Toby Walker at Grounds & Sounds - Friday, July 12, 8:00 p.m.

LittleTobyWalkerInternationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has toured the US, the United Kingdom, and Europe, hailed as an award winning, roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso and songwriter. Blending the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, old-time jazz and rock, Walker has his own sound and has received numerous awards such as 1st place in the International Blues Challenge Award in Memphis, and the NY Music Award for best instrumental CD. Walker has also been inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame.

Toby’s passion for blues, rags, folk, and other traditional American music drove him to leave an apartment crammed full of recordings, books and instruments for the Mississippi Delta, Virginia and the Carolinas where he tracked down some of the more obscure - but immensely talented - music makers of an earlier era.

"If he doesn't get them with his phenomenal guitar playing or catchy songs, he gets them with his wonderful stories. True entertainers have an engaging spirit that puts a smile on your face. Arlo Guthrie has it. David Bromberg has it. And so does Toby." - John Platt - WFUV

To hear Toby's amazing blues guitar, click here. Click here for tickets - only $15

THIS SATURDAY! UUFSB Craft Fair - July 13, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

craft fairIf you value fine workmanship, don’t miss a great opportunity to add a meaningful treasure to your life, find the perfect wedding gift, or do a little early holiday shopping. The fair is this Saturday, July 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will feature handmade soaps, bracelets, baskets, fiber art, and more by recruited local artists and craftspeople. Weather-permitting, the fair will be held outdoors on the UUFSB grounds. In addition to the wonderful crafts, there will be light food, snacks and desserts and a special “everything must go” sale of vintage jewelry.

This event is a fundraiser for UUFSB, so bring your friends and spread the news. For more information, contact Carole Coogan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The fair is open to all and there is no admission fee.

New Semester for Essentrics Stretch Has Begun 

essentrics 75x75If you were thinking now is the time to move off the couch, Essentrics Stretch is for YOU. Fellowship member Kay Aparo, a certified Essentrics instructor, has started the spring/summer 12-week semester. First class is FREE for new students...you have NOTHING to lose and EVERYTHING to gain. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Thursday evening. Tuition is $144 for the twelve lessons if you pay in advance or $15 per lesson if you want to pay per class. Contact Kay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or click here to read about the program, view the class schedule, and watch a short video.

woodstock smallerWoodstock Revival at Grounds and Sounds - August 9, 2019

Grounds and Sounds Café is planning a very special 50th Anniversary Woodstock show, with Christine Sweeney, Toby Tobias, Rich Lanahan, and The Claudia Jacobs Band doing their favorite songs from the greatest music festival ever! Relive the moment! Sing the songs! Peace, Love, and Harmony! More details to come. Save that date!!

 

 

voices-of-liberal-faith-video-screenshotThis video was created by the Unitarian Universalist Association to give people an introduction to Unitarian Universalism.

If you are interested in Unitarian Universalism, we hope you’ll visit us to learn more. If attending our services doesn’t fit your life, you might want to investigate the Church of the Larger Fellowship, a virtual congregation of Unitarian Universalists, with more than 3,500 members around the U.S. They hold online services on Sundays at 8 p.m., and on Mondays at 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. 

You can find them at clfuu.org.

Further Reading

A Precarious Path: The Bold Experiment of the Fellowship Movement

Unitarian Universalist Origins: Our Historic Faith (Mark W. Harris)

UU History in 8 Minutes

History of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook

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March 30 - 7:30 p.m.

Maureen and BethanyThere’s a lot to do in this world, and we need each other to do it! Join us for an evening of musical inspiration with Songs of Hope and Empowerment (SHE) with Maureen Shaiman, Bethany Riddle and friends. This event will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook. This will be a night of Broadway, folk, pop, and country songs with the common thread of inspiration and hope, and featuring songs written by women.

Pay-What-You-Wish-Tickets: For this concert, we will accept Pay-what-you-wish donations to benefit the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook (UUFSB). The suggested donation is $15, but we invite you to contribute the amount that fits into your budget and we will accept any donation over $1. Paypal will give you the option to include a note. Please specify how many tickets you want at that level if you are purchasing more than one ticket.

