Community Calendar: August 1-7, 2022

Tuesday, August 2

Senior Tech Workshop, 10:00 a.m. – noon, Goodall Library, 952 Main St. No stress, slow paced classes for ages 55+. Topics includes Intro to the Computer, Using Web-based Email, saving and organizing files, exploring the Internet and Social Media / Web Safety. Space is limited, so preregistration is appreciated. Call 207-324-4714.

Bingo, Sanford Elks Lodge, 13 Elm St. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and games start at 6:00. Must be 18 to play.

City Council, 6:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 919 Main St. The agenda includes a public hearing on whether to put a $1 million bond to demolish the International Woolen Mill boiler house to referendum vote in November; a public hearing on the proposed Midtown Mall Maintenance Assessment; presentation and discussion on amending the command structure of the Police Department; further discussion of proposed Charter amendments; discussion on changing the open hours of City Hall from five days a week to four; and other items.

Wednesday, August 3

York County Commissioners, 4:30 p.m., York County Government Building, 149 Jordan Springs Rd., Alfred. The agenda includes recognition of State Rep. Matt Harrington and EMA Mitigation and Finance Manager Laurie Ewing; discussion of Pre-Trial services and consideration of contract; review and discussion of law enforcement services with the town of Parsonsfield; review and discussion of the engineering and architectural contracts for the proposed new Regional Training and Recovery facilities; and other items.

Planning Board Work Session, 6:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 919 Main St. The agenda includes review and discussion of the proposed new Zoning Amendment related to Mineral Extraction.

Thursday, August 4

Turtle Time with Raspberry, 11:00 a.m., Goodall Library, 952 Main St. In this program by the Seacoast Science Center, meet Raspberry, a three-toed box turtle, and learn all about turtles. Space is limited, sign up required. Call 207-324-4714.

Staffing Agency Job Fair, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., York County Career Center, 9 Bodwell Ct. Meet with a recruiter and find the right fit for you.

Free Community Food Distribution by the Sanford Backpack Program, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Willard School and Main St. entrance to Sanford High School. Produce and other items as available. Open to all.

Sanford Christian Academy Open House, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., 47 High St. Prospective students, new students, and returning students can check out the new classrooms, talk to new teachers, and begin anticipating everything that the year will have to offer! A uniform swap will also be available for all students who need new sizes.

Friday, August 5

Music on the Patio with Tom Osborne “The Singing Plumber,” noon – 1:00 p.m., Springvale Library.

Saturday, August 6

Community Yoga with the YMCA Yoga Team, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., The Runaway at Pilot’s Cove, 199 Airport Rd. Free drop-in class, bring your own mat or call 207-324-4942 and they will provide one for you. Donations of food or money to benefit the Food Pantry at the Trafton Center are welcome.

Sanford Farmers’ Market, 8:00 a.m. – noon, Central Park, 920 Main St.

Goodwin House Open for Tours, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 503 Main St. Visit this historic architectural gem in the heart of Springvale village.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish Picnic, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Holdsworth Park, 278 Main St.

Annual Lobster Bake, 6:00 p.m., First Baptist Church of Springvale, 429 Main St. Choice of lobster, steak or barbecued chicken, or kid’s meal of hotdog or hamburger. Sign up online at, or email or call 207-324-4918 and leave a message if no answer.

Super Nova Wrestling Presents “There Goes Da Neighborhood,” 7:00 p.m., VFW Post 9935, 1 Hutchinson St. $10 admission for age 6+, kids 5 and under free. Doors open at 6:00.

And coming soon…

  • 8/8: Turtle Stuffed Animal Workshop at Goodall Library
  • 8/8: Maine Attraction Adaptive Clinic
  • 8/9: National Night Out at Central Park
  • 8/9: Matthew Meal at St. Ignatius Hall
  • 8/9: Shipwrecks of Maine at Goodall Library
  • 8/11: Senior Food Mobile at Crossroads United Methodist Church
  • 8/12: Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament at Province Lake
  • 8/12: Senior Cycling at the YMCA
  • 8/12: Music on the Patio with Zac Stearn at Springvale Library
  • 8/12: Cedar Mountain Bluegrass Band at Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum
  • 8/13: Maine Senior Games – Buoy Toss at the YMCA
  • 8/13: Volunteer Work Day at Sanford Community Forest
  • 8/13: Ocean of Possibilities Ending Celebration at Holdsworth Park
  • 8/13: Back(pack) to School at Pleasant St. Free Baptist Church

Visit our Events Calendar for details on all these events and more.

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