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.

Farmington area

Farmington, Tuesday and Thursday, July 13 and 15: Arts and crafts workshops for children of all ages, 3 to 4 p.m., Everyone’s Resource Depot, UMF campus. Theme this week: Toys and Games. $1. FMI: 778-7150.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, July 13: Silver and Gold will perform, 7 p.m., in the Gazebo.

Wilton, Tuesday, July 13: Lunch and Listen features local author Kathy Emerson reading “The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins” by Dr. Seuss, 11:30 a.m., Public Library.

Farmington, Wednesday, July 14: Teddy & Me health fair for ages 10 and under, 10 a.m. to noon, Trinity United Methodist Church. Bring your favorite stuffed friend. Costumed characters, games, snacks, crafts and more. Free. Space limited, sign up at 778-4650.

Wilton, Wednesday, July 14: Midsummer’s Faire, 6 p.m., Public Library. Games similar to those knights may have played. Rain date: July 15.

Farmington, Thursday, July 15: Maine Jazz Camp faculty concert featuring jazz musicians from New York and Boston, 8 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, UMF. Free. Open to the public. FMI: 778-7611.

Rangeley, Thursday, July 15: Annual summer fair, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of Church of the Good Shepherd. Crafts, baked goods, plants, Christmas items. Luncheon served from 11:30 to 1 p.m. and features salmon pie, crab rolls, hot dogs, chowder and homemade pies. FMI: contact Shirley Adams at 864-3392.

Wilton, Friday, July 16: Stained glass art activity, 2 p.m., Public Library. Learn stained glass art and create a stained glass art project.

Farmington Falls, Saturday, July 17: 44th annual Falls Fire Co. parade and field day, parade starts at 10 a.m. All entries welcome. Theme this year is Life’s Celebrations. Chicken barbecue follows parade in ball field. Entertainment includes music by Silver Seasons, afternoon ball game and games for children.

Fayette, Saturday, July 17: Food sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fayette Fire Station, Route 17. Baked items, garden stuff and more. Sponsored by the Fayette Fire Auxiliary.

Jay, Saturday, July 17: Christmas in July dance in support of our troops, 8 p.m. to midnight, Amvets Hall. Admission by advance tickets only; available at the hall.

Monmouth, Saturday, July 17: Baked bean and casserole supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Masonic Hall. Adults, $5; children under 12, $2.50. Menu includes salad, dessert and beverages.

Pownal: Saturday, July 17: Baked bean supper, 5 and 6 p.m., Pownal Center Congregational Church. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Menu includes potato salad, coleslaw, spaghetti, rolls, pies and cakes.

Rangeley, Saturday, July 17: Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum holds eighth annual knit, crochet and crafts show and sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,at the museum, Route 16. Free. Features the artistry of Maine fiber artists. To show your work, please call Lucille Richard at 864-5595.

Farmington, Sunday, July 18: Maine Jazz Camp faculty concert featuring jazz musicians from New York and Boston, 8 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, UMF. Free. Open to the public. FMI: 778-7611.

Farmington, Monday, July 19: The Old Crow Band performs, 7:30 to 9 p.m., park across from the court house, Main Street.

Farmington, Thursday, July 22: Maine Jazz Camp faculty concert featuring jazz musicians from New York and Boston, 8 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, UMF. Free. Open to the public. FMI: 778-7611.

Farmington, Thursday, July 22: The film “The Mondragon Experiment,” will be shown, 7 p.m., Ricker Addition Room 217, UMF. Sponsored by Western Mountains Peace Action Workshop. FMI contact Craigen Healy at 652-2377.

Chesterville, Saturday, July 24: Community fun day, barbecue and balloon launch, 11 a.m., Zion Hill Community Church, Zion Hill Road.

Livermore, Saturday, July 24: Parisian dinner with speakers, Steve and Allison Levine, followed by a barn dance, speakers at 5 p.m.; dinner at 5:30 p.m.; barn dance at 7 p.m., Washburn Norlands Living History Center. Meal and dance, $25; dance only, $5. For reservations call 897-4366.

Farmington, Sunday, July 25: Maine Jazz Camp faculty concert featuring jazz musicians from New York and Boston, 8 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, UMF. Free. Open to the public. FMI: 778-7611.

