Please contact the event host or office if you are interested in attending one of the events
2001 Become an Expert Camper (for 3 families)
Date To Be Determined
Host: Kate Barr
Cost: $50 per family
Kate Barr will serve as the “Expert Camper” to introduce families to the arts and skills of setting up tents, rain and bug-proofing, fire-starting, storage, organization and campfire cooking. She will begin with a pre-camping discussion of equipment and tents. One morning, afternoon, and evening of instruction at a mutually agreed on date and campground. Each family will make separate arrangements with Kate.
2012 The No-Show-Up Pay It Forward Event (unlimited!)
Saturday, April 1
Hosts: Lunch Lovers Small Group Cost: $10 One per Family Limit; Gift Certificates Available
Tired of signing up for an event that you can’t attend? Hate not finding the perfect auction event to amuse everyone in the household? Want to support UUCV anyway? Lunch Lovers has the answer for you! On Saturday, April 1 (April Fool’s Day), Lunch Lovers will host the Pay It Forward Event. What do you have to do? First, don’t show up; we won’t be home. Second, perform a random act of kindness sometime in April. Third, send us a brief description of what you did and how it was received (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2017. We’ll do a composite write-up for submission to the UUCV Newsletter/Website. Finally, relax and enjoy the day in a setting of your choice!
2014 Can We Vote On The Answer? Trivia Night (for 20)
Saturday, April 22, 5-9 p.m.
Hosts: Laura Rumley and R.J. Lesch
Join Laura and R.J. at their home for a night of food, beverage, company, and brain-teasing trivia. Compete individually or in pairs in various categories, then square off against other winners for the Final Championship Round. Teenagers and children are welcome but subject matter is probably not of interest to younger audiences.
2016 Make Your Own Totem Necklace (for 8)
Saturday, May 20, 9:30 a.m.
Host: Char Klein
Cost: $25 per person
Using polymer clay, we will create a totem animal to use as a pendant. We will then finish necklaces or wall hangings using a variety of natural and human-made beads. Location: Char Klein’s house. Ages 10 and up.
2017 Retro Pajama Party (for 8 adult females)
May 5 to May 6, 7 p.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Hosts: Kate Barr and Ella Poland
Going “Down the Rabbit Hole” has nothing on this event. You will leave your adult cares behind as you join Kate and Ella at Kate’s Victorian home on Pomfret Street. Be ready for a Blast from the Past: retro music, games, food and film abound. Giggles, shared secrets and shrieks are expected. Sleep is acceptable, but not required.
2018 Wine, Womenfolk, and Song (for 25)
Friday, May 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Hosts: Womenfolk Small Group
Ever been to a Womenfolk event? We are a small ministry group at UUCV and put on a heckuva auction event if we do say so ourselves! This year: At Leslie Carr’s Carlisle home, we will have an early evening of hand-crafted hors d’oeuvres, wine, whisky, fabulous company, and live piano music by Carol Knisley. Please join us! Everyone is welcome: the full rainbow, (which, yes, includes men!). There will be vegetarian options.
2019 Country/Blues Line Dancing (for 20)
Saturday, May 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hosts: Richard and Muriel Bronakoski
Here is an opportunity to learn some basic country/blues line dances. Richard and Muriel Bronakoski will provide the dance instructions and will also include dessert, snacks and drinks. Enjoy the evening with friends in the UUCV Social Hall. Listen to some music, learn some new dance steps and have a little fun.
2020 Magical Mystery Tour (for 12)
Saturday, June 3, 4-9 p.m.
Hosts: Marlene and Brian McPherson
A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles album “Magical Mystery Tour”. It will be an afternoon and evening of singing Beatles songs with a live band, watching Beatles videos, playing games, eating food, and just pure fun at our home.
2021 Croquet and Billiards Picnic (for 20)
Saturday, June 17, 4 -9 p.m.
Hosts: Tom and Carole DeWall
Enjoy a summer picnic at the DeWalls on a Saturday in June. The Croquet court (and maybe Badminton) will be ready outside with the pool table open inside for others.
HSO Concert after Dinner at the Vernon’s (for 6)
Around July 4 (Date of concert is not yet determined)
Hosts: Susan and Bill Vernon
Enjoy a light supper at the Vernon’s followed by a concert on the Dickinson Campus to celebrate the 4th of July. The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra performs seasonal and patriotic music. Bring chairs for the concert on the lawn.
2026 An Evening in Paris (for 8)
Saturday, July 15, 6 p.m.
Host: Julie Ham
Cost: $35 per person
Join Julie Ham to celebrate Bastille Day Weekend with French music, a French film and organic and “clean food” French cuisine,. Bien viene and Bon Appetit.