Community Calendar: October 11-17

Monday, October 11

Indigenous Peoples’ Day. All City offices and both libraries will be closed. Trash pickup will be done as usual.

8th Annual Communities Care Day, 8:00 a.m. too 1:00 p.m., North Parish Church, 893 Main St. Free breakfast and lunch; free store (opens at 9:00) with clothing, bedding, toiletries and non-perishable food; therapy dogs; Covid vaccinations available. All are welcome, call (207) 324-3163 for more information.

Pick for ME, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., McDougal Orchards, 201 Hanson Ridge Rd. For every bag of apples you pick and purchase, pick a second bag and they will donate it to the York County Shelter Programs.

Tuesday, October 12

The Transfer Station will be closed.

Municipal Operations and Property Subcommittee, 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes discussions on the use of municipal labor and equipment to maintain private roads, findings from the Rail Trail Task Force report, expenditure of Downtown Legacy funds, and more.

Public Safety Subcommittee, 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes the introduction of a new police officer, discussion of road closures for Holly Daze event, review of proposed amendment to Parking ordinance, and more.

Zoning Subcommittee, 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes a preliminary report on ownership of single family housing in consideration of vacation rental policy question, update on development permitting, and discussion on the proposed zoning change for the Townhouse solar project.

Bingo, Sanford Elks Lodge, 13 Elm St. Doors open at 4:00, games start at 6:00. Must be 18 to play.

Matthew Meal to Go, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., St. Ignatius Hall, 25 Riverside Ave., free pasta dinner with meat or meatless sauce, open to all.

Wednesday, October 13

Land Bank Commission, 8:45 a.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes discussion of properties of concern, and an update on the Land Bank revolving fund balance.

Design Review Committee, 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Agenda TBA.

Sanford Recreation Spartans Travel Basketball Tryouts, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Nasson Gym, 457 Main St. Please pre-register at

  • 6-7pm – 5th/6th grade girls, 5th grade boys
  • 7-8pm – 6th grade boys, 7th grade boys
  • 8-9pm – 7th/8th grade girls, 8th grade boys

Thursday, October 14

Sanford Recreation Spartans Travel Basketball Tryouts, same as above, prospective players only need to attend one night.

Friday, October 15

Music on the Patio with Zac Stearn, noon to 1:00 p.m., Springvale Library, 443 Main St. Zac is the artistic director of the Schoolhouse Arts Center in Standish, and will display his musical chops as a piano player and singer.

Saturday, October 16

2nd Annual Harvest Dinner to Go, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Sanford First Baptist Church, 905 Main St. $10 per person for turkey dinner with gravy, stuffing, squash, carrots, turnip, peas & fresh baked apple crisp. Make a reservation in advance to ensure a dinner is held for you! More info here: Proceeds benefit the Beverly Delano Operation Christmas Child Fund.

And coming up in the weeks ahead: 10/20 Author Bob Greene on the Black history of Maine; 10/22 Adult Paint Night at the YMCA; 10/25 Selfies with Sanford Scarecrows begins; 10/29 Trick or Treat at the Goodall Library; 10/30 YMCA Spooky Sprint; 10/30 Seven Local bands perform at the Nasson Little Theatre; 10/30 Poets Corner: Works of Edgar Allen Poe.