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

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, Aug. 10: Bing and Nancy Crosby perform, 6:30 p.m., in the gazebo.

Farmington, Thursday, Aug. 12: Summer Healthfest Women and Heart Health screenings, 4 to 7 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital. Free. FMI: contact Katie Marble, 1-800-525-3136 or 645-3136.

Bethel, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 13 through 15: Sudbury Canada Days, Bethel Historical Society’s Regional History Center grounds. FMI: 824-2908 or 1-800-824-2910.

Farmington, Friday, Aug. 13: Nutrition education and canning demonstration features relishes, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sandy River Farmers Market, Better Living Center parking lot, Front St. Free. Offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and WIC.

Farmington, Friday, Aug. 13: G.I. Coffee House presents conversation among troop familes, 7 to 10 p.m., Old South Church, Main Street. Bring favorite CD. FMI: 778-6459.

Farmington, Friday, Aug. 13: Village Harmony, high school age singers and instrumentalists ensemble performs, 7:30 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, UMF. Adults, $6; seniors, $5; children under 16, free.

Weld, Friday, Aug. 13: Mount Blue State Park program film, “Fly Away Home,” at 8 p.m., in the amphiteater.

Chesterville, Saturday, Aug. 14: Heritage Society parade and field day, parade at 10 a.m., field day follows, Town Hall. Games, pig roast for $5, music by Silv’ry Seasons, yard sale. FMI: yard sale table rental, 778-3078; parade registration, 897-4907. Sponsored by Chesterville Heritage Society.

Farmington, Saturday, Aug. 14: Benefit supper for Benjamin Donnell family, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church. Includes baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuit and pie.

Fayette, Saturday, Aug. 14: Food sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fire Station, Route 17. Pies, cookies, cakes, breads, brownies, garden vegetables. Sponsored by Fayette Fire Auxiliary.

Jay, Saturday, Aug. 14: Open house, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Crafts-Holmes Homestead, top of Jay Hill. Free. Hosted by Historical Society. FMI: contact Eleanor Currier, 645-2732.

Livermore, Saturday, Aug. 14: Benefit concert of gospel, bluegrass, folk and original music with singer/songwriter Mitch Thomas and Friend, 5 p.m., Norlands Church. $20 donation suggested. Proceeds for church improvements. FMI: 897-4366.

Livermore, Saturday, Aug. 14: Benefit concert with Mitch Thomas and other musicians, 7 p.m., Washburn-Norlands Universalist Meetinghouse. $20 donation. FMI: 897-4366 or visit www.norlands.org.

Livermore, Saturday, Aug. 14: Republican Party’s 150th anniversary celebration, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Norlands Living History Museum. Barbecue at noon, 1800’s music, children games, ox cart rides, school sessions, speakers. Crafters welcome. Hosted by Androscoggin Republican Committee.

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

Rangeley, Saturday, Aug. 14: Silent auction, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Orgonon Festival and flea market, Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road. To donate items, call 864-3443 or e-mail [email protected]

Rangeley, Saturday, Aug. 14: Kora Shrine parade, 1 p.m., Main Street.

Strong, Saturday, Aug. 14: United Methodist Church’s Lawn Party, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church. Food, white elephants, crafts, plants. Make your own ice cream sundae and light lunch at noon. Table rentals, $5. FMI: 778-9523.

Weld, Saturday, Aug. 14: Mount Blue State Park program, Bob Kimber, writer and canoeist, speaking on “Northern Canada Outdoor Adventure,” 8 p.m., in the amphitheater.

West Farmington, Saturday, Aug. 14: Contradance with Lissa Schneckenburger and Corey DiMario; Stanley Keach calling, 8 to 11 p.m.; 7:30 p.m., free basics workshop, Grange Hall, Bridge Street. $5; $10 family max. FMI: 397-2241, e-mail dance @starleft.org, or visit www.starleft.org/dance.

Wilton, Saturday, Aug. 14: Public supper, 4 to 6 p.m., First Apostolic Church, routes 2 and 4. Incudes baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, casseroles and dessert. Adults, $5; children, $3. Benefit for church building fund.

Farmington, Sunday, Aug. 15: Nine-hole golf scramble, 2 p.m., Sandy River Golf Course. $25. Field open to first 72 paid golfers. Hole assignments begin, 1 p.m. Benefit for the Phillips Public Library. FMI: contact Winona Davenport, 639-4296.

Farmington, Sunday, Aug. 15: Diane Muise gospel music concert, 7 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, routes 2 and 27. Freewill offering.

