Events Not Primarily Dinners

Events Not Primarily Dinners

In this space you’ll find fabulous opportunities for fun and fellowship for all price ranges.  (Click item titles to view details.    These are listed in alphabetical order.  To view them in event-date order, click here.)

    1 VIP Ticket to the David Wilcox Concert

    Donor(s): The Coffeehouse Team (Lauren,Jay, Ross, Judith and Jo Anne)

    1 VIP ticket to the David Wilcox concert on 4/18/2020. Your seat will be at the VIP table complete with white tablecloth, candles and a complementary basket of fine wine, cheese, fruit and more. Light snacks or appetizers will be served. Venue: OBIC

    Details:

    • Date: Apr 18 2020 7:00-9:30pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 6
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $25.00.

    14th Annual Womens’ Night Out for Bunco

    Donor(s): Sue McCarty, Katie Cervi, and Tania DuBeau

    The 14th Annual Women’s Night Out for Bunco! No experience or skill required…just a desire to have fun chatting with old and new friends, eating lots of savory hors d’oeuvres and sweet snacks (heavy on the chocolate, of course), enjoying good drinks, rolling dice–a lot, screaming “BUNCO!” (enabling you to wear the Bunco beads as your trophy for a few fleeting moments), and winning cool prizes! Hearty snacks or appetizers that can make a meal will be served. Alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: May 9 2020 6:30pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 20
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $15.00.

    15th Annual UUCC Texas Hold ’em Championship

    Donor(s): Doug Miller, Katie Miller, Graham Getty

    Join us as we shuffle up and deal! During this popular event you will enjoy substantial snacks and libations along with the hottest variety of poker there is. Top three finishers take home fabulous prizes. Don’t know how to play? Don’t worry! Graham will teach you in his pre-tournament tutorial, and newbies have done well in years past. And don’t despair if you get knocked out early. Katie takes good care of the folks in the Losers’ Lounge, where there’s always more food and drink and NCAA basketball tournament action on the tube. Hearty snacks or appetizers that can make a meal will be served. Will accommodate advance requests Alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Mar 28 2020 6:30pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 16
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $25.00.

    6th Annual Corn Hole Tournament

    Donor(s): Thompson/Mercer, Hazzards, Millman, Strowbridge/Raymond

    “Isn’t Corn Hole a fair weather game you play at BBQs or while Tailgating?” Come out of the cold and test your skills on our tournament quality Corn Hole pitches in the OBICdome. All levels welcome. Sign up as a team or an individual (and we’ll pair you up). Light snacks or appetizers will be served. Alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Feb 22 2020 1:30-4:30pm
    • Maximum buyers: 24
    • Auction Position: No preference
    • Minimum Bid: $20.00

    A walk through Columbia’s past, present and future

    Donor(s): Ned Tillman

    A walk through Columbia’s past, present and future with Ned Tillman. Sunday April 19 from 2 to 4. Come learn about the native Americans, settlers, pre-Columbia history, and what’s going on today as we build toward the future. Ned is an author and an earth and environmental scientist who has served as chair of The 2030 General Plan, HC Conservancy, and the HC Environmental Sustainability Board. Appropriate for teens and adults. Scheduling details: On paved paths for ~ 2 miles. Just for UUCC & friends

    Details:

    • Item Number: 111
    • Date: Apr 19 2020 2:00-4:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 40
    • Auction Position: Silent auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a fixed bid of: $20.00. Family pricing has been recommended for this item.

    Airport Loop Bicycle Tour

    Donor(s): Julie Boughn, Hallie Getty, Sara Getty

    Casual and very kid-friendly ride around the BWI Airport Trail Loop. This is a 10-mile, relatively flat loop that is suitable for two-wheelers of all ages. We will meet at the Dixon Observation Park in Glen Burnie and set off for adventure, with great views of the airport and planes flying by. We will stop several times to drink water and once for snacks, which will be supplied by your hosts. Scheduling details: Ride will take about 2 hours.

