2014-12-19 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Friday, Dec. 19

Laughter yoga, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Cancer Community Center, Main Street, South Portland. Nina Walsh, certified Reiki master, will lead this drop in class, which is a combination of voluntary laughter that often turns to real laughter, yogic breathing and relaxation techniques. No experience necessary.

Yoga class, 9 a.m., On The Move Fitness, 161 Ocean St. All levels welcome. Bring a mat. First class is free. FMI, call 799-0042.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Bean supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Includes baked beans, casseroles and pies.

Kehilah Portland Messianic Jewish Synagogue meets, 10 a.m., Greater Portland Christian School, 1338 Broadway, South Portland. Torah study follows at 1 p.m. FMI, call 809-3104.

Sunday, Dec. 21

Eventide, 5:30 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth. A service of prayer and music in Celtic tradition.

Church services, 10 to 11 a.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, with nursery care and Sunday school during service, followed by coffee fellowship. Bible studies and midweek prayer service. FMI, call 799-1413.

Service, 10:45 a.m., Cape Elizabeth Church of the Nazarene, 499 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages.

Farmers market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., city planning and development office, (former Hamlin School), corner of Sawyer and Ocean streets, South Portland.

Services, 8:30 a.m. chapel worship, 10 a.m. sanctuary worship, 10 a.m. Sunday school and child care, nursery through age 5, First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Worship services, 9:30 a.m., Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook St., South Portland. Everyone welcome.

Church services, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with fellowship after, Elm Street United Methodist Church, 168 Elm St., South Portland. It also hosts Bible study. A community dinner is held 4:40 to 6 p.m. every fourth Saturday of every month. No charge for dinner. Diners may make a freewill donation if they choose. FMI, call 799-0407.

Tuesday, Dec. 23

Functional fitness, 11 a.m. to noon, Cancer Community Center, Main Street, South Portland. Fatigue-busting workout combines light aerobic exercise, strength training, balance and relaxation. FMI, call 774-2200.

Stability balls, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Cancer Community Center, Main Street, South Portland. Core strengthening class incorporates balance and muscle coordination for overall strength and flexibility. FMI, call 774-2200.

Greater Portland Living with Freedom, Nar-Anon family group, 6 to 7 p.m., for anyone affected by the addictive behavior of someone they love. Mercy Recovery Center, 40 Park Road, Westbrook.

Wednesday, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve family service, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, UCC, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. Includes carols and telling of the Christmas story with a surprise for each child, followed by a birthday party for Jesus; 7 p.m. worship includes carols, readings and solos (ASL interpreted ); 10 p.m. service of lessons, carols and candlelight with Meeting House Choir.

Gentle yoga, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Cancer Community Center, Main Street, South Portland. Transition from a busy day to a more peaceful evening. FMI, call 774-2200.

Rotary Club of South Portland Sunrise, 7:15 a.m., McKernan Hospitality Center, Southern Maine Community College Campus, South Portland. FMI, visit www.southportlandsunriserotary.org.

Support group, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. Group is for cancer patients, survivors, family members, and friends of someone with cancer. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome. FMI, call 774-2200.

Food and Body Balance Support Group, 6 to 7 p.m., The Dana Center at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland. Cultivating Balance is providing this group for people who struggle with disordered eating, eating disorders, or who want to improve their food and body balance. FMI, call 799-1331 ext. 136.

Thursday, Dec. 25

Christmas Day

Christmas dinner, noon to 1:30 p.m., Elm Street United Methodist Church, 168 Elm St., South Portland. Free. Includes turkey and ham dinners with sides and dessert.

Friday, Dec. 26

Laughter yoga, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Cancer Community Center, Main Street, South Portland. Nina Walsh, certified Reiki master, will lead this drop in class, which is a combination of voluntary laughter that often turns to real laughter, yogic breathing and relaxation techniques. No experience necessary.

Yoga class, 9 a.m., On The Move Fitness, 161 Ocean St. All levels welcome. Bring a mat. First class is free. FMI, call 799-0042.

Saturday, Dec. 27

Kehilah Portland Messianic Jewish Synagogue meets, 10 a.m., Greater Portland Christian School, 1338 Broadway, South Portland. Torah study follows at 1 p.m. FMI, call 809-3104.

Sunday, Dec. 28

Sanctuary worship, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, UCC, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Eventide, 5:30 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth. A service of prayer and music in Celtic tradition.

Church services, 10 to 11 a.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, with nursery care and Sunday school during service, followed by coffee fellowship. Bible studies and midweek prayer service. FMI, call 799-1413.

Service, 10:45 a.m., Cape Elizabeth Church of the Nazarene, 499 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages.

Farmers market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., city planning and development office, (former Hamlin School), corner of Sawyer and Ocean streets, South Portland.

Services, 8:30 a.m. chapel worship, 10 a.m. sanctuary worship, 10 a.m. Sunday school and child care, nursery through age 5, First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Worship services, 9:30 a.m., Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook St., South Portland. Everyone welcome.

Church services, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with fellowship after, Elm Street United Methodist Church, 168 Elm St., South Portland. It also hosts Bible study. A community dinner is held 4:40 to 6 p.m. every fourth Saturday of every month. No charge for dinner. Diners may make a freewill donation if they choose. FMI, call 799-0407.

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