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, July 9: Nickles & Dimes Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.

Canton, Saturday, July 11: Chicken pie supper, 5 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. $7, under 12 $5. Take out available.
Canton, Saturday, July 11: Car wash and bottle drive, 8 a.m. to noon, Fire Station. Benefits training and equipment.

Dixfield, Saturday, July 11: Annual Strawberry Festival, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Congregational Church. Breakfast served from 8 to 11 a.m. for $5. Lobster roll lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $6. Take outs available. Second hand table and baked goods will also be on hand, and strawberry short cake all morning.

Farmington, Saturday, July 11: Community meatloaf luncheon, 12-1 p.m., Old South First Congregational Church. Free.
Farmington, Saturday, July 11: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church.
Fayette, Saturday, July 11: Town-wide yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fayette Central School parking lot. Rain or shine.
Fayette, Saturday, July 11: Bake sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Old Fire Station, across from Country Store. Sponsored by Ladies Fire Auxiliary.
Livermore Falls, Saturday, July 11: Off the Hill concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, July 11: Baked Bean Supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Livermore Falls Church of the Nazarene.
North Jay, Saturday, July 11: Bean supper with music, 4-6 p.m., Grange #10. $7, 10 and under $3. FMI: 645-2910, 645-4628, 645-2217.

Salem, Saturday, July 11: Founders Day, starting at 9 a.m., Community Building. Yard sale, auction, quilt show, games, bean supper, music. Sponsored by Salem Pine Tree Club and Salem Fire Dept. Auxiliary. FMI: 678-2874, 678-2011 or 779-6112.
Turner, Saturday, July 11: Car cruise and barbecue, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., Twitchell’s Airport, Route 4.
Weld, Saturday, July 11: Weld Congregational Church Aide Summer Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Weld Congregational Church. Home Baked Goods, RADA Cutlery, Crafts, Plants. Sale to benefit church.
Farmington, Sunday through Thursday, July 12-16: Maine Jazz Camp faculty concert, 8 p.m. nightly, Roberts Learning Center 131, UMaine Farmington. Free and open to public. FMI: 778-7758 after July 12.

North Jay, Saturday, July 11: 3rd Annual North Jay Day, 8:30 to 6 p.m., North Jay Grange #10. Lunch available, eat in or take out $4. Music, Ice cream cones for 50 cents. North Jay Fire Station opened for tours and displays. Public supper from 4 to 6 with dinner music. Cost of dinner: Adults $7, children 10 and under $3. And more! FMI: 645-2910, 645-4628, 645-2217.

North Jay, Saturday, July 11: Methodist Thrift shop open, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rte. 17.

North Jay, Saturday, July 11: Quilt Show, Bartlett Memorial Methodist Church, Rte. 17. FMI: 645-2687, 645-2910.

Rangeley, Saturday, July 11: Andy Kahn evening of music, 7 p.m., Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Conference Center, Dodge Pond Road. Cost: Adults $10, children 12 and under $3. Tickets available at the Museum Office and Bookstore abd the Rangeley Chamber of Commerce. FMI: 864-3443.
Livermore, Sunday, July 12: Music in the Meeting House: Hodge Podge, 9 a.m., North Livermore Baptist Church. Church service will follow.

Rangeley, Sunday, July 12: Outdoor Nature Programs, 2 to 4 p.m., Wilhelm Reich Museum, 16 Orgonon Circle.

Rangeley, Sunday, July 12: “Backyard Bird Feeding” by Derek Lovitch, 2 to 4 p.m., The Wilhelm Reich Museum, 19 Orgonon Circle. Free.

Turner, Sunday, July 12: Fly In and Car Show, gates open at 8 a.m., trophies at 2 p.m. Twitchell’s Airport, Route 4. $5, 5-12 $2, under 5 free. Sponsored by Kora Shriners.
Livermore Falls, Monday, July 13: Glory Bound concert, 6-8 p.m., 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.
Farmington, Tuesday, July 14: “Music on Main” Get Down Downtown, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meeting House Gazebo, downtown. The Crosby’s will be performing.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, July 14: Bing Crosby concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls gazebo, downtown.

