Check It Out Franklin


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, 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.

Wilton, Friday, April 16: Grange Month Spaghetti Dinner and Awards Ceremony, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. ceremony, Wilson Grange, Maine Street. All members of the community are invited. Free. Please RSVP Chris Krauss 645-2400 or [email protected]

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.

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 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Silent Auction 3:30-6:30 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 to 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.

Wilton, Saturday, April 17: Ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Harland Harnden Masonic Lodge, 70 Bryant Road. $8, under 12 $5. Benefits building fund. FMI: Alvin McDonald 645-2190.

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.

Turner, Friday, April 23: Chili, chowder and stew supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., GAR Hall, Route 219. Goodwill donation. Sponsored by North Turner Presbyterian Church. FMI: 224-7913 or 225-3370.

Farmington, Saturday, April 24: Electronic waste collection, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aubuchon Hardware parking lot, Wilton Road. Free will donation. Sponsored by Old South First Congregational Church. FMI: 778-0424.

Farmington, Saturday, April 24: Farmers market, 10 a.m. to noon, Grange Hall.

Farmington, Saturday, April 24: Concert by Peter and Donna Campion, 7:30 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, UMF. $10, children $5. Benefits Franklin County Children’s Task Force. FMI: 778-6960.

Farmington, Saturday, April 24: Homestead Farm Days, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church on Rte. 2. Farm animals for sale/swap, demonstrations, crafts, food and more. Breakfast and lunch available.

Farmington, Monday, April 24: “Bag Ali Sale,” 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Lobby. Open to the public.

New Sharon, Saturday, April 24: Bean and casserole supper, 5-6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church. Sponsored by Women’s Society.

Wilton, Saturday, April 24: Free W.E.C.O. Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Wilton United Methodist Church. Donations accepted to benefit Missions of the Four Churches. FMI: Jean Rand 645-4823.

Farmington, Sunday, April 25: Walk for Autism, noon, Mount Blue High School. Registration at 11 a.m. Sponsored by Autism Society of Maine. FMI: