The Community Center
We opened our Community Center on August 29th, 2015. Since then, it has become a valued community resource. It is open Monday through Friday, and is located located in the Meadow Mall in the former bank space between Boothbay Harbor Framers and the Family Dollar store. The Community Center is staffed, furnished, and run entirely by volunteers. We offer free tea and coffee, snacks, and wifi and a warm welcome to visitors of all ages. We also offer about 40 classes per week, all free, and all taught by volunteers. The center has several rooms, including a lovely lobby area, office space, an arts and crafts room, a puzzle room, a resource room, and areas to hold classes, meetings, and/or play cards or board games, a teaching room, and a computer area. Across the hall, we have an Exercise Annex and a Fiber Arts room for weaving, knitting, crocheting, etc.
The Community Center won the Boothbay Harbor Chamber of Commerce “Community Improvement Award” in 2016 and 2017, and the Community Service award in 2017!
The center is a place where people teach and help each other. As a result, volunteers and teachers are area residents of all ages who have an interest or expertise in a particular subject. Classes include crafts, knitting, quilting, genealogy, cribbage, and a variety of other subjects. “Maybe someone wants to see saxophone lessons,” Good said. “Another person could write that they’d be willing to come in and teach those classes. This is a community-driven and community-powered center, a project to bring people together. This is a place where everyone is welcome and no one has to sit home alone and lonely.