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It's MAGIC! UUCE Service Auction Saturday February 9, 2013

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Reserved Name Tag Space

Priceless In Fellowship Hall at the top of the Name Tags. Easy to find ‌

Membership Committee 2


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Basket of Mending

Shari Smagatz

$35

You know that pile of clothes with missing buttons, ripped seams, hems that have come undone, broken zippers (coats zippers excluded) ..... I will repair all that will fit in the provided basket. 3


Attracting Birds To Your Garden 03

10 x $15 Providing food, water, and natural habitat can attract birds to your yard. Learn about seed and feeder variations, individual bird preferences, and particular plants that will help birds choose YOUR yard!

Claire Dassy Sheena John

Enjoy a narrated slide show, a hands on demo of feeders, and lots of plant recommendations! A snack (for people) will be provided. Saturday-March 20

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Reserved Parking Space 04

Priceless

Right out front for church services. Good for one year starting 3/01/12 Membership Committee 5


Children's Book Collection

zygote through age four Min. $50 05 An ideal gift of classic children's books for any child zygote to age four. years. Approx. Tax Value - $100 Giving a child a love of books – priceless!

Chris & Tim Davis

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Birding Brunch & Wildflower Walk 6 x $25

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Enjoy a hearty brunch followed by a late morning hike in Burnidge Forest Preserve where we’ll see more than a dozen spring wildflower species. A knowledgeable birder will accompany us. Saturday morning April 20th.

Mary Alice and Joe Masonick 7


Bike Tune Up & Flat Tire Help 07

1 x $60

Spring is just around the snow drift and here's your opportunity to have UUCE's own bike pro give your two wheeler a spring tune up! BONUS! A lesson on fixing a flat!

Todd Underwood 8


A Night of Monty Python and the Holy Grail 30 x $25 08 Join King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (and Roger the Shrubber) for a group viewing of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". We'll start with a small feast of lambs, sloths, carp, anchovies, orangutans, breakfast cereals, and fruit bats, and then watch the film on the giant projector in Fellowship Hall. Saturday evening Sept. 21

Sir Stephen and Lady Jennifer Day 9


Brunch and Drive to “Ginger Blossoms”

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Mila and Karl Brinker

$10 x 10

A healthy brunch will be served at Mila’s followed by a spring road trip to Ginger Blossom’s Fair Trade Store in Richmond, Illinois. We will wander the beautiful barn, out buildings and farm house full of fair trade items from Tibet, Turkey, Afghanistan, Russia, and the America’s including Zapotec and Navajo. You’ll find everything from handmade home furnishing to jewelry. All hand crafted. 9:30am to approximately 3:00pm – Saturday, June 8th 2013. 10


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Second Annual Night of Tapas 8 x $25 Join us for our second-annual Night of Tapas as La Casa de las Dias where Stephen and Jennifer will tantalize your tastebuds with a variety of Spanish Tapas. Last year's courses included Salmorejo, Spanish cheeses and hams, fried eggplant with a honey and balsamic reduction, garlic chicken thighs, sangria, and more!

Stephen & Jennifer Day 11


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Fox Valley Folk Festival 8 x $20

A day at the 36th Annual Fox Valley Folk Festival – Island Park in Geneva on Labor Day Weekend. All-day passes for adults. Children are welcome – supervision is provided so adults can be in one place, children in another. Music, dancing, lessons, instruments, storytelling – Children's tent, vendors galore! Delicious picnic lunch included Labor Day weekend. - www.foxvalleyfolk.com Doug Pratt & Elizabeth Olson

Shari Smagatz & Dan Kalkbrenner 12


Trivial Pursuit Party # 20 12

6 x $25 Includes hors d'oeuvres, beverages and dessert. We find out which gender knows the most trivia. The women won last year for the first time in seven years. The winning team may be interviewed by Oprah

Tim and Chris Davis 13


4 Hours of Handyman Work 13

1 x $50 I will do four hours of basic handyman work around your house – painting, fixing, repairing, etc.

Joe Masonick

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Sing Along Wizard of Oz 14

Jason & Bridget Laflin

10 X $10

Enjoy an interactive sing-along showing of the Wizard of Oz on the big screen in Fellowship hall. Each participant will receive a "perform-along-pack" full of goodies to enhance the experience. Themed refreshments will also be served. Adults and kids of all ages will have a blast at this event! Costumes strongly encouraged. Tentative date & time April 6 at 2PM 15


Tea and Picnic Lunch 15

Valerie Howells

6 x $30 The tea party is a spa for the soul. You leave your cares and work behind. Busy people forget their business. Your stress melts away, your senses awaken. Enjoy exquisite tea and sumptuous lunch in elegant backyard setting. Party will be held outdoors to enjoy the fall colors of my large trees. Scheduled on a weekend afternoon Sept or Nov. 16


