will be prizes awarded for Best Dance Off, Prom King & Queen, as well as a $250 cash prize for the evening’s Best Dressed, thanks to Jetpack Comics. $12 ($10 advance.) www.rochesteroperahouse.com, www.jetpackcomics.com

ICE/DANCE 2016: Presented by the Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University, Saturday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. Douglas Webster, Artistic Director of Labrie Family Skate in Portsmouth and the Artistic Director of Ice Dance International (IDI), will bring ICE/DANCE 2016 to Plymouth, N.H. A performance overflowing with energy, technique and exuberant choreography, Ice Dance International is building a bridge to develop figure skating as an internationally recognized art form. $40-35 Adult, $38-33 Senior, $25-20 Youth. 535-2787, SILVER.PLYMOUTH.EDU, www.icedanceinternational.org; douglas@icedanceinternational.org

PORTQUEST: Seacoast Repertory Theater, 125 Bow St. Portsmouth, Sunday, Oct. 2, check in between 2 to 6 p.m., 1 hour to complete. Graphic Details, Inc., invites you to register for PortQuest, a convenient, family-friendly quest featuring a super-fun mobile app that will guide you through downtown Portsmouth by cryptic clues. Join in on the fun solo or as a team and discover some local history along the way! Free, suggested $10 donation to Cross Roads House and Seacoast Rep. http://graphicdet.com/

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE FOOD TRUCK & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL: Redhook Brewery and Pub, Portsmouth, Sunday, Oct. 2, 12 to 5 p.m.. 20 Food Trucks from throughout New England will arrive for a day of great eating and lots of great craft beer! Live music, a face painter for kids, an artisan market and more! $5 advance; $10 day of; 12 and under Free. Special VIP options are also available. www.foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com, jprensky@aignerprenskymarketing.com, (617) 254-9500.

HAUNTED HIKES OF NH: Dover Public Library, 73 Locust St, Dover, Monday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. N.H. author Marianne O'Connor will be sharing scary tales of haunted hiking trailsfrom her book "Haunted Hikes of New Hampshire". Perfect for getting in the mood for Halloween! Free.

SAIL ABOARD THE GUNDALOW AT WOODMAN MUSEUM FUNDRAISER: Piscataqua River, at the granite bulkhead on River Street that abuts the Cocheco River, River St., Dover, on Oct. 5 and Oct. 6. As part of its Centennial Celebration, Woodman Museum re-enactors will greet guests as they board the Gundalow. Passengers will then learn about the city of Dover and its maritime history from their commentary, including tales and tidbits from three local historians. Kick off, 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, when the Gundalow arrives in Dover and offers dockside visits free to the public. The main event will set sail from 4 to 6 p.m. on both evenings, with a second free dockside session offered to the public from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6 Tickets:www.gundalow.org.

TABLESCAPES AROUND THE WORLD 2016: Discover Portsmouth Center, 10 Middle St., Portsmouth, Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9. Our 2016 TABLESCAPES designers will take you on a journey to exotic locations around the world. This event brings New England’s top designers to the table, literally, to transform the ordinary into something beautifully artistic. $20 Adults, $15 for Seniors/ Students, Children under 12 free. Friday night "Art Around Town" special from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., All tickets $10. Proceeds to benefit Arts In Reach, a nonprofit that empowers teenage girls through mentoring and the arts. maryjo@artsinreach.org, Complete schedule of events including workshops: artsinreach.org/tablescapes, (603) 433-4278.

PET DAY AT RUNDLET-MAY HOUSE: 364 Middle St., Portsmouth, Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join Historic New England and New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Pet Adoption Day in celebration of James Rundlet May’s role in founding the New Hampshire SPCA in 1872. Meet adoptable animals, do an animal scavenger hunt in the museum, watch a dog agility demonstration, and try your hand at pet-related arts and crafts projects outside. $7 per family, $5 per family for Historic New England members. Register, www.historicnnewengland.org, 436-3205.

BEDROCK GARDENS FAIRY & HOBBIT HOUSE FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER: 45 High Road, Lee, Oct. 8, to Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes a reading with Tracy Kane, award winning Fairy Houses author, www.fairyhouses.com. Stroll along a woodland Fairy and Hobbit House Trail past houses created by gardeners, artists, and children, and take time to make your own house out of natural materials provided. Vote for your favorite. You will be enchanted. $15 Adults, $5 children ages 3 to 12. All off-site parking with shuttle buses. 659-2993, bedrockgardens.org, fhh@friendsbg.org,www.bedrockgardens.org/fairy-houses.html.

14th ANNUAL PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Saturday, Oct. 8, located at the Somersworth Plaza on Main St. By purchasing a $12 bracelet, kids can participate in all the activities. Show up at the event in costume and receive $1 off the bracelet price and as always, there is no charge for adults accompanying a child. Don’t miss all the events including pumpkin carving, painting, smashing and shooting plus scarecrow making, cookie decorating, create-n-take crafts, storytelling, hay rides, face painting, a family/child photo and check out the new kid’s game area. Anna Houde at 603-312-5075.

MUSIC

TOMMY CASH CONCERT: Jonathan’s, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit, Thursday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m. Brother of Johnny Cash brings the Cash family heritage to Maine. $37.50 advance, $41.50 day of, www.jonathansogunquit.com 207-646-4777

MARY GATCHELL CONCERT: Leddy Center, 38C Ladd’s Lane, Epping, Friday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. Epping native, Mary Gatchell is a dynamic singer, pianist, and songwriter. Mary’s music is a melting pot of influences from blues and jazz to soul and pop. $20, $15 students, www.leddycenter.org, info@leddycenter.org, 679-2781

THE MARI BLACK WORLD FIDDLE ENSEMBLE: The Dance Hall, 7 Walker St., Kittery, Friday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. Mari Black is a multistyle violinist and champion fiddler rapidly building a reputation as one of the most dynamic young artists of her generation. $12, $15, TheDanceHallKittery.org, Brownpapertickets.com

GREEK MUSIC & DANCING WITH CHUCK & ROSS, BELLY DANCING BY ZABEL: Cafe Nostimo, 72 Mirona Rd., Portsmouth, Saturday, Oct. 1, 8 to 11 p.m. Free. Reservations recommended. Information: info@cafenostimo.com, www.cafenostimo.com, 436-3100.

