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
Turner, Wednesday, Dec. 16: American Red Cross blood drive, 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Leavitt High School, 21 Matthew’s Way.
Wilton, Wednesday, Dec. 16: Academy Hill School concert, 7 p.m., school gym. Snow date Dec. 17.
Farmington, Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 17-19: “A Christmas Carol” by Sandy River Players, 7:30 p.m., UMF’s Alumni Theater. $8-14. Tickets at Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers downtown or reserve at 779-7084
Farmington, Friday, Dec. 18: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fairbanks Union Church. $6. For local delivery, call 778-4705.
Livermore Falls, Saturday, Dec. 19: Christmas Concert, 6-9 p.m., Nazarene Church, 6 Wheeler St. Refreshments available.

Oxford Hills area
Paris, Monday, Dec. 14: ‘Tis the Season family story time, 4-5 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. Dreidel game, crafts. All welcome. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]
Norway, Tuesday, Dec. 15: Family playtime for ages 1-4, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.
Norway, Wednesday, Dec. 16: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.
Oxford, Wednesday, Dec. 16: Santa Reading Night and cookie decorating, 6 p.m., Oxford Recreation Hall. Notice date has changed. Kids can come in pjs if they would like.
Paris, Thursday, Dec. 17: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]
Norway, Friday, Dec. 18: Infants and toddlers story time for ages up to 2 years, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.
Otisfield, Friday, Dec. 18: Food pantry, 1-5 p.m., East Otisfield Baptist Church, Rayville Road. FMI: 539-4619.
Norway, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 19-20: Christmas open house, 12-4 p.m., Responsible Pet Care, 132 Waterford Road. Door prizes, refreshments.
South Paris, Saturday, Dec. 19: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., South Paris Legion Hall, Church Street. Old Fashion Music. $5.
South Paris, Saturday, Dec. 19: Christmas Toy distribution, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Family Counseling Service’s office, 659 Park St. Sponsored by Families in Crisis Task Force. FMI: 357-7072.
Sumner, Saturday, Dec. 19: Living Nativity, 7 p.m., Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main St.
Buckfield, Monday, Dec. 21: Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 5 High St.
Paris, Monday, Dec. 21: ‘Tis the season Family story time, 4-5 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Sq. All are welcome.
Norway, Tuesday, Dec. 22: Family Playtime, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Multi-purpose room, Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.
Norway, Wednesday, Dec. 23: preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-5. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.

Rumford area
Dixfield, Monday, Dec. 14: Preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.
Rumford, Wednesday, Dec. 16: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10 a.m., Library, 56 Rumford Ave. FMI: 364-3661.
Dixfield, Monday, Dec. 21: Pre-school storytime hour, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.
Rumford, Tuesday, Dec. 22: Red Cross Blood Drive, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mountain Valley High School, 799 Hancock Street.
Rumford, Wednesday, Dec. 23: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. FMI: 364-3661.

Lewiston area
Auburn, Monday, Dec. 14: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 14 Great Falls Plaza.
Lewiston, Monday, Dec. 14: Kids’ cooking club for ages 7-14, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Sponsored by Lots to Gardens. Sign up and FMI: 513-3133.
Lewiston, Monday, Dec. 14: All-ages story time, 7 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Auburn, Tuesday, Dec. 15: Martin’s Point Health Care explains Medicare Part C and their Generations Advantage plans, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Library Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Dec. 15: American Red Cross blood drive, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, 93 Campus Ave.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Dec. 15: Preschool story time for ages 2½-5, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Dec. 15: Styrofoam snowman craft, 10:30 a.m., The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or toylibrarymaine.com.
Auburn, Wednesday, Dec. 16: Craft workshop for grades 2-6, 1-2:30 p.m., The ShareCenter, Academy Street. $2 materials fee. Register or FMI: 795-0972.
Auburn, Wednesday, Dec. 16: “Iron Will” movie for teens, 3 p.m., Library Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Dec. 16: Read to a Dog, 5:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. To reserve a spot, call 513-3133.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Dec. 16: The Auburn Community Band presents its 28th Annual Holiday Concert, 7-8:15 p.m., Olin Arts Center at Bates College, Russell St. Free admission. FMI: Auburn Recreation Dept. 333-6601, ext. 2108.
Turner, Wednesday, Dec. 16: American Red Cross blood drive, 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Leavitt High School, 21 Matthew’s Way.
Lewiston, Thursday, Dec. 17: Holiday ornaments craft, 10:30 a.m., The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or toylibrarymaine.com.
Lewiston, Thursday, Dec. 17: Art Van program, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lisbon, Friday, Friday, Dec. 18: Meatloaf supper, 5-6 p.m., American Legion Post 158, 10 Webster Road. $6. Ham raffle: $1 each.
Lisbon, Friday, Dec. 18: Italian sandwich supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459, $6. Meeting at 7 p.m. FMI: 353-2152.
Lewiston, Friday, Dec. 18: Baby time story time for ages 0-2½, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Saturday, Dec. 19: Read to a Dog, noon, Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. To reserve a spot, call 513-3133.
Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Dec. 19: Baked bean and casserole supper, 4:45-6 p.m., Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Ave. $6, kids under age 12 $4, kids under age 4 free, family with children under 12 $15. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. FMI: 353-5636.
Auburn, Sunday, Dec. 20: Crepe Breakfast, 8:30-10 a.m., St. Louis Church, Third Street. $5, 6-11 $2.50, 5 and under free.
Auburn, Sunday, Dec. 20: Classical guitar event by Gregory Guay, 5 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. Donations benefit the Ryan J. Guay Scholarship fund.
Lewiston, Sunday, Dec. 20: Christmas cantata “The Gift”, 10:45 a.m., Thomas Memorial Baptist Church, 62 Strawberry Ave.
Lewiston, Sunday, Dec. 20: Dance with music by Wild Horse, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.
Buckfield, Monday, Dec. 21: Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 5 High St. ewiston, Monday, Dec. 21: Kids’ Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Children’s department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7-14. Space is limited. Call for reservation. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Monday, Dec. 21: All-ages storytime, 7 p.m., Children’s department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Dec. 22: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Children’s Department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2 1/2 to 5. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Dec. 22: Season’s Greeting Cards, 10:30 a.m., The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112, [email protected], http://toylibrarymaine.com.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Dec. 23: Read to a Dog, 5:30p.m., Children’s department, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.


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