2020 Home Hosted Events

Ready to bid on the 2020 Home Hosted Events?

Events List and high bid(s)

112 - Dinner Capital Grill - $110.00                  113 - Lunch & Lecture 1 - $55.00                        114 - Academy Awards Party - $35.00

 

115 - Mah Jongg for Beginners - $60.00          117 - New England Dinner - $75.00                     118 - Mad Hatter Dinner - $75.00

119 - Musical Brunch - $75.00                           120 - Seafood Extravaganza - $120.00                121 - Art in the Garden Party - $100.00

122 - Lunch & Music Lecture 2 - $40.00           123 - Wine Tasting with George - $30.00            124 - High Tea - $50.00

 

125 - Dinner with The Minister - $80.00           126 - Summer Picnic & Singalong - $50.00        128 - Private Boat Tour #2 - $300.00

 

129 - Private Boat Tour #1 - $300.00                  130 - Spanish Fiesta - $60.00                               131 - Tour of Palm Cottage - $100.00

 

132 - Caribbean BBQ Dinner -  $50.00          133 - Elegant Date Night Dinner - $50.00       134 - Boat Ride through Inland Waterways- 0.00

 

Bidding will take place after both services on January 19 and 26.  Bidding will end at 1:15 pm sharp on January 26. Bring your calendar when bidding to be sure you are available on the dates events are offered.

Auction Catalog

The printed auction catalogs this year will have your Bidder Number on the cover.  Use this number when you are placing your bids.  If you forget your Bidder Number, someone on the Pavilion will help retrieve it for you in the computer.  You may also write your name after your number.  Catalog auction items have a "MOB" (Minimum Opening Bid) posted for each one.

How does the bidding work?

The highest bidder for each seat will be awarded the seat. In case of ties, the seat will be awarded to the first person who bid at this price. Check bid sheets for minimum increases. In most cases, it is $5.00.  If you are outbid and wish to rebid, cross through your earlier bid and use the next available line on the bid sheet for your new bid.  If you have questions, someone will be on the Pavilion to assist you

                            

If I am not in town on the bidding dates, can I still participate?

 

Yes, in either of two ways:

(1) Proxy bidding is allowed. Ask someone to represent you on the days of the bidding.  Your proxy should write your bidder number and bid on the items you are interested in.

(2) You can email Bobbi Berglund or John Forsyth (see below) to find out the bidding status on an event.  We will email you back by the end of the day letting you know the current bid for your item.  If you wish to add/change a bid, email one of us with the details.  PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR Bidder Number.  

 

The deadline for emailed bid changes is 7:00 pm EST on Saturday, January 25.

How will I know if my bid has won?

Winning bidders will be posted on the Member Pages on the UUCGN website on Monday, January 27.  You will be notified of your winning status by email on Monday, January 27. You will also receive a notice and invoice in the mail.

Payment must be received by February 10 or the seats will go to the next-in-line bidder.  You may pay by check on the Pavilion on February 2 and 9. 

You can also send a check to the office, UUCGN, 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples, FL, 34116. 

Please note “Home Hosted Events” on the subject line.

Bobbi Berglund readboulder@yahoo.com (815-440-2098)

John Forsyth j.forsyth@usa.net  (937-478-1964)

Jill Gnesda gnesda46@gmail.com (815-601-9366)

Anna Riazi Office@uunaples.org (239-445-6553)

 

Thank you for making this event a success! Have fun!

 

FEBRUARY

Lunch and Lecture #1  "Georgia O’Keeffe, The Mother of Modernism.”                                                            Back to Top
Number: 113                  
Event Day and Date: Wednesday, February 5
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Host: Jean Prokopow and Amy Samoylenco-Russian
Location: Bentley Village, 850 Retreat Drive, Naples
Phone: 781-460-7980 (Jean)
Number of Guests:  2
MOB: $40
Description:
Join Jean and Amy for lunch, followed by a presentation by Kiera Van Sickle of the Bonita Springs Art Center.  Her topic is, “Georgia O’Keeffe, The Mother of Modernism.”  This event is one part of a series of lectures offered by the Centers for the Arts in Bonita Springs.  Join Jean and Amy for what is sure to be a lovely lunch and illuminating conversation about one of the art-world’s most fascinating artists!  Lunch will include local greens with grilled chicken breast, Ft. Myers tomatoes, green beans, and new potatoes followed by dark chocolate mousse for dessert.

