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Event # Event Type Date & Time Age Range
Saturday 20th July 2024

SUUSI Store/Bazaar


Setup Store/Bazaar space
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Price: FREE
Support Services PreSat 10am-8pm 5+

Board Meeting


Board meeting
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Price: FREE
Board PreSat 3-5pm and F Noon-2pm 16+
Sunday 21st July 2024



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Price: FREE
Nature PreSat Midnight-Midnight 14+

YA quiet lounge



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Price: FREE
Sun 9am-Midnight, M Midnight-Midnight, Tu Midnight-Midnight, W Midnight-Midnight, Th Midnight-Midnig 18-25

Check-In - General



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Price: FREE
Registration Sun 10am-Noon and Sun 2-5pm 14+

SUUSI Store Registration Sales


SUUSI Store Registration Sales
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Price: FREE
Bookstore Sun 10am-6pm 0+

Move In


Move In Locations
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Price: FREE
Support Services Sun 10am-6pm 12-70

Move In


Move In Locations
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Price: FREE
Support Services Sun 10am-6pm 12-70

Common Ground Cafe


Coffee house with coffee, snacks & games
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun Noon-11:59pm, M Midnight-11:59pm, Tu Midnight-11:59pm, W Midnight-11:59pm, Th Midnight-11:59pm, 0+

Check-In - General



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Price: FREE
Registration Sun 10am-Noon and Sun 2-5pm 14+

Campus Tours


If you are a newcomer [or if you've been to Radford before, but would like to get reacquainted], please join us for a campus tour led by our very own SUUSI Board members. We will hit the main attractions as well as try to answer any questions if folks have them. We will meet outside the Dining Hall. Welcome home!
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Price: FREE
Board Sun 2-3pm, Sun 3-4pm, and M 10-11am 0+

Pair-a-Dice Game Drop-off



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Price: FREE
Sports and Games Sun 3-5pm 14+

Campus Tours


If you are a newcomer [or if you've been to Radford before, but would like to get reacquainted], please join us for a campus tour led by our very own SUUSI Board members. We will hit the main attractions as well as try to answer any questions if folks have them. We will meet outside the Dining Hall. Welcome home!
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Price: FREE
Board Sun 2-3pm, Sun 3-4pm, and M 10-11am 0+

Workshop leader welcome


In lieu of the check-in madness, this will be the time for workshop leaders to check in and check on their workshop space. Requests to change location should be made by Sunday during or shortly after this.
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Price: FREE
Workshops Sun 4-6pm 0+

Middler Parent Meeting


An opportunity for Parents & their Middlers to meet program staff and get learn about all the wonderful things planned for them this week!
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Price: FREE
Middlers Sun 5-6pm 11+

OASUUS Sunday Mixer


Join us for social hour! Pizza and soft drinks with be provided. Here we will get to know each other and our space and be in community. As this is an OASUUS event this is for BIPOC only.
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Price: FREE
DEI Sun 5:30-7pm 0+

Queer Meal Meet-Up


A smaller group setting within the dining hall intended to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ SUUSI-goers to make connections. Look for the Meal Meetup table signs!
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Price: FREE
DEI Sun 6-7pm and M 2-3pm 14+

Banner & Drum Parade


Bring your noisemakers, your banners, and your shining faces to our Banner Parade to Ingathering!
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Price: FREE
Nurture Sun 6:30-7pm 0+

Addiction and Recovery Support Space


Meditation room for those in 12-step recovery programs
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Price: FREE
Nurture Sun 7-11pm 14+

SUUSI Ingathering


Come one! Come all! Bring Your Light and Shine it Bright! Our first full gathering with our SUUSI community 2024!
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Price: FREE
Nurture Sun 7-8pm 0+

Teen Parent / Guardian Meeting


All teens and their parents or guardians will gather after Ingathering to review the Teen program including rules and expectations.
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Price: FREE
Teens Sun 8-8:30pm 14+

