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 and Friday, June 9 and 10: Mount Blue Theater Company presents the MBHS Curtain Raisers Improv Comedy Troupe in “Sealed for Freshness,” 7:30 p.m., Mount Blue High School Auditorium. Adults, $3; students, $2. FMI: contact Dan Ryder, 788-3561 or e-mail [email protected]

East Dixfield, Friday, June 10: Country music jam session, 6 to 9 p.m., Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2. Free. Dancing follows from 9 to 11 p.m. Music by Barry Wood and Friends. on Rt. 2. FMI: Linda, 645-4752 or Larry, 645-4875.

Farmington, Friday, June 10: Music by Vermont-based a cappella group Village Harmony, 7:30 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, UMF. Adults, $6; seniors, $5; children under 16, free. Sponsored by Arts Institute of Western Maine.

Livermore Falls, Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11: Lawn and food sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Livermore Common, Crash Road. Sponsored by the Livermore Falls Historical Society and Livermore Falls Women’s Club. FMI: 897-4695.

New Vineyard, Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11: New Vineyard, June 10 and 11: Ladies seminar, 6 p.m. Friday; 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Open Bible Baptist Church. For ages 10 and up. FMI: 778-9823 or 652-2506.

Wilton, Friday, June 10: Hannah Sloane-Barton and Andy Buckland perform Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, old-time music, 7 to 10 p.m., G.I. Coffee House, Old South Congregational Church. Donations of items for troops overseas accepted. FMI: 645-4755 or 293-8520.

Canton, Saturday, June 11: 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. Takeouts available.

Farmington, Saturday, June 11: Public supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church. Includes baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuit and pies.

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.

Farmington, Sunday, June 12: Flag Day observance, 4 p.m., Farmington Elks Lodge, School Street, West Farmington. Formal salute, flag burning ceremony by American Legion Post 28. Refreshments follow.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, June 14: Concert by Bing and Nancy Crosby, 7 p.m., at the Gazebo.

Rangeley, Wednesday, June 15: Public breakfast buffet, 7 a.m., Wilhelm Reich Museum conference center. Proceeds benefit the museum’s scholarship program. FMI: 864-3443.

Farmington, Saturday, June 18: Glen Gilchrist yellow ribbon 5K and kid’s 1 Mile fun run, registration from 7:30 to 9:20 a.m., Titcomb Mountain Ski Area. 5K, $6; 1 mile, $4. 1 mile race starts 9 a.m.; 5K starts 9:30 a.m. FMI: Kelley Cullenberg, 778-4971.

Starks, Saturday, June 18: Spaghetti supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Memorial Hall. Adults, $6; children, $3. Includes dessert. Benefit for the Church of Christ Starks and West Mills Community Church.

Strong, Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19: Men’s one pitch softball tournament, Strong Legion Field and Phillips Softball Field. $125 per team. Benefit for Lance Corporal Scott Paul Memorial Town Park. DJ and Karaoke from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Strong Legion Building. $5. FMI: Kirby Ross, 639-3264 or Sue Ellsworth, 684-4520.

Turner, Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25: The Joyful Melodies ladies ensemble concert, 6:30 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 20 North Main St. FMI: 225-2237.

Oxford Hills area (Norway, Paris)



Otisfield, through Monday, June 20: Registrations for firearms hunter safety course beginning Monday, June 20, with sessions thru Wednesday June 22 and Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25. Students must attend all sessions. FMI: contact Art, 539-2322 or Don, 539-4407.

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.

Berlin, N.H., Friday, June 10: New Coffee House and Arts Center presents family entertainment with Red Gallagher, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Arts Center lower hall, 155 Emery St. $5, members; $8, non-members; children under 12, free with an adult. FMI: 752-1028.

Bridgton, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 10, 11 and 12: Maine Canoe Symposium with guest speakers Kirk Wipper and the Peake Brothers, Camp Winona, shores of Moose Pond. Symposium’s 20th Anniversary. For reservations: 647-3721. FMI: 892-3121.

Paris, Friday, June 10: Public baked bean supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 17 East Main St., Adults, $6; children under 12, $3.

Paris, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 10, 11 and 12: Oxford County Celebration, Paris Hill area. Many activities and events. For complete event schedule: visit www.oxfordcountybicentennial.com. FMI: 846-5683.

Bar Mills, Saturday, June 11: Dance and music by Highland Soles, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Road. Adults, $10; student and seniors, $8; family rates available. FMI: 929-6472.

