Events Are Ramping Up!

Join us for community gatherings, workshops, and more.

Programming at The Space has been gaining speed! The number of organizations using our rented rooms is increasing. Members are taking ownership of team volunteer efforts with Code for UV. On top of all of that, offerings through partnerships with local, regional, and state businesses and organizations are taking shape. We have highlighted a few of this month's offerings below. We hope that you can join us for one or several events! As always, do not hesitate to get in touch! 


Five Nights of Mindfulness in Practice with LRHC

Tuesday, Nov 12th Trauma & Mindfulness with Ali Warhaftig MS 
Tuesday, Nov 19th Tai Chi with Mike Brandli MSW, CMHC, AAPt

Come participate in Little Rivers Health Care's interactive and educational five-part series for developing mental awareness of the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. For more information contact: Ashleen Buchanan (802) 222-3003 or email

Come Here Local Organizations Pitch Their Ideas

Thursday, Nov 14th 5:30–7:00pm Community Pitch Night
Join us on Thursday as we hear about projects from Bradford Public Library, Little Rivers Health Care, the City of Lebanon, Newbury REDI, and CATV! Our team will listen to project ideas and will select best fits to pursue for developing solutions. 

Code for UV is an official Code for America brigade sponsored by The Space On Main. Code for UV is led by captains Craig Mackenzie and Anna Lornitzo with a team of talented volunteers. Code for America Brigades are volunteer groups that collaborate with local government and community partners to put technology to work for the benefit of their local communities. Brigades meet regularly to build, share and learn about tools to create, support, and serve the public good. We're looking for designers, academic researchers, data journalists, activists, policy wonks, web developers and curious citizens who want to make the Upper Valley more just, equitable, transparent and delightful to live in through data, design and technology.

Support Local Growers, Bakers & Makers

Sunday, Nov 17th 11:00am–3:00pm Pop-Up Artisan Market
The Space is only as valuable as the opportunities that it provides to the surrounding community. In an effort to support local entrepreneurs and small businesses, The Space On Main will host a Pop-Up Artisan Market on November 17th between 11am-3pm!

We have 26 artisans signed up! Join us to visit with these local growers, makers, bakers, and artists: Heather Fields (Wreaths), Mitten Madness, Red Moon Artisans, Cabash Gardens, Dancing Moon Graphics, GiraffeCat, Sandberg Art & Crafts, JayeBird Studios, Blythdale Farm, Crossmolina Farm, Gardenhouse Studio, Rowan Tree Fabric Art, Moondance Granola, The Growing Peace Project, Artisan Beads by Becka, Violetfly Jewelry, Upper Valley Coffee Roasters, Cold Mountain Soap Company, Birch Ridge Farm, Red House Studio, Sweet n Savory Bakery, River Spirit Designs, Rabbit Run Photography, Alice’s Kitchen, Dire Straits Farm, and Route 4 Glass!

Winter Programming (January–March 2020) 

REACT UV Business Accelerator
A FREE 9-week business planning course in partnership with LaunchVT. The tools to start or scale your business. Accepting applications now through Nov 18th. Visit for info.

Entrepreneur Stories - Panel Series 
Featuring 18 local small business owners. Learn how they got their start, lessons they have learned, and what keeps them going. Open to the public. By donation.

Citizens' Academy
Come meet the people that make your towns function. Ask questions and learn how you can get involved in your community. A free Saturday series of panels for all ages.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Us!

Thursday, Nov 28th 2:00–5:00pm Community Friendsgiving 
Come celebrate Thanksgiving with a Community Friendsgiving potluck celebration at The Space On Main. Please RSVP on Eventbrite by 11/14 so we know how many turkeys we'll need (space is limited). Free and open to all. The Space On Main will arrange for turkeys. If you are able, please bring a dish to share. We will gladly accept volunteers to assist with preparation. Please reach out to if you would like to help with this event - or if you have any questions. Reserve your seat here. Special thank you shoutouts to Colatina Exit for donating the turkeys and to LRHC for donating paper and compostable place settings.

December Gallery Featuring "Portraits of Eden"

Friday, Dec 6th 5:00–7:00pm First Friday Gallery Opening
Paul Naughton's photography show, Portraits of Eden, will be featured in the Gallery at The Space On Main for the month of December. Join us on Friday afternoons throughout the month. Visit for more information. If you cannot make it to a public viewing time, but would like to see the art, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Sustaining Spark!

Looking to support The Space On Main? Become a Sustaining Member for $15/month! You will get: That Fuzzy Feeling, Inbox Treasures & Invites, Membership Directory Access, Stylish Swag, Bumper Bling, The Magic of Automation, and All The Discounts. Visit our website to learn more.

VCET's StartHere Podcast Episode 41

Founder and Executive Director, Monique Priestley, sits down with Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies for an episode of their Start Here podcast (Ep. 41: Monique Priestley / The Space on Main) “Vermont is a better place with @mepriestley. Listen with us and explore how opportunity in rural Vermont is flourishing thanks to trailblazers like Monique.”

Apply for Membership

Interested in becoming a monthly? Head to our site and fill out the application. No payment will be collected at this time (we will visit and talk everything over before you are ever charged). We offer a variety of team membership and sponsorship plans.

Want a chat? Or a tour?

We are always happy to grab coffee and/or schedule a tour with interested members, instructors, community organizations, sponsors, donors, etc. Send an email, text 802-449-MAIN (6246), or reach out through Facebook.

Donate / Sponsor

Your donations keep us going. You can make a general donation, set up a time to discuss sponsorship and partnership possibilities, or even drop me a tip about grant opportunities. As always, we would be happy to sit down with you to discuss any and all options. 

Thank you so much for all or your support. More updates soon!

Monique Priestley
Executive Director & Founder, The Space On Main |
802-449-MAIN (6246) | Personal cell: (802) 222-1909
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