 

 

And the Winner Is . . . Academy Awards Party!                                                                                                          Back to Top
Number:     114              
Event Day and Date: Sunday, February 9
Time: 7:00 PM to midnight (or so)

Host(s): Cheryl and Keith Inglis
Location: 1980 Isla de Palma Circle, Naples, 34119 (Saturnia Lakes)
Phone: 518-424-9435 (Cheryl) 518-424-7968 (Keith)                
Number of Guests: 25
MOB: $30
Description:
Come and watch the Academy Awards from three locations in the Inglis home, even from the hot tub!
Enjoy sipping champagne or wine and noshing on appetizers and desserts throughout the evening.  Perhaps you will win the prize for guessing the most winners.  Dress in your formal attire, or as your favorite movie character or in your comfortable pajamas, in case you fall asleep before the best picture is named.  It promises to be a fun evening, regardless of your attire.


Mah Jongg for Beginners                                                                                                                                                  Back to Top
Number: 115                      
Event Day and Date: 5 consecutive Tuesdays: Feb. 11, 18, 25 Mar. 3, 10
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Host: Marion Reigle
Location: UUCGN, Room in RE area
Phone: 856-986-4134            
Number of Guests:  4
MOB: $50
Description:
This class will meet for 5 consecutive weeks. You will learn the basics of the game, how to read and understand the “card,” and how to play a game.  After five sessions, Marion guarantees that you will know how to play.  Everything needed to play the game will be provided.  Come and join the fun and leave with a new skill that you can enjoy forever.

Elegant Date-Night Dinner                                                                                                                                              Back to Top

Number: 133                  

Event Day and Date:  Friday, February 21

Time:  6:30 PM

Host: Susan McMullen

Location: 2811 Citrus Lake Dr. #J101, Naples, 34109 (Lakeside)

Phone: 563-580-8847

Number of Guests:  6

MOB: $50

Description:

Picture a lovely dinner prepared and served by Susan for you and five of your friends.  The evening will begin with a light appetizer, mixed nuts and a cheese ball that everyone will want the recipe for.  The multi-course meal will be served at 6:45 PM.  Susan is known for her salads . . . Hand-washed, crisp greens, mixed textures and types are a must.  Homemade dressings will top the greens and vegetables are added to enhance the dual flavor of this salad.  The entrée will be a family recipe, Madeira Wine Chicken, with the rest of the menu to be determined by Susan.  Coffee, tea and something special will finish the culinary delightful evening.  If you have traveled or have a love of travel, this evening will be perfect for you.  Susan guarantees it!

Dinner at Capital Grille Steakhouse                                                                                                                             Back to Top
Number: 112                  
Event Day and Date: Tuesday, February 25
Time: 7:00 pm

Host: Bill Greene
Location: Capital Grille, 9005 Mercato Drive, Naples
Phone: 239-596-2942
Number of Guests:  9
MOB: $100


Description:
If you haven’t been to the Capital Grille, you should look at their menu before bidding on this incredible offering.  While nationally known for their dry-aged steaks (aged 18-24 days), the Capital Grille scores rave reviews in every area:   excellent food, quality service and ambience. UUCGN member Bill Greene  is offering to share this incredible gastronomic experience with you if you are one of the lucky winners.  After arriving promptly at 7:00 PM, you may choose your preferred items from the Grille’s extensive menu, including entrée, wine, drinks, and dessert.  Bill has reserved a private dining room (The Board Room) for this elegant evening.   With an estimated dinner value easily over $100, it promises to be an amazing experience.  The Capital Grille is certain to provide a fantastic dining experience for the lucky winners of this offering, however, those in attendance are likely to report that having an evening with Bill Greene is by far the best part of this offering. Bid high, arrive hungry, and enjoy a lasting memory.

 

New England Dinner                                                                                                                                                          Back to Top
Number: 117                  
Event Day and Date: Friday, February 28
Time: 6:00 pm

Hosts: Bonnie and Dave Cousineau
Location: 14138 Nautica Court, Naples (Naples Reserve)
Phone: 207-298-2172    
Number of Guests:  8
MOB: $60
Description:
If you are craving a New England dinner while you are here in Florida, be sure to win this incredible meal hosted by Bonnie and Dave.
A selection of food representing the New England states will be offered.  It is very likely that you will see Massachusetts lobster bisque, Vermont turkey, Rhode Island corn bread, Connecticut asparagus, Maine potatoes, complete with a choice of pies using Maine blueberries or New Hampshire apples. Scrumptious! 
If your mouth is watering, but sure to make a generous bid for this amazing dinner.

