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, Monday, Oct. 30: Huge cookie decorating, 7:15 p.m., the Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free.

Chesterville, Tuesday, Oct. 31: Halloween party, 6 to 8 p.m., Grange Hall. Games, hayrides, haunted house and food. Parents are welcome to stay.

Farmington, Wednesday, Nov. 1: Movie, “Tableau Feraille,” 7 p.m. French with English subtitles. Lincoln Auditorium, UMF Roberts Learning Center. Free.

Wilton, Wednesday, Nov. 1: Wilton “Early Bird” community breakfast features a TABOR discussion with Wilton Town Manager Peter Nielsen, doors open 6:30 a.m.; breakfast buffet at 6:45 a.m.; speaker from 7 to 7:30 a.m., Wilton Congregational Church, Main Street. Free.

Farmington, Thursday, Nov. 2: “The Life and Thought of British Educator Alice Yardley,” 11:30 a.m., Thomas Auditorium, UMF Preble/Ricker Hall. Free.

Farmington, Thursday, Nov. 2: Science Seminar, 11:30 a.m. “The Odyssey of Maine’s Appalachian Bedrock,” Lincoln Auditorium, UMF Roberts Learning Center, Free.

Farmington, Thursday, Nov. 2: Comedy by Tommy Dustin, 7:15 p.m., The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free.

New Sharon, Thursday, Nov. 2: Story hour, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., New Sharon-Jim Ditzler Memorial Library.

Farmington, Saturday, Nov. 4: Harvest supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Old South First Congregational Church UCC, Main St. Menu: roast turkey and ham with all the homemade fixings, beverages and pies. Adults, $7; children, $4. Benefits the Pilgrim Lodge Campership Fund.

Farmington, Saturday, Nov. 4: UMF Arts and Crafts Show, 9 a.m., UMF Olsen Student Center. Free admittance, $20 for an 8-foot space for crafters.

Farmington, Saturday, Nov. 4: Craft fair, 9 a.m., West Farmington Elks Lodge. Sponsored by the Farmington Emblem Club 460. Proceeds for needy families, community events, scholarships, and multiple charities. For a table, contact Peggy, 778-3816.

Farmington, Saturday, Nov. 4: Harvest supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Old South First Congregational Church UCC, Main Street. Adults, $7; children, $4. Includes roast turkey, ham, fixings, beverages and pies. Proceeds for Pilgrim Lodge Campership Fund.

Farmington, Saturday, Nov. 4: North of the Border III, 7:30 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, UMF Merrill Hall. Piano rendition of Mozart, Chopin and Janacek. Adults, $7; seniors, $6; children under 16 and UMF students with I.D., free. .

Jay, Saturday, Nov. 4: Food, Christmas and craft sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Jay Grange Hall.

Livermore Falls, Saturday Nov. 4: Mizpah Circle clothing giveaways, 9 a.m. to noon, in the basement, rear entrance of the Treat Memorial Library.

New Sharon, Saturday, Nov. 4: Family baked bean take-out, 10 a.m. to noon, Congregational United Church of Christ, Cape Cod Hill Road. Includes a quart of baked beans, pint of coleslaw, yeast rolls or brown bread, homemade pie for $14. To reserve meals, Mary, 778-2366.

Temple, Saturday, Nov. 4: Hunter’s Breakfast, 5 to 9 a.m., Temple Town Hall. Eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, homemade baked beans, muffins, French toast, coffee, tea, milk, and OJ. Adults, $5; children 5 and under, free. Sponsored by the Temple Trail Riders ATV Club.

Turner, Saturday, Nov. 4: Hyssongs Gospel singers will perform following a baked bean supper, 5:30 to 6:30 supper; 7 p.m. performance, Turner Village Church, 143 Main St. Donations accepted for supper; free-will offering for performance.

Vienna, Saturday, Nov. 4: Vienna Fire Department Auxiliary craft fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Vienna Community Room. Limited space available for crafters, $10. Belinda Lilley, 293-9308, or Laura, 293-4857.

Farmington, Sunday, Nov. 5: Longaberger basket bingo, Elks Lodge. Items to fill baskets and monetary donations accepted by Otis Federal Credit Union Ending Hunger Committee. FMI: 897-0900. Send donations to Otis Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 27, Jay, ME 04239. Raffle tickets may be purchased at their 170 Main St. office in Jay.

