Free senior citizen line dancing, sponsored bySanford Parks and Recreation Department, every Wednesday throughApril, 10-11:30 a.m., Nasson Community Center Gym. Instructed byLori Hegarty. for more information call Sanford Recreation,324-9130 or see www.sanfordmaine.org.
Baby Rhyme Time, Springvale Public Library’s20-minute program of rhymes, songs and books for parents andcaregivers and children under 3 years old, Thursdays through Dec.15 (no programs Nov. 17 and 24), 10 a.m. Read & Romp, forchildren ages 3-6 and their caregivers, featuring stories, fingerplays, songs and activities, Mondays through Dec. 12 when libraryis open (no program Oct. 10 or Nov. 21). Programs are free. Libraryis located at 443 Main St., Springvale. for more information, call324-4624 or visit www.springvalelibrary.org.
York County Constitutionalists, meet Thursday,Oct. 13, 6:30-8 p.m., North Berwick Community Center, 266 LebanonRoad, North Berwick. Speakers are state Committeeman Burnell Baileyand GOP Executive Director Mike Quantranio. Subject is referendumQuestion 1.
“The Odd Couple,” all-female version of NeilSimon’s comedy about a mismatched couple, directed by GeorgePerkins, Oct. 13, 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 23, 2 p.m.,Nasson’s little Theatre, 457 Main St., Springvale. some languagemay be inappropriate for some audiences. Tickets, $8 and $10,group rates available. for more information or for reservations,call 432-3394 or see www.nassoncc.org.
Sanford Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon,corner of Main Street and Gowen Park Drive, through October, rainor shine.
Alcoholics Anonymous, open speakers meeting,Saturdays, 10-11:15 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Chuch, 5 LebanonSt., Sanford. all welcome.
Lebanon Fire Department open house, Saturday,Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., East Lebanon Fire Station on Depot Road.Meet firefighters, tour the station, check out fire trucks. Freebarbecue and children’s activities, including a simulated “smoketrailer.”
Haunted walk, Saturday, Oct. 15, 6:30-8:30p.m., woods behind Animal Welfare Society, Holland Road, WestKennebunk. all proceeds benefit Animal Welfare Society. Guidedtours, entertainment, candy and more. $4 per person; $3 kids under12. Rain date Sunday, Oct. 16. for more information, call AnimalWelfare Society, 985-3244 or see www.animalwelfaresociety.org.
Bottle drive, Saturday, Oct. 15, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.,student parking lot at Noble High School, 388 Somersworth Road,North Berwick, to help support students’ upcoming trip to France.for more information or to arrange pickup, call 676-7673.
Cat show and Christmas craft fair, hosted bythe United Maine Coon Cat Association, Saturday, Oct. 15, 9:30a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, Oct.16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nasson CommunityCenter Gym, 457 Main St., Springvale. Events include purebredfeline competition and competition for household pets. $5 adults,$4 children 6-12, free for children under 6 years and seniors 65and over. for event information, see www. CFFinc.org or call PeggyVivinetto, 603-859-4738, or Carla Maria Sullwold, 373-0470. Formore information on adopting and showing a new household pet,contact Priscilla Pettingill at AVA31@aol.com or Peggy Vivinetto firstname.lastname@example.org.
York County Audubon field trip, Sanford sewagetreatment plant, 192 Gavel Road, Sanford, Sunday, Oct.16, 7-9:30a.m. Meet Andrew Aldrich at the plant office at 7. Group will belooking for migrating waterfowl, warblers and others. for moreinformation, call Scott Richardson, 698-446.
Birding in York County, lunch-and-learnprogram, Monday, Oct. 17, noon, Mather Auditorium, WellsReserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. Explore thebirds of York County with Marie Jordan of the York County AudubonSociety. she will cover bird identification techniques, bird songs,birdseed and feeder recommendations, and where to go birding in thecounty. Bird walk follows the presentation. Bring a lunch. $2suggested donation. Call 646-1555 or see www.wellsreserve.org.
Fall bee school, five-week introductorybeekeeping course sponsored by Maine State Beekeepers Associationand University of Maine Cooperative Extension in York County,starts Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6-8:30 p.m., Anderson Learning Center,Springvale. Classes run on Tuesday evenings through Nov.15. LarryPeiffer, vice president of Maine State Beekeepers Association, andRichard McLaughlin, president of the York County BeekeepersAssociation, will instruct students on such topics as the honey beecolony, constructing hives, honey production, etc. Fee, $90. Formore information and to request a registration form, contact UMaineExtension in York County at 800-287-1535 (in state) or 324-2814, oremail email@example.com.
Auditions for “A Christmas Carol,” Tuesday,Oct. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sanford Maine Stage, 1 Hilltop Lane,Springvale. Ages 8-plus welcome to audition, especially adults tofill roles. Adapted and directed by Marc Ciaraldi. Showperformances at Nasson little Theatre, 456 Main St., Springvale,Dec. 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11. for more information, seewww.sanfordmazinestage.com or Sanford Maine Stage on Facebook.
Birding on Monhegan Island, talk by DougHitchcox, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Mather Auditorium, WellsReserve at Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. Hosted byYork County Audubon. Monhegan Island has become a top destinationfor birders because of it beauty, avian diversity and magnetism forrare birds. Hitchcox will talk about how to bird the island andshares pictures from his experiences. for more information, callBob Watson at 251-1135 or see www.yorkcountyaudubon.org.
