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.

Rumford area

Rumford, Friday, Feb. 4: Spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction, 5-7 p.m., Greater Rumford Community Center. $5, under 12 $3. Benefits G.R.C.C. gymnastics team.

Rumford, Saturday, Feb. 5: RockaBilly hoedown featuring Malinda Liberty Band, 7-11 p.m., the Snowshoe Club, 242 Waldo St. Members $3. Guests $5.

Rumford, Saturday, Feb. 5: Fish fry supper, 4:45 p.m., St. A.-St. John’s Parish Hall. $8, under 12 $4. Takeout available.

Dixfield, Monday, Feb. 7: Preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Memorial Library, 42 Main St. FMI:562-8838

Mexico, Monday, Feb. 7: Children’s story hour, 10 a.m., Mexico Public Libary, 134 Main St. FMI 364-3281 or e-mail [email protected]

Dixfield, Tuesday, Feb. 8: After school program, 3-5 p.m., Ludden Library Community Room, 42 Main St. Games, crafts, snack.

Rumford, Tuesday, Feb. 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 12-6 p.m., American Legion, 184 Congress St.

Mexico, Wednesday, Feb. 9: Free lunch, 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. Doors open at 10 a.m. Served by GRAMPS. FMI: 364-7242.

Rumford, Wednesday, Feb. 9: Pre-school story hour, 10 a.m., Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. Ages 2-5. FMI: 364-3661.

Rumford, Friday, Feb. 11: Valentine’s dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, American Legion Post 24. $7, couple $12. Entertainment by Stereo-Type. Prizes, raffles.

Mexico, Saturday, Feb. 12: Turkey supper, 5 p.m., UCC (Green Church). $7, under 12 $3. Take out available after 5:30 p.m. FMI: 364-8603.

Peru, Saturday, Feb. 12: Valentine’s banquet, 6 p.m., United Baptist Church. Music by Alan Hutchinson. Newlywed game. Sponsored by Friends on a Mission youth group. Benefits World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine. Reservations and FMI: Cathy 562-8278.

Rumford, Saturday, Feb. 12: Valentine’s chicken dinner and dance, dinner 6 p.m., dance 7 p.m., Elk’s Lodge #862. Dinner and dance $12, dance only $6.

Dixfield, Monday, Feb. 14; Preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.

Mexico, Monday, Feb. 14: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Public Library, 134 Main St. FMI: 364-3281 or [email protected]

Dixfield, Tuesday, Feb. 15: After-school program, 3-5 p.m., Ludden Library, 42 Main St.

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