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
Mechanic Falls, Wednesday, April 14: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 90 Lewiston St.
Norway, Wednesday, April 14: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.
Paris, Thursday, April 15: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buckfield, Friday, April 16: Public supper to benefit SAD 39 Project Graduation, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Hall. Donations will be accepted, pay what you wish. FMI: Jerry Marstaller 224-7623 or Mile Wiley 336-2178.
Norway, Friday, April 16: Baby Boosters, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Infants and toddlers up to age 2. Free for residents and nonresidents. No pre-registration required. FMI: 743-5308.
Paris, Friday, April 16: Preschool play group, 9 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 1-3. FMI: 743-6994 or email email@example.com
West Paris, Friday, April 16: Community pot luck supper, 6 p.m., First Universalist Church. No charge but please bring a dish to share.
Naples, Saturday, April 17: Bean Supper, 4-6 p.m., Songo Locks Elementary School, Songo School Road. Benefits Butch Bell who is fighting cancer. $7, $4.
Norway, Saturday, April 17: Roast pork supper, 5-6 p.m., Fire Station. $7, 6-11 $3, under 6 free. Sponsored by Firemen’s Relief Association.
Paris, Saturday, April 17: Chinese Auction, doors open at 3:20 p.m., Auction begins at 5 p.m., OHHS Cafeteria. Tons of items, Dollar Table, 50/50, food available. Benefits Oxford Fair.
Paris, Saturday, April 17: Jones Dance Band playing old fashined dance music, 7-10 p.m., South Paris Legion Hall, Church St. $5. Lunch Counter open.
Waterford, Saturday, April 17: 1st Indoor Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Plummer Hill, next to church. Benefits maintenance fund.
West Paris, Saturday, April 17: Bottle Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., West Paris Fire Station. Benefits West Paris Fire Auxiliary. FMI: 674-5890.
Oxford, Sunday, April 18: Paulie Heath in concert, 6:30 p.m., Hosanna Church, 109 Schoohouse Road. Free. FMI: 539-2295.
Norway, Tuesday, April 20: Book discussion: “Dreaming in Cuban,” 6:30 p.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenwood, Tuesday, April 20: Supper and Meet the Candidates, 5:30 p.m., Locke Mills Legion, off Route 26, Gore Road. Sponsored by Oxford County Democrats. Tickets $10 at door, reservations appreciated by calling 875-2116.
Paris, Tuesday, April 20: Story and craft: Barefoot Earth Tales, 4 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square.
Waterford, Tuesday, April 20: Identity Theft presentation by Michael Doyle, Manager, Consumer Affairs, U.S. Postal Service, 7 p.m., Waterford Library, Routes 35 & 37. Free. Open to all.
Norway, Wednesday, April 21: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.
Paris, Thursday, April 22: Pre-school story time, 10 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or e-mail paris.public.library@MSLN.net.
Norway, Friday, April 23: Infant and toddler story time for ages 0-2, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.
Otisfield, Friday, April 23: Fourth Friday food pantry, 1-5 p.m., Free Baptist Church, Rayville Road. FMI: 539-4619.
Paris, Friday, April 23: Preschool play group for ages 1-3, 9 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or email@example.com.
Hartford, Saturday, April 24: Spring butterfly tea party, 1-3 p.m., Town Hall. $3. Silent auction, music, crafts, desserts. Benefits Hartford Community Church Christian Education Fund. Reservations required. FMI: Arlene 224-7355.
Oxford, Saturday, April 24: 4-H Walk-A-Thon, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oxford County Fairgrounds. Benefits Oxford County Youth Development Programs. Donations and FMI: Becky Mosley 743-6329 or 1-800-287-1482.
Paris, Saturday, April 24: Chinese auction, 5 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Tickets $5, $10, $20. Winners drawn at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments. Benefits Responsible Pet Care.
Paris, Saturday, April 24: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.
Locke’s Mills, Sunday, April 25: Longaberger Basket bingo, 2 p.m., American Legion Hall. Doors open at noon. Raffles, Chinese auction, door prizes. Benefits West Paris Library.
Paris, Monday, April 26: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-7 p.m., Western Maine Veterans Home, 477 High St.