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YOUR COMMUNITY CENTER

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

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.

NEW GROUPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

NEW! FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS WORKSHOP
Sat June 29th, 1pm – 4pm
Family Constellations is a powerful and fun group experience. It is deep, playful, somatic work, where we represent systems and dynamics for each other, and we’re able to make shifts at a subconscious level, allowing participants to feel liberated from stuck patterns and emotions.

What happens in Family Constellations?
We come together in a group and focus on one participant at a time, deeply listening and holding space for that person to share about a block or issue they are facing. That person is led to ask others to represent significant concepts, emotions, or people who may be part of their issue. 
 
This is when the phenomenon of  “the field” comes in, and the representatives begin to experience resonance with what they’re representing, which moves them. Compare this to the energy that connects flocks of birds or schools of fish, each individual moving seamlessly with the group. Under the facilitator’s guidance, the representatives reveal dynamics that are active in the system. Through communication and movement, we’re able to make subconscious and intergenerational patterns come to life. 
 
There is power in being able to see and acknowledge these underlying patterns consciously. We’re also able to rearrange the dynamics in favor of acceptance, liberation, and healing, setting the stage for new life experiences for the participant that are no longer constrained by the old limitations. People acting as representatives also receive benefits and revelations, often about their own experiences, dynamics, and blocks. The profound experience of letting “the field” move through you can also have its own healing effects.

It can be playful, emotional, powerful, and deep, whether you’re representing, observing, or receiving your own constellation. 

Cost: $75-$125(sliding scale)
FMI or to register contact Jackie Dandelion at jacquelinedandelion@gmail.com or 9144893530or visitjackiedandelion.com/flowering-shapes

CALENDAR

June 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • 🕉️ 9am Community Yoga
  • 🎤️ 1pm Poetry Open Mic
  • 💞 4.30pm Parents' Night Off!
2
  • 🎲 6.30pm Board Game Night
3
  • 🕉️ 5.30pm Community Yoga
4
  • 🎼 5pm Ellas & Fellas
  • 💃 7.15pm Contra Dance & Band Practice
5
  • 🎨 10am Life Drawing
  • 🗨️ 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
6
  • 🥐 1pm French Conversation
  • 🪕 5.30pm Ukulele Jam
7
  • 🎒 8am Surry Backpack Program
  • 🔥 10am Shamanic Kundalini Fusion
  • 🔒 1pm Closed Group
  • 🐲 4.30pm Teens D&D
  • 🥣 6pm Food With Friends Potluck
  • 🎬 7.30pm Movie Night: Richard III
8
  • 🕉️ 9am Community Yoga
  • 🎤 1pm Open Mic
  • ⛺ 4pm Contra Camping
  • 🌑 6pm Alchemy: New Moon Circle
9
  • ⛺ 4pm Contra Camping
  • ⛺ 6am Contra Camping
  • 🎲 6.30pm Board Game Night
10
  • 🕉️ 5.30pm Community Yoga
11
  • 🎼 5pm Ellas & Fellas
  • 🎵 7.15pm Open Kirtan
12
  • 🎨 10am Life Drawing
  • 🗨️ 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
  • 🔒 6.45pm Closed Group
13
  • 🌸 4.30pm Girl Scouts
  • 🎵 6.30pm *cancelled today* Open Kirtan
14
  • 🎒 8am Surry Backpack Program
  • 🔥 10am Shamanic Kundalini Fusion Yoga
  • 🔒 1pm Closed Group
  • 🐲 4.30pm Teens D&D
  • 🔒 7pm Adults D&D
15
  • 🕉️ 9am Community Yoga
  • 💔 1pm Grief Tending Workshop
  • 🎵 7pm Concert: The DustBunnies
16
  • 🎶 1pm Rise Up Singing Circle
  • 🀄️ 3pm Mah Jongg *cancelled
  • 🎲 6.30pm Board Game Night
17
  • 🔒 5.30pm Surry Small Group Ministries
  • 🕉️ 5.30pm Community Yoga
  • 🔒 7:00pm Birthday Party
18
  • 🎼 5pm Ellas & Fellas
  • 💃 7.15pm Contra Dance & Band Practice
19
  • 🎨 10am Life Drawing
  • 🗨️ 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
20
  • 🥐 1pm French Conversation
  • 🐔 5pm Chicken Feed Pickup
  • 🪕 5.30pm Ukulele Jam
21
  • 🎒 8am Surry Backpack Program
  • 🔥 10am Shamanic Kundalini Fusion
  • 🔒 1pm Closed Group
  • 🐲 4.30pm Teens D&D
22
  • 🕉️ 9am Community Yoga
  • 🦋 11am Meet & Greet Clarisa
  • 🎵 1pm Kirtan
  • 🎨 4pm Sip 'n Draw
23
  • 🔒 Birthday Party
  • 🎲 6.30pm Board Game Night
24
  • 🔒 1.30pm Ellsworth Literature Club
  • 🕉️ 5.30pm Community Yoga
25
26
  • 🎨 10am Life Drawing
  • 🗨️ 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
  • 🔒 6.45pm Closed Group
27
  • 🌸 4.30pm Girl Scouts
  • 🎵 6.30pm Open Kirtan
28
  • 🎒 8am Surry Backpack Program
  • 🔥 10am Shamanic Kundalini Fusion
  • 🔒 1pm Closed Group
  • 🐲 4.30pm Teens D&D
  • 🔒 7pm Adults D&D
29
  • 🕉️ 9am Community Yoga
  • 🔒 11am Family Constellations Workshop
30
  • 🎲 6.30pm Board Game Night

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 6pm! 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 7.30pm. 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.
  • Kirtan 4th Saturdays 1pm (led by Joe) plus 2nd & 4th Thursdays 6.30pm (open format). 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
  • Rise Up Singing Circle 3rd Sundays 1pm. Open community singing group. $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