Items submitted to Check it Out must be events that benefit nonprofit organizations and be open to the public. Submissions should be received at least seven days in advance of the event.



Farmington area



Farmington, Wednesday, May 4: Bike day, noon, Mantor Library, UMF. Local community, students and staff are welcome to ride their bikes to the library to celebrate and alternative to our society’s use of fossil fuels. Following remarks by President Kalikow and others, food, awards and a bike ride around town will be offered. Free. Open to the public.

Farmington, Thursday, May 5: National Day of Prayer observance noontime prayer ceremony, noon, Meeting House Park Gazebo. FMI: 778-2981.

Farmington, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 5, 6 and 7: Mount Blue Theatre Company presents “The Pink Panther Strikes Again,” 7 p.m., Mount Blue High School auditorium. Adults, $4.50, students and seniors, $3.

Wilton, Thursday, May 5: National Day of Prayer observance noontime prayer ceremony, noon, Bass Park Gazebo, at the head of Wilson Lake. FMI: 778-2981.

Chesterville, Friday, May 6: Benefit dinner for Zach Gammon, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Town Office. Free will donation. FMI: contact Sue, 778-6978.

Rangeley, Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7: Spring rummage sale, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Episcopal Church undercroft, Main Street. Men, women and children’s clothing, household items, specialties boutique.

Readfield, Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7: Maranacook Middle Stage presents the musical comedy “Where’s Charley?” 7 p.m., Maranacook Middle School. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3. FMI and tickets: 685-3128.

Farmington, Saturday, May 7: Trinity United Methodist Church Spring fling, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the church. Tables of new and used items. Light refreshments available. FMI: 778-2336.

Farmington, Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8: Used book sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Elk’s Lodge, West Farmington. Sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset counties. Books may be left at the lodge after April 15. FMI: 778-3460.

Farmington, Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8: Performance by Community Chorus with String Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, Nordica Auditorium, UMF. Adults, $6; seniors, $5. Open to the public. FMI: 778-7072.

Wilton, Saturday, May 7: Wilton Fire and Rescue benefit car wash, 10 a.m., Big Apple Store, Route 2. Rain date May 14.

Wilton, Saturday, May 7: Great Whatever Auction, 6:30 p.m., Academy Hill School. Free dessert smorgasbord. Old and new items and gift certificates. Sponsored by the Wilton Scholarship Foundation. Proceeds for the Wilton Scholarship Fund. Items welcome at the door. For pickup: contact Ken Sawyer, 645-3894 after 6 p.m.

Wilton, Saturday, May 7: Public Supper, 4 to 6 p.m., First Apostolic Church, Route 2. Adults, $5; children, $3. Includes baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, casseroles and desserts. Benefit for church building fund.

Wilton, Saturday, May 7: Public supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Free. Includes casseroles, salad, breads and dessert. Sponsored by the churches of the Wilton Ecumenical Outreach Ministry. All welcome.

Wilton, Sunday, May 8: The Campbells perform gospel music, 6:30 p.m., Calvery Hill Baptist Church, Route 2. All welcome. FMI: 645-2343.

Wilton, Wednesday, May 11: Wilton Community Forum breakfast, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Main Street. Free. Katie Marble of the Healthy Community Coalition speaks at 7 a.m. about domestic violence in Wilton. Public welcome.

Farmington, Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13, Sandy River Players present “The Complete Works of Shakespeare,” 7:30 p.m., Alumni Theatre, UMF. Special opening night price, $6.50/$8; adults, $10; students and seniors, $8.50. Tickets available at Howard’s Rexall prior to show.

Readfield, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 13, 14 and 15: Maranacook Middle Stage presents the musical comedy “Where’s Charley?” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Maranacook Middle School.

Farmington, Friday, May 13: Big band era jazz vocals featuring Leila Percy with Muriel Havenstein on piano, 7:30 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, UMF. Adults, $7, seniors, $6. Sponsored by Arts Institute of Western Maine.

Farmington, Friday, May 13: Mike Schrader’s band Pluck It with Bob Myshrall and Craig Voccia will perform, 7:30 to 10 p.m.; doors open 7 p.m., G.I. Coffee House, Old South Church. Free. Donations of items for troops accepted. Requesting bandannas, rolls of Tums, shoe insoles, deodorant, chap stick, feminine hygiene products, waterless hand sanitizer, nail clippers and instant soup packages.

