The Island Community Center
10 Memorial Lane (PO Box 617), Stonington, ME (207) 367-2735
PLEASE NOTE: Programs can and do change often. We recommend participants keep an eye on our Facebook Page or a program contact person to get updates or notifications about changes.
The Community Center reserves the right to cancel or change any event if necessary for the safety of the community.
Everyone must sign in, unless a member of the FITNESS CENTER. Everyone is asked to clean up after themselves -- we do not staff here daily for cleaning.
Alcoholics Anonymous has open meetings at the Community Center every Saturday from 6-7pm. Feel free to just show up or call Shelly at 207-975-4162
24 Hour Help Line 207-930-0544 AA is here for you!
Belly Dancing classes -
Learn belly dance basics with Helena Malone. Every Tuesday in the Greenlaw Rm form 5:30 to 7pm. For more information contact Helena at 207-722-3091
The facility is open, community members are welcome to come and walk in our heated gymnasium for as long as they want. By opening our doors, we assure the safety of all of our community members. It takes 22 laps around the gym to make a mile.
When: Monday - Wednesday - Thursday 9:00am - 11:00am Tuesdays & Friday 10am - 12pm
Fitness Center -
Join the fitness center (prices vary) to have access to a dedicated exercise space. Our fitness center includes 2 treadmills, 2 exercise bikes, a rower, stair stepper, and elliptical as well as 2 weight benches, a squat rack, and several handheld weights. Members get an access card that allows for use from 5am to 9pm, use of all the equipment and the gym (if not otherwise being used). Contact Jeannie at 207-367-2735 to set up a tour or get a membership application. Scholarships available.
A cross between tennis, whiffle ball, and racquetball, Pickleball is sweeping the country and has landed here in Stonington. Enjoy different levels of experience -- for beginners or Group A (Recreational level group) contact Katy Helman - 207-348-9489 This group meets Wednesdays at 4:30pm
Ages: preschool to 4th grade. In partnership with the YMCA basketball and indoor soccer are offered here at the center. DIS Youth Sports handles signups and all paperwork for this program. For more information, reach out to Jenna Billings or Laurel Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule and Class Descriptions - http://www.carolinewybaryoga.com You can join in person class Sundays 3 to 4pm for yoga for those with disabilities -- All abilities welcome
Zumba- Zumba is a dance fitness program combining Latin and international music with interval training. Please contact Kelley Fifield for more information.
When: Summer - Friday mornings 8:30 - 9:30am
Find these programs at our location!
The ICC is home to the Stonington Farmer's Market, which has been hailed as one of the most successful markets across two counties of Maine. The two-hour market takes place mid-May through mid-October on Fridays from 10AM-12PM, rain or shine. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all times. Shoppers will find not only abundant fresh native produce, meat products, local seafood, cheeses, specialty foods, and bakery goods, but also a variety of fine artists, craftspeople, and community organizations represented in a lively mix of more than 50 vendors. Most vendors operate on a cash basis and will accept a personal check. A few accept credit cards, but since cellular phone service is unreliable on the island, cash and checks are almost always preferred.
ISLAND FOOD PANTRY-
The Island Food Pantry is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those in fear of hunger. Each month the pantry provides food to over 125 families. Area residents in need come once a month and choose a balanced assortment of foods. The Pantry delivers food to the elderly and those who cannot manage to pick up the food themselves. The Island Food Pantry is located on the ground floor of the Community Center. Food is distributed to individuals and families in need on Thursdays from 5-7:30 pm. For more information, please call director Cathy Eaton Gray at 207-460-1779.
Island Festival of Trees -
Managed by Makayla Damon, this event takes place the first Saturday each December in support of local organizations and families during the holidays. To sponsor a tree, contact Makayla at 207-542-9685. For details of the event, watch for FB posts and ads in the local paper.
AppleFest- Live music, arts & crafts, cakewalk, local apples, silent auction, food, 50/50 raffle & more! $10 admission for adults & $5 for children. Takes place on the first Saturday in October.
Camp Kooky- 6-week day camp for local children. For more information see the Camp Kooky tab. Takes place in July & August.
Fairy Garden- We invite you to build in our Fairy Garden down behind our facility. We ask that you use only natural supplies and be careful of other's creations. Takes place anytime between May & November
Flash In the Pans- Flash in the Pans is one of the largest community steel drum bands in the country and hails from Blue Hill, Maine. Each year they hold a community street dance at the Stonington Ballfield to help raise funds for the ICC. Takes place during the summer months.
Giving Tuesday- Giving Tuesday inspires millions of people across the globe to show up and give back to causes and issues that matter to them. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day and touches every person on the planet. Takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
Great Downeast Egg Hunt- Join us for a parade downtown with local business and the great Down-Easter egg hunt! Takes place on a Saturday before Easter.
Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair- Join us on Small Business Saturday to explore the community center gym for some of the best crafts around. Vendors, crafters, and organizations will be displaying their hard work and talent. You will not be disappointed! Takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Hunter's, ATV, & Archery Safety- The Department of Inland and Fisheries offers this two-day course. The minimum age is 10 yrs.; the class size limit is 30 people, and the fee is a $10 suggested donation. Look for announcements of these classes on our Facebook page and Inland Fisheries Website.
Spooktacular Saturday- The ICC celebrates Halloween with a costume trick or treat parade through downtown Stonington followed by a Halloween movie at the Stonington Opera House. Takes place on a Saturday before Halloween.
Stonington Six- The Stonington Six is a popular 10K fundraiser run that kicks off the island's Fourth of July festivities. The race is divided into three categories: the Powell 10K (6.2 miles), the Fun Run (1.4 miles) and a Walker Class. Prizes are awarded for top male and female finishers in each age division of the 10K, to the first Deer Isle or Stonington resident to finish, and for the oldest and youngest finishers in the 10K and Fun Run. Each racer that finishes receives t-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Island Community Center. Takes place on Independence Day.
Volunteer Opportunities - Each week (typically on Fridays) we have need for cleaning support, data entry support, outreach and preparation support for community connection efforts. We are always in need of help planning, preparing for, and hosting events and fundraisers. If you would like to help, contact Jeannie at 207-367-2735 to come in and fill out a contact form.