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Events & Activities


Is there something you’d like to see happening here? Let us know what activities you’d enjoy at The Gatherings and learn how you can get involved.

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Saturday March 18th, 1-3pm
Do you ferment foods or brew your own beverages? Let’s get together and share our recipes and creations! If you can, please bring along something that others can taste, or even starter cultures you have to share. Never made ferments before? Come and find out how easy to make and extremely tasty they can be!
Some ferments you may bring or discover… sauerkraut, kombucha, sourdough bread, vinegar, kefir, tempeh, cheese, beer, kimchi, kvass, yogurt, pickles, rejuvelac… and more!
Hands-on activity: make and take home a simple sauerkraut!
$5 suggested donation for The Gatherings.
For more info contact Alice at alicekslater@gmail.com or 385-7694

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Saturday April 1st, 1-4pm
Do you have a sewing machine you’ve never used, barely used, or haven’t used in forever? Are you overwhelmed or intimidated by the idea of learning to sew? Do you need support or inspiration to get you sewing again? Come to our Sewing Machine Party! We’ll help you make friends with your machine, learn the basics, tips, tricks and ideas, problem solve, and feel empowered to sew. All abilities are welcome! If you’re an old hand come to talk sewing and help share skills.
What to bring: 
– Your sewing machine in good working order (consider having it serviced before the class; if you’re unsure if it needs it feel free to contact Amy)
– Any accessories for your machine, the manual if you have it, bobbins, sewing scissors and basic sewing supplies
– Small projects, repairs, or just ideas!
We will have extra supplies, thread, and scissors as well. This is event is by donation, with all funds raised going to the Community Center.
For more info contact Amy Coppage at gormghlaith@gmail.com or 266-9431
Amy is a maker and fixer all kinds of things both pretty and functional. She’s been a self-taught sewist from age 8, and loves making, copying, modifying and repairing clothing, and empowering others to do the same.

2nd Saturdays from 4 – 6pm
Next meeting April 8th. This months 2 topics are “Building Soil” and “Growing Strawberries”. 
Everyone is welcome. Are you an experienced gardener, a beginner, or just interested in learning how to grow your own organic food? Each month we will discuss a couple of relevant topics pertaining to growing organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The setting will be a friendly, casual meet and greet/show and tell event. We will also enjoy and share some local homemade foods. Please feel free to bring in a dish that contains your organically grown fruit, vegetable, herbs and, or edible flowers. You could also bring in a dish that contains a locally grown, organic crop that you purchased from somewhere else. Please feel free to bring in any items pertaining to these topics so that we all can learn, share thoughts, our questions, some answers, and experiences. $2/person goes to The Gatherings.
For more information or questions please contact Tony at tonymcchesney999@gmail.com


March 2023

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • 10am Life Drawing
  • 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
  • 5.30pm Ukulele Jam
  • 8am Backpack Program
  • 4.30pm D&D
  • 5.30pm Food With Friends
  • 9am Community Yoga
  • 9am Hemlock Homeschool
  • 5.30pm Community Yoga
  • 9.45am Tummy Time!
  • 5.30pm Ellas & Fellas
  • 10am Life Drawing
  • 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
  • 8am Backpack Program
  • 4.30pm D&D
  • 9am Community Yoga
  • 1pm Open Mic
  • 4pm Downeast Home Organic Gardeners
  • 5.30pm Community Yoga
  • 10am Life Drawing
  • 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
  • 5.30pm Ukulele Jam
  • 8am Backpack Program
  • 4.30pm D&D
  • 10am Gentle Yoga, Ball Rolling and Mindful Self-Compassion Class
  • 1pm Ferment Event
  • 5.30pm Community Yoga
  • 10am Life Drawing
  • 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
  • 8am Backpack Program
  • 4.30pm D&D
  • 9am Community Yoga
  • 1pm Kirtan
  • 7pm Movie Night: The 5th Element
  • 2pm Ellsworth Literature Club
  • 5.30pm Community Yoga
  • 10am Life Drawing
  • 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
  • 8am Backpack Program
  • 4.30pm D&D


  • $2 Community Yoga Mon 5.30pm / Sat 9am. All are welcome to these affordable yoga classes. Monday is hosted by Joe teaching in person, on Saturday we stream teachers from Glo.com on the big screen. $2/person.
  • Life Drawing Wednesdays 10am – noon. Artists age 18+ sketch each week from live models using a variety of drawing media; from charcoal and pastels to colored pencils. These uninstructed sessions are open to the community and all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Masks required. $17/person. facebook.com/events/523200215815356/
  • Spanish Conversation Wednesdays 5.30pm – 6.30pm. This is a group meeting for people wanting to practice their Spanish conversation – all levels are invited! $2/person. facebook.com/events/497474118691604/
  • Girl Scouts 2nd & 4th Thursdays 4.30pm – 6pm. Surry Girl Scout Troop #823. For ages K – 5th grade. Meetings during the school year.
  • Ukulele Jam 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 5.30pm. Easy-going ukulele group – beginners welcome! facebook.com/events/520109759473483/
  • Surry Children’s Backpack Program Fridays 8am – 10am. A charity organization committed to weekend food security for Surry’s school aged children. New volunteers welcome. facebook.com/SurryBackpackProgram
  • Dungeons & Dragons usually meets alternating Fridays 4.30pm – 7pm. This is a family-friendly club for all those looking to play D&D or other tabletop role playing games to come together and enjoy an adventure together.
  • Food with Friends every First Friday at 5.30pm! Community potluck. Bring a dish or drink to share while spending time with your neighbors and fill up on a variety of home cooked dishes. Donations to the community center are welcome.
  • OMG – Open Mic at the Gatherings 2nd Saturdays 1-3pm. All abilities are welcome to sing and/or play at this friendly acoustic open mic session.
  • Downeast HOG 2nd Saturdays 4-6pm. Home Organic Gardeners meetup, for both beginner and experienced gardeners.
  • Kirtan 4th Saturdays 1-3pm. Kirtan is an ancient Indian practice of call and response chanting. All are welcome to join this contemplative spiritual practice in the vein of meditation and yoga.
  • Cub Scouts meet at The Gatherings Sunday afternoons from 3-4pm during the school year. For ages K – 5th grade.
  • Game Night every Sunday at 6.30pm. We play modern board games, tile games, card games, dice games, word games, cooperative games… bring your favorites! $2/person. facebook.com/events/3103913629894822
  • Chicken Feed Pickup various days once a month at 10am. See calendar. Cooperative bulk-buy of organic locally grown chicken feed. Book feed in advance. facebook.com/events/453680426492252
  • NOW AT TOWN OFFICE Magic Food Bus Thursdays 2.30pm. The Magic Food Bus offers fresh local food and books for residents to pick up free of charge on the Peninsula. It visits The Gatherings at 2.30pm every Thursday and stays for 45 minutes. healthypeninsula.org/initiatives/eating/

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Contact Us



    Location 1208 Surry Rd, Surry, ME 04684
    Mail PO Box 62, Surry, ME 04684
    Email community@surrygatherings.org
    Phone Robin Snyder-Drummond at 617-435-0693


    Email buildinguse@surrygatherings.org
    Phone Matt Slater at 207-412-0264