Farmington, Monday, July 26: The Old Crow Band performs, 7:30 to 9 p.m., park across from the court house, Main Street.

Turner, Wednesday, July 28: American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, Weston Street. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Wayne, Saturday, July 31: Public supper fundraiser, 6 p.m., Androscoggin Yacht Club, off Route 133 in Wayne Center. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. Menu includes casseroles, salads, rolls, desserts and beverages. 50/50 raffle. Benefit for club house repairs.

Farmington, Monday, Aug. 2: The Old Crow Band performs, 7:30 to 9 p.m., park across from the court house, Main Street.

Jay, Saturday, Aug. 7: Second annual Terre pis Ciel Franco-American Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Pierre farmstead, Route 133. FMI or to make cash donations, contact the Town of Jay at 897-6785. To participate in the festival, e-mail Adele St. Pierre at [email protected]o.com.

Farmington, Monday, Aug. 9: The Old Crow Band performs, 7:30 to 9 p.m., park across from the court house, Main Street.

Rangeley, Saturday, Aug. 14: Friends of the Wilhelm Reich Museum announce their first Orgonon festival and flea market. Space rental: $20 per 10 foot by 10 foot lot. FMI: contact Mary Henderson at 864-3443.

Farmington, Monday, Aug. 16: The Old Crow Band performs, 7:30 to 9 p.m., park across from the court house, Main Street.

Farmington, Monday, Aug. 23: The Old Crow Band performs, 7:30 to 9 p.m., park across from the court house, Main Street.

Farmington, Monday, Aug. 30: The Old Crow Band performs, 7:30 to 9 p.m., park across from the court house, Main Street.

Oxford Hills area (Norway, Paris)

Paris, through Thursday, Aug 5: McLaughlin Foundation children’s summer “Backyard Explorer’s” program for children grades 1 through 5, 9 a.m. to noon, McLaughlin Gardens, 97 Main St. Fees for one class: nonmembers, $10; family members, $8. Fees for two classes in same week: nonmembers, $18; family members, $14. Full summer tuition of 12 classes: nonmembers, $100; family members, $78.

Bridgton, Tuesday, July 13: Lake Region Healthy Communities Coalition luncheon, noon, Community Center. David Kinsman of the Mountain Division Alliance will be guest speaker. FMI: contact Carmen Lone at 647-3116 or 647-5705.

East Oxford, Tuesday, July 13: Bowhunter’s education course, 6 to 9 p.m., Paine Road. Applicants for Maine archery license must show proof of having successfully completed a bowhunter education course or having held an adult archery license after 1979. Free. FMI contact Art Bellwood at 539-2322 or Perry Edwards at 743-6290.

Locke Mills, Tuesday, July 13: Supper and dance featuring music by “Just The Two of Us,” supper at 5:30 p.m.; dancing from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Locke Mills Legion Hall, Gore Road. Includes 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Food available. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3.

Oxford, Tuesday, July 13: Concert featuring The Fan Fair Concert Band, 7 p.m., Oxford Veterans Memorial Park, Route 121 and Skeetfield Road. Bring chairs or blankets. Refreshments available. Free. Open to the public. FMI: 539-4102. Sponsored by local businesses.

Sumner, Thursday, July 13: Tai Ji Qi Gong series in the gardens at Hedgehog Hill Farm instructed by Betsey Foster, MPH. Ancient Chinese breathing techniques promote sense of relaxation and enhance internal energy. FMI: 875-2426.

East Oxford, Thursday, July 15: Bowhunter’s education course, 6 to 9 p.m., Paine Road. Applicants for Maine archery license must show proof of having successfully completed a bowhunter education course or having held an adult archery license after 1979. Free. FMI contact Art Bellwood at 539-2322 or Perry Edwards at 743-6290.

Bridgton, Friday, July 16: Public Library summer activities, Mother Goose time for babies and toddlers, 10:30 a.m.

Bridgton, Friday, July 16: Story time and crafts for children over three, 11:00 a.m., Public Library.

Bridgton, Friday, July 16: Live music concert, noon to 1 p.m., Public Library lawn.

Oxford, Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17: Yard and bake sale, 10 a.m. each morning, Oxford Plains, Route 26. Benefit for Maine Country Music Association award show. FMI or to donate items: contact Lillian at 743-2641.