Food Allergy Meet Up


Food allergies, sensitivities, or other dining hall concerns? Join Radford and SUUSI staff members to discuss or discover your options!
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Price: FREE
DEI Sun 8-8:30pm and M 6-6:30pm 14+

89

Teens Touch Group Sunday


Teen Leaders each facilitate a small group of other teens in the program, called a “touch group.” Through the touch groups, Teen Leaders help new members become comfortable in the dorm, address social issues as they come up, share in daily experiences and offer support, as necessary. Touch groups provide a more self-guided experience appropriate to the changing needs of teenagers on their way to adulthood. Adult staff members give feedback and guidance throughout this process.
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Price: FREE
Teens Sun 8:30-9pm 14-17

1000

YA Town Halls


Town Halls are times for all of the YAs at SUUSI to come together. At these meetings, staff will provide information for the upcoming week, answer questions or concerns raised, and collect feedback for improvements to the program. All YAs living in the YA dorm and/or participating in YA programming are expected to attend.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults Sun 9-10pm and F 10-11pm 18-25

88

Teen Ingathering


Teens will gather together to begin the intentional act of building community. This will include a discussion of norms, consent, and what it means to be a community.
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Price: FREE
Teens Sun 9-10pm 14-17

Serendipity


Dance, dance, dance. SUUSI's own dance party. Sunday's theme is Decmber in July! Join us for a fun evening!
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun 9pm-1am 21+

Cabaret


Cabaret is our nightly live music venue. It’s an intergenerational, multi-faceted, mixed bag of evening entertainment. All of the Cabaret performers, amateur and professional alike, are from our own SUUSI community. It’s about musicians, poets, actors, dancers and instrumentalists. In short, it’s all about YOU! To sign-up to perform at Cabaret, be sure to stop by the Nightlife table at check-in on Sunday or during Cabaret throughout the week!
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun 9-10:30pm, M 9:15-10:45pm, Tu 9:15-10:45pm, W 9:15-10:45pm, Th 9:15-10:45pm, and F 10:15-11:45am 0+

1022

Spa Night


Everyone needs a spa day. Come have a relaxing night after a long day of travel. We will have sheet masks, nail polish, and henna for everyone to enjoy.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults Sun 10-11pm 18-25

1047

Median Program (Non-Housing option)


The Median program is an age-inclusive extension of the Young Adult program. It is a space for people ages 21 and up who root their SUUSI experience in fellowship and shared experiences. It provides more extensive programming for adults and a sub-community where deeper relationships can be formed. Feel free to visit the Median page to learn more about our community: https://www.suusi.org/median
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Price: FREE
Medians Sun 10-11pm 21+

1048

Mandatory Median Town Hall


Welcome to the Medians! This town hall meeting will kick off our week. We'll discuss what the Median program will look like this year, work on the community schedule together, and agree on a covenant towards intentional community for the week. This meeting is mandatory, with reasonable accommodations made to anyone who can't make it due to staff obligations. If you cannot make this meeting, please reach out to the Median director.
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Price: FREE
Medians Sun 10-11pm 21+

CACHE


CACHE stands for Clean Air Clear Heads Everyone and welcomes anyone age 14 and over who loves to dance. It is a fun, self-guided dance party in an alcohol and smoke free space. Our DJs will be playing the latest in dance music and invite any song requests that you have.
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun 11pm-1am, Tu 10pm-1am, Th 10pm-1am, and F 10pm-2am 14+

Late Night


Late night song circle
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Price: FREE
Nightlife SunMTuWThF 11pm-3am 14+
Monday 22nd July 2024

OASUUS Lounge


Lounge for BIPOC members of the SUUSI Community
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Price: FREE
DEI Sun Midnight-11:59pm, M Midnight-11:59pm, Tu Midnight-11:59pm, W Midnight-11:59pm, Th Midnight-11:59 14+

560

Monday Forest Bathing


Start the week with an early morning reverent immersion in the forest. Enjoy the silent mindfulness practice of Forest Bathing. It’s the perfect opportunity to center yourself and begin your SUUSI week energized by the coolness of the early morning in slow movement, silent meditation, and acute observation of the forest flora and fauna. Drive Time: 20 mins.
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Price: $27.00
Nature M 7:30-10:30am 14+

