Monday, August 8
Turtle Stuffed Animal Workshop, 4:00 p.m., Goodall Library, 952 Main St. This event is full with a waiting list.
Maine Attraction Adaptive Clinic, 6:00 p.m., Number One Pond
Tuesday, August 9
Municipal Operations and Property Subcommittee, 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes a presentation from the American Legion on proposed improvements to their facility, updates on road construction and paving projects, consideration of LED lighting and security camera upgrades for the Department of Public Works, and other items.
Senior Tech Workshop, 10 a.m. – noon, Goodall Library, 952 Main St. No stress, slow-paced classes for ages 55+. Space is limited, so preregistration is appreciated, call 207-324-4714.
Public Safety Subcommittee, 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes discussion of additional warning signs for Railroad Ave., update on speed enforcement, and other Police Department updates.
Free Lunch Distribution, noon – 1:00 p.m., parking lot of Roger’s Supa Dolla, 81 Cottage St.
Zoning Subcommittee, 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes discussion of proposed amendments to the front yard setback and private way standards in the Urban Zone.
Solid Waste Subcommittee, 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes updates on the Maine DEP Solid Waste Reduction Grant Award, EcoMaine’s curbside recycling tagging program, Casella and EcoMaine’s rates and operations, and discussion of transfer station hours.
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.
National Night Out sponsored by the Sanford Police Department, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Central Park, 920 Main St. See details here.
Matthew Meal, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., St. Ignatius Café, 25 Riverside Ave. Free pasta dinner, open to all.
Shipwrecks of Maine, 6:00 p.m., Goodall Library, 952 Main St. Learn about new & old shipwrecks off the coast of Maine in this special program by historian Charles Lagerbom, author of “Whaling in Maine” and “Maine to Cape Horn.”
Wednesday, August 10
Red Cross Blood Drive, noon – 4:30 p.m., Preble Lodge #143, 16 Elm St.
Friends of Downtown biweekly meeting, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Central Park, 920 Main St.
Free Drive-Thru Community Meal, 5:00 – 5:30 p.m., Curtis Lake Church, 38 Westview Dr. All are welcome.
The Roots of Genocide, 5:30 p.m., Springvale Library, 443 Main St. Dr. Robert Burnheim of the University of Maine will present this program on genocide – the large-scale organized exclusion and murder of populations around the world, including in the current war on Ukraine.
Design Review Committee, 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes one new project, a small shed and ramp on H.A. Mapes’ property at 845 Main St. The Committee will also discuss in-person vs. zoom meetings; potential outreach/technical assistance; and compliance with DRC recommendations. They will review past projects and discuss expanding potential exemptions.
Thursday, August 11
Turtle Time with Raspberry, 10:00 a.m., Goodall Library, 952 Main St. This event had to be postponed from an earlier date due to the hot weather.
Senior Food Mobile, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Crossroads United Methodist Church, 15 Grammar Rd. For anyone over 60 years old in need of food assistance: produce for all, commodities for those who meet income eligibility requirements.
Free Lunch Distribution, noon – 1:00 p.m., parking lot of Roger’s Supa Doll, 81 Cottage St.
Staffing Agency Job Fair, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., York County Career Center, 9 Bodwell Ct.
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.
Free Community Meal, 5:00 p.m., New Beginnings Christian Church, 181 Grammar Rd.
21st Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, 8:00 a.m., Province Lake Golf Course, 18 Mountain Rd., Parsonsfield.
Friday, August 12
Sanford Senior Cycling, 10:00 a.m. to noon, Sanford-Springvale YMCA, 1 Emile Levasseur Dr. Northeast Passage will have a variety of cycles, trikes and adaptive bikes, plus cycling experts there to set you up for a fun ride with fellow seniors. Helmets provided too. Call 603-862-0070 to sign up, or stop by the Trafton Center or the Welcome Desk at the Y.
Music on the Patio with Zac Stearn, noon – 1:00 p.m., Springvale Library, 443 Main St.
Cedar Mountain Bluegrass Band, 7:30 p.m., Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, 505 Main St. Enjoy the vocal harmonies and fine picking of this New England based group. Tickets are $20 for age 18+, kids get in free. To reserve your tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, August 13
Community Yoga, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., The Runaway at Pilot’s Cove Café, 199 Airport Rd. Free drop-in class, no registration required. If you need a mat, call the YMCA at 207-324-4942.
Maine Senior Games – Buoy Toss, 9:00 a.m., Sanford-Springvale YMCA, 1 Emile Levasseur Dr.
Annual Jumble Sale (English Yard Sale), 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., St. George’s Episcopal Church, 3 Emerson St. There will be all kinds of treasures available, please park in the Church parking lot or along Emerson St.
Goodwin House Tours, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 503 Main St. Take a tour of this beautifully restored home and barn in the heart of Springvale village. Free but donations gratefully accepted.
Goodall Library Summer Reading Program Ending Celebration, noon – 2:00 p.m., Holdsworth Park, 278 Main St. Prizes, pizza and an afternoon by the water with family. Must register to attend, call 207-324-9130.
Back(pack) to School, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Pleasant St. Free Baptist Church, 10 Pleasant St., Springvale. Dozens of free backpacks filled with school supplies and other items will be distributed, geared for elementary, middle school, and high school students. First come, first served. There will be ice cream for everyone who comes, and organizations will be on hand to help you learn more about helping your student and family during the coming school year.
And coming soon…
- 8/16: Fall Sports Parent Meeting at SPAC
- 8/17: Community Café Senior Luncheon at Shain’s of Maine
- 8/18: Southern Maine Garden Club meeting at Springvale Library
- 8/19: Sanford Middle School tour
- 8/19: Music on the Patio with Dan Wolfe at Springvale Library
- 8/20: Come Together Zumba Fundraiser for the YMCA
- 8/20: Corner Cupboard at Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church
- 8/20: Sanford Mainers’ First Annual Airport 5K
- 8/20: Sanford Brew Fest at the Airport
- 8/20: Crown Jewels Drag Night at Nasson Little Theatre
Visit our Events Calendar for details on all these events and more.