Saco Bay Gardening Club, Thursday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m., Dyer Library, Saco. Guest speaker Thomas Berger from Greenart discusses using stone in the garden. Public is invited to attend.
Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Business After Hours, Thursday, Feb. 7, 5-7 p.m., Thornton Academy, Main Street, Saco. All members welcome. There is a $10 fee for non-members. RSVP to Estella at 282-1567 or Estella@BiddefordSacoChamber.org.
Weekly service of Healing and Hope, weekly starting Thursday, Feb. 7, 5:30 p.m., Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, 35 South St., Biddeford. All welcome.
FabLab Maine founder Sarah Boisvert, talks about what a FabLab is, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m., Engine, 265 Main St., Biddeford. For more information, contact Tammy Ackerman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 229-3560.
Saco River area bird walk, Saturday, Feb 9, 8:30-11:30.m., sponsored by York County Audubon. Field trip will explore the Saco River area in Saco and various spots on the river out to Camp Ellis with Chuck Homler, looking for white-winged gulls, Barrow’s Goldeneyes, other sea ducks and whatever land species can be found along the Saco River Walk. Meet at the Saco Transportation Center. Free. Contact Pat Sanborn, email@example.com or 781-9837, if the weather seems unsuitable.
‘Night of Laughs’ comedy show, sponsored by Biddeford Career Firefighters Association, Saturday, Feb. 9, shows at 7 and 9 p.m., Performing Arts Center at Biddeford Middle School. Benefits charitable causes supported by the Biddeford Career Firefighters Association, such as the MDA, Toys for Tots and the YMCA of Southern Maine. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chelsea’s Chance benefit dance, Saturday, Feb. 9, 7-midnight, Rochambeau Club, South Street, Biddeford. Attendees must be at least 21. To reserve a ticket, call 205-3711. No tickets at the door.
Chocolate Fair, Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. André Health Care, 407 Pool St., Biddeford, to benefit the residents summer vacation to Camp Waban. Chocolates, candies, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, raffles. For more information, call 282-5171.
Guided winter walk, on Atlantic Way trail system, Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m., led by Saco Bay Trails. Atlantic Way is off Wildwood Drive, located off Ferry Road. For more information, see www.sacobaytrails.org/.
Wine tasting and silent auction, fundraiser for Camp Laughing Loon, Saturday, Feb. 9, 6-9 p.m., Biddeford-Saco Country Club. Light hors d’ oeuvres and live music by Kids at Play. Tickets $15; attendees must be at least 21. Tickets available at Madden’s Beverage & Redemption on North Street, from any camp board member or by calling Jim at 776-0349. No tickets at the door.
Maple syrup hobbyist workshop, Saturday, Feb. 9. 10 a.m-noon, Giles Family Farm Sugarhouse, 147 Shaker Hill Road, Alfred. Hosted by the Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers. Free. RSVP to Debi Hartford, 793-8886, or email@example.com.
Trek Across Maine, informational session, Monday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m., Community Bicycle Center, 284 Hill St., Biddeford. Learn about the Trek Across Maine and the CBC’s youth/adult charity cycling team from Andy Greif, team captain for the past 13 years. For more information about the Trek Across Maine go to www.biketreknewengland.org. For more information about the Community Bicycle Center’s team, see www.communitybike.net or contact Andy Greif at 207-282-9700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community skate night, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 3-7 p.m., West Brook rink, Pool Street, Biddeford. Hosted by McArthur Library. For more information, call 284-4181.
Saco Republican Committee meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m., Dyer Library, 371 Main St. All local Republicans are encouraged to attend.
Saco Democratic City Committee and Saco Bay Dems, joint meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., Saco City Hall. All interested Democrats who live in the area encouraged to attend. For more information, call Stan Mozden, 284-0346.
Beekeepers two-hour workshop, on latest techniques for strengthening bee colonies’ resistance to disease, Thursday, March 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mather Auditorium at Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road in Wells. Led by master beekeeper Erin MacGregor-Forbes. Fee is $55 or $80, depending on the choice of one pre-assembled nuc box set. Registration deadline Feb. 12. See http://umaine.edu/york/programs/beekeeping/ or call 800-287-1535 (in-state) or 324-2814.
History of American samplers, 1620-1840, talk by Massachusetts historian Henry Callan, Friday, Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m., Saco Museum, 371 Main St. (Route 1), Saco. For more information, call 283-3861 or see www.dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org.
“Blackened History: What You Never Knew,” presentation by poet and entertainer Frank E. Brady, Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m., University of New England Campus Center, Biddeford. Part of school’s Black History Month schedule. For more information, email email@example.com or call 602-2461.
Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, Saturday, Feb. 16, 6-11 p.m., Rochambeau Club, Biddeford. Tickets, $30 per person, $50 per couple. Available online at www.cpime.org. Call Amy Safford at 282-7113, ext. 125, for more information.
Abenaki Draft Horse Club Winterfest, Sunday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the clubhouse on Duke Lane in Lyman. Event includes horse-drawn sleigh rides and trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or sledding. $5 for adults and $4 for children 4-13. For more information, call Leo at 499-7436.
Zumbathon, Sunday, Feb. 17, noon-3 p.m., Rochambeau Club, Biddeford, with 12 local Zumba instructors who will lead attendees through two to three songs each. Tickets $20. Proceeds benefit Children’s Tumor Foundation, as well Natalie Ricker, a local child who suffers from neurofibromatosis. For tickets or more information, contact Lori LLabrecque@customdisability.com.
Ever After Mustang Rescue open house, Sunday, Feb. 17. 2-4 p.m., 463 West St., Biddeford. Includes a tour of the barn, the opportunity for children to ride one of the animals at the rescue, for a fee of $5, and hot cocoa and cookies. Call 284-7721 for more information.
We Love to Eat
Pancake “Fun”draiser, Saturday Feb. 9, 8-11 a.m., United Methodist Church, corner of Fountain and Cedar streets, Old Orchard Beach. Benefit for Cub Scout Pack 350. Pancakes, bacon, sausage, orange juice, apple juice, cranberry juice, coffee. $5 plate. Tickets in advance by contacting pack members, or at the door the day of the event. Money raised helps pay for things like camping trips/fees, field trips, patches, activities, and rank advancement/awards.
Spaghetti supper, Saturday, Feb. 9, 4:45-6:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church, Elm Street, Biddeford, hosted by Knights of Columbus, Council No. 12941. Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, homemade bread, coffee, soft drinks and desserts. Suggested donation is $7 for adults, $4 for kids under 12. Proceeds support sending church youth to annual youth convention in April.
Bean supper, Saturday, Feb. 9, 5-6:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 12 Beach St., Saco. Pea and kidney beans, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, brown bread, dinner rolls, cole slaw, apple crisp, brownies and coffee, tea, juice and apple cider. $7 for adults and $4 for children 6-12. Children under 6 are free.
Spaghetti supper, hosted by the Arundel Historical Society, Saturday Feb. 9, 4:30-6 p.m., M.L. Day School, Limerick Road, Arundel. Spaghetti, salad, rolls, desserts and beverages. There will be exhibits of the North Chapel Common Project, raffles, and liaSophia jewelry. $7 person and children under 5 are free. All proceeds to benefit the Arundel Historical Society. For more information, call 283-9699.
Valentine’s breakfast, Sunday, Feb. 10, 8-11 a.m., AMVETS Post 1, Biddeford. Every breakfast on the menu is individually cooked to order and prices vary depending on items chosen. Breakfast to go also available. Proceeds benefit veterans charities and community programs.
Community Dinner, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2-5 p.m., American Legion Post 57, Imperial Street, Old Orchard Beach, sponsored by OOB365. Shepherd’s pie, chicken pot pie, fresh bread and dessert. Free; donations accepted. Anyone who wants to volunteer or help out can contact Sharri MacDonald, 590-4201.
Spaghetti dinner, Sunday, Feb. 10, 1-4 p.m., Elks Lodge in Saco, to benefit the Maizy Helms-Descoteaux Medical Fund. Event includes silent auction and 50/50 raffle. $7 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Call Tracy at 229-6220 for more information.
Baked haddock suppers, Fridays, Feb. 15 and 22, March 1, 8, 15 and 22, 4-7 p.m., Most Holy Trinity Hall, 271 Main St., Saco. Baked haddock, mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, green beans, cole slaw, bread, beverage and dessert. Adults $10, children $4. Also available, pizza, beverage and dessert, $4. Poceeds benefit St James Catholic School.
Salvation Army Food Pantry, located at 2 Sixth St. in Old Orchard Beach, is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1-3 p.m. Call 934-4381 for more information.
Old Orchard Beach Food Pantry, located at the United Methodist Church on 6 Fountain Ave., is open on Monday and Wednesday, 9-11 a.m., serving food to Old Orchard Beach residents. Everyone is invited to come for free bread and clothes. Donations are appreciated. Call 934-5533, for more information. Donations can be mailed to: P.O. Box K, Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064.