Farmington, Sunday, Nov. 5: UMF Sunday Film Series “Beauty and the Beast,” 7 p.m., Lincoln Auditorium, UMF.

Farmington, Thursday, Nov. 9: Music of UMF’s Tom O’Donnell, noon, The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Lost songs of the 1960s. Free. FMI: [email protected], 778-7346.

Farmington, Friday, Nov. 10: UMF Community Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, UMF Merrill Hall. Adults, $6; senior citizens, $5; UMF students with ID, free. FMI: [email protected], 778-7072.

Farmington, Saturday, Nov. 11: Comedy: Lawn Chair Pirates, 8:45 p.m., UMF’s own improv group. The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: [email protected]; 778-7346.

Strong, Saturday, Nov. 11: Craft fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Strong School, 110 North Main St. Sponsored by eighth grade class. Proceeds will benefit fund for end-of-year class trip to Boston and Portland in June. Crafters wanted. FMI and to reserve a table: 684-3521. No designated cost for table space; however, monetary donations will be accepted.

Turner, Saturday, Nov. 11: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Turner Elementary School, 91 Matthews Way. Admission, $1. Prize and craft raffles. Food and beverages served all day. Proceeds for TES playground fund. FMI: 225-3620.

West Farmington, Saturday, Nov. 11: Contradance with the West Franklin County Fiddlers, Cynthia Phinney calling, 8 to 11 p.m., Farmington Grange, Bridge Street, Route 43. Special events: 7 p.m. workshop; learn to dance the Hambo. Workshop free; dance $6, $15 family max. All welcome, no partner necessary. FMI: 397-2241, [email protected], www.starleft.org.

Farmington, Sunday, Nov. 12: UMF Sunday Film Series “Tokyo Drifter,” 7 p.m., Lincoln Auditorium, UMF.

Farmington, Thursday, Nov. 16: UMF’s Star or Dud Search, 7:15 p.m., The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free.

Farmington, Thursday, Nov. 16: Comedy of Paul D’Angelo, 7:15 p.m., The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: [email protected]; 778-7346.

New Sharon, Thursday, Nov. 16: Story hour, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., New Sharon-Jim Ditzler Memorial Library.

Canton, Friday, Nov. 17: Thanksgiving pie sale; order by Nov. 17; pick up, 9 to 11 a.m., Nov. 21, Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. Mince, chicken, pecan, $10; pumpkin, apple lemon and chocolate cream, $8. To order, Doris, 597-2541.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Nov. 18: Annual charity auction at the Livermore Falls High School, viewing of items at 6:30 p.m., auction at 7 p.m. Light refreshments provided. FMI: Gayla Drake, 897-2905 ext. 232.

Skowhegan, Saturday, Nov. 18: Pet Expo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Skowhegan Armory, North School Street. Sponsored by Tri-County Obedience Club. Vendors, demonstrations.

Wilton, Saturday, Nov. 18: Mount Blue High School craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nichols Expo (GH Bass), Route 156, Weld Road. Tables available. FMI: Shannon Smith, 778-4726.

Farmington, Sunday, Nov. 19: UMF Sunday Film Series “Fahrenheit 451,” 7 p.m., Lincoln Auditorium, UMF.

Farmington, Sunday, Nov. 26: UMF Sunday Film Series “Woman in the Dunes,” 7 p.m., Lincoln Auditorium, UMF.

New Sharon, Thursday, Nov. 30: Story hour, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., New Sharon-Jim Ditzler Memorial Library.

Farmington, Sunday, Dec. 3: UMF Sunday Film Series “Nobody Knows,” 7 p.m., Lincoln Auditorium, UMF.

Farmington, Friday, Dec. 8: Comedy: Lawn Chair Pirates, 8:45 p.m., UMF’s own improv group. The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: [email protected]; 778-7346.

Farmington, Sunday, Dec. 10: UMF Sunday Film Series “Spirited Away,” 7 p.m., Lincoln Auditorium, UMF.

