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, Tuesday, April 26: “Open Book” discussion, 12-1 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. All are welcome. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Tuesday, April 26: “Tonight and Every Night” film showing, 2 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 50 cents. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Tuesday, April 26: “Genealogy for Beginners, 7 p.m., Androscoggin Historical Society, third floor, Court and Turner streets. Open to public.

Lewiston, Tuesday, April 26: Pre-school story time, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Tuesday, April 26: Kids Clothes Closet, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Tuesday, April 26: Read to a dog, 4:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Tuesday, April 26: Global Day of Conversation on Alternate Energy, 12 p.m., Library, Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. Free. FMI: 513-3000 ext. 3205.

Auburn, Wednesday, April 27: 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, April 27: Teen movie, 3-4:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Viewers’ choice. FMI: 333-6640.Lewiston, Wednesday, April 27: Science explorers, 4:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 8-12. Sign up in advance. FMI: 513-3133.

Mechanic Falls, Wednesday, April 27: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 90 Lewiston St.

Auburn, Thursday, April 28: Mystery Creatures of the World with author Loren Coleman, 6-7:30 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Free. Appropriate for teens and adults. Books available.

Lewiston, Thursday, April 28: Kids Clothes Closet, 11 a.m. to noon, The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Thursday, April 28: Cooking club for ages 7-14, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Sign up at 513-3133.

Lewiston, Thursday, April 28: Mend-A-Body Solutions Expo, 5-7:30 p.m., USM-L/A, Room 170. FMI: 777-3223, [email protected] or www.mendabody.com.

Lewiston, Thursday, April 28: French story time, 6 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free. FMI: 513-3133.

Sabattus, Thursday, April 28: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Ellie Brown 375-4747.

Turner, Thursday, April 28: Spaghetti dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., Leavitt High School. $5 in advance, $7 at the door.

Winthrop, Thursday, April 28: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Winthrop High School, 221 Rambler Road.

Auburn, Friday, April 29: Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, William J. Rogers American Legion #153, South Main Street. Music by Broad Street Band. Guests welcome. FMI: 782-1118.

Greene, Friday, April 29: Showing of “Inside The Tuscan Hills”, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Rd. Free. FMI: 946-5311 or www.sawyer-foundation.com.

Lewiston, Friday, April 29: Babytime, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-5133.

Lisbon, Friday, April 29: Turkey dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 27 Village St. $7, 12 and under $3.50, preschool free. Sponsored by Nina Rebekah Lodge #86 and Sabattus River Lodge #21.

Sabattus, Friday, April 29: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Rd. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: 375-4747.

Turner, Friday, April 29: Italian night supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., GAR Hall, Rte. 219. Donations benefit North Turner Presbyterian Church operating budget. FMI: 224-7913 or 225-3370.

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

Auburn, Saturday, April 30: Dance/karaoke with Jean Louis, 8 p.m. to midnight, William J. Rogers American Legion #153, South Main Street. FMI: 782-1118.

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

Lisbon, Saturday, April 30: Dance, 7:30-11 p.m., VFW Post 9459. All welcome. Installation at 5 p.m.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, April 30: Concert by Christian band “Cornerstone”, 7 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Free.

Monmouth, Saturday, April 30: Spaghetti dinner and dance, 4:30 p.m., Monmouth Academy. Adults $10, children $5. Dinner 4:30-6 p.m. Dance with music by The Wildwoods Band 6-9 p.m.

Sabattus, Saturday, April 30: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 762 Sabattus Rd. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: 375-4747.

Turner, Saturday, April 30: Performance by Denny Breau, 6:30 p.m., Turner Center Universalist Church. Donations accepted.

Auburn, Sunday, May 1: “In Concert…Take Five!”, 6 p.m., Court Street Baptist Church. Love offering benefits youth programs and food pantry. The best of L-A area Christian Musicians. FMI: 784-6661.

Hebron, Sunday, May 1: English “High Tea”, 4 p.m., Greenwood Mountain Inn. $10. Music and tour. Benefits Historical Society’s Building Fund. RSVP: 966-2177.

Lewiston, Sunday, May 1: March for Babies. Start a team or volunteer. FMI: www.marchforbabies.org or 289-2072.

Lewiston, Sunday, May 1: Singles dance with music by Over the Hill Billies, 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $9. Ages 21 and up. Doors open at 6 p.m. FMI: 784-0389.

Mechanic Falls, Sunday, May 1: Country music get together, 2:30-5 p.m., Silver Spur Club, Rte. 121. Open to the public. Held by Friends of the Down East Country Music Association. Proceeds help George DeWitt. FMI: 515-3922.

New Gloucester, Sunday, May 1: CROP walk, 10:30 a.m., First Congo Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Rd. Benefits Church World Services and New Gloucester Food Pantry. FMI: www.cropwalkonline.org/newgloucesterme, 926-3260, or email [email protected]

Sabattus, Sunday, May 1: Buffet breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m., American Legion Post 135, 40 Island Rd. Adults $6, ages 10 and under $3.

Auburn, Monday, May 2: Sweet Peas for ages 24-36 months, 10:30-11 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Lewiston, Monday, May 2: All-ages story time, 6 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133.

Turner, Monday, May 2: American Red Cross blood drive, 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Leavitt High School, 21 Matthews Way.

Auburn, Monday, May 3: “Sailing the Mediterranean Sea” with June Spear, 2 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Lewiston, Monday, May 3: Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Tuesday, May 3: Read to a Dog, 4:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Reserve a spot at 513-3133.