Jay, Sunday, Aug. 15: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church’s program “Honoring Well: Bereavement and Remembrance,” 6:30 p.m. FMI: Corey Walmer, 778-5752.

Phillips, Sunday, Aug. 15: Old Home Days four wheeler pull, 10:30 a.m.; registration, 9 a.m., North Franklin Park. Sponsored by Narrow Gauge Riders ATV Club. FMI: 639-4118 or visit www.narrowgaugeriders.webhop.org.

Rangeley, Sunday, Aug.15: River Valley Riders ATV Club ride, from Rev It Up Sports, in Rangeley to Stratton. FMI: 364-7373.

WIlton, Sunday, Aug. 15: Concert on the lawn, 6 p.m., East Wilton Union Church. In the church in the event of rain. Freewill offering. FMI: 645-4297.

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

Farmington, Tuesday, Sept. 17: Nordica Day concert features soprano Jenny Lynd Robinson and Judith Quimby on piano, 7:30 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, UMF. FMI: 778-2042.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, Aug. 17: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., Murray Hall, Route 4. FMI: 1-800-432-7376 or 1-800-482-0743.

Farmington, Friday, Aug. 20: Nutrition education and canning demonstration features salsa, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sandy River Farmers Market, Better Living Center parking lot, Front St. Free. Offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and WIC.

Stratton/Eustis, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 20 through 22: Community wide muscular dystrophy benefit. Casino night, games for entire family, live entertainment, barbecue, street dance, 50/50 raffle, auctions and more. Sponsored by Flagstaff Area Business Association.

New Sharon, Sunday, Aug. 22: Annual LEAP Golf Tournament, 1 p.m., Sandy River Golf Course. FMI: contact Marjorie Taylor, 778-3443 or Sarah Robinson, 779-0668.

Wilton, Sunday, Aug. 22: Concert on the lawn, 6 p.m., East Wilton Union CHurch. In the church in the event of rain. Freewill offering. FMI: 645-4297.

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

Bridgton, Wednesday, Aug. 25: American Red Cross blood drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m., Municipal Complex, 1 Chase Commons. FMI: 1-800-432-7376 or 1-800-482-0743.

Farmington, Friday, Aug. 27: Nutrition education and canning demonstration features jams and jellies, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sandy River Farmers Market, Better Living Center parking lot, Front St. Free. Offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and WIC.

Livermore, Saturday, Aug. 28: Theme dinner and barn dance, 5 p.m., dinner; 6:30 p.m., barn dance, Norland’s Living History Center. $25. Reservation only. FMI: 897-4366.

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

Livermore, Saturday, Aug. 28: Harvest supper and barn dance, 5 p.m., dinner; 6:30 p.m., barn dance, Norland’s Living History Center. $25. Reservation only. FMI: 897-4366.

Wilton, Sunday, Aug. 29: Concert on the lawn, 6 p.m., East Wilton Union Church. In the church in the event of rain. Freewill offering. FMI: 645-4297.

Oxford Hills area (Norway, Paris)

Harrison, Tuesday, Aug. 10: Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, 8 p.m., Deerstrees Theater, Deertrees Road. Features Mozart, Beethoven, and Dohnanyi. $18/$8. FMI: www.deertreestheatre.org.

Locke Mills, Tuesday, Aug. 10: Supper and dance, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Legion Hall. Adults, $6; children under age 12, $3.

Oxford, Tuesday, Aug. 10: Concert featuring the Down Home Bluegrass Band, 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Route 121 and Skeetfield Road; inside Legion Hall in the event of rain. Free. Bring chairs or blankets. Sponsored by local businesses. FMI: 539-4102.

Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 11: Concert featuring Kristen Short, 6 to 8 p.m., Moore Park, Park Street. Free. Bring chairs or blankets and a picnic. Sponsored by Parks and Recreation Committee.

Waterford, Wednesday, Aug. 11: Hymn sing and ice cream sundae social, 7 p.m., Waterford Congregational Church, Plummer Hill Road, Waterford Village. Ice cream social at the Wilkins Community House next door.

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.

Bethel, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 13 through 15: Sudbury Canada Days, Bethel Historical Society’s Regional History Center grounds. FMI: 824-2908 or 1-800-824-2910.

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 a.m., Public Library.

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

Gilead, Friday, Aug. 13: Hike along the Wild River with Ranger Hope Crosbie, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., meet at Wild River Campground, end of Forest Road 12, off Route 113. FMI: 603-466-2713, TTY 603-466-2856.