    Details:

    • Date: May 2 2020 10:00am.
    • Maximum buyers: 25
    • Auction Position: No preference
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a fixed bid of: $5.00. $5 per child, 16 or under. Older people ride free!
    • Item Number: 109

    An Inside Look at NPR!

    Donor(s): Tara Boyle

    Love public radio? Get an inside glimpse of life at NPR’s Washington , D.C. headquarters with UUCCer Tara Boyle, supervising producer of the Hidden Brain podcast and radio show. Take a tour and learn about the history of NPR, check out a recording studio, and watch one of NPR’s famous “Tiny Desk” concerts. Also included is lunch at NPR’s cafeteria, Sound Bites, and a public radio tote with lots of “swag,” including stickers and your choice of two mugs or two t-shirts from your favorite show or shows. This item is for a maximum of two people on a mutually-agreed upon date. A meal other than dinner will be served. Vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will not be served.

    Details:

    • Venue: WASHINGTON, DC
    • Scheduling: to be negotiated.
    • Maximum buyers: 2
    • Minimum bid: $50
    • Position: Vocal Auction.

    Annual Bowling Night

    Donor(s): Mark Brooks

    For the 1,208th consecutive year, UUCC will be meeting at Brunswick Zone Columbia Lanes. The date will be Saturday February 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM, 7100 Carved Stone Columbia, MD 21045. All expenses will be covered including bowling shoes, bowling, food, and drink. I expect this should provide great times for at least a couple of hours. Previous bowlers have proclaimed that this activity clearly ranks among the three finest evenings of their lives. All for $25!!! Hearty snacks or appetizers that can make a meal will be served. It’s a bowling alley!!! No almondine anything. Grease and plenty of it. Alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Jan 25 2020 7:00-9:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 10
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a fixed bid of: $30.00. Prices are going up everywhere.

    Annual Fall Fossil Hunt at Bayfront Park

    Donor(s): Regina Verow

    Join us for a lovely day on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay as we search for shark tooth fossils. A short walk from the parking lot will take you to a small sandy beach just outside of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland where we will spend the day finding fossils, playing in the water and enjoying each other’s company. This annual event is suitable for families of all ages and no experiences is necessary to bring home treasures.

    Details:

    • Item Number: 107 (family pricing item number: 108)
    • Date: Sep 12 2020 9:00am.
    • Maximum buyers: 50
    • Auction Position: Silent auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a fixed bid of: $10.00. Family pricing has been recommended for this item.

    Big Tree Tour

    Donor(s): Dana Sohr & Karen Hamming

    Tour some of the grandest trees in Howard County, including county and state champions! This is a chauffered driving tour, interspersed with short walks to view the trees. Tour lasts approximately 2-1/2 hours and is followed by a meal and cold beverages. Children are welcome at no additional charge; however, parents will be expected to serve as drivers during the tour. A meal other than dinner will be served. Alcoholic beverages will be served. Scheduling details: Tour departs OBIC promptly at 1:05 p.m.

    Details:

    • Date: May 3 2020 1:00-4:30pm (Rain date: May 17).
    • Maximum buyers: 12
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Minimum Bid: $20.00

    Bunco Night at the Hegmanns

    Donor(s): Margaret Hegmann

    Bring a date, friend, or come alone for a fun night of Bunco AND Left, Right, Center. Don’t know how to play? You will by the end of the evening. It’s a roll of the dice. Hearty snacks or appetizers that can make a meal will be served. Vegetarian options, but not vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: May 2 2020 6:30pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 16
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $20.00.

    Century – A Pop-up Speakeasy Experience

    Donor(s): Julie B, Doreen Millon, Phil Webster, Mary Rodgers, Mark Brooks

    SHHHHHHH! Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the start of Prohibition (which began in 1920) at a pop-up speakeasy. Your mixologists for the evening will offer you a menu of craft cocktails (including a special non-alcoholic selection or two), featuring liquor from both local and remote distilleries. Delectable appetizers will be served along side your libations. Along the way, we will learn a little more about Prohibition, and about artisan cocktails. (Designated drivers or plans to Uber/Lyft are a must!) Light snacks or appetizers will be served. Vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Apr 18 2020 7:30pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 12
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Minimum Bid: $25.00