Strong, Friday, May 13: Performance “Songs and Stories of the Foothills” by Continental Harmony Community Chorus, 7:30 p.m., Strong Elementary School. Adults, $6; seniors and students, $4; children under 13. FMI: 778-0448.

Canton, Saturday, May 14: Auto show and business fair, registration 9 a.m.; judging 10 a.m. to noon; awards 2 p.m., Route 140. Rocket launch, Pinewood derby, lawn tractor race, door prizes, concessions, music. FMI: 592-8077.

Farmington, Saturday, May 14: Contradance with The Franklin County Fiddlers and The Pineland Fiddlers, 7 to 11:30 p.m., Grange Hall, Bridge Street, West Farmington. $5 per person; $10 family max. Potluck dinner before dance at 6 p.m. Calling by Stanley Keach. FMI: 397-2241, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.starleft.org.

Farmington, Saturday, May 14: Public supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church. Includes baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuit and pies.

Farmington, Saturday, May 14: Free screening clinic to identify children under 18 years old who may benefit from care in orthopedics, sports injuries, spinal disorders, burn and burn scarring at Shrine Hospitals, 9 a.m. to noon, Franklin Memorial Hospital. Sponsored by Western Mountains Shrine Club. All services at the Shrine Hospital are free. FMI: contact the Kora Shrine, 1-800-782-5672 or Bill, 639-5601.

Jay, Saturday, May 14: Performance “Songs and Stories of the Foothills” by Continental Harmony Community Chorus, 7:30 p.m., Jay Middle School Cafeteria. Adults, $6; seniors and students, $4; children under 13. FMI: 778-0448.

Wilton, Saturday, May 14: The Tyngtown Club’s annual plant sale, 8 to 11 a.m., Academy Hill School cafeteria. Flowers, vegetable seedlings, clumps of locally dug perennials, herbs and specialty plants. Come early for best selection. Also bake sale with pies, cakes and breads. Proceeds support Wilton Free Public Library and Wilton Early Childhood Center.

Farmington, Thursday through Sunday, May 19 through 22: Sandy River Players present “The Complete Works of Shakespeare,” 7:30 nightly; 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Alumni Theatre, UMF. Adults, $10; students and seniors, $8.50. Tickets available at Howard’s Rexall prior to show.

Avon, Saturday, May 21: Jumble and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Community Center. Sponsored by Phillips Shared Ministry Women.

Farmington, Wednesday, May 25: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Mount Blue Middle School, 269 Middle St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Turner, Sunday, May 29: Free distribution of vegetable seeds, noon to 1 p.m., Turner Village Church. The second step in the three-step shared harvest dinner happening Sunday Oct. 9. FMI: 225-2248.

Oxford Hills area (Norway, Paris)



Hiram, Wednesday, May 4: Oxford County Bicentennial trail ride kick-off, 10 a.m., beginning at the History House of Parsonsfield Porter Historical Society to the South Hiram Elementary School. Horses and riders will carry historical documents to every fourth grade in the county then to old Paris Hill where for a celebration.

Norway, Thursday, May 5: Ballroom dance to benefit R.E.A.C.H., 6:30 to 8 p.m., Guy E. Rowe School Cafeteria. $25 minimum. Waltz, fox trot, tango, jitterbug.

South Paris, Thursday, May 5: Financing Your Future workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., Western Maine University and Community College, Main Street. Free. FMI or to preregister: 743-9322 ext. 301 or 1-800-442-2092.

Buckfield, Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7: Oddfellow Theater presents the final performance of the season of “The Early Evening Show” with Mike Miclon, 7:30 p.m.; doors open 7 p.m., at the theater, Route 117. Adults, $10; seniors, $8; children 12 and under, $6. Tickets available at Northeast Bank, Buckfield or call the theater box office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday or noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 336-3306.

North Waterford, Friday, May 6: May Friendship Day, 9:30 a.m., North Waterford Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Five Kezars Road, off routes 35 and 37. Freewill offering. Worship program: “Living in the Light: True Friends are Salt and Light.” Proceeds for Church Women United. FMI: 583-4408.

Paris, Friday, May 6: Art Moves Dance Troupe performs “La Vie En Rose,” 7:30 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School auditorium. $5 advance; $7 at the door. Tickets available at Books n Things and Pick-A-Lily.

Bar Mills, Saturday, May 7: Concert featuring Two Old Friends, Mac Mchale and Emery Hutchins, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. Adults, $10; students and seniors, $8. Irish, old-time country, sing-alongs, and hot picking instrumentals on banjo, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodran and harmonica. FMI: 929-6472.

