2018-03-29 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Thursday, March 29

Mahjong, 1 to 3 p.m., upstairs, Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin St., Saco. FMI, call 229-2435.

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.

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.

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. 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, April 1

LARPING (Live Action Role Playing), 1 p.m., Biddeford Rotary Park, 17 Parkview Court. Medieval and fantasy combat sports and recreation. FMI, visit www.facebook.com/groups/EbonFalls. Easter sunrise service, 6:21 a.m., 20 Ocean Ave., Biddeford Pool, immediately followed by a potluck brunch at Biddeford Pool Community Center, 2 Yates St. Easter service at 10 a.m., Union Church, 3 Stonecliff Road, Biddeford Pool. FMI, call 602- 6237. Dawning service, 6:30 a.m., by river at Laurel Hill Cemetery, 10 a.m. Easter celebration, United Baptist Church, 318 Main St., Saco. Sunrise worship, 6:15 a.m., Williams Court Park, corner of South and Green streets, Biddeford. Followed by breakfast hosted by Second Congregational Church, 119 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.

Monday, April 2

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.

Tuesday, April 3

Mahjong, 1 to 3 p.m., upstairs, Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin St., Saco. FMI, call 229-2435. Quilt Club, 6 to 9, Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. Donation appreciated. FMI, call 831-5784. 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.

Wednesday, April 4

Evening service, 6:30 p.m., led by Pie Kwigize, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. 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. 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. “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, April 5

Mahjong, 1 to 3 p.m., upstairs, Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin St., Saco. FMI, call 229-2435.

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

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

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.

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, April 6

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

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.

Saturday, April 7

Bean supper, 4 to 6 p.m., Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. Includes kidney and pea beans, brown bread, red and brown hotdogs, chop suey, coleslaw, rolls, biscuits, pies and beverages. Take out available. FMI, call 831-5784.

Saturday Family Matinee, 1 p.m., Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. Free popcorn. FMI, call 934-4351.

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.

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