    Crafting Brunch

    Donor(s): Cindy, Diane, Dori

    Learn a new skill and create with friends. Hosts will provide brunch, and an item to decoupage and embellish. We will show you how to up-cycle something ugly into something beautiful. We will provide the items, supplies, and a brunch of bagels, lox, eggs, mimosas etc. No experience or particular artistic talent needed – everyone can do it. Vegetarian options, but not vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: May 9 2020 10:00am-3:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 6
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Minimum Bid: $25.00

    Galactic Party to Celebrate 100 Movie Nites

    Donor(s): Tom & Carol Benjamin; Laurie & Alan Coltri; Randy Raymond/Linda Strowbridge

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this event has been POSTPONED, new date tbd.

    Come help us celebrate our 100th Movie Nite with a big congregational bash, featuring a screening of the immortal comic sci fi masterpiece, Galaxy Quest (1999).

    Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman & Tony Shalhoub star in one of the funniest films of all time: a witty and affectionate send-up of Star Trek & sci-fi cons, brilliantly written, chock-full of wonderful gags & immortal lines. Guests are encouraged (but certainly not required) to come in costume. Creatively themed light refreshments (with nonalcoholic beverages) will be served.  After the movie, linger & help us polish off the refreshments.

    By Grabthar’s hammer, what a party!

    Details:

    • Date: Jun 27 2020 7:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 120
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a fixed bid of: $15.00.

    For those of you who were not around in 2005, sci fi was the theme of our first Movie Nite series, and we had so much fun that first year that we added Galaxy Quest to our series that summer.

    Giochi di Carte e Vini

    Donor(s): Paige and Graham Getty

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this event has been POSTPONED, new date tbd.

    Join the Gettys in their home for an afternoon of Italian card games. They will teach you to play Briscola and Scopa using the traditional 40-card deck of carte napoletane. Italian wine, festive non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks/appetizers will be served. Vegetarian options, but not vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: May 30 2020 2:00-5:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 8
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests that the price be bid up.

    Halloween Extravaganza

    Donor(s): Joyce Warner-Burke

    Halloween party for adults! Come as your fantasy character! Make Halloween really special (only for grown ups)! This is a serious transformation: fire, witches brew, lots of good eats, libations, contests, surprises and prizes!    Hearty snacks or appetizers that can make a meal will be served. Vegetarian options, but not vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Oct 30 2020 6:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 20
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $25.00.
    Beer, beer glasses

    Home-Brewed Beer for You!

    Donor(s): Barry Marsh

    Home-brewers Barry and Karyn Marsh invite you to MarshBerg Brewery (our Towson basement) to learn the science of home-brewing beer. You pick the type of beer you want, then we’ll visit Maryland Homebrew (Columbia) for ingredients and supplies. We’ll next meet in Towson to craft your beer, from mixing and steeping the grains through pitching the yeast to start the fermentation process. Several weeks later you can visit again to get an initial taste and to bottle your beer. A batch makes 48 bottles. We can also help you design personalized labels if you want your brew to mark a special event. Light snacks or appetizers will be served. Alcoholic beverages will be served. Scheduling details: Dates to be arranged with buyer.

    Details:

    • Venue: Marsh home, Towson, MD
    • Scheduling: to be negotiated.
    • Maximum buyers: 1
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $75.00.

    Kobolds Ate My Baby!

    Donor(s): Gregory Seidman

    Play the role of a small, dog-like kobold woefully unprepared for the cruel — but hysterically funny — fate that awaits you. As a kobold you will travel your tiny world looking to fill King Torg’s (ALL HAIL KING TORG!) larder! You may be crushed by cows falling from the sky. You may joyfully march to your death at the beaks of bloodthirsty chickens. You may be obliterated by meteorites, betrayed by friends, and/or brained by frying pans. No previous role-playing game experience required; all materials provided; fun for ages 12 and up Light snacks or appetizers will be served. Vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will not be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Mar 14 2020 1:00-5:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 6
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $30.00.

