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.

Oxford Hills area
Paris, Thursday, July 30: Barn restoration with speaker Scott Hatch, 7 p.m., 57 Lincoln St. Sponsored by Paris Hill Historical Society. Public welcome.
Norway, Friday, July 31: CHAIR-ity auction of artfully painted 100-year-old Grange chairs, 5:30 p.m., Lajos Matolcsy Arts Center, 480 Main St, Norway Village. $25 includes fine food and drink. Silent auction of art and other items. Preview chairs in Norway Savings Bank Operation Center windows throughout July. Benefits Western Maine Art Group. FMI: 739-6161 or www.TheWMAG.org.
Norway, Friday, July 31: Open mic night, 7 p.m., sign up at 6:30 p.m., First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $3. FMI: 935-4505 or [email protected]
Paris, Friday, July 31: Everyday is Earth Day: exploring plants with Barbara Murphy, 1 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 9-13. Free. Pre-register or FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]
Waterford, Friday, July 31: Story time, 10:30 a.m., Library, Routes 35/35 near the old town hall on Keoka Lake.
Canton, Saturday, Aug. 1: Chicken pie supper, 5 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. $7, under 12 $5.
Harrison, Saturday, Aug. 1: Highland String Trio, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Scribner’s Mill, Scribner Mill Road. $6, 12 and under free. Benefits restoration of the mill site. FMI: 583-6455.
Harrison, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1-2: Back to the Past: celebration of sawmilling and homestead activities, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Scribner’s Mill, Scribner Road. FMI: 583-6455 or www.scribnersmill.org.
Harrison, Saturday, Aug. 1: Pig roast and bean supper, 5 p.m., Scribner’s Mill, Scribner Road. $8.50, 12 and under $5.
Paris, Saturday, Aug. 1: Book sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., corner of Skillings Avenue and Main Street, old Paris Farmers’ Union. Sponsored by Paris Public Library. Donations of books welcome. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]
Paris, Saturday, Aug. 1: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.
West Paris, Saturday, Aug. 1: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grange Hall, Church St. Sponsored by Friends of the West Paris Library. New books by Barefootbooks also for sale. FMI: Library at 674-2004 or www.mybarefootbooks.com/marshamiles.
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.
Oxford, Sunday, Aug. 2: Uptown Cruizahs Car Club hosts the club’s first car show, registration from 7:30 to 11 a.m., New Balance Factory Store, Rte. 26. Rain or shine. Cost: $5 per car. Participant voting will take place until Noon and the awards ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Les Wing at 890-0870 or Russ Pratt at 754-7189. Show includes music by Red Wing, door prizes all day long, food, Street Rod Inspections, 50/50 raffle.
Oxford, Sunday, Aug. 2: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 19 Industrial Drive.
Otisfield, Monday, Aug. 3: Otisfield Food Pantry Open, 10 a.m. to noon, Spurrs Corner Church, Rte. 121. FMI: 583-4780, 627-4329.
Lovell, Monday, Aug. 3: American Red Cross blood drive, 2-7 p.m., Firehouse, 3880 Hatch Road.
Norway, Tuesday, Aug. 4: Art for grades 2-6, 2-3 p.m., Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.
Norway, Tuesday, Aug. 4: Shakespeare discussion with Sally Jones, 7 p.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5309.
Oxford, Tuesday, Aug. 4: Kora Temple Shrine Band, 6:30 p.m., Anderson-Staples American Legion Post 112, Route 121 and Skeetfield Road. Rain or shine. Refreshments. FMI: Ted Heidrich 539-4102.South Paris, Wednesday, August 5: Rick Charette Performance, 10 a.m., Moore Park. In the event of rain, the program will be held at the Paris Public School on High Street. Free. Sponsored by Norway Savings Bank, W.J. Wheeler Insurance, Littlefield Greenhouse and Gift Shop, Dead River Company, and Park Street Press.
Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 5: Barry Wood Concert, 6 p.m., Moore Park. Stormy weather location will be the fire station on Western Avenue. Free. Sponsored by Norway Savings Bank, W.J. Wheeler Insurance, Littlefield Greenhouse and Gift Shop, Dead River Company, and Park Street Press.
Bridgton, Wednesday, Aug. 5: Brown Bag Lunch with speaker Victoria Mares Hershey, noon to 1 p.m., meeting room in the basement of the town’s Municipal Complex. Free. Facility is handicap accessible. Open to the public. Sponsored by Ellia Manners, L.C.P.C. this year.
Bryant Pond, Wednesday, Aug. 5: Summer Craft Program, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Whitman Memorial Library. All ages. FMI: 665-2788.
Lovell, Thursday, Aug. 6: SoMar Dance Works, 7:30 p.m., The Brick Church for the Performing Arts, Christian Hill Road. Part of the Summer 2009 programs.
Lovell, Thursday, Aug. 6: Summer Fair “The Lazy Days of Summer,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lovell U.C.C., Rte. 5, Center Lovell. Gifts, baked goods, produce, flowers, luncheon, and more.
Norway, Thursday, Aug. 6: Arts Sampler program – Native American dreamcatchers and drums, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Norway Memorial Library Children’s Room, 258 Main St. Grades 1-6. Taught by Art teacher Brittany Brown. Limited space, fist come, first serve basis. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.
Bethel, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 7-9: Sudbury Canada Days festival, throughout the day, downtown. Art show, historic films, period house tours, children’s games, porch plays. FMI: Stan Howe at Bethel Historical Society 824-2908 or 1-800-824-2910.
Norway, Friday, Aug. 7: Art exhibit reception, 5-8 p.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Free. Open to public. Refreshments. FMI: 743-5309 or [email protected]
South Paris, Friday, Aug. 7: Everyday is Earth Day: Maine birds with Susan Hayward from Stanton Bird Club, 1 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. For ages 9-13. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]
Waterford, Friday, Aug. 7: Story time, 10:30 a.m., Library, Routes 35 and 37 near the old town hall on Keoka Lake. FMI: 583-2050.
Bridgton, Saturday, Aug. 8: Depot Street Festival/Family Fun Day, 2-9 p.m., Community Center, 15 Depot St. Free admission. Pig and turkey roast $10. Food, music, activities. FMI: 647-3116.
Paris, Saturday, Aug. 8: Book sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., old Paris Farmers’ Union building, corner of Skillings Avenue and Main Street. Bag of books $1. Benefits Public Library. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]
Paris, Saturday, Aug. 8: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Veterans Home, 477 High St. Refreshment counter.
Paris, Saturday, Aug. 8: Barbecue dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church. $7. Inside dining. Handicapped accessible. Benefits Beth’s House.
Paris, Saturday, Aug. 8: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.
Paris, Saturday, Aug. 8: Blueberry Pancake Breakfast (all you can eat with sausage and bacon), 7 to 10:30 a.m., Deering Memorial Methodist Church, corner of Church and Main Streets. Cost: Adults $6.50, under 12 $3. Bake sale (all things blueberry) from 7 to 11 a.m.
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.
Fryeburg, Sunday, Aug. 9: Bob Marley performance, 6 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Center, 18 Bradley St. Benefits the Fryeburg Academy Lacrosse Boosters. Tickets: $15 and are available online at www.fryeburgacademy.org or by calling 935-9232.
Paris, Monday, Aug. 10: Eco-Heroes activity group meeting, 1 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Sq. Ages 7-12. Free and open to any child in the community. This weeks program: “The Dump Man’s Treasures” by Maine author Lynn Plourde. FMI: 743-6994, [email protected]
Locke Mills, Tuesday, Aug. 11: Supper and dance, 5:30-9:30 p.m., American Legion Hall. $10, children $3. Doors open at 4 p.m. Sponsored by Legion Auxiliary. Music by Jones Band.
Norway, Tuesday, Aug. 11: Art program for grades 2-6, 2-3 p.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.


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