Community Calendar: October 18-24

Thursday at 1:00 p.m., the Southern Maine Garden Club will have a program on orchids and other houseplants.

Monday, October 18

School Committee, 6:00 p.m., in-person at City Hall Chambers and online via Zoom. The agenda includes an update on the English Language Learners program, proposal for a Class of 2023 Senior trip to Europe, Safe Return to Schools update, and more.

Rory Gilmore Book Club, 6:00 p.m., in-person at Goodall Library and via Zoom. This month the discussion will be about What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? by Henry Farrell. All are welcome.

Tuesday, October 19

Site Plan Review Committee, 9:00 a.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes a proposal by Bauneg Beg LLC to construct a 5.5 MW solar facility off Sam Allen Rd. and Pinewood Dr., and final approval for the Central Park Residences project on School St.

Trafton Travelers 2022, 10:30 a.m., Trafton Center, 19 Elm St. Matthew from Collette Tours will be on hand to talk about 2022 travel opportunities, including the Danube River and canyon country. Call Trafton at (207) 457-0080 to RSVP or stop by for more info.

Deadline for Halloween Art Contest submissions, open to grades 2-4. Drop off at Sanford Recreation Dept. office in City Hall by 4:30 p.m. More info here.

Bingo, 6:00 p.m., Sanford Elks Lodge, 13 Elm St.

City Council, 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes the quarterly report on the Sanford Regional Economic Growth Council, discussion of Holly Daze events, three dangerous building hearings, and other items.

Wednesday, October 20

Black History of Maine with Author Bob Greene, 6:00 p.m., Springvale Library, 443 Main St. Mr. Greene, who has done some of his research in Sanford and Springvale, will speak about some of our state’s hidden history. He teaches at the University of Southern Maine, and is the 2021 recipient of the Maine Historical Society’s Neal Allen Award, presented each year for exceptional contributions to Maine History.

Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes the two items from Tuesday’s Site Plan Review Committee meeting, and a public hearing on the Pepin Bernier Road Gravel Pit.

Thursday, October 21

Southern Maine Garden Club, 1:00 p.m., Springvale Library. Jeffery Meulenbroek of Studley Flowers will speak about Houseplants and Orchids. All are welcome.

Friday, October 22

Music on the Patio with Big John Rachkoski, noon, Springvale Library. The musical master of rock & roll and the blues will wind up this year’s summer concert series.

Adult Paint Night, 6:00 p.m., Sanford-Springvale YMCA, 1 Emile Levasseur Dr. Advance registration required, call 324-4942 or stop by.

Saturday, October 23

A Life of Worship Benefit Concert with Mark Schultz, 7:00 p.m., Sanford Performing Arts Center. All proceeds benefit Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center.

Sunday, October 24

Sanford Community Forest Walk, 1:30 p.m., Oak St., Springvale. The event may be cancelled if inclement weather occurs. Contact or (207) 370-4191 for details, to sign up, or for the status of the walk.

Deadline to Enter Halloween Yard Decorating Contest, more details here:

A few upcoming events: Selfies with Sanford Scarecrows starts 10/25; Trick or Treat at Goodall Library, 10/29; YMCA Spooky Sprint, 10/30; Marching Band Competition at SHS, 10/30; Trunk or Treat at Curtis Lake Church, 10/30; Poets’ Corner/Works of Edgar Allen Poe, 10/31; Election Day, 11/2; SHS Fall Sports Awards, 11/3.

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