Bolsters Mills, Saturday, July 17: Chicken pie supper, 5 and 6 p.m.; third seating to follow as needed, Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3. Reservations accepted by calling 583-9024 on Saturday fron 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; confirmation only, do not leave a message. Proceeds for the building fund.

East Oxford, Saturday, July 17: Bowhunter’s education course, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Paine Road. Applicants for Maine archery license must show proof of having successfully completed a bowhunter education course or having held an adult archery license after 1979. Free. FMI contact Art Bellwood at 539-2322 or Perry Edwards at 743-6290.

Harrison, Saturday, July 17: Deertrees Theatre presents the Italian Heritage Band, 4 and 8 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: Adults, $12; children, $5; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicap accessible.

Harrison, Saturday, July 17: Chicken pie supper, 5 and 6 p.m., Bolster’s Mills United Methodist Church. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3. Menu includes potato, vegetable, dessert and beverage. Reservations by confirmation only by calling 583-9024; no messages. Handicapped accessible.

Paris, Saturday, July 17: Paris Hill Founder’s Day 26th annual celebration featuring Robert Bahre’s classic car collection; horse and wagon tours of the old village by HowLin Farms, tour of old jail, fine crafters, collectors, vendors, historic displays, antique doll and toy collection, food and much more. Cost to view car, doll and toy exhibit: adults, $8; children under 12, $2. FMI: 743-2980.

Stoneham, Saturday, July 17: Thrift shop and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations welcome and can be left at Stoneham Church.

Waterford, Saturday, July 17: Waterford’s World Fair Association summer season dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Fairgrounds, North Waterford. $8 per person. Live band music, refreshments on sale.

West Paris, Saturday, July 17: Public supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Grange Hall. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Sponsored by West Paris Grange 298.

Harrison, Monday, July 19: Deertrees Theatre presents Encore/Coda Chamber Orchestra, 8 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $12; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Paris, Wednesday, July 21: Rally for a cure cancer benefit, tee time at 8:30 a.m., Paris Hill Country Club, Paris Hill Road. FMI: 743-2371.

Waterford, Wednesday, July 21: Summer breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road, behind the village green. Adults, $4.50; children 5 to 10, $2.50; under 5, free. Menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, coffee, muffins and doughnuts.

Sumner, Thursday, July 22 Tai Ji Qi Gong series in the gardens at Hedgehog Hill Farm instructed by Betsey Foster, MPH. Ancient Chinese breathing techniques promote sense of relaxation and enhance internal energy. FMI: 875-2426.

Bridgton, Friday, July 23: Public Library summer activities, Mother Goose time for babies and toddlers, 10:30 a.m.

Bridgton, Friday, July 23: Story time and crafts for children over three, 11:00 a.m., Public Library.

Bridgton, Friday, July 23: Live music concert, noon to 1 p.m., Public Library lawn.

Harrison, Friday, July 23: Deertrees Theatre presents the Don Campbell Band, 8 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $14; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Berlin, N.H., Thursday, June 24: Susan Ferre Organist concert “The Organ as Story Teller-with aspects of the life of Christ,” 7 p.m., 155 Emery St. $10 at the door. Presented by the St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts. FMI: 752-1028.

Bryant Pond, Saturday, July 24: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Whitman Memorial Library. Lawn sale tables available for $5 donation. FMI: contact librarian, Althea Hathaway during library hours on Tuesday, 1:30 to 5 p.m. or Thursday, 1:30 to 7 p.m.

Harrison, Saturday, July 24: Deertrees Theatre presents legendary singer/songwriter, Johnathan Edwards, 8 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $20; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Harrison, Saturday, July 24: House and garden tour. Advanced tickets, $10; day of tour, $12. Rain or shine. For tickets call Caswell Public Library at 583-2970. Benefit for new Harrison Village Library.

Stoneham, Saturday, July 24: Thrift shop and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations welcome and can be left at Stoneham Church.

Waterford, Saturday, July 24: Waterford’s World Fair Association summer season dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Fairgrounds, North Waterford. $8 per person. Live band music, refreshments on sale.

Harrison, Thursday, July 29: Deertrees Theatre presents singer, Mad Agnes, 8 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $14; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicap accessible.

