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, 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.

Farmington, Friday, May 20: Old fashioned car hop, 5 to 8 p.m., The Woodsman, Route 27. Live DJ, raffle, classic cars competition. Food available at old fashioned prices and served car-side. Benefit for American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Sponsored by Relay for Life Friends and Family Ties.

Livermore Falls, Friday, May 20: Livermore Falls and Jay celebration “Main Street, USA, 1946,” 4 p.m. Includes local displays and pre-1947 autos parked on Main and Depot streets, baseball games, movies at Murray Hall for 15 cents, band concerts by Silver and Gold and the Old Crow Band.

Turner, Friday, May 20: English extravapalooza rock concert featuring British smash hits from cover band The Union Jacks performed by the band Spector, 7 p.m., Leavitt Area High School auditorium. $5. Proceeds for LAHS April 2006 England trip. FMI: 946-5144.

Chesterville, Saturday, May 21: Baked bean supper, 4 to 6 p.m., Grange Hall. Adults, $6; children, $3. Includes chop suey, casseroles, salads, biscuits and homemade pie.

Farmington, Saturday, May 21: Tour D’Art Open Studio show and sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 13 Farmington area artist studios. Maps of tour available at various businesses including Calico Patch or at www.upcountryartists.com FMI: contact Kika, 778-5642.

Farmington, Saturday, May 21: Highland Soles concert featuring Scottish dance and music, 7:30 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall, UMF. Adults, $8; seniors, $6; children under 16, $5; under 7, free.

Jay, Saturday, May 21: Benefit potluck supper and dance for the family of Baby Kuyah, 5 to 7 p.m., AMVETS hall. $7 per person. For advance tickets: contact Ray Paul, 897-5697.

Kingfield, Saturday, May 21: Buffet supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Kingfield United Methodist Church. Adults, $6; children, $3; family rates available. Take out available.

Livermore, Saturday, May 21: Plant sale, 8:30 a.m. until sold out, Livermore United Memorial Methodist Church, Church Street. Features perennials and annuals. FMI: 897-5647.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, May 21: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 6 Wheeler St.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, May 21: Indoor yard, plant and food sale, 8:30 a.m., Eaton Memorial United Methodist Church, Church Street.

Wilton, Saturday, May 21: Plant sale, 9 a.m. to noon, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, High Street. Proceeds benefit church general fund.

Wilton, Saturday, May 21: Bluegrass Gospel concert, 7 p.m., East Wilton Union Church, Main Street. Freewill offering taken. Features Sonshine Valley Gospel Bluegrass Band. FMI: contact Rev. Wayne Morrell, 645-4297.

Wilton, Sunday, May 22: Community open house to celebrate Principal Paul Gooch’s retirement, 2 to 4 p.m., Cushing School. All welcome. Refreshments and cake.

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.

Wilton, Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28: Lawn sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Street Garage, Maine Street. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 518. Proceeds benefit their Washington D. C. Jamboree trip.

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.

Farmington, Saturday, June 4: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mount Blue High School gymnasium. Sponsored by Anson Voter Eagle Scout Project. FMI: 645-2077 or 1-800-382-0743.

Farmington, Saturday, June 4: Yard and plant sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairbanks School Neighborhood Association, Route 4. Donations accepted. FMI: 778-4272, 778-3808, 778-4349 or 778-6214.

Farmington, Saturday, June 11: Contradance with Greg Boardman and Sons and John McIntire calling, 8 to 11 p.m., Grange Hall, Bridge Street, West Farmington. $5 per person; $10 family max. Free basics workshop at 7:30 p.m. FMI: 397-2241, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.starleft.org.

Oxford Hills area (Norway, Paris)



Bridgton, Thursday, May 19: Workshop “A Guide to Integrating Timber and Biodiversity Management in Maine” for landowners, foresters, loggers, communities and land trusts, presented by Maine Audubon Forest Ecologist Robert Bryan, 6 p.m., Bridgton Municipal Complex. FMI: 647-4352.

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]

Norway, Thursday, May 19: Bob Gunn night, 7 p.m., St. Catherine’s Church, Paris Street. Gunn is a former Hillsmen Barbershop Chorus member and is retiring and moving out of the area. Refreshments and singing.

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.

Waterford, Thursday, May 19: Community potluck supper, 6 p.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road. Bring a dish; bring a friend. All invited.