EAGLE MANIA: The Rochester Opera House is located in City Hall, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester, Friday, Oct. 1, 8 p.m. Since their inception, EagleMania has been thrilling audiences all over the East Coast with their stunning five part harmonies and their uncanny ability to emulate The Eagles note by note. $26 premium, $24 regular, $22 students/seniors. 335-1992, M/W/F from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 2-hours before the show, www.RochesterOperaHouse.com

UNH FACULTY CONCERT SERIES, ROBERT STIBLER, TRUMPET AND MEG HARPER, ORGAN: St. Johns Episcopal Church, 101 Chapel St., Portsmouth, Sunday, Oct. 2, 4 p.m. UNH Department of Music and St. John’s Concerts on the Hill present Kings of the Brassy Baroque. Robert Stibler, trumpet and Meg Harper, organ with Mark Zielinski and Adam Gallant, trumpets. Donations at door. music.info@unh.edu, www.stjohnsnh.org/, 862-2404.

ACT ONE PRESENTS THE ROCKIN' A CAPPELLA SOUNDS OF TUCKERMANS AT 9!: West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth, Sunday, Oct. 2, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Seven fine vocalists team up to treat you to a lively evening of contemporary music. Pop, rock, blues, and light jazz – this is a cappella you’re going to love. $16, www.actonenh.org, 300.2986. steph@actonenh.org,

DJANGO BY THE SEA GYPSY JAZZ FESTIVAL: Thursday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 9, The Dance Hall, 7 Walker St., Kittery. The premiere Gypsy Jazz festival in New England, celebrating the music of guitar legend Django Reinhardt. Kick off: Portsmouth Book & Bar, 40 Pleasant St., Portsmouth, Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 to 10 p.m., featuring Mes Amis, and special guest 11-year-old guitar phenom Henry Acker. Free. Friday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. Dance Hall kick off concert with Ivan Peña Quartet. Saturday, Oct. 8, presentations and Master Classes during the day, including Gypsy guitar, violin and bass. Details DjangoByTheSea.com. Saturday evening, 7:30pm, Ultrafaux, an acoustic powerhouse from Baltimore, and, Rhythm Future Quartet featuring Django By The Sea co-founder and Music Director (and newly-minted Seacoast resident), Jason Anick. Post-show “Djam” sessions at the nearby Buoy Art Gallery (attached to Black Birch restaurant). Concludes, Sunday, October 9, 7 p.m. with an All-Star “Djam” Session and Swing Dance led by local favorites The Hadacol Bouncers. Friday’s and Saturday’s performances at The Dance Hall $25advance/$30 door for a single night. Sunday’s Dance Party, $15, advance/$20 door; 2-night pass $40; 3-night pass $55; $100 VIP passes include brunch with the artists on Sunday and donation to The Dance Hall. TheDanceHallKittery.org, DjangoByTheSea.com.

10TH ANNUAL PIANO FESTIVAL: The Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit, Friday, Oct. 7, 8 to 10 p.m. with Victor Goldberg, and Saturday, Oct. 8, 8 to 10 p.m. with Janice Weber. Ogunquit Performing Arts Presents Two Show-Stopping Pianists! And don't forget the Student Recital on Sunday, Oct 9, 3 p.m., to hear the piano stars of the future! $15 advance, $18 door, $25 Series, and $5 student, and may be purchased at the Dunaway Center, Ogunquit Camera Shop, Ogunquit Welcome Center, and Arts Ogunquit Building through October 6, or www.ogunquitperformingarts.org until one hour prior to each concert. info@ogunquitperformingarts.org

BLUEGRASS SUPERSTARTS THE GIBSON BROTHERS: The Rochester Opera House, City Hall, 31 Wakefield St. ,presents bluegrass superstars The Gibson Brothers Friday, Oct. 7, 8 p.m. Winners of numerous awards, including two International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year awards, The Gibson Brothers have an uncanny ability to blend the classic and the modern. With sublime harmonies their unique style honors tradition while still sounding refreshingly new. $20. Call/stop by the Box Office, 335-1992, M/W/F from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 2-hours before the show. www.RochesterOperaHouse.com.

DAVE ‘KING OF INDY JAZZ’ DOUGLAS AND OURBIGBAND, PARMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: Friday, Oct. 7, 8 p.m., 3S ArtSpace, 319 Vaughn St., Portsmouth. With 17 piece big band orchestra. www.3sarts.org/

EXETER BAND BOOSTERS MATTRESS SALE: Exeter High School, 1 Blue Hawk Dr., Exeter, Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The Exeter High Band Boosters is a non profit group of volunteer parents who provide organizational and financial support to the Exeter High Band and it's students. This is an annual mattress sale where a percentage of the sales proceeds go directly to the Boosters to benefit the Band program.

ACOUSTIC NIGHT WITH KRISTEN STEARNS & TYLER MAHARD: Cafe Nostimo, 72 Mirona Rd., Portsmouth, Saturday, Oct. 8, 6 to 9 p.m. Free. info@cafenostimo.com, www.cafenostimo.com, 436-3100.