Harrison, Thursday, July 29: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 7 p.m., Calvary Church, Main Street. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Sumner, Thursday, July 29: Tai Ji Qi Gong series in the gardens at Hedgehog Hill Farm instructed by Betsey Foster, MPH. Ancient Chinese breathing techniques promote sense of relaxation and enhance internal energy. FMI: 875-2426.

Bridgton, Friday, July 30: Public Library summer activities, Mother Goose time for babies and toddlers, 10:30 a.m.

Bridgton, Friday, July 30: Story time and crafts for children over three, 11:00 a.m., Public Library.

Bridgton, Friday, July 30: Live music concert, noon to 1 p.m., Public Library lawn.

Bridgton, Friday, July 30: American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bus drive at Howell Laboratories, Route 117. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Harrison, Saturday, July 31:: Deertrees Theatre presents The New Black Eagles Jazz Band, 8 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $18; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Stoneham, Saturday, July 31: Thrift shop and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations welcome and can be left at Stoneham Church.

Waterford, Saturday, July 31: Waterford’s World Fair Association summer season dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Fairgrounds, North Waterford. $8 per person. Live band music, refreshments on sale.

Harrison, Sunday, Aug. 1: Deertrees Theatre presents poetic lyricism and warm soprano vocals by Anni Clark, 7 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $12; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Paris, Sunday, Aug. 1: 22nd annual Maine Open Pee-Wee Golf Championship Tournament, Paris Hill Country Club, Paris Hill Road. FMI: 743-2371.

Waterford, Wednesday, Aug. 4: Summer breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road, behind the village green. Adults, $4.50; children 5 to 10, $2.50; under 5, free. Menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, coffee, muffins and doughnuts.

Harrison, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 5 and 6: Deertrees Theatre presents “A Little Out of the Light – A Musical Memoir” by Will Holt, 8 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $18; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Bridgton, Friday, Aug. 6: Public Library summer activities, Mother Goose time for babies and toddlers, 10:30 a.m.

Bridgton, Friday, Aug. 6: Story time and crafts for children over three, 11:00 a.m., Public Library.

Bridgton, Friday, Aug. 6: Live music concert, noon to 1 p.m., Public Library lawn.

Harrison, Saturday, Aug. 7: Deertrees Theatre presents Kruger Brothers with Barebones and Wildfires, 8 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $16; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Waterford, Saturday, Aug. 7: Waterford’s World Fair Association summer season dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Fairgrounds, North Waterford. $8 per person. Live band music, refreshments on sale.

Harrison, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 12 and 13: Fifth annual Deertrees Theatre Festival presents “The Gin Game,” 8 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $18; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicap accessible.

Bridgton, Friday, Aug. 13: Public Library summer activities, Mother Goose time for babies and toddlers, 10:30 a.m.

Bridgton, Friday, Aug. 13: Story time and crafts for children over three, 11:00 a.m., Public Library.

Bridgton, Friday, Aug. 13: Live music concert, noon to 1 p.m., Public Library lawn.

Harrison, Saturday, Aug. 14: Deertrees Theatre presents Banjo Dan & the Mid-Nite Plowboys, 8 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $18; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Stoneham, Saturday, Aug. 14: Thrift shop and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations welcome and can be left at Stoneham Church.

Waterford, Saturday, Aug. 14: Waterford’s World Fair Association summer season dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Fairgrounds, North Waterford. $8 per person. Live band music, refreshments on sale.

Harrison, Tuesday, Aug. 17: Deertrees Theatre presents Celtic music by Isla, 8 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $14; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Waterford, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Summer breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road, behind the village green. Adults, $4.50; children 5 to 10, $2.50; under 5, free. Menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, coffee, muffins and doughnuts.

Harrison, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 19 and 20: Fifth annual Deertrees Theatre Festival presents “The Journey of the Carcass,” 8 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $18; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Bridgton, Friday, Aug. 20: Public Library summer activities, Mother Goose time for babies and toddlers, 10:30 a.m.

Bridgton, Friday, Aug. 20: Story time and crafts for children over three, 11:00 a.m., Public Library.

Bridgton, Friday, Aug. 20: Live music concert, noon to 1 p.m., Public Library lawn.

