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

Phillips, through Oct. 10: Annual scarecrow reunion is open for viewing 24 hours a day, Main Street.

Farmington, Thursday, Oct. 7: Candidate breakfast, 7 a.m., Olsen student Center, UMF. Sponsored by Western Maine Legislative Caucus. Open to public. FMI: 778-7274.

Farmington, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8, 9 and 10: Sandy River Players present the musical comedy “The Fantasticks,” 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday, Mount Blue High School auditorium. Adults, $12.50; seniors and students, $8.50. Tickets available at Howard’s Rexall, Farmington or at the door. FMI: contact Sarah Sloane, 778-4770 or e-mail [email protected]

Farmington, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9: Fall rummage sale, 3 to 6 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, corner of Quebec and Middle streets. Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Altar Guild.

Jay, Friday, Oct. 8: Halloween, Christmas and Sweater sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., North Jay Methodist Parish House thrift shop.

New Vineyard, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Public Library, 20 Lake St. FMI: 652-2250.

Canton, Saturday, Oct. 9: Chicken pie supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. Adults, $6; children under 12: $4. Includes potatoes and gravy, rolls, vegetables, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, beverage and pie. Takeout available.

Carrabassett Valley, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9 and 10: Upcountry Artists’ annual art and craft show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sugarloaf Mountain Base Lodge. Free.

Farmington, Saturday, Oct. 9: Contradance with Franklin County Fiddlers with John McIntire calling, 8 to 11 p.m.; 7:30 p.m., basic workshop, Grange Hall, Bridge Street. $5; $10 family max. FMI: 397-2241, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.starleft.org.

Farmington, Saturday, Oct. 9: Public supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church. Includes baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuits and pie.

Farmington, Saturday, Oct. 9: Community luncheon, noon to 1 p.m., Old South First Congregational Church, 235 Main St. Free. All welcome. Includes New England boiled dinner and apple crisp.

Farmington, Saturday, Oct. 9: Contra Dance, 8 to 11 p.m., West Farmington Grange. $5; $10 family max. Music by Franklin County Fiddlers.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Oct. 9: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eaton Memorial United Methodist Church. Cookie walk, hydrangeas, food table, pickles and preserves, muffins and coffee.

New Sharon, Saturday, Oct. 9: Medieval Renaissance jousting battles, 19:30 a.m., Long Meadow Farm. $20 participant entry fee; $10, knightly steed grounds fee. Benefit for Operation Santa Claus. FMI: contact Sonja, 778-3238.

Phillips, Saturday, Oct. 9: Ghost Train rides the rails, starting at 6:45 p.m.; tickets sold until 9 p.m., Dill Woods. Adults, $4; children under 12, $2. Ride the Narrow Gauge, view hauntingly good scenes along the way. Refreshments available. Benefits for Lance Cpl. Scott Paul Park and the R.L. & R.S. Railroad.

Salem, Saturday, Oct. 9: Whatever sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Salem Community Building, Route 142. Crafts, baked goods, plants, books, puzzles. Sponsored by Salem Pine Tree Ladies.

Turner, Saturday, Oct. 9: Bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Turner Rescue, 158 Main St., Laurel Gagne Place.

Wilton, Saturday, Oct. 9: Public supper, 4 to 6 p.m., First Apostolic Church. Adults, $5; children, $3. Includes baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, casseroles, beverage and desserts. Benefit for church building fund.

Farmington, Sunday, Oct. 10: “Vanity Fair” benefit movie showing, 1 and 4 p.m., Narrow Gauge Theater. Tickets available at Mr. Paperback, and Mickey’s. Proceeds for Old South Church’s mission trip to Honduras.

Farmington, Monday, Oct. 11: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital Education Room, 111 Franklin Health Commons. 1-800-482-0743.

Jay, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16: Halloween, Christmas and Sweater sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., North Jay Methodist Parish House thrift shop.

Phillips, Friday, Oct. 15: Phillips Shared Ministry’s chicken supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Phillips Middle School.

Farmington, Saturday, Oct. 16: Apple festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairbanks School. Apple theme items, cider and cider making demonstration, pie contest. Proceeds for Fairbanks School project.

Farmington, Saturday, Oct. 16: Community luncheon, noon to 1 p.m., Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, Academy Street. Free. All welcome. Includes corned beef and cabbage, carrots, potatoes, biscuits and apple cake. FMI: 778-2163 or 778-4608.

