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.

Lewiston area
Auburn, Friday, Aug. 14: Book sale for teachers only, 4-6 p.m., Six Street Congregational Church, 109 Six St. Up to $2 or bring two or more non-perishable food items and get a book free.
Auburn, Friday, Aug. 14: Karaoke with Cheryl, 8 p.m. to midnight, American Legion #153. FMI: 782-1118.
Auburn, Friday, Aug. 14: Open Mic/Poetry Slam, 7:15 p.m.,  First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. Free. FMI: 783-0461 or www.auburnuu.org.
Greene, Friday, Aug. 14: Music by Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins, 2 and 7 p.m., Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. FMI: 946-5311.
Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 14: Story time for ages 0-2 1/2 years, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcomed. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 14: Contra Dance featuring rising-star fiddlers Hannah Rodrigue, Becca Grube and Emily Scalici backed up by guitarist John Cote, 8 to 11 p.m., Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St.With special guest caller Ted Steele from Missouri. Admission: $5, $2 for students. FMI: 513-3050.
Lisbon, Friday, Aug. 14: Supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. $6, under 10 $3. FMI: 353-2152.
Mechanic Falls, Friday, Aug. 14: Spaghetti Supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., American Legion Unit 150 Ladies Auxiliary. Cost: Adults $7, seniors $6, children under 12 $3.50. Benefits the family of Charlie Webster, who lost his life at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15: 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, Saturday, Aug. 15: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sixth Street Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St. Up to $2 or bring two or more non-perishable food items and get a book free.
Gray, Saturday, Aug. 15: Maine Bow Association Youth Archery instruction, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. FMI: 657-4977 or www.mainewildlifepark.com.
Lewiston, Saturday, Aug. 15: Stanton Bird Club field trip to St. Peters Cemetery, 7a.m., meet in front of Staples, 855 Lisbon St. FMI:
stantonbirdclub.org or call 933-2266.
Lisbon, Saturday, Aug. 15: Benefit Dinner for Togus Veterans, 1 p.m., American Legion Post 158, 10 Webster St. Steak, chicken or ribs. Cost: $6. Tickets available at American Legion Post 158.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 15: Public Smorgasbord Supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Grange, Sabbathday Road, just off Rte. 26. Tickets: $7 adults, children 12 and younger are $3. Hall is handicap accessible. FMI: Steven Haycock 998-2783 or [email protected]
New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 15: Guided nature hikes, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. $5, children $2, under 6 free. Wear sturdy footwear. Reserve and FMI: 926-4597 or www.shaker.lib.me.us.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 15: Bean Supper, 5 to 6 p.m., AMVETS Post 6. Cost: Adults $7, under 12 $3, under 6 free. 
Turner, Saturday, Aug. 15: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bear Pond Village, Route 219. Rain location: Boofy Quimby Hall, Route 219. Benefits Bear Pond Protection Fund.
Winthrop, Saturday, Aug. 15: Bake sale, 9 a.m., Congregational Church UCC. Lunch on the Lawn at 11 a.m.
Winthrop, Saturday, Aug. 15: Public Breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., Winthrop Grange, Old Lewiston Road. Cost: $6, under 12 $3. Proceeds benefit community and grange projects. All you can eat.
Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 16: Evening Service featuring “The Winsome Souls” Trio, 6 p.m., Court Street Baptist Church.
Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 16: Dance with music by Crossin’ Mason Dixon, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 17: Kid’s Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7-14. Attendance limited to 8, call children’s department to sign up. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 17: Art Fun, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space is limited, call children’s department to reserve a spot. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 17: 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.
Poland Spring, Monday, Aug. 17: Summer Concert Series, Denny and Ann Breau and Frank Coffin, doors open 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. concert, All Soul’s Chapel. Tickets: $7.50. Door prizes and refreshments after concert. All proceeds go toward the preservation and restoration of the All Soul’s Chapel and The Maine State Building. FMI: 998-4142, www.polandspringps.org.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 18: Preschool story time for ages 2 1/2 – 5 years, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Sabattus, Tuesday, Aug. 18: American Red Cross blood drive, 2-7 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary, 131 High St.
Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 19: The Auburn Community Band presents “Takes Two!”, selected music from their previous nine concerts, 7 to 8 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain location at Hilton Garden Inn. Free Parking in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 33-6601 ext.2108 or www.auburncommunityband.com.
Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 19: Anime Club meeting, 3 p.m., Androscoggin Commuinty Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free refreshments. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 4 or www.auburnlibrary.org
Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 19: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Ramada Conference Center, 490 Pleasant St.
Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 20: Art fun, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Reserve at Library or 513-3133.
Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 20: Dave Rowe Trio concert, 12 noon, Fountain Park, Mill Street. Free. Rain location: Franco-American Heritage Center. FMI: 782-7228 or www.laarts.org.http://www.laart.org/
Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 20: Musical Comedy, “A Wild Patience,” 7:30 p.m., Franco-American Heritage Center. Art Moves Dance Company will perform dances through the decades.Tickets may be purchased in advance at Books’n’Things in Norway. All advanced Student and Senior tickets are $12 and adults pay $15 at the door. FMI: 743-5569, artmovesdance.com.
Auburn, Friday, Aug. 21: Teen Open Mic Night with guest performer Leslie Reed, 6 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Performers sign up at 5:30 p.m. Bring a can of food to support the Good Shepherd Food Pantry. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 4, www.auburnpubliclibrary.org, [email protected]
Auburn, Friday, Aug. 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St.
Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 21: Build a Boat Craft, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. Free with admission. FMI: 782-1112, [email protected], http://toylibrarymaine.com.
Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 21: Babytime Storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 0 to 2 1/2. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org/kids. 
Lisbon, Friday, Aug. 21: Mexican Dish Supper, 5:30 to 6 p.m., VFW Post 9459. Cost: Adults $6, under 10 $3. FMI: 353-2152. 
Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21 and 22: Garage Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Rd. To benefit Loaves and Fishes. FMI: Kathy 375-8399 or 212-7674. 
Auburn, Saturday, Aug. 22: Book sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Library, 49 Spring St. Up to $1. Sponsored by Friends of the Auburn Public Library. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 2023.
Gray, Saturday, Aug. 22: Life of the Honey Bee, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. FMI: 657-4977 or www.mainewildlifepark.com.
Gray, Saturday, Aug. 22: Chicken barbecue, 5 and 5:45 p.m., Congregational Church Parish House, Brown Street. $9, 12 and under $4. Takeout available. FMI: 657-4338.
Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Aug. 22: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Lisbon Methodist Church, School Street. $6, ages 6-12 $2.50, under 5 free. Sponsored by the Methodist Women.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 22: R & R Spinners demonstration, 10 a.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. Free and open to public. FMI: 926-4597.
Sabattus, Saturday, Aug. 22: 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. Music by Golden Aces. FMI: 375-4850.
Turner, Saturday, Aug. 22: Bean supper and dance, supper 5-6:30 p.m., dance 7-11 p.m., Buffy Quimby Memorial Center, Route 219. Supper $6, dance $6. Chinese auction. Music by “Off the Record DJ & Karaoke Company. Benefits Mark Hume’s double lung transplant fund. FMI: Joyce 225-3886.
Turner, Saturday, Aug. 22: Chicken barbecue, 4-7 p.m., GAR Hall, Route 219. Donation. Sponsored by North Turner Presbyterian Church. FMI: 225-3370.
Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 23: Ethical Eating Farmer’s Market, 11 a.m. to noon, First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. FMI: 784-0461 or [email protected]
Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 23: Dance with music by Wild Horse, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 24: Art fun, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Reserve a spot at the library or call 513-3133.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 24: Kids’ cooking club for ages 7-14, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Reserve a spot at the library or call 513-3133.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 24: All-ages story time, 6:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Poland Spring, Monday, Aug. 24: Anni Clark concert, 7 p.m., All Soul’s Chapel. $7.50. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Door prizes and refreshments. FMI: 998-4142 or www.polandspringps.org.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 25: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2½ to 5. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org/kids.
Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 26: Auburn Community Band “Greatest  Hits”, 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain location: Hilton Garden Inn. Free parking across the street. Bring chair. FMI: 333-6601 ext.2108 or www.auburncommunityband.com.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 26: Field trip, 8 a.m., Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary, Stanton Bird Club. FMI: stantonbirdclub.org or 933-2266.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 26: Tissue paper balloon craft, 10:30 a.m., The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.


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