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.

Oxford Hills area

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.

Canton, Saturday, July 3: Pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Whitney Lodge. $5, kids under 12 $3. Proceeds benefit the Whitney Lodge Build Fund, for new roof. 

Harrison, Saturday, July 3: Tours and demonstrations, 1-4 p.m., Scribner’s Saw Mill and Homestead. FMI: 583-6455.

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.

Paris, Saturday, July 3: “Old Tyme Bean Supper,” 5-6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Paris, Paris Hill. $6, kids 12 and under $3. Proceeds benefit the Church general fund and 10% to the Community food pantry.

Otisfield, Sunday, July 4: Otisfield Fourth of July parade, 11 a.m., leads to Spurr’s Corner Fire Station on Route 121. FMI: Pat Dyer-Haggerty 627-6950 or Noreen Edwards 627-7033.

Otisfield, Sunday, July 4: Otisfield Fourth of July Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m., Spurrs Corner Church. Followed by an hour of spiritual music. Pat Dyer-Haggerty 627-6950 or Noreen Edwards 627-7033.

Otisfield, Sunday, July 4: Otisfield Fourth of July bake sale and pie contests, drop pies off in morning, Spurrs Corner Fire Station. After winners are announced, pies will be sold to benefit

Kerry Grover Memorial Fund. Donations welcomed. FMI: George Galarneau, 890-4674.

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.

Naples, Tuesday, July 6: American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Library, 940 Roosevelt Trail.

Harrison, Wednesday, July 7: 5K fun “Run by the Lake”, 7 p.m., Crystal Lake. Walkers welcome. Refreshments and awards. Sponsored by Recreation Dept. Register at Runreg.com or Active.com. FMI: [email protected]

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

Norway, Thursday, July 8: Farmers market, 2-6 p.m., behind Fare Share Market, Main Street.

Paris, Thursday, July 8: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Norway, Friday, July 9: Baby boosters, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 0-2. Free. No registration. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.

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

Paris, Friday, July 9: Karaoke and dancing with The Old Crows, 7-11 p.m., South Paris Legion Hall, Church St.  $6, kids 12 and under $3. 50/50 raffle. Lunch counter. Chem free. For the whole family.

Bethel, Saturday, July 10: Gem, mineral and jewelry show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Telstar Regional High School, Route 26. $2, under 12 free.

Bridgton, Saturday, July 10: Strawberry breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m., First Congregational Church UCC, 33 South High St. $8, 5-10 $3, under 5 $2. Benefits community outreach services.

Bryant Pond, Saturday, July 10: Book and white elephant sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Whitman Memorial Library.

Locke Mills, Saturday, July 10: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Greenwood Historical Society building, Main Street. Rain date: July 17. Tables $5. FMI: Denise Swan 875-2102.

Norway, Saturday, July 10: Family folk music by Mary Christine and Lucindagail, 12 p.m. Memorial Library lawn, 258 Main St. Free. FMI: 890-0545.

Norway, Saturday, July 10: Chicken barbecue, 12-1:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge Hall, 9 Temple St. $8, under 12 $5. FMI: Ken Verrill 739-9672 or [email protected]

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

Paris, Saturday, July 10: Square dance and ice cream social, 7-10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. $6, non-dancers free. Door prize, 50/50. Sponsored by Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club. FMI: Sue 577-6894 or Eleanor 782-4050.

Bethel, Sunday, July 11: Gem, mineral and jewelry show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Telstar Regional High School, Route 26. $2, under 12 free.

West Paris, Sunday, July 11: Open house, 2-4 p.m., Finnish-American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St. Museum, gift shop and library.

Fryeburg, Monday, July 12: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-7 p.m., Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 857 Main St.

Fryeburg, Tuesday, July 13: Bean and casserole supper, supper 5 p.m., New Church, 12 Oxford St. $8, children $5.

Fryeburg, Tuesday, July 13: Concert, 7 p.m., Bradley Park. Sponsored by Fryeburg New Church.

Locke Mills, Tuesday, July 13: Supper dance, 5-9:30 p.m., American Legion Hall. $10, children $3. Music by the Richard Felt Orchestra.

Norway, Wednesday, July 14: Preschool story time for ages 2-6, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

Paris, Wednesday, July 14: Juggling show by TWO, 10 a.m., Moore Park. Rain location: Paris Elementary School.

Paris, Wednesday, July 14: Concert by Barry Wood, 6-8 p.m., Moore Park.

Waterford, Wednesday, July 14: Breakfast and indoor yard sale, 7:30-10/11 a.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road, off the Village Green. $6, children $3


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