Past Meetup

Christmas evening dinner party at Dennis's place

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A bunch of you are coming on our Christmas morning hike. But then what? Go home and take a nap? Sit at home alone? Go to a movie?

Here's another idea. Join me for a Christmas party dinner at my home. Since the weather may not be that great for being outside on the patio that evening, I'll start off with a maximum of 20, and see how that goes.

There is no requirement for you to bring anything to eat, but if you choose to, please indicate what that will be in the comments section of this meet up.

That will help us avoid having one turkey and 18 bûche de Noëls.

A traditional bûche de Noël, made with a genoise and chocolate buttercream, and garnished with powdered sugar, raspberries, and spruce sprigs.

Bûche de Noël - Génoise cake, chocolate buttercream with meringue mushrooms, topped with powdered sugar, evergreen branches accent.

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I'll bake a turkey.

I already know we'll have in attendance one Buddhist, one Hindu, two Muslims and a few Christians too!

Whatever theology you believe and no matter if you hiked in the morning with us or not, all are welcome as we share together a very Merry Christmas.

Questions? Feel free to call me at[masked]


PS: For those who may benefit from a tutorial of the origins of Christmas, Mary P. was kind enough to provide this video for your viewing pleasure: (

Mary P. will be available to further explain this.

Parking is available in the parking structure across Lombardy Street from One Monument Avenue apartments and behind the First English Lutheran Church.

The address of the church is 1603 Monument Ave, Richmond, VA 23220.

Below is a view looking north. Notice Stuart Circle in the background and One Monument Avenue Apartment to the right.