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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, Friday, Jan. 26: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairbanks Union Church, $6. Eat in or takeout. Delivery to work or home within 5-mile radius. Please call 778-4705 before 11 a.m.for delivery.

Farmington, Saturday, Jan. 27: The Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers Comedy Troupe is at it again with another week of improvisational and sketch comedy. It all begins with a free show at the University of Maine in Roberts Learning Center’s Lincoln Auditorium. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. with donations accepted and greatly appreciated at the door.

Farmington, Saturday, Jan. 27: Sueli’s famous chicken Marbella takeout dinner at the Old South Congregational Church, Main Street pre-orders taken until 2 p.m. Jan. 27 by calling 778-0424, Ext. 3. Pickup time 3 to 5 p.m. Prices are 2 and 8 piece dinners, $6 and $20. Benefits kitchen remodeling.

Farmington, Saturday, Jan. 27: Theater for Peace, “Crazy for Oil,” discussion follows, 7:30 p.m., Old South Congregational Church, Main Street, sponsored by Foothills Arts Center. FMI: 778-0448; info@foothillsarts.org.

Jay, Saturday, Jan. 27: Special Olympics dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m., auctions and drawing, 6:30 to 8 p.m., dance, 8 to midnight. FMI: Jay Amvets, 897-4112.

New Sharon, Saturday, Jan. 27: Baked bean/casserole supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., New Sharon United Methodist Church Annex. Sponsored by the Woman’s Society of the Church. Benefits church expenses.

Wilton, Saturday, Jan. 27: Wilton United Methodist Church free ecumenical supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Donations accepted for Outreach Projects. All welcome. FMI: call 645-2190

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.

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.

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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Norway, Friday, Jan. 26: “Board games and beyond” for children in grades 1 through 6, 12:30 to 3 p.m., Norway Memorial Library. Pre-register by Wednesday, Jan. 24, by calling 743-5308.

Canton, Saturday, Jan. 27: Crop for a Cure from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Canton Municipal Hall. $25 per person to benefit American Cancer Society. Space limited, reserve early – call Missy Timberlake 597-2640 or Kathy Walker 597-2560.

Locke Mills, Saturday, Jan. 27: Dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Locke Mills Town Hall. Richard Felt Orchestra. Benefits Greenwood Historical Society. FMI: Joyce Hathaway, 674-2259.

Norway, Saturday, Jan. 27: Seed swap and talk, 7 p.m., The Commons, next to the Fare Share Co-op, 445 Main St., by Scott Vlaun. Free. FMI: Brendan 739-2409 or brendan@moosepondarts.com.

Norway, Saturday, Jan. 27: Indoor yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Legion Hall, Main Street. Fundraiser for the OHCHS Spanish III trip to Costa Rica.

Oxford, Saturday, Jan. 27: Potluck supper, 4 to 6 p.m., Lake Thompson Fish & Game Clubhouse, Paine Road. Benefits Richard Kimball and family. Adults $6, children 12 and under $3.

Paris, Saturday, Jan. 27: Book signing by Patricia Probert Gott, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Paris Public Library. FMI: 743-6994.

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.

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

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

Rumford, Friday, Jan. 26: Tinpanic Steel Band performs as part of Caribbean night at Black Mountain. Social hour, 5 p.m.; pulled pork dinner, 6 p.m.; dance, 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 for dinner and dance, $5 for dance only. Available at Stop By Hair Design, Adley Auto Sales or Davis Florist. FMI; Sue Adley at 364-4919 or Lisa Arsenault at 364-8977.

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, Friday, Jan. 26: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Friday, Jan. 26: Community celebration, 6 to 9 p.m., public library. Sponsored by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships in association with Garcelon Society of Bates College. Food, performance and celebration. FMI: www.bates.edu/x44015.xml or Kristen Cloutier Bourgoin, 786-6202.

Lisbon, Friday, Jan 26: Boiled ham dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Lisbon American Legion Post 158 Auxiliary. Adults, $6; children, $3.50. FMI: Rita, 784-0447.

Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 26: Shepard’s pie supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., sponsored by VFW Post 9459, Route 196. $6 adults, $3 for children under 10. FMI: 353-2152.

Gray, Saturday, Jan. 27: Baked beans and casseroles, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115, Adults $6, under 12, $2. Handicapped accessible. FMI: 657-4279 or day of supper, 657-3279.

Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 27: Relay For Life benefit dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, Elks Lodge, 1675 Lisbon St. Advance $10; $12.50 at door. Boogie2Shooz performs. For tickets, Jackie Holbrook, 689-2960; Leo Baillargeon, 784-0389 or 689-2996; Rachel Jalbert, 689-2931; Joyce Franklin, 689-2924; Brenda Cote, 729-7775; or Sun Journal customer service desk, 104 Park St.

Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 27: Line and partner dancing with Countryside Dancers, 7:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St., entrance fourth level of Centreville Garage.

Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 27: Baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Sixth Street Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St. Adults, $5; children 5 to 12, $3; under 5, free.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Jan. 27: Baked bean and ham supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Lisbon Methodist Church, School St. Adults, $6; children, $2. Sponsored by Methodist Women.

Winthrop, Saturday, Jan. 27: Winthrop Performing Arts Center hosts The Half Moon Jug Band, 7 p.m. Students and seniors, $7; adults, $10. FMI: www.winthrop.k12.me.us/PAC/index.htm.

Auburn, Sunday, Jan. 28: Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave.; $3.50/$4.50. Benefits New Auburn Little League Baseball. FMI: 784-6883.

Auburn, Monday, Jan. 29: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., John Murphy Homes Inc., 800 Center St.

Lewiston, Monday, Jan. 29: Babytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Monday, Jan. 29: After school art, 3:30 p.m. Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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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