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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

Carrabassett Valley, Friday, Jan. 12: American Red Cross blood drive, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sugarloaf USA.

Turner, Friday and Saturday Jan. 12 and 13: “Oliver!” by Leavitt Area High School Thespians; Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.; LAHS Auditorium. Adults, $8; students and seniors $5. Tickets at the door. FMI or to reserve seats, Penny Appleby, 225-4371.

Farmington, Saturday, Jan. 13: “Fiddler on the Roof,” 7:30 p.m., University of Maine at Farmington, by Sandy River Players. Tickets at Howard’s Rexall, Main Street. FMI: sandyriverplayers@hotmail.com.

Farmington, Saturday, Jan. 13: Contra dance, 8 to 11 p.m., City Lights North, 231 Broadway. Music by Hope Hoffman and friends. FMI: call Stan at 397-2241 or Cynthia at dance@starleft.org.

Farmington: Saturday, Jan. 13: Supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church.

Phillips, Saturday, Jan. 13: Bean supper, 4 to 6 p.m., Phillips Elementary School. Adults, $6; children under 12, $4. Sponsored by Shared Ministry. FMI: Tammy, 639-2819.

Wilton, Saturday, Jan. 13: Friendship Squares square dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Cushing School.

Farmington, Wednesday, Jan. 17: 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 to Sunday, Jan. 18 to 21: “Fiddler on the Roof,” University of Maine at Farmington, by Sandy River Players. Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets, Howard’s Rexall, Main Street. FMI: sandyriverplayers@hotmail.com.

Farmington, Saturday, Jan. 20: Workshop for parade-style masks, head pieces, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Joseph’s Parish Hall. Adults and students grade five and up. $15/person; discounts for families, early registration. Sponsored by Foothills Arts Center. FMI or to sign up: 778-0448; info@foothillsarts.org; www.foothillsarts.org.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Jan. 20: Baked bean and casserole supper, American Legion, 17 Reynolds Ave., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Deliveries available.

Wilton, Sunday, Jan. 21: Youth musician concert, 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, Main St. Benefits Wilton Food Pantry. Admission by donation.

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.

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

Oxford Hills area

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Bethel, Friday, Jan. 12: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday River Southridge.

Locke Mills, Saturday, Jan. 13: Dance, Locke Mills Town Hall, 7 to 10 p.m. Music by Richard Felt Orchestra. Benefits Greenwood Historical Society.

Newry, Saturday, Jan. 13: National Marionette Theater’s, Pinocchio, at 7 p.m. at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel, Sunday River Ski Resort. Tickets: $4/$6 kids(6-12), $6/$8 adults. FMI: 824-3575.

Oxford, Saturday, Jan. 13: Talent show, 7 p.m., Oxford Congregational Church. Refreshments.

Paris, Saturday, Jan. 13: Square and round dancing, 7 to 10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street, hosted by Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club. FMI: Sue Corning, 743-7176; Eleanor Herrick, 782-4050.

Paris, Saturday, Jan. 13: Bean supper and dance, South Paris Legion, Church Street. Supper, 4 to 5:30 p.m.; dance 6 to 11 p.m. Music by Bobby Reed and Wild Horse Band. Supper or dance, $6; $10 for both. Chinese auction, 50/50. FMI: Lorri, 966-2771; Barbara, 674-5667.

West Paris, Saturday, Jan. 13: West Paris Grange 298 chowder luncheon, noon, West Paris Baptist Church.

Casco, Monday, Jan. 15: American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Casco Alliance Church, 450 Roosevelt Trail Route.

Bethel, Tuesday, Jan. 16: Gould Academy’s Performing Arts Series presents Ragamala, Music and Dance Theater of Southern India, 7 p.m., Bingham Hall, Gould Academy, Church Street. Tickets at door, $6 adults, $4 students. FMI: 207 824-3575

Bridgton, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20 and 21: Winter craft fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Benefits Senior Transportation Program. FMI: Lorraine, 647-3116; armory@megalink.net.

