Check It Out for April 12

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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

Chesterville, Tuesday, April 13: Ben Webb shares experiences in Australia, 7 p.m., Town Office. Open to public. Sponsored by North Chesterville Extension. FMI: 778-3156.

Wilton, Tuesday, April 13: Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

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Farmington, Friday, April 16: Fish Chowder Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fairbanks Union Church. Local delivery within 5 miles of church, call 778-4705. Donation of $6.

Wilton, Friday, April 16: Infant/Toddler storytime, 10:30 a.m., Wilton Free Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Wilton, Friday, April 16: 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.

Carthage, Saturday, April 17: Public Supper & Chinese Auction, 5:30 p.m., Carthage Community Hall (Old Grange Building). $6, 12 and under free. Sponsored by the Webb River Valley Snowmobile Club.

Chesterville, Saturday, April 17: public baked bean supper, 4-6 p.m., Chesterville Grange. $7, Children $3.

Farmington, Saturday, April 17: Lew-Ellyn Hughes reading excerpts from her books “A View from the Corner” and “Diamonds from the Corner”, 7:30 p.m., Farmington Grange. Open the public. Free of charge. Light refreshments after.

Farmington, Saturday, April 17: Benefit Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction, Silent Auction 3:30-6:30 p.m., Supper 4:30-6:30 p.m., Fairbanks School Meeting House, 508 Fairbanks Rd., Rte 4. Benefits Melonie Porter Sweetser struggling with Hodgkins Lymphoma. FMI: 778-4295.

Farmington, Saturday, April 17: Farmington Farmer’s Market, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Grange Hall. Local healthy food for sale.

New Vineyard, Saturday, April 17: Spaghetti supper, 5-7 p.m., Smith Hall, New Vineyard Road, Route 27. $5, children $2.50, 5 and under free. Live music follows. Benefits Chad Merrill. FMI: Lillian Merrilll 696-8163.

Salem, Sunday, April 18: A&E’s Hill Country Music show, 1-3 p.m., Community Building. Donations. Refreshments. Sponsored by the Salem Pine Tree Club.

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

Oxford Hills area

Locke Mills, Tuesday, April 13: Supper and dance, 5-9:30 p.m., American Legion Hall. $10, children $3. Doors open at 4 p.m. Music by the Richard Felt Orchestra.

Lovell, Monday, April 12: Backyard Fruit: rasberries, 6-7:30 p.m., Hobbs Library. No charge, but pre-registration is required. FMI or register: 743-6329 or 1-800-287-1482.

Norway, Tuesday, April 13: Cuba at Fiesta Cubano, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main Street. Kids grades 1-6. Drop-off program, space is limited. Pre-registration visit Children’s Room or call 743-5308. FMI: www.norway.lib.me.us.

Paris, Tuesday, April 13: After school story and craft, 4 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

Mechanic Falls, Wednesday, April 14: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 90 Lewiston St.

Norway, Wednesday, April 14: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

Paris, Thursday, April 15: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

Buckfield, Friday, April 16: Public supper to benefit SAD #39 Project Graduation, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Hall. Donations will be accepte, pay what you wish. FMI: Jerry Marstaller 224-7623 or Mile Wiley 336-2178.

Norway, Friday, April 16: Baby Boosters, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Infants and toddlers up to age 2. Free for residents and non-residents. No pre-registration required. FMI: 743-5308.

Paris, Friday, April 16: preschool play group, 9 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 1-3. FMI: 743-6994 or email paris.public.library@msln.net

West Paris, Friday, April 16: Community pot luck supper, 6 p.m., First Universalist Church. No charge but please bring a dish to share.

Naples, Saturday, April 17: Bean Supper, 4-6 p.m., Songo Locks Elementary School, Songo School Road. Benefits Butch Bell whom is fighting cancer. $7, $4.

Paris, Saturday, April 17: Chinese Auction, doors open at 3:20 p.m., Auction begins at 5 p.m., OHHS Cafeteria. Tons of items, Dollar Table, 50/50, food available. Benefits Oxford Fair.

Paris, Saturday, April 17: Jones Dance Band playing old fashined dance music, 7-10 p.m., South Paris Legion Hall, Church St. $5. Lunch Counter open.

Waterford, Saturday, April 17: 1st Indoor Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Plummer Hill, next to church. Benefits maintenance fund.

Oxford, Sunday, April 18: Paulie Heath in concert, 6:30 p.m., Hosanna Church, 109 Schoohouse Road. Free. FMI: 539-2295.

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.

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’s, 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.

Rumford area

Dixfield, Monday, April 12: pre-school storytime hour, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. All are welcome. FMI: 562-8838.

Rumford, Wednesday, April 14: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10 a.m., Library, 56 Rumford Ave. FMI: 364-3661.

Andover, Saturday, April 17: Snow Valley Sno-Goers snowmobile club public beans & hotdogs supper, 5:30-7 p.m., clubhouse, Route 5. Tickets at door $7, kids under 10 eat free.

Rumford, Saturday, April 17: Help kids fight cancer dance, 7-11 p.m., Rumford Lodge Elks #862, 60 River Street. Suggested donation of $5 at the door. 50/50 raffel, Chinese auction. Munchies available.

Rumford, Saturday, April 17: “A Maine Show” Rumford Performing Arts Committee production, doors open 6:30 p.m., show starts 7 p.m., Rumford Falls Auditorium, in the Rumford Town Hall building. $7. Tickets available in advance at Bartash’s, Congress St.

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.

