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

Farmington area

Livermore, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Summer family program features 19th Century crafts and games of the period, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Norlands Living History Center, off Route 4. $3 per program. Bring picnic lunch. FMI: 897-4366.

Wilton, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Classic Car Club’s cruise night, 6 to 8 p.m., Dutch Treat. Music, classic cars and bikes, 50/50 raffle and more.

East Dixfield, Friday, Aug. 19: Campfire country music jam session, 6 to 9 p.m., Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2. Free. Dancing follows from 9 to 11 p.m. FMI: Linda, 645-4752 or Larry, 645-4875.

Phillips. Friday, Aug. 19: Shared Ministry Women will hold a pick and poke sale, 9 a.m. to noon, Methodist Church lawn. Household items, furniture, books. FMI: 639-2131.

Chesterville, Saturday, Aug. 20: Baked bean supper, 4 to 6 p.m., Grange Hall. Adults, $6; children, $3. Includes chop suey, casseroles, salads, biscuits and homemade pie.

Dixfield, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21: The third annual Festival of Flowers Show, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, historical society, 59 Main St. Oxford and Franklin county residents are invited to bring their flowers. Free admission. Awards for first, second, third, honorable mention, best of show and people’s choice.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Aug. 20: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Stratton, Saturday, Aug. 20: Flagstaff Area ATV Club’s fundraiser dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Stratton-Eustis Community Building. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. Includes baked beans, macaroni and cheese, chop suey, salads, rolls, pies and beverages.

Wilton, Saturday, Aug. 20: Inside yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wilson Grange Hall, East Wilton. Baked beans to go. Tables to rent for $10. FMI: 645-4848.

Rangeley, Sunday, Aug. 21: Wilhelm Reich Museum’s natural science program “Introduction to Orienteering with a Practical Course” with Maine Guide Cheryl Fisherburton, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the museum.

Wilton, Sunday, Aug. 21: Southern gospel music, 6:30 p.m., Calvary Hill Baptist Church, Routes 2 and 4.

Farmington, Tuesday, Aug. 23: American Red Cross blood drive bus, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wal-Mart, Route 2. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, Aug. 23: Silver and Gold perform, 7:00 p.m., at the Gazebo.

Livermore, Wednesday, Aug. 24: Summer family program’s nature walk and Abenaki stories, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Norlands Living History Center, off Route 4. $3 per person. Bring picnic lunch. FMI: 897-4366.

Wilton, Wednesday, Aug. 24: Classic Car Club’s cruise night, 6 to 8 p.m., Dutch Treat. Music, classic cars and bikes, 50/50 raffle and more.

East Dixfield, Friday, Aug. 26: Campfire country music jam session, 6 to 9 p.m., Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2. Free. Dancing follows from 9 to 11 p.m. FMI: Linda, 645-4752 or Larry, 645-4875.

Farmington, Friday, Aug. 26: Benefit ham supper, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Route 2. $7. Includes raisin sauce, potatoes, peas, carrots, homemade biscuits and strawberry shortcake. Proceeds support missionary Steve Hoyt and his family’s trip to Uganda.

Farmington, Saturday, Aug. 27: Youth healthfest, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital. Free dental screenings, bike safety rodeo, back pack checks with free school supplies for those who bring their backpack, vision screenings, sun safety, healthy snacks. Drawing for 4 free bicycles. Sponsored by the Healthy Community Coalition. FMI: 645-3136.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Aug. 27: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Rangeley, Sunday, Aug. 28: Wilhelm Reich Museum’s natural science program “Creating a Nature Journal” wit artist and teacher Sonja Johnson, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the museum.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, Aug. 30: Bing Crosby and Barry Wood will appear at 6 p.m. at the Gazebo.

Jay, Saturday, Sept. 3: Chili cook-off, 1 to 6 p.m.; registration at noon, VFW Post 3335, 66 Jewell St. Free spectator admission; $10 per cook-off entrant. Food concessions and outside music. Cash prizes. Early reservation suggested. FMI: contact Janice, 897-2122.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Sept. 3: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Turner, Saturday, Sept. 3: Benefit yard sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Goodwin Well and Water, Route 4, North Turner. Refreshments available. Sponsored by North Turner Presbyterian Church and more than 30 contributing families.