Farmington, Wednesday, Dec. 13: UMF’s Star or Dud Search, 7:15 p.m., The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: [email protected]; 778-7346.

Farmington, Thursday, Dec. 14: UMF’s Tom O’Donnell, noon, Lost songs of the 1990’s. The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: [email protected]; 778-7346.

Farmington, Thursday, Dec. 14: Comedian Chris Coccia, 7:15 p.m., The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: [email protected]; 778-7346.

New Sharon, Thursday, Dec. 14: Story hour, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., New Sharon-Jim Ditzler Memorial Library.

New Sharon, Thursday, Dec. 28: Story hour, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., New Sharon-Jim Ditzler Memorial Library.

Oxford Hills area

Norway, Tuesday, Oct. 31: Trick or treat and haunted house for children age 11 and under, 6 to 7 p.m., Norway Rehab & Living Center, 29 Marion Ave. No admission charge. FMI: 743-7075.

Waterford, Tuesday, Oct. 31: Open house for children and their families, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Waterford Library.

Bridgton, Wednesday and Thursday Nov 1 and 2: Bridgton Hospital will be the host site for a ‘Books are Fun’ Book Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

Norway, Friday, Nov. 3: Performance by Mary Ukelady, ukulele folk singer, Books N Things, 430 Main St. Open to the public, free. FMI: 739-6200.

Norway, Friday, Nov. 3: New England boiled dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, Main St. Menu: corned beef, cabbage, onions, beets, potatoes, carrots, homemade rolls, homemade pies, coffee, juice. Adults, $7.50; children under 10, $3.50.

Bethel, Saturday, Nov. 4: A fiddle orchestra, Fiddle-icious, with 40-plus members led by Don Roy will perform, 3 to 5 p.m., Crescent Park Elementary School. $8 adults, $4 seniors and students, available by calling 824-3575. FMI: Roxanne Horne, 371-2584, Susan Volmer, 786-4361 or visit www.fiddleicious.com.

Bethel, Saturday, Nov. 4: Christmas fair, 1 to 3 p.m., West Bethel Union Church. Crafts, baked goods and cookie walk.

Hartford, Saturday, Nov. 4: Bag sale, 9 to 11 a.m., clothing center, Hartford Community Church, Church St.

Paris, Saturday, Nov. 4: Silent auction, 5 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School cafeteria. Doors open 3:30 p.m. Over 400 items, 50/50 and food available. Benefits Oxford Fair.

Paris, Saturday, Nov. 4: Turkey dinner, all the fixings and holiday pies, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Deering Memorial Methodist Church, Main and Church streets. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3.

South Paris, Saturday, Nov. 4: Barbershop cabaret with guests Mollyockett Chorus and Hillsmen Chorus, 7 p.m., Fire Station, Western Avenue. Tickets: $10, available from Hillsmen or Mollyockett members or at the door. FMI: Deb, 539-4752 or Pat, 647-5005.

South Paris, Saturday, Nov. 4: Western Maine Veteran’s Home annual craft fair, High Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Home made foods, lunch counter open for quick lunches.

South Paris, Saturday, Nov. 4: Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Congregational Church. Sponsored by Oxford County Extension. Crafts, food, raffles. Public roast pork luncheon at 11:30 a.m.

Stoneham, Saturday, Nov. 4: Ham dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Camp Susan Curtis. Raffles, including a Bahama cruise, 50/50 and more. Adults, $8; under 12, $5; under 3, free. Benefits Stefano family. FMI or to make a donation, Andrea, 928-2119 or Tonya, 925-6509.

Sumner, Saturday, Nov. 4: Benefit supper for Cindy Stevens, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Hartford Sumner Elementary School. Adults, $6; children, $4. Proceeds to help defray medical costs. Anyone wishing to make a donation may contact Marcia at 388-2173.

South Paris, Sunday, Nov. 5: Wings and Prayers Gospel Group, noon to 5 p.m., American Legion Hall, Church Street. For your dancing and listening pleasure, country, bluegrass, oldies and gospel. Adults, $7; children under 12, $4. Refreshments, 50/50 drawing, raffles, door prizes. FMI: 674-2571.

