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The Gatherings community center is open to everyone, whether you live in town or further afield, whether you’re aged 9, 39 or 99… and there’s so much going on! Visit the Events & Activities page or keep scrolling down to see what’s happening this month.

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Events & Activities

NEW GROUPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

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.

NEW! PARENTS’ NIGHT OFF!
1st Saturdays (next: May 4th) 4.30-7.30pm
After a successful Parents’ Night Off! on Valentine’s day, this is now every 1st Saturday of the month! Please book by Weds April 3rd for this event on Sat April 6th.
Drop off your kiddos (aged 4-12) here at The Gatherings, while you have a relaxing, or maybe even romantic, night out (or in…). Knowing that this happens every month allows you to make some special plans for the evening!
We’ll have tons of fun activities from 4.30 – 7.30pm and we’ll even provide dinner, so you can take the whole evening off!
There will be lots of different activities to suit different moods… this may include crafts, drawing, social games, stories, foosball, friendship bracelets, board games, a movie… plus we’ll be sharing a good meal together. We can work with dietary restrictions.
Cost: $20-$50 sliding scale for the first child plus $10 per additional sibling. Book your spot now at givebutter.com/parentsnightoff
We are also looking for additional help from adults/teens that are good with kids and would like to run an activity for part of the evening – please get in touch!
For more information contact Alice at 207-385-7694 or community@surrygatherings.org

NEW! CONTRA DANCE PRACTICE
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7.15pm
Come dance mid-week with us! Have fun dancing for a couple hours while helping out our local beginner callers, where they will practice calling dances, doing walkthroughs etc. All are welcome to come and dance, whether experienced or beginner. We especially appreciate some experienced dancers showing up! We’ll also be helping one another with flourishes and sharing other contra dancing tips too. This is a casual get-together with recorded music, unless some folks show up who wanna play some tunes!
$2/person goes to the community center.
FMI contact Alice at 385-7694 or alicekslater@gmail.com

NEW! BOOK MAKING: SIMPLE SEWN BINDINGS
Sat Apr 20th, 10am-3pm
Come and explore the dynamic art of book making! This diverse and exciting art form combines structural elements with imagery and text. The possibilities for play and exploration are endless. Attend one or all classes. All levels are welcome. Classes are for adults 16 and up. Bring lunch!
One Page Books and Zines! – Sat Apr 20 (10am-3pm)
In this class we will explore the exciting possibilities of one page books! Students will learn  numerous one page book structures. We will consider the possibilities for creating simple and accessible books called zines- which can be easily copied and distributed or can be a one of a kind small book. Students will work a bit on some writing exercises to inspire and will have time in class to make their own zine.  Bring writing content if you like.
Students may wish to bring these items to class if they have them: scissors, cutting mat, exacto-knife, pencil, ruler, bone folder along with any art materials or ephemera you like to use.
Cost: $75 per class plus $8 materials fee.
For questions or to sign up please contact Kristy Cunnane at kriscunnane@gmail.com or 207-460-7986

NEW! KIDS SUMMER ARTS CLASSES
July 8th – 11th from 12pm – 3pm
This 4-day summer arts class series is for children aged 8-12. We will be exploring our creativity with a variety of materials. Children will paint, draw, collage, and make pop ups & small books. We will be working on a different fun project each day!
The cost to attend this workshop series is $230 per student, and will be limited to a small group 8 students maximum.
For questions or to sign up please contact Kristy Cunnane at kriscunnane@gmail.com or 207-460-7986

