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 and Wednesday, Oct. 12 and 14: Auditions for the community and high school production of “A Fiddler on the Roof,” 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday; 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Livermore Falls High School cafeteria. Production presented on Dec. 10 and 11. FMI: 897-3428, ext. 112.

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.

Rangeley, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16: Fall rummage sale, 6 to 8 p.m., Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Episcopal Church undercroft, Main Street.

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, Oct. 16: Charity Auction for the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, 6 p.m.; preview at 5 p.m., Granary Restaurant and Brew Pub. Includes over 145 items. FMI: 778-5048 or email: [email protected] to get a copy of the auction list.

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.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Oct. 16: Rummage and food sale, 9 a.m. to noon, First Baptist Church, 25 Church St. Sponsored by American Baptist Women.

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.

Wilton, Saturday, Oct. 16: Public harvest supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., First Congregational Church. Adults, $6; seniors and children under 10, $4. FMI: contact Sue Kaplan, 645-9649.

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.

Farmington, Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 21 through 24: UMF Theatre presents “Marvin’s Room,” 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday, UMF Alumni Theatre. Adults, $6; seniors, $3.50, students, $5. To reserve tickets: 778-7465.

Farmington, Friday, Oct. 22: G.I. Coffeehouse features Hank Washburn’s Band, 7 to 9 p.m., Old South Church. All are welcome.

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.

Chesterville, Saturday, Oct. 23: Italian supper, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Grange Hall. Adults, $5; children, $2.50. Includes spaghetti, meatballs, Italian sausage with peppers and onions, Caesar salad, Italian bread and desserts. Sponsored by Zion Hill Community Church.

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.

Farmington, Sunday, Oct. 24: Benefit beano for the Temple Fire Department Equipment Fund, 1 p.m.; doors open, 11:30 a.m., West Farmington Elks Lodge.

Farmington, Saturday, Oct. 30: Halloween dinner and dance, 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Elks Lodge, $25 donation per couple. Music by the Travelers. Sponsored by Farmington Emblem Club 460. For tickets: 778-4726.

Jay, Saturday, Oct. 30: Benefit dinner for the family of Tony DeMillo who is battling a serious illness, 4 to 6 p.m., AmVets Hall. Includes baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, rolls and homemade pie. FMI: contact Ann Barnett or Diane Pelletier at Western Maine Family Health Center, 897-4345.

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.

Jay, Monday through Friday, Nov. 1 to 5: Clothing giveaway, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, corner of Route 4 and Oak Street.

Farmington, Saturday, Nov. 6: Farmington Rotary Club’s free hearing clinic, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sparkes Hearing Services, 201 Front St. Tests for adults of any age. Public welcome. FMI: 778-9545.

Farmington, Saturday, Nov. 6: UMF arts and crafts show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Olsen Student Center. Many new artists and crafters from across Maine. Original paintings, prints, stained glass, pottery, jewelry, baskets, greeting cards, quilts, wind chimes, rugs.

New Sharon, Saturday, Nov. 6: Gift-a-rama and hot turkey sandwich supper, 6 p.m., New Sharon Methodist Church annex. $6. Sponsored by the Messalunskit Star Club. FMI: 778-2124.

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.

Fayette, Saturday, Nov. 20: Christmas fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fayette Central School gym. Free; table rentals, $10. FMI or to reserve a table contact Sue Rich, 685-4702. Sponsored by Fayette Historical Society.

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 satellite from Baltimore, Maryland.

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.

Albany Township, Saturday, Oct. 16: Yard sale, 9 a.m., Town Hall, corner of Vernon Street and Hunt’s Corner Road. Sponsored by the Albany Improvement Association. No early birds.

Bolsters Mills, Saturday, Oct. 16: “Famous” chicken pie supper, 5 and 6 p.m.; third seating follows if needed, United Methodist Church. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3. Includes mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, rolls, homemade dessert and beverage. Handicapped accessible. Reservations accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. by confirmation only, 583-9024; do not leave a message.

Bridgton, Saturday, Oct. 16: Open house, 1 to 4 p.m., Rufus Porter Mural House, 67 North High St., Route 302. FMI: contact Julie Lindberg, 647-8261.

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.

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.

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.

Waterford, Thursday, Oct. 21: Community potluck supper, 6 p.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road. Bring a dish to share.

Berlin, N.H., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22 and 23: Good Shepherd Parish October Fest spaghetti and meatball supper, 4 to 7 p.m., St. Michael School gym, 140 Blanchard St. Includes raffles, arts and crafts, children’s games, bake sale and silent auction. FMI: 603-752-2880.

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.

Albany Township, Saturday, Oct. 23: Yard sale, 9 a.m., Town Hall, corner of Vernon Street and Hunt’s Corner Road. Sponsored by the Albany Improvement Association. No early birds.

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.

South Paris, Saturday, Nov. 13: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Market Square Health Care Center. Table rental, $10. FMI or to reserve table, 743-7086.

River Valley area (Rumford)

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.

Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 13: Greater Rumford Area Ministers’ Pantry Service will serve a free lunch, noon, Town Office.

Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 14: Public Library will host an evening of storytelling with special guest Billie Gammon, 7 p.m. FMI: 364-3281.

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.

Albany Township, Saturday, Oct. 16: Yard sale, 9 a.m., Town Hall, corner of Vernon Street and Hunt’s Corner Road. Sponsored by the Albany Improvement Association. No early birds.

