Make Shift Coffee House set for Oct. 9

Sep 29, 2019

Belfast — Waldo County residents are invited to a Make Shift Coffee House event Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Troy Howard Middle School. The topic will be “What are American Values?" The event is free and light snacks and music will be provided.

This will be the first of a three part series, with the second event Nov. 6 in Searsmont and the third Dec. 4 in Searsport. For details, visit

Waldo County residents are asked to complete a survey before the first event to assess the "civility" climate in our community and there will be another follow-up survey after the series. The survey is available at Responses are optional and are not an attendance requirement; they will be used to evaluate the community on these issues.

Founded and facilitated by Craig Freshley of Brunswick, Make Shift Coffee House is a venue where people of all political persuasions come together in a relaxed coffee house-like atmosphere to discuss diverse issues and listen to and understand each other's opinions and perspectives. Frequently, unique conversations unfold and opportunities for "civil" discussions arise.

For more information, contact Cathy Roberts, Waldo County Make Shift Coffee House planning committee member, at

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