Farmington, Saturday, Sept. 10: Contradance with John Kuehne and Friends with Franois Neville calling, 8 to 11 p.m.; basic workshop 7:30 p.m., Farmington Grange, Bridge Street, West Farmington. FMI: 397-2241, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.starleft.org.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Sept. 10: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Sept. 17: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Sept. 24: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Oct. 1: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Oxford hills area

Gorham, N.H., Wednesday, Aug. 17: Program “The Greatest Good” presented by the White Mountain National Forest, 7:30 p.m., Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, Route 16. Free. Complimentary popcorn. FMI: 603-466-2713 or 603-466-2721.

Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Concert in the park featuring the Horizon Band, 6 p.m., Moore Park, Park Street. Free. Bring picnic lunch.

Waterford, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Indoor yard sale, 7 a.m. to noon, Wilkins Community House basement, Plummer Hill Road.

Waterford, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Public breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road. Adults, $5; children under 10, $3; under 5, free. Proceeds for community and grange projects.

Harrison, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 18 and 19: GreenLight TheatreWorks presents “Cliffhanger” by James Yaffee, 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $20. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Bethel, Friday, Aug. 19: Grand opening of exhibit “Barn Again!” celebrating an American Icon, 1 to 4 p.m., Dr. Moses House Exhibition Hall. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the National Building Museum, with assistance from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For schedule of events visit www.mainehumanities.org. FMI: 824-2908 or 1-800-824-2910.

Locke Mills, Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. 20: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Locke Mills Union Church and Town Hall. FMI: contact Joyce Hathaway, 674-2259.

Lovell, Friday, Aug. 19: The Brick Church for the Performing Arts presents Vessel Recording artist Heather Pierson, 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center, 502 Christian Hill Road, Lovell Village. $8. FMI: 935-4505, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.heatherpierson.com.

South Paris, Friday, Aug. 19: Drew Richardson in vaudeville variety show “Help! Help!” 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road, off Route 117 North. Adults, $10; children under 12, $8. FMI and tickets: 743-8452.

Bar Mills, Saturday, Aug. 20: concert featuring acoustic Celtic duo Isla, Scottish guitarist Peter Cairney and Vermont vocalist Deborah Packard, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. Adults, $12; students and seniors, $10. FMI and reservations: 929-6472.

Bolsters Mills, Saturday, Aug. 20: Chicken pie supper, seatings 5 and 6 p.m., third seating as needed, Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church. Chicken pie, mashed potato, gravy, vegetable, rolls, homemade dessert, beverages. Adults, $7; under 12, $3. Handicapped accessible, air conditioned. Reservations, 583-9024, Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Do not leave message.

Bridgton, Saturday, Aug. 20: Summer bazaar, 9 a.m., to 6 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church Parish Hall and Parish Center, 225 South High St. Plants, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, white elephant table, raffle, food and beverages. Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Women’s Guild.

East Bethel, Saturday, Aug. 20: Public supper, 5 p.m., Alder River Grange. Ham, sweet corn, salads, casseroles and pies. Adults, $6; children under 13, $3.

Harrison, Saturday, Aug. 20: “After 135 Years, a Canal Boat Sails Again” historical event, noon, Head of Long Lake. Musket salute, town band, classic cars, boat parade at 3 p.m., block party at 5 p.m. Lunch and refreshments available. FMI: 583-2213.

Harrison, Saturday, Aug. 20: Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $20. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Lovell, Saturday, Aug. 20: Arts and artisans fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., New Suncook Elementary School, Route 5. Free. Crafts, jewelry, blown glass, painterly art, pottery, woodenwares. Includes used book sale. Benefit for Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library.

Oxford, Saturday, Aug. 20: Oxford Historical Society’s yard and bake sale, 9 a.m., Kay House, 73 Pleasant St. Rain or shine.

Paris, Saturday, Aug. 20: Blueberry pancake breakfast, 7 to 10:30 a.m., Deering Memorial Methodist Church, corner of Church and Main streets. $5. Includes sausage and bacon. Bake sale items available until 11 a.m. Parking behind Library and Town Office.

