Check It Out Oxford

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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.

Oxford Hills area

Naples, Thursday, April 1: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lake Region High School, 1877 Roosevelt Trail.

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.

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Paris, Thursday, April 1: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

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

Norway, Friday, April 2: Dramatic reading of Jesus’ Passion, 7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 35 Paris Street, Norway. FMI:743-6782.

Paris, Friday, April 2: Preschool play group for ages 1-3, 9 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

Paris, Friday, April 2: Motor Booty Affair, 8 p.m., Four Seasons. Benefits Oxford Hills Athletic Boosters. $20 per person. FMI: Scott Whitman 890-7928.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, April 3: Chinese Auction and Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion Post 150. Hosted by Ladies Auxiliary Unit 150. Craft tables, raffles, 50/50, white elephant tables, food sale, rada knives.

Norway, Saturday, April 3: Oxford Hills Athletic Booster Polar Bear Plunge, 9 a.m., Little Red School House, Norway Lake. Benefits kid’s sports programs. Baked goodies and drinks will be sold. FMI: 393-3612.

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.

Oxford, Saturday, April 3: Easter Egg Hunt & Coloring Contest, 11:30 a.m. Egg hunt & judging for coloring, Oxford Community Center. Pre-School to 6th grade. Coloring contest 4 prizes: based on grade. Coloring sheets available at Community Center now-April 3. FMI:Pam Lovely 539-4563.

Waterford, Monday, April 5: Socrates Cafe gathering, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library. Theme: The Internet – Pros and Cons. FMI: 583-6957 or wla@waterford.lib.me.us

Bridgton, Tuesday, April 6: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Masonic Hall, Harrison Road.

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 norlib@norway.lib.me.us.

Norway, Wednesday, April 7: Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-5.FMI: 743-5308.

Bryant Pond, Thursday, April 8: Ken Ruff, guest speaker Emergency Management Director and fireman, 2 p.m., Whitman Memorial Library. Free. Light refreshments. Features smoke detectors for hard of hearing.

Paris, Thrusday, April 8: 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, April 8: Jones Dance Band playing old fashioned dance music, 7-10 p.m., South Paris Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.

Norway, Friday, April 9: Infant and toddler story time for ages 0-2, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

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

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, April 10: Texas Hold-Em tournament, starts at 9:30 a.m. be there for 9 a.m., American Legion Post 150. $30buy in. 100 player limit. Sign up now in the lounge at Post 150. Food will be sold day of game. FMI: 345-9587.

Paris, Saturday, April 10: Spring Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, bag sale from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Universalist Church. Used items in good condition.

Paris, Saturday, April 10: Roast pork supper, 5 p.m., Fire Station, Western Avenue. $7, 4-12 $4, under 4 free. Children’s menu. 50/50 raffle.

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

Paris, Saturday, April 10: The Swingin Bears Square Dance Club-mainstream/plus level square dance, 7-10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine St. $6. Door prizes, 50/50 and refreshments. Non-dancers welcome free of charge. FMI:Eleanor Herrick, 782-4050 or

Sue Corning 577-6894.

Mechanic Falls, Sunday, April 11: Public 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.

Lovell, Monday, April 12: Backyard Fruit: rasberries, 6-7:30 p.m., Hobbs Library. No charge, but pre-registration is required. FMI or register: 743-6329 or 1-800-287-1482.

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