Buckfield, Saturday, June 11: Public breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., John D. Long 58 American Legion Post Home. Adults, $5; children, $3.

Locke Mills, Saturday, June 11: Old fashioned dance, 8 to 11 p.m., Town Hall. Music by the Richard Felt Orchestra. Benefit of the Greenwood Historical Society.

Naples, Saturday, June 11: Chinese auction, 1 to 3:30 p.m., aboard the Songo River Queen II. Ninety auction tickets at $20 each. When purchased before June 11, additional ticket is free. Space limited to 100. Features dollar table, grab bags, and food sale. Sponsored by The Resistance Ministries Youth Ministry. FMI: 743-6982.

South Paris, Saturday, June 11: The Swingin’ Bears dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. Mainstream and plus level square dances. Calling and cueing by Scott Williams. FMI: contact Sue Corning, 743-7176 or Eleanor Herrick, 782-5359.

Waterford, Saturday, June 11: Yard and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Waterford Grange, Valley Road. Proceeds for Grange Hall Repair Fund. FMI or to donate items: 539-4572.

Locke Mills, Tuesday, June 14: Old fashion dance and supper, supper 5:30 p.m.; dancing 9:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, Gore Road. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3. Music by the Parisians.

Oxford, Tuesday, June 14: Concert in the park featuring The Record Family Band, 7 p.m., in the park, Route 121 and Skeetfield Road. In the event of rain in Legion Hall next to park.

West Paris, Tuesday, June 14: Chorus and instrumental concert, 6:30 p.m., Agnes Gray School gymnasium, Main Street.

Waterford, Wednesday, June 15: Illustrated gardening lecture “Herbs and More” by Hedgehog Hill Farm founder and author Mark Silber, 7 p.m., Public Library. Free.

Bryant Pond, Saturday, June 16: Guest speaker Sayward Lamb will show and talk about his wood carvings, 10 a.m., Whitman Memorial Library.

Norway, Thursday, June 16: Public interest forum “Building a Healthy Maine Economy” by Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, 7 p.m., Memorial Library, Main Street. FMI: 336-2064 or 928-2375.

Norway, Saturday, June 18: Tag sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Town and Country Mobile Home Village, off lower Main Street. Sponsored by TCMHV residents. Proceeds benefit resident activities.

Bethel, Monday, June 20: Bethel Rotary annual golf challenge, noon registration; 1 p.m. shot gun start, Bethel Inn and Country Club. FMI: 824-6276.

Farmington, Monday and Tuesday, June 20 and 21: “Share Your Heritage” workshop, University of Maine Farmington. Oxford Hills area representatives are organizing a team to participate from Bethel to Millinocket to take part in learning about the heritage tourism market. Sponsored by National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Maine Mountain Heritage Network sponsors. FMI about joining the Oxford Hills area team: contact organizer Anne Campbell, Norway Downtown Revitalization, 739-2215.

Paris, Tuesday, June 21: Christian Women United luncheon with guest speaker Roy Earle of Norway, 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, 17 East Main St. Meeting follows. For reservations: contact Pearl, 743-5724.

Bethel, Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25: Quilt show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Middle Intervale Meeting House, Intervale Road. Adults, $4; children under 12, free.

Berlin, N.H., Friday, June 24: New Coffee House and Arts Center presents family entertainment with Red Gallagher, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Arts Center lower hall, 155 Emery St. $5, members; $8, non-members; children under 12, free with an adult. FMI: 752-1028.

Bethel, Saturday, June 25: Yard sale and auction, 8 a.m. yard sale; 5:30 p.m. auction preview; 6:30 p.m. auction, Telstar High School. Sponsored by Bethel Rotary Club.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, June 25: Pottle Hill Road race, one-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m.; 5K at 9 a.m.; 10 K at 10:15 a.m., Town Square. $12. Prizes awarded. Volunteers welcomed. To register or volunteer: contact Suzanne Dunham, 753-1457, ext. 12 or e-mail [email protected]

Naples, Sunday, June 26: The Blacksmiths Music Ministries and Front-Line-Promotions presents Noah’s Ark kids cruise, 2 to 3:30 p.m., on board the River Queen II. $7 per person; $12 at the dook. For children 5 to 10. Sponsored by His Place Teen Center. For tickets: 743-6982 and 743-9503. FMI: 743-9503 or visit www.hisplaceteencenter.org.