NH FALL FESTIVAL: Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A traditional New England country fair complete with demonstrations from craftspeople, animal exhibits, fiber arts, coopering, candle-making and garden tours. Children under 5, members and active duty military/families admitted free.

KINGDOM'S HIP HOP THEATER: The Strand Ballroom, 20 Third St., Dover, Sunday, Oct. 9, 6 to 9 p.m. An all ages, family friendly night of hip hop. Regional acts, presenting original work in a safe, comfortable environment. Alcohol free.

UNH TRADITIONAL JAZZ SERIES: REBIRTH BRASS BAND: Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center, 30 Academic Way, Durham, Monday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m. Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. $10.00. music.info@unh.edu, cola.unh.edu/pcac/event/unh-traditional-jazz-series-rebirth-brass-band, 862-2404.

UNH’S CELEBRITY SERIES PRESENTS CORDIS: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Paul Creative Arts Center’s Johnson Theatre, Durham. CORDIS has been fusing an original combination of custom-made and traditional, ethnic instruments to create their signature sound since 2007. $30, $10 UNH Student with ID and Youth under 18. www.unharts.com, 862-7222, www.unh.edu/celebrity.

UNH WIND SYMPHONY: Bratton Recital Hall Paul Creative Arts Center, 30 Academic Way, Durham, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Free. The University of New Hampshire Department of Music presents the UNH Wind Symphony, under the direction of Andrew Boysen Jr., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 at 8 pm in Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center, on the Durham campus. The program will include James Barne’s monumental Symphony No. 3 and the premiere of Boysen’s Old Ben’s Farm, a fanfare written in celebration of the 150th anniversary of UNH. Information: music.info@unh.edu, cola.unh.edu/pcac/event/unh-wind-symphony-2, (603)862-2404.

UNH CONCERT BAND AND UNH SYMPHONIC BAND at Bratton Recital Hall Paul Creative Arts Center, 30 Academic Way, Durham, Thursday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. The program will include Three Ayres from Gloucester by Hugh Stuart, conducted by graduate conductor Daniel Buchner, Salvation is Created by Pavel Tschesnokoff, Pageant by Vincent Persichetti, and works by W. Francis McBeth, Frank Ticheli, and J.S. Bach. Free. music.info@unh.edu, cola.unh.edu/pcac/event/unh-concert-band-and-unh-symphonic-band-7, 862-2404.

SEEKING

CON TUTTI WANTS TO WELCOME YOU: Calling all singers to join the fun, the laughter, and, of course, the music-making with Con Tutti every Wednesday beginning Sept. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m., South Church, 292 State St., Portsmouth. Register: (207)451-9346, joannasing@aol.com.

ROCKINGHAM CHORAL SOCIETY REHEARSAL: Exeter High School, 1 Blue Hawk Dr., Exeter, Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Come sing with Rockingham Choral Society. Accepting members age 16 and up. Students may leave at 8 p.m. Dues waived for high school and college students. www.rockinghamchoralsociety.org.

VOCALOCITY COMMUNITY CHORUS: Cooperative Middle School, 100 Academic Way, Stratham, on Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Seeking singers for non-auditioned community chorus dedicated to singing quality music in a relaxed environment. www.vocalocitychorus.com, 770-8736.

AUDITIONS FOR SANDPIPERS - SEACOAST CHILDREN'S CHORUS: Middle Street Baptist Church, 16 Court St., Portsmouth, Thursdays. Seeking children ages 8 to 16 who enjoy singing to join the Sandpipers. Contact Priscilla French, 436-8154.

THE COMMUNITY CHORUS AT SOUTH BERWICK: Rehearsals for 2016-17 concert season begin Monday, Sept. 12, 7 to 9:30 p.m., third floor great room of the First Federated Church of South Berwick, corner of Main and Academy. Singers arrive between 6:30 and 6:50 p.m. Prospective new singers are always welcome to attend the first two rehearsals before making a commitment to join. Dues: $60. New Director Nicolás Dosman. www.ccsb-sing.org.

SEACOAST MEN OF HARMONY: A barbershop harmony chorus is seeking men of all ages to join the fun, the laughter and, of course, the enjoyment of singing barbershop harmony. This is a non-competing chorus out of Dover. If you can talk, you can sing. No auditions are required and reading of music is not required. The chorus provides learning recordings of the four parts in barbershop arrangements from old to new songs. Give them a listen and start singing songs in the barbershop style. The chorus meets every Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., McConnell Center, 61 Locust St., Dover. For more info: Greg Burdwood, 978-4890.

SEACOAST CHORAL SOCIETY: Community Church of Durham, UCC, 17 Main St., Durham, on Monday evenings 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Like to sing? The Seacoast Choral Society is a non-auditioned chorus based in Durham. They sing an eclectic repertoire of acapella and accompanied music, including Gregorian chants, Renaissance, classical, jazz, show tunes and more. They strive to make beautiful music and grow their musical abilities in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. They have openings for all voices, but especially basses. Info: seacoastchoralsociety@gmail.com. 

CLASSES

VOICE LESSONS WITH TIM MCGOWAN: The Leddy Center, 38C Ladd’s Lane, Epping. Ages 6 to adult on Saturdays. McGowan is pursuing a Master’s Degree at Boston University and recently finished his first season as an artist-in-residence at the prestigious Seagle Music Colony, where he played Marcellus in “The Music Man” and Jack in the touring cast of “Jack and the Beanstalk”. He is an award-winning tenor specializing in musical theater and operatic repertoire. 679-2781, info@leddycenter.org, www. Leddy center.org.

UKULELE GROUP: Portsmouth Senior Center, 100 Campus Dr., Portsmouth, 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ukulele Classes - Starting Thursday, September 15. Classes will run the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Newbies, beginners and experienced players welcome. Free but reservations required. No drop ins. 610.4433.

