This is a Fundraiser for Animal Shelters: Bring a $5. bill for the jar.
Julia’s annual party is so unique, and the pot-luck spread is the best ever! Enjoy cozy conversations by the fire-pits, and the friendly people you will meet. This party is with several other Meetups and groups, not only for our group. Bring your favorite holiday CDs too.
POT-LUCK: Julia asks - Please bring a "quality" potluck dish and BYOB. "quality" means NO packaged cookies, chips, and junk food. No veggie trays, they always get left over. If you are not a cook, try the deli in grocery stores. Trader Joe and CostCo have good desserts & take-home meals. Crockpot plug-ins and BBQ grills will be available. Kudos to those who bring a main dish. If you are "potluck challenged" - You can email Julia at [masked] and she might tell you other essentials that are needed such as firewood, paper plates.
DRESS WARMLY: Assuming no rain, the party will be held outdoors in the backyard! There will be several fire-pits for warmth, and a propane heater. Be prepared! Dress in layers, as the temps will drop later in the night. Yes, gloves, scarves, hats, down jacket!
DRINKS: This is a BYOB, even water. Beer and wine is OK, but we expect folks to drink responsibly, and not drive home if they are impaired. You can crash at the house if you feel unable to drive.
$5 COVER CHARGE: (unemployed need not pay) is donated to local no-kill (501(c)(3) animal shelters, who rely on public donations. So, please be your usual honorable self and bring a $5 bill for the collection jar at the entrance.