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
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.
Auburn, Wednesday, Jan. 27: Preschool storytime, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Maggie Trafton Program Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 3-5. FMI: 333-6640 or auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Wednesday, Jan. 27: Teen gaming hour, 2-4 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 27: Book Buddies, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 27: Read to a dog, 5:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, Children’s department, 200 Lisbon St. Please call to reserve a time. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Auburn, Thursday, Jan. 28: US Census Bureau, 1-3:30 p.m., Androscoggin Community room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or Auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Thursday, Jan. 28: Bean&Casserole Supper, 5 p.m., United Methodist church, 439 Park Ave. $7, kids ages 6-10 $3, under age 5 free.
Lewiston, Friday, Jan. 29: 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.
Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 30: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St.
Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 30: Sprouts family program for ages 0-24 months, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 333-6640 or auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Gray, Saturday, Jan. 30: Crystal Lake USO Ice Fishing Derby Fundraiser, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Crystal Lake, North Raymond Road. Benefits USO serving our troops at home and abroad, Milfoil Contingency Fund. Food will be provided by Hannaford Supermarkets. FMI: Tracy Scheckel 657?7077or [email protected] or 232?5557.
Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 30: Read to a Dog, noon, Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Reserve a spot at 513-3133. FMI: www.lplonline.org/kids.
Auburn, Tuesday, Feb. 2: Classic movie series: “An American in Paris”, 2 p.m., Library Community Room, 49 Spring St. Admission 50 cents. Promoting the Prime Time initiative for ages 50 and up. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 5.
Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 4: Book talk by Steve Pinkham on “The Mountains of Maine”, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Library, 49 Spring St. Free. Book available to purchase. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 5.
Auburn, Friday, Feb. 5: Ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $7, under 10 $3. Sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary. Benefits veterans programs. FMI: 782-2856.
Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 6: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., Danville Grange Hall. $7, children $4. Game party at 7 p.m.
Gray, Saturday, Feb. 6: Bean and chop suey supper, 5-6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. $7, 5-11 $2.50, under 5 free.
Poland, Sunday, Feb. 7: Friends of Ricker Library program and potluck supper, 5-7 p.m., Ricker Memorial Library, 1211 Maine St. Bring dish to share.
Monmouth, Friday, Feb. 19: Youth ice fishing derby, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cochnewagon Lake. Free. Ages 12 and under. Bring own gear. Prizes. Register by Feb. 5. FMI: Jack Traps 933-9499.


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