FAQs about our upcoming 50th Anniversary Gala:

Q. I’ve been hearing a lot about the gala. When and where is it being held?

A. The gala will be on Friday, October 4, 6:30-9:30 pm at Georgina’s Restaurant in Bolton.

Q. I’ve never been to a “gala.” What will be going on?

A. It’s a chance to celebrate 50 years of UUSE, and liberal religion east of the river. There will be a short program, delicious food, and music from every decade since our founding. You might even want to get up and dance!

Q. What’s this I hear about a wine game?

A. Our members can donate bottles of wine until the end of September. Guests buy raffle tickets at the party, with each winning ticket holder receiving one of the wines. There are a couple of very valuable bottles hidden in among the rest!

Q. I’m kind of new and I feel like I won’t have anyone to sit with.

A. There are no assigned tables, so you’ll meet people wherever you sit down. Feeling shy? When you pick up your nametag, ask one of the “hosts” to introduce you to a couple of people.

Q. Do I buy tickets in advance?   

A. Yes, you can buy tickets after every service until September 22. You can also call the meetinghouse and buy tickets from Annie. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for teens, free for children age 12 and under with a $60 family cap. But don’t let the price keep you away! Let Rev. Josh know if you would like one of the tickets provided through fundraisers and generous members.

Q. Are children welcome?

A. Absolutely! There will be on-site childcare for kids 5 and under, by advance reservation. Older children are welcome to participate in the full evening with their parents.

Q. I have special dietary concerns. Will I find food I can eat?

A. There is vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food available. Talk with Lesley Schurmann, the event chair, if you need a different accommodation.

Q. I’d like to come to the party but I don’t like to drive at night.

A. We have members who would be happy to pick you up! Send an email to [email protected] and we’ll take it from there.

Q. What do you wear to a gala??

A. Anything that feels special to you – from a special dress to your favorite hoodie!

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