Check It Out for May 10

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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.

Farmington area

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.

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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.

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 ageller@gwi.net.

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

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.

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

Wilton, Tuesday, May 18: Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., Wilton Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

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

Oxford Hills area

Locke Mills, Tuesday, May 11: Supper and dance, 5-9:30 p.m., American Legion Hall. $10, children $3. Doors open at 4 p.m. Supper by Legion Auxiliary, music by the Wally Jones Orchestra.

Paris, Tuesday, May 11: Listen to While You Were Away & craft a patriotic wreath, 4 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Sq.

Norway, Wednesday, May 12: Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-5. FMI:

Paris, Thursday, May 13: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 0-5. FMI: 743-6994 or email paris.public.library@MSLN.net.

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.

Norway, Friday, May 14: Infant and toddler story time for ages 0-2, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

Paris, Friday, May 14: Preschool play group for ages 1-3, 9 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

Hartford, Saturday, May 15: Community Church clothing center, 9-11 a.m., Church Street, across from church.

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.

Norway, Saturday, May 15: Plant & cookie sale, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 35 Paris st. Come early for best selection.

Norway, Saturday, May 15: Rummage sale, 9-11:30 a.m., St. Catherine’s Church parish hall, 32 Paris St. Hosted by Youth Ministry. Summer clothing and White elephant. Benefits the youth retreats and charities.

Norway, Saturday, May 15: Bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church hall. $6, seniors $5, 6-12 $3, under 6 free. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

Norway, Saturday, May 15: Bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge Hall, 9 Temple St. $7, under 12 $4.

Paris, Saturday, May 15: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.

West Paris, Saturday, May 15: Public buffet supper, 5 p.m., Finnish American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St. $7, kids $3.50. Sponsored by the Finnish-American Heritage Society of Maine.

West Paris, Saturday, May 15: Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hill top, Pool & Spa, Rt. 26. Benefits West Paris Fire Auxiliary. Rain or Shine. Donations needed call 674-5890.

Oxford, Sunday, May 16: Breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Community Recreation Center. $5, under 12 $3. Benefits School Age Child Care program.

Paris, Sunday, May 16: Diabetes Fun Day, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Gouin Complex. Free, donations accepted. Proceeds to American Diabetes Association. Snacks & refreshments available for a small charge. FMI: Nathan Dubois 890-9438, or Justin Roussel 890-5752.

West Paris, Sunday, May 16: Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hill top, Pool & Spa, Rt. 26. Benefits West Paris Fire Auxiliary. Rain or Shine. Donations needed call 674-5890.

Fryeburg, Monday, May 17: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-5 p.m., Gibson Recreation Center, 745 Main Street.

Paris, Tuesday, May 18: After school program: “When Duty Calls” & make patriotic wind sock, 4 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market St.

Norway, Tuesday, May 18: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m to 1 p.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital, 18 Main St.

Norway, Wednesday, May 19: Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-5. FMI: 743-5308.

Paris, Thursday, May 20: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

Rumford area

Dixfield, Monday, May 10: Preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.

Rumford, Wednesday, May 12: preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Children’s Room, Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. Ages 2-5. FMI: 364-3661.

Rumford, Thursday, May 13: Community lunch and learn for seniors, 12-1:30 p.m., Rumford Community Home, lower community room. Free. Reservations and FMI: 364-7863.

Carthage, Friday, May 14: Benefit Supper for Jeff Jamison, 5 p.m until sold out, Carthage Town Office. $6, kids 12 and under free. 50/50 Auction.

Rumford, Saturday, May 15: Public Supper, 5 p.m., Rumford United Methodist Church, 455 Linnell St. One seating only. $6, kids under 12 $2.Peru, Sunday, May 16: Pot luck supper, 1 p.m., Community Center. Donations accepted. Bring pot luck item to share. Community softball game at 3 p.m. Rain date May 23.

Dixfield, Monday, May 17: Pre-school storytime, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. All are welcome. FMI: 562-8838.

Rumford, Wednesday, May 19: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. Ages 2-5. FMI: 364-3661.

Lewiston area

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 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: Dance/Karaoke w/Paul Hersey, 7-11 p.m., Williams J Rogers American Legion #153. No charge. FMI: 782-1118.

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.

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