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0: Opening Drum Circle

Su 6:30-7pm
Join your fellow drummers of all skill levels as we organize the sound by which 1,000 people will make their way to Ingathering. John Amein has been a percussionist for 40 years and though SUUSI...

101: Channel Your Child's Yetzer H.

M 10am-Noon
We'll explore the Jewish concept of Yetzer Hara, loosely translated as evil impulse. The resonance for UU parents is the necessity of the yetzer hara and why it should be channeled rather than snu...

102: Good Enough Parents and Kids

W 10am-Noon
With all the enrichment opportunities and parenting strategies available today, do you sometimes feel you and your child just aren't keeping up? We'll reflect upon readings which can help parents ...

103: Enneagram: For Beginners

MTThF 10am-Noon
The Enneagram is a personal/spiritual tool that is used to discover habits of thought, feeling and reactions to life. The nine types provide insight into our motivations. This helps us understand...

104: Spiritual Path to Generosity

TTh 10am-Noon
Interactive activities will encourage exploration of the connections of daily spiritual practices to generosity. Spiritual practice and living in a state of gratitude will deepen your covenant with...

110: Music & Social Change

MTWThF 10am-Noon
A four day walk in the footsteps of some of America's great folksinger/poets. From Woody to Ani, a singing exploration of their legacy of personal activism. How their songs work, why they last, and...

111: Constructive Song Critiques

MT 10am-Noon
Sharing a new song with fellow songwriters and getting useful feedback is a powerful tool for any writer at any level. We will lead a group in a helpful, useful critique session using proven method...

113: Singing Sea Shanties

MT 10am-Noon
This is a singing workshop lead by members of the St. Pete Shanties. The music will be shanties, fo'c'le songs, and dock worker songs from the "Age of Sail." Sing with gusto and lead a song if so i...

114: Steel Steal: Steel Drums Rad

MTW 11-11:45am
Hear, touch, experience steel drums. Play a tune within 60 seconds! Humor, history and information to be furnished. Leader's steel experience and travels Atlanta to Trinidad, 1980s to 2000s. Sol...

115: Exploring the Blues

TTh 10am-Noon
In this workshop we will trace the history of the blues, listen to the music of blues legends like Robert Johnson, B.B. King and Muddy Waters, examine the impact of blues music on rock & roll, and ...

120: Empower Your Voice

MTWTh 10am-Noon
From 'Hello,' your voice is your aural ambassador, carrying your thoughts, emotions and intentions. In this highly interactive workshop, you'll learn to "put your best voice forward!" through focus...

121: Morning Yoga

MTWTh 10am-Noon
Improve your body, mind, spirit connection with YOGA! Class will include meditation, breathwork, Iyengar and Astanga (Flow) Yoga, and restorative poses. Although beginner to intermediate poses will...

122: Slacklining - A Fine Balance I

MWF 10am-Noon
Slacklining is a practice in balance that uses nylon webbing between two anchor points. In this intro class, participants will have opportunities to practice sitting, kneeling, standing, and perhap...

123: Your Life's Purpose

MW 10am-Noon
"Why am I here?" All seekers eventually ask this probing question. Through meditation, exercises and guided journaling into extra-physical dimensions, we'll generate revealing answers. Bring paper,...

124: Nia: Music, Movement, Magic!

TTh 10am-Noon
Nia is known for it's movement variety, music experience and fun for every body. This session will include 5 stages of healing, Nia choreography, freedance, floorplay and an Integral yoga centered...

125: Ultimate Frisbee!

TTh 10am-Noon
Here's the return of this fun and invigorating sport played across the country. There was a great turnout last year, so it is returning to provide exercise and new friends. All levels and all ages ...

126: Meditative Day - Beginning

MTWThF 10-11:30am
Each person has a full life. Each day is filled to the brim, yet we want to find comfort through contemplation and meditation even if we are busy. How though, do we do this? We must find methods so...

127: Slacklining - Level II

TTh 10am-Noon
This course is for people who have completed the Level I course (Slacklining - A Fine Balance) at a previous SUUSI. More advanced poses will be introduced and students will have more "unstructured...

128: Your Mind Body Relationship

TW 10am-Noon
A series of gentle movements designed to promote discovery of the difference between functional and dysfunctional use of the body. Re-program the way your brain communicates with your body and disc...

129: Being in the Body

M 10am-Noon
We will use a guided meditation to explore the power of being in the body when confronted with traumatic or problematic issues in our life. By putting the mind into the body, we can find relief ...

140: Writing SUUSI

MTWThF 10-11am
Whether this is your first SUUSI or fortieth, share new and old memories through writing prompts. Inspired by Bill Gupton's "Remember the Feeling", this workshop will layer on even more details of ...

