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
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
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
Mexoci, Saturday, Jan. 9: Chicken/Cheese Linguini, green beans, rolls, home made pies, 5 p.m. UCC Green Church. Adults $7, children under 12 $3.
Rumford, Saturday, Jan. 9: Beef stew supper, 4:45 p.m., St. A-St. John’s Church hall. $7, under 12 $3. Take out available.
Dixfield, Monday, Jan. 11: Preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.
Rumford, Wednesday, Jan. 13: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. FMI: 364-3661.
Bethel, Friday, Jan. 15: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Sunday River Southridge, 10 Peaks Lodge.
Rumford, Saturday, Jan. 16: Think Snow dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, Eagles Club. Raffles, door prize, 50/50. Music by the Hooligans. Sponsored by area snowmobile clubs.
Dixfield, Monday, Jan. 18: pre-school story times, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838

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