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

  • “Win a Bike” essay contest! Deadline for submission is Oct. 25th.

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  • Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball; Tues. nights; Sanford Jr. High School Gym; 7 to 9:00 PM. Basketball Open Gym for Jr High School and SHS students throughout the fall and winter. $1/night. Pay at the gym.  No school that day – No Gym that night. Contact: Lori or phone: 324-9130.
  • 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.

 

October – December 2017

Oct
30
Mon
Sanford Strong Coalition has merged with the Allied Public Health group @ SMHC Sanford Campus, 1st floor Conference Room
Oct 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 4th Monday of the month from 12-2.

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

We look forward to seeing you there!  Please contact Nichole Ivey or Meaghan Arzberger with any questions.

Nov
2
Thu
Professional Training with the Center for Grieving Children @ Center for Grieving Children
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nov
3
Fri
3rd Annual YCCAC Ceilidh and Silent Auction @ Nonantum Resort
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome, Friends!

What’s the next best thing to being in Scotland?
Bringing a bit of Scotland to you!So that’s what we’re doing—and for a very good cause!

On Friday, November 3, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., York County Community Action Corporation will host its 3rd Annual YCCAC Fall Ceilidh and Silent Auction at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport. (Ceilidh, pronounced Kay-lee, refers to a Scottish or Irish gathering where guests join in traditional dress, music, dance, food and drink.)
Music this year will be provided by The Press Gang—called “An Irish music phenomenon in America” by Irish Music Magazine.
Proceeds from the event to support YCCAC programs and services that most benefit York County seniors and children.

Nov
7
Tue
Make and Take Herbal Teas @ Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Make and Take Homemade Herbal Teas

A workshop entitled Make and Take Homemade Herbal Teas will take place at Goodall Memorial Library on November 7th at 6:30PM. Learn about the ancient and modern day healing and medicinal properties of teas! Teas have been used boost immunity, alleviate headaches, and for calming and energizing. They have been used to assist in treating depression, anxiety, insomnia, arthritis, and digestive problems. Create and make your own teas and take home samples. Pre-registration is required and there is a charge of $3.00 per participant for supplies, payable on the evening of the program.

You will make 4 different teas to take home:

Serenity Tea (chamomile, orange)…helps with insomnia, tension, digestion, anxiety, aches and pains. This tea provides a tonic for the heart and is an anti-depressant.

Balance Tea (licorice root, rosemary, nettle)…aids in balancing hormones and in pain reduction, sharpens memory, treats allergy symptoms, and has anti-aging properties.

Rejuvenation (peppermint, ginger, lemon)…energizing, refreshing, anti-inflammatory and de-toxifying. This tea eases cold symptoms, upset stomach, and headaches.

Joy and Wellness (rosehips, rose petals, geranium)…anti-aging, immune boosting, promotes feelings of youthfulness. This tea boosts well-being, and promotes health, and feelings of love and peace.

The workshop is led by Cindy Simon, Healthy Lifestyle Coach and Community Educator, M.A., N.C.C., R.M.T. Join us for a fun, informative evening that may very well impact a positive change in your life.

Nov
9
Thu
Effective Communication Strategies @ Trafton Center
Nov 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

An Education Program by the Alzheimer’s Association

Thriving in Place York County in partnership with the Trafton Center

invite you to attend!

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

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Nov
15
Wed
Drug Free Communities Meeting @ WSSR-TV Room/SRTC
Nov 15 @ 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.

 

 

Nov
27
Mon
Sanford Strong Coaliton has merged with Allied Public Health Group @ SMHC Sanford Campus, 1st floor conference room
Nov 27 @ 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 4th Monday of the month from 12-2.

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

We look forward to seeing you there!  Please contact Nichole Ivey with any questions.

Nov
30
Thu
Narcan Training @ Nasson Community Center's Little Theatre
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm

FREE NARCAN TRAINING!

FMI: Contact Nichole

Dec
20
Wed
Drug Free Communities Meeting @ WSSR-TV Room/SRTC
Dec 20 @ 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.

 

 

Dec
25
Mon
Sanford Strong Coaliton has merged with Allied Public Health Group @ SMHC Sanford Campus, 1st floor conference room
Dec 25 @ 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 4th Monday of the month from 12-2.

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

We look forward to seeing you there!  Please contact Nichole Ivey with any questions.