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
Rumford, Friday, Aug. 14: “The Rivals”, 7 p.m., Muskie Auditorium, Mountain Valley High School. Donations benefit Danny Garneau. Doors open at 6 p.m. Raffles.
Bethel, Saturday, Aug. 15: Car show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Telstar High School, Route 26. $5 car, spectators $2, students $1. Music, food, raffles. Benefits student programs. FMI: 824-2282, 824-2136, 415-2363 or www.bethelmaine.com.
Dixfield, Saturday, Aug. 15: Antiques Road Show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Historical Society Museum, 59 Main St., next to the moose. Appraisals $5 per item or 3 for $10. Take out bean supper for sale. FMI: Antiques Road Show, Clarice Hodges 562-7125 or Donna Towle 562-7595
Dixfield, Saturday, Aug. 15: Spaghetti dinner and street dance, dinner 5-7 p.m., dance 7-9 p.m., Dirigo Middle School, 45 Middle School Dr. $5, family of up to six $20. Music by DJ “Rockin” Ben Bridges. 50/50 and raffle for American Idol concert tickets. Rain or shine. Benefits eighth grade class trip. FMI: Melissa Van Lieu 562-0948 or Terry Richard 562-4464.
Rumford, Saturday, Aug. 15: Texas Hold-em tournament, 10 a.m., Elks Lodge. $35 includes ham dinner. Registration at 9 a.m. Limited to 100 players. Pre-register at 545-2727 or 364-2624.
Bethel, Sunday, Aug. 16: Performance by Conni St. Pierre on ambient/New Age flute, 4 p.m., Gazebo, Bethel Common. Free. Rain Location: Bingham Auditorium, Gould Academy. Bring chair. FMI: 824-3575 or www.MahoosucArts.org.
Dixfield, Sunday, Aug. 16: Dixfield outdoor market, 7:30 a.m., Main Street. Food Pantry collecting donations, book sale, food sale, saddlery exhibit, flower show, concert, nickel bingo. FMI : Paul Jones 562-7172.
Bethel, Monday, Aug. 17: The Mahoosuc Community Band End of the Summer Concert, 7 p.m., Gould Academy Auditorium. Refreshments served after the concert. Donations accepted at the door and will help to provide music and purchase instruments for the band. FMI: Jane Chandler 665-2264 or [email protected], director Patricia Boyle-Wight 824-8453 or [email protected], or Director Kathleen DeVore 875-2364 or [email protected]
Bethel, Sunday, Aug. 23: Swamp Donkeys concert, 4 p.m., Gazebo, Bethel common. Free. FMI: 824-3575 or www.MahoosucArts.org.


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