Check It Out Oxford


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, 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 protected]

Paris, Thursday, April 29: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m. Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

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 protected]

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.

Hebron, Saturday, May 1: Book sale, 9-11 a.m., Moody Library, 508 Buckfield Road, Route 124. Make an offer.

Lovell, Saturday, May 1: Senior fun day, 9 a.m. to noon, New Suncook School. Free. Screenings, safety tips, goody bag for first 50 seniors. For a ride, call Rachel 925-3130. Sponsored by Maine State Police, Oxford County Sheriff’s Dept. and Lovell Neighborhood Watch Program.

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.

Paris, Sunday, May 1: Old Tyme Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Paris Hill, Big Church on top of the hill. $6, kids 12 and under $3. Proceeds benefit the Church General Fund and 10%  to the Community Food Pantry.

Harrison, Sunday, May 2: Buffet breakfast, 8:30-10 a.m., VFW Post 9328. Donations accepted.

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.

Norway, Sunday, May 2: Program by Lollipoppa Farm and volunteer appreciation, 3-4:30 p.m., Memorial Library. Refreshments. Sponsored by Friends of the Norway Library. RSVP to 743-5309.

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 [email protected]

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: 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.

Norway, Thursday through Saturday, May 6-8: Open house, 12-4 p.m., Responsible Pet Care and Pawsibilities Thrift Shoppe, 132 Waterford Road. FMI: 743-8679.

Paris, Thursday, May 6: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Bethel, Friday, May 7: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-5 p.m., Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road.

Paris, Friday, May 7: preschool play group, 9 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 1-3. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Paris, Friday, May 7: Responsible Pet Care Shelter Benefit Show (animals included), 7:30 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Auditorium. $10, $6 students. Tickets available at Books ‘n’ Things, Main Street, Norway. Intermission and refreshments. FMI: 743-8679.

Oxford, Saturday, May 8: In-session open house, 9 a.m. to noon, The Boxberry School, 301 Webber Brook Road. FMI:

Norway, Saturday, May 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mason Oxford 18, 9 Temple St.

Norway, Saturday, May 8: Texas Hold’em tournament, 1-5 p.m., Charlie’s Entertainment Center, 246 Main St. $55 entry fee. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Benefits Responsible Pet Care. Tickets at Spare Closet Revisited, Responsible Pet Care and Charlie’s Entertainment Center.

Norway, Saturday, May 8: High Tea and Vintage Fashion Show, 2 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 205 Main St. $6 in advance, $7 at door. Tickets and FMI: 743-2290.

Paris, Saturday, May 8: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.