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, Aug. 16: Stained Grass concert, 6-8:30 p.m., Gazebo.

Farmington, Tuesday, Aug. 17: Concert by The Crosbys, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meeting House Park Gazebo. Weather permitting.

Farmington, Tuesday, Aug. 17: Farmers’ market, 2-6 p.m., Front St.

Livermore, Tuesday, Aug. 17: Living History Tour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. $10, under 12 $6, family $25. FMI: 897-4366 or www.norlands.org.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, Aug. 17: Concert by Silver & Gold, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Turner, Tuesday, Aug. 17: Concert by Gazebo Pickers and Grinner, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Gazebo on the Green. Free clogging lessons at 6 p.m. Free Friendly’s hot fudge sundaes. Bring lawn chairs.

Livermore Falls, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Nickles and Dimes concert, 6-8:30 p.m., Gazebo.

Rangeley, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., Saddleback Ski Lodge. Sponsored by Wilhelm Reich Museum. FMI: 864-5671.

Livermore, Thursday, Aug. 19: A Living History Tour, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. $10, kids under 12 $6, families $25. Proceeds benefit Norlands educational programs for Maine School Children. FMI: www.norlands.org or 897-4366.

Livermore Falls, Thursday, Aug. 19: Black Hobo Band (Helena Hall) concert, 6-8:30 p.m., Gazebo.

Farmington, Friday, Aug. 20: Farmers’ market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Front Street.

Livermore Falls, Friday, Aug. 20: Concert by Terry Moore and Christine, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Wilton, Friday, Aug. 20: Game night, 6:30-9 p.m., Public Library. Teens and adults. Refreshments. Feel free to bring your favorite game. FMI: 645-4831 or [email protected]

Carthage, Saturday, Aug. 21: Splash Fun Day, 10 a.m., downtown. Parade, games, dunk tank, food, music, dance.

Chesterville, Saturday, Aug. 21: Bean and casserole supper, 4-6 p.m., Grange. $7, children $3.

Farmington, Saturday, Aug. 21: Farmers’ market, 8 a.m. to noon, courthouse parking lot, Main Street.

Jay, Saturday, Augs. 21: Spaghetti supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Main Street. Donations welcome by not necessary. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. To donate supplies call 779-6951.

Jay, Saturday, Aug. 21: Summer Bash, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m., Jay VFW #3335, Rte. 133. Roadhouse Band. Full snack bar provided. $8 single, $15 couple. FMI or for tickets: stop by or call post at 897-5112.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Aug. 21: Concert by Off the Hill, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Wayne, Saturday, Augs. 21: Farmers’ market, 8:30-11 a.m., on the Green, next to Post Office. FMI: waynefarmersmarket.weebly.com.

Wilton, Saturday, Aug. 21: Public Meal, 5-6:30 p.m., Harland Public Masonic Lodge Building, 70 Bryant Road. $8, kids under 12 $5. Proceeds benefit building fund. Hosted by The Wilton Lodge No. 156, Maine Lodge No. 20, Jepthah Council No. 17, Franklin Chapter No. 34 & Pilgrim Commandery No. 19. FMI: Robert Lawrence, 778-2354.

Livermore Falls, Monday, Aug. 23: Concert by Stained Grass, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Farmington, Tuesday, Aug. 24: The Sandy River Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m., between the Better Living Center and Narrow Gauge Cinema.

Farmington, Tuesday, Aug. 24: Off the Hill concert with Paula Kaiser and Allen & Tracy Ric, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Farmington Meeting House Park Gazebo. Free. Weather Permitting. FMI: 778-3424.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, Aug. 24: Barry Wood concert, 6-8:30 p.m., Gazebo.

Livermore, Tuesday, Aug. 24: A Living History Tour 1800’s, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. $10, kids under 12 $6, family $25. Proceeds benefit Norlands educational programs for Maine schoolchildren. FMI: www.norlands.org or 207-897-4366.

Farmington, Wednesday, Aug. 25: “Preserving the Harvest” with Kate McCarty, 1-4 p.m., UMaine Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Office, 138 Pleasant St. $10 materials fee. Bring potholder. Register by Aug. 18: FMI and to register: 778-4650 or 1-800-287-1478.

Livermore Falls, Wednesday, Aug. 25: Larry Wright concert, 6-8:30 p.m., Gazebo.

Livermore, Thursday, Aug. 26: Living History tour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. $10, under 12 $6, family $25. FMI: 897-4366 or www.norlands.org.

Livermore Falls, Thursday, Aug. 26: Concert by Lolalee and the Country Bandits, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Oxford Hills area

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.

Norway, Thursday, Aug. 26: Farmers’ market, 2-6 p.m., Fare Share Market parking lot, Main Street.

Paris, Thursday, Aug. 26: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-694 or [email protected]

Oxford, Sunday, Aug. 29: Cruise-in and pasta dinner, cruise-in 3-5 p.m., dinner 5 p.m., American Legion Hall, 112 King St., Route 121. $7, children $4. Sponsored by Uptown Cruizahs. Benefits Glenn Thurlow. FMI: 539-0941, 890-0870, 890-0871 or [email protected]

Rumford area

Mexico, Friday, Aug. 20: Farmers’ market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Labonville, 53 River Road. New vendors welcome. FMI: Gail Cutting 364-3424.