Norway, Thursday, Nov. 9: Let’s Talk About It book discussion series “Defining Wilderness; Defining Maine,” 7 p.m., public library. “We Took to the Woods” by Louise Dickinson Rich. Discussion leader: Candace Kanes, Ph.D. FMI: 743-5309.

Norway, Friday, Nov. 10: Performance by Mary Ukelady, ukulele folk singer, Books N Things, 430 Main St. Open to the public, free. FMI: 739-6200.

West Paris, Saturday, Nov. 11: Dedication of the new West Paris veterans’ monument, 10 a.m. Donations accepted at West Paris town office with a notation “monument fund.” Receipts will be sent if the donation is mailed to Sylvia McCann, 117 Main St., West Paris 04289. A raffle offering a top prize of $100 will be drawn on Nov. 1. FMI, to purchase tickets or to offer to sell them: Sylvia, 674-2114.

West Paris, Saturday, Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day parade and dedication of new Veterans’ monument. Line up 9:30 a.m. at Agnes L. Gray Elementary School, Main Street; march begins at 10 a.m.

Canton, Friday, Nov. 17: Thanksgiving pie sale; order by Nov. 17; pick up, 9 to 11 a.m., Nov. 21. Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. Mince, chicken, pecan, $10; pumpkin, apple lemon and chocolate cream, $8. To order: Doris, 597-2541.

Norway, Saturday, Nov. 18: St. Catherine’s Sodality annual Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Catherine’s Parish Hall, 32 Paris St. Tables available for $10. To reserve: Sylvia, 743-7231.

West Paris, Saturday, Dec. 2: Community showcase and craft fair, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Agnes Gray gymnasium, Main Street. Christmas parade to tree lighting follows at 5 p.m. Display space available: $5 when supplying own table, $10 if table needed. FMI or to schedule a display: Lisa, 674-2127 or Cindy, 674-3507.

River Valley area

Rumford, Tuesday, Oct. 31: Trick or treat for children 12 and under, 5 to 7 p.m., Rumford Grange 115, Rumford Center.

Rumford, Monday, Oct. 30: Hallows’ Eve Celebration for parents and children, ages 3 to 7, of SAD #43, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Rumford Elementary School. Halloween games, songs, stories, crafts, goodies and prizes. FMI: 364-8155.

Mexico, Thursday, Nov 2: Free stop smoking program, noon to 1 p.m., Region 9 building. Light lunch provided. FMI or to sign up: Stephanie, 364-7408.

Bethel, Saturday, Nov. 4: Fiddle-icious fiddle orchestra, 3 to 5 p.m., Crescent Park School. FMI: Roxanne Horne, 371-2584, Susan Volmer, 786-4361 or www.fiddleicious.com.

Rumford, Saturday, Nov. 4: Bottle drive, 10 a.m. to noon, sponsored by Expressive Movement Competition Dance Team to help defray costs for them to go to Peabody, Mass., in March. To have bottles picked up, contact Sue at 364-4919.

Rumford, Sunday, Nov. 5: Memorial Mass for deceased veterans, 9:30 a.m., St. John’s and St. Athanasius. Veterans’ names will be read. All veterans invited to come early so they may march in early. Sponsored by VFW 1641.

Mexico, Thursday, Nov 9: Free stop smoking program, noon to 1 p.m., Region 9 building. Light lunch provided. FMI or to sign up: Stephanie, 364-7408.

Rumford, Saturday, Nov 11: Veterans Day observance, 9 a.m.; service, 10 a.m.; Mtn. Valley High School. Sponsored by VFW 1641.

Mexico, Thursday, Nov 16: Free stop smoking program, noon to 1 p.m., Region 9 building. Light lunch provided. FMI or to sign up: Stephanie, 364-7408.

Canton, Friday, Nov. 17: Thanksgiving pie sale; order by Nov. 17; pick up, 9 to 11 a.m., Nov. 21. Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. Mince, chicken, pecan, $10; pumpkin, apple lemon and chocolate cream, $8. To order, Doris, 597-2541.

Rumford, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18: Mountain Valley High School’s fall play production, “An Evening of Culture,” 7 p.m., Muskie Auditorium. Tickets, $5; students and seniors, $3.

