Groups in Dover-Foxcroft

Our doors are open to all.  Inclusion and respect mean we believe all community members deserve access to this cooperative space for their use. CHC strives to create a space where all people of the Maine Highlands region feel welcome.  

Current groups that meet at CHC



NAMI – Multigenerational Connections Support
Beth & Joe Ranagan
First Wednesday of every month 1p-2:30p

This group is for adults, often older adults, who are experiencing mental health challenges such as Anxiety, Depression, BiPolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Trauma, OCD, and Panic Disorder.  A formal diagnosis is not necessary.  We focus on sharing feelings and stories to help ourselves and others as well as promoting self-care strategies.  


NAMI – Community Education Program
Beth & Joe Ranagan
Second Wednesday of every month 1p-3p

Feature speakers and video presentations about various mental health challenges and treatments and self-help strategies, followed by discussion.  These programs are directed to anyone in the community interested in mental health topics.  These presentations require an RSVP.


Jason Richardson
Fourth Thursday of every month 6-7:30p

This support group provides peer-to-peer support for LGBTQ-identified people. For the comfort and safety of those who attend this group, we ask that it be a LGBTQ-identifying only space.


Jason Richardson
Second Monday of every month 6-7:30p

This support group provides peer-to-peer support for LGBTQ-identified people and their significant allies. For the comfort and safety of those who attend this group, we ask allies be accompanied by an LGBTQ-identifying individual in their lives.

Spinners (500 x 500 px)

Piscataquis Spinners Group
Jayson Hunt
Third Saturday of every month 10am-2pm

This is an open group for people who are into learning, practicing, and passing on the art of spinning fiber. People who knit, crochet, weave, or practice any form of fiber art are welcome. All ages and all skill levels are welcome.  This group is in its beginning phase so a small portion of each meeting will be dedicated to organizing and planning.  We will also work to connect with other fiber groups around Maine and New England to offer support and community.


Adult Quilters Group
Cathy Flockton
Tuesday Afternoons 1-3p Weekly

provides an opportunity to gather together, meet new people and discuss ways to finish uncompleted projects. This group also works on a collective in-kind donation piece to benefit Central Hall Commons.

Coming Soon!

death cafe

Maine Highlands Death Cafe
Lisa Joy White
2 hours Varied times

“To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” These events are for people, often strangers, to come together to talk about death-related issues in a relaxed and safe environment.  We come together to share personal experiences; explore what death, dying, and grief means to us; perhaps learn from various perspectives presented; and enjoy social interactions—and cake of course—with others who are not afraid to talk about death.  These events are not morbid; rather they are open and supportive and often filled with much humor!

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Recovery Cafe
Georgia Underwood
Wednesday Mornings 10 – 11:30am Weekly

A sober environment to discuss the struggles of sobriety, chaotic drug use, harm reduction, meeting people where they are on the recovery continuum and anything you want to talk about! There are a number of games available and space to get creative. Please Note: This group is not affiliated to sobriety support groups such as AA. NA, NarAnon etc. but is a community effort to serve our friends and neighbors. 

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Climate Conversations
Lesley Fernow

The evolution of our climate catastrophe is becoming more evident each day. Worried about climate change? Join us at Central Hall Commons for a potluck meal and conversation about how we are doing, our way forward, our hopes, our fears, what we need to know, etc. Anything climate!