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Items submitted to Check it Out must be events that benefit nonprofit organizations and be open to the public. Submissions should be received at least seven days in advance of the event.

Lewiston area

Auburn, Saturday, July 23: Vacation Bible School-Group’s Avalanche Ranch, 6 to 8 p.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 310 Minot Ave. Register or volunteer at www.groupvbs.com/myvbs/?churchid=4668. FMI: 784-0861 Sue LeBlond.

Lewiston, Monday, July 23: Incredible Edibles from the Garden, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7-14. FMI: 784-0135 ext. 4, www.lplonline.org/child.

Lewiston, Monday, July 23: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Children ages 2-5. FMI: 784-0135 ext. 4, www.lplonline.org/child.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, July 23: Blood drive, 1 to 7 p.m., Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 90 Lewiston St.

Poland, Monday, July 23: Big Chips Trio, eclectic stylings, 7 p.m., Poland Spring Preservation Society Summer Concert Series. FMI: Jason or Linda, 998-4142.

Winthrop, Tuesday, July 24: Trudy Chambers Price discusses her book, “The Cows are Out!” 7 p.m., Charles M. Bailey Public Library, 39 Bowdoin St. FMI: Melanie Coombs, 377-8673.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 25: Big Band and Dance Music, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street, weather permitting. Free. FMI: 784-0191 or www.auburncommunityband.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 25: “Invest Smart!” Free educational workshop for planning retirement presented by the Maine State Office of Securities, 12 to 1:15 p.m., Public Library, Pre-register at 1-877-624-8551.

Greene, Thursday and Friday, July 26, 27: Clint Denn film “India-Land of The Tiger,” Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday, 2 and 7 p.m.; Free admission; air-conditioned; doors open one hour before shows. FMI: 946-5311.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 26: Mad Science: Forensic Science, 10 a.m., Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 8-14. FMI: 784-0135 ext. 4, www.lplonline.org/child.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 26: Boardman and Sons concert, noon, Fountain Park, Chestnut and Lincoln streets. Rain location: Franco-American Heritage Center. Free. FMI: 782-7228; www.laarts.org.

Lewiston, Friday, July 27: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Children ages 2-5. FMI: 784-0135 ext. 4, www.lplonline.org/child.

Lisbon, Friday, July 27: Pork loin supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 27 Village St. Adults $6.50, children 12 and under $3, preschool free. Sponsored by Nina Rebekah Lodge 86 and Sabattus River Lodge 21 IOOF.

Lisbon, Friday, July 27: Bean supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Auxiliary Post 9459, Route 196. Adults $6, children under 10 $3. FMI: 353-2152.

Monmouth, Friday, July 27: “Tom Jones,” 7:30 p.m. July 27, 28, Aug. 2, 9, 11, 16, 21, and 24; 7 p.m. July 29; and 2 p.m. Aug. 15 and 18. The Theater At Monmouth, 796 Main St. Tickets, $26-$20. FMI: 933-9999.

Bowdoin, Saturday, July 28: Bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., West Bowdoin Parish Hall. Adults $6.50, children $3, preschool free. Sponsored by Wood Lawn Cemetery Association for mowing, maintenance.

Gray, Saturday, July 28: All about owls night hike, 8 to 10 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Bring flashlights. Canceled if rain. FMI: 657-4977 ext. 0; www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Gray, Saturday, July 28: Bean supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115. Adults, $7; under 12, $3. Handicap accessible. FMI: 657-4279; day of supper, 657-3279.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, July 28: Bean and ham supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Methodist Church, School Street. Sponsored by Methodist Women. Adults $6, children $2. FMI: 353-8951.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 28: Flea market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Amvets Ladies Auxiliary Post 6, Route 100. Tables $15. To reserve Joyce, 926-4693 or Cheryl, 998-2157.

Sabattus, Saturday, July 28: Sabattus Pond Fishing Derby, 7 a.m. registration, Martin’s Point. Prizes for largest pike, other species. Weigh-in by 3 p.m. FMI: 375-6009.

Turner, Saturday, July 28: Annual Welcome Back To Bear Pond supper, GAR Hall, Route 219, North Turner, 5 to 7 p.m., dinner to include barbecued chicken, homemade salads, bread and desserts, to benefit North Turner Presbyterian Church, freewill donation.

Winthrop, Saturday, July 28: Summer fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Winthrop Congregational Church, UCC, 10 Bowdoin St. FMI: Dayle Ashby, 377-5923.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 29: The Campbells Gospel music, 10 a.m., First Assembly of God Church, 70 Hogan Road. FMI: Rev. Cougle, 786-2636.

Lewiston, Monday, July 30: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Children ages 2-5. FMI: 784-0135 ext. 4, www.lplonline.org/child.

Poland, Monday, July 30: Castlebay Celtic and coastal Maine music, 7 p.m., Poland Spring Preservation Society Summer Concert Series. FMI: Jason or Linda, 998-4142.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 1: Auburn Community Band presents “America’s Favorite Songs,” 7 to 8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street, weather permitting. Free. FMI: 784-0191; www.auburncommunityband.org.

