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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

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.

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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.

Farmington, Friday, March 26: benefit dinner for the Burchard Cook Family, 5-6:30 p.m., Farmington Falls Fire Station. Donations are welcome.

Turner, Friday, March 26: Annual Mud Supper: everything brown (mostly chocolate), 4:30-6:30 p.m., GAR Hall, Rte. 219. Donations accepted at the door. Sponsered by the North Turner Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome. FMI: 754-2294, 224-7913.

Wilton, Friday, March 26: Infant/toddler storytime, 10:30 a.m., Wilton Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Wilton, Firday, March 26: Country Music Jamboree/Spotlight, 7-10 p.m., Harndon Masonic Lodge, 70 Bryant Road. Open to public. Donations at the door. FMI:Bing 645-2472.

Farmington, Saturday, March 27: antique and collectibles sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairbanks School Meeting House, Rte. 4. Sponsered by the Fairbanks School Neighborhood Association. FMI: 778-3808 or 778-4339.

Farmington, Saturday, March 27: community luncheon, 12-1 p.m., Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, Academy Street. Free.

Farmington, Saturday, March 27: Farmington Rotary Club’s eight annual Price is Right game, 6 p.m., Mt. Blue High School Auditorium. Limited availablity. Tickets on sale VIP tickets $15, advanced tickets $10, $12 at door. Tickets are available from any Rotary Club member, Ron’s Market, Shelly’s Hometown Market, and Douin’s Market. FMI: Windowman at 491-5074.

New Sharon, Saturday, March 27: public supper, 5-6:30 p.m., New Sharon Methodist Church Annex. $7, kids 12 and under $2.50. Proceeds for current expenses. Sponsered by the Church’s Women Society.

Wilton, Saturday, March 27: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nichols Expo Center, 128 Weld Road.

Wilton, Saturday, March 27: Wilton Library book sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nichols Building. Everything is by donation. All money goes to Wilton Library.

Wilton, Saturday, March 27: Cabin Fever craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Western Maine Expo (formally Nichols Expo). Tables available, FMI: 778-4726.

Farmington, Sunday, March 28: Mt. Blue Voices a capella vocal ensemble special concert, 7 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, University of Maine Farmington. FMI Dennis Hayes 778-2352.

Jay, Sunday, March 28: Knights of Columbus, monthly breakfast, 9 -10:30 a.m., St. Rose Parish Hall. $5. Benefits KC 320 local funds. FMI: 897-2412.

Livermore, Sunday, March 28: pancake breakfast, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. Proceeds benefit the barn rebuilding campaign. $6/$4. FMI: 207-897-4366 or www.norlands.org.

Wilton, Monday, March 29: warming center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Bryant Road. Sponsored by Wilton United Methodist Church. Order meals at 645-4416. For transportation 645-2128 day in advance.

Jay, Tuesday, March 30: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Jay High School, 4 School St.

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

Oxford Hills area

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.

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.

Norway, Friday, March 26: Baby Boosters, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 0-2. No pre-registration required. All are welcome. FMI: 743-5308.

Otisfield, Friday, March 26: Forth Friday Food Pantry, 1-5 p.m., East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, Rayville Road. FMI: 539-4619.

Paris, Friday, March 26: preschool play group, 9 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 1-3.

Paris, Friday, March 26: baked bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church. Sponsored by the Ladies Circle. $7, under 12 $3.

West Paris, Friday, March 26: community pot luck supper, 6 p.m., First Universalist Church. Bring dish to share.

Casco, Saturday, March 27: Church public supper, 5-6 p.m., Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, Great Hall, Rte. 121. $7, kids 12 and under $4. Sponsored by Casco Village Church Choir and Music Committee. FMI: 627-4282.

Norway, Saturday, March 27: Karaoke, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post 82. $6. Proceeds go to the American Legion post. Professional DJ’s “The Old Crows”. Food Available, BYOB.

Paris, Saturday, March 27: Jones Dance Band playing old fashioned dance music, 7-10 p.m., South Paris Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.

Waterford, Saturday, March 27: easter egg hunt, 3 p.m., Waterford Library, Rte. 35 and 37. Waterford kids Elementary school age.

Mechanic Falls, Sunday, March 28: Country Homecoming Show, 12-5 p.m., Silver Spur, Route 121. $6 non-members, $5 members/seniors, $2 children. Entertainment by Tennessee competitors and award winners. Food bar, raffles, 50/50. Sponsored by Down East Country Music Association.