CALENDAR

April 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • 🕉️ 5.30pm Community Yoga
  • 🌷 7pm Women's Group
2
  • 🎼 5pm Ellas & Fellas
  • 💃 7.15pm Contra Dance Practice
3
  • 🎨 10am Life Drawing
  • 🗨️ 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
  • 🔒 7pm Private Group
4
  • 🪕 5.30pm Ukulele Jam *cancelled today*
5
  • 🎒 8am Surry Backpack Program
  • 🔒 3pm Private Group
  • 🐲 4.30pm Teens D&D
  • 🥣 5.30pm Food With Friends Potluck
  • 🎬 7pm Movie Night: Thelma & Louise
6
  • 🕉️ 9am Community Yoga
  • 🎤️ 1pm Poetry Open Mic
  • 💞 4.30pm Parents' Night Off!
7
  • 🔒 10am Private Event*
  • 🎶 1pm Sunday Singing Circle: Rounds
  • 🀄️ 3pm Mah Jongg
  • 🎲 6.30pm Board Game Night
8
  • 🕉️ 5.30pm Community Yoga
9
10
  • 🎨 10am Life Drawing
  • 🗨️ 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
  • 🔒 6.45pm Private Group
11
  • 🥐 1pm French Conversation
  • 🌸 4.30pm Girl Scouts
  • 👣 6.15pm Cape Breton Step Dance Class
12
  • 🎒 8am Surry Backpack Program
  • 👨‍🔧 9am Heat Pump Servicing
  • 🔥 10am Shamanic Kundalini Fusion Yoga
  • 🔒 3pm Private Group
  • 🔒 7pm Adults D&D
13
  • 🕉️ 9am Community Yoga
  • 🎤 1pm Open Mic
14
  • 🎶 1pm Sunday Singing Circle: Rise Up Singing
  • 🀄️ 3pm Mah Jongg
  • 🎲 6.30pm Board Game Night
15
  • 🔒 5.30pm Surry Small Group Ministries
  • 🕉️ 5.30pm Community Yoga
16
  • 🎼 5pm Ellas & Fellas
  • 💃 7.15pm Contra Dance Practice
17
  • 🎨 10am Life Drawing
  • 🗨️ 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
  • 🔒 7pm Private Group
18
  • 🪕 5.30pm Ukulele Jam
19
  • 🎒 8am Surry Backpack Program
  • 🔥 10am Shamanic Kundalini Fusion
  • 🔒 3pm Private Group
  • 🐲 4.30pm Teens D&D
20
  • 🕉️ 9am Community Yoga
  • 🔰 10am Book Making Arts Class
21
  • 🎶 1pm Sunday Singing Circle: Sea Shanties
  • 🀄️ 3pm Mah Jongg
  • 🎲 6.30pm Board Game Night
22
  • 🔒 1:30pm Ellsworth Literature Club
  • 🕉️ 5.30pm Community Yoga
23
24
  • 🎨 10am Life Drawing
  • 🗨️ 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
  • 🔒 6.45pm Private Group
25
  • 🥐 1pm French Conversation
  • 🌸 4.30pm Girl Scouts
  • 👣 6.15pm Cape Breton Step Dance Class
26
  • 🎒 8am Surry Backpack Program
  • 🔥 10am Shamanic Kundalini Fusion
  • 🔒 3pm Private Group
  • 🔒 7pm Adults D&D
27
  • 🕉️ 9am Community Yoga
  • 🎵 1pm Kirtan
  • 🎨 4pm Sip 'n Draw
28
  • 🎶 1pm Sunday Singing Circle: Rise Up Singing
  • 🀄️ 3pm Mah Jongg
  • 🎲 6.30pm Board Game Night
29
  • 🕉️ 5.30pm Community Yoga
  • 🚗 7pm Slideshow & Chat: EV Road Trip
30
  • 🔒 9am Private Event
  • 🎼 5pm Ellas & Fellas