    LEED Platinum Home Tour
    with Lunch and Piano Entertainment

    Donor(s): Ed Gaddy, Michael Adcock

    Enjoy a delicious organic, whole food, plant based, vegan lunch and then take tours of Ed Gaddy’s award winning, environmentally reverent house and its native plant gardens. Ed’s LEED platinum house has won the American Institute of Architects Wintergreen Award and has been certified as meeting stringent energy and water consumption requirements that will be discussed in the tours. Afterwards, revel in a half-hour of piano entertainment from Michael Adcock as he plays vintage classical and popular pieces on a magnificent 1889 Steinway Grand. Alcoholic beverages will not be served. (Note: a cat lives at the home.)

    Details:

    • Date: May 16 2020 1-3:45pm
    • Maximum buyers: 20
    • Auction position: Vocal auction
    • Minimum Bid: $40.00

    Special notes from Ed Gaddy:

    • As an added bonus, you may get to meet Ed’s slightly obnoxious cat, Root. Please do not discuss politics with Root. He is opinionated and weaponized. If you stay away from religion and politics, you will be fine and may even get a purr.
    • Information about the house is available at: https://www.baltimoresun.com/features/home/bs-mg-hm-gaddy-home-20170807-story.html and https://living-future.org/lbc/case-studies/gaddy-house
    • Rules and Regulations (gasp, bureaucracy even here):  Ed’s driveway has room for 15 vehicles; but sadly, all but two of the vehicles will be parked in until the end of the event. On street parking is not available. If you can, please carpool. Please do not park even a wheel on Ed’s neighbors’ lawns. One neighbor is very sensitive about this.

    Lunch with Liz and Lloyd

    Donor(s): Liz Bobo

    Join Liz, Lloyd, state Senator Clarence Lam, and a small group of fellow concerned citizens to discuss the results of the 2020 legislative session. Senator Lam will be able to report on the legislative results for many important social, economic, and environmental issues. As always, one can expect a lively and informative conversation. Lunch will include crab balls and shrimp and other delights. Alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Apr 26 2020 2:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 20
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $30.00.

    Lunch with the *NEW* Executive Team

    Donor(s): Paige Getty and Sean Griffin

    Your UUCC Executive Team — Sean Griffin and Rev. Paige Getty — will host a group for lunch at OBIC. We will serve food and festive beverages and ask you to bring the lively conversation! A meal other than dinner will be served. Vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Feb 14 2020 12:00pm
    • Maximum buyers: 16
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Minimum Bid: $20.00
    model trains

    Model Train Family Open House

    Donor(s): David Vaughn

    Holiday family open house to view and operate David Vaughn’s nationally-known model train layout in Clarksville. Holiday snacks served. The two-rail O-Scale layout was featured in Great Model Railroads 2016 and is multi-level extending 90 feet long and 18 feet wide. Located in basement which is not handicapped-accessible. Good for families with children, although not for babies and toddlers. To maximize viewing and operating enjoyment, one-half hour time slots will be allocated after the auction. Light snacks or appetizers will be served. Alcoholic beverages will not be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Dec 21 2019 12:30-4:30pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 20 families
    • Auction Position: Silent auction
    • Bid type: $20 per family
    • Item Number: 110

    Movie Nites – Burn After Reading

    Donor(s): Tom and Carol Benjamin; Alan and Laurie Coltri

    (2008; Joel & Ethan Coen); Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich head a star cast. Gym employee denied adequate health insurance concocts a bizarre scheme to raise money for a body lift; the inanity of the conspirators as they bumble through their crimes is topped only by that of the federal agents trying to untangle the plot. Hilariously Coen!! Light snacks or appetizers will be served. Vegetarian options, but not vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will not be served.

    Details:

    • Item Number: 105
    • Date: May 1 2020 7:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 22
    • Auction Position: Silent auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a fixed bid of: $15.00.