Berlin, N.H., Saturday, May 7: Children’s recording artist Wayne from Maine, 1 p.m., Community Arts Center, 155 Emery St. $8 at the door; children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult. FMI: 603-752-1028.

Bethel, Saturday, May 7: Public supper, 5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2.50. Includes baked beans, hot dishes, salads, pie, rolls and beverage.

Bryant Pond, Saturday, May 7: Maine Conservation School’s community clean-up and set-up camp day, 9 a.m to 4 p.m., at the camp. Lunch provided. Outdoor prizes, raffles. FMI: 665-2068.

Harrison, Saturday, May 7: Ballroom dance “Imagine: Dancing Peace,” 8 to 11 p.m., The Ballroom, Harrison Village. FMI: contact Aimee, 763-3723 or e-mail [email protected]

Locke Mills, Saturday, May 7: SAD 44 Telstar High School football fund-raising dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, American Legion Hall. $10 per person; $16 per couple. Live music by The Suspects. 50/50, raffles. Proceeds benefit the 2005 start-up of Telstar High School football. FMI: contact Tim, 824-0360.

North Conway, N.H., Saturday, May 7: Presentation for the commemoration of the anniversary of the Old Man of the Mountain profile by Geologist Brian Fowler, 7 p.m., Mount Washington Center observatory, 2779 Main St. Free. FMI: 1-800-706-0432 ext 203 or visit www.mountwashington.org.

North Waterford, Saturday, May 7: Mother’s Day public supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., North Waterford Congregational Church, 5 Kezars Road. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Includes baked beans, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls, beverages and dessert. Benefit for children’s camper scholarships.

Oxford, Saturday, May 7: Yard sale, car wash and bottle drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., American Legion Hall 112, King Street. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 196. Proceeds for Boy Scout summer camp. FMI: 539-2912.

Paris, Sunday through Saturday, May 8 through 14: Maine Veteran’s Home observes National Nursing Home Week, buffet dessert 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 8 to kick-off event, the facility, High Street. Musical presentations, masquerade buffet lunch, mocktail party, dancing presentations, display of residents and staff photos, movie festival with compilation of famous movies with residents naming the films after viewing a short clip. Prizes for all festivities. Friends and families invited. FMI: 743-6300.

South Paris, Tuesday, May 10: Parenting Education Group presents Positive Parenting sessions, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Community Concepts, Main Street. Free. FMI: 739-6367.

Norway, Thursday, May 12: Ballroom dance to benefit R.E.A.C.H., 6:30 to 8 p.m., Guy E. Rowe School Cafeteria. $25 minimum. Waltz, fox trot, tango, jitterbug.

South Paris, Thursday, May 12: Financing Your Future workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., Western Maine University and Community College, Main Street. Free. FMI or to preregister: 743-9322 ext. 301 or 1-800-442-2092.

Bethel, Friday, May 13: Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce Award dinner and auction, social and silent auction 6 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m.; presentations and awards 8 p.m. $30 per person. Full buffet dinner featuring prime rib, salmon and vegetarian strudel.

Welchville, Friday, May 13: Chinese auction, doors open 4:30; auction 6 p.m., Emugene Staples Hall. Benefit for Karol Martin. FMI: 539-4693 or 539-8157.

Canton, Saturday, May 14: Auto show and business fair, registration 9 a.m.; judging 10 a.m. to noon; awards 2 p.m., Route 140. Rocket launch, Pinewood derby, lawn tractor race, door prizes, concessions, music. FMI: 592-8077.

Locke Mille, Saturday, May 14: Old fashioned dance, 8 to 11 p.m., Town Hall. Music by Richard Felt Orchestra. Benefit for Greenwood Historical Society.

Oxford, Saturday, May 14: Hardanger fiddler Toby Weinberg, 7 p.m., Community Arts Center, 155 Emery St., Berlin, N.H. Adults, $10; students, $5. FMI: 752-1028.

South Paris, Saturday, May 14: Swingin’ Bears apple blossom dance, 7 to 10 a.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. Mainstream and plus level square dances. Calling by Chris Pinkham. Round dance cueing by Scott Williams. Refreshments served at intermission. FMI: contact Sue Corning, 743-7176 or Eleanor Herrick, 782-4050.

South Paris, Saturday, May 14: Concert with The Hills Alive Chorale and The Midcoast Chorale, 3 p.m., Altergate United Methodist Church, Route 17. Gospel, spiritual, patriotic and show tunes music. Public welcome.

