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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.

Farmington area

Farmington, July 13: “Annie Jr.,” 7 p.m., Sandy River Players Children’s Musical Theatre Camp, Alumni Theater, UMF.

Farmington, Friday, July 13: Possum Pickers Band, 8 p.m., Mount Blue State Park Amphitheater.

Wilton, Friday, July 13: “Landmark bingo,” 1 p.m., Public Library. Win books playing. FMI: Sandra, 645-4831.

Farmington, Saturday, July 14: “Annie Jr.,” 7 p.m., Sandy River Players Children’s Musical Theatre Camp, Alumni Theater, UMF.

Farmington, Saturday, July 14: Bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Trinity UMC.

Farmington, Saturday, July 14: Charlie Who’s Little Theater At-Large, comic variety, 8 p.m., Mount Blue State Park Amphitheater.

Fayette, Saturday, July 14: Fire Auxiliary and Underwood Library bake and book sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Old Fire Station.

Jay, Saturday, July 14: North Jay Day, sponsored by the North Jay Grange 10, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food, craft sale tables. Bean supper, Adults $6, children 10 and under, $3. Antique car parade, 10:30 a.m. on Route 17. Benefits restoration projects. FMI: 645-4628.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, July 14: Rock ‘n Country, 6 to 9 p.m., Gazebo.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, July 14: Farmers market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo.

Salem, Saturday, July 14: Farmers Founders Day, bean supper, games, starts at 3:30 p.m., Salem Community Building. Sponsored by the Salem Pine Tree Club and the Salem Fire Department Auxiliary. FMI: 678-2011 or 678-2874.

Farmington, July 15: “Annie Jr.,” 2 p.m., Sandy River Players Children’s Musical Theatre Camp, Alumni Theater, UMF.

Farmington, Sunday, July 15: Sammie Angel, Christian concert, 6 p.m., Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, corner of Main and Academy streets. FMI: 778-2163.

Livermore, Sunday, July 15: Music at the Meeting House presents Mitch Thomas, 9:10 a.m., North Livermore Baptist Church. FMI: 897-3165.

Livermore Falls, Monday, July 16: Terry Moore, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo.

Wilton, Monday, July 16: Foothills Summer Arts Session 2, Academy Hill School. For students who just completed grades 7 to 12. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Scholarships available. FMI and to sign up: Foothills Arts Center: 778-0448; info@foothillsarts.org; www.foothillsarts.org.

Wilton, Monday, July 16: Foothills Art and Story-Theater Camp Session 1. Foothills Arts Center. For students who just completed grades 1 to 3; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 5 days. Scholarships available. FMI and to sign up: Foothills Arts Center: 778-0448; info@foothillsarts.org; www.foothillsarts.org.

Farmington, Tuesday, July 17: 3-D paper projects arts and crafts workshop for children, 3 to 4 p.m., Everyone’s Resource Depot, UMF. Cost $1. FMI: 778-7150.

Farmington, Tuesday, July 17: “The Crosbys,” 6 to 8 p.m., Meeting House Park Gazebo, Main St.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, July 17: Silver and Gold, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo.

Wilton, Tuesday, July 17: Doug Dunlap reads “Rainbow Bird” followed by solving “puzzles.” 10:30 a.m., Public Library. FMI: Sandra Warren, 645-4831.

Oquossoc, Wednesday July 18: Ladies breakfast, 7 a.m., Bald Mountain Camps, Bald Mountain Road. FMI: 864-3671.

Rangeley, Wednesday, July 18: Stephen A. Cole, author of The Rangeley and Its Region: The Famous Boat and Lakes of Western Maine, 7 p.m., Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, Congregational Church. FMI: Donald Palmer at 864-5647.

Wilton, Wednesday, July 18: Maxine Collins talks about archaeology and the Popham Colony, 6 p.m., Public Library. (10 years and older) FMI: Sandra Warren, 645-4831.

Farmington, Thursday, July 19: 3-D paper projects arts and crafts workshop for children, 3 to 4 p.m., Everyone’s Resource Depot, UMF. Cost $1. FMI: 778-7150.

Livermore Falls, Thursday, July 19: Richard Moreau, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo.

Oquossoc, Thursday, July 19: Stephen A. Cole, author of The Rangeley and Its Region: The Famous Boat and Lakes of Western Maine, 5:30 p.m., Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen Association clubhouse, Old Skiway Road. FMI: Donald Palmer at 864-5647.