    Movie Nites – Men in Black

    Donor(s): Tom and Carol Benjamin; Alan and Laurie Coltri

    (1997, Barry Sonnenfeld; written by Lowell Cunningham & Ed Solomon). Tommy Lee Jones drafts Will Smith; together they battle an intergalactic alien bug intent on destroying the Earth. The action includes a host of ingeniously hilarious extraterrestrials – good, evil, or just plain silly (including a comic turn from Tony Shalhoub). Oscar for Best Makeup (obviously); a host of wins from the Academy of Sci Fi, Fantasy & Horror Films. Light snacks or appetizers will be served. Vegetarian options, but not vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will not be served.

    Details:

    • Item Number: 104
    • Date: Apr 3 2020 7:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 22
    • Auction Position: Silent auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a fixed bid of: $15.00.

    Movie Nites – Toy Story

    Donor(s): Tom and Carol Benjamin; Alan and Laurie Coltri

    PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, A REMOTE-ACCESS SUBSTITUTE EVENT IS BEING PROVIDED. Please contact the donors for details.

    (1995, Tim Lasseter, Director and co-writer), voiced by Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles & others. Not for kids only! The Pixar classic about toys that come to life when human backs are turned won an Oscar for Lasseter (Special Achievement), plus a host of other nominations & awards, including Best Score (Randy Newman) & Best Screenplay (a clutch of first-rate writers). To Infinity and Beyond! Light snacks or appetizers will be served. Vegetarian options, but not vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will not be served.

    Details:

    • Item Number: 106
    • Date: Jun 5 2020 7:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 22
    • Auction Position: Silent auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a fixed bid of: $15.00.

    Movie Nites – Waiting for Guffman

    Donor(s): Tom and Carol Benjamin; Alan and Laurie Coltri

    (1996, Christopher Guest) “Best in Show” meets Community Theatre! The usual Guest troup (Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Fred Willard, Parker Posey) are recruited by the hapless Corky (Guest himself) to perform in his musical about their small Missouri town. Aspirations & egos blossom with the rumor that a New York theatre critic will attend; we all somehow know where THAT will lead! Light snacks or appetizers will be served. Vegetarian options, but not vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will not be served.

    Details:

    • Item Number: 103
    • Date: Mar 6 2020 7:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 22
    • Auction Position: Silent auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a fixed bid of: $15.00.

    Movie Nites – When Harry Met Sally

    (1989, Rob Reiner, written by Nora Ephrom – Oscar, Best Screenplay). The classic progenitor of “You’ve Got Mail” & “Sleepless in Seattle;” the most hilariously ascerbic of them all. College grad Sally (Meg Ryan) is drafted by a female friend to drive her boyfriend Harry (Billy Crystal) to New York. They take an immediate dislike to each other but gradually become friends. Will it become even more?

    Famous for its immortal restaurant scene: “I’ll have what she’s having.”

    Light snacks or appetizers will be served. Vegetarian options, but not vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will not be served.

    Movie Nites 100th Film – Airplane!

    Donor(s): Tom and Carol Benjamin; Alan and Laurie Coltri

    (1980, Abrahams, Zucker & Zucker) Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielson, & a host of cameos. An unremittingly laugh-out-loud-hilarious spoof of disaster movies & nearly every other cinematic genre. Fasten your seat belt, because otherwise you’re gonna fall right out of your chair.

    Co-Winner of our summer Viewer’s Choice 100th Movie Nite balloting!

    Light snacks or appetizers will be served. Vegetarian options, but not vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will not be served.

    Details:

    • Item Number: 101
    • Date: Jan 10 2020 7:00pm (Snow date: Jan 17).
    • Maximum buyers: 22
    • Auction Position: Silent auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a fixed bid of: $15.00.

    Movie Nites 101st Film – Moonstruck

    Donor(s): Tom and Carol Benjamin; Alan and Laurie Coltri

    Co-Winner of our summer Viewer’s Choice 100th Movie Nite balloting!

    (1987). Directed by Norman Jewison; starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis & Vincent Gardenia. Oscars for Cher (Best Actress), Dukakis (Best Supporting Actress), & John Patrick Shanely (Best Original Screenplay). The classic big Italian-American love story set in Brooklyn; steeped in family, opera, food, tragedy, passion & laughter. Larger than life performances, delivered with such sensitivity & honesty that that the audience is swept along as the plot accelerates. Light snacks or appetizers will be served. Vegetarian options, but not vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will not be served.

