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Holiday Potluck - Bethesda Lutheran Church

A time to gather together for the holidays with friends we have made throughout the group. To enjoy some warm food, hot cocoa, holiday desserts, and each others company.

Where: Bethesda Lutheran Church, on Royal, near Beltline, in Eugene.

When: December 20th from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.

What: A fun filled get together, including a potluck dinner, holiday cookies and desserts, board games, and possibly some talk about trips and gear.

Who: All members of Willamette Valley Outdoors are welcome.

Please bring a potluck meal to share, possibly a side dish, and some kind of holiday dessert.  Coffee will be provided, but bring your own drinks. 

A small donation is requested, but not required. The donation will be used to help cover the cost of the community hall, fees for the group, and possibly get a few snow parking permits for the winter trips ahead.

I will be setting up and cleaning up for the event. Anyone that would like to help, it would be appreciated. It won't take much. Mostly set up some tables and chairs, and make a large batch of coffee.

Absolutely no alcohol allowed.

Children are welcome.

Contact: Matt Howell - (541)[masked]

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  • Matthew H.

    A lot of fun, and a lot of great food. Will do these more often.

    December 22, 2013

  • ying

    Sorry we won't be able to join you after all because I have to be at my work place's gathering exact same time. Wishing everyone a happy time together.

    1 · December 20, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      Sorry you couldn't make it. Hope you enjoyed your evening as well.

      December 21, 2013

  • DW

    Working tonight :( Have fun! Hope to make another hike soon!

    1 · December 20, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      Sorry you couldn't make it. See you on the trails soon.

      December 21, 2013

  • l3db3tt3r

    I'm going to attempt to make this, but I still have a lot of packing and prep to get done for this weekends adventure.

    1 · December 20, 2013

  • Jack

    Any kind person can give me a ride? I live near UO campus as an international student. Thanks.

    December 19, 2013

    • Jack

      Please

      December 19, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      Does anyone that is going live near campus? If you do, would you mind picking up Jack, so he can go?

      1 · December 20, 2013

  • Matthew H.

    It looks like we will have a chicken and potatoes stew, sesame chicken, various salads, cookies, candy, rum balls, pumpkin pie, and several other desserts. Also, Dan will be bringing some soda, and I will be setting up the coffee maker when I get there.

    December 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How did I wind up on the not attending list?

    December 19, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      Depends on what you clicked on when you did your RSVP.

      December 19, 2013

  • Dan

    Should I bring a desert or maybe a case of sodas? Fill me in here.

    1 · December 19, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      Deserts make me thirsty, so bring the case of soda.

      December 19, 2013

    • Dan

      Done.

      1 · December 19, 2013

  • ying

    My husband and I are coming. We will bring a Quinoa salad dish, and if our oven works a sweat yam dish too.

    1 · December 19, 2013

  • Jessica B.

    I just joined in November... Haven't been able to go out with you all yet, but it will be nice to meet!

    1 · December 19, 2013

  • Matthew H.

    From the RSVP answers it looks like we will have a good combination of people bringing main dishes, salads, and desserts. I'm really looking forward to it, and seeing everyone before the holidays.

    December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am bringing dessert ;-)

    1 · December 17, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      I'm looking forward to seeing you and Steven. What games are you two bringing?

      December 17, 2013

  • BW

    I will bring a desert.

    1 · December 14, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      It will be great to see you before the holidays, BW.

      December 15, 2013

  • Matthew H.

    If you have friends that are curious of the type of trips we do, and would like to meet others first, feel free to bring them. Not often enough, does the group get to simply sit down and enjoy some great food together, and enjoy each others company. Please, help spread the word if you could.

    December 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll probably bring my Sesame Chicken and some vegi sushi. Have to see how it goes. And board games!?! Yeah, I have a few of those.

    1 · December 5, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      Sounds great! Stone Age is a great game to play. Or any other you are willing to bring and teach people to play. Should be fun.

      December 5, 2013

  • Matthew H.

    For those that were wondering, the event is being put on by Willamette Valley Outdoors, not the church. I am renting the community hall at the church for the event. It is a large hall, with a kitchen and gathering area that includes a fireplace. I am hoping to use the hall more often for get togethers for the group.

    December 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey, could you use donations from folks to help cover the rental fee for the hall?

      1 · December 5, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      I could. It's a rather affordable place, but any donation would be appreciated, and any money left over could be used for parking passes, snow park permits, hiking guide maps, or other items to help the group. Not looking to make money.

      December 5, 2013

  • Matthew H.

    I hope to see more people there. Great way to meet others and enjoy some delicious food.

    1 · November 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    this sounds great, have to make it a maybe for now let you know more when our schedules come out for that week :)

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Matthew H.

    This event will be a great opportunity for new members to meet the leaders and other members. Also a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy socializing and enjoying great food together. I have talked with the other leaders about possibly demonstrating varies things, such as packing for a backpacking trip, going over the ten essentials, packing lighter, and more. Hoping for a great turn out.

    November 21, 2013

  • Kathy

    YES! That sounds FANTASTIC!! Guess I'll have to make some candy. Oh darn! :-)

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Matthew H.

    I will make a slow cooked pork stew and have some holiday cookies and brownies available. Happy Holidays!

    November 19, 2013

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