South Paris, Tuesday, May 17: Parenting Education Group presents Positive Parenting sessions, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Community Concepts, Main Street. Free. FMI: 739-6367.

Norway, Thursday, May 19: Ballroom dance to benefit R.E.A.C.H., 6:30 to 8 p.m., Guy E. Rowe School Cafeteria. $25 minimum. Waltz, fox trot, tango, jitterbug.

Norway, Thursday, May 19: Progress Center Inc.’s annual plant sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 35 Cottage St. Perennial basket door prize drawn at 1 p.m. Proceeds for individuals attending the Progress Center. FMI: contact Edie, 743-8049 or e-mail [email protected]

South Paris, Thursday, May 19: Financing Your Future workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., Western Maine University and Community College, Main Street. Free. FMI or to preregister: 743-9322 ext. 301 or 1-800-442-2092.

Buckfield, Friday, May 20: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Evening Star Masonic Lodge, 5 High St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Oxford, Sunday, May 22: Basket bingo, 12:30 p.m.; doors open 11 a.m., Oxford Legion Hall, Route 121. $10 for 16 games. For ages over 16. Proceeds for Otisfield Community School playground fund. FMI: 890-6477 or 890-0999.

South Paris, Tuesday, May 24: Parenting Education Group presents Positive Parenting sessions, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Community Concepts, Main Street. Free. FMI: 739-6367.

Norway, Thursday, May 26: Ballroom dance to benefit R.E.A.C.H., 6:30 to 8 p.m., Guy E. Rowe School Cafeteria. $25 minimum. Waltz, fox trot, tango, jitterbug.

South Paris, Tuesday, May 31: Parenting Education Group presents Positive Parenting sessions, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Community Concepts, Main Street. Free. FMI: 739-6367.

Norway, Thursday, June 2: Ballroom dance to benefit R.E.A.C.H., 6:30 to 8 p.m., Guy E. Rowe School Cafeteria. $25 minimum. Waltz, fox trot, tango, jitterbug.

Norway, Thursday, June 9: Ballroom dance to benefit R.E.A.C.H., 6:30 to 8 p.m., Guy E. Rowe School Cafeteria. $25 minimum. Waltz, fox trot, tango, jitterbug.

River Valley area (Rumford)



Mexico, Wednesday, May 4: Greater Rumford Area Ministers’ Pantry Service will serve a free lunch at noon, Town Office.

Mexico, Wednesday, May 4: Book Cafe adult book discussion group, 6 p.m., Public Library. FMI: 364-3281.

Rumford, Wednesday, May 4: Preschool story time for children ages 2 to 5, 10 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 364-3661.

Rumford, Wednesday, May 4: Briar Patch Greenhouse opening for Mother’s Day weekend, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Proceeds benefit Oxford ARC.

Mexico, Thursday, May 5: Baked ham supper to benefit Mexico Historical Society, 4:30 p.m. until sold out, at Mexico Town Hall. Menu: ham, potatoes, green beans, raisin sauce, dessert and beverage. $6 per person. Take out orders available.

Rumford, Thursday, May 5: Mountain Valley High School presents Night of the Arts, art exhibit from 4 to 7 p.m.; jazz band concert 6 p.m., MVHS.

Bethel, Saturday, May 7: Public supper, 5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2.50. Includes baked beans, hot dishes, salads, pie, rolls and beverage.

Locke Mills, Saturday, May 7: SAD 44 Telstar High School football fund-raising dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, American Legion Hall. $10 per person; $16 per couple. Live music by The Suspects. 50/50, raffles. Proceeds benefit the 2005 start-up of Telstar High School football. FMI: contact Tim, 824-0360.

Mexico, Saturday, May 7: Car wash and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wal-Mart parking lot. Proceeds for Region 9 CNA students trip to Health Occupations Students of America Organization national competition in Nashville, Tenn.

Peru, Saturday, May 7: Fund-raising yard sale, 9 to 11 a.m., 431 Auburn Road. Sponsored by Riverside Realty who will match all money raised. Proceeds for Community Concepts programs. FMI: contact Roger, 369-0100.

Rumford, Monday, May 9: Benefit spaghetti supper and dance, supper 5 to 7 p.m.; dance 8 p.m. to midnight, American Legion. Supper: adults, $5; students, $3; children under 5, free. Dance: $5 per person; $8 per couple. Hosted by Region 9 School of Applied Technology Parent Involvement team.

