Upcoming Events at USR

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This Month at the Cottage Place Gallery
This month, the Cottage Place Gallery is pleased to present:
Work by Christa M. Leonard  March 19 – April 16, 2017
Gallery hours are by appointment only. Please call the USR office at 201-444-6225.

First Wednesday Brown-bag Luncheon – April 5
Please join us for the next First Wednesday Brown-bag Luncheon on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 to be hosted by Kris Henrickson at 1 PM at her home. She will provide dessert and beverages. Please R.S.V.P. to let her know that you are coming and to let her give you directions if needed.  All are welcome!

UULMNJ April Plenary – April 8, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The “General Assembly” for UULMNJ and supporters from across New Jersey present
Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Charles Boyer, African Methodist Episcopal minister,
inspirational speaker, and NJ legislative activist.
Theme for the day: “All that UULMNJ CAN do to push for justice and stand against the inequities of Trump and Congress’ plan for America.”
Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood NJ.
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One Book USR – April 12
The next meeting is on April 12th at 7:30 PM in Reeb House. We will be discussing “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” by Anthony Marra. This novel was a New York Times notable book of the year. It takes place during the Chechen wars between 1994 and 2004. All are welcome!

Society Cafe Concert – April 15
Society Cafe Concert Series presents The Tononi Trio on Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Anderson Hall. The Tononi Trio is comprised of three of the metropolitan area’s finest artists: violinist, Laura Hamilton, principal assistant concert master of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra;  cellist, Lanny Paykin, a member of the Westchester Philharmonic and American Composers’ Orchestra;  and pianist, Elizabeth Martyn, who has appeared as collaborative pianist with many area musicians. Doors open at 7:00 PM and wine and dessert are offered. $20 admission when you pay in advance via PayPal at www.societycafeconcertseries.com, or by calling 201-444-6225. Admission is $25 at the door the night of the event. Click here for more information.
Next concert: Annual Two-Piano Festival, Sunday, May 21st at 3:00 PM.

Film and Discussion: FROM THIS DAY FORWARD

April 21st, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Society, Fellowship Room
From This Day Forward is a moving portrayal of an American family coping with one
of the most intimate of transformations. When director Sharon Shattuck’s father
came out as transgender and changed her name to Trisha, Sharon was in the awkward
throes of middle school. Her father’s transition to female was difficult for her
straight-identified mother, Marcia, to accept, but her parents stayed together. As the
Shattucks reunite to plan Sharon’s wedding, she seeks a deeper understanding of how
her parents’ marriage survived the radical changes that threatened to tear them
apart. Click here for more information.

New Jersey March for Science – April 22
Don’t miss the March for Science on April 22nd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trenton War Memorial in Trenton, NJ. Click here to read the flyer or click here to view the official website which explains why we are marching, where to meet and what to expect.  The New Jersey March for Science is a satellite march of the March for Science being held in Washington D.C. on the same day.  If you are interested in carpools, come to the Social Responsibilities table to sign up.  We are not aware of buses going to D.C. from N.J., but will let you know if this changes.

Newcomer’s Brunch – April 23
Please join us for a Newcomer’s Brunch on Sunday, April 23rd, at 11:30 AM in the Reeb Conference room. This brunch is for those visitors who would like to connect with other visitors and meet key personnel of The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood. Please email Ann Pareti at usr.membership1@gmail.com if you would like to attend.

Climate Rally Bergen and Beyond – April 29
Join us on April 29th for a Climate Rally at the Bergen County Courthouse, 10 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ. Rally starts at 10 a.m. and finishes by 11:30 a.m.
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SAVE THE DATE: NJAAF Bowl –A –Thon – April 29
It’s that time of the year! Shine your shoes and dust those cobwebs off your bowling ball, it’s time to bowl for abortion access! The NJAAF Bowl-A-Thon is here. On April 29, 2017 reproductive justice warriors will be showing off their skills and fundraising prowess to make sure there is equal access to abortion, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, age, class, immigration status and ability. How can you help? Make a team, join a team, or make a donation – every contribution is appreciated.
When: April 29 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: Bowler City, Hackensack, NJ
Why: Because without access, can people truly have a choice?
How: For information, contact Carol Loscalzo with questions on how to join a team or make a donation.

“Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race” – May 11 
7:00 – 9:00pm, Unitarian Society, Anderson Hall
A Presentation by Racial Justice Educator and author, Debby Irving
Using historical and media images, Debby examines how she used her
white-skewed belief system to interpret the world around her. Socialized on
a narrow worldview, Debby explores how she spent decades silently reaffirming harmful, archaic racial patterns instead of questioning the racial disparities and tensions she could see and feel.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Light refreshments will be served.
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