Wilton, Tuesday, July 14: Story time, 10:30 a.m., Wilton Free Public Library.Wilton Principal Darlene Payne reads “Something From Nothing”. Community Service activity follows.

Rangeley, Tuesday, July 14: Free Talk on new book and film projects, 7:30 p.m., Conference Center at Orgonon, Dodge Pond Rd. Sponsored by the Wilhelm Reich Museum. FMI: Mary Henderson 864-344.

Livermore Falls, Wednesday, July 15: Stained Grass Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls gazebo, downtown.

Wilton, Wednesday, July 15: Create an “assemblage” from recycled materials, 6 p.m., Wilton Free Public Library. Bring in an odd piece to recycle. Ten years and older.
Farmington, Thursday, July 16: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wal-mart, 615 Wilton Road.
Wilton, Thursday, July 16: Recycle and Share Project Coordinator Rachel Jackson-Hodsdon reads “The Dump Man’s Treasures”, 6 p.m., Public Library. Community service project follows.
Wilton, Friday, July 17: Infant and toddler story time, 10:30 a.m., Public Library.
Wilton, Friday, July 17: Infant and toddler “Green” book bingo, 2 p.m., Public Library.
Farmington, Saturday, July 18: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m, Elks Lodge, School Street. Limited table space available. Donations 778-6761.
Leeds, Saturday, July 18: Baked Bean & Casserole Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Leeds Community Church, 123 Church Hill Rd. Cost: Adults $6, children under 12 $3.
Livermore, Saturday, July 18: The Black Mountain Hobos concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.

Rangeley, Saturday, July 18: Knit, crochet and crafts sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Logging Museum, Route 16. FMI: 864-5595.
Rangeley, Saturday, July 18: Book and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Library, 7 Lake St. FMI: [email protected]
Wilton, Saturday, July 18: Garden tour, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wilton area. $15. Rain or shine. Tickets at Public Library, The Hatchery in Weld and Rocky Hill Landscaping. Benefits Wilton Free Public Library. FMI: 645-4831 or [email protected]
Wilton, Saturday, July 18: Baked ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Harland Harnden Masonic Lodge, 70 Bryant Road. $8, under 12 $5. FMI: Alvin 645-2190.
Farmington, Sunday, July 19: Yard sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Elks Lodge, School Street. Limited table space available. Donations 778-6761.

Farmington, Sunday-Thursday, July 19-23: Maine Jazz Camp Faculty Concerts, 8 p.m., Roberts Learning Center 131, University of Maine at Farmington. Free and open to the public. FMI: 778-7758 (after July 12).

North Livermore, Sunday, July 19: Music in the Meeting House with Joel and Jan Gilbert, 9 a.m. followed by church service at 9:30 a.m., North Livermore Baptist Church.

Rangeley, Saturday, July 18: Knit, Crochet, and Craft Show & Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum, Rte. 16 (one mile east of Rangeley). Free admission. FMI: 864-3421.

Oquossoc, Monday and Tuesday, July 20 and 21: Candlelight Concert with Sue Downes-Borko and Victor Borko, 7 p.m., Log Church. Presented by Rangeley Friends of the Arts. Tickets: $15, available now at the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce, 864-5364.

Livermore Falls, Monday, July 20: Glory Bound (Terry Moore) Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.
Farmington, Tuesday, July 21: “Music on Main” Get Down Downtown: Arizona Rose, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meeting House Gazebo, downtown. Bring a lunch and a chair. Weather permitting. FMI: 778-3424, 778-3900, [email protected]

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, July 21: Silver & Gold Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.

Turner, Tuesday, July 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, Weston Street.

Oxford Hills area
Harrison, Thursday through Saturday, July 9-11: Old Home Days, daily, various locations. Pick up events brochure at local businesses.

Paris, Thursday, July 9: The Sisters in Rhythm Concert, 7 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, Rte. 26. Sponsored by the Art Moves Dance Project during Norway Art Festival. Tickets on sale at Books’ n’ Things in Norway. Cost: $10, available at the door for $12. Seating is general admission. Plenty of room for dancing. FMI: 743-5569.