South Paris, Friday, Aug. 13: Roast beef supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., South Paris Fire Station. Adults, $6; children, $3. FMI: Mel Skinner, 743-7672.

South Paris, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 13 and 14: Tag sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., H.O.P.E. Barn, High Street. Proceeds benefit Healing of Persons Exceptional programs.

Bar Mills, Saturday, Aug. 14: Concert featuring acoustic Celtic duo Isla, 7:30 p.m, Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. Adults, $10; students and seniors, $8. For reservations: 929-6472.

Bridgton, Saturday, Aug. 14: Summer bazaar, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church, 225 South High St. Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Women’s Guild. Proceeds for annual continuing education award.

Canton, Saturday, Aug.14: Rummage and food sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Canton Historical Building, Route 108. Benefit for Historical Society. FMI: 597-2012.

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.

Locke Mills, Saturday, Aug. 14: Old-fashioned dance, 8 to 11 p.m., benefit Greenwood Historical Society. Music by Richard Felt Orchestra. All welcome.

Norway, Saturday, Aug. 14: Heywood Club public supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., clubhouse, Crockett Ridge Road. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3.

Norway, Saturday, Aug. 14: Art show and bake sale, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Norway Rehab and Living Center, 29 Marion Ave. Bake sale to benefit Resident Council. Anyone interested in showing art work, call Georgia, 743-7075. Free.

Oxford, Saturday, Aug. 14: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hooker Farm, 195 Pleasant St. Rain or shine. Benefit for Waterford Grange 479 foundation project. FMI: contact Linda, 539-4572 or 743-9443 ext. 3.

Oxford, Saturday, Aug. 14: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hosanna Church, 109 Schoolhouse Road. Sponsored by church Ladies Circle. Proceeds benefit church retreats and events.

Oxford, Saturday, Aug. 14: I-Did-A-Paddle, motorless boat regatta on Thompson Lake, 8 a.m., marina, south end of lake. Paddle, row, sale, drift eight miles to Pismo Beach. Cost, $7 a person includes barbecue; $10 for T-shirt. Sponsored by Thompson Lake Environmental Association. Proceeds for programs. FMI: 539-4535; Jane Fahey, 627-4936; Sharon Rice, 998-2088.

Paris, Saturday, Aug. 14: Garden of Earthly Delights auction, 5:30 p.m., McLaughlin Garden and Horticultural Center, 97 Main St. Tickets: $50; available at Foundation gift shop or call 743-8820.

South Paris, Saturday, Aug. 14: Turkey supper, 5 to 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, Church Street. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Benefit for WMVH activities.

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.

Sumner, Saturday, Aug. 14: Chicken pie supper, 5:30 p.m., East Sumner Congregational Church. Mashed potato, rolls, vegetables, coleslaw, coffee, punch, dessert. Adults, $6; under 12, $4. FMI: Cynthia Norton, 388-2667.

Waterford, Saturday, Aug. 14: Waterford 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.

Welchville, Saturday, Aug. 14: Smothered beef supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Oxford Grange, Route 26. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3.

West Paris, Saturday, Aug. 14: Giant markdown and bag sale, 8 a.m. to noon, West Paris Historical Society. FMI: Betty Jones, 674-2507, or Rebecca Stevens, 743-2333.

Paris, Sunday, Aug. 15: Finnish American annual summer social, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Paris Fire Hall, Western Avenue. Live music, gift shop, potluck lunch. Contribute or bring a lunch. Admission, $2 for 12 and over; children, free.

Sumner, Sunday, Aug. 15: “Preserving Herbs” lecture and workshop, 2 p.m., Hedgehog Hill Farm, Hedgehog Hill Road. Free. Bring a picnic. FMI: 388-2341.

Bridgton, Tuesday, Aug. 17: American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bridgton Hospital. To schedule an appointment, contact Babs Gately at 647-6000 or the Red Cross at 1-800-482-0743.

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.

North Waterford, Tuesday, Aug. 17: Supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m., North Waterford Congregational Church, off Routes 35 and 37. Adults, $6; under 12, $3. Baked beans, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls, beverages, homemade pies.

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. 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. Includes potato, vegetable, dessert and beverage. Reservations by confirmation only by calling 583-9024; no messages. Handicap accessible.

Hartford, Saturday, Aug. 21: Public supper, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall, Route 140. Adults, $%, children under 12, $2.50. Bake sale at 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Community Church Women’s Association.

