Group Diversity at Central Hall Commons

Our goal is to create a space for all people to feel welcome to explore ideas and support in an environment built on communal trust, safety, and wellbeing. Groups of all interests meet at Central Hall Commons, where our values include inclusion and respect.

Weekly Meetings


Climate Advisory Group Mondays | 9:30AM

Lesley Fernow 

On June 26, 2019, the Governor and Legislature created the Maine Climate Council to develop a four-year plan to put Maine on a trajectory to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030 and at least 80% by 2050.

Join the Dover-Foxcroft Climate Action Advisory Committee in discussing ways to implement the plan and raise awareness for this important topic. 

Adult Quilting Group Tuesdays 1-3PM

Cathy Flockton 

Central Hall Commons is happy to announce the restoration of our weekly Quilting Group for adults.

This Group is great for all skill levels and is currently accepting new members.

There is a membership contribution to help offset any cost for using the space.

Recovery Café Wednesdays 10-11:30AM

Recovery Wellness Initiative

Second Wednesday: Community Listening & Discovery. We welcome questions and ideas for the development of a Recovery Wellness Center in the Maine Highlands Region.

Last Wednesday:  Welcoming Recovery allies and the support circle of friends and family members affected by substance use disorder.

A safe, sober space to explore all pathways to recovery.

Alcoholics Anonymous Wednesdays 7-8PM

Group Leader [TBD]

Only you can decide whether you want to give A.A. a try — whether you think it can help you. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem.  It doesn’t cost anything to attend A.A. meetings. There are no age or education requirements to participate. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

Monthly Meetings


LGBTQ+ & Allies Group 2nd Monday 6-7:30PM*

Jason Richardson

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.

*On hold – Return date to be determined. 

Multigenerational Connections Support        1st Wednesday 1-2:30PM*

Beth & Joe Ranagan

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.  

*Check in with organizers for in-person or virtual

Community Education Program 2nd Wednesday 1-3PM*

Beth & Joe Ranagan 

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.

LGBTQ+ Private Group 4th Thursday 6-7:30PM*

Jason Richardson 

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.

*On hold – Return date to be determined.

The Piscataquis Spinners 3rd Saturday 10-2PM

Jayson Hunt 

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.

Coming Soon!

Maine Highland’s Death

Café | Date & Time TBD

Facilitators Needed!

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 with others who are not afraid to talk about death.