2017-08-17 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Thursday, Aug. 17

Tai Chi and Quigong exercises, 9 to 10 a.m., Ocean Park Rec Hall, 22 Colby Ave., Old Orchard Beach.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m., St. Joseph Church, downstairs hall, 178 Elm St., Biddeford. Drop in or call 1-800-733-2767. Schedule an appointment online at www.redcross.org under Find a Drive with sponsor code: KOCBidd.

Friday, Aug. 18

“The Syringa Tree,” a one-woman play by Pamela Gien, 7 p.m., Engine, Main Street, Biddeford. For tickets, call 370-9130.

History of medicine during the Civil War, 7:30 p.m., Jordan Hall, 46 Temple Ave., Old Orchard Beach. Lecture given by Jim Burke, reenactor and amateur military historian.

Women’s Education Union, 1 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Meetings are first and third Friday of the month.

Pickleball drop in, 6:45 to 9 p.m., J. Richard Martin Community Center, Alfred Street, Biddeford. Ages 18 and older. Drop in fee is $2.

Knitting Group, 10 a.m. to noon, McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. A fun morning of knitting, chatting and sharing tips and knowledge.

Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 35 South St., Biddeford. Drop in for free continental breakfast/lunch, free new/ gently used clothing, Career Resource Center with help in searching for jobs, books from center’s lending library and support from staff/ volunteers. FMI, call 571-9601. All are welcome.

Saturday, Aug. 19

“The Syringa Tree,” a one-woman play by Pamela Gien, 7 p.m., Engine, Main Street, Biddeford. For tickets, call 370-9130.

Legend of the mustang intertribal pow wow, 10 a.m. to 5p.m., Ever After Mustang Rescue, 463 West St., Biddeford. Drumming, dancing, vendors, flute players, children’s activities. FMI, call 603-986-5235.

Teddy Bear Picnic, 3:30 p.m., Ocean Park Rec Hall, 22 Colby Ave., Old Orchard Beach. Free. Refreshments, stories, clowns and games. All ages.

Summer service, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Congregation Etz Chaim, 36 Bacon St., Biddeford. Parking available in lot next to police station.

Sunday, Aug. 20

“Synagogues Around the World,” 7 p.m., Congregation Etz Chaim, 36 Bacon St., Biddeford. Led by photographer Louis Davidson. A virtual reality presentation. Coffee and desserts will be served.

Legend of the mustang intertribal pow wow, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ever After Mustang Rescue, 463 West St., Biddeford. Drumming, dancing, vendors, flute players, children’s activities. FMI, call 603-986-5235.

Worship, 10:30 a.m., The Temple, 50 Temple Ave., Old Orchard Beach. Guest preacher is the Rev. Brandon Crowley, senior pastor at Myrtle Baptist Church of West Newton, Massachusetts.

Farmers/Artisan Market, 8 a.m. to noon, The Ballpark, Old Orchard Beach.

LARPING (Live Action Role Playing), 1 p.m., Rotary Park, 17 Parkview Court, Biddeford. Medieval and fantasy combat sports and recreation. For more information, search “Amtgard Ebon Falls group” on Facebook.

Weekly worship, 10 a.m., Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 35 South St., Biddeford. Includes music, prayer and Holy Communion. Light refreshments are available after the service.

Informal and interactive paperless service, 8 a.m.; 10 a.m. worship service, live streaming on Website, First Parish Congregational Church UCC, 12 Beach St., Saco. Nursery care for children 4 and younger provided; Sunday school for children K-12; full choir and instrumentalists, fellowship and refreshments following. FMI, call 283-3771 or visit www.firstparishsaco.org.

Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church, 498 Goodwins Mills Road, Dayton. For more information, call 499-2817.

Service, 10 a.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

Service, 11 a.m., Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 20 Jenkins Road, Saco.

Service, 8:30 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco- Biddeford, 60 School St., Saco. FMI, call 282-0062.