South Paris, Saturday, Aug. 21: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. Proceeds for East Otisfield Baptist Church scholarship fund. FMI: 743-9832.

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

Waterford, Saturday, Aug. 21: Waterford 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.

Welchville, Saturday, Aug. 21: Dance, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., Emugene Staples Hall. Music by The Record Family and Chastity McKeen. Sponsored by Oxford Fire Dept. and Auxiliary. FMI: 539-4813.

Locke Mills, Monday, Aug. 23: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, Gore Road. FMI: 1-800-432-7376 or 1-800-482-0743.

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 a.m., Public Library.

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

Locke Mills, Saturday, Aug. 14: Old-fashioned dance, 8 to 11 p.m., benefit Greenwood Historical Society. Music by Richard Felt Orchestra. All welcome.

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 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.

South Paris, Tuesday, Aug. 31: American Red Cross blood drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m., Oxford Hills High School, Route 26. FMI: 1-800-432-7376 or 1-800-482-0743.

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 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 can be left at Stoneham Church.

Waterford, Saturday, Sept. 4: Waterford 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 can be left at Stoneham Church.

Waterford, Saturday, Sept. 11: Waterford 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 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 can be left at Stoneham Church.

Waterford, Saturday, Sept. 25: Waterford 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 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)

Mexico, Tuesday, Aug. 10: Story and craft hour for children ages 2 to 5, 10 a.m., Public Library. Craft of the day will be egg carton mice. FMI: 364-3281.

Mexico, Tuesday, Aug. 10: Story and craft hour for children ages 6 to 11, 1 p.m., Public Library. Craft of the day will be “Poems in your Pockets”. FMI: 364-3281.

Rumford, Tuesday, Aug. 10: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, 184 Congress Street.

Gorham, N.H., Wednesday, Aug. 11: Wednesday Night With A Ranger presents “Hike Safe – There and Back,” 8 p.m., Appalachian Mountain Club’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. Free. FMI: 603-466-2713 or 603-466-2721. TTY 603-466-2856.

Mexico, Wednesday, Aug.11: Greater Rumford Area Ministers’ Pantry Service lunch, noon, Town Office. Free.

Dixfield, Friday, Aug. 13: Countryfolk 2004 Cruise Night, 5 to 8 p.m., Larry Bisbee’s Cabin Bandstand, Route 2, East Dixfield.

Gilead, Friday, Aug. 13: Hike along the Wild River with Ranger Hope Crosbie, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., meet at Wild River Campground, end of Forest Road 12, off Route 113. FMI: 603-466-2713, TTY 603-466-2856.

Canton, Saturday, Aug. 14: Rummage and food sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Canton Historical Building, Route 108. Benefit for Historical Society. FMI: 597-2012.

Dixfield, Saturday, Aug. 14: Dixfield Baseball Bash, 9 a.m, Harlow Park. FMI: 562-7523.

Mexico, Saturday, Aug. 14: Public supper, 5 p.m., Mexico U.C.C. (Green Church). Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Includes barbecue chicken and homemade pies.

Rumford Center, Saturday, Aug. 14: Lufkin Museum in the former Lufkin School, open to the public, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dixfield, Sunday, Aug. 15: Festival of Flowers flower show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dixfield Historical Society, 63 Main St. Free.

Dixfield, Sunday, Aug. 15: Outdoor market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Street. Rain or shine. Flea markets, crafts, food, music, 5K road race. FMI: 562-8816. Gorham, N.H., Sunday, Aug. 15: Hike to Glen Ellis Falls, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., meet at Glen Ellis Falls parking area, Route 16. FMI: 603-466-2713, TTY 603-466-2856.

Rangeley, Sunday, Aug. 15: River Valley Riders ATV Club ride, from Rev It Up Sports, in Rangeley to Stratton. FMI: 364-7373.

Rumford Center, Sunday, Aug. 15: Public dinner, noon to 1:30 p.m., Grange 115. Includes fricassee turkey, mashed potatoes, fixings and pies. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3.

Rumford, Monday, Aug. 16: Planning meeting, 7 p.m., Rumford Town Hall downstairs conference room for area artisans interested in developing a coop gallery for selling and displaying artwork. FMI: Edwina, 364-8322, or Grace, 364-2697.

Lewiston area

Bath, through Sept. 11: Art quilt exhibit featuring works by local artists, Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m., Chocolate Church Art Center. FMI: 666-3162.