Mad Hatter Dinner                                                                                                                                                             Back to Top
Number: 118                      
Event Day and Date: Saturday, February 29
Time: 4:00 PM

Hosts: Joan and Dave Husband
Location: 1350 Merrimack Ave., Marco Island, 34145
Phone: 609-675-0110    
Number of Guests:  8
MOB: $45
Description:
Want to have dinner with the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, Alice, the King and Queen of Hearts and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum?  Join us for Chicken Marsala, Baked Apples and Carrots, Quiche, and Garden vegetables, followed by The Queen’s Tarts! 

 

MARCH

Musical Brunch                                                                                                                                                                   Back to Top
Number: 119                  
Event Day and Date: Sunday, March 1
Time: 1:00 pm

Hosts: Robin Schrage, Marianne Dwyer, and Joan Insel
Location: 966 Woodshire Lane, #G101, Naples, 34105
Phone: 239-261-9427 (Robin)    
Number of Guests:  12
MOB: $40
Description:
Take a deep breath, sit back, and relax while listening to delightful music and sipping mimosas.  When you have the energy to move, you will want to proceed to the beautiful brunch buffet offered by Robin, Marianne, and Joan.  Their past offerings are testaments to their creative skills in the kitchen.  Always beautiful, always delicious!  Flowers, friends, music and food!  Can you think of a better way to wind down and enjoy a lovely Naples afternoon?  Come and enjoy!

A Seafood Extravaganza                                                                                                                                                   Back to Top
Number: 120                  
Event Day and Date: Saturday, March 7
Time: 6:00 PM

Host: Joanne Swonk
Location: 1751 Sandpiper St., Naples, 34102
Phone: 810-210-0655    
Number of Guests:  12
MOB: $60
Description:
Joanne celebrates the rich selection of fresh seafood available to us here in Florida.  She is offering a lovely dinner which highlights the best of the best.  The event will include shrimp, stone crabs, crab spread for "the beginnings", followed by salmon and another saltwater fish -- accompanied with sides including salad, rice, green beans "main offerings".  Dessert will be something delectable from Oakes Italian Bakery.  All seafood items will also come from Oakes.  A variety of both red and white wines will be offered.  Bring your appetite!

 

Art in the Garden Party                                                                                                                                                    Back to Top

Number: 121                  
Event Day and Date: Saturday, March 14
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hosts: Kathy Ripin and Ann Fullarton
Location: Kathy’s Garden, 802 Rue de Ville, Beauville in Pelican Bay, Naples, 34108
Phone: 239-404-9361 (Kathy)
Number of Guests:  20
MOB: $30
Description:
Gardens have served both as artistic inspiration and an art form in themselves.  Kathy Ripin’s garden enclave will form the subject and the object of an artful afternoon of garden appreciation and artistic creation.  Kathy and Ann will be your guides.


Kathy will take you through her garden, pointing out its form and design elements, waterscapes, sculpture, use of art, vines, specimen trees and shrubs, that will challenge you to re-imagine your own garden as an artistic creation or see other gardens with new appreciation.  Learn how colors, shapes and textures form compositions, how water and reflection resonate throughout.


Ann will help you focus on and capture the garden’s beauty and visualize the garden for your own creations, as artists have done throughout the ages.  Drawing material, watercolors and easels will be provided for your use, or create your art photographically.


Wine and scrumptious appetizers will enhance your experience.  Music will waft through the garden for your further enjoyment and inspiration.  Aren’t you feeling relaxed already just picturing this bucolic scene?  Be one of the lucky winners of this lovely party!

 

Lunch and Lecture #2  “Women in Western Music"                                                                                                 Back to Top
Number: 122                  
Event Day and Date: Wednesday, March 4
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Host: Jean Prokopow and Amy Samoylenco-Russian
Location: Bentley Village, 850 Retreat Drive, Naples
Phone: 781-460-7980 (Jean)
Number of Guests:  2
MOB: $40
Description:
Join Jean and Amy for lunch, followed by a presentation by Rachel Cox, lecturer and violinist of the Bonita Springs Art Center.  Her topic is, “Women in Western Music.” Pianist, Karen Davis, will also perform.  This event is one part of a series of lectures offered by the Centers for the Arts in Bonita Springs. Join Jean and Amy for what is sure to be a lovely lunch and enlightening presentation on a topic not widely known. Lunch will include Naples local greens with grilled chicken, local heirloom tomatoes, asparagus, steamed farro followed by orange pot de creme for dessert.

