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


Livermore Falls, Monday, Aug. 17: Glory Bound (Terry Moore) Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.


Farmington, Tuesday, Aug. 18: Arizona Rose concert, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meeting House Gazebo, downtown. Bring lunch and chair. Weather permitting.


Livermore Falls, Tuesday, Aug. 18: Silver & Gold concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.


Livermore Falls, Wednesday, Aug. 19: Stained Grass Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.


Livermore Falls, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 20-21: Fran Szustek concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.


Livermore Falls, Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 20-22: Frantasia: Festival of Music and Arts, 7 p.m. to midnight, Murray Hall. Tickets 897-6158 or 212-6288. FMI: www.frantasiafestival.com


Rangeley, Thursday, Aug. 20: Craft/yard/bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion, 2378 Main St.


Rangeley, Thursday, Aug. 20: Suzy Boggus concert, 8 p.m., Base Lodge, Saddleback. $35. Tickets at Guest Service Center on Main Street or at the Base Lodge. FMI: www.saddlebackmaine.com.


Livermore Falls, Saturday, Aug. 22: Off the Hill concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.
Madrid, Saturday, Aug. 22: School and museum open house, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Madrid Historical Society, Reed’s Mill Road. FMI: Linda Farwell 639-3977.


Temple, Saturday, Aug. 22: 19th Century school house tours, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Temple’s Intervale, approx. 1 ½ miles past the Post Office. Class instruction beginning at 11 a.m. Blacksmith demonstrations. Sponsored by Historical Society. FMI: Melanie Farmer 899-8995.


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.


East Wilton, Sunday, Aug. 23: Journey Home concert, 6 p.m., Union Church, 1306 Main St. Free. Refreshments and fellowship to follow. Bring chairs.
North Livermore, Sunday, Aug. 23: Music in the Meeting House: the Jewett Family, 9 a.m., Baptist Church. Church service to follow.


Livermore Falls, Monday, Aug. 24: Glory Bound concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.


Farmington, Tuesday, Aug. 25: “Music on Main” Get Down Downtown, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meeting House Gazebo, downtown. Off the Hill will be performing. Bring your lunch and a chair. Weather permitting. FMI: 778-3424 or 778-3900, [email protected]


Livermore Falls, Tuesday, Aug. 25: Barry Wood Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo.


Livermore Falls, Wednesday, Aug. 26: Stained Grass Concert, 6-8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.


Livermore Falls, Thursday, August 27: Nickles & Dimes Concert, 6-8 p.m., gazebo, downtown.

Oxford Hills area


Otisfield, Monday, August 17: Otisfield Food Pantry Open, 10 a.m. to noon, Spurrs Corner Church, Rte. 121. FMI: 583-4780 or 627-4329.


Bethel, Monday, Aug. 17: Mahoosuc Community Band concert, 7 p.m., Gould Academy Auditorium. Donations. Refreshments. FMI: Jane 665-2264, Patricia 824-8453 or Kathleen 875-2364.


Bryant Pond, Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 17-19: Books and Beyond!, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Whitman Memorial Library. Stories, writing and art projects led by Dawn Davis for those in grades K-2. Sonja Davis will lead students in grades 3-5 in stories about Maine animals and their environment, activities, and refreshments. FMI and to sign up: 665-2505.


Paris, Monday, Aug. 17: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, Rte. 26. Must present proof of identity. Co-sponsored by St. Catherine’s of Sienna and Christ Episcopal churches. To make an appointment call Rosalie at 743-7388 or the American Red Cross at 1-800-448-3543.


North Waterford, Tuesday, Aug. 18: Bean and casserole supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Congregational Church, Five Kezars Road, off Routes 35 and 37, opposite Melby’s Market. $7, under 12 $3.50.
Oxford, Tuesday, Aug. 18: The Record Family concert, 6:30 p.m., Anderson-Staples American Legion Post 112, Route 121 and Skeetfield Road. Refreshments. FMI: Ted Heidrich 539-4102.


Bridgton, Wednesday, Aug. 19: Brown Bag Lunch, noon, basement of Bridgton’s Municipal complex, corner of Iredale and Chase Streets, downtown Bridgeton. Jane Thomas will recall her two years working in a woman’s health clinic in Singapore. Free and handicap accessible.


Paris, Friday into Saturday, Aug. 21 and 22: Paris Public Library Second Annual Sleepover for ages 9 to 13, 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday, Paris Public Library. Led by librarians Michaela Batstone and Jennifer Lewis. Only a sleeping bag and pillow is necessary to bring. Free and open to any eligible-aged child. Pre-registration is required. FMI or to register for the sleep-over: 743-6994 or e-mail [email protected]


Norway, Saturday, Aug. 22: Tent-N-Treasures yard sale, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Second Congregational Church, Main Street. Coffee and donuts for sale at 6:30 a.m.


Norway, Saturday, August 22: National Business Association auction, 4 p.m., parking lot beside L.F. Pike & Sons. Auctioneers: Sharon Bouchard and Mike Shorey.


Paris, Saturday, Aug. 22: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.


Bethel, Sunday, Aug. 23: Swamp Donkeys concert, 4 p.m., Gazebo, Bethel common. Free. FMI: 824-3575 or www.MahoosucArts.org.


Bridgton, Wednesday, August 26: last brown bag lunch, 12-1 p.m., basement of the Bridgton Municipal complex. Panel discussion : insuring access to arts and culture for all. FMI: George Bradt 595-1962.

Rumford area

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.

Lewiston area

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.


Lewiston, Saturday, August 22: mudmobile clay workshops, children’s workshops 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; adults 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., Museum L-A, 35 Canal St. $5. FMI and to register: 333-3881.


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.


Lewiston, Thursday, August 27: Art Fun, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Space is limited. FMI or to reserve a spot: 513-3133.


Winthrop, Thursday, August 27: Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall on Rte 133. Form of Identification is required. FMI or to schedule an appointment: 1-800-GIVE LIFE.


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