Dixfield, Monday, May 9: Preschool story time for children ages 2-5 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Ludden Memorial Library. FMI:562-8838.

Mexico, Wednesday, May 11: Greater Rumford Area Ministers’ Pantry Service will serve a free lunch at noon at the town office.

Rumford, Wednesday, May 11: Preschool story time for children ages 2-5 at 10 a.m. at the Public Library. FMI: 364-3661.

Bethel, Friday, May 13: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., at Telstar Regional High School, Route 26.

Bethel, Friday, May 13: Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce Award dinner and auction, social and silent auction 6 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m.; presentations and awards 8 p.m. $30 per person. Full buffet dinner featuring prime rib, salmon and vegetarian strudel.

Canton, Saturday, May 14: Auto show and business fair, registration 9 a.m.; judging 10 a.m. to noon; awards 2 p.m., Route 140. Rocket launch, Pinewood derby, lawn tractor race, door prizes, concessions, music. FMI: 592-8077.

Canton, Saturday, May 14: Chicken pie supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. Adults, $6.50; children under 12, $4.50. Includes mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, peas, carrots, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, beverage and pie. Takeout available.

Dixfield, Saturday, May 14: River Valley Riders’ ATV Club family day and mud run, registration from 8 to 11 a.m.; events from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mountain View Campground, Weld Street. $5 per person; children under 10, free. Racing classes starting with 200 cc’s and up run every hour, trophies for every class. Music by DJ Ed Haines. Food and refreshments provided by Roxbury ATV Riders Club. FMI: contact Bill Morse, 364-7373 or Dan Mitchell, 562-8873. Portion of proceeds donated to Maine Conservation School, Bryant Pond.

Rumford, Saturday, May 14: River Valley Chamber of Commerce annual dinner meeting and awards presentation, Eagles Hall. FMI: 364-3241.

Rumford, Sunday, May 15: Musical drama “A Living Hope” presented by Crosswinds Ministries will be performed at 3 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School Muskie Auditorium. $5 adults, $3 for students and senior citizens.

Rumford, Friday and Saturday, May 20 to 21: Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. FMI: Diane Mitchell, 364-8358.

Rumford, Saturday, May 21: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., former VA Building, Lincoln Avenue. Sponsored by Rumford Hospital Auxiliary. Proceeds for Rumford Hospital’s annual appeal and other charitable purposes. FMI or to donate items: contact Barbara, 364-3648.

Rumford, Tuesday, May 31: American Red Cross blood drive, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mountain Valley High School, Hancock Street. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Lewiston area



Lewiston, through Saturday, May 7: “Early French Photography: Art and Industry” exhibit, Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St. FMI 786-6158.

Lisbon, through Wednesday, May 25: Reservations being accepted for VFW Post 9459’s annual barbecue happening Sunday, May 29, Route 196. $7 for steak; $6 for chicken. Includes fixings, desserts, and coffee or tea. Open jukebox. FMI and reservations: 353-5291.

Leeds, through Tuesday, May 31: Donations being accepted for Rural Community Action Ministry’s annual yard sale scheduled for June. To donate items: contact the office, 524-5095 or 224-7505. Not accepting clothing, appliances or mattresses/box springs.

Lewiston, Wednesday, May 4: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Department of Human Services, 200 Main St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Lewiston, Wednesday, May 4: Countryside Dancers dance, free lessons 6 to 7 p.m.; regular lessons 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing 8 to 9:30 p.m., C and J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Auburn, Thursday, May 5: Public prayer breakfast in celebration of National Prayer Day, 7 to 8 a.m., Central Maine Community College cafeteria. Free. Hosted by CMCC student group Campus Crusade for Christ. Reservations suggested. FMI: contact Betty Foster, 755-5235 or e-mail [email protected] or Jason Lavoi, [email protected]

Auburn, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 5, 6 and 7: St. Dominic RHS Drama Society will perform Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods,” 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, St. Dominic High School, 121 Gracelawn Road. Adults, $8; students and seniors, $5. FMI and reservations: 782-6911.

Greene, Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6: Sawyer Memorial presents Turkey Hollow, 7 p.m. Thursday; 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. Doors open one hour before shows. FMI: 946-5311.

Buckfield, Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7: Oddfellow Theater presents the final performance of the season of “The Early Evening Show” with Mike Miclon, 7:30 p.m.; doors open 7 p.m., at the theater, Route 117. Adults, $10; seniors, $8; children 12 and under, $6. Tickets available at Northeast Bank, Buckfield or call the theater’s box office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday or noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 336-3306.

