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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, Thursday, April 22: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-6 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Dr.

Turner, Friday, April 23: Chili, chowder and stew supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., GAR Hall, Route 219. Goodwill donation. Sponsored by North Turner Presbyterian Church. FMI: 224-7913 or 225-3370.

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Farmington, Saturday, April 24: Electronic waste collection, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aubuchon Hardware parking lot, Wilton Road. Free will donation. Sponsored by Old South First Congregational Church. FMI: 778-0424.

Farmington, Saturday, April 24: Farmers market, 10 a.m. to noon, Grange Hall.

Farmington, Saturday, April 24: Concert by Peter and Donna Campion, 7:30 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, UMF. $10, children $5. Benefits Franklin County Children’s Task Force. FMI: 778-6960.

Farmington, Saturday, April 24: Homestead Farm Days, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church on Rte. 2. Farm animals for sale/swap, demonstrations, crafts, food and more. Breakfast and lunch available.

Farmington, Monday, April 24: “Bag Ali Sale,” 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Lobby. Open to the public.

New Sharon, Saturday, April 24: Bean and casserole supper, 5-6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church. Sponsored by Women’s Society.

Wilton, Saturday, April 24: Bean and casserole supper, 5-6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church. Sponsored by W.E.C.O. Donations accepted to benefit Missions of the Four Churches. FMI: Jean Rand 645-4823.

Farmington, Sunday, April 25: Walk for Autism, noon, Mount Blue High School. Registration at 11 a.m. Sponsored by Autism Society of Maine. FMI: www.asmonline.org

Farmington, Tuesday, April 27: Bag Ali sale, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital lobby. Open to public. Sponsored by Auxiliary.

Wilton, Tuesday, April 27: Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Farmington, Wednesday, April 28: Community tea, 4 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital, The Bass Room. Open to public. Sponsored by Auxiliary. Group reservations and FMI: 778-4726.

Livermore Falls, Wednesday, April 28: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Livermore High School, 25 Cedar St.

Oxford Hills area

Norway, Tuesday, April 20: Book discussion: “Dreaming in Cuban,” 6:30 p.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5309 or norlib@norway.lib.me.us.

Greenwood, Tuesday, April 20: Supper and Meet the Candidates, 5:30 p.m., Locke Mills Legion, off Route 26, Gore Road. Sponsored by Oxford County Democrats. Tickets $10 at door, reservations appreciated by calling 875-2116.

Paris, Tuesday, April 20: Story and craft: Barefoot Earth Tales, 4 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square.

Waterford, Tuesday, April 20: Identity Theft presentation by Michael Doyle, Manager, Consumer Affairs, U.S. Postal Service, 7 p.m., Waterford Library, Routes 35 & 37. Free. Open to all.

Norway, Wednesday, April 21: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

Paris, Thursday, April 22: Pre-school story time, 10 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or e-mail paris.public.library@MSLN.net.

Norway, Friday, April 23: Infant and toddler story time for ages 0-2, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

Otisfield, Friday, April 23: Fourth Friday food pantry, 1-5 p.m., Free Baptist Church, Rayville Road. FMI: 539-4619.

Paris, Friday, April 23: Preschool play group for ages 1-3, 9 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

Hartford, Saturday, April 24: Spring butterfly tea party, 1-3 p.m., Town Hall. $3. Silent auction, music, crafts, desserts. Benefits Hartford Community Church Christian Education Fund. Reservations required. FMI: Arlene 224-7355.

Oxford, Saturday, April 24: 4-H Walk-A-Thon, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oxford County Fairgrounds. Benefits Oxford County Youth Development Programs. Donations and FMI: Becky Mosley 743-6329 or 1-800-287-1482.

Paris, Saturday, April 24: Chinese auction, 5 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Tickets $5, $10, $20. Winners drawn at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments. Benefits Responsible Pet Care.

Paris, Saturday, April 24: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.

Paris, Saturday, April 24: Rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Deering Memorial United Methodist Church.