Bridgton, Friday, July 10: American Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Howell Laboratories, 188 Harrison Road.

Norway, Friday, July 10: Used book sale, 4-7 p.m., Grange Hall, Whitman St. Sponsored by Friends of Norway Memorial Library.

Bethel, Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12: The 48th Annual Western Maine Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Telstar High School. There are guided field trips on both Saturday and Sunday leaving at 11 a.m. for those who wish to try their hand at finding their own treasures. Hourly door prizes and one grand door prize drawn at the end of the show (Pink Tourmaline ring donated by Jane Perham of Perham’s in West Paris). FMI: Hugh Chapman, 836-2987 or by e-mail at [email protected]
Bridgton, Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12: Chickadee Quilters quilt show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School, off Rt. 302. $5 Donation.

Bridgton, Saturday, July 11: Strawberry breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m., First Congregational Church, 33 High St. $8, 5-10 $3, 4 and under $2. Benefits church ministries.
Canton, Saturday, July 11: Car wash and bottle drive, 8 a.m. to noon, Fire Station. Benefits training and equipment.
Canton, Saturday, July 11: Chicken pie supper, 5 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. $7, under 12 $5. Take out available.

Lovell, Saturday, July 11: Sarah Sawin and Brian Whiton concert, 7:30 p.m., The Brick Church for the Performing Arts, Christian Hill Road. FMI: www.lovellbrickchurch.org.

Norway, Saturday, July 11: Used book sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Grange Hall, Whitman St. Sponsored by Friends of Norway Memorial Library.

Norway, Saturday, July 11: Quilt show and lobster lunch, show 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Second Congregational Church, UCC, 205 Main St.

Norway, Saturday, July 11: Public Chicken Barbeque, 12 to 2:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge Hall, 9 Temple St. Cost: $7 per plate. Take-outs available. Advanced tickets available. Air conditioned dining area. FMI: Ken 739-9672.

Norway, Saturday, July 11: Recreation of the Marigold Tea Room, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Historical Society, Maine and Whitman Streets. FMI: 743-7377.
Otisfield, Saturday, July 11: East Otisfield Free Baptist Church’s Flamingos & Fleas Scholarship Sale, doors open 8 a.m., closing time 2 p.m., Otisfield Community Center, Rte. 121. Baked goods will also be available for sale. If you would like to donate items to the sale, call Deb 539-4619 or Vicky 627-7133.

Oxford, Saturday, July 11: Chicken supper with strawberry shortcake, 5 p.m., Grange, Route 26. $7, under 12 $3.50. Air conditioned. Take out available.
Paris, Saturday, July 11: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, 17 East Main St. To donate items, call 743-2437.

Paris, Saturday, July 11: Red White and Blue supper and dance, supper 5-6 p.m., dance 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church St. Supper $7, dance $5. Lunch counter open.

Paris, Saturday, July 11: Square dance and ice cream social, 7-10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. $6, non-dancers free. Casual dress. Sponsored by Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club. FMI: Sue 743-7176, Dan 357-5419 or Eleanor 782-4050.

Locke Mills, Saturday, July 11:Greenwood Historical Society Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., lawn of the Historical buildings. Rain date July 18. Tables for rent are $5 each. Please contact Denise at 875-2102 or Joyce 674-2259. Bake table and Miscellaneous items.
Harrison, Sunday, July 12: Community cookout, 12 noon, United Methodist Church, Bolsters Mills Road. Free. Rain or shine. FMI: 743-7874.

West Sumner, Sunday, July 12: Summer Service with coffee hour following, 11 a.m., West Sumner Universalist Church. Speaker: Rev. Herbert Adams.

Norway, Tuesday, July 14: Performance of “Macbeth,” 7 p.m., Norway Memorial Library. One hour performance.

Norway, Tuesday, July 14: The Magical World of Harry Potter, 2 to 3 p.m., Norway Memorial Library. Grades 2-6.