Farmington, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16 and 17: Multimedia choral concert featuring The Nineteenth-Century Singers and the Camerata Choir with guest artists Kate Read, Lily Funahashi and Andrea Kierstead, 7:30 p.m., Saturday; 3 p.m., Sunday, Nordica Auditorium at UMF. Adults, $6; seniors, $5; UMF students, free. Tickets available at Mickey’s Hallmark or by calling 778-7072.

Wilton, Saturday, Oct. 16: Make Tracks for Kids, Franklin County Children’s Task Force’s, annual walk-a-thon, begins, 9 a.m.; registration starts, 8 a.m., Kineowatha Park. 1.5 or 5 miles. Proceeds help local children programs.

Farmington, Sunday, Oct. 17: Longaberger basket bingo, 1 p.m.; doors open 11:30 a.m., Farmington Elks Lodge. Lunch, refreshments, door prizes. Sponsored by Farmington Elks. FMI or tickets: contact Steve Jones, 778-4468 or Les Brown, 645-5186.

Jay, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22 and 23: Halloween, Christmas and Sweater sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., North Jay Methodist Parish House thrift shop.

Farmington, Saturday, Oct. 23: Clothing, household items, furniture and baked goods sale, 8:30 to 2:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Route 2. Benefit for church programs and expenses.

Turner, Saturday, Oct. 23: Baked bean supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Turner Center Universalist Church. Adults, $5; children under 12, $3; under 8, free. Includes hot dogs, coleslaw, pickles, rolls, beverages and homemade pies.

Farmington, Sunday, Oct. 24: Friends of Ike host benefit Do-i-ru Run/Hike for Isaac Doiron who is undergoing Aplastic Anemia treatment in Boston, 9 a.m.; registration, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; Kids’ run on the rail trail, 10:30 a.m., Titcomb Mountain Ski Lodge. Entry forms available at Northern Lights. FMI: contact Bob or Candy Bachorik, 778-2091.

Turner, Saturday, Oct. 30: Halloween masquerade dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, Boofy Quimby Memorial Center. $10. Music by Arlo West Band. Sponsored by Buckfield Buckeneers Football Association.

Turner, Saturday, Oct. 30: Turner Village Church teens are throwing a “Noah’s Ark” party, 10 a.m., at the church. Games, treats, stories. FMI: 225-2258.

Turner, Thursday, Nov. 11: Leavitt Area High School’s annual craft fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. FMI: contact Susan Stevens, 225-3533 or 1-800-498-8014.

Oxford Hills area (Norway, Paris)

Oxford, through Saturday, Oct. 30: Breath of Life Television Ministries “Experience the Power” featuring Dr. Walter L. Pearson Jr., 7 p.m., Oxford and Woodstock Seventh Day Advent Church. Broadcast live by sattellite from Baltimore, Maryland.

Oxford, Thursday through Monday, Oct. 7 through Oct. 11: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., His Place Teen Center, Route 26, by the fish market. FMI: 743-9503.

Paris, Thursday, Oct. 7: Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce political forum featuring the Alliance for Maine’s Future, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Western Maine University and Community College Center, Main Street. Free. FMI: 7432281.

Buckfield, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9: Halloween production “The Hunchback of Buckfield, Maine,” 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m., Oddfellow Theater, Route 117 in the village. Adults, $10; seniors, $8; children under 12, $6. Tickets available at Northeast Bank, Buckfield or at the theater by calling 336-3306 or visit www.oddfellow.com.

Paris, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9: H.O.P.E. Center barn sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., High Street.

Bethel, Saturday, Oct. 9: Fall foliage fly-in and car show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bethel Regional Airport OB1, North Road. Free. FMI: 824-2669.

Bethel, Saturday, Oct. 9: Androscoggin Watershed Institutes fall field workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guided nature walks, canoe trip and pontoon boat ride featuring the Androscoggin Watershed’s special wildlife and fisheries habitats. $60 registration fee includes lunch and more. FMI: www.androscogginriver.org or 1-603-466-3433.