Harrison, Saturday, Aug. 21: Deertrees Theatre presents The State Street Jazz Band, 8 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $16; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Harrison, Saturday, Aug. 21: Chicken pie supper, 5 and 6 p.m., Bolster’s Mills United Methodist Church. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3. Menu includes potato, vegetable, dessert and beverage. Reservations by confirmation only by calling 583-9024; no messages. Handicap accessible.

Stoneham, Saturday, Aug 21: Thrift shop and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations welcome and can be left at Stoneham Church.

Waterford, Saturday, Aug. 21: Waterford’s World Fair Association summer season dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Fairgrounds, North Waterford. $8 per person. Live band music, refreshments on sale.

Harrison, Tuesday, Aug. 24: Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center presents Innovata Brass, 8 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $14; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Harrison, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 27 and 28: Fifth annual Deertrees Theatre Festival presents “The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged),” 8 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $18; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Bridgton, Friday, Aug. 27: Public Library summer activities, Mother Goose time for babies and toddlers, 10:30 a.m.

Bridgton, Friday, Aug. 27: Story time and crafts for children over three, 11:00 a.m., Public Library.

Bridgton, Friday, Aug. 27: Live music concert, noon to 1 p.m., Public Library lawn.

Stoneham, Saturday, Aug. 28 Thrift shop and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations welcome and can be left at Stoneham Church.

Waterford, Saturday, Aug. 28: Waterford’s World Fair Association summer season dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Fairgrounds, North Waterford. $8 per person. Live band music, refreshments on sale.

Harrison, Sunday, Aug. 29: Deertrees Theatre presents singer/seafarer/songwriter, Gordon Bok, 7 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $16; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Harrison, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2, 3 and 4: Fifth annual Deertrees Theatre Festival presents “Tally’s Folly,” 8 p.m., Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Tickets: $18; available at Books and Things, Bethel, The Cool Moose, Bridgton, The Fare Share, Norway, and the box office; open one hour before the show. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Bridgton, Friday, Sept. 3: Public Library summer activities, Mother Goose time for babies and toddlers, 10:30 a.m.

Bridgton, Friday, Sept. 3: Story time and crafts for children over three, 11:00 a.m., Public Library.

Bridgton, Friday, Sept. 3: Live music concert, noon to 1 p.m., Public Library lawn.

Stoneham, Saturday, Sept. 4: Thrift shop and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations welcome and can be left at Stoneham Church.

Waterford, Saturday, Sept. 4: Waterford’s World Fair Association summer season dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Fairgrounds, North Waterford. $8 per person. Live band music, refreshments on sale.

Stoneham, Saturday, Sept. 11: Thrift shop and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations welcome and can be left at Stoneham Church.

Waterford, Saturday, Sept. 11: Waterford’s World Fair Association summer season dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Fairgrounds, North Waterford. $8 per person. Live band music, refreshments on sale.

Harrison, Saturday, Sept. 18: Chicken pie supper, 5 and 6 p.m., Bolster’s Mills United Methodist Church. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3. Menu includes potato, vegetable, dessert and beverage. Reservations by confirmation only by calling 583-9024; no messages. Handicapped accessible.

Waterford, Saturday, Sept. 18: Waterford’s World Fair Association summer season dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Fairgrounds, North Waterford. $8 per person. Live band music, refreshments on sale.

Stoneham, Saturday, Sept. 25: Thrift shop and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations welcome and can be left at Stoneham Church.

Waterford, Saturday, Sept. 25: Waterford’s World Fair Association summer season dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Fairgrounds, North Waterford. $8 per person. Live band music, refreshments on sale.

Stoneham, Saturday, Sept. 16: Thrift shop and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations welcome and can be left at Stoneham Church.

Harrison, Saturday, Oct. 16: Chicken pie supper, 5 and 6 p.m., Bolster’s Mills United Methodist Church. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3. Menu includes potato, vegetable, dessert and beverage. Reservations by confirmation only by calling 583-9024; no messages. Handicapped accessible.

River Valley area (Rumford)

Rumford, Thursday, July 15: Public Library Summer Fest 2004 presents “On the Jazz Trail” with Allison Roy and Friends, 3:00 p.m., Public Library. Learn jazz steps to put together simple dance routines.

Rumford, Friday, July 16: Public Library Summer Fest 2004 presents a picnic in the park with Meroby Elementary School media specialist Barbara Hammond, on Friday, noon. Bring your lunch and picnic blanket. Rain or shine.