    Details:

    • Item Number: 102
    • Date: Feb 7 2020 7:00pm (Snow date: Feb 14).
    • Maximum buyers: 22
    • Auction Position: Silent auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a fixed bid of: $15.00.

    Murder by the Book — a Murder Mystery Tea

    Donor(s): Lauren Haywood, Ann Wing and Linda Nedzbala,

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this event has been POSTPONED, new date tbd.

    This game, “Murder by the Book,” is set at a gathering of The Columbia Pioneers Book Club where a former member of the club will be giving a preview reading of her New York Times best seller “Sins of Suburbia”. Participants will be seated at one of ten tables representing each of the ten characters. There will be more than one representative of each character. Teams seated at each table will brainstorm their response to questions asked. Light snacks or appetizers will be served. Vegetarian options, but not vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Oct 3 2020 1:00-4:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 40
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a fixed bid of: $20.00.

    Original Folk Songs by Lary and Nancy Lewman

    Donor(s): Lori Lewman, Nancy Lewman, Julie Neidorf

    Nancy Lewman sings and plays the guitar along with Lori Lewman and Julie Neidorf. These winsome and humorous original folk songs were written beginning in the 1960s, reflecting the lives lived by UU members Nancy and Lary Lewman as they watched the world go by. Lary, a poet and performer, wrote the lyrics and Nancy wrote the music. Experience a rare performance of most of the catalog, as well as a post-concert singalong of traditional folk songs. Light snacks and refreshments included. (Alcoholic beverages will not be served.)

    Details:

    • Date: Jan 11 2020 1:00pm (Snow date: Jan 25).
    • Maximum buyers: 30
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $20.00.
    Palette with Brushes and Paint, Clipart

    Paint Lunch

    Donor(s): Lee and Colette Gelwicks

    Pull on your smock and join us at OBIC for a couple hours of painting and lunch! We’ll feed the stomach and we’ll feed the creative soul while we guide you in creating your own unique UU painting. Put your own spin on it or follow along directly – it is all up to you! This event is open to all skill levels, so don’t count yourself out if you’ve never painted before. Come on out and give it a try! Food, drinks, and art materials are included. A meal other than dinner will be served; please let us know if there are dietary restrictions (we will do our best to accommodate!) Alcoholic beverages will not be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Jan 18 2020 10:30am-1:30pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 12
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a fixed bid of: $25.00.

    Picnic in the Park

    Donor(s): Max & Patty Buffington, Mac & Judy McDermott, Robin Hessey & Ted VanAl

    Welcome spring with a picnic at Patapsco State Park – Kids and dogs (on-leash) welcome. We’ll have fire in the lovely stone shelter’s fireplace, picnic food, games for kids and a fascinating short presentation by Max Buffington, volunteer park ranger. Native Americans once lived in this spot as did modern industrialists and everyday people. Learn how each changed the valley and how it came to be the lovely spot it is today. Later, take a guided .5 mile walk with Max on a paved path beside the river to see where history took place, and where spring unfolds. Share hot chocolate at the end. Vegetarian options, but not vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will not be served. Bring the family, kids 14 and under are FREE!

    Details:

    • Date: Apr 5 2020 1:00-4:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 25
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Minimum Bid: $20.00

    Popover Party

    Donor(s): The Siegal Family

    Come join us for tea, juice, and homemade popovers with butter, jam, and other treats. If you have never had a popover before, they are a light and airy roll that is best served hot. They are a family tradition that we would like to share with you. Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. Hearty snacks or appetizers that can make a meal will be served. Vegetarian options, but not vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will not be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Mar 21 2020 10:00am-12:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 12
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $15.00.