ONGOING

COUNTRY LINE DANCING: Rockingham Ballroom, 22 Ash Swamp Rd., Newmarket. Every Wednesday 6 to 10 p.m. with instructor Gail Eaton. Beginners, 6 p.m., intermediates, 7:30 p.m., couples, 9 to 10 p.m. $8.

BALLROOM NIGHT: Rockingham Ballroom, 22 Ash Swamp Rd., Newmarket, Saturdays, 7 to 11 p.m. Dancing to a live band every Saturday night on New Hampshire’s largest wooden dance floor. Tickets: $14. Reservations not necessary, but are encouraged. No jeans or sneakers, please. Info: alan@therockinghamballroom.com, www.therockinghamballroom.com, 659-4410.

THEATER

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS: Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St., Ogunquit, through Oct. 1. This big, brawling, rollicking show is set in 1850s Oregon Territory and tells the story of Adam Pontipee and his backwoods brothers' unusual pursuit of brides. Evenings: Tuesday to Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 p.m., Sunday* 7p.m.; Matinees: Wednesday to Thurday, 2:30 p.m. and Saturday*, 3 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/2016/seven-brides.

LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR: Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St., Portsmouth. Broadway comedy master Neil Simon's play recalls early days of television. Inspired by all-star team writing for comedian Sid Caesar. "Classic comedy" fan Jamie Bradley directs in mainstage debut. Through Oct. 9. Show times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: 433-4472, www.seacoastrep.org/tickets. For student discounts, call the box office.

ACT ONE PRESENTS THE DEVILISHLY FUNNY MUSICAL DELIGHT MACABARET!: West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth, Friday, Sept. 30, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1, 2 and 7:30 p.m. The “Corpse de Cabaret” includes some of the nicest “undead” people you’ll ever meet – Phil Graves (Robb Ross), Donna Shroud (Diane Arabian), Paul Bearer (Todd Fernald), and Victoria Bledsoe (Kelli Leigh-Ann Connors). This foursome will tickle all your funny bones with devilishly good puns and incredible comic timing. $14, www.actonenh.org, 300.2986.

PATRICK DOROW PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS CABARET: STAR Theatre at Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Rd, Kittery, Sept. 30 to Oct. 9. The scene is the Kit Kat Klub, a nightclub in Berlin, as the 1920s are drawing to a close. The Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret. Shows: Friday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 1, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 2, 5 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 7, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 8, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, October 9, 5 p.m. Adults $27, Seniors $25, Students $20; cabaret table seating $100. www.patrickdorowproductions Rated: PG-13.

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON: Bratton Recital Hall Paul Creative Arts Center, 30 Academic Way, Durham, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Before there was Hamilton, there was Andrew Jackson ... Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson the rock musical that is! With pulsing rhythms, driving guitar and biting lyrics, our season opener reveals the real story of the man who could show Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders how populism really works.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET: Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St., Ogunquit, Oct. 5 to Nov. 6, The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. PG - Mild adult situations including cigarette smoking. Evenings: Wednesday to Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 7 p.m.*; Matinees: Wednesday to Thursday, 2:30 p.m., Saturday* 2:30 p.m., Sunday, 2:30 p.m.; Previews*: 1st Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., 1st Thurs Matinee, 2:30 p.m., 1st Thursday, 7:30 pm *When scheduled. www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/2016/million-dollar-quartet.

ACT ONE PRESENTS 7 STAGES SHAKESPEARE COMPANY'S 'BEING SHAKESPEARE': West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. "Being Shakespeare," the first U.S. production of the highly praised new play by pre-eminent Shakespearean scholar, Jonathan Bate. This innovative work draws from Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets to further understand just who ’the soul of his age’ was (and what that age looked like). Performances: Fri. and Sat., Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct 8 and 15, 2 p.m. $14, www.actonenh.org, 300-2986.

ONGOING WORKSHOPS

GENERIC THEATER PRESENTS PLAY READINGS AT THE RING: The Players' Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. GT will be reading new plays that were submitted to The Players’ Ring by local playwrights, as well as plays that may strike their fancy. Free; however, donations to defray costs of copying scripts, etc. are welcome! www.playersring.org, 436-8123.

N.H. THEATRE PROJECT FALL WORKSHOPS - THE ACTOR’S TOOLS: 959 Islington, Portsmouth. Taught by Artistic Director Genevieve Aichele, this six-week session will focus on The Actor’s Tools. Classes will be held on Mondays, Sept. 19 to Oct. 24, with each session focused on a different acting technique. Energy (Sept. 19); Imagination (Sept. 26); The Body (Oct. 3); The Voice (Oct. 10); Emotions (Oct. 17); and Words and Silence (Oct. 24). Classes are geared for beginner to intermediate actors. Students can attend one, several or all six workshops. $25 to $40 per workshop, depending on the number of classes attended. Register: info@nhtheatreproject.org, 431-6644, ext. 4, www.nhtheatreproject.org.

READINGS AND SIGNINGS

WRITERS ON A NEW ENGLAND STAGE PRESENTS U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE STEPHEN BREYER: Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, Thursday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. Justice Breyer will take the stage with his bestselling book "The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities," just released in paperback. In this original, far-reaching, and timely book, Justice Breyer examines the work of the Supreme Court and its role in an increasingly interconnected world. Brief author presentation followed by an onstage interview with Virginia Prescott, host of NHNPR’s “Word of Mouth.” Tickets: $13.75 ($11.75 for members). For each one or two tickets sold, the purchase of a book voucher required, redeemable for signed copies of the book, at Box Office, 436.2400, www.themusichall.org.

