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

Chesterville, Saturday, Nov. 11: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chesterville Grange Hall.

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.

Salem, Saturday, Nov. 11: Hunters’ bean supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Salem Community Building. Benefits Children’s Christmas party.

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.

Oxford Hills area

Locke Mills, Saturday, Nov. 11: Dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Locke Mills Town Hall. Music by Richard Felt Orchestra. Benefits Greenwood Historical Society.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, Nov. 11: Hunters’ breakfast, 5 to 9 a.m., American Legion Post. Sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary.

Paris, Saturday, Nov. 11: Christmas fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Deering Memorial United Methodist Church.

Paris, Saturday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day program, 10 a.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Sponsored by American Legion Post 72. FMI: Bill Damon, 743-6764.

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.

River Valley area

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

Lewiston area

Pownal, Saturday, Nov. 11: Little Country Church Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. Hot meals both days. FMI: Caron, 688-4101; Nancy, 688-4481.

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.

Lewiston, Saturday, Nov. 11: 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.

Lewiston, Saturday, Nov. 11: Turkey supper, 4 to 6 p.m., Holy Family hall. Sponsor: Holy Family Council 10019, Knights of Columbus. Adults, $7.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, Nov. 11: Hunters’ breakfast, 5 to 9 a.m., American Legion Post. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary.

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.

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 8 to 10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $3.50/$4.50. Benefit for children’s Christmas party. FMI: 784-6883

Brunswick, Sunday, Nov. 12: Turkey dinner, noon to 2 p.m., Brunswick Masonic Hall, benefits Habitat Home, sponsored by District 4, OES. $7 adults, $3 children 9 and under.

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.

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