Auburn, Thursday, Aug. 2: YWCA fundraiser golf tournament, Martindale Country Club. Benefits YWCA children’s programming. FMI: Anne Craigs, 795-4050; www.ywcamaine.org.

Gray, Saturday, Aug. 4: Bean supper, 6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. Benefits child welfare. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2.50, under 5, free.

Monmouth, Saturday, Aug. 4: “Measure for Measure,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 4, 8, 10, 15 and 23; 7 p.m. Aug. 19; and 2 p.m. Aug. 4. The Theater At Monmouth, 796 Main St. Tickets, $26-$20. FMI: 933-9999.

Monmouth, Sunday, Aug. 5: “The Oldest Story Ever Told,” 2 p.m. Aug. 5, 7, 10, 17, 21, and 23. The Theater At Monmouth, 796 Main St. Tickets, $12-$9. FMI: 933-9999.

Poland, Monday, Aug. 6: Two Old Friends, sea chanteys, folk and sing-alongs, 7 p.m., Poland Spring Preservation Society Summer Concert Series. FMI: Jason or Linda, 998-4142.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 8: Auburn Community Band, “Famous Groups and People,” 7 to 8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street, weather permitting. Free. FMI: 784-0191; www.auburncommunityband.org.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 11: Shaker bake sale, 10 a.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Shaker Road off Route 26. Sponsored by Friends of the Shakers.

Poland, Saturday, Aug. 11: Blueberry Festival, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Poland Community Church, 1212 Maine St. FMI: Marlene, 998-4364.

Poland, Monday, Aug. 13: Port City Jazz, 30s, 40s, 50s, Dixieland, 7 p.m., Poland Spring Preservation Society Summer Concert Series. FMI: Jason or Linda, 998-4142.

Monmouth, Tuesday, Aug. 14: “Sight Unseen,” 7:30 p.m., The Theater At Monmouth, 796 Main St. Tickets, $22-$18. FMI: 933-9999.and Aug. 14

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 15: Auburn Community Band, “Take Two,” selections from previous concerts, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street, weather permitting. Free. FMI: 784-0191; www.auburncommunityband.org.

Auburn, Saturday, Aug. 18: Great Falls Balloon Festival 15th anniversary parade, 11 a.m., Auburn to Lewiston. Participants needed. Parade application and FMI: www.greatfallsballoonfestival.org; Tracey, 333-6601 ext. 1212.

Poland, Monday, Aug. 20: Denny and Ann Breau, and Frank Coffin, instrumental and vocal country, 7 p.m., Poland Spring Preservation Society Summer Concert Series. FMI: Jason or Linda, 998-4142.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 22: Auburn Community Band, “Greatest Hits,” 7 to 8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main St., weather permitting. Free. FMI: 784-0191; www.auburncommunityband.org.

Auburn, Saturday, Aug. 25: Holistic Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., UU Vestry Hall, 159 Pleasant St. Sponsored by Northeast Professional Psychics Mediums and Healers Guild. FMI: Eddita Felt, 353-8648; www.NEGuild.

Poland, Monday, Aug. 27: Phil House and Kathy Haley, piano and vocal, 7 p.m., Poland Spring Preservation Society Summer Concert Series. FMI: Jason or Linda, 998-4142.

Auburn, Thursday, Aug. 16: Knitting Group will meet throughout the summer at Auburn Public Library every Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Grand Reading Room. Any and all are welcome. FMI: call Sally at 333-6640.

Auburn, Thursday, Aug. 23: Knitting Group will meet throughout the summer at Auburn Public Library every Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Grand Reading Room. Any and all are welcome. FMI: call Sally at 333-6640.

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Auburn, Thursday, Aug. 30: Knitting Group will meet throughout the summer at Auburn Public Library every Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Grand Reading Room. Any and all are welcome. FMI: call Sally at 333-6640.Farmington area

Farmington, Monday, July 23: Foothills Art and Story-Theater Camp Session 2 begins. Old South Church. For students who just completed grades 1 to 3; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Scholarships available. FMI and to sign up: Foothills Arts Center: 778-0448; info@foothillsarts.org; www.foothillsarts.org.

Farmington, Saturday, July 23: Blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wal-mart Bus Drive, 615 Wilton Road.

Farmington, Monday to Friday, July 23 to 27: Henderson Memorial Baptist Church Vacation Bible School, 9:30 a.m. to noon daily, Academy Street. For children ages 3 to 12. FMI: 778-2163.

Farmington, Tuesday, July 24: Wild, wacky critters arts and crafts workshop for children, 3 to 4 p.m., Everyone’s Resource Depot, UMF. Cost $1. FMI: 778-7150.

Farmington, Tuesday, July 24: Musician Barry Wood performs, 6 to 8 p.m., Meetinghouse Park.

Livermore, Sunday July 24: Music with Joel and Janna Gilbert, Meeting House North Livermore Baptist Church, 9:10 a.m. FMI: www.northlivermorechurch.com

Wilton, Tuesday, July 24: Dennis Brown, police chief, reads a tale and leads an activity with artifacts, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. FMI: Sandra, 645-4831.