Lewiston, Friday, May 6: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, May 6: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. Craft is a beaded “Mom” bracelet. FMI: 783-3990.

Lisbon, Friday, May 6: Mother’s Day supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., VFW Post 9459, Route 196. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. Includes ham, mashed potatoes, vegetable, rolls, dessert and coffee or tea. Sponsored by post Auxiliary. FMI and reservations: 353-2152.

Mechanic Falls, Friday, May 6: Food sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Northeast Bank. Benefit for Colfax Rebekah Lodge 27

Mechanic Falls, Friday, May 6: Spaghetti supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., American Legion Hall Post 150. Adults, $5; seniors and children under 12, $3. Benefit for Poland Regional High School Project Graduation class of 2005. FMI: 998-2058.

Readfield, Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7: Maranacook Middle Stage presents the musical comedy “Where’s Charley?” 7 p.m., Maranacook Middle School.

Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7: Dominican Sisters spring bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dominican Sisters Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Proceeds for Loaves and Fishes. FMI: 375-8399.

Augusta, Saturday, May 7: CODA Chorus spring concert “To Life, To Love, To Music!” 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church. FMI: 623-9433.

Bath, Saturday, May 7: Mayfair city wide yard sale, all day throughout the city. Downtown tent sales, benefit breakfasts, opening day of Farmer’s Market. FMI: 442-7291 or visit www.visitbath.com.

Casco, Saturday, May 7: Public supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Crescent Lake Community Hall, Route 11, Webbs Mills. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3; under 5, free. Includes baked beans, hot dogs, American chop suey, salads, bread, beverage and homemade pies.

Danville, Saturday, May 7: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., Grange Hall. Adults, $6; children, $3. Game party follows at 7 p.m.

Freeport, Saturday, May 7: Maine Classical School’s live and silent auction fundraiser, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Stone House, South Freeport. $15 per person. Proceeds support school’s on-going growth and expansion. FMI: 865-6820.

Gray, Saturday, May 7: Bluebird exhibit and presentation, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park. Adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $25 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Lewiston, Saturday, May 7: All Maine Invitational: L/A Arts art auction, 8 p.m.; social from 6 to 8 p.m., Lewiston Auburn College, 51 Westminster St. $30 advance; $35 at the door. Gala event. Music, wine, hors d’oeuvres. FMI: 1-800-639-2919, 782-7228 or visit www.laarts.org.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, May 7: Lamplighter smorgasbord, 5 to 6 p.m., First Congregational Church. Adults, $6; children, $3. Includes baked beans, baked ham, casseroles, salads, coleslaw, deviled eggs, gingerbread with topping and dessert.

Pownal, Saturday, May 7: Baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. Adults, $6; children, $3; under 3, free. Includes spaghetti, potato salad, coleslaw, pickled beets, biscuits, brown bread and homemade pies. Handicapped accessible. FMI: contact Nancy, 688-4481 or Karen, 829-5470.

Sabattus, Saturday, May 7: Baked bean and casserole supper, 4 to 6 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Hall. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. Proceeds for parish programs. FMI: contact Robert Ayotte, 375-4057.

Topsham, Saturday, May 7: Kids fun day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hannaford, Topsham Fair Mall. Games, prizes and Will the Magician. FMI: 353-2283.

Wales, Saturday, May 7: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wales Central School, 175 Center Road. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Lewiston, Sunday, May 8: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Bill Trowell Trio.

Poland, Sunday, May 8: Mother’s Day public chicken dinner, noon to 1 p.m., Excelsior Grange Hall, 446 Harris Hill Road. Adults, $7; children under 12, $2.50. Handicapped accessible at rear door.

Lewiston, Monday, May 9: Bookin’ it with babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, May 9: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Monday, May 9: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

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

Lewiston, Tuesday, May 10: American Red Cross blood drive, 3 to 8 p.m., Bales College, Campus Avenue. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Lewiston, Wednesday, May 11: Advocates for Children’s Family fun day explores the Inside Out Playground in Waterville, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; depart at 9 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. Free FMI and to register: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Wednesday, May 11: Countryside Dancers dance, free lessons 6 to 7 p.m.; regular lessons 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing 8 to 9:30 p.m., C and J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Lisbon Falls, Wednesday, May 11: Contemporary India folk music with Vanessa Torres and Touching Ground, 7 p.m., Lisbon Teen Center Coffee House, 32 Main St. Show and coffee shop is free and open to all ages. Open mike will end the evening. FMI: 353-3010 or www.bandmusicservice.com.