Locke Mills, Tuesday, July 14: Supper Dance, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., doors open 4:30, American Legion Hall. Cost: Adults $10, children $3.50. Music by The Country Lads. Supper by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Paris, Wednesday, July 15: Mike Miclon (comedy and juggling skits), 10 a.m., Moore Park. If rain, program will be held in the fire station on Western Avenue. Please bring a chair or blanket for your own comfort. Free. Sponsored by Norway Savings Bank, W.J. Wheeler Insurance, Littlefield Greenhouse and Gift Shop, Dead River Company, Park Street Press.

Paris, Wednesday, July 15: Delta Knights, 6 p.m., Moore Park. If rain, program will be held in the fire station on Western Avenue. Please bring a chair or blanket for your own comfort. Free. Sponsored by Norway Savings Bank, W.J. Wheeler Insurance, Littlefield Greenhouse and Gift Shop, Dead River Company, Park Street Press.

Bethel, Wednesday, July 15: Bean supper, 5:30 p.m., Congregational Church, Church Street. $7, 12 and under $3.
Bridgton, Wednesday, July 15: Brown Bag Lunch with speaker Laurie Hyndman, Publisher and Editor of Port City Life, noon, basement of Bridgton’s Municipal complex, corner of Iredale and Chase Streets, downtown Bridgton. Free, handicap accessible, runs for an hour. Laurie Hyndman will be telling her story of breast cancer survivor.

Bryant Pond,Wednesday, July 15: Nature Craft Project; Making Sea Shell Wind Chimes or Necklaces, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Whitman Memorial Library. Bring shells if you have some; not required. All ages. The Whitman Memorial Library in Bryant Pond, will be offering a variety
of summer programs which will be open to the public at no charge. FMI: 665-2223, 665-2788.

Norway, Thursday, July 16: WordPlay for grades 3-6, 2-3 p.m., Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.
Norway, Friday, July 17: Maine Humorist Gary Crocker, 7 p.m., First Unitarian/Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $10. Tickets at Books ‘N Things, Pike Clothing Store, Creative Media and Village Gift Barn. FMI: 739-6200 or 743-6933.
Oxford, Friday and Saturday, July 17-18: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Parts & Pieces, Route 26. Benefits the Santa Visits Oxford Group.
Waterford, Friday through Sunday, July 17-19: World’s Fair, throughout the day. Music, children’s activities, contests.

Waterford, Friday, July 17: Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Waterford Library, Routes 35/37 in Waterford Flat, near the old town hall on Keoka Lake. For young children. FMI: 583-2050.
Bethel, Saturday, July 18: Mollyockett Day Classic road race, register by 7:45 a.m., starts at 8 a.m., Bethel Inn Resort. Refreshments, prize raffle. Registration forms and FMI: 824-2282 or [email protected]

Bethel, Saturday, July 18: Mollyockett Day festival, throughout the day, Bethel Common. Parade, talent show, music, food, fireworks. FMI: www.bethelmaine.com.
Bethel, Saturday, July 18: ARTirondack Chairs auctioned during the Mollyockett Day celebration, 2 p.m., Bethel Common. The event will again be officiated by Auctioneer Joe Gaidis. Images of the chairs can be previewed at www.MahoosucArts.org or under Joe Gaidis’ profile at www.auctionzip.com/ME-Auctioneers/32589.html. Bids can be placed by calling the Council at 207-824-3575. All proceeds go toward the operations and programming of the nonprofit Mahoosuc Arts Council.
Bridgton, Saturday, July 18: Art in the Park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Shorey Park. Rain date July 19. Art, crafts, music, food. Sponsored by Gallery 302 and Bridgton Art Guild.

Buckfield, Saturday, July 18: Zadoc Long Free Library Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Zadoc Long Free Library, 5 Turner St. Take as many used books as
you want from our sale selection and leave a cash donation of your choosing. Still many great books to choose from!
Locke Mills, Saturday, July 18: Benefit Supper for Lori Pulsifer (recovering from Cancer surgery), 5:30 p.m., Legion Hall, 595 Gore Rd. Cost: Adults $8, children under 12 $3. There will be a “Ticket Auction” and many nice prizes lined up to date. FMI: Dorene at 674-2346. Paris, Saturday, July 18: Founder’s Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Paris Hill Green. Music, entertainment, crafts. Rain or shine. Admission to the Bahre antique and classic cars $10, 12 and under $2.

