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

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.

Farmington, Thursday, July 8: Concert by Phil Poirier, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meetinghouse Park.

Livermore Falls, Thursday, July 8: Concert by Black Hobo Band, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Wilton, Thursday, July 8: Story time: “Rocks, Rocks, Rocks”, 6 p.m., Library. Program: Maine minerals and rock collecting.

Farmington, Friday, July 9: Sandy River Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Front Street between Better Living Center and Narrow Gauge Cinema.

Livermore Falls, Friday, July 9: Concert by Terry Moore and Christine, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Wilton, Friday, July 9: Arts and Crafts: the textile industry in Maine, Weaving, 1 p.m., Wilton Free Public Library.

Farmington, Saturday, July 10: Farmers market, 8 a.m. to noon, Front Street.

Farmington, Saturday, July 10: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Farmington Falls Road.

Jay, Saturday, July 10: Food and craft sale, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Grange No. 10. Lunch $4. Displays and live music; Bean and casserole supper, 4-6 p.m., Grange No. 10. $7, 10 and under $3. Dinner music with The Crosbys. FMI: 645-4211, 645-2910, 645-4628 or 645-2217.

Jay, Saturday, July 10: Open house, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fire Station. Tours and displays.

Jay, Saturday, July 10: Thrift shop open, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bartlett Memorial Methodist Church, Route 17; Quilt show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bartlett Memorial Methodist Church, Route 17. Hosted by Country Square Quilters.

Jay, Saturday, July 10: Book sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Niles Library, Route 4.

Jay, Saturday, July 10: Free Public Supper, doors open 3:30 p.m., serving 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Main St. Handicap elevator inside rear door. Donations are welcome. Supplies needed and appreciated, call 779-6951.

Livermore, Saturday, July 10: Concert by Off the Hill, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Mount Vernon, Saturday, July 10: Art and Craft Fair, 9-2 p.m., Mt. Vernon Community Center,Mt. Vernon village.

New Sharon, Saturday, July 10: Bean and casserole supper, 5-6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church Annex. Hosted by church men. Benefits building fund.

Temple, Saturday, July 10: Koviashuvik Day, 10am-2pm, tours at 11am and 1pm, Koviashuvik Local Living School. Free. FMI: Chris or Ashirah 778-0318.

Farmington, Sunday through Thursday, July 11-15: Maine Jazz Camp faculty concerts, 8 p.m., UMF, Roberts Learning Center C131. Free. FMI: 778-7758 starting July 11.

Turner, Sunday, July 11: Kora Shrine Car Show and Fly, gates open at 8 a.m., Twitchell’s Airport, Route 4. $5. Registration 6 a.m. Chicken barbecue and live music 6 p.m. Benefits Kora Shrine Center. FMI: 782-6831 or www.korashriners.org.

Livermore Falls, Monday, July 12: Stained Glass concert, 6-8:30 p.m., Gazebo.

Farmington, Tuesday, July 13: Concert by The Crosbys, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meeting House Park Gazebo. Free. Weather permitting.

Farmington, Tuesday, July 13: Farmers market, 2-6 p.m., Front Street.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, July 13: Concert by The Crosbys, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Phillips, Tuesday, July 13: American Red Cross blood drive, 2-6:30 p.m., American Legion, 15 Depot Road.

Wilton, Tuesday, July 13: Story time and activity, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. Sandy Warren reads “Miss Rumphius” by Barbara Cooney.

Livermore Falls, Wednesday, July 14: Concert by Larry Wright, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Wilton, Wednesday, July 14: Author/illustrator Chris Van Dusen, 6 p.m., Public Library. “Circus Ship” sale and signing.

Farmington, Thursday, July 15: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Walmart, 615 Wilton Rd.

Livermore Falls, Thursday, July 15: Lolalee & the Country Bandits concert, 6-8:30 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo.

Turner, Thursday, July 15: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-7 p.m., Leavitt High School, 21 Matthews Way

Wilton, Thursday, July 15: 2010 Summer Reading Program “Beaver At Long Pond,” by William T. George and beaver activity, 6 p.m., Wilton Free Public Library.

Oxford Hills area

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.

South 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

Norway, Thursday, July 15: Norway Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m., parking lot behind the Fare Share Market, Main Street. Rain or shine.

Norway, Thursday, July 15: “Pomegranate Soup,” by Marsha Mehran book discussion, 7 p.m., Norway Memorial Library. FMI: 743-5309 or www.norway.lib.me.us.

Paris, Thursday, July 15: Pre-school story time, 10 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 0-5. FMI: 743-6994 or email [email protected]

South Paris, Thursday, July 15: “Preserving the Harvest,” 5:30-8:30 p.m., Oxford County Cooperative Extension Office, 9 Olson Road. Register by July 8. $10. Bring potholder. FMI or to register call: 743-6329 or 1-800-287-1482.

Rumford area

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]

Rumford, Tuesday, July 6: Rumford Public Library Summer Fest – Officer Doug Maifeld, Rumford Police Department, “Let’s All Be Safe This Summer.”, 3 p.m., Rumford Public Library.