141: Songwriting Games for Everyone

MTWTh 10am-Noon
If you've never written a song or poem , or if you've written many , Songwriting Games is for you! We'll loosen up and have fun with our creativity. Each day we'll have a game: melody poker, gui...

142: Songwriting 101 - ALL levels

MTWThF 10am-Noon
Join our whirlwind tour of inspiration, creativity, and fun - this is for ALL levels from no experience whatsoever on up. We'll also co-write a song for a sick child through the Songs of Love Foun...

143: Women's Voices thru Writing

MTWTh 10am-Noon
A fun, spiritual quest. Offered in quiet & safety with ways to focus and find insight so participants may write with the SUUSI spirit all year. Days are "stand alone" for those unable to sign-up fo...

144: MASTEN by jones

MTW 10am-Noon
Ric Masten was a UU minister, poet, writer, musician, philosopher, personal friend and a character beyond compare. We will review and discuss his poetry, music and philosophy on life as well as de...

145: Songwriters and Poets Circle

TTh 10am-Noon
Discover the power of speaking or singing your work-in-progress within a loving and supportive community. In this workshop for poets and songwriters, we'll practice giving and receiving respectful,...

146: Right-brain Drawing

MTWThF 10am-12:30pm
Be amazed at your own ability to draw. Using exercises from the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards, The Definitive 4th Edition, you will learn to access and use your brai...

150: Couples Enrichment

MTW 10am-Noon
We are intentional about so many other things in our lives, what about our primary relationship? We shall share ideas, examples and exercises on what makes good relationships better. We shall go ov...

151: Intro To Self Hypnosis

MTW 10-11:30am
Ever wonder what hypnosis is really like? Did you know that all hypnosis is self hypnosis? Learn easy, fun, effective steps for increasing the relaxation, control and success in your life. Prep...

152: Presiding Painlessly

MT 10am-Noon
Tentative leaders are like catnip to pushy boards. Learn how to lead, keep order or simply be an effective board member. This workshop will focus on the nifty tricks parliamentarians use to keep me...

153: "The How of Happiness."

MWF 10am-Noon
We will use the book, The How of Happiness: A Practical Guide to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubormirsky, as a guide to this workshop. I will summarize the book in Power Point format, so...

154: Your 3 Saints

M 10am-Noon
The plain secular idea of 'holiness', the acknowledgement & respect we show for our teachers, choosing & writing a little reminder of what they mean to you for future reference/prayer. tom kune...

155: the Future of Ministry

T 10am-Noon
Becoming the Priesthood of All Believers ~ an historical review of the concept and implementation of 'the priesthood of all believers' in Christianity, UUism and other religions, to contemporary e...

156: Classism in UUism

W 10am-Noon
The distinction between clergy and laity is as old as civilization. A look at the origins of religious class distinctions, its historical development, and its future in an egalitarian society. t...

157: Christian privilege in UUism

Th 10am-Noon
Our language of 'worship' proclaims more than the Christian bias of UU 'faith'. How do we justify Christian privilege in a multicultural and inclusive humanist/pagan/buddhist/atheist/Christian reli...

158: Folk Music: The Hero's Journey

MTWThF 10am-Noon
Drawing on the ideas of mythologist and anthropologist Joseph Campbell, this course will look at the common threads of heroes and heroines in Folk Music. From ancient times to modern, music documen...

159: Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita

TTh 10am-Noon
Searching for answers to life's great questions? For 5 millennia, seekers have found them in India's dialog between the wise Bhagavan Krishna and his devotee, Arjuna. We'll study & discuss selectio...

160: East Asian Brush Painting

MTWThF 10am-Noon
This class is perfect for anyone who has never painted before. Students will learn the age-old brush strokes of the Chinese Masters. Use of quality materials (Chinese brush, ink stick & stone, rice...

161: Bookmaking Basics

MW 10am-Noon
Bookmaking Basics is an introductory workshop to the creative world of bookmaking. Participants will learn the basic bookmaking techniques and simple bindings. We will create several unique book s...

162: Jewelry Basics: How To Make It

MTW 10am-Noon
Learn to make components, add clasps, bend wire for "eyes", earring wires. Put it all together. Enhance your creativity with design basics like shape, texture, and color. We will make a minimum of...

163: Introduction to SoulCollage(R)

MTWThF 10am-Noon
SoulCollage® is a simple collage process; a fun way to access intuitive wisdom and create a personalized card deck. As you cut, arrange, and glue images onto cards, your personal story emerges and...

164: Self Expression in Fabrics

MTWThF 10am-Noon
Ever created an art quilt? Lauren Furey, an award winning textile artist, will help inspire you to express your own spirituality in fabrics, beads, buttons, and other embellishments. You will leav...