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

Lewiston area

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 16: Music Together Demo, 6 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. For babies to kindergarteners. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 16: All-age storytime, 6 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 17: Music Together, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages up to kindergarten. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 17: Story time for ages 0-2 1/2, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages up to kindergarten. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 17: Farmers’ market, 2-6 p.m., Kennedy Park. FMI: 513-3844 or [email protected]

Turner, Tuesday, Aug. 17: Concert by Gazebo Pickers and Grinner, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Gazebo on the Green. Free clogging lessons at 6 p.m. Free Friendly’s hot fudge sundaes. Bring lawn chairs.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Teen Anime Club, 3-4 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Presented by P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. FMI: 333-6640 or auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Auburn Community Band presents “Take Two!” 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain location at Hilton Garden Inn. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 333-6601 ext. 2108 or auburncommunityband.com.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 18:St. Mary’s Market, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., corner of Campus and LaFayette. FMI: 513-3844 or [email protected]

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 18: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Ramada Conference Center, 490 Pleasant St.

Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Fundraiser for the Ricker Memorial Library, Comedienne Karen Morgan, 6 p.m., Cyndi’s Dockside Restaurant, 723 Maine St. Cost $37.50 per person. Seating is limited. FMI or reservations: Joanne Messer RML-998-4390 or [email protected]

Sabattus, Wednesday, Aug. 18: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Town Hall, 190 Middle Road.

Auburn, Thursday, Aug. 19: Teen Movie Series: “Billy Elliott,” 3-5 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Under age 17, you need to bring signed permission slip available at the reference desk. Free. Refreshments. Presented by the Sexual Assault Crisis Center, and the Auburn Public Library.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 19: Kids’ Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7-14. Space is limited to 8. Presented by Lots to Gardens. FMI or to register: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 19: Summer Craft, Octopus, 10-11 a.m., Parent Resource Center, Advocates for Children, 57 Birch St. FMI: 783-3990, [email protected], www.advocatesforchildren.net.

Auburn, Friday, Aug. 20: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St.

Auburn, Friday, Aug. 20: Teen open mic night, 6-8 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Performers sign up at 5:30 p.m. Donation of canned food item benefits Auburn Middle School’s Green Closet. FMI: Sally 333-6640 ext. 4 or [email protected]

Durham, Friday, Aug. 20: Fish Fry, 5:30-7 p.m., Amvet Post 13, 1049 Royalsborough Road, Route 136. $10, under 7 $5. Haddock: fried, baked and chowder. Children’s menu available.

Greene, Friday, Aug. 20: Maine-ly Harmony ladies chorus, 2 and 7 p.m., Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. FMI: 946-5311 or www.sawyer-foundation.com.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 20: Preschool story time for ages 2 1/2-5, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lisbon, Friday, Aug. 20: Taco and Spanish rice supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW 9459 Auxiliary. $6.

Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20-21: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Sister Lucille 375-8399.

Auburn, Saturday, Aug. 21: Paperback book sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Library, 49 Spring St.

Auburn, Saturday, Aug. 21: Chicken barbecue, 4-7 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 757 Summer St. $7, seniors and children $6. Eat in or take out. Benefits Doug Adell. Call ahead for drive through: 782-9697.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 21: R & R Spinners demonstration, 10 a.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. Free. FMI: 926-4597.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 21: Nature hike, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. $5, children $2, under 6 free. Pre-registration required. FMI: 926-4597.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 21: Bean and casserole supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Grange, 370 Sabbathday Road. $7.50, under 10 $3. Handicap accessible.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 21: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Amvets Hall #6, Route 100.

Wayne, Saturday, Aug. 21: Farmers’ market, 8:30-11 a.m., on the Green, next to Post Office. FMI: waynefarmersmarket.weebly.com.

Winthrop, Saturday, Aug. 21: Bake sale and lunch, 9 a.m., lunch 11 a.m., Congregational Church UCC. Lobster salad or chicken salad rolls.

Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 22: Dance with music by Wild Horse, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. Doors open at 6 p.m. FMI: 784-0389.

Poland, Sunday, Aug. 22: Barbecue chicken lunch, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Agassiz Village Camp, off Johnson Hill Road. $15, under 10 free. Music by Don Campbell Trio. Sponsored by Thompson Lake Environmental Association. Reservations by Aug. 14. Tickets and FMI: Sharon 998-2088 or www.thompsonlake.org.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 23: All-ages story time, 6 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 24: Babytime storytime, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 0-2 1/2. No pre-registration necessary. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 24: Lewiston Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m., Kennedy Park. FMI: 513-3844 or [email protected]

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 25: Teen Movie Screening: “The Blind Side,” 3-5 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 25: Auburn Community Band presents their “Greatest Hits,” from the past 28 summer season, 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Weather permitting. Free. Rain location at Hilton Garden Inn. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 333-6601 ext. 2180 or www.auburncommunityband.com.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 25: St. Mary’s Market, 11:30-3 p.m., corner of Campus and LaFayette. FMI: 513-3844 or [email protected]

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 26: Craft: Garden Picture, 10-11 a.m., Parent Resource Center, Advocates for Children, 57 Birch St. FMI: 783-3990 or www.advocatesforchildren.net.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 26: Kids cooking club for ages 7-14, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Sponsored by Lots to Gardens. Sign up at 513-3133.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 26: Supporting People with Brain Injuries, 5:30-7 p.m., SeniorsPlus. Register and FMI: 795-4010.

Winthrop, Thursday, Aug. 26: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., St. Francis Church, 130 Route 133.


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