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, Thursday, July 16: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wal-mart, 615 Wilton Road.
Rangeley, Thursday, July 16: Summer fair, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Good Shepherd Church undercroft. Fish chowder lunch. Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women.
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, Thursday, July 16: Wilton’s Third Thursday event, 5:30 to 8 p.m., downtown. Rain or shine. Downtown fun and entertainment with food, family and friends. Musical entertainment by the monument will feature a duo called Double Clutch and C3, a father/daughters trio. Antique and special interest cars will be parked downtown, and a raffle to win a ride in one will be held. Kids activities will include water balloon activities, face painting, hula hoops and chalk drawing.
Carthage, Friday, July 17: Baked Bean Supper, 5 p.m., Carthage Town Office building. Sponsored by the Carthage Historical Society. Cost: Adults $6, children under 12 $3.
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.
Chesterville, Saturday, July 18: Public Baked Bean Supper, 4 to 6 p.m., Chesterville Grange. Cost: Adults $7, children $3.
East Wilton, Saturday, July 18: Public Supper, served buffet style, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Harland Harnden Masonic Lodge Building, 70 Bryant Rd. Cost: $8 per person, children under 12 $5. All proceeds will benefit the building fund. Wilton Lodge No. 156, Maine Lodge No. 20, Jepthah Council No. 17, Franklin Chapter No. 34 and Pilgrim Commandery No. 19 will join forces to offer the meal. FMI: Alvin McDonald at 645-2190.
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 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.
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.
Wilton, Saturday, July 18: Bottle Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Calvary Hill Baptist Church. Proceeds to help raise funds for a missions trip that 12 members are taking to the North End of Halifax, Nova Scotia in September. The mission trip will be assisting a new church there that is reaching the underprivileged and homeless. Each team member needs to raise $700 in order to go. If you live in the Wilton area and would like to donate bottles or cans please leave a message at 320-1172 with your name and address and we will pick them up on the 18th.
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).
Farmington, Sunday, July 19: Gospel Concert by “Greater Purpose”, 6 p.m., Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, corner of Main and Academy Streets. Weather permitting, the group will perform on the lawn. Free, but a freewill offering will be collected for the benefit of “Greater Purpose.” FMI: 778-2163.
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.
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.
Wilton, Tuesday, July 21: “Something From Nothing” read by School Principal Darlene Paine, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. Art activity will follow. FMI: 645-4831.
Livermore Falls, Wednesday, July 22: Stained Glass concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.
Rangeley, Wednesday, July 22: Community breakfast, 7 a.m., 2378 Main St, behind Northern Lights Hearth and Sports. Sponsored by American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. FMI: 864-5155.
Wilton, Wednesday, July 22: “Buildings and the New Age of Energy” presented by Josh Wojcik, 6 p.m., Public Library. Young adults and adults. FMI: 645-4831.
Livermore Falls, Thursday, July 23: Nickles & Dimes concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.
Wilton, Thursday, July 23: Reading program: “Trout are Made of Trees”, 6 p.m., Library. FMI: 645-4831.
Farmington, Friday, July 24: Strawberry Festival Events, Art in the Park, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Meeting House Park. Lobster roll bag lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gazebo. Chicken BBQ 4 p.m. Courthouse Parking Lot. Road Race Registration 4:30 p.m. in front of the City Lights, Broadway. 
Rangeley, Friday and Saturday, Juy 24-25: Logging Festival, Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (evening program begins at 7), Saturday 10 a.m. into the afternoon, Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum, Rt. 16. Friday: 11 a.m. museum opens, all afternoon preparation and burying of beans, music, 4:30 p.m. biscuit bake, 7 p.m. evening program at Church of the Good Shepherd, Main St. Saturday: 10 a.m. parade on Main St., 11:30 a.m. beanhole bean dinner at Logging Museum Field, 12:30 p.m. Woodsmen’s Competition, afternoon chain saw carving demonstration by The Mad Whittler.
Wilton, Friday, July 24: Infant/Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Wilton Free Public Library. “Good Earth Art” will take place at 2 p.m. FMI: 645-4831.
