2012-05-31 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Thursday, May 31

Breast cancer survivors support group, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., SMMC Webber Building, second floor conference room, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford. Free. FMI, contact Helene Langley at 283-7805.

Terrific Toddlers, 10 a.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Saco. Program is for children 18 months to 3 years old and includes finger plays, songs, movement and stories and an appropriate craft project, with social time for parents and children afterwards. With repetition and fun challenges toddlers learn speech and listening skills.

Dance with Clean Slate,7 to 10 p.m.,York County Veterans Alliance, 24 Bradbury St., Biddeford.

NAMI support group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Jakeman Hall Conference Room, Ocean Park, 14 Temple Ave., Old Orchard Beach.

All Stars, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for children 18 months and older, introduction to different sports and games at Saco Parks and Recreation. FMI, visit www.sacorec.com or call 283-3139.

Biddeford Free Clinic, 6 to 9 p.m., J. Richard Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St. FMI, call 282-1138.

AA meetings, noon, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford; 7 a.m., 63 School St., Saco; 6:30 p.m. women’s meeting, Congregational Church, Saco; noon, 63 School St., Saco; 7 p.m., 63 school St., Saco.

Ross Center activities include puzzles, card players, books and cable TV with DVD and VHS players; yoga, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.; cribbage, 10 a.m.; walking, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; bridge lessons with Bob Blackmore 1 to 3:30 p.m.; indoor horseshoes, 7 to 9 p.m.; karaoke, 7 to 9 p.m., every other month. FMI, call Debbie or Stephanie at 282-5005. Ross Center is located at J.R. Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St., Biddeford.

Crafty Readers, stories and crafts for preschoolers, 10:30 a.m., Libby Library, Old Orchard Beach. FMI, call 934-4351.

Preschool story time, 10 to 10:45 a.m.,McArthur Library, Biddeford. Language enrichment program geared for children 3 to 6 years old. Join stories, rhymes, music, movement activities and crafts. FMI, contact Deanna at 284-4181.

You’ve Got Me in Stitches, 3 p.m., meeting room, Dyer Library, Saco. Knit, crochet, chat and sip tea or coffee. No registration required.

Bingo, 1 to 3 p.m., Saco Armory, 75 Franklin St., Saco, sponsored by Open Door Seniors Club.

Le Club Francais, 6:30 p.m., McArthur Library, Biddeford. FMI, call 284-4181.

Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 35 South St., Biddeford. Drop in for a free cup of coffee and a snack, conversation, games, lending library, support and warmth. An outreach of Christ Episcopal Church. FMI, call 283-1783.

Friday, June 1

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, 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.

Saco River Outdoor Market, 4 to 7 p.m., 110 Main St., Saco Island.

Bouncing Babies, 10 a.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Saco. Children from birth to 18 months are welcome for baby bounces,songs and stories,with social time for parents and children afterwards. The program stimulates language development and increases a baby’s capacity for learning. The last day will be June 15. There are no programs if Regional School Unit 23 has a school cancellation due to snow.

Community Clothes Closet, free, 3 to 5 p.m. every Friday, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Donations may also be made. Use sidewalk entrance near handicapped parking. Clothes Closet is closed when Bon Appetit Community Meal Program is closed such as vacation weeks or holidays.

Bingo, 6:15 p.m., Rochambeau Club, 329 South St., Biddeford. Doors open at 3 p.m., kitchen opens at 5 p.m. FMI, call 283-3833.

TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly), 8:15 a.m., Saco Parks and Recreation, Franklin Street, Saco. FMI, call Nancy at 283-3820.

AA meetings, noon, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford; 7 p.m., SMMC cafeteria, Alfred Street, Biddeford; 7 a.m., 63 School St., Saco; noon, 63 School St., Saco; 7:30 p.m., 63 School St., Saco.

Al-Anon meeting, 8 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church on corner of Main and Cleveland streets in 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 puzzles, card players, books and cable TV with DVD and VHS players; health and wellness exercise class, 8 to 9 a.m.; walking 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; indoor horseshoes, 7 to 9 p.m. FMI, call Debbie or Stephanie at 282-5005. Ross Center is located at J.R. Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St., Biddeford.

Finger Frolics, 10:30 a.m., Edith Belle Libby Memorial Library, Old Orchard Beach. Activities include short stories, songs and finger play for babies and toddlers. FMI, call 934-4351.

Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 35 South St., Biddeford. Drop in for a free cup of coffee and a snack, conversation, games, support and warmth. An outreach of Christ Episcopal Church. FMI, call 283-1783.