GENEVIEVE MORGAN: "THE FOG OF FORGETTING": A reading and book signing Thursday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. at RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet St. in Portsmouth. In the dramatic conclusion of The Five Stones Trilogy, three young people have returned through the fog to fulfill their promise to the Keepers on the island of Ayda, whose four realms are in turmoil. Genevieve Morgan is an award-winning author and editor living in Portland, Maine. Her fiction won the 2015 Silver Moonbeam award for pre-teen fantasy, and she was a finalist for the Maine Literary Awards in fiction for young adults. In addition to her editorial work, she is also the associate producer and host of “The Writer’s Zone” for Time Warner Cable TV. More information at www.riverrunbookstore.com.

BOOK TALK ON JOHN QUINCY ADAMS: "MILITANT SPIRIT:" York Public Library, Long Sands Rd., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m. Michael Behnke will present a Book Talk on the recent book by James Traub.

HISTORICAL FICTION WRITER JULIE DEWEY: York Public Library, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Dewey will read from her novel, “Forgetting Tabitha”, as well as present a slideshow on the orphan train movement that transported more than 120,000 neglected and orphaned children from cities in the East to live and work on farms in the Midwest from 1853 to 1929. Dewey is a novelist who has vacationed in Wells for 45 years.

EMILIE SPAULDING: "RED CLAY GIRL:" A reading and book signing Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. at RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet St. in Portsmouth. "Red Clay Girl" is the heartbreaking, hilarious, and tenacious story of a middle child’s journey from small-town Georgia to New York City and beyond. When she reaches her unplanned destination – self-acceptance – you’ll shout hallelujah. Spaulding lives in New Castle with her husband. She is a writer, storyteller, and gospel singer when not watching and eavesdropping on strangers to put in her next stories. More information at www.riverrunbookstore.com.

WRITERS ON A NEW ENGLAND STAGE WITH JODI PICOULT: The Music Hall’s Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Jodi Picoult will come to town with her highly-anticipated new novel, SMALL GREAT THINGS. Titled after a quotation by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the story tells an unforgettable tale of racism, birth and death in a rural Connecticut hospital, and a devastating court case. Author presentation followed by an onstage interview with Virginia Prescott, host of NHNPR’s “Word of Mouth.” $13.75 ($11.75 for members). For each 1-2 tickets sold, the purchase of a book voucher ($28.99 hardcover) is required. 436-2400.

ELIZABETH LONSETH ON DEMENTIA: York Public Library, Long Sands Rd., Thursday, Oct. 13, noon. Elizabeth Lonseth will speak about dementia and her two books, “A Gradual Disappearance,” which was written to help families deal with a loved one with memory disease, and “The Dangers of Denial,” which deals with the biggest challenge that we face in getting good care for memory patients – denial.

KATHY GUNST, "SOUP SWAP": A reading and book signing Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet St. in Portsmouth, for "Soup Swap: Comforting Recipes to Make and Share" by Kathy Gunst, out in paperback this month. Gunst is the author of 15 cookbooks, winner of the James Beard award in Journalism in the 2015 Home Cooking category, and winner of the IACP award for Best Audio Series 2015 for her work as the 'Resident Chef' for NPR's award-winning public radio show Here and Now. She writes for many publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Eating Well and Yankee. More information at www.riverrunbookstore.com.

VISUAL ARTS

GALLERY TALK AT CAMERA COMMONS: 652 Central Ave., Dover, Thursday, Sept. 29, 12 to 2 p.m. New Hampshire Institute of Art Photography faculty members Gary Samson, Glen Scheffer, Beverly Conway, Douglas Prince and Mark Morelli for Divergent Visions: A Discussion of Contemporary Fine Art Photography. Free. info@cameracommons.com, 842-4713

OPENING RECEPTION FOR PAT HARDY - HOME AND AWAY: Thom Hindle Gallery, The Woodman Museum, 182 Central Ave., Dover, Thursday, Sept. 29, 5 to 7 p.m. Paintings by Pat Hardy, a longtime artist from North Berwick, Maine. The exhibition, primarily watercolors with some oil paintings along with a couple of masterful drawings, captures her experiences as one who has traveled and painted extensively. Exhibit: September 29 to November 13. 742-1038, director@woodmanmuseum.org.

ARTIST RECEPTION: Maine Women in the Arts Annual Awards Show and Fine Art Big and Small Show, Masonic Lodge, Temple St., Kennebunkport, Friday, Sept. 30, 5 to 7 p.m. Exhibit: Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Original paintings by Maine artists. Free. www.mainewomenarts.com.

DISCO BALL PENDANT WORKSHOP WITH DEB FAIRCHILD: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 3:30 to 5 p.m. in conjunction with Rock, Paper, Scissors Exhibit, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy. Beader Deb Fairchild will lead a short demo and workshop on making beaded "disco" ball pendants. Leave with your own sparkly necklace. Materials provided. Free but space is extremely limited so RSVP to gallery@exeter.edu by Sept. 28.

ARTISTS RECEPTION for 'CELEBRATION': Franklin Gallery, 33 North Main St, Rochester, Thursday, Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Exhibit: Month of October,. Join Artists of the Women’s Caucus for Art/New Hampshire Chapter offer a wide range of work, including watercolor, oil, acrylic, encaustic, mixed media, fiber art, photography, and sculpture. www.wcanh.org.

OPENING RECEPTION PORTSMOUTH CONTRASTS IN BLACK & WHITE: Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth, Friday, Oct. 7, 5 to 8 p.m. Photo artist Thomas A. Wright offers two contrasting series of Portsmouth images. Exhibit: Oct. 5 to Oct. 29. www.digitalvistasimaging.com, 431-4230.

