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).

The Sanford Strong Coalition has merged with the Allied Public Health group.

Contact: Nichole Ivey or Meaghan Arzberger

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, Berwick, Buxton, Kittery, OOB , Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. 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.


April Vacation Week Camp K-6 Grades @ Carl Lamb School
Apr 20 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Drug Free Communities meeting @ WSSR-TV Room/SRTC
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Sanford Strong Coaliton has merged with Allied Public Health Group @ SMHC Sanford Campus, 1st floor conference room
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Sanford Strong Coalition has officially merged

with the Allied Public Health group!

We will continue to meet monthly at Southern Maine Health Care, Sanford Campus in the conference room on the first floor, the last Monday of the month from 12-2.

You are welcome to bring your lunch or to purchase lunch in the hospital cafeteria!

There are no meetings in May, July, or August.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please contact Nichole Ivey  or Meaghan Arzberger with any questions.

Aging & Memory @ YMCA Trafton Center
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stepping Out for Seniors @ Trafton Center
May 5 @ 9:00 am
Community Supper and Discussion @ Sanford Elks
May 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“This is US Project” @ Sanford High School
May 18 @ 7:10 am

This is Us Project at Sanford High School

In a recent survey, only 49% of Sanford youth (ages 12-18) said they felt like they mattered to people in our community.  Tangentially, 20% of Sanford youth (ages 12-18) expressed suicidal ideation in the last thirty days.

Together, with the Sanford High School Peer Helpers and Strategies for a Stronger Sanford, we can change that.

Join us on Friday, May 18th at Sanford High School to give our kids a warm welcome and to let them know that they do matter.  We will line the walkway to Sanford High School before students arrive; feel free to make posters and / or bring balloons or bubbles– though your presence is what matters most!

Please arrive at Sanford High School by 7:10am.  The event will take no more than 50 minutes of your time and will resonate with students for years to come.

To participate, please email by May 15th.

Jun 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm










The Ryan House Project! Fundraiser

One is on June 24th-Smitty’s Cinema in Sanford is providing an opportunity for our project to earn $5 for each person who comes to see a movie! tickets are $10 total, $5 to us and $5 to Smitty’s… you just need to have this on your phone or printed out ! Cool, huh?  Go see a movie!!  Share this out with everyone!!!


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Touch a Truck @ Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Touch a Truck

FREE Touch-a-Truck event at Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport. 

Interact with vehicles and people who build, beautify, and serve Southern Maine.

Face painting, raffles, concessions, and more!

Donations accepted to benefit the Sanford Police Cadet Program.

Southern Maine Cheer-Season 6 Sign Ups!
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Southern Maine Cheer will be holding their Season 6 sign ups for competitive all star cheer-leading teams! Ages are 3-18. There are no cuts and every one makes a team!

Registration fee is $45, due at time of sign up with a copy of athlete’s birth certificate! Information on evaluation dates, season pricing and season start dates will be available at registration!