Social Activities

Opportunities to spend time with fellow Unitarian Universalists (UUs) is important to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples (UUCGN) community.  Committees sponsor events throughout the year to bring members, their families and guests, and visitors together.  Some events are one-time get-togethers, some are recurring on a regular schedule. Below are some of the established regular social activities you can find on the UUCGN event calendar.

 

There are several ways to obtain more information on these groups/activities:

 

  • Refer to the "What's Happening" section to view the calendar, Weekly Highlights, and monthly newsletter (Naples UU News) for information on upcoming events.

  • If you prefer, you  can email office@uunaples.org or call (239) 455-6553 for more information. Please specify which group you would like information about. Your email will either be addressed in the office or forwarded to the relevant group organizer.

Groups and Activities
 
Weekly 
  • Aging Wisely Exercise Program – Aging Wisely has started an armchair exercise program that will meet every Thursday at 11 am, led by an experienced activities program director for various senior living residences in Southwest Florida.  This is age appropriate for anyone and all are welcome.  The exercise area will be chosen according to weather conditions.

Semi-Monthly/Monthly
  • Tech4Good is a nonprofit organization that meets the first Tuesday of each month, from 6 to 8 pm at UUCGN. We invite all local nonprofit organizations to network, learn, test and explore new technologies, exchange ideas, and best practices.  To learn more or to register, visit www.tech4goodswfl.org.  Pizza and salad are available for a free-will donation.

  • First Friday is a monthly evening get-together at a UUCGN member’s home.  BYOB and provide finger food to share.  Occasionally this is offered on the UUCGN pavilion on first Saturdays instead during winter months.  Check the online calendar to see if the event is being held at the congregation.

  • ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) is a breakfast group that meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 8 am at Skillets Restaurant at 5461 Airport-Pulling Rd, Naples, FL 34109 (back strip of Bed, Bath & Beyond Plaza at northwest corner of Pine Ridge Road & Airport Pulling Road).  No reservations required.

  • Aging Wisely meets on the second Thursday of the month, from 7 to 8:30 pm.  Aging Wisely is a gathering for women that focuses on various aspects related to the aging process. All women are welcome regardless of your chronological age. You do not need to commit to coming every month.  We begin with a check-in and brief reading, then break into small groups for discussion.

  • DAWN (Dining Around the World in Naples) is the second Friday of the month from May thru October.  A different ethnic restaurant is chosen each month.  Check the Weekly Highlights in the "off-season" months to see details.

  • Circle Dinners occur on the third Friday of each month at members’ homes.  The host provides the main dish and each guest brings another course of the meal.  The deadline to sign up to participate is the Sunday before the third Friday.  Come, join our UU Circle Dinner Group.  Circle Dinners are a way for you to get to know other members and friends in our Naples UU world, in a more intimate way.  We try to meet in small groups so that there is an opportunity to talk with each other throughout the evening.  We share dinner in each other’s homes; the host prepares an entrée, and lets their guests know what to bring to compliment the entrée.  We try to keep our dinners small in number with 6, 8, or 10 guests per house, so that there is plenty of time to get to know each other. We have anywhere from 2 to 6 dinners each 3rd Friday of the month. 

    • There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer for circle dinners.  You can also call Marjorie or Sal Corrallo 239.269.8802.   Note:  If you are already on our circle dinner email list, you do not need to sign up on the signup sheet in the foyer.

  • Film Fans meet on the third Monday of each month at a local cinema and go out for a meal afterwards.  Check the weekly highlights to see details.​  Please call Robin Schrage, 239.261.9427 to reserve a space for dinner by the second Sunday.

  • UU Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month October through April, in Thomas Hall at 2 pm to discuss literary works that have been agreed upon by its participants.

  • Art in the Garden — The class is held last Saturday of each month.  It is limited to 10 UUCGN attendees and is $20 per session.  Signup sheet are available in the foyer.

  • Odyssey is an occasional program that features a UUGCN member’s life journey.   Check the Weekly Highlights for the schedule.   The social hour starts at 6:30 pm and the presentation begins at 7 pm in Thomas Hall.

Not everyone has family in the area, so for those who don't travel and would like to share a holiday, UUCGN celebrated Thanksgiving with a banquet for over 50 people.  Check out the gallery below for a look at our festivities!

Home-Hosted Events

The 2019 Silent Auction fundraiser was a great success, raising thousands of dollars for UUCGN.  If you weren’t able to bid during January’s silent auction, make a note to check back here in January 2020 for next season's silent bid items.

The full calendar of all events in the 2019 Member-Hosted Events, complete with details, can be found here.

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