Free senior citizen line dancing, sponsored by SanfordParks and Recreation Department, every Wednesday through April,10-11:30 a.m., Nasson Community Center Gym. Instructed by LoriHegarty. for more information call Sanford Recreation, 324-9130 orsee www.sanfordmaine.org.
Candlelight Vigil and Speak Out, in honor of DomesticViolence Awareness Month, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m., Central Park,Sanford (rain or shine). Hosted by Caring Unlimited.
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.
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.
Works by Maynor Campos, Sanford artist, featuredat Sanford Springvale Art Association Gallery show, “Field ofDreams,” through Tuesday, Oct. 4, 917 Main St., Sanford. OpenMonday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 10a.m.-2 p.m. for more information, call 490-0543 or seewww.sanfordspringvaleart.org.
Taylor’s Grove, with country music performer MacMcHale and old-time gospel singer Carolyn Hutton, Saturday, Oct. 5,7 p.m., Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, 5 Lebanon St. Formore information, call the church office, 324-3191.
Iris Network Demo Day, Thursday, Oct. 6, 11:30a.m.-5 p.m., York County Community College, 112 College Drive,Wells. Free demonstrations of new products and services for theblind and visually impaired, including sessions demonstratingassistive technologies available within the iPhone, iPod and iPaddevices, and more. for more information visit www.theiris.org.
Fall foliage walk, Sunday, Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m.,Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. Learn whyleaves change color and why some turn earlier than others on atrail walk with naturalist Eileen Willard. $7/$5. Reservationsrequired. call 646-1555 or see www.wellsreserve.org.
“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.
Haunted walk, Saturday, Oct. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,woods behind Animal Welfare Society, Holland Road, West Kennebunk.All proceeds benefit Animal Welfare Society. Guided tours,entertainment, candy and more. $4 per person; $3 kids under 12.Rain date Sunday, Oct. 16. for more information, call AnimalWelfare Society, 985-3244 or seewww.animalwelfaresociety.org.
Cat show and Christmas craft fair, hosted by theUnited Maine Coon Cat Association, Saturday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m.-4p.m., and Sunday, Oct.16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nasson Community CenterGym, 457 Main St., Springvale. Events include purebred felinecompetition and competition for household pets. $5 adults, $4children 6-12, free for children under 6 years and seniors 65 andover. 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-learn program,Monday, Oct. 17, noon, Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve atLaudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. Explore the birds of YorkCounty with Marie Jordan of the York County Audubon Society. Shewill cover bird identification techniques, bird songs, birdseed andfeeder recommendations, and where to go birding in the county. Birdwalk follows the presentation. Bring a lunch. $2 suggesteddonation. call 646-1555 or see www.wellsreserve.org.
Fall bee school, five-week introductory beekeepingcourse sponsored by Maine State Beekeepers Association andUniversity of Maine Cooperative Extension in York County, startsTuesday, 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. Enrollmentlimited, register by Oct. 11. Fee, $90. for more information and torequest a registration form, contact UMaine Extension in YorkCounty at 800-287-1535 (in state) or 324-2814, or email@example.com.
Birding on Monhegan Island, talk by Doug Hitchcox,Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve atLaudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. Hosted by York CountyAudubon. Monhegan Island has become a top destination for birdersbecause of it beauty, avian diversity and magnetism for rare birds.Hitchcox will talk about how to bird the island and shares picturesfrom his experiences. for more information, call Bob Watson at251-1135 or see www.yorkcountyaudubon.org.
Antique roses, will be discussed by Ray Grabar atthe 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 moreinformation.
“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.
Clothing giveaway, Friday, Oct. 21, 1-6 p.m. andSaturday, Oct. 22, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Vineyard Church, 77 Emery St.,Sanford. huge supply of coats,warm clothing and linens, all free.everyone is welcome.
Family Fall Festival, hosted by Southern MaineParent Awareness, Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., NassonCommunity Center, 457 Maie St., Springvale. Vendors, yard saleitems, quilting, crafts, food, entertainment, etc. Free. Anyoneinterested in having a table should call 800-564-9696 or324-2337. Southern Maine Parent Awareness is a nonprofitorganization providing information and support for families ofchildren with special needs.
Owl prowl with owl banding, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7p.m., Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. Seehow researchers band owls, then walk the trails of the WellsReserve in darkness, calling for owls and discovering your ownnight adaptations. for ages 8 and up. $7/$5. Reservations required.call 646-1555 or see www.wellsreserve.org.
Submissions of non-representational art, sought by York ArtAssociation for all-abstract show, Nov. 3-20, at thegallery, 394 York St. (Route 1A), York. Open to members andnon-members. Entry fee, $10 for members, $15 for non-members.Artists may submit up to three pieces. All work submitted must beeligible for sale, with 30 percent of the proceeds going to YAA.for more information, contact Wolfgang Ertl, firstname.lastname@example.org; orElena Sarni, 363-4049, email@example.com.
York Art Association holiday fair, Saturday, Nov.19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion’s Radmsdell-Rogers FunctionFacility, 9 Hannaford Drive, York. still accepting applicationsfrom artists and fine crafters. call 363-4049, or seewww.yorkartassociation.com.
Nasson Community Bicycle Center, bicycle repairand earn-a-bike program for ages 10-18, Tuesdays, 2-5 p.m.; adultopen shop and earn-a-bike volunteer work, Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m.; grouprides for ages 10-18, road and mountain, Thursdays, 2-5 p.m.Located in basement of Nasson Community Center, 457 Main St.,Springvale. for more information, call 324-5657.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1044 inSanford, meets the first Sunday of each month, 1 p.m., Sanford ElksLodge,13 Elm St., Sanford. for more information, contact chapterpresident Joe Armstrong at 490-2094, firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.vva1044maine.org.
We Love to Eat
Free meal, third Thursday of the month, 5:50-6:30 p.m.,North Parish Church, 893 Main St., Sanford. All welcome.
Always Enough Soup Kitchen, 77 Emery St., Sanford,serves meals to those in need meals every Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. Formore information, call 324-7776 or see sanfordvineyard.org.
Bean supper, Saturday, Oct. 8, 4:30-6 p.m.,Massabesic Lions Club, Massabesic Medical Center, Route 202,Waterboro. Beans, chop suey, ham, hot dogs, biscuits, cole slaw,and homemade desserts. All you can eat. $7, $4.
Spaghetti supper, Saturday, Oct. 8, 4:30-6:30p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, Center Road, Lebanon,sponsored by American Legion Post 214. All-you-can-eat mealincludes spaghetti with meat sauce, American chop suey, garlicbread, salad, assorted deserts, lemonade, iced tea and coffee. $7,children under 10 free. Proceeds benefit area veterans andcommunity projects.