2018-10-04 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Thursday, Oct. 4

“Swingtime Canteen,” 7:30 p.m., City Theater, Main Street, Biddeford. Step back in time for a celebration of women during World War II in this hilarious and heartwarming musical. For tickets, call 282-0849 or visit www.citytheater.org.

Blessing of the Animals, 7:50 a.m., parking lot of St. James Catholic School, 25 Graham St., Biddeford.

Land use records and maps in genealogy, 2 to 4 p.m., McArthur Public Library, Main Street, Biddeford. Dr. Carol P. McCoy of Find-Your-Roots and Maine Genealogical Society will lead the workshop. Free.

Bible study, 7 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

Intentional prayers, 6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

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.

Indoor pickle ball drop-in, 9 to 11 a.m., Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin St. Cost is $3/Saco SENIORity members; $4/ non-members. FMI, call 283-3139.

Preschool Story Time, 10 to 10:45 a.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford. A language enrichment program geared for children 3 to 6 years old.

Knitting and Crafting Group, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Drop in anytime to knit, crochet, embroider, hook rugs –bring yourself and latest project.

Romp & Rhyme Story Time, 10 to 11 a.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. For our active younger patrons who are toddlers and walkers. includes finger plays, songs, movement and stories with social time for parents and play time for children afterwards. Through repetition and challenges toddlers learn speech and listening skills.

Meet the Music story time, 1 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. For ages 4 and older. Learn about the artists behind some of the world’s most famous music, listen to their creations and enjoy fun activities. For preschool and school age children who can enjoy a longer story and activity.

Friday, Oct. 5

“Swingtime Canteen,” 7:30 p.m., City Theater, Main Street, Biddeford. Step back in time for a celebration of women during World War II in this hilarious and heartwarming musical. For tickets, call 282-0849 or visit www.citytheater.org.

Little Wigglers, 10 to 11 a.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Pre-walkers participate in baby bounces, songs and stories with social and play time afterwards. This program stimulates language development and increases baby’s capacity for learning.

Yoga with Weights, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin St., through Saco SENIORity. Cost is $3.00/members; $4.00/non-members.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Jerry Sanders country music concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. Refreshments and coffee. Donation at door. FMI, call 831-5784.

Soup and Sandwich Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., R & R Center, 508 Elm St., Biddeford. Organized by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1044. Money raised will go to help veterans and their families. FMI, call 494-9287. Veterans service officer available on site.

“Swingtime Canteen,” 7:30 p.m., City Theater, Main Street, Biddeford. Step back in time for a celebration of women during World War II in this hilarious and heartwarming musical. 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.

Preschool Story Time, 10 to 10:45 a.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford. A language enrichment program geared for children 3 to 6 years old.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Services, 8 and 10 a.m., monthly breakfast 9 a.m. first Sunday of each month (October through June), Trinity Episcopal Church, 503 Main St., Saco. FMI, call 284-4852.

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

Worship with African translation, with Pastor Pie Kwigize, 1 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

“Swingtime Canteen,” 2 p.m., City Theater, Main Street, Biddeford. Step back in time for a celebration of women during World War II in this hilarious and heartwarming musical. For tickets, call 282-0849 or visit www.citytheater.org.

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.

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.

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, Oct. 8

Genealogy help, 6 to 7 p.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford. Drop in for staff help with genealogy and local history research in celebration of Family History Month.

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. Cost is $3.00/members;$4.00/non-members.

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.

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Saco Grange 53 monthly meeting, 7 p.m., 168 North St., Saco. Potluck at 6:30 p.m. FMI, call 831-5784.

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

Dyer Library Book Club, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Group to discuss “The Sweetness at the Botton of the Pie,” by Alan Bradley.

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.

Beginner bridge, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin St. Free. Preregister at www.sacorec.com or by calling 283-3139.

Indoor pickle ball drop-in, 9 to 11 a.m., Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin St. Cost is $3/Saco SENIORity members; $4/ non-members. FMI, call 283-3139.

Preschool Story Time, 10 to 10:45 a.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford. A language enrichment program geared for children 3 to 6 years old.

Laughing with Lois Preschool Story Time, 10 to 11 a.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Children’s literature, songs and a craft project designed to help children develop early social and behavioral skills.

Baby & Me, 10 to 10:20 a.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford. Interactive lap sit program for babies birth to 18 months and their caregivers.

Tai Chi Chih, 11 a.m. to noon, Saco SENIORity, Saco Parks and Recreation, 75 Franklin St., Saco, $3/members; $4/non-members.

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Wednesday Lounge, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Tweens and teens drop in to do homework, socialize or participate in 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.

Hand and foot canasta, 1 to 4 p.m., Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin St. Free. Preregister at www.sacorec.com or by calling 283-3139.

Toastmasters Club, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Star Struck Video Café, 155 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach. Build confidence, grow as a leader, improve communication and public speaking skills. FMI, call 835-1222.

Wednesday Lounge, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Tweens and teens can be themselves in a safe and fun space for homework, socializing and/or participating in various group activities. Drop in for ten minutes or stay for an hour.

Toddler Time, 10 to 10:30 a.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford. A language enrichment program geared for children 18 to 36 months.

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.

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. Cost is $3.00/members; $4.00/non-members.

Magic the Gathering, 3 p.m., Libby Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. FMI, call 934-4351.

Nar-Anon meeting, 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, corner of Fountain and Washington streets, Old Orchard Beach, FMI, visit www.nar-anon.org.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Adult Craft Time, 3 to 4:30 p.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford. Library will provide supplies for a spider web creation.

Pokemon League, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Play, trade and earn prizes.

Intentional prayers, 6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

Bible study, 7 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

Indoor pickle ball drop-in, 9 to 11 a.m., Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin St. Cost is $3/Saco SENIORity members; $4/ non-members. FMI, call 283-3139.

Preschool Story Time, 10 to 10:45 a.m., McArthur Library, Main Street, Biddeford. A language enrichment program geared for children 3 to 6 years old.

Knitting and Crafting Group, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Drop in anytime to knit, crochet, embroider, hook rugs –bring yourself and latest project.

Romp & Rhyme Story Time, 10 to 11 a.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. For our active younger patrons who are toddlers and walkers. includes finger plays, songs, movement and stories with social time for parents and play time for children afterwards. Through repetition and challenges toddlers learn speech and listening skills.

Friday, Oct. 12

Basic Knitting or crocheting class, 6 to 8 p.m., Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. Email sacogrange53@gmail.com with which type of instruction wanted. Cost is $10; $7 material charge if supplies needed.

Little Wigglers, 10 to 11 a.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Pre-walkers participate in baby bounces, songs and stories with social and play time afterwards. This program stimulates language development and increases baby’s capacity for learning.

Yoga with Weights, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin St., through Saco SENIORity. Cost is $3.00/members; $4.00/non-members.

Yoga play, 10 a.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. Integrate yoga, stories and play.

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