Artist’s Reception

Thursday, June 6
6:00 am – 8:00 pm

The Thomas Memorial Library Foundation is pleased to announce an Artist Reception for our latest Stier Family Art Gallery artist: Perryn Anable Ferris. Perryn paints beautiful Maine landscapes. 

We hope you’ll stop in to grab a tasty bite and take a walk through the Gallery! Perryn’s paintings will be up in the gallery June 1-30, 2019. – Kettle Cove!

Cape Entrepreneurs!

Thursday, June 6
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

If you’re an entrepreneur or have your heart set on starting your own business, please join us for a new monthly gathering of kindred souls. At our CEO (Cape Elizabeth Opportunity) Roundtable, you’ll have a chance to share ideas, get advice, and talk shop in a supportive, non-competitive setting. 

June is Attendee Check-in Month. What are you working on? What do you need help with? What has helped you in the past that might be helpful to the rest of the group? You may have just the puzzle piece someone else is in need of!

Of note: In July, we will meet on the first Tuesday of the month: 7/2 since the first Thursday is 7/4. Our guest facilitator in July is David Backer, President of the Beach to Beacon board. David is also an attorney, and is a Cape resident. In August we’ll be back to our regular time slot (1st Thursday; August 1), with a Zoom call-in from author and blogger Christopher Phillips.

The Cape Entrepreneur’s Group (usually!) meets on the 1st Thursday of each month. We hope you’ll join us to share, learn, and connect.

Chair Yoga!

Monday, June 10
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

No prior experience is needed for this experience of gentle, mindful movement and deep breathing to calm the nervous system and focus the mind. You’ll stretch and move while sitting in your chair with a handful of standing and balancing postures accessible to all. We’ll finish with a guided body scan that invites you to relax into the present moment, that place where true power lies.

Yoga offers many benefits, including lower blood pressure, greater strength and flexibility, improved balance, and a calmer mind. You’ll learn why yoga is more than the physical postures you see in pictures and commercials, and how you can incorporate it into your life in a way that works for you. Chair yoga can be practiced at any age.

No prior experience, mats, or towels are needed. Just wear comfortable clothing, sneakers or flat shoes, and bring water to drink. 

When you tap into this ancient practice you’ll learn many ways to find a more peaceful, powerful you.

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Democracy Cafe – The Downside of Civility

Tuesday, June 11
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Democracy Cafe, we have had many discussions on the importance of civility at a time when so many people feel they are odds with one another. But one of our participants made a very important observation in defense of incivility:

Sometimes you have to be uncivil to make change.

For instance, when people of color were fighting for basic civil rights and many asked them to wait and let things happen naturally of their own accord.

The questions we’ll discuss this month include:

  • When is it important to be civil?
  • When is incivility the better path?
  • What does incivility look like?
  • What is the role of civility, and incivility, in a Democracy?

The Democracy Cafe meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. We hope you’ll join us this month for another great discussion. All are welcome.

Morning Book Group: The River of Consciousness

Wednesday, June 12
9:30 am – 11:00 am

Our morning book group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Our June, we’ll be discussing The River of Consciousness, by Oliver Sacks.

We hope you’ll join us to read and discuss. New members are always welcome.

“From the bestselling author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a HatGratitude, and Musicophilia, this collection of essays displays Oliver Sacks’s passionate engagement with the most compelling ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience.”

Meet Ophelia the Opossum!

Thursday, June 13
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Miss Ophelia, the Center for Wildlife’s non-releasable opossum ambassador, joins us this month for a discussion about this fascinating nocturnal neighbor and all they do for us! Opossums are everywhere but few people appreciate their sweet, gentle, and resourceful natures.

Come meet Ophelia for a chance to do just that! The talk is appropriate for all ages; families are most welcome!

This program is part of our Maine Wildlife Series which is generously sponsored by the Thomas Memorial Library Foundation!