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
Harrison, Thursday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve dance, 8-11 p.m., VFW. $10. Ages 18 and over. Music from past decades; costumes optional. Tickets at Town Office. Benefits Harrison Recreation. FMI: Paula Holt 583-2241.
Harrison, Thursday, Dec. 31: Music, food and fun, 10 p.m. to midnight, Town Office. Free. Families welcome. FMI: Paula Holt 583-2241.
Harrison, Thursday, Dec. 31: Ball drop, 11:30 p.m. to midnight, Town Office parking lot. Free. Fire barrels, smores. Families welcome. FMI: Paula Holt 583-2241.
Paris, Thursday, Dec. 31: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]
South Paris, Thursday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve party with Jones Dance Band, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Legion Hall. $12.50 single, $25 couple. Lunch at 9:45 p.m. Reservations and FMI: Betty Decoteau 743-7965.
South Paris, Saturday, Jan. 2: Dance, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Music by Jones Dance Band.
Sumner, Saturday, Jan. 2: Lasagna supper, 5:30 p.m., Congregational Church. Donations benefit the Haiti Outreach Mission. Informal New Year and Epiphany Service at 7 p.m. FMI: Bill 388-2263.
Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 6: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library Children’s Room, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.
South Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 6: Modern Western Square Dance session for beginners ages 17 and up, 6:30 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. First session free for beginners, $3 per session. FMI: Eleanor 782-4050 or Sue 577-6894.
Bethel, Thursday, Jan. 7: “The Androscoggin River – A Vision for Our Future”, 8:30 a.m to 3:15 p.m. Bethel Inn Resort Conference Center. $35. Sponsored by Androscoggin River Watershed Council. FMI: 783-9186 or www.androscogginwatershed.org.
Bethel, Thursday, Jan. 7: Fusionworks Dance Company, 7 p.m., Gould Academy, Bingham Auditorium, 45 Church St. $10, under 12 $6. Sponsored by Mahoosuc Art Council. FMI: 824-3575 or www.mahoosucarts.org.
Paris, Thursday, Jan. 7: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]
Norway, Saturday, Jan. 9:  Texas Hold ‘Em tournament, 1-5 p.m., Charlie’s Entertainment Center, 246 Main St. $55 entry fee. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets at Spare Closet Revisited, Responsible Pet Care, Charlie’s Entertainment Center. Benefits Responsible Pet Care.
South Paris, Saturday, Jan. 9: Pork roast supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Deering Memorial Methodist Church, 39 Main St. $8, under 12 $3. Parking behind Library and Town Office.
South Paris, Saturday, Jan. 9: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.
Sumner, Saturday, Jan. 9: Community movie “Secondhand Lions”, 6:30 p.m., Congregational Church. Free. FMI: Bill 388-2263.
Bridgton, Sunday, Jan. 10: American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Shawnee Peak Ski Resort, 119 Mountain Road.
Fryeburg, Monday, Jan. 11: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 857 Main St.


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