2016-12-08 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Thursday, Dec. 8

Kids shopping workshop, 6 to 8 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Volunteers needed for event the second Saturday of December.

Book discussion, 6:30 p.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford. Saco resident and Thornton Academy teacher David Arenstam will discuss “Homecoming: A soldier’s story of loyalty, courage and redemption.”

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.

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, Dec. 9

Kids shopping workshop, 10 a.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Volunteers needed for event the second Saturday of December.

“A Christmas Survival Guide,” 7:30 p.m., City Theater. An optimistic attitude, the characters charge into an urban holiday landscape searching for the true essence of Christmas. In songs and vignettes, they learn to cope with the season in ways that are both hilarious and heartwarming. Purchase tickets at the box office.

Christmas play and sing-a-long, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Saco Grange, 168 North St., Saco, a student-directed showcase. Includes refreshments and raffles. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and receive a free raffle ticket. FMI, call 423-0674.

Teen gaming, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., community room, McArthur Library, Biddeford. For video gamers or anyone who enjoys board games. All teens, grades six through 12, welcome. FMI, contact 284-4181.

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, Dec. 10

Carol singers, meet at 6 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, UCC, Beach Street, Saco.

Community game day and free dinner, 3 p.m., Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church, Route 35, Goodwins Mills. Board games at 3 p.m. followed by dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Kids Christmas shopping and pancake breakfast, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Preregister for event.

Christmas concert, carol sing along and puppet show, 3 p.m., North Saco Congregational Christian Church, corner of Flag Pond, Heath and Rocky Hill roads. Free will donations to food pantry accepted.

Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. No commercial vendors.

Bottle drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. Benefits USM student veterans. To arrange a pick up, call 847-502- 5693.

Seventh annual Christmas concert with Tim Janis, 6:30 p.m., Marie Joseph Spiritual Center, Biddeford. Free will offering. Must RSVP by Dec. 7, call 284-5671. Overnight options available.

“A Christmas Survival Guide,” 7:30 p.m., City Theater. An optimistic attitude, the characters charge into an urban holiday landscape searching for the true essence of Christmas. In songs and vignettes, they learn to cope with the season in ways that are both hilarious and heartwarming. Purchase tickets at the box office.

Christmas play and sing-a-long, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Saco Grange, 168 North St., Saco, a student- directed showcase. Includes refreshments and raffles. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and receive a free raffle ticket. FMI, call 423-0674.

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., 40 Main St., Biddeford. 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, Dec. 11

Christmas pageant, 10 a.m. worship service. First Parish Congregational Church, UCC, Beach Street, Saco. Costumes, animals, and Christmas hymns are all part of the service.

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

Seventh annual Christmas concert with Tim Janis, 2 p.m., Marie Joseph Spiritual Center, Biddeford. Free will offering. Must RSVP by Dec. 7, call 284-5671. Overnight options available.

“A Christmas Survival Guide,” 2 p.m., City Theater. An optimistic attitude, the characters charge into an urban holiday landscape searching for the true essence of Christmas. In songs and vignettes, they learn to cope with the season in ways that are both hilarious and heartwarming. Purchase tickets at the box office.

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, 8:30 and 10:30 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. worship and Sunday School, 318 Main St., Saco. FMI, visit Unitedbaptistsaco.org.

Monday, Dec. 12

Blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., St. Joseph Church downstairs hall, on Elm St., Biddeford. Hosted by Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Council #12941. Drop in or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733- 2767) to schedule an appointment or search online for sponsor code: KOCBidd.

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.

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, Dec. 13

Foster and adoptive parents informational meeting, 6 p.m., Biddeford DHHS, 208 Graham St., Biddeford. FMI, call 286-2480.

Eastern Trail full moon walk, 6 p.m., meet at the rear of the Southern Maine Health Care parking lot, Biddeford. Route includes a pond that has seen beaver activity. Learn about plants, trees and wildlife along the trail and its history. Walk takes 90 minutes. No flashlights or pets. FMI, call 283-4487.

Multiple Sclerosis support group, 7 to 9 p.m., Goodall Hospital Learning Center, second floor. Newly diagnosed encouraged to attend. FMI, call 284-1161.

Saco Bay Democrats monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Saco City Hall, 300 Main St.

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, 283-1258.

Pickleball drop-in, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin St., Saco. All levels welcome; $3/members of Saco SENIORity; $4/non-members.

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

Chorus to perform holiday concert

The Tri City Community Chorus, with Director Nick MacDonald, presents its holiday concert, “Lullabies and Light,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, First Parish Church, 12 Beach St., Saco.

It will feature “Lullaby” by Daniel Elder, “Light One Candle” by Peter Yarrow, and lots of holiday favorites.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or from chorus members; Community

Pharmacy, 244 Main St., Saco; Hannaford, 299 Elm St., Biddeford; and Market Basket, at Biddeford Crossing Shopping Center. 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.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

God Talk, 7 to 9 p.m., Edge Bar, 61 Main St., Biddeford.

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

Saco Coin and Currency Club, Saco City Hall conference room, Main Street.

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.

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.

Thursday, Dec. 15

York County Democratic Committee meeting, 6 p.m., Alfred Parish Church, 8 Kennebunk Road, Alfred.

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

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.

Friday, Dec. 16

Carol singers, meet at 6 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, UCC, Beach Street, Saco.

St. Louis Alumni Christmas Social, 5 p.m., St. Louis Alumni Hall, Route 1, Biddeford. Join fellow graduates and members to welcome the Christmas season. A light buffet will be served. RSVP to John Thibault at 937-2192 or jthibault@maine.rr.com.

“A Fireside Christmas,” Alumni Band concert, 7 p.m., Biddeford High School’s Little Theater. Joining the Alumni Band again this year will be the Saint James School Choir directed by Estelle Beauchesne. Also to perform are vocalist Nicole Dube and John and Rebecca Higby from the Yo-Yo People. Bring nonperishable food item for Stone Soup Food Pantry. Tickets are reserved seating and can be purchased at Brady Screenprint, 464 Elm St. in Biddeford or online at http://www.thealumniband.com.

“A Christmas Survival Guide,” 7:30 p.m., City Theater. An optimistic attitude, the characters charge into an urban holiday landscape searching for the true essence of Christmas. In songs and vignettes, they learn to cope with the season in ways that are both hilarious and heartwarming. Purchase tickets at the box office.

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.

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.

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