Bar Mills, Friday, May 20: Downeast Fiddle Jamboree, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. Features The Old Gray Goose band. Adults, $12; students and seniors, $10. Special guest celebrity fiddlers, Don and Cindy Roy, and Maine’s Timmy Farrell. Reservations advised. FMI: 929-6472.

Bridgton, Friday, May 20: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Oriental 12 Masonic Lodge, Route 117. 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.

Paris, Friday, May 20: DECA and Valhalla Store’s annual yard sale, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Includes Viking and sport apparel. Proceeds benefit activities for the upcoming school year. FMI or to donate items: 743-7756, ext. 5100.

Bolstors Mills, Saturday, May 21: Chicken pie supper, 5 and 6 p.m. seatings, Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3. Includes mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, rolls, homemade dessert and beverages. Handicapped accessible. For reservations: 583-9024 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. by confirmation; do not leave a message.

Norway, Saturday, May 21: Annual Bird-a-Thon, 7 p.m., Mary and Bob Van Nest Farm. Proceeds benefit the Trust’s stewardship account to manage properties the trust owns or on which it holds conservation easements. Pledges can be made by calling 743-8104. Limited number of openings on the birding team. Call for reservations. Rain date Sunday, May 22.

Norway, Saturday, May 21: St. Catherine’s Youth Ministry rummage sale, 9 to 11:30 a.m., St. Catherine’s Parish Hall, 32 Paris St. Good selection of summer clothing and white elephant items. Proceeds benefit retreats and charities for young people.

Oxford, Saturday, May 21: PetFest 2005, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oxford County Fairgrounds. $5 admission. Includes games, costume and photo contest and speakers. Hosted by Second Chance Boxer Rescue and Oxford Hills Dog Club. Held rain or shine. FMI: www.petfestnewengland.com.

Paris, Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22: Maurice Dance Theatre’s Spring recital , 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets available at the door. Students ages 3 to 18 perform ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, pointe, and lyrical routines. Featuring music from the 80’s, big hair, big music, big show.

Paris, Saturday, May 21: May Day, Play Day event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, Main Street. Includes rope climbing, face painting, carnival tent and obstacle course, castle moonbounce, race cars, child safety seat check, horse drawn wagon rides, Llamas, bike rodeo, finger printing. Sponsored by local clubs, individuals, businesses and organizations.

South Paris, Saturday, May 21: Public turkey supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., V.F.W. Hall, lower Main Street. Adults, $6; children, $3. Proceeds benefit the resident’s activity fund. FMI: 743-6300.

West Paris, Saturday, May 21: Rhubarb pie sale, 9 a.m. until sold out, West Paris Universalist Church, Main Street. Order reservations can be made by May 17 to be picked up on May 21 by calling Beverly Stevens, 674-2481 or Joyce Lamb, 674-2002.

Bridgton, Sunday, May 22: Girl Scout Summer Camp open house, 1 to 4 p.m., Pondicherry Program Center. Tours offered. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. FMI: 1-800-660-1072 or 772-1177. For directions to the campsite visit www.gskc.org.

Buckfield, Sunday, May 22: Spaghetti supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Masonic Hall. Donations accepted. Includes meatballs, sausage or vegetarian, salad, rolls, frosted cake and beverages. Benefit for Maine’s Destination Imagination Team’s competition in Knoxville, Tenn. FMI: contact Jerry Marstaller, 224-7623.

Jay, Sunday, May 22: MCMA Country Music concert, 1 to 5 p.m., Community Building. Adults, $5; children under 16, $3; under 6, free. Sponsored by Maine Country Music Association. FMI: contact the Crosby’s, 645-2472.

Norway, Sunday, May 22: Down East Country Music Association Eastern Central Division Competitions, 11 a.m., Charlie’s Entertainment Center, Main Street. Spectators, seniors and members, $5; non-members, $6, children under 12, free. FMI: 539-6589, 353-6589, 793-8884.

Otisfield, Sunday, May 22: Chinese auction, 12:30 p.m.; doors open 11 a.m., Otisfield Community School. Variety of filled baskets and Longaberger pottery. Prize and raffle baskets. Proceeds benefit the new playground equipment fund. Sponsored by the OCS Parent Teacher Association. FMI: 890-6477 or 890-0999.

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.

Stoneham, Sunday, May 22: Welcome home cookout for 133rd Engineer Battalion and their families, 2 to 4 p.m., Stoneham Church and Knights of Pythias Hall. Also welcome are all who donated to the stocking project.

