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Community Calendar: August 14-20, 2023

Compiled by Zendelle Bouchard

Monday, August 14

A Family for ME Live Q&A Session, noon and 6:00 p.m. on Zoom. Learn what you need to know to become a licensed foster parent in Maine. Register here to take part:

Tuesday, August 15

Site Plan Review Committee, 9:00 a.m., City Hall Council Chambers and on Zoom. The agenda includes a plan for a function room addition to Above & Beyond Catering, a plan for a storage building for York Manufacturing at 43 Community Drive, and a plan to redevelop the playground at Carl J. Lamb School to correct drainage issues.

Circle of Security Parenting class on Zoom, 10:00 a.m. Trained facilitators work with parents and caregivers to help them understand children’s emotional needs. Email for registration link.

City Council, 6:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 919 Main St., and on Zoom. The agenda includes a review of the consultant’s report on the 2023 Pavement Condition Index, review of RAISE Grant traffic control concepts, purchase of a new truck for the Parks Department, and other items.

Wednesday, August 16

Mousam Way Land Trust, 5:30 p.m., Springvale Library, 443 Main St. Learn about MWLT’s work and future plans with Kevin McKeon and Bud Johnston.

Planning Board, 6:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers and on Zoom. The agenda includes a plan for an 8-unit condo building and single family home at 19 Bodwell St., and a plan to construct five new multifamily buildings with 96 apartments off Patriots Lane.

Thursday, August 17

Rebuilding Our Community After a Pandemic, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Trafton Center, 19 Elm St. and on Zoom. Join the York County Elder Abuse Task Force for a roadshow-style resource and educational event focusing on social isolation, aging vulnerability awareness, mental and nutritional health, hoarding and caregiving. Attendees will receive a bag of shelf-stable products to take home. For questions or Zoom link, email or call 207-604-1365.

Friday, August 18

Music on the Patio with Katherine Moller, noon – 1:00 p.m., Springvale Library, 443 Main St.

Springvale Community Cookout, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Pleasant Street Free Baptist Church, 10 Pleasant St., Springvale. Hot dogs, bounce houses, snow cones and more, all free!

Sanford Opera: The Three Bears by Jonathan Stinson, 6:00 p.m., Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, 505 Main St. Bring the family to see Goldilocks and the Three Bears told like never before! Featuring Scott Wheatley, Rebecca Goff, Caleb Randall, Anna Poland and Julie Largay. Tickets required for entry, pay what you can with a suggested $20 minimum per family.

Kid’s Paint Night for ages 6-12, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sanford-Springvale YMCA, 1 Emile Levasseur Dr. Call 207-324-4942 or visit to register.

Knights of Columbus Yard Sale, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Notre Dame De Lourdes, 10 Payne St. They will be selling the leftover contents of the Bishop Cote Hall and Faith Formation Center. Items include desks, wooden chairs, bookcases, furniture, dishes and more. Religious Articles available by donation.

August Slipped Away: A Night of Taylor Swift, Smitty’s GameLab, 1327 Main St. All ages from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., 21+ from 9:00 to midnight. Taylor Swift karaoke, cocktail special, Taylor trivia, prizes for best dressed of each Taylor era.

Saturday, August 19

Fall Soccer begins at Shaw Field.

Knights of Columbus Yard Sale continues 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. See Friday’s entry for details.

DAV Chapter 19 11th Annual Golf Tournament, 8:30 a.m., Sanford Country Club, 588 Country Club Rd.

Orchard Party & Season Kickoff, McDougal Orchards, 201 Hanson Ridge Rd. U-Pick and explore the farm with tours, wagon rides, food and more from 8:30-4:00. Party from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with music, adult beverages, food and more. $5 per person suggested donation or rent a seat at a VIP table for $25 to support the Sanford Backpack Program. Visit for more info.

Stuff the Bus, Curtis Lake Church, 38 Westview Dr. Free school supplies while they last. Children with last names beginning with A-D should arrive at 9:00 a.m.; E-J should arrive at 9:30; K-P should arrive at 10:00, Q-V should arrive at 10:30, W-Z should arrive at 11:00, and parents without children present should arrive at 11:30. Please check in when you arrive and be respectful of the volunteers.

SSYAA Field Hockey Draft, grades 3-6.

Corner Cupboard, 10:00 a.m. – noon, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, 5 Lebanon St. Non-food essential item pantry offering personal care products, paper goods, cleaning supplies, household items and baby needs. All are welcome.

Ride 4 Mercy Fundraiser for BeLoved, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Mercy Chapel, 1861 Main St. Registration begins at 10:15 a.m., $20/rider, $10/passenger. Hosted by Higher Calling.

Sanford Opera: The Three Bears, 2:00 p.m., see Friday’s entry for details.

Super Nova Wrestling Presents Feeding Frenzy, doors open at 5:30, Veterans Memorial Gym, 678 Main St. $20 ringside, $15 adults, kids to age 12 free.

Coming Soon:

  • 8/21: School Committee
  • 8/22: Police Citizens Advisory Group
  • 8/23: Sanford Middle School Student Orientation
  • 8/23: Friends of Downtown biweekly meeting
  • 8/23: Land Acknowledgements of Indigenous Peoples and Territories at Springvale Library
  • 8/25: Music on the Patio with “Singing Plumber” Tom Osborne
  • 8/26: Red Cross Blood Drive at Preble Lodge #143
  • 8/26: Baby Blessings at St. George’s Episcopal Church
  • 8/27: Benefit Ride for Chace at Waterboro Eagles Club

And Every Week:

  • Sanford Food Pantry, Mondays 10:00 a.m. – noon, 1204 Main St.
  • Bingo, Sanford Elks Lodge, 13 Elm St., Tuesdays. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and games start at 6:00. Must be 18 with photo ID to play.
  • Wednesday Night Bite, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Curtis Lake Church, 38 Westview Dr. Free community meal, open to all.
  • St. Thérèse of Lisieux Food Bank, Thursdays noon – 2:00 p.m., St. Ignatius Gym, 25 Riverside Ave.
  • SCAE Job Fair Thursdays 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. through 8/24. 668 Main St.
  • Community Food Distribution by Sanford Backpack Program. Thursdays 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. for the summer. Two locations: Willard Building and Sanford High School. Farm fresh produce and other items.
  • Free Community Meal, Thursdays 5:00 p.m., New Beginnings Christian Church, 181 Grammar Rd.
  • Salvation Army produce pantry, 10:00 a.m. – noon, 871 Main St.
  • Southern Maine Agency on Aging Medicare help, Fridays 12:30 – 3:30 p.m., Goodall Library, 952 Main St.
  • Summer Yoga, Saturdays 8:00 – 9:00 a.m., Pilot’s Cove Café, 199 Airport Rd. No fee or registration needed. Bring your mat and water.
  • Farmer’s Market, Saturdays 8:00 – noon through October, Central Park, 920 Main St.
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