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
Wilton, Tuesday, Oct. 13: Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.
Wilton, Friday, Oct. 16: Infant/Toddler storytime, 10:30 a.m., Wilton Free Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.
Chesterville, Saturday, Oct. 17: Public harvest supper, 4-6 p.m., Chesterville Grange. $7, kids $3. Baked beans, red flannel hash, salads. casseroles, biscuits, homemade pies.
Farmington, Saturday, Oct. 17: Rick Charette concert, 2 p.m., Mt. Blue High School. $8 in advance, $10 at door. Sponsored by The Academy Hill School Girls Talk Program. Tickets at Academy Hill and Cushing schools, Shelly’s Home Town Market, Tranten’s Market, Madore Market, or by calling 645-4488.
Jay, Saturday, Oct. 17: Spaghetti supper, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Rose of Lima parish hall, Church Street. $7, kids $4.50. Held by the Maine Paper and Heritage Museum. Proceeds for toward the preservation and restoration of the museum building. 50/50 raffle and chance to win a quilt. FMI: 592-1807.
Turner, Saturday, Oct. 17: Annual turkey harvest supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., GAR Hall, Route 219, approx. 1 mile east of routes 4 and 219. Donations benefit North Turner Presbyterian Church. FMI: 224-7913.
Wilton, Saturday, Oct. 17: Public W.E.C.O Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Wilton United Methodist. Baked beans, casseroles, salads, bread, dessert, beverages. Donations to benefit the Wilton Food Pantry will be accepted. All are welcome. FMI: 645-2190.

Oxford Hills area
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 and pies, coffee, and juice. Proceeds will benefit the church’s general fund.
Locke Mills, Saturday, Oct. 17: Chinese auction, ticket sales 5-6:30 p.m., drawings at 6:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, Gore Road. Benefits Telstar Alumni Association. FMI: Sally 875-3335, Cindy 824-2759 or Joe 533-2010.
Mechanic Falls, Saturday, Oct. 17: Roast beef supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Congregational Hall, 64 Elm St. $7, 12 and under $5.Sponsored by Historical Society. FMI: 345-3134.
Norway, Saturday, Oct. 17: Market at the Grange, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., behind Fare Share Market. Products of the earth and animal. Runs through Dec. 19.
Norway, Saturday, Oct. 17: Haunted walk, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Lake Penn Park, Route 118. $5, 12 and under $3. Rain date Oct. 24. Sponsored by Snowmobile Club. FMI: 743-8256.
Oxford, Saturday, Oct. 17: Fire prevention and safety: Stay Fire Smart! Don’t Get Burned, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Child Health Center, 16 Madison Ave.
South Paris, Saturday, Oct. 17: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street.
South Paris, Saturday, Oct. 17: Oxford Fair Chinese auction, doors open at 3:30 p.m., auction 5 p.m., Oxford Hills High School. Dollar table, 50/50, food.
South Paris, Saturday, Oct. 17: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall. $5.
Sumner, Saturday, Oct. 17: Pumpkin festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Congregational Church of East Sumner. FMI: Merriel 388-2472 or Rosie 597-2270.
West Paris, Saturday, Oct. 17: Buffet supper, 5 p.m., Finnish American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St. $7, children $3.50. Sponsored by Finnish-American Heritage Society.
Hebron, Sunday, Oct. 18: Barn tour preceded by luncheon and lecture, 1 p.m., Greenwood Mountain Inn. $8. Rain or shine. Benefits Historical Society. FMI: 966-2233.
Bridgton, Tuesday, Oct. 20: American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bridgton Healthcare, 186 Portland Road.
Otisfield, Tuesday, Oct. 20: Food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon, Spurrs Corner Church, Route 121. FMI: 583-4780 or 627-4329.
Wilton, Tuesday, Oct. 20: Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.

Rumford area
Rumford, Wednesday, Oct. 14: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. FMI: 364-3661.
Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 17: Family Fun Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chiasson’s Barn Full of Dreams, 178 Poplar Hill Road. $7, family of 4 or more $5 each. All children need an adult or guardian present. Rain date Oct. 18. Sponsored by Friends and Family Forever Relay for Life Team. FMI: Kim 364-7953 or Gloria 364-7818.
Rumford, Saturday, Oct. 17: Barbecue turkey roast, 5 p.m., Blazing Star Lodge, Route 232. $8, under 12 $4. Takeout available. Stair chair on back stairs. Sponsored by royal Arch Chapter 56. FMI: Dick Stearns 364-2943 or Joe Roy 364-4715.
Rumford, Saturday, Oct. 17: Meatloaf supper, 5-6 p.m., Snowshoe Club. $6, 12 and under $3. Members and guest welcome.
Rumford, Saturday, Oct. 17: Dance with music by Noel & Dan Band, 7-11 p.m., Snowshoe Club. Members and guest welcome.
Rumford, Wednesday, Oct.21: Preschool story time for ages 1-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. FMI: 364-3661.

Lewiston area
Gray, Monday, Oct. 12: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., American Legion, Lewiston Road.
Hebron, Monday, Oct. 12: Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Old Woodman Hill Road.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Oct. 13: Preschool story time for ages 2½-5, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Oct. 13: Preschooler T-ball, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. $5. FMI: 782-1112 or [email protected] or http://toylibrarymaine.com.
Auburn, Wednesday, Oct. 14: Preschool Stories, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Maggie Trafton program room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 3-5. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Wednesday, Oct. 14: Teen Gaming Hour, 3 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Dresden, Wednesday, Oct. 14: Field Trip to Green Point Farm WMA, 7:30 a.m., Green Point. Car pooling, meet at CVS in Bath at 7 a.m. Free and open to public. FMI: Mike Fahay 443-1253.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Oct. 14: Put apples in our tree, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or [email protected] or http://toylibrarymaine.com.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Oct. 14: Reading dog program, 5:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. To reserve a spot to read to a dog, call 513-3133.
Lewiston, Thursday, Oct. 15: Red Cross blood drive, 7:30 a.m to 1 p.m., 591 Lisbon St.
Lewiston, Thursday, Oct. 15: Make a squirrel, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or [email protected] or http://toylibrarymaine.com.
Lewiston, Thursday, Oct. 15: Lew Alessio and Marc Mutty speaking on the topic “Marriage in Maine: Gay or Nay”, 12-1 p.m., Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free. Encouraged to bring lunch. FMI: 513-3050.
Lewiston, Thursday, Oct. 15: Art Van, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 6-13. Space is limited. FMI and to reserve a spot: 513-3133 or [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lisbon, Thursday, Oct. 15: Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m to 1 p.m., 1000 Lisbon St.
Auburn, Friday, Oct. 16: Teen open mic, 6 p.m., Library Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Performers sign up at 5:30 p.m. Admission: canned food item. FMI: Sally 333-6640 ext. 4 or [email protected]
Durham, Friday, Oct. 16: Friday Night Fish Fry, 5:30-7 p.m., AMVET Post 13, 1049 Royalsborough Road, Route 136. $10, under 7 $5. Haddock: fried, baked and chowder. Children’s menu available.
Lewiston, Friday, Oct. 16: Baby time story time for ages 0-2½, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Friday, Oct. 16: Show: Simply Me, Rhonda Trask, Dale Holden and The Graffixx, 7 p.m., Holy Family Church Hall, 607 Sabattus St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets or FMI: Jerry Poulin 782-0381 or Arthur Obie 782-0498.
Lewiston, Friday, Oct. 16: L-A Senior College Food for thought luncheon, noon, USM/L-A.History and Programs of the McLaughlin Garden” with Exec. Dir. Michael Desplaines. Advance $7; at door $8. Reservation by noon Oct. 15 at 753-6510.
Lisbon, Friday, Oct. 16: Corn chowder and finger roll dinner, meeting night, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Lisbon V.F.W. Post 9459. FMI: 353-2152.
Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17: Garage sale, 9 a.m to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Kathy at 375-8399 or 212-7674.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 17: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish harvest fair, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Dominic Regional High School gym.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 17: Kids! Sprouts program for birth through 36 months, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 17: Roast turkey dinner, 4-6 p.m., St. Phillips Church, Route 4. $8, under 12 $4. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 8742. For advanced tickets, 345-3661 or 782-8096.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 17: Harvest dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 755 Summer St. $7, 5 and under $3. Benefits Trinity Jubilee Center.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 17: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. $7, ages 6-10 $3, 5 and under free.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 17: Story time and activity with Judy D’Amour, 9:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 17: Worm composting with Cindy Petherbridge, 10 a.m., Library, Maggie Trafton Program Room. Space limited, pre-registration required. FMI: 333-6640 ext 3.
Lewiston, Saturday, Oct. 17: Reading Dog program, noon, Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. To reserve a spot, call 513-3133. FMI: [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-18: Championship & Household Pet Cat Show, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Armory, 55 Alfred Plourde Parkway. $5, 10 and under $3. Advance registration to “show your kitty”. Sponsored by United Maine Coon Cat Assoc. and Cat Fanciers Federation. FMI: Peggy 603-859-4738.
Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Oct. 17: New England boiled dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Hall, Oak Street. $7, under 12 $3.50, preschool free. Sponsored by Ancient York Lodge 155.
Mechanic Falls, Saturday, Oct. 17: Roast beef supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Congregational Hall, 64 Elm St. $7, 12 and under $5.Sponsored by Historical Society. FMI: 345-3134.
Minot, Saturday, Oct. 17: Town social, 6-9 p.m., West Minot Grange Hall. $5, under 10 $3. Sponsored by Historical Society and Community Club.
Minot, Saturday, Oct. 17: Roast turkey dinner, 5-6 p.m., Minot United Methodist Church. $6, kids $3. Roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potato, gravy, green beans, bread, cranberry sauce, homemade pies. FMI: Allen Messer, 998-6005.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Oct. 17: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Amvets post 6. $7, kids under 12 $3, under 6 free.
New Gloucester, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-18: Community fair, Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairgrounds, Bald Hill Road. Free admission. FMI: George Carman or Michael Bardier 926-4126 ext. 7 or [email protected]
Poland, Saturday, Oct. 17: Bottle drive, noon to 5 p.m., drop off at 555 Plains Road. Benefits Poland Spring Academy’s trip to Costa Rica. Pickup or FMI: Tina 754-0453 or Julia 754-4572.
Sabattus, Saturday, Oct. 17: Bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. $6, 10 and under $3.
Turner, Saturday, Oct. 17: Annual turkey harvest supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., GAR Hall, Route 219, approx. 1 mile east of routes 4 and 219. Donations benefit North Turner Presbyterian Church. FMI: 224-7913.
Wales, Saturday, Oct. 17: Turkey supper, 5-6 p.m., Youth Center, Route 132. Sponsored by Wales Presbyterian Women. FMI: Alice 375-8382 or Marilyn 375-6604.
Hebron, Sunday, Oct. 18: Barn tour preceded by luncheon and lecture, 1 p.m., Greenwood Mountain Inn. $8. Rain or shine. Benefits Historical Society. FMI: 966-2233.
Lewiston, Sunday, Oct. 18: Dance with music by Wild Horse, 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus hall, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.
Auburn, Monday, Oct. 19: Mom’s Morning Out for parents and young children, 10-11 a.m., Library, Maggie Trafton Program Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Lewiston, Monday, Oct. 19: Music and movement, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or toylibrarymaine.com.
Lewiston, Monday, Oct. 19: Kids’ cooking club for ages 7-14, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Sign up at 513-3133. Presented by Lots to Gardens.
Lewiston, Monday, Oct 19: All-ages story time, 7 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Oct. 20: Preschool story time for ages 2½-5, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Oct. 20: Preschooler T-Ball, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. $5. FMI: 782-1112 or toylibrarymaine.com.
Auburn, Wednesday, Oct. 21: Preschool story time with guest Fire Chief Wayne Werts, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Library, Maggie Trafton Program Room. For ages 3-5. Fire truck demonstration on lawn. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Wednesday, Oct. 21: Teen Anime Club, 3 p.m., Library, Community Room, 49 Spring St. Refreshments. All teens welcome. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Oct. 21: Spaghetti supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Holy Cross Church Hall, 1080 Lisbon St. $6, under 12 $3, under 5 free. Benefits Maine Right to Life bus pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 12652.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Oct. 21: Reading Dog program, 5:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. To reserve a spot to read to a dog, call 513-3133.
Sabattus, Wednesday, Oct. 21: Card party, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. $2. Public invited. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Sabattus, Wednesday, Oct. 21: Card party, 6-9 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, 14 Wales Road. $3. Benefits Loaves & Fishes and local food pantry. FMI: Monique Schreiber 784-2149.
Auburn, Thursday, Oct. 22: Book chat with Laurie for 3-6 graders, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. Bring favorite book suggestions to share. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Thursday, Oct. 22: Ghosthunters program for teens and adults, 6 p.m., Library, Community Room, 49 Spring St. By Jeff and Robin Davis of Searchin4spirits.com. To register of FMI: Sally 333-6640 ext. 4 or [email protected]
Lewiston, Thursday, Oct. 22: Story time with Jack the puppet, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or toylibrarymaine.com.
Lewiston, Thursday, Oct. 22: Art Van program for ages 6-13, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.


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