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Friday Fling is a fun party for grown-ups where we eat pot luck supper and show a movie, usually on the third Friday of the month. Red and white refreshments are provided, but you can bring your own drinks for yourself or others. Potluck begins at 6:30. For further information call Norm Kowal (458-4537).
This March it will be held on the 16th at UUCSV.
We are taking a sentimental journey to the beginning of UUCSV’s Friday Fling twelve and a half years ago, with two of the first movies we have shown.
The first movie choice: Sordid Lives (2001; Olivia Newton-John, Beau Bridges, Delta Burke; hilarious black comedy about white trash, and the consequences when Grandma Peggy dies after tripping over her lover’s wooden legs).
The second movie choice: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994; Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce; outrageous comedy about three flamboyant drag queens journeying across the Australian desert to a lip-sync gig; ABBA music).
(none currently scheduled)
A sampling of past events is shown below. For information about current events, including a regular Social Action film series, please consult the monthly newsletter or the weekly Current.
A sampling of Past Events:
The Trials of Muhammad Ali : a Social Action film event!
The Social Action Committee’s next film showing is Thursday, August 25 at 7 pm. “No conventional sports documentary, The Trials of Muhammad Ali investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject’s life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure. Outspoken and passionate in his beliefs, Ali found himself in the center of America’s controversies over race, religion, and war.” (from the movie trailer) The discussion after the movie will be led by Maria Santelli, Executive Director, Center on Conscience and War. Questions? Call Suzanne Ziglar at 581-0564.
Saturday, July 2, 2016, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00)
Suggested donation $15 – $20, no one turned away
David Roth strikes many chords, hearts, and minds with his unique songs, offbeat observations, moving stories, sense of the hilarious, and powerful singing and subject matter. As he returns to the Swannanoa Gathering, catch him at “An Evening with David Roth” on Saturday, July 2nd at 7:30 p.m. Join us at UUCSV, 500 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711. Suggested donation $15 to $20, no one turned away. For information contact Ginny Moreland. Join us for an intimate roller coaster ride of song and story! See more details here or visit David’s website.
A Pete Seeger Songfest, featuring Jim Scott
Friday, June 19th, 2015 7:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $10 to $15 at the door
We’ll honor Pete Seeger, singing many of his well-loved songs such as If I Had a Hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn, Where Have All the Flowers Gone and many others. All interested singers welcome, no experience necessary. Led by composer/guitarist Jim Scott, who knew Pete well and collaborated on many projects with the folk legend, we’ll raise our voices for the causes Pete championed and remember the great contributions to our American heritage Pete made in his 94 years of life.
“Last Chance for Eden” film showing
The Community Dialogues on Race continue, beginning with a two part showing of “Last Chance for Eden.” The first part will be shown at UUCSV Tuesday night, April 14th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Part Two will be on Tuesday April 28th, same time and place. This description is from the producers’ website:
Last Chance for Eden is a documentary about nine men and women discussing the issues of racism and sexism in the workplace. They examine the impact of society’s stereotypes on their lives in the workplace, in their personal relationships and within their families and in their communities. In the course of their dialogue, they also explore the differences and similarities between racism and sexism – an area that has seldom been researched, but has heatedly become a very important issue needing to be understood and dealt with. (2002, 90 minutes)
Talent Show and Silent Auction – Saturday March 14th, 6:00 pm
Please join the UUCSV Community in a Talent Show and Auction Event which will raise money for the Coming of Age Yuuth to go to Boston. We’ll have refreshments prepared by our youth, opportunities to bid on a variety of donated items, products, services, and experiences. Begining at 7:00 pm, we’ll enjoy stories, songs, skits, poetry and music from many of our talented members and freinds. Admission is a recommended minimum donation of $10 per person or $25/family. This is going to be an evening for all of us to remember!