    Scenic Sidecar Ride

    Donor(s): Bob Henig

    After a brief tour of the Bob’s BMW dealership, you’ll enjoy scenic back roads on an exciting 90+ minute ride in a high-performance sidecar. You will help Bob set the pace from relaxed to exhilarating, then Bob will buy you lunch at a local favorite restaurant. Bob is a highly experienced sidecar pilot who has treated countless passengers to rides, ranging in age from 6 months to 96 years! Riding gear provided. (250 lb weight limit.) A meal other than dinner will be served. Vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will not be served. Scheduling details: to be arranged with winner before November 2020.

    Details:

    • Venue: Starts/ends at Bob’s BMW in Jessup
    • Scheduling: to be negotiated.
    • Maximum buyers: 1
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $100.00.

    Songs by John Wille

    Donor(s): Harry Woelfer

    John Wille was a very talented singer-songwriter. He wrote over 130 songs. You have never heard of him because he never performed in public, but only for a very few friends and family members. He died in August of this year. He bequeathed his songs to his life-long best friend, Harry Woelfer of the UUCC choir. The songs are unique and original, with folk-song-like melodies. The lyrics are clever, sophisticated, and darkly humorous. Harry is offering to perform a selection of the songs in an hour-long house concert, accompanied by acoustic guitar. (Some songs may not be suitable for children.) Light snacks or appetizers will be served. Vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Jun 20 2020 7:30pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 25
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a fixed bid of: $20.00.

    Spiritual Vision Workshop: LEGO SERIOUS PLAY

    Donor(s): Becky Reese

    Develop a vision for your personal spiritual future using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) method, and share it with other UUCC seekers. LSP supports thinking, communication and problem solving. In this workshop you will develop a more concrete spiritual vision and identify steps to achieve it. Wait-listed at Women’s retreats in 2016 and 2018. The UUCC Board of Trustees used the LSP method for team building in 2016 and raved about the experience. Corporate groups pay thousands of dollars for LSP workshops. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! Light snacks or appetizers will be served. Vegan options will be offered. Alcoholic beverages will not be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Apr 11 2020 1:00-4:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 12
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $30.00.

    Story Slam

    Donor(s): Chris-Ellyn Johanson, Sally Ann Cooper, Sue Filson, Rae Millman

    Join us for a night of fun playing the game Story Slam. Appetizers, desserts, and alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Feb 1 2020 7:00-11:00pm (Snow date: Feb 22).
    • Maximum buyers: 14
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $20.00.

    Wine-Making From the Feet Up Grape Stomp

    Donor(s): Judith & Scott Shure, Dave Titman, Trish Steinhilber, Eileen &Rog

    Take off your shoes and get comfortable. We will stomp on grapes to produce the “must” that turns into wine. An experienced wine-maker will discuss the wine-making process and answer questions. Guests will be invited to a bottling party about two months later. Hygienic booties provided for stompers. Suggested attire is peasant dress and bandannas. 1 p.m., Sept. 12, 2020. Home of Rog and Eileen McIntire. Hearty snacks or appetizers that can make a meal will be served. Alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Sep 12 2020 1:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 8
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Minimum Bid: $20.00
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    Yarnapalooza Day at the Scilipoti’s

    Donor(s): Cindy Scilipoti

    Open house to come join me with whatever yarn craft that floats your boat. We will have an organized potluck of foods and snacks(and adult beverages). If you’ve been wanting to learn to knit or crochet this is a great way to learn. Potluck, Snacks, Alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Feb 8 2020 11:00am.
    • Maximum buyers: 10
    • Auction Position: Silent auction
    • Minimum Bid: $20.00
    • Item #: 111

2 Comments

  1. Mark Brooks

    I would like to donate my annual night of bowling to the auction. This will be held on February 10, 2018 at the lanes very close to UUCC. It will include all of the food and drink and bowling one could hope to use. I would like the evening to be sold for $25.00 per person. I hope to fill two lanes, or up to 10 people. Please tell me what I need to do in order to get this outing in the books for November 11 (heretofore known as the DESIGNATED EVENING)

    Thank you very much,

    Mark Brooks

      Laurie Coltri

      Hi, Mark — it looks to me like you’ve done what you need to do, which is, within this website, the donor goes to the auction donation form and fills it out. You can check out the result in the online catalog!!

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