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.

Farmington area

Farmington, Tuesday, June 29: Concert by Off the Hill, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meeting House Park Gazebo. Free. Weather permitting.

Farmington, Tuesday, June 29: Farmers market, 2-6 p.m., Front Street.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, June 29: Concert by Silver & Gold, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo

Farmington, Wednesday, June 30: UMF Gold Leaf Senior College open house, 3-5 p.m., UMF student center, 111 South St. Free. Open to ages 50 and up. FMI: 778-7063 or goldleaf.wikispaces.com.

Farmington, Wednesday, June 30: Community supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Fairbanks School Meeting House, Route 4. Donations. Chicken, beef tips, lasagna. Sponsored by Fairbanks School Neighborhood Association.

Livermore Falls, Wednesday, June 30: Concert by Larry Wright, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Wilton, Wednesday, June 30; Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers: “Everybody Loves Pirates”, 6 p.m., Academy Hill School Gym. Sponsored by Public Library.

Farmington, Thursday, July 1: Concert by Phil Poirier, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meetinghouse Park Gazebo

Farmington, Thursday, July 1: Arts and crafts: “July 4th Projects”, 3-4 p.m., Everyone’s Resource Depot (ERD), UMF Education Center, High and Lincoln streets. $1. FMI: 778-7150.

Livermore Falls, Thursday, July 1: Concert by Lolalee & the Country Bandits, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Wilton, Thursday, July 1: Selectman Russell Black reads “The Honeybee and the Robber”, 6 p.m., Public Library. Presentation on process of making honey. American Sign Language interpreted.

Farmington, Friday, July 2: Farmers market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Front Street.

Livermore Falls, Friday, July 2: Concert by Terry Moore and Christine, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Wilton, Friday, July 2: Book bingo, 1 p.m., Public Library. Win books and learn about Maine.

Farmington, Saturday, July 3: Farmers market, 8 a.m. to noon, courthouse parking lot, Main Street.

Jay, Saturday, July 3: Independence Day parade, 5 p.m., Main Street. Lineup 3 p.m. at MEMCO. Continues to Ware-Butler Inc. in Livermore Falls.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, July 3: Concert by Silver & Gold, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Rangeley, Sunday, July 4:Concert organist, Robert Ludwig, Stars & Stripes Patriotic concert, 7 p.m, Church of the Good Shepherd. Free, donations accepted to benefit Outreach and Music Programs in the Church.

Turner, Sunday, July 4: Festival on the Green, 5-K Race, with parade, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., parade 10 a.m., The Green near Turner Public Library. Book Sale, Library and Historical Museum Open Houses. Benefits Turner Public Library and participating community non-profits.

Livermore Falls, Monday, July 5: Stained Grass concert, 6-8:30 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo.

Farmington, Tuesday, July 6: Concert by Seminole Wind, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meeting House Park Gazebo. Weather permitting.

Farmington, Tuesday, July 6: Farmers market, 2-6 p.m., Front Street.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, July 6: Concert by Silver and Gold, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Wilton, Tuesday, July 6: Story time and art, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. Betty Shibles reads “Welcome to Wilton” by Academy Hill fifth and sixth graders. FMI: 645-4831.

Livermore Falls, Wednesday, July 7: Nickles and Dimes Concert, 6-8:30 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo.

Wilton, Wednesday, July 7: “A Reading Roadmap Through Maine,”: The Chewonki Foundation presents “Owls of Maine,” 6 p.m., Wilton Free Public Library.

Oxford Hills area

Norway, Tuesday, June 29: Movie: “Toy Story”, 8 p.m., Second Congregational Church parking lot, 205 Main St. Free. Weather permitting. Refreshment stand opens at 7 p.m. Bring chairs or blankets. FMI: 743-2290.

Norway, Wednesday, June 30: Preschool story time for ages 2-6, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

Paris, Wednesday, June 30: Concert by Denny Breau, 6-8 p.m., Moore Park. Bring chair or blanket. Rain location: Paris Elementary School.

Norway, Thursday, July 1: Book discussion: “Like Water for Chocolate”, 7 p.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5309 or [email protected]

Paris, Thursday, July 1: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Norway, Friday, July 2: Infant and toddler story time for ages 0-2, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5808.

Paris, Friday, July 2: Preschool play group for ages 1-3, 9 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

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

Oxford, Saturday, July 3: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Congregational Church, King Street. $7, 3-12 $3, under 3 free. Benefits youth program.

Paris, Saturday, July 3: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.

Waterford, Monday, July 5: Summer breakfast & indoor yard sale , 7:30-10 a.m., yard sale goes to 11 a.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road. $6, kids $3. Proceeds benefit the Building Improvement Fund.

Norway, Wednesday, July 7: preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-6. FMI: 743-5308.

Rumford area

Mexico, Tuesday, June 29: Magician “Conjuring Carroll, 10 a.m., Calvin Lyons Hall, next to Library. Donations accepted. FMI: 364-3281 or [email protected]

Mexico, Friday, July 2: Farmers market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Labonville, 53 River Road. New vendors welcome. FMI: Gail Cutting 364-3424.

Rumford, Saturday, July 3: Bean hole supper, 5 p.m., Blazing Star Lodge, Route 232. $6, under 12 $3. Stair chair on back stairs. FMI: Joe 364-4715 or [email protected]

Mexico, Tuesday, July 6: “Snake Man” Rob White, 10 a.m., Calvin Lyons Hall, Public Library, 134 Main St. FMI: 364-3281 or [email protected]

Lewiston area

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.

Lewiston, Monday, June 28: Art Van, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 6-13.

Lewiston, Monday, June 28: All ages storytime, 6 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon 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.

Lewiston, Tuesday, June 29: Babytime storytime, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 0-2 1/2.

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.

Lewiston, Wednesday, June 30: Read to a dog, 12 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Call to reserve a spot: 513-3133.

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.

Lewiston, Saturday, July 3: Festival celebrating African diversity, noon to 10 p.m., Courthouse Square, Lisbon Street, African marketplace featuring food, arts, clothing and other ethnic products, free dance demonstrations from 4 to 7 p.m. and free live music from 7 to 10 p.m.

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 storytime, 10 a.m., Children’s Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. cost 50 cents. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Tuesday, July 6: Classic Film Series: The Band Wagon, 2-4 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St.FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 7: Teen Anime Club, 3-4 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. All are welcome. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 7: Auburn Community Band presents “An Evening of Patriotic Music,” 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Weather permitting. Free. Rain location, Hilton Garden Inn. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 333-6601 ext 2108 or www.auburcommunityband.com.

Turner, Sunday, July 4: Festival on the Green, 5-K Race, with parade, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., parade 10 a.m., The Green near Turner Public Library. Book Sale, Library and Historical Museum Open Houses. Benefits Turner Public Library and participating community non-profits.


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