165: Stellated Octahedron Ornament

T 10am-Noon
Create my favorite easy, elegant origami design. It looks like a puffed star for striking interior design elements, tree ornaments, and toys. It's simple enough for the beginner, challenging enou...

166: Origami Sister Cranes

W 10am-Noon
We'll push the most traditional origami form, the crane, beyond the familiar. Using double sided paper, we'll create connected cranes of inverse colors. These make extraordinary tree ornaments. ...

167: Bold Folds Origami

Th 10am-Noon
Let your fancy free and come fold the project of your choosing. Use my origami library for project ideas and instructions, and see how the paper folds. I'll bring an assortment of paper; you brin...

168: Sequence Painting Level I (M)

M 9am-Noon
This unique approach was developed at River Gallery School in VT. It allows us the freedom to enter into oil painting in a non-threatening and non-judgmental way. It has great appeal to novice pain...

169: Make a Silk Scarf

W 10am-Noon and Th 10-11am
Learn the Japanese techniques of folding, tying and dyeing in the shibori textile tradition. Participants will create one very colorful silk scarf. Carole loves to add color to quilts, wall hang...

170: Learn to Play Poker

Th 10am-Noon
Ever wanted to learn how to play poker without the pressure of winning or losing? Let Craig and Cheryl teach you the basics of the game. We'll cover different popular games, house rules, local cu...

171: Intro to chess & basic tactics

T 10am-Noon
An introduction to the moves of chess pieces and the rules of chess; basic chess tactics such as pawn promotion,forks,pins,discovered checks, double checks and checkmate themes. Michael L. Jones...

172: Scrabble!

F 10am-Noon
Beginners and experts alike can join in the fun and stimulation of playing Scrabble while learning strategies, new words, and approaches to playing that will increase scores. Play with others at y...

180: The Relationship Handbook

WF 10am-Noon
The only thing you need to know about relationships to find ease, peace and sustainability. During this two day workshop, we will explore the human condition and what it takes to find resilience, ...

181: Spanish for Community Work

TWThF 10am-Noon
Ever wanted to learn Spanish to use while working with the community? We will work with vocabulary useful for social justice and other community work. We will learn through TPRS which involves ge...

182: the Hole in the Map

F 10am-Noon
There's a big hole in the map of Native North American languages at the time of First European Contact. How did the empty space get there? What happened in the vacuum? tom kunesh MA MDiv, father...

183: Undertaker 101

M 10am-Noon
Ever wanted to ask a funeral director "Whats up with that?" or "Is all this really necessary?" Nows your chance! Join us for an open discussion about all things funeraly with an emphasis on DIY opt...

185: You Can Bring It With You!

F 10-11:30am
This is an experiential workshop. Participants will learn about hypnosis and have the opportunity to learn a powerful hypnotic technique for bringing back the positive feelings and images of SUUSI...

186: Green Sanctuary Pow-wow

Th 10am-Noon
Making your congregation a catalyst for change is possible through Green Sanctuary (GS) certification. My congregation is in the process. Is yours? Would you like to learn more about it? Let'...

187: Christmas in July

F 10am-Noon
July is the perfect time to begin crafting for Christmas. Come learn how to make stunning hand-made Christmas ornaments for your tree. Daria Akers likes to do crafts to unwind. She has done ever...

190: Overview of fossils thru time

ThF 10am-Noon
A brief survey of fossils from the last 1000 million years.(Session 1 1000-250Ma before present;Session 2 250Ma-recent) 80 genera of fossils can be viewed with this survey. Michael L. Jones taug...

200: Universalism for All of Us

M 2-4pm
By definition, Universalism is a religion for all of us. Yet most UUs know next to nothing about it. Learn about the often overlooked half of our religious family tree, and its relevance today. You...

201: Creating Meaningful Worship

T 2-4pm
What are the key elements of a truly powerful worship service? How can we use them in a UU context to deepen our weekly experience together? Learn how to craft a coherent "and most importantly, mea...

202: uu hstry n 120 min r less

W 2-4pm
How did two liberal but decidedly Christian religious movements end up as the Unitarian Universalism we know today? Take a fast-paced romp through the people, places, events and controversies that ...

203: Calling All Witches

Th 2-4pm
Once we were scary. Now we are mainstream, at least in UU circles. From the 1950s onward, are we a movement or a fad? Are we growing or shrinking? Come share your wisdom. Elder or newbie, what do y...

204: Celebrate The Mountain's 35th!

T 2-4pm
SUUSI's "child" is a camp in Highlands, NC, host to retreats, Youth Camp and Cons, Family Week, WomenSpirit, GSV, weddings, ThanksGiving & Homecoming weekends, SuuFi, Appalachian Spring. Q&A. Hand...

