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

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.

Auburn, Friday, July 9:  Dance/karaoke with Jammin Jim & Jumping Jodey, 7-11 p.m., Williams J Rogers American Legion #153, 71 South Main St. No Charge. FMI: 782-1118.

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.

Monmouth, Friday, July 9: Bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m., East Monmouth Church Vestry, Route 135. $7, 12 and under $3. Strawberry shortcake.

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.

Auburn, Saturday, July 10: Karaoke/dance with Jean Louis, 8 p.m. to midnight, Williams J. Rogers American Legion #153, 71 South Main St. No charge. FMI: 782-1118.

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.

Auburn, Friday, July 16: Teen open mic night, 6-8 p.m., Library Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Sign up at 5:30 p.m. Free. Canned food item donation. Sponsored by P&G/Tambrands. FMI: Sally 333-6640 ext. 4 or [email protected]

Lisbon, Friday, July 16; Crab meat roll supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW 9459 Auxiliary.

Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, July 16-17: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Sister Lucille 375-8399.

Lewiston, Saturday, July 17: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pathway Vineyard Church, 9 Foss Road.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, July 17: Stuffed toy drive, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Family Dollar Store, Route 196. Benefits Lisbon Police Dept. and Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Dept. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 2358.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 18: Dance with music by Patio Cowboy, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall, 150 East Ave. $8. Doors open at 6 p.m., FMI: 784-0389.

New Gloucester, Sunday, July 18: Let’s salsa: preserving tomatoes, peppers and spices, 1 p.m., Community Market, Amvet parking lot, Route 100. FMI: 926-5919 or www.newgloucestergardens.com.


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