Bethel, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9 and 10: Sunday River Fall Festival Weekend, Blue Mountain Arts and Crafts Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Entrain band, 1 p.m. Saturday; summit challenge mountain interdenominational worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday; load lift 6, 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. Also includes beer tasting, Crisports tent sale, scenic chair lift rides. All events based at South Ridge. FMI: 1-800-543-2SKI or visit www.sundayriver.com.

Bridgton, Saturday, Oct. 9: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s turkey supper, 5 p.m., Methodist Church, Main Street. Adults, $7; children under 8, $4; under 3, free.

Buckfield, Saturday, Oct. 9: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Zadoc Long Free Library. 25 cent paperbacks, 50 cent hardcover, priced sets.

Buckfield, Saturday, Oct. 9: Yard and rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Buckfield Community Church. Sponsored by the Women’s Guild.

Canton, Saturday, Oct. 9: Chicken pie supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. Adults, $6; children under 12: $4. Includes potatoes and gravy, rolls, vegetables, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, beverage and pie. Takeout available.

Harrison, Saturday, Oct. 9: Public supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall. Includes homemade pies. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Sponsored by the Ronald G. St. John Auxiliary 9328.

Locke Mills, Saturday, Oct. 9: Old fashioned dance, 8 to 11 p.m., Town Hall. Music by the Richard Felt Orchestra. Benefit of Greenwood Historical Society. FMI: contact Joyce Hathaway, 674-2259.

Newry, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9 and 10: Fall festival weekend at Sunday River Ski Resort, Blue Mountain arts and crafts festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday; North American wife carrying championships, noon, Saturday; chairlift rides, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday; horse drawn wagon rides and kids activities, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; Summit Challenge, 8 to 9:45 a.m., Sunday. FMI: 824-3000 or www.sundayriver.com.

Norway, Saturday, Oct. 9: Musical performance by Leah Wolfsong and Reinaldo Cortez, 7 p.m., doors open, 6:30 p.m., Fare Share Commons, Main Street. Adults, $8; children under 12, free. Proceeds for Fare Share Coop.

Norway, Saturday, Oct. 9: Western Maine Youth Hockey basket bingo 12:30 p.m.; doors open, 11 a.m., Norway Legion Hall. FMI: 743-2832.

Oxford, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9 and 10: Down East Sled Dog Club trade and seminar fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oxford County Fairgrounds. $1. FMI: contact Kathy Pickett, 539-4324 or e-mail [email protected]

Welchville, Saturday, Oct. 9: Turkey dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Oxford Grange. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3.

Rumford Center, Sunday, Oct. 10: Public harvest supper, noon to 1:30 p.m., Rumford Grange 115. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Includes assorted pies.

Bethel, Monday, Oct. 11: Mahoosuc Land Trust’s fall foliage flotilla six mile paddle trip on the Magalloway River, 9 a.m., meet at Sunday River Brewing Company parking lot, Route 2. Bring picnic lunch and life vest. FMI: Steve Wight 824-2410.

Buckfield, Monday, Oct. 11: Book sale, 2 to 6 p.m., Zadoc Long Free Library. 25 cent paperbacks, 50 cent hardcover, priced sets.

Dixfield, Monday, Oct. 11: Preschool story time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ludden Memorial Library. FMI: 562-8838.

Locke Mills, Tuesday, Oct. 12: Corned beef harvest supper and dance, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Legion Hall. Music by The Two of Us with Norm and Betty Decoteau. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3. Last dance of the season.

Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 12: Parent Education Group Positive Parenting workshop, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Community Concept Building, Main Street, basement on backside of building. Free. FMI: contact Melissa Wakefield, 743-1520 ext. 3515.

Stoneham, Thursday, Oct. 14: Harvest supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Stoneham Congregational Church UCC, Maine Street, Route 5. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3.50. Includes corned beef and cabbage, vegetables, rolls, beverages and homemade pies.

Buckfield, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16: Halloween production “The Hunchback of Buckfield, Maine,” 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m., Oddfellow Theater, Route 117 in the village. Adults, $10; seniors, $8; children under 12, $6. Tickets available at Northeast Bank, Buckfield or at the theater by calling 336-3306 or visit www.oddfellow.com.

Oxford, Friday, Oct. 15: Silent auction, 6:30; doors open 5 p.m., Boxberry School, Webber Brook. FMI: 743-9594.

