Community Calendar: December 13-19
Tuesday, December 14
Municipal Operations and Property Subcommittee, 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes a discussion of the status of Hay Brook Bridge on Bernier Rd.
Public Safety Subcommittee, 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes discussions on the Parking ordinance, options to make Deering Neighborhood Rd. safer, and possible application of the Disorderly House ordinance to commercial properties, as well as an update on Police Department activities.
Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 4:30 p.m., Preble Lodge #143, 16 Elm St.
Solid Waste Subcommittee, 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes discussions of possible actions in the event of an extended shortage of 8 gallon PAYT trash bags, and curbside recycling containers.
Bingo, Sanford Elks Lodge, 13 Elm St. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., games start at 6:00. Must be 18 to play.
Matthew Meal to Go, 5:30-6:30 p.m., St. Ignatius Hall, 25 Riverside Ave. Free pasta dinner with meat or meatless sauce, roll and butter, salad, dessert, bottled water. Open to all.
Wednesday, December 15
Land Bank Authority, 8:45 a.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes discussion of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding available to the City of Sanford and use for a revolving fund for middle housing.
Senior Luncheon, noon, First Baptist Church of Springvale, 429 Main St. Catered meal, suggested donation $8, reservations required. Call 324-5181 for more info or to reserve your spot.
York County Commissioners, 4:30 p.m., 149 Jordan Springs Rd. and via Zoom. The agenda includes approval of new hires, year-end surplus allocations, discussion of adding Juneteenth as a County holiday, and other items.
Thursday, December 16
Springvale Library Annual Holiday Tea, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Get cozy under their patio heaters for the annual Holiday Tea. There’ll be tea, mulled cider, home made hot chocolate and cookies on lovely decorated tables.
Saturday, December 18
Goodwin House Open to the Public, 503 Main St. Last day of the season. Tour this wonderful historic home, decorated for the holidays. Free admission to the house and the Historical Museum next door.
Laying of the Wreaths by Wreaths Across America, noon, Southern Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. There is no parking at the Cemetery, shuttle buses will be leaving from Sanford Pride Elementary School at 9:15, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 and 11:30 a.m.
A Child’s Christmas at Goodall Library, 1:00-3:00 p.m., 952 Main St. For kids age 5 and up, and their families. Ornament painting, festive music and delicious snacks. Group story at 1:30.
Sunday, December 19
Kids’ Christmas Party, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Smitty’s GameLAB, 1327 Main St. Free family event with cookies and cocoa (while supplies last), mascots, holiday music, free $5 game cards, Christmas selfie station, holiday movies.
Classical Uprising’s Sing We Nöel, 3:00 p.m., Sanford Performing Arts Center, 100 Alumni Blvd. Sing We Noël returns to calm your soul on the final Sunday before Christmas. Watch conductor Emily Isaacson craft a musical masterpiece with the combined forces of the Oratorio Chorale, Portland Brass Quintet, Classical Uprising Youth Chorus, plus a stocking full of other notable Maine musicians. Experience stunning vocal performances of classics such as O Holy Night, and Carol of the Bells, while the brass quintet delivers a thrilling, fanfare-driven O Come All Ye Faithful and a soaring medley of favorites. The intimate, candlelit rendition of Silent Night will warm your soul and push back the darkness of winter solstice. Tickets $10-$20, available here.