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.

Rumford area
Dixfield, Wednesday, July 29: Lobster dinner, doors open at 11 a.m., Legion. $17.95 plus tax, includes two lobsters, chicken or rib eye, two pounds of clams, two ears of corn. Sponsored by Neighborly Senior Citizens. FMI: Connie 364-4189 or Carol 364-4798. Order by July 26.
Andover, Saturday, Aug. 1: Flower show, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Historical Society Building. Entries to be received Friday 5:30-8 p.m.
Rumford, Saturday, Aug. 1: Grange #115 fishing derby for ages 12 and under with adult, starting at 9 a.m., Upper West Ellis Fire Pond, Route 5. $20. Only 50 tickets, first come, first serve. Prizes. Sponsored by First Wind. Tickets or FMI: Joe 470-7402 or Vicki 364-2129.
Rumford, Saturday, Aug. 1: Bean Hole Bean Supper, 5 p.m., Blazing Star Lodge, Rte. 232, Rumford Corner. Cost: Adults $6, under 12 $3. Takeouts available. Stair chair on back stairs. FMI: Joe Roy 364-4715 or [email protected]
Rumford, Saturday, Aug. 1: Big Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rumford Community Home (RCH), 11 JF Kennedy Dr. Benefits Resident Activity Fund. Outdoors, a rain date will be set as needed. FMI: 364-7863.
Bethel, Sunday, Aug. 2: Mahoosuc Arts Council Free Concert Series: Jewel Clark and Donnie Katlin, 4 p.m., the Gazebo on the Bethel Common. FMI: 824-3575, www.mahoosucarts.org.
Rumford, Wednesday, Aug. 5: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12 to 6 p.m., American Legion, 184 Congress St.
Mexico, Friday, Aug. 7: American Girl tea party with Julie Albright for ages 5-11, 1 p.m., Calvin Lyons Hall, next to the Library. Activities and refreshments. 1970’s clothing welcome but not necessary. RSVP and FMI: 364-3281.
Rumford, Saturday, Aug. 8: Lobster or steak dinner, 5-7 p.m., Elks Lodge #862. Lobster $22, steak $15. Entertainment to follow by Sammie Angel. Silent auction, 50/50. FMI: 364-2548 or 369-0619. 
Bethel, Sunday, Aug. 9: Mahoosuc Arts Council Free Concert Series: 50/50 Blues Band, 4 p.m., the Gazebo on the Bethel Common. FMI: 824-3575, www.mahoosucarts.org. 


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