Compiled by Gail Burnett
Chance to make a pitch: The Sanford Mainers have invited area nonprofit organizations to share their stories with the public at 6:30 this Wednesday night, July 26, at Goodall Park. Groups still hoping to go to bat for their organizations that night as the Mainers face the Vermont Mountaineers should send an email to email@example.com.
Tune up those pipes: Nasson Community Center and Little Theatre are offering a youth voice camp tomorrow, July 24, through August 4 at the theater in Springvale. The camp, which will run Monday to Friday, 9-12, is for youths ages 10 to 17, including those who might be interested in auditioning for the theater’s musical production of “Oliver” in September. Students will learn vocal techniques and music literacy skills. They will have a chance to sing a cappella, to improvise, and possibly to compose music under the guidance of teacher Karen Mathews. To register for the camp, visit this site.
Thinking on your feet: It’s time to sign up for another Nasson Community Center and Little Theatre offering, this one for young people ages 10-17 who want to practice improvisation or acting without a script. This summer camp will run Aug. 14 to 18, from 8 a.m. to noon, with a performance for families and friends at 12:30 on August 18 at the theater. Participants will practice individually and in groups, building their acting skills and forging friendships. To register online email firstname.lastname@example.org
Treatment center opens: ENSO Recovery Maine will hold an open house at its new recovery center, 14 Winter St. in downtown Sanford, on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. The center offers medication-assisted treatment, mental health counseling and case management for people addicted to opioids. According to the Sanford Police Department, the city has seen an increase in overdose cases recently, including eight in less than one week this month. More information on ENSO Recovery is available here.
Trouble in Acton: York County sheriff’s deputies arrested three men, including one from Sanford, after a confrontation in Acton last weekend that apparently stemmed from a landlord-tenant dispute. According to the York County Sheriffs’ Department, the men kicked down the door to an apartment on Acton Ridge Road and threatened the tenants. Arrested were Jessie Manchester, 36, of Sanford, Christopher Moreau, 36, of Shapleigh, and Harley Faires, 33, of Acton. They face charges of burglary and criminal threatening.