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8 Annual Winemaker’s Tasting Party! 16 8 x $25 Come enjoy another fabulous afternoon of great wine, food and conversation! We'll be sampling 3 white wines, 3 red wines, 2 dessert wines, and a couple of Kerry's homemade wines. This event will be held on Saturday, September 7th at 2:00 p.m. . 17


Dr. Evermor's Forevertron 17

4 x $50

An all-day trip departing at 8am from UUCE or other convenient meeting place. We'll visit Dr. Evermor's Forevertron, which is described as "the largest scrap metal sculpture in the world, standing 50 ft. high and 120 ft. wide, and weighing 300 tons". The creator of this sculpture and its surrounding park "also created much of the installation art for the House on the Rock, including the world's largest carousel.". Then a ride on the historic Colsac III ferry at Merrimac, which carries traffic across Lake Wisconsin and is one of the few remaining ferries on Wisconsin's state highway network. A picnic lunch at Devil's Lake State Park, and then back home. Transportation provided from our meeting place. Date negotiable with participants. participants

Kevin & Michelle Sweeney

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A Midsummer Night’s Dinner 18

$20 x 6 Join Mila & Karl Brinker for a relaxing summer evening in our screened in porch. We will serve appetizers, drinks (summer sangria), salad (fresh from our garden), dinner (Karl’s awesome home smoked salmon), dessert, conversation and laughter. Event Date: Sat. Aug. 3rd

Mila & Karl Brinker

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Flounder's Day Celebration 19

$25 x 12

It's Founder's Days weekend in Algonquin but we like fish so prefer to celebrate the Flounder on this last weekend in July. This event is for Sunday evening appetizers and dessert at Anne and Bob's cabin on the Fox. At nightfall we'll head to the dock to watch fireworks. Sunday July 28th.

Anne Ward & Bob Sandidge 20


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Kindle Paperwhite $160 This remarkable Kindle e-reader includes a storage case and a power adapter. World's most advanced e-reader high resolution touchscreen with patented built-in light. Read in bright sunlight with no glare. New hand tuned fronts – 6 styles, 8 adjustable sizes, 8 week battery. Holds up to 1,100 books. Wi-Fi lets you download books in under 60 seconds. Over a million titles for less than $9.99

Chris & Tim Davis

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KitchenAid Classic Mixer 21

In beautiful shape, this powerful mixer is a professional quality high performance mixer for batter, cookie and bread dough. Includes accessory wire whip and dough hook and stainless bowl.

$250

Bonnie & Dennis Schwank 23


SafeNow Safe-Green Cleaning Supplies 22 1 x $100 SafeNow is a line of human and pet safe cleaning products developed for use in homes for people with disabilities. Safe & Green, EPA certified. The winning bid gets a starter supply of all products: All Purpose, Floor, Window, Bath, Dish, Hand and Laundry. PLUS a full year supply of 170oz Green cubes of laundry. That's one a month! $200 Value! Bob Sandidge & Anne Ward

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Frog Hike & Dinner

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6 x $25

Enjoy an enchilada dinner followed by an evening hike in Burnidge Forest Preserve where we’ll identify the mating calls of various frog and toad species. The date is set for Saturday evening May 25th.

Mary Alice and Joe Masonick 25


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Gather Round the Firepit 10 x $20

What’s missing in this picture? YOU!

Bring a deck chair & flashlight & book & share a favorite short story. Enjoy the bonfire and company. We’ll provide a light supper and smores.

Claire Dassy Sheena John

Saturday-August 24 Rain date: Sunday-August 25 26


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Day at the Crystal Lake Beach

Sharon Fincher

10 x $15

Spend a leisurely afternoon with us at Crystal Lake Main Beach! This wonderful venue has something for everyone - play ground, swim areas for adults and children, boat rental (for an extra fee), snack bar and much more. We will frolic from late morning through early afternoon, breaking for a delicious picnic lunch in the middle. Outing planned for June 29th with rain day on July 20th. 27


Beat the Heat with an Antarctic Evening 26

6 X $25

Chill out with a cold one—or another icy drink—along with appetizers on the deck. Then enjoy a picnic dinner of homemade grilled turkey burgers (or veggie burgers) and a variety of salads, with ice cream pie for dessert. Continue to cool off by taking a onehour photographic journey to the stark icy beauty of Antarctica, as Barb and Ron guide you through their latest adventure by small ship from the southern tip of Argentina to the Antarctic Circle. Bring your imagination, and the photos of icebergs and penguins and seals in a frosty white terrain will make you shiver! Saturday, August 3, 6:00 p.m.

Barbara Sugden & Ron Vargason

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Trip to Northwind Perennial Farm with lunch at Simple Cafe.