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, St. Joseph (French Mass), 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Most Holy Trinity, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.; St. Philip, 9 a.m.; St. Margaret, 8 and 9:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Parish office is located at 271 Main St., Saco; St. Brendan, Biddeford, 9:30 a.m. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. FMI, call 282-3321.

AA meetings, 9 a.m., Saco Elks Club, 68 Ocean Park Road, Saco; 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, Washington Avenue, Old Orchard Beach; 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 63 School St., Saco.

United Baptist Church worship service, 9 a.m., 318 Main St., Saco. FMI, visit Unitedbaptistsaco.org.

Monday, Aug. 21

An Evening of Story, 7:30 p.m., Jordan Hall, 46 Temple Ave., Old Orchard Beach. Presented by Barbara Mudd and Anne Parsons Marchant. For ages 8 and older.

Zumba dance class, 9 to 10 a.m., Ocean Park Rec Hall, 22 Colby Ave., Old Orchard Beach.

Yoga, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., Clifford Park, Pool Street, Biddeford. Instructor Carissa Rubin of Equilibrium Balancing Fitness leads an all-level class by the tennis courts. Class held at Equilibrium in case of rain. Held every Monday through August.

TOPS Maine 0253, 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. weigh in, meeting is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Seeds of Hope, 35 South St., Biddeford.

Painting session, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Pines, Manor Street, Ocean Park. Held by Saco Bay Artists. Participants can come and go as needed and are welcome to bring lunch. Meetings are free and open to the public. FMI, call 937-2125.

Yoga for Seniors, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., Saco Community Center, Franklin Street. Bring a yoga mat and small blanket. Held through Saco SENIORity.

Old Orchard Beach Community Food Pantry, 2 to 7 p.m., 155 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach. Provides food to Old Orchard Beach and Ocean Park residents and bread and clothing to anyone in need.

Family story time, 6 p.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. Includes stories, songs and games for all ages.

Old Orchard Beach Food Pantry, 9 to 11 a.m., United Methodist Church, Washington Avenue. Food served to Old Orchard Beach residents; everyone invited to come for free food and clothes. FMI, call 934-5553.

Old Orchard Beach Community Food Pantry, 5 to 7 p.m., 155 Saco Avenue, Old Orchard Beach.

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, Most Holy Trinity, 9 a.m. Good Shepherd Parish office is located at 271 Main St., Saco. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. FMI, call 282- 3321.

Lectionary study and discussion group for weekly scripture reading, 6:30 p.m., Old Orchard Beach United Methodist Church, 6 Fountain Ave., Old Orchard Beach. FMI, call Pastor Michael J. Gray, 423-0028.

Old Orchard Beach Food Pantry, 9 to noon, United Methodist Church, Washington Avenue. Food served to Old Orchard Beach residents; everyone invited to come for free food and clothes. FMI, call 934-5553.

AA meetings, 6 a.m., 34 Water St., Biddeford; noon, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford; noon, 63 School St., Saco; 7 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, Saco. FMI, visit www.csoaamaine.org/meeting.

Al-Anon, 10 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Cleveland streets. FMI, call 934-7158.

TOPS 253 weight-loss group, 5 to 7 p.m., Seeds of Hope, 35 South St., Biddeford.

Ross Center activities include Living Fit exercise class, 8 to 9 a.m.; knitting for charity, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; walking, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; Monday morning games, 10 a.m. to noon; open bridge, 1 to 4 p.m.; book club, fourth Monday of the month, 2 to 3 p.m.; and line dancing, 6 to 8 p.m. FMI, call 282-5005. Ross Center is located at J.R. Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St., Biddeford.

Bingo, 6 p.m., St. Louis Alumni, 637 Elm St., Biddeford. Doors and kitchen open at 4 p.m. Hosted by St. Louis Alumni.

Tuesday, Aug. 22

Zumba dance class, 9 to 10 a.m., Ocean Park Rec Hall, 22 Colby Ave., Old Orchard Beach.

