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

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.

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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.

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.

Auburn, Friday, May 14: Open mic/poetry slam, 7:15 p.m., First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. Free. FMI: 783-0461 or www.auburnuu.org.

Lewiston, Friday, May 14: Babytime storytime, 10 a.m., Children’s department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 0-2 1/2.

Lewiston, Friday, May 14:  L-A Senior College “Food for Thought” luncheon, noon, USM/L-A College. Program is “Dreams of Mercy, Dreams of Love.” Advance $7, at door $8 REservation by noon May 13 at 753-6510

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

Mechanic Falls, Friday, May 14: Fish fry supper, 5 p.m., American Legion Post 150. $7, seniors $6. Sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary and S.A.L.

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.

Auburn, Saturday, May 15: Karaoke/Dance w/Jean Louis, 8-Midnight, Williams J Rogers American Legion #153. Wk # 3 Karaoke Challenge. FMI: 782-1118.

Auburn, Saturday, May 15: BBQ Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Auburn VFW Post, 588 Minot Ave. Hosted by VFW Men’s AUX. Proceeds to benefit Veterans Projects. FMI: Peter 653-1297

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.

Minot, Saturday, May 15: Roast turkey supper, 5-6 p.m., Minot United Methodist Church. $6, kids $3. FMI:  Allen Messer  998-6005

Raymond, Saturday, May 15: Bean supper with homemade pies, 4:30-6 p.m., Raymond Village Community Church UCC, Main St, Rt. 121. $6.50, kids under 12 $3. Handicap Accessible.

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 storytime, 7 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St.

Auburn, Tuesday, May 18: Senior College Presents: A Vietman War: A Tragedy in Five Facts, 2-3:30 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free. All are invited. Sponsored by the APL and Senior College.

Lewiston, Tuesday, May 18: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Children’s Department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2 1/2 to 5.

Auburn, Wednesday, May 19: 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, May 19: Teen Anime club, 3-4 p.m., Library Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Wednesday, May 19: Reading to a Dog, 5:30 p.m., Children’s Department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Call to reserve a time, 513-3133.

Auburn, Thursday, May 20: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Roy’s Hamburgers and Golf Center, 2514 Turner Road.

Auburn, Thursday, May 20: The Somali Refugee Experience: Adjusting to life in Lewiston-Auburn, 2-3:30 p.m., Library Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Thursday, May 20: Great Falls Forum: “Newspapers and the New Economics of News”, 12-1 p.m., Callahan Hall, Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free. Bring bag lunch. FMI: 513-3050.

Lewiston, Thursday, May 20: Kids cooking club for ages 7-14, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Sponsored by Lots to Gardens. Space limited. Sign up at 513-3133.

Auburn, Friday, May 21: Teen open mic night, 6-8 p.m., Library Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Sign up at 5:30 p.m. Canned food donation benefits Auburn Middle School’s Green Closet. FMI: Sally 333-6640 ext 4 or sholt@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Greene, Friday, May 21: Wildlife film by Tom Sterling, 2 and 7 p.m., Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. FMI: 946-5311 or www.sawyer-foundation.com.

Lewiston, Friday, May 21: Story time for ages 0-2½, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lisbon, Friday, May 21: Taco supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. $6. Meeting to follow.

Poland Spring, Friday, May 21: Dinner and dance, dinner 5 p.m., dance 8 p.m., Poland Spring Resort. Music by Vintage. Reservations and FMI: 998-4351.

Auburn, Saturday, May 22: Sprouts program for 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 22: Bean and chop suey supper, 4:30-6 p.m., St. Louis Church, Third Street. $6, 12 and under $3. Sponsored by Andy Valley Knights of Columbus Council 8742.

Bowdoin, Saturday, May 22: Plant sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., West Bowdoin Baptist Church, 54 West Road. FMI: 353-9447.

Gray, Saturday, May 22: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115. $7, under 12 $3. Handicap accessible. FMI: 657-4279 or 657-3279.

Lewiston, Saturday, May 22: Read to a dog, noon, Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Reserve a spot at 513-3133.

New Gloucester, Saturday, May 22: Indoor yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Grange #365, Sabbathday Road. Table rental $10. FMI: 998-2586 or granger04071@aol.com.

Turner, Saturday, May 22: Ham supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., GAR Hall, Route 219. Donations. Sponsored by North Turner Presbyterian Church. FMI: 224-7913 or 225-3370.

Auburn, Sunday, May 23: Crepe breakfast, 8:30-10 a.m., St. Louis Church hall, Third Street. $5, 6-12 $2, 5 and under free.

Lewiston, Sunday, May 23: Dance with music by Steve & The Good Old Boys, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall, 150 East Ave. $8. Doors open at 6 p.m. FMI: 784-0389.

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