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 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.

Andover, Saturday, May 14: Baked bean and casserole dinner, 5:30 p.m., Snow Valley Sno-Goers Clubhouse, off Rte. 5. Adults $7, ages 12 and under $5, 3 and under free.

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.

Mexico, Saturday, May 14: Yard sale and car wash, 8 a.m./9 a.m. to 1 p.m., behind Fire Department. Benefits Mountain Valley Eagles Girls Travel Basketball teams.

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, Saturday, May 14: Rummage and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Rte. 2 at the Rotary.

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.

Mexico, Wednesday, May 18: Free lunch, 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. Served by GRAMPS. Doors open at 10 a.m. All are welcome. FMI: 364-7242.

Rumford, Wednesday, May 18: Pre-school story hour, 10 a.m., Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave. Ages 2-5. FMI: 364-3661.

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.

Rumford, Friday, May 20: American Red Cross blood drive, 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mountain Valley High School, 799 Hancock St.

Dixfield, Monday, May 23: Pre-school story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ludden Memorial Library, 42 Main St. FMI: 562-8838.