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

Farmington, Friday, May 14: Pizza party and politics, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Homestead Bakery, Broadway. $7.50. Sponsored by Franklin County Democrats. Reserve and FMI: Anne Geller 778-6672 or [email protected]

Chesterville, Saturday, May 15: Bean supper, 4-6 p.m., Grange hall. $7, children $3.

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, Saturday, May 15: Public Meal, 5-6:30 p.m., Harland Masonic Lodge Building, 70 Bryant Rd. $8, $5 for kids under 12. Held by Wilton Lodge No. 156, Maine Lodge No. 20, Jepthah Council No. 17, Franklin Chapter No. 34 & Pilgrim Commandery No. 19. Proceeds benefit the building fund. FMI: Robert Lawrence 778-2354.

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.

Livermore Falls, Monday, May 17: Concert by Stained Grass, 6-8 p.m. Gazebo.

Farmington, Tuesday, May 18: Sandy River Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m., Front Street, between the Better Living Center and Narrow Gauge Cinema. FMI: for online market.

Farmington, Tuesday, May 18: Books are fun sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital, Bass Room. Open to public. Hosted by FMH Auxiliary.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, May 18: Concert by Silver and Gold, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Farmington, Wednesday, May 19: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Mount Blue Middle School, 269 Middle St.

Livermore Falls, Thursday, May 20: Concert by Lolalee and the Country Bandits, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Farmington, Friday, May 21: Farmers market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Front Street.

Farmington, Friday and Saturday, May 21-22: Yard and plant sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Old South Church, Main Street. Benefits outreach and community service programs.

Chesterville, Saturday, May 22: Plant sale, 9 a.m. to noon, Town Hall, Dutch Gap/Pope Road. Benefits Heritage Society. Plant donations: 897-4907 or 778-3513.

Farmington, Saturday, May 22: Farmers market, 8 a.m. to noon, courthouse parking lot, Main Street.

Farmington, Saturday, May 22: Yard, plant and bake sale, 8 a.m., Trinity Church, Farmington Falls Road.

New Sharon, Saturday, May 22: Bean and casserole supper, 5-6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church Annex. Sponsored by Woman’s Society.

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.

Livermore Falls, Monday, May 24: Concert by Stained Grass, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Farmington, Tuesday, May 25: Farmers market, 2-6 p.m., Front Street.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, May 25: Concert by Barry Wood, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Livermore Falls, Wednesday, May 26: Concert by Nickles and Dimes, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Readfield, Wednesday, May 26: American Red Cross blood drive, 12:30-6 p.m., Maranacook Middle School, 2100 Millard Harrison Dr.