SEEKING

CAMERA COMMONS CALL FOR ART - ABANDONED PLACES: 652 Central Ave., Dover, Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, Oct. 1. Photographs of abandoned places for our Workshop Gallery. Exhibition will be on view from Oct. 16 to Jan. 8, 2017 with artist reception in conjunction with our Large Format show in the Streetside Gallery, Sunday, Oct. 16, 1 to 4 p.m. Submissions will be juried with selection notification by Oct. 3. Selected images will be shown on the wall (framed photograph supplied by the photographer by Oct. 9) or on our 65-inch monitor located in the gallery. Images may be for sale with a 40 percent commission. Submit photographs electronically to Camera Commons at gallery@cameracommons.com as sRGB jpegs not larger than 2 megabytes each. Submissions should be labeled: LastName_FirstName_Imagename,jpg. www.cameracommons.com, (842) 4713, info@cameracommons.com. Contact: Carol Van Loon (603) 799-1941 vanloon42@gmail.com.

CLASSES

SEACOAST ARTIST ASSOCIATION: 130 Water St., Exeter. COLORED PENCIL: 8-week class starts Tuesday, Sept. 20 and runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm. www.seacoastartist.org/events. Instructor Revelle Taillon, 382-3397, rtaillon@comcast.net. LEARN TO DRAW: 8 week class, starts Tuesday, Sept. 20 and runs from 1 to 3 p.m. www.seacoastartist.org/events. Instructor Revelle Taillon, 382-3397, rtaillon@comcast.net.

WATERCOLOR GET TOGETHERS: Newmarket Public Library, 1 Elm St., Tuesdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Interested in a small watercolor group? Bring your supplies and dreams to the library for an afternoon of painting. All levels are welcome. www.newmarketlibrary.org.

LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN OILS: Marshwood High School, Route 236 Dow Highway, South Berwick, Tuesdays. All styles and levels welcome. (207) 384-5703, www.marshwood.maineadulted.org.

OPEN ART STUDIO: Marshwood Great Works School, Route 236, South Berwick, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6 to 8 p.m. Come be creative. Learn a new technique, work on an in-progress project. (207)384-5703, www.marshwood.maineadulted.org.

FLORAL DESIGN, DRIED ROSE/HYDRANGEA WREATH: Marshwood High School, Route 236 Dow Highway, South Berwick, Tuesday, Oct. 4. Starting with a lemon leaf base and using hydrangea flowers, cranberry roses, mint, lavender and poppy pods you will learn some basic concepts of floral design. 1 session. (207) 384-5703, www.marshwood.maineadulted.org.

ONGOING

NEW HAMPSHIRE EXHIBITS

PORTSMOUTH

SO MANY WONDERFUL THEMES EXHIBIT: The Gallery at 100 Market, Portsmouth, Sept. 2 to Nov. 18. More than 100 works, includes collections with as few as two and as many as 25 works of art on a single topic or style. FloorS 3 and 4 are open five days a week 8. a.m. to 7 p.m; Floors 1 and 2 are open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

WENDY TURNER EXHIBIT: Portsmouth Historical Society presents "Wendy Turner Island Light," Discover Portsmouth Center, 10 Middle St., Portsmouth, through Friday, Sept. 30. A lifetime of noted painter Wendy Turner’s artistic work: 35 years of captured waves, light upon rocks and reflections of the surrounding coastline. Hours: Daily 9:30 a.m.to 5 p.m. and until 8 p.m. each Friday. More info: www.portsmouthhistory.org.

“PORTSMOUTH TO PITTSBURG: THE SALT AND SAWDUST OF NEW HAMPSHIRE”: N.H. Art Association, 136 State St., Portsmouth, month of September. Native son Bruce Bacon was once a merchant marine captain, and he lobster-fished in New Hampshire waters and his pastime is logging his own acreage in New Hampshire's Great North Woods. 431-4230, nhartassociation@gmail.com, www.nhartassocation.org.

“BY THE SEA” EXHIBIT: N.H. Art Association, 136 State St., Portsmouth, Month of September. Photographs of the sea and its environs by seacoast photographer and sailboat dweller Kristin W. Burchsted. 431-4230, nhartassociation@gmail.com, www.nhartassocation.org.

37TH ANNUAL PARFITT JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: N.H. Art Association, 136 State St., Portsmouth, month of September. Fifty-five artists’ work will be on display, chosen by juror Paula Tognarelli, executive director, Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Mass. 431-4230, nhartassociation@gmail.com, www.nhartassocation.org.

STUDIO 51: Ceres Pop-up Studio and Gallery on the decks between Annabelle's Ice Cream and the Oar House. Working space for three local artists: Rebecca Harrison, Christy Hegarty and Judy Schubert, who work with oils and enjoy capturing the beauty and color of life. Info: info@studio51ceres.com or Facebook and Instagram @studio51ceres Hours: Most days noon to 7 p.m or by appointment.

PORTRAIT OF A NEW ENGLAND PORT, DON GORVETT 25 YEARS IN PORTSMOUTH EXHIBIT: Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth. Exhibit to Oct. 11 featuring Gorvett’s celebrated woodcuts and drawings and a chance to view the stages of the printmaking process. Free, daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Tyco Visitors Center lecture hall. www.strawberybanke.org.

ILLUMINATING TARBELL, FOUR SELECTED PAINTINGS: John Paul Jones House, 43 Middle St. Now to Columbus Day, Oct. 10. $6, free to Portsmouth Historical Society Members. www.PortsmouthHistory.org, 436-8433.

