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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

Wilton, Friday, July 6: Talking Walls art activity, 1 p.m., Public Library. FMI: Sandra Warren, 645-4831.

Canton, Saturday, July 7: Chicken pie supper, 5 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge 28. Adults $7, Children under 12 $5. Takeout available. FMI: Jolene, 597-2168.

Mt. Vernon, Saturday, July 7: Art and craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mt. Vernon Community Center.

New Sharon, Saturday, July 7: BBQ chicken supper, 11:30, Mason Lodge 123 new site, Route 2. Benefits building fund. FMI: Alvin, 778-2366.

Starks, Saturday, July 7: Strawberry Festival, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, Locke Hill Road. Sponsored by the Progressive Club.

Farmington, Sunday, July 8: Maine Jazz Camp faculty concerts, 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday through July 27. Free. Roberts Learning Center 131 (formerly Noridca Auditorium), UMF. FMI: 778-7758.

Livermore, Sunday, July 8: Music at the Meeting House presents Blue Mountain Country, 9:10 a.m., North Livermore Baptist Church. FMI: 897-3165.

Rangeley, Sunday, July 8: Sunday Nature Workshop, 2 p.m., Orgonon, Dodge Pond Road. “Stonewall Secrets” with Ruth Deike. Free. Explore rocks, stone walls, fossils and minerals. FMI: Thelma Thomas 864-5360 or museum, 854-3443.

Salem, Sunday, July 8: The Narrow Gauge String Band, 1 p.m., Community Building. Donations. Refreshments.

Livermore Falls, Monday, July 9: Barry Wood, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo. Farmers Market 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Farmington, Tuesday, July 10: Musician Barry Wood performs, 6 to 8 p.m., Meetinghouse Park.

Farmington, Tuesday, July 10: Dreamcatchers and mobiles arts and crafts workshop for children, 3 to 4 p.m., Everyone’s Resource Depot, UMF. Cost $1. FMI: 778-7150.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, July 10: Bing Crosby, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo. Farmers Market 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wilton, Tuesday, July 10: Trish Leahy from the Post Office reads a pourquois tale, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. ASL interpreted. Learn archaeology skills. FMI: Sandra, 645-4831.

Wilton, Wednesday, July 11: Learn about Pompeii and excavating skills, 6 p.m., Public Library. Children 10 and older. FMI: Sandra, 645-4831.

Farmington, Thursday, July 12: Dreamcatchers and mobiles 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 12: Victor Mercier, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo. Farmers Market 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wilton, Thursday, July 12: Tom Saviello, state representative, reads a pourquois tale, 6 p.m., Public Library. Learn archaeology skills. FMI: Sandra, 645-4831.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Farmington, Saturday, July 23: Blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Walmart 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.

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

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.

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

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

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Oxford Hills area

Norway, Friday, Saturday, July 6-7: Norway Summer Festival, downtown Main Street. FMI: Aranka, 739-6161 or aranka@peoplec.com or www.downtownnorway.com.

Harrison, Friday, July 6: Casco Bay Tumblers, 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre & Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets, $18. FMI: 583-6747.

Paris, Friday, July 6: Art in the Barn opening night 5 to 8 p.m. Free. FMI: Jennifer Caldwell-Jeans, 743-8820 or www.mclaughlingarden.org.

Paris, Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7: Oxford Hills Rotary and Norway-Paris Kiwanis clubs auction and flea market, 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. For item pickup, Curtis Cole, 743-6838; Phil Corneliusen, 627-7151.

Bryant Pond, Saturday, July 7: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Whitman Memorial Library. FMI: 674-2143.

Bryant Pond, Saturday, July 7: Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Franklin Grange, Main Street.

Buckfield, Saturday, July 7: Strawberry festival, 10 a.m., Buckfield Legion Hall, Route 140. Strawberry shortcake, steamed hot dogs, more.

Canton, Saturday, July 7: Chicken pie supper, 5 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge 28. Adults $7, children under 12 $5. Takeouts. FMI: Jolene, 597-2168.

Harrison, Saturday, July 7: Hunger Mountain Boys and the Wiyos, 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre & Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets, $16. FMI: 583-6747.

Norway, Saturday, July 7: Lobster roll luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 205 Main St. Eat in or takeout. Cost: $9. FMI: 743-2290, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Norway, Saturday, July 7: Quilt show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 205 Main St. Admission $5.

Norway, Saturday, July 7: Pie sale, 9 a.m., Second Congregational Church, U.C.C. $8.50, individual pieces and coffee available. Benefits church.

Paris, Saturday, July 7: Bean supper, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., First Baptist Church of Paris. Adults, $6; children under 12, $4. Takeouts. Benefits church. FMI: 743-5198.

Paris, Saturday, July 7: Norway Summer Festival Sidewalk Art Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., McLaughlin Garden. Free. FMI: Jennifer Caldwell-Jeans, 743-8820 or www.mclaughlingarden.org.

Waterford, Saturday, July 7: Ridge Riders, 8 p.m. to midnight, Waterford World’s Fair, Green Road. $10 per person. FMI: 583-4160.

West Paris, Saturday, July 7: Supper, 5 to 6 p.m., West Paris Grange Hall, Church Street. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Sponsored by the West Paris Grange 298.

