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

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.

Norway, Saturday, Aug. 21: Texas Hold’em tournament, 1-6 p.m., Charlie’s Entertainment Center, 246 Main St. $55. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by Harrison Lions Club.

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]

Norway, Friday, Aug. 27: 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. 27: Preschool play group, 9 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 1-3. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Otisfield, Friday, Aug. 27: Fourth Friday food pantry, 1-5 p.m., East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, Rayville Road. FMI: 539-4619.

Oxford, Saturday, Aug. 28: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Congregational Church, King Street. $7, 5-12 $4, under 5 free.

Norway, Saturday, Aug. 28: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Responsible Pet Care, 132 Waterford Road. Table space $10. Rain location: Town Hall. FMI: 743-8679.

Norway, Saturday, Aug. 28: Karaoke and dance, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post 82. $6. Professional DJ’s “The Old Crows”.

Sumner, Saturday, Aug. 28: Barbecue and bean supper, 5:30 p.m., Congregational Church.

West Paris, Saturday, Aug. 28: Open house, 2-4 p.m., Finnish-American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St. Museum, gift shop and library open.

Bethel, Sunday, Aug. 29: Concert by Anni Clark, 4 p.m., Bethel Common. Free. Bring chair. Sponsored by Mahoosuc Arts Council.

Hartford, Sunday, Aug. 29: Open house and ice cream social, 1-4 p.m., J & O Irish Museuam, Route 140. FMI: 224-7355 or 597-2073.

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]


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