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, Feb. 26: Crafts, dart boards, 7:15 p.m., The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: 778-7346.

Farmington, Tuesday, Feb. 27: Talk, The Similarities Between a Job Search and Dating, 11:45 a.m., North Dining Hall, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: 778-7034, [email protected], http://chd.umf.maine.edu.

Farmington, Tuesday, Feb. 27: Comedy, Louis Ramey, 9 p.m., The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: 778-7346.

Farmington, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Movie, For Your Consideration, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: 778-7346.

Farmington, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Mardi Gras celebration, 7 p.m., North Dining Hall, UMF Olsen Student Center. Live blues music, dancing, Creole and Cajun snacks. Beads for sale to support a local heating fund. Free. FMI: [email protected]; 778-7258.

Farmington, Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3: 7:30 p.m., musical show tune revue, Nordica Auditorium, University of Maine at Farmington campus. Performers of all ages; different programs Friday and Saturday. Donation: $6. Benefits Franklin County Fiddlers and Sandy River Players. FMI: Cyndy, 778-3513; Karen, 778-0435.

Salem, Friday, March 2: American Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mount Abram High School, Route 142.

New Sharon, Saturday, March 3: Baked bean take-out, 10 a.m. to noon, New Sharon Congregational United Church of Christ, Cape Cod Hill Road, $14. Reserve meals: Mary, 778-2366.

Farmington, Tuesday, March 6: Talk: Democratization in a Restored Democracy: The Case of Estonia, 11:30 a.m., North Dining Hall, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: [email protected], 778-7409.

Farmington, Tuesday, March 6: Acoustic blues concert, noon to 12:30 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, University of Maine. Features Don Emery and Steve Levine. Free, donations accepted. FMI: 645-2157.

Farmington, Saturday, March 10: Cabin Fever Reliever dance, West Farmington Elks Lodge, 8 p.m. to midnight. Sponsored by Shiretown Riders Snowmobile Club. FMI: Jill Boulette at 778-3482.

Kingsfield, Saturday, March 10 (Sunday, March 11 storm day): Chinese auction, 12 to 2 p.m., drawing at 2 p.m. Webster Hall, School St. Kingfield. Refreshments provided, benefits American Cancer Society. Sponsored by Friends & Family Ties Relay for Life Team. FMI 265-5897.

Wilton, Saturday, March 10: Contradance with The Old Grey Goose, 8 to 11 p.m., Wilson Grange, Main Street, East Wilton. $6; $15 family. Free learn-to workshop, 7 p.m. FMI: 397-2241; [email protected]; www.starleft.org.

Farmington, Sunday, March 11: Movie, “The Painted Veil,” 1 and 4 p.m., Narrow Gauge Cinema. Fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers. $5. FMI: 778-3460.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, March 13: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., Murray Hall, Route 4.

Farmington, Friday, March 16: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mount Blue High School.

Farmington, Saturday, March 17: Corned beef and cabbage dinner, noon to 1 p.m., Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, Academy Street. Free. FMI: 778-2163 or Dot Bryant, 778-4608.

Jay, Saturday, March 25: Scrapbook and rubber stamp workshop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Middle School, $20. To register call 897-4319.

Jay, Monday, March 26: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Jay High School, 4 School St.

Farmington, Saturday, March 31: Auction, Mt. Blue Middle School; by Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District. Doors open, 5:15 p.m.; bidding starts 6 p.m. FMI: 778-4279.

Oxford hills area

Paris, Monday, Feb. 26: “A Taste of China,” 7 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.

Norway, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Harrison writer Lisa Moore will read her story “Lincoln’s Birthday,” 6:30 p.m., Norway Memorial Library. FMI: 743-9808.

Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Cabin Fever Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Paris Fire Hall, Western Avenue. Delta Knights will perform. Free. FMI: 743-2501 Ext. 107.

Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Cabin Fever Concert Series, “Delta Knights,” 6 to 8 p.m., Paris Fire Hall, Western Avenue. Sponsored by Paris Parks and Recreation. Free. FMI: 743-2501.

Waterford, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Book discussion, “Moon Tiger,” 10:30 a.m., public library.

Paris, Thursday, March 1: Story time for preschoolers, 10 a.m., public library. FMI: 743-6994.

Paris, Thursday, March 1: Luncheon, noon to 1 p.m., Deering Memorial United Methodist Church. Donation $5. FMI: 743-6782.

Oxford, Saturday, March 3: Breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., Rock-O-Dundee Riders Club House, Paine Road, East Oxford. Adults, $6.50; children under 12, $3.50.

Paris, Saturday, March 10: Norway Paris Kiwanis children’s breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m., Paris Fire Station, Western Avenue. Children under 12 free, 12 and older and adults $6 each. Drawings for books. FMI: Kathy Laplante, 583-2978.

