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Bingo is back! Every Tuesday at the Sanford Elks Lodge, 13 Elm St. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and games start at 6:00. Must be 18 years old with valid picture ID. Face coverings required if not vaccinated, but anyone can wear one if it makes you more comfortable. Please stay home if you are sick.

Mark your calendars now for the Sanford Police Department’s annual National Night Out on Thursday, August 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. They will be hosting local businesses, vendors, and service providers showcasing local products and services. There will be rock painting for kids and they will also have a dunk tank. It will be your opportunity to dunk a cop. They will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs. Police vehicles and equipment will be on display. The National Night Out will be held at Central Park in downtown Sanford. The rain date is August 30.

Calling all SHS field hockey alumni that played for Mrs. Walker! She’ll be retiring this year and would love to have as many alumni as possible play in her last alumni game. The game will be held at Sanford High School on Wednesday, August 25 at 5:30 p.m. They have the field starting at 5:00. All alumni are asked to wear a white top and white socks. If you have a mouthguard, please wear it. Goggles will be optional.

The Corner Cupboard non-food pantry will return for a trial run at the Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church on Saturday, August 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All are welcome. Masks required.

The Maine Society for the Protection of Animals has raised over $35,000 from individual donors toward the care needed for the 20 horses recently seized from a Springvale farm. They estimate the total cost of the horses’ care until they are adopted out will be at least $250,000. For more information on the positive progress the horses are making, read their Facebook post.

Kennebunk Savings shared information recently about a scam targeting Kennebunk Savings customers through a yellow postcard mailing about an “important matter” regarding a mortgage loan. Kennebunk Savings does not and will not solicit customers in this manner. Scammers use information available on public record, such as at the Registry of Deeds, to con customers into sharing personal information. If you receive this type of mailing, please do not call or give out any personal information. If you are Kennebunk Savings customer and feel you have been scammed, please call the bank’s Customer Care department at 1-800-339-6573.

Sanford Soccer is in need of more board members! They currently only have a handful of members, and it takes many hands to make the season and Columbus Tournament happen. They meet once a month for roughly an hour and have many different opportunities for volunteers. One of the needs they have is for someone with good computer skills to help with registrations and communications. Knowledge of the game of soccer is not required to be a member. If you have kids or have had kids in the program and want to see this program continue into the future please consider helping out. The next Board meeting is August 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Shaw Field. If you are interested in joining come and see what it’s all about.

Waban is now offering a Shared Living Option (SLO) as a residential choice for adults with disabilities. In a Shared Living model, families or individuals open their homes to care for an individual with intellectual disabilities. Shared Living can be compared to a Foster Family. A Shared Living Provider can be a family, a single individual, a couple, a friend, a family member, or even a parent sharing their living space, helping people with disabilities live a full life. Shared Living Providers open their homes to help individuals with education, employment, recreation, family inclusion, health/mental health and independent living skills. Shared Living Providers are independent contractors who receive a generous stipend, training, supervision and 24/7 emergency on-call support. To learn more, visit https://waban.org/programs-and-services/for-adults/shared-living-option/.

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