Lewiston, Thursday, May 12: L/A Arts presents a rock, country and blues concert with Rosie Flores, 7:30 p.m., Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant St. Adults, $18; children, full time students and seniors, $15; table to seat up to 10, $150. FMI: 1-800-639-2919, 782-7228 or www.laarts.org.

Lewiston, Thursday, May 12: Journalist and Morning Edition senior correspondent Juan Williams speaks on the “The Legacy of Brown vs. the Board of Education,” 7:30 p.m., Bates College Chapel. Sponsored by the law firm of Skelton, Taintor, and Abbott, the Harward Center for Community Partnership at Bates College, and the College Lectures Committee.

Brunswick, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 13, 14 and 15: Yard sale, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, old Bath Lumber Yard, 325 Bath Road, one mile east of Cook’s Corner. Sponsored by Mid Coast Hospital. Benefit for the Auxiliary’s healthcare scholarship program. FMI: 373-6015.

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

Lewiston, Friday, May 13: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. Craft is jingle bell critters. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Friday, May 13: L-A Senior College luncheon presents Web Harrison and “Discovering Daffodils,” noon, at the college. $5, advance; $7 at the door. FMI: 753-6510.

Lewiston, Friday, May 13: Contemporary Christian music with Cornerstone, 7 to 9 p.m., Holy Cross Parish Hall. Freewill donation.

Readfield, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 13, 14 and 15: Maranacook Middle Stage presents the musical comedy “Where’s Charley?” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Maranacook Middle School.

Winthrop, Friday, May 13: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Winthrop Congregational Church. Adults, $6. Takeouts available. Wheelchair accessible.

Auburn, Saturday, May 14: American Red Cross blood drive, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Auburn, Saturday, May 14: Ham dinner, 5 to 6 p.m., St. Louis Parish, Third Street. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Includes roast pork, potato, vegetable, salad, dessert and beverage.

Gardiner, Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15: Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center presents “Soldier, Come Home” a Frank Wicks play based on family Civil War letters, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Johnson Hall, 280 Water St. Adults, $10; children, $8. FMI or reservations: 582-7144 or e-mail [email protected]

Gray, Saturday, May 14: Wildlife enrichment workshop, 10 a.m. to noon, Maine Wildlife Park. $3 materials fee per person. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $25 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Lewiston, Saturday, May 14: Advocates for Children Saturday play day, 9 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. May flowers theme. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Saturday, May 14: Countryside Dancers dance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., C and J Hall, 711 Webster St. Dessert table available.

Lisbon, Saturday, May 14: Auxiliary installation social hour and dinner, 5 to 6 p.m. social; 6 p.m., dinner, VFW Post 9459, Route 196. Includes baked haddock or prime rib. DJ and Karaoke follows dinner. FMI and reservations: 353-2152.

Lisbon, Saturday, May 14: Baked bean and casserole supper, 4 to 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Church Parish Hall, 67 Frost Hill Ave. Adults, $6; children under 12, $4; under 4, free; family with children under 12, $15. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. FMI: 353-5636.

Lisbon, Saturday, May 14: Fund-raiser baked bean and American chop suey supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Coombs-Mountfort Unit 158 home, 10 Webster St. Adults, $5; children under 10, free. proceeds for children and youth. Sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary and New Beginnings. FMI: contact Betty Robbins, 784-2493 or Edith Lemieux, 784-0656.

New Gloucester, Saturday, May 14: Fiddlehead Center for the Arts International Art and Cultural Festival, 9:30 a.m., Pineland Campus, 83 Pineland Drive. Adults, $6; children under 12, free. Rain or shine. Puppet workshop, parade, Flamenco dancers, master drummer Shamou, mime artist Karen Montanaro, 12 piece Salsa orchestra dance band la Perfecta, and the “Global Village” featuring international performances, education and hands-on activities. FMI: 688-2244 or visit www.fiddleheadcenter.org.

Poland, Saturday, May 14: Dinner, silent auction, and live performance by Al Ashley, doors open 5 p.m.; silent auction will close 7 p.m., Poland Community School, Route 26. $5 per person. Includes spaghetti dinner. Proceeds for Poland Cheerleaders summer cheer camp. FMI: 998-4650.

