Check It Out City

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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.

Lewiston area

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.

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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.

Winthrop, Wednesday, May 5: Community Fun Dance, 6:30-8 p.m., Winthrop Grade School Cafeteria. Free. FMI: Larry Ralph 626-0779.

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 story time, 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.

Auburn, Saturday, May 8: Rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1st floor, community room, Barker Mill Arms, 143 Mill St. 50/50, Food Baskets, donuts & coffee, lunch.

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.

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.

New Gloucester, Sunday, May 9: “Amazing Grace” concert with Steve Paone, 6:30 p.m., New Gloucester Bible Church, 218 Lewiston Road, Route 100. Free admission. Offering benefits Hope House.

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 Orthopeadics, 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 Pownal 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, Wednesday, 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.

Winthrop, Wednesday, May 12: Community Fun Dance, 6:30-8 p.m., Winthrop Grade School Cafeteria. Free. FMI: Larry Ralph 626-0779.

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, Friday, May 14: Dance and karaoke with Paul Hersey, 7-11 p.m., Williams J. Rogers American Legion 153, South Main Street. FMI: 782-1118.

Lisbon, Friday, May 14: Chicken cacciatore supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. $6.

Bowdoin, Saturday, May 15: Bean supper, 4-6 p.m., Fire Department, Cornish Drive, off Main Street. Benefits Auxiliary. FMI: 666-5787.

Auburn, Saturday, May 15: Stories and craft with Judy, 9:30-10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Saturday, May 15: Sprouts program for ages 0-24 months, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

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

Lewiston, Saturday, May 15: Read to a dog, noon, Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Reserve a spot at 513-3133.

Lisbon, Saturday, May 15: Roast beef supper and dance, 5 p.m., VFW Post 9459. No charge. Public invited.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, May 15: 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.

Wales, Saturday, May 15: Spaghetti supper, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., Central School gym. $5, children and seniors $3. Benefits 8th grade Boston trip. FMI: Kyle Stanley 375-6995 ext. 122.

Wales, Saturday, May 15: Turkey Supper, 5-6 p.m., Wales Youth Center, Route 132. Sponsored by Wales Presbyterian Women.

Lewiston, Sunday, May 16: Dance with music by Patio Cowboy, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall, 150 East Ave. $8. Doors open at 6 p.m. FMI: 784-0389.

Auburn, Monday, May 17: Mom’s morning out, 9:30-11 a.m., Maggie Trafton Program Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St.

Auburn, Monday, May 17: Sweet Peas, 10:30-11 a.m., Maggie Trafton Program Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 24-36 months.

Lewiston, Monday, May 17: All-Ages story time, 7 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St.

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