This spring on April 21, 2018, from 5-9 p.m., members and friends of Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church are all invited to make merry and dine with the divine! This is an event for all ages; come and witness the godly magic of Heritage Church transforming into Mt. Olympus and don the dress of a mythological god, goddess, mythological character, or mythological creature! Come dressed or you are invited to be dressed by our Muses. There will be a dressing area where attire will be provided and draped on you. Live harp music will grace the hall for the beginning hour of the event followed by a lively Greek classic playlist. Greek fare will be on showcase and your master resident culinary expert, Garry Wilson, is excitedly planning wonders to please your palate! Crafts will be available for children of all ages featuring: labyrinths, Medusas, Grecian urns, and ivy wreaths! It will be an entertaining night as the sanctuary first becomes the Acropolis where theatrical festivities will take place. A pop-up show of Pyramus and Thisbe, poetry, and storytelling! Oracles will be on hand to offer you personal divinations as well! When the entertainment portion is ended, the Acropolis will then transform into The Panathenaic Stadium creating a center arena for games. Athletic participants will be called upon to battle in an assortment of mythological inspired games.
After the games have concluded, our master of ceremonies, Thane Thompson, will begin the live auction. Here you will be offered some favorite traditional items to bid on as well as new and exciting prize opportunities! In addition to the live portion, there will be clipboards hanging throughout the space with other items to bid on. This year we would like to focus on only certain items to be offered (see list below). For other items, such as jewelry, household items, and furniture, please do keep them in mind to donate, but not at this event. A separate event held in conjunction with the local online auction company Everything But The House (www.ebth.com) will occur after this party, where we will all pool our items together to offer to an audience of more than 1 million monthly shoppers. For the Gala, we are asking for the following:
- Gift certificates in the amount of $50 and up.
- Wine bottles in the amount of $15 and up.
- Experiences! Think hosted parties and dinners or themed events (teach a hobby or skill) Tours, treks, adventures, tickets to events or games, vacation getaways! Partner with a friend or two to host something together!
- Food items! Have items ready or offer to bake or cook at a future time.
- Baskets! Create, on your own or with others, a themed basket. Teams and committees of HUUC could create something together too!
- Personal Services! Do you have a skill or service that you can offer to do or teach?
So, friends, now is the time to prepare! Where do you fit in this scene? Put Saturday, April 21, 2018, on your calendar! Win favor from the gods and plan on attending and invite some friends – tickets are on sale now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gala-of-benevolent-deities-tickets-42177446879 and items and experiences can be donated now at: http://www.togetherauction.com/huuc.
For any questions, if you have additional ideas, or to offer assistance where you so feel impassioned to do so, please email Hermes, Messenger of the gods at: email@example.com Or if you would like to speak to someone in person, you can contact mortal and honorary Maenad Jaime Castle at church or at 513-258-4972.