2016-02-25 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Thursday, Feb. 25

Worship service of prayer and praise, 6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. FMI, call 284-7898.

Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., SMHC, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford, Webber Building, second floor conference room. Free. FMI, call 283-7805.

Knitting and crafting group, drop in between 1:30 and 4 p.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Saco.

Preschool stories and crafts, 10:30 a.m., Libby Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. For ages 4 to 6.

Senior Lego Club, 3 p.m., Libby Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. For children in grade four and older.

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

Preschool story time, 10 to 11 a.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. A language enrichment program geared for children 3 to 6 years old. Includes stories, rhymes, music, movement activities and crafts. FMI, call 284-4181. Program not held during school vacations and holidays or when closed due to inclement weather.

Romp & Rhyme Toddlers, 10 to 11 a.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Saco. For children 18 months to 3 years old and includes finger plays, songs, sign language, movement and stories with social time for parents and play time for children after. Through repetition and fun challenges, toddlers learn speech and listening skills.

Friday, Feb. 26

SENIORity open house, noon to 1:30 p.m., Saco Parks and Recreation, 75 Franklin St., Saco. Includes light refreshments and tour. Looking for residents to join advisory committee. FMI, call 283-3139.

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.

Saturday, Feb. 27

Biddeford Green Independent caucus, 1 p.m., Biddeford City Hall, council chambers.

Junior Lego Club, 10:30 a.m., Libby Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. For children 6 and younger to be creative, have fun and make friends.

Childbirth education class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., SMHC, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford. To register, call 283- 7350.

Macrobiotics natural foods cooking class, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sweetser School, 50 Moody St., Saco. Free. To register, call 283-7320.

Another Chance Animal Rescue open house, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 251 Country Club Road, Route 4, Sanford. FMI, visit www.anotherchanceanimalrescue.org.

United Baptist Church worship service and Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday school for adults at 9 a.m., 318 Main St., Saco. FMI, visit Unitedbaptistsaco.org.

Monday, Feb. 29

Lego Club, 3 to 4 p.m., Dyer Library. All ages welcome; children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Legos provided.

Tai Chi Chih, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. FMI, call 284-7898.

Depression Support Group, 6 p.m., Rebuild Ministries, 193 Main St., Suite 103, Biddeford. FMI, call 229-2430.

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, March 1

Junior Lego Club, 10:30 a.m., Libby Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. For children 5 and younger.

Adult Winter Warmer Zone, noon, Libby Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. Adults are welcome to spend time in a comfortable, stress-free place to tackle a crossword, do a jigsaw puzzle or enjoy an adult coloring book.

Dyer Library Book Club, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Contact Cheryl Spaulding at library for latest title.

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.

Teen Lounge, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. Teens in grades six through 12 are invited to drop in to the library’s community room each Tuesday after school for crafts, laptops, board games and video games and to hang out and chat with friends. Teen Lounge not held during school vacations. FMI, call 284- 4181.

Baby & Me, 10 to 10:20 a.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. An interactive lap sit program for babies birth to 18 months and their caregivers. Introduce them to the world of books through songs, rhymes and adult/child book sharing time. FMI, call 284-4181. Program not held during school vacations or holidays or when closed during inclement weather.

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.

Petanque, 2 p.m., Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach. Held through Old Orchard Beach Petanque Club. FMI, call 937- 2015 or 937-8347.

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, 7:45 to 9 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 a free cup of coffee and snack, conversation, games, support and warmth. An outreach of Christ Episcopal Church. FMI, call 283-1783.

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, March 2

OOB Book Club, 6 p.m., Libby Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. Occasional and regular readers are welcome; “The storied life of A.J. Fikry,” by Gabrielle Zevin will be discussed.

Children’s Lapsit Reading, 10:30 a.m., Libby Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. For children 3 and younger.

Wednesday Lounge, after school, Dyer Library, Saco. Tweens and teens can hang out and have a safe space for homework, socializing or participating in group activities. Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for an hour.

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

Toddler Time, 10 to 10:30 a.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. A language enrichment program geared for children 18 to 36 months. FMI, call 284-4181. Program not held during school vacations or holidays or when closed due to inclement weather.

St. Vincent DePaul Society rummage sale, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., St. James Hall, South Street entrance. Donations accepted 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. FMI, call 499-7490.

Nar-Anon meeting, 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, corner of Fountain and Washington streets, Old Orchard Beach, FMI, visit www.nar-anon.org.

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.

Mom’s Circle support group, 9 to 11 a.m., Panera Bread at Biddeford Crossing. EveryWednesday. Free. Hosted by the Birthing Suite at SMHC. FMI, visit www.momscirclesouthernmaine.com.

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.

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, St. Joseph and 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.

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 934-5553.

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., J Richard Martin Community Center, Biddeford. FMI, visit www.csoaamaine.org/meeting.

Ross Center activities include Living Fit exercise class, 8 to 9 a.m.; Yoga for Every Body, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.; drumming, 11 a.m. to noon; walking, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; bingo, 12:30 to 3 p.m.; super bingo, 12:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays of the month; Medicare Minutes, 10:30 to 11 a.m.; and Scrabble with Friends, 3:30 to 5 p.m. FMI, call 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 snack, conversation, games, support and warmth. An outreach of Christ Episcopal Church. FMI, call 283-1783.

Thursday, March 3

Portrait drawing, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Libby Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. Live models. Program is every other Thursday. FMI, call 934-4351.

Preschool stories and crafts, 10:30 a.m., Libby Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. For ages 4 to 6.

Senior Lego Club, 3 to 5 p.m., Libby Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. For children in grade four and older.

Worship service of prayer and praise, 6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

Knitting and crafting group, drop in between 1:30 and 4 p.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Saco.

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.

Preschool story time, 10 to 11 a.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. A language enrichment program geared for children 3 to 6 years old. Includes stories, rhymes, music, movement activities and crafts. FMI, call 284-4181. Program not held during school vacations and holidays or when closed due to inclement weather.

Romp & Rhyme Toddlers, 10 to 11 a.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Saco. For children 18 months to 3 years old and includes finger plays, songs, sign language, movement and stories with social time for parents and play time for children after. Through repetition and fun challenges, toddlers learn speech and listening skills.

Southern Maine Gay Men’s Social Group, 7 to 9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 60 School St., Saco. New members, from 21 to 99, are welcome. FMI, call Tom at 602-8109.

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.

Ross Center activities include cribbage, 10 a.m.; walking, 11:45 to 12:45 a.m.; dominoes, 1 to 4 p.m.; indoor horseshoes, 7 to 9 p.m.; and karaoke, 7 to 9 p.m., every three months. FMI, call 282-5005. Ross Center is located at J.R. Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St., Biddeford.

You’ve Got Me in Stitches, 1:30 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 snack, conversation, games, lending library, support and warmth. An outreach of Christ Episcopal Church. FMI, call 283-1783.

Friday, March 4

Family movie night, 5:30 p.m., Libby Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. “Jumanji,” rated PG. Bring drinks. Popcorn provided.

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

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.

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