2018-11-08 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Thursday, Nov. 8

Writing workshop with veterans, 6 to 7 p.m., McArthur Public Library, Main Street, Biddeford. Held by David Arenstam, author of “Homecoming: A Soldier’s Story of Loyalty, Courage and Redemption.”

Adult Craft Time, 3 to 4:30 p.m., McArthur Public Library, Main Street, Biddeford. Acorn pendants. Library will provide supplies.

NaNoWriMo Writing Space, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., McArthur Public Library, Main Street, Biddeford. National Novel Writing Month is an annual, month-long program in which people commit to write a novel. FMI, visit nanowrimo.org.

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

Mahjong, noon to 2 p.m., Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. Beginners and experienced players welcome.

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

Bon Appetit meal program, 5 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

AA Grace Meeting, noon, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

Intentional prayers, 6:30 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.

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.

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.

Biddeford.

Intentional prayers, 6:30 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.

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.

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.

Friday, Nov. 9

Good Shepherd Parish Christmas Fair, 4 to 7 p.m., St. Joseph Hall, 178 Elm St., Biddeford. Catholic Financial Life sponsoring Grandma’s Kitchen, which will match a portion of net proceeds to go to the parish.

Rhythm Future Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. For tickets, 929-6472 or www.sacorivertheatre.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 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.

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.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Wildlife Science with 4-H STEM ambassadors, 1 to 2 p.m., McArthur Public Library, Main Street, Biddeford. Learn about animal tracks, food webs and examine animal skulls and skins. For youth ages 9 to 15.

Holiday Boutique, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Salvation Army, 2 Sixth St., OOB.

Good Shepherd Parish Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Joseph Hall, 178 Elm St., Biddeford. Catholic Financial Life sponsoring Grandma’s Kitchen, which will match a portion of net proceeds to go to the parish.

Holiday craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. FMI, call 831-5784.

Saco River Winter Market, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Pepperell Mill Campus, 40 Main St., Biddeford.

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.

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.

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.

Good Shepherd Parish Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Joseph Hall, 178 Elm St., Biddeford. Catholic Financial Life sponsoring Grandma’s Kitchen, which will match a portion of net proceeds to go to the parish.

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.

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.

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, 9 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, 9 a.m., 318 Main St., Saco. FMI, visit Unitedbaptistsaco.org.

Monday, Nov. 12

Saco Bay Artists meeting, noon, Room 203, second floor, Saco Parks and Recreation, 75 Franklin St., Saco. Features Robert Dunn, painting with oil pastels.

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

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Complementary and integrative therapies for people living with Cancer, 5 to 7 p.m., SMHC, second floor classrooms, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford. Meet providers and gather information/resources about what they are, reasons people with cancer choose the service and receive a complementary service. Includes massage and Reiki therapist, acupuncturists, chiropractors and essential oils for healing. Free. To register, call 283-7327.

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

Dyer Library Book Club, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie,” by Alan Bradley. Next book is “The Summer Before the War,” by Helen Simonson.

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

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, call 283-1258.

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Adult Book Group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., McArthur Public Library, Main Street, Biddeford. “Tangerine,” by Christine Magnan.

Weight loss surgery information session, 5 to 6 p.m., SMHC, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford. Free. To register, call 284-2630.

Wednesday Lounge, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Tweens and teens can 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.

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 10 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.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Author talk, Douglas Volk, the Morpheus series, 6:30 p.m., McArthur Public Library, Main Street, Biddeford. CEO of Volk Packaging Corp.

NaNoWriMo Writing Space, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., McArthur Public Library, Main Street, Biddeford. National Novel Writing Month is an annual, month-long program in which people commit to write a novel. FMI, visit nanowrimo.org.\

Total Joint Replacement Education Class, 3 to 4:30 p.m., SMHC, first floor, Classroom 1, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford. What to expect before, during and after procedure. Free. FMI, call 283-1126.

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

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

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, Nov. 16

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

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 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, Nov. 17

Wildlife Science with 4-H STEM ambassadors, 1 to 2 p.m., McArthur Public Library, Main Street, Biddeford. Learn about animal tracks, food webs and examine animal skulls and skins. For youth ages 9 to 15.

Festival of Trees preview gala, 6 to 9 p.m., Saco Museum, Main Street, Saco. Cost is $20 per person at door or by calling 283-3861. Live music by Thornton Academy String Quartet, hors d’ouevres, sweets, silent auction and cash bar.

Christmas fair and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Saco Congregational Church, corner of Flag Pond, Heath and Rocky Hill roads.

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

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

Open house, Saco Bay Flotilla, of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, 9 a.m. to noon, Saco Central Fire Station. Exhibits, displays, refreshments and door prizes.

Saco River Winter Market, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Pepperell Mill Campus, 40 Main St., Biddeford.

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