Bethel, Saturday, July 2: Art fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bethel Common. Artists and craftspeople. Entertainment by the Mollyockett Chapter of the Sweet Adelines, 11:30 to 1:45, in the gazebo. FMI: 1-800-442-5826, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.bethelmaine.com.

Waterville, Monday, July 4: Public breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road.

Norway, Saturday, July 9: Sidewalk art festival, 9 a.m to 4 p.m., Main Street. Features purchase awards by individuals and businesses. Celebrates famous Norway resident, mineralogist, naturalist, and educator George Howe. Includes musical, dance performance, dance master classes, poetry readings, children’s activities, food sales, and community events in addition to the art show. Rain date July 10. FMI: 739-2215 or e-mail [email protected]

Norway, Saturday, July 9: Lobster luncheon and quilt show, luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; quilt show 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Second Congregational Church. No entrance fee. Quilters wanted to display their quilts.

Norway, Saturday, July 9: Duck race, 2 p.m., vicinity of Advertiser Square and along nearby waterways to finish. Second heat follows. Corporate ducks to be customized, $50; individual rubber-ducky ducks, $5. FMI: 743-2281.

Oxford, Saturday, July 9: Flea market, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oxford Country Fairgrounds, Route 26. Benefit for the Agricultural Museum. Seeking vendors for inside and outside spaces. FMI: 743-8422.

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.

Portland, Friday, July 15: Oxford Hills night at the Portland Seadogs Ballpark. $6. Tickets available at Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, 213 Main St. National Anthem performed by Mollyockett Chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Sponsored by Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce and Norway Savings Bank. FMI: 743-2281 or visit the Chamber office.

Bryant Pond, Saturday, July 16: Franklin Grange 124 summer fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Grange Hall, Main Street. Includes food table, homemade items, luncheon grab bags, games, dance featuring the Richard Felt Band, fish pond for children, horseshoes. Table rentals $5. FMI: 674-3046 or 674-3872.

Locke Mills, Saturday, July 30: Skunk run, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., American Legion Jackson Silver Post. $10 donation per event; $30 for all events. Includes t-shirt. Motorcycle run at 10 a.m., pig roast from 3 to 5 p.m., live band music by The Suspects from 5 to 9 p.m. Proceeds for the Sandon Morgan Scholarship Fund at Telstar Regional High School. FMI: visit www.bikersskunk.com.

River Valley area (Rumford)



Mexico, Wednesday, June 8: Greater Rumford Area Ministers’ Pantry Service will serve a free lunch, noon, Town Office.

Dixfield, Thursday, June 9: Appreciation night in honor of David Saphier, 5:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m., Welch’s Campground. Saphier retired from Elsemore Clinic in late April.

Rumford, Thursday, June 9: Baked ham supper, 4:30 p.m. to sold out, American Legion Hall, Congress Street. $6.00.

Rumford Point, Thursday, June 9: Roast beef supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Rumford Point Congregational Church. Adults, $7; children under 12, $4. Includes mashed potatoes, peas, coleslaw, rolls and homemade pies.

Canton, Saturday, June 11: Summer fest, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Municipal Building and ball field, Route 140. Rain date June 12. Featuring an auto show.

Canton, Saturday, June 12: Summer fest, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Municipal Building and Ball Field, Route 140. Auto show, flea market, craft fair, chicken barbecue, games, prizes.

Rumford, Sunday, June 12: Elks Flag Day ceremony, 4:00 p.m., Veterans Park. Everyone Welcome. In the event of rain, ceremony will be in the Lodge on River Street.

Mexico, Wednesday, June 15: Youth Resource team meeting and ice cream social, 3:30 p.m., at the Teen Center, Recreational Drive.

Rumford, Wednesday, June 15: American Red Cross blood drive, 12 to 5 p.m., American Legion Hall, 184 Congress St. FMI: 1-800-382-0743.

Rumford, Thursday, June 16: Annual moose lottery drawing, 6 p.m., Mountain Valley High School, 799 Hancock St. Free admission.

Rumford, Friday, June 17: Father’s Day dinner, 11:30 a.m., Senior Center. Over 60, spouses, volunteers and those with disabilities, $3.50; under 60, $5. Includes beef pie with biscuit topping, potatoes, carrots, salad, dessert and coffee, tea or milk.