205: Morning Worship Discussion

MTWThF 4:15-5:15pm
Join SUUSI regulars and newcomers in a lively discussion of that morning's worship service. When possible, the presenter will attend and lead the discussion. Ken Wagner, a SUUSI participant sin...

206: Rewriting UUism

F 2-4pm
As UUism moves from mono- to multi-cultural, from exclusive to inclusive religious histories, UUism needs to be rewritten with a new inclusive perspective that moral fiction can provide. Great exam...

207: The Souls of Animals

F 2-4pm
Do animals have souls? Gary Kowalski, UU minister, in his book, The Souls of Animals suggests that they do. This class will explore that question and consider our relationships with pets/animals. ...

208: Tarot for Beginners

TThW 2-4pm
Join us for a laid-back exploration of tarot card meanings and learn some simple systems to help remember them. We will practice basic tarot spreads for divination, self-exploration and meditation ...

209: Tarot Salon

F 2-4pm
Let's talk tarot! Whether you dabble in tarot or are an expert, come relax in the tarot salon and share your favorite tarot stories. We'll talk about tarot decks, meanings and "problem cards." Bri...

210: SUUSI Gospel Glee Club

MTWThF 2-4pm
More Gospel!More Performance!Our group is getting more popular every year.Be a part of the most fun at SUUSI.Singers,musicians,drummers...all welcome! David VanCamp majored in musical theatre at...

211: SUUSI Showcase of Stars

MTWThF 2-4pm
If Cabaret is too late for you or if you can't get enough music at night, join us each afternoon for music in the round. The daily list of performers will be posted at the Cabaret door. Robby G...

212: Improvisational Singing

MW 2-4pm
Experience the liberating power of vocal improv in small & large ensembles. Improvs and games will be structured with musical concepts and principles, while still allowing play, freedom and creati...

213: Ukulele Orchestra for Everyone

MTW 2-4pm
Brink your ukes! Whether you've played or not, we'll form a mighty "Ukestra" in no time at all after we've covered the basics and practiced a few chords. We'll work with a great uke songbook, lea...

214: SUUSIBoyz

MTWThF 1-1:45pm
A chance for the gentlemen of SUUSI to come together for music, camaraderie and to act like Boyz. Join the longest running musical group at SUUSI. The only all male singing group is the way to make...

215: The Kitchen Sink Orchestra

MTWThF 2-4pm
Make a joyful noise on anything that can be banged, twanged, tooted, tapped, scraped, or rattled! Using rhythm and improv games, home-made and conventional instruments, we'll make music that is coo...

216: Guitar Chords Up the Neck

TTh 2-4pm
Tired of playing the same three chords? Learn to play guitar chords all over the neck, using the CAGED system. Adds variety, color, movement. Requirements: Intermediate level. Must be able to pla...

217: Sing Justice! UU Justice Music

T 2-4pm
Did you know we've sung our theology since the 4th century? Come ring the rafters with the largely unsung history of UUs in the music of justice! Songs and artists you know, or do you? Bring your...

218: Songs of the Civil War

F 2-4pm
The Civil War (or the War Between the States) had many fine songs to recruit, encourage, and motivate. Let's sing them. It could be a North vs. South re-enactment with chords. Bring your instrum...

219: Making The Most of Your Voice!

MTWThF 2-4pm
A supportive hands-on singing workshop. From breathing and stretching techniques to vocal warmups and beyond, learn to sing more effectively standing, sitting, solo, in ensemble (harmony), and with...

220: Ballroom Dance @ Serendipity

MTWThF 2-4pm
Many Ballroom dances are great for casual dancing at clubs like Serendipity. Come learn rhythm dances (like Swing, Cha Cha, Disco, Rumba, Salsa) that will help you "boogie" in style! The class is f...

221: Fast Dancing For Shy Feet

M 2-4pm
Secretly longing to dance your sandals off but a bit shy? Or haven't danced in years? Join other somewhat shy persons, listen to music that'll move you to move. Become part of a dancers' support g...

222: Meditative Day - Advanced

MTWThF 2-4pm
The conversation of mediation blended with everyday life has been a constant for you. You want to discover methods and practice within a loving community to find balance and solace between work lif...

223: Learn Argentine Tango

MTWThF 2-4pm
Learn Argentine Tango to fully participate in a Tango party (Milonga). Emphasis will be on simplicity, practice, practical skills, musicality, connection with your partner and fun. Join your local ...

224: Dancing for Earlier Birds

MTWThF 2-4pm
Is Serendipity too late for you? Do you long to shake your groove thing and to get enough sleep? Enjoy a nighttime disco ambiance in the middle of the afternoon! M: mostly 50s, T: mostly 60s, W: mo...

