2016-09-29 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Thursday, Sept. 29

Prayer, Praise and Discussion, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

Knitting and Crafting Group, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library. Drop in any time with a project.

Tai Chi for health and balance, 10 to 11 a.m., JR Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St., Biddeford. To register, call 396-6500. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 17.

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.

Sit & Be Fit, 1 to 1:30 p.m., Saco Community Center, Franklin Street. Gentle stretching, deep breathing and toning exercises using stretch bands and light weights. Held through Saco SENIORity.

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.

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 or email maineguy_ 04043@yahoo.com.

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 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.

Friday, Sept. 30

Biddeford+Saco ArtWalk, 5 to 8 p.m., various galleries and venues in downtown Biddeford and Saco. FMI, visit www.biddefordsacoartwalk.com.

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.

Petanque, 6 p.m., Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach. Held through Old Orchard Beach Petanque Club. FMI, call 937-2015 or 937-8347.

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.

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

Saturday, Oct. 1

Rebecca Emery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting, 1 p.m., 23 Aspen Lane, Sanford. Program: “The rewards of tracing your lineage.” Plans to participate in the Biddeford, Saco Veterans Day parade will be discussed. FMI, call 741-2595.

Bean supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Hall, Biddeford. Hosted by Knights of Columbus. Free in appreciation of parish and community members hwo have helped Knights of Columbus. Donations will be accepted.

Clifford Park tree identification walk, 10 a.m. to noon. Join th Friends of Clifford Park and thearborists of Top Branch Tree Service. Participants will take an easy walk through Clifford Park to learn about tree species and specimens. Cider and donuts served after walk. All ages welcome. FMI, call 284-8520

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.

Saco River Market, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 110 Main St., Saco Island, off Route 1. Agricultural products, specialty foods, local art.

Zumba for beginners, 9 to 10:15 a.m., J.R. Martin Community Center fitness room G-1, Alfred Street, Biddeford. For adults 30 and older. To register, call 283-0841. Every Saturday.

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, Most Holy Trinity, 4 p.m.; St. Joseph, 4 p.m.; St. Margaret, 4 p.m.; St. Philip, 4:30 p.m.; and St. Brendan, 5:30 p.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, 10 a.m., SMHC cafeteria, Alfred St., Biddeford; noon and 7 p.m., 63 School St., Saco; 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, Washington Avenue, Old Orchard Beach. FMI, visit www.csoaamaine.org/meeting.

Sunday, Oct. 2

Pancake breakfast, 9 a.m., 10 a.m. worship, 11 a.m. fellowship, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

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 and church school, 10 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.; St. Brendan, 9:30 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, 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., Saco. FMI, visit Unitedbaptistsaco.org.

Monday, Oct. 3

Sit & Be Fit, 8:30 to 9 a.m., Saco Community Center, Franklin Street. Gentle stretching, deep breathing and toning exercises using stretch bands and light weights. Held through Saco SENIORity.

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, 6:30 to 7 p.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. Includes fun stories, rhymes, music and movement as dictated by the developmental level of those in attendance. Program not held during school vacations and holidays or when close due to inclement weather.

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.

Open play time, 9 a.m. to noon, The Center for Parenting and Play, 11 Adams St., Biddeford. For children 6 and younger.

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.

Open painting session, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Pines, Manor Street, Ocean Park. Saco Bay Artists helps members further skills through fellowship and exchange of information. Provides artists exhibition opportunities, workshops, classes, group painting sessions and live demonstrations. All welcome to participate or attend monthly business/program meetings on the second Monday of each month either from noon to 2 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m. FMI, contact Kathy Angel Lee at 937-2125.

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.

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

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, Oct. 4

Quilting/Crafting Club, 5:30 p.m., Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. Bring unfinished craft projects. Free admission, donations appreciated. FMI, call 831-5784.

National Ship in a Bottle Day, 4 p.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Dana Perkins will demonstrate principles of putthing ships inside bottles and give audience members a chance to try.

Tai Chi for health and balance, 10 to 11 a.m., JR Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St., Biddeford. To register, call 396-6500. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 17.

Farmers market, 10 a.m. to noon, Paul Hazelton House, 7 Smith Lane, Saco.

Sit & Be Fit, 1 to 1:30 p.m., Saco Community Center, Franklin Street. Gentle stretching, deep breathing and toning exercises using stretch bands and light weights. Held through Saco SENIORity.

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.

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

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

OOB Democratic Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m., OOB Police Station Community Room. FMI, call 807-1017.

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

Sit & Be Fit, 8:30 to 9 a.m., Saco Community Center, Franklin Street. Gentle stretching, deep breathing and toning exercises using stretch bands and light weights. Held through Saco SENIORity.

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.

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.

Nar-Anon meeting, 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, corner of Fountain and Washington streets, Old Orchard Beach, FMI, visit www.naranon.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. Every Wednesday. Free. Hosted by the Birthing Suite at SMHC. FMI, visit www.momscirclesouthernmaine.com.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Prayer, Praise and Discussion, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

Tai Chi for health and balance, 10 to 11 a.m., JR Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St., Biddeford. To register, call 396-6500. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 17.

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.

Sit & Be Fit, 1 to 1:30 p.m., Saco Community Center, Franklin Street. Gentle stretching, deep breathing and toning exercises using stretch bands and light weights. Held through Saco SENIORity.

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.

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