Mexico, Saturday, June 18: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Green Church, 163 Main St. Baked goods, books and puzzles, clothing, children’s toys, kitchen goods and appliances, furniture.

Rumford, Saturday, June 18: Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, Waldo Street. Music by Jr. Roy. Members and guests welcome.

Bethel, Monday, June 20: Bethel Rotary annual golf challenge, noon registration; 1 p.m. shot gun start, Bethel Inn and Country Club. FMI: 824-6276.

Bethel, Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25: Quilt show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Middle Intervale Meeting House, Intervale Road. Adults, $4; children under 12, free.

Bethel, Saturday, June 25: Yard sale and auction, 8 a.m. yard sale; 5:30 p.m. auction preview; 6:30 p.m. auction, Telstar High School. Sponsored by Bethel Rotary Club.

Bethel, Saturday, July 2: Art fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bethel Common. Artists and craftspeople. Entertainment by the Mollyockett Chapter of the Sweet Adelines, 11:30 to 1:45, in the gazebo. FMI: 1-800-442-5826, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.bethelmaine.com.

Lewiston area



Lewiston, Wednesday, June 8: 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 and Thursday, June 8 and 9: Peek-a-boo puppet show, 9:30 a.m., New Life Community Center, 134 College St. Free. Includes games, prizes and snack. FMI: 782-1112.

Lisbon Falls, Wednesday, June 8: Ladies night features singer/songwriter Anna Maria Tocci, and folk/bluegrass 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.

Monmouth, Wednesday, June 8: Pajama story time, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 8. Includes story and bedtime stretches. FMI: 933-4788.

Monmouth, Wednesday, June 8: Summer reading program craft making for children grades elementary thru middle school, 2 to 3 p.m., Cumston Public Library. FMI: 933-4788.

Auburn, Friday, June 10: American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Auburn Motor Sales, 699 Center St. FMI: 1-800-382-0743.

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

Lewiston, Friday, June 10: 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, Friday, June 10: American Red Cross blood drive, 6:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St. FMI: 1-800-382-0743.

Mechanic Falls, Friday, June 10: Community celebration to honor Principal of the year Mary Martin and Town Manager of the year Dana Lee, 5:45 p.m., Elm Street School. Free. Includes barbecue and entertainment.

Monmouth, Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11: Down East Country Music Association music event, 7 to 11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Beaver Brook Campground, Route 202. Rain or shine. FMI: 353-6589.

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

Auburn, Saturday, June 11: Barbecue chicken dinner, 5 to 6 p.m., St. Louis Church Hall, 80 Third St., New Auburn. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Includes potato, vegetable, coleslaw, dessert and beverage.

Buckfield, Saturday, June 11: Public breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., John D. Long 58 American Legion Post Home. Adults, $5; children, $3.

Durham, Saturday, June 11: Baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Masonic Hall, Route 136. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2. Includes chop suey, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls, pickles and homemade pies.

Gray, Saturday, June 11: Chain saw wood sculpture demonstration with artist Joe Bolf, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. 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.

Hallowell, Saturday, June 11: Augusta artist Peter Buotte will discuss his hart show “To Baghdad and Back,” 7 p.m., The Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. FMI: 622-3813, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.harlowgallery.org.

Lisbon, Saturday, June 11: Lisbon Elementary School yard sale, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the school. Rain or shine. In the event of rain, tables will be setup in the gymnasium. Includes desks, chairs, file cabinets, bookcases, posters, flags, books, and more. Space open to area groups and families. $10 donation per table. FMI or to take part: contact Monica Millhime, 754-0021.

Gardiner, Saturday, June 11: Murder Mystery Dinner presents “The Phantom of Johnson Hall,” 6:30 to 10 p.m., Johnson Hall, 280 Water St. $25. Reservation required. FMI: 582-7144 or e-mail [email protected]

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.

Lewiston, Saturday, June 11: Countryside Dancers annual picnic dance, 6 p.m. picnic, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. dance, C and J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Sabattus, Saturday, June 11: Puppet theater and toy treasury, 10 a.m., SHOWME Museum, 10 Greene St. $5. For all ages. Also Tuesday thru Friday by appointment. FMI: 375-9563.

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.

Auburn, Sunday, June 12: Lewiston-Auburn Kiwanis all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, 6:30 to 11:30 a.m., Festival Plaza, Downtown Auburn. Rain or shine under the big top. FMI: 786-2061.