Group Meditation


Join Kimi Reigel for 20 minutes of relaxation and centering.
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Price: FREE
Nurture MTuThF 8-8:30am 0

701

Morning Canoe


Come enjoy a quiet float along a scenic portion of the New River from Bissett Park to the 114 bridge. We will likely see a variety of wildlife while enjoying this peaceful section of the river along with a smattering of gentle rapids. Opportunity to swim in the middle of the trip as well as some fun rapids just before the take out - swimwear encouraged! We suggest that you have some basic canoeing skills; basic instruction will also be provided. Approved footwear and drinking water (32oz or more) are required. Drive time:20 mins
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Price: $45.00
Nature M 8am-12:30pm 14+

575

Horseback Ride Monday


Ride on breathtaking trails where you will pass through landscapes of dense forest to windswept ridge tops. Just 5 minutes from campus, Winterfrost Farms is a non-profit horse rescue that offers a 500-acre home to 60 horses. The horses are fostered at Winterfrost until they can be adopted out to a forever home. The Ride-A-Rescue horseback riding program was started to help support the rescue horses, as part of their rehabilitation. Ride-a-Rescue trail rides use only healthy rescue horses eager and ready to work. All proceeds go to the care of the horses. 10 minute drive time. Long pants are recommended. Helmets required to ride and will be provided.
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Price: $107.00
Nature M 8:15-11:45am 7+

SUUSI Office


Office
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Price: FREE
Registration MTuWThF 8:30am-2pm 14+

603

War Spur Overlook


The War Spur Trail is a moderate loop through the Mountain Lake Wilderness area to the War Spur Overlook with outstanding views of the surrounding mountains and valleys below. A moist woodland understory blanketed with extensive ferns, a stand of virgin hemlocks, streamside rhododendron thickets and moss covered rock outcroppings are additional highlights of this hike. A stream crosses the trail several times, where the footing can be tricky when wet. Otherwise it is mostly easy walking with just a few steep sections. Parents with young children, please determine if the distance is appropriate for your family situation. Hiking Distance: 2.6 miles, with 500 feet of total climb. Drive time: 55 minutes.
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Price: $27.00
Nature M 8:30am-1pm 8+

653

Tinker Cliffs


Tinker Cliffs is one of Virginia's "Triple Crown" of iconic hiking destinations. This is a long and strenuous hike, for experienced hikers, but with a big payoff. Our out-and-back route starts with the Andy Layne Trail through light woods to a sunny pasture and along a stream. We will follow the trail up some switchbacks to Scorched Earth Gap where we pick up the southbound Appalachian Trail and a final ascent to the cliffs which extend for about a half-mile along the west side of the mountain. Some tough steep stretches as the trail rises to Tinker Mountain at 2,914 feet. We will stop for lunch on the cliff tops with spectacular views in clear weather. The return is nearly pure descent. You will carry a provided lunch, and be sure to bring at least 2 liters of water. Hiking distance: 7.3 miles round-trip, with almost 2,000 feet of total climb. Drive time: 60 minutes.
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Price: $43.00
Nature M 8:30am-5pm 14+

Monday Morning Multigen Worship


“The Science of Light & the Spirit of SUUSI Community.” We are excited to begin our SUUSI worship week with a multigenerational Spiritual Laboratory led by Elizabeth Schell, worship coordinator. Come and explore the science of light, reflecting on what it might teach us about our commitment to being a radically inclusive multi-age community. This service will start earlier than usual - at 8:30am - in order to include our children, youth, and parents. At the conclusion of worship, children will transition from worship to go with their age group leaders while parents will be able to move straight into a mandatory orientation.
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Price: FREE
Nurture M 8:30-9:15am 0+

49

Middler Ingathering


All of our Middlers will gather for a special opening circle for their week together.
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Price: FREE
Middlers M 9-10am 11-13