Rangeley, Thursday, July 19: Summer Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Episcopal Church Undercroft, Main Street. Hosted by Episcopal Church Women of Good Shepherd. Crafts, Etcetera Shop, whatnots, coffee and doughnuts, more. Luncheon at 11:30 a.m.

Wilton, Thursday, July 19: Irv Faunce reads “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears” followed by learning about stratigraphy, 6 p.m., Public Library. FMI: Sandra Warren, 645-4831.

Livermore Falls, Friday, July 20: Paul Soucie Band, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo.

Wilton, Friday, July 20: Making Aztec masks, 1 p.m., Public Library. FMI: Sandra Warren, 645-4831.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, July 21: Farmers market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, July 21: L. Dodge Band, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo.

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, 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

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.

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.

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.

Rangeley, Sunday, July 29: Foreigner benefit concert, 5:30 p.m., Saddleback Mountain. Co-sponsored by Rangeley Region Health Center Inc. and 107.5 Frank FM. Gates open at 1 p.m. $40, tickets available at ticketmaster.com or 775-3331. $100 premium tickets are available by calling 864-4397. FMI: www.rangeleyhealth.org or www.1075frank.com.

Farmington, Tuesday, July 31: Wild, wacky critters arts and crafts workshop for children, 3 to 4 p.m., Everyone’s Resource Depot, UMF. Cost $1. FMI: 778-7150.

Strong, Saturday, Aug. 4: Porter Lake Association bean supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Strong Beach on Porter Lake. Rain location: Forster Building in Strong. Adults, $5; children 5 to 11, $2.50; under 5, free. Bring salad or dessert to share. Benefits lake activities. FMI: Cheryl Heikkinen, 246-2849.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Aug. 11: Rock ‘n Country, 6 to 9 p.m., Gazebo.

Farmington, Tuesday, Aug. 14: Musician Barry Wood performs, 6 to 8 p.m., Meetinghouse Park.

Farmington, Tuesday, Aug. 21: “The Crosbys,” 6 to 8 p.m., Meeting House Park Gazebo, Main St.

Farmington, Saturday, Aug. 25: Rock ‘n Country, 6 to 9 p.m., Gazebo.

Farmington, Tuesday, Aug. 28: Musician Barry Wood performs, 6 to 8 p.m., Meetinghouse Park.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Sept. 8: Rock ‘n Country, 6 to 9 p.m., Gazebo.

Farmington, Tuesday, Sept. 11: Musician Barry Wood performs, 6 to 8 p.m., Meetinghouse Park.

Farmington, Saturday, Sept. 22: Rock ‘n Country, 6 to 9 p.m., Gazebo.

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Oxford Hills area

Harrison, Friday, Saturday, July 13, 14: Old Home Days, “Farming Through the Ages,” Crystal Lake Park.

Harrison, Friday, July 13: Balls In The House, vocal band, 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $18. FMI: 583-6747.

Norway, Friday, July 13: Rhymes, finger plays, songs, stories and other activities, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library. For children under 2 years old, FMI: 743-5308.

Bethel, Saturday, July 14: Western Maine Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Telstar Regional High School. FMI: Albert Holden, hgs@megalink.net or 743-8729.

Harrison, Saturday, July 14: Patty Larkin, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $20. FMI: 583-6747.

Locke Mills, Saturday, July 14, July 28: Dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Locke Mills Town Hall. Richard Felt Orchestra. Benefits the Greenwood Historical Society. FMI: Joyce Hathaway 674-2259.

Oxford, Saturday, July 14: Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Oxford Grange, Route 26. Adults $7, children under 12 $3.50. Takeouts.

Paris, Saturday, July 14: Paris Cape Historical Society will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Society home.

Paris, Saturday, July 14: Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club Ice Cream Social Dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School. $10 couple, $5 for single. Nondancers watch at no charge. FMI: Sue Corning, 743-7176.

Bethel, Sunday, July 15: Western Maine Gem, Mineral and Jewlery Festival, 10 a.m. to 4p.m., Telstar Regional High School. FMI: Albert Holden, hgs@megalink.net or 743-8729.

Oxford, Sunday, July 15: Lake Thompson Fish & Game family fun day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Paine Road. Running deer shoot and a trap shoot. No fee.