Paris, Saturday, July 18: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.
West Sumner, Sunday, July 19: Food Sale, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., West Sumner Universalist Church. Anyone interested in baking your favorite sweet would be welcomed.

Paris, Saturday, July 18: Founder’s Day Exhibit, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Paris Hill. Features a 1929 Duesenberg J Roadster by Derham, the only one of its kind ever built, 4 other Duesenbergs and 50 other Classic autos.

Oxford, Tuesday, July 21: Concert in the Park: The Tinpanics, 6:30 p.m., The Anderson-Staples American Legion Post 112. Rain or shine. Refreshments available.

Otisfield, Tuesday, July 21: Otisfield Food Pantry open, 10 a.m. to noon, Spurrs Corner Church, Rte. 121. FMI: 583-4780 or 627-4329.

Norway, Tuesday, July 21: Arts Program for Children – All That Jazz, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Norway Library. Geared toward independent readers entering grades 2-6. FMI: 743-5308, www.norway.lib.me.us.

River Valley area

Andover, Saturday, July 11: Equine Demo Day with the Ellis River Riders, 10 a.m. and will continue into the afternoon, Ellis River Riders show grounds, Airport Road. Free. Something for everyone. Learn about horse dentistry, distance competitive trail riding, search & rescue and more. Roping demonstrations. Parking, food and spectator seating available. Public chicken and pulled pork BBQ at 6 p.m. Tickets for BBQ: Adults $10, kids 5-12 $5, under 5 free. FMI:Sandy at 890-6990 or visit www.ellisriverriders.com to see a schedule of the events and a full BBQ menu.

Bethel, Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12: The 48th Annual Western Maine Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Telstar High School. There are guided field trips on both Saturday and Sunday leaving at 11 a.m. for those who wish to try their hand at finding their own treasures. Hourly door prizes and one grand door prize drawn at the end of the show (Pink Tourmaline ring donated by Jane Perham of Perham’s in West Paris). FMI: Hugh Chapman, 836-2987 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Byron, Saturday, July 11: Food Drive Drop Off for Grandpa’s Pantry, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coos Canyon School. FMI: 369-0335.

Canton, Saturday, July 11: Chicken Pie Supper, 5 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. Cost: Adults $7, under 12 $5. Take-outs available.
Canton, Saturday, July 11: Car wash and bottle drive, 8 a.m. to noon, Fire Station. Benefits training and equipment.
Rumford, Saturday, July 11: Classic car and motorcycle display, 12-4 p.m., Eagles Aerie #1248. Music with Noel & Don at 1 p.m. Benefits Maine breast cancer patients. FMI: Matt 364-8063 or 513-2253.
Rumford, Saturday, July 11: Sock Hop with State Eagles DJ John Huard, 8 p.m. to midnight, Eagles Aerie #1248. $5. Raffles, 50/50. Tickets at Hannaford and Eagles Club. FMI: Matt 364-8063 or 513-2253.
Dixfield, Sunday, July 12: Cribbage tournament, 12 p.m., American Legion Swasey-Torrey Post 100. $8. Open to public. Lunch available.
Bethel, Wednesday, July 15: Bean supper, 5:30 p.m., Congregational Church, Church Street. $7, 12 and under $3.
Bethel, Saturday, July 18: Mollyockett Day Classic road race, register by 7:45 a.m., starts at 8 a.m., Bethel Inn Resort. Refreshments, prize raffle. Registration forms and FMI: 824-2282 or [email protected]
Bethel, Saturday, July 18: Mollyockett Day festival, throughout the day, Bethel Common. Parade, talent show, music, food, fireworks. FMI: www.bethelmaine.com.
Bethel, Saturday, July 18: ARTirondack Chairs auctioned during the Mollyockett Day celebration, 2 p.m., Bethel Common. The event will again be officiated by Auctioneer Joe Gaidis. Images of the chairs can be previewed at www.MahoosucArts.org or under Joe Gaidis’ profile at www.auctionzip.com/ME-Auctioneers/32589.html. Bids can be placed by calling the Council at 207-824-3575. All proceeds go toward the operations and programming of the nonprofit Mahoosuc Arts Council.
Dixfield, Saturday, July 18: Flea Market, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., TW Kelly Dirigo Middle School, 45 Middle School Dr. Benefits 8th grade trip to Quebec. Rent a table for $10 or donate 860-9615.
Oxford, Saturday, July 18: Pot Luck Supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Grace Fellowship Church, Poplar Street. Cost: Adults $7, children under 12 $3. Benefits Vacation Bible School. FMI: 674-2733, 539-9064.
Dixfield, Sunday, July 19: Flea Market and auction, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., auction at 2 p.m., TW Kelly Dirigo Middle School, 45 Middle School Dr. Benefits 8th grade trip to Quebec. Rent a table for $10 or donate 860-9615.

