Community New Year’s Eve Party?
Looking for a warm and friendly way to ring in 2014 while connecting with other members of your UU family? Perhaps a UUSM Community New Year’s Eve Party is just the right thing!
We could gather around 8:00 or 8:30 pm to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and unstructured socializing, then share a buffet dinner filled with festive treats we’ve lovingly prepared ourselves. After the dinner dishes are in the kitchen, we could have various kinds of programming – an activity that allows us to share our hopes and dreams for the New Year, a DJ spinning records for singing and dancing, a talent show, some board games, and more unstructured socializing. Childcare would enable the kids to enjoy their own activities if they don’t want to stay with the adults. Just before the stroke of midnight, we can squeeze into the Hemingway Lounge to watch the ball drop and “drink a cup of kindness yet for auld lang syne.” Then it’s time for a quick cleanup and a safe drive home. No dress code, but wearing colorful holiday finery and some bling can be fun!
I suggest a tax-deductible donation ($20 for adults, $10 for kids?) to our beloved UUSM community. Everyone would also sign up to (1) bring a festive holiday dish and libation; and (2) serve on at least one task group (e.g., event planning, setup/decoration, kitchen/food management, programming logistics, cleanup).
To assure critical mass, please express your thoughts and interest as soon as possible to Sheila Sandow by e-mail at
(preferred) or phone (650-341-5621).
LIVE AUCTION ITEMS AVAILABLE
UU Scavenger Hunt -- July 12
San Mateo area (Barb & Charles Du Mond)
$50 per person for two-person teams; openings for two, 2-person teams
Barbara & Charles Du Mond are inviting 10, 2- person teams to participate in a UU scavenger hunt around San Mateo. Teams will be given a set of clues and 3 hours to travel around San Mateo to discover more about the city and more about Unitarian Universalism. Prizes will be given to those who correctly solve the most puzzles. After the hunt, we’ll celebrate with dinner and drinks at our house.
Mushroom Foray -- THIS SATURDAY, December 7, 10am-2pm, parking lot at Huddart Park. Sign up RIGHT AWAY for this great event. (Wade Leschyn)
$8; openings for 3 people
Bring a collecting tool (knife), carry container (largish basket) and a roll of waxed paper or box of wax paper bags. Also bring your lunch -- people usually eat lunch at the park at the end of the foray around 1pm. You can leave after lunch or continue foraging on your own after lunch.