South Paris, Monday, May 23: Preregistration for “Keeping Families First” workshop being held Wednesday, May 25 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Extension Office, 9 Olson Road., off Route 26. FMI: 743-6329.

South Waterford, Monday, May 23: Bear Mountain Grange open house and potluck supper, 6:30 p.m., Grange Hall, routes 35 and 37. Awarding of the Community Service Award for the year follows supper.

Norway, Tuesday, May 24: Opening reception for photography exhibit “Woman With A Weird Eye” by local essayist and designer Pamela Chodosh, 7 to 9 p.m., Memorial Library, Main Street. Show will run through Thursday, June 30. Short reading and refreshments. FMI: 743-5309.

Norway, Tuesday, May 24: Celebrate Downtown Norway, 5 to 7 p.m., Norway Savings Bank Lobby, Main Street. Food, Music, Displays. Special guest John E. Baldacci.

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.

West Paris, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24 and 25: Officer Phil’s Safety Program, Agness Gray School on May 24 and Legion Memorial School on May 25.

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.

Bethel, Saturday, May 28: St. Never’s Day sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Society Director Stan Howe’s house, 18 Broad St. FMI or to donate items:l 824-2908 or 1-800-824-2910.

Bethel, Saturday, May 28: Faye Taylor Memorial Art Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dr. Mason House Exhibit Hall. FMI: 824-2908 or 1-800-824-2910.

Farmington, Saturday, May 28: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, routes 2 and 4. Treasures, tools, furniture, 1969 Dodge Dart, books, cassette tapes, videos, exercise bikes, dehumidifiers, baked goods, pastries.

Livermore, Saturday, May 28: Sheep to Shawl day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Washburn-Norlands Living History Centers. $3. Demonstrations teach steps to process wool into yarn. Experience the art of shearing, skirting, washing, carding, spinning and knitting. FMI: 897-4366.

New Sharon, Saturday, May 28: Final baked bean and casserole supper of the season, 5 to 6:30 p.m., New Sharon United Methodist Church annex. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2. Includes salads, coleslaw, chop suey, rolls and pie. Sponsored by the church Woman’s Society.

West Paris, Saturday, May 28: Public supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Grange Hall, Church Street. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Sponsored by West Paris Grange 298.

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.

Denmark, Friday, June 3: New England singer/songwriter Lynn Deeves concert, 7:30 p.m., Pioneer Meeting House. $10. Limited seating. For reservations: mail $10 admittance to Nurture Through Nature, 77 Warren Road, Denmark ME, 04022; include your e-mail or telephone number. Proceeds help bring solar power to the new retreat space. FMI: 452-2929.

West Paris, Saturday, June 4: Spring fair and flea market, 9 a.m., Grange Hall, Church Street. Held in conjunction with Old Home Days. Sponsored by West Paris Grange 298.

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.

Lovell, Sunday, July 10: Antiques show and sale, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Historical Society, Route 5. $3. Certified appraiser will give free appraisals of up to two items. Food and beverages available. FMI: 925-1238.

River Valley area (Rumford)



Dixfield, Thursday, May 19: Dirigo High School band and chorus concert, 6:30 p.m., Student Community Center, Dirigo High School. Free.

Rumford, Thursday, May 19: VFW Ladies Auxiliary supper, 4:30 p.m. until sold out, Legion Hall, Waldo Street. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Includes baked beans, hot dogs, American chop suey, coffee, tea and desserts. Take out available.

Rumford, Thursday, May 19: Friends of Library hosts a signing of “Any Bitter Thing” by author Monica Wood, 7 p.m., Public Library. Questions and answers will follow. Light refreshments served. FMI: 364-3661.

Dixfield, Friday, May 20: Homes For Our Troops benefit chili supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Dixfield Congregational Church. For Takeout: 562-4582. FMI: 562-7095.

Rumford, Friday, May 20: Spring Armory Dance, 6 to 8:30 p.m., 85 Lincoln Ave. Music by Joe the Music Man. $1.

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

Andover, Saturday, May 21: Ellis River Riders horse show, 9 a.m., Airport Road, Route 5. Free. Rain or shine. FMI: contact Carol, 836-2490, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.ellisriverriders.com.

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.

