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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

East Wilton, Monday, March 15: Warming Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Masonic Lodge. Sponsered by Wilton United Methodist Church. Order meals at 645-4419. For transportation 645-2128 a day in advance.

Wilton, Tuesday, March 16: Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

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Farmington, Wednesday, March 17: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Trinity Methodist Church, Route 2.

Livermore Falls, Wednesday, March 17: Harlem Super Stars, 6:30 p.m., Livermore Falls High School. $6 advance, $7 at door.

Wilton, Wednesday, March 17: Warming center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Bryant Road. Sponsored by United Methodist Church. Order meals at 645-4416; transportation 645-2128 day in advance.

East Wilton, Friday, March 19: Country Music Jamboree/Spotlight, 7-10 p.m., Harndon Masonic Lidge, 70 Bryant Road. Donations at the door. Open to the public. FMI: Bing 645-2472.

Farmington, Friday, March 19: Fish Chowder Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fairbanks Union Church. Donation of $6. Delivery available within 5 miles of church, call 778-4705.

Wilton, Firday, March 19: Wilton Library Book Sale, 12-5 p.m., Wilton Library, 6 Goodspeed. Everything is by donation. Proceeds go to the Wilton Library.Wilton, Friday, March 19: Infant/toddler story time, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Chesterville, Saturday, March 20: Bean supper, 4-6 p.m., Grange hall. $7, children $3.

Farmington, Saturday, March 20: Mt. Blue Middle School presents 5th Annual Dinner Theatre, 1st seating 4 p.m., 2nd seating 7 p.m., MBMS Cafeteria. $10. Benefits school improvement projects. Purchase tickets 778-3511, from a performer, or at DDG Booksellers.

Jay, Saturday, March 20: Turkey dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Main Street. Donations welcome but not necessary. Doors open at 4 p.m. To help call Mike 779-6951.

Wilton, Saturday, March 20: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nichols Building. Benefits Public Library.

Wilton, Sunday, March 21: Book sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nichols Building. Benefits Public Library.

Wilton, Sunday, March 21: Concert by The Campbells, 6:30 p.m., Calvary Hill Baptist Church, Routes 2 and 4. FMI: 645-2343.

Wilton, Monday, March 22: Warming center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Bryant Road. Sponsored by United Methodist Church. Order meals at 645-4416; transportation 645-2128 day in advance.

Strong, Tuesday, March 23: Mitten Basketball Strong vs. Phillips, 6 p.m., Strong School. Halftime baked good auction. Benefits 8th grade class trip.

Wilton, Tuesday, March 23: Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., Wilton Public Library, 6 Goodspeed. FMI: 645-4831.

Farmington, Wednesday, March 24: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Trinity Methodist Church, Route 2.

Wilton, Wednesday, March 24: Warming center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Bryant Road. Sponsored by United Methodist Church. Order meals at 645-4416; transportation 645-2128 day in advance.

Oxford Hills area

Oxford, Tuesday, March 16: Spaghetti dinner, 5-7:30 p.m., Legion Hall, King Street. $6, under 12 $4. Storm date: March 23. Benefits Boys and Girls State Program.

Paris, Tuesday, March 16: St. Patrick Day stories and crafts, 4 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

Paris, Tuesday, March 16: Knitting club, 4-5 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

Norway, Wednesday, March 17: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

Mechanic Falls, Wednesday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day corn beef and ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 150, 41 Elm St. $6, seniors $5. Sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary.

Paris, Wednesday, March 17: Clothesline Project Workshop, 5:30-7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, East Main Street. T-shirts, decorating supplies and refreshments provided. Sponsored by Rape Education and Crisis Hotline. If interested, call 743-9777. FMI: www.reachmaine.org.

Norway, Thursday, March 18: Sled dog racer Betsy McGettigan, 3:30 p.m., Memorial Library Children’s Room, 258 Main St. Ages 5-12. Space limited. Register at 743-5308 by March 17.

Paris, Thursday, March 18: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

Paris, Thursday, March 18: Lenten luncheon, 12 noon, Deering Memorial United Methodist Church, Main and Church Streets. $5. Sermon, cards and games to follow. FMI: 743-9792.

Norway, Friday, March 19: Baby Boosters, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 0-2. Free. All are welcome. No pre-registration required. FMI: 743-5308.

Paris, Friday, March 19: Chicken Pie Supper/Chinese Auction, supper 5-6 p.m., auction tickets sold until 6:15 p.m., action starts 6:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 12 Church Street. Supper $7, kids under 12 $4. FMI: 212-4974.

