Community Calendar: September 12-18, 2022

Monday, September 12

School Committee, 6:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 919 Main St., and via Zoom. The agenda includes school opening updates from the Principals of Sanford Middle School and Sanford High School, and the Director of Sanford Regional Technical Center; a fall athletics update; a presentation on a proposal solar partnership as part of the SRTC electrical wiring program; and other items.

Tuesday, September 13

Municipal Operations and Property Subcommittee, 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes discussion of vacating the City’s interest in the extension of Coolidge St. between Harding and Putnam; review of a proposed Knox box ordinance for multi-family dwellings; review of proposed rental fees for Memorial Gym; and other items.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 10:00 a.m. – noon, City Hall, 919 Main St.

Red Cross Blood Drive, noon – 5:00 p.m., Nasson Community Center, 457 Main St. There are several appointments remaining, visit this page or call 1-800-RED-CROSS if you can help.

Public Safety Subcommittee, 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes an update on the Maine Access Points mobile syringe exchange program, a COVID-19 monitoring report and update on the Police Department’s online reporting system.

Solid Waste Subcommittee, 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes various topics for discussion regarding the Transfer Station, and a presentation by EcoMaine on the curbside recycling contamination survey.

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. Free pasta dinner, open to all.

Grand Opening / Open House at the Maine Democratic Party’s Sanford office, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., 911 Main St. Meet the candidates and enjoy light refreshments while getting information about the upcoming elections.

Wednesday, September 14

Land Bank Commission, 8:45 a.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes acceptance of bids for demolition of 38 Jackson St. and the garage at 18 Winter St.; a preview of the Land Bank’s annual report to the City Council; and other items.

Fire Station Feasibility Working Group, 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes discussion of public outreach and engagement, and discussion of visits to the Brunswick and Wells stations, as well as an executive session to discuss real estate matters.

Puzzle Exchange, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Goodall Library, 952 Main St. Puzzles must be complete and in good shape with original box, from a smoke free home.

Design Review Committee, 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes review proposals for exterior improvements at Everything in Between, 25 Butler St.; a bus shelter by York County Community Action at 6 Spruce St.; a sign for the new Chamber of Commerce office at 510 Main St.; and other items.

Thursday, September 15

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

Staffing Agency Job Fair, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., York County Career Center, 9 Bodwell Ct.

Sanford Regional Technical Center Open House, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. For families of current students. Meet your student’s instructor, administrative and counseling staff, and take a tour.

Saturday, September 17

2nd Annual Heart, Peace and Love for Kids Walk, Gowen Park. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:00. Registration $10, or $25 with t-shirt. If you would like to be guaranteed a shirt, sign up online at Proceeds benefit Chace Fromwiller in his fight against cancer.

Troop 327 Fall Shopping Bazaar, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Gateway Park, 11 Riverside Ave. A fall shopping event featuring local crafters and artisans. Contact Karri Wyman at for more info.

Corner Cupboard, 10:00 a.m. – 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.

Goodwin House Tours, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 503 Main St. Take a tour of this beautifully restored home and barn in the heart of Springvale village. Free but donations gratefully accepted.

Marching Band Show, 5:00 p.m., Sanford High School Alumni Stadium. Gates open at 4:00. Seven schools will be performing: Sanford High School, Lawrence High School, Milford High School, Salem (NH) High School, Westbrook High School, South Portland High School, and Marshwood/Somersworth High School. The SHS marching band will be using its new uniforms for the first time in competition. The band has almost doubled in membership since last year. This years 2022 production is entitled “We are Spartans”. It focus’s on three main traits of Spartan warriors, and at the same time focuses those three traits on our very own Sanford. You’ll hear about the historic mills, and even a clip of Vic Firth, a graduate of Sanford High School who is world renowned for his drum sticks used by many famous musicians and our students. Don’t miss it!

2022 Celebrity Softball Classic, 6:00 p.m., Goodall Park, 38 Roberts St. The Sanford Police All-Stars vs. the New England All-Stars, featuring former players for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins and New England Patriots. Proceeds benefit the Sanford Police Association’s many charitable community activities throughout the year.

Sunday, September 18

Dr. Morton Gold In Concert, 3:00 p.m., Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, 505 Main St. Dr. Gold was Nasson College’s Professor of Music for eighteen years. During that period his piano concerto was performed by the Portland Symphony with Dr. Gold at the keyboard. He twice had the honor of conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra in performances of his own music. In 1975 his oratorio “Haggadah: A Search for Freedom” was broadcast nationally by Public Television. This program will consist entirely of his own works. The featured composition will be his trumpet concerto, composed in 2019 and dedicated to David Etzler. Etzler, now professor of trumpet studies at Castleton College, will perform the concerto. Seating is limited to 100. Reservations recommended. Tickets may be reserved by e-mailing Doors open 2:15 p.m.

And coming soon…

  • 9/20: City Council meeting
  • 9/20: LifeFlight of Maine Community Engagement Meeting
  • 9/21: Community Café Senior Luncheon
  • 9/21: Friends of Downtown meeting
  • 9/23 – 9/24: Book Sale at Springvale Library
  • 9/23: Annual Bob L’Heureux Memorial Park 3 Golf Tournament at Pine Hollow
  • 9/24: Turning Over a New Leaf Fall Festival at Number One Pond
  • 9/24: Dedication of POW/MIA Monument at Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery

Visit our Events Calendar for details on all these events and more.

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