2018-04-26 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Thursday, April 26

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

Bible study, 6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Participants use “Purpose driven life,” by Rick Warren.

Tai Chi, 1:15, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Instructed by Sarah Leonard.

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

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

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.

Friday, April 27

Book Ninjas Teen Book Group, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., McArthur Public Library, Main Street, Biddeford. Avid readers in grades six through 12 invited to monthly teen book group.

Anime Club, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco.

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

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, April 28

Medical waste take back event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Biddeford Recycling Center, 371 Hill St. Earth Machine compost bins on sale. FMI, visit biddefordrecycles.org.

Bean supper, 4 to 6 p.m., to support Heroes of the Heart, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

Open house, Veterans R & R Center, 1 to 3 p.m., 508 Elm St., Biddeford.

Benefit comedy show, for Saco Main Street, 8 p.m., Ramada Inn Conference Center, 352 North St., Saco. The event will feature three Boston-based stand up comedians with all proceeds going to Saco Main Street, a nonprofit dedicated to Saco’s revitalization and downtown district. Cash bar. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance and available by calling 286-3546.

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.

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 29

Fundraiser, Old Orchard Beach Community Food Pantry, 2 to 5 p.m., Jumpin’ Jake’s Seafood CafĂ©, 181 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach. Includes entertainment by Don Campbell, door prizes and silent auction. For tickets, visit oobcommunityfoodpantry.org.

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

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

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

Bible study, 1 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Participants study from “Purpose driven life,” by Rick Warren.

Eastern Trail full moon walk, 8 p.m., meet behind Southern Maine Health Care, back parking lot, Free. Takes 90 minutes. No flashlights or pets. FMI, call 283-4487.

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; Sunday school for children K-12; full choir and instrumentalists, fellowship and refreshments following. FMI, call 283-3771 or visit www.firstparishsaco.org.

Services, Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church, 503 Goodwins Mills Road, Dayton. Worship service with full choir 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 11 a.m., praise service 6 p.m. FMI, 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, April 30

Family story night, 6:30 to 7 p.m., McArthur Public Library, Main Street, Celebrate National Honesty Day. Craft project and snack provided.

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

Drawing class, 1 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Basic drawing taught by Mona Harmon. Includes value studies and composition. Subjects will draw still life, flowers and landscape. Students should bring paper, pencils, erasers and sharpeners. Cost is $30. To register, email zoebthomas@sacomuseum.org.

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

Tuesday, May 1

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.

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.

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.

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., Trinity Episcopal Church, Cleveland and Main streets, Saco. FMI, visit www.csoaamaine.org/meeting.

Wednesday, May 2

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.

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.

Thursday, May 3

Bible study, 6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Based on “The Purpose Driven Life.”

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.

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

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.

Friday, May 4

“Enchanted April,” 7:30 p.m., Biddeford City Theater, Main Street. A romantic comedy by Matthew Barber. Four women spend a magical month in Italy. For tickets, call 282-0849 or visit www.citytheater.org.

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

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

Saturday, May 5

“Enchanted April,” 7:30 p.m., Biddeford City Theater, Main Street. A romantic comedy by Matthew Barber. Four women spend a magical month in Italy. For tickets, call 282-0849 or visit www.citytheater.org.

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.

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