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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

August – September 2014

Aug
20
Wed
Addict in the Family @ Portland Recovery Community Center
Aug 20 @ 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

Aug
21
Thu
Our Schools Our Future meetings @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Aug 21 @ 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.

Aug
24
Sun
Praise In The Park @ GOWEN PARK
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm

The entire community is invited to Gowen Park for a family picnic and Gospel sing. Bring a picnic for your family and comfy seating. Gifford’s Ice Cream wagon will be on site, too. Maine Country Music Association’s Award Winners, Ed Stubbs and “From the Heart” along with “The Greatest Gift” will present faith lifting music from the Gazebo. This evening of fun is sponsored by the cooperating churches of Greater Sanford.

Everyone is invited and welcome!

Aug
27
Wed
Addict in the Family @ Portland Recovery Community Center
Aug 27 @ 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

Aug
28
Thu
Our Schools Our Future meetings @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Aug 28 @ 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.

Sanford Police and Community Cookout @ Central Park
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for the Sanford Police and Community Cookout!  To reinforce the relationship between the police department and the community; to allow the community and police to interact in a non-confrontational, non-traditional manner; and to bring  various vendors of community services (NAMI, Maine Behavioral Healthcare, Caring Unlimited, SARSSM, Senior services, churches) together with the community.  There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, water, ice cream, and prizes.  Vendors are encouraged to arrive at 5:30 PM to set up their booths.  Contact: Nichole Ivey.

Thursday, August 28, 2014  * Starts at 6:00 PM  * Ends at 8:00 – 8:30 PM

Free!

 

Sep
3
Wed
York Hoarding Task Force Meeting @ York County Community Action
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

We will be meeting the first Wednesday of every month from 9 to 10:30 at York County Community Action in Sanford.

Addict in the Family @ Portland Recovery Community Center
Sep 3 @ 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

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

Displaying Parents call to action.jpg

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.

Sep
7
Sun
Grandparent’s Day 5K, One Mile Walk & Kid’s Fun Run @ Sanford Springvale YMCA
Sep 7 @ 8:30 am

Our Grandparent’s Day 5k is to benefit Partners for a Hunger-Free York County’s Farm Fresh Foods for Seniors project and will be held on outdoor trails at the Sanford-Springvale YMCA. The event will include a 5K run, one mile walk, free kids fun run and other activities for people of all ages and abilities. The proceeds will to go toward senior farm shares and support the promotion and implementation of healthy eating and active living for York County’s aging population.

Schedule of Events:

8:30am: FREE Kids Fun Run

9:00am: 5K Race begins

9:10: 1 mile walk begins

Register online :http://www.hungerfreeyorkcounty.org/grandparents-day-5k.html or download the registration form and mail to: Partners for a Hunger Free Community,c/oUWYC, PO Box 727, Kennebunk, ME 04043

Please Note: checks should be made payable to United Way of York County with “5K” written in the memo.

Please call: 985-3359 ext.217 with any questions!

Fee: $15 for 5k Race or 1 mile walk

FREE! Kids Fun Run

 

 

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