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2018 Fellowship Activities
 
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F1 An Evening with Champagne
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View the movie "A Year in Champagne" about several grape-growing families in history-laden Champagne, France. We'll drink Champagne from two of the vineyards shown in the movie.

Donor: Barb Avery
Qty: 6 Remain: 6
Value: $35 Min: $25
Date: Fri Sep 28, 2018 - 7:30 PM

F2 Winter Film Festival
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A Winter Film Festival at Tom & Marilyn's home. An up close view of independent films and film festivals to help beat the winter blues. We have attended the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals in Park City, Utah for many years and will show a number of films we have seen there. A mix of short favorites from previous Winter Festivals and new ones we have obtained. Perhaps an excellent feature film. We will provide commentary and discuss the films as they do at an actual festival. Popcorn, movie snacks, appetizers, and beverages included.

Donor: Tom & Marilyn Beerman
Qty: 8 Remain: 8
Value: $35 Min: $25
Date: Sat Mar 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

F3 A Trip to the Stars, and Dinner After
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Do you love Star Wars? Come see Solo: A Star Wars Story and then discuss the movie and all of Star Wars afterwards over pizza. You will enjoy a matinee showing of the movie on May 26th (exact time to be determined when presales go on sale). After the movie we will return to our house to enjoy pizza (gluten free and vegetarian options available) and lively discussions.

Donor: Candee & Dan Rothert
Qty: 8 Remain: 8
Value: $30 Min: $15
Date: Sat May 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM

F4 Nothing Special on a Sunday Afternoon
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The best way to beat the dog days of summer is to hang out on the patio drinking wine and eating light hors d'oeuvres. Join us for some laid-back conversation and relaxing music in our urban garden. (Small pond included at no extra charge.)

Donor: Steve Abbott & Melanie Boyd
Qty: 14 Remain: 14
Fixed: $20
Date: Sun Jul 15, 2018 - 3:00 PM

F5 Euchre Party
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Enjoy euchre, fun, heavy appetizers, dessert, and libations. Join us for this great card game along with great friends. Beginners welcome.

Donor: Patricia & Jeffrey Boughton
Qty: 10 Remain: 10
Fixed: $35
Date: Fri Mar 9, 2018 - 7:00 PM

F6 Steven Spielberg Film Festival
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Tony’s film festival returns with some classic movies from one of Hollywood’s greatest directors. No one can tell a story, grab you with action and suspense, or tie up your emotions better than Steven Spielberg. We’ll show five of his very best films on five Fridays this spring. If you’ve seen them before, see them again with friends (only the originals, no sequels): Jaws, E.T., Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark. It doesn’t get any better. All shown at Tony & Judith’s home.

Donor: Tony & Judith McDonald
Qty: 8 Remain: 8
Value: $36.87 Min: $25

F7 Wine-Tasting 105 - California Wines
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Further exploration of regional wines: an evening tasting a variety California wines-- Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah-- from regions with different terroirs: Napa and Sonoma Valleys, North and South Coasts, and Central Valley. The session is led by Master of Wine
Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan on a Great Courses DVD, The Everyday Guide to Win, starting with her lesson “A Taster’s Tool Kit” about the five S’s: see, swirl, sniff, sip, and savor! Barb Avery will purchase the wines with recommendations by expert Silvia Silver, formerly with Andersons, now with the Refectory Wine Shop. The cost will be shared equally by the participants (approximately $25 each). Participants agree to share the cost whether or not they come to the event.

Donor: Barb Avery
Qty: 8 Remain: 8
Fixed: $15
Date: Sat May 19, 2018 - 7:30 PM

F8 Wine-Tasting 106 - German and Austrian Wines
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Further exploration of regional wines: an evening tasting a variety of German and Austrian wines: a Liebrfraumilch, a Riesling, and a Spätburgunder or Dornfelder from German regions with different terroirs, and a Riesling, a Grüner Veltliner, and a Zweigelt from different Austrian regions. The session is led by Master of Wine Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan on a Great Courses DVD, The Everyday Guide to Win, starting with her lesson “A Taster’s Tool Kit” about the five S’s: see, swirl, sniff, sip, and savor!
Barb Avery will purchase the wines with recommendations by expert Silvia Silver, formerly with Andersons, now with the Refectory Wine Shop. The cost will be shared equally by the participants
(approximately $25 each). Participants agree to share the cost whether or not they come to the event.

Donor: Barb Avery
Qty: 8 Remain: 8
Fixed: $15
Date: Fri Oct 12, 2018 - 7:30 PM

F9 Wine-Tasting 107 - Wines from Southern Italy
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Further exploration of regional wines: an evening tasting a variety of wines from southern Italy and Sicily: a Chianti Classico or Brunello, a Super Tuscan, a white such as Lacryma Christi, an Aglianico and Primitivo from the Chianti, Montalcino, Tuscany, Campania, and Puglia regions in southern
Italy, as well as Nero d’Avola, from Sicily. The session is led by Master of Wine Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan on a Great Courses DVD, The Everyday Guide to Wine starting with her lesson “A Taster’s Tool Kit” about the five S’s: see, swirl, sniff, sip, and savor!
Barb Avery will purchase the wines with recommendations by expert Silvia Silver, formerly with Andersons, now with the Refectory Wine Shop. The cost will be shared equally by the participants
(approximately $25 each). Participants agree to share the cost whether or not they come to the event.

Donor: Barb Avery
Qty: 8 Remain: 8
Fixed: $15
Date: Fri Jan 18, 2019 - 7:30 PM

F10 Learn about the Unique Comic Book Business with Author Dan Gearino
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Meet to learn from local author and journalist Dan Gearino as he discusses the history and status of a favorite and intriguing "out of the box" business. “Gearino captures the genie in the bottle. He’s gathered together the players and the circumstances to reveal how a generation of entrepreneurs saved an industry and changed the very way people discover, buy, read, collect, and even think about comic books.” (Bud Plant) Dan is a life long lover of comics as popular literature and is widely recognized for his knowledge of the industry.

Snacks and beverage provided, as well as a signed copy of the book. You may take the book early, if requested.

Meet at the Raferts' house in Clintonville for this treat!

Donor: Stewart and Nancy Rafert
Qty: 8 Remain: 8
Fixed: $25
Date: Sun Dec 2, 2018 - 2:00 PM

F11 A Night at the Opera
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Enjoy the DVD of Opera Milan’s renowned production of “Cinderella," not the typical fairy tale story, very funny, in the spacious living room of Bertina Povenmire. Tasty bites and libations offered by Nancy Rafert. Dress up if you like, or wear your bathrobe, but be prepared to laugh and relax!

Donor: Stewart and Nancy Rafert
Qty: 10 Remain: 10
Fixed: $20
Date: Sat Nov 3, 2018 - 6:30 PM

F12 Game Night with “Wise and Otherwise”
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Have fun with a shared favorite game of Kittie Palm-Houser and Nancy Rafert! In “Wise and Otherwise” the object is to identify correctly a proverb from around the world or to make up a substitute that appears to be genuine. Enjoy a guessing match that can yield points for skill or simply cause the players to dissolve into laughter, mostly the latter. At the Raferts' house in Clintonville. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks and refreshments provided. It’s really funny!

Donor: Stewart and Nancy Rafert
Qty: 8 Remain: 8
Fixed: $20
Date: Sat Feb 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM