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.

Lewiston area
Auburn, Friday, Jan. 8: Open Mic/Poetry slam, First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. Free 7:15 p.m. start. FMI 783-0461 or www.auburnuu.org.
Lewiston, Friday, Jan. 8: Babytime 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, Jan. 8: L-A Senior College “Food for Thought” luncheon, noon, USM/L-A College. Program by Lynn Lockwood of Auburn Public Library. $7 advance, $8 at door. Reservation by noon Jan. 6 at 753-6510.
Lewiston, Friday, Jan. 8: Make your own drums, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or toylibrarymaine.com.
Lewiston, Friday, Jan. 8: Contradance, 8-11 p.m., Public Library, Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. $5, students $2. Beginners welcome. Music by Perpetual E-Motion. FMI: 513-3050.
Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 8: Bake Stuffed Chicken Supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW. $6. FMI: 353-2152.
Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 9: Karaoke/dance with Jean Louis, 8 p.m. to midnight, Williams J. Rogers Post #153, 71 South Main Street. FMI: 782-1118.
Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 9: SPROUTS, a family lap-sit program, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m., Children’s room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages birth to 24 months. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 9: Bean and casserole supper, 4:45-6 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St. $7, kids $3.
Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 9: Read to a Dog, noon, Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. To reserve a spot, call 513-3133.
Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 9: Ham supper, 4-6 p.m., Holy Family Church Hall, 607 Sabattus St. $7, under 12 $3. Handicapped accessible.
Monmouth, Saturday, Jan. 9: Maranatha Messengers’ puppets, 6:30 p.m., Baptist Church, 163 South Monmouth Road. Refreshments.
Sabattus, Saturday, Jan. 9: New Year’s Eve dance (postponed from Dec. 31), 8 p.m. to midnight, social hour 7 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club. $10. Music by The Trio. Tickets or FMI: Simone 375-6214 or Sally 784-8763.
Sabattus, Saturday, Jan. 9: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Parish. $6.50, under 12 $3. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. FMI: 375-6586 or 374-4057.
Auburn, Sunday, Jan. 10: Public Breakfast, 8-10:30 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $4, $5 includes coffee and juice. Benefit for ” New Auburn Little League Baseball.” FMI: 784-6883.
Auburn, Monday, Jan. 11: Mom’s Morning Out, 9:30-11, Children’s Program Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Monday, Jan. 11: Sweet Peas, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Children’s Program Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 24-36 months. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Monday, Jan. 11: Martin’s Point, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org or 253-6381.
Lewiston, Monday, Jan. 11: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 150 East Ave.
Lewiston, Monday, Jan. 11: All-ages story time, 7 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 12: Preschool story time for ages 2½-5, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 12: Chalk snowman craft, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or toylibrarymaine.com.
Auburn, Wednesday, Jan. 13: Pre-school story time, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Maggie Trafton Program Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 3-5. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 13: Read to a Dog, 5:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Reserve a spot at 513-3133.
Lisbon Falls, Wednesday, Jan. 13: American Red Cross blood drive, 12-5 p.m., Dunkin Donuts, 583 Lisbon Road.
Mechanic Falls, Wednesday, Jan. 13: Casserole supper and Youth Night, supper 6:30 p.m., presentations 7 p.m., Dwinal Chapter 28, Order of the Eastern Star, Masonic Building, Route 11. Open to public. Non-members RSVP to 783-4872 or [email protected]
Auburn, Thursday, Jan. 14: US Census Bureau, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Freeport, Thursday, Jan. 14: Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., L.L. Bean, 95 Main Street.
Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 14: PEEK-A-BOO puppet show, 9:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College Street. FMI: 782-1112, [email protected] librarymaine.com, http://toylibrarymaine.com.
Auburn, Friday, Jan. 15: Turkey dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Masonic Hall, 1021 Turner St. $8, under 9 $4. Benefits Jim and Maxine Perkins who lost home to fire.
Durham, Friday, Jan. 15: 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, Jan. 15: 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.
Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 15: BLT sandwich, corn chowder, soup supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW. $6. FMI: 353-2152.
Turner, Friday, Jan. 15: Casserole supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Universalist Church, Route 117. Donations benefit “Music for Mavis” Leavitt Campus community gazebo.
Turner, Friday, Jan. 15: Musical variety show, 7 p.m., Leavitt Area High School. $10, seniors and students $5. Benefits “Music for Mavis” Leavitt Campus community gazebo.
Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 16: Story time with Judy D’Amour and Moxie the cat, 9:30-10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. Best for ages 2-6. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 16: SPROUTS, a family lap-sit program, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m., Children’s room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages birth to 24 months. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 16: Saturday Stories, 9:30-10:00 a.m., Children’s Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Best for ages 2-6, but all are welcome. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Gray, Saturday, Jan. 16: Birthday celebration, 6 p.m., Fiddlehead Art & Science Center, 25 Shaker Road. Advance tickets $20, at door $25. Ages 21 and up. Music by 35th Parallel. Refreshments. FMI:657-2244 or www.fiddleheadcenter.org.
Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 16: Read to a Dog, noon, Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Reserve a spot at 513-3133. FMI: www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 16: Winter ducks at Reid Stat Park, 8 a.m., Stanton Bird Club. FMI: stantonbirdclub.org or call 240-1380.
Litchfield, Saturday, Jan. 16: Public supper, show and dance, 2-8 p.m., Sportsman Club, Hallowell Road. Supper $5, show and dance $5. Storm date Jan. 23. Sponsored by Down East Country Music Association. FMI: Lorri 966-2771.
Mechanic Falls, Saturday, Jay 16: Soup and casserole supper, 4-7 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 5 Oak St. Donations benefit Nancy Getchell and the Givens family who lost belongings in a fire. Snow date Jan. 23. FMI: 890-1789.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Jan. 16: Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Amvets Post 6. $7, kids under 12 $3, under 6 free.
Raymond, Saturday, Jan. 16: Book reading and signing of “Reiki Nurse: My Life as a Nurse and how Reiki Changed it”, noon, The Good Life Market, corner of Routes 302 and 85. Free. Open to public.
Sabattus, Saturday, Jan. 16: Fish for a Cure pike derby, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sabattus Lake Town Launch. $20, children $5, family $40. Prizes, raffles. Benefits American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Register and FMI: Jay Davis 252-0196, [email protected] or www.pikederby.com.
Gray, Monday, Jan 18: Red Cross blood drive, 12-6 p.m., Spring Meadows Country Club, 59 Lewiston Rd. 
Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 19: PEEK-A-BOO Puppet Show, 9:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or [email protected] or http://toylibrarymaine.com.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 19: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2 1/2 – 5. FMI: 513-3133, www.lplonline.org/kids.
Auburn, Wednesday, Jan. 20: Preschool story time for ages 3-5, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Library, Maggie Trafton Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Wednesday, Jan. 20: Teen Anime Club, 3 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 20: Baa baa black sheep craft, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or toylibrarymaine.com.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 20: Read to a Dog, 5:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Reserve a spot at 513-3133. FMI: www.lplonline.org/kids.
Mechanic Falls, Wednesday, Jan. 20: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 90 Lewiston St.


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