News Notes: September 11, 2022

Meal Prepping: How is dinner working out at your house? Would you like the opportunity to make it a little easier with some prepped meals? Nasson Community Center is considering hosting meal prep sessions. Please take a moment to email jdavie@nassoncommunitycenter.com for more information and to share your feedback so we can best understand the needs of our community members. Some of the recipes being considered are: Crockpot Butter Chicken (Indian food….don’t be scared! It is amazing!), Freezer Bag Chicken Primavera, Sour Cream Noodle Bake, Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas, Easy Portuguese-Style Bean Soup, Deep Dish Pizza, Chicken Fajita Sheet Pan, Creamy Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas, Freezer Bag Chicken Curry Stir-Fry (Curry is on point any night of the week!) and Chicken Fajita Chowder.

The 2nd Annual Southern Maine Artists and Crafters Festival is set for Saturday, October 1st outdoors at Sanford High School! A portion of proceeds from this event will benefit the Sanford Performing Arts Center and the Sanford High School Visual Arts Department. Autumn is in the air and Sanford will be brimming with activity that weekend with SHS homecoming festivities, alumni events, and other festivals, bringing hundreds to the Sanford area! Singer/songwriter Ashlyn Bard will be performing at the Festival. 10×10 foot spaces are available for $35 to showcase and sell your wares. Please note that because this event is a showcase for quality handmade items, direct sales vendors will not be featured. For more information or to sign up, email Carrie Clock at caclock@gmail.com or Heather Legnard at Hmclock812@gmail.com. Questions? Call 207-651-1701.

St. George’s Episcopal Church is returning to two services per week. Except for the last Sunday of the month, each Sunday there will be an 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, and a 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music, with a 9:00 a.m. joint coffee hour in between. On the last Sunday of each month, there will be one combined service at 9:00 a.m.

Playgroup: Nasson Community Center received a robust response to their playgroup survey and anticipate running both a toddler playgroup, as well as an all-ages homeschool playgroup. Everyone is invited to a Meet ‘n Greet (with free coffee from the South Sanford Aroma Joe’s) on Wednesday, September 21 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., so they can best assess the needs, including the best day/time for each group. Email jdavie@nassoncommunitycenter.com with any questions.

Expectant and new Moms who live in York County are invited to a Community Baby Shower, hosted by BeLoved and the Compassion Closet at Mercy Chapel on Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All who register will received a “Welcome Baby” swag bag. Free baby items will be available including clothing, gently used furniture and other items. There will be a raffle for new baby items and donated gifts. Connect with local organizations and agencies supporting families. Siblings welcome! Free lunch will be provided, games and prizes for the kids, and of course, cake! Register at https://www.belovedchildren.org/.

Basketball Skills and Drills for grades 2-8 starts at the Nasson Gym on Wednesdays beginning September 21. It is a six week program, the cost is $150. Email office@nassoncommunitycenter.com to preregister.

A Christmas Carol: Grab your family or a group of friends and join Sanford Community Adult Education for a special holiday trip! They’ll be traveling with VIP Tour & Charters from the Wells Park & Ride, to North Shore Music Theater in Beverly, MA as New England’s brightest holiday tradition celebrates its 31st annual production! An original adaptation based on Charles Dickens’ classic novella, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a musical ghost story following the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. After the matinee, travel via coach to a nearby restaurant to grab some dinner (on your own). The bus is scheduled to be back in Wells by 8 pm. Limited tickets are available, register early so you don’t miss out! Course fee includes bus transportation and ticket to the show. Purchase tickets here: https://sanford.coursestorm.com/course/christmas-is-coming-bus-trip3

Fire Truck: Watch this short video tour of the Sanford Fire Department’s new pumper: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=846116063463483

School Dental Clinics: The Sanford School Department is partnering with Tooth Protectors Inc. to offer preventative dental care at our schools.  Services are available for students with or without dental insurance.  For more information and to register visit https://5il.co/1hpn4.  If you have questions, please contact your child’s school nurse.  

Wanda Parent of Stuff the Bus was profiled on WMTW: https://www.wmtw.com/article/sanford-woman-has-spent-15-years-making-sure-kids-have-backpacks/41003943

Margaret Chase Smith / Sanford Pride Elementary PTA has been selected to be the charity this month for the Hannaford Community Bag Program, at their Sanford location. For every bag purchased (the specific one in the picture below) at the Sanford Hannaford during the month of September, $1 will go to MCS PRIDE PTA.