2018-12-06 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Thursday, Dec. 6

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

Intentional prayers, 6:30 p.m., scripture discussion, 7 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

Lego Club, 3 to 5 p.m., Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. FMI, call 934-4351.

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

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

AA Grace meeting, noon, 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.

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

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 stories and crafts, 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.

Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 35 South St., Biddeford. Drop in for free continental breakfast/ lunch, free new/gently used clothing, Career Resource Center with help in searching for jobs, books from center’s lending library and support from staff/volunteers. FMI, call 571-9601. All are welcome.

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, 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.

AA meetings, 6 a.m., 34 Water St., Biddeford; noon, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford; 6:30 p.m. women’s meetings, First Parish Congregational Church, Saco; noon and 7 p.m., 63 School St., Saco. FMI, visit www.csoaamaine.org/meeting.

Ross Center activities include cribbage, 10 a.m.; walking, 11:45 to 12:45 a.m.; dominoes, 1 to 4 p.m.; indoor horseshoes, 7 to 9 p.m.; and karaoke, 7 to 9 p.m., every three months. FMI, call 282-5005. Ross Center is located at J.R. Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St., Biddeford.

You’ve Got Me in Stitches, 1:30 p.m., meeting room, Dyer Library, Saco. Knit, crochet, chat and sip tea or coffee. No registration required.

Cards, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saco Armory, 75 Franklin St., Saco, sponsored by Open Door Seniors Club.

Le Club Francais, 6:30 p.m., McArthur Library, Biddeford. FMI, call 284-4181.

Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 35 South St., Biddeford. Drop in for free continental breakfast/ lunch, free new/gently used clothing, Career Resource Center with help in searching for jobs, books from center’s lending library and support from staff/volunteers. FMI, call 571-9601. All are welcome.

Friday, Dec. 7

“A Christmas Carol The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., City Theater, Biddeford. For tickets, call 282-0849 or www.citytheater.org.

Clothing collection, 3 to 7 p.m., Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. Collecting gently used clothing for January giveaway. FMI, call 831-5784.

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.

AA meetings, 6 a.m., 34 Water St., Biddeford; noon, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford; 7 p.m., SMHC cafeteria, Alfred St., Biddeford; noon and 7:30 p.m., 63 School St., Saco. FMI, visit www.csoaamaine.org/meeting.

Al-Anon meeting, 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Cleveland streets, Saco. FMI, call 934-5453.

Salvation Army craft group, 9:30 a.m., for those who want to share craft ideas or fellowship, followed by free lunch at 11:30 a.m. Donations welcomed. FMI, call 934-4381.

Ross Center activities include Living Fit exercise class, 8 to 9 a.m.; walking, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. FMI, call 282-5005. Ross Center is located at J.R. Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St., Biddeford.

Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 35 South St., Biddeford. Drop in for free continental breakfast/lunch, free new/ gently used clothing, Career Resource Center with help in searching for jobs, books from center’s lending library and support from staff/ volunteers. FMI, call 571-9601. All are welcome.

Adult Children of Alcoholics, 6:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Cleveland streets, Saco. FMI, call 571-4486.

Saturday, Dec. 8

“Holidays and Hallelujahs,” by Tri City

Community Chorus, 7 p.m., First Parish Church, 12 Beach St., Saco. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from chorus members; Community Pharmacy, 244 Main St., Saco; and Hannaford, 299 Elm St., Biddeford.

Family friendly service, 4 to 6 p.m., dinner, soup, bread and crafts, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

Toys for Tots bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Most Holy Trinity, Saco. Includes beans, hot dogs, chop suey, bread and dessert.

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.

“A Christmas Carol The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., City Theater, Biddeford. For tickets, call 282-0849 or www.citytheater.org.

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.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Visit with Santa Claus, noon to 1:30 p.m., Saco Museum, Main Street. Free.

Pancake breakfast, 9:30 a.m., worship 10 a.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Sunday School and nursery care available.

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

York County Hanukkah Party, potluck supper, 5 to 8 p.m., Congregation Etz Chaim, 36 Bacon St., Biddeford. Participants asked to bring dairy or vegetarian entrée to share. FMI, visit etzchaimme.org.

“A Christmas Carol The Musical,” 2 p.m., City Theater, Biddeford. For tickets, call 282- 0849 or www.citytheater.org.

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.

Monday, Dec. 10

Clothing collection, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. Clothing give away to be held in January. FMI, call 831-5784.

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.

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, 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.

Bingo, 6 p.m., St. Louis Alumni, 637 Elm St., Biddeford. Doors and kitchen open at 4 p.m. Hosted by St. Louis Alumni.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Lego Club, 3 to 4 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Lego blocks 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 Summer Before the War,” by Helen Simonson. Next book to discuss is “The Chilbury Ladies Choir,” by Jennifer Ryan.

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/nonmembers.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Wednesday Lounge, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Dyer Library, Main Street, Saco. Safe and fun place for homework, socializing and/or participating in group activities.

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

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 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.

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

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

Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group, 5:30 to 7 p.m., SMHC, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford, Webber Building, second floor conference room. Holiday celebration. Free.

Lego Club, 3 to 5 p.m., Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. FMI, call 934-4351.

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

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

Intentional Prayers, 6:30 p.m., Scripture discussion at 7 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

Mahjong, noon to 2 p.m., Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St.,

Old Orchard Beach. Beginners and experienced players welcome.

Friday, Dec. 14

“A Christmas Carol The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., City Theater, Biddeford. For tickets, call 282-0849 or www.citytheater.org.

SulCapello Ensemble performance, 7 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. International works for organ, trumpet, flute and voice; Christmas carols.

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.

AA meetings, 6 a.m., 34 Water St., Biddeford; noon, Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford; 7 p.m., SMHC cafeteria, Alfred St., Biddeford; noon and 7:30 p.m., 63 School St., Saco. FMI, visit www.csoaamaine.org/meeting.

Al-Anon meeting, 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Cleveland streets, Saco. FMI, call 934-5453.

Salvation Army craft group, 9:30 a.m., for those who want to share craft ideas or fellowship.

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