 

Wine Tasting with George Wright                                                                                                                                  Back to Top
Number: 123                  
Event Day and Date: Saturday, March 14
Time:  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hosts:  George and Christina Wright
Location: 121 Gabriel Circle #5, Naples, 34104 (Sapphire Lakes)
Phone: 239-331-3099    
Number of Guests:  12
MOB: $30
Description:
Pop, pop, pop!  Those are just some of the sounds you will hear as George pops open the 10 or more wines you will be tasting during this hosted event.  George worked at a wine shop in Westchester County, NY for over 20 years and gained much wine knowledge in the process.  Now he enjoys sharing both his knowledge and his wine collection with others. During the evening George will be pouring and discussing domestic and imported wines, including some old vintages. The identity of the wines will be unveiled after guests do a blind tasting and participate in a discussion about each wine. Guests may be surprised when the wines’ identities are revealed.  Come prepared to learn, enjoy some wonderful wines, and munch on the delicious finger-foods prepared by Christina.  You are guaranteed a delightful evening, filled with fun and friendship.

 

High Tea                                                                                                                                                                                Back to Top
Number: 124                  
Event Day and Date:  Saturday, March 28
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hosts:  Suzanne Herman and Marion Reigle
Location: 319 Melrose Place, Naples (Berkshire community)
Phone: 239-316-7204    
Number of Guests:  10
MOB: $25
Description:
In the tradition of Downton Abbey, an English tea is a perfect way to spend a spring afternoon.  Scones with clotted cream and tasty jam, elegant finger sandwiches and assorted biscuits (cookies) are on the menu, along with a tempting assortment of brewed teas.  Ladies and gentlemen are invited to attend this lovely event!

APRIL

Summer Picnic and Singalong                                                                                                                                        Back to Top
Number: 126                  
Event Day and Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 5:30 pm
Hosts: Anne Roberts, Susan Musick, Rose Lemery
Location: At the Roberts’ home, 27582 Riverbank Drive, Bonita Springs
        (Bonita Bay Community)     
Phone: 239-498-6366 (Anne)    
Number of Guests:  24
MOB: $50
Description:
Picture yourself enjoying a leisurely picnic on the lawn at the Roberts’ home in Bonita Bay.  Traditional picnic foods will be offered along with wine, beer and soft drinks.  Following the picnic, join in an old-fashioned singalong, led by the hosts.  Guaranteed to be a relaxing and enjoyable evening!

 

Private Boat Tour # 2                                                                                                                                                        Back to Top
Number: 128                  
Event Day and Date: TBD by winning bidder and hosts, February-May, 2020
Time: TBD (cruise length will be 3-5 hours, depending if there is a stop for lunch.) There are no facilities on board.
Host: Mead and Kathi Sommers
Location: Freedom Boat Club, 5044 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
Phone: 508-737-0448 (Mead)    
Number of Guests:  6 (not including the captain and first mate)
MOB: $300
Description: 
How would you like to host a boat party for your family and friends and not have to own a boat?  Mead and Kathi are offering you this opportunity!  You can entertain while cruising the estuaries of SW Florida from Goodland to Fort Myers on the date of your choice for a maximum of 6 people.  Captain Mead and first mate, Kathi, will provide the cruising and docking expertise.  All you have to do is relax and enjoy the ride.  Picture seeing dolphins, birds, fish and other sights along the way, plus having an opportunity to enjoy one of Florida’s treasures, our beautiful waterways.

 

Private Boat Tour #1                                                                                                                                                         Back to Top
Number: 129                  
Event Day and Date: TBD by winning bidder and hosts, February-May, 2020
Time: TBD (cruise length will be 3-5 hours, depending if there is a stop for lunch.) There are no facilities on board.
Host: Mead and Kathi Sommers
Location: Freedom Boat Club, 5044 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
Phone: 508-737-0448 (Mead)    
Number of Guests:  6 (not including the captain and first mate)
MOB: $300
Description: 
How would you like to host a boat party for your family and friends and not have to own a boat?  Mead and Kathi are offering you this opportunity.  You can entertain while cruising the estuaries of SW Florida from Goodland to Fort Myers on the date of your choice for a maximum of 6 people.  Captain Mead and first mate, Kathi, will provide the cruising and docking expertise.  All you have to do is relax and enjoy the ride.  Picture seeing dolphins, birds, fish and other sights along the way, plus having an opportunity to enjoy one of Florida’s treasures, our beautiful waterways.


