Wednesday Evening Programs
In pre-pandemic times, our Wednesday programs included a home-cooked meal and good company, art, music, speakers, and more! There was a different event or topic each week. For COVID-safety reasons, we did not provide community dinners on Wednesdays this fall, an instead we held outdoor Wednesday programs through the month of October. Topics included ‘a time for creativity and sharing,’ ‘stargazing as a spiritual practice,’ ‘what should I do with my life?’ and more! We look forward to resuming Wednesday programs in future.
“When I first came to the Wilson Center. . . I was living with people who complained about petty things and talked behind others’ backs. The regular attendees at Wednesday dinner restored my faith in humanity. We come from diverse cultural, religious and economic backgrounds but we all share an inherent appreciation of tolerance and learning about differences. You’ve given me the most meaningful human connection of my time at UMaine. Keep on going!”
“I have wonderful memories of this place – of acceptance, of laughter, of good food, of kind words, of friendship and love . . It has given a much needed platform to many people to voice their fears and pain and happiness by creating a space where people may disagree peacefully and learn about views other than their own. I think “Come to the Table” is one of the most powerful and needed discussion platforms I have ever come across. Thanks . . . for being so accepting and welcoming and spreading love around.”