Lewiston area

Lewiston, Monday, Oct. 30: Bookin’ It with babies, 10 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Oct. 31: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Nov. 1: After school art, 3:30 p.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Nov. 1: Open Gym, 2 to 4 p.m., The Toy Library, 134 College St. For home-schoolers; $2 per child. FMI: 782-1112.

Auburn, Friday, Nov. 3: Scrabble for Teens, 3 p.m., Auburn Public Library. FMI: Sally, 333-6640 ext. 2008 or [email protected]

Lewiston, Friday, Nov. 3: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Friday, Nov. 3: Sister Calling My Name at Kings Bridge Theatre, 387 Lisbon St. Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets, $10 – $12; discounts available to groups, seniors, students, teachers and active-duty military. Theatergoers can donate one non-perishable food item and receive $1 off the ticket price. (One discount per ticket). Donated items are designated for Mercy Works in Lewiston.

Lewiston, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4: St. Patrick’s Church Christmas Fair, Parish Hall, corner of Blake and Walnut streets, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Raffle drawings will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Lisbon, Friday, Nov. 3: Pot luck supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., VFW Post 9459 home, Route 196. Sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary. Menu: casseroles, biscuits, coffee, tea. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. FMI: 353-2152.

Sabattus, Friday, and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4: Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary, Maxwell-Gill Hall, High Street. Crafters, raffles, bake table and kitchen. FMI: Connie, 375-6951.

Gray, Saturday, Nov. 4: Public supper, 6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. Menu: beans, chop suey, cole slaw, hot dogs, breads and desserts. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2.50; under five, free.

Gray, Saturday, Nov. 4: Holiday shopping extravaganza, noon to 5 p.m., First Congregational Parish Hall, 5 Brown St. (behind McDonald’s). Door prizes, coffee and homebaked goods, discounts and unique gift items. FMI: Pamela Martin, 650-9194.

Lewiston, Saturday, Nov. 4: Holiday fair and lunch, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Holy Family Parish church hall, Sabattus St. Hosted by Ladies of St. Ann Sodality. Books, puzzles, baked goods, candy, jewelry, plants, kiddie corner, 50/50, raffles, religious items.

Lewiston, Saturday, Nov. 4: Bean supper, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Holy Cross Church hall, 1080 Lisbon St. Cosponsored by Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Council 12652 and Union Saint-Jean Baptiste Ste. Croix Council 413. Adults, $6; 12 and under, $3. Takeout available. FMI: Dan Leclair, 240-3537.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, Nov. 4: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Legion Post 150. Chinese auction, white elephant table, raffles, bake sale, lunch meals. Sponsored by Post 150 Auxiliary.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, Nov. 4: Lamplighter smorgasbord, 5 to 6 p.m., First Congregational Church. Adults, $7; children, $3. Includes baked beans, brown bread, ham, casseroles, salads, bread, deviled eggs, dessert and beverage.

Pownal, Saturday, Nov. 4: Baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Rd. Menu: 3 kinds of beans, spaghetti, potato salad, coleslaw, pickled beets, biscuits, brownbread, homemade pies. Adults, $6; children, $3; under 3, free. FMI: Caron, 688-4101; Karen, 829-5470. Handicap accessible.

Turner, Saturday, Nov. 4: Hyssongs Gospel singers will perform following a baked bean supper, 5:30 to 6:30 supper; 7 p.m. performance, Turner Village Church, 143 Main St. Donations accepted for supper; freewill offering for performance.

Wales, Saturday, Nov. 4: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oak Hill High School. Free admission. Tables available for $25. FMI: Cathy Rioux, 375-4824 or 841-5796.

Bangor, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4 and 5: 18th annual Bangor Arts & Crafts Show, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by United Maine Craftsmen. Free gift giveaway every hour. Admission, $1; children under 12, free. FMI: [email protected] or 621-2818.

Auburn, Sunday, Nov. 5: Blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. Walk-ins taken. FMI: 784-6883.

Lewiston, Sunday, Nov. 5: Finnish-Russian folk quartet Sattuma will perform, 2 p.m., Bates College Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St. Admission: $5, $3 for children/students. FMI: 782-0386.

Sabattus, Sunday, Nov. 5: Monthly breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m. American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Cost, $6; under 10, $3.