Mexico, Saturday, July 17: Second annual Mexico Metal Fest presents the performance of eight bands including four bands from the River Valley, 2:00 p.m., Recreation Park. In the event of rain, performance will be held in the Recreation Center.

Rumford, Saturday, July 24: 133rd BN relief benefit, noon, VFW Hall. 50/50, bake sale, meatball subs and sandwiches, Chinese raffle, music by Jim Austin, Tateroke with Chuck and Sharon, dancing with the JUI band in the evening.

Lewiston area

Auburn, Tuesday, July 13: L/A Arts presents blues rock and jazz by singer/songwriter Jess Tardy, noon, Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain date: Wednesday, July 14. FMI: 782-7228 or 1-800-639-2919 or visit www.laarts.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, July 13: Mother Goose visits, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 14: Auburn Community Band presents “Music of Famous Composers,” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza. Weather permitting. Free. FMI: 784-0191.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 14: Auburn Public Library presents “Backyard Botany for Kids” with Bob Thomas, professor of biology, 9:30 a.m., APL Kids Room, Auburn Mall. FMI: 782-3191.

Lewiston, Wednesday July 14: Lewiston Multi-Purpose and Auburn Recreation and Parks present Wednesday’s in the Park featuring Lesley Smith’s Theatre of Life Puppets and Band, 10 a.m., Railroad Park. Sponsored by Lewiston Hannaford.

Lewiston, Wednesday, July 14: Countryside Dancers club night, free lessons from 6 to 7 p.m., regular lesson from 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing from 8 to 9:30 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Lewiston, Wednesday, July 14: MS support group meeting, 6 p.m., Lepage Conference Center, 99 Campus St. FMI: contact Marcia Akers at 998-4944.

Minot, Wednesday, July 14: Neighborhood crime watch meeting with canine demonstration, Deputies from Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Dept. and Troopers from Maine State Police, 7 p.m., Minot Consolidated School.

Auburn, Thursday, July 15: American Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Lewiston, Friday, July 16: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Monmouth, Friday, July 16: Fundraiser for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) sponsored by the Theater at Monmouth. Half the proceeds from Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “As You Like It,” showing on July 16, will benefit ALS research. Tickets are $25 and can be ordered by calling the box office at 933-9999 by June 15.

Portland, Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17: Maine Antiques Dealers Association’s 75th annual Maine antiques dealers antiques show, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Racket and Fitness Center, 2445 Congress St., Route 22. $7 admission. Proceeds support grants to museums and programs relating to Maine’s history, traditions and decorative arts.

Auburn, Saturday, July 17: Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Danville Junction Grange. Soup and sandwich luncheon served at noon.

Gray, Saturday, July 17: Maine Wildlife Park Wildlife Days for the Public presents a display featuring the wild turkey by the Maine Chapter of the Wild Turkey Federation and a bow hunting display by the Maine Bow Hunters Association, Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Park admittance: Adults, $5; seniors, $4; children 5 to 12, $3.25, under 3, free. Park hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the park, its wildlife and programs. FMI: 657-4977.

Gray, Saturday, July 17: Longaberger basket bingo, noon, American Legion Post 86, Route 100. $10, advance; $13, at door. FMI and advance tickets contact Carol Coy at 345-2001 or Robyn Davie at 998-3248.

Lewiston, Saturday, July 17: Greek dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 155 Hogan Road. Adults, $8; children under 13, $4. Menu includes Athenian chicken or baked haddock, Greek salad, rice pilaf, Greek-style green beans, Greek dessert and coffee, tea or soda. FMI: 783-6795 or contact Chris Karagiannes at 622-0027.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 17: Growing lavender and knife sharpening workshops at Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road. $40 per workshop. Pre-registration required by calling 926-4597.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 17: All-you-can-eat smorgasbord and chicken pie sale, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Grange Hall, Route 26. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Includes beans, casseroles, breads, salads, desserts, hot and cold beverages, and more. Chicken pies are $7 each or 2/$12 and can be reserved by calling 998-2586 or pick up at hall between 4 and 7 p.m., while they last.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 17: Bean supper, 5 to 6 p.m., AMVETS Post 6. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2; under 6, free. Menu includes biscuits, coleslaw, brown bread, hot dogs, American chop suey, homemade pies.

