THOMASTON — The nonprofit Watts Hall Community Arts was chartered by the town late last year to take charge of the building’s second floor. WHCA is looking forward to offering its first season of activities in the downtown Watts Hall, and wants the local community to help shape it.

“We’re here for you, and we want to know what you want to see in this wonderful community space,” said WHCA board member Charlie Grover.

A daytime performance by the Children’s Theater of Maine is planned for the beginning of September, and a gala season-opening later in the month. Right now, the board wants to know what kind of programming Thomaston residents, and those in neighboring communities, would like to see in the historic space.

New board member Kendray Rodriguez has put together an online survey to help WHCA gauge interest in the many options Watts Hall can host. The public is urged to make its voice heard at or by visiting the survey link on the organization’s Facebook Page at

Earlier this year, WHCA debuted a new website that offers details on the available spaces and amenities. The website,, also has a calendar of events that is regularly updated and contact information.