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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! TRAVEL TALK: A YEAR ON A BICYCLE
Mon May 13th & 20th, 7pm
In 2012, Alice quit her job and spent over 13 months on her bicycle traveling parts of Africa, Europe, Central America and the US before landing here in Maine. Join us for this fun slideshow and chit-chat, covering topics along this journey such as: retiring at 25, traveling on a budget, the kindness of strangers, border crossings, broken bones, bad haircuts, hippy communes, hammock-camping, couch-surfing, hitch-hiking, saying yes, and saying no! Parts of this talk may not be suitable for children. $2/person goes to The Gatherings.
Monday May 13th: Morocco & Europe
Monday May 20th: Central America & USA
FMI contact Alice: alicekslater@gmail.com or 385-7694

NEW! SIP ‘N DRAW
4th Saturdays, 4-6pm
Approximately half an hour of wine and other beverages, with snacks, followed by an hour and a half drawing from a live model. Attendees must be 18+. Come and meet some new friends, then participate in the challenging and rewarding experience of drawing the human body. Bring a sketchbook and a pencil or charcoal, or other materials of your choice. You didn’t go to art school? No problem! Artists of all abilities are welcome. Feel free to bring cheese, dessert, etc.
$20/person.
FMI contact: Gregory Payne gregory.payne@gmail.com or 203-807-1529

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 the Wednesday before the Saturday event.
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! 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

May 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • 🔒 9am Private Event
  • 🎨 10am Life Drawing
  • 🗨️ 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
2
  • 🔒 9am Private Event
  • 🪕 5.30pm Ukulele Jam
3
  • 🎒 8am Surry Backpack Program
  • 🔥 10am Shamanic Kundalini Fusion
  • 🔒 3pm Private Group
  • 🐲 4.30pm Teens D&D
  • 🥣 5.30pm Food With Friends Potluck
  • 🎬 7pm Movie Night: The President's Analyst
4
  • 🕉️ 9am Community Yoga
  • 🎤️ 1pm Poetry Open Mic
  • 💞 4.30pm Parents' Night Off!
  • 🎬 8pm Movie: Labyrinth
5
  • 🎶 1pm *cancelled today* Sunday Singing Circle: Rounds
  • 🀄️ 3pm Mah Jongg
  • 🎲 6.30pm Board Game Night
6
  • 🕉️ 5.30pm Community Yoga
7
  • 🎼 5pm Ellas & Fellas
  • 💃 7.15pm Contra Dance & Band Practice
8
  • 🎨 10am Life Drawing
  • 🗨️ 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
  • 🔒 6.45pm Private Group
9
  • 🥐 1pm French Conversation
  • 🌸 4.30pm Girl Scouts
  • 🎵 6.30pm Open Kirtan
10
  • 🎒 8am Surry Backpack Program
  • 🔥 10am *cancelled today* Shamanic Kundalini Fusion
  • 🐲 4.30pm Teens D&D
  • 🔒 7pm Adults D&D
11
  • 🕉️ 9am Community Yoga
  • 🎤 1pm Open Mic
  • 🔒 4pm Private Event
12
  • 🎶 1pm Sunday Singing Circle: Rise Up Singing
  • 🀄️ 3pm *cancelled today* Mah Jongg
  • 🎲 6.30pm Board Game Night
13
  • 🕉️ 5.30pm Community Yoga
  • 🚲 7pm Travel Talk: A Year on a Bicycle
14
  • 🎼 5pm Ellas & Fellas
  • 💃 7.15pm Dance Documentary & Discussion: Take Hands
15
  • 🎨 10am Life Drawing
  • 🗨️ 5.30pm *cancelled today* Spanish Conversation
16
  • 🪕 5.30pm Ukulele Jam
17
  • 🎒 8am Surry Backpack Program
  • 🔥 10am Shamanic Kundalini Fusion
  • 🐲 4.30pm Teens D&D
18
  • 🕉️ 9am Community Yoga
19
  • 🎶 1pm Sunday Singing Circle: Sea Shanties
  • 🀄️ 3pm Mah Jongg
  • 🎲 6.30pm Board Game Night
20
  • 🔒 5.30pm Surry Small Group Ministries
  • 🕉️ 5.30pm Community Yoga
  • 🚲 7pm Travel Talk: A Year on a Bicycle
21
  • 🎼 5pm Ellas & Fellas
  • 💃 7.15pm Contra Dance Practice
22
  • 🎨 10am Life Drawing
  • 🗨️ 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
  • 🔒 6.45pm Closed Group
23
  • 🥐 1pm French Conversation
  • 🌸 4.30pm Girl Scouts
  • 🎵 6.30pm Open Kirtan
24
  • 🎒 8am Surry Backpack Program
  • 1pm Closed Group
  • 🐲 4.30pm Teens D&D
  • 🔒 7pm Adults D&D
25
  • 🕉️ 9am Community Yoga
  • 🎵 1pm Kirtan
  • 🎨 4pm Sip 'n Draw
26
  • 🎶 1pm Sunday Singing Circle: Rise Up Singing
  • 🀄️ 3pm Mah Jongg
  • 🎲 6.30pm Board Game Night
27
  • 11:30am Ellsworth Literature Club canceled (moved to June 3rd)
  • 🕉️ 5.30pm Community Yoga
  • 🚲 7pm Travel Talk: A Year on a Bicycle
28
29
  • 🎨 10am Life Drawing
  • 🗨️ 5.30pm Spanish Conversation
30
  • 🪕 5.30pm Ukulele Jam
31
  • 🎒 8am Surry Backpack Program
  • 🔥 10am Shamanic Kundalini Fusion
  • 1pm Closed Group
  • 🐲 4.30pm Teens D&D

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.
  • 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.
  • Kirtan 4th Saturdays 1pm (led by Joe) & 2nd 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
  • 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