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, Feb. 16: Preschool story time, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 3-5. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 16: Teen anime club, 3-4 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Feb. 16: French sing-along session, 1:15-2:15 p.m., USM Room 170, 51 Westminster St. Free. Sponsored by Franco-American Collection at USM LAC. Snow date Feb. 23. FMI: 753-6545.

Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 16: Story of Wabanaki basket-making, noon to 1 p.m., Alvan Bolster Ricker Memorial Library, 1211 Maine St. FMI: 998-4390.

Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 17: “Talk Back: A Relationship Series”, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 17: Fiction book discussion group, 6-7 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 2.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 17: Kids clothes closet, 11 a.m. to noon, Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Feb. 16: Science Explorers for ages 8-12, 4:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 17: Kids’ cooking club for ages 7-14, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Sponsored by Lots to Gardens. FMI: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 17: “Professors Beyond Borders” lecture by Ira Levine, 12-1 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free. FMI: 513-3133.

Auburn, Friday, Feb. 18: Teen open mic night, 6-8 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Sign ups at 5:30 p.m. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 4 or e-mail [email protected]

Lewiston, Friday, Feb. 18: Babytime, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Infants up to age 2 1/2. FMI: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Friday, Feb. 18: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, 99 Campus Ave.

Lisbon, Friday, Feb. 18: Beef stew supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Auxiliary 9459. $6. Meeting to follow. FMI: 353-2152.

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

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 19: Saturday stories, 9:30 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 19: Sprouts, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 19: Bean and American chop suey supper, 4:30-5:30 p.m., St. Louis Church basement, Third St. Adults $6, ages 12 and under $3. Held by Andy Valley Knights of Columbus, Council 8742.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 19: Karaoke/dance with Jean Louis, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Williams J. Rogers American Legion #153. FMI: 782-1118.

Bowdoinham, Saturday, Feb. 19: Contradance series, 7:30-11 p.m., Town Hall, 3 School St. 7:30 p.m. beginners workshop, 8-11 p.m. dance, $9. FMI: 666-3090 or 666-3709.

Lewiston, Saturday, Feb. 19: Inter-generational play date, 9:30-11:30 a.m., St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, 102 Campus Ave. FMI: 777-4250.

Minot, Saturday, Feb. 19: Roast turkey supper, 5-6 p.m., United Methodist Church. Adults $6, children $3. FMI: 998-6005.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Feb. 19: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Amvets Post 6. Adults $7, Children under 12 $3, children under 6 free.

Wayne, Saturday, Feb. 19: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cary Memorial Library, 17 Old Winthrop Rd. $1/bag. FMI: 685-3754 or 685-3612.

Lewiston, Sunday, Feb. 20: Singles dance with music by Steve & the Good Old Boys, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $9. Ages 21 and over. Doors open 6 p.m. FMI: 784-0389.

Lisbon Falls, Sunday, Feb. 20: Worlds Greatest Sleigh Rides, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., upper Main St., Rte. 125. Adults $4, children $3. Proceeds benefit Pine Tree Handicapped Society. Snack shack on site.

Auburn, Monday, Feb. 21: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St.

Auburn, Tuesday, Feb. 22: “Open book” discussion, noon to 1 p.m., Library, Grand Reading Room, 49 Spring St. Bring lunch or order from The Library Cafe. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Tuesday, Feb. 22: Family movie “Babe”, 1-3 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 22: Story time for ages 2 1/2-5, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 22: Kids Clothes Closet, 11 a.m. to noon, The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 23: Pre-school story time, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 3-5. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 23: Teen and young adults job corps in Maine, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 16-24. Advance registration required. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 4.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 23: Worm composting for kids with Lots to Gardens, 2-3:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 23: Teen movie (decided by vote), 3-4:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 24: Parachute play, 10-10:45 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Registration required. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 24: Kids clothes closet, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 24: Kids’ cooking club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7-14. FMI: 513-3133.

Auburn, Friday, Feb. 25: Robert Washington Elvis impersonator, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post 31, Washington St. Donations at the door.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 24: Peek-a-boo puppet show, 10 a.m., The Toy Library, 134 College St. $2. FMI: 782-1112.

Auburn, Friday, Feb. 25: Farmer’s market, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Lewiston, Friday, Feb. 25: Babytime, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Infants up to age 2 1/2. FMI: 513-3133.

Lisbon, Friday, Feb. 25: Spaghetti and meatball supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. $6. FMI: 353-2152.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 26: Sprouts, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Infants up to 24 months. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 26: Eastern Nazarene College a cappella choir and Chamber Singers, 6 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 38 Summer St. Open to the public. FMI: 329-4807 or e-mail [email protected]

Gray, Saturday, Feb. 26: Supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Rte. 115. Adults $7, children under 12 $3. Handicap accessible. FMI: 657-4279.

Lewiston, Saturday, Feb. 26: Intergenerational play date, 9:30-11:30 a.m., St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, 102 Campus Ave. Open to all ages. FMI: 777-4250 or e-mail [email protected]

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Feb. 26: Baked bean and ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Lisbon Methodist Church, School St. Adults $6, ages 6-12 $3, ages 5 and under free. Sponsored by Methodist Women. FMI: 353-8951.

Auburn, Sunday, Feb. 27: Public breakfast, 8-10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $5. FMI: 784-6883.

Lewiston, Sunday, Feb. 27: Singles dance with music by Wild Horse, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $9. Ages 21 and over. FMI: 784-0389.

Freeport, Monday, Feb. 28: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Freeport Cafe.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 28: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center.

Auburn, Monday, Feb. 28: Sweet peas, 10:30-11 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 2-3. FMI: 333-6640.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 28: All-ages story time, 6 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.


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