Paris, Saturday, Aug. 20: X-tra Mile ATV Club annual yard sale 8 a.m., Colby’s Arctic Cat, Route 26. Item donations needed. Small items my be left at Colby’s. Ask for Chris Tripp. FMI: Mark Stearns 743-3870.

South Paris, Saturday, Aug. 20: Rotary lobster and clambake dinner, 3 to 7 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, near tennis courts, Fair Street. $18, advance; $20, day of event. Includes one lobster, steamers, corn-on-the-cob, soda and watermelon. Tickets available at Western Auto or Lake Region Awards, Norway or contact Patty Rice, 743-7777 or Jon Kendrick, 774-0224.

South Paris, Saturday, Aug. 20: “A Life in Her Day” physical comedy and serious theater with Hilary Chaplain, 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road, off Route 117 North. Adults, $10; children under 12, $8. FMI and tickets: 743-8452.

Bethel, Sunday, Aug. 21: Mahoosuc Arts Council presents Castlebay Celtic Tunes, 4 p.m., Bethel Common Bandstand. Free. Rain site, Bingham Hall, Church Street. FMI: 824-3575.

Bridgton, Sunday, Aug. 21: Open mike, 3 to 6 p.m., IC Unplugged at Cafe DeCarlo Internet Cafe and Espresso Bar. Free. FMI: 647-4596.

Paris, Sunday, Aug. 21: Summer social, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Paris Fire Station. Potluck luncheon at noon, bring a potluck dish to share. Afternoon entertainment provided.

West Paris, Sunday, Aug. 21: Open house, 2 to 4 p.m., Finnish American Heritage Center, Maple Street. Explore the museum, library and gift shop, videos and albums to view. Coffee and pastries available.

Locke Mills, Monday, Aug. 22: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., American Legion, Gore Road. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Harrison, Tuesday, Aug. 23: Celtic music with Isla, 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $14. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Bridgton, Wednesday, Aug. 24: American Red Cross blood drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m., Municipal Complex, 1 Chase Commons. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 24: Concert featuring Anni Clark, 6 p.m., Moore Park, Park Street. Free. Bring picnic lunch, chair or blanket.

Waterford, Wednesday, Aug. 24: Indoor yard sale, 7 a.m. to noon, Wilkins Community House basement, Plummer Hill Road.

Harrison Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 25, 26 and 27: GreenLight TheatreWorks presents “Marriage Play,” 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $20. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Oxford, Friday, Aug. 26: His Place Teen Center fifth annual end-of-summer bash, 5 to 10 p.m., Teen Center, Webberbrook Road. Games, barbecue and special guests Feliciano Sandoval Band of Connecticut, Christian Motorcyclists Association and youth pastor Larry Jordan of Waterville.

South Paris, Friday, Aug. 26: Eccentric performing workshop show, 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road, off Route 117 North. Adults, $8; children under 12, $6. FMI and tickets: 743-8452.

Norway, Saturday, Aug. 27: Tent’s n treasures sale, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 205 Main St. FMI or to make donations, 674-2589 or 743-2290 or donations may be left at the church.

Norway, Saturday, Aug. 27: “A Night of Lyrical and Powerful Music” with Maine artists Kate Schrock and Mary Uke, 7:30 p.m., Fare Share Commons, 447 Main St. $12, advance; $15, at the door. Seating is limited. For tickets: 838-6950. FMI: visit www.kateschrock.com and www.maryukelady.com.

South Paris, Saturday, Aug. 27: Julie Goell in “Georges Bizet is Dead,” 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road, off Route 117 North. Adults, $10; children under 12, $8. FMI and tickets: 743-8452.

Waterford, Saturday, Aug. 27: Indoor yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wilkins Community House basement, Plummer Hill Road.

Bridgton, Sunday, Aug. 28: Open mike, 3 to 6 p.m., IC Unplugged at Cafe DeCarlo Internet Cafe and Espresso Bar. Free. FMI: 647-4596.

West Paris, Sunday, Aug. 28: Open house, 2 to 4 p.m., Finnish American Heritage Center, Maple Street. Explore the museum, library and gift shop, videos and albums to view. Coffee and pastries available.

