The Gatherings is a place to bring community together!
In May 2016, the Gatherings opened in a building across the street from the Surry post office with a large room downstairs set up with movable furniture to create a large meeting room, small performance venue or party room. The kitchen/cafe area allows people to host meals or get together with neighbors for a cup of tea and a game scrabble, cribbage or what ever the mood feels. A small lending library has created the book nook between the café /kitchen and large room.
Thanks to a generous donation the renovations to the second floor are almost complete. This expanded space allows us to cater to the younger members of our community, will have space for activities such as crafts, Legos, board games and maybe even a Foosball table. Having this safe place near the main room will make it possible for more parents to participate in community activities without the worry of childcare. The other room on the second floor will be left as an open area for meetings, exercise/yoga classes, co working office space and more!
The large lawn is perfect for outdoor games and holiday activities. Eventually, it will include a community garden, orchard and playground.
We have support from the town selectmen, town committees, local businesses and other nonprofits in the area. More than 200 donors and volunteers have gotten us where we are today, and we hope that others can help move us into the future.