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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, Wednesday, Jan. 31: Loaves and Fishes fellowship lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Route 2, sponsored by UMM of Trinity.

Farmington:, Thursday, Feb. 1: Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers Comedy Troupe, 7:30 p.m., Mt. Blue High School.

Friday, Feb. 2: Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers Comedy Troupe, 7:30 p.m., Mt. Blue High School.

Livermore, Friday, Feb. 2: Benefit dance, 8 to midnight, K.C. Hall, Main Street, Jay. Sponsored by Livermore Fire Department. Benefits 7-year-old Camryn Berry. FMI and tickets: Livermore town office, 897-3207.

Farmington, Saturday, Feb. 3: Community luncheon, noon to 1 p.m., Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, Academy Street. Free. All welcome. FMI: 778-2163 or 778-4608.

New Sharon, Saturday, Feb. 3: Baked bean take-out, 10 a.m. to noon, New Sharon Congregational United Church of Christ, Cape Cod Hill Road. To reserve meal, Mary 778-2366.

Wilton, Saturday, Feb. 3: Potluck supper, 5 to 7 p.m., Wilton Congregational Church social hall, Main Street, in appreciation of Sarah Tanguay. Bring food; cards, letters of appreciation and donations welcome.

Wilton, Tuesday, Feb. 6: Scrapbooking with Linda Brackley. Lunch at the Boiler room, Wilton, $12 (all inclusive) Speaker: Georgia Basko.Child care available with notice. FMI: Betsy 562-8395 or Jane 645-2282

East Wilton, Saturday, Feb. 10: Contradance with The Racket Factory, Cynthia Phinney calling, at Wilson Grange, Main Street. $6 admission, $15 family max, 8 to 11 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. free basics workshop. FMI: 397-2241 or dance@starleft.org www.starleft.org

Farmington, Saturday, Feb. 10: Valentine’s Day jewelry sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairbanks Union Church, Route 4. Benefits Fairbanks School Neighborhood Association’s Building Fund. FMI: Patty Jacobs, 778-4272.

Farmington, Saturday, Feb. 10: Supper and dance, 6 to 11 p.m., Farmington Elks Lodge. Members and guests; $25 per couple. Supper, 6 to 7 p.m.; dance, 7 to 11 p.m.; entertainment by “Legends.” Sponsored by Emblem Club 460. FMI and tickets: 778-4726.

Jay, Saturday, Feb. 10: Spaghetti supper, 3 to 8 p.m., Jay VFW. Deliveries to Verso Paper, Otis mill. Benefits Paul Chretien. FMI: Harold and Marcia Newcomb, 897-3883.

New Vineyard, Saturday, Feb. 10: Cabin Fever Supper , Talent Show at Smith Hall, 5 to 7 p.m. Admission: $5 adults, $3.50 for children, a family can eat for $15. Take outs. Proceeds benefit the New Vineyard Library. FMI: Lisa Laflin at 652-2283.

Farmington, Sunday, Feb. 11: Farmington Rotary Club’s basket bingo at the Farmington Elks Lodge, School Street. Games start 1 p.m. FMI: Deb Harris at 778-9000 or Kent Wiles at 592-5263, 645-3957 or 778-5911.

Farmington, Saturday, Feb. 17: Children’s festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., UMF. Admission is free.

Livermore, Saturday, Feb. 17: Living History demonstrations, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. Hot cocoa, fresh donuts, home-made beef stew. Free, meals $5 per person. FMI: 207-897-4366 or e-mail: norlands@norlands.org.; web site: www.norlands.org.

Farmington, Saturday, March 10: Cabin Fever Reliever dance, West Farmington Elks Lodge, 8 p.m. to midnight. Sponsored by Shiretown Riders Snowmobile Club. FMI: Jill Boulette at 778-3482.

Oxford Hills area

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Mechanic Falls, Tuesday, Jan. 30: American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 90 Lewiston St.

Norway, Tuesday, Jan. 30: American Cancer Society Relay For Life kickoff, 6 p.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital, Harper Conference Room. RSVP to Tracey Frye, 743-7326 or Joelle Corey, 739-2422.

Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 31: Cabin Fever Concert Series, “Soft Touch,” 6 to 8 p.m., Paris Fire Hall, Western Avenue. Sponsored by Paris Parks and Recreation. Free. FMI: 743-2501.

Paris, Thursday, Feb. 1: Story time for preschoolers, 10 a.m. Public Library. FMI: 743-6994.

Norway, Friday, Feb. 2: Fireside Chat, 7:30 p.m., Norway Memorial Library. Tess Gerritsen, guest writer. Refreshments. Free. FMI: 743-5309.