Lewiston area

Auburn, Thursday, July 9: Scrapbooking Workshop, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Kids in grades two through six. Bring several photos or magazine pictures that illustrate something about you. Other materials provided. Registration is required. FMI and to register: 333-6640 ext. 3, www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Thursday, July 9: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 9: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 9: Marcus Gale concert, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Free. Those with tickets will be seated first. Pick up free tickets in the Children’s Room. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.

Auburn, Friday, July 10: Barbecue fundraiser, 4-8 p.m., Christ Temple Church of God in Christ, Route 4. Hamburger or hot dog $5, chicken or rib $7.50. Benefits building repair. FMI: 782-4527.

Auburn, Friday, July 10: Open Mic/Poetry Slam, 7:15 p.m., First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. (across from Dairy Joy on Spring St.). Free. Accessible. Refreshments/children’s playroom available. FMI: [email protected] or 783-0461. Dedicated to Dick Secord, a show regular who recently passed away.
Lewiston, Friday, July 10: Babytime Storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 0 to 2 1/2. FMI:513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.

Lewiston, Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11: The play “The Dastardky Doctor Devereaux”, 8 p.m., Franco-American Heritage Center, Oxford Street. Tickets: $10 each, $8 for a group of 4 or more. Can be purchased at the St. Mary’s Gift Shop, the Franco-American Heritage Center (at the door), or by phone at 777-8717. Proceeds from the shows benefit the Marguerite d’Youville Fund for the Needy at St. Mary’s Health System.
Lisbon, Friday, July 10: Public Supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Lisbon VFW Post 9459. Make your own italians. Cost: $6, under 10 $3. FMI: 353-2152.
Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, July 10-11: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Kathy 375-8399.

Lewiston, Friday, July 10: Contra dance with band Bustopher Jones, 8-11 p.m., Callahan Hall, Library, 200 Lisbon St. $5, students $2. All welcome. No partner needed. Air-conditioned. FMI: 513-3050.
Lisbon Falls, Friday, July 10: Roast turkey dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Hall, Oak Street. $8, 12 and under $4, preschool free. Sponsored by Pioneer Chapter #11 OES.
Auburn, Saturday, July 11: Bottle drive, 9 a.m. to noon, Florian’s Market. Drop off or call for pickup. Benefits Auburn Ski Association’s programs. FMI: Eric Howes 786-3783 or Jodd Bowles 576-0224.
Auburn, Saturday, July 11: Barbecue fundraiser, 12-8 p.m., Christ Temple Church of God in Christ, Route 4. Hamburger or hot dog $5, chicken or rib $7.50. Benefits building repair. FMI: 782-4527.
Casco, Saturday, July 11: Flea market and auction, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Casco Village Church, UCC, Rt. 121. Rain date July 18.

Durham, Saturday, July 11: Family Barbecue Dinner (Chicken or Vegetarian), 5:30 p.m., Durham Friends Meetinghouse, corner of Rte. 125 (Pinkham Brook Road) and the Quaker Meetinghouse Road (Durham Road). To benefit the Friends Orphan Care Center Kakamega, Kenya, an orphanage and feeding program run by Kenyan Quaker women. Slides and a talk by people who have recently visited at 6:45 p.m. Tickets: Adult $10 if ticket is bought in advance ($12 at door), seniors and teens $8 if bought in advance ($10 at door), children $5, $25 for a family of 5 ($30 at door). FMI and tickets: Sukie Rice 865-3768.
Gray, Saturday, July 11: Summer Wildlife Days: Wear Your PJ’s Night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. FMI: 657-4977 or www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Lewiston, Saturday, July 11: Car wash, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Irving on Main Street and Getty on Lisbon Street. Benefits Lewiston High School cheering camp.
Lisbon Falls, Saturday, July 11: “Moxie Days,” Holy Trinity Parish bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Art Glass Studio’s driveway. Slovak and home baked goods.

