Free Saturday

Free Saturdays – a free culture celebration of the community!

November’s Free Saturday event will be held in the meeting rooms at Eiseley Library (1530 Superior Street) from 2-3:30 pm on November 17th. Signs will be posted to direct you.

Bring items to give away and find great items from others to claim as your own. Please take any of your unclaimed items with you when you leave the event. (FYI – there’s no need to bring items in order to take items from others! Take what you need.)

Everything is free! We’re inspiring free culture and strong community relations. Come by and engage!

Polyamory Support Group

Relationships are hard, and being polyamorous means different challenges and social stigma to handle. Family, metamors, being out or not… work and social dynamics, etc.

Let’s circle talk and support one another. Join us on Sunday, November 11th from 3-5 PM. We’ll be meeting in 3rd floor conference room of our new location (211 N 14th Street). The polya community here is us ❤💛💚💙💜

Social Change Game Night

No automatic alt text available.

–Free Event–All Ages–All Welcome—

Saturday, November 10th at 7 PM.

Bring your favorite board or card game and enjoy a few hours unplugged from your phone. Have your own group of 4-6 people anxious to play? Post on this event to reserve a table and chairs just for you. Reservations will be held until 7:30pm.

Alcoholic beverages may be enjoyed in moderation. BYOB. We have a large refrigerator & glassware. If you have snacks to share, that is welcome as well. Please snack responsibly.

Group discussion, while playing games, of the Social Change YOU would like to see in your community is encouraged.

———————————————————————–

–SOCIAL CHANGE DONATION JAR–
This event is free and the donation jar is free will.

100% of any money collected in this evening’s donation jar will be sent to tonight’s chosen recipient – The Lincoln Giving Tree — along with a greeting card we can all sign.

The Lincoln Giving Tree is a pay it forward group. Here is how it works: If you need an item – you may request that item with a brief story so the group understands your need. If you request something you must also have something to offer, small or large, when you are able to!

Let’s help The Lincoln Giving Tree in their pursuit of 501c3 nonprofit status!!
———————————————————————————-
—Street meter parking is free after 6pm
—1st hour of parking in parking garages is free
— Common Root will pay for your 2nd hour in a parking garage
— Bring your parking garage ticket for validation!!
— Parking is $1.25/hr thereafter

“Common Root is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing a welcoming, supportive community space with resources for the purpose of mutual inspiration, education and connection.”

Trans+ Support

The Trans+ Support Group is meeting at Common Root on Tuesday, November 6th at 7 PM in the Foundry Community, 211 N 14th Street, 3rd Floor.

As always partners, questioning folks, and gender nonconforming folks as well as transgender individuals are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Plant-Based Potluck

Image may contain: food

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 4th at 5:30 PM for a Plant-Based Potluck. We’ll share plant-based dishes and enjoy community while we nosh 🌽🍇🥗🥖🥕

This event will be held in the 3rd Floor conference room in the Foundry Community (211 N 14th).

Please only bring dishes that omit animal derivatives (meats, dairy, eggs, gelatin, and honey) and share what you plan to contribute in the event discussion to ensure we have a balanced spread.

Limited plates, cups, and cutlery are available at Common Root but feel free to bring your own, or just some Tupperware to redistribute leftovers.

Movie Night – Showing Lady Bird

Image result for lady bird movie

Join us for a free screening of “Lady Bird” on Saturday, November 3rd at 8 PM.
Feel free to bring drinks, snacks, friends, or just bring yourself and enjoy a free movie with good company & supportive community.

Storyline description from imdb.com:

“Christine “Lady Bird” MacPherson is a high school senior from the “wrong side of the tracks.” She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. LADY BIRD follows the title character’s senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college. Written by Dehlia

Polyamory Support Group

Relationships are hard, and being polyamorous means different challenges and social stigma to handle. Family, metamors, being out or not… work and social dynamics, etc.

Let’s circle talk and support one another. Join us on Sunday, October 14th from 3-5 PM. We’ll be meeting in 3rd floor conference room of our new location (211 N 14th Street). The polya community here is us ❤💛💚💙💜

Community Coloring

No automatic alt text available.

You deserve two hours of YOU time.
Two hours of DOWN time.

Join us on Saturday, October 13th from 7-9:30 PM in the 3rd floor conference room at The Foundry Community (211 N 14th).

Come and color with Common Root. Bring your own coloring supplies, or use our supplies and coloring sheets.
FREE & OPEN TO EVERYONE – ALL AGES

♫ Relaxing background music. Bring your favorite CD of mellow music and share it with the group! ♪

Movie Night, showing “Donnie Darko”

Image may contain: cloud, sky, mountain, outdoor and nature

Join us on Saturday, October 6th at 8 PM for a free screening of “Donnie Darko.”

This film from 2001 is the role that cemented Jake Gyllenhaal’s move from child to adult actor. Taking place over 28 days in October 1988, it is a great movie to get into the Halloween mood. The movie involves adult themes, lots of language and violence, plus a giant rabbit. (Being influenced minimally by last month’s movie according to the writer/director Richard Kelly.)

Donnie Darko also includes many twists and turns and much interpretation is left up to the viewers as to what is actually going on. This was one of the first movies out of Hollywood that incorporated a good deal on on-line information, including puzzles to ‘unlock’ web pages and ‘secret’ codes and other such devices to increase entertainment before and after the movie’s release. There is also a very good soundtrack which does a lot to set the proper mood and enhance the weirdness. I promise it does not cop out with ‘it was all a dream’ at the end.

Discussion and at least one plausible explanation will be given after the movie. As always, popcorn will be provided and viewers are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks to enjoy and maybe share.

OutLoud Reading

No automatic alt text available.

Sunday, September 30th from 6-8PM.

This event is sort of an open Mic night for poets, writers, extroverts, introverts trying to change, etc. If you’ve written something, poem, essay, short piece, song, drama, humor, memoir, whatever and you would like to read it out loud for the group, you are welcome.

No one has to read to be present. I am trying to create a quiet, supportive and welcoming venue for people to try something new. If you are less talented with the creation, but have something that has particularly moved or inspired or amused you that you would like to try to read to the group, bring it on. All I ask is that proper attribution be given for any non-original works. It’s the performance that counts here. This is the other side of the coin that is the popular ‘Silent Reading’ events that have been very successful in the past. Feel free to bring drinks and snacks to enjoy and maybe share.

We are in the Foundry, 3rd floor, 211 N. 14th St. Lincoln.