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, 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.

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. 

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