Adult children of alcoholics, 6:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, corner Main and Cleveland streets, Saco. FMI, call 571-4486.

Saturday, June 2

Spaghetti supper, to benefit the family of Lisa Perry, 4 to 7 p.m., St. Louis Alumni Hall, Route 1, Biddeford.

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, Most Holy Trinity, 4 p.m.; St. Joseph, 4 p.m.; St. Margaret, 4 p.m.; St. Brendan, 5:30 p.m. (through Oct. 6); St. Philip, 5:30 p.m. (June 23 through Sept. 2). 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.

Yard sale, 8 a.m. to noon, Wardwell Retirement Neighborhood, 43 Middle St., Saco.

Old Orchard Beach transfer station open 8 a.m. to noon for brush and leaf disposal.

AA meetings, 7 a.m., 63 School St., Saco; 10 a.m., Southern Maine Medical Center cafeteria, Biddeford; 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, Washington Avenue, Old Orchard Beach; and 8 p.m., United Methodist Church, Washington Avenue, Old Orchard Beach.

Saturday Morning Kids’ Club, 10:30 a.m., Edith Belle Libby Memorial Library, Old Orchard Beach. Activities include crafts and games for children preschool age and older. FMI, call 934-4351.

Sunday, June 3

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, St. Joseph, 8 a.m. (French); St. Luke, 8:30 a.m. (June 23 through Sept. 2); Most Holy Trinity, 8:30 a.m.; St. Philip, 9 a.m.; St. Brendan, 9:30 a.m. (June 23 through Sept. 2); Most Holy Trinity, 10:30 a.m.; St. Luke, 10:30 a.m. (June 23 through Sept. 2); St. Joseph, 11 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.

Informal worship on the beach, 8 a.m., United Methodist Church, the end of Atlantic Avenue, Old Orchard Beach. Free pancake breakfast held at the church at 9 a.m. and regular celebration worship at 10 a.m. FMI, call Pastor Michael Gray, 423-0028.

St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church, services, 10 a.m., 156 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach; the Rev. Jeffrey Monroe, vicar.

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, 10 a.m., 318 Main St., All are welcome. FMI, visit Unitedbaptistsaco.org.

Salvation Army services, 9:45 a.m. Sunday School and adult Bible study; 10:45 a.m. morning worship; 12:15 p.m. junior high youth group, 2 Sixth St., Old Orchard Beach. FMI, call 934-438l.

First Parish Congregational Church UCC worship, 8 and 10 a.m.,12 Beach St., Saco. Everyone is welcome. FMI, call 283-3771.

Good Shepherd’s Cove Church Christian Education, 9:30 a.m.; worship service at 10:30 a.m.; 1189 Route 1, Arundel. Affiliated with the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference. FMI, call 467-9027.

Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church worship service, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school at 11 a.m.; evening service at 6. FMI, contact Pastor Nick Foss at 499-2817.

Victory Chapel, 67 Hill St., Biddeford, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship; 7 p.m. worship, Wednesday prayer and Bible study, 7 p.m. FMI, contact the Rev. Joel McLain at 283-0304.

Worship service, Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford, 10 a.m., 60 School St., Saco. Child care and children’s religious exploration is 10 to 11:15 a.m. FMI, call 282-0062.

North Saco Congregational Church UCC, 131 Heath Road, Saco, 9:30 a.m. choir rehearsal, new singers welcome; 10 a.m. worship and church school, 11 a.m. coffee friendship hour.

Southern Maine Friends meeting (Quakers), 9 to 10 a.m. Call 282-2171 or 967-4451 for directions. All faiths welcome.

AA meeting, 8 to 9 p.m., North Saco Congregational Church, corner of Flag Pond, Heath and Rocky Hill roads.

Old Orchard Beach United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. free pancake breakfast and 10 a.m. service, corner of Washington and Fountain streets. FMI, call the Rev. Michael J. Gray, 423-0028.

Worship and Sunday school, 10:30 a.m., Goodwins Mills United Methodist Church, 55 Church St., Lyman. Nursery care available. Church office open 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. FMI, call 499-7438.

Monday, June 4

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, St. Margaret, 8 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.

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.

NAMI Biddeford, “Surviving Mental Illness Together,” 7 to 9 p.m., Southern Maine Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, off Alfred Street, Biddeford. FMI, call 216-1053.

