2018-04-12 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Thursday, April 12

Tai Chi Chi, 1:15 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Instructor is Sarah Leonard.

Youth Video Game Lounge, 4 to 6 p.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford. Includes snacks, computer and video games for teens and tweens on the library’s laptops, Wii and Xbox One. Personal devices welcome.

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.

“What happened here? The stories behind our historic facades,” 6 to 8 p.m., Saco Grange, 168 North St., Saco. Presented by Saco and Biddeford Historic Preservation Commissions. Free.

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

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

Friday, April 13

Living Well with Chronic Pain, 1 to 3:30, MaineHealth Care at Home, 15 Industrial Park Road, Saco. To preregister, call 396-6578.

Paint night, 6 to 9 p.m., Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. Learn techniques for painting on glassware and go home with two spring-themed wine glasses. Cost is $25 per person. To preregister, call 831-5784.

Opening reception, “Lost Landscapes,” by Charles Thompson, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saco Museum, Main Street. Saco.

Teen Anime Club, 3 to 4:30 p.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford.

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.

Saturday, April 14

Eastern Trail walk, 10 to 11 a.m., with McArthur librarians and Eastern Trail Alliance representatives on a family friendly walk. All ages. Parking is behind SMHC in designated trail area.

ABC Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. For ages 3 to 6. Thornton Academy student mentors teach children how to count, read and learn.

“Vernal Pool Walk,” 8 to 11 a.m., Clifford Park, 150 Pool St., Biddeford. Rain or shine. FMI, email klfetcher@mcht.org.

Bean supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach St., Saco. Includes pea and kidney beans, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, breads, desserts, beverages. To go meals available.

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.

Sunday, April 15

Essential oil class, 2 p.m., Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. Free. FMI, call 831-5784.

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

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

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.

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 16

Blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., St. Joseph Church downstairs hall, 178 Elm St., Biddeford. Hosted by Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Council No. 12941. Drop in or call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment or visit www.redcross.org, under, “Find a Drive,” use sponsor code: KOCBidd. FMI, email kofc12941@hotmail.com.

Auditions, “The Producers,” 6:30 p.m., City Theater, Main Street, Biddeford. Casting five men and one woman in an ensemble of eight men and eight women. Auditioners should prepare a 32- bar musical theater piece. Accompaniest provided. FMI, visit www.citytheater.org/auditions.

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.

Tuesday, April 17

Sharks 4 Kids, 10 a.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Hourlong program with slides, activities and shark crafts.

Quilt Club, 6 to 9 p.m., Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. Donation appreciated. FMI, call 831-5784.

Auditions, “The Producers,” 6:30 p.m., City Theater, Main Street, Biddeford. Casting five men and one woman in an ensemble of eight men and eight women. Auditioners should prepare a 32- bar musical theater piece. Accompaniest provided. FMI, visit www.citytheater.org/auditions.

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

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.

Wednesday, April 18

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

OOB Democratic Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m., The Grand Atlantic, 207 East Grand Ave. FMI, call 807-1017.

Book Discussion Group, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Contact reference desk for title.

Gaming afternoon with WiiU, 2 to 4 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Games include Marie Kart, Just Dance, The Voice and Minecraft.

Saco Democratic City Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m., first floor conference room, Saco City Hall.

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.

Thursday, April 19

Living Well with Chronic Pain, 1 to 3:30, MaineHealth Care at Home, 15 Industrial Park Road, Saco. To preregister, call 396-6578.

Tai Chi Chi, 1:15 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Instructor is Sarah Leonard.

Bible study, 6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. All welcome, no matter church affiliation. Participants study from “Purpose Driven Life,” by Rick Warren.

Interactive Dance Story time, 4 to 5 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Led by students from Collective Motion Dance Studio.

Youth Video Game Lounge, 4 to 6 p.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford. Includes snacks, computer and video games for teens and tweens on the library’s laptops, Wii and Xbox One. Personal devices welcome.

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

Pokemon League, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco.

Parachute Play, 10 a.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Songs and rhymes while playing with parachute.

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

Friday, April 20

Seeds for Earth Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Stop by children’s room to plant a seed to bring home.

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 21

ABC Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. For ages 3 to 6. Thornton Academy student mentors teach children how to count, read and learn.

Earth Day clean up, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Clifford Park, Pool Street, Biddeford. Chainsaw demonstration at 11 a.m. Bring gloves, water and sturdy footwear. Coffee and pizza available. FMI, email cathmg45@gmail.com.

Free community dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church, on the Mill Pond, Route 35, Goodwins Mills.

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.

Sunday, April 22

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

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

Bible study, 1 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. All welcome no matter church affiliation. Participants study from “Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren.

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.

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.

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