Farmington, Saturday, July 25: Strawberry Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Meeting House Park. Pony rides, crafters, wood turning, strawberry shortcakes, dunk tank, raffles and more. Raffle tickets sold at Trask Jeweler’s, Mickey’s
Lovell, Saturday, July 25: Juggling show by TWO, 7:30 p.m., Brick Church for Performing Arts, Christian Hill Road. FMI: www.lovellbrickchurch.org.
New Sharon, Saturday, July 25: Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m., New Sharon United Methodist Church. Cost: $6. Proceeds benefit the building fund. First event of the New Sharon Days. 
New Sharon, Saturday, July 25: Chicken barbecue, 11:30 a.m. until sold out, Masonic Lodge, Route 2. $8. Sponsored by Franklin Lodge #123. Benefits building fund.
Rangeley, Saturday, July 25: Hal Ketchum concert, 8 p.m., Saddleback Base Lodge. $30. Tickets at Base Lodge, Guest Service Center on Main Street or www.saddlebackmaine.com.
North Livermore, Sunday, June 26: Music in the Meeting House, 9 a.m., North Livermore Baptist Church. Followed by church service at 9:30 a.m. Guest will be Jan Gill. 
Livermore Falls, Monday, July 27: Glory Bound (Terry Moore) Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.
Farmington, Tuesday, July 28: “Music on Main” Get Down Downtown, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meeting House Gazebo, downtown. Performance by “Off the Hill.” Country and Oldies. Bring lunch and lawn chair. Weather permitting. FMI: 778-3424, 778-3900, [email protected]

Oxford Hills area
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.
Bethel, Saturday, July 18: “Ways of the Woods: People and the Land in the Northern Forest” mobile museum tours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bethel Common. Free. FMI: www.northernforest.org.
Bolsters Mills, Saturday, July 18: “Famous” Chicken Pie Supper, first seating 5 p.m., second seating 6 p.m., third seating to follow if needed, Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church. Cost: Adults $7, children under the age of 12 $3. Handicap accessible, air conditioned. Reservations accepted on Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon by confirmation. Do not leave a message. FMI: 583-9024. 
Bridgton, Saturday, July 18: Farmers Market Festival, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Festival, 15 Depot St. (behind Reny’s).  FMI: Carmen Lone, Bridgton Community Center, 647-3116.
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!
Canton, Saturday, July 18: Old Canton School House open, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Canton School House. Yard sale will be held during this time. Art show and sale plus other presentations and activities 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spaghetti supper 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., adults $6, children 12 and under $3. Supper served at the Old Municipal Building. Raffle tickets sold all day, drawn at end of supper. All activities benefit Old Canton School House. FMI:597-2218, 441-0482.
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.
Mechanic Falls, Saturday, July 18: Chicken Barbecue, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion Post #150. Cost: Adults $7, seniors $6, under 12 $4. Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale will also being taking place starting at 9 a.m. 
Norway, Saturday, July 18: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 9 Temple St. $7, under 12 $4. FMI: Ken 739-9672.
Paris, Saturday, July 18: Pie Sale, 9 a.m. until sold out, Paris Hill. Home made pies by the ladies of the Deering Memorial United Methodist Church. 
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.
North Livermore, Sunday, July 19: Music in the Meeting House, 9 a.m., North Livermore Baptist Church. Worship at 9:30 a.m. Joel and Janna Gilbert will be performing. FMI: 897-5377.
Oxford, Sunday, July 19: Breakfast, 6 a.m. until sold out, Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford Homes parking lot. $7. Rain or shine. Take out available. Sponsored by Oxford Masonic Lodge. FMI: Ken 739-9672.
Paris, Monday, July 20: Eco-Heroes activity group meeting, 1 p.m., Paris Public Library. Ages 7-12. Group will read Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor, a girl from Maine who created a paper bag maker. The craft will be making gift boxes from old greeting cards and calendars. The programs are free and open to any child in the community. FMI: Paris Public Library at 743-6994 or e-mail [email protected]
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.
