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

Bethel, Thursday, May 5: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road.

Dixfield, Thursday, May 5: Cake bingo, 6 p.m., Dirigo High School Student Community Center. $5 for 3 cards. Sponsored by Class of 2012.

Dixfield, Friday, May 6: Pot luck supper and program, 6 p.m., Mystic Valley Grange. Music by Emery Thomson and Friend. FMI: 645-2423.

Rumford, Friday, May 6: Spaghetti benefit dinner, 4-6:30 p.m., Black Mountain of Maine. $5. Dance 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. $10. Proceeds help Pam Thompson Redstone.

Bethel, Saturday, May 7: Walk A Rotary Mile” to end polio, 10 a.m. to noon, Davis Park, Rte. 26. Registration 7-8 a.m. FMI: 592-9614.

Dixfield, Saturday, May 7: Rummage sale, 7 a.m. to noon, Dixfield Congregational Church. Tables for rent for $10. FMI: 597-2955.

Dixfield, Saturday, May 7: Chinese auction, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., King Hiram Lodge, Route 2. Lunch counter, $1 table, 50/50. Benefits Bob Packard of Peru. FMI: Peggy Turner, 357-7072.

Peru, Saturday, May 7: Spaghetti supper, 4-7 p.m., Community Building. Adults $6, children $4. Benefits Peru Rec. FMI: 562-8650.

Rumford, Saturday, May 7: Free seed day, 9 a.m. to noon, Grange Hall, Rte. 2.

Rumford, Saturday, May 7: Roast pork supper, 4:45 p.m., St. Athanasius & St. John’s Parish Hall. Adults $8, children under 12 $4. Take-out available.

Dixfield, Monday, May 9: Preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Memorial Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.

Rumford, Monday, May 9: RSVP due for military family supper, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 24. Supper will be Saturday, May 14 at 6 p.m. Social hour 5-6 p.m. All area military families welcome. FMI: 357-3289.

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

Rumford, Wednesday, May 11: Pre-school story hour, 10 a.m., Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. Ages 2-5. FMI: 364-3661.

Bethel, Thursday through Saturday, May 12-14: “Beauty and the Beast”, 7 p.m., Helen C. Berry Auditorium, Telstar High School, Route 26. Donations. FMI: 824-2136.

Canton, Saturday, May 14: Park clean up, 9 a.m., Heritage Park. Bring tools. FMI: Thomas Adley 597-2168.

Mexico, Saturday, May 14: Chicken pie supper, 5 p.m., Mexico Congregational UCC (“Green Church”). Adults $7, children under 12 $3. Take-out available after 5:30 p.m. FMI: 364-8603.

Rumford, Saturday, May 14: Indoor yard sale, 8:30 a.m. to noon, United Methodist Church, Linnell St. All are welcome.

Rumford, Saturday, May 14: Bottle drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., drop-offs at Four Corners Redemption, Waldo St. Call for pick-ups. FMI: 364-2097.

Rumford, Sunday, May 15: Turkey dinner, noon to 1:30 p.m., Rumford Grange, Rte. 2. Adults $8, children under 12 $4.

Dixfield, Monday, May 16: Pre-school story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Memorial Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.

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