Litchfield, Saturday, July 11: Public breakfast, 8-9:30 a.m., Sportsman’s Club, Hallowell Road. $4, under 12 $2. Raffle tickets for Red Sox and Patriots games. Sponsored by Tacoma Lakes Improvement Society. Annual meeting to follow.
New Gloucester, Saturday, July 11: Guided hikes through the fields, woods, lake and old mill stream, offered twice on the 11th, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26. Fee: Adults $5; special rates for children. FMI and for times: 926-4597, www.shaker.lib.me.us.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 11: Intermediate woodcarvers are invited to learn how to carve a hobo in the round at a workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26. Fee: $35. Special tools required. FMI: 926-4597, www.shaker.lib.me.us.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 11: Two sessions offered for people interested in learning how to make through dovetails, times given when you register, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26. Chris Becksvoort, master craftsman, will be the instructor. Fee: $30. Pre-register. Special tools required. Materials supplied. FMI and to register: 926-4597, www.shaker.lib.me.us.
Turner, Saturday, July 11: Car cruise and barbecue, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., Twitchell’s Airport, Route 4.
Auburn, Sunday, July 12: Breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m., VFW Post 1603 Motorcycle Riders Group, 588 Minot Ave. $5. Benefits disabled veterans. FMI: 837-2666.

Durham, Sunday, July 12: Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race, 11 a.m., registration 9 a.m., Boat Launch, Route 136. $15 before July 6, $18 after. FMI: 783-3771 or www.androscogginlandtrust.org.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 12: Dance with music by Clary Hill, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 12: The play “The Dastardky Doctor Devereaux”, 12:30 p.m., Franco-American Heritage Center, Oxford Street. Tickets: $10 each, $8 for a group of 4 or more. Can be purchased at the St. Mary’s Gift Shop, the Franco-American Heritage Center (at the door), or by phone at 777-8717. Proceeds from the shows benefit the Marguerite d’Youville Fund for the Needy at St. Mary’s Health System.

Litchfield, Sunday, July 12: Country Sunday, 12-5 p.m., Sportman’s Club, Hallowell Road. $7, DECMA members $5, under 10 free. Raffles, door prizes, 50/50. Buffet available. Sponsored by Down East Country Music Association. FMI: Gary Leet 377-8035 or Connie Fletcher 737-0920.
Turner, Sunday, July 12: Fly In and Car Show, gates open at 8 a.m., trophies at 2 p.m. Twitchell’s Airport, Route 4. $5, 5-12 $2, under 5 free. Sponsored by Kora Shriners.
Lewiston, Monday, July 13: All-ages Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI:513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.

Lewiston, Monday, July 13: Art Fun, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space is limited, call the library to reserve a spot. FMI:513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.

Lewiston, Monday, July 13: Kids’ Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7 to 14. Attendance limited to 8, call to make a reservation. FMI:513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.

Lewiston, Monday, July 13: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 150 East Ave.
Auburn, Tuesday, July 14: Preschool Stories, 10 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640, www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, July 14: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2 1/2 to 5. FMI:513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.
Auburn, Wednesday, July 15: “American Classics” by the Auburn Community Band, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Weather permitting. Free. Rain location at Hilton Garden Inn. Free parking in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 333-6601 ext. 2108 or www.auburncommunityband.com.