West Paris, Sunday, July 15: Centennial celebration and dinner, 3 p.m., West Paris Mission Congregational Church, 15 Church St. RSVP by July 9: Cynthia Immonen, 743-2384, or crfi@localnet.com

West Paris, Sunday, July 15: Open house, 2 to 4 p.m., Finnish-American Heritage Society, Maple Street.

Waterford, Monday, July 16: Mark Heidmann of Maple Springs Farm presents “Tell, Show and Taste” as the 10th annual Sheena Fraser Memorial Lecture, 7 p.m., Waterford Library.

Paris, Tuesday, July 17: Scrabble, 6:30 p.m., Public Library. Pot luck refreshments. FMI: 743-6994, or paris.public.library@MSLN.net.

Norway, Wednesday, July 18: Story time for ages 2 to 5, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library. FMI: 743-5308.

Waterford, Wednesday, July 18: Summer breakfast and indoor yard sale, 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road. $5, children 5 to 10, $3, children under 5 free. Proceeds buildings improvement fund. FMI or to donate goods, Karen Fillebrown, 583-2320.

Waterford, Wednesday, July 18: Hymn sing and ice cream sundae social, 7 p.m., Waterford Congregational Church, Plummer Hill.

Paris, Thursday, July 19: Story time for preschoolers, 10 a.m., Paris Public Library. FMI 743-6994.

Norway, Friday, July 20: Baby Boosters will provide children under 2 and their parents or caregivers with rhymes, finger plays, songs, stories and other activities, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library. FMI: 743-5308.

Waterford, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 20, 21 and 22: Waterford World’s Fair, North Waterford. Draft horse show, oxen show, 4-H livestock demonstrations, activities and games for children. FMI: Joel McDougal, 583-4692 or 583-4993.

Bolster’s Mills, Saturday, July 21: Chicken pie supper, 5 and 6 p.m., Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3. Reservations day of supper, 9 a.m. to noon, 583-9024.

Buckfield, Saturday, July 21: Garden tour, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $10, advance tickets at Tilton’s Market, Buckfield town office or day of tour at Mary Jones, 15 North Hill Road. Lunch, $5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 15 North Hill Road.

Norway, Saturday, July 21: “Show Your Colors” parade, 2 p.m., Main Street.

Oxford, Saturday, July 21: Garage, bake sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Public Safety Building, Route 26. Donate baked goods and clean items or rent table. Benefits firefighters. FMI: Stacia, 539-2929.

Oxford, Saturday, July 21: Dozer Dayz, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oxford County Fair Grounds, Route 26. Children can explore construction equipment. $7, free parking. Benefits The Boxberry School. FMI: 743-9700 or visit www.boxberryschool.org.

Paris, Saturday, July 21: 29th annual Founder’s Day event on the Green in Paris Hill. Classic car exhibit featuring collection of Bob Bahre. Benefits Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum. Accepting vendor applications. FMI: hamlinstaff@hamlin.lib.me.us; 743-2980.

Waterford, Saturday, July 21: Supper, Wilkins Community House, 5-6:30 p.m. $7 adult,s $4 children 12 and under. Benefits the building improvement fund.

Waterford, Saturday, July 21: Dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Waterford World’s Fair. Music by Belairs. $10. Chem-free; children welcome. FMI: Penny Hill, 583-4160.

West Paris, Sunday, July 22: Open house, 2 to 4 p.m., Finnish-American Heritage Society, Maple Street.

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

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

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

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.

Harrison, Tuesday, July 31: Blood drive, 1 to 7 p.m., Calvary Church, Main St.

Bridgton, Saturday, Aug. 4: Psychic Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maine Center for Spiritual Enrichment, 328 Main St. Spiritual readings, more. $2. Readings individually priced. FMI: (207) 647-5799; www.mainespiritualcenter.org

Paris, Saturday, Aug. 4: Book sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., old Paris Fire Station, Pine Street. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@MSLN.net.

Stoneham, Saturday, Aug. 4: Stoneham Knight Riders 7th annual Pig Roast, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Stoneham Fire Station. Adults, $8; children 5-11, $5; under 5, free. FMI: 928-2443.

Harrison, Saturday, Aug. 4: Pig roast and bean supper, Scribner’s Mill. FMI and tickets, 583-6455.

Harrison, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4, 5: Annual Back to the Past at Scribner’s Mill, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., celebration of old-tyme sawmill, homestead operations. FMI: 583-6455.

Gorham, N.H., Saturday, Aug. 11: Centennial Celebration, 1907 Grand Trunk Railway Station, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. FMI: maryjaneames@verizon.net; (603) 466-2085.

