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

House, Sabbathday Lake. $25, $20 for Seniors, free for students 21 and under, workshop participants $60. FMI: 926-4597 or [email protected] or www.shaker.lib.me.us.

Durham, Thursday, June 24: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Eureka Community Center, 615 Hallowell Road.

New Gloucester, Thursday, June 24: Maine Festival of American Music:Its Roots and Traditions “In the Shaker Tradition: Shaker Music and Historical Commentary”, 7 p.m., 1794 Shaker Meeting House, Sabbathday Lake. $25, $20 for Seniors, free for students 21 and under, workshop participants $60. FMI: 926-4597 or [email protected] or www.shaker.lib.me.us.

New Gloucester, Thursday, June 24: Strawberry festival, 6-8 p.m., New Gloucester Congregational Vestry, Gloucester Hill Road. Sponsored by the New Gloucester Historical Society.

Raymond, Thursday, June 24: American Red Cross blood drive, 2-7 p.m., Jordan Small School, 423 Webb Mills Road.

Auburn, Friday, June 25: Dance/Karaoke with Paul Hersey, 7-11 p.m, Williams J Rogers American Legion, 71 South Main St. Free. FMI: 782-1118.

Lisbon, Friday, June 25: Ham dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 27 Village St. $7, 12 and under $3.50, preschool free. Sponsored by Nina Rebekah Lodge #86 and Sabattus River Lodge #21.

Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, June 25-26: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Sister Lucille 375-8399.

Auburn, Saturday, June 26: 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: 782-7517.

Bowdoin, Saturday, June 26: Strawberry festival, 4:30-6:30 p.m., West Bowdoin Parish Hall. $7, 12 and under $3.50, preschool free.

Durham, Saturday, June 26: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Durham Elementary School, 654 Hallowell Road. Rain or shine. School items and furniture. FMI: Monica Millhime 353-6171 or [email protected]

Gray, Saturday, June 26: Indoor yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. Table rental $10. FMI: Agnes 657-3766 or Peg 756-5366.

Gray, Saturday, June 26: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115. $7, under 12 $3. Handicapped accessible. FMI: 657-4279, day of supper 657-3279.

Lewiston, Saturday, June 26: Car wash, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Getty Mart, 990 Lisbon St and at Irving, 674 Main St. Benefits Lewiston High School cheering.

Lisbon, Saturday, June 26: Bean and ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Methodist Church, School Street. $6, 6-12 $3, 5 and under free.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, June 26: Pottle Hill road race, 8:30 a.m., Town Square. 1 mile fun run, $5; 5K and 10K $19. Benefits Pathways Inc. Register and FMI: www.pathwaysmaine.com or Wendy 795-4085 ext. 2307.

New Gloucester, Saturday, June 26: Maine Festival of American Music: “Celebrating Ernest Bloch’s Other Music”, 7 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. $25, seniors $20, 21 and under free. FMI: 926-4597.

Sabattus, Saturday, June 26: Bean supper and dance, 5-9:30 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. Supper $6, dance $5, both $10. Music by The Trio. Open to public. FMI: 375-4850.

Auburn, Sunday, June 27: Pancake breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Applebee’s Restaurant, Center Street. $5. Benefits Central Maine Heart Walk.

Lewiston, Sunday, June 27: Dance with music by Wild Horse, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall, 150 East Ave. $8. Doors open at 6 p.m. FMI: 784-0389.

Mechanic Falls, Sunday, June 27: Down East Country Music’s talent competition, 10 a.m., Silver Spur, Route 121. $6, seniors/members $5, under 12 $2. Food, 50/50/ raffles. Chem-free. FMI: Jackie 793-8884.

Minot, Sunday, June 27: Strawberry festival, 1-3 p.m., West Minot Grange #42, Routes 119 and 124. FMI: Jim 966-2913 or Hester 345-3040.

Auburn, Monday, June 28: Sweet Peas lap-sit program, 10:30-11 a.m., Maggie Trafton Program Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 24-36 months. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Monday, June 28: Magic Show-Conjuring Carroll, 7 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St.

Auburn, Tuesday, June 29: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Tuesday, June 29: Prime Time classic film series: Summer Stock, 2-4 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Admission: 50 cents. Especially for seniors, all welcome. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, June 30: Auburn Community Band: “Around the World in 80 Minutes”, 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain location: Hilton Garden Inn. Bring chair. FMI: 333-6601 ext. 2108 or www.auburncommunityband.com.

Auburn, Wednesday, June 30: Chicken & Burger BBQ Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Williams J. Rogers American Legion #153, 71 South Main St. Proceeds benefit Veteran’s Programs. FMI: 782-1118.Lisbon, Friday, June 25: Roast pork supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Auxiliary 9459. $6. FMI: 353-2152.

Poland, Friday, July 2: Dinner dance with music by Vintage, 8 p.m., Poland Spring Resort. $9. FMI: 998-4351.

Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, July 2-3: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Sister Lucille 375-8399.

Buckfield, Saturday, July 3: Yard sale, 10 a.m., Legion Hall, Route 140. Food and plants. Benefits Legion Post 58 and Auxiliary. FMI: 336-2611.

Gray, Saturday, July 3: Bean and chop suey supper, 5-6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. $7, 5-11 $2.50, under 5 free.

Pownal, Saturday, July 3: Bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 871 Lawrence Road. $6, 3-11 $3, under 3 free. Handicap accessible. FMI: Caron 688-4101 or Karen 829-5470.

Freeport, Sunday, July 4: Blueberry pancake and sausage breakfast, 7-10 a.m., St. Jude Church, Main and School streets. $4 small order, $5 large order. FMI: 846-5584.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 4: Barbecue for those in need, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hope Haven Gospel Mission, 209 Lincoln St. Delivery to shut-ins: 783-6086.

New Gloucester, Sunday, July 4: Barbecue and live music, 12-1 p.m., Community Market, Amvet parking lot, Route 100. FMI: 926-5919 or www.newgloucestergardens.com.

Auburn, Tuesday, July 6: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 29 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.


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