Hello East Bay-ers and friends of the East Bay,
Middle Circle is adding a new, regularly-schedule gathering for the East Bay! We listened to your feedback (consistent community gathering opportunities that are simple, easy-to-access and meaningful) and drum roll....
Middle Circle Presents: "Dinner And"
Dinner And will be very similar to a dinner club gathering, but with a new twist. We will still use the age-old potluck as a way to actively come together to socialize and share a meal. Additionally, we will plan a very short (approximately 15 minute) programming piece around Curiosity, Community or Social Good. For example, we may have a speaker share about an interesting socially-oriented project, a fun engagement activity for people to get to know each other, or a volunteer element (i.e. making cards for seniors in nursing homes).
The launch of the East Bay's first Dinner And will be at Michelle and Anders' house this coming Monday. The location may change in the future, in which case we will let you know.
Please forward this invite to anyone who would enjoy participating in this community gathering. The idea is to host these in the East Bay monthly with the idea of making them even more regular overtime.
The "And" for this Gathering
In light of current events and statements made in the political arena, we will be learning about Ramadan and having our dinner theme around Middle Eastern foods. Perri Al-Rahim will be preparing some thoughts and info on Ramadan.
If you are interested, you are welcome to try fasting on Monday. For practicing Muslims this means abstaining completely from foods, drinks, intimate intercourse and smoking, before the break of the dawn till sunset everyday during the month of Ramadan. Anders and other interested participants are planning to do this on Monday break their fast during Monday's meal. A reminder that fasting is totally optional. If you'd like, write in the comments if you're fasting and the rest of the community can plan to support you during your experience.
Hope to see you on Monday!
If you are planning to attend please RSVP Below