Autographed copies of Bill Hurley's collection of poems, "No Weeds in Wahkeena" is available on Amazon.com for $12.95 plus sales tax and shipping. It can be enjoyed for less than the cover price with all proceeds going to First UU.
Remain: 5 Fixed: $10
Annual Fossil Hike
Experienced amateur geologist/naturalist Steve Molk will lead the group to a Wilmington or Dayton area park to find and collect our own Ordovician fossils. Who knows - we might find an elusive trilobite! Possibly includes a stop at Deer Creek State Park for some different fossils.
Remain: 20 Fixed: $10
Date: Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:00 AM
Spring Nature Hike/Mound Excursion
Amateur geologist/naturalist Steve Molk will lead the group on a hike in one of Ohio's scenic areas, and then explore one or more of our state's many ancient mound sites. Exact locations TBA.
Remain: 20 Fixed: $10
Date: Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:00 AM
Guided Highbanks Hike
Welcome spring with a 7 mile guided hike at Highbanks Metro Park. Explore all the trails and features of Highbanks with a park volunteer. Enjoy a few hours of good exercise out in nature.
Remain: 16 Fixed: $15
Date: Sat Apr 9, 2016 9:30 AM
Guided Twilight Swamp Hike in the Mating Season for Fireflies and Chorus Frogs
It's a Big Sexy Time in the swamp for Lightning Bugs and Gray Tree Frogs. You can see a few fireflies here and there on any summer night but the vast majority of firefly flashes for the year are concentrated for about a week's time in early to mid June. It's Firefly mating season and there is an EXPLOSION of firefly light that can at times be simply astonishing. The musical accompaniment is provided by many hundreds of male Gray Tree Frogs on the make. The firefly show starts at around 9:30 but peaks between 10:00 and 10:30. We will meet in the parking lot at the Wilma Schiermeier, Olentangy River Wetland Research Park at 352 W Dodridge St, Columbus, OH 43202 and walk the under 1 mile loop with some longer options. There are many thousands of Starlings roosting nearby and it's also not uncommon to see raccoons and bats and sometimes owls. Flashlights are discouraged but red lights are fine. We can provide red lights for about 10 people and a couple of kinds of bug spray.
Michael & Deb McGuire
Remain: 30 Fixed: $10
Date: Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:30 PM
Day Trip to Arc of Appalachia
Day trip to Arc of Appalachia: Visit sites of ancient American civilizations and hike in Highlands Nature Sanctuary. Sandy Coen, Florence Jain, Karen Dawson and Dick Dawson will serve as guides and hosts. We'll begin at the Hopewell Cultural Historical Park just west of Chillicothe and continue west to the Sanctuary just outside of Bainbridge. We will do at least two of the short but rugged hiking trails. A picnic lunch will be served. We'll help you appreciate the early Hopewell and Adena cultures and the geology and plant life of this area. Learn more about area at arcofappalachia.org. We'll leave from church at 7:45 A.M. and return early evening.
Karen & Dick Dawson
Remain: 10 Fixed: $25
Date: Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:45 AM
Have a healing session with a therapy horse at Serendipity Stables near Marysville. Through interaction, individuals' emotional, physical and mental states are enhanced. Time to be arranged.
Remain: 4 Fixed: $25
Expose Yourself to Art
Join the two Lindas (Thompson and Royalty) for a stroll through the newly renovated Columbus Museum of Art. Includes lunch and admission. We'll meet in our church parking lot on a Saturday - date to be arranged.
Linda Thompson and Linda Royalty
Remain: 6 Fixed: $15
A Bit of Hungary in Ohio
Lunch at a Hungarian restaurant, Boston's Bistro & Pub, in Dayton. The son of immigrants, owner David Boston is the Ohio importer for Hungarian wines & beers. With Paula as your designated driver, you can taste as desired. Lunch on the patio (if good weather) & your Dutch treat meal can be chosen from related munchies, desserts, sides, pizza. We will leave the church 10am & return by 5pm.
Remain: 3 Fixed: $15
Date: Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:00 AM
Picnic & Play in Schiller Park
Come to charming German Village Schiller Park. Hosted by Heidi & Larry Drake and Donna & Michael Greenman, we will enjoy a delicious picnic with wine and then watch the Actors Theatre's presentation of Othello under the stars. Please bring your own lawn chair and enjoy great food, great company and a great play!
Michael & Donna Greenman
Remain: 10 Fixed: $25
Date: Sat May 28, 2016 6:30 PM
Making Scarecrows Party!
Join us for an afternoon of messy straw-filled fun at the old Saveson barn, and take home your own scarecrow(s) to decorate your front porch for Halloween. We'll provide supplies and guidance for building adult-sized scarecrows. Light refreshments will be offered. $10 per individual, $25 max. per family.
Remain: 50 Fixed: $10
Date: Sat Oct 1, 2016 2:00 PM
Board Game Nite
Games are not just for kids! Join us for fun, fellowship, and loads of laughs as we gather together and play your choice of board games. Complete with pizza and snacks.
Fujio and Susan Hayashi
Remain: 10 Fixed: $15
Date: Sat Apr 2, 2016 6:00 PM