El Cuatro de Abril:  A Spanish Fiesta                                                                                                                           Back to Top
Number: 130                      
Event Day and Date:  Saturday, April 4
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hosts. Kristin Muschett and Ellen Prokopow
Location: UUCGN Pavilion
Phone: 860-227-4755 (Kristin)    
Number of Guests:  50
MOB: $60
Description:
Come enjoy an evening of Spanish music and food on the lovely UUCGN Pavilion!  Hosts Kristin and Ellen will provide a DJ playing Latino/salsa music, a salsa/flamenco demonstration and dinner prepared on site by local chef, Ken Gluckman and Paella-Party.com.  Non-alcoholic drinks will be provided by the hosts.  Guests may also enjoy sangria and margaritas for a nominal cost of $5 each.  This promises to be another memorable evening at UUCGN.  Come and be prepared to have FUN and even learn some new dance steps to the lively salsa music!

 

Caribbean BBQ Dinner                                                                                                                                                      Back to Top
Number: 132                  
Event Day and Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hosts: Bobbi Berglund and John Forsyth
Location: Calypso Club, Wiggins Bay Preserve, 465 Tower Drive, Naples, 34110 (Cove Towers)
Phone: 815-440-2098 (Bobbi) 937-478-1964 (John)    
Number of Guests:  14
MOB: $40
Description:
Come and enjoy the taste of the Caribbean. Begin with a pina colada and continue with Jamaican beer, wine, rum punch or soft drinks of your choice. Then enjoy an assortment of appetizers reflecting the cuisine of the various Caribbean islands. Meanwhile, John will prepare a dinner on the grill consisting of shrimp skewers, chicken, fish, and possibly pork. A selection of side dishes and an intriguing dessert will complete the meal. Come hungry, leave happy!

Tour of Palm Cottage

Number: 131                  

Event Day and Date:  Saturday, April 18

Time: Tour 12:00 PM -1:00 PM, Lunch 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Host: Eleanor Richardson

Location: Palm Cottage, 137 12th Ave. S., Naples, 34102        Eleanor’s Home: 462 Broad Ave. S., Naples, 34102

Phone: 207-691-4475    

Number of Guests:  10

MOB: $30

Description:

Meet Eleanor at noon for a private tour of Naples’ historic Palm Cottage.  Eleanor is a docent there and will provide you with the fascinating story of Palm Cottage and Naples history.  Following the tour, you are invited to Eleanor’s home (just minutes away) for a light lunch and time to reflect on and discuss your experiences.  You may even want to take in some shopping on 3rd St. while you are in the area!

 

MAY

Boat Ride through Inland Waterways                                                                                                            Back to Top

Number: 134                                                

Event Day and Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM

Host: Joan and Bob Pulfrey

Location: 28373 Sombrero Drive, Bonita Springs (Spanish Wells)

Meet at the Pulfrey home, then proceed by car to the boat dock 2 miles west on Bonita Beach Road to the “Bay Water” boat dock on Hickory Island.

Phone: 410-705-1982

Number of Guests:  8

MOB: $40

Description:

Join us for a mid-day boat ride, with a light lunch included, through the inland waterways, from Bonita Beach, to EsteroBay, New Pass and Lovers Key. You’ll see interesting water and plant life (mangroves galore) and have an opportunity to bird watch, so bring those binoculars! A light lunch will be served on the boat. Approximate time on the water is 2-2.5 hours. The boat is a 30-foot pontoon. Since the water waves cause some movement of the floating dock and boat dock, for safety reasons guests must be fully capable of secure, unassisted boarding. Closed shoes with rubber soles are required, no wheelchairs, walkers or canes can be accommodated. Guests should bring a bottle of water, hat and sunscreen.

Dinner and Conversation with the Minister                                                                                                             Back to Top
Number: 125                  
Event Day and Date: Saturday, May 23
Time: 6:30 PM

Hosts: The Reverend Tony and Ann Fisher
Location: 12690 Fox Ridge Drive, Bonita Springs, 34135 (Hunters Ridge)
Phone: 781-771-8068 (Ann’s cell)    
Number of Guests:  8
MOB: $45
Description:
Join Tony and Ann Fisher for an evening of lovely food and lively conversation! The menu will offer something for omnivores, pescatores, vegans and those who avoid lactose or gluten.  If you haven’t yet attended one of these annual events, you must try to win this offering. It is always a delightful evening with Tony’s wit and wisdom combined with Ann’s incredible culinary skills.  An evening to remember!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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