“OCEANIC EXHIBIT” PAINTINGS BY LOCAL ARTISTS CELEBRATING THE ISLES OF SHOALS: Todd Bonita Gallery, 39 Ceres St., Portsmouth, to Sept. 30. Free. A group of seafaring gallery artists sailed out to the Isle of shoals to paint over the summer. The exhibit, “Oceanic,” celebrates the inspired works from their painting trips and the rugged beauty of the shoals. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday to Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday to Saturday. (Closed Mondays). 819-9100, www.tmbonita@gmail.com, www.toddbonitagallery.com.

SEACOAST IMPRESSIONS WITH LORWEN NAGLE AND TOMMY HEINSOHN AT KENNEDY GALLERY: Month of September, Kennedy Gallery, 41 Market St., Portsmouth. Featuring the original paintings of the local artist Lorwen "Connie" Nagle and Boston artist Tommy Heinsohn. Nagle has been associated with the University of Texas at Austin and Tibetan US Resettlement Project. Heinsohn has been associated with the Boston Celtics for six decades as a player, coach, and broadcaster. Now, they both spend a lot of time painting outdoors. "Seacoast Impressions" will be on display for the month of September. www.kennedygalleryandframing.com.

PORTSMOUTH CONTRASTS IN BLACK & WHITE: Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth. Photo artist Thomas A. Wright offers two contrasting series of Portsmouth images as you have never seen this historic city before. Exhibit: Oct. 5 to Oct. 29. www.digitalvistasimaging.com, 431-4230.

DOVER

SUMMER FUN AND THE DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT, ROBERT WEINSTEIN EXHIBIT: The RiverSea Gallery, Washington Street Mills, One Washington St., Suite 310, Dover. Bob has had a brilliant career in the arts, producing and directing hundreds of hours of television entertainment specials as well as finding time for his passion for painting. Through Sept. 30. 767-0431.

ANIMALIA GALLERY 6 EXHIBIT: Animalia Gallery 6 Children’s Museum of N.H., 6 Washington St. Dover. On view: Sept. 17 to Nov. 27. www.childrens-museum.org.

PAT HARDY - HOME AND AWAY: Thom Hindle Gallery, The Woodman Museum, 182 Central Ave., Dover. Paintings by Pat Hardy, a long-time artist from North Berwick, Maine. The exhibition, primarily watercolors with some oil paintings along with a couple of masterful drawings, captures her experiences as one who has traveled and painted extensively. Exhibit: September 29 to November 13. 742-1038, director@woodmanmuseum.org.

DURHAM

DEBBIE MUELLER EXHIBIT: Durham Public Library Gallery, 49 Madbury Road, Durham. "Late Bloomer Artist" has been an obstetrician/gynecologist for 31 years, a wife for 22 years, a mother for 21 years, a Durham resident for 10 years, and a painter for 6 months. View her work through the month of September. ageiger@ci.durham.nh.us, www.durhampubliclibrar.org, 590-1117.

7,000 MILES FROM DURHAM AND ALUMNI PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: Museum of Art UNH, 30 Academic Way, Durham, through Oct. 16. Features Margaret Carson Hubbard in Africa and Marion E. James in India, guest-curated by Catherine Hunter, highlighting African and Indian material culture. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; closed University holiday. Follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #MOAUNH.

EXETER

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS: 50 YEARS OF EXETER FINE CRAFTS: Lamont Gallery, 11 Tan Lane, Exeter, Sept. 7 to Oct. 15. Featuring fiber art, jewelry and metal work, printmaking, glass, clay, woodworking, beading and much more by member artists from across New England. Monday by appointment, Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. gallery@exeter.edu, www.exeter.edu/arts/9140.aspx, 603-777-3461.

NANCY MORGAN FABRIC ART - Seacoast Artist Association Gallery, 130 Water St., Exeter, Now to December 31. Textured scenes of coastal life. Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m..www.seacoastartist.org, 778-8856, www.nancymorganart.com.

HAMPTON

HAMPTON ARTS NETWORK GALLERY EXHIBIT: Oceanside Mall, 367 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach. Featuring the work of local Hampton Arts Network artists, authors and artisans. Tuesday to Sun, 2 to 8 p.m. Info: 929-3850, hamptonartsnetwork.org.

ROCHESTER

OUR PAPER QUILT - A 'CONNECTIONS IN THE COMMUNITY' ART PROJECT - The Franklin Gallery at RiverStones Custom Framing, 33 N. Main St., Rochester, Exhibit: Month of September. Features 12-by-12-inch designs that include the artist’s original 6-by-six-inch work drawn from observation and selected from a collection of tree-ring photographs. Artists depended on each other’s work for the completion of their own final designs. Artists are from MindsEye Designs, a vocational program in the creative arts in Strafford County for adults with a developmental disability. 812-1488, riverstonescustomframing@gmail.com. MindsEye Design Art Program: www.communityparthersnh.org.

WENDY MORNEAU, CREATE INSPIRE REPEAT, ARTWORK: Rochester Public Library, 65 South Main St., Rochester, for the month of September. Using found objects such as rocks, sticks and flower petals, Morneau thoughtfully arranges her materials into collages which she then photographs. Her images are vivid and eye-catching: some whimsical, such as an owl made of bark and twigs with acorns for eyes while others are kaleidoscopic, reminiscent of mandalas. 332-1428.

"CELEBRATION" ART EXHIBIT AT FRANKLIN GALLERY: 33 North Main St, Rochester, Month of October, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join Artists of the Women’s Caucus for Art/New Hampshire Chapter offer a wide range of work, including watercolor, oil, acrylic, encaustic, mixed media, fiber art, photography, and sculpture. www.wcanh.org.

