2018-03-22 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Thursday, March 22

Bible study, 6:30 a.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

Astrophotographer, Mike Taylor, 6:30 p.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford.

Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m., United Baptist Church, 318 Main St., Saco. Communion and service of Tenebrae.

Knitting and Crafting Group, 1:30 to 4p.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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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, March 23

Contemplative Good Friday service, noon, United Baptist Church, 318 Main St., Saco.

“Company: a musical comedy,” 7:30 p.m., City Theater, Main Street, Biddeford. Tickets available at www.citytheater.org or 282-0849. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his life. During a hilarious array of interactions with his married friends, Robert examines the question of why he is still not married.

Yoga play, 10 a.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. Integrate yoga, stories and play. Geared for children 2 to 5 years old and their caregivers.

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.

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, March 24

Pancake Breakfast, hosted by Boy Scouts Troop 371 of Saco, 7 to 11 a.m., Saco Pathfinders Snowmobile Club, 46 Heath Road, Saco. Includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. Troop members make their own maple syrup. Quarts and pints for sale. Cash only.

ABC Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. For children ages 3 to 6 whose parents want to get a head start on kindergarten. Thornton Academy student mentors teach children how to count, read and learn.

“Company: a musical comedy,” 7:30 p.m., City Theater, Main Street, Biddeford. Tickets available at www.citytheater.org or 282-0849. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his life. During a hilarious array of interactions with his married friends, Robert examines the question of why he is still not married.

Lego Block Party, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. Stop in and show off creativity and superior building skills by tackling a suggested challenge with the library’s Lego blocks.

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, March 25

Worship with Sunday school, 10 a.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

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

Simons & Goodwin in concert, 2 p.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford. Free performance by folk musicians Bob Simons and Renee Goodwin.

Palm Sunday service, 10 a.m., United Baptist Church, 318 Main St., Saco.

AMVETS benefit breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m., Post 1, 147 Alfred St., Biddeford. Cooked to order. To-go meals available. Proceeds benefit AMVETS White Clover Fund, which provides temporary assistance to needy veterans, their families or surviving spouses.

“Company: a musical comedy,” 2 p.m., City Theater, Main Street, Biddeford. Tickets available at www.citytheater.org or 282-0849. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his life. During a hilarious array of interactions with his married friends, Robert examines the question of why he is still not married.

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., 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.

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; St. Brendan, Biddeford, 9:30 a.m. 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 and Sunday School, 10 a.m., 318 Main St., Saco. FMI, visit Unitedbaptistsaco.org.

Monday, March 26

Family Story Night, 6:30 to 7 p.m., McArthur Public Library, Main Street, Biddeford. Spring related stories, songs, activities and light snack.

Kids Free to Grow Play Group, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., McArthur Public Library, Main Street, Biddeford. Free play and snacks (and coffee for adults), courtesy of Kids Free to Grow.

Food Addicts in Recovery meeting, 6:30 p.m., Biddeford YMCA, 3 Pomerleau St. FMI, call 775-2132 or www.foodaddicts.org.

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.

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.

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 p.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. Includes stories, songs and games for all ages.

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.

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.

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, March 27

The A, B, Cs & Ds of Medicare,” 6 to 8 p.m., Old Orchard Beach High School. Free. Register by calling 934-7922.

Tai Chi Chih, 11 a.m. to noon, Saco Community Center, a rejuvenating practice of moving meditation.

Lego Club, 3 to 4 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Children 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.

Teen Lounge, 3 to 4:30 p.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. Teens in grades six through 12 drop in after school for crafts, video games, laptop computers and to hang out with friends in the community room.

Bingo, 6:30 p.m., BPOE 1597 Elks Club, 68 Ocean Park Road, Saco.

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.

Beginner pickle ball drop in, 9 to 11 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.

Wednesday, March 28

Put the ME in Mommy Book Group, inaugural meeting of new book group just for moms. Refreshments. FMI, contact children’s librarian Deanna Gouzie McNamara at 284-4181.

Evening service, 6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Led by Pie Kwigize.

St. Vincent de Paul rummage sale, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., St. James Hall, use South Street entrance. Item donations accepted 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. FMI, call 499-7490.

Wednesday Lounge, after school, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Safe and fun space for homework, socializing or group activities.

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

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.

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, March 29

Maundy Thursday Seder meal, 6 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

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

Youth Video Game Lounge, 4 to 6 p.m., McArthur Public Library, Main Street, Biddeford. Enjoy snacks and play computer games on the library’s laptops and Wii. Participants can bring own devices.

Pokemon League, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Deering Room, 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.

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.

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.

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

Friday, March 30

Book Ninjas Teen Group, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford. For avid readers in grades six through 12.

Cantata, “Redeeming love has been my theme,” 7 p.m., Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church. Community to follow and video of crucifixion. FMI, call 499-2817.

How to raise chickens, 6 p.m., Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. Held by Andy’s Agway. To register, call 831-5784.

Yoga play, 10 a.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. Integrate yoga, stories and play. Geared for children 2 to 5years old and their caregivers.

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.

Saturday, March 31

Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m., Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. Free. All ages. Donations accepted for Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. FMI, call 831-5784.

ABC Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. For children ages 3 to 6 whose parents want to get a head start on kindergarten. Thornton Academy student mentors teach children how to count, read and learn.

ANIME Club, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., McArthur Public Library, Main Street, Biddeford.

Eastern Trail full Blue 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.

Lego Block Party, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford.

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