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.

Oxford Hills area
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.
Bridgton, Thursday, Oct. 8: Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chadbourne Hill Road.
Bryant Pond, Thursday, Oct. 8: Presentation of open space planning, 2 p.m., Whitman Memorial Library. Free. Light refreshments.
Waterford, Thursday, Oct. 8: 60th anniversary of Waterford Memorial School  celebration, 7 p.m., Waterford Memorial School. Alumni, teachers, parents, and students are asked to share memories.
Oxford, Friday, Oct. 9: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., American Legion Post 112, 112 King St.
Harrison, Saturday, Oct. 10: Bean and casserole supper, 5:30 p.m.,VFW Hall, Waterford Road. $7. Sponsored by Auxiliary.
Otisfield, Saturday, Oct. 10: Harvest dance, 7-11 p.m., Community Hall. $10. Tickets at town office, The Village Gift Barn, Norway, Carter’s Cross-Country and Ski Center, Oxford, and at the door. Music by “The Suspects”. Benefits Volunteer Firefighter’s Association and community events.
South Paris, Saturday, Oct. 10: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5.
Waterford, Sunday, Oct. 11: 10th annual “Great Western Maine Chili Cook Off,” 12:30 p.m. event starts, Waterford Town Square. Proceeds go to Tony Waldeier Scholarship Fund. $20 business entry, $15 non-profit entry, $10 personal entry. Need2 gallons of your chili recipe. FMI: Great Bridgeton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 647- 3472 or email [email protected]
Hebron, Monday, Oct. 12: Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Old Woodman Hill Road.
Locke Mills, Tuesday, Oct. 13: Supper and dance, 5:30-9 p.m., American Legion Hall. $10, children $3. Doors open at 4 p.m. Music by Richard Felt Orchestra.
Norway, Friday, Oct. 16: New England Boiled Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, Main Street. $8, under age 10 $4. Corned beef, cabbage, onions, beets, potatoes, carrots, homemade rolls, homemade pies, coffee, and juice. Proceeds will benefit the church’s general fund.

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