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, Thursday, June 25: Nickles & Dimes Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.
Turner,
Friday, June 26: Cookbook tasting supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., GAR Hall,
Route 219. Donations. Sponsored by North Turner Presbyterian Church.
Farmington, Saturday, June 27: Yard and Bake Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, Main Street.
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]
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.
North Livermore, Sunday, June 28: Music in the Meeting House, 9 a.m.,
North Livermore Baptist Church. Dianne Hirsh will be the soloist. FMI
or directions: call 897-5377 or 897-6951.

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.
North
Livermore, Tuesday, June 30: Noah’s Ark and All of God’s Creatures; a
Family Event, 6 to 8:15 p.m., North Livermore Baptist Church.
Featuring, Rob White “The Snake Man”, snacks, crafts, a movie for the
adults, and a visit from Noah himself. FMI or directions: call 897-5377
or 897-6951.
Livermore Falls, Wednesday, July 1: Stained Glass concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.

Farmington, Friday, July 3: American Red Cross blood drive, 12-6 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Dr.

East Wilton, Friday, July 3: First Friday Bake Sale, 4:30 to 8 p.m.,
Wilson Grange #321, across from Shelly’s Hometown Market. Benefits the
grange. Cakes, cookies, cupcakes, pies and all sorts of goodies will be
served in the hall and available for take out. FMI or on how to
volunteer: call Chris Krauss 645-2400.

Rangeley, Saturday, July 4: Auction, 10 a.m., Rangeley Lakes Region
Logging Museum, Rt. 16. Certificates, ski and golf passes, homemade
pies, folk art, and more. FMI: 864-5595.

North Livermore, Sunday, July 5: Music in the Meeting House: Mitch
Thomas, 9 a.m., North Livermore Baptist Church. Service at 9:30 a.m.

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

Farmington, Tuesday, July 7: “Music on Main” Get Down Downtown, 11:30
a.m. to 1 p.m., Meeting House Gazebo, downtown Farmington. Seminole
Wind will be performing.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, July 7: Silver & Gold Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.

Phillips, Tuesday, July 7: American Red Cross blood drive, 2-6:30 p.m., American Legion, 15 Depot Road.

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

Oxford Hills area
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]

Fryeburg, Friday, June 26: TRIAD appreciation day, starts 10 a.m.,
Fryeburg Fairgrounds. Information, free lunch, raffles, music by
Lolalee & The Country Bandits.

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.
Lovell, Saturday, June 27: Fryeburg Lovell VFW Ladies Auxiliary 6783’s
6th Annual Variety Show, 7 p.m., Lovell VFW Hall, corners of 93 and
Smarts Hill Road. Cost: $6. Refreshments will be available.
Norway, Saturday, June 27: Karaoke with DJ’s The Old Crows, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post 82. $6. Food available.

Oxford, Saturday, June 27: Oxford Congregational Church Public Supper,
5 to 6 p.m., King Street. Cost: Adults $7, kids 5-12 $4, kids 4 and
under free.
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.
South Paris, Wednesday, July 1: Little Red Wagon troupe from UNH
performs “The Fisherman and his Wife”, 10 a.m., Moore Park. Free. Rain
location: Paris Public School on High Street.
South Paris, Wednesday, July 1: Mac McHale and Old Time Radio Gang
Concert, 6 p.m., Moore Park. The fire station on Western Avenue will be
the rain location. Free. Bring a chair or blanket.
East Hebron, Wednesday, July 1: Presentation by the Drama Ministry
Team, 7 p.m., East Hebron Baptist Church, 215 Bryant Rd. Members of the
group are students at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South
Carolina. The program will feature an original drama “When I Surveyed
the Wondrous Cross.”

Oxford, Thursday, July 2: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., American Legion Post 112, 112 King St.

Otisfield, Saturday, July 4: Otisfield Fourth of July Parade, breakfast
at the Spurrs Corner Church from 7 to 9 a.m., parade set up at 9 a.m.,
south of Spurrs Corner Fire Station, Rte. 121 in Cutler’s Field. Parade
starts at 10 a.m. and leads to the fire station, where the fun
continues. Theme: A Family Fourth. Bake Sale, items for sale are
welcomed and there are two pie contests. Pies will be sold to raise
funds for the Kerry Grover Memorial Funds. Pie donations to raise funds
do not have to be submitted in either contest, FMI Geroge Galarneau
890-4674. FMI: Pat Dyer-Haggerty 627-6950 or Joanie Jacobs 539-9969.

South Paris, July 4: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Hall. $5. Lunch counter open. 

