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

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 paris.public.library@msln.net.

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

Norway, Friday, May 7: Infant and toddler story time for ages 0-2, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

Paris, Friday, May 7: preschool play group, 9 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 1-3. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

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.

Harrison, Saturday, May 8: Bean & Casserole Supper, 5:30 p.m., VFW Hall, Waterford Road. $7.

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

Norway, Saturday, May 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mason Oxford 18, 9 Temple St. Walk-ins welcome. FMI: Ken 739-9672 or verrillkenneth@yahoo.com.

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.

Norway, Saturday, May 8: Mothers Day Plant & Perennial Sale, 8-11 a.m., Terre Porter’s Parking Lot next to Rite Aid. Proceeds go to His Place Teen Center. If you have plants and perennials to donate call Howie Munday at 539-2372, Marion Chase at 583-2534, or Bert Rugg 743-9503, cell 515-3000.

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

Paris, Saturday, May 8:  Chinese auction, food sale, doors open 11 a.m. auction 1:15 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School cafeteria. Benefits American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Oxford Hills. 781-6288

Locke Mills, Tuesday, May 11: Supper and dance, 5-9:30 p.m., American Legion Hall. $10, children $3. Doors open at 4 p.m. Supper by Legion Auxiliary, music by the Wally Jones Orchestra.

Paris, Tuesday, May 11: Listen to While You Were Away & craft a patriotic wreath, 4 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Sq.

Norway, Wednesday, May 12: Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-5. FMI:

Paris, Thursday, May 13: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 0-5. FMI: 743-6994 or email paris.public.library@MSLN.net.

Norway, Friday, May 14: Infant and toddler story time for ages 0-2, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

Paris, Friday, May 14: Preschool play group for ages 1-3, 9 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.public.library@msln.net.

Hartford, Saturday, May 15: Community Church clothing center, 9-11 a.m., Church Street, across from church.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, May 15: 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.

Norway, Saturday, May 15: Plant & cookie sale, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 35 Paris st. Come early for best selection.

Norway, Saturday, May 15: Rummage sale, 9-11:30 a.m., St. Catherine’s Church parish hall, 32 Paris St. Hosted by Youth Ministry.  Summer clothing and White elephant. Benefits the youth retreats and charities.

Paris, Saturday, May 15: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.

West Paris, Saturday, May 15: Public buffet supper, 5 p.m., Finnish American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St. $7, kids $3.50. Sponsored by the Finnish-American Heritage Society of Maine.

West Paris, Saturday, May 15: Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hill top, Pool & Spa, Rt. 26. Benefits West Paris Fire Auxiliary. Rain or Shine. Donations needed call 674-5890.

Oxford, Sunday, May 16: Breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Community Recreation Center. $5, under 12 $3. Benefits School Age Child Care program.

Paris, Sunday, May 16: Diabetes Fun Day, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Gouin Complex. Free, donations accepted. Proceeds to American Diabetes Association. Snacks & refreshments available for a small charge. FMI: Nathan Dubois 890-9438, or Justin Roussel 890-5752.

West Paris, Sunday, May 16: Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hill top, Pool & Spa, Rt. 26. Benefits West Paris Fire Auxiliary. Rain or Shine. Donations needed call 674-5890.

Fryeburg, Monday, May 17: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-5 p.m., Gibson Recreation Center, 745 Main Street.

Paris, Tuesday, May 18: After school program: “When Duty Calls” & make patriotic wind sock, 4 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market St.

Norway, Tuesday, May 18: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m to 1 p.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital, 18 Main St.

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