Locke Mills, Sunday, April 25: Longaberger Basket bingo, 2 p.m., American Legion Hall. Doors open at noon. Raffles, Chinese auction, door prizes. Benefits West Paris Library.

Oxford, Sunday, April 25: Spring sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, Fore Street. Hand made afghans, baked goods. Benefits cancer patient.

Paris, Monday, April 26: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-7 p.m., Western Maine Veterans Home, 477 High St.

Paris, Tuesday, April 27: After school story and activity: The Great Kapok Tree, 4 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@MSLN.net.

Norway, Wednesday, April 28: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

Norway, Wednesday, April 28: Pasta dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Guy E. Rowe School cafeteria, 219 Main St. Donation. Family baseball basket raffle. Benefits Norway Youth Baseball.

Norway, Thursday, April 29: Buffet dinner and resource fair, 6-8 p.m., Second Congregational Church, Main Street. Free. Children’s activity area. Sponsored by Oxford County Domestic Violence Task Force. FMI: 364-9908 or dgallagher@awap.org.

Paris, Thursday, April 29: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m. Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

Waterford, Monday, May 3: Discussion: “Developing A Secure Food Supply”, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library. Sponsored by Socrates Cafe. FMI:583-6957 or wla@waterford.lib.me.us.

Rumford area

Dixfield, Monday, April 19: Pre-school storytime hour, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. All are welcome. FMI: 562-8838.

Rumford, Saturday, April 24: Spring dance, 7-11 p.m., Snowshoe Club. Members and guests. Music by One Step Ahead.

Dixfield, Monday, April 26: Preschool story time hour, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.

Rumford, Wednesday, April 28: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. FMI: 364-3661.

Rumford, Saturday, May 1: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion Hall, Congress Street. Breakfast, lunch, Chinese auction, baked goods. FMI: April 357-8873.

Lewiston area

Auburn, Monday, April 19: Week of April 19-23: April Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to noon, Court Street Baptist Church. Free. Open to all ages, preschool to youth. FMI: 784-6661.

Winthrop, Monday, April 19: Green on the Screen: Winthrop’s Earth Film Festival presents Energy Crossroads, 7-9 p.m., Winthrop Performing Arts Center, Winthrop High School. Free. Free childcare provided.

Auburn, Tuesday, April 20: Drop-in Art with Heather: bird feeder, 10-11:30 a.m., Library, Maggie Trafton Program Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3.

Auburn, Wednesday, April 21: Preschool story time for ages 3-5, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or auburnpubliclibrary.com.

Auburn, Wednesday, April 21: Teen club, 3-4 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring. Refreshments. St. FMI: 333-6640 or auburnpubliclibrary.com.

Casco, Wednesday, April 21: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Community Center, 940 Meadow Road.

Winthrop, Wednesday, April 21: Earth Week Film Festival: Message in the Waves, 7-9 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Winthrop High School. Free. Free childcare.

Auburn, Thursday, April 22: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Evergreen Subaru, 774 Center St.

Auburn, Thursday, April 22: Family Movie, 1-3 p.m. Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3.

Lewiston, Thursday, April 22: American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m., St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, 95 Campus Ave.

Winthrop, Thursday, April 22: Green on the Screen: Winthrop’s Earth Week Film Festival presents Power to Community, 7-9 p.m., Winthrop Performing Arts Center, Winthrop High School. Free. Free childcare.

Greene, Friday, April 23: Film “South Africa Safari” narrated by photographer John Wilson, 2 and 7 p.m., Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. FMI: 946-5311 or www.sawyer-foundation.com.

Lisbon, Friday, April 23: Roast beef supper, 5-6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Webster Street. $6.

Lisbon, Friday, April 23: Roast Turkey Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 27 Village St. Donations of $7, kids 12 and under $3.50, preschool free. Sponsored by the Nina Rebekah Lodge 86 and Sabattus River Lodge 21 IOOF.