West Paris, Saturday, July 7: Supper, 5 p.m., Grange 298 Hall, 4 Church St. $6 adults, $3 children under 12.

Paris, Sunday, July 8: Norway-Paris Kiwanis pancake breakfast and flea market, 7 to 11 a.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Adults $6, children $3.

Paris, Tuesday, July 10: “97 Main Street, A History,” 7 p.m., McLaughlin Garden. Slide show and lecture on history of McLaughlin property. Free. FMI: Jennifer Caldwell-Jeans, 743-8820 or www.mclaughlingarden.org.

Waterford, Tuesday, July 10: Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., North Waterford Congregational Church, 5 Kezars Road. Adults $7, children under 12, $3.50.

Casco, Monday, July 11: Blood drive, 1 to 7 p.m., Casco Fire and Rescue, Route 121.

Harrison, Wednesday through Saturday, July 11, 12, 13, 14: Old Home Days, “Farming Through the Ages,” Crystal Lake Park.

Norway, Wednesday, July 11: Story time for children ages 2 to 5, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library. FMI: 743-5308.

Waterford, Wednesday, July 11: Community breakfast, Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road. FMI: Karen, 583-2320.

Paris, Thursday, July 12: Story time for preschoolers, 10 a.m., Paris Public Library. FMI: 743-6994.

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.

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.

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

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

Waterford, Wednesday, July 18: Community breakfast, Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road. FMI: Karen, 583-2320.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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

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

Bethel, Saturday, July 7: Bethel Art Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bethel Common. Entertainment at the Gazebo, 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.. FMI 1-800-442-5826.

Canton, Saturday, July 7: Chicken pie supper, 5 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge 28. Adults $7, children under 12, $5. Takeouts. FMI: Jolene, 597-2168.

Canton, Saturday, July 7: Car wash, bake sale, bottle drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., New Fire Station. Proceeds go toward rescue sled. FMI: 597-2404.

Mexico, Saturday, July 7: Strawberry sale, 7:30 a.m. to noon, Mexico Congregational UCC, 163 Main St. Crepes, shortcake, baked goods at Fellowship Hall off Mitchell Street. FMI: 364-8603.

Rumford, Saturday, July 7: Bean hole bean supper, 5 p.m., Blazing Star Lodge, Route 232. Adults $6, children under 12, $3. Takeouts. FMI: Joe, 364-4715.

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.

Lewiston area

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

Auburn, Saturday, July 7: Garage/bake sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Unit of Post 153. Benefits a local soldier who was wounded in Iraq. Donations of small items and clothing can be dropped off at 71 South Main St. FMI: Brenda, 782-1118.

Buckfield, Saturday, July 7: Strawberry festival, 10 a.m., Buckfield Legion Hall, Route 140. Strawberry shortcake, hot dogs, more.

Gray, Saturday, July 7: Bean supper, 5 to 6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2.50; under 5, free.

Gray, Saturday, July 7: Maine chain saw artist Bill Fournier, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26, Gray. Adults, $6; ages 5 to 12, $4; ages 3 and under, free; groups of 15 or more, $3 per person. FMI: 657-4977; www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Pownal, Saturday, July 7: Baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. Adults, $6; children, $3. Handicap-accessible. FMI: Caron, 688-4101; Karen, 829-5470.

Turner, Saturday, July 7: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Public Library, Leavitt Institute Building, Route 117. FMI: 225-3745 or www.turnerpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Monday, July 9: Blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., K of C, 150 East Ave.

Lewiston, Monday, July 9: 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, Monday, July 9: 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.

Poland, Monday, July 9: Jim Gallant, acoustic guitar and vocals, 7 p.m., Poland Spring Preservation Society Summer Concert Series. FMI: Jason or Linda, 998-4142.

Lewiston, Tuesday, July 10: Farmers’ Market opening day, 2 to 6 p.m., Kennedy Park, Bates and Pine Streets. FMI: Hannah Giasson, lewistonfarmersmarket@yahoo.com Lots to Gardens, 753-6944.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 11: Music concert, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street, weather permitting. Free. FMI: 784-0191 or www.auburncommunityband.org.

Lewiston, Wednesday, July 11: Judy’s Tune Room! concert, 10 a.m., Lewiston Athletic Park behind the Lewiston Memorial Armory on Vale Street. Free. FMI: Jeanne Strout, 782-5951.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 12: Jason Spooner Trio concert, 12 p.m., Fountain Park, Chestnut and Lincoln streets. Free. FMI: 782-7228 or www.laarts.org.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 12: Information session about work programs for older Americans, 10 to 11:30 a.m., CareerCenter. FMI: 800-655-6073.

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.

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, 784-1403.

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.

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. Pre-register 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.

Lisbon, Tuesday, July 17: The VFW Post 9459 and ladies auxiliary will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on at the Post home on Route 196.

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

Lewiston, Thursday, July 19: Banjo Dan and the Midnight Plowboys concert, 12 p.m., Fountain Park, Chestnut and Lincoln streets. Free FMI: 782-7228 or 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.

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.

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, pre-orders call Pam Dyer, 657-4612 or Glenys Ryder, 783-6897.

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.

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

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.

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, 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.

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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