Check It Out for April 5

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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

Rangeley, Monday, April 5: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-6 p.m., Rangeley High School, 43 Mendolia Road.

Salem, Tuesday, April 6: Empty bowl supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mt. Abram High School cafeteria. $8. Includes ceramic bowl, corn chowder or minestrone, bread, dessert.

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Wilton, Tuesday, April 6: Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Farmington, Wednesday, April 7: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-5 p.m., University of Maine, 246 Main Street.

Rangeley, Wednesday, April 7: Ladies/Community Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., Saddleback Ski Lodge, Saddleback Mt. For special dietary needs call in advance FMI: 864-5671.

Wilton, Wednesday, April 7: Homeschooler storytime, 2:30 p.m., Wilton Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Farmington, Thursday, April 8: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-5 p.m., University of Maine, 246 Main St.

Wilton, Friday, April 9: Infant and toddler story time, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Wilton, Friday, April 9: Passport Dinner Tour: Paris, 6 p.m., Wilson Grange, Main Street. $11.50, French inspired menu. Benefits Grange renovation fund. Reservations required, Chris Krauss 645-2400 or mewood@beeline-online.net.

Wilton, Friday, April 9: Country Music Jamboree/Spotlight, 7-10 p.m., Harndon Masonic Lodge, 70 Bryant Road. Donations. FMI: Bing 645-2472.

Fayette, Saturday, April 10: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Underwood Memorial Library, 2006 Main St.

Farmington, Saturday, April 10: Chicken stew luncheon, 12-1 p.m., Old South First Congregational Church. Free. For delivery in Farmington area, 778-0424 during the week or 778-4438 the day of meal.

Jay, Saturday, April 10: Ham dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Main Street. Free, donations welcome. Doors open at 4 p.m. FMI: Mike 779-6951.

Jay, Saturday, April 10: Cabin fever dance, 7 p.m., VFW Post 3335. Doors open at 6 p.m. Live band at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Franklin County United Bikers of Maine. FMI: Tim 897-4737.

Leeds, Saturday, April 10: Pork supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Community Church, 123 Church Hill Road. Donations benefit Leeds Food Pantry. FMI: 524-5444 or 524-7151.

Wilton, Saturday, April 10: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nichols Building. Donations benefit Library.

Farmington, Sunday, April 11: Vocal duets and solos by Cynthia Clark and Krystal Bibeau, 2 p.m., UMF Nordica Auditorium. Free. FMI: Robin 778-7072.

Farmington, Sunday, April 11: Improvox vocal group concert, 5 p.m., UMF Nordica Auditorium. $6, seniors $5, under 16 and students free. FMI: 778-3722.

Livermore Falls, Sunday, April 11: Chili and chowder taste-off, 4 p.m., Murray Hall, 69 Main St. Early bird tickets, $12, 4-6 p.m., $10 6-8 p.m. Entertainment, door prizes. Benefits Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum. Tickets: Sherry 897-3117 or Otis Federal Credit Union in Jay.

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.

Oxford Hills area

Waterford, Monday, April 5: Socrates Cafe gathering, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library. Theme: The Internet – Pros and Cons. FMI: 583-6957 or wla@waterford.lib.me.us

Bridgton, Tuesday, April 6: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Masonic Hall, Harrison Road.

Norway, Tuesday, April 6: Book discussion: “In the Cold of the Malecon”, 6:30 p.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5309 or norlib@norway.lib.me.us.

Paris, Tuesday, April 6: After school story and craft, 4 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

Norway, Wednesday, April 7: Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-5.FMI: 743-5308.

Bryant Pond, Thursday, April 8: Ken Ruff, guest speaker Emergency Management Director and fireman, 2 p.m., Whitman Memorial Library. Free. Light refreshments. Features smoke detectors for hard of hearing.

Paris, Thrusday, April 8: 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, April 8: Jones Dance Band playing old fashioned dance music, 7-10 p.m., South Paris Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.

Mechanic Falls, Friday, April 9: Ray Brown Memorial Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, Silver Spur. $12.50, couple $25. Benefits Special Olympics. Tickets: Mary Ann 674-2962 or Bob 557-4150.

Norway, Friday, April 9: Infant and toddler story time for ages 0-2, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

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

Paris, Friday, April 9: The Vagina Monologues, 7 p.m., The Forum, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Adults and older teens. Tickets at Books N Things in Norway and Bethel, the REACH office in South Paris.