Locke Mills, Saturday, March 20: Benefit event, 5-10 p.m., Legion Hall. $5 in advance, $7 at door. Dinner 5-7 p.m. Benefits Al Curtis Jr. Tickets: 577-5391, 890-5065 or 381-7142.

Oxford, Saturday, March 20: 3rd Annual Best Pizza Contest, 12-1:30 p.m., Oxford Station House Community Center. $3.00 to enter. Benefits Oxford Recreation Dept.

Paris, Saturday, March 20: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.

Waterford, Saturday, March 20: Waterford World’s Fair hosting a dance, 8 p.m., V.F.W. Hall on Rt. 35. Rocking Road Runners band. $10. B.Y.O.B. Proceeds for improvements of fairgrounds. FMI: Penny Hill 583-4160.

Bethel, Sunday, March 21: Breakfast buffet, 7:30-11 a.m., Gould Academy, Ordway Dining Hall, Church Street. $7 advance, $8 at door. Tickets at RiverView Resort, The Inn at Rostay, Mt. Mann Jewelers and Ellie’s Gym. Sponsored by Rotary Club. Benefits community projects and scholarships.

Paris, Tuesday, March 23: Spring Stories and Plant a Flower, 4 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

Norway, Wednesday, March 24: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

Norway, Wednesday, March 24: Book discussion: “Biography of a Runaway Slave”, 6:30 p.m., Memorial Library. Storm date March 25. To register and FMI: 743-5309 or www.norway.lib.me.us.

Paris, Thursday, March 25: Pre-school storytime, 10 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 0-5. FMI: 743-6994 or email paris.public.library@MSLN.net.

South Paris, Thursday, March 25: Lenten Lunches, 12 p.m., Deering Memorial Methodist Church, corner of Main and Church streets. Suggested $5 donation. FMI: 743-9792.

Rumford area

Dixfield, Monday, March 15: pre-school storytime, 10:30-11:30 p.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.

Rumford, Wednesday, March 17: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. FMI: 364-3661.

Rumford, Friday, March 19: Salmon pie luncheon, 11:30 a.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal church. $7. Take out available: call 364-2193 after 9 a.m. Friday morning.

Rumford, Friday, March 19: Friday fish fry, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Athanasius and St. John Church hall, 126 Maine Ave. $7, ages 4-9 $4, 3 and under free. Veggie lasagne and kids pasta available. Benefits Holy Savior Catholic School. Tickets from school, parents and students. FMI: 392-1116.

Andover, Saturday, March 20: Buffet luncheon, during Town Meeting break, Town Hall. $5.

Dixfield, Saturday, March 20: Crop for a Cure scrapbooking, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Dirigo High School. $25; $35. Snacks, beverages and meals provided. Benefits Canton Cruisers Relay for Life Team. Tickets: Missy 597-2640 or Kathy 597-2560.

Rumford, Saturday, March 20: Texas Hold EM tournament, doors open at 8:30 a.m., Sons of Italy club, Route 108. $30, lunch $5. Sign up and FMI: Butch 357-5345 or Jim 364-2983.

Bethel, Sunday, March 21: Breakfast buffet, 7:30-11 a.m., Gould Academy, Ordway Dining Hall, Church Street. $7 advance, $8 at door. Tickets at RiverView Resort, The Inn at Rostay, Mt. Mann Jewelers and Ellie’s Gym. Sponsored by Rotary Club. Benefits community projects and scholarships.

Dixfield, Monday, March 22: Preschool story time, 10-30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.

Mexico, Wednesday, March 24: Pot luck supper, 5:30 p.m., program follows at 6 p.m., Calvin Lyons Room of the Mexico Town Hall. Hosted by Rumford and Mexico Historical Societies. Please bring a dish to share.

Rumford, Wednesday, March 24: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. FMI: 364-3661.

Lewiston area

Auburn, Monday, March 15: Mom’s morning out, 9:30-11 a.m., Library Maggie Trafton Program Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Monday, March 15: Sweet Peas program for ages 24-36 months, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Library Maggie Trafton Program Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Monday, March 15: Job hunting workshop-session 1, 9:30-11 a.m., Library Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Free. Co-presented by Lewiston Career Center. Space limited. Registration required. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 4.

Auburn, Tuesday, March 16: Prime Time movie: “Carousel”, 2-4 p.m., Library Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. 50 cents admission. For “baby boomers” and older.