Dixfield, Sunday, May 22: Benefit Bingo, 1 to 4 p.m.; doors open 11 a.m., American Legion. $25 for all the cards you want to play. Proceeds benefit Dixfield Cougar Rec football. Early bird games, winner takes all, extra special games, 50/50 raffle and cash prizes. Lunch and snack items available.

Mexico, Sunday, May 22: Burn-out Competition to benefit Region 9 Skills U.S.A. Team, 11:30 a.m.; registration from 9 to 11 a.m., Mexico Rec Park. $5 for 3 runs (30 sec – 1 minute and Pop em); $2 for spectators. Hot Rods, cars, trucks. Rental car available. Smash-A-Car contest. FMI: 562-7030 or 364-3828.

Mexico, Sunday, May 22: The Mahoosuc Community Band’s Spring concert, 4 p.m., Green Church. FMI: 364-8603.

Rumford, Sunday, May 22: Scouts Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., Elks Lodge 862, Exchange Street. Free. Includes pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. Open to all area boy and girl scouts. FMI: contact Debi Briggs, 364-2479, Sandee Welch, 364-2548 or lodge, 364-4022.

Rumford, Sunday, May 22: “Miracles of Our Lady of Fatima,” 1:30 p.m., St. Athanasius & St. John’s Church. Admission donation is one item for food pantry.

Dixfield, Monday, May 23: Preschool story time for children ages 2 to 5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ludden Memorial Library. FMI: 562-8838.

Mexico, Tuesday, May 24: Preschool story and craft hour for children ages 2 to 5, 10 a.m., Public Library. Craft will be a birthday surprise. FMI: 364-3281.

Mexico, Tuesday, May 24: Birthday party, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Public Library. Used book sale. Puppeteer show with Michelle Boucher-Ladd and Gabriel Ladd at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Raffles and door prize drawing at 4:30 p.m. FMI: 364-3281.

Mexico, Wednesday, May 25: Greater Rumford Area Ministers’ Pantry Service will serve a free lunch, noon, Town Office.

Rumford, Wednesday, May 25: Preschool story time for children ages 2 to 5, 10 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 364-3661.

Bethel, Saturday, May 28: St. Never’s Day sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Society Director Stan Howe’s house, 18 Broad St. FMI or to donate items:l 824-2908 or 1-800-824-2910.

Bethel, Saturday, May 28: Faye Taylor Memorial Art Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dr. Mason House Exhibit Hall. FMI: 824-2908 or 1-800-824-2910.

Rumford, Monday, May 30: Memorial Day parade, 9 a.m., Canal Street.

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



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.

Greene, Thursday and Friday, May 19 and 20: Sawyer Memorial presents The Swingtime Band, 7 p.m. Thursday; 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. Doors open one hour before shows. FMI: 946-5311.

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.

Auburn, Friday and Sunday, May 20 and 22: The Wesleyan Singers of the United Methodist Church presents a cantata, 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. Sunday, 439 Park Avenue. Donations welcome.

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. FMI: 782-9776.

Greene, Friday, May 20: Smothered beef supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 27 Village St. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3.50; preschool, free.

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.

Monmouth, Friday, May 20: Plant sale and art show, 6 to 7 p.m., Henry L. Cottrell School, 169 Academy Road. FMI: 933-4426.

Turner, Friday, May 20: English extravapalooza rock concert featuring British smash hits from cover band The Union Jacks performed by the band Spector, 7 p.m., Leavitt Area High School auditorium. $5. Proceeds for LAHS April 2006 England trip. FMI: 946-5144.

Auburn, Saturday, May 21: Scrapbooking fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Auburn Middle School. $25 advance; $30 at the door. Proceeds for Auburn Middle and Edward Little school cheerleaders. FMI: contact Judy Haskell, 784-6968 or Brenda Smith, 786-0744.

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: Meatloaf supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Sixth Street Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St.

Auburn, Saturday, May 21: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. Adults, $6; children, $3.

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.

Augusta, Saturday, May 21: “Hook In” open rug hooking demonstrations, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Maine State Museum. Free. Question and answers, one-on-one instruction and advice from experts. FMI: 287-2301.

Gray, Saturday, May 21: Fly tying and fly casting demonstrations, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park. Learn to tie a fly. 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.

Gray, Saturday, Maty 28: Friends of Maine Wildlife Park’s annual plant sale, during regular park hours, Maine Wildlife Park. 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.

