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.

Rumford area

Rumford, Wednesday, July 14: Summer Fest-Snakes Alive! It’s Rob White the Snakeman, 3 p.m., Rumford Public Library. Area children and their friends are welcome.

Rumford, Thursday, July 15: Summer Fest-Pet show, 3 p.m., Rumford Public Library. Ages 3 to 15. Pet must be on a leash or in a carrier, and child accompanied by an adult. Arrive at 2:45 to register your pet. Area children and their friends are welcome.

Mexico, Friday, July 16: River Valley farmers market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Labonville, 53 River Road. New vendors welcome. FMI: Gail 364-2424.

Rumford, Friday, July 16: Summer Fest-Picnic in the Park Teddy Bear Picnic with Sue Bousquet and Stacey Holman, 12 p.m. noon, Rumford Public Library. Bring your lunch, picnic blanket, and Teddy Bear! Rain or shine.

Andover, Saturday, July 17: Versatility Trail Challenge, Ellis River Riders, Airport Road. Rain date July 18. Pre-register at

Mexico, Saturday, July 17: Outdoor yard sale and indoor food sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., United Church of Christ (Green Church).

Mexico, Tuesday, July 20: “Show and Tell” Pet Show, 10 a.m., Mexico Public Library, 134 Main St. Pets must be on leash or in carriers. Ages 2-12. FMI: 364-3281 or [email protected]

Bethel, Wednesday, July 21: American Red Cross blood drive, 2-7 p.m., Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road.

Mexico, Friday, July 23: Farmers’ market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Labonville. New vendors welcome. FMI: Gail Cutting 364-3424.

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