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
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: Louisiana Cajun band Les Freres Michot concert and dance, 7 p.m., Callahan Hall, Library, 200 Lisbon St. $5. FMI: 513-3050.
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, 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, Aug. 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, Aug. 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, Aug. 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.
Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 28: Baby time story time for ages 0-2½, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lisbon, Friday, Aug. 28: Shepherd pie supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. $6, under 10 $3. FMI: 353-2153.
Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28-29: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Kathy 375-8399 or 212-7674.
Gray, Saturday, Aug. 29: Maine custom wood sculpture with chain saw, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. Bring earplugs and camera. FMI: 657-4977 or www.mainewildlifepark.com.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 29: Children’s workshop: tin punch candle holder, 9 a.m. to noon, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. $30 for two children of all ages. Pre-registration required. FMI: 926-4597 or www.shaker.lib.me.us.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 29: Herbal ornament workshop, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. $30. Pre-registration required. FMI: 926-4597 or www.shaker.lib.me.us.
Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 30: Dance, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.
Mechanic Falls, Sunday, Aug. 30: Down East Country Music Association’s annual awards show, noon, Silver Spur, Route 121. Competitors $5, public $7, under 12 $2. Food bar, 50/50, raffles. FMI: Jackie 793-8884 or Lolalee 743-1829.


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