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.

Oxford Hills area

Buckfield, Friday, Feb. 11: Food sale, 9 a.m. until sold out, Northeast Bank. Benefits Girls State. Sponsored by Legion Auxiliary No. 58.

Mechanic Falls, Friday, Feb. 11: Fish chowder dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 150. $7.

Norway, Friday, Feb. 11: Story time for ages 0-2, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308.

Paris, Friday, Feb. 11: Preschool play group for ages 1-3, 9:30 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Bethel, Saturday, Feb. 12: Evening of chamber music, 7 p.m., Trustees Auditorium, McLaughlin Science Center, Gould Academy. Adults $15, seniors and students $10. Presented by Mahoosuc Arts Council. FMI: 824-3575.

Norway, Saturday, Feb. 12: De-Stress Fest, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church. $10. Benefits Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School French class trip.

Norway, Saturday, Feb. 12: Texas Hold’em tournament, 1-5 p.m., Municipal Complex, 19 Danforth St. $55. Space limited. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. FMI: 743-8679.

Paris, Saturday, Feb. 12: Sweetheart square dance, 7-10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. $6, nondancers free. Refreshments, prizes. Sponsored by Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club. FMI: 782-4050, 577-6894, or 647-2008.

Paris, Saturday, Feb. 12: Children’s Valentine party, 1-3 p.m., Public Library. Free. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Paris, Saturday, Feb 12: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.

Paris, Saturday, Feb. 12: Chinese auction, 5 p.m., Oxford Hills High School cafeteria. Doors open a 3:30 p.m. Benefits Oxford Fair. Snow date: Feb. 13.

Harrison, Sunday, Feb. 13: Breakfast, 8:30-10:30 a.m., VFW Post 9328, Waterford Road. Donations.

Mechanic Falls, Sunday, Feb. 13: “Country Valentine Show,” noon, Silver Spur, Rte. 121. Members/seniors $5, nonmembers $6, under 12 $2. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Presented by Down East Country Music Association. FMI: 793-8884 or 743-1829.

Sumner, Monday, Feb. 14: Valentine’s dinner, 5:30 and 7 p.m., Congregational Church. $12.50. Baked chicken breast or stuffed pork loin. Tickets: Linda 388-2263 or Peggy 388-2074.

Paris, Tuesday, Feb. 15: Family game night, 6-7:30 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or e-mail [email protected]

Harrison, Wednesday, Feb. 16: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., United Parish Congregational Church, 77 Main St.

Norway, Wednesday, Feb. 16: Pre-school story time, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-6. FMI: 743-5308 or www. norway.lib.me.us.

Paris, Thursday, Feb. 17: 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]

Waterford, Thursday, Feb. 17: Community supper, 6 p.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Rd. Bring your favorite dish to share. FMI: 583-6677.

Mechanic Falls, Friday, Feb. 18: Texas Hold-em tournament, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 150. $30 buy in. FMI: 345-9587.

Norway, Friday, Feb. 18: Baby booster, 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, Feb. 18: 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]

West Paris, Friday, Feb. 18: Community pot luck supper, 5:30 p.m., First Universalist Church, Main St. All are welcome.

Otisfield, Saturday, Feb. 19 – Sunday, Feb. 20: Ice fishing derby, New Outpost, Rte. 121. $10 entry fee. Fish must be weighed in between 7 and 8 a.m. Fishing on Thompson Lake and Pleasant Lake only. Open to all ages. FMI: 539-2323.

Oxford, Saturday, Feb. 19: Chili challenge, noon to 1 p.m., Oxford Station House Community Center. Donation at the door. Pre-register by Feb. 9. FMI: 539-4563.

Hartford, Saturday, Feb. 19: Community Church Clothing Center, open 1-2:30 p.m., Church St.

Norway, Saturday, Feb. 19: Bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Hall, 9 Temple St. 7, children $4.

Paris, Saturday, Feb. 19: Franco-American dinner, 5-7 p.m., Culinary Arts classroom, OHCHS. Adults $5, ages 10 and under $3. FMI: 739-0291 or 539-9969.

Paris, Saturday, Feb. 19: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church St. $5.

Paris, Monday, Feb. 21: President’s Day winter picnic, noon, Public Library, 37 Market Square. Bring lunch and blanket. FMI: 743-6994 or paris.publ[email protected]

Oxford, Tuesday, Feb. 22: American Red Cross blood drive, 2-7 p.m., Hosanna Church of God, 109 Schoolhouse Road.

Paris, Tuesday, Feb. 22: Family game night, 6-7:30 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Norway, Wednesday, Feb. 23: Pre-school story time, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-6. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.


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