There are still some available spots for sale at certain auctioned events. They are listed below:

1. Mandala Dot Painting Class (Evening) – 5 spots available – $25 each
Join Kelly Bognar, Publications Coordinator, and Vicki Banville, Church Administrator, to explore the art of Mandala Dot Painting. Learn about the tools, paints, and techniques to make your own beautiful creation. Participants will have time to create a one-of-a-kind Mandala on a small plate. All supplies will be provided – plate colors and sizes may vary. Some snacks and wine will be available. Held on Wednesday, February 8, 6-8 pm at UUCW.

2. Mandala Dot Painting Class (Afternoon) – 10 spots available (will hold only if 5 people register) – $25 each
TWO members are waiting for three more friends to join this class to make the minimum.
In addition the auction is holding the Mandala Dot Painting Class during the afternoon per the request of some members. Join Kelly Bognar, Publications Coordinator, and Vicki Banville, Church Administrator, to explore the art of Mandala Dot Painting. Learn about the tools, paints, and techniques to make your own beautiful creation. Participants will have time to create a one-of-a-kind Mandala on a small plate. All supplies will be provided – plate colors and sizes may vary. Some snacks and wine will be available. Held on Wednesday, February 8, 1-3 pm at UUCW.

3. Brookfield/Elm Grove Parks & Trails Bicycle Adventure & Social – 10 spots available – $25 each
Dust off your bike and pump up your tires! Enjoy a guided bicycle ride on the Brookfield/Elm Grove Park & Trail Adventure led by Kal & Lisa Larson. The ride will take you into a number of beautiful local parks and onto a newly created segment of the Fox River Trail. After the ride, decompress and socialize with a beverage or two and light snacks on our backyard deck. Date: Saturday, June 4th, 2023 @ 2:00 pm. Rain date: Sunday, June 5th @ 2 pm. Estimated ride distance 15-20 miles. Held on Saturday, June 4th, 2023 @ 2:00 pm. Rain date: Sunday, June 5th @ 2 pm. Estimated ride distance 15-20 miles.

4. Banned Books Storytelling Event for All Ages – 85 spots available – $15 each adult (kids are free)
Come enjoy a winter afternoon time for sharing storybooks that have been banned by some school boards for content related to gender or race diversity. The afternoon will include music and snacks. January 21, 2023, 3-5 pm. $15 for adults and FREE for youth/children who attend with their adult.

5. Tour Milwaukee’s “Urban Wilderness” – 18 spots available – $15 each
Join urban explorer, fine art photographer, and writer Eddee Daniel on an agreed-upon date for a hiking tour of the special places that make up Milwaukee’s “Urban Wilderness.” Whether the surprisingly beautiful Menomonee Valley, Hank Aaron State Trail, Milwaukee and/or Menomonee River watersheds — this customized tour will highlight unique points of interest, recreational opportunities, and new developments. Purchaser(s) will decide together on the focal areas to tour on foot. Bring a camera for a bonus tutorial on how to photograph the urban landscape or general camera tips. Date TBD. 15 spots are available for each tour. A maximum of 3 different tours are available, so feel free to sign up for more than one! Each spot is sold separately. Date TBD.

6. Murder Mystery Party – 1 spot available – $50 each
It’s 1922, the height of the flapper era, and Art Deco is all the rage. There is a murder at Full House Theater and you are here to audition for a part in the popular play Tickle My Fancy. Can you work out WHODUNNIT??? Come indulge in exquisite period drinks and hors de oeuvres, dressed the part and ready to assume the persona of the character you are assigned in advance. Held on a date in March 2023.

7. Learn to Knit! – 2 spots available – $65 each
Have you ever wanted to learn to knit – or have you tried and failed? This is your chance! I will teach you to make a ribbed cowl that you’ll wear all winter. Included: Three lessons, two skeins of superwash bulky Merino wool (you pick the color), knitting needles, and assorted sundries needed to start knitting (see photo). All you need to bring is yourself! I promise you that you will succeed. The plan is to have the lessons on a morning or evening that works for all participants at a local coffee/tea shop. (Knitting goes with hot beverages like salt goes with pepper.) We may even have drop-in visits for encouragement from some of UUCW’s talented knitters. Sitting around a table and talking to other kindred souls as I knit is one of my favorite things. Maybe it will be yours. Knitting is meditative, relaxing, creative, and a great excuse to watch a Bruce Willis movie marathon while you finish your scarf. Lesson 1: Casting on, knitting, purling, and understanding the pattern. Lesson 2: Troubleshooting, understanding gauge and yarn substitution. Lesson 3: binding-off, sewing-off to create the cowl, more troubleshooting. I will go as slow or as fast as you wish. There are no rules in the “learning to knit” business.

8. Community Room Cribbage Tournament – 31 spots available – $20 each
Join us on Saturday, February 25th from 2 -5 pm at UUCW for a cribbage tournament! If you’ve never tried your hand at cribbage, you will fall in love the beauty of its perfect blend of luck and skill. Quick and easy to learn, and fun for all ages, it feels a bit like a giant, interactive race with lots of laughs. Sign up as a team of two OR just sign up or as an individual and we will pair you up. Bring your cribbage board and cards if you have them, and if not, we will have extras. Bonus: Top 3 winner teams will get prizes! Beer/soda and snacks provided. Held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 2-5 pm.

10. Truffle Making Class – 1 spot available – $20 each
Chocolate truffles, oh yes! Tasty treat for you or an appreciated gift for you to give. Come to UUCW for Julie’s truffle making class and find out the tricks and skills to make very yummy chocolate treats. Includes truffle tasting and, of course, taking some home with you that you’ve made yourself. Held on Saturday, January 21, from 1 – 3PM at UUCW.

11. “Tail-Gate” Party with the Board – 180 spots available – $25 each
Spend a super fun Sunday afternoon with fellow UUCW members, guests, and your Board of Trustees at a family-friendly tailgate-style party in UUCW’s West Parking Lot. Food, drinks, games, and other surprises will be provided. You bring the fellowship! Date is Sunday, August 6, 2023, with a rain date of August 13th. There are no limits on the number of attendees–the more the merrier! Held on Sunday, August 6, 2023, with a rain date of August 13th.

12. Pre-Valentine’s Day Kids’ Clay Workshop – 4 spots available – $50 each
Just about the time your kids have had too much winter inside with nothing to do, Dave Cicero’s 2-day art class will provide a creative boost! (One day will be devoted to “making” and the second day will be for for “glazing or painting” the work they create). Hand-built or modeled clay pottery or sculpture, and finished with paint or glaze. Every child’s painted work will be ready to take home at end of 2nd day and any glazed work will be fired and returned to them within 2 weeks. All materials, firing, and Valentine’s Day inspiration are included. Held at UUCW from 4-6 PM on Tuesdays, Jan. 17 + Jan. 31 For ages 8-14.

If you are interested, please contact Vicki Banville, Church Administrator.