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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, May 4: Sandy River farmers’ market, 2-6 p.m., Front Street next to Cinema.

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

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

Farmington, Friday, May 7: Sandy River farmers’ market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Front Street next to Cinema.

Jay, Friday, May 7: Bake sale and raffle, 2-6 p.m., VFW Post 3335, 64 Jewell St. Drawing at 6 p.m. Benefits new roof.

Wilton, Friday, May 7: Infant/Toddler story time, 10:30 a.m., Wilton Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Farmington, Saturday, May 8: Farmers market, 8 a.m. to noon, Courthouse parking lot, across from Gazebo, Main Street.

Farmington, Saturday, May 8: Storytelling cabaret dinner, 5:30 p.m., Old South First Congregational Church. $25 advance tickets only. Tickets at DDG Booksellers, Sugarwood Gallery, Good Times Unlimited or church office. FMI: 778-0424.

Farmington, Saturday, May 8: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m., United Methodist Church.

Jay, Saturday, May 8: Food and rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Jay Grange #10, Routes 4 and 17. FMI: call 645-4211, 645-4628, 645-2217.

Jay, Saturday, May 8: Spaghetti and meatballs supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Main Street. Free. Donations welcome. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. FMI: Mike 779-6951.

Turner, Monday, May 10: American Red Cross blood drive, 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Leavitt High School, 21 Matthews Way.

Farmington, Tuesday, May 11: Sandy River farmers’ market, 2-6 p.m., Front Street next to Cinema.

Wilton, Tuesday, May 11: Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Oxford Hills area

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.

Paris, Tuesday, May 4: Listen to Dear Juno & craft a Mothers’ Day pin, 4 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Sq.

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

Norway, Thursday through Saturday, May 6-8: Open house, 12-4 p.m., Responsible Pet Care and Pawsibilities Thrift Shoppe, 132 Waterford Road. FMI: 743-8679.

Paris, Thursday, May 6: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

Bethel, Friday, May 7: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-5 p.m., Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road.

Paris, Friday, May 7: preschool play group, 9 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 1-3. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

Paris, Friday, May 7: Responsible Pet Care Shelter Benefit Show (animals included), 7:30 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Auditorium. $10, $6 students. Tickets available at Books ‘n’ Things, Main Street, Norway. Intermission and refreshments. FMI: 743-8679.

Oxford, Saturday, May 8: In-session open house, 9 a.m. to noon, The Boxberry School, 301 Webber Brook Road. FMI: www.boxberryschool.org.

Norway, Saturday, May 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mason Oxford 18, 9 Temple St. Walk-ins welcome. FMI: Ken 739-9672 or verrillkenneth@yahoo.com.

Norway, Saturday, May 8: Texas Hold’em tournament, 1-5 p.m., Charlie’s Entertainment Center, 246 Main St. $55 entry fee. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Benefits Responsible Pet Care. Tickets at Spare Closet Revisited, Responsible Pet Care and Charlie’s Entertainment Center.

Norway, Saturday, May 8: High Tea and Vintage Fashion Show, 2 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 205 Main St. $6 in advance, $7 at door. Tickets and FMI: 743-2290.

Paris, Saturday, May 8: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.

Paris, Tuesday, May 11: Listen to While You Were Away & craft a patriotic wreath, 4 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Sq.

Norway, Wednesday, May 12: Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-5. FMI:

Paris, Thursday, May 13: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 0-5. FMI: 743-6994 or email paris.public.library@MSLN.net.

Rumford area

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

Rumford, Monday, May 3: Jewelry Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rumford Hospital, Conference Room A. 30-75% below department store prices. Everything $2-10. Sponsored by the Rumford Hospital Auxiliary. Open to Public.

Rumford, Tuesday, May 4: Jewelry Sale, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rumford Hospital, Conference Room A. 30-75% below department store prices. Everything $2-10. Sponsored by the Rumford Hospital Auxiliary. Open to Public.

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

Dixfield, Thursday, May 6: Bean and hot dog supper, 4-6 p.m., American Legion Swasey-Torrey Post 100. $6, 6-12 $4, 5 and under free.

Bethel, Friday, May 7: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-5 p.m., Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road.

Dixfield, Friday, May 7: Spaghetti dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Dirigo Middle School. $5, all you can eat. Chinese auction. Benefits the school. FMI: 562-7552.

Rumford, Saturday, May 8: Bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Marden’s. Benefits American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team Abbie’s Avengers. FMI: Tracy 364-4444.

Rumford, Saturday, May 8: Indoor yard, bake and plant sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., United Methodist Church, 455 Linnell St.

Rumford, Saturday, May 8: The Bethel Mahoussuc Community Band, 7 p.m., Rumford Falls Auditorium, Town Hall. $5. Tickets at Bartash Stationary Store or at door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Rumford Performing Arts Committee.

Rumford, Sunday, May 9: Expressive Movement Performing Arts dance recital, 1 p.m., Rumford Falls Auditorium, Town Hall. Sponsored by Rumford Performing Arts Committee.

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

Rumford, Wednesday, May 12: preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Children’s Room, Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. Ages 2-5. FMI: 364-3661.

Lewiston area

Auburn, Monday, May 3: Mom’s Morning Out, 9:30-11 a.m., Maggie Trafton Program Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/explore/minerals/symposium.htm

Auburn, Monday, May 3: Sweet Peas, 10:30-11 a.m., Maggie Trafton Program Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 24-36 months with parent.

Lewiston, Wednesday, May 3: All-ages story time, 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 story time, 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.

Auburn, Wednesday, May 5: Preschool stories, 9:30-10:20 a.m., Children’s Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 3-5.

Auburn, Wednesday, May 5: Teen Anime Club, 3-4 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Refreshments served. All are welcome.

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.

