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E1 Guided Twilight Swamp Hike Mating season for Fireflies and Chorus Frogs
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It's a Big Sexy Time in the swamp for Lightning Bugs and Gray Tree Frogs. You can see a few fireflies here and there on any summer night but the vast majority of firefly flashes for the year are concentrated for about a week's time in early to mid June. It's Firefly mating season and there is an EXPLOSION of firefly light that can at times be simply astonishing. The musical accompaniment is provided by many hundreds of male Gray Tree Frogs on the make. The firefly show starts at around 9:30 but peaks between 10:00 and 10:30. We will meet in the parking lot at the Wilma Schiermeier, Olentangy River Wetland Research Park at 352 W Dodridge St, Columbus, OH 43202 and walk the under 1 mile loop with some longer options. There are many thousands of Starlings roosting nearby and it's also not uncommon to see raccoons and bats and sometimes owls. Flashlights are discouraged but red lights are fine. We can provide red lights for about 10 people and a couple of kinds of bug spray.

Donor: Michael & Deb McGuire
Qty: 30 Remain: 15
Fixed: $10
Date: Wed Jun 17, 2015 - 9:30 PM

EN4 "Let Freedom Sing! The Music of the Civil Rights Movement" Film Showing
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Let Freedom Sing powerfully retells one of the greatest stories in American history, the Civil Rights Movement, in a compelling new way...through the singers and songwriters who fought for change through their music. This 2009 PBS documentary chronicles the power of lyrics and songs that helped move a generation during turbulent times, bringing change to our country.

Narrated by Louis Gosset Jr. Interviews with Gladys Knight, Isaac Hayes, Chuck D, Andrew Young, Quincy Jones, Pete Seeger and more, features 29 performances. 102 minutes.

Join us for music, dessert, remembrances, and a call to what still needs to be done...

Donor: Sandy Coen & Florence Jain
Qty: 5 Remain: 1
Value: $20 Min: $15
Date: Fri Feb 6, 2015 - 7:15 PM

EN6 An Evening of Wine and Music with Bohemian Highway
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Just when you need to get out for some fine wine and some good tunes: Kick back and enjoy an evening of tasty contemporary folk music with singer/songwriter Beki Test and her folk band Bohemian Highway--along with some tasty wine and hors d'oeuvres on a frosty night in February.
From 7-30 - 9:30 or 10, or whenever the wine runs out--(the music never runs out!)

Donor: Beki Test
Qty: 25 Remain: 18
Fixed: $20
Date: Sat Feb 7, 2015 - 7:30 PM

EN7 House Concert
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Enjoy an enchanted evening of music with First UU's pianist Nathan Hamm and soprano Lara Knights in the comfort of your own home. These two artists will customize a 45-minute program of memorable entertainment for you and your guests from a repertoire of opera, classical, spiritual and other uplifting music. Don't miss this chance to enliven your home with the gift of song!

Donor: Josh Knights
Qty: 1 Remain: 1
Value: $250 Min: $150

EN8 Victoria Parks Performs at Your Event
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Victoria Parks performs for your event. She draws her song material from simple emotion, life experience, or crazy news. You just never know what she'll conjure up under that wildly curly head of hair. It could be a wildly beautiful ballad or just plain hilarious.

Donor: Victoria Parks, BCPP
Qty: 1 Remain: 1
Value: $150 Min: $75

EN11 Strong Women Movie Night
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Come enjoy a movie featuring strong women. Choices include "Silkwood" starring Meryl Streep/Cher; "Thelma & Louise" starring Susan Sarandon/Geena Davis; or "Cold Mountain" starring Nicole Kidman/Renee Zellweger. Popcorn during movie, dessert (gluten free if needed) after. We will vote on what to see when you arrive - if we don't pick your favorite, you can borrow it from me!

Donor: Debbie Shaw
Qty: 6 Remain: 2
Fixed: $15
Date: Sat Mar 7, 2015 - 7:00 PM

EN12 Unusual Comedy Movie Night
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These comedies all have something else to offer. Choices include "Jumping Jack Flash" (Whoopi Goldberg) or "Sneakers," both of which have an espionage/dramatic slant as well; "City Slickers" with Billy Crystal 'finding himself' in the Wild West, or "Space Cowboys" - a 'high-tech adventure with lots of heart, humor, and heroics.' The last three have all-star casts. Popcorn during movie, dessert (gluten free if needed) after. We will vote on what to see when you arrive - if we don't pick your favorite, you can borrow it!

Donor: Debbie Shaw
Qty: 6 Remain: 3
Fixed: $15
Date: Sat Apr 18, 2015 - 7:00 PM

EN13 An Italian Evening
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Join me at my place to watch an Italian film with subtitles on an HD TV. Probably "Cinema Paradiso," but I may substitute "Amici Miei" if I can get a copy. Will also share some stories of my life living in Florence, Italy. Italian wine, appetizers, espresso and sweets will round out the Italian experience.

Donor: Joan Matyskella
Qty: 6 Remain: 2
Value: $20 Min: $15
Date: Fri May 15, 2015 - 6:00 PM

EN16 Four Portuguese Films in Two Evenings

Watch four films from Portugal and its former colonies: dramatic, historical, and humorous. Examples from Mozambique, Brazil, Angola, etc. Appropriate snacks provided. April 25 and May 16.

Donor: Barb Avery
Qty: 1 Remain: 1
Value: $35 Min: $20
Date: Sat Apr 25, 2015 - 7:30 PM

EN17 Tony McDonald Outer Space Film Festival
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Somehow relating to this year's auction theme, the Tony McDonald film fest will focus on outer space. We will watch films about the "final frontier" including one each from the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises, and featuring last year's smash hit "Gravity." Add in "Apollo 13" and one more for a five-film festival. Shown on Friday evenings over the course of several weeks in January/February (specific dates TBD) at Tony's home, in surround-sound.

Donor: Tony & Judith McDonald
Qty: 8 Remain: 4
Value: $43.86 Min: $30.01

EN18 An Evening of Wii and Pizza
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Fun for the whole family, couples and/or singles! A wide variety of active games to stir up your energy, interspersed with satisfying pizza and refreshments. Guaranteed to leave you tired and happy!

Donor: Michael & Donna Greenman
Qty: 6 Remain: 1
Fixed: $15
Date: Fri Jan 9, 2015 - 6:30 PM

EN19 An Evening of Wii and Pizza
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Fun for the whole family, couples and/or singles! A wide variety of active games to stir up your energy, interspersed with satisfying pizza and refreshments. Guaranteed to leave you tired and happy!

Donor: Michael & Donna Greenman
Qty: 6 Remain: 6
Fixed: $15
Date: Sat Jan 24, 2015 - 5:00 PM