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, 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 noon, 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.

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.

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

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.

Mechanic Falls, Friday, Feb. 25: Dance, with music by Cold Blue Steel, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., The Silver Spur, Rte. 121. $10. FMI: 345-3211 or www.thesilverspurclub.com.

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]

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 26: Bean and casserole supper, 5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. Adults $7, children $3.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 26: Bean and American chop suey supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Sixth Street Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St. $5, 5-12 $3, under 5 free. Take out available. FMI: 782-7517.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 26: Karaoke and dance with Jean Louis, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Williams J. Rogers American Legion #153. Free. Guests welcome. FMI: 782-1118.

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.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, Feb. 26: Oldies night dance with the Legends, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., The Silver Spur, Rte. 121. $10. FMI: 345-3211 or www.thesilverspurclub.com.

Sabattus, Saturday, Feb. 26: Baked bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Rd. $6. Followed by dance, $5, until 9:30 p.m. Open to the public. FMI: 375-4850.

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

Auburn, Sunday, Feb. 27: Pancake breakfast, 7:30-11 a.m., St. Philip’s Church, Route 4, by Lake Auburn. 45, 5-12 $2, under 5 free. Sponsored by family groups.

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

Lewiston, Sunday, Feb. 27: Beer Fest L/A, 1-5 p.m., Grid Iron. $10. Featuring Fat Finger live. Proceeds benefit Breast Fest against breast cancer.

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.

Lewiston, Tuesday, March 1: Kids clothes closet, 11 a.m. to noon, The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Freeport, Thursday, March 3: Documentary “Queen of the Sun”, 7 p.m., Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road. $7. Sponsored by Royal River Natural Foods and Maine Mead Works. FMI: www.merriconeag.org.

Lewiston, Thursday, March 3: Kids Clothes Closet, 11 a.m. to noon, The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Auburn, Friday, March 4: Turkey supper, 5-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $7, under 10 $3. Benefits veterans programs. Sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary. FMI: 782-2856.

Lisbon, Friday, March 4: Bean and casserole supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Auxiliary. $6. FMI: 353-2152.

Gray, Saturday, March 5: Bean and chop suey supper, 5-6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. $7, 5-11 $2.50, under 5 free.

Greene, Saturday, March 5: Public luncheon, 12-1 p.m., Greene Central School cafeteria. $4.50. Sponsored by Women’s Club. Proceeds benefit Christmas program for less-privileged children and seniors.

Hebron, Saturday, March 5: Boiled ham dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Community Baptist Church, Station Road. $7. FMI: 966-2663.

Lewiston, Saturday, March 5: Play date, 9:30-11:30 a.m., St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, 102 Campus Ave. Children attend with parents or grandparents. FMI: Julie 777-4250.

Lewiston, Saturday, March 5: Bean supper, 4-6 p.m., Holy Cross Church Hall, 1080 Lisbon St. $8, 12 and under $4. Take out available. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 12,652. FMI: Dan 752-2841.

Lewiston, Saturday, March 5: Mardi Gras potluck/game night, 6 p.m., Catholic Center, 16 Ste. Croix St. Hosted by Connected Catholics of Maine. FMI: 619-1539 or www.connectedcatholicsofmaine.org.

Monmouth, Saturday, March 5: Father/daughter dance, 6:30-9 p.m., Monmouth Middle School gymnasium. $15 couple, $5 additional daughter. Monmouth girls in grades pre-K to 6.

New Gloucester, Saturday, March 5: Open house, 9 a.m. to noon, History Barn, Route 231, behind Town Hall. Free. Feature: old town report. Sponsored by Historical Society.

New Gloucester, Saturday, March 5: Open House, 9 a.m. to noon, History Barn, Rte. 231. Free. Open to the public.

Sabattus, Saturday, March 5: Baked bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Parish. Adults $7, children under 12 $3. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. Proceeds benefit Parish programs. FMI: 375-6586 or 375-4057.

Lewiston, Sunday, March 6: Dance with music by Murky Water, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $9. FMI: 784-0389.

Lewiston, Monday, March 7: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, Blood Donation Center.

Lewiston, Tuesday, March 8: Kids Clothes Closet, 11 a.m. to noon, The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.


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