September 23, 2 pm: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry with Elayne Clift, M.A.
TAKE CARE: Tales, Tips and Love from Women Caregivers (Braughler Books, June 2017,) is a timely and important collection of prose and poetry by 21 contributors who have all been, or still are, caregivers. Their eloquently expressed experiences serve to support and validate other women who are caregiving – or may be in the near future. It also opens up a dialogue about the economic, psycho-social, and practical issues relating to caregiving. Please join Elayne Clift for a reading and discussion about this timely topic in Cedar Lane's Chapel.
September 24, 12:15 pm: Lunch & Book Talk with Lori Tharps
Lori Tharps, author of "Same Family, Different Colors" will be coming to Cedar Lane to speak on September 24th at a Together Sunday luncheon. Our families are increasingly multiracial. Prof. Tharps will talk about the history and present day experiences of people of color in American families. This event is sponsored by Cedar Lane's Together Diversity Team.
October 7, 1-3 pm: SURJ De-escalation Training
Charlottesville taught us many lessons as organizers. One such lesson is that it is imperative that everyone who attends actions receives adequate training. Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is going to offer a FREE training to Unitarian Universalists on October 7th at Cedar Lane from 1 to 3 pm in the Chalice House Main Room. Please RSVP to Rev. Katie at email@example.com.
October 7, 7:30 pm: Our First Concert of the Season!
Jennifer Cutting’s OCEAN Orchestra fuses Celtic, folk, and folk-rock into an intoxicating musical cocktail that transcends musical genres. Leading an all-star cast of the region’s favorite Celtic musicians, Cutting’s seven-piece acoustic electric big band can lull its audiences in dreamy Irish reveries, then rock the house with electric jigs and reels that make the blood run and feet move.
October 8 - 14, 2017: Border Trip to Tuscon
Join fellow congregants to walk the immigrant trails, visit detention centers and courtroom hearings, and meet with the people in the front lines of the struggle. Last year's pilgrimage had a ripple effect that transformed our community. This year, we're poised to take an even deeper dive into this critical issue. The deadline was August 6th to apply to attend.
October 15, 12:15 pm: LGBT-Que BBQ
To Celebrate National Coming Out Day. Gather with fellow LGBTQ Cedar Laners after the Worship Service. AND, kids are welcome, especially LGBTQ kids and their families. Starts at 12:15 pm at Chalice House -- on the lawn if the weather cooperates. Conversation. Re-connecting. And weather permitting, we’ll have the grills going. Bring enough chow for six. Please RSVP to Aturner@cedarlane.org so we have a decent headcount.
October 15, 7-10 pm: Québécois Concert & “Kitchen” Dance
Come for an evening of great live music and dancing as Washington Revels gets in the mood for its 2017 French-Canadian Christmas Revels with a Québécois Concert and “Kitchen” Dance – a triple-treat opportunity to hear a concert of Québécois traditional music by two exciting young folk artists, watch a champion dancer in action, and dance to world-class music with an artful caller. Master step-dancer and Montreal native Pierre Chartrand, who will be featured onstage during this year’s Christmas Revels, offers a taste of his dance skills! He is joined by folk musicians Alexis Chartrand (fiddle) and Nicolas Babineau (fiddle/guitar), fresh off a tour of Canada and Sweden and the release of their debut album, Gigues à deux faces. The duo will give a 50-minute concert of their traditional arrangements, featuring dance cameos by Pierre. Following a brief intermission and refreshments, the floor will open to dancing for all ages. The Québécois Concert and “Kitchen” Dance is co-sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Admission: $20 adults, $15 ages 18 & under; $5 discount per ticket for Cedar Lane and FSGW members; tickets on sale by Kathie Bryant at Sunday services. Visit www.revelsdc.org.
The Fall Grounds Workday will be held on Saturday, October 21, between 8:30 am and noon. All are welcome at this family-friendly event. Jobs for all ages include spreading biosolids (a fertilizer from DC Water), removing invasive plants (kudzu and stilt grass), weeding the Butterfly Garden, and general grounds cleanup. Dress for the weather and bring gloves. Tools will be provided. Questions? Contact Linda Gianessi, firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 21: UU United Nations Fall Reception
The UU United Nations Office (UU-UNO) invites you to celebrate the UU-UNO’s important work supporting human rights around the world, including LGBTQ equality, gender equality, climate justice, and racial justice for all on Saturday, October 21, from 4 to 6:30 pm. Maryland State Senator—and Cedar Lane member—Rich Madaleno will deliver keynote remarks, including presentation of the UU-UNO human rights award on behalf of this year's recipients: former US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, and US Senator Chris Van Hollen (MD).
The fall reception will be held at Cedar Lane. Individual tickets are $75. Benefactor tickets, which include donor recognition listing, are $175 per person. Order tickets online and get more information at www.uua.org/international-justice/events-listing/fall-fundraiser.
November 4, 6 - 9:30 p.m.: Cedar Lane's Annual Auction
Falling for Cedar Lane, featuring both a live and silent auction, will offer vacation homes, delicious meals and services by members of our community, and much more. Wonderful food and free childcare are included in your $20 ticket.
Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities, and ways to donate items or services. Any questions? Call Kathie Bryant – 301-503-1027.