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 Falls, Monday, June 22: Glory Bound (Terry Moore) Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.

Farmington, Tuesday, June 23: “Music on Main” Get Down Downtown, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meeting House Gazebo, downtown Farmington. “Off the Hill” will perform. Bring your lunch and a chair. Weather permitting. FMI: 778-3424, 778-3900, [email protected]

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, June 23: Barry Wood Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.

Livermore Falls, Wednesday, June 24: Stained Glass concert, 6-8 p.m., downtown Gazebo.

Livermore Falls, Thursday, June 25: Nickles & Dimes Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.

Kingfield, Saturday, June 27: Kingfield POPS Road Jam 10K Road Race and Kids Fun Walk, 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., starting and ending at Knapp Brothers, Depot Street. Preregistration by June 15, $20 for 10K, $15 for kids run. FMI: Lorna Nichols 778-4215 or [email protected]

Turner, Friday, June 26: Cookbook tasting supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., GAR Hall, Route 219. Donations. Sponsored by North Turner Presbyterian Church.

Kingfield, Saturday, June 27: Arts festival with live music, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown. Free admission. Sponsored by Kingfield POPS.

Kingfield, Saturday, June 27: Kingfield POPS concert, gates open at 4:30 p.m., Kennedy Farm. $20 advance, $25 at gate, 17 and under free with adult. FMI: 778-4215 or [email protected]

Livermore Falls, Saturday, June 27: Off the Hill concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.

New Sharon, Saturday, June 27: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jim Ditzler Memorial Library. Paperbacks 25 cents/$3 bag, hardcovers 50 cents/$6 bag, craft magazines 12 for $1. Benefits library programs.

Livermore Falls, Monday, June 29: Glory Bound (Terry Moore) Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, June 30: Silver & Gold concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.

Livermore Falls, Wednesday, July 1: Stained Glass concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.

Oxford Hills area

Waterford, Saturday, June 20: Family Fun Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Camp Wigwam, 57 Bear Pond Road. $10, 6-17 years old $5, 5 and under free. BBQ, crafts, climbing wall, games and silent auction. Special drawing for children who bring a new unwrapped birthday gift for a girl or boy age 8 and up. Benefits Camp To Belong Maine. Tickets and FMI: 780-5868 or www.camptobelongmaine.org.

Paris, Monday, June 22: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m., South Paris Baptist Church, 1 Park St.

Paris, Monday, June 22: Story time for ages 7-9: “Beatrice’s Goat,” 1 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. Free. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Hebron, Tuesday, June 23: Dessert and tea buffet, 6-8 p.m., Greenwood Mountain Inn. $7. Tour of inn, poetry, music. Benefits Historical Society. RSVP: 966-2233.

North Waterford, Tuesday, June 23: Public supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., North Waterford Congregational Church, 5 Kezars Rd. (off Rts. 35 and 37, opposite Melby’s Market). Cost: Adults $7, children under 12 $3.50.

Norway, Tuesday, June 23: “Views from a Bard,” participants will have opportunities to learn about Shakespeare through a variety of methods, 7 p.m., Norway Memorial Library. Presented by Cynthia Reedy. Free and open to the public. FMI: the library 743-5309, www.norway.lib.me.us, or find the library on Facebook.

Oxford, Tuesday, June 23: Concert in the Park: The Bel Airs, 6:30 p.m., Anderson-Staples American Legion Post 112. Rain or shine. Refreshments. FMI: Ted Heidrich 539-4102.

Bridgton, Wednesday, June 24: Brown bag lunch series: author Lois Lowry, noon-1 p.m., municipal complex basement. Free. FMI: 647-2389.

Paris, Wednesday, June 24: Reading group: American Psycho, 7 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. Books available at library. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Harrison, Thursday-Sunday, June 25-28: Lake Region Community Theatre’s Production of “My Fair Lady,” 8 p.m. June 25-27, 2 p.m. June 28, Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Arts Center. Tickets: Adults $15, children 12 and under $12. 647-3957, 693-5000 and 583-6747.

Norway, Thursday through Saturday, June 25-27: Three-act comedy “Never Too Late” by Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association, 8 p.m., Grange, 15 Whitman St. $10, seniors and under 12 $8. Tickets at Books N Things, Main Street, 739-6200. FMI: www.ohmpaa.org.

Paris, Thursday, June 25: Story time for kids up to 7 years old: “The Wind’s Garden,” 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. Free. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Paris, Friday, June 26: Baked bean supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church. Sponsored by the Ladies Circle. Cost: Adults $6, under 12 $3.