West Paris, Sunday, August 12: Outdoor service and picnic, 10:30 a.m. Richard and Janet Scott residence, 21 Sumner Road.

West Paris, Saturday, September 15: Kantele Konsort Concert, 2 p.m.

River Valley area

Rumford, Friday, July 13: Blue’s Clues Picnic in the Park with Sue Bousquet and Stacey Holman, 12 p.m., Public Library. Bring picnic blanket and lunch. Rain or shine.

Andover, Saturday, July 14: Christmas in July ATV Toy Run and blessing of ATVs, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Grimaldi Field. FMI: Mike Worthy, 545-2715.

Andover, Saturday July 14: Ellis River Riders horse club, Equine Demo Day & Chili Cook-off, 10 a.m., Airport Road. Free. Proceeds to several Maine Equine Rescue programs. To enter chili or for more information, Lainie, 562-9993.

Andover, Saturday, July 14: Bottle drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Benefits Youth Missionary trip to Wales. FMI: Twyla, 392-1841.

Rumford, Saturday, July 21: Christmas in July sale/bake sale, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Rumford Point Congregational Church, Routes 2/232. Ham supper, 5 to 6 p.m. Adults, $7; children, $3.50.

Rumford, Saturday, July 21: VIS Food and Treasure Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rumford Center Meeting House, Route 2.

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.

Lewiston area

Auburn, Friday, July 13: Open mic/poetry slam; sign-up, 7:15 p.m.; show starts, 7:30; First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. Free, child care; refreshments available. Handicap-accessible. FMI: 783-0461; www.uuauburn.org.

Lewiston, Friday, July 13: New England contra dancing, 8 to 11 p.m., Callahan Hall, Public Library, 200 Lisbon St., Beginners welcome; dances taught. $5, $2 for students. FMI: 784-0135, ext. 200, or www.lplonline.org. Co-sponsored by Lewiston Police Athletic League.

Lewiston, Friday, July 13: 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.

Lewiston, Friday, July 13: Babytime, 10 a.m., Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Children ages birth-2. FMI: 784-0135 ext. 4, www.lplonline.org/child.

Lisbon Falls, Friday, July 13: Turkey dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Masonic Hall, Oak Street. Adults $8, Children under 12, $4. Sponsored by Pioneer Chapter 11, Order of the Eastern Star.

Auburn, Saturday, July 14: Teen Anime Drawing Workshop, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Public Library. Door prizes, refreshments. Sign up, 333-6640 Ext. 4 FMI: www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Saturday, July 14: K-Fest 2007 tennis tournament, 9 a.m. to noon, Edward Little High School tennis courts. Benefits YMCA child care Provider Kevin Bellefleur, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Registrations, 8 a.m. Singles, $10; doubles, $20. Food, drinks, t-shirts, raffles. Donations accepted. FMI: YMCA, 795-4095.

Durham, Saturday, July 14: Bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Durham Masonic Hall, Route 136. Adults, $6; children, $2.

Gray, Saturday, July 14: Meet live eagle, 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park. Free ages 3 and under; $4 ages 5-12; $6 for adults, $4.50 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Lewiston, Saturday, July 14: 13th annual Maine Music Society Garden and Home Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. $10 in advance at Provencher Landscape and Nursery, Mr. Paperback, Ivy Cottage, Lewiston and Auburn Hannaford and Shaw’s Supermarkets, Maine Music Society office, 782-1403.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 14: Lobster bake and auction, auction 10 a.m., Skyline Farm. Silent auction 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., concert by The Travelers 6:30 p.m., horse-drawn carriage rides 7 p.m., $10. Dinner by reservation, $35. FMI: Auction, Paul Lones, 829-4171, Dinner, Pam Ames, 829-5708, info@skylinefarm.org.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 14: Ham supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Masonic Hall. Adults $6, ages 3-12 $3, under 3 free. Sponsored by Golden Sheaf Chapter 114 OES. FMI: Judy Tufts 926-4053 or Cindy Stevens 926-4797.

Sabattus, Saturday, July 14: Loaves and Fishes clothes closet and garage sale, 1 to 3 p.m., Dominican Sisters’ Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Donations accepted. FMI: Sister Lucille, 375-8399.

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.