This is a very special place close to Lake Geneva, WI on a 10 acre 19th Century dairy farm. The original barns house garden art and intriguing treasures. There are lush gardens landscaped with small frog ponds and streams to delight gardeners and nature lovers alike. The gardens specialize in native plants with natural stone paths and stone built sculptures interwoven among the plant communities. Geese, chickens, donkeys, pigs and goats to visit and cats greet your arrival. One of the owners will introduce us to the design ideas and philosophy of how this beautiful place continues to evolve. We will stroll through Northwind in the morning and have a late lunch at Simple CafÊ in Lake Geneva (included). Simple Cafe specializes in locally grown seasonal produce. August 10, rain – August 11. Approx. Value for Tax - $25

8 x $25

Sheena John 29


Relaxing Massage/Reiki 28

Nichole Hurley

1 x $90 A 90 minute massage session from a UUCE regular. Nichole studied massage and Reiki in Sedona, Az. who will help you relax and rejuvenate with specific attention to your body's energy patterns. 30


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Your Best Friend's Closet

Andrea Schmidlin Elizabeth Olson

6 x $35

Your Best Friend's Closet is a classy consignment store full of designer clothes, accessories and home decor. Everything is beautifully displayed and well-organized with prices that are reasonable to start and drop at regular intervals as long as they're on the rack. The atmosphere is warm and wacky with a seasoning of sarcasm-just like your best friend! Each participant receives a $10 gift certificate to get started, plus a goody bag compliments of YBFC. When we can shop no more, we'll head over to Bangkok Thai & Sushi restaurant for lunch as guests of Andrea and Elizabeth. 31


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Flanagan's Irish Dinner

Ryan & Krista Flannagan

6 x $25 With a name like Flanagan... we must cook Irish! - Corned beef (locally farmed) and cabbage, brown Irish soda bread, vegetarian main course option, and dessert. And Guinness of course! :) Dinner will be either at the Flanagan house or church, depending on bidders pet allergies. Slainte! 32


45 Min. Tarot Reading 31

1 X $60

Our own highly intuitive Tarot reader, Sandy Russel, offers a special session for exploring several aspects of you, your relationships, even your future! $60 value

Kassandra - Sandy Russel 33


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Overnight Fishing Camp 3 X $25

Overnight Fishing Camp-space for three, Friday June 7 to June 8. Leave 9AM and return the following evening. Bring your own fishing gear. Food, transportation, lodging, and bait provided. You need an IL fishing license.

Dan Brosier 34


Dinner at Cafe Roma 33

Chris & Tim Davis

4 X $25

Exceptionally food quality guarantees Cafe Roma is not just another pizza and pasta place. Italian sea salt, 00' pizza flour, artichokes, DeCecco pastas and imported and housemade desserts are just a few of the highest quality ingredients used everyday. Extensive side by side comparison of each raw ingredient ensures peak flavor and simple perfection in every meal. 35


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Fox Trail Bike Ride & Lunch

4 X $20

Summer or early autumn. Bike on the beautiful Fox River Trail heading to St. Charles. A stop for lunch at the Townhouse Cafe. Date to be determined. Chris & Tim Davis 36


McQueen Station Farm Dinner 6 X $25

35 Enjoy the best that our local agriculture has to offer! A meal at Jason & Bridget Laflin's featuring locally raised food from our very own McQueen Station Farm. This is one meal where you can be confident in your food source ‌ Dinner will feature: fresh vegetables, eggs, milk and cheese straight off the farm. Saturday, August 24 – 6:30 PM

Jason & Bridget Laflin

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UU & Wii Bowling Tournament

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Dotty Carringi Mike Moutrie

10 ea. X $25

The ball and pins may be virtual, but the competition and the fun is real! You’ll thrill to curves, straight balls, hooks and full-rollers as you witness the first ever UU&Wii bowling tournament. You won’t have to cross over to the Brooklyn side, because it will be held at the Moutrie/Carringi home in Cary. With a fully functional beer frame (with better-than-bowlingalley food), you’ll be sure to have a perfect 300 night. See yourself in the virtual bowling world with the Mii Wii create for UU. Some Saturday in September or October TBD. 38


Oktoberfest! 37 - 25 max x $25 Join us for a rollicking good time as we enjoy local wines and beers and a feast of local foods prepared German style. Bonfire, weather permitting. Sat. October 5, 2013

Andrea & Greg Schmidlin 39


Holiday Road Rally 38

Max 20 adults x $20

Gather your friends and get ready to challenge your collective abilities to interpret clues while taking a self-guided tour of breathtaking holiday lights. The fun happens on Saturday December, 14th 2013. Includes dinner beforehand, dessert afterward, goodies and a prize for the winning group. Kathy and Todd Underwood

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