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Community Calendar: February 27 – March 5, 2023

Monday, February 27

Red Cross Blood Drive, noon – 5:30 pm, North Parish Church, 893 Main St.

School Committee Budget Workshop, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, City Hall Council Chambers, 919 Main St., 3rd floor. This is an in-person meeting, open to the public, but no Zoom will be available. It will be available on Channel 26, and live-streamed at Town Hall Streams and on WSSR’s YouTube channel. A recording will be available after the meeting has ended. The agenda includes finalization of the 2023/24 School Budget.

School Committee (regular meeting), 6:00 pm, City Hall Council Chambers, 919 Main St., 3rd floor, and via Zoom. The agenda includes approval of the 2023/24 School Budget for presentation to the City Council, and acceptance of the new graduation credit requirements for Sanford High School.

Tuesday, February 28

Site Plan Review Committee, 9:00 am, City Hall Council Chambers, 919 Main St., 3rd floor, and via Zoom. The agenda includes an application for a 14-lot subdivision with private way, known as Lentago Landing, to create 12 single-family residential lots on Sam Allen Rd.

Wednesday, March 1

Friends of Downtown, 4:30 pm, location TBA (usually Frannie’s Mini Donuts). Open to all who are interested in the revitalization of downtown Sanford and Springvale, and promoting local businesses.

York County Commissioners, 5:00 pm, 149 Jordan Springs Rd., Alfred, and via Zoom. The agenda includes approval of new hires, approval of Data and Imaging Services Agreement for the Probate Department, approval of transfer of forfeiture assets for the Sheriff’s Office, approval of Foundation MOA for the Strategic Planning and Development Center, and other items.

Sam’s Book Club, 5:30 pm, Springvale Library, 443 Main St. How Lucky by Will Leitch is a modern-day mystery set in a southern college town. A missing student and a disabled man who saw too much and can’t speak or walk. It is a captivating story about friendship, dedication, character, and seeing the good in life. A thriller that can be wildly funny at times. Copies are available at the Library. Sam will pick a shortlist of books to choose from for the next discussion. Haven’t finished the book? Don’t worry – come anyway!

Planning Board, 6:30 pm, City Hall Council Chambers, 919 Main St., 3rd floor, and via Zoom. The agenda includes the proposed Lentago Landing subdivision (see Site Plan Review above), and the Planning Director’s report.

Thursday, March 2

Winter Sports Awards Presentation, 6:00 pm, Sanford Performing Arts Center, 100 Alumni Blvd.

Friday, March 3

Medicare Options, Goodall Library, 952 Main St. Each Friday in March, the Southern Maine Agency on Aging will be hosting this program to help navigate Medicare options for people planning for retirement. Drop in anytime between 12:30 and 3:30 pm.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Frommie’s Fight, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, New Beginnings Christian Church, 181 Grammar Rd. $8 per person, includes meatballs, spaghetti and sauce, salads, bread, drink and dessert. Kids 6 and under eat free. Proceeds benefit the family of 13-year-old Chace Fromwiller, who is battling a rare form of brain cancer.

Public Haddock Dinner, each Friday during Lent, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, St. Thomas School, 69 North Ave. Includes baked haddock, potato, vegetables, homemade bread and desserts, etc. $15 for adults, $10 for children under 12. For more info, call Ray at 207-651-6636. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus.

Saturday, March 4

District 1 7th and 8th Grade Honors Band and Chorus Festival, 3:00 pm, Sanford Performing Arts Center. Sanford Middle School has six band members and two choir members in the ensembles.

2nd Annual Toss for a Cause Cornhole Tournament, 6:00 pm, Nasson Community Center, 457 Main St. $10 for spectators. Watch 2-person teams compete for cash prizes. The tournament, hosted by the Kiwanis Club, raises money to allow kids to play sports whose families could otherwise not afford it. A 21+ event.

Coming Soon…

  • 3/6: Red Cross Blood Drive at Nasson Community Center
  • 3/6: School Committee meeting
  • 3/7: High School Instrumental Showcase at SPAC
  • 3/7: City Council meeting
  • 3/9: Senior Food Mobile at Crossroads United Methodist Church
  • 3/9: The StepCrew at Sanford Performing Arts Center
  • 3/10: Medicare Options at Goodall Library
  • 3/10: Public Haddock Dinner at St. Thomas School
  • 3/11: Free Puzzle Exchange at Goodall Library
  • 3/11: Rolling Thunder All You Can Eat Buffet at VFW Post 9935

And Every Week:

  • Sanford Food Pantry, Mondays from 10:00 am to noon (unless it is a holiday)
  • Free Lunch at Sunset Tower, Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon
  • Bingo at Sanford Elks Lodge, Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday Night Bite at Curtis Lake Church, Wednesday at 6:00 pm
  • St. Thérèse Food Closet at St. Ignatius Gym, Thursdays from noon to 2:00 pm
  • Free Community Meal at New Beginnings Christian Church, Thursdays at 5:00 pm
  • Salvation Army produce pantry, Fridays from 10:00 am to noon. (Staple boxes 2nd and 4th Fridays, 9:00-3:00.)

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

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