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.
Oxford Hills area
Paris, Thursday, March 25: Pre-school storytime, 10 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 0-5. FMI: 743-6994 or email paris.public.library@MSLN.net.
Paris, Thursday, March 25: Lenten Lunches, 12 p.m., Deering Memorial Methodist Church, corner of Main and Church streets. Suggested $5 donation. FMI: 743-9792.
Norway, Friday, March 26: Baby Boosters, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 0-2. No pre-registration required. All are welcome. FMI: 743-5308.
Otisfield, Friday, March 26: Forth Friday Food Pantry, 1-5 p.m., East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, Rayville Road. FMI: 539-4619.
Paris, Friday, March 26: preschool play group, 9 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 1-3.
Paris, Friday, March 26: baked bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church. Sponsored by the Ladies Circle. $7, under 12 $3.
West Paris, Friday, March 26: community pot luck supper, 6 p.m., First Universalist Church. Bring dish to share.
Casco, Saturday, March 27: Church public supper, 5-6 p.m., Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, Great Hall, Rte. 121. $7, kids 12 and under $4. Sponsored by Casco Village Church Choir and Music Committee. FMI: 627-4282.
Mechanic Falls, Saturday, March 27: Roast beef supper, 5-6 p.m., First Congregational Church. $7, 12 and under $3.50. Sponsored by Historical Society.
Norway, Saturday, March 27: Karaoke, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post 82. $6. Proceeds go to the American Legion post. Professional DJ’s “The Old Crows”. Food Available, BYOB.
Paris, Saturday, March 27: Jones Dance Band playing old fashioned dance music, 7-10 p.m., South Paris Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.
Waterford, Saturday, March 27: easter egg hunt, 3 p.m., Waterford Library, Rte. 35 and 37. Waterford kids Elementary school age.
Mechanic Falls, Sunday, March 28: Country Homecoming Show, 12-5 p.m., Silver Spur, Route 121. $6 non-members, $5 members/seniors, $2 children. Entertainment by Tennessee competitors and award winners. Food bar, raffles, 50/50. Sponsored by Down East Country Music Association.
Paris, Sunday, March 28: Supper, 4 p.m., Paris Fire Department, Western Avenue. Raffle, 50/50, homemade cards for sale. Donations benefit Craig Bragdon. Donate to fire fighter Cote or Ashley Bragdon at 743-9676.
Bridgton, Tuesday, March 30: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bridgton Academy, Chadbourne Hill Road.
Paris, Tuesday, March 30: After school giant stories and crafts , 4 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@MSLN.net.
Norway, Wednesday, March 31: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.
Norway, Thursday, April 1: Sled dog racer Betsy McGettigan, 3:30 p.m., Memorial Library Children’s Room, 258 Main St. For ages 5-12. Space limited. Register at 743-5308 by March 31.
Paris, Thursday, April 1: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Norway, Friday, April 2: Infant/toddler story time for ages 0-2, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.
Paris, Friday, April 2: Preschool play group for ages 1-3, 9 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or email@example.com.
Norway, Saturday, April 3: Texas Hold ‘Em tournament, 1-5 p.m., Charlie’s Entertainment Center, 246 Main St. Entry fee $55. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Benefits Responsible Pet Care. Tickets at Spare Closet Revisited, Responsible Pet Care, Charlie’s Entertainment Center. FMI: 890-2601.
Waterford, Monday, April 5: Socrates Cafe gathering, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library. Theme: The Internet – Pros and Cons. FMI: 583-6957 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Norway, Tuesday, April 6: Book discussion: “In the Cold of the Malecon”, 6:30 p.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5309 or email@example.com.