Auburn, Sunday, June 12: Scrabble crossword game club, 5 to 8:30 p.m., Great Falls School, 140 High Street. All levels of players welcome. FMI: contact Sharon Hawkes, 344-0026.

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.

Poland, Sunday, June 12: Poland Recreation Department brunch for adults over age 50 from Poland, Mechanic Falls and Minot, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Poland Community School Gymnasium. Free. Presentation of recreational options for older adults and community trips and activities.

Auburn, Monday, June 13: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., High Street Congregational Church, 109 Pleasant St. FMI: 1-800-382-0743.

Lewiston, Monday, June 13: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, June 13: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Monday, June 13: Irish country dance lessons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Hall, corner of Walnut and Blake streets. $3. FMI: 933-9761.

Monmouth, Monday, June 13: Books n bites book discussion for children 9 to 12, 1 to 2 p.m., Cumston Public Library. Books available at circulation desk two weeks prior to discussion. FMI and registration: 933-4788.

Lewiston, Tuesday, June 14: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, June 14: Book discussion group, 11 a.m., Public Library.

Monmouth, Tuesday, June 14: Preschool story time, 10 to 11 a.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 4. FMI: 933-4788.

Auburn, Wednesday, June 15 through Aug. 15: Auburn Public Library’s teen online book discussion group. Space limited. Registration required. FMI and registration: 782-3191, ext. 4 or e-mail Sally Holt, [email protected]

Auburn, Wednesday, June 15: Auburn Community Band’s season kick off concert “Opening Night, 24th Season!” with conductor Milt Simon, 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Lewiston, Wednesday, June 15: 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.

Monmouth, Wednesday, June 15: Pajama story time, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 8. Includes story and bedtime stretches. FMI: 933-4788.

Monmouth, Wednesday, June 15: Summer reading program craft making for children grades elementary thru middle school, 2 to 3 p.m., Cumston Public Library. FMI: 933-4788.

Greene, Thursday and Friday, June 16 and 17: Sawyer Memorial presents the film “The Highlands of Scotland” created and narrated by photographer and filmmaker Tom Sterling, 7 p.m. Thursday; 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. Doors open one hour before shows. FMI: 946-5311.

Winthrop, Thursday, June 16: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., St. Francis Parish Hall, Lake Street. FMI: 1-800-382-0743.

Lewiston, Friday, June 17: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, June 17: 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.

Lisbon, Tuesday, June 17: Father’s Day supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Raymond J. Lavigne Post 9459 VFW Hall, Route 196. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. Includes roast pork, mashed potatoes, rolls, dessert and coffee or tea. FMI and reservations: 353-2152.

Mechanic Falls, Friday, June 17: Congregational Church Coffee House presents three piece woman group Bertha’s Crib, 7 p.m., at the church. Freewill offering. Refreshments available.

Gardiner, Saturday, June 18: Gardiner arts festival, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., downtown Gardiner. Kick-off to the Whatever Family festival. Maine artists and crafters, food music, street entertainment, childrens activities, Longreach Cruises’ Pirate Ship excursions down the Kennebec. FMI: 582-3100 or visit www.gardinermainst.org.

Gardiner, Saturday and Monday, June 18 and 20: Book sale, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Public Library, 152 Water St. FMI: 582-3312.

Gray, Saturday, June 18: Randy’s taxidermy demonstration, 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, Saturday, June 18: Bates College’s annual clean sweep sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St. CDs, DVDs, sports equipment, electronics, household goods. Benefit for local nonprofits. FMI: 786-6468.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, June 18: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Legion Hall. Sponsored by the Tyrian Masonic Lodge 73. Proceeds support the lodge and community service programs. FMI and to make donations: contact Eugene Chandler, 345-9579 or e-mail [email protected]

New Gloucester, Saturday, June 18: Nature walks, spinning and blacksmithing demonstrations and lavender workshop, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Shaker Village, Route 26. Lavender workshop and nature walks require fee and preregistration. FMI: 926-4597, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.shaker.lib.me.us.

Poland, Saturday, June 18: Yard sale and car wash, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Poland Community Church, Route 26. Rain or shine. Proceeds for General Fund and Pilgram Lodge campers. To donate items contact Martha Littlefield, 998-5686.

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.

Lisbon, Sunday, June 19: Raymond J. Lavigne Post 9459 monthly clean up, 8 a.m., VFW Hall, Route 196. Help needed in cleaning, repairing and general maintenance. FMI: 353-4879.