Lisbon Falls, Friday, April 23: Indoor yard and craft sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish, 67 Frost Hill Ave.

Turner, Friday, April 23: Chili, chowder and stew supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., GAR Hall, Route 219. Donations accepted. Sponsored by North Turner Presbyterian Church. FMI: 224-7913 or 225-3370.

Winthrop, Friday, April 23: Earth Week Film Festival: Food, Inc., 7-9 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Winthrop High School. Free. Free childcare.

Auburn, Saturday, April 24: Book sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Library, 49 Spring St. Sponsored by APL Advocates.

Auburn, Saturday, April 24: Sprouts family program for ages 0-24 months, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Library, 49 Spring St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 333-6640 or auburnpubliclibrary.com.

Auburn, Saturday, April 24: Documentary “Until the Violence Stops,” noon, First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $5 includes lunch. Mature content, ages 16 an up. FMI: 783-0461 or uuauburn@myfairpoint.net.

Auburn, Saturday, April 24: “The Vagina Monologues,” 7 p.m., First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $7. Mature content, ages 16 and up. FMI: 783-0461 or uuauburn@myfairpoint.net.

Auburn, Saturday, April 24: Baked Bean and American Chop Suey Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Sixth Street Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St. $5, kids 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Takeout available. Call 782-7517.

Auburn, Monday, April 24: Mom’s Morning Out, 9:30-11 a.m., Maggie Trafton Program Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640, auburnpubliclibrary.com.

Auburn, Monday, April 24: 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, auburnpubliclibrary.com.

Auburn, Saturday, April 24: Karaoke/dance with Jean Louis, 8 p.m. to midnight, Williams J. Rogers American Legion #153, 71 South Main St. No charge. FMI: 782-1118.

Gray, Saturday, April 24: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m, First Congregational Church, Route 115. $7, under 12 $3. Handicapped-accessible. FMI: 657-4279, or 657-3279 day of supper.

Lewiston, Saturday, April 24: Pasta dinner, 6:30-8 p.m., St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, 208 Bates St. Sliding scale $3-10, families $25. Bike raffle: tickets in advance, $20, at spokefolks@riseup.net. Benefits Lots to Gardens Youth Crew. FMI: Ari Rosenberg 513-3844.

Lisbon, Saturday, April 24: Bean and ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Methodist Church, School Street. $6, 6-12 $3, 5 and under free.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, April 24: Indoor yard and craft sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish, 67 Frost Hill Ave.

Poland, Saturday, April 24: April Madness Auction, 5 p.m., Ricker Memorial Library, 1211 Maine St. Preview and refreshments 3 p.m. FMI: 998-4390 or rickerlibrary.org.

Sabattus, Saturday, April 24: Baked bean and casserole supper & dancing, 5 p.m supper, dance follows until 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, April 25: Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $4/$5. Benefits National Home for Children. FMI: 784-6883.

Auburn, Sunday, April 25: “The Vagina Monologues,” 2 p.m., First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $5. Mature content, ages 16 and up. FMI: 783-0461 or uuauburn@myfairpoint.net.

Lewiston, Sunday, April 25: Dance with music by Steve and The Good Old Boys, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.

Lewiston, Tuesday, April 27: American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Andover College, 475 Lisbon St.

Winthrop, Tuesday, April 27: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Winthrop High School, 221 Rambler Road.

Auburn, Wednesday, April 28: 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, April 28: Teens movie screening: viewers’ choice, 3-4:30 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Friday, April 30: Lobster roll luncheon, Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St. $9. Eat in or take out. Includes chips, pickles, brownies and beverage.

Pownal, Saturday, May 1: Bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 871 Lawrence Road. $6, 3-11 $3, under 3 free. Handicapped-accessible. FMI: Caron 688-4101 or Karen 829-5470.

Auburn, Sunday, May 2: Crepe breakfast, 7:30 a.m. to noon, St. Philip’s Church. $6, under 12 $4. Benefits Androscoggin Habitat for Humanity.

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