Paris, Friday, Feb. 2: “First Friday” opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m., Painted Mermaid Gallery, 6 Briggs Ave. Teachers exhibit. Light refreshments. FMI: 743-7312 or www.paintedmermaid.com.

Bethel, Saturday, Feb. 3: Baked bean supper, 5:30 p.m., Bethel United Methodist Church. Adults, $6; under 12, $3.

Paris, Saturday, Feb. 3: Baked ham supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Deering Methodist Church, 39 Main St. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3.

Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 7: Winter fruit tree pruning, 4 p.m., McLaughlin Garden. Lecture, slide show by Scott Miller. Free. Snow date: Feb. 14. Limited seating. FMI: 207-743-8820.

Bryant Pond, Thursday, Feb. 8: Nancy Hohmann, guest speaker, 10 a.m., Whitman Memorial Library, on communicating with animals. Free. Light refreshments. FMI: 674-2143.

Norway, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18: Oxford Hills Snowfest, Lake Pennesseewassee, Norway Lake near Little Red School House, Route 118. Hosted by Norway Tracker’s snowmobile club. FMI or schedule of events: Richard, 527-2175 or Stan, 743-6483.

Otisfield, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16, 17 and 18: Otisfield Winter Carnival. Friday, 6 p.m., variety show, breakfast, fishing derby, ice skating and snow sculptures, pony rides at Seeds of Peace, spaghetti and meatball dinner, and more.

Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Cabin Fever Concert Series, “Delta Knights,” 6 to 8 p.m., Paris Fire Hall, Western Avenue. Sponsored by Paris Parks and Recreation. Free. FMI: 743-2501.

Paris, Wednesday, March 28: Cabin Fever Concert Series, “Audiologic,” 6 to 8 p.m., Paris Fire Hall, Western Avenue. Sponsored by Paris Parks and Recreation. Free. FMI: 743-2501.

River Valley area

Bethel, Saturday, Feb. 3: Baked bean supper, 5:30 p.m., Bethel United Methodist Church. Adults, $6; under 12, $3.

Rumford, Saturday, Feb. 3: “Love-to-Scrapbook Day,” 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eagles Hall. $20 per person, includes lunch, snacks, give-a-ways, prizes, more. Benefits St. Athanasius-St. John’s Youth Ministry trip to Australia in summer 2008. FMI: Elaine Palmer, 364-4696; Lisa Barrieau, 364-7817.

Rumford, Friday, Feb. 9: Dance, 6 to 8 p.m., Armory, 85 Lincoln Ave. Admission: $1.

Lewiston area

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 30: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 30: Book Buddies, 3:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 30: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Mechanic Falls, Tuesday, Jan. 30: American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 90 Lewiston St.

Auburn, Wednesday, Jan. 31: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bachmann Industries, 416 Lewiston Junction Road.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 31: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 31: Book Buddies, 3:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 1: Baby’s Night Out, 6 to 6:20 p.m., public library.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 1: India snack day, 3:30 p.m., public library.

Lewiston, Friday, Feb. 2: Babytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages birth to 2.

Danville, Saturday, Feb. 3: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., Danville Grange hall. Adults, $6; children, $3. Game party at 7 p.m. FMI: 782-4150.

Gray, Saturday, Feb. 3: Beans and chop suey supper, 5 to 6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2.50; children under 5, free.

Leswiston, Saturday, Feb. 3: 100 Pine St. Wellness and Recovery Center spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., $6 per person, $3 children under 12.

Sabattus, Saturday, Feb. 3: Knights of Columbus of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish baked bean and casserole supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit parish programs. $6 adults; children under 12, $3.

Sabattus, Sunday, Feb. 4: Buffet breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; under 10, $3.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 5: After school art, 3:30 p.m., public library. Ages 7 to 14.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 5: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages 2 to 5.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 6: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages 2 to 5.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 6: Book buddies, 3:30 p.m., public library. For grades 1 to 6.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 6: Book discussion group, 10 a.m., public library. This month’s selection: “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson. For parents and children ages 8 to 11.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 7: Preschool story program, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., public library.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 7: Teen Anime Drawing Club, 3 p.m., public library.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 7: Ready-Set-Take It Slow Internet class, 9:30 to 11 a.m., public library. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Feb 7: Book buddies, 3:30 p.m., public library. For grades 1 to 6.

Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 8: Primitive folk art class, 6 p.m., public library. Dry felting on wool. $12 materials fee. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Friday, Feb. 9: Babytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages birth to 2.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 10: Used book sale, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., public library. Benefits library’s collections, services and programs. Book donations welcome.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 10: Swamp Donkeys folk band, 2 p.m., public library. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Harpswell, Saturday, Feb. 10: Public roast beef supper from 5 to 7 p.m. at Elijah Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road. Adults, $8; children, $4; family $18. FMI: call Susan Ferris at 666-3247.

