2017-10-26 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Thursday, Oct. 26

Veterans R&R Drop-in Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1044, 508 Elm St., Biddeford. Veterans of all eras welcome. Includes coffee, checkers, chess and cribbage. Veterans benefit information available. FMI, contact Joseph Armstrong, 494-9287 or visit www.vva1044maine.org.

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

Bible Study, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent Street, Biddeford. FMI, call: 284-7898

Saco council and mayor candidate forum, hosted by Saco Citizens for Sensible Government, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Thornton Academy, 438 Main St., Saco. To submit any questions, email chairscsg@gmail.com.

Lego Club, 3 to 5 p.m., Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. FMI, call 934-4351.

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, Oct. 27

“Burnt Into Memory, 70th anniversary of the 1947 fires,” 7 p.m., Meeting House, Pool Road, Biddeford. Co-hosted by McArthur Library and Biddeford Historical Society. Storyteller Jo Radner will share events from Brownfield. After intermission, others will share stories from the fires.

Veterans R&R Drop-in Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1044, 508 Elm St., Biddeford. Veterans of all eras welcome. Includes coffee, checkers, chess and cribbage. Veterans benefit information available. FMI, contact Joseph Armstrong, 494-9287 or visit www.vva1044maine.org.

Bowling Party, fundraiser for hurricane relief, 6 to 9 p.m., Vacationland Bowling, 812 Portland Road, Saco. FMI, call Kal Rogers at 233-9970 or email krogers@smcdj.com.

ANIME Club, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Join us for old and new favorites, plus snacks and socializing. Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco.

Pickleball drop in, 6:45 to 9 p.m., J. Richard Martin Community Center, Alfred Street, Biddeford. Ages 18 and older. Drop in fee is $2.

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.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 28

Hunter’s breakfast, 5:30 to 10 a.m., North Saco Congregational Church, corner of Flag Pond, Heath and Rocky Hill roads. Includes eggs, bacon, homefries, pancakes, toast, coffee, orange juice and pie.

Jerry Sander’s Country Music Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Saco Grange #53, 168 North St., Saco. Free refreshments and coffee. FMI, 831-5784 or sacogrange53@gmail.com.

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.

Sunday, Oct. 29

Harvest Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Linnell Gym, Thornton Academy, 438 Main St., Saco. Hosted by TA Hockey Boosters.

Pancake breakfast, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St.

Biddeford. FMI, call 284-7898

Second Congregational Church, 10 a.m. worship and communion, 10:10 to 11 a.m. Sunday School/nursery, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. FMI, call 284-7898.

Farmers/Artisan Market, 8 a.m. to noon, The Ballpark, Old Orchard Beach.

LARPING (Live Action Role Playing), 1 p.m., Rotary Park, 17 Parkview Court, Biddeford. Medieval and fantasy combat sports and recreation. For more information, search “Amtgard Ebon Falls group” on Facebook.

Weekly worship, 10 a.m., Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 35 South St., Biddeford. Includes music, prayer and Holy Communion. Light refreshments are available after the service.

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, 10:30 a.m., Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 20 Jenkins Road, Saco.

Service, 10 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco- Biddeford, 60 School St., Saco. FMI, call 282-0062.

United Baptist Church worship and Sunday School, 10 a.m., 318 Main St., Saco. FMI, visit Unitedbaptistsaco.org.

Monday, Oct. 30

Drop-in genealogy assistance, 6 to 7:30 p.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford.

Veterans R&R Drop-in Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1044, 508 Elm St., Biddeford. Veterans of all eras welcome. Includes coffee, checkers, chess and cribbage. Veterans benefit information available. FMI, contact Joseph Armstrong, 494-9287 or visit www.vva1044maine.org.

TOPS Maine 0253, 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. weigh in, meeting is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Seeds of Hope, 35 South St., Biddeford.

Painting session, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saco Parks and Recreation, 75 Franklin Street, Room 203. Held by Saco Bay Artists. Participants can come and go as needed and are welcome to bring lunch. Meetings are free and open to the public. FMI, call 937-2125.

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.

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Veterans R&R Drop-in Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1044, 508 Elm St., Biddeford. Veterans of all eras welcome. Includes coffee, checkers, chess and cribbage. Veterans benefit information available. FMI, contact Joseph Armstrong, 494-9287 or visit www.vva1044maine.org.

Indoor pickle ball, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin St. Drop in.

Community band, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., St. Louis Alumni Hall, Route 1, Biddeford. Practice with Alumni Band members.

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

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Free film, “Citizen Kane,” 6 p.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford.

Veterans R&R Drop-in Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1044, 508 Elm St., Biddeford. Veterans of all eras welcome. Includes coffee, checkers, chess and cribbage. Veterans benefit information available. FMI, contact Joseph Armstrong, 494-9287 or visit www.vva1044maine.org.

Libby Library Book Club, 6 p.m., Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. For book selection, visit ooblibrary.org, or call 934-1554.

Networking meeting, 8:45 to 9:30 a.m., Saco Fire Station, 271 North St., Saco. Hosted by Growing Small Business Southern Maine, a nonprofit networking group. Open to all business professionals. FMI, visit the Facebook page.

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, Nov. 2

Veterans R&R Drop-in Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1044, 508 Elm St., Biddeford. Veterans of all eras welcome. Includes coffee, checkers, chess and cribbage. Veterans benefit information available. FMI, contact Joseph Armstrong, 494-9287 or visit www.vva1044maine.org.

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 tmansmk49@gmail.com. On the first Thursday of each month free HIV and HepC testing is available, along with a potluck.

Lego Club, 3 to 5 p.m., Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. FMI, call 934-4351.

Kettlebell exercise class, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., J. Richard Martin Community Center, Alfred Street, Biddeford. For 18 and older. Drop in fee is $5.

Friday, Nov. 3

Acoustic Country Jam, 6 to 8 p.m., Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. Donation at the door. FMI, call 831-5784.

Veterans R&R Drop-in Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1044, 508 Elm St., Biddeford. Veterans of all eras welcome. Includes coffee, checkers, chess and cribbage. Veterans benefit information available. FMI, contact Joseph Armstrong, 494-9287 or visit www.vva1044maine.org.

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

Pickleball drop in, 6:45 to 9 p.m., J. Richard Martin Community Center, Alfred Street, Biddeford. Ages 18 and older. Drop in fee is $2.

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.

Saturday, Nov. 4

Hunter’s breakfast, 5:30 to 10 a.m., North Saco Congregational Church, corner of Flag Pond, Heath and Rocky Hill roads. Includes eggs, bacon, homefries, pancakes, toast, coffee, orange juice and pie.

Stamp Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hampton Inn, 48 Industrial Park Road, Saco

Eastern Trail full moon walk, 7 p.m., meet behind Southern Maine Health Care, back parking lot. Free. Takes 90 minutes. No flashlights or pets. FMI, call 283-4487.

Sunday, Nov. 5

LARPING (Live Action Role Playing), 1 p.m., Rotary Park, 17 Parkview Court, Biddeford. Medieval and fantasy combat sports and recreation. For more information, search “Amtgard Ebon Falls group” on Facebook.

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.

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