Lewiston area

Auburn, Monday, April 12: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn Auburn, 14 Great Falls Plaza.

Auburn, Monday, April 12: Mom’s morning out, 9:30-11 a.m., Maggie Trafton Program Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Parents and young children. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.com.

Auburn, Monday, April 12: Sweet Peas, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Maggie Trafton Program Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 24-36 months. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.com.

Lewiston, Tuesday, April 13:National Holocaust “Days of Remembrance”: Holocaust survivor Julia Skalina will share her experiences in German concentration and labor camps, 12-1:30 p.m., Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free. Bring brown bag lunch. FMI: 513-3000, ext 3205 (TTY/TDD: 513-3007).

Auburn, Wednesday, April 14: 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 auburnpubliclibrary.com.

Auburn, Wednesday, April 14: American Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner St.

Auburn, Wednesday, April 14: Teen gaming hour, 3-4 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Wednesday, April 14: “Tea, Talk and Travel” will focus on Haiti, 10-11:30 a.m., The Center for Wisdom’s Women, 97 Blake St. This program speaker is the Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen.

Mechanic Falls, Wednesday, April 14: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 90 Lewiston St.

Auburn, Thursday, April 15: Daughters of the American Revolution’s Good Citizen Award, 2-5:30 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Open to public.

Lewiston, Thursday, April 15: Great Falls Forum lecture series Russell Libby, executive director of Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) “A Face, A Place, A Taste: Our Next Agriculture”, 12-1 p.m., Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Q-&-A session. Free. Bring brown bag lunch. FMI: 513-3050.

New Gloucester, Thursday, April 15: Speaker Craig Denekas talks about Pineland Farms, 7 p.m., New Gloucester Meetinghouse, Route 231, next to Town Hall. Open to public. Refreshments. Business meeting follows. Sponsored by Historical Society.

Auburn, Friday, April 16: Teen’s Open Mic Night with featured guest performer Trevor Laliberte, 6-8 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Performers sign up 5:30 p.m. You can bring a can of food for Auburn Middle School Green Closet. FMI: Sally 333-6640 ext. 4 or email sholt@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Buckfield, Friday, April 16: Public supper to benefit SAD #39 Project Graduation, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Hall. Donations will be accepte, pay what you wish. FMI: Jerry Marstaller 224-7623 or Mile Wiley 336-2178.

Durham, Friday, April 16: All you can eat Friday Night Fish Fry, 5:30-7 p.m., AMVET Post 13, 1049 Royalsborough Rd., Rte. 136. $10, kids under 7 $5. Kids menu available.

Lewiston, Friday, April 16: Spring Rummage sale, 4-6 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St. Sponsored by the Calvary United Methodist Women’s Association. FMI: 225-5263.

Lisbon, Friday, April 16: Meat Loaf supper, 5-6 p.m., American Legion Post 15, Webster St. $6.

Lisbon, Friday, April 16: Subway sandwiches supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. Meeting at 7 p.m.

Auburn, Saturday, April 17: Saturday Stories with Judy, 9:30 – 10 a.m., Children’s room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Stories are “Rosie’s Walk” and “The Little Red Hen”.FMI: 333-6640 or auburnpubliclibrary.com.

Auburn, Saturday, April 17: SPROUTS, a family lap-sit program, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m., Maggie Trafton Program room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or auburnpubliclibrary.com.

Auburn, Saturday, April 17: Bean & American Chop Suey supper, 4:30-6 p.m., St. Louis Church basement, Third St. Hosted by Andy Valley Knights of Columbus, Council 8742. $6, kids 12 and under $3.

Auburn, Saturday, April 17: Bean & casserole supper, 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. $7, kids 6-10 $3, 5 and under free.

Auburn, Saturday, April 17: 2nd Annual Beach Party, BBQ 4:30-7 p.m., Dance 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., American Legion #153, 71 S Main Street. $5 for BBQ. Dance w/Veggies By Day, no charge. FMI: 782-1118.

Bowdoin, Saturday, April 17: Baked Bean Supper, 4-6 p.m., Bowdoin Fire Department, Cornish Drive, off Main Street. Benefits Fire Dept. Auxiliary. FMI: 666-5787.

Lewiston, Saturday, April 17: Spring Rummage sale, 9-11 a.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St. Sponsored by the Calvary United Methodist Women’s Association. FMI: 225-5263.

New Gloucester, Saturday, April 17: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Amvets Post 6. $7, 6-12 $3, under 6 free.

Wales, Saturday, April 17: Turkey supper, 5-6 p.m., Youth Center, Pond Road. Sponsored by the Wales Presbyterian Women. FMI: Alice 375-8382 or Marilyn 375-6604.

Winthrop, Saturday, April 17: Earth Week Film Festival featuring “The 11th Hour”, 7-9 p.m., Winthrop Performing Arts Center, Wintrop High School.

Wintrop, Saturday, April 17: Wintrop Community Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mechanic Street in the large parking lot behind Wintrop Commerce Center and Old Post Office. Proceeds go to sellers. Rain or Shine. To register for free sales tables call Monika Riney 624-2844. Pre-registration is necessary.

Auburn, Sunday, April 18: Pancake breakfast, 8:30-10:30 a.m., 99 Restaurant, Center Street. $5. Benefits Lewiston High School Girls Softball.

Lewiston, Sunday, April 18: Singles and couples dance with music by Patio Cowboy, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 150 East Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. $8. FMI: 784-03

Auburn, Week of April 19-23: April Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 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 anime 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, 12-5 p.m., Saint 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.

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