Lewiston, Saturday, Feb. 10: Greek dinner, 4 to 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, corner Hogan and Stetson roads. Adults, $8; children under 13, $4. FMI: 783-6795.

Lewiston, Sunday, Feb. 11: Generation JP2, a Catholic young adult group in Lewiston/Auburn, hosts Theology on Tap at DaVinci’s Eatery, 35 Canal St. His Excellency Rev. Richard Malone, bishop, speaks on “In the World, Not of the World, But How?” Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 12: After school art, 3:30 p.m., public library. Ages 7 to 14.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 12: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages 2 to 5.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 13: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages 2 to 5.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 13: Book buddies, 3:30 p.m., public library. For grades 1 to 6.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 14: Preschool story program, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., public library.

Auburn, Friday, Feb. 16: Teen open mic, 2 to 4 p.m., public library. Free. FMI: Sally, 333-6640.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Feb 14: Book buddies, 3:30 p.m., public library. For grades 1 to 6.

Lisbon, Wednesday, Feb. 14: Philip W. Sugg Middle School seventh grade spaghetti dinner, PWS cafeteria, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit students’ Camp Kieve fund. Adults $5, seniors and children under 10, $3. Tickets at door. FMI: 353-3055 or www.union30.org.

Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 15: Baby’s Night Out, 6 to 6:20 p.m., public library.

Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 15: Heritage Quest Online, 6 p.m., public library. Online database of genealogy material. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Friday, Feb. 16: New Life Community Center Teens showing movie “Pay It Forward” free, 7 p.m., New Life Community Center, 134 College St. FMI: 782-3939.

Lewiston, Friday, Feb. 16: Babytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages birth to 2.

Sabattus, Friday, Feb. 16: Pasta supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Jillson’s, Jordan Bridge Road. Tickets: $5 in advance at Dominican Sisters convent, 61 Lisbon Road or $6 at door. Benefits Loaves and Fishes and the local food pantry. FMI: Ellie Brown, 375-4747.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 17: Knights of Columbus bean supper, 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Phillips Church, Route 4.

Sabattus, Saturday, Feb. 17: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; under 10, $3.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 19: After school art, 3:30 p.m., public library. Ages 7 to 14.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 19: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages 2 to 5.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 20: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages 2 to 5.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 20: Book buddies, 3:30 p.m., public library. For grades 1 to 6.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 21: Preschool story program, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., public library.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 21: Teen Anime Drawing Club, 3 p.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Feb 21: Book buddies, 3:30 p.m., public library. For grades 1 to 6.

Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 22: Book discussion, 6:30 p.m., public library. “Tell Me a Riddle” by Tillie Olsen. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 22: Hope Haven Gospel Mission open house fundraiser, 1 to 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit mission’s capital campaign, at the first floor, Lincoln Street side. FMI: contact Hope Haven at 783-6086.

Lewiston, Friday, Feb. 23: Babytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages birth to 2.

Augusta, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25: Outdoor sports, gun show, Augusta Armory, Western Avenue. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $5; kids and military, free. Sponsored by The Ancient Ones living history club. FMI: 582-7178 or acacanoepoler@aol.com.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 26: After school art, 3:30 p.m., public library. Ages 7 to 14.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 26: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages 2 to 5.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 27: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages 2 to 5.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 27: Book buddies, 3:30 p.m., public library. For grades 1 to 6.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Preschool story program, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Feb 28: Book buddies, 3:30 p.m., public library. For grades 1 to 6.

Auburn, Saturday, March 3: American Cancer Society pancake breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., at Applebee’s at 599 Center St., to support Relay For Life. $5. Seatings at 8, 8:40 and 9:20 a.m. FMI or for tickets call Applebees at 784-3986, for AMC at 373-3729 or Janet Miles at 784-3824.

Sabattus, Sunday, March 4: Buffet breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; under 10, $3.

Sabattus, Friday, March 16: Buffet supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Jillson’s, Jordan Bridge Road. Tickets: $5 in advance at Dominican Sisters convent, 61 Lisbon Road or $6 at door. Benefits Loaves and Fishes and the local food pantry. FMI: Ellie Brown, 375-4747.

Sabattus, Saturday, March 17: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; under 10, $3.

Sabattus, Sunday, April 1: Buffet breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; under 10, $3.

Sabattus, Saturday, April 21: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; under 10, $3.

Auburn, Friday and Saturday, June 15, 16: Relay For Life of Androscoggin County, Edward Little High School track FMI: American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or online at www.cancer.org.

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