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

Wilton, Wednesday, May 5: Homeschooler’s story time, 2:30 p.m., Wilton Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Rangeley, Thursday, May 6: Pajama party for children, 6 p.m., Public Library. Stories, music, crafts and giveaways.

Farmington, Friday, May 7: Sandy River farmers’ market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Front Street next to Cinema.

Jay, Friday, May 7: Bake sale and raffle, 2-6 p.m., VFW Post 3335, 64 Jewell St. Drawing at 6 p.m. Benefits new roof.

Wilton, Friday, May 7: Infant/Toddler story time, 10:30 a.m., Wilton Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Wilton, Friday, May 7: South of the Border “Passport Dinner Tour”, 6 p.m., Wilson Grange, Main Street. $11.50, Mexican-inspired menu. Reservations and FMI: Chris 645-2400 or [email protected]

Farmington, Saturday, May 8: Kids First Program, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital. $60. Co-parenting education workshop for divorced or separated parents. FMI: 778-6960.

Farmington, Saturday, May 8: Farmers market, 8 a.m. to noon, Courthouse parking lot, across from Gazebo, Main Street.

Farmington, Saturday, May 8: Storytelling cabaret dinner, 5:30 p.m., Old South First Congregational Church. $25 advance tickets only. Tickets at DDG Booksellers, Sugarwood Gallery, Good Times Unlimited or church office. FMI: 778-0424.

Farmington, Saturday, May 8: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m., United Methodist Church.

Jay, Saturday, May 8: Food and rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Jay Grange #10, Routes 4 and 17. FMI: call 645-4211, 645-4628, 645-2217.

Jay, Saturday, May 8: Spaghetti and meatballs supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Main Street. Free. Donations welcome. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. FMI: Mike 779-6951.

Jay, Saturday, May 8: Mother and Son Dance, 6-9 p.m., Jay Community Center. The American Legion in Livermore Falls is sponsoring the event. $10 per family. Griffin Couture disc jockey and pictures will be taken by Ken Landry.

Farmington, Saturday, May 8: Monthly free community luncheon, 12-1 p.m., Old South First Congregational Church. Delivery service available, call Church office 778-0424 during the week, church kitchen 778-4438 on morning of the luncheon.

New Sharon, Sunday, May 9: Mother’s Day Public Ham Dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., New Sharon Masonic Lodge, Rt. 2. $8. Benefits the Masonic Building Fund.

Turner, Monday, May 10: American Red Cross blood drive, 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Leavitt High School, 21 Matthews Way.

Farmington, Tuesday, May 11: Sandy River farmers’ market, 2-6 p.m., Front Street next to Cinema.

Wilton, Tuesday, May 11: Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Farmington, Friday, May 14: Farmers market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Front Street.

Wilton, Friday, May 14: Infant and toddler story time, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Farmington, Saturday, May 15: Farmers market, 8 a.m. to noon, courthouse parking lot, Main Street.

Farmington, Saturday, May 15:Mt. Blue Area Garden Club’s annual plant sale, 9 a.m., Meetinghouse Park. Numerous kinds of perennials. Proceeds will go towards plants to beautify the Franklin County Court House and WWI Monument gardens. FMI: 645-2067.

Fayette, Saturday, May 15: Fayette Fun Festival, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Fayette Central School, Route 17. $5, $3 kids (under 1 free), unlimited pass for the giant inflatable bounce house combo $3.  Lunch Available.  Rain date: May 16th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the Fayette School and Home Association.  FMI: Heather at 685-4363.

Jay, Saturday, May 15: Spring Fling dance, 8 p.m., VFW 3335. $8, couple $15. Happy hour 6-8 p.m. Music by Roadhouse. Reservations 897-5112.

Wilton, Saturday, May 15: Plant and bake sale, 8-11 a.m., Academy Hill School cafeteria. Sponsored by Tyngtown Club. Benefits Public Library and Early Childhood Center.

Wilton, Sunday, May 16: Wildflower walk, 1 p.m., meet at Pond Road parking lot. Sponsored by Foothills Land Conservancy. FMI: 645-2675 or 645-4027.

Farmington, Monday, May 17: Books are fun sale, 9 a.m to 4 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital, Bass room. Open to public. Not just books. Hosted by FMH Auxiliary.