225: Wellbeing Within

TTh 2-4pm
Do you want an easier life without changing your circumstances? Or to be inspired and creative? Come learn about insight, innate health, how change really happens, and the beauty of the wellness-wi...

226: Sound "Effects"

W 2-4pm
No, not the kind of sound effects you hear in movies. We'll talk about some of the effects of sound on the human body with respect to relaxation and healing. This workshop also includes a sound med...

227: Yummy Yoga (All Levels)

MTWThF Noon-1pm
A joy-filled journey of meditation in movement for those who want a special window of opening and calm during the lunch window. All levels welcome, though poses will range from gentle to moderate. ...

228: Ecstatic Dance

W 2-4pm
Come experience a powerful, fun and grounding movement meditation. There will be no steps to follow; just let the music and your feelings move you and bring you to the present moment. Leave refresh...

229: Jump Into The Jam

WTh 2-4pm
So you've brought your guitar to the song circle or jam session. Now what? Learn how to be comfortable jumping and adding something a little different to a song, how different chord positions high...

230: Phil Ochs Political Songwriter

W 2-4pm
The music of Phil Ochs is as revelant today as it was during his lifetime. We will discuss the role of the polictical songwriter and the toll it can take on them personally and professionally, and...

231: Introduction to Healing Touch

M 2-4pm
Healing Touch (HT) is an energy-based healing modality that brings balance and harmony to the body's energy system for the purpose of healing. You will learn about HT, its history, and a few basic ...

232: The Joy of Yoga

F 2-4pm
The great yogi Paramhansa Yogananda identified JOY (bliss, happiness) as the primary goal of life, and asserted that yoga was the best way to unleash it. Let's test that hypothesis with hatha, japa...

233: School of Rock: Teens and YAs

MTWTh 1-4pm
This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to perform in a rock band during SUUSI at the end of the week. Participants must bring their instrument(s) (guitars, keyboards, bass, dr...

234: Your Leadership Development

TTh 2-4pm
Does your UU Community have a program for developing your next generation of leaders? For over 10 years, UU Clearwater has had over 100 members to attend this proven leadership class. Learn how y...

235: Being Religious Ambassadors

MWF 2-4pm
Unitarian Universalist communities are welcoming places. Still, it's not always easy to explain our beliefs. What are the basic UU religious positions? How do we talk about them? Let's practice ...

240: The Mystic Poets

MTWThF 2-4pm
Defying traditional theology, mystic poets bring us to spiritual understanding and experience through poetic imagination. We will explore various mystic poets through group discussion, dyad exercis...

241: Elements of Story Telling

MTW 2-4pm
Stories are what people remember. Whether you are a Sunday preacher, a social activist, or the life of the next party, you can be even better. We will swap and practice story telling techniques. At...

242: Diving for Pearls of Wisdom

ThF 2-3:30pm
The Pearls workshop will explore the wisdom born of experience, through facilitated discussion of a selection from "Pearls," a collection of essays. Then participants will create a written version ...

243: Add Pizazz to your Journal

MT 2-4pm
Tired of writing what you had for breakfast and how the weather was? Come find ways to add some zip to your journals. I'll provide the journals and the ideas. You fill in the details. Marcia ...

249: Makin' Coffees, Press Style

T 2-4pm
With coffee, just as with wine and beer, it's all about your personal preferences! In this workshop, you will sample natural process coffees as well as traditional process and various roasts. This ...

250: Afternoon tea

MTWThF 2-4pm
Join in for an afternoon of tea, sweet and savory snacks and conversation. Each day would have a different variety of teas available, and food that would pair well with the choices. Vickie Ande...

252: The In's & Out's of Surrogacy

MTF 1-2pm
Discover the In's and Out's of Surrogacy from the biblical story of Sarah and Abraham to modern assisted reproduction via surrogacy and egg donors. Explore the jargon, historical and legal implicat...

253: FANtastic FICtion - TV/Movie

M 2-4pm
Read your FanFic to a community of peer writers and friends. And, have listeners provide constructive feedback, OR you can just read for the fun of it! This session is for fan fiction of television...

254: Parenting Teens

MW 2-3:30pm
If you have a teen or almost-teen, join this guided discussion group to share the ups and downs of this unique phase of the parenting journey. We will journal, reflect, share our joys and concerns,...

255: FANtastic FICtion - Literary

W 2-4pm
Read your FanFic to a community of peer writers and friends. And, have listeners provide constructive feedback, OR you can just read for the fun of it! This session is for fan fiction of television...

256: How to Conquer a Grudge

Th 2-4pm
Parents of 6-10 year-olds are invited to join this Youth workshop, based on "The Terrible Grudge of Jeremy Tudge," whose author leads fun exercises on grudge-smashing. Purchase the book from SUUSI ...

257: Gleaning The Cube: Rubik's 101

M 2-4pm
The cube is the world's most popular puzzle, and possibly the most frustrating. Only a genius could solve it, right? Wrong! Anybody can solve a cube, and this workshop will walk you through how ...

260: Bookbinding

MTWThF 2-4pm
Using a variety of binding styles and techniques, we will create 2-4 books to fill with thoughts, dreams, or sketches. No experience is necessary as guidance is plentiful. Those who have experienc...

261: Eco-Printing

TTh 2-4pm
Through a unique process of soaking, steaming and drying, participants will learn how to use leaves and other natural items to print on fabric and paper. A walk in the woods will never be the same...

262: Tie-Dye for Adults 2

W 2-4pm
Have some boring items that need pizzazz? Tie-Dying for adults is back! Come on over to the Youth Tie-Dye room and create three of your very own Tie-Dye masterpieces! Expect to learn lots and have ...

263: Chain Maille Bracelet

ThF 2-4pm
Learn to create a bracelet using one of the most popular chain maille patterns, the Byzantine. The rings will be large enough to finish a bracelet during the workshop. Dee has been fascinated...

264: Sequence Painting Level I (T)

T 1-4pm
This unique approach was developed at River Gallery School in VT. It allows us the freedom to enter into oil painting in a non-threatening and non-judgmental way. It has great appeal to novice pain...

265: Sequence Painting: Level II

W 1-4pm
Calling All 2012-2013 Sequencers! This workshop will allow you to return to the sequence painting we did together last summer, minus the introductory lesson. Just come enjoy meditative music and th...

266: Studio Art for Everyone

MTWThF 2-5pm
What art projects or media fascinate you? BRING YOUR OWN SUPPLIES and join us in this safe,encouraging atmosphere to increase your abilities and confidence. All levels of experience are welcome!...

267: Polyhedra Origami

F 2-5pm
Make attractive polyhedron models Lego-style out of strips of paper folded origami-style. In this workshop we will make the dodecahedron model. Jim Blowers has a PhD in Mathematics from Northwes...

268: Handmade cards, tags and bags

M 2-4pm
We will use stamps, punches, ribbon and other embellishments to make holiday and birthday cards, gift tags, gift card holders, boxes & gift bags. Several items will be demonstrated and then partic...

269: Hand-cut Screen Printing

TWTh 2-4:30pm
You will cut your very own screen, build a frame, and we will print YOUR designs with water-based inks on T-shirts/fabric/ and paper. Bring an X-Acto knife, a black and white source image (max 8" x...

270: Middle Eastern Food Basics

M 2-4pm
We will prepare 2 or 3 popular Middle Eastern dishes. Great for parties, pot lucks, or everyday. All food will be vegetarian. Recipes will be provided and all will enjoy what we prepare. Laurie ...

271: Nutrition: Body, Mind & Spirit

Th 2-4pm
Eating does much more than just satisfy a basic human need. Done with intention, eating satisfies the entire person--from the body to the spirit. Come and discover the many ways that eating nourish...

272: Origami Gift Boxes

F 2-4pm
Learn to create presentation gift boxes and lids using ordinary crafting or wrapping papers. Easy enough for beginners, we'll cover some basic folds to create unique square and rectangular contain...

273: Paint a Fiber Picture

MT 2-4pm
Participants will create "paintings" by needle-felting designs with colorful fibers onto squares of wool felt. The finished pieces can be framed or hung as artwork. All the tools needed are inclu...

274: Sympathy and Get Well cards

T 2-4pm
In need of sympathy and get well cards but don't like the ones in the stores? Several cards will be demonstrated using colorful paper, stamps, ribbons and other embellishments. Participants will ...

275: Holiday cards, tags and bags

W 2-4pm
We will use stamps, punches, ribbon and other embellishments to make a homemade winter holiday card, gift tag, gift card holder, box & gift bag. Several items will be demonstrated and participants...

276: Love cards

Th 2-4pm
We will use stamps, punches, ribbon & other embellishments to make a homemade card, gift tag, gift card holder, box & gift bag for love occasions. Several items will be demonstrated and then parti...

279: Happy Henna

W 2-4pm
This class is for beginners interested in learning about the history and science of henna as well as helpful techniques and designs. Participants will experience hands on learning and will leaving ...

280: Play Bridge

MTW 2-4pm
SUUSI schedules fill up so fast, it's hard for card-players to arrange games--unless it's built in up front. Hence, this workshop for intermediate/advanced bridge players. Most of the time is dedic...

