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, Wednesday, Oct. 7: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., American Legion, 184 Congress St.
Rumford, Wednesday, Oct. 7: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10 a.m., Public Library.
Bethel, Thursday, Oct. 8: “Starr King’s The White Hills and 19th Century White Mountain Tourism” lecture by Randall H. Bennett, 7:30 p.m., Mason House exhibit hall.
Andover, Saturday, Oct. 10: Ellis River Riders horse club’s last game show, 9 a.m., Airport Road, off of Rt. 5. Free. Food served all day. FMI: or call Lainie Wilkinson 562-9993.
Hanover/Rumford, Saturday, Oct. 10: Fall Foliage River Run, registration 9 a.m., launch time 10 a.m., Hanover Boat Launch ending at Rumford Boat Launch, Route 2. $15 before Oct. 1, $20 after Oct. 1, under 12 free. Chicken barbecue, sponsor booths, snacks, water safety presentation. Registration and FMI: 364-3241 or
Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 10: Public Supper, 5 p.m., Mexico U.C.C.(green church). Roast beef, veggies, homemade pies. $7, kids 12 and under $3.
Mexico, Saturday, Oct 10: Baked bean and chop suey supper, 5 p.m., King Hiram Lodge, Rt. 2. Baked beans, chop suey, cole slaw, rolls, pies, coffee, punch. $7, kids 12 and under $5. Take out available, call 562-7263.
Rumford, Saturday, Oct. 10: Dance, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., The Shak. $10. Lunch, live music, open mic, Chinese auction, raffles. Benefits Frank Grace. FMI: 357-0041.
Rumford, Wednesday, Oct. 14: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. FMI: 364-3661.

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