South Paris, Saturday, Oct. 16: Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club hosts a mainstream and plus level dance with caller Walter Lougee and cueing the rounds with Carol Stewart, 7 to 10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. FMI: contact Sue Corning, 743-7176 or Eleanor Herrick, 782-4050.

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.

Oxford, Saturday, Oct. 16: Harvest craft fair, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Public Safety Building, 701 Main St. FMI: 671-4460.

Oxford, Saturday, Oct. 16: Harvest supper, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Rock-O-Dundee Riders Snowmobile Club, Paine Road. Adults, $6.50; children under 12, $3. Includes vegetables, ham, biscuits, homemade pies and beverage. FMI: 743-6956.

West Paris, Saturday, Oct. 16: Harvest supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Grange Hall, Church Street. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Includes homemade pies.

West Paris, Sunday, Oct. 17: Bingo to support our troops, 1 p.m., Town Office. $1 per card; 12 cards, $10. FMI: 674-2114 or 674-2708.

Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 19: Parent Education Group Positive Parenting workshop, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Community Concept Building, Main Street, basement on backside of building. Free. FMI: contact Melissa Wakefield, 743-1520 ext. 3515.

Buckfield, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22 and 23: Halloween production “The Hunchback of Buckfield, Maine,” 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m., Oddfellow Theater, Route 117 in the village. Adults, $10; seniors, $8; children under 12, $6. Tickets available at Northeast Bank, Buckfield or at the theater by calling 336-3306 or visit www.oddfellow.com.

South Paris, Saturday, Oct. 23: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street.

West Paris, Saturday, Oct. 23: Fall fair and flea market, 9 a.m., Grange Hall, Church Street. For table rental, contact Elsie, 674-3544.

Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 26: Parent Education Group Positive Parenting workshop, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Community Concept Building, Main Street, basement on backside of building. Free. FMI: contact Melissa Wakefield, 743-1520 ext. 3515.

Buckfield, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30: Halloween production “The Hunchback of Buckfield, Maine,” 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m., Oddfellow Theater, Route 117 in the village. Adults, $10; seniors, $8; children under 12, $6. Tickets available at Northeast Bank, Buckfield or at the theater by calling 336-3306 or visit www.oddfellow.com.

Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 2: Parent Education Group Positive Parenting workshop, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Community Concept Building, Main Street, basement on backside of building. Free. FMI: contact Melissa Wakefield, 743-1520 ext. 3515.

South Paris, Saturday, Nov. 6: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Veterans Home, 477 High St.

River Valley area (Rumford)

Bethel, Saturday, Oct. 9: Fall foliage fly-in and car show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bethel Regional Airport OB1, North Road. Free. FMI: 824-2669.

Bethel, Saturday, Oct. 9: Androscoggin Watershed Institutes fall field workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guided nature walks, canoe trip and pontoon boat ride featuring the Androscoggin Watershed’s special wildlife and fisheries habitats. $60 registration fee includes lunch and more. FMI: www.androscogginriver.org or 1-603-466-3433.

Bethel, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9 and 10: Sunday River Fall Festival Weekend, Blue Mountain Arts and Crafts Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Entrain band, 1 p.m. Saturday; summit challenge mountain interdenominational worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday; load lift 6, 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. Also includes beer tasting, Crisports tent sale, scenic chair lift rides. All events based at South Ridge. FMI: 1-800-543-2SKI or visit www.sundayriver.com.

Canton, Saturday, Oct. 9: Chicken pie supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. Adults, $6; children under 12: $4. Includes potatoes and gravy, rolls, vegetables, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, beverage and pie. Takeout available.

Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 9: Public harvest supper, 5 p.m., Mexico Congregational Church, UCC, 163 Main St. Adults, $6.50; children under 12, $3.50. Includes corned beef, cabbage, fall vegetables and pies. Entertainment by Cindy Bohren, 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. Takeout orders may be called in ahead and picked up after 5:30 p.m. FMI: 364-8603.

Newry, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9 and 10: Fall festival weekend at Sunday River Ski Resort, Blue Mountain arts and crafts festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday; North American wife carrying championships, noon, Saturday; chairlift rides, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday; horse drawn wagon rides and kids activities, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; Summit Challenge, 8 to 9:45 a.m., Sunday. FMI: 824-3000 or www.sundayriver.com.

Rumford, Saturday, Oct. 9: Public supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Rumford United Methodist Church. Adults,$6; children under 12, $2. Includes baked beans, coleslaw, casseroles, spaghetti, rolls, pies. FMI: 364-4227.

