Browse the community calendar below for a listing of coalition member events. Use the ‘Categories’ drop down menu to select an area of interest and the ‘Agenda’ drop down menu to select how you wish to view the calendar. You may also post an event or provide a feed from your organization’s calendar by selecting from the green menus below at right (your submission will be reviewed for suitability).

Ongoing Events

  • Nasson Bike Center is looking for volunteers! The Nasson Bike Center is a resource for local youth looking for a bike, fix a bike, needing some community service time, or wanting to learn some mechanical and problem solving skills. We are looking for volunteers to mentor our kids as they rebuild bikes making them safe and reliable. We are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 2 to 5:00 year round. There is no requirement that the volunteer participate a certain number of hours. It is helpful that they participate on a regular schedule. Read more.
  • York County Community Action Corporation Early Headstart and Headstart. We currently have openings in our pre-school classrooms! In the following towns: Biddeford, Kittery, North Berwick, OOB , Saco and Sanford. FMI.
  • Wellness at Walmart:  Daily @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am; Partners for Healthier Communities, Let’s Go!, Sanford YMCA, and Walmart have partnered to offer a space for the public to walk 7 days a week from 6:00 to 8:00 AM. All are welcome to join!  Contact:  Betsy Kelly. 
  • Families READ is an adult education program that strives to enable each adult to reach their academic, career, and parenting goals, while simultaneously offering a quality early childhood literacy program that assists parents in preparing their child for school. Contact:  Jeanne MacDonald.


YMCA Healthy Kids Day @ Sanford-Springvale YMCA
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A child’s development is never on vacation. Healthy Kids Day is the YMCA’s official start to the best summer ever for you and your family! The Y invites kids and families to join them on Saturday, April 29th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm for an afternoon of family-friendly live music, active play and games, science activities with STEAM, tic tac toe with the Springvale Library, fun gardening/planting activities with Black Kettle Farm, healthy snacks with Hannaford, arts and crafts, and more family fun!

This event will be followed by public swim from 3:00 to 5:45 pm. FREE and open to the community!

Nurturing Families @ Sanford Springvale YMCA
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Educational Event: The Basics- Memory Loss, Dementia and ALzheimer’s Disease @ York County Community Action
May 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

This is an educational program presented by The Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with Thriving in Place York County. It is for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, or for those who know someone who is.

The program will provide information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.

The class is free and open to the public.


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Understanding Addiction @ SCAE, Anderson Learning Center
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Stepping Out for Seniors @ Trafton Center
May 6 @ 9:00 am
Stepping Out for Seniors @ Y Trafton Senior Center
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Step Out for Seniors”

at the annual walk to benefit the

Y Trafton Senior Center!

Our mission at the Center is to offer opportunities for our seniors to gather and engage in activities that keep them connected with peers, resources and the larger community, so that they are supported and able to maintain their independence.

We want this event on May 6th to be a day to celebrate our Trafton family. Walk will begin and end at the Y Trafton Senior Center on Elm Street, concluding with a luncheon celebration and bluegrass music provided by the Cedar Mountain Boys.

Register for $10 at the Y Trafton Senior Center or YMCA now, or register at the Y Trafton Senior Center the day of the event. Call 457-0080 for more information!


Nurturing Families @ Sanford Springvale YMCA
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Understanding Addiction @ SCAE, Anderson Learning Center
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Nurturing Families @ Sanford Springvale YMCA
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Partners for Hunger-Free York County @ Anderson Learning; Nasson Heritage Rm.
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you have been looking for a way to get more involved in your community, help children and seniors, or help fight hunger and malnutrition our subgroups could be for you.

Subgroups allow individuals, agencies, and corporations to be involved in their communities in a special way. You can focus your energy and ideas on a specific topic that you are passionate about. The schedules are set by the members of the subgroups allowing for maximum convenience.

Some of our subgroups include:
* Children’s Initiatives
* Senior Initiatives
* Policy and advocacy
* Community food projects (gardens and pantries)
* Fundraising and grant writing
* Data group both (external and internal – developing measures)
* External communications
* Volunteer engagement and recruitment

Come join us at our Monthly Partners Meeting on May 18th at 10 am in the Nasson Heritage room, basement level in the Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street, Springvale, ME. or email me at if you can’t make it to our meeting, but want more information.

We hold monthly meetings that are open to the public on the third Thursday of every month at 21 Bradeen St. in Springvale at 10 am.