Check It Out for May 17

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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

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.

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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.

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.

Oxford Hills area

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.

Bethel, Thursday through Saturday, May 20-22: Guys and Dolls, 7 p.m., also Saturday 1 p.m., Helen C. Berry Auditorium, Telstar Regional High School, Route 26. Free admission. FMI: 824-2136.

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.

Waterford, Thursday, May 20: Pot luck supper, 6 p.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road. All welcome. Bring a dish to share.

Naples, Friday, May 21: Chicken barbecue, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Lake Region High School gym. $10, under 12 $5. Raffle. Benefits Project Grad 2010.

Norway, Friday, May 21: Infant/toddler story time for ages 0-2, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

Paris, Friday, May 21: Preschool play group for ages 1-3, Public Library, 37 Market Square.

West Paris, Friday, May 21: Pot luck supper, 6 p.m., First Universalist Church. Bring a dish to share.

Brunswick, Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23: Plant sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road. Rabbit workshop Sunday 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. FMI: 725-5051 ext. 10.

Conway, N.H., Saturday, May 22: Pancake breakfast, 8-11 a.m., East Conway Community Hall. $5. FMI: 603-939-2262.

Conway, N.H., Saturday, May 22: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., East Conway Community Hall. FMI: 603-939-2262.

Paris, Saturday, May 22: Indoor yard, craft and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Paris Fire Dept., Western Avenue. Table rental $10. Sponsored by Auxiliary. FMI: 890-6107.

Paris, Saturday, May 22: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.

West Paris, Saturday, May 22: Rhubarb pie and rummage sale, 9 a.m. to noon, First Universalist Church. FMI: Marta Clements 674-2143.

Norway, Sunday, May 23: Plant sale and flea market, 9 a.m. to noon, Town Hall/Fire Station. Benefits Responsible Pet Care. Donations and FMI: 743-8679.

Buckfield, Wednesday, May 26: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 5 High St.

Norway, Wednesday, May 26: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

Rumford area

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.

Bethel, Thursday through Saturday, May 20-22: Guys and Dolls, 7 p.m., also Saturday 1 p.m., Helen C. Berry Auditorium, Telstar Regional High School, Route 26. Free admission. FMI: 824-2136.

Rumford, Friday, May 21: American Red Cross blood drive, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mountain Valley High School, 799 Hancock St.

Rumford, Friday, May 21: Flea market and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

Dixfield, Monday, May 24: Preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St.. FMI: 562-8838.

Lewiston area

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.

Auburn, Saturday, May 22: Bean and chop suey supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Sixth Street Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St. $5, 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Take out available 782-7517.

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.

Greene, Saturday, May 22: Miss Womanless Beauty Pageant, 7 p.m., Androscoggin Grange #8, 99 Main St. $8. Some adult content. FMI: 946-7746.

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

Lisbon, Saturday, May 22: Bean and ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Methodist Church, School Street. $6, 6-12 $3, 5 and under free.

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.

Sabattus, Saturday, May 22: Bean supper and dance, supper 5 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. Supper $6, dance $5, both $10. Music by The Trio. FMI: 375-6214.

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.

Gray, Monday, May 24: American Red Cross blood drive, 2-7 p.m., Newbegin Center, 22 Main St.

Lewiston, Monday, May 24: All-ages story time, 7 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Auburn, Tuesday, May 25: Senior College: A Voyage Through Egypt, 2-3:30 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Free. All welcome. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, May 25: Preschool story time for ages 2½-5, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St.

Auburn, Wednesday, May 26: 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 26: Teen Advisory Board sign up, 3-4 p.m., Library Teen Space, 49 Spring St. For grades 7-12. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Buckfield, Wednesday, May 26: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 5 High St.

Lewiston, Wednesday, May 26: Read to a dog, 5:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Reserve a spot at 513-3133.

New Gloucester, Wednesday, May 26: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pineland Farms, 59 Pineland Dr.

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

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