If you can give $25 or more per ticket, you'll be entitled to special treats. See below.

To purchase multiple tickets at one of the levels below, click one of the buttons and then the appropriate amount. Paypal will give you the option to include a note. Please specify how many tickets you want at that level.

uu chalice cookieDonations of $25 or more will receive a UU chalice-decorated cookie prepared by Bethany.

 

unicorn cupcakeDonations of $50 or more will receive the cookie and a unicorn cupcake prepared by Bethany.

Donations of $75 or more will receive the cookie, the cupcake, and a decorated chair at the concert.

Donations of $100 or more will receive the cookie, the cupcake, a decorated chair, and the ability to make a song request (must be received by March 1, 2019). Note: Maureen and Bethany have veto power.

To get your ticket(s), click on one of the Paypal links above and make your donation. Please multiply your donation by the number of tickets you want and specify the number of tickets in the message portion of the paypal screen. You will not receive a physical ticket, but your name will be placed on the 'ticket holders' list and held at the front door for you. Please print out a copy of your receipt.

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Thank you! We can't wait to see you March 30!"

Maureen and Bethany 2Pay-What-You-Wish-Tickets: For this concert, we will accept Pay-what-you-wish donations to benefit the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook (UUFSB). The suggested donation is $15, but we invite you to contribute the amount that fits into your budget and we will accept any donation over $1. Paypal will give you the option to include a note. Please specify how many tickets you want at that level if you are purchasing more than one ticket.

If you can give $25 or more per ticket, you'll be entitled to special treats. See below.

To purchase multiple tickets at one of the levels below, click one of the buttons and then the appropriate amount. Paypal will give you the option to include a note. Please specify how many tickets you want at that level.

uu chalice cookieDonations of $25 or more will receive a UU chalice-decorated cookie prepared by Bethany.

 

unicorn cupcakeDonations of $50 or more will receive the cookie and a unicorn cupcake prepared by Bethany.

Donations of $75 or more will receive the cookie, the cupcake, and a decorated chair at the concert.

Donations of $100 or more will receive the cookie, the cupcake, a decorated chair, and the ability to make a song request (must be received by March 1, 2019). Note: Maureen and Bethany have veto power.

To get your ticket(s), click on one of the Paypal links above and make your donation. Please multiply your donation by the number of tickets you want and specify the number of tickets in the message portion of the paypal screen. You will not receive a physical ticket, but your name will be placed on the 'ticket holders' list and held at the front door for you. Please print out a copy of your receipt.

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Just a little more than a week to go, EarthKeepers! Here are the logistics for the march:

  1. To obtain the group rate [$15.25] tickets must be paid for by Sun., September 14th; if you want assistance paying for the trip, contact us prior to 9/14.
  2. Our train leaves the LIRR Ronkonkoma Station at 8:40 a.m. on Sept. 21st. Ours is the 'head' [most westerly] car of the train, and usually, NYC trains leave on Platform 'A' [north, or ticket-office side of the station]. We will have some coffee & breakfast nosh, so arrive early enough.
  3. We have 1 boarding pass for the outgoing trip. Our individual return tickets and Metro cards will be distributed on the train. [Yay! We can return whenever we want!]
  4. At Penn Station, we will go upstairs to the LIRR waiting area. There are clean men's & women's rooms; we will have a bathroom break and reassemble in front of the waiting area prior to continuing to the subway.
  5. We take the #1 subway train [B'way Local] north to Columbus Circle. Do NOT board until everyone is through the turnstiles and on the platform. This may mean letting a train come and go before we board [I know that is hard!], but we want to stay together, at least until the March begins, no?
  6. At Columbus Circle, we will go up to the street and walk the 1-2 blocks south to 58th St., then west to meet the 'faith contingent' between 8th & 9th Av., where we will have a Spiritual Aligning before we join the March.

Questions? Call the office at 631-751-0297 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

EarthKeepers: Andy Collver, Deborah Gale, Larry Mazza, Rosie Weisner, Dave Tarbell, John Casper, Judith Dreyer, Alexis Grasso, or Deb Little.

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