Lewiston, Monday, Nov. 6: Babytime, 10 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Nov. 7: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Nov. 8: After school art, 3:30 p.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Nov. 8: Open Gym, 2 to 4 p.m., The Toy Library, 134 College St. For home-schoolers; $2 per child. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 8 and 9: Lewiston Vet Center will host an Arts & Crafts Show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments available.

Auburn, Friday, Nov. 10: Scrabble for Teens, 3 p.m., Auburn Public Library. FMI: Sally, 333-6640 ext. 2008 or [email protected]

Lewiston, Saturday, Nov. 10: The L & A Veterans Council will sponsor the annual Musical Tribute to Veterans, 10 a.m., Lewiston Armory, Central Avenue. To be added to the schedule and line-up, contact Bert Dutil, Chairman of the Veterans Council, 786-2305.

Lisbon, Friday, Nov. 10: Pot roast supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., VFW 9459, Route 196. Menu: pot roast, biscuits, dessert, coffee, tea. Turkey raffle. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. FMI: 353-2152.

Pownal, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11: The Little Country Church Christmas Fair, Friday, 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. Crafts, decorations, baked and canned goods, knitted and sewn items, Mrs. Claus’ attic, treasure chest, silent auction; hot meals served both days. FMI: Caron, 688-4101; Nancy, 688-4481.

Winthrop, Friday, Nov. 10: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Congregational Church. $6. Includes hot biscuits, crackers, pickles, beverage and homemade pies. Takeout available. Wheelchair accessible. Benefit for the church and its missions. FMI: 377-5923 or 377-8639.

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 11: Bean and casserole dinner, 5 to 6 p.m., St. Louis Church Hall, Third Street. Adults, $6.50; under 12, $3.25. Menu: baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw or chop suey, dessert and beverage.

Lewiston, Saturday, Nov. 11: The Vineyard Christian School Scrapbooking Fundraiser, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 9 Foss Road. Preregister, $20; day of, $25. FMI: Jen Marcotte, 577-6659.

Minot, Saturday, Nov. 11: The West Auburn Congregational Church annual Harvest Supper with seatings at 5 and 6 p.m. Adults, $7; children 12 and under, $3; under three, free. Turkey, ham, potatoes, squash, carrots, turnip, cabbage, homemade rolls and pies. Proceeds to benefit the building fund.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Nov. 11: Amvets Ladies Auxiliary annual Harvest Supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Amvet Hall, Route 100. Baked ham, squash, potatoes, onions, carrots, cabbage, turnip, rolls and dessert. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3.

Pownal, Saturday, Nov. 11: Auction, 2 p.m., Mallett Hall, Route 9. Auction items include paintings and art, fine handmade crafts, woodwork, antiques, furniture, services, gift certificates and more. Refreshments and coffee will be on sale. Proceeds to benefit the Bicentennial celebration. FMI: Kathy, 688-4153, or Kelly, 688-4611.

Sabattus, Saturday, Nov. 11: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m. American Legion, Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; 10 and under, $3.

Turner, Saturday, Nov. 11: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Turner Elementary School, 91 Matthews Way. Admission is $1 donation at the door. Prize and craft raffles. Food and beverages served all day. Proceeds for TES playground fund. FMI: 225-3620.

Winthrop, Saturday, Nov. 11: Rotary Club, hunter and family breakfast, 5 to 9 a.m., Winthrop Congregational Church. Proceeds support Winthrop Rotary Community Projects.

Mechanic Falls, Sunday, Nov. 12: Country legends and memorial awards show, noon, Silver Spur, Route 121. Presented by Down East Country Music Assn. Adults, $8; children under 12, $4. 50/50, raffles, food bar. FMI: Jackie, 793-8884; Gary, 377-8035; Lolalee, 674-2571; Shirley/Dean, 743-2922.

Lewiston, Monday, Nov. 13: Babytime, 10 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Nov. 14: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Nov. 14: Homeschool book discussion group, 10 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Nov. 15: Open Gym, 2 to 4 p.m., The Toy Library, 134 College St. For home-schoolers; $2 per child. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Nov. 15: After school art, 3:30 p.m., public library.