Buckfield, Wednesday, March 14: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Buckfield High School, Turner Street.

Greenwood, Sunday, March 18: Basket bingo, doors open 11 a.m., begins 1 p.m., Locke Mills Legion Hall, Gore Road. Sponsored by Friends of Telstar; benefits Telstar students/senior scholarships. $10 a sheet with 16 games, $5 for 2 blackout games. Consolation prizes, 50/50, basket raffles, food and drinks. FMI: Susan 824-3336, Brenda 824-2288 or e-mail [email protected]

Norway, Tuesday, March 27: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital, 18 Main St.

Bridgton, Wednesday, March 28: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bridgton Academy, Route 37 Box 292.

Paris, Wednesday, March 28: Cabin Fever Concert Series, “Audiologic,” 6 to 8 p.m., Paris Fire Hall, Western Avenue. Sponsored by Paris Parks and Recreation. Free. FMI: 743-2501.

Bridgton, Thursday, March 29: American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bridgton Hospital, South High Street.

River valley area

Rumford, Friday, Mar. 2: Salmon pie lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Barnabas Church. Price: $6.50; takeouts, 364-2193 Friday morning.

Bethel, Saturday, March 3: Baked bean supper, 5:30 p.m., Bethel United Methodist Church, Adults $6; under 12 $3.

Mexico, Saturday, March 3: Spaghetti supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Calvin Lyons Hall, Mexico Town Office building. Adults, $6; children, $4. FMI: 364-3281.

Rumford, Friday, Mar. 9: Salmon pie lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Barnabas Church. Price: $6.50; takeouts, 364-2193 Friday morning.

Rumford, Saturday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day dance, 8 to midnight, American Legion Hall, Congress Street. Music by Billy Scott and Kevin Libby. Admission by donation to the American Legion baseball program.

Lewiston area

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 26: After school art, 3:30 p.m., public library. Ages 7 to 14.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 26: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages 2 to 5.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 26: After school art, 3:30 p.m., public library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 27: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages 2 to 5.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 27: Book buddies, 3:30 p.m., public library. For grades 1 to 6.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Preschool story program, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Feb 28: Book buddies, 3:30 p.m., public library. For grades 1 to 6.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Celebration in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 4 to 6 p.m., USM/L-A Room 170, 51 Westminster St. Panel discussion highlighting “Beyond Vietnam, A Time to Break Silence.” Free. FMI: 753-6500.

Auburn, Thursday, March 1: Baby’s night out, 6 to 6:20 p.m., public library.

Lewiston, Thursday, March 1: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Thursday, March 1: Dr. Justus Wamukoya, University of Botswana, 6:15 p.m., USM/L-A, Room 170, 51 Westminster St. “Public Sector Information Management in East and Southern Africa: Implications for Democracy and Governance.” Free. FMI: 753-6500.

Lisbon, Friday, March 2: Ham or chicken supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., VFW Post 9459, Route 196. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. Reserve a meal, 353-5291, Wednesday to Friday after 4 p.m.

Auburn, Saturday, March 3: American Cancer Society pancake breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., at Applebee’s at 599 Center St., to support Relay For Life. $5. Seatings at 8, 8:40 and 9:20 a.m. FMI or for tickets call Applebees at 784-3986, for AMC at 373-3729 or Janet Miles at 784-3824.

Auburn, Saturday, March 3: Sisters of Charity Caribbean Gala, 6:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Auburn Riverwatch. Martini bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, auctions. Benefits construction of orthopedic unit at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. FMI: 777-8863 or [email protected]

Auburn, Saturday, March 3: Book donation drop off, 9 a.m. to noon, public library.

Danville, Saturday, March 3: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., Danville Grange hall. Adults, $6; children, $3.

Gray, Saturday, March 3: Bean supper, 5 to 6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2.50; under 5, free. Benefits senior welfare.

Lewiston, Saturday, March 3: Bean supper, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Holy Cross Church hall, 1080 Lisbon St. Adults, $6; 12 years and under, $3. Takeouts. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 12652. FMI: Dan Leclair, 240-3537.

New Gloucester, Saturday, March 3: Singer-songwriter Rebecca Wing, 7:30 p.m., Village Coffeehouse, New Gloucester Congregational Church. FMI: Michael and Julie Fralich, 926-3161; church office, 926-3260. Tickets at the door. Benefits New Gloucester Congregational Church.

Sabattus, Saturday, March 3: Baked bean and casserole supper. 4:30 to 6 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary parish. Adults, $6; under 12, $3. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. FMI: Robert Ayotte, 375-4057.

Sabattus, Sunday, March 4: Buffet breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; under 10, $3.

Lewiston, Monday, March 5: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 150 East Ave.

