November 6, 2019, Searsmont, How Do Labels Work For You?

Searsmont Town Library 37 Main Street, Searsmont, ME

Are your political views different from the labels? Do you fall in line with political party ideals? Why are we so quick to label others? Please join us to explore political labels, stereotypes, and code words; how they help or hinder, and why we use them. This is one of a series of three Make Shift Coffee Houses planned for the ... Read More

January 14, 2020, Hallowell, Maine. What are the most critical political issues today and why?

Hallowell City Hall Auditorium 1 Winthrop Street, Hallowell, ME

In your opinion, what's most important to our local community, to our state, and to our country? We want to hear how people form different opinions on different issues – whether socially, policy or politically related – and why.   How did you form your opinions on different issues? How did you come to have the views that you have?  ... Read More

January 15, 2020, Augusta, Maine, Make Shift Training

Maine State Library 230 State Street, Augusta, ME

Are you interested in learning how to host or facilitate a Make Shift Coffee House? On January 15, 2020 in Augusta, Maine, professional meeting facilitator and Make Shift Coffee House Founder Craig Freshley, will provide training for both hosts and facilitators. It will be a fun opportunity for hosts! They will have the opportunity to meet with facilitators and other ... Read More

March 24, 2020, Freedom, Maine – Canceled

Freedom Congregational Church 45 Pleasant Street, Freedom, ME

Come enjoy free food, coffee, music and respectful face-to-face conversation. Live keyboard music will be provided by Larry Marion. All are welcome! No RSVP, registration, or tickets required. Just show up. Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, Undecided...we want to hear from everyone! Click here for specifics about the format and what it's like to attend a Make Shift Coffee House.

July 16, 2020, Portland, Maine – Canceled

Hosted by the Portland Rotary Club, this Make Shift Coffee House is planned for the evening of July 16, 2020 in Portland, Maine. The time, location, and topic have yet to be determined. Check back often for updates! As with all Make Shift Coffee Houses, this is not a debate. It’s simply about UNDERSTANDING each other’s political views. Come enjoy free ... Read More