Norway, Saturday, Jan. 20: Norway Fireman’s Relief Association baked ham supper, 5 to 6 p.m., at fire station. Adults $7, children under 12 $3, under 6 free.

Paris, Saturday, Jan. 20: Kantele Laulu performs, 2 p.m., Deering Memorial United Methodist Church. Proceeds benefit tower restoration fund. Adults $8, seniors and children under 12 $6. Tickets on sale at Books ‘n Things on Main Street.

Greenwood, Sunday, Jan. 21: Longerberger Basket Bingo, Jackson Silver post, Gore Road. Doors open at 11a.m. games begin at 1 p.m. To help benefit The Woodstock School’s 5th Grade Class trip to Boston in June. FMI: contact Woodstock School, 665-2228. Cost is $10. We proudly accept donations.

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

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.

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

River Valley area

Bethel, Friday, Jan. 12: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday River Southridge.

Dixfield, Friday, Jan. 12: Tres Dias potluck supper, 5 to 7 p.m., Dixfield Congregational Church. FMI: 364-8083.

Rumford, Friday, Jan. 12: Dinner and Mount Everest adventure presentation with mountaineer Bill Yeo at Black Mountain of Maine Lodge. Social hour, 5 p.m., dinner, 6 p.m., presentation, 7 p.m. Dinner and presentation, $12; presentation, $7. Tickets, FMI, call 364-8977.

Dixfield, Saturday, Jan. 13: Dixfield Coffeehouse features Jamie Virgin, 7 p.m. at Congregational Church Annex, High Street. Admission $5, children under 12 with parents, free. Music and homemade desserts. FMI: Sharon at 562-4652 or Darlene at 597-2955.

Rumford, Saturday, Jan. 13: Snowshoe Club dance, music by Noel and Don, 7 to 11 p.m. at the club. Members and guests welcome.

Peru, Monday, Jan. 15: Public potluck dinner served by Families in Crisis at noon at Rockemeka Grange. No charge, donations accepted. FMI: Rodney at 357-0008.

Bethel, Tuesday, Jan. 16: Gould Academy’s Performing Arts Series presents Ragamala, Music and Dance Theater of Southern India, 7 p.m., Bingham Hall, Gould Academy, Church Street. Tickets at door, $6 adults, $4 students. FMI: 207 824-3575

Bethel, Wednesday, Jan. 17: Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Bethel Inn Resort. John Melrose, former commissioner of MDOT, will speak. RSVP by Tuesday, Jan. 16, 824-2282.

Rumford, Friday, Jan. 19: Screening of the movie, War of the Worlds, at 7:30 p.m. at Rumford Public Library. Film and refreshments are free to the public. Start of this year’s classic-film series sponsored by Friends of the Rumford Library.

Rumford, Friday, Jan. 19: Chicken wing and fries supper, 4:30 to sold-out, Elks Lodge, River Street.

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, Friday, Jan. 12: Open mic, First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. Signup, 7:15; show, 7:30. Free parking, free child care. FMI: 783-0461 or www.uuauburn.net.

Gray, Friday, Jan. 12: Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 5th birthday celebration and fundraiser, Spring Meadows Golf Club, Route 100. Music, swing dance lesson, 7 to 8 p.m., live swing band 8 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 in advance by Jan. 5, $35 at the door. Light buffet, cash bar.

Lewiston, Friday, Jan. 12: L-A Senior College “Food for Thought” noon luncheon. Nancy Whitehouse’s slide program about the college’s expansion and Androscoggin for ME initiative. $6 in advance, $8 at the door. FMI or reservation, 753-6510 or usm.maine.edu/lac.

Lewiston, Friday, Jan. 12: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Friday, Jan. 12: Baseline Trio performance, 7:30 p.m., King’s Bridge Theatre, 387 Lisbon St. Tickets, $5, at the door or in advance at Lewiston Pawn Shop. Limited seating. FMI: 577-6157 to www.kingsbridgetheatre.org.

Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 12: Stuffed pork chop supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Lisbon American Legion Post 158 Auxiliary. Adults, $6; children, $3.50. FMI: Rita, 784-0447.

Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 12: Lisbon Library children’s Services, “Rock ‘N Roll Over Dead,” mystery dinner for children in grades fifth to eighth, 5 to 7 p.m. Sign up and get tickets in Children’s Room. FMI:call 353-6564.

Turner, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12 and 13: “Oliver!” by Leavitt Area High School Thespians; Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.; LAHS Auditorium. Adults, $8; students and seniors $5. Tickets at the door. FMI or to reserve seats, Penny Appleby, 225-4371.

Winthrop, Friday, Jan. 12: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Winthrop Congregational Church. $6. Takeout available to people who are homebound or unable to leave their place of work at lunchtime. Handicap accessible.

Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 13: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lewiston-Auburn Harley, 839 Main St.

Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 13: Bean and casserole supper, 4:45 to 6 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St. Adults $6, children $3.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Jan. 13: Baked bean and casserole supper, 4:45 to 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Church parish hall, 67 Frost Hill Ave. Adults, $6; children under 12, $4; children under 4, free; family with children under 12, $15. FMI: 353-5636.

Sabattus, Saturday, Jan. 13: Basket bingo, 11 a.m., Our Lady of the Rosary, High Street. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Benefits Oak Hill High School’s Academic Decathlon Team.

Auburn, Sunday, Jan. 14: Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $3.50/$4.50 includes coffee and juice. Benefits New Auburn Little League Baseball. FMI: 784-6883.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 16: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 16: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 17: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 17: Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Council 12652 spaghetti supper in the church hall, 1080 Lisbon St., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $5 per person, $3 12 and under. FMI, Dan Leclair, 240-3537.

Auburn, Thursday, Jan. 18: Baby’s Night Out, 6 to 6:20 p.m., Auburn Public Library. Babies from birth through 24-months and caregiver gather for nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 18: Line and partner dancing with Countryside Dancers, 7 p.m., Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. Enter, 4th level of Centreville Garage.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 18: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Friday, Jan. 19: Snow Ball winter dance, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., St. Louis Parish Hall, Third Street. $10 per person; all ages.

Lewiston, Friday, Jan. 19: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St.

Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 19, Smothered beef supper, 5 to 6 p.m., sponsored by SLA, Post 158, Webster St. FMI: 353-9570.

Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 19: Lasagna supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., sponsored by VFW Post 9459, Route 196. $6 adults, $3 children under 10. FMI: 353-5291 Wednesday to Friday after 4 p.m.

Sabattus, Friday, Jan. 19: Bean 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, Jan. 20: Saturday stories and crafts with Judy D’Amour at the library, 10 a.m. Children may make snow picture to take home.

Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 20: Cindy’s Worm Farm, 2 p.m. at the library. Cindy Petherbridge’s Worm Farm Indoor Composting Workshop. Best first-graders and older. Register ahead for supplies.

Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 20: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. Adults, $6; children 6 to 10, $3; 5 and under, free.

Durham, Saturday, Jan. 20: Roast pork dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 136, sponsored by deacons and the youth group. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3; seniors $5. FMI: Larry Wagner, 353-9715.

Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 20: Line and partner dancing with Countryside Dancers, 7:30 p.m., Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. Enter, 4th level of Centreville Garage.

Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 20: Baked bean supper, 4 to 5:30 p.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 715 College St. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. FMI: 784-9711.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Jan. 20: Bean supper from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Amvets Post 6. Adults $6; under 12, $2; under six, free.

Pownal, Sunday, Jan. 21: Benefit concert for Nickerson family, 3 to 5 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. Music by Greeley Jazz Band. Send donations to North Pownal United Methodist Church Benefit Fund, PO Box 107 Pownal 04069, FMI: Karen at 897-5470.

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, 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.

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.

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, 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.

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, 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.

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