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, Aug. 13: Story time for ages 0-2, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.

Paris, Friday, Aug. 13: Preschool play group for ages 1-3, 9 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Hartford, Saturday, Aug. 14: Supper and silent auction, 5 p.m., Town Hall, Route 140. $6, 12 and under $3. Sponsored by Community Church. Auction donations: Arlene 224-7355.

Locke Mills, Saturday, Aug. 14: Chinese auction, noon, American Legion Hall, Gore Road. Doors open at 10 a.m. Quilt raffle, food.

Naples, Saturday, Aug. 14: Lobster bake, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Village Green. $25. Chinese auction, raffle, entertainment. Rain or shine. Tickets at www.Grange.LobsterBake.com, 207Realty.com office and Western Maine Dance and Gymnastics Studio.

Norway, Saturday, Aug. 14: Comedienne Birdie Googins, 7 p.m., Second Congregational Church. $10. Refreshments. Tickets at church office and Books ‘n Things. FMI: 743-2290.

Norway, Saturday, Aug. 14: Tent Camping, 2-9 p.m., Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center, 29 Marion Ave. Free music, popcorn, balloon artist, kids carnival games, horse and buggy rides, ice cream, 8-9 p.m. sing along by the campfire, 3 p.m.  belly dancers, 2 p.m. baby contest with cost, baked bean supper 4:30-6 p.m. $5, tent sites $5. Free breakfast for all campers Sunday morning. FMI: Lynne Roy 743-7075.

Norway, Saturday, Aug. 14: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Heywood Club of Crockett Ridge. $7, 5 and under $3.

Paris, Saturday, Aug. 14: Chinese auction, 5 p.m., Fire Station. Doors open at 3 p.m. 50/50, $1 table. Benefits Vikings Majorettes. FMI: 743-8197.

Oxford, Saturday, Aug. 14: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Child Health Center, 16 Madison Ave., off Route 26. Rain or shine.

Oxford, Saturday, Aug. 14: Quilt show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Center Meeting House, Routes 26 and 121. Sponsored by Oxford Historical Society. FMI: 539-4451 or 539-2616.

Paris, Saturday, Aug. 14: Art show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Moore Park. Music, poetry. Rain date Aug. 15. Sponsored by Parks and Recreation. FMI: www.MooreParkArt.org or [email protected]

Paris, Saturday, Aug. 14: Summer Salad Festival, 5-6:30 p.m., Deering Memorial Methodist Church, 39 Main St. $8, kids 12 and under $3. Parking behind library and town office.

Paris, Saturday, Aug. 14: Yard sale, 8 a.m., First Congregational Church, 17 East Main St. Refreshments.

South Paris, Saturday, Aug. 14: Chinese Auction, doors open 3 p.m., drawings 5 p.m., South Paris Fire Station. Dollar Table, 50/50 and food. FMI: 743-8197.

Sumner, Saturday, Aug. 14: Second Saturday movie, 6:30 p.m., Congregational Church of East Sumner. Free. Refreshments for sale.

Bethel, Sunday, Aug. 15: Concert by Brad Hooper, 4 p.m., Bethel Common. Free. Bring chair. Sponsored by Mahoosuc Arts Council.

Hartford, Sunday, Aug. 15: Open house, 1-4 p.m., J & O Irish Museum. Book on loan: “Maine at Gettysburg”. FMI: Arlene 224-7355 or Beulah 597-2073.

Paris, Monday, Aug. 16: American Red Cross blood drive, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Oxford Hills High School, 256 Main St.

Lovell, Tuesday, Aug. 17: American Red Cross blood drive, 2-7 p.m., Firehouse, 3880 Hatch Road.

Bridgton, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Brown bag lunch: Helping boys succeed in school, 12-1, Municipal Complex, lower level, Irdale Street. Free. Handicap accessible. Speaker: David Hursty, retired headmaster of Bridgton Academy. FMI: 647-2389.

Norway, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Preschool Story Times, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-6. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.

Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Dan Grady Marionette show, 10 a.m., Moore Park. Rain location: Paris Fire Station. Funded by Norway Savings Bank and Rainbow Federal Credit Union.

Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Lolalee and the Country Bandits, 6-8 p.m., Moore Park. Rain location: Paris Fire Station. Funded by Norway Savings Bank and Rainbow Federal Credit Union.

Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Barbecue supper, 4-6 p.m., Western Maine University and Career Center, 232 Main St. Benefits family of Michael Price.

Norway, Thursday, Aug. 19: Norway Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m., parking lot behind the Fare Share Market, Main Street.

Paris, Thursday, Aug. 19: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Norway, Friday, Aug. 20: Story time for ages 0-2, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.

Paris, Friday, Aug. 20: Preschool play group for ages 1-3, 9 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Paris, Friday, Aug. 20: Bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church. $7, under 12 $3. Sponsored by Ladies Circle.

Buxton, Saturday, Aug. 21: Community yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Congregational Church, Tory Hill Meetinghouse, Routes 112 and 202. Table rental $10. FMI: 222-2640.

Oxford Hills, Saturday, Aug. 21: Lobster and steak fest, 4-7 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. $20 in advance, $25 day of event, choice of lobster or steak. Take out available. Rain or shine. Live music. Lobster art contest. Sponsored by Oxford Hills Rotary Club. Tickets at Main Street Furniture and Appliance and Park Street Press. FMI: George 743-2285, Dave 743-7836 or www.oxfordhillsrotary.org.

Bethel, Sunday, Aug. 22: Concert by Jewel Clark and Donnie Katlin, 4 p.m., Bethel Common. Bring chair. Sponsored by Mahoosuc Arts Council.

Hartford, Sunday, Aug. 22: Open house, 1-4 p.m., J & O Irish Museum. Book on loan: “Maine at Gettysburg”. FMI: Arlene 224-7355 or Beulah 597-2073.

Lovell, Sunday, Aug. 22: Breakfast, 8:30-9:30 a.m., VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 6783.

West Paris, Sunday, Aug. 22: Open house, 2-4 p.m., Finnish-American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St. Museum, gift shop and library open.

Bridgton, Wednesday, Aug. 25: Brown Bag Lunch with nationally acclaimed novelist, journalist and writing coach Elizabeth Benedict discuss her work, writing and publishing advice, 12 p.m., Bridgton’s Municipal Complex. Entrance on Irdale St. Handicap accessible. Free and open to the public. FMI: 917-294-6296.

Norway, Wednesday, Aug. 25: Preschool Stortimes, 10:30 a.m., Norway Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-6. FMI: 743-5309 or www.norway.lib.me.us.


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