Augusta, Sunday, May 15: Organ concert featuring organist Albert Melton, 4 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St., near Lithgow Library and YMCA. $5 suggested donation. FMI: 622-2424.

Augusta, Sunday, May 15: Third Sunday at Jewett concert series presents Gary Wittner and Don Stratton, 2 p.m., Jewett Hall Auditorium, University of Maine Augusta. Adults, $10; students, $5; under 12, free. FMI: 621-3551.

Lewiston, Sunday, May 15: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Clary Hill.

Portland, Sunday, May 15: “SpringSongs” benefit concert for Seeds of Peace featuring the Temple Beth El Choir and the First Parish in Portland’s Unitarian Universalist Church Choir, 7 p.m., Temple Beth El. $10/$12. FMI: 774-2649.

Lewiston, Monday, May 16: Bookin’ it with babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

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

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

Lewiston, Wednesday, May 18 Countryside Dancers dance, free lessons 6 to 7 p.m.; regular lessons 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing 8 to 9:30 p.m., C and J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Sabattus, Thursday, May 19: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oak Hill High School, Route 126. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Buckfield, Friday, May 20: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Evening Star Masonic Lodge, 5 High St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Greene, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 20, 21 and 22: Benefit yard sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends. Proceeds used for food, spay and neutering, building shelters and medical needs for pets in the animal welfare organization’s care.

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

Lewiston, Friday, May 20: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. Craft is spring chicks. FMI: 783-3990.

Auburn, Saturday, May 21: Lake Street School fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the school. Barbecue, obstacle course, games, prizes, plant and bake sale, cake walk.

Auburn, Saturday, May 21: Bean and macaroni supper, 5 to 6 p.m., St. Philip’s Church Hall, Center Street, Route 4. Adults, $6; children, $3. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

Lewiston, Saturday, May 21: Greater Androscoggin Humane Society’s annual strut your mutt dog walk, 9 a.m. to noon, Railroad Park. Walkers who collect $100 in pledges are entered into drawings. Talent contest, $3 per class; $10 for 4 classes. Photo contest, dog baths, bake sale, raffles, canine agility demonstrations with Promisland Agility. FMI: 783-2311 or visit www.gahumane.org.

Lisbon, Saturday, May 21: Bean supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., VFW Post 9459, Route 196. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. Includes hot dogs, coleslaw, American chop suey, rolls, dessert, and coffee or tea. Sponsored by post Auxiliary. FMI and reservations: 353-2152.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, May 21: Book signing by “A Certain Fall” local author Robert W. Chapman, 9 a.m. to noon, Public Library.

Lewiston, Sunday, May 22: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Country Ladds.

Lewiston, Monday, May 23: Bookin’ it with babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

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

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

Lewiston, Wednesday, May 25: Countryside Dancers dance, free lessons 6 to 7 p.m.; regular lessons 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing 8 to 9:30 p.m., C and J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Lewiston, Wednesday, May 25: American Red Cross blood drive, 6:30 to 11 a.m., Sisters of Charity Health/Lepage Center, Campus Avenue. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Winthrop, Wednesday, May 25: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Winthrop High School, Rambler Road. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

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

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

Lewiston, Sunday, May 29: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Steve and Good Old Boys.

Turner, Sunday, May 29: Free distribution of vegetable seeds, noon to 1 p.m., Turner Village Church. The second step in the three-step shared harvest dinner happening Sunday Oct. 9. FMI: 225-2248.

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

Lewiston, Tuesday, May 31: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Wiscasset, Saturday, June 4: Morris Farm Trust’s peerless perennial plant sale, 10 a.m., 156 Gardiner Road, Route 27 North. FMI: 882-4080.

Lewiston, Sunday, June 5: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Wild Horse.

Sabattus, Sunday, June 5: Buffet breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Harry J. Conway Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $5; children under 10, $2.

Winthrop, Friday, June 10: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Winthrop Congregational Church. Adults, $6. Takeouts available. Wheelchair accessible.

Waterville, Saturday, June 11: Railroad festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maine Central Steam Engine site, 470 College Ave. Clown, music, scavenger hunt, kids games and contests, face painting, railroad presentations, model railroad. Sponsored by Friends of the 470. Proceeds helps restore the old steam engine. FMI: 872-4940 or visit www.waterville-me.gov/470.htm.

Lewiston, Sunday, June 12: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Mainly Country.

Lewiston, Sunday, June 19: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Bushwack.

Lewiston, Sunday, June 26: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Steve and Good Old Boys.


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