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

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 10: Mental health support group, 6 to 8 p.m., Community Center, Birch and Bates Streets. Group meets every Tuesday. FMI: 755-0020 ext. 3.

Sabattus, Tuesday, Aug. 10: American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary, Maxwell Hall, Route 9. FMI: 1-800-432-7376 or 1-800-482-0743.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 11: Auburn Community Band presents “America’s Favorites,” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza. Weather permitting. Free. FMI: 784-0191.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 11: Countryside Dancers club night, free lessons, 6 to 7 p.m.; regular lesson, 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing, 8 to 9:30 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 11: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant St. FMI: 1-800-432-7376 or 1-800-482-0743.

Lisbon Falls, Wednesday, Aug. 11: Open Mic and Showcase presents Lewiston native Hillary Gilpatrick, 7 p.m.; open mike sign-up, 6:30 p.m.; open mike, 7:50 to 9 p.m., Lisbon Teen Center Coffee House, 32 Main St. All ages welcome. Free.

Cumberland, Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 12 through 15: Craft show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Cumberland Fairgrounds, Blanchard Road. Adults, $3; children under 12, free.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 12: “Music Together” program of music and movement for children birth to 4 with Sue Barre, 10 a.m., Public Library. Free. Space limited. Tickets required and available in the children’s room. FMI: 784-0135 ext. 4.

Brunswick, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 13 and 14: “Maine Street Celebrates in Brunswick,” Moonlight Madness Sale, 6 to 9 p.m., Downtown; Festivities on the Mall, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Civil War re-enactors, kid’s events, clowns, wagon rides, Elks Lodge craft fair, entertainment in the gazebo with Maine State Music Theatre Interns from 2 to 3 p.m. and Rick Charette from 4 to 5 p.m. FMI: visit www.brunswickme.com.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 13: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 13: Advocates for Children “Cookies and Crafts,” 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Durham, Saturday, Aug. 14: Baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Masonic Hall, Route 136. Baked beans, chop suey, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls, pickles, homemade pies. Adults, $6; ages 5 to 12, $2.

Greene, Saturday, Aug. 14: Spaghetti supper, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Androscoggin Grange 8, Main Street. All welcome. FMI: Sheri, 946-7419.

Sabattus, Saturday, Aug. 14: Bean and casserole supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, 14 Wales Road. Adults, $6; children under 10, $2.50. Music for dancing after supper. FMI: 375-6214.

Windham, Saturday, Aug. 14: Scrapbooking fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., North Windham Union Church. $20 crop fee includes refreshments and hourly prize drawings. Proceeds for SMART Child and Family Services Staff Development Committee. FMI: contact Heidi at 893-0386 ext. 110 or e-mail at [email protected]

Winthrop, Saturday, Aug. 14: Super salad supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Winthrop United Methodist Church, 58, Main St. Adults, $6; children 4 to 11, $3; under 4, free; family limit, $20. Includes salads, cold meats and cheeses, breads and desserts.

Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 15: Inpirational music concert by The Collingsworth Family, 2:30 p.m., Auburn Church of the Nazarene, 38 Summer St. FMI: contact Shirley Hunt, 784-8992.

Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 15: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7. Music by Country Ladds.

Poland, Sunday, Aug. 15: Chicken pie dinner, noon to 1 p.m., Excelsior Grange Hall, 446, Harris Hill Road. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2.50. FMI: 782-1077. Handicapped accessible.

Sumner, Sunday, Aug. 15: “Preserving Herbs for Use Throughout the Year” lecture and tour, 2 p.m., Hedgehog Hill Farm. Free. FMI: 388-2341, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.HedgeHogHillFarm.com.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 16: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 16: Advocates for children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Auburn, Tuesday, Aug. 17: L/A Arts’ 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.

Auburn, Tuesday, Aug. 17: Auburn Public Library’s Kid’s Space music and movement led by Music Together leader Sue Barre., 9:30 a.m., APL location at the Auburn Mall. FMI: 782-3191.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 17: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Countryside Dancers club night, free lessons, 6 to 7 p.m.; regular lesson, 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing, 8 to 9:30 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Greene, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 19 and 20: Michael Perry will present a slide program, “Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway,” 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, at Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free admission; doors open an hour before show. Airconditioned. FMI: 946-5311.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 19: “Music Together” program of music and movement for children birth to 4 with Sue Barre, 10 a.m., Public Library. Free. Space limited. Tickets required and available in the children’s room. FMI: 784-0135 ext. 4.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 19: L/A Arts’ 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, Friday, Aug. 20: L/A Arts presents Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” 6 p.m., Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy and High streets. $5 donation. FMI: 782-7228, 1-800-639-2919 or visit www.laarts.org.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 20: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 20: Advocates for Children “Cookies and Crafts,” 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 20: American Red Cross blood drive, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sisters of Charity Health Lepage Center, 45 Golder St. FMI: 1-800-432-7376 or 1-800-482-0743.

