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

Farmington, Wednesday, Jan. 12: Loaves and Fish chowder, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Farmington Falls Road. Free.

Wilton, Wednesday, Jan. 12: Homeschoolers book sharing group, 2-3:30 p.m., Public Library, 6 Goodspeed St. FMI: 645-4831.

New Sharon, Thursday, Jan. 13: Story hour, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jim Ditzler Memorial Library. FMI: 779-1128.

Carrabassett Valley, Friday, Jan. 14: Opening reception for artwork by Saskia Reinholt, 5-8 p.m., Carrabassett Public Library. Free. All are invited. Art show runs now through Feb. 9. FMI: 266-8458 or e-mail [email protected]

East Wilton, Friday, Jan. 14: Country jamboree/spotlight, 7-10 p.m., Harnden Masonic Lodge, 70 Bryant Rd. Donations at the door. FMI: 645-2472.

Wilton, Friday, Jan. 14: Infant/toddler story time, 10:30 a.m., Wilton Free Public Library, 6 Goodspeed St. FMI: 645-4831.

Farmington, Saturday, Jan. 15: Farmers market, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Grange Hall, West Farmington.

Farmington, Saturday, Jan. 15: Yard/bake sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Elks Lodge. Benefits Mt. Blue High School German exchange. Tables available for rent. FMI: 608-6980 or e-mail [email protected]

Jay, Saturday, Jan. 15: Meatloaf supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 148 Main St. Free, donations accepted. Doors open at noon. Elevator at back door.

Wilton, Saturday, Jan. 15: Chicken pie supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Harnden Masonic Hall, 70 Bryant Road. $8, under 12 $5.

Wilton, Sunday, Jan. 16: Youth music concert, 2-4 p.m., Congregational Church, 386 Main St. Admission by donation of any amount. Benefits Wilton Food Pantry. Features Franklin County Fiddlers, Middle School Show Choir, Mt. Blue Jazz Band, Mt. Blue Voices.

Chesterville, Tuesday, Jan. 18: “Argentina” informational session, 7 p.m., Town Office. Held by North Chesterville Extension Homemakers. Open to the public. FMI: 778-3156.

Farmington, Tuesday, Jan. 18: Vinie Burrows performance, 7 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall. FMI: 743-2183.

Wilton, Tuesday, Jan. 18: Pre-school story time, 10:30 a.m., Wilton Free Public Library, 6 Goodspeed St. FMI: 645-4831.

Farmington, Wednesday, Jan. 19: Loaves and fish chowder, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Farmington Falls Road. Free.

Rangeley, Wednesday, Jan. 19: Ladies/community breakfast, 7-9 a.m., BMC Diner, Richardson St. On behalf of Wilhelm Reich Museum. All are welcome. FMI: 864-5844.

Farmington, Thursday, Jan. 20: Salmon Habitat Restoration, 6-8 p.m., Town Office. Free. Open to public. FMI: Patty 592-2238 or [email protected]

Farmington, Friday, Jan. 21: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fairbanks Union Church. $6. Local delivery 778-4705.

Wilton, Friday, Jan. 21: Infant/toddler story time, 10:30 a.m., Public Library, 6 Goodspeed St. FMI: 645-4831.

Wilton, Friday, Jan. 21: Country Jamboree/Spotlight, 7-10 p.m., Harnden Masonic Lodge, 70 Bryant Road. Donation. FMI: Bing 645-2472.

Chesterville, Saturday, Jan. 22: Bean supper, 4-6 p.m., Grange Hall. $7, children $3.

Farmington, Saturday, Jan. 22: Farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Grange Hall.

New Sharon, Saturday, Jan. 22: Bean and casserole supper, 5-6:30 p.m., United Methodist Annex. $8, under 12 $3. Sponsored by Woman’s Society.

Rangeley, Saturday, Jan. 22: Hands-on children’s activity area, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rangeley Inn. Jump and Slide, astronomy program, tie-dye shirts. Sponsored by The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Discovery Room. FMI: 864-3443.

Oxford Hills area

Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 12: Story time for ages 2-6, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.

Paris, Thursday, Jan. 13: Pre-school story time, 10 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Infants up to age 5. FMI: 743-6994 or e-mail [email protected]

Bethel, Friday, Jan. 14: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Sunday River Southridge, 10 Peaks Lodge.

Norway, Friday, Jan. 14: Baby boosters, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Infants up to age 2. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.

Paris, Friday, Jan. 14″ Pre-school play group, 9:30 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 1-3. FMI: 743-6994 or e-mail [email protected]

Hartford, Saturday, Jan. 15: The Clothing Center, 1-2:30 p.m., Church St., opposite Hartford Community Church.

Norway, Saturday, Jan. 15: Ham supper, 5-6 p.m., Fire Station. $7, 6-11 $3, under 6 free. Sponsored by Firemen’s Relief Association.

Paris, Saturday, Jan. 15: Jones Dance Band performance, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church St. $5.