ONGOING GROUPS

  • $2 Community Yoga Mon 5.30pm / Sat 9am. All are welcome to these affordable yoga classes. We stream teachers from glo.com using the big screen. $2/person.
  • Women’s Group Occasional Mondays at 7pm. Meditation and sharing circle. $2/person
  • Contra Dance Practice 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7.15pm. Share tips, build skills, dance. $2/person
  • Life Drawing Wednesdays 10am. 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.
  • Spanish Conversation Wednesdays 5.30pm. This is a group meeting for people wanting to practice their Spanish conversation – all levels are invited! $2/person.
  • Community Arts & Crafts every other Thursday 11am. A different activity each week. $2/person (more if you need supplies – please RSVP by text to 207-949-7306). On hold til fall
  • French Conversation every other Thursday 1pm. Casual group meeting to chat in French together, all abilities are welcome! $2/person.
  • Girl Scouts 2nd & 4th Thursdays 4.30pm. Surry Girl Scout Troop #823. For ages K – 5th grade. Meetings during the school year.
  • Knit Happens 2nd & 4th Thursdays 6.30pm. Bring your knitting, crochet or fiber art project to work on. $2/person. Would you like to host a new fiber arts group here?
  • Ukulele Jam 1st & 3rd Thursdays 5.30pm. Easy-going ukulele group – beginners welcome! $2/person.
  • Cape Breton Step Dance Class 2nd, 4th & 5th Thursdays 6.15pm. Learn jigs, reels and strathspeys. $2/person
  • Surry Children’s Backpack Program Fridays 8am. A charity organization committed to weekend food security for Surry’s school aged children. New volunteers welcome.
  • Dungeons & Dragons usually meets alternating Fridays 4.30pm. 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. $2/person.
  • 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.
  • Movie Night 1st Fridays at 7pm. Usually a classic comedy, see calendar for titles. $2 suggested.
  • Shamanic Kundalini Fusion Fridays 10am. Breathwork, mantras, physical poses and relaxation. $13/person.
  • Poetry Open Mic 1st Saturdays 1pm. Bring a poem to share written by yourself or someone else. $2/person.
  • Parents’ Night Off 1st Saturdays 4.30pm-7.30pm. Meal and activities for kids. $20-$50 sliding scale for the first child +$10 per additional sibling.
  • Open Mic 2nd Saturdays 1pm. All abilities are welcome to sing and/or play at this friendly acoustic open mic session. By donation.
  • Organic Gardeners Meetup 2nd Saturdays 4pm. Casual roundtable for farmers and gardeners. $2/person. Seeking new host and timeslot – can you help?
  • Kirtan 4th Saturdays 1pm. 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. By donation.
  • Sip ‘n Draw 4th Saturdays 4pm. Artists aged 18+ of any ability are welcome to draw/paint from live models, plus enjoy some wine & cheese. $25/person
  • Sunday Singing Circle Sundays 1pm. Open community singing group. 1st Sun: Rounds, 2nd & 4th Sun: Rise Up Singing, 3rd Sun: Sea Shanties. $2/person
  • Mah Jongg Sundays 3pm. Learn and play this ancient tile game. $2/person
  • Board 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.
  • Chicken Feed Pickup various days once a month. See calendar. Cooperative bulk-buy of organic locally grown chicken feed. Book feed in advance. 76c/lb
  • 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.

Get Involved

VOLUNTEER

Do you have a special talent or hobby you want to share? Volunteer to teach a class, hold an event, host an ongoing public group, take part in fundraising, write grants or just help us maintain the building and property. We’d love you to get involved!

FUNDRAISE

If you have a fundraising idea or you’d like to discuss how you can help The Gatherings meet its full potential within the community, please get in touch

DONATE NOW!

Your generous contributions keep The Gatherings going. You can easily donate or pay fees online with your Credit/Debit Card or Paypal/Venmo right here ➡➡➡

Or send your donation as a check to The Gatherings, P.O. Box 62 Surry, ME 0468

Thank you so much for your support, we hope to see you here very soon.

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    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    Location 1208 Surry Rd, Surry, ME 04684
    Mail PO Box 62, Surry, ME 04684
    Email community@surrygatherings.org
    Phone Alice at 207-385-7694

    BOOKINGS & USE INQUIRIES:

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