Lisbon, Sunday, June 19: Music by The Joy Quartet, 6 p.m., Open Door Bible Church, 26 Gartley St. Free. FMI: 353-2268.

Poland, Sunday, June 19: Smothered beef dinner, noon to 1 p.m., Excelsior Grange, 446, Harris Hill Road. Adults, $7; children under 12, $2.50. Includes beverage and pie. Handicapped accessible at rear entrance.

Lewiston, Monday, June 20: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, June 20: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Monday, June 20: Irish country dance lessons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Hall, corner of Walnut and Blake streets. $3. FMI: 933-9761.

Monmouth, Monday, June 20: Books n bites book discussion for children 9 to 12, 1 to 2 p.m., Cumston Public Library. Books available at circulation desk two weeks prior to discussion. FMI and registration: 933-4788.

Lewiston, Tuesday, June 21: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Monmouth, Tuesday, June 21: Preschool story time, 10 to 11 a.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 4. FMI: 933-4788.

Auburn, Wednesday, June 22: Auburn Community Band concert “Forgotton But Unforgettable,” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Lewiston, Wednesday, June 22: 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.

Monmouth, Wednesday, June 22: Pajama story time, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 8. Includes story and bedtime stretches. FMI and preregistration: 933-4788.

Monmouth, Wednesday, June 22: Summer reading program craft making for children grades elementary thru middle school, 2 to 3 p.m., Cumston Public Library. FMI: 933-4788.

Monmouth, Wednesday, June 22: Maine Author Lynn Plourde visits, 6:30 p.m., Cumston Public Library. FMI: 933-4788.

Lewiston, Friday, June 24: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, June 24: 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, Friday, June 24: Raymond J. Lavigne Post 9459 cook out, 5:30 to 7 p.m., VFW Hall, Route 196. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. Includes chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, salad, dessert and coffee or tea. FMI: 353-2152.

Turner, Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25: The Joyful Melodies ladies ensemble concert, 6:30 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 20 North Main St. FMI: 225-2237.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, June 25, one-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m.; 5K at 9 a.m.; 10 K at 10:15 a.m., Town Square. $12, t-shirts $12. Volunteers welcome. To register or volunteer: contact Suzanne Dunham, 753-1457, ext. 12 or e-mail [email protected]

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.

Gray, Saturday, June 25: Baked bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2. Includes salads, homemade breads and desserts. Handicapped accessible. FMI: 657-4279 or day of supper, 657-3279.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, June 25: Pottle Hill Road race, one-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m.; 5K at 9 a.m.; 10 K at 10:15 a.m., Town Square. $12. Prizes awarded. Volunteers welcomed. To register or volunteer: contact Suzanne Dunham, 753-1457, ext. 12 or e-mail [email protected]

Auburn, Sunday, June 26: Scrabble crossword game club, 5 to 8:30 p.m., Great Falls School, 140 High Street. All levels of players welcome. FMI: contact Sharon Hawkes, 344-0026.

New Gloucester, Sunday, June 26: Augusta Unitarian-Universalist Choir concert, 2:30 p.m., Universalist Meetinghouse, 1131 Intervale Road, Route 231. Donations welcome. Sponsored by New Gloucester Historical Society.

Lewiston, Sunday, June 26: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. FMI: 1-800-382-0743.

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.

Lewiston, Monday, June 27: Mother Goose visit for preschool children, 10 a.m., Public Library. Stories, puppets, familiar rhymes.

Lewiston, Monday, June 27: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Monday, June 27: Irish country dance lessons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Hall, corner of Walnut and Blake streets. $3. FMI: 933-9761.

Monmouth, Monday, June 27: Miss Maine Teen Kaetlin Parent visits, 6:30 p.m., Cumston Public Library. FMI and preregistration: 933-4788.

Auburn, Tuesday, June 28: Auburn Public Library’s teen summer event “Dragons and Giants and Bugbears, Oh My!” with local comic artist Mike Jordan, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Public Library, Auburn Mall. Participants should bring own artwork and regular art supplies. Refreshments served. Registration required. Space limited. FMI and registration: 782-3191, ext. 4 or e-mail Sally Holt, [email protected]

Lewiston, Tuesday, June 28: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Monmouth, Tuesday, June 28: Preschool story time, 10 to 11 a.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 4. FMI: 933-4788.