New Hampshire, Saturday, Oct. 16: Androscoggin Watershed Institutes fall field workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the White Mountains and Lake Umbagog regions. Guided nature walks, canoe trip, pontoon boat ride. $60, includes lunch. FMI: 1-603-466-3433 or visit www.androscogginriver.org.

Rumford Corner, Saturday, Oct. 16: Turkey roast, 5 p.m. and 6:15, Blazing Star Lodge, Route 232. Adults, $8; children under 12, $4. Includes mashed potato, carrots, peas, coleslaw, stuffing, cranberry sauce, coffee, punch, bread and dessert. Takeout available. Sponsored by Royal Arch Chapter 56. FMI: 364-2943.

Rumford, Sunday, Oct. 17: Octoberfest, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oxford Country ARC Adult Activity Center. Pie baking contest, crafts, games, food and music. Sponsored by the Rotary Club. FMI: 369-0141, 545-2671 or 562-7172.

Rumford, Sunday, Oct. 17: Hymn sing, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, Linnell Street. Everyone welcome.

Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 19: Preschool story and craft hour for children ages 2 to 5, 10 a.m., Public Library. Craft for the day will be making monster masks. FMI: 364-3281.

Rumford, Thursday, Oct. 21: Spaghetti and meatball dinner in honor of Pete and Jeanie Duguay, 4 to 7 p.m, Rumford Eagles Hall. $5 per person. Door prize raffle, Chinese auction, 50/50. Tickets may be purchased at Mexico One Stop, Maddy’s Pizza, Rumford Hannaford or call Tami, 369-8005.

Albany Township, Saturday, Oct. 23: Yard sale, 9 a.m., Town Hall, corner of Vernon Street and Hunt’s Corner Road. Sponsored by the Albany Improvement Association. No early birds.

Bethel, Saturday, Oct. 23: Mahoosuc Arts Council presents Fiddle-icious, forty fiddlers playing traditional music, 7 p.m., Gould Academy Bingham Hall, Church Street. Adults, $6; students, $4. FMI: 824-3575.

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.

Rumford, Saturday, Oct. 23: Harvest dance, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Park Place. $6 per person. Music by E/I Country Band with Don Levesque. FMI: Elaine, 364-4696 or Martha, 369-9352.

Lewiston area

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.

Minot, Saturday, Oct. 16: Harvest supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., West Minot Grange Hall. Includes corned beef, vegetables, and gingerbread with whipped cream. FMI: 345-3040.

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.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Oct. 16: Bean supper, 5 to 6 p.m., AMVETS Post 6. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2; under 6, free. Includes hot dogs, coleslaw, brown bread, biscuits, American chop suey and homemade pies.

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.

Wales, Saturday, Oct. 16: Turkey supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Wales Youth Center, Pond Road. Includes beverages and pies. Sponsored by and benefit for Wales Presbyterian Church. FMI: contact Alice, 375-8382.

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, Sunday, Oct. 17: Liberian gospel singer and songwriter George Walters-Sleyon in concert, 4 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St. Free will offering benefits Liberian Orphanage Project.

Lewiston, Sunday, Oct. 17: Pumpkin festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Farwell School. Open skate, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; helmets required. Food, entertainment, children games, plants, crafts.

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.

Greene, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 21 and 22: Filmmaker Mike Shiley narrates his film “Amazing Thailand,” 7 p.m., Thursday; 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. Doors open an hour before show. FMI: 946-5311.

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.

Lisbon, Friday, Oct. 22: Roast turkey dinner, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 27 Village St. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3.50; preschool, free.

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.

Gray, Saturday, Oct. 23: Baked bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2. Includes salads, breads and homemade desserts. Handicapped accessible. FMI: 657-4279 or 657-3279 on day of supper.

Lewiston, Saturday, Oct. 23: YWCA annual fall dance for all 6th, 7th and 8th graders, 7 to 9 p.m., 130 East Ave. $5 at the door. Includes beverages and snacks. Live DJ entertainment.

Poland, Saturday, Oct. 23: Poland Community Church fall festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Route 26. Haunted barn, silent auction, children’s games, bake sale, face painting, white elephant table, baked goods.

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.

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

Auburn, Monday, Oct. 25: Sarah Frye Home annual fall fair, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 751 Washington St. Proceeds for resident activities.

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.

Gardiner, Saturday, Oct. 30: Masquerade ball, 7 to 11:30 p.m., Johnson Hall, 280 Water St. $25. Music by Bob Colwell and Friends. FMI or reservations: 582-7144 or e-mail [email protected]

Hallowell, Saturday, Oct. 30: Spooktacular read-a-thon, 7 to 11 p.m., Higher Grounds, 119 Water St. Benefit for Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta and Gaslight Theater of Hallowell. FMI: contact Anna Bragdon, 441-5989 or Laren Mier, 622-3374.

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.

Lewiston, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6: “Sleigh Bells Ring” Christmas fair, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, corner of Walnut and Blake streets. Continental breakfast at 9 a.m., crafts, jewelry, white elephant booth, homemade baked goods.

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.

Augusta, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14: United Maine Craftsmen annual “Early Bird” craft show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. $2; under 12, free. Includes 125 exhibitors.

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.

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 20: Christmas fair, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 757 Summer St.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, Nov. 20: Christmas craft fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Our Lady of Ransom Parish Hall. Table rentals, $15. FMI or to rent a table contact Helen Warley, 345-9154.

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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