February 23: Plant-Based Nutrition Meet-Up
The Cedar Lane Plant-Based Nutrition Interest Group is meeting at Great Sage in Clarksville on Thursday, Feb 23, at approximately 7 p.m. (depending on seating availability). Cedar Lane's own David Meredith will be playing at 8 p.m., details here. Let Jim Laurenson know (email@example.com) if you're interested in going or want to know more about our group.
February 25, 11 - 2 p.m.: The Mother Storytelling Workshop
YOU can learn to be a storyteller! Like The Moth? Want to Tell Stories? Stand-up comic and storyteller Caitlin Brodnick and her colleagues from NYC's Upright Citizens Brigade are leading a free hands-on workshop at Cedar Lane on Saturday -- before their performance that evening at the Now Is the Time Cabaret. The workshop is 11 to 2 p.m. Chalice House. Only 25 places, so register now: YOU can learn to be a storyteller! Like The Moth? Want to Tell Stories? Stand-up comic and storyteller Caitlin Brodnick and her colleagues from NYC's Upright Citizens Brigade are leading a free hands-on workshop at Cedar Lane on Saturday -- before their performance that evening at the Now Is the Time Cabaret. The workshop is 11 to 2 p.m. Chalice House. Only 25 places, so please register now: http://bit.ly/TheMothWorkshop. Childcare available if requested by Friday noon at firstname.lastname@example.org.. Childcare available if requested by Friday noon at email@example.com.
February 25: Now Is The Time... for Wine, Cheese, Storytelling & Improv
7 - 9 PM in the sanctuary. Enjoy a warm evening of comedy on a cold winter night, sponsored by the Stewardship Team.
Featuring Cedar Lane’s own Caitlin Brodnick, award-winning comedian and Moth storyteller. Caitlin and her NYC colleagues will entertain us with stories of origins. Followed by Cedar Lane’s own Sophie Haber-Sage and Take One! Improv. Fine wines, fine cheeses and more.
Childcare provided. Want to help? Wait staff, food prep, set up crews forming. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration required and available here: http://bit.ly/WineCheeseImprov.
February 26 / 10:10 AM: THE FORUM presents Lessons For Our Time From Rachel Carson
Join this talk with Bob Musil, the President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council. Bob will discuss how Rachel Carson stimulated the environment movement, leading to today’s broad environmental protections. He will also talk about her environmental ethic, her strong political action in the face of corporate and right-wing opposition, and what she might have done in the face of the new Trump Administration’s actions to promote fossil fuels, deny climate change and end environmental regulation.
February 26, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Together Sunday - Policing Then & Now
Open to all. Join us in the Chalice House for a light lunch (suggested donation of $7). This event will include a discussion of the historical roots of American policing in slavery patrols by Dr. Alonzo Smith, professor of History and Human Rights at Montgomery Community College. Dr. Smith (from UUCR) and Susan Westenbarger (from UUSS), co-chairs of the UULM-MD Police Accountability Task Force, will also discuss current police accountability legislation under consideration in Annapolis. The task force is hoping to build a network of UUs around this issue, while partnering with Maryland Alliance for Justice, the Prince George's County People's Coalition, and Montgomery County's Civil Rights Commission and the Montgomery County ACLU. Contact TogetherLeads@googlegroups.com with any questions.
February 26, 4 p.m.: Concerts at Cedar Lane presents Christiana Drapkin Jazz Band
Jazz vocalist Christiana Drapkin moved from New York City to suburban Maryland in 2008, quickly establishing herself as a singer known for soaring improvisational lines, joyous scat, and a highly personal delivery of lyrics. It didn’t take her long to become a familiar presence on the Metro region’s jazz scene with performances at Blues Alley, the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, and in numerous local clubs. Her live performances feature a host of American Standards interspersed with Bebop favorites.
Her three cd recordings include “The Man I Love,” “Songs About You,” and her 2008 release with local guitarist, Mike Geller; “Got the World On a String.” Christiana loves presenting her music to audiences of all ages and often combines educational aspects of music, literature, and a bit of social history within her programs.
Working with local sidemen Robert Redd on piano, Dave Jernigan on bass, Tony Martucci on drums, and Joseph Cunliffe on reeds, the Christina Drapkin Jazz Band will delight our audience with a potpourri of hits from The Great American Songbook. Bring the kids and the grandparents as it’s sure to be a delightful afternoon for the whole family!
MARCH 11, 7 - 9 p.m.: Bingo & Board
Mark your calendar for the Board-sponsored Bingo and Board (get it?) Game Night on Saturday evening, March 11! The Board will provide games, snacks, dessert, and beverages at this fun multigenerational event put together as a fundraiser for the Auction. Feel free to bring your favorite games to share, too. Tickets are $15 per person or $30 for families. Drop-ins are welcome, but RSVPs are always appreciated to ensure we set up enough tables and buy enough snacks: email@example.com.
April 1, 2017, 9 - 3:30 PM: Better Together - CENTRAL EAST REGION Leadership Day & UUA Presidential Forum
Join us on April 1 for Better Together: Central East Region Leadership Day and UUA Presidential Candidates Forum at Cedar Lane UU Church, Bethesda, MD. The day will consist of a 90-minute forum with the presidential candidates answering your questions and moderated by UUA Moderator, Jim Key, followed by lunch and afternoon workshops. Details and registration at the CER website.
Details, registration and additional sites as they are added can be found at our website.
If you would like to submit questions for consideration of the candidates to answer, you can do so on this form.
To learn more about the Presidential Election process please visit the UUA website.
May 20: Be Part of Cedar Lane’s Got Talent
Saturday, May 20, is the date for the 2017 edition of Cedar Lane’s Got Talent, a fun-filled evening of music, dance, improv, poetry and maybe a little magic! The talent show, sponsored by the Music Ministry Team, is a favorite with Cedar Lane audiences. We hope you will plan to attend.
It’s also an opportunity for all you talented Cedar Laners to show us your stuff! It’s a talent show for all ages and a full range of artistic expression. We especially hope that our young folks will be part of the show.
Contact Sandy Stalzer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out more or sign up to participate.