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 & UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

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SPECIAL EVENT! Yard & Bake Sale
Saturday July 17th 8am – 12pm
Several non-profits in Surry will be participating in a community yard sale next month, The Gatherings being one of them. This is a great time and place to unload your items that someone else could use. A group yard sale attracts more buyers and you’ll be on a well traveled road with lots of visibility. We have room for 12 sellers here at the community center. Reserve a table for $15 and set up your display here – with lots of indoor and outdoor space, it’ll be a rain or shine event!
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To book a table contact: Alice 207-385-7694 alicekslater@gmail.com
To donate quality items and baked goods to benefit The Gatherings contact: Robin 617-435-0693 ourellsworthplace@gmail.com

NEW GROUP! Game Night
Sundays 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Game night, every Sunday. We play new & old board games, card games, dice games, word games, tile games, team games… bring your favorites! Everyone welcome.
$2/person goes to the community center.
Contact: Alice 207-385-7694 alicekslater@gmail.com
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BACK! Magic Food Bus
Thursdays 2.30pm starting June 17th
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 about 45 minutes.
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POSTPONED Card Game “83”
As part of Maine’s bicentennial, we are reviving this old-time Maine card game. Learn & play with those who played it as long as 70 years ago! We hope this can be part of delayed bicentennial events in 2021.

POSTPONED Food with Friends
We hope to kick this off as soon as it’s safe. Every First Friday at Five o’clock, join friends, new and old, for a community potluck at The Gatherings. There’s no admission, but we hope most will bring food or drink and put something in the donation box.

ONGOING GROUPS

  • IN-PERSON! Spanish Conversation Wednesdays 5.30pm – 6.30pm. This is a group meeting for people wanting to practice their Spanish conversation – all levels are invited! facebook.com/events/209340067746711
  • IN-PERSON! Surry Children’s Backpack Program Thursdays 9am – 11am. A charity organization committed to weekend food security for Surry’s school aged children. New volunteers welcome. facebook.com/SurryBackpackProgram
  • IN-PERSON! 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/
  • IN-PERSON! Girl Scouts 2nd & 4th Thursdays 4.30pm – 6.30pm. Surry Girl Scout Troop #823. For ages K – 5th grade. Meetings during the school year.
  • IN-PERSON! Craft Connection 2nd & 4th Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Bring your sewing, painting, knitting, woodworking and other art / crafting projects to work on, in a community setting! $2/person contribution. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday. Bring your sewing, painting, knitting, woodworking and other art / crafting projects to work on, in a community setting! Share space with othermakers of things, get ideas, be inspired, learn something new. $2/person goes to the community center. facebook.com/events/4424594650887996
  • IN-PERSON! 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.
  • IN-PERSON! Chicken Feed Pickup various Saturdays at 10am. See calendar. Cooperative bulk-buy of organic locally grown chicken feed. Book feed in advance. facebook.com/events/488310338949871
  • IN-PERSON! Cub Scouts meet at The Gatherings Sunday afternoons, during the school year. For ages K – 5th grade.
  • IN-PERSON! Game Night every Sunday at 6.30pm. We play new & old board games, card games, dice games, word games, tile games, team games… bring your favorites! $2/person contribution. facebook.com/events/3103913629894822
  • POSTPONED Art Studio Mondays 9.30am – noon. Welcome Artists and Craftsmen! Whether you are an accomplished artist or a beginning craftsman, you are invited to work on your latest project at our Arts and Crafts Studio.  Bring your own materials, and those of us present will add friendly conversation and support!
  • POSTPONED Yoga with Ellen Tuesdays 5-6pm. Gain strength and flexibility and come away feeling calm and relaxed. All are welcome. $12 /class or pay what works for you. Yoga mats and props will be provided, though bring your own if you have.
  • POSTPONED Life Drawing Thursdays 10am – noon. Our life drawing participants sketch each week from live models using a variety of drawing media; from charcoal and pastels to colored pencils. This group is open to the community, no experience is necessary and all skill levels are encouraged to exercise observational skills of the human figure. This is an 18+ course at the moment and has a limit of 16 participants. For more information contact Jack Tedeschi: 207-266-6723. $10/session
  • POSTPONED You Can Uke! 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 6pm. Easy-going ukulele group – beginners welcome!
  • POSTPONED Food with Friends: every First Friday at Five! Community potluck. Bring a dish to share.
  • POSTPONED Card Game “83” is every 2nd Sunday 6:30pm – 8pm. Learn & play this old-time Maine card game.
  • POSTPONED Youth Open Mic and Potluck last Sunday of each month at 6pm. Live music and potluck in conjunction with Truth Virus Records. Young musicians and singers are welcome to bring their instruments and voices, to perform alone or in groups.