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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bridgton, Saturday, April 24: Block party, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Depot Street, off Route 302, behind Reny’s. Food, dancing, karaoke, dunk tank. Rain or shine. Sponsored by Lakes Region Dental Clinic. FMI: 647-2389.
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.
Paris, Saturday, April 24: Rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Deering Memorial United Methodist Church.
South Paris, Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25: Change the World food drive, 10 a.m. during worship service, 1-3 p.m. during ice cream social, Deering Memorial United Methodist Church, 39 Main St.. Supports Oxford Hills Food Pantry. FMI: 743-9792.
Locke 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.
Oxford, Sunday, April 25: Spring sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, Fore Street. Hand made afghans, baked goods. Benefits cancer patient.
Paris, Monday, April 26: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-7 p.m., Western Maine Veterans Home, 477 High St.
Paris, Tuesday, April 27: After school story and activity: The Great Kapok Tree, 4 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@MSLN.net.
Norway, Wednesday, April 28: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.
Norway, Wednesday, April 28: Pasta dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Guy E. Rowe School cafeteria, 219 Main St. Donation. Family baseball basket raffle. Benefits Norway Youth Baseball.
Norway, Thursday, April 29: Buffet dinner and resource fair, 6-8 p.m., Second Congregational Church, Main Street. Free. Children’s activity area. Sponsored by Oxford County Domestic Violence Task Force. FMI: 364-9908 or email@example.com.
Paris, Thursday, April 29: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m. Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naples, Friday, April 30: American Red Cross blood drive, 12-5 p.m., Naples Library, 940 Roosevelt Trail.
Norway, Friday, April 30: Baby Boosters, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Infants up to age 2. Free. All welcome. FMI: 743-5308.
Paris, Friday, April 30: Preschool play group, 9 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 1-3. All welcome. FMI: 743-6994 or email@example.com.
Bridgton, Saturday, May 1: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber, 101 Portland Rd.
Hartford, Saturday, May 1: Community Church Clothing Center open, 9-11 a.m., Church street, across from church.
Oxford, Saturday, May 1: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oxford Station Community Building. Table $10. FMI: Pam 539-4563.
Paris, Saturday, May 1: Pork roast supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Deering Memorial Methodist Church, 39 Main St. $8, under 12 $3.
Paris, Saturday, May 1: Double Oh Seven teen dance show, 7:30 p.m., Oxford Hills High School Auditorium. $5 in advance at Books ‘n’ Things, Norway, $7 at door. Sponsored by Art Moves Dance Project, Inc.
Mechanic Falls, Sunday, May 2: Country music show, 3:30-8 p.m., Silver Spur, Route 121. $5. Food bar, raffles, 50/50. Sponsored by Down East Country Music Association. FMI: Jackie 793-8884 or Lolalee 515-3922 or 743-1829.
Waterford, Monday, May 3: Discussion: “Developing A Secure Food Supply”, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library. Sponsored by Socrates Cafe. FMI:583-6957 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Norway, Tuesday, May 4: Discussion of Cuban literature series: Havana Red by Leonardo Padura Fuentes, 6:30 p.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: www.norway.lib.me.us or 743-5309.
Norway, Wednesday, May 5: Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-5. FMI: 743-5308.