Lewiston, Tuesday, March 16: Preschool story time for ages 2½-5, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, March 16: Book buddies, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, March 17: Preschool story time for ages 3-5, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, March 17: Teen Anime Club, 3-4 p.m., Library Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Wednesday, March 17: Craft: Patty’s Day clovers, 10 a.m., The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or toylibrarymaine.com.

Lewiston, Wednesday, March 17: Book buddies, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Wednesday, March 17: Reading Dog program, 5:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon. Reserve a spot to read to a dog at 513-3133.

Mechanic Falls, Wednesday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day corn beef and ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 150, 41 Elm St. $6, seniors $5. Sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary.

Lewiston, Thursday, March 18: Kids’ cooking club for ages 7-14, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Sponsored by Lots to Gardens. Sign up at 513-3133.

Auburn, Friday, March 19: Teens open mic night, 6-8 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Performers sign up at 5:30 p.m. that night. FMI: Sally 333-6640 ext. 4 or email sholt@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Friday, March 19: Dance, 7-11 p.m., Capt Frank W. Hulett VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. “Veggies By Day” band. Benefits Veterans searving overseas. FMI: 783-2561 or Comdr. Davis 329-8784.

Lewiston, Friday, March 19: Babytime storytime, 10 a.m., Children’s Department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 0-2 1/2. FMI: www.lplonline.org or 513-3004.

Lewiston, Friday, March 19: ABC’s Craft, 10 a.m., The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or toylibrarymaine.com.

Auburn, Saturday, March 20: Stories and craft with Judy, 9:30-10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Saturday, March 20: Sprouts program for ages 0-24 months, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Saturday, March 20: Family concert with Sammie Haynes, 2-3 p.m., Library Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Saturday, March 20: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. $7, 6-10 $3, 5 and under free.

Auburn, Saturday, March 20: Corned Beef and Cabbage Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Williams J Rogers American Legion #153 . $7, $3 under12. Dance w/music provided by Moe & The Bandits, 8 p.m.-Midnight. 71 S. Main St. FMI: 782-1118.

Lewiston, Saturday, March 20: Reading Dog program, noon, Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Reserve a spot at 513-3133

Lewiston, Saturday, March 20: Family movie, 2 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Minot, Saturday, March 20: Roast turkey supper, 5-6 p.m., United Methodist Church. $6, children $3. FMI: Allen 998-6005.

New Gloucester, Saturday, March 20: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Masonic Hall, Lewiston Road.

New Gloucester, Saturday, March 20: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Amvet Post 6. $7, 6-11 $3, under 6 free.

Poland, Saturday, March 20: Dinner, auction, comedy show, 5-9 p.m., Poland Regional High School auditorium. $15. Benefits Project Graduation 2010. FMI: Chris 998-4680.

Auburn, Sunday, March 21: ChocoLArt, 2-5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 14 Great Falls Plaza. $35. Sponsored by SeniorsPlus. Tickets and FMI: 1-800-427-1241, SeniorsPlus 8 Falcon Road and www.seniorsplus.org.

Lewiston, Sunday, March 21: Dance with music by Patio Cowboy, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall, 150 East Ave. $8. Doors open at 6 p.m. FMI: 784-0389.

Auburn, Monday, March 22: Mom’s morning out, 9:30-11 a.m., Library Maggie Trafton Program Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Monday, March 22: Sweet Peas program for ages 24-36 months, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Library Maggie Trafton Program Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Monday, March 22: Freeze dance activity, 10 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or toylibrarymaine.com.

Lewiston, Monday, March 22: Art Van program, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Monday, March 22: All-ages story time, 7 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Auburn, Tuesday, March 23: Alexander Hamilton Speaks, 2-4 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring Street. Senior college course. Free. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, March 23: Book Buddies, 4 p.m., Children’s Department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or http://lplonline.org/kids.?page_id=24.

Lewiston, Tuesday, March 23: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., Children’s Department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2 1/2 -5. No pre-registration required. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, March 24: Lecture and film: “Moral Courage Under Stress”, 7-9 p.m., Library Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Free. Appropriate for teens and adults. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, March 24: Preschool Stories, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Children’s Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 3-5. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Wednesday, March 24: Book buddies, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Wednesday, March 24: Reading Dog program, 5:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. To reserve a spot, call 513-3133.

Lewiston, Thursday, March 25: Kid’s cooking club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7-14. Presented by Lots to Gardens. Space limited to 8. FMI or to register: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Thursday, March 25: Storytime with Jack, 10 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or toylibrarymaine.com.

Winthrop, Thursday, March 25: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., St. Francis Church, 130 Route 133.

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