Fryeburg, Tuesday, July 7: Concert Supper, 5 p.m., Fryeburg New
Church, 12 Oxford St. Adults $7, children $4. Concert follows at
Bradley Park at 7 p.m. FMI: Sally, 935-2546.

Harrison, Tuesday, July 7: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-7 p.m., United Parish Congregational, Main Street.

Otisfield, Tuesday, July 7: Otisfield Food Pantry Open, 10 a.m. to
noon, Spurrs Corner Church, Rte. 121. FMI: 583-4780, 627-4329.

Oxford, Tuesday, July 7: The 195th Army National Guard Bank performs as
a “Concert in the Park”, 6:30 p.m., The Anderson-Staples American
Legion Post 112, Rte. 121 and Skeetfield Road. Rain or shine.
Refreshments available. FMI: Ted Heidrich, 539-4102.

North Waterford, Tuesday, July 7: Public Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., North
Waterford Congregational Church, 5 Kezars Road (off routes 35 and 37,
opposite Melby’s Market). Cost: Adults $7, children under 12 $3.50.

Bethel, Wednesday, July 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 2-7 p.m., Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road.

South Paris, Wednesday, July 8: Rick Adam and Red’s Recycle-O-Rama, 10
a.m. Moore Park. Free. Rain location Fire Station, Western Ave.

South Paris, Wednesday, July 8: Dave Rowe Trio, 6 p.m., Moore Park. Free. Rain location Fire Station, Western Ave.

South Paris, Wednesday, July 8: Banjo Club concert, 7 p.m., Memorial
United Methodist Church, corner of Main and Church Streets. $8, seniors
$6, under 12 free. Benefits restoration of the tower on the church.
Parking behind Library. FMI: 743-9792.


River Valley area

Andover, Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28: Ellis River Riders
Gymkhana Show Saturday and Open English/Western Show on Sunday, show
grounds on Airport Road. www.ellisriverriders.com or Sandy Cole at
890-6990.
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.
Rumford, Sunday, June 28: Public Turkey Dinner and fixings, 12 to 1:30
p.m., Rumford Grange #115, Rumford Center. Cost: Adults $7, children 12
years and under $3.50.

Bethel, Wednesday, July 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 2-7 p.m., Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road. 

Lewiston area
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.
Auburn, Friday, June 26: Karaoke/Dance with Jean Louis, 8 p.m. to midnight, American Legion #153, 71 S. Main St. FMI: 782-1118.
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.

Auburn, Saturday, June 27: Barbecue dinner, 12-8 p.m., Christ Temple
Church of God in Christ, Red Log Cabin Church, Route 4. $5/$7.50
Benefits building repairs. FMI: 782-4527.

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.

Auburn, Sunday, June 28: Barbecue dinner, 2-7 p.m., Christ Temple
Church of God in Christ, Red Log Cabin Church, Route 4. $5/$7.50
Benefits building repairs. FMI: 782-4527.

Lewiston, Sunday, June 28: Dance with music by Clary Hill, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.
Mechanic
Falls, Sunday, June 28: The Down East Country Music Association yearly
competitions, 11 a.m., Silver Spur, Rte. 121. Admission for the day: $6
non-members, $5 members, $2 children under 12. Food concession open,
50/50 drawing, raffles.
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.
Hebron, Wednesday, July 1: Presentation by the Drama Ministry Team, 7
p.m., East Hebron Baptist Church, 215 Bryant Rd. Members of the group
are students at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. The
program will feature an original drama “When I Surveyed the Wondrous
Cross.”
Lewiston, Wednesday, July 1: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12 to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Casco, Thursday, July 2:  American Red Cross blood drive, 12-5 p.m., Point Sebago, 261 Point Sebago Road.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 2: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12 to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Wiscasset, Saturday, July 4: Historic New England’s Castle Tucker open
special hours, 11 a.m. (after parade) and last tour at 2 p.m., Historic
New England’s Castle Tucker. For non-members, admission is $5 for
adults, $4 for seniors and $2.50 for children under 12. FMI and a full
calendar of summer program: visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org. Nickels
Sortwell House will be closed in honor of the holiday.

Lewiston, Monday, July 6: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Tuesday, July 7:  Preschool story time, 10 a.m, Library, 49
Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, July 7: American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 8:  Auburn Community Band: “Music from Around
the World”, 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main St. Free. Bring chair.
Rain location Hilton Garden Inn. FMI: 333-6601 ext. 2108 or
www.auburncommunityband.com.

Casco, Wednesday, July 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-7 p.m., Casco Fire and Rescue, Route 121.

Lewiston, Wednesday, July 8: Computer lab for senior citizens, 1-3 p.m., Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free.

Lewiston, Wednesday, July 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.


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