Bridgton, Monday, Aug. 29: American Red Cross blood drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m., Oxford Hills High School Cafetorium, Route 26. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Harrison, Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 1 through 4: GreenLight TheatreWorks presents “Sight Unseen,” 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $20. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Oxford, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2 and 3: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oxford Advent Christian Church, Route 26. No early birds. Proceeds for scholarships to Advent Christian Campground youth camps.

South Paris, Saturday, Sept. 3: “The Push Workshop” workshop show, 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road, off Route 117 North. Adults, $8; children under 12, $6. FMI and tickets: 743-8452.

Bridgton, Sunday, Sept. 4: Open mike, 3 to 6 p.m., IC Unplugged at Cafe DeCarlo Internet Cafe and Espresso Bar. Free. FMI: 647-4596.

Bridgton, Sunday, Sept. 11: Open mike, 3 to 6 p.m., IC Unplugged at Cafe DeCarlo Internet Cafe and Espresso Bar. Free. FMI: 647-4596.

South Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 14: Square dancing for beginners at square dance fun night, 7:30 p.m, Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine St. Free. Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club.

Bridgton, Sunday, Sept. 18: Open mike, 3 to 6 p.m., IC Unplugged at Cafe DeCarlo Internet Cafe and Espresso Bar. Free. FMI: 647-4596.

Bridgton, Sunday, Sept. 25: Open mike, 3 to 6 p.m., IC Unplugged at Cafe DeCarlo Internet Cafe and Espresso Bar. Free. FMI: 647-4596.

river valley area

Gorham, N.H., Wednesday, Aug. 17: Program “The Greatest Good” presented by the White Mountain National Forest, 7:30 p.m., Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, Route 16. Free. Complimentary popcorn. FMI: 603-466-2713 or 603-466-2721.

Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Greater Rumford Area Ministers’ Pantry Service will serve a free lunch, noon, Town Office.

Rumford, Wednesday, Aug. 17: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., American Legion, 184 Congress St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Bethel, Friday, Aug. 19: Grand opening of exhibit “Barn Again!” celebrating an American Icon, 1 to 4 p.m., Dr. Moses House Exhibition Hall. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the National Building Museum, with assistance from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For schedule of events visit www.mainehumanities.org. FMI: 824-2908 or 1-800-824-2910.

East Dixfield, Friday, Aug. 19: Country music jam session with The Temple Stream Band with Tony Brogna, Levi and Friends, 6 to 8 p.m., Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2. Free. Dancing follows from 8 to 10 p.m. FMI: Linda, 645-4752 or Larry, 645-4875.

Bethel, Saturday, Aug. 20: Western Mountain Senior College presents classical music by the Bourbeau-Cote Family of Gorham, N.H., 7 p.m., at the Congregational Church. Free to members of the Western Mountains Senior College and $3 donation for non-members. FMI: Jackie Cressy, 824-0508.

Dixfield, Saturday, Aug. 20: Tres Dias prayer breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Congregational Church, High Street. Coffee provided. FMI: 364-8083.

Dixfield, Saturday, Aug. 20: Invitation for flower and plant enthusiasts to bring flowers to the Festival of Flowers Exhibition happening Sunday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dixfield Historical Society, 59 Main St. Bring plants from 1 to 4 p.m. Awards for best displays. No entry fee. Free admission. FMI: 562-7332.

Dixfield, Saturday, Aug. 20: Performance by gospel singers from around Maine, noon to 6 p.m., Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2, East Dixfield. Free. Fellowship greeting of musicians from 10 a.m. to noon; potluck at 1 p.m., bring a dish to share. FMI: contact Larry Bisbee, 645-4875 or visit www.countryfolkmusic.com.

East Bethel, Saturday, Aug. 20: Public supper, 5 p.m., Alder River Grange. Ham, sweet corn, salads, casseroles and pies. Adults, $6; children under 13, $3.

Bethel, Sunday, Aug. 21: Mahoosuc Arts Council presents Castlebay Celtic Tunes, 4 p.m., Bethel Common Bandstand. Free. Rain site, Bingham Hall, Church Street. FMI: 824-3575.

