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

Rumford, Wednesday, April 7: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-5:30 p.m., Eagles, 13 Oxford  Ave.

Rumford, Wednesday, April 7: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Children’s Room, Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. Ages 2-5. FMI: 364-3661.

Bethel, Thursday, April 8: World Music with Viva Quetzal, last performance of the Mahoosuc Arts Council Gould Performing Arts Series season, 7 p.m., Bingham Auditorium. $10, $6 kids under 12. Funded by grant from New England Foundation for the Arts, New England States Touring Program.

Dixfield, Thursday and Friday, April 8-9: “Willy Wonka”, 6:30 p.m., Dirigo High School, SCC.

Dixfield, Friday, April 9: Juggling duo “TWO”, 6:30 p.m., Dirigo Elementary School. $5. Sponsored by TW Dirigo Middle School Classroom Boosters.

Rumford, Thursday, April 8: Spaghetti dinner and dance, 4 p.m. to closing, Eagles banquet hall. $5. Chinese auction, 50/50, music by Smith Crossing and Stereo Type. Benefits Aaron Jackson’s funeral expenses.

Mexico, Friday, April 9: Lithuanian pot luck supper, 5 p.m., below Town Office. Presentation by David and Louise Botkus on trip to Lithuania.

Rumford, Friday, April 9: Auction, 6:30 p.m., Eagles Club. Doors open at 5 p.m. Benefits Holy Savior School. Donations of items or money: 364-2528 or Collette 364-5157.

Dixfield, Saturday, April 10: “Willy Wonka”, 2 p.m., Dirigo High School, SCC.

Rumford, Saturday, April 10: “A Hysterical Society”, 6 p.m., Rumford Falls Auditorium. Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce.

Rumford, Saturday, April 10: Chili and chowder cookoff, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion Hall. 6 samples $5. Pastries for sale. Benefits River Valley Relay for Life.

Rumford, Saturday, April 10: Baked ham supper, 4:45 p.m., St. A-St. John’s Church hall. $7, under 12 $3. Takeout available.

Dixfield, Monday, April 12: pre-school storytime hour, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. All are welcome. FMI: 562-8838.

Rumford, Wednesday, April 14: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10 a.m., Library, 56 Rumford Ave. FMI: 364-3661.

Rumford, Saturday, April 17: Help kids fight cancer dance, 7-11 p.m., Rumford Lodge Elks #862, 60 River Street. Suggested donation of $5 at the door. 50/50 raffel, Chinese auction. Munchies available.

Rumford, Saturday, April 17: “A Maine Show” Rumford Performing Arts Committee production, doors open 6:30 p.m., show starts 7 p.m., Rumford Falls Auditorium, in the Rumford Town Hall building. $7. Tickets available in advance at Bartash’s, Congress St.