2018-01-04 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Thursday, Jan. 4

Youth Video Game Lounge, 4 to 6:30 p.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. Snacks, computer and video games. Teens, tweens welcome to bring own devices.

Knitting and crafting group, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco.

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

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.

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.

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

Friday, Jan. 5

Family Movie Night, 5:30 p.m., Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. Free popcorn. FMI, call 934-4351.

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

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, Jan. 6

ABC Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Thornton Academy offers early learning for children ages 3 to 6 whose parents want to get a head start on kindergarten. Student mentors will teach child participants how to count, read and learn.

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, Jan. 7

Meat and seafood raffle, 2 to 4 p.m., VFW Auxiliary Post 7997, Atlantic Avenue, Old Orchard Beach. Variety of packages available. FMI, call 934-9910.

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

Worship, 10 a.m., Sunday School/nursery care, 10:10 to 11 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. 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.

Monday, Jan. 8

Kids Free to Grow Play Group, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. Free play and snacks.

Drawing class, 1 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Led by artist Mona Harmon. Includes discussion of materials, contour, drawing, value studies and composition. To register, contact zoebthomas@sacomuseum.

Mass, 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.

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 9

Lego Club, 3 to 4 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Legos provided. Children age 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

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, visit www.inapinchfoodpantry.com or call 283-1258.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Baby & Me, 10 a.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. Sing songs and dance.

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.

Wednesday, Jan. 10

Make your own bath bombs, 1 to 3 p.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Saco. Kids and teens welcome. Library will provide supplies.

Wednesay Lounge, after school, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Tweens and teens invited to a safe, fun place for homework, socializing and/or group activities.

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.

Martial arts class, 6 to 8 p.m., Biddeford Community Center, Alfred Street. For ages 10 and older, $25 a month. Preregister atwww.biddefordrec.com.

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.

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 a.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. Listen to stories and sing songs.

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. EveryWednesday. 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, Jan. 11

Bus Trip to Bowdoin College Museum of Art, through Saco SENIORity, 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. FMI, email ameier@sacomaine.org.

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., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco.

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.

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, Jan. 12

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.

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.

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.

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.

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