West Paris, Friday, April 9: Take-A-Chance auction, 6:30 p.m., Agnes Gray School. Doors open at 5 p.m. Benefits 4-H Youth Development Program.

Harrison, Saturday, April 10: Bean supper and dance, supper 5:30 p.m., dance 7-10 p.m., VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 9328, Waterford Road. Supper $7, 12 and under $3.50; dance $3.

Hebron, Saturday, April 10: Italian feast, 5-6:30 p.m., Community Baptist Church, Hebron Station Road. $8, 6-12 $4.50, under 5 free. Benefits Little Field Home, Malawi, Africa.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, April 10: Texas Hold-Em tournament, starts at 9:30 a.m. be there for 9 a.m., American Legion Post 150. $30buy in. 100 player limit. Sign up now in the lounge at Post 150. Food will be sold day of game. FMI: 345-9587.

Paris, Saturday, April 10: Spring Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, bag sale from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Universalist Church. Used items in good condition.

Paris, Saturday, April 10: Roast pork supper, 5 p.m., Fire Station, Western Avenue. $7, 4-12 $4, under 4 free. Children’s menu. 50/50 raffle.

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

Paris, Saturday, April 10: The Swingin Bears Square Dance Club-mainstream/plus level square dance, 7-10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine St. $6. Door prizes, 50/50 and refreshments. Non-dancers welcome free of charge. FMI:Eleanor Herrick, 782-4050 or

Sue Corning 577-6894.

Mechanic Falls, Sunday, April 11: Public supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Tyrian Masonic Lodge 73, Route 11. $7, 6-16 $5, 5 and under free. Benefits Poland Regional High School Project Graduation. FMI: Brian 795-6953.

Paris, Sunday, April 11: The Vagina Monologues, 2 p.m., The Forum, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Adults and older teens. Tickets at Books N Things in Norway and Bethel, the REACH office in South Paris.

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.

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.

Rumford area

Dixfield, Monday, April 5: Preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.

Rumford, Wednesday, April 7: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-5:30 p.m., Eagles, 13 Oxford Ave.

Rumford, Wednesday, April 7: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Children’s Room, Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. Ages 2-5. FMI: 364-3661.

Bethel, Thursday, April 8: World Music with Viva Quetzal, last performance of the Mahoosuc Arts Council Gould Performing Arts Series season, 7 p.m., Bingham Auditorium. $10, $6 kids under 12. Funded by grant from New England Foundation for the Arts, New England States Touring Program.

Dixfield, Thursday and Friday, April 8-9: “Willy Wonka”, 6:30 p.m., Dirigo High School, SCC.

Dixfield, Friday, April 9: Juggling duo “TWO”, 6:30 p.m., Dirigo Elementary School. $5. Sponsored by TW Dirigo Middle School Classroom Boosters.

Rumford, Thursday, April 8: Spaghetti dinner and dance, 4 p.m. to closing, Eagles banquet hall. $5. Chinese auction, 50/50, music by Smith Crossing and Stereo Type. Benefits Aaron Jackson’s funeral expenses.

Mexico, Friday, April 9: Lithuanian pot luck supper, 5 p.m., below Town Office. Presentation by David and Louise Botkus on trip to Lithuania.

Rumford, Friday, April 9: Auction, 6:30 p.m., Eagles Club. Doors open at 5 p.m. Benefits Holy Savior School. Donations of items or money: 364-2528 or Collette 364-5157.

Dixfield, Saturday, April 10: “Willy Wonka”, 2 p.m., Dirigo High School, SCC.

Rumford, Saturday, April 10: “A Hysterical Society”, 6 p.m., Rumford Falls Auditorium. Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce.

Rumford, Saturday, April 10: Chili and chowder cookoff, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion Hall. 6 samples $5. Pastries for sale. Benefits River Valley Relay for Life.

Rumford, Saturday, April 10: Baked ham supper, 4:45 p.m., St. A-St. John’s Church hall. $7, under 12 $3. Takeout available.

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.

Lewiston area

Auburn, Monday, April 5: 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.

New Gloucester, Saturday, April 3: Open house, 9 a.m. to noon, New Gloucester History Barn, 385 Intervale Road. Free admission.

Auburn, Sunday, April 4: Easter ham dinner, 3-4 p.m., New Auburn Social Club. $5. Members and guests. Raffles, egg decorating contact. FMI: 782-9039.