Lewiston, Wednesday, July 15: Lewiston Public Library computer lab open to senior citizens looking to develop basic computer skills, 1 to 3 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Staffed by high school student volunteers. Sessions are free and no preregistration is required.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 15: Meeting of the Teen Anime Club, 3 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free refreshments included.
Auburn, Thursday, July 16: Milkweed Puppet Theater: The Shoemaker and the Elves, 10 a.m., Library, 49 Spring St. Free. Best for children 4 years and up. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Greene, Thursday, July 16: Vocalist and entertainer Jose Duddy, 7 p.m., Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. Air-conditioned. FMI: 946-5311.
Lewiston, Thursday, July 16: Art Fun with Molly, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Reserve at 513-3133 or Library.
Lewiston, Thursday, July 16: American Red Cross blood drive, 12-7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Friday, July 17: Teen Open Mic, 6 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Performers sign-up at 5:30 p.m. Singer-songwriters, instrumental musicians, comics and spoken word poets are invited to attend. Bring a food can for the Auburn Food Pantry if you’d like. FMI: Sally 333-6640 ext. 4, [email protected]
Greene, Friday, July 17: Vocalist and entertainer Jose Duddy, 2 and 7 p.m., Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. Air-conditioned. FMI: 946-5311.

Lewiston, Friday, July 17: Baby time story time for ages 0-2½, , 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Auburn, Friday, July 17: Barbecue fundraiser, 4-8 p.m., Christ Temple Church of God in Christ, 2488 Turner Road, Route 4. $5/$7.50. Benefits building repairs. FMI: 782-4527.
Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, July 17-18: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Kathy 375-8399.
Auburn, Saturday, July 18: Barbecue fundraiser, 12-8 p.m., Christ Temple Church of God in Christ, 2488 Turner Road, Route 4. $5/$7.50. Benefits building repairs. FMI: 782-4527.

Buckfield, Saturday, July 18: Zadoc Long Free Library Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Zadoc Long Free Library, 5 Turner St. Take as many used books as
you want from our sale selection and leave a cash donation of your choosing. Still many great books to choose from!

Gray, Saturday, July 18: Maine Woodsman Day: chain saw sculptures, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. Bring cameras and earplugs. Finished products for sale. FMI: 657-4977 or www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Leeds, Saturday, July 18: Baked Bean & Casserole Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Leeds Community Church, 123 Church Hill Rd. Cost: Adults $6, children under 12 $3.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 18: Sabbathday Lake Grange Public Smorgasbord Supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Grange Hall, Sabbathday Road, just off Rte. 26. Tickets: Adults $7, children 12 and under $3. Handicap accessible. FMI: Steven Haycock 998-2783 or [email protected]

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 18: Bean Supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Amvets Post 6. Cost: Adults $7, children $3, under 6 free.

North Monmouth, Saturday, July 18: Italian supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Community Church. $5. Benefits outreach projects.
Sabattus, Saturday, July 18: Karaoke and dance, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Free. Public invited.
Lewiston, Sunday, July 19: Knights of Columbus Singles Dance with the Patio Cowboys, 7 p.m., KC Hall, 150 East Ave. For singles and couples 21 and over. Cost: $8. FMI: 784-0389.
Gray, Monday, July 20: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12:30 to 7 p.m., Saint Gregory, 24 North Raymond Rd.
Lewiston, Monday, July 20: Campfire Sing-Along, 6:15 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Free, but tickets are required. Tickets available at the Children’s Department beginning July 6. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org.kids.

Lewiston, Monday, July 20: Kids’ Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Attendance will be limited to 8; children may sign up by calling the Children’s Department. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org.kids.

Lewiston, Monday, July 20: 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: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org.kids.

Lewiston, Monday, July 20: All-Ages Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. No pre-registration necessary. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org.kids.

Lewiston, Monday, July 20: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.
Auburn, Tuesday, July 21: Preschool Stories, 10 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Preschoolers and their families. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3, www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Tuesday, July 21: Comic Book Drawing Workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Conducted by local comic book artist, Mike Jordan. Jordan will be instructing teens on how to draw facial expressions from the basic emotions to the more subtle via a fun but challenging series of exercises. Free. Advanced registration is required. Free refreshments wsill be served. Every teen who attends receives a chance to win the IPOD Touch. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3, www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, July 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12 to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Tuesday, July 21: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2 1/2 to 5. No pre-registration necessary. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org/kids.
Turner, Tuesday, July 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, Weston Street.


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