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, 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.
Sabattus, Saturday, Jan. 16: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m., American Legion, Island Road. $6, 10 and under $3.
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. 
Auburn, Thursday, Jan. 21: Apply to become a census taker, 1-3:30 p.m., Library, 49 Spring St. Sponsored by the Census Bureau. FMI: 1-866-861-2010.
Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 21: Singles and couples dance with music by Crossin Mason Dixon, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.
Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 21: “Legally Funny” a program by lawyer-turned-comedienne Karen Morgan, noon to 1 p.m., Callahan Hall,  Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free. FMI: 513-3050.
Auburn, Friday, Jan. 22: Dance, 7-11 p.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. Free. FMI: 783-2561 or 329-8784.
Lewiston, Friday, Jan. 22: Baby time 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.
Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 22: Bean supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW. $6. FMI: 353-2152.
Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 23: Sprouts family program for ages 0-24 months, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Library, 49 Spring St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 333-6640 or auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 23: Bean and American chop suey supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Sixth Street Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St. $5, 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Take out available. FMI: 782-7517.
Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 23: Bean and chop suey supper, 4:30-6 p.m., St. Louis Church basement, Third Street. $6, 12 and under $3. Sponsored by the Andy Valley Knights of Columbus Council 8742.
Gray, Saturday, Jan. 23: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115. $7, under 12 $3. Handicap accessible. FMI: 657-4279 or 657-3279.
Hebron, Saturday, Jan. 23: New England boiled dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Community Baptist Church, Station Road. $7, 6-12 $3.50, 5 and under free.
Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 23: Read to a Dog, noon, Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Reserve a spot at 513-3133. FMI: www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lisbon, Saturday, Jan. 23: Bean and ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Methodist Church, School Street. $6, 6-12 years $3, 5 and under free. Sponsored by the Methodist Women. FMI: 353-8951.
Minot, Saturday, Jan. 23: Roast turkey supper, 5-6 p.m., United Methodist Church. $6, children $3. FMI: Allen Messer 998-6005.
Sabattus, Saturday, Jan. 23: Bean supper and dance, supper 5 p.m., dance until 9:30 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. Supper $6, dance $5, both $10. Open to public. Music by The Trio. FMI: 375-4850.
Winthrop, Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 23-24: Marlee Music Festival, Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m., Performing Arts Center. $8, students and seniors $5, family max $25. Benefits local music programs. Sponsored by the Marlee Fund.
Auburn, Sunday, Jan. 24: Breakfast, 8-10:30 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $4/$5. Benefits New Auburn Little League Baseball. FMI: 784-6883.
Auburn, Sunday, Jan. 24: Crepe breakfast, 8:30-10 a.m., St. Louis Church, 80 Third St. $5, 6-11 years $2.50, 5 and under free.
Lewiston, Sunday, Jan. 24: Dance with music by Patio Cowboy, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 150 East Ave. $8. Doors open at 6 p.m. FMI: 784-0389.
Lisbon, Sunday, Jan. 24: Gospel music concert by The Campbells, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Open Door Bible Baptist Church, 26 Gartley St. FMI: 353-2268.  
Auburn, Monday, Jan. 25: Mom’s morning out, 9:30-11 a.m., Library Children’s Program Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Monday, Jan. 25: Sweet Peas family program for ages 24-36 months, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Monday, Jan. 25: Home evaluation program, 7-8 p.m., Library Conference Room, 49 Spring St. Sponsored by Complete Home Evaluation Services.
Lewiston, Monday, Jan. 25: Art Van program, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Monday, Jan. 25: Frontiers of the Mind pot luck and workshop, 5 p.m., Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 353-7532, leave message.
Lewiston, Monday, Jan. 25: All-ages story time, 7 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Freeport, Tuesday, Jan. 26: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Pine Tree Academy, 67 Pownal Road.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 26: Preschool story time for ages 2½-5, Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 26: Book buddies, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.


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