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

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.

Bryant Pond, Thursday, May 12: “The Spirit of Songo” by Norma Salway, 2 p.m., Whitman Memorial Library. Free. Refreshments.

Paris, Thursday, May 12: Story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Mechanic Falls, Friday, May 13: Scholarship dance, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Silver Spurr Club. $10. Music by Peter Allen and the Hurricane Mountain Boys. Proceeds go to Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by Rock-O-Dundee Riders.

Norway, Friday, May 13: Baby boosters, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Infants up to age 2. FMI: 743-5308 or

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

Hebron, Saturday, May 14: Italian Feast, 5-6:30 p.m., Hebron Community Baptist Church, Hebron Station Rd. Adults $7, ages 6-12 $3.50, under 6 free. Benefits Little Field Home in Malawi, Africa.

Locke Mills, Saturday, May 14: Sock-hop-dance, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., American Legion. $7. Benefits Myriah Porter’s trip to Skills USA national competition.

Norway, Saturday, May 14: Rummage sale, 9-11:30 a.m., St. Catherine’s Church, 32 Paris St. Benefits Youth Ministry.

Otisfield, Saturday, May 14: Roast pork loin dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Free Baptist Church, 231 Rayville Road. Donations. FMI: 539-2241.

Oxford, Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15: Flag pins sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Smedberg’s Farm, Route 26. Sponsored by Western Maine Veterans Advisory Committee. Benefits Maine Veterans’ Home, South Paris.

Paris, Saturday, May 14: Spring sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Deering Memorial United Methodist Church.

Paris, Saturday, May 14: Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club dance, 7-10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine St. $6. Non-dancer can watch for free. FMI: 577-6894 or 782-4050.

Paris, Saturday, May 14: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Thrifty Gift Shop parking lot, 659 Park St., Route 26, three miles north from Market Square rotary. Benefits food pantry. FMI: 357-7072.

Sumner, Saturday, May 14: Free community movie, 6:30 p.m., Congregational Church of East Sumner.

Sumner, Saturday, May 14: Plant/yard/bake sale, 9 a.m. to noon, Congregational Church. FMI: Linda 388-2263.

West Paris, Saturday, May 14: Public buffet supper, 5 p.m., Finnish American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St. Adults $7, children $3.50.

Mechanic Falls, Sunday, May 15: Zumbathon, noon to 4 p.m., The Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $35. FMI: email [email protected]

Fryeburg, Monday, May 16: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Gibson Recreation Center, 745 Main St.

Otisfield, Tuesday, May 17: Food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon, Spurrs Corner Church, Route 121. FMI: 583-4780 or 627-4329.

Buckfield, Wednesday, May 18: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 5 High St.

Norway, Wednesday, May 18: Pajama story time, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-5. FMI: 743-5309 ext. 4.

Norway, Wednesday, May 18: Pre-school story time, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-6. FMI: 743-5308 or

Mechanic Falls, Thursday, May 19: “Maine in the Civil War” by WCSH’s Bill Green, 7 p.m., Historical Society, 64 Elm St. Donations welcome. FMI: 345-3134.

Paris, Thursday, May 19: Story time for ages 0-5, 10 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Waterford, Thursday, May 19: Community supper, 6 p.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road. Bring dish to share. FMI: 583-6677.

Bethel, Friday, May 20: Dance-A-Thon, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. May 21, Telstar High School. Donation; competition $15 couple. Prizes, refreshments. Benefits Japanese Disaster Relief. Sponsored by Student Council.

Norway, Friday, May 20: Infant/toddler story time, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or

Buckfield, Saturday, May 21: Indoor yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Masonic Lodge. Name your price. Lunch. Benefits Evening Star Lodge building fund.

Casco, Saturday, May 21: Open house, 1-4 p.m., Public Library, 5 Leach Hill Road. Celebrating 60 years.

East Sumner, Saturday, May 21: Healing service with Pastor Howard MacMullen, 6:30 p.m., Congregational Church. FMI: Bill or Linda 388-2263.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, May 21: Open house, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Historical Society, 64 Elm St. FMI: 345-3134.

Norway, Saturday, May 21: Plant sale, 9 a.m. to noon, Town Hall/Fire Station. Benefits Responsible Pet Care.

Norway, Saturday, May 21: Public bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Hall, 9 Temple St. Adults $7, children under 12 $4.

Paris, Saturday, May 21: Yard/craft/bake sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fire Department, Western Avenue. Tables $10. Sponsored by Auxiliary. FMI: Tammy 890-6107.

Paris, Monday, May 23: Make a Lincoln Penny Pendant, 4 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]