Paris, Friday, June 26: Learn about the sun for ages 9-13 with speaker Jim Chandler, 1 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. Free. Register at 743-6994. FMI: [email protected]

Bethel, Saturday, June 27: Auction and yard sale, yard sale starts at 8 a.m., auction preview 5:30 p.m., starts at 6:30 p.m., Telstar Regional High School. To donate items, call 875-2364.

Locke Mills, Saturday, June 27: Strawberry festival, 7:30 a.m. until sold out, Union Church. Rain date July 4.

Norway, Saturday, June 27: Karaoke with DJ’s The Old Crows, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post 82. $6. Food available.

Paris, Saturday, June 27: Summer salad supper with ham and turkey, 5-6:30 p.m., Deering Memorial Methodist Church, 39 Main St. $7, under 12 $3. Homemade ice cream with fresh strawberries. Parking behind Library and Town Office.

Paris, Saturday, June 27: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.

Norway, Sunday, June 28: Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association presents “Never Too Late,” 2 p.m., Grange, 15 Whitman St. $10, seniors and under 12 $8. Tickets at Books N Things, Main Street, 739-6200. FMI: www.ohmpaa.org.

Bridgton, Wednesday, July 1: Brown Bag Lunch: Ellen Chickering talks about her new opera, noon to 1 p.m., Municipal complex. Free. FMI: George Bradt 647-2389.

River Valley area

Bethel, Saturday, June 27: Auction and yard sale, yard sale starts at 8 a.m., auction preview 5:30 p.m., starts at 6:30 p.m., Telstar Regional High School. To donate items, call 875-2364.

Dixfield, Saturday, June 27: Summer Breeze auction, craft and food fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 171 Weld St. Tables $15. Benefits kitchen renovation. FMI: 562-7828.

Mexico, Saturday, June 27: Yard and food sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., UCC (Green Church).

Rumford, Saturday, June 27: River Valley Rotary Club road race/walks, registration starts at 7:30 a.m., children’s fun run 8 a.m., 5k and 10k 9 a.m., Black Mountain, 39 Glover Road. Fun fun $5, road race $15 in advance, $20 day of race. T-shirts for first 50 registrants.

Rumford, Saturday, June 27: Dance, 7-11 p.m., Snowshoe Club. Members and guests welcome. Music by Mike Hinkley and The Legends Band.

Lewiston area

Lewiston, Monday, June 22: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Monday, June 22: Kids’ Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7 to 14. Attendance limited to eight, call to reserve a spot. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.

Lewiston, Monday, June 22: Art Fun, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space is limited, call to reserve a spot. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.

Lewiston, Monday, June 22: All ages storytime, 6:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. No preregistration necessary. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.

Lewiston, Monday, June 22: Author and historian Mark Richard presents “This is Not a Catholic Nation,” 6:30 p.m., Callahan Hall, Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free. FMI: 513-3050.

Hebron, Tuesday, June 23: Dessert and tea buffet, 6-8 p.m., Greenwood Mountain Inn. $7. Tour of inn, poetry, music. Benefits Historical Society. RSVP: 966-2233.

Lewiston, Tuesday, June 23: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2½ to 5. No preregistration necessary. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org/kids.

Lewiston, Tuesday, June 23: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Wednesday, June 24: Auburn Community Band: “Forgotten But Unforgettable,” 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street, rain location: Hilton Garden Inn. Free. FMI: 333-6601, ext. 2108, or www.auburncommunityband.com.

Auburn, Wednesday, June 24: BBQ chicken supper, 4:30 to 7 p.m., American Legion No. 153 Auxiliary, 71 S. Main St. Cost: Adults $7, children 12 and under $3. Car side to go available. Benefits veterans. Salads, hamburgers, strawberry shortcake. FMI: 782-1118.

Lewiston, Wednesday, June 24: American Red Cross blood drive, noon-7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

New Gloucester, Wednesday, June 24: Maine Festival of American Music: Ragtime-American Originals, 7 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Meetinghouse, Route 26. $25, seniors $20, students 21 and under free. FMI: 926-4597 or www.shaker.lib.me.us.

Durham, Thursday, June 25: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Durham Fire Department, 615 Hallowell Road.

Greene, Thursday, June 25: Vocalist Mary Murphy, 7 p.m., Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. Air-conditioned auditorium. FMI: 946-5311.

Lewiston, Thursday, June 25: Art Fun, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space is limited, call the library or come in to reserve a spot. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.

Lewiston, Thursday, June 25: Conjuring Carroll Magic Show, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 6 and up. Tickets available beginning June 11 in the Children’s Department. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.

