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.
Bethel, Friday, May 20: Dance-A-Thon, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. May 21, Telstar High School. Donation; competition $15 couple. Prizes, refreshments. Benefits Japanese Disaster Relief. Sponsored by Student Council.
Rumford, Friday, May 20: American Red Cross blood drive, 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mountain Valley High School, 799 Hancock St.
Andover, Saturday, May 21: Artisan/craft fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Andover Congregational Church. Benefits The Hungry Kingdom. Free coffee.
Andover, Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22: Ellis River Riders horse show, 9 a.m., Airport Road, off Route 5. Spectators free. FMI: www.ellisriverriders.com, 392-2381 or 357-0523.
Bethel, Saturday, May 21: African supper, 5:30 p.m., West Parish Congregational Church, UCC, Church St. Adults $8, children $5. Benefits the Kakamega Orphanage in Kenya, Africa.
Canton, Saturday, May 21: Pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Whitney Lodge #167. $5.
Dixfield, Saturday, May 21: Coffee house with Jessica Hines and the Ice Man, 7-9 p.m., Congregational Church. $5, under 12 with adult free. Refreshments.
Rumford, Saturday, May 21: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, Virginia Chapel, Linnell Street. $6, children $3.
Rumford, Sunday, May 22: New date for turkey dinner, 12-1:30 p.m., Rumford Grange, Rte. 2. Adults $8, children under 12 $4. Originally scheduled for May 15.
Dixfield, Monday, May 23: Pre-school story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Memorial Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.
Mexico, Wednesday, May 25: Free lunch, 11:39 a.m., Town Hall. Served by GRAMPS. All are welcome. Doors open at 10 a.m. FMI: 364-7242.
Rumford, Wednesday, May 25: Pre-school story hour, 10 a.m., Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. Ages 2-5. FMI: 364-3661.
Canton, Saturday, May 28: Plant sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Canton Heritage Park. Plant donations welcome. FMI: 597-2168.
Mexico, Saturday, May 28: Lawn sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., University College parking lot. Benefits Relay For Life.
Canton, Sunday, May 29: Plant sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Canton Heritage Park. Plant donations welcome. FMI: 597-2168.
Dixfield, Monday, May 30: Pre-school story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Memorial Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.