Dixfield, Sunday, Aug. 21: Outdoor market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Street. Rain or shine. Food, craft items, flea market finds, raffle tickets, collectibles. Vendor space, $15. FMI: contact Ralph or Norine, 562-8816, days. Also bicentennial road race, FMI: 562-7172.

Mexico, Sunday, Aug. 21: “A Day in the Park” music festival featuring the Gregg Rolie Band along with Damaged Goods Band, Catatonyc, Dakota, Broby, and Sofa Kings, noon to 8 p.m., Recreation Park, off Route 17. Adults, $22.50; children under 12 when accompanied with a parent, free. Tickets available at Hannaford, Rumford, Port-to-Port, Z and Z Variety, Roberts Chiropractic, Mexico, Maddy’s Pizza, and Bull Moose Music. FMI about the Gregg Rolie Band visit www.greggrolie.com.

Mexico, Tuesday, Aug. 23: Story hour for children ages 2 to 12, 10 a.m., Public Library. “Back-to-School” stories will be read. FMI: 364-3281.

Gorham, N.H., Wednesday, Aug. 24: “Open Forum:A Conversation with the Deputy Forest Supervisor” Wednesday Night with a Ranger program presented by the White Mountain National Forest, 8 p.m., Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, Route 16. Free. Complimentary popcorn. FMI: 603-466-2713 or 603-466-2721.

Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 24: Greater Rumford Area Ministers’ Pantry Service will serve a free lunch at noon at the town office.

Gorham, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 25: White Mountain National Forest Centennial Celebration, 9 a.m. field trips, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. activities, Pinkham Notch, Route 16, at the base of Mount Washington Auto Road. FMI: 603-528-8721.

East Dixfield, Friday, Aug. 26: Country music jam session with The Rocking Chair Ramblers, 6 to 8 p.m., Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2. Free. Dancing follows from 8 to 10 p.m. FMI: Linda, 645-4752 or Larry, 645-4875.

Peru, Thursday, Sept. 1: American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., American Legion Hall, North Main Street.

lewiston area

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Auburn Community Band concert “Famous Groups and Singers,” 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.

Gardiner, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Blues favorites with the Blues Buzzards, noon to 1 p.m., Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center’s outside mini-park, 280 Water St. Free. In the event of rain, held inside. FMI: 582-7144 or e-mail [email protected]

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Countryside Dancers dance, dress rehearsal for Balloon festival demo 6 p.m., followed by dancing to 9:30 p.m., C and J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Lisbon, Wednesday, Aug. 17: 1960s and early 70s music with singer/songwriter Jahn Sood, Lisbon Falls, 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.

Sabattus, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Sabattus Recreation Club’s youth soccer program registration, Town Office. FMI: contact Nancy Provost, 375-4581 or e-mail [email protected], or Cindy Soucy, 375-8420 or e-mail [email protected]

Greene, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 18 and 19: Sawyer Memorial presents entertainment by Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins, 7 p.m. Thursday; 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. Doors open one hour before shows. FMI: 946-5311.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 18: Picnic in the park, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet at Kennedy Park. Free. Registration required. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 18: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Esperanza, noon to 1 p.m., Courthouse Plaza, Lisbon Street. Free. Rain date Aug. 19. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Topsham, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18, 19 and 20: Midcoast Youth Theater presents the children’s musical comedy “The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree,” 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday, Mount Ararat High School. Adults, $8; seniors and students, $5. FMI: 729-1819.

Auburn, Friday, Aug. 19: Rick Bean Memorial golf tournament, Fox Ridge Golf Course. Taking hole sponsors through Aug. 17. Proceeds benefit the trust fund for Rick’s widow and children of Oxford. FMI: contact Golf Committee, 539-8883.

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

Lewiston, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19 and 20: All Student Theatre Project hosts “Love is in the Air: an Evening of Broadway Love Songs,” 7:30 p.m.; doors open 7 p.m., Olin Arts Center, Bates College, off Russell Street. Donations accepted at the door. Proceeds for Abused Women’s Advocacy Project. FMI: 795-6744.

Falmouth, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21: Maine Crafts Guild craft show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Audubon Society’s Gisland Farm, off Route 1. $3. Featuring jewelry, furniture, handwovens, blown glass. Live jazz and catered luncheon. Benefits Audubon Society programs.

