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, Friday, Aug. 20: Dance/karaoke with Paul Hersey, 7-11 p.m., Williams J. Rogers American Legion #153, 71 South Main St. No charge. FMI: 782-1118.

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: Dance/karaoke with Jean Louis, 8 p.m. to midnight, Williams J. Rogers American Legion  #153, 71 South Main St. No charge. FMI: 782-1118.

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.

Lewiston, Saturday, Aug. 21: Chinese Folk Art Ensemble of Boston, 7:30 p.m., the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. 90 minutes. Cost: $15/$13/$10. Tickets and information: 689-2000 or www.francoamericanheritage.org.

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.

Poland Spring, Saturday, Aug. 21: Blueberry festival, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Poland Spring Inn. Sponsored by Poland Community Church.

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: Presentation with the Rev. Graham Connolly on Spirit Communication and perspectives of Spiritualism and Shamanism, 5 p.m. snack pot luck, 5:15 p.m. presentation begins, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free. Open to public. FMI: 353-7532.

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]

Turner, Tuesday, Aug. 24: Silver and Gold band with Moe Boley, Larry Pare, and Lorraine Palmer, 6-8 p.m., Turner Gazebo on the Green. Dancing on the grass. Bring lawn chairs; chem-free, smoke-free entertainment. Alternative rain site: Turner Center Grange.

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.

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.

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

Auburn, Friday, Aug. 27: Benefit bash, 6-11 p.m., Lost Valley. $10. Benefits the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. Sponsored by Kry Auto Sales. Tickets and FMI: 777-7060.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 27: Class on Citylink’s Changes, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SeniorsPlus. FMI: 795-4010 ext. 3149.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 27: Preschool story time for ages 2 1/2-5, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lisbon, Friday, Aug. 27: Spaghetti dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. $6. FMI: 353-2152.

Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 27-28: 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. 28: Movie night: National Treasure 2, 8:30 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Weather permitting. Bring chair. FMI: Auburn Parks Rec. Dept. 333-6601 ext. 2108.

Gray, Saturday, Aug. 28: Chicken barbecue, 5 and 5:45 p.m., Congregational Church Parish House. $9, 12 and under $4. Take out available. FMI: 657-4338.

Lisbon, Saturday, Aug. 28: Bean and ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Methodist Church, School Street. $6, 6-12 $3, under 5 free. Sponsored by Methodist Women.

Litchfield, Saturday, Aug. 28: Bean supper, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, corner of Hallowell and Plains Roads. $6. Take out available. Sponsored by Mystic Chapter #69, Order of the Eastern Star.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 28: Weave a Bookmark workshop, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Rd. Route 26. $30. Pre-registration required. FMI: 926-4597.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 28: Native American market and demonstration, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Rd. Route 26. Free. FMI: 926-4597.

Poland, Saturday, Aug. 28: Quilt exhibit, 1-4 p.m., Poland Community Church, Route 26. $6 in advance, $7 at the door. FMI: Dixie Piper 998-4725 or Marlene 998-4364.

Readfield, Saturday, Aug. 28: Barbecue and fun day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kents Hill Alfond Arena, Route 17. Free. Bring ice skates. Rain date: Aug. 29. Sponsored by Maranacook Area Youth Hockey Association.

Turner, Saturday, Augs. 28: Chicken barbecue, 4-7 p.m., GAR Hall, off Route 4/219 intersection. Donations benefit North Tuner Presbyterian Church.

Wayne, Saturday, Aug. 28: Farmers’ market, 8:30-11 a.m., Town Green, Main Street. FMI: waynefarmersmarket.weebly.com.

Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 29: L-A 5K Bridge Run, 9 a.m., Rollodrome. Registration $20. Benefits community programs. FMI: www.triplecrown5k.com.

Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 29: 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, Aug. 29: Preserving blueberries, 1 p.m., Community Market, Amvet parking lot, Route 100. FMI: 926-5919 or www.newgloucestergardens.com.

Auburn, Monday, Aug. 30: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fox Ridge Golf Club, 550 Penley Corner Road.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 30: Learn what SeniorsPlus has to offer, 10-11 a.m., SeniorsPlus. Register beforehand. FMI: 795-4010, x 3149.

Augusta, Monday, Aug. 30: American Red Cross blood drive, 12-5 p.m., Fashion Bug, 20 Whitten Road.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 30: Storytime for all ages, 6 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, Children’s Room. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 31: Storytime for ages 0-2 1/2, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, Children’s Room. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.


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