Community Calendar: June 13-19, 2022

Tuesday, June 14

Voting Day, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There are three separate elections being held. Voters registered as Democrats or Republicans may vote in their respective party’s primary. All registered voters may vote in the special election to fill the vacant seat on the City Council, and in the School Budget Validation referendum. This page has links to sample ballots and more election information. You can register to vote at the polls on election day, but to vote in the party primaries you need to have registered 16 days prior.

Municipal Operations and Property Subcommittee, 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes further discussion of the Midtown Mall Development District and Maintenance Assessment; a written petition from Genest Concrete requesting reconstruction of Wilson St.; a request by a homeowner to purchase part of Carpentier Park; and other items.

Site Plan Review Committee, 9:00 a.m. via Zoom. There is one new item on the agenda, a proposal by Calvary Baptist Church to renovate its building at 47 High St. to construct three new classrooms.

Sanford Middle School Tour, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Students will have the opportunity to meet their counselor and have a look around. (Schedules and homeroom assignments will not be available until August.)

Public Safety Subcommittee, 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes Police and Fire Department updates, including a discussion on purchasing body cameras for the SPD, an update on the opioid settlement with the state, and other items.

Fire Station Feasibility Working Group, 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes discussion of next steps for public outreach and engagement, and an Executive Session to discuss real estate matters.

Solid Waste Subcommittee, 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes discussion of trail trash cans and dog waste disposal stations.

Smitty’s Summer Kickoff, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Smitty’s GameLAB, 1327 Main St. Kids 12 and under can have a blast at this event, sponsored in partnership with the Sanford-Springvale YMCA. Kids get a free $5 game card, free popcorn and games. Up to 30 minutes free bowling per family, with kids shoe rental included. There will also be a scavenger hunt with prizes, cornhole, jenga and mascots!

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.

Matthew Meal, 5:30-6:30 p.m., St. Ignatius Café, 25 Riverside Ave. Pasta dinner with meat or meatless sauce, salad, bread and butter, drinks and dessert. Free and open to all.

Wednesday, June 15

Land Bank Commission, 8:45 a.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes discussion of Land Bank properties, maintenance and housing concerns.

2022 Healthy Living Expo, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Sanford-Springvale YMCA, 1 Emile Lavasseur Dr. Sponsored by Thriving in Place: Age Friendly Sanford in partnership with the Trafton Senior Center. Learn about area resources, classes and more. There will be door prizes, food trucks and more. Free to the community, no registration required.

Community Café Senior Luncheon, noon, Old Shain’s of Maine restaurant, 1491 Main St. Catered meal, suggested donation $8. Reservations required. Please call 207-324-5181 or 207-415-6067 to reserve your meal.

York County Commissioners, 4:30 p.m., 149 Jordan Springs Rd., Alfred. The agenda is here.

Ask a Muslim Anything, 5:30 p.m., Springvale Public Library, 443 Main St. Robert Azzi will speak about his life, what it’s like to be Muslim in America, how he came to convert to Islam, about the religion of Islam and its history – especially in America – and about the Middle East, terrorism and associated political and social issues.

Jigsaw Puzzle Swap, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Goodall Library, 952 Main St. Trade your old puzzles for something new! Puzzles should be from a smoke-free home, have no missing pieces, and an intact box. If you have pets, be sure there are no pet hairs in the boxes. It would be helpful to put pieces in a large ziploc bag.

Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. The only new item on the agenda is the proposed Calvary Baptist Church project. A work session on the proposed ordinance amendment regarding front yard setbacks in the Urban Zone will follow the meeting.

Thursday, June 16

Southern Maine Garden Club, 1:00 p.m., Springvale Library, 443 Main St. All are welcome.

Free Community Food Distribution by Sanford Backpack Program, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Willard School and Sanford High School. Open to all.

School Committee, 6:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 919 Main St., and via Zoom. Agenda TBA.

Friday, June 17

Frommie’s Fight Block Party, 5:30 p.m., Nasson Community Center. There will be a community BBQ and bake sale outside, foul shooting contest with prizes inside, a 50/50 raffle, music and cornhole! All activities are by cash donation. Proceeds benefit the Fromwiller family, whose son Chace is battling a rare form of cancer. Email for foul shooting pledge sheets.

Saturday, June 18

Corner Cupboard, 10:00 a.m. to noon, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, 5 Lebanon St. Non-food essential item pantry offering personal care products, paper goods, cleaning supplies, household items and baby needs. All are welcome.

Community Concert Celebrating America, 6:00 p.m., Sanford First Baptist Church, 905 Main St. Free concert with local musicians. Ice cream social to follow. All are welcome!

And coming soon…

  • 6/20: Juneteenth holiday observed
  • 6/21: City Council
  • 6/23: Free Community Food Distribution at Willard School & SHS
  • 6/23: Charity Bowling Tournament at Smitty’s GameLAB
  • 6/24: 11th Annual Kiwanis/Rotary Chip in Fore Charity Golf Tournament
  • 6/24: Menopause the Musical at SPAC
  • 6/25: Springvale Fish & Game Club Yard Sale
  • 6/25: Baby Blessings at St. George’s Episcopal Church
  • 6/25: Springvale Community Cookout at Pleasant St. Free Baptist Church
  • 6/25: Bean Supper at Crossroads United Methodist Church

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