2017-12-21 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Thursday, Dec. 21

OOB Community Food Pantry, 9 a.m. to noon, 155 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach, oobcommunityfoodpantry.org, 937-8094. Pokemon League, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Bible Study, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Knitting and crafting group, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Bring yourself and latest project. Mass, 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. 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.

Friday, Dec. 22

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.

Saturday, Dec. 23

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. 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, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve service, 5 p.m., Union Church, 3 Stonecliff Road, Biddeford Pool. Service preceded by a sing-along chorus that begins at 4:30 p.m. Includes celebration of nativity, music, messages and candle lighting. Collection will go to emergency assistance for the community throughout year. Evening service is in addition to 10 a.m. regular service. No Christmas Day service. FMI, call 602-6237. Worship, 10 a.m., children will perform skit of the first Christmas, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Candlelight service with carols and lessons, 7 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Christmas Eve services, 5 and 7 p.m., United Baptist Church, 318 Main St., Saco. Earlier service designed to capture the imagination and interest of young children. Service is slightly shorter. Includes scripture, carols by candlelight and a children’s message. Later service is traditional candlelight service with special music, scripture and thoughtful message. Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 5 p.m.,

North Saco Congregational Church, corner of Flag Pond, Heath and Rocky Hill roads, Saco. 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.

Monday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Free community brunch, 9:30 a.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Carols and care for one another. OOB Community Food Pantry, closed.

Tuesday, Dec. 26

OOB Community Food Pantry, 9 a.m. to noon, 155 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach, oobcommunityfoodpantry.org, 937-8094. Mass, 7 and 9 a.m., Most Holy Trinity, Saco. 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. 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.

Wednesday, Dec. 27

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

Saco Coin and Currency Club, 7 p.m., Saco Train Station. 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. “An Advent/Solstice Journey,” a time of music, meditation and miracles, 6 p.m., Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 35 South St., Biddeford. Mass, St. James School, 8:30 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. 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. 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.

Thursday, Dec. 28

OOB Community Food Pantry, 9 a.m. to noon, 155 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach, oobcommunityfoodpantry.org, 937-8094. Pokemon League, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Knitting and crafting group, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Bring yourself and latest project. Mass, 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. 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.

Friday, Dec. 29

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. 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. 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. Good Shepherd Parish Masses, Most Holy Trinity, 7 and 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.

Saturday, Dec. 30

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. 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. 31

Worship, 10 a.m. (lay lead), Sunday School/nursery care,

10:10 to 11 a.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Pancake breakfast, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Weekly worship, 10 a.m., Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 35 South St., Biddeford. Includes music, prayer and Holy Communion. 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.

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