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Community Calendar: January 9-15, 2023

Monday, January 9

School Committee, 6:00 pm, City Hall, 919 Main St. and via Zoom. The agenda includes swearing-in of new Committee members, election of officers, a report on the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey, a presentation from school counselors and other items.

Tuesday, January 10

Municipal Operations and Property Subcommittee, 8:30 am via Zoom. The agenda includes a presentation on the communications plan, airport items, review of the Public Works Department’s fleet management plan, review of Trails Committee proposed bylaws change, request to form a Friends of Oakdale Cemetery group, and other items.

Public Safety Subcommittee, 11:00 am via Zoom. The agenda includes discussion of on-street parking issues, and Police Department updates.

Matthew Meal, 5:30-6:30 pm, St. Thomas School cafeteria, 69 North Ave. Free pizza and pasta meal, open to all.

City Council Workshop, 6:00 pm, City Hall, 919 Main St., and via Zoom. This workshop is open to the public but is not a business meeting or public hearing. The agenda includes discussion on group dynamics and goal setting.

Wednesday, January 11

Land Bank Commission, 8:45 am via Zoom. The agenda includes review of unlicensed rental properties and vacant buildings and discussion of actions, discussion of Land Bank properties and process, and other items.

Author Talk and Book Signing with Fred Boyle, 2:00 pm, Springvale Public Library, 443 Main St. Mr. Boyle will discuss his latest book, Early Families of Buxton, Maine.

Design Review Committee, 6:00 pm via Zoom. The agenda includes review of proposed remodeling of Dunkin Donuts at 925 Main St., new signs at 6 Washington St., extensive renovations at 554 Main St. (the former Gates of Hope Holistic Center), new sign and exterior work at 840 Main St., and exterior renovations at 13-17 Washington St.

Thursday, January 12

Senior Food Mobile, 10:00-11:30 am, 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.

Rockstar Bingo, 7:00 pm, Smitty’s Cinema, 1327 Main St. Listen to music from the 80’s, 90’s, and 2K’s. Guess the correct song and mark your card. Prizes for Bingo winners as well as hidden prizes and prizes for cool Bingo player names! No charge for admission or to play. Full menu is available. Open to all ages including children.

Saturday, January 14

Sanford Spartans Travel Basketball Night at Maine Celtics, 7:00 pm, Portland Expo, 239 Park Ave., Portland. Reach out to the team coaches or message them through their Facebook page to purchase tickets.

No Clue: An Improvised Murder Mystery, 8:00 pm, Nasson Little Theatre, 457 Main St. Presented by Stranger Than Fiction Improv & Comedy. Based on the classic board game and film you know and love, No Clue is a puzzling and hilarious whodunit thriller made up completely on the spot with the help of audience suggestions. YOU pick the murder weapon, YOU name the guests and visitors and after the murder and mayhem is over, YOU decided who did it! Tickets $12, available at the door or at

Coming Soon…

  • 1/16: Red Cross Blood Drive at Nasson Community Center
  • 1/17: City Council meeting
  • 1/17: Adult Craft: snowflake votive at Springvale Library
  • 1/18: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard hiring event at Willard Building
  • 1/18: Friends of Downtown
  • 1/19: Board Game Night at Goodall Library
  • 1/21: Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway at SPAC

And Every Week:

  • Sanford Food Pantry, Mondays from noon to 1:00 pm (Tuesday if Monday 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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