In-A-Pinch Nonfood Pantry services, provides personal care and household cleaning supplies, 4 to 6:45 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Proof of current address required. For more detailed information, visit www.inapinchfoodpantry.com or call 283-1258.

Farm stand, 10 a.m. to noon, Paul Hazelton House, 7 Smith Lane, Saco. Provided by Fenderson’s Farm.

Community band, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., St. Louis Alumni Hall, Route 1, Biddeford. Practice with Alumni Band members.

Kettlebell exercise class, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., J. Richard Martin Community Center, Alfred Street, Biddeford. For 18 and older. Drop in fee is $5.

Contemplative prayer, 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Cleveland streets, Saco. FMI, call 590-3439.

Old Orchard Beach Community Food Pantry, 9 a.m. to noon, 155 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach. Provides food to Old Orchard Beach and Ocean Park residents and bread and clothing to anyone in need.

Baby & Me, 10 a.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. Sing songs and dance.

Laughing with Lois: preschool story time, 10 to 11 a.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Saco. For children 3 to 5 years old and includes children’s literature, songs and a craft project designed to help them develop early social and behavioral skills essential for schooling.

Salvation Army Kids Club, 3:30 p.m., 2 Sixth St., Old Orchard Beach.

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, St. Anne Chapel (at St. Joseph), 7 a.m.; Most Holy Trinity, 9 a.m. Good Shepherd Parish office is located at 271 Main St., Saco. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. FMI, call 282-3321.

Salvation Army Walking Club, 10 a.m., followed by free lunch at 11:30 a.m. (donations welcomed) and women’s group at 1:30 p.m., 2 Sixth St., Old Orchard Beach. FMI, call 934-4381.

Al-Anon meeting, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. FMI, call 1-800-498-1844.

Old Orchard Beach Food Pantry, 9 to noon, United Methodist Church, Washington Avenue. Food served to Old Orchard Beach residents; everyone invited to come for free food and clothes. FMI, call 934-5553.

TOPS No. 186 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weigh-ins, 5 p.m., Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 20 Jenkins Road, Saco. FMI, call Diane Marcoux at 749-8668.

TOPS No. 11 weigh-in, 5 p.m., Kimball Health Center, 333 Lincoln St., Saco. FMI, call Mary Mitton at 749-8001.

AA meetings, 6 a.m., 34 Water St., Biddeford; noon, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford; noon and 7 p.m., 63 School St., Saco; 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Cleveland and Main streets, Saco. FMI, visit www.csoaamaine.org/meeting.

Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 35 South St., Biddeford. Drop in for free continental breakfast/ lunch, free new/gently used clothing, Career Resource Center with help in searching for jobs, books from center’s lending library and support from staff/volunteers. FMI, call 571-9601. All are welcome.

Ross Center activities include carding playing all morning; walking, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; Chess Club, 6 to 9 p.m.; and Yoga for Every Body, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. FMI, call 282-5005. Ross Center is located at J.R. Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St., Biddeford.

North Saco Congregational Church UCC, Bible sharing and prayer time, 6:30 p.m., 131 Heath Road, Saco.

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Biddeford Eagles No. 804 meeting, 7 p.m., 57 Birch St., Biddeford.

Saco Coin and Currency Club, 7 p.m., Saco Train Station.

Country music jamboree, 7 to 9 p.m., Cornerstone Methodist Church Vestry, 20 Jenkins Road, Saco. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Donations welcome. Held the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Free; donations welcome. FMI, call Tobie at 934-7807.

Networking meeting, 8:45 to 9:30 a.m., Saco Fire Station, 271 North St., Saco. Hosted by Growing Small Business Southern Maine, a nonprofit networking group. Open to all business professionals. FMI, visit the Facebook page.

Martial arts class, 6 to 8 p.m., Biddeford Community Center, Alfred Street. For ages 10 and older, $25 a month. Preregister atwww.biddefordrec.com.

