Calendar/Events

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.

 

September – October 2017

Sep
28
Thu
Living Well for Better Health workshops @ York County Community Action
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

 Workshops meet once a week for 6 weeks.
Thursdays Aug 31 through Oct 6; 9:30 am -12:00 pm
Workshops are FREE with an option to buy or borrow materials.

Preregistration is required for Living Well for Better Health. Please call or email Nicole for more information: 207-396-6513 or email npetit@smaaa.org.

1-Living Well York Co CAC (1)

Sep
30
Sat
Power of Produce (PoP) Club @ The Sanford Farmer's Market
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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The PoP Club is a FREE farmers’ market incentive program

for children in grades K-8

that is being piloted this summer at the Sanford Farmers’ Market on Saturdays! Each week, children who register at the PoP Club booth will receive a $2 token to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. Farmers’ markets across the nation have implemented this program and found that it helps kids eat more vegetables! Free nutrition information, recipes, samples and activities will also be provided throughout the summer. The program is funded by generous local business and community donors.

Do you want to empower your kids to make healthful food choices? If so, bring your kids to the Sanford Farmer’s Market on Saturdays through October!

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Touch-A-Truck @ Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Climb aboard!

Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to sit, play, and explore in their favorite vehicles! From police cars to fire trucks, diggers to dump trucks, we will have something for everyone!

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

All proceeds benefit the Sanford Police Cadet Program.

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Oct
5
Thu
Living Well for Better Health workshops @ York County Community Action
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

 Workshops meet once a week for 6 weeks.
Thursdays Aug 31 through Oct 6; 9:30 am -12:00 pm
Workshops are FREE with an option to buy or borrow materials.

Preregistration is required for Living Well for Better Health. Please call or email Nicole for more information: 207-396-6513 or email npetit@smaaa.org.

1-Living Well York Co CAC (1)

Oct
7
Sat
Power of Produce (PoP) Club @ The Sanford Farmer's Market
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

photo

The PoP Club is a FREE farmers’ market incentive program

for children in grades K-8

that is being piloted this summer at the Sanford Farmers’ Market on Saturdays! Each week, children who register at the PoP Club booth will receive a $2 token to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. Farmers’ markets across the nation have implemented this program and found that it helps kids eat more vegetables! Free nutrition information, recipes, samples and activities will also be provided throughout the summer. The program is funded by generous local business and community donors.

Do you want to empower your kids to make healthful food choices? If so, bring your kids to the Sanford Farmer’s Market on Saturdays through October!

PoP-Volunteer-Description

Oct
14
Sat
Power of Produce (PoP) Club @ The Sanford Farmer's Market
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

photo

The PoP Club is a FREE farmers’ market incentive program

for children in grades K-8

that is being piloted this summer at the Sanford Farmers’ Market on Saturdays! Each week, children who register at the PoP Club booth will receive a $2 token to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. Farmers’ markets across the nation have implemented this program and found that it helps kids eat more vegetables! Free nutrition information, recipes, samples and activities will also be provided throughout the summer. The program is funded by generous local business and community donors.

Do you want to empower your kids to make healthful food choices? If so, bring your kids to the Sanford Farmer’s Market on Saturdays through October!

PoP-Volunteer-Description

Oct
18
Wed
Sanford International Film Festival
Oct 18 – Oct 22 all-day

 

SIFF

Sanford News
April 5, 2017
By Shawn Sullivan

SANFORD — Like any good sequel, the Sanford International Film Festival will return — but this time in October.

The festival will be held from Wednesday, Oct. 18, through Sunday Oct. 22, here in Sanford. The festival, or SIFF as it is known, previously staked out the last week of May since it first premiered in 2014. James Harmon, the festival’s director, explained the move earlier this week.

“(October) seems a more festive time of the year, and a great time to see movies,” he said. “Our traditional weekend at the end of May was looking difficult for many of our staff and crowded with local events, so we thought we’d mix it up a bit.”

Moving the festival to that spookiest of months also allows SIFF to play up its most popular annual attraction: Horror Night.

“We would like to highlight our horror-themed events a little more, and we thought it would make sense to move closer to Halloween,” Harmon said. “We’re working out the details for a costume contest with a cash prize.”

This will be the festival’s fourth outing. The Horror Nights of the second and third festivals proved big draws. The second SIFF featured a special screening of “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” at Smitty’s Cinemas and included a special guest appearance by the actor Gunnar Hansen, who played “Leatherface” in that horror classic. At last year’s festival, actress Anne Bobby made a special appearance at a screening of her film “Night Breed,” written and directed by horror legend Clive Barker; Bobby also starred in two other films shown during the festival, one of which, “Suffer the Little Children,” was shot here in Sanford.

Not a horror fan? Not to worry. The festival traditionally offers all genres of film during its usual five-day stretch — comedy, drama, documentary, suspense thrillers, family fare, you name it. Movies from filmmakers in Maine and throughout the U.S. and the world are shown. Student films are also highlighted.

According to Harmon, 400 films from 45 countries have so far been submitted to the festival and are being considered for inclusion by a panel of judges.

“We are far outpacing our submissions from last year,” Harmon said. “We have a panel of 10 judges, whose tastes are vastly different. They are all extremely attentive to detail and love watching films very much.”

The festival’s committee is continuing to work on new ideas and surprises for this fall’s event. The festival will include the annual awards night, which this year will be held at the Sanford Town Club on Washington Street. During this event, filmmakers and performers are awarded as the best in their categories and, in some cases, are presented with a Tommy — SIFF’s equivalent of an Oscar, a small statue modeled after the statue of Thomas Goodall, the city’s historic benefactor, in Central Park.

For more information about SIFF, you can “like” the Sanford International Film Festival Page on Facebook.

Editor’s Note. Sanford News Editor Shawn Sullivan is on the Sanford International Film Festival Committee and is one of the judges.

Drug Free Communities Meeting @ WSSR-TV Room/SRTC
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Drug Free Communities (DFC) initiative is a community-wide effort of youth, parents, business leaders, schools, police officers, faith communities, health care providers, and others to decrease alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug use among Greater Sanford’s youth and adults.

Contact: Nichole Ivey.

 

 

Oct
19
Thu
Partners for Hunger-Free York County @ Anderson Learning; Nasson Heritage Rm.
Oct 19 @ 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 Info@hungerfreeyorkcounty.org 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.

Oct
21
Sat
Power of Produce (PoP) Club @ The Sanford Farmer's Market
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

photo

The PoP Club is a FREE farmers’ market incentive program

for children in grades K-8

that is being piloted this summer at the Sanford Farmers’ Market on Saturdays! Each week, children who register at the PoP Club booth will receive a $2 token to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. Farmers’ markets across the nation have implemented this program and found that it helps kids eat more vegetables! Free nutrition information, recipes, samples and activities will also be provided throughout the summer. The program is funded by generous local business and community donors.

Do you want to empower your kids to make healthful food choices? If so, bring your kids to the Sanford Farmer’s Market on Saturdays through October!

PoP-Volunteer-Description