Raymond, Saturday, July 17: Pot roast supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Raymond Village Community Church. Adults, $6.50; children under 12, $3; under 5, free. Menu includes mashed potatoes, string beans, carrots, rolls, dessert and beverages. Handicapped accessible. FMI: 655-7749.

Winthrop, Saturday, July 17: Annual flea market and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Winthrop Center Friends Church hall, 219 Winthrop Road, Route 135 South. To donate items call Maggie at 395-4790.

Poland, Sunday, July 18: Roast pork dinner, noon, Excelsior Grange Hall, 446 Harris Hill Road. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2.50. Complete meal includes beverage and dessert. Handicapped accessible.

Lewiston, Monday, July 19: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Auburn, Tuesday, July 20: L/A Arts 2004 Music in the Parks concert featuring Blue Hill Brass Quintet, noon, Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain date: Wednesday, July 21. FMI: 782-7228 or 1-800-639-2919.

Lewiston, Tuesday, July 20: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, July 20: Family fun day, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary, East Avenue entrance. Limited transportation from Advocates for Children will leave at 9:45 a.m. Free. Registration required by calling 783-3990. Note: no bathrooms available.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 21: Auburn Public Library presents a kids and family sing-along with Bob McLeod, 2 p.m., APL, Auburn Mall. FMI: 782-3191.

Greene, Wednesday, July 21: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., VFW Hall, West Main Street. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Lewiston, Wednesday, July 21: Lewiston Multi-Purpose and Auburn Recreation and Parks presents song and singing games from many cultures with guitar, banjo, autoharp, mandolin, harmonica and homemade percussion instruments, 10 a.m., Kennedy Park.

Lewiston, Wednesday, July 21: Countryside Dancers club night, free lessons from 6 to 7 p.m., regular lesson from 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing from 8 to 9:30 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 22: L/A Arts 2004 Music in the Parks concert featuring Port City Jazz, noon, Courthouse Plaza, Lisbon Street. Free. Rain date: Friday, July 23. FMI: 782-7228 or 1-800-639-2919.

Casco, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 23, 24 and 25: Maine Country Music Association’s second annual Crooked River Campground jamboree, Route 302, Sebago Lake State Park Road, watch for MCMA signs. $6 per person day pass; $25 per night camping fee. For show information call Lolalee at 674-2571. For camping information call Kathy at 655-5383.

Lewiston, Friday, July 23: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Portland, Friday, July 23: Dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Portland Elks Lodge, Congress Street. Free. Music by Vintage.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 24: Drawer construction workshop at Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road. $25. Pre-registration required by calling 926-4597.

Manchester, Sunday, July 25: Antique show and sale plus craft and collectable show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Grange Hall, Route 202, Lewiston Road. Admission, $1.50. Sponsored by Manchester Grange 172. FMI about antique show: contact Ruth Daggett at 623-3436; about craft and collectable show: contact Anne Whitman at 622-1338.

Gray, Monday, July 26: American Red Cross blood drive, 12:30 to 7 p.m., Saint Gregory Parish Hall, 24 North Raymond Rd. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Lewiston, Monday, July 26: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Auburn, Tuesday, July 27: L/A Arts 2004 Music in the Parks concert featuring singer/songwriter, Sarah Cox, noon, Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain date: Wednesday, July 28. FMI: 782-7228 or 1-800-639-2919.

Lewiston, Tuesday, July 27: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Portland, Tuesday, July 27: ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) night with the Portland Seadogs. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased by calling 1-866-257-6663. Half of proceeds for ALS Association. FMI: visit www.alsanne.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 28: Lewiston Multi-Purpose and Auburn Recreation and Parks presents a family-oriented ventriloquist and magic show with Dana and Friends, 10 a.m., Auburn Tot Lot. Sponsored by Pike Industries.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 28: Family nature/ecology walk, 9:30 a.m., Auburn Land Lab. Sponsored by Auburn Public Library. FMI: 782-3191.

Lewiston, Wednesday, July 28: Countryside Dancers WILL NOT have their club night at C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. this week. Dancing in the street at the Prelude on Thursday, July 29.

