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Things to do: Lighthouse Day, a kite convention and puppets on the ball


West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec. James W. Thompson/Shutterstock.com

Maine Open Lighthouse Day
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Statewide. lighthousefoundation.org/maine-open-lighthouse-day
Who doesn’t love a lighthouse? The United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism, and the American Lighthouse Foundation do this, and they present the annual Maine Lighthouse Day where you can get up close to several lighthouses across the state. . Most will be open for interior tours, so be prepared to climb stairs for great views. A partial list of participating lighthouses includes Burnt Boat Harbor, Curtis Island, Doubling Point, Dyce Head, Fort Point, Goat Island, Grindle Point, Moose Peak, Owls Head, Pemaquid Point, Bug Light, Portland Head, Spring Point and West Quoddy. Check the Lighthouse Foundation site for updates, then plan to hit one or more on Saturday.

Maine’s ultimate garage sale takes place Saturday at the Cumberland Fairgrounds. mikeledray/Shutterstock.com

Maine Ultimate Garage Sale
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (rainy date Sunday). Cumberland Fairgrounds, 175 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, $10, 12 and under free. On Facebook.
If garage sales are your love language, this is your day to shine, not to mention shop till you drop. Hundreds of vendors selling just about anything you can imagine will be congregating all over the Cumberland Fairgrounds. From deals galore to rare collectibles you were hoping to stumble upon, you never know what you’ll find at Maine’s Ultimate Yard Sale. Concessions will be available, and yes, there will be restrooms. Happy bargain hunting!

The Capriccio Festival of Kites at Ogunquit Beach is part of this year’s Capriccio event. Photo courtesy of Ogunquit Performing Arts

Capriccio Kite Festival
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Ogunquit Beach, Beach Street, Ogunquit, Free. ogunquitperformingarts.org
Ogunquit Performing Arts invites you to spend part of your day at the beach for the 30th Annual Capriccio Festival of Kites, which combines dazzling professional kite demonstrations with live music performances. Singer-songwriter and violinist Andy Happel will perform sets with his band at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and the latter coincides with what is called the Great Ascension, during which the sky will be dotted with countless deer -ruffles. Children will receive free white kites, and there will be markers and crayons to decorate them with.

The washerwoman puppet was featured in a Bread and Puppet Theater event. Photo courtesy of Mayo Street Arts

Our Domestic Resurrection Circus
4 p.m. Saturday. Fort Allen Park, 49 Eastern Promenade, Portland, free, cash donations accepted. mayostreetarts.org
Mayo Street Arts is thrilled to bring Vermont’s legendary Bread and Puppet Theater to Portland for an outdoor extravaganza called Our Domestic Resurrection Circus. The show is described as a bright and raucous melee of short acts led by a fanfare, tackling the heart of the current moment with various styles of puppetry and spanning many moods, from the burlesque to the sublime. In other words, it’s going to be great! After the show, Bread & Puppet will be serving their sourdough rye bread with aioli for free and selling books, posters, postcards and brochures at low prices.

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