Portland, Friday, Aug. 20: Dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Elks Lodge, Congress Street. Free. Music by Vintage.

Poland, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20, 21 and 22: Amaizing corn maze, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Empire Road. FMI: 795-6744 or visit www.arap.org.

Poland Spring, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21 and 22: Lawn and food sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Poland Spring Academy. Donations welcome. FMI: 998-4566 or 539-4007.

Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 22: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7. Music by Wild Horse.

Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 22: Gospel music by The Campbells, 5:30 p.m., First Assembly of God Church. FMI: 786-2636.

Sumner, Sunday, Aug. 22: “Saving Your Own Seeds” lecture and demonstration, 2 p.m., Hedgehog Hill Farm. Free. FMI: 388-2341, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.HedgeHogHillFarm.com.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 23: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 23: Advocates for children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

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

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 24: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 25: Auburn Public Library’s Kid’s Space music and movement led by Music Together leader Sue Barre, 9:30 a.m., APL location at the Auburn Mall. FMI: 782-3191.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 25: Countryside Dancers club night, free lessons, 6 to 7 p.m.; review of lessons, 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing, 8 to 9:30 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 26: L/A Arts’ 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.

Winthrop, Thursday, Aug. 26: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Saint Francis Paris Hall, Lake Street. FMI: 1-800-432-7376 or 1-800-482-0743.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 27: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 27: Advocates for Children “Cookies and Crafts,” 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Poland, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27, 28 and 29: Amaizing corn maze, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Empire Road. FMI: 795-6744 or visit www.arap.org.

Portland, Friday, Aug. 27: Dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Elks Lodge, Congress Street. Free. Music by Vintage.

Gray, Saturday, Aug. 28: Chicken barbecue, 5 and 5:45 p.m., Gray Congregational Church Parish House, Brown Street. Adults, $8; children under 12, $4. Includes baked potato, corn on the cob, biscuits, cakes and pies, punch and coffee. Takout available.

Lisbon, Saturday, Aug. 28: Baked bean supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. Adults, $5; children under 10, $2.50. Includes American chop suey, coleslaw, hot dogs, coffee, tea and desserts. FMI: 353-2152.

Sabattus, Saturday, Aug. 28: Bean and casserole supper, 5 to 6 p.m.; entertainment with Sammie Angel, 7 to 11 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, 14 Wales Road. $6, supper; $5, show; $10, supper and show. FMI: 375-6214.

Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 29: Last Generation gospel music concert, 5 p.m., Great Falls Plaza. Sponsored by First Assembly of God church.

Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 29: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7. Music by Steve and the Good Ole Boys.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 30: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 30: Advocates for children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Auburn, Tuesday, Aug. 31: L/A Arts’ 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, Tuesday, Aug. 31: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Sunday, Sept. 5: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7. Music by County Ladds.

Lisbon, Saturday, Sept. 5: Labor Day barbecue, noon to 1:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. Steak, $7; lobster, $9; twin lobsters, $15, surf and turf, $14. DJ from 2 to 7 p.m. FMI or reservations: 353-5291 or 353-4879.

Winthrop, Friday, Sept. 10: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Winthrop Congregational Church. Adults, $5.50. Takeout available. Proceeds for the church. Handicapped accessible.

Lewiston, Sunday, Sept. 12: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7. Music by Bushwack.

Lewiston, Sunday, Sept. 19: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7. Music by Clary Hill.

Manchester, Sunday, Sept. 26: 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.

Lewiston, Sunday, Sept. 26: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7. Music by Wild Horse.

Lewiston, Saturday, Oct. 2: Martindale Country Club annual benefit walk, 8:30 a.m.; registration, 7:30 a.m., Pettengill School. FMI: contact Virginia Starbird at 784-0108.

Winthrop, Friday, Oct. 8: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Winthrop Congregational Church. Adults, $5.50. Takeout available. Proceeds for the church. Handicapped accessible.

Winthrop, Friday, Nov. 12: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Winthrop Congregational Church. Adults, $5.50. Takeout available. Proceeds for the church. Handicapped accessible.


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