I couldn’t be more pleased with the great time we had at the Sober New Year’s Eve Party and Bad Fashion Show at the library. People reminisced playing the classic video games, enjoyed laughs over Cards Against Humanity and the bad fashion show was truly silly and bizarre in the best way. I’m seriously looking forward to the last Saturday of each month when we’ll have more Sober Night Out activities, and together we can make them more amazing.
Let’s meet-up for a discussion! Come to the next Sober Night Out events where we will also be planning for the future!
Sober Night Out
What should we do each month? Sober Night Out is meant to serve the community and be an opportunity for all of us to enjoy ourselves. Just a handful of us at the library and a few community partners can’t know what everyone wants. We need more voices. We need your ideas and creativity.
To stay inspired, we’re discovering some very exciting work other groups are doing to create clean and sober gatherings as well as healthy ways to support others in active recovery. Here are some examples:
The Cafe has been hosting weekly events in downtown Seattle such as art classes, open art studio, writer and artist showcase, yoga and meditation groups to name a few. They also schedule recovery meetings and service opportunities.
A number of unconventional organized non-alcoholic social gatherings nationwide are highlighted in this article.
“The Shine is a variety show with mindfully-curated content that happens pop-up style...The event features music from local bands, inspiring short films, group meditation, grassroots philanthropy, delicious food, and storytelling.”
This idea is more like a movement. These people wake up early for a “yoga + fitness experience and then dance with reckless abandon for two hours before work.”
This Portland volunteer-run club serves coffee and beverages daily in a hang-out space. They do frequent events including “STR8 Outta Recovery” featuring recovery speakers, DJ dance and raffle prizes.
Lots of screenings of this one nationwide. From the makers of the inspiring film, The Anonymous People.
We know you have ideas or things you’d enjoy doing. Can you think of ways to make Sober Night Out even better or how to reach even more people? Add your thoughts in the comments, or better yet, let’s talk at the next Sober Night Out.
To help us brainstorm, a few more library resources are listed in the carousel below.