Middler programming


Middlers daily activities in the morning (9a-12p) and afternoon (2-4p)
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Price: FREE
Middlers M 9am-Noon, Tu 9am-Noon, W 9am-Noon, Th 9am-Noon, F 9am-Noon, M 2-4pm, Tu 2-4pm, W 2-4pm, Th 2-4pm, 11-13

Youth Parent Mandatory Meeting


At least one parent or guardian of Youth participating in SUUSI Youth programming must attend this meeting when dropping their Youth off the first day of SUUSI youth programming.
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Price: FREE
Youth M 9-9:30am 0+

400

Teens Way Off Broadway (TWOB)


Build deep friendships by putting a musical together in 5 days! TWOB is a team of teen actors, singers, dancers, and crew who rehearse, stage, and perform a musical for all of SUUSI. No stage experience necessary; come to learn and try something new. Erin Macpherson and Caitlin Muir are your new TWOB directors! Erin and Caitlin were in TWOB as teens and are lifelong SUUSI-goers.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops M 9am-Noon, M 2-3pm, Tu 10:30-11:45am, Tu 12:45-4pm, W 10:30-11:45am, W 12:45-2:20pm, Th 10:30-11:45 14-17

SUUSI Store


SUUSI Store
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Price: FREE
Bookstore M 9:30am-6pm, Tu 10am-6pm, W 10am-6pm, Th 10am-6pm, and F 10am-6pm 14+

490

Artisans' Bazaar


Tables will be rented in 4' (1/2 table) increments. For 20% commission on sales over $150 (per increment) & 4 working hours, we provide you with space to sell your original work. Bethany Cecere, Kim Garver, Brian Cooley & the AB Crew are all looking forward to another fun year!
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Price: $25.00
Workshops M 9:30am-6pm, Tu 10am-6pm, W 10am-6pm, Th 10am-6pm, and F 10am-6pm 14+

40

13s Bonding Trip


This extraordinary all-day trip for our 13s is a unique bonding experience designed to kick off their week-long adventure at SUUSI. This experience is an integral part of programming for our 13s and offers an opportunity to build lasting bonds with one's peers, perfectly preparing our 13s for their Coming of Age (COA) Ceremony on Friday night.
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Price: FREE
Middlers M 10am-4:30pm 13

Campus Tours


If you are a newcomer [or if you've been to Radford before, but would like to get reacquainted], please join us for a campus tour led by our very own SUUSI Board members. We will hit the main attractions as well as try to answer any questions if folks have them. We will meet outside the Dining Hall. Welcome home!
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Price: FREE
Board Sun 2-3pm, Sun 3-4pm, and M 10-11am 0+

150

Me & White Supremacy (DEI)


The exercises in "Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor" began as a 28-day Instagram challenge and became a NYT bestseller. Begin at SUUSI and continue the work at home in a supportive online community. I am a member of the SUUSI DEI committee. I've worked through the exercises in this book and am excited to share it with others.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MWF 10am-Noon 18+

151

On Repentance and Repair


On Repair and Repentance is the UU Common Read for 2023-2024. Join us for a deep discussion on how we can make amends and repair relationships when harm has occurred. Request participants read book ahead. Facilitators: Rev. Jan Taddeo, Gary Gonzalez Jan Taddeo, a retired UU minister, Gary Gonzales is on the SUUSI Covenant Team. Both committed to repairing relationships @ SUUSI community & beyond.
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Price: $10.00
Workshops MWF 10am-Noon 14+

152

Siding with Asylum-Seekers


Join UUSC to learn about the Congregational Accompaniment Project for Asylum-Seekers. We'll explore the issues, watch and discuss the Seeking Asylum film, and learn how to join UUs around the country who are offering solidarity to asylum-seekers. Jessica Sapalio is the Coordinator of UUSC’s Congregational Accompaniment Project for Asylum-Seekers and an SJ co-chair at the Williamsburg UU in VA.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops M 10am-Noon 14+