North Waterford, Tuesday, July 21: Public Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., North Waterford Congregational Church, Five Kezars Road (off Rtes. 35 and 37, opposite Melby’s Market). Cost: Adults $7, children under 12 $3.50. 
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.
Norway, Wednesday, July 22: Book discussion: “Undiscovered Country”, 7 p.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5309.
Paris, Wednesday, July 22: Juggling show performed by Two, 10 a.m., Moore Park. Free. Bring chair or blanket. Rain location: Fire Station, Western Avenue.
Paris, Wednesday, July 22: American, Folk and Country Roots music by Carolyn Curry, 6 p.m., Moore Park. Free. Bring chair or blanket. Rain location: Fire Station, Western Avenue.
Norway, Thursday, July 23: Arts program: Mexican musical adventure for grades 1-6, 2-3 p.m., Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.Lisbon, Friday, July 24: Ham Supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Lisbon VFW Auxiliary Post 9459. Cost: Adults $6, under 10 $3. FMI: 353-2152.
Paris, Friday, July 24: “Everyday is Earth Day Program,” 1 p.m., Paris Public Library. Participants will learn about precipitation around the United States from Sue Lahti of the Maine Geographic Alliance. 
Paris, Friday, July 24: Baked Bean Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church. Sponsored by the Ladies Circle. Cost: Adults $6, children under 12 $3. 
Waterford, Friday, July 24: Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Waterford Library, Rtes. 35/37, Waterford Flat. For young children. FMI: 583-2050.
Norway, Saturday, July 25: Karaoke with DJ’s “The Old Crows”, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post 82. $6. Food available.
Oxford, Saturday, July 25: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Congregational Church. $7, ages 5-12 $4, 4 and under free.
Paris, Saturday, July 25: Book sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., old Paris Farmers’ Union building, corner of Skillings Avenue and Main Street. Book donations welcome. Sponsored by Public Library. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]
Paris, Saturday, July 25: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.
Waterford, Saturday, July 25: Magic show by Dennis Labbe, 11 a.m., Wilkins House, Plummer Hill Road, next to Congregational Church. Donations to Library appreciated. Sponsored by Library.
Waterford, Sunday, July 26: Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Waterford Library. In conjunction with Music Sunday at the Waterford Congregational Church and Waterford Historical Society’s art exhibit. Light refreshments available. Guests will have an opportunity to learn about the historic library and explore its collections and services. FMI: 583-2050. 
West Sumner, Sunday, July 26: Christening, service begins at 11 a.m., West Sumner Universalist Church. Anyone wishing to have their child christened is welcome. Please contact Pauline Kirschner 388-2020.
West Sumner, Sunday, July 26: Summer Service with Rev. Scott Jones, 11 a.m., West Sumner Universalist Church.
Paris, Monday, July 27: Eco-Heroes Meeting, 1 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. For ages 7-12. Featured Story: “One Hen.” Jeopardy for free books. Part of the library’s “Everyday is Earth Day” summer offerings.

River Valley area
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.
Canton, Saturday, July 18: Old Canton School House open, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Canton School House. Yard sale will be held during this time. Art show and sale plus other presentations and activities 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spaghetti supper 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., adults $6, children 12 and under $3. Supper served at the Old Municipal Building. Raffle tickets sold all day, drawn at end of supper. All activities benefit Old Canton School House. FMI: 597-2218, 441-0482.
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.
Dixfield, Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26: Countryfolk Youth Music Scholarship weekend, daily, Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2. Free. Music, meals, displays, country dance. Donations benefit the scholarship project. FMI: Larry Bisbee 645-7531.

Lewiston area
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.
Auburn, Thursday, July 16: Music in the Parks: local blues singer and saxophonist Pat Pepin, 12-1 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain location: Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. FMI: 782-7228 or www.laarts.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: Indoor yard sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Danville Grange. Light luncheon.
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.
Mechanic Falls, Saturday, July 18: Chicken Barbecue, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion Post #150. Cost: Adults $7, seniors $6, under 12 $4. Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale will also being taking place starting at 9 a.m. 
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.