Lewiston, Tuesday, March 6: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Wednesday, March 7: Preschool story program, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., public library.

Auburn, Wednesday, March 7: Teen Anime drawing club, 3 p.m., public library. Free food.

Lewiston, Wednesday, March 7: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Lisbon, Wednesday, March 7: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lisbon High School, Route 196.

Auburn, Thursday, March 8: Imagine Talking to the World, 6 p.m., public library. David Blethen on a short-wave radio journey.

Lewiston, Thursday, March 8: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Friday, March 9: First anniversary open mic/poetry slam, 7:30 p.m., First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. Sign-up, 7:15. Pleasant Note’s open mic features local artists for song, spoken word or movement. Free admission/accessible/ childcare/refreshments available. FMI: 783-0461 or www.uuauburn.org.

Lewiston, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 9, 10, 11: “The Contrast” an American comedy of manners; Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Bates College Gannett Theater, Pettigrew Hall, 2 Andrews Road, $6; Bates faculty, staff, senior citizens and non-Bates students, $3. FMI: 786-6161 or https://transact.bates.edu/boxoffice/.

Auburn, Saturday, March 10: “In a Chord” singing trio, 10 a.m., public library. Performance appeal to preschool through second-graders and their families.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, March 10: Bean and casserole supper, 4:45 to 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Church parish hall, 67 Frost Hill Ave. Adults, $6; children under 12, $4; children under 4, free; family with children under 12, $15. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. FMI: 353-5636.

Auburn, Sunday, March 11: Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $3.50/$4.50 Benefits Operation Uplink phone cards for troops. FMI: 784-6883.

Auburn, Monday, March 12: Maine author Robert W. Chapman, 6:30 p.m., public library. Part of Annie Prescott Discussion series; discussion of “A Certain Fall.”

Auburn, Monday, March 12: American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Fairview School, Minot Ave.

Lewiston, Tuesday, March 13: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Wednesday, March 14: Preschool story program, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., public library.

Buckfield, Wednesday, March 14: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Buckfield High School, Turner Street.

Lewiston, Wednesday, March 14: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Thursday, March 15: Baby’s night out, 6 to 6:20 p.m., public library.

Auburn, Thursday, March 15: Military records research for genealogy, 6 p.m., public library. Advance registration, 333-6640.

Lewiston, Thursday, March 15: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 16, 17, 18: “The Contrast” an American comedy of manners; Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Bates College Gannett Theater, Pettigrew Hall, 2 Andrews Road, $6; Bates faculty, staff, senior citizens and non-Bates students, $3. FMI: 786-6161 or https://transact.bates.edu/boxoffice/.

Sabattus, Friday, March 16: Buffet supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Jillson’s, Jordan Bridge Road. Tickets: $5 in advance at Dominican Sisters convent, 61 Lisbon Road or $6 at door. Benefits Loaves and Fishes and the local food pantry. FMI: Ellie Brown, 375-4747.

Sabattus, Saturday, March 17: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; under 10, $3.

Wales, Saturday, March 17: Baked beans and lasagna supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Wales Youth Center, Route 132. Benefits Wales Presbyterian Church budget. FMI: Alice, 375-8382; Marilyn, 375-6604.

Lewiston, Sunday, March 18: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holy Family church, 607 Sabattus St.

Lewiston, Tuesday, March 20: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Wednesday, March 21: Preschool story program, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., public library.

Auburn, Wednesday, March 21: Teen Anime drawing club, 3 p.m., public library. Free food.

Lewiston, Wednesday, March 21: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Thursday, March 22: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Turner, Friday, March 23: North Turner Presbyterian Church annual Mud Supper, 5 to 7 p.m., GAR Hall, Route 219. To celebrate Maine’s fifth season: mud. Free will donation.

New Gloucester, Saturday, March 24: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Masonic Hall, Route 100.

Lewiston, Tuesday, March 27: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Wednesday, March 28: Preschool story program, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, March 28: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Readfield, Wednesday, March 28: American Red Cross blood drive, 12:30 to 6 p.m., Maranacook Community School, Route 17.

Lewiston, Thursday, March 29: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Sabattus, Sunday, April 1: Buffet breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; under 10, $3.

Auburn, Saturday, April 7: Schooner Fare, 7 p.m., Court Street Baptist Church. Adults, $15; under 12, $10. Tickets: Plantasia, 144 Main St., Auburn; Carroll’s Music Center, 160 Canal St., Lewiston; or, 740-2913. Presented by Robustelli, Rotz and Soucy, PA; Benefits Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Home of Maine.

Sabattus, Saturday, April 21: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; under 10, $3.

Auburn, Friday and Saturday, June 15, 16: Relay For Life of Androscoggin County, Edward Little High School track FMI: American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or online at www.cancer.org.


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