Community Calendar: August 23-29

Monday, August 23

Sanford Middle School Tours, 8:00 a.m. to noon (through Thursday, August 26). New students can schedule a tour of the building. Call the Guidance Office at 324-3055 to schedule a time.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sanford City Hall, 919 Main St. Several appointments are still available, call 800-RED-CROSS to schedule. Get a free 4-month subscription to Apple Music!

SPAC New Volunteer Interest Night, 6:00 p.m., Sanford Performing Arts Center, 100 Alumni Blvd. From ushers, to box office and security, to marketing, costuming, lighting and set design… there are opportunities for YOU to get plugged in at the SPAC!

St. Thomas School Pre-K Picnic, 6:00-7:00 p.m., St. Thomas School, 69 North Ave. Bring your own picnic supper, meet other friends, families and teachers, and see the classroom.

Tuesday, August 24

Orientation for Class of 2025 and transfer students, noon and 6:00 p.m., Sanford High School, 100 Alumni Blvd. Schedules for those students will be available for pickup at the orientation.

Wednesday, August 25

Sanford ATV Club Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Holdsworth Park. Refreshments will be served. The Club will have a big announcement, be at the meeting to hear it first!

Thursday, August 26

Travel with Trafton: Cape Ann Bus Tour and Lunch. Call 457-0080 to make your reservation. You do not need to be a Trafton member to go on the trips.

Acton Fair, through Sunday 8/29. Admission is $10 for adults, children under 12 free. Thursday only, Veterans with military ID, $5. Friday only, Seniors $5. Parking on the fairgrounds is free this year. See their website for schedules and information.

Sanford Backpack Program Food Distribution, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Willard School, Timber Ridge and Breary Farms. Open to all Sanford/Springvale residents.

Open Houses at Margaret Chase Smith School, Carl J. Lamb School and Sanford Pride Elementary, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Come for a short visit, meet your child’s teacher and see the classrooms.

Mysteries by Maine Authors: Cold Hard News by Maureen Milliken, 6:00 p.m., Springvale Library, 443 Main St. Book discussion led by a facilitator from the Maine Humanities Council. Books are available to pick up at the Library.

Sanford Middle School Open House for grades 5 & 7, 6:00-7:30 p.m., 52 Spartan Dr.

National Night Out, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Central Park, 920 Main St. Free hotdogs & hamburgers, dunk a Sanford cop in the dunk tank, touch a truck with the Sanford Fire Department, live music from Liv’n Brilliant, rock painting for the kids and more! Sponsored by the Sanford Police Department and the Friends of Downtown. Rain date is August 30.

Friday, August 27

Music on the Patio: Just Us with Ellen & Paul, noon to 1:00 p.m., Springvale Library, 443 Main St.

Saturday, August 28

First Annual Heart Peace & Love For Kids 5K Walk, to benefit cancer patient Quinn and family. Register at 9:00 a.m., walk starts at 10:00. Pavilion at Gowen Park. $10, preregister here.

Casting with Cops, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Number One Pond. Kids under 16 are invited to join Officer Raymond and other Sanford Police officers for some fishing fun. Worms will be provided, and there’ll be a few extra poles for those who don’t have one. Whoever reels in the biggest fish will leave with a new fishing pole. Children 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Officer Raymond by email at:

Springvale Community Cookout, 4:00-7:00 p.m., Pleasant St. Free Baptist Church back parking lot, off Payne St., Springvale. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips & ice cream, plus some games for the kids.

Nasson Youth Theater presents Anne of Green Gables, 7:00 p.m., Nasson Little Theatre, 457 Main St., Springvale. $10 adults, $8 kids and seniors.

Sunday, August 29

Fundraiser for Great Bay Services, Sweet Memories Restaurant, 937 Main St. 10% of proceeds will be donated to Great Bay’s Sanford program.

St. Thomas School Open House and “Pack Your Own Picnic,” 10 a.m. to noon, St. Thomas School, 69 North Ave.