Pownal, Sunday, July 19: Slide Lecture and Book Signing with Judy Paolini, author of The Inspired Garden, 2 p.m., Hawk Ridge Farm, 90 Minot Rd., June LaCombe’s Sculpture garden. Free and open to the public, no registration. FMI: 688-4468, [email protected]
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.
Lewiston, Tuesday, July 21: People’s Festival, 7 p.m., B-Street Community Center, 57 Birch St. Family-friendly event. Live music, refreshments, outdoor showing of Neighbor by Neighbor: Mobilizing an Invisible Community in Lewiston. Sponsored by The Visible Community.
Turner, Tuesday, July 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, Weston Street.
Auburn, Wednesday, July 22: Auburn Community Band: “Songs by Famous Composers”, 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.
Casco, Wednesday, July 22: Annual Appraisal Night, 5 to 8 p.m., Raymond Casco History Museum, 820 Roosevelt Trail. Harry Hepburn 111 of Heritage Antiques, Harrison will appraise your antiques, collectibles and vintage treasures for $5 per item. All proceeds will benefit the Raymond-Casco History Museum. FMI:  raymondcascohistory.org or call 627-4989.
Lewiston, Wednesday, July 22: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.
Lewiston, Wednesday, July 22: Computer lab for senior citizens, 1-3 p.m., Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free.
Lewiston, Thursday, July 23: Art fun with Molly, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Reserve spot at 513-3133 or Library.
Lewiston, Thursday, July 23: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.
Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25: Garage Sale to benefit Loaves & Fishes, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Rd. FMI: Kathy 375-8399 or 212-7674.
Lewiston, Friday, July 24: Babytime Storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 0 – 2 1/2. No pre-registration necessary. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Friday, July 24: Fabricating Art featuring Suzan Wachs Katzir, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., L/A Arts Gallery 5, 49 Lisbon St. Free, open to the public. FMI: 782-7228, www.laarts.org.
New Auburn, Friday, July 24: Karaoke/Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, American Legion #153, 71 S. Main St. With Jean Louis. FMI: 782-1118.
Gray, Saturday, July 25: Maine’s Native Turtles display, 11 a.m., 12 noon and 1 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. FMI: 657-4977 or www.maine.wildlifepark.com.
Gray, Saturday, July 25: Bean supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115. $7, under 12 $3. Handicap accessible. FMI: 657-4279, day of supper 657-3279.
New Gloucester, Saturday, July 25: Musical duo Kindling Stone, 7 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Meetinghouse, Route 26. $15. Reservations required. FMI: 926-4597.
Auburn, Sunday, July 26: Ethical Eating Farmer’s Market, 11 a.m. to noon, First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. FMI: 783-0461, [email protected]
Lewiston, Sunday, July 26: Knights of Columbus Singles Dance, 7 p.m., KC Hall, 150 East Ave. For singles and couples, age 21 and over. Cost: $8. FMI: 784-0389. 
Auburn, Monday, July 27: Theater on the Library Lawn, 6:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Indoors in case of rain. FMI: Sharon Hawkes 33-6640 ext. 2020. 
Auburn, Monday, July 27: Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. For adults. Discussion will be on an American play read by the group. Group will also meet on August 10. FMI: Sharon Hawkes 333-6640 ext. 2023. 
Lewiston, Monday, July 27: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St. 
Lewiston, Monday, July 27: Kid’s Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Pubilc Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7-14. Children may sign up by calling the Children’s department, but attendance will be limited to 8. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids. 
Lewiston, Monday, July 27: Art Fun, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space is limited, call the library at 513-3133 or come in to reserve a spot. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Monday, July 27: All-ages Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. No pre-registration necessary. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids. 
Auburn, Tuesday, July 28: Preschool Stories, 10 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3, www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Augusta, Friday-Sunday, July 24-26: Maine Quilts 2009, Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Augusta Civic Center. Admission: $8 daily, multi-day $15. Presented by Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc. FMI: www.mainequilts.org, 415-4417.
Freeport, Tuesday, July 28: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St.
Lewiston, Tuesday, July 28: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2 1/2 to 5. No pre-registration necessary.
Lewiston, Tuesday, July 28: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12 to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.


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