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. 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.

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.

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.

Farmington, Thursday, August 26: AWAP hosting Community Cook-Out in Cooperation with Franklin County Law Enforcement, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Abbott Park, UMF Campus. $7. Proceeds support victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

Weld: Tour de Trees, Mount Blue State Park weekday program, 10-11 a.m., tour of state park to discuss tree identification and forest ecology of the Maine woods, meet at the Nature Center. FMI: 585-2347.

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.

Farmington, Friday, Aug. 27: Farmers’ market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Front Street.

Farmington, Friday, Aug. 27: American Red Cross blood drive, 12-6 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Dr.

Livermore Falls, Friday, Aug. 27: Concert by Terry Moore and Christine, 6-8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.

Carthage, Saturday, Aug. 28: Bean and pasta supper, 5 p.m. until sold out, Community Hall, old Grange Building. $6, 12 and under free. 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction. Auction tickets sold from 4 p.m. Benefits Janice Berry.

Farmington, Saturday, Aug. 28: Farmers’ market, 8 a.m. to noon, courthouse parking lot, Main Street.

Livermore Falls, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 28-29: Annual Fly-In, throughout each day, Bowman Field Airport. Saturday dinner, camping, candy drop, food, games.

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.

Temple, Saturday, Aug. 28: Moccasin Making, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Koviashuvik Local Living School. $75. FMI: 778-0318 or koviashuvik.com.

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.

Livermore Falls, Monday, Aug. 30: Stained Grass concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, Aug. 31: Silver & Gold concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo.

Oxford Hills area

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, Friday, Aug. 27: Oxford Historical Society meeting, 6 p.m., Kaye House Museum, Pleasant St. Pot-luck dinner included. Bring food to share. Beverages and desserts provided.

Oxford, Saturday, Aug. 28: Rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Kaye House Museum, Pleasant St. Sponsored by Oxford Historical Society. Rain or shine.

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 Museam, 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]

Paris, Monday, Aug. 30: Knitting club, 4-5 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Rumford area

Mexico, Friday, Aug. 27: Farmers’ market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Labonville, 53 River Road. New vendors welcome. FMI: Gail 364-3424.

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

Lewiston area

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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