281: Aspects of Healing

TTh 2-4pm
We will explore how our thoughts and emotions can influence our health and well-being, with a special focus on love, forgiveness and gratitude. These topics and more are like pieces of a puzzle and...

282: SUUSI Crossword Tournament!

M 2-4pm
Are you a crossword puzzle aficionado? Do you enjoy working the crosswords from the New York Times? Are you the best puzzler that you know? Come join us for a little friendly crossword competition ...

283: Make Friends with Your iPhone

M 2-4pm
Does your "smartphone" outsmart you? Are you intimidated by your iPhone? In this workshop you'll learn neat iPhone tricks, review basic skills, and leave feeling more confident. (Workshop will cent...

284: How to Use Your iPad

TTh 2-4pm
This is a basic and intermediate user class on the iPad. It will cover how to set it up, and how to use many of the Apps along with many tricks and tips of using the iPad and how to get the most ou...

285: An Intro to The Grateful Dead

TTh 2-4pm
Perhaps the most iconic rock and roll band ever, the Grateful Dead, needs no introduction to many of us. Come join us for a look at the music created during their nearly 30 years together from the ...

287: Gold, cows & anarchy

Th 2-4pm
A visual presentation on the origins of the most unique euro-american gravestones in rural southern Appalachia folk cemeteries. tom kunesh MA MDiv, father of daughters & cemeterian

288: Hanky Psanky Egg decorating

T 2-4pm
We will be working with flame, wax, wood and copper to decorate eggs in batik style. You will leave with a delicate colorfully dyed egg. The Ukranian art of Pasanky is intricate and detailed. This...

289: Fun with Friendship Bracelets

F 2-4pm
Remember spending hours in 6th grade knotting embroidery thread to make bracelets for your friends. Well journey back in time with me to learn to make updated knotted bracelets. These bracelets can...

290: Serving on the SUUSI Board

M 1-1:45pm
The SUUSI Board makes decisions about SUUSI's location, policies, leadership, and budget. Each year the SUUSI community elects 2 new Board members, 1 Teen (age 14-17) and 1 adult representative. I...

291: Getting on SUUSI Staff

W 1-1:45pm
Members of the SUUSI Core Staff and SUUSI Board will share the recipe for SUUSI and the details about how SUUSI magically happens year after year. Stop by to learn about the organizational structu...

292: Newcomers Tour Sunday @ 2

Su 2-3pm
Is this your first SUUSI or are you just confused?! We can help! Join us for a tour of the Radford campus to help you acclimate to your home for the next 5 days. Leaves from the Nature Tent. ...

293: Newcomers Tour Sunday @ 3

Su 3-4pm
See #292 for Description. Leave from the Nature Tent See #292

320: Zumba

MW 4:45-5:45pm
Join the dance party! Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps. It's an exhilarating, effective, e...

321: Introduction To Contra Dancing

M 6-7pm
Contra dance is an energetic traditional dance that is easy to learn. This workshop will be a simple beginners' orientation. No experience or partner are needed to learn. Bring shoes that can sl...

322: SUUSI Contra Dance

T 6-9pm
Dance to live music at the SUUSI Contra Dance! Beginners should attend workshop #321 on Monday night before attending this dance. All dances are walked through and called. Dane Victorine has b...

328: Cohousing Tour

M 5:30-8pm
Cohousing is a modern alternative for creating an old-fashioned, sustainable community where neighbors interact. Discover why many UUs find cohousing so attractive. We will be giving a tour of S...

351: Car Buying for Chicks

T 7-9pm
Want to buy a new or pre-owned car, but feeling totally intimidated? Tempted to leave the wheeling and dealing to your husband/brother/male friends? DON'T! Women can play it cool in a dealership,...

352: Median Booze-free Fest

T 9pm-2am
The Medians will host an alcohol free party, complete with music, dancing, hors d'oeuvres, and beverages. Median Lead Event - YA Friendly

353: Beyond Goodnight Moon

W 8-9pm
If you have children or know any children, you're going to need to buy a gift at some point. I suggest a book. More than this, I suggest an *excellent* book that will surprise and delight the rec...

355: Landforms from Topo Maps

W 7-9pm
A study of landforms as seen on topographic maps with emphasis on the Appalachian region. This includes mountains, sinkhole terrain, stream systems, volcanic terrain, glacial features and coastline...

360: Sip & Supper

T 6-9pm
Bring your appetite & join us for an evening of fine food, paired with fine beers. We'll have gourmet food cooked in beer as well as foods paired with beer. Explore new gastronomic delights, and fi...

361: Plain T's Made BeaUUtiful!

M 8-10pm
Bring your new or old SUUSI tee for a face lift! We will have use of scissors, beads, fabric paint and embroidery thread to create a beautiful work of wearable art. No experience with sewing nece...