Bridgton, Tuesday, March 30: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bridgton Academy, Chadbourne Hill Road.

Paris, Tuesday, March 30: After school giant stories and crafts , 4 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@MSLN.net.

Rumford area

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.

Dixfield, Monday, March 29: pre-school storytime hour, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.

Lewiston area

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.

Lewiston, Friday, March 26: Babytime storytimes, 10 a.m., Children’s Department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 0-2 1/2. FMI: www.lplonline.org or 513-3133.

Lewiston, Friday, March 26: Door Hangers, 10 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or www.toylibrarymaine.com.

Lisbon, Friday, March 26: Cornish hen dinner, 5-6 p.m., American Legion Post 158, Webster Street. $6.

Turner, Friday, March 26: Annual Mud Supper: everything brown (mostly chocolate), 4:30-6:30 p.m., GAR Hall, Rte. 219. Donations accepted at the door. Sponsered by the North Turner Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome. FMI: 754-2294, 224-7913.

Lisbon, Friday, March 26: Homemade soup and sandwich supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Lisbon VFW Auxiliary. $6. Ham Raffle. FMI: 353-2152.

Auburn, Saturday, March 27: SPROUTS, a family lap-sit program, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Children’s room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 0-24 months. FMI: 333-6640 or www.aubunpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Saturday, March 27: Bean and chop suey supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Sixth Street Congregational Church. $5, 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Take out available, 782-7517.

Gray, Saturday, March 27: baked bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Rte. 115. $7, under 12 $3. Handicap accessible. FMI: 657-4279, day of supper 657-3279.Lewiston, Saturday, March 27: The Princess and the Frog family movie, 2 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Refreshments provided. Open to all ages. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.Lewiston, Saturday, March 27: reading dog, 12 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. If you would like to reserve a time call 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Saturday, March 27: A Night at the Opera, 7:30 p.m., Franco-American Heritage Center. For tickets call LA Arts 782-1403 or www.mainemusicsociety.org.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, March 27: home baked bean and ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Lisbon Methodist Church, School St. $6, kids 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Sponsored by the Methodist Women.

Poland, Saturday, March 27: Spring Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Poland Community Church. Luncheon, Silent Auction, Crafts and more. Benefits Tri-town Food Bank.

Sabattus, Saturday, March 27: baked bean and casserole supper, dancing to follow, 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club “The Jacques”, Wales Road. $6 for supper, $5 for dance, both supper and dance $10. Open to public. Music by Trio. FMI: 375-6214.

Auburn, Sunday, March 28: pancake breakfast to help families in need, 8-9:30 a.m., Applebees’s, Center St. $5 tickets available by calling Dominican Convent in Sabattus, 375-8399 or Monique Schrwiber at CMCC. FMI: Monique 755-5255.

Auburn, Sunday, March 28: public breakfast, 8-10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $4, $5 for coffee and juice. Benefits “National Home for Children.”FMI: 784-6883.

Lewiston, Sunday, March 28: The Knights of Columbus singles and couples dance with music by Crossin Maso Dixon, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 150 East Ave. Doors open 6 p.m. $8. FMI: 784-0389.

Mechanic Falls, Sunday, March 28: Country Homecoming Show, 12-5 p.m., Silver Spur, Route 121. $6 non-members, $5 members/seniors, $2 children. Entertainment by Tennessee competitors and award winners. Food bar, raffles, 50/50. Sponsored by Down East Country Music Association.

Auburn, Monday, March 29: mom’s morning out, 9:30-11 a.m., Maggie Trafton Program Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.aubunpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Monday, March 29: sweet peas, 10:30- 10:50 p.m., Maggie Trafton Program Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 24-36 months. FMI: 333-6640 or www.aubunpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Monday, March 29: art van, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. No pre-registration required. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Monday, March 29: all-ages storytime, 7 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. No pre-registration necessary. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Monday, March 29: make your own puzzle, 10 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or toylibrarymaine.com.

Lewiston, Monday, March 29: past lives-future selves presentation by Eddita F., 5 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free & open to the public. FMI: 353-7532.

Auburn, Tuesday, March 30: Senior College Course – Lose your blues with a Mediterranean cruise, 2-4 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free courtesy of Senior College. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, March 30: book buddies, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, March 30: preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2 1/2 to 5. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

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