Wilton, Wednesday, July 25: Margy Burns Knight, author of “Talking Walls,” leads discussion about her books, 6 p.m., Public Library. For children 10 years and older. FMI: Sandra, 645-4831.

Farmington, Thursday, July 26: Wild, wacky critters arts and crafts workshop for children, 3 to 4 p.m., Everyone’s Resource Depot, UMF. Cost $1. FMI: 778-7150.

Wilton, Thursday, July 26: Storyteller Angela Klinger shares legends about the land, 6 p.m., Public Library. FMI: Sandra, 645-4831.

Farmington, Friday and Saturday, July 27, 28: Farmington Strawberry Festival and Art in the Park.

Stratton/Eustis, Friday, July 27: Spaghetti dinner and show. Community Building. Dinner: 4:30 to 5:35 p.m.; show: 6 p.m. Sponsored by Stratton/Eustis Rec Program. Show features Michael Cooper/Masked Marvels and Wondertales. Dinner: up to 2, free; students, $5; adults, $8. Admission to show: $5.

Wilton, Friday, July 27: Wilton Historical Museum, 1 p.m., Public Library. Meet at the library before. Children must be accompanied by adult. FMI: Sandra, 645-4831.

Farmington, Saturday, July 28: Italian dinner and wine tasting at 6 p.m. at Homestead Bakery to benefit the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area. $50 per person plus tax and gratuity. Limited seating. RSVP by July 25. Prepay only.

Canton, Saturday, July 28: Lawn, bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. FMI: Jolene, 597-2168.

Farmington, Saturday, July 28: Art in the Park, Meetinghouse Park, presented by Downtown Business Association. FMI: Susan Terhune or Robyn Kremer, 778-0044.

Farmington, Saturday, July 28: Rock ‘n Country, 6 to 9 p.m., Gazebo.

Turner, Saturday, July 28: Annual Welcome Back To Bear Pond supper, GAR Hall, Route 219, North Turner, 5 to 7 p.m., dinner to include barbecued chicken, homemade salads, bread and desserts, to benefit North Turner Presbyterian Church, freewill donation.

Oxford Hills area

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, July 23: Blood drive, 1 to 7 p.m., Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 90 Lewiston St.

Waterford, Tuesday, July 24: Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., North Waterford Congregational Church, Five Kezars Road. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3.50.

Bridgton, Tuesday, July 25: Blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Howell Laboratories, Route 117.

Norway, Wednesday, July 25: Story time for ages 2 to 5, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library. FMI: 743-5308.

Waterford, Wednesday, July 25: Community breakfast, Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road. FMI: Karen, 583-2320.

Paris, Thursday, July 26: Story time for preschoolers, 10 a.m., Paris Public Library. FMI: 743-6994.

Norway, Friday, July 27: Baby Boosters, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library. FMI: 743-5308.

Paris, Friday, July 27: Bean supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church. Sponsored by Ladies Circle. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3.

Bryant Pond, Saturday, July 28: Chicken barbecue, 5 p.m., Jefferson Lodge, Route 26. Sponsored by Tri Town Rescue Auxiliary and Jefferson Lodge. Adults, $7; children, $3. Takeouts. FMI: Wayne, 527-2234.

Canton, Saturday, July 28: Lawn, bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. FMI: Jolene, 597-2168.

Locke Mills, Saturday, July 28: Dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Town Hall. Richard Felt Orchestra. Benefits Greenwood Historical Society. FMI: Joyce Hathaway, 674-2259.

Norway, Saturday, July 28: Craft fair, white elephant sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Lunch available. Benefits East Otisfield Free Baptist Church scholarship fund.

Paris, Saturday, July 28: Yard/bake sale, 8 to 11 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 34 Buckfield Road.

Paris, Saturday, July 28: East Otisfield Baptist Church craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Benefits scholarship fund. Tables, $15. FMI: Marian Culbert, 743-9832.

Waterford, Saturday, July 28: Dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Waterford World’s Fair. Music by Locomotive. $10. FMI: Penny Hill, 583-4160.

Waterford, Saturday, July 28: Magic show with Dennis Labbe, 11 a.m., Waterford Library. Free.

River Valley area

Mexico, Monday July 23: Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 20 Roxbury Road. For pre-K through grade 6. FMI: 364-8712 or 357-1250.

Canton, Saturday, July 28: Lawn, bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. FMI: Jolene, 597-2168.

Andover, Saturday, Aug. 4: Andover Olde Home Days Road Race, 8 a.m., by Andover Service Circle. 4.5-mile race; preregistration, $10; day of registration, $12; 1-mile run, $5; 1-mile walk, $5. Register 7 a.m. day of event, Andover Elementary School; or preregister, for T-shirt. FMI: Mahar, 364-3180; B. Bailey, 392-1475.

Mount Vernon, Saturday, Aug. 4: Auction, 11 a.m., Mount Vernon Community Center, lakeside in village. Preview, 10 a.m. Lunch by Beach Committee. FMI: 293-3773.

Rumford, Saturday, Aug. 4: Bean supper, 5 p.m., Blazing Star Lodge, Route 232. Adults $6, under 12 $3. Takeouts. FMI: Joe Roy, 364-4715.

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