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Around Town Tuesday - Tri for a Cure, Community Dinners, Blood Drives and more
Around Town Tuesday - Tri for a Cure, Community Dinners, Blood Drives and more

Open Hands,Open Heart Third Annual Variety Show

January 21,2012 2-4 pm

Thornton Academy Auditorium

Adults $7.00 Children under 12 free.
We will be having story telling, magic show,The Portland Symphony Orchestra. There will also be a bake sale to help raise funds for the organization

For More Information
Elaine Fournier 207-286-9939

Free Community Dinner - OOB

Join us as we put on a community dinner free to the public.  Break bread with your friends, and make some new ones.  Selections include a complete turkey dinner or spaghetti.  If you know of anyone in the community that could use a hot meal, please pass the information along.

Feel like pitching in?  Make a tray of stuffing for the dinner or a plate of small desserts.

Dinner will be held at Lions Club, 128 Saco Avenue, Old Orchard Beach on  Sunday, January 15th.


Foster Grandparents Wanted

The Foster Grandparent Program is accepting applications from men and women 55 years of age and older interested in volunteering as a Foster Grandparent.

By joining the Foster Grandparent Program, volunteers can make a difference in a child’s life while having a great time and earning a little extra money.  Foster Grandparents volunteer in classrooms under the guidance of teachers in schools and child development centers throughout York and Cumberland County.   

In return for volunteering, Foster Grandparents meeting income guidelines receive a tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits that do not affect Social Security, food stamps, LIHEAP, or subsidized housing eligibility. 

To learn more about the Foster Grandparent Program and/or to schedule a presentation on our program call 773 – 0202 or 1-800-698-4959


Red Cross Blood Drives

Biddeford Saco Elks                          January 18, 2012      12:00pm - 5:00pm

Southern Maine Medical Center        January 20, 2012       7:30am - 1:30pm

University of New England                 January 25, 2012       10:00am - 6:00pm

For more locations or to schedule an appointment please visit the Red Cross Website.


Tri for a Cure Registration Lottery

Calling all Triathletes!

Maine Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce the 5th annual Tri for a Cure Race Series. Last year we raised over $1,100,000 for the fight against cancer, all thanks to the hard work of our fundrasing athletes and our generous corporate partners.

Lottery registration will open on January 29th, at 10:00am and stay open until Sunday, February 5th at 10:00am. Our new lottery-based selection system is intended to make sure that everyone has a fair chance for a spot in the Tri for a Cure. See below for detailed information about the lottery.

Pre-registration is open for 2011 Top Fundraisers ($2000 or more total fundraising). An email to Top Fundraisers was sent on January 3rd with registration instructions, if you did not receive yours, please contact us at

Join the Tri for a Cure Race Series mailing list to be certain you have the most up-to-date information.

Tri for a Cure Race Series Dates:
  • Registration Lottery opens: January 29th
  • Lottery winners announced: February 6th
  • Twilight 5K Registration: March 1st
  • Tri for a Cure Expo & Vendor Fair: July 28th
  • Tri for a Cure Kids Poster Contest: July 28th
  • Tri for a Cure Race Day: July 29th Lottery-Based Registration

    Last year, the Tri for a Cure sold out in under 5 minutes! We listened to your feedback and have adopted a lottery system for selecting registrants:

    • The lottery will run from Sunday, January 29th at 10am to Sunday, February 5th at 10am.
    • Lottery entry requires a $15 non-refundable fee. If selected in the lottery, $10 of that fee will be applied to your full registration fee of $85.
    • Winners will be selected by Randomness and Integrity Services Ltd., an independent third-party lottery service.
    • Winners will be announced on February 6th.
    • One entry per person.
    • All athletes must be 16 years of age or older by December 31, 2012.
    • All 2011 participants who rasied over $2000 will be allowed to pre-register in January. Details will be emailed to these fundraisers separately.
    • Please note that in 2012 each athlete will be required to meet a minimum $350 fundraising commitment to compete in the race.

For more information visit the Maine Tri For A Cure website


Performers Wanted For Show

The academy of Developing Artists of Maine or ADAM is looking for local performers for a talent show January 28.  ADAM is located at 432 Elm Street in Biddeford across from Mardens.  To reserve a spot, call 571-4636 or text 507-0217.  ADAM is also casting fro ANNIE.  Classes are held Tuesday and Thursdays. For more information, call or text 507-0217


PULSE! Networking Event

Wednesday - January 18 - 5pm-7pm

M's Malt Shop & Fancy Franks - 52 Alfred Street - Biddeford

Join other folks interested in downtown Biddeford and check out one of Biddeford's new venues.  Bring business cards if you like or just come to check things out!


Cooking Class

January 23rd  $35.00  The Chef & the Gardner 

                      1st Course  - Maine Crab & Tomato Soup

                      2nd Course - Cornmeal Crushed Chicken with Pancetta Polenta

                      3rd Course - Profiteroles with ameretto fudge sauce

For more information please vist the Chef & the Gardner website


Salon Booth Rentals Available

Well established salon in Saco "It's About You Salon " , located at 345 North Street in the old Fenderson's Village has 2 openings for booth renters at the salon. Contact Jen @ 283-3057 or stop in today.



Biddeford-Saco Chamber Member Appreciation Breakfast

January 24 Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry invites you to attend the Member Appreciation Breakfast & Awards Meeting. Location: Ramada @ Saco Plaza 352 North Street,Saco Date: January 24th, 2012 Networking 7:00 A.M. Breakfast 7:30 A.M. Ceremony & Awards following breakfast No charge to Chamber Members Non-Members $15.00 Seating Limited to First 100 Members. Must RSVP 207-282-1567


Stampin wiht Tara - Birthday Sale a Bration


Friday, January 20, 2012

Stampin Studio, 9 Promenade Ave, Saco

It's my birthday, so let's Sale A Brate! Actually Stampin' Up!'s Sale a Bration begins January 24th, so this is a sneak peek! Make 5 birthday cards for $15 or two of each for $20! Bring your own adhesive or let me know you need some and I can have it for you for an additional materials cost.



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