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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. 24: 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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Oxford Hills area

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Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 24: Lecture and slide show, 4 p.m., McLaughlin Garden. “Underused Landscape Shrubs” presented by Roger Roberge. Free; no preregistration; limited seating. Snow date, Jan. 31. FMI: 743-8820.

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.

Norway, Saturday, Jan. 27: Talk on organic seed movement by Scott Vlaun followed by seed swap. Free, 7 p.m. at The Commons, next to the Fare Share Co-op, 445 Main St.

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.

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

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.

Lewiston area

Auburn, Monday, Jan. 22: Book discussion: “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion, 6:30 p.m. at the library.

Lewiston, Monday, Jan. 22: Babytime, 10 a.m. Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Monday, Jan. 22: After school art, 3:30 p.m. Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 23: Book Buddies, bringing together books and friends, grades one to six at 3:30 p.m. Lewiston Public Library. FMI: call 784-0135, Ext. 4.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 23: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 23: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Wednesday, Jan. 24: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., East Auburn Baptist Church, 9 Church St.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 24: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 24: Book Buddies, 3:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 25: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 25: Line and partner dancing with Countryside Dancers, 7 p.m., Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. Enter, 4th level of Centreville Garage.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 25: Peek-A-Boo Puppet Show, 9:30 a.m., New Life Community Center, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

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

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.

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

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.

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, 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.

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.

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