Who: Maine unschoolers, ages 11-19
What: to gather, hang-out, get to know one another, share interests and make friends. To have Fun!
Aug 10, Tuesday 230p-430p @ Memorial Park at Oak Hill, Scarborough. DIRECTIONS: Off of Route 1, turn onto Sawyer Road. Turn right onto Durant Drive.
Aug 12, Thursday 1p-4p This is a pool party! Please pack accordingly and also please pack your own picnic lunch and drinks. Location: Jen Sylvester's home, Hollis. Directions.
We can plan more as the month unfolds and we hear from people about good locations for gathering and interests. I looked into the South Portland Teen Center, but it appears closed until September. Parks and beaches have potential, but while it's still summer we have to consider heat/shade/weather, crowds, parking and fees.
Looking ahead to fall, some good meeting places might be Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth, Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, Deering Oaks in Portland, Old Orchard Beach, Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth, to name a few. For folks outside the southern Maine region, please initiate your own gatherings and let me know about them so they can be posted here. This also applies to other age gatherings.
Also, please consider attending Portland Public Library's Teen Zone, Wednesdays, early evening. A couple of unschoolers were there last week and found it interesting and fun, and it's a great, already established resource, space and opportunity to gather regularly.