Auburn, Friday, Nov. 17: Scrabble for Teens, 3 p.m., Auburn Public Library. FMI: Sally, 333-6640 ext. 2008 or [email protected]

Lewiston, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18: Russell Park Rehab and Living Center annual Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Baked items, crafts, white elephant tables and raffles.

Lewiston, Friday, Nov. 17: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Friday, Nov. 17: Meadowview Seniors Christmas bus trip, 8 a.m., Indian Head Resort, White Mountains. Meal, beverages and a show: $50 per person. FMI: Bert Dutil, 786-2305.

Lisbon, Friday, Nov. 17: Supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., VFW 9459, Route 196. Menu: casseroles, beans biscuits, dessert, coffee, tea. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. FMI: 353-2152.

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 18: Christmas fair, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 757 Summer St. Cafe, crafts, baked goods, jams, jellies, wreaths, granny’s attic, silent auction, fair trade productions (from developing nations).

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 18: Craft Holiday fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., United Methodist Church.

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 18: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., High Street Congregational Church. FMI or to rent tables: 784-4828.

Lewiston, Saturday, Nov. 18: Holy Cross Parish & Trinity Catholic School Holiday Fest, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Holy Cross Church Hall, 1080 Lisbon St. Activity table for the kids, crafts, 50/50 and various raffles and more. FMI: Anna Marie Lewis, 783-2696

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Nov. 18: Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lisbon Falls Methodist Church. Beef stew lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beef stew, bread, beverage, gingerbread with whipped cream. Adults, $5; children, $2.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Nov. 18: Annual Charity Auction at the Livermore Falls High School, viewing of items at 6:30 p.m., auction at 7 p.m. Light refreshments provided. FMI: Gayla Drake, 897-2905 ext. 232.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Nov. 18: Holy Trinity Parish Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish, 67 Frost Hill Ave. Crafts, theme baskets, baked goods, red berries, children craft area, raffles. Free admission. FMI: Pat Tardiff, 353-5035, or Katie Carville, 353-9056.

Skowhegan, Saturday, Nov. 18: Pet Expo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Skowhegan Armory, North School Street. Sponsored by Tri-County Obedience Club. Vendors, demonstrations.

Lewiston, Sunday, Nov. 19: Pancake breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m., Holy Cross Church hall, 1080 Lisbon St. Sponsored by Holy Cross Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly 2870. Adults, $6; 12 and under, $3. FMI: Dan Leclair, 240-3537.

Lewiston, Monday, Nov. 20: Babytime, 10 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Nov. 21: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Nov. 22: After school art, 3:30 p.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Nov. 22: Open Gym, 2 to 4 p.m., The Toy Library, 134 College St. For home-schoolers; $2 per child. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Monday, Nov. 27: Babytime, 10 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Nov. 28: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Nov. 29: After school art, 3:30 p.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Nov. 29: Open Gym, 2 to 4 p.m., The Toy Library, 134 College St. For home-schoolers; $2 per child. FMI: 782-1112.

Auburn, Friday, Dec. 1: Scrabble for Teens, 3 p.m., Auburn Public Library. FMI: Sally, 333-6640 ext. 2008 or [email protected]

Sabattus, Sunday, Dec. 3: Monthly breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3.

Auburn, Friday, Dec. 8: Scrabble for Teens, 3 p.m., Auburn Public Library. FMI: Sally, 333-6640 ext. 2008 or [email protected]

Auburn, Saturday, Dec. 9: Ham dinner, 5 to 6 p.m., St. Louis Church Hall, Third Street, Adults, $6.50; children under 12, $3.25. Includes ham, potato, vegetable, salad, dessert and beverage.

Buckfield, Saturday, Dec. 9: Holiday Home Tours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Benefits Buckfield High School Class of 2007 Project Graduation. Tickets available at Tilton’s Market beginning Nov. 11, $10 each. The Buckfield Inn will offer an exclusive luncheon menu that day at special event pricing. Seating will be from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. FMI and reservations: call the Inn directly at 336-2220. FMI: Joan Abrams, 336-3600; Regina Hutchinson, 336-3312.

Auburn, Sunday, Dec. 10: Public breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $3.50/$4.50. Includes coffee and juice. Benefit for children’s Christmas party.


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