2016-12-15 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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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.

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. 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.

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. 17

“The Children’s Nutcracker,” 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Biddeford Middle School Performing Arts Center. Assigned seat tickets can be booked online or at the box office one hour before each performance. FMI, visit www.theacademyofdance.org.

“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.

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 noon 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. 18

Christmas in the Stable: A Traditional Service, 6 p.m., Ever After Mustang Rescue, 463 West St., Biddeford. FMI, call 284-7721

York County Hanukkah Party, 5 to 8 p.m., Congregation Etz Chaim,36 Bacon St., Biddeford. Participants are asked to bring a dairy or vegetarian entrée to share. Admittance is $6 per person. Parking is available on the street or in the nearby Biddeford Police Station parking lot.

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

“The Greatest Story Ever Told,” Christmas Cantata, 6 p.m., Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church, 498 Goodwin’s Mills Road, Dayton. FMI, call 499-2817.

“Behold that Star!” 4 p.m., Bar Mills Community Church, 13 Hermit Thrush Drive, Buxton. Free. FMI, call 310-4215.

“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. 19

Thornton Academy holiday concert, 7 p.m., Harry P. Garland II Auditorium. Tickets are available at www.thorntonacademy.org/arts (Box Office tab) for $4 for students/seniors and $5 for adults. Tickets can also be purchased at Thornton Academy’s box office located in the arts office from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or by calling Doug Stebbins at 602-4471.

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.

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, Dec. 20

Thornton Academy holiday concert, 7 p.m., Harry P. Garland II Auditorium. Tickets are available at www.thorntonacademy.org/arts (Box Office tab) for $4 for students/seniors and $5 for adults. Tickets can also be purchased at Thornton Academy’s box office located in the arts office from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or by calling Doug Stebbins at 602-4471.

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 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.

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, Dec. 21

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

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.

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.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. 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.

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 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.

Thursday, Dec. 22

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

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. 23

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. 24

Family Christmas Eve services, 5 p.m., United Baptist Church, 318 Main St., Saco. Includes scripture, children’s messages, carols and candles; 7 p.m., traditional Christmas Eve service. Includes special music, carols, scripture and candles.

Candle light service, 6:30 p.m., North Saco Congregational Church, corner of Flag Pond, Heath and Rocky Hill roads, Saco.

Candle light service, with lessons and carols, 7 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

Christmas Eve services, 5 to 5:45 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, UCC, Beach Street, Saco. Worship leaders will be the church’s youth and the junior choir will sing. Battery operated tea lights are used as the Christmas story is told. Traditional candlelight service will be held at 7 p.m. Hymns are sung that related to the Christmas story and the finale is the lighting of personal candles throughout the sanctuary.

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 noon 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. 25

Worship service, 10 a.m., followed by dinner, 10 a.m., United Baptist Church, 318 Main St., Saco. Contact church office at 283-3411 to make a reservation for dinner.

Christmas brunch, 9:30 a.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Small service downstairs with lessons and carols.

Worship services, 8 and 10 a.m., First Parish Congregational Church, UCC, Beach Street, Saco.

Service, 10 a.m., North Saco Congregational Christian Church, corner of Flag Pond, Heath and Rocky Hill roads, Saco.

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