Turner, Wednesday, July 28: American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, Weston Street. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 29: L/A Arts 2004 Music in the Parks concert featuring Boral Tordu (Franco), noon, Courthouse Plaza, Lisbon Street. Free. Rain date: Friday, July 30. FMI: 782-7228 or 1-800-639-2919.

Lewiston, Friday, July 30: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Harpswell, Saturday, July 31: Annual chicken barbecue, 5 to 7 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road. Rain or shine. FMI: 865-2280.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 31: Heirloom herbal wreath and ornaments workshop at Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road. $30. Pre-registration required by calling 926-4597.

West Bowdoin, Saturday, July 31: Public baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., West Bowdoin Parish Hall. Adults, $5.50; children under 12, $2.75; preschool, free. Sponsored by the Woodlawn Cemetary Association.

Winthrop, Saturday, July 31: Annual raspberry festival, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., East Winthrop Baptist Church, Route 202. Waffles, muffins, shortcake, pies, ice cream sundaes, hot dogs, chips, beverages, pony rides and balloons for children. Proceeds for youth ministries. FMI: contact Darlene Tripp at 377-7004.

Brunswick, Sunday, Aug. 1: Second annual Saltwater Music Festival, 1 p.m., Thomas Point Beach. Gates open at noon. $25 in advance; $35 at the gate; children under 14 are free. For tickets call 1-888-757-SALT. FMI: call Sorcha Cribben-Merrill at 873-2663, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.saltfest.com.

Scarborough, Sunday, Aug. 1: Maine Country Music Association’s annual picnic at Bud’s, noon to 5 p.m., 27 Running Hill Road. Adults, $7; seniors and members, $6; children under 12, $3. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert to share. Bring a chair. FMI: contact Bud at 839-4070.

Auburn, Tuesday, Aug. 3: L/A Arts presents a 2004 Music in the Parks concert featuring African percussion by Jordan Bennisan, noon, Festival Plaza, Main St. Free. Rain date: Wednesday Aug. 4. FMI: 782-7228 or 1-800-639-2919.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug.4: Lewiston Multi-Purpose and Auburn Recreation and Parks presents Matica, a fun filled circus act with juggling, Chinese yo-yo and a six foot unicycle and gigantic rolling globe, 10 a.m., Festival Plaza. Sponsored by Auburn Hannaford.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 4: Second annual “Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease” golf tournament,

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 5: L/A Arts presents a 2004 Music in the Parks concert featuring country music by Don Campbell, noon, Courthouse Plaza, Lisbon Street. Free. Rain date: Friday, Aug. 6. FMI: 782-7228 or 1-800-639-2919.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 11: MS support group meeting, 6 p.m., Lepage Conference Center, 99 Campus St. FMI: contact Marcia Akers at 998-4944.

Auburn, Tuesday, Aug. 17: L/A Arts presents a 2004 Music in the Parks concert featuring singer/songwriter, Tom Acousti, noon, Festival Plaza, Main St. Free. Rain date: Wednesday Aug. 18. FMI: 782-7228 or 1-800-639-2919.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 19: L/A Arts presents a 2004 Music in the Parks concert featuring singer/songwriter, Dan Merrill, noon, Courthouse Plaza, Lisbon Street. Free. Rain date: Friday, Aug. 20. FMI: 782-7228 or 1-800-639-2919.

Auburn, Tuesday, Aug. 24: L/A Arts presents a 2004 Music in the Parks concert featuring acoustic folk due Cactus Highway, noon, Festival Plaza, Main St. Free. Rain date: Wednesday Aug. 25. FMI: 782-7228 or 1-800-639-2919.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 26: L/A Arts presents a 2004 Music in the Parks concert featuring blues by Roundhouse, noon, Courthouse Plaza, Lisbon Street. Free. Rain date: Friday, Aug. 27. FMI: 782-7228 or 1-800-639-2919.

Auburn, Tuesday, Aug. 31: L/A Arts 2004 Music in the Parks concert rock music by Alter Igor, noon, Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain date: Wednesday, Sept. 1. FMI: 782-7228 or 1-800-639-2919.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Sept. 8: MS support group meeting, 6 p.m., Lepage Conference Center, 99 Campus St. FMI: contact Marcia Akers at 998-4944.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Oct. 13: MS support group meeting, 6 p.m., Lepage Conference Center, 99 Campus St. FMI: contact Marcia Akers at 998-4944.


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