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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, 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.

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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.

Wilton, Friday, April 30: Infant/toddler story time, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Farmington, Saturday, May 1: Farmers market, 10 a.m. to noon, Grange Hall.

Farmington, Saturday, May 1: Literacy Volunteers of Franklin & Somerset Counties annual Used Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Elk’s Lodge. Hard covers $2, 6 for $10, paperbacks 25 cents, 5 for $1. FMI: 778-3460.

Jay, Saturday, May, 1: Daughters of Isabella yard sale, 8a.m.-2p.m., St. Rose Parish Hall.

Jay, Saturday, May 1: Bean and casserole supper, 4-6 p.m., North Jay Grange 10. $7, 10 and under $3. Dinner music with The Crosby’s. FMI: 645-4628, 645-2910, 645-2217.

Leeds, Saturday, May 1: Baked Bean & Casserole Supper, Homemade pie for dessert, 5 – 6:30 p.m., Leeds Community Church, 123 Church Hill Rd. $6, $3 children 5-12. Benefits Leeds Church Furnace Fund. FMI: 524-7151.

New Sharon, Saturday, May 1: Family Baked Bean Take Out, 9:30-11:30 a.m., New Sharon Congregational United Church of Christ, Cape Cod Hill Road. $15. Reserve meal: Mary 778-2366.

Farmington, Sunday, May 2: Literacy Volunteers of Franklin & Somerset Counties annual Used Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Elk’s Lodge. Everything is $2 per bag. FMI: 778-3460.

Jay, Sunday, May 2: MCMA Country Sunday, 1-5 p.m., Community Building, 13 Community Dr. $7, members/seniors $6, under 12 free. FMI: Bing 645-2472.

Wilton, Tuesday, May 4: Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., Wilton Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Wilton, Wednesday, May 5: Homeschooler’s storytime, 2:30 p.m., Wilton Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Oxford Hills area

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.

Naples, Friday, April 30: American Red Cross blood drive, 12-5 p.m., Naples Library, 940 Roosevelt Trail.

Norway, Friday, April 30: Baby Boosters, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Infants up to age 2. Free. All welcome. FMI: 743-5308.

Paris, Friday, April 30: Preschool play group, 9 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 1-3. All welcome. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

Bridgton, Saturday, May 1: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber, 101 Portland Rd.

Hartford, Saturday, May 1: Community Church Clothing Center open, 9-11 a.m., Church street, across from church.

Oxford, Saturday, May 1: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oxford Station Community Building. Table $10. FMI: Pam 539-4563.

Paris, Saturday, May 1: Pork roast supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Deering Memorial Methodist Church, 39 Main St. $8, under 12 $3.

Paris, Saturday, May 1: Double Oh Seven teen dance show, 7:30 p.m., Oxford Hills High School Auditorium. $5 in advance at Books ‘n’ Things, Norway, $7 at door. Sponsored by Art Moves Dance Project, Inc.

Mechanic Falls, Sunday, May 2: Country music show, 3:30-8 p.m., Silver Spur, Route 121. $5. Food bar, raffles, 50/50. Sponsored by Down East Country Music Association. FMI: Jackie 793-8884 or Lolalee 515-3922 or 743-1829.

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.

Norway, Tuesday, May 4: Discussion of Cuban literature series: Havana Red by Leonardo Padura Fuentes, 6:30 p.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: www.norway.lib.me.us or 743-5309.

Norway, Wednesday, May 5: Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-5. FMI: 743-5308.

Rumford area

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.

Rumford, Saturday, May 1: Turkey Pie Supper, 4:45 p.m., St. A – St. John’s Church Hall. $7, $3 for kids 12 and under. Take outs.

Dixfield, Monday, May 3: Pre-school storytime hour, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. All are welcome. FMI: 562-8838.

Rumford, Wednesday, May 5: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Children’s Room, Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. Age 2-5. FMI: 364-3661.

Lewiston area

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.

Lisbon, Friday, April 30: Barbecue ribs and bean supper, 5-6 p.m., American Legion Post 15, Webster St. $6.

Auburn, Saturday, May 1: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., Danville Grange Hall. $7, children $4.

Casco, Saturday, May 1: Bean and casserole supper, 5-6 p.m., Crescent Lake Community Hall, Route 11. $7, 5-11 $4, under 4 free. Sponsored by Sunshine Club of Webbs Mills. FMI: Nancy Tripp 627-4392.

Gray, Saturday, May 1: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. $7, 5-11 $2.50, under 5 free.

Leeds, Saturday, May 1: Baked Bean & Casserole Supper, Homemade pie for dessert, 5 – 6:30 p.m., Leeds Community Church, 123 Church Hill Rd. $6, $3 children 5-12. Benefits Leeds Church Furnace Fund. FMI: 524-7151.

Lewiston, Saturday, May 1: Reading to a Dog, 12 p.m., Children’s Department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI and to reserve a spot: 513-3133.

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.

Sabattus, Saturday, May 1: Jacques Cartier Mother of the Year award, 6-10 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club. $10 in advance only. Lunch, dance with music by The Trio. FMI: 375-6214.

Wales, Saturday, May 1: Variety show, 6:30-8 p.m., Wales Central School gym. $2, family $10, under 5 free. Benefits 8th grade trip to Boston. FMI: Kyle Stanley, 375-6995 ext. 122.

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.

Auburn, Sunday, May 2: LHS Girls Tennis Benefit Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., 99’s Restaurant, Center st. $5.

Lewiston, Sunday, May 2: Dance with music by Wild Horse, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall, 150 East Ave. $8. Doors open at 6 p.m. FMI: 784-0389.

Mechanic Falls, Sunday, May 2: Country music show, 3:30-8 p.m., Silver Spur, Route 121. $5. Food bar, raffles, 50/50. Sponsored by Down East Country Music Association. FMI: Jackie 793-8884 or Lolalee 515-3922 or 743-1829.

Sabattus, Sunday, May 2: Pork dinner, 12:30 p.m., Town Hall, Route 9. Raffle at 2 p.m. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. Tickets: Sister Lucille 375-8339. FMI: Monique Schreiber 755-5255.

Lewiston, Wednesday, May 3: All-ages storytime, 7 p.m., Children’s Department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. No pre-registration is necessary. FMI: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Tuesday, May 4: Book Buddies, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: http://lplonline.org/kids/?page_id=24.

Lewiston, Tuesday, May 4: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Children’s Department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2 1/2 to 5. No pre-registration is necessary. FMI: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Wednesday, May 5: Book Buddies, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: http://lplonline.org/kids/?page_id=24.

Lewiston, Wednesday, May 5: Reading to a Dog, 5:30 p.m., Children’s Department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI and to reserve a spot: 513-3133.

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