Rumford, Wednesday, July 7: Rumford Public Library Summer Fest – Stuffed Animal Extravaganza. Bring your favorite one for a show-and-tell, 3 p.m.,Rumford Public Library.

Rumford,Thursday, July 8: Rumford Public Library Summer Fest – Magician Conjuring Carroll. Fun for the whole family, 3 p.m., Rumford Public Library.

Mexico, Friday, July 9: River Valley Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Labonville, 53 River Rd. New vendors welcomed. FMI: 364-3424.

Rumford, Friday, July 9: Rumford Public Library Summer Fest – Picnic in the Park, “Bubbles” with Jessica Carrier, 12 p.m., Rumford Public Library. Bring your lunch and picnic blanket. Rain or shine.

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.

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.

Mexico, Tuesday, July 13: Story time for ages 2-12, 10 a.m., Public Library, 134 Main St. “Lovely Librarian” with Michelle Boucher-Ladd and Brenda Sassi. FMI: 364-3281 or [email protected]

Lewiston area

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.

Bowdoin, Wednesday, July 7: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., FHC Inc., 1201 Main St.

Casco, Wednesday, July 7: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-7 p.m., Community Center, 940 Meadow Road.

Auburn, Thursday, July 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St.

Auburn, Thursday, July 8: Family movie: “Finding Nemo”, 1-3 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Free. Refreshments. Children must be accompanied by adult. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 8: Summer Craft: Jelly Fish, 10-11 a.m., Advocates for Children, 57 Birch St. FMI: www.advocatesforchildren.net or 783-3990.

Auburn, Friday, July 9: L-A Harley Band with Main Street Music Lessons benefit concert, 7-11 p.m., VFW hall at 588 Minot Ave. Proceeds send guitars and accessories to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Donations accepted. Encouraged to donate old & unwanted guitars and accessories. 50/50 raffle. FMI:Steve Grenier 754-1233.

Lewiston, Friday, July 9: Contra Dance with Perpetual E-Motion, 8-11 p.m., Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. $5, $2 students. FMI: 782-0386 or 513-3133.

Lisbon Falls, Friday, July 9: Book sale, 4-8 p.m., MTM Rec. Center, School Street. Sponsored by Friends of the Lisbon Library. FMI: 353-6564.

Poland, Friday, July 9: Dinner dance, 8 p.m., Poland Spring Resort. Music by VINTAGE. $9. FMI: 998-4351.

Sabattus, Friday, July 9: Garage sale to benefit Loaves & Fishes, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Rd. FMI: Sister Lucille 375-8399.

Lewiston, Saturday, July 10: Bottle drive, 9 a.m. to noon, Rooper’s, 794 Sabattus St. Benefits Lewiston High School cheerleaders.

Lewiston, Saturday, July 10: Dance with music by Steve & The Good Old Boys, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall, 150 East Ave. $8. Doors open at 6 p.m. FMI: 784-0389.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, July 10: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., MTM Rec. Center, School Street. Sponsored by Friends of the Lisbon Library. FMI: 353-6564.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, July 10: Bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Art Studio parking lot, 51 Main St. Benefits Holy Trinity Church.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 10: R & R Spinners demonstration, 10 a.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. FMI: 926-4597 or www.shaker.lib.me.us.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 10: Nature hike, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. $5, children $2, under 6 free. FMI: 926-4597 or www.shaker.lib.me.us.

Sabattus, Saturday, July 10: Garage sale to benefit Loaves & Fishes, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Rd. FMI: Sister Lucille 375-8399.

Turner, Sunday, July 11: Kora Shrine Car Show and Fly, gates open at 8 a.m., Twitchell’s Airport, Route 4. $5. Registration 6 a.m. Chicken barbecue and live music 6 p.m. Benefits Kora Shrine Center. FMI: 782-6831 or www.korashriners.org.

Lewiston, Monday, July 12: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 150 East Ave.

Auburn, Tuesday, July 13: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 14: Teen gaming, 3-4 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 14: Auburn Community Band: “Music of Famous Musicians”, 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Bring chair. Rain location: Hilton Garden Inn. FMI: 333-6601 ext 2108 or www.auburncommunityband.com.

Auburn, Thursday, July 15: Ocean Adventure Touch Talk, 9:30 a.m. and again at 11 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free. Space is limited. FMI and to register: 333-6640 ext. 3.

Auburn, Thursday, July 15: Teen Movie Series: “Drop Dead Fred”, 3-5 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free. Refreshments. Presented by the Sexual Assault Crisis Center and Auburn Public Library, sponsored by P&G/Tambrands.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 15: Summer Craft: Hummingbirds, 10-11 a.m., Parent Resource Centerd, Advocated for Children, 57 Birch St. Lewiston.

Naples, Thursday, July 15: Family-Kids music performed by Mary Christine aka Mary Ukelady, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library, 940 Roosevelt Trail. Free. FMI: 693-6841.

Turner, Thursday, July 15: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-7 p.m., Leavitt High School, 21 Matthews Way.


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