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Sanford Strong Coalition is a partnership of residents, organizations, businesses and others invested in the future of Greater Sanford.  The Coalition provides ways for the community to share information and access resources, while supporting initiatives to strengthen the health, well-being, and success of Sanford’s children, youth and their families. The Coalition is governed by a steering committee, staffed by Strategies for a Stronger Sanford, and supported by its members. Membership is free and open to anyone concerned about the future of Greater Sanford and its people. Join today. Also, like us on Facebook.

Community Events

Oct
20
Mon
ACE (Active Community Environment) Team meeting @ City Hall - Third Floor Conference Room
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

ACE (Active Community Environment) Team is a local group that envisions a community where residents and visitors can walk or bike across town safely and comfortably. Their mission is to foster a community environment in Sanford that is safe and inviting for people of all ages to enjoy active lifestyles. ACE Team meetings are open for any local resident or organization that wants to be involved in advocating and promoting bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly policies, programs, and infrastructure. Join the next meeting!

FMI: Email ACE Team Chairman Lee Burnett

Concerning Trends in Marijuana: Public Health and Safety Lessons Learned from Colorado @ York County Community College
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Choose to be healthy

 

National presenter, Bob Doyle, Executive Director of the Colorado Tobacco Education and Prevention Alliance has 20 years experience combating tobacco and now marijuana industry tactics. Bob will share the latest data on how marijuana commercialization in Colorado is affecting public safety and health. Anyone thinking about how the marijuana industry may affect Maine should attend!  Space is limited!  (Light refreshments provided.)

Contact: Sally Manninen

 

 

 

Oct
22
Wed
Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PLTI  is a 20-week initiative that is open for anyone who wishes to help become a parent leader advocate for our children in the greater Sanford community.

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We are beginning in just a couple of weeks and still have about seven seats open. Please contact me at kwiegand@sanford.org for more information and to apply.

You do not need to be a parent to participate. We provide all meals, childcare, and transportation (if needed) all at no cost to participants. All you need to do is apply at http://www.sanford.org/pages/sanford_sd/communityinvolvement/plti.

We are also searching for civic design team members that could help organize, plan meals, provide transportation, be a mentor, and attend class once in a while to check in with participants.

The kick-off retreat will be held Saturday, October 4th, from 8:30-4pm, and then weekly sessions on Wednesdays, from 5-9pm (5-5:45 is dinner and 6-9p is the class).

Addict in the Family @ Portland Recovery Community Center
Oct 22 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

This support group, facilitated by addicts and alcoholics active in recovery, is for friends and families who are struggling to cope with a loved one’s addiction. We offer a unique perspective on addiction from a first hand experience. Our goal is to educate and equip families with the tools they need to confidently make decisions that support recovery in both the family and their addicted loved one.

*Addict in the Family is a closed meeting for friends and families only*  It is not a support group for addicts and alcoholics.

Contacts: John Buro , Eric Girard, Corey Gamberg

Oct
23
Thu
Our Schools Our Future meetings @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Parents and community members are encouraged to join Our Schools Our Future every Thursday. Please feel free to Drop In anytime between 4:00 – 6:00 PM, at the Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg. ( East Side Acres Community Center).  We will be there every Thursday hosting an open forum and discussion on how parents and community members can impact the school change process.  Come share your ideas or concerns, hear what other parents are saying and learn about emerging parent action groups.  OSOF will provide space, guidance, support and logistical help for parents who want to join or start a parent action group.  OSOF elevates the voice of community members and parents in schools.  FMI: contact Rachel Phipps or  423-0098.

Parenting the Love and Logic Way @ St. George's Episcopal Church
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Parenting the Love and Logic Way

A six session parenting program designed by the Love and Logic Institute.
Learn how to:
*Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments.
*Stay calm when your kids do incredibly upsetting things.
*Set enforceable limits.
*Avoid enabling and begin empowering.
*Help your kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them.
*Raise kids who are family members rather than dictators  and much more!
This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately!
Child care will be provided for those who need it at no cost.
Dates: October 9, 16, 23,30, November 6 &13
Time: 6:30- 8PM
Location: St. George’s Episcopal Church 1 Emerson St. Sanford
Cost: $10 per family please pay the first night
Questions contact Matt and Jami at jamatti@gmail.com
Facilitators of the Parenting the Love and Logic Way™ curriculum are independent
and are not employees of the Love and Logic Institute.
Please register me for your upcoming Parenting the Love and Logic Way™ class!
Name: ____________________________________________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________________________
City: ____________________________________ State: ____________ Zip: ___________________
Phone: __________________________________ Email: ___________________________________
Names and ages of children for child care:
_________________________________________________________
Mail registration to:
St. George’s Episcopal Church c/o Matt Westerlund 3 Emerson St. Sanford ME 04073

 

Oct
24
Fri
Food Day.org @ Cobb Stadium
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tailgating Party and Food Exhibition at Cobb Stadium

Healthy Food Samples Served…Coloring/Games for kids.

Students will display their nutrition projects promoting healthy, local, sustainable eating.

Suggested Donation $5.00 per family or non-perishable food items.

All proceeds go to local families.

FMI: kbaker@sanford.org or ktibbetts@sanford.org

food day

Oct
25
Sat
6th Annual Run for Our School 5K Run/Walk @ St.Thomas School
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am

Fast, flat 5k popular with runners and walkers alike! This year we are featuring chip timing for maximum  accuracy.

  • The race is child and family friendly. All children need a responsible adult with them.
  • Course starts and ends at St Thomas School.
  • All proceeds from this race support a local pre-K to grade 6 school.
  • This event is hosted by the St. Thomas School PTO 5K Committee.

For more information, to register, to see race sponsors, or to view race course please visit
www.saintthomas5k.org

Oct
29
Wed
Family Halloween Carnival & Haunted Walk @ Nasson Community Center Gym
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PLTI  is a 20-week initiative that is open for anyone who wishes to help become a parent leader advocate for our children in the greater Sanford community.

pltilogo

We are beginning in just a couple of weeks and still have about seven seats open. Please contact me at kwiegand@sanford.org for more information and to apply.

You do not need to be a parent to participate. We provide all meals, childcare, and transportation (if needed) all at no cost to participants. All you need to do is apply at http://www.sanford.org/pages/sanford_sd/communityinvolvement/plti.

We are also searching for civic design team members that could help organize, plan meals, provide transportation, be a mentor, and attend class once in a while to check in with participants.

The kick-off retreat will be held Saturday, October 4th, from 8:30-4pm, and then weekly sessions on Wednesdays, from 5-9pm (5-5:45 is dinner and 6-9p is the class).

See the whole calender! »