Open painting session, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Pines, Manor Street, Ocean Park, held by Saco Bay Artists, a local art group that helps members further their skills in the fine art medium of his or her choice through fellowship and free exchange of information and ideas. It provides artists exhibition opportunities, workshops, classes, group painting sessions and live demonstrations. Anyone is welcome to participate in this weekly painting/fellowship opportunity or to attend the monthly business/program meetings. Business and program meetings are held on the second Monday of each month either from noon to 2 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m. Check the website at www.sacobayartists.org for the schedule and show information. FMI, contact Kathy Angel Lee at 937-2125 or kathyangellee@gmail.com.

Gymtastic (open gym), 9 to 10:30 a.m., for children 18 months and older, Saco Parks and Recreation. FMI, visit www.sacorec.com or call 283-3139.

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 bread and clothes. FMI, call Carol Davis at 934-5873 or the church at 934-5553.

AA meetings, noon, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St. Biddeford; 7 a.m. and noon, 63 School St., Saco; 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, Washington Avenue, Old Orchard Beach; and 7 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 60 School St., Saco.

Al-Anon Meeting, 10 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Cleveland streets in Saco. FMI, call 934-9954.

Beach ball and Bible, 7 p.m., The Salvation Army, 2 Sixth St., Old Orchard Beach. FMI, call 934-438l.

TOPS 253 weight-loss group, 5 to 7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, Crescent Street, Biddeford.

Autism-Asperger’s Support Group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., teen center in Rotary Park off Main Street in Biddeford. FMI, including speakers and time changes, call Roberta Bernier at 283-8742.

Ross Center activities include puzzles, card players, books and cable TV with DVD and VHS players; health and wellness class is 8 to 9 a.m.; free gym; open bridge, 1 to 4 p.m., walking in gym, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; book club, fourth Monday each month, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.;knitting for charity, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Yarn and knitters needed. FMI, call Debbie or Stephanie at 282-5005. Ross Center is located at J.R. Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St., Biddeford.

Toddler Time, 10 to 10:30 a.m., McArthur Library, Biddeford. Toddler Time is an adult-child language enrichment program geared for children 18 to 36 months. FMI, contact Deanna at 284-4181.

Family evening story time, 6:30 to 7 p.m., McArthur Library, Biddeford. Bring the whole family for an evening of stories, rhymes, music and movement. All ages are welcome. FMI, contact Deanna at 284-4181.

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

HUGS of love-remember our troops support group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 41 Cascade Road, Old Orchard Beach. Prepare care packages and letters to send to troops. FMI, contact Nancy Kelley at 934-2360.

Tuesday, June 5

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, 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.

Laughing with Lois, preschool story time, 10 a.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Saco. Program involves children’s literature, songs and a craft project. The program helps children develop early social and behavioral skills essential for schooling. There are no programs if Regional School Unit 23 has a school cancellation due to snow. Program ends June 19.

Play ’N Learn, 9 to 10:30 a.m. for children 18 months or older, story, craft, stretching, singing and a condensed open gym, Saco Parks and Recreation. FMI, visit www.sacorec.com or call 283-3139.

Baby and Me, 10 to 10:20 a.m., McArthur Library, Biddeford. An interactive lap-sit program for babies from birth to 18 months and their caregivers. Introduce children to books through songs, rhymes and adult/child book sharing time. FMI, contact Deanna at 284- 4181.

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

Al-Anon meeting, 7:45 to 9 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. FMI, call 1-800-498-1844.

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., Trinity Episcopal Church, 15 Cleveland St., Saco (note new location). FMI call Marry Mitton, 749- 8001.

TOPS Old Orchard Beach chapter, 6 p.m., Cider Hill Clubhouse. FMI, call Judy at 423-3223.

AA meetings, noon, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford; 7 a.m., noon and 7 p.m., 63 School St., Saco; 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church at the intersection of Cleveland and Main streets in Saco and Southern Maine Medical Center cafeteria in Biddeford.

Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 35 South St., Biddeford. Drop in for a free cup of coffee and a snack, conversation, games, support and warmth. An outreach of Christ Episcopal Church. FMI, call 283-1783.

Ross Center activities include puzzles, card players, books and cable TV with DVD and VHS players; bingo, purchase a meal to play; bakery prizes awarded, 10 a.m.; card playing, all morning; walking, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the gym; meetings are second Tuesday of the month; chess club, 6 to 10 p.m.; yoga, 6 p.m. FMI, call Debbie or Stephanie at 282-5005. Ross Center is located at J.R. Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St., Biddeford.

