Yes indeed, it has been FIVE years! Come celebrate with us at our Open House on December 7 from 10:00-2:00! The Center was begun by the Daughters of Wisdom in 1999. They had to leave the work in 2008 and a local group of women organized to continue it, with Trinity Church becoming the fiscal sponsor.
Since then the Center has registered over 600 women, with up to 30 women now visiting on a busy day. We offer weekday programs, support groups and activities, all volunteer led. Operating expenses are covered mostly by private donations.
Our first ever “Woman of Wisdom Awards” at noon, will highlight the day. The award is intended to honor women who especially have a heart for the needs of women and children, yet have flown under the radar – unrecognized for their wisdom and work. There will be a cake and time for toasts with sparkling cider.
Light brunch snacks will be provided by the Nutrition Center of Maine. World crafts will be for sale from Karma Fair Trade in Portland, with proceeds to benefit the women’s center. Also available for sale will be the Center’s “Wisdom Boxes” and “Gratitude Beads” or there will be the opportunity to make your own “Wisdom Box.”
A Bates student acapella group will come to sing and lead a holiday sing-along. The Center will also lead a “Singing Circle” in the style of their monthly group. Drawings for sunflower door prizes will happen throughout the day and raffle of a holiday gift basket is scheduled at the end of the day at 2:00.
Please spread the word, come join us, bring friends!