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, 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]aine.edu, 778-7072.

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

Industry, Saturday, Nov. 11: Christmas Bazaar, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Industry Town Hall. To benefit United in Christ Presbyterian Church.

Rome, Saturday, Nov. 11: Spaghetti supper at Mt. Philip Grange, 4:30 to 6 p.m. all you can eat, $6 for adults and a family of four or more $20. Take out is available. Wheelchair accessible.

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.

Wayne, Friday, Nov. 17: Turkey beano, Ladd Recreation Center, gott Road, doors open at 6 p.m. beano begins at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Wayne School and Home Association.

Farmington, Saturday, Nov. 18: The Trinity United Methodist Women of Farmington annual Christmas fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Turkey and biscuit meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Route 2, FMI: call Alice Redfield at 778-2336.

Industry, Saturday, Nov. 18: Baked bean supper at Mt. Philip Grange, 4:30 to 6 p.m.. All you can eat $6 for adult, under five, free and a family of four or more $20. Take out is available. Wheelchair accessible.

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: Mt. 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, Saturday, Nov. 25: Craft/ bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pinewood Terrace, Rosewood Drive.

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 by Lawn Chair Pirates, UMF’s own improv group, 8:45 p.m., 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 will perform lost songs of the 1990’s, noon, 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

Paris, Thursday, Nov. 9: Story time for preschoolers, 10 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 743-6994.

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. Free. FMI: 739-6200.

Paris, Saturday, Nov. 11: Hunter’s breakfast, 5 to 7 a.m., South Paris fire station, Western Ave. $5 per person. Sponsored by Norway/Paris Lions Club.

West Paris, Saturday, Nov. 11: Veterans’ 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.

West Paris, Thursday, Nov. 16: Chicken pie supper, 5:30 p.m., First Universalist Church. Tickets on sale at 4:30 p.m. Adults $7, children 11 and under $3.

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.

Paris, Friday, Nov. 17: Fare Share Follies, 7 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Auditorium. Hosted by Randy Judkins and friends. Adults $10, children under 12 $5. Tickets available at Fare Share Market or at the door. FMI: 890-0650 or 743-9808.

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.

Paris, Saturday, Nov. 18: DECA’s 32nd annual holiday craft fair, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Organized by Marketing/DECA students. Admission $1 for adults, 12 and under and 65 and over are free. FMI: 743-7756, Ext. 5100.

Waterford, Thursday, Nov. 23: Community Thanksgiving dinner, noon, North Waterford Congregational Church Vestry. Bring a dish to share. Contact Rev. George Frobig at 693-6461.

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

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.; Mountain 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, Tuesday, Nov. 7: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., public library.

Auburn, Wednesay, Nov. 8: Preschool Story Time at 9:30 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m.

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 a child. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 8 and 9: Lewiston Vet Center will host an arts and crafts show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission 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]

Auburn, Thursday, Nov. 9: Teenior Knitting Club at 6 p.m. knitters bring their knitting projects.

Lewiston, Thursday, Nov. 9: Peek-A-Boo Puppet Show at 9:30 a.m., New Life Community Center, 134 College St., FMI: 782-1112.

Auburn, Friday, Nov. 10: Teen Anime Drawing Club, at 3:30 p.m. Teens will gather to draw and read anime.

Greene, Friday, Nov. 10: World War II get together from 1 to 5 p.m, at the Meadows Senior Living Center, inviting any and all World War Two Veterans a buffet will be provided. FMI: call, 946-3007.

Lewiston, Saturday, Nov. 10: 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, council chairman, 786-2305.

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

Pownal, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11: 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 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. 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.

Lewiston, Saturday, Nov. 11: 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: West Auburn Congregational Church annual harvest supper, seatings at 5 and 6 p.m. Adults, $7; children 12 and under, $3; under 3, free. Proceeds to benefit the building fund.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Nov. 11: Amvets Auxiliary annual harvest supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Amvet Hall, Route 100. Baked ham and fixings. 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. Refreshments on sale. Proceeds to benefit the bicentennial celebration. FMI: Kathy, 688-4153, or Kelly, 688-4611.

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

Sabattus, Saturday, Nov. 11: Jacque Cartier Club, Wales Road, casserole and baked bean supper at 5 p.m. with dancing following until 9:30 p.m., all for $6.

Turner, Saturday, Nov. 11: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Turner Elementary School, 91 Matthews Way. Admission, $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.

Auburn, Sunday, Nov. 12: Public breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at the VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave., $3.50/$4.50 Benefit for Childrens Christmas Party. FMI: 784-6883.

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.

Auburn, Monday, Nov. 13: Book Discussion of Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This discussion is part of the Library’s Annie Prescott Discussion Series.

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

Auburn, Tuesday, Nov. 14: A concert of medieval and Renaissance music presented by the Calderwood Consort, 7:15 p.m., High Street Congregational Church. Admission, one nonperishable food item for the church’s weekly pantry.

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

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

Auburn, Wednesday, Nov. 15: Preschool Story Time at 9:30 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m.

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

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

Auburn, Thursday, Nov. 16: Baby’s Night Out from 6 to 6:20 p.m. Babies from birth through 24-months and a caregiver.

Auburn, Thursday, Nov. 16: Teenior Knitting Club at 10 a.m., knitters bring their knitting projects.

Auburn, Thursday, Nov. 16: Marvel Databases for Parents and Teens, at 6 p.m. for parents and teens looking for ways to get research and homework assignments done, using reliable databases, sign up now! Call to reserve your spot.

Auburn, Thursday, Nov. 16: Atlas (Auburn Teen Library Advisors), at 4 p.m. All teens are welcome to attend meetings. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Lewiston, Thursday, Nov. 16: Peek-A-Boo Puppet Show at 9:30 a.m., New Life Community Center, 134 College St., FMI: 782-1112.

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 story time, 10 a.m., public library.

Lisbon, Friday, Nov. 17: Bean and casserole supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., VFW 9459, Route 196. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. FMI: 353-2152.

Sabattus, Friday, Nov. 17: Turkey raffle, penny sale drawing, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road.

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.

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 18: Saturday Stories and Crafts with Judy D’Amour, at 10 a.m. Bring your own favorite teddy bear and listen to Mousekin’s Thanksgiving by Edna Miller and Byron Barton’s The Three Bears. Children may make a colorful hand-print turkey to take home.

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 18: Auburn Public Library’s Big Book Sale, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.in the Library’s ground floor Androscoggin Community and Friends Rooms, accessible from the Spring Street entrance of the Library.FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 18: Frank W. Hulett VFW Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VFW Post Home, 588 Minot Avenue. If anyone wishes to rent a table for this,they are $10 and you can call either Mary @ 784-1466 or Joan @ 782-5973.

Lewiston, Saturday, Nov. 18: Holy Cross Parish and 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, raffles. 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, including gingerbread with whipped cream, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults, $5; children, $2.

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, baked goods, children craft area, raffles. Free admission. FMI: Pat Tardiff, 353-5035, or Katie Carville, 353-9056.

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

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 story time, 10 a.m., public library.

Auburn, Wednesday, Nov. 22: Preschool Story Time at 9:30 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m.

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 a child. FMI: 782-1112.

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

Auburn, Wednesday, Nov. 29: Preschool Story Time at 9:30 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Nov. 28: Preschool story time, 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 a child. FMI: 782-1112.

Auburn, Thursday, Nov. 30: Teenior Knitting Club at 6 p.m., knitters bring their knitting projects.

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.

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 11 a.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. Benefit for children’s Christmas party.

Sabattus, Sunday, Dec. 31: New Years Eve Party, American Legion Post 135. No charge for this event.


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