Rumford, Saturday, Oct. 9: Spaghetti supper, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, Waldo Street. Adults, $5; children under 12, $3. Members and guests welcome.

Rumford, Saturday, Oct. 9: Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, Waldo Street. Music by E & I Band. Members and guests welcome.

Rumford, Saturday, Oct. 9: Fire Department Open House, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Congress Street. Fire prevention brochures, tours, door prizes, poster contest judging, fire safety videos, balloons, fire helmets and badges for children, refreshments, Smokey the Bear and Sparky the fire dog.

Greenwood, Sunday, Oct. 10: Longaberger Basket Bingo, 1 p.m.; doors open, 11 a.m., Locke Mills Legion Hall, Gore Road. $10 a sheet; $5 for Blackout games. Sponsored by Friends of Telstar. Benefit for Telstar students/senior scholarships. FMI: 824-2029, 824-2288 or 824-3336.

Bethel, Monday, Oct. 11: Mahoosuc Land Trust’s fall foliage flotilla six mile paddle trip on the Magalloway River, 9 a.m., meet at Sunday River Brewing Company parking lot, Route 2. Bring picnic lunch and life vest. FMI: Steve Wight 824-2410.

Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 12: Preschool story and craft hour for children ages 2 to 5, 10 a.m., Public Library. Craft for the day will be leaf prints. FMI: 364-3281.

Rumford, Tuesday, Oct. 12: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., American Legion Hall, 184 Congress St.

Rumford, Thursday, Oct. 14: Roast beef supper, 4:30 p.m. until sold out, American Legion Post 24, Congress Street. $6. Members and public welcome.

Dixfield, Saturday, Oct. 23: Dirigo Music Association’s Chinese auction and luncheon, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dirigo High School. FMI: contact Cyndi, 562-8498 or Charlene, 562-8785.

Lewiston area

Auburn, Thursday, Oct. 7: L-A Arts presents the German foreign film “Good Bye, Lenin,” 7 p.m., Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner St. $5/$7. FMI: 1-800-639-2919, 782-7228 or visit www.laarts.org.

Auburn, Thursday, Oct. 7: Baby’s night out, 6 to 6:20 p.m. Public Library, Auburn Mall. Stories, songs and fun.

Greene, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 7 and 8: Bob DeLoss narrates his film “America’s Amazing Places,” 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. Doors open an hour before show. FMI: 946-5311.

Auburn, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9: Fall bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., High Street Congregational Church, 106 Pleasant St. Antiques, jewelry, holiday items, white elephant goods, fabrics, yarns, books, CDs, videos. Benefit for Auburn Public Library.

Buckfield, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9: Halloween production “The Hunchback of Buckfield, Maine,” 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m., Oddfellow Theater, Route 117 in the village. Adults, $10; seniors, $8; children under 12, $6. Tickets available at Northeast Bank, Buckfield or at the theater by calling 336-3306 or visit www.oddfellow.com.

Lewiston, Friday, Oct. 8: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, Oct. 8: 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, Oct. 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Department of Human Services, 200 Main St. 1-800-482-0743.

Lisbon, Friday, Oct. 8: Betty’s cooking a public boiled dinner, 5 to 6 p.m., Post 158, Webster St. Adults, $5; children, $2.50. Includes soup, bread and butter, veggies, dessert and coffee. Surprise door prize.

Portland, Friday, Oct. 8: Dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Elks Lodge, Congress Street. Free. Music by Vintage.

Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9: Fall bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Clothing, furniture, crafts, baked goods, light lunch available. FMI: contact Sister Lucille, 375-8399.

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.

Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 9: First Auburn Senior Citizens fall fair flea market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hast Community Center, Pettingill Park. White elephant tables, candy, raffles, plants, jewelry, crafts, home baked goods, snack bar.

Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 9: Ham dinner, 5 to 6 p.m., St. Louis Church Hall, Third Street. Adults, $6; under 12, $3. Includes potatoes, pineapple, peas, salad, dessert and beverage.

Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 9: Countryside Dancers dance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., High Street Congregational Church, 106 Pleasant St.

Bowdoin, Saturday, Oct. 9: Harvest supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., West Bowdoin Parish Hall. Adults, $5.50; children under 12, $2.75; preschool, free. Includes red flannel hash.