362: Tie-Dye for Adults 1

M 9-11pm
Have some boring items that need pizzazz? Tie-Dying for adults is back! Come on over to the Youth Tie-Dye room and create three of your very own Tie-Dye masterpieces! Expect to learn lots and have ...

363: Buzzword Wines

T 8-10pm
"Organic". "Sustainable". "Made with organic grapes". "Biodynamic". "Kosher". Many terms describe wines these days, but what do they really mean? Discover the secrets behind some of the terms you s...

364: Wine and Cheese Pairings

W 8-10pm
Everyone thinks of wine and cheese going together. Why? Because they're awesome! Try some tasty wines and some heavenly cheese. So good it'll make your tongue slap your brains out! Michael has b...

365: BBQuusi

SuMWF 1-3:30am
If you like to eat food, stay up late, and socialize this is the place for you. We've got good eats for veggie-vores and meatie-vores, hot off the grill. (Median Friendly) Keith Irwin is an enth...

370: SUUSI Homebrew & Beer Tasting

Th 8-11pm
Come sample beer brewed & loved by your fellow SUUSIites, and learn a few things about beer & brewing at the same time! Enjoy different kinds of brews-bitter to sweet, hoppy to malty-and great frie...

371: Brandy Tasting

M 8-10pm
The word Brandy comes form the Dutch word for "burnt wine." We will explore our likes or dislikes of this high proof liquor derived from fermented fruit by sampling six of the main types: Cognac, A...

372: Tequila Tasting - the Silvers

T 9-11pm
A tequila taste comparison of the youngest of the trio. Learn how its made, why your workshop leader prefers it, and which ones appeal to you. Shannon Williamson has been drinking tequila for...

374: Bourbon Street

W 8-10pm
Ever wonder what makes Bourbons different? What is Barrel Proof, Small Batch, Sour Mash, Single Barrel? Why is the aging process so important? Learn about this truely American whiskey and taste 6 o...

375: Whiskey River

M 8-10pm
Of all distilled spirits, whiskeys are unique. Learn the difference between Rye, Bourbon, Irish, Scotch & Canadian. We cover whiskey's history, distilling, aging and what makes each spirit differen...

376: A Tasty Tour of Scotland

F 8-10pm
Learn about the Whisky of Scotland! Some call it "The Water of Life". I call it tasty Single Malts! This is for you Scotch lovers. We will be reviewing and tasting old single malts from every reg...

381: Parlor Games

TTh 7-9pm
Feeling playful? Come into our parlor and let your child out. From the familiar (Charades) to the obscure (Deprivation), we'll play a variety of indoor games to titillate your imagination and tickl...

382: SUUSI Meet & Greet

M 7-9pm
1st SUUSI? 50th SUUSI? Want to make new friends? Broaden your horizions? Join us for a meet and great speed style! Make new connection! Gender and generational neutral. Light refreshments and socia...

383: A.B.C. Outfit Creation

Th 9-11pm
An "Anything But Clothes" party is one where you wear garments made from of everyday items. During the workshop participants will create outfits for the party to follow. Some materials will be prov...

384: Texas Hold 'Em Tournament

Th 7-9pm
Here's your chance to play in a low-stakes poker tourney, where the champion gets bragging rights - and that's about it. All levels of players are welcome (from newbie to superstar). Let's play car...

385: No-Limit Texas Hold'em

W 7-11pm
For people who have been playing for years or want to learn how to play, this is your chance to learn a very exciting game. All the money goes towards SUUSIships. Todd has hosted this Poker To...

388: Men's Support Group

MTWThF 4-5:30pm
This room defines the space; we men bring life and energy to that space. Share with others who have your same birthright: the glory of manhood. This group leads itself. No registration necessary...

389: 12-Step Support Group

MTWThFSu 8-9pm
Current and potential members of 12-Step groups are invited to meet in the evenings to connect with supportive people. This group leads itself; no registration necessary -- just stop by. n/a

410: Teens Way Off Broadway (TWOB)

M 10am-Noon, T 10am-Noon, W 10am-Noon, Th 10am-Noon, F 10am-Noon, M 7-8pm, T 2-4pm, W 2-4pm, Th 2-4pm, and F 2-11pm
Year after year, TWOB cast members deliver an inspiring musical for the SUUSI community. It's rehearsed, staged AND performed entirely during the week of SUUSI and the results are always truly magi...

450: Artisans' Bazaar

MTWThF 10:30am-6:30pm
For 10% commission on sales over $350 and 4 working hours, we provide you with space to sell your original work. Items must be priced/inventoried prior to arrival. Set up before our 4PM meeting on ...