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

Lewiston, Tuesday, May 3: Holocaust Days of Remembrance, 12 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free. Hosted by Mayor Gilbert. FMI: 513-3000 ext. 3205.

Auburn, Wednesday, May 4: Story time for ages 3-5, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Wednesday, May 4: Live music with Michael Krapovicky, 12-1 p.m., Library, Grand Reading Room. Bring or order lunch. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Wednesday, May 4: Teen Anime club, 3-4 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Refreshments. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Thursday, May 5: Belly dancing with Imari, 12-1 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Bring or order lunch. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Thursday, May 5: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Edward Little High School, 77 Harris St.

Lewiston, Thursday, May 5: Kids Clothes Closet, 11 a.m. to noon, The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Thursday, May 5: Cooking club for ages 7-14, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Sign up at 513-3133.

Sabattus, Thursday, May 5: Writers’ reception, 6:30 p.m., Oak Hill Middle School. Free. Refreshments. FMI: 240-5717, 375-8741 or [email protected]

Durham, Friday, May 6: All you can eat fish fry, 5:30-7 p.m., AMVET Post 13, 1049 Royalsborough Rd. Adults $10, children under 7 $5. FMI: 713-7711.

Durham, Friday, May 6: National Scrapbook Weekend, 5:30-9 p.m., Durham Congregational Church, South West Bend. $20. Register by April 29. FMI: 353-4030.

Lewiston, Friday, May 6: Baby time story time, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133.

Lisbon, Friday, May 6: Chicken stew supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Auxiliary. $6.

Auburn, Saturday, May 7: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St.

Auburn, Saturday, May 7: Rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Barker Mill Arms, 143 Mill St.

Auburn, Saturday, May 7: Ticket auction, 1 p.m., St. Phillips Church, Rte. 4. Proceeds benefit a local woman battling breast cancer. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Auburn, Saturday, May 7: Concert featuring the 4 Park Avenue Handbell Quartet and the Auburn Methodist Bell Ringers, 2 p.m., Auburn Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. Free. Donations accepted. All are welcome.

Auburn, Saturday, May 7: Spaghetti supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 757 Summer St. Adults $7, ages 5 and under $4. Proceeds go to medical expenses for Doug Adell.

Auburn, Saturday, May 7: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., Danville Junction Grange. Adults $7, children $4. Followed by game night at 7 p.m.

Auburn, Saturday, May 7: Sprouts for ages 0-24 months, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Library, Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Buckfield, Saturday, May 7: Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., John D. Long Post #58 American Legion. $5, under 12 $3. 50/50 raffle.

Buckfield, Saturday, May 7: Spaghetti supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Hall. Donations benefit Buckfield High School Project Graduation. FMI: Jerry 224-7623.

Durham, Saturday, May 7: National Scrapbook Weekend, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Durham Congregational Church, South West Bend. $20. Lunch included. Register by April 29. FMI: 353-4030.

Gray, Saturday, May 7: Public supper, 5-6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Rd. Adults $7, children under 12 $2.50, under 5 free. Benefits veterans and their families.

Lewiston, Saturday, May 7: Intergenerational playdate, 9:30-11:30 a.m., St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, 102 Campus Ave. FMI: 777-4250.

Lewiston, Saturday, May 7: Bean supper, 4-6 p.m., Holy Cross Church Hall, 1080 Lisbon St. Adults $8, ages 12 and under $4. Held by Knights of Columbus Council 12,652.

New Gloucester, Saturday, May 7: Quilt show, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., History Barn, Rte. 231. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by New Gloucester Historical Society.

New Gloucester, Saturday, May 7: Performance by The Pierce Family, 7:30 p.m., New Gloucester Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Rd. $10. FMI: 926-3161, 926-3260, or www.villagecoffeehouse.org.

Pownal, Saturday, May 7: Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 871 Lawrence Rd. Adults $6, children under 12 $3, under 3 free. Handicap accessible. FMI: 688-4101 or 829-5470.

Sabattus, Saturday, May 7: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Parish. $7, under 12 $3. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. FMI: 375-6586 or 375-4057.

Topsham, Saturday, May 7: Spring tea, 12-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m., Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St. Advance tickets, adults $12.50, children under 12 $6.50. Call for reservations. FMI: 729-3193 or mcpconline.org.

Auburn, Monday, May 9: Sweet Peas for ages 24-36 months, 10:30-11 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Lewiston, Monday, May 9: Art Van program, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Monday, May 9: All-ages story time, 6 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Monday, May 9: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 150 East Ave.

Auburn, Monday, May 10: Film: “The Unsinkable Mollie Brown”, 2 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. 50 cents.

Auburn, Monday, May 10: Auburn police officer Marshall McCamish, 3-4 p.m., Library Teen Space, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Lewiston, Monday, May 10: Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Tuesday, May 10: Kids Clothes Closet, 11 a.m. to noon, The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Tuesday, May 10: Read to a Dog, 4:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Reserve a spot at 513-3133.

Auburn, Wednesday, May 11: Story time for ages 3-5, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Wednesday, May 11: Book discussion of “Just Kids” by Patti Smith, 12-1 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 2.

Auburn, Wednesday, May 11: Teen gaming, 3-4 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, May 14: Spaghetti supper, 4:45-6 p.m., Holy Trinity Church Parish Hall, 67 Frost Hill Ave. $6, 5-11 $4, 4 and under free. Benefits Flying Eagles Special Olympic Team. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 2358. FMI: 353-5636 or 353-2091.


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