Buckfield, Saturday, Oct. 9: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Zadoc Long Free Library. 25 cent paperbacks, 50 cent hardcover, priced sets.

Buckfield, Saturday, Oct. 9: Yard and rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Buckfield Community Church. Sponsored by the Women’s Guild.

Greene, Saturday, Oct. 9: Spaghetti supper, 4 to 6 p.m. Androscoggin Grange 8, Main Street. $5. FMI: contact Pat, 946-5435.

Lewiston, Saturday, Oct. 9: Bates College Museum of Art presents “Wendu Gu: Art from Middle Kingdom to Biological Millennium,” 7:30 p.m., Olin Arts Center. On view until Oct. 9.

Lewiston, Saturday, Oct. 9: Fall festival and craft fair, 1 to 4:30 p.m., Montello Heights, 550 College St. Baked goods, raffles, grandma’s attic.

Lewiston, Saturday, Oct. 9: Baked bean and casserole supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St., use rear entrance on Bartlett Street. Adults, $6; children, $3. Includes salads, biscuits and homemade pies.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Oct. 9: Music by Cornerstone, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 496 Lisbon St. Free. Donations accepted. FMI: 576-5433.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Oct. 9: Baked bean and casserole supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Church Parish Hall, 67 Frost Hill Ave. Adults, $6; children under 12, $4; under 4, free. FMI: 353-5636.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Oct. 9: United Society of Shakers’ apple Saturday orchard walk, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road. Free. Reservation required. FMI: 926-4597.

New Gloucester Saturday, Oct. 9: Baked bean and chop suey supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., First Congregation Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2.50. Includes homemade biscuits and cream pies. FMI: 926-4498 or 926-3260.

Pownal, Saturday, Oct. 9: Harvest supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. Adults, $6; children, $3. Includes baked ham, vegetables, cornbread and homemade pies. FMI: contact Caron, 688-4101. Handicapped accessible.

Richmond, Saturday, Oct. 9: Fall harvest sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Isaac F. Umberhine Public Library, 82 Main St. Books, pumpkins, squash, homemade pies, breads, fudge, and jams.

Sabattus, Saturday, Oct. 9: Public roast pork dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Holy Family Church hall. For takeouts: 783-0038. FMI: 375-6589.

Sabattus, Saturday, Oct. 9: Bean and casserole supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, 14 Wales Road. Adults, $6; children, $2.50. FMI: 375-6214.

Turner, Saturday, Oct. 9: Bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Turner Rescue, 158 Main St., Laurel Gagne Place.

Auburn, Sunday, Oct. 10: Public breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $3/$4. Includes coffee and juice. Benefit for Blue Christmas for Needy Children. FMI: 784-6883.

Lewiston, Sunday, Oct. 10: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7. Music by Wild Horse.

Lewiston, Sunday, Oct. 10: Hyssongs gospel music concert, 5:30 p.m., First Assembly of God Church, 70 Hogan Road.

Buckfield, Monday, Oct. 11: Book sale, 2 to 6 p.m., Zadoc Long Free Library. 25 cent paperbacks, 50 cent hardcover, priced sets.

Lewiston, Monday, Oct. 11: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

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

Lewiston, Tuesday, Oct. 12: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Oct. 12: Book discussion group discusses “Superfudge” by Judy Blume, 11 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Oct. 12: Senior College noon luncheon presents “Walt Whitman’s Tribute to Abraham Lincoln” with Charles Plummer, noon, L-A College. $5, advance; $7, at door. FMI: 753-6510.

Auburn, Wednesday, Oct. 13: Preschool story hour, 9:30 to 10 a.m., Public Library, Auburn Mall.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Oct. 13: Countryside Dancers club night, free lessons, 6 to 7 p.m.; regular lessons, 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing, 8 to 9:30 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Lewiston, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 13 and 14: Peek A Boo puppet show presents “Jack’s Big Adventure,” 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., New Life Community Center, 134 College St. $2 per child over one-year, includes snack. FMI: contact Thelma, 782-1112.

Auburn, Friday, Oct. 15: Harvest dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 757 Summer St. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3; under 5, free. Benefit for Good Shepherd Food Bank.