153

Neuroscience change religion


The new Neuroscience allows us to look at ourselves differently. Mind maps, learning and predictions are part of that understanding which makes us more than a computer. This impacts how we change and how religions began. This is the culmination of my interests in computing, anthropology, neuroscience and religion.
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Price: $10.00
Workshops M 10am-Noon 14+

154

Environmentalism Refresh


If eco-anxiety, burnout, or avoidance describe your relationship to the ecological crisis, you're due for a refresh. We'll explore a variety of media from creative thought leaders to reground our spiritual orientation and revitalize our engagement. Jon Reese co-leads Atlanta UU's Climate Action Team, participates with Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, and finds Joanna Macy's work inspiring.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MW 10am-Noon 18+

120

Nature's Harmony, Inka Style


Discover the Inka's mystical wisdom, connecting with Mother Earth's energies for a harmonious life. Learn ancient practices for joy and relationship harmony. Ricardo Sanchez is a clinical mental health counselor, adjunct professor, researcher & author. Kathy Sanchez is an astrologer & a nutrition pro.
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Price: $40.00
Workshops MTu 10am-Noon 14+

160

Viking Wire Weaving


Jewelry: Let’s create a beautiful pieces of jewelry using Viking wire weaving method using cooper metals, slightly freestyle! Kim Garver, educator knitting techniques/restorer of vintage sock & knit machines.Constant in her creative endeavor to create beautiful works of art.
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Price: $76.00
Workshops MW 10am-Noon 17+

110

Playful Guitar Playing


I’ll show you easy methods to experiment on the guitar, like a kid in a sandbox! We’ll break out of patterns, get mind and fingers going new places, and open up the ears and imagination. All levels welcome, but knowing “cowboy chords" helps. Pat Wictor is a touring singer-songwriter / guitarist, music educator, and guitar instructor (on Zoom and in-person).
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Price: $33.00
Workshops MW 10am-Noon 14+

121

Meet Your Chakras


The vortices of energy along your spine store your entire history. Understanding & unclogging them can release tremendous potential and expanded consciousness . After viewing introductory videos, we will use their power to heal subconscious blocks. Phoenix Harmony Putney CYT, proprietor of Holistic Yoga, Greensboro, has been practicing yoga & meditation since 1988 & sharing it at SUUSI since '93.
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Price: $15.00
Workshops M 10am-Noon 18+

111

Holding an Audience!


Holding an Audience – Just You and Your Guitar! This workshop gives you a guide to strategies for grabbing your audience and carrying them with you through your performances, using your groove, your chord choices, and the power of your right hand! Sam Robbins is a Concert Hour performer, and a widely touring singer-songwriter who has performed his songs at music festivals around the US.
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Price: $15.00
Workshops MTu 10am-Noon 14+

100

UUAnimalMinistry at Your Chuch


Learn about UUAM, as we explore the annual event of “Blessing of the Animals,” sermon ideas for lay-leaders, RE ideas, engaging as animal activists, hosting vegetarian potlucks, among other actions to bring back to your congregation. Rev. Stacey Mitchell is a UU Animal Ministry Board Member, UU Minister, and member of UN Women. Rev. Stacey has been an activist for many years.
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Price: $20.00
Workshops M 10am-Noon 14+

155

Monday Morning Team Trivia


Get your brain buzzing before your other trivia games! Bring a team (or just yourself) for the first face-off of the week! My questions can be odd and amusing, so bring a sense of humor! (A a web-capable device is required for each team.) Uncle Flip is a dilettante. That's made for past trivia games that have kept players laughing, or sometimes just shaking their heads in disbelief.
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Price: $13.00
Workshops M 10am-Noon 18+

122

Dances of Universal Peace


The Dances of Universal Peace are a powerful,cross-cultural way to touch spiritual essence through group moving meditation. Using sacred phrases, chants, music and simple movements holding hands in a circle, the dances evoke qualities of peace & joy. Rev Sally Azima Mabelle is a UU sufi minister from New Zealand, a certified dances of universal peace leader, experienced voice coach,mentor, & author
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Price: $118.00
Workshops MTuWThF 10am-Noon 14+

123

MMA-Inspired Cardio Workout