Lewiston, Thursday, June 25: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Thursday, June 25: Magician Conjuring Carroll, 10 a.m., Callahan Hall, Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free. FMI: 513-3133.

New Gloucester, Thursday, June 25: 34th Annual New Gloucester Strawberry Festival, 6 to 8 p.m., the Congregational Church Vestry, Gloucester Hill Road (just off Rte. 231). Hosted by members and friends of the New Gloucester Historical Society.

New Gloucester, Thursday, June 25: Maine Festival of American Music: In the Shaker Tradition, 7 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Meetinghouse, Route 26. $25, seniors $20, students 21 and under free. FMI: 926-4597 or www.shaker.lib.me.us.

Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, June 25-26: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Kathy 375-8399 or 212-7674.

Greene, Friday, June 26: Vocalist Mary Murphy, 2 and 7 p.m., Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. Air-conditioned auditorium. FMI: 946-5311.

Lewiston, Friday, June 26: Baby time story time for ages up to 2½, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.

Lisbon, Friday, June 26: Ham dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 27 Village St. $7, 12 and under $3.50, preschool free. Sponsored by Nina Rebekah Lodge #86 and Sabattus River Lodge #21.

Lisbon, Friday, June 26: Buffet supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. $6, under 10 $3. FMI: 353-2153.

Turner, Friday, June 26: Cookbook tasting supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., GAR Hall, Route 219. Donations. Sponsored by North Turner Presbyterian Church.

Auburn, Saturday, June 27: Baked bean and American chop suey supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Sixth Street Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St. Cost: Adults $5, children 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Takeout is available. FMI and to order: 782-7517.

Casco, Saturday, June 27: Supper, 5-6 p.m., Village Church, UCC, Route 121. $7, under 12 $4. Sponsored by the Membership Committee.

Gray, Saturday, June 27: Summer Wildlife Days: Trails End Taxidermy, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. FMI: 657-4977 or www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Gray, Saturday, June 27: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115. $7, under 12 $3. Handicapped accessible. FMI: 657-4279 or 657-3279.

Lewiston, Saturday, June 27: Somali Independence Day celebration, 7-10 p.m., Multi-Purpose Center, 145 Birch St. Food, music, dancing. Free. Sponsored by the African Immigrants Association and the city of Lewiston. FMI: Nasra Sulub 577-7210.

Lisbon, Saturday, June 27: Indoor yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., VFW Post 9459. FMI: 353-2152.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, June 27: Bean and ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Lisbon Methodist Church, School Street. $6, 6-12 years $3, 5 and under free. FMI: 353-8951.

Litchfield, Saturday, June 27: Lawn sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion Post 181, 233 Plains Road. Blue Grass music. Lunch at 11 a.m. for $3.50.

New Gloucester, Saturday, June 27: Guided nature hike, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. Reserve at 926-4597 or usshakers.aol.com.

New Gloucester, Saturday, June 27: Maine Festival of American Music: Celebrating Chadwick, 7 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Meetinghouse, Route 26. $25, seniors $20, students 21 and under free. FMI: 926-4597 or www.shaker.lib.me.us.

Poland, Saturday, June 27: Strawberry festival, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Poland Spring Inn. Benefits Poland Community Church. FMI: Althea Willy 998-2535.

Sabattus, Saturday, June 27: Bean supper and dance, supper 5 p.m., dance until 9:30 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. Supper $6, dance $5, both $10. Open to public. FMI: 375-4850.

Lewiston, Sunday, June 28: Dance with music by Clary Hill, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.

Lewiston, Monday, June 29: Kids’ Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7-14. Attendance limited to 8, please call to reserve a spot. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.

Lewiston, Monday, June 29: Art Fun, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space is limited, call to reserve a spot. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.

Lewiston, Monday, June 29: All-ages Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. No preregistration necessary. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.

Lewiston, Monday, June 29: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Tuesday, June 30: Preschool story time for ages 2½-5, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.

Lewiston, Tuesday, June 30: Family concert of traditional African music by Godfrey Banda, 11 a.m., Callahan Hall, Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free. Tickets required and available at Children’s Dept. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.

Lewiston, Tuesday, June 30: American Red Cross blood drive, noon-7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 1: Teen Anime Club, 3 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Refreshments. FMI: Sally 333-6640, ext. 4 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 1: Auburn Community Band presents “An Evening of Patriotic Music,” 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain location: Hilton Garden Inn. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 333-6601, ext. 2108, or www.auburncommunityband.com.


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