Buckfield, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16: Halloween production “The Hunchback of Buckfield, Maine,” 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m., Oddfellow Theater, Route 117 in the village. Adults, $10; seniors, $8; children under 12, $6. Tickets available at Northeast Bank, Buckfield or at the theater by calling 336-3306 or visit www.oddfellow.com.

Lewiston, Friday, Oct. 15: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, Oct. 15: Advocates for Children “Cookies and Crafts,” 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Auburn, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16 and 17: Craft show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Edward Little High School. Free. Sponsored by the Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen.

Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 16: Woman’s Literary Union’s apple festival, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 19 Elm St. Includes “The Apple Core” featuring apple decor or motif items, “Apple Bake Shop” featuring apple desserts and pastries, and the “Apple Diner”.

Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 16: Roast turkey dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., American Legion, 71 Main St. Adults, $6; seniors and children, $4.50.

Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 16: Baked bean and American chop suey supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., St. Philip’s Church. Adults, $5; children under 12, $3, under 5, free. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

Durham, Saturday, Oct. 16: First Congregational Church fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Route 136. Crafts, food, candy, silent auction. FMI: contact Fran, 353-2435.

Lewiston, Saturday, Oct. 16: Baked bean supper, 4 to 5:30 p.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 715 College St. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. Includes hot dogs, coleslaw, potato salad, American chop suey, rolls and dessert. FMI: 784-9711.

Lisbon, Saturday, Oct. 16: Baked bean supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459, Route 196. Adults, $5; children under 10, $2.50. Includes hot dogs, coleslaw, American chop suey, dessert, and coffee or tea. FMI: 353-2152.

Manchester, Saturday, Oct. 16: 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: contact Anne Whitman at 622-1338.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Oct. 16: Community fair, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., New Gloucester Fair Grounds, Bald Hill Road. FMI: contact Scott, 926-4126.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Oct. 16: Turkey supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Grange, old Route 26. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3; under 5, free. Includes traditional fixings served family style.

Pownal, Saturday, Oct. 16: Baked bean supper, 5 and 6 p.m., Pownal Center Congregational Church. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Includes potato salad, coleslaw, spaghetti, rolls, pickles, pies and cakes.

Sabattus, Saturday, Oct. 16: Baked bean and casserole supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Parish. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. FMI: contact Roland St.Amant, 375-6586.

Lewiston, Sunday, Oct. 17: 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, Sunday, Oct. 17: Maine Country Music Association awards show, 1 to 5 p.m.; doors open at noon, Ramada Inn Dudley Room, 490 Pleasant St. Adults, $8; children under 12, $4. FMI: contact Lorilei Dodge, 890-4871.

Lewiston, Monday, Oct. 18: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, Oct. 18: Advocates for children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Oct. 19: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Auburn, Wednesday, Oct. 20: Preschool story hour, 9:30 to 10 a.m., Public Library, Auburn Mall.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Oct. 20: Countryside Dancers club night, free lessons, 6 to 7 p.m.; regular lessons, 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing, 8 to 9:30 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Auburn, Thursday, Oct. 21: Baby’s night out, 6 to 6:20 p.m. Public Library, Auburn Mall. Stories, songs and fun.

Lewiston, Friday, Oct. 22: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, Oct. 22: Advocates for Children “Cookies and Crafts,” 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lisbon, Friday, Oct. 22: Smothered beef supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459, Route 196. Adults, $5; children under 10, $2.50. Includes desserts, and coffee or tea. FMI: 353-2152.

Portland, Friday, Oct. 22: Dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Elks Lodge, Congress Street. Free. Music by Vintage.

Buckfield, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22 and 23: Halloween production “The Hunchback of Buckfield, Maine,” 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m., Oddfellow Theater, Route 117 in the village. Adults, $10; seniors, $8; children under 12, $6. Tickets available at Northeast Bank, Buckfield or at the theater by calling 336-3306 or visit www.oddfellow.com.

Freeport, Saturday, Oct. 23: Wolfe’s Neck Farm Autumn celebration, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 184 Burnett Road. $5 per person; $15 per family. Pumpkin hayrides, cider pressing, wool spinning, children’s activities. FMI: 865-4363.

Turner, Saturday, Oct. 23: Baked bean supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Turner Center Universalist Church. Adults, $5; children under 12, $3; under 8, free. Includes hot dogs, coleslaw, pickles, rolls, beverages and homemade pies.

