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, Wednesday, Jan. 19: Preschool story time, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 3-5. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, Jan. 19: Teen anime club, 3-4 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 19: Community sing-along of favorite French songs, 1:15-2:15 p.m., USM Lewiston-Auburn College, Room 170, 51 Westminster St. Free. Sponsored by the Franco-American Collection. FMI: 753-6545.

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

Poland, Wednesday, Jan. 19: Stories about indigenous female leaders told by Bonnie Shulman, noon to 1 p.m., Ricker Memorial Library. FMI: 998-4390.

Auburn, Thursday, Jan. 20: Fiction book discussion: “Winter Garden”, 6-7 p.m., Library, 49 Spring St. Meet at Reference Desk. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 2.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 20: Kids clothes closet, 11 a.m. to noon, The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 20: 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, Jan. 20: Program on oppressed African women by Vinie Burrows, 7 p.m., Bates College, Schaeffer Theater.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 20: Great Falls Forum titled “Federal Health Care Reform and its Impact on Maine,” presented by former director of of the governor’s office on Health Policy and Finance, Trish Riley, 12-1 p.m., Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St.. Q&A session will follow. Free. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch; bottled water will be available. FMI: 513-3135.

Auburn, Friday, Jan. 21: Teen open mic night, 6-8 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Sign up at 5:30 p.m. Bring can of food for Auburn Middle School’s Green Closet. FMI: Sally 333-6640 ext. 4 or [email protected]

Lewiston, Friday, Jan. 21: Story time for ages 0-2 1/2, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 21: Beef stew supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. $6. Meeting to follow. Sponsored by Auxiliary. FMI: 353-2122.

Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 22: Sprouts program for ages 0-24 months, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 22: Bean and American chop suey supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Sixth Street Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St. $5, 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Take out available. FMI: 782-7517.

Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 22: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. $7 adults, $3 children.

Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 22: Karaoke/dance with Jean Louis, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Williams J. Rogers American Legion #153, S. Main St. Guests welcome. FMI: 782-1118.

Gray, Saturday, Jan. 22: Bean supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115. $7, under 12 $3. Handicapped-accessible. FMI: 657-4279, day of supper 657-3279.

Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 22: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., L-A Harley Davidson, 839 Main St.

Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 22: Chili and Chowder Competition, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Central Maine Powersports, 845 Main Street. $5. Benefits Advocates for Children. Sponsored by United Bikers of Maine. Pre-register entry and FMI: Larry 375-8407.

Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 22: Breakfast, 7-10 a.m., The Green Ladle, 156 East Ave. $8. Benefits students in Skills USA, DECA, and FBLA.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Jan. 22: Baked bean and ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Lisbon Methodist Church, School St. Adults $6, children ages 6-12 $3, ages 5 and under free. Sponsored by the Methodist Women. FMI: 353-8951.

Sabattus, Saturday, Jan. 22: Bean supper and dance, 5-9:30 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. Supper $6, dance $5, both $10. Music by The Trio. FMI: 375-4850.

Auburn, Sunday, Jan. 23: Breakfast, 10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $4/$5. Benefits New Auburn Little League Baseball. FMI: 784-6883.

Lewiston, Sunday, Jan. 23: Dance with music by Patio Cowboys, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $9. Doors open at 6 p.m. FMI: 784-0389.

Auburn, Monday, Jan. 24: Sweet peas program for ages 24-36 months, 10:30-11 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Monday, Jan. 24: All-ages story time, 6 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Auburn, Tuesday, Jan. 25: Brown bag lunch and “open book” discussion, 12-1 p.m., Library, Grand Reading Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 25: Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2 1/2 to 5. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 25: Kids clothes closet, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Auburn, Wednesday, Jan. 26: Story time for ages 3-5, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, Jan. 26: Penobscot Job Corps for ages 16-24, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Space limited. Pre-register: 333-6640 ext. 4.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 26: Creature features, 4:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 8-12. Sign up in advance. FMI: 513-3133.

Auburn, Thursday, Jan. 27: “Lucifer’s Child” with Elliott Epstein, 12 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free. Copies of the book available for purchase and signing. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 4.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 27: Kids clothes closet, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 27: Kids’ cooking club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7-14. Sign up in advance. FMI: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 27: Peek-A-Boo puppet show, 10 a.m., The Toy Library, 134 College St. $2. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Friday, Jan. 28: Story time for ages 0-2 1/2, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 313-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 29: Sprouts program for ages 0-24 months, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 29: Family movie: “Snow Buddies”, 1-3 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Refreshments. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3.

Lewiston, Sunday, Jan. 30: Dance with music by Over The Hillbillies, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $9. Ages 21 and up. Doors open at 6 p.m. FMI: 784-0389.

Topsham, Sunday, Jan. 30: Go in the Snow 5K race, 1 p.m., Barn Door Cafe, 1 Main St. Benefits Pam Redstone of Turner. Bottles and cans accepted. FMI: Active.com or Heather at [email protected]

Auburn, Monday, Jan. 31: Sweet Peas, 10:30-11 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 24-36 months. FMI: 333-6640.

Lewiston, Monday, Jan. 31: All-ages story time, 6 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133.


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