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

Wednesday, June 6

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, St. Margaret, 8 a.m. (June 13 through September); 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.

St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church, Communion service, 7 p.m., 156 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach; the Rev. Jeffrey Monroe, vicar.

St. Vincent de Paul rummage sale, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., St. James hall, use South Street entrance. Donations accepted Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. FMI, casll 499-7490.

Old Orchard Beach transfer station open 8 a.m. to noon for brush and leaf disposal.

Gymtastic (open gym), 9 to 10:30 a.m., for children 18 months and older, Saco Parks and Recreation. FMI, visit www.sacorec.com or call 283-3139.

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 bread and clothes. FMI, call Carol Davis at 934-5873 or the church at 934-5553.

AA meetings, noon, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford and 63 School St., Saco; 7 a.m., noon and 7 p.m., 63 School St., Saco.

Ross Center activities include puzzles, card players, books and cable TV with DVD and VHS players; health and wellness exercise class, 8 to 9 a.m.; Wii fun day, first Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m.; walking, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; bingo, 1 to 3 p.m., cash prizes, second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, order an Italian sandwich meal from Meals on Wheels, pre-order at 283-2477; indoor horseshoes 7 to 9 p.m. FMI, call Debbie or Stephanie at 282-5005. Ross Center is located at J.R. Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St., Biddeford.

Good Shepherd’s Cove Church, 7 p.m. Bible study, 1189 Route 1, Arundel. Affiliated with Conservative Congregational Christian Conference. FMI, call 467-9027.

Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 35 South St., Biddeford. Drop in for a free cup of coffee and a snack, conversation, games, support and warmth. An outreach of Christ Episcopal Church. FMI, call 283-1783.

Salvation Army kids club, 3:30 p.m., 2 Sixth St., Old Orchard Beach. FMI, call Patti Murray at 934-438l.

Thursday, June 7

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.

Terrific Toddlers, 10 a.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Saco. Program is for children 18 months to 3 years old and includes finger plays, songs, movement and stories and an appropriate craft project, with social time for parents and children afterwards. With repetition and fun challenges toddlers.

Dance with Clean Slate, 7 to 10 p.m., York County Veterans Alliance, 24 Bradbury St., Biddeford.

NAMI support group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Jakeman Hall Conference Room, Ocean Park, 14 Temple Ave., Old Orchard Beach.

All Stars, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for children 18 months and older, introduction to different sports and games at Saco Parks and Recreation. FMI, visit www.sacorec.com or call 283-3139.

Biddeford Free Clinic, 6 to 9 p.m., J. Richard Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St. FMI, call 282-1138.

AA meetings, noon, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford; 7 a.m., 63 School St., Saco; 6:30 p.m. women’s meeting, Congregational Church, Saco; noon, 63 School St., Saco; 7 p.m., 63 school St., Saco.

Ross Center activities include puzzles, card players, books and cable TV with DVD and VHS players; yoga, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.; cribbage, 10 a.m.; walking, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; bridge lessons with Bob Blackmore 1 to 3:30 p.m.; indoor horseshoes, 7 to 9 p.m.; karaoke, 7 to 9 p.m., every other month.FMI, call Debbie or Stephanie at 282-5005. Ross Center is located at J.R. Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St., Biddeford.

Crafty Readers, stories and crafts for preschoolers, 10:30 a.m., Libby Library, Old Orchard Beach. FMI, call 934-4351.

Preschool story time, 10 to 10:45 a.m., McArthur Library, Biddeford. Language enrichment program geared for children 3 to 6 years old. Join stories, rhymes, music, movement activities and crafts. FMI, contact Deanna at 284-4181.

You’ve Got Me in Stitches, 3 p.m., meeting room, Dyer Library, Saco. Knit, crochet, chat and sip tea or coffee. No registration required.

Bingo, 1 to 3 p.m., Saco Armory, 75 Franklin St., Saco, sponsored by Open Door Seniors Club.

Le Club Francais, 6:30 p.m., McArthur Library, Biddeford. FMI, call 284-4181.

Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 35 South St., Biddeford. Drop in for a free cup of coffee and a snack, conversation, games, lending library, support and warmth. An outreach of Christ Episcopal Church. FMI, call 283-1783.

Friday, June 8

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, 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.

St. Louis Alumni Association annual meeting, 6:30 p.m., Alumni Hall, 635 Elm St., Route 1, Biddeford. Former graduates, members and new members invited. FMI, contact John Thibault at 937-2192 or e-mail jthibault@maine.rr.com.

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