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, Tuesday, May 4: Jewelry Sale, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rumford Hospital, Conference Room A. 30-75% below department store prices. Everything $2-10. Sponsored by the Rumford Hospital Auxiliary. Open to Public.

Rumford, Wednesday, May 5: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Children’s Room, Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. Age 2-5. FMI: 364-3661.

Dixfield, Thursday, May 6: Bean and hot dog supper, 4-6 p.m., American Legion Swasey-Torrey Post 100. $6, 6-12 $4, 5 and under free.

Bethel, Friday, May 7: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-5 p.m., Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road.

Dixfield, Friday, May 7: Spaghetti dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Dirigo Middle School. $5, all you can eat. Chinese auction. Benefits the school. FMI: 562-7552.

Mexico, Saturday, May 8: Chicken pie supper, 5 p.m., United Church of Christ. $7, under 12 $3. Take out available. FMI: 364-8603.

Rumford, Saturday, May 8: Bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Marden’s. Benefits American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team Abbie’s Avengers. FMI: Tracy 364-4444.

Rumford, Saturday, May 8: Indoor yard, bake and plant sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., United Methodist Church, 455 Linnell St.

Rumford, Saturday, May 8: The Bethel Mahoussuc Community Band, 7 p.m., Rumford Falls Auditorium, Town Hall. $5. Tickets at Bartash Stationary Store or at door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Rumford Performing Arts Committee.

Rumford, Sunday, May 9: Expressive Movement Performing Arts dance recital, 1 p.m., Rumford Falls Auditorium, Town Hall. Sponsored by Rumford Performing Arts Committee.

Dixfield, Monday, May 10: Preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.

Rumford, Wednesday, May 12: preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Children’s Room, Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. Ages 2-5. FMI: 364-3661.

Rumford, Thursday, May 13: Community lunch and learn for seniors, 12-1:30 p.m., Rumford Community Home, lower community room. Free. Reservations and FMI: 364-7863.

Peru, Sunday, May 16: Pot luck supper, 1 p.m., Community Center. Donations accepted. Bring pot luck item to share. Community softball game at 3 p.m. Rain date May 23.