Gray, Saturday, Aug. 20: Owl prowl, 8 to 10 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular park admission fee. Weather permitting. Learn what wildlife does at night. Bring flashlight. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $2.50 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Greene, Saturday, Aug. 20: Bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., VFW Memorial Post 11032, next to Greene Central School. Adults, $5; under 12, $2.50. Two kinds of beans, franks, American chop suey, coleslaw, Italian bread, dessert, coffee, punch.

Litchfield, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21: Morning Star Intertribal Pow Wow, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Litchfield Fairgrounds, Plains Road. Adults, $4; seniors, disabled and children under 12, $2; under 6, free. FMI: contact Vicki Wilson, 737-4532 or e-mail [email protected]

New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 20: “All-You-Can-Eat” smorgasbord supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Sabbathday Lake Grange, Old Route 26. Adults, $6; under 12, $3.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 20: Bean supper, 5 to 6 p.m., AMVETS Post 6. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2; under 6, free. Includes biscuits, coleslaw, brown bread, hot dogs, American chop suey and homemade pies. Air conditioned.

Pownal, Saturday, Aug. 20: 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.

Winthrop, Saturday, Aug. 20: Baked food sale, 10 a.m., Winthrop Congregational Church. Light lobster salad and chicken salad roll luncheon at noon. Proceeds for the church.

Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 21: Lewiston Senior Citizens “Remembering the 50s and 60s” fun day for members of the public over age 50, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Legion Post 31, Washington Avenue. $15 per person. Includes hot and cold Italian buffet from Sam’s Italian Sandwich Shop, whoopie pies and cookies, costume contest, bingo from 10 to noon, music. Tickets available at the Senior Office, Multipurpose Center, 145 Birch St. FMI: 784-2926.

Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 21: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Clary Hill.

Poland, Sunday, Aug. 21: Chicken pie dinner, noon to 1 p.m., Excelsior Grange Hall, 446 Harris Hill Road. Adults, $7; children under 12, $2.50. Handicapped accessible.

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]

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

Auburn, Tuesday, Aug. 23: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Tinpanic, noon to 1 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main St. Free. Rain date Aug. 24. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 23: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

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.

Gardiner, Wednesday, Aug. 24: Martin Swinger performs original songs and American traditional tunes, noon to 1 p.m., Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center’s outside mini-park, 280 Water St. Free. In the event of rain, held inside. FMI: 582-7144 or e-mail [email protected]

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 24: 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, Thursday, Aug. 25: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Jess Tardy, noon to 1 p.m., Courthouse Plaza, Lisbon Street. Free. Rain date Aug. 26. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

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

Lisbon, Friday, Aug. 26: Potluck supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., VFW Post, Route 196. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. Hosted by Post Auxiliary. FMI: 353-2152.

Gray, Saturday, Aug. 27: Sparks Ark wild animal information and displays with Dave Sparks, Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $2.50 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Lisbon, Saturday, Aug. 27: Baked bean and ham supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Lisbon Methodist Church, School Street. Adults, $6; children, $2. FMI: 353-8951.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, Aug. 27: Community pig roast and barbecue, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tyrian Masonic Lodge, Route 11, South Main Street. Adults, $8; children under 12, $3. Includes hot dogs, corn on the cob, potato salad and homemade desserts. Seating limited. Tickets available at the door or in advance at Village Kitchen, Poland, NAPA Auto Parts, Mechanic Falls, or by calling Eugene Chandler, 345-9579.

Portland, Saturday, Aug. 27: Lobster bake dinner and dance, 6 p.m. to midnight, Portland Elks, 1945 Congress St. Music by Vintage.

Sabattus, Saturday, Aug. 27: Bean casserole and Sammie Angel show, supper 5 to 6 p.m.; show 7 to 11 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. Supper: adults, $6; children, $2.50; show, $5; supper and show, $10. FMI: 375-9008.

Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 28: 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, Aug. 28: Classical music concert with Francis Poulenc, 7 p.m., Olin Concert Hall, Bates College, 75 Russell St. Free. FMI: 786-6135.

Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 28: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Bushwack.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 29: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 29: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 30: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 31: American Red Cross blood drive, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sisters of Charity Lepage Center, Campus Avenue. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 31: 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.

Hallowell, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 1, 2 and 3: Gaslight Theater’s comedy drama “Dinner with Friends,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Hallowell City Hall Auditorium. Adults, $8; seniors and students, $6. FMI: 626-3698.

Gray, Saturday, Sept. 3: Wildlife chalk art contest for kids, Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Rain date, Sunday, Sept. 4. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $2.50 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Pownal, Saturday, Sept. 3: Baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. Adults, $6; children, $3. Three kinds of beans, spaghetti, potato salad, coleslaw, pickled beets, biscuits, brown bread, pickles, homemade pies. Handicapped accessible. FMI: 688-4938 or Karen, 829-5470.

Turner, Saturday, Sept. 3: Benefit yard sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Goodwin Well and Water, Route 4, North Turner. Refreshments available. Sponsored by North Turner Presbyterian Church and more than 30 contributing families.

Lewiston, Sunday, Sept. 4: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Clary Hill.

Hallowell, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 and 10: Gaslight Theater’s comedy drama “Dinner with Friends,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Hallowell City Hall Auditorium. Adults, $8; seniors and students, $6. FMI: 626-3698.

Lewiston, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10: Greek festival, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 155 Hogan Road. Greek foods, music and dancing. FMI: 783-6795.

Portland, Friday, Sept. 9: Dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Portland Elks, 1945 Congress St. Free. Music by Vintage.

Winthrop, Friday, Sept. 9: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 to 1 p.m., Winthrop Congregational Church. Adults, $6. Includes biscuits, crackers, pickles, beverage and homemade pie. Takeout available. Handicapped accessible. Proceeds benefit the church.

Auburn, Saturday, Sept. 10: Brothers Don and Bob Thibodeau and other members of the Downeast Country Music Association perform, 7 p.m., Central Maine Community College. $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit Loaves and Fishes and the Sabattus food pantry. FMI or advanced tickets: contact Sister Lucille, 375-8399.

Gray, Saturday, Sept. 10: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife open house, 9:30 to 3:30 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Free. Donations appreciated. Fish and wildlife exhibits and displays. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Lewiston, Saturday, Sept. 10: Rock n’ roll casino, 7 to 11 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn. $30 per person. Casino style game tables, live music by Free Spirit and The Time Travelers, prizes, silent auction. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres, assorted desserts and coffee available. Space limited. Proceeds for Good Shepherd Food Bank. FMI and tickets: contact JoAn Chartier, 782-3554 or e-mail [email protected]

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Sept. 10: Baked bean and casserole supper, 4:45 to 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Church Parish Hall, 67 Frost Hill Road. Adults, $6; children under 12, $4; under 4, free; family with children under 12, $15. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. FMI: 353-5636.

Auburn, Sunday, Sept. 11: 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.

Gray, Sunday, Sept. 11: Grandparents day, Maine wildlife park. Free admission for grandparents; regular fee for other family members. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $2.50 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

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

Lewiston, Sunday, Sept. 18: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Country Ladds.

Auburn, Sunday, Sept. 25: 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, Sept. 25: 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.

Gray, Friday, Oct. 14: Halloween night hike, 6 to 8 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. Wear costumes. Door prizes. Rain date Saturday, Oct. 15. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $2.50 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Gray, Friday, Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day/closing day, Maine Wildlife Park Route 26. Free admission for Veterans today only; regular admission for others. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $2.50 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Augusta, Friday, Sept. 16: Jazz/swing music with Muriel Havenstein and Friends, 7:30 p.m., Jewett Hall Auditorium, UMA. Adults, $10; students, $5, children under 12, free; subscription rates available. FMI: 621-3551 or e-mail [email protected]

Augusta, Sunday, Oct. 16: Benefit concert with cello/piano duo Noreen and Phillip Silver, 2 p.m.; pre-concert talk by Prof. Silver at 1 p.m., Jewett Hall Auditorium, UMA. Adults, $10; students, $5, children under 12, free; subscription rates available. Proceeds for the Michael Klahr Holocaust Education Resource Center. FMI: 621-3551 or e-mail [email protected]


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