MAINE EXHIBITS

BERWICK

TWO BERWICK, ONE FALMOUTH: THREE MAINE ARTISTS STRUT THEIR STUFF: Berwick Public Library, 103 Old Pine Hill Rd., Berwick, for the months of September and October during regular library hours. The works of the three artists in Two Berwick, One Falmouth—Joanne Desmond and Ross Alan Bachelder, both of Berwick, and Anne Strout, who lives in Falmouth—are dramatically different in tone and intent, making for an unusually vibrant and thought-provoking exhibit. artsmultiple@gmail.com, 207-698-5737.

FOLLOWING THE THREAD EXHIBIT, Wen Redmond, Susann Foster Brown and Robin Cornwell : Emporium Framing and Gallery, 261 Main St., South Berwick, Exhibit through Nov. 12. (207) 384-5963, emporium@metrocast.net, www.emporiumframing.com.

KENNEBUNKPORT

MAINE WOMEN IN THE ARTS ANNUAL AWARDS SHOW AND FINE ART BIG AND SMALL SHOW: Masonic Lodge, Temple St., Kennebunkport, Exhibit: Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Original paintings by Maine artists. Friday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; . Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, October 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. www.mainewomenarts.com.

KITTERY

POTTERY SHOW AND SALE: Live Tree and Die, current ceramic work by Hilary Rousselle at the Red Door Pottery Studio, 44 Government St., Kittery. The show will run to Oct. 31. Hours are daily by chance or by appointment. Rousselle will be in the studio on Saturdays. Call to confirm. (207) 439-5671, www.reddoorpottery.com, reddoorpottery@gmail.com.

ANNE SCHEER - EBB TIDE NEARSCAPES EXHIBIT: The Morgan Gallery, Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Rd., to Oct. 21. Anne Scheer’s studio is on Gerrish Island and she paints the drama of Maine’s intertidal area in near abstraction. Info: www.annescheerstudio.com, www.kitterycommunitycenter.org, (207) 439-3800.

WALKING FORT FOSTER ART AND POTTERY EXHIBIT BY NINA SHORE: Just us Chickens, 156 State Road, Kittery, now to Sept. 30. As a maker, Nina has been fascinated with different materials and exploring their potential. The show represents a selection of her present, favorite mediums of paint and clay. (207) 439-4209.

SEACOAST MODERNS EXHIBIT: Kittery Art Association Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave.. Exhibit: Sept. 17 to Oct. 16, with doors open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. This year’s theme is "Inspired," and the major collaborative effort will be based around Bill Moore’s photograph "Stairway to Heaven." Inspired by this central image, each of the 13 artists involved has come up with his or her own take on the image. (207) 451-9384, www.kitteryartassociation.org.

OGUNQUIT

 JAMIE WYETH PRIVATE COLLECTION EXHIBIT: The Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., through Oct. 31. This exhibition features human, animal, and landscape works that exemplify the artist’s imaginative approach to realism. Info: (207) 646-4909, www.ogunquitmuseum.org.

THE BARN GALLERY FALL EXHIBITIONS: Sept. 14 to Oct. 10, includes: At the Table; OAA Expressions; and showcases by S. Patricia Benson, printmaking; David Schneider, ceramics; and invited New England sculptors. Shore Road and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. (207) 646-8400, www.barngallery.org.

SACO

 ART, ARTIFACTS, AND ANCTEDOTES: 150 YEARS OF COLLECTING: Dyer Library/Saco Museum, 317 Main St., Saco, Now to Oct. 30. Celebrating its 150th anniversary. In the years since its founding, the museum has acquired a rich and diverse collection of objects. Many of these artifacts came to the museum with fascinating accounts of the people who owned or made them. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12 to 4 p.m.; Friday, 12 to 8 p.m. (FREE from 4 to 8 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday 12 to 4 p.m. (June-December only). Adults $5; seniors and students $3; children (7 – 18) $2; Children 6 and under, free. Free for cardholders of the Dyer Library and Saco Museum, $35 non-residents. (207) 283-3861, www.dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org.

YORK

ART EXHIBIT AT THE VILLAGE GALLERY: 244 York St., (207) 363-4000, thevillagegallery@myfairpoint.net, www.theyorkvillagegallery.com. Featuring the works of artists Gail Claes, Eileen Robert, Cheri Dennett, Chris Greco, Mary Sweeney, Rick Comeau, Amy Clark, Elise Pratt, Bryony- Brett, Doris Newson, Barbara Hochadel-Heintz, Nina Bisognani, Oleg Kompasov, Sue Dion, Donna Asquith,Robin Linn, Annette Brennan, and Charles ( Chuck ) Pineo. (207) 363-4004, thevillagegallery@myfairpoint.net, www.theyorkvillagegallery.com.

4TH ANNUAL PRINTS AND POTS EXHIBITION: to Nov. 13, Chases Garage, 16 Main St. York. Features artwork from local and regional artists Lyell Castonguay, Mary Sweeney, Tyler Gulden, Bill Cass, Jake Cassevoy, Dylan Haigh and Christopher Cooper. (207) 361.4162, info@chasesgarage.com.

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL AND THINGS REMEMBERED EXHIBIT: The George Marshall Store Gallery, Museums of Old York, 140 Lindsay Rd., York. Now to October 2. “Back to School Special” features work by the faculty of UNH art department. Also on view is “Things Remembered” by Portsmouth artist Michael Stasiuk, who combines fragments of found objects to create standing figures and scenes that are full of gestures and personality. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. (207) 351-1083 www.georgemarhshallstoregallery.com.

SEVEN ARTIST DRAW EXHIBIT: York Public Library, 15 Long Sand Rd., York. Exhibit to Oct. 31. Featuring works of seven accomplished artists from the Seacoast area who are devoted to drawing and explore this art form in a variety of ways. Tuesdays to Thursdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (207) 363-2818, www.york.lib.me.us.