Community dinners, yoga, open mic nights, and more are happening at Weald Bethel in Cherryfield this fall and winter. These programs are all open to the public.
“I always feel that Fall is a season of renewal and rejuvenation, so it’s fitting that we are beginning to reconnect and reengage with community as we navigate opening the campus,” says the Mission’s Interim Downeast Director Jenny Jones.
Downeast Table of Plenty (DETOP) will continue into the winter. This weekly, homecooked meal is served every Sunday afternoon from 3:30 to 5 p.m. This event is a time for the whole community to come together to enjoy conversation and music.
Yoga classes are on Tuesday mornings from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and occur through October until December 6. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat, and if possible, two yoga blocks. This is a drop-in class with donations accepted to benefit the Mission.
Open Mic nights are on Wednesdays from 6 to 10 p.m. Open Mic gives local musicians and others a chance to gather every week for song and fun. Impromptu performances range from sea shanties and spoken word to rock n’ roll, and the audience often plays cribbage while singing along.
There will also be a Pride Night on the second Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. This event welcomes the LGBTQ+ community and includes potluck and campfire. Bring your own dish to share with the group.
Weald Bethel is also open to community groups and organizations that would like to use the space for trainings, meetings, and events. If you would like to schedule an event, please contact Community and Family Engagement Program Manager Stephanie Moores at [email protected] or by phone at (207) 546-5868. Interested individuals may also complete the online community event form.