Antique roses, will be discussed by Ray Grabarat the Southern Maine Garden Club, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 6:45 p.m.,Martha Sawyer Community Library, Hanson School, Upper Guinea Road,Lebanon. for more information, contact Sheryl Rothstein, 490-7145,Donna Claveau, 603) 332-4860.
Video Capsule Endoscopy overview anddemonstration, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m., Good HealthCenter, South Tower 2, Livewell Drive, Sanford. Free and open tothe public. Call 490-7034 to register of for more information.
“The Haunting,” Oct. 21, 22, 28, 29, 6:30-9:30p.m., Parsonsfield Seminary, 504 North Road, North Parsonsfield.new theme, “Seminary Hotel.” Travel through the 42-room buildingand campus and experience hotel “visitors.” Beware of Room 13.Adults $10;12 and under, $5. for more information, call 793-8825 or603-539-5233. Presented by the Friends of Par Sem to benefitRestoration Fund.
We love to eat
Free meal, third Thursday of the month,5:50-6:30 p.m., North Parish Church, 893 Main St., Sanford. Allwelcome.
Always Enough Soup Kitchen, 77 Emery St.,Sanford, serves meals to those in need meals every Wednesday, 5-6p.m. for more information, call 324-7776 or seesanfordvineyard.org.
Annual harvest dinner, hosted byLimerick-Newfield Lions Club, Saturday, Oct. 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m.,Newfield Public Safety Building (opposite Moulton Lumber, Route11). Roast pork, ham, gravy, potatoes, butternut squash, turnip,carrots, salad, rolls, dessert, coffee, cider. Adults $10, 12-6years $5, free for 5 and under. Only 200 tickets to be sold. Buyin advance at Nature’s way Greenhouses, Route 11, Limerick; &K&D Corner Store, Route 110, West Newfield; or call Barry,793-8422; Tony, 793-4681; or Thelma, 792-2128.Take-outs welcome.Supper a major fund raiser for the communities.
Turkey dinner, Saturday, Oct. 15, 5-7 p.m,Shapleigh First Baptist Church, corner of Route 11 and Back Road,Shapleigh. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, three kindsof vegetables, cranberry sauce, homemade bread, apple crisp. $8adults; children 5 and younger, $5. all proceeds benefit localindividuals in need.
Local harvest dinner, Saturday, Oct. 22, 5-7p.m., Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Main andLebanon streets, Sanford. Menu includes pork roast, 3 Sister’svegan stew, macaroni and cheese, parsley potatoes, homemadeapplesauce, corn, homemade rolls, milk, apple cider, coffee, carrotcake and ice cream. Food is provided by local farms and growersHarris Farm, Giles Family Farm, Fred Sherburne, Tibbett’s Farm,Sanford Butcher, Chartier & Sons, Shaker Pond Ice Cream, RomacOrchard and Ridley Farm. Entertainment provided by Hope Hoffman& Free Grange Productions (www.hopehoffman.org or find her onFacebook). $8, $6 for seniors, $4 for children under 10. for moreinformation, call 324-3191.
All-you-can-eat breakfast, served by theActon-Shapleigh Lions Club, first Saturday of each month, ActonTown Hall, corner of Route 109 and H Road. Scrambled eggs, sausage,beans, toast and hot and cold beverages. $5. Proceeds benefit localcharities. for more information, call Joan Dyer, 636-2615.
Bean supper, first Saturday of the monththrough November, 4:30-6 p.m.,Waterboro Fire Department centralstation. Beans, ham, hot dogs, chop suey, cole slaw, rolls,beverages and dessert. $7, $5, 5 and under free.
Senior lunches, served at noon every Wednesdayat the East Lebanon Fire Station on Depot Road. Seating begins at11:30 a.m. Food is supplied by Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging.Cost is $4 per person. Reservations required by noon on Tuesday,cancellations no later than 9 a.m. Wednesday. for more informationor to make a reservation, contact Isabelle Coleman, coordinator, at324-7071 or 432-0429.
Acton Food Pantry, at the Acton CongregationalChurch, is open the third Wednesday of every month, 10-11 a.m. Formore information, call Craig Bartlett Sr. at 636-3768 and leave amessage.
Religion & spirituality
Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, locatedon the corner of Main and Lebanon streets in Sanford, regularservices at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday in the sanctuary. for moreinformation, call the church office at 324-3191.
St George’s Episcopal Church, Emerson Street inSanford, has worship every Sunday with services at 8 and 10 a.m.Nursery care is available. for more information, call 324-8119.
Acton Congregational Church, located at thecorner of H Road and Route 109, holds its Sunday worship service at10 a.m. Sunday School classes and child care are available duringthe school year. for more information, call 636-3430 or visitonline at www.actonucc.org.
Crossroads United Methodist Church, corner ofRoute 202 and Grammar Road, Sanford, worships on Sunday with aservice at 8:50 a.m. with praise singing followed by worship. Adultclass is held after service from 10:15-11 a.m. Children’s Sundayschool is from 9:15-10 a.m. Women’s group meets the third Tuesdayof each month in the evening. Choir practices every Monday at 6:30p.m. for more information, call 324-4750.