Lewiston, Sunday, Oct. 24: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7. Music by Bill Trowell.

Lewiston, Monday, Oct. 25: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, Oct. 25: Advocates for children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Oct. 26: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Auburn, Wednesday, Oct. 27: Preschool story hour, 9:30 to 10 a.m., Public Library, Auburn Mall.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Oct. 27: Countryside Dancers club night, free lessons, 6 to 7 p.m.; regular lessons, 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing, 8 to 9:30 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Buckfield, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30: Halloween production “The Hunchback of Buckfield, Maine,” 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m., Oddfellow Theater, Route 117 in the village. Adults, $10; seniors, $8; children under 12, $6. Tickets available at Northeast Bank, Buckfield or at the theater by calling 336-3306 or visit www.oddfellow.com.

Lewiston, Friday, Oct. 29: Bates College Museum of Art presents “Videodrome II,” 7 p.m., Olin Arts Center. On view until Dec. 18.

Lewiston, Friday, Oct. 29: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, Oct. 29: Advocates for Children “Cookies and Crafts,” 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Portland, Friday, Oct. 29: Dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Elks Lodge, Congress Street. Free. Music by Vintage.

Lewiston, Saturday, Oct. 30: Countryside Dancers Halloween dance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. Bring a dessert.

Lisbon, Saturday, Oct. 30: Lisbon Community School Halloween carnival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 33 Mill St. Craft fair, bake sale, games, raffles, silent auction.

Sabattus, Saturday, Oct. 30: Bean and casserole supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Jaques Cartier Club, 14 Wales Road. Adults, $6; children, $2.50. Dance follows supper. FMI: 375-6214.

Sabattus, Saturday, Oct. 30: Roast pork supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $5; children under 10, $2.

Turner, Saturday, Oct. 30: Halloween masquerade dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, Boofy Quimby Memorial Center. $10. Music by Arlo West Band. Sponsored by Buckfield Buckeneers Football Association.

Turner, Saturday, Oct. 30: Turner Village Church teens are throwing a “Noah’s Ark” party, 10 a.m., at the church. Games, treats, stories. FMI: 225-2258.

Lewiston, Sunday, Oct. 31: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7. Music by Sounds Unlimited.

Lewiston, Monday, Nov. 1: Advocates for children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Auburn, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 3 and 4: L-A Arts International Film Series presents “Yellow Asphalt,” 7 p.m., Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner St. $5/$7. FMI: 1-800-639-2919, 782-7228 or visit www.laarts.org.

Lewiston, Friday, Nov. 5: Advocates for Children “Cookies and Crafts,” 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Casco, Saturday, Nov. 6: Baked bean supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Crescent Lake Community Hall, Route 11, Webbs Mills. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3; under 5, free. Includes hot dogs, American chop suey, salads, breads, beverage and homemade pies.

Durham, Saturday, Nov. 6: Harvest supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 136. Adults, $7; seniors, $6; children under 12, $3.50; under 4, free. Includes ham, vegetables, bread and rolls, beverage and homemade pies. FMI: contact Fran, 353-2435.

Lewiston, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6 and 7: Christmas in New England craft show and food fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave. FMI: Lois Taylor, 946-7079, e-mail [email protected], or visit http://newenglandcraftfairs.com.

Minot, Saturday, Nov. 6: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Minot United Methodist Church. Homemade food, cookie walk, rada knives, silent auction. FMI: contact Lynn Berube, 998-2974.

Lewiston, Monday, Nov. 8: Advocates for children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Turner, Thursday, Nov. 11: Leavitt Area High School’s annual craft fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. FMI: contact Susan Stevens, 225-3533 or 1-800-498-8014.

Lewiston, Friday, Nov. 12: Advocates for Children “Cookies and Crafts,” 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

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.

Lewiston, Monday, Nov. 15: Advocates for children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Friday, Nov. 19: Advocates for Children “Cookies and Crafts,” 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 20: Gingerbread fair, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Universalist Church. FMI or table rental: contact Mary Lou Hofmann, 777-1833.

Lewiston, Monday, Nov. 22: Advocates for children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Friday, Nov. 26: Advocates for Children “Cookies and Crafts,” 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Manchester, Sunday, Nov. 28: 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, Monday, Nov. 29: Advocates for children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.


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