Turner, Saturday and Sunday, July 14, 15: Kora Shriners 3rd annual Fly-In and Car Show, Twitchell’s Airport, Route 4. Saturday, car cruise, 5:30 p.m. followed by pig roast, live music. Sunday, Kora Shrine fly-in and car show, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. $5. Benefits Shriners programs. FMI: 782-6831; www.korashriners.org/carshow.

Lisbon, Sunday, July 15: Androscoggin River Fun Race, part of Lisbon’s Moxie Festival, 11 a.m., Durham Boat Launch, Route 36. Six mile race to Sabattus River boat launch. Preregister or FMI www.moxiefestival.com or Faye at 353-2728.

Lewiston, Monday, July 16: Martha Dana & Her Giant Puppets, 10 a.m., Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 4-8. FMI: 784-0135 ext. 4, www.lplonline.org/child.

Lewiston, Monday, July 16: 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 16: Magic vocal and instrumental, 30s to the 80s, 7 p.m., Poland Spring Preservation Society Summer Concert Series. FMI: Jason or Linda, 998-4142.

Turner, Monday, July 17: Blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, Weston Street.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 18: It’s Show Time! music, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street, weather permitting. Free. FMI: 784-0191 or www.auburncommunityband.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 18: Wednesdays In The Park, 10 a.m., Festival Plaza. Michael Trautman, mime, clown, magician, juggler, storyteller, improviser. Free. FMI: Jeanne Strout, 782-5951; Loretta Martin, 784-0191.

Auburn,Wednesday, July 19: Blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 19: Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys concert, noon, Fountain Park, Chestnut and Lincoln streets. Rain location: Franco-American Heritage Center. Free. FMI: 782-7228; www.laarts.org.

Lewiston, Friday, July 20: Babytime, 10 a.m., Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Children ages birth-2. FMI: 784-0135 ext. 4, www.lplonline.org/child.

Lewiston, Friday, July 20: 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 20: Shepard pie supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Post 9459, Route 196. Adults $6, children under 10 $3. FMI: 353-4879.

Sabattus, Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21: Yard sale hosted by the Jacques Cartier Club, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Wales Road. Rendal $10.00 a day. FMI: Sally, 784-8763

Auburn, Saturday, July 21: American Cancer Society pancake breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., Applebee’s Restaurant, 599 Center St. Benefits Relay for Life of Androscoggin County. Tickets, $5. Three seatings: 8 a.m., 8:40 a.m., 9:20 a.m. FMI: Janet Miles, 784-3824; American Cancer Society, 373-3729.

Auburn, Saturday, July 21: Maine Greyhound Placement “meet & greet,” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Family Pet Center, Center Street.

Buckfield, Saturday, July 21: Garden tour, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $10. Advance tickets at Tilton’s Market, Buckfield town office or day of tour at Mary Jones, 15 North Hill Road. Lunch, $5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 15 North Hill Road.

Gray, Saturday, July 21: Streaked Mountain Wood Carvers, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. FMI: 207-657-4977 ext. 0; www.mainewildlifepark.com.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 21: Sabbathday Lake Grange smorgasbord supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sabbathday Road off Route 26. Bottle drive during the supper.

New Gloucester, Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22: Chicken pie sale, 4 to 7 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Grange Pies $7 or two for $12, preorders call Pam Dyer, 657-4612 or Glenys Ryder, 783-6897.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 21: Bean supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Amvets Post 6. Adults, $6; under 12, $2; under 6, free.

Pownal, Saturday, July 21: Bean supper, 5 and 6 p.m., First Parish Church, Pownal Center. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3.50.

Winthrop, Saturday, July 21: Raspberry Festival, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., East Winthrop Baptist Church, Route 202. Benefits youth ministries and missions. FMI: 395-4442.

Dresden, Sunday, July 22: Maine Daylily Garden Tour. Meet at 8:30 a.m., Fieldview Farms, Glasheen Road, Dresden; or 10:30 a.m. Jackson Hill Gardens, Jackson Hill Road, Minot. Refreshments served. Members, $5; public $10. FMI: 268-4520 or 236-4085.

Raymond, Sunday, July 22: The East Raymond Chapel annual meeting and old-fashion hymn sing, 6 p.m., 394 Webbs Mills Road.

Raymond, Sunday, July 22: Raymond Village Community Church UCC ice cream social, 6 to 8 p.m., 27 Main St.

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; http://ourworld.cs.com/sawyerfoundation.

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

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.

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, Thursday, Aug. 2: 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.

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, Thursday, Aug. 9: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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