Sumner, Saturday, Jan. 15: Service to celebrate freedom, 6:30 p.m., Congregational Church of East Sumner. FMI: 388-2263.

Paris, Monday, Jan. 17: Winter picnic, 12 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square.

Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 18: Family game night, 6-7:30 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or e-mail [email protected]

Mechanic Falls, Wednesday, Jan. 19: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 90 Lewiston St.

Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 19: Pre-school story time, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

Paris, Thursday, Jan. 20: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Waterford, Thursday, Jan. 20: Pot luck supper, 6 p.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road. Bring a dish to share. FMI: 583-6677.

Norway, Friday, Jan. 21: 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, Jan. 21: Preschool play group for ages 1-3, 9:30 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

West Paris, Friday, Jan. 21: Pot luck supper, 5:30 p.m., First Universalist Church, Main Street. Bring a dish to share. All welcome.

Bridgton, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22-23: Mushers Bowl Winter Carnival, throughout the weekend, various locations. Buttons $3. Sponsored by Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. FMI: 647-3724 or www.mainelakesmushersbowl.com.

Paris, Saturday, Jan. 22: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.

Rumford area

Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 12: Lunch, 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. Free. Doors open at 10 a.m. Sponsored by Greater Rumford Area Ministers Pantry Service. FMI: Judy 364-7242.

Rumford, Wednesday, Jan. 12: Story time for ages 2-5, 10 a.m., Library Public Room, 56 Rumford Ave. FMI: 364-3661.

Bethel, Friday, Jan. 14: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Sunday River Southridge, 10 Peaks Lodge.

Dixfield, Sunday, Jan. 16: Lasagna lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or sold out, Congregational Church, High Street. $6.50, under 12 $3. Take out: 562-4582, leave message.

Dixfield, Monday, Jan. 17: Preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.

Mexico, Monday, Jan. 17: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Public Library, 134 Main St. FMI: 364-3281 or [email protected]

Dixfield, Tuesday, Jan. 18: After-school program, 3-5 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library, 42 Main St.

Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 19: Free lunch, 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. Doors open at 10 a.m. Served by GRAMPS. All are welcome. FMI: 364-7242.

Rumford, Wednesday, Jan. 19: Preschool story hour, 10 a.m., Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. Ages 2-5. FMI: 364-3661.

Dixfield, Monday, Jan. 24: Preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.

Mexico, Monday, Jan. 24: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Public Library, 134 Main St. FMI: 364-3281 or [email protected]

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

Farmington, Wednesday, Jan. 12: Loaves and Fish chowder, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Farmington Falls Road. Free.

Wilton, Wednesday, Jan. 12: Homeschoolers book sharing group, 2-3:30 p.m., Public Library, 6 Goodspeed St. FMI: 645-4831.

New Sharon, Thursday, Jan. 13: Story hour, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jim Ditzler Memorial Library. FMI: 779-1128.

Carrabassett Valley, Friday, Jan. 14: Opening reception for artwork by Saskia Reinholt, 5-8 p.m., Carrabassett Public Library. Free. All are invited. Art show runs now through Feb. 9. FMI: 266-8458 or e-mail [email protected]

East Wilton, Friday, Jan. 14: Country jamboree/spotlight, 7-10 p.m., Harnden Masonic Lodge, 70 Bryant Rd. Donations at the door. FMI: 645-2472.

Wilton, Friday, Jan. 14: Infant/toddler story time, 10:30 a.m., Wilton Free Public Library, 6 Goodspeed St. FMI: 645-4831.

Farmington, Saturday, Jan. 15: Farmers market, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Grange Hall, West Farmington.

Farmington, Saturday, Jan. 15: Yard/bake sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Elks Lodge. Benefits Mt. Blue High School German exchange. Tables available for rent. FMI: 608-6980 or e-mail [email protected]

Jay, Saturday, Jan. 15: Meatloaf supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 148 Main St. Free, donations accepted. Doors open at noon. Elevator at back door.

Wilton, Saturday, Jan. 15: Chicken pie supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Harnden Masonic Hall, 70 Bryant Road. $8, under 12 $5.

Wilton, Sunday, Jan. 16: Youth music concert, 2-4 p.m., Congregational Church, 386 Main St. Admission by donation of any amount. Benefits Wilton Food Pantry. Features Franklin County Fiddlers, Middle School Show Choir, Mt. Blue Jazz Band, Mt. Blue Voices.

Chesterville, Tuesday, Jan. 18: “Argentina” informational session, 7 p.m., Town Office. Held by North Chesterville Extension Homemakers. Open to the public. FMI: 778-3156.

Farmington, Tuesday, Jan. 18: Vinie Burrows performance, 7 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall. FMI: 743-2183.

Wilton, Tuesday, Jan. 18: Pre-school story time, 10:30 a.m., Wilton Free Public Library, 6 Goodspeed St. FMI: 645-4831.

