CARMEL, Maine -&nbspA family movie marks the start of this year’ s annual two-day Carmel Days celebration, which begins tonight and continues Saturday.

“E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial” directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1982 will be the featured movie this year and will be shown in the gazebo at the recreation field, starting at 8:30 p.m.

If it rains, the show will be moved to the elementary school on Plymouth Road.

Those interested in competing in the cooking contest must drop off their cookies, candies or cakes at the Grange hall for judging by 6 p.m. Friday to be entered in the contest, organizer Regina Ross said.

Saturday’ s events include a parade starting at 10 a.m. that will go through the village.

“This year the parade will feature the Anah Temple clowns, The Belly-Whistlers, Sebasticook Valley Community Band, old cars, floats and much more,” Ross said.

Participants are asked to begin lining up at the sand shed at 9 a.m., which is when the Six Basin Street Band will perform Dixieland jazz for all to enjoy.

Several other events geared for all ages are planned at the recreation field, Ross said.

The Borderline Bluegrass Group will perform from 1 to 3 p.m., and the Square and Compass Club will hold a ham supper at the Masonic Hall from 4 to 7 p.m.

To conclude the events, a chemical-free street dance with music provided by The Kayla Wass Band will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at the municipal building.

“This is a country rock band,” Ross said. “Bring the family [and] make sure to bring your lawn chairs.”

For information, call 848-7468.