Monday, October 31
Trunk or Treat, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Mikini Embroidery & Sports Apparel, 1298 Main St.
Tuesday, November 1
Red Cross Blood Drive, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Nasson Community Center, 457 Main St.
Site Plan Review Committee, 9:00 a.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 919 Main St., and via Zoom. The agenda includes an application for a curb cut waiver on property owned by the Sanford School Department on James Ave., where a home built by SRTC students will be placed; and an application to install a ground-based, pier-mounted solar system on property owned by Joe Sevigny at 164 Hanson Ridge Rd.
Free Lunch Distribution, noon – 1:00 p.m. (and every Tuesday), Sunset Tower, 941 Main St.
Bingo, Sanford Elks Lodge, 13 Elm St. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and games start at 6:00 every Tuesday. Must be 18 to play.
City Council, 6:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 919 Main St., and via Zoom. The agenda includes a quarterly report from the Director of the Sanford Regional Economic Growth Council, presentation on the Sanford Police Department’s online reporting system, discussion of Holly Daze parade, four Dangerous Building hearings, and other items.
Wednesday, November 2
Spirit of America Awards Ceremony and York County Commissioners Meeting, 3:00 pm, York County Government Building, 149 Jordan Springs Rd., Alfred, and via Zoom. The agenda is here.
Friends of Downtown, 4:30 pm., location TBA.
Wednesday Night Bite Free Community Meal, 6:00 – 7:00 pm (and every Wednesday), Curtis Lake Church, 38 Westview Dr.
SHS/SRTC Schedule Information Night, 6:00-7:30 pm, Sanford Performing Arts Center, 100 Alumni Blvd.
Planning Board, 6:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 919 Main St., and via Zoom. The agenda includes a solar project at 164 Hanson Ridge Rd, public hearing on the proposed Mineral Extraction ordinance, and other items.
Thursday, November 3
Therapy Dog Pre-K Story Time, 11:00 am, Goodall Library, 952 Main St.
Free Lunch Distribution, noon – 1:00 pm (and every Thursday), Sunset Tower, 941 Main St.
Friday, November 4
Spaghetti Dinner, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, New Beginnings Christian Church, 181 Grammar Rd. Proceeds benefit local veterans and their families.
Best of the Boston Comedy Festival, 7:00 pm, Smitty’s Cinema, 1327 Main St. Live stand-up comedy featuring Casey McNeal, Spike Tobin and Andrew Donnelly, hosted by Jim McCue. Doors open at 6:00. Tickets $20, available at the door or at smittyscinema.com.
13th Annual Harvest Dance Thanksgiving Benefit and Food Drive, 7:00 pm, Sanford Elks Lodge, 13 Elm St. Get down to 70s and 80s tunes at this benefit for York County Shelter Programs’ Thanksgiving Basket Program. Tickets are $10 and can be bought at the door or purchased by calling YCSP staff members Scott Davis at (207) 502-0520; or Stacy Irving at (207) 651-5538 or Bonnie Leslie at (207) 324-1137, ext. 109. Bring a non-perishable item to be eligible for drawings. There will also be door prizes and 50/50 drawings. The Thanksgiving basket program, administered by York County Shelter Programs’ Food Pantry, provides community members with a basket which includes a turkey and all of the traditional Thanksgiving fixings. If you can’t attend the dance but would like to donate non-perishable food items or grocery gift cards to the basket program, contact Food Pantry Coordinator Mike Ouellette at (207) 391-3125 or email@example.com.
Saturday, November 5
Mingle Jingle 5K Run & Vendor Fair, Veterans Memorial Gym, 678 Main St. Come run a 5k (don’t forget your holiday costume!) and enjoy some holiday shopping. Registration 8am, race begins at 9am. Craft Fair 9am-3pm. All proceeds benefit St. Thomas School.
Annual Fall Fair, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 15 Grammar Rd. Featuring a Crafts table, a Jewelry table, a re-gifting table, a bake table, coffee & muffins, and this year a Silent Toy Auction (new toys).
Sam’s Book Club, 5:30 p.m., Springvale Library, 443 Main St. The novel The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve, about the 1947 fires that swept through Maine, will be discussed.
And coming soon…
- 11/7: SHS Fall Athletic Awards at SPAC
- 11/7: School Committee meeting
- 11/8: Election Day
- 11/8: Matthew Meal at St. Ignatius Café
- 11/9: Indian Cooking with Paramjeet Bawa at Springvale Library
- 11/10: Senior Food Mobile at Crossroads United Methodist Church
- 11/11: Veteran’s Day Wreath Laying at Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery
- 11/11: A Thank You to Our Veterans at Nasson Little Theatre
- 11/9: Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair at Sanford Christian Academy
- 11/12: Harvest Dinner at Sanford First Baptist Church
- 11/12: Music for Cello and Piano at Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum
- 11/13: Powder Puff Football Game at Alumni Stadium
Visit our Events Calendar for details on all these events and more.