Farmington, Wednesday, Jan. 19: Loaves and fish chowder, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Farmington Falls Road. Free.

Rangeley, Wednesday, Jan. 19: Ladies/community breakfast, 7-9 a.m., BMC Diner, Richardson St. On behalf of Wilhelm Reich Museum. All are welcome. FMI: 864-5844.

Farmington, Thursday, Jan. 20: Salmon Habitat Restoration, 6-8 p.m., Town Office. Free. Open to public. FMI: Patty 592-2238 or [email protected]

Farmington, Friday, Jan. 21: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fairbanks Union Church. $6. Local delivery 778-4705.

Wilton, Friday, Jan. 21: Infant/toddler story time, 10:30 a.m., Public Library, 6 Goodspeed St. FMI: 645-4831.

Wilton, Friday, Jan. 21: Country Jamboree/Spotlight, 7-10 p.m., Harnden Masonic Lodge, 70 Bryant Road. Donation. FMI: Bing 645-2472.

Chesterville, Saturday, Jan. 22: Bean supper, 4-6 p.m., Grange Hall. $7, children $3.

Farmington, Saturday, Jan. 22: Farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Grange Hall.

New Sharon, Saturday, Jan. 22: Bean and casserole supper, 5-6:30 p.m., United Methodist Annex. $8, under 12 $3. Sponsored by Woman’s Society.

Rangeley, Saturday, Jan. 22: Hands-on children’s activity area, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rangeley Inn. Jump and Slide, astronomy program, tie-dye shirts. Sponsored by The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Discovery Room. FMI: 864-3443.

Oxford Hills area

Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 12: Story time for ages 2-6, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.

Paris, Thursday, Jan. 13: Pre-school story time, 10 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Infants up to age 5. FMI: 743-6994 or e-mail [email protected]

Bethel, Friday, Jan. 14: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Sunday River Southridge, 10 Peaks Lodge.

Norway, Friday, Jan. 14: Baby boosters, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Infants up to age 2. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.

Paris, Friday, Jan. 14″ Pre-school play group, 9:30 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 1-3. FMI: 743-6994 or e-mail [email protected]

Hartford, Saturday, Jan. 15: The Clothing Center, 1-2:30 p.m., Church St., opposite Hartford Community Church.

Norway, Saturday, Jan. 15: Ham supper, 5-6 p.m., Fire Station. $7, 6-11 $3, under 6 free. Sponsored by Firemen’s Relief Association.

Paris, Saturday, Jan. 15: Jones Dance Band performance, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church St. $5.

Sumner, Saturday, Jan. 15: Service to celebrate freedom, 6:30 p.m., Congregational Church of East Sumner. FMI: 388-2263.

Paris, Monday, Jan. 17: Winter picnic, 12 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square.

Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 18: Family game night, 6-7:30 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or e-mail [email protected]

Mechanic Falls, Wednesday, Jan. 19: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 90 Lewiston St.

Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 19: Pre-school story time, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

Paris, Thursday, Jan. 20: Preschool story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Waterford, Thursday, Jan. 20: Pot luck supper, 6 p.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road. Bring a dish to share. FMI: 583-6677.

Norway, Friday, Jan. 21: 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, Jan. 21: Preschool play group for ages 1-3, 9:30 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

West Paris, Friday, Jan. 21: Pot luck supper, 5:30 p.m., First Universalist Church, Main Street. Bring a dish to share. All welcome.

Bridgton, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22-23: Mushers Bowl Winter Carnival, throughout the weekend, various locations. Buttons $3. Sponsored by Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. FMI: 647-3724 or www.mainelakesmushersbowl.com.

Paris, Saturday, Jan. 22: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.

Rumford area

Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 12: Lunch, 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. Free. Doors open at 10 a.m. Sponsored by Greater Rumford Area Ministers Pantry Service. FMI: Judy 364-7242.

Rumford, Wednesday, Jan. 12: Story time for ages 2-5, 10 a.m., Library Public Room, 56 Rumford Ave. FMI: 364-3661.

Bethel, Friday, Jan. 14: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Sunday River Southridge, 10 Peaks Lodge.

Dixfield, Sunday, Jan. 16: Lasagna lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or sold out, Congregational Church, High Street. $6.50, under 12 $3. Take out: 562-4582, leave message.

Dixfield, Monday, Jan. 17: Preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.

Mexico, Monday, Jan. 17: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Public Library, 134 Main St. FMI: 364-3281 or [email protected]

Dixfield, Tuesday, Jan. 18: After-school program, 3-5 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library, 42 Main St.

Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 19: Free lunch, 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. Doors open at 10 a.m. Served by GRAMPS. All are welcome. FMI: 364-7242.

Rumford, Wednesday, Jan. 19: Preschool story hour, 10 a.m., Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. Ages 2-5. FMI: 364-3661.

Dixfield, Monday, Jan. 24: Preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.

Mexico, Monday, Jan. 24: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Public Library, 134 Main St. FMI: 364-3281 or [email protected]


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