Monmouth, Monday, June 28: Books n bites book discussion for children 9 to 12, 1 to 2 p.m., Cumston Public Library. Books available at circulation desk two weeks prior to discussion. FMI and registration: 933-4788.

Auburn, Wednesday, June 29: Auburn Community Band concert “Music Heard Around the World,” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Lewiston, Wednesday, June 29: Cartooning workshop for children ages 10 to 14, 10 a.m., Public Library. Three session workshop also takes place Wednesday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 13. Sign-up in the library’s Children’s Room. Learn cartoon and comic drawing basics.

Lewiston, Wednesday, June 29: Picnic in the park, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meet at Kennedy Park. Free. Sponsored by Advocates for Children. Registration required. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Wednesday, June 29: 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.

Monmouth, Wednesday, June 29: Pajama story time, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 8. Includes story and bedtime stretches. FMI: 933-4788.

Monmouth, Wednesday, June 29: Summer reading program craft making for children grades elementary thru middle school, 2 to 3 p.m., Cumston Public Library. FMI: 933-4788.

Hallowell, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 30, July 1 and 2: Gaslight Theater’s musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Hallowell City Hall Auditorium. FMI: 626-3698.

Gray, Saturday, July 2: Presentation and white-tailed deer information with the deer tracker Dick Bernier, Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. 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, July 3: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Mainly Country.

Freeport, Monday, July 4: Fourth of July pancake and sausage breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., St. Jude’s Church, Main and School streets. $3.50/$4.50. FMI: 846-5584.

Auburn, Tuesday, July 5: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Don Campbell, noon to 1 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main St. Free. Rain date July 6. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Monmouth, Tuesday, July 5: Preschool story time, 10 to 11 a.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 4. FMI: 933-4788.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 6: Auburn Community Band concert “An Evening of Patriotic Music” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Monmouth, Wednesday, July 6: Pajama story time, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 8. Includes story and bedtime stretches. FMI: 933-4788.

Monmouth, Wednesday, July 6: Summer reading program craft making for children grades elementary thru middle school, 2 to 3 p.m., Cumston Public Library. FMI: 933-4788.

Hallowell, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 7, 8 and 9: Gaslight Theater’s musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Hallowell City Hall Auditorium. FMI: 626-3698.

Monmouth, Friday, July 8: Friday afternoon actors, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Cumston Public Library. For children ages 8 to 12. Create a “set” and costumes, participate in a production to be performed at summer’s end. FMI and sign-ups: 933-4788.

Auburn, Sunday, July 10: Scrabble crossword game club, 5 to 8:30 p.m., Great Falls School, 140 High Street. All levels of players welcome. FMI: contact Sharon Hawkes, 344-0026.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 10: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Wild Horse.

Auburn, Monday, July 11: Auburn Public Library’s teen summer event presents tales of pirate life and history in full pirate garb with Jim Nelson, aka Black Jim Spudcake, 6 to 7:30 p.m., The Book Burrow, Center Street. FMI: 782-3191, ext. 4 or e-mail Sally Holt, [email protected]

Lewiston, Monday, July 11: Irish country dance lessons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Hall, corner of Walnut and Blake streets. $3. FMI: 933-9761.

Monmouth, Monday, July 11: Books n bites book discussion for children 9 to 12, 1 to 2 p.m., Cumston Public Library. Books available at circulation desk two weeks prior to discussion. FMI and registration: 933-4788.

Monmouth, Tuesday, July 12: Preschool story time, 10 to 11 a.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 4. FMI: 933-4788.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 13: Auburn Community Band concert “Music of Famous Composers,” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Monmouth, Wednesday, July 13: Pajama story time, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 8. Includes story and bedtime stretches. FMI: 933-4788.

Monmouth, Wednesday, July 13: Summer reading program craft making for children grades elementary thru middle school, 2 to 3 p.m., Cumston Public Library. FMI: 933-4788.

Monmouth, Wednesday, July 13: Rhythm Inlet of Mount Vernon performs, 6:30 p.m., Cumston Public Library. FMI and preregistration: 933-4788.

Durham, Sunday, July 17: Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s annual “Tastings” fundraising event, 3 to 6 p.m., New Leaf Farm. Advance tickets: adults, $50 members/$60 nonmembers; children under 18, $25 members/$30 nonmembers; $5 more at the door; under 2, free. Live music and food by 14 featured culinary chefs from Maine restaurants. FMI visit www.mofga.org.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 17: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Clary Hill.