Greene, through Saturday, June 4: Donations accepted for good, clean items for the Greene Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary’s yard sale at Farris Equipment on June 4. Proceeds benefit GVFD. FMI or to donate: contact Brenda Theriault, 946-5750.

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.

Lewiston, Saturday, May 21: 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, American chop suey, coleslaw, potato salad, rolls, desserts and hot or cold beverages. FMI: 784-9711.

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.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, May 21: Classic rock sound with Levelhed fronted by Louis O’Neil from Music Maniac and his wife Diane Marie, 7 p.m., Lisbon Teen Center Coffee House, 32 Main St. Show opens with fold artist Jeff Vye. Show and coffee shop is free and open to all ages. FMI: 353-3010 or www.bandmusicservice.com.

Litchfield, Saturday, May 21: Dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Sportsman’s Club. $8 singles; $15 couples. Music by Elizabeth Country Drifters. Chemical free. FMI and reservations: contact Tom Pelletier, 268-9271.

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

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, May 21: Public Library book sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., park across from public library.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, May 21: Yard, craft and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tri-Town Head Start. Sponsored by The Parent Group. Proceeds for Head Start. FMI or to make donations: contact Traci, 345-8911 or Rhonda, 345-3882.

New Gloucester, Saturday, May 21: Bean supper, 5 to 6 p.m., AMVETS Post 6. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2; under 6, free. Includes hot dogs, biscuits, coleslaw, brown bread, American chop suey and homemade pies. Air conditioned.

Pownal, Saturday, May 21: 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.

Wales, Saturday, May 21: Turkey supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Wales Youth Center, Pond Road, Route 132. Includes beverages and pies. FMI: contact Alice, 375-8382.

Auburn, Sunday, May 22: Diane Muise Gospel concert, 6 p.m., Court Street Baptist Church. Freewill offering. Refreshments and fellowship follow concert. FMI: contact Andrea, 784-6661.

Buckfield, Sunday, May 22: Spaghetti supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Masonic Hall. Donations accepted. Includes meatballs, sausage or vegetarian, salad, rolls, frosted cake and beverages. Benefit for Maine’s Destination Imagination Team’s competition in Knoxville, Tenn. FMI: contact Jerry Marstaller, 224-7623.

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.

Lisbon Falls, Wednesday, May 25: Folk artist and story teller David Smith, 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.

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.

Gray, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 28, 29 and 30: Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park’s annual plant sale, during regular park hours, Maine Wildlife Park. 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.

Gray, Saturday, May 28: Baked bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2. Handicapped accessible. FMI: 657-4279 or day of supper, 657-3279.

Lisbon, Saturday, May 28: Baked bean and ham supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Lisbon Methodist Church, School Street. Adults, $6; children, $2. Sponsored by Methodist Women. FMI: 353-8951.

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.

Winthrop, Monday, May 30: Memorial Day breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Winthrop Congregational Church UCC. Adults, $5; children under 12, $3; under 5, free. Includes eggs, ham, sausage, home fries, baked beans, muffins, juice, milk and coffee. Parade follows breakfast.

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

Gray, Saturday, June 4: Maine Conservation School, Maine Wildlife Park. Learn about Bryant Pond camp sessions for boys and girls ages 8 to 17. 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.

Pownal, Saturday, June 4: Baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. Adults, $6; children, $3. 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, June 4: Spaghetti supper, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Maxwell-Gill Hall, High Street. Adults, $5/$6; children under 12, $2.50/$3. Take out available. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. FMI: 375-6951.

Wales, Saturday, June 4: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wales Youth Center, Pond Road, Route 132. Rain or shine. Sponsored by Wales Presbyterian Women.

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.

Gray, Saturday, June 11: Maine custom wood sculpture, Maine Wildlife Park. Bill Fournier uses a chain saw to create eagles, bears and more. Finished pieces for sale. 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.

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.

Gray, Saturday, June 18: Randy’s taxidermy, Maine Wildlife Park. Display of tools of trade and finished mounts. 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, Sunday, June 19: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Bushwack.

Portland, Saturday, June 25: Secret gardens of Portland tour, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $15 advance; $17 day of event. Self-guided tour of 12 private gardens in Portland. FMI: 773-0202 or visit www.propeople.org.

Gray, Saturday, June 25: Maine Forest Service presentation, Maine Wildlife Park. Meet a district forest ranger, learn how rangers protect and manage Maine’s forests. Smokey the Bear visit from noon to 12:30 p.m. 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, 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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