Lewiston, Sunday, April 4: Easter dinner for all in need, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hope Haven Gospel Mission, 209 Lincoln St. Free. Delivery to shut-ins: 783-6086.

Auburn, Monday, April 5: 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.

Auburn, Wednesday, April 7: Preschool storytime, 9:30 a.m. and again 10:30 a.m., Children’s Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 3-5. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.com.

Auburn, Wednesday, April 7: Teen Anime Club, 3-4 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.com.

Lewiston, Wednesday, April 7: Discussion of book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle”, 6 p.m., Library, Couture Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3135.

Poland, Thursday, April 8: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Poland Whitter Middle School, 1457 Maine St., Route 26.

Greene, Friday, April 9: “Barbados: Island in the Sun” narrated by filmmaker Steve Gonser, 2 and 7 p.m., Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. FMI: 946-5311 or www.sawyer-foundation.com.

Lewiston, Friday, April 9: “Food for Thought” luncheon, noon, USM/L-A College. $7 advance, $8 at door. Program: “Remembering the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo”. Reservations by noon April 8, 753-6510.

Lisbon, Friday, April 9: Lasagne Supper, 5-6 p.m., American Legion Post 15, Webster St. $6. FMI: 353-8192.

Lisbon, Friday, April 9: Baked chicken supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459 Auxiliary. FMI: 353-2152..

Mechanic Falls, Friday, April 9: Ray Brown Memorial Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, Silver Spur. $12.50, couple $25. Benefits Special Olympics. Tickets: Mary Ann 674-2962 or Bob 557-4150.

Auburn, Saturday, April 10: 10th Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner, 6 p.m., Martindale Country Club. Benefits sexual assault crisis center. $30 per person, $250 for table of 10. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual, Central Maine Medical Center, Mechanic Savings Bank, Sun Journal. FMI or to purchase tickets: 784-5272.

Auburn, Saturday, April 10: 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.

Hebron, Saturday, April 10: Italian feast, 5-6:30 p.m., Community Baptist Church, Hebron Station Road. $8, 6-12 $4.50, under 5 free. Benefits Little Field Home, Malawi, Africa.

Leeds, Saturday, April 10: Pork supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Community Church, 123 Church Hill Road. Donations benefit Leeds Food Pantry. FMI: 524-5444 or 524-7151.

Lewiston, Saturday, April 10: Public bean supper, 4-7 p.m., Kora Shrine Temple, 11 Sabattus St. $7, 12 and under $4.

Lewiston, Saturday, April 10: Bean and casserole supper, 4:45-6 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St. $7, children $3.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, April 10: Bean and casserole supper, 4:45-6 p.m., Holy Trinity Church parish hall, 67 Frost Hill Ave. $6, 4-11 $4, under 4 free, family with children $15. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. FMI: 353-5636.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, April 10: Texas Hold-Em tournament, starts at 9:30 a.m. be there for 9 a.m., American Legion Post 150. $30 buy in. 100 player limit. Signup now in the lounge at Post 150. Food will be sold day of game. FMI: 345-9587.

Pownal, Saturday, April 10: Bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. $6, children $3, under 3 free. Handicap-accessible. FMI: Nancy 688-4481 or Karen 829-5470.

Sabattus, Saturday, April 10: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary. $6.50, under 12 $3. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. FMI: 375-6586 or 375-4057.

Sabattus, Saturday, April 10: Bean supper and dance, supper 5 p.m., dance until 9:30 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. Supper $6, dance $5, both $10. Open to public. Music by The Trio. FMI: 375-4850.

Sabattus, Sunday, April 11: Buffet breakfast, 7:30-10:00 a.m., American Legion Post 135, 40 Island Road. $6, 10 and under $3. Benefits the Oak Hill High School scholarship fund.

Auburn, Sunday, April 11: Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $4/$5. Benefits National Home for Children. FMI: 784-6883.

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

Mechanic Falls, Sunday, April 11: Public supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Tyrian Masonic Lodge 73, Route 11. $7, 6-16 $5, 5 and under free. Benefits Poland Regional High School Project Graduation. FMI: Brian 795-6953.

Poland, Sunday, April 11: the “Person to Person” Potluck Supper, 6-8 p.m., Ricker Library. Everyone is welcome. Speaker is Madelyn Given. Guests are asked to bring a casserole, salad or dessert to share.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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