Auburn, Monday, July 18: Auburn Public Library’s teen summer event, Knit a Magical Mystical Scarf workshop, 5 to 7:30 p.m., The Book Burrow, Center Street. For beginners. Knitting needles provided. Registration required. Space limited. FMI and registration: 782-3191, ext. 4 or e-mail Sally Holt, [email protected]

Lewiston, Monday, July 18: Irish country dance lessons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Hall, corner of Walnut and Blake streets. $3. FMI: 933-9761.

Monmouth, Monday, July 18: Books n bites book discussion for children 9 to 12, 1 to 2 p.m., Cumston Public Library. Books available at circulation desk two weeks prior to discussion. FMI and registration: 933-4788.

Monmouth, Tuesday, July 19: Preschool story time, 10 to 11 a.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 4. FMI: 933-4788.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 20: Auburn Community Band concert “It’s Show Time!” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Monmouth, Wednesday, July 20: Pajama story time, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 8. Includes story and bedtime stretches. FMI: 933-4788.

Monmouth, Wednesday, July 20: Summer reading program craft making for children grades elementary thru middle school, 2 to 3 p.m., Cumston Public Library. FMI: 933-4788.

Monmouth, Wednesday, July 20: Chewonki Foundation “Bugs” presentation, 6:30 p.m., Cumston Public Library. FMI and preregistration: 933-4788.

Auburn, Sunday, July 24: Scrabble crossword game club, 5 to 8:30 p.m., Great Falls School, 140 High Street. All levels of players welcome. FMI: contact Sharon Hawkes, 344-0026.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 24: 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.

Auburn, Monday, July 25: Auburn Public Library’s teen summer event, Knit a Magical Mystical Scarf workshop, 5 to 7:30 p.m., The Book Burrow, Center Street. For beginners. Knitting needles provided. Registration required. Space limited. FMI and registration: 782-3191, ext. 4 or e-mail Sally Holt, [email protected]

Lewiston, Monday, July 25: Irish country dance lessons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Hall, corner of Walnut and Blake streets. $3. FMI: 933-9761.

Monmouth, Monday, July 25: Books n bites book discussion for children 9 to 12, 1 to 2 p.m., Cumston Public Library. Books available at circulation desk two weeks prior to discussion. FMI and registration: 933-4788.

Monmouth, Tuesday, July 26: Preschool story time, 10 to 11 a.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 4. FMI: 933-4788.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 27: Auburn Community Band concert “Famous Groups and People,” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Monmouth, Wednesday, July 27: Pajama story time, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 8. Includes story and bedtime stretches. FMI: 933-4788.

Monmouth, Wednesday, July 27: Summer reading program craft making for children grades elementary thru middle school, 2 to 3 p.m., Cumston Public Library. FMI: 933-4788.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 31: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Bushwack.

Monmouth, Monday, Aug. 1: Books n bites book discussion for children 9 to 12, 1 to 2 p.m., Cumston Public Library. Books available at circulation desk two weeks prior to discussion. FMI and registration: 933-4788.

Monmouth, Tuesday, Aug. 2: Preschool story time, 10 to 11 a.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 4. FMI: 933-4788.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 3: Auburn Community Band concert “America’s Favorite Songs,” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Monmouth, Saturday, Aug. 6: Medieval Faire featuring the Medieval Society of Gardiner, 10 a.m. to noon, Cumston Public Library. FMI and preregistration: 933-4788.

Auburn, Monday, Aug. 8: Auburn Public Library’s teen summer event presents a visit by suspense writer Christopher Fahy, 6 to 7:30 p.m., The Book Burrow, Center Street. FMI: 782-3191, ext. 4 or e-mail Sally Holt, [email protected]

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 10: Auburn Community Band concert “Big Band and Dance Music,” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Auburn Community Band concert “Take Two!” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Auburn, Monday, Aug. 22: Auburn Public Library’s annual pizza party and book swap teen summer event, 6 to 7 p.m., Papa Gino’s, Auburn Mall. Free. Bring books, comics or novels to swap. Includes pizza and soda. Summer reading program grand prize to be drawn. FMI: 782-3191, ext. 4 or e-mail Sally Holt, [email protected]

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 24: “The Auburn Community Band’s Greatest Hits” concert, 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.


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