engaged island programming

A healthy island is an… engaged island

Healthy Island Project works to create an environment in which community is celebrated and people work together with open communication, collaboration, and volunteerism.

Our programs include the following:

Community Breakfast

Island Workshop Day

Island Workshop Day brings together over seventy participants for day-long workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Island and peninsula residents are immersed in a day of creative pursuits ranging from woodworking to jewelry making to writing. The workshops are designed for beginners, and half of the spaces are reserved for people who have never participated in a Haystack session before. Selection is by pre-registration and a lottery system.

Island Workshop Day is held the first Saturday of May.

Queen's Closet

Queen’s Closet provides new and barely used dress clothing and accessories to men, women, and children free of charge. It is the mission of Queen’s Closet that no one miss a special occasion due to not having the appropriate attire. Weddings, proms, and job interviews are some of the special occasions that Queen’s Closet can help outfit. Appointments are available through Facebook.


194 S. Burnt Cove Road,
Stonington, Maine 04681


Save the date!
WinterFest 2022 – January 20, 21 & 22

WinterFest began in 2006 and is held the third weekend in January. It’s a great opportunity to get out of the house and join your neighbors and friends for a weekend of fun. The event includes a pickleball tournament, arts and crafts, fireworks, dancing, and many shared meals. Everyone is welcome and all food, activities, and entertainment are FREE!

Community Testimonials

“[Community Breakfasts] are one of my favorite things to do. It is so wonderful to open my church up for this gathering… I am always amazed every time we meet by the number of services that are represented.”

Lorraine Knowlton

Pastor, Community of Christ Church

“Winterfest is a great opportunity to celebrate our year-round community. Nothing beats fireworks over fresh snow – a wonderful contrast to the hustle of summertime. I look forward to reconnecting with friends each year.”

Jacob McCarty

Winterfest Volunteer

Partner Organizations

Stonington Logo
Deer Isle Town Office
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Logo