This year’s member-driven fundraiser, Dining for Dollars, promises to be rich in both variety and fun. We have a couple dozen events plus goods and services being offered by church members and friends, and are still looking for more. Services like a bicycle tune-up, or plumbing repairs, or babysitting by a grandma who really knows what she’s doing! How about a tour of the LA Arts district downtown, or an afternoon on the water in the Santa Monica Bay on a 36-foot sailboat, or an afternoon of Scrabble or party bridge. Maybe some guitar lessons? A loaf of Irish Soda Bread? Learn the joy of watercolors! You could listen to an edifying Zoom presentation on a Family of Red-Shouldered Hawks. Or tennis and hot tub in the Marina, or a Ladies’ Night at the Heated Pool. Maybe you’d like to collaborate with our ministers Jeremiah and Kikanza to develop a worship service.
Those are just some of the offerings.
But there’s more.
There’s Dining for Dollars at its core: dinners. Try Breakfast for Dinner, or maybe Three Weavers beer tasting with a food truck. A Holiday Dinner in December, of course. Beatles and Pizza always make for a good party. How about a dinner for Avicena (a central Asian feast), or an Indigenous Heritage dinner from the “Sioux Chef”, or just plain beer in an August Oktoberfest? Irresistible? You bet. You never know how unspeakably fun Brunch can be until you’ve played “Taboo” along with. As UUs, we would all benefit from a little more knowledge of our history, as we Imagine our Transylvanian Forebears. And the following week, you’ll be able to enjoy a Crawfish Boil in the Courtyard.
As we said: how can you resist?
So, check out this year’s catalog at auctria.events/uusm. If you’d like to offer an event or a goods or service, you still can. Just fill out this Google form by the end of April at the latest. Bidding will begin on Sunday, May 7 at 12:00 noon and will close Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 pm. Events will begin soon afterwards, on Memorial Day, May 29.