St. Vincent dePaul rummage sale, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., St. James Hall, use South Street entrance. Donations of clean, saleable items accepted 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. FMI, call 499-7490.

Baby and Toddler time, 10:30 a.m., Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach.

Yoga for Seniors, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., Saco Community Center, Franklin Street. Bring a yoga mat and small blanket. Held through Saco SENIORity.

Magic the Gathering, 3 p.m., Libby Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. FMI, call 934-4351.

Thursday, Aug. 24

Tai Chi and Quigong exercises, 9 to 10 a.m., Ocean Park Rec Hall, 22 Colby Ave., Old Orchard Beach.

VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Old Orchard Beach Memorial Post 7997, 76 Atlantic Ave., Old Orchard Beach.

Kettlebell exercise class, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., J. Richard Martin Community Center, Alfred Street, Biddeford. For 18 and older. Drop in fee is $5.

Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach.

Story time, 11:30 a.m., Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 35 South St., Biddeford. Includes activity and snack for children 3 to 6 years old. An adult must be present.

Old Orchard Beach Community Food Pantry, 9 a.m. to noon, 155 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach. Provides food to Old Orchard Beach and Ocean Park residents and bread and clothing to anyone in need.

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, St. Margaret, 8 a.m.; St. Philip, 9 a.m. Good Shepherd Parish office is located at 271 Main St., Saco. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. FMI, call 282-3321.

AA meetings, 6 a.m., 34 Water St., Biddeford; noon, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford; 6:30 p.m. women’s meetings, First Parish Congregational Church, Saco; noon and 7 p.m., 63 School St., Saco. FMI, visit www.csoaamaine.org/meeting.

Friday, Aug. 25

History of Ocean Park businesses, 7:30 p.m., Jordan Hall, 46 Temple Ave., Ocean Park. Led by historians Dick Skillin and Win Winch.

Schooner Fare, 8 p.m., Biddeford City Theater. To benefit the Music Performance Fund of City Theater Associates Inc. Tickets available on City Theater Website.

Pickleball drop in, 6:45 to 9 p.m., J. Richard Martin Community Center, Alfred Street, Biddeford. Ages 18 and older. Drop in fee is $2.

Knitting Group, 10 a.m. to noon, McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. A fun morning of knitting, chatting and sharing tips and knowledge.

Little Wiggler Books and Babies, 10 to 11 a.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Saco. The youngest library patrons (up to 18 months) can enjoy baby bounces, songs and stories, with social and play time after. Program stimulates language development in increases baby’s capacity for learning.

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, St. Anne Chapel (at St. Joseph), 7 a.m.; Most Holy Trinity, 9 a.m. Good Shepherd Parish office is located at 271 Main St., Saco. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. FMI, call 282-3321.

Bingo, 6 p.m., Rochambeau Club, 329 South St., Biddeford. Doors open at 3 p.m., kitchen opens at 5 p.m. FMI, call 283- 3833.

AA meetings, 6 a.m., 34 Water St., Biddeford; noon, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford; 7 p.m., SMHC cafeteria, Alfred St., Biddeford; noon and 7:30 p.m., 63 School St., Saco. FMI, visit www.csoaamaine.org/meeting.

Al-Anon meeting, 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Cleveland streets, Saco. FMI, call 934-5453.

Salvation Army craft group, 9:30 a.m., for those who want to share craft ideas or fellowship, followed by free lunch at 11:30 a.m. Donations welcomed. FMI, call 934-4381.

Ross Center activities include Living Fit exercise class, 8 to 9 a.m.; walking, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. FMI, call 282-5005. Ross Center is located at J.R. Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St., Biddeford.

Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 35 South St., Biddeford. Drop in for free continental breakfast/ lunch, free new/gently used clothing, Career Resource Center with help in searching for jobs, books from center’s lending library and support from staff/volunteers. FMI, call 571-9601. All are welcome.

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