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2010 Fixed Auction Items
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E3 Bike & Train Ride in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Join us on a bike/train excursion in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We will drive to Akron (about 2 hours) and bike north on the historic Ohio Canal towpath along the "crooked river" toward Cleveland. We can stop as the group desires--lunch in the town of Penninsula (your cost), historic locks, demonstration farms and National Park visitor centers. We will then catch the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad back. Distance we travel depends on number of stops; maximum distance is 20 miles. Participants must have their own bikes and be able to ride 20 easy miles on crushed limestone paths. Bike helmets are required.

  • Elaine Fujimura & Tony Skrabak

Qty: 4 Remain: 0
Fixed: $10
Date: Sat Jun 26, 2010 - 9:00 AM

E7 Annual Spring Fossil Hike

Experienced amateur geologist/naturalist Steve Molk will lead the group to Cowan Lake State Park in southwest Ohio 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.

  • Steve Molk

Qty: 20 Remain: 11
Fixed: $10
Date: Sat Apr 24, 2010 - 8:30 AM

E8 Annual Summer Nature Hike/Mound Excursion

Amateur geologist/naturalist Steve Molk will lead the group on a hike in one of Ohio's scenic areas, then explore one or more of our state's many ancient mound sites. Exact locations TBA.

  • Steve Molk

Qty: 20 Remain: 12
Fixed: $10
Date: Sat Aug 14, 2010 - 9:00 AM

E10 Shopping and Breakfast in Powell

Begin at 9 am with a homemade breakfast at my home, then onto some of my favorite shops in Powell. We'll divide into groups of like interests.

  • Carole Wilhelm

Qty: 8 Remain: -1
Fixed: $15
Date: Sat Apr 10, 2010 - 9:00 AM

E11 Waldo, Marion and Eats

A drive up Rt. 315 and Rt. 23 to Waldo and Marion, OH. We will be checking out some historical places, shops and having lunch at the G & R Restaurant, home of the famous fried baloney (bologna) sandwich. Tour guide and hostess Linda Thompson will meet you at the church and take you north in Cara Blanca, her white Honda (Google Waldo Ohio for info on sandwich).

  • Linda Thompson

Qty: 3 Remain: 0
Fixed: $15
Date: Sat Jul 17, 2010 - 10:00 AM

E14 Magical Mystery Tour (Reprise): An Afternoon at ComFest

Turn up and tune in with past Board Chairs David Easter and Steve Abbott for another afternoon at ComFest, the alternative political & cultural festival that annually creates Three Days of Peace and Music in Goodale Park on the last weekend in June. Last year's participants still testify to the consciousness-raising that took place.
Bring your brightest tie-dye and your love of music, art, counter-cultural alternative media, politics and fellowship. All ages welcome. You can wander the park's Street Fair, music stages and exhibits at your leisure, but we'll stake out your crash-pad on a blanket in the shade. We'll cover dinner and a beverage from any food stand in the Street Fair, offer inspired/insightful music commentary, spin tales as believable as visions produced by chemicals, and provide lots of insider ComFest lore going all the way back to its origins on 16th Avenue in 1972.

  • David Easter

Qty: 12 Remain: 2
Fixed: $15
Date: Sat Jun 26, 2010 - 3:00 PM

ED7 Rug-Braiding Class

Come learn an easy and practical craft and enjoy an English-style afternoon tea at the Savesons' old barn in the countryside northeast of New Albany. We are planning for a June afternoon (the exact date to be agreed upon) from 1 to about 3:30. Cost of class, $20. Cost of a set of braiding tools (to be ordered in advance, unless you already have your own), approximately $50, payable at the class. Choose your colors in advance, and know what size rug you would like to make, and we will get you started. We will have an assortment of extra wool on hand if you do not bring your own. More information will be provided in advance to each one who signs up.

  • Saveson-Otten Family

Qty: 10 Remain: 6
Fixed: $20

ED8 The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos

Screening of Brian Swimme's video in Wanda's home with popcorn and M&Ms provided (bring your own drinks). Content: What was happening when the light we see left the Hercules cluster? And comparing our cluster to a raisin in a loaf of bread brings these abstractions into concrete reality. "The All Nourishing Abyss" could turn your worldview inside out. What Brian presents are earthshaking discoveries of quantum physics "Being Arises from Emptiness." Brian begins with "Wonder is the core of our being" and he lives this essence. Brian shares and inspires awe! Minimum 5 bidders required to hold this event. PLEASE NOTE: Date is one week after the auction!

  • Wanda Hambrick

Qty: 12 Remain: 10
Fixed: $10
Date: Sun Feb 28, 2010 - 7:00 PM

ED10 Balloon Sculpting Workshop

Learn the basics of inflating and twisting balloons. Create a hat, a walking dog, a flying bird, or a special gift of your own design.

Did you know that balloons biodegrade at about the same rate as an oak leaf? Learn the best way to buy and store your balloons, and where to get supplies. Find out how to start your own balloon sculpting business or ministry.

Balloons and other supplies provided. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Workshop runs from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

  • Wendy Boortz

Qty: 20 Remain: 20
Fixed: $12
Date: Thu Apr 22, 2010 - 7:00 PM

F13 A Restful, Rustic Yoga Retreat and Lunch

A restful, rustic yoga retreat taught by certified yoga instructor Kari Gunderson. Participants must be able to get up and down off the floor. Please bring a mat or rug to lie on, and wear loose, warm clothing. Class will be outside, weather permitting.

After yoga, enjoy a fresh tasty lunch accompanied by refreshing iced tea and lemonade, followed by a sumptuous dessert prepared by Patricia Boughton.

Located at a beautiful and peaceful refurbished barn in New Albany. Feels like you are in the heart of the country while just minutes from the city. Thanks to Marty and John Saveson for the use of their farm. 11am - 2pm at 8370 Clouse Rd, New Albany.

  • Patricia & Jeffrey Boughton

Qty: 20 Remain: 11
Fixed: $20
Date: Sat May 15, 2010 - 11:00 AM

F16 Fall Harvest Barn Party

Come celebrate fall with an afternoon harvest party at the Savesons' old
barn in the beautiful countryside northeast of New Albany, just 25 min.
from church. We'll have snacks and punch, play outdoor games, and there
will be a jam for any musicians who would like to bring along their
instruments! There's plenty of grassy open space for children to run and
play, while adults socialize. The more the merrier so bring your whole
family & some friends too. $10 for adults, $5 for children. Sunday
September 26, 2-4 pm.

  • Saveson-Otten Family
  • Debra Boyd & Mark Merchant

Qty: 50 Remain: 31
Fixed: $5
Date: Sun Sep 26, 2010 - 2:00 PM

F17 Wine, Wizard, and Whatever

Let's play Wizard again, or learn how for the first time. Wizard is the ultimate bidding card game-ask anyone who joined us two years ago. Add to it wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee, tea, multiple appetizers and desserts, and UUs. We can hardly wait!

  • Alice & Ron Rathburn

Qty: 10 Remain: 2
Fixed: $10
Date: Sat Nov 13, 2010 - 7:00 PM