Lewiston, Thursday, May 6: Kids’ cooking club for ages 7-14, 4 p.m., Library, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Sponsored by Lots to Gardens. Sign up at 513-3133.

Wales, Thursday, May 6: American Red Cross blood drive, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oak Hill High School, 56 School Road.

Durham, Friday, May 7: Friday night fish fry, 5:30-7 p.m., Amvet Post 13, 1049 Royalsborough Road, Route 136. $10, under 7 $5. Haddock: fried, baked and chowder. Children’s menu available.

Greene, Friday, May 7: Concert by The Sky Blue Boys, 2 and 7 p.m., Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. Doors open one hour before show. FMI: 946-5311 or www.sawyer-foundation.com.

Lewiston, Friday, May 7: Babytime storytime, 10 a.m., Children’s Department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Lisbon, Friday, May 7: Bean and casserole supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Auxiliary Post 9459. $6.

Auburn, Saturday, May 8: Dart shoot, 1 p.m., New Auburn Social Club. $15 entry fee. Registration 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Benefits Riana Inman. Co-sponsored by Central Maine Dart League.

Auburn, Saturday, May 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St.

Auburn, Saturday, May 8: Karaoke and dance with Jean Louis, 8 p.m. to midnight, American Legion #153, South Main Street. Week #2 karaoke challenge. FMI: 782-1118.

Auburn, Saturday, May 8: SPROUTS, a family lap-sit program, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Children’s Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages birth-24 months. Siblings are welcomed.

Auburn, Saturday, May 8: Variety Show, 7 p.m., Danville Junction Grange. 4th Annual Mother’s Day Tribute. Emceed by Mitchell Clyde Thomas. Suggested donation $5. Refreshments sold during intermission. FMI: 777-4932.

Freeport, Saturday, May 8: May Celebration & Medieval Faire, 2 p.m., Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Rd. A family day of festive activities: Maypole dancing, games, delicious food & drink. Free. FMI: 207.865.3900, www.merriconeag.org.

Lewiston/Auburn, Saturday, May 8: Walk to End Domestic Violence, 10 a.m. to noon, Simard Payne Police Memorial Park/Riverwalk. Hosted by Abused Women’s Advocacy Project. Sponsored by Fox 23 and Platz Associates. Download pledge form at www.awap.org or call 795-6744 to register.

Lewiston, Saturday, May 8: Read to a dog, noon, Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Reserve a spot at 513-3133.

Lewiston, Saturday, May 8: Bean and casserole supper, 4:45-6 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St. $7, children $3.

Lewiston, Saturday, May 8: Dance with music by Vintage, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall, East Avenue. FMI: 784-0389.

Lisbon, Saturday, May 8: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., VFW Post 9459. Benefits Troop boxes.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, May 8: Bean and casserole supper, 4:45-6 p.m., Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Ave. $6, 4-11 $4, under 4 free, family with children under 12 $15. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

Sabattus, Saturday, May 8: baked bean, casserole supper and dancing, supper 5 p.m., dancing 9:30 p.m., The Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. $6 for supper, $5 for dance, $10 for both. Open to the public. Music by Trio. FMI: 375-6214.

Auburn, Sunday, May 9: Mother’s Day breakfast, 8-10 a.m., American Legion #153, South Main Street. $5. FMI: 782-1118.

Auburn, Monday, May 10: Mom’s Morning Out, 9:30-11 a.m., Maggie Trafton Program Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St.

Auburn, Monday, May 10: Sweet Peas, 10:30-11 a.m., Maggie Trafton Program Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 24-36 months with parent.

Lewiston, Monday, May 10: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 150 East Ave.

Lewiston, Monday, May 10: Historian and author Douglas Hodgkin, 7 p.m., Callahan Hall, Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. “The Lewiston and Auburn Railroad Company 1872-2009” for sale and signing. FMI: 513-3050.

Lewiston, Monday, May 10: All-ages story time, 7 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Turner, Monday, May 10: American Red Cross blood drive, 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Leavitt High School, 21 Matthews Way.

Lewiston, Tuesday, May 11: Preschool story time for ages 2½-5, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, May 11: Book buddies, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, May 11: American Red Cross blood drive, 3-8 p.m., Bates College Chase Hall, 23 Campus Dr.

Auburn, Wednesday, May 12: Preschool stories, 9:30-10:20 a.m., Children’s Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 3-5.

Auburn, Wednesday, May 12: Gaming Hour, 3-4 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. All are welcome.

Auburn, Wednesday, May 12: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10-3 p.m., Central Maine Orthopaedics, 690 Minot Ave.

Auburn, Wednesday, May 12: BBQ supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Williams J. Rogers American Legion #153. $7, $3 for kids 12 and under. Benefits Legion baseball. FMI: 782-1118.

Freeport, Wednesday, May 12: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Pine Tree Academy, 67 Pownel Road.

Lewiston, Wednesday, May 12: Family Barn Dance with Greg Boardman & his Merry Band of Magnificent Middle School Fiddlers, caller Kathryn Larson, 6:30-8 p.m., Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free admission. All ages. No dance experience necessary. FMI: 513-3050 (weekdays), 782-0389 (eves/weekends).

Lewiston, Wedneday, May 12: Book Buddies, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. This is the last day for Book Buddies.

Lewiston, Wednesday,May 12: Reading to a Dog, 5:30 p.m., Children’s Department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Reserve a time call: 513-3133.

Auburn, Thursday, May 13: Parents: An Evening with Author, Amy Wilson, 7-8 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St.

Lewiston, Thursday, May 13: Kids’ Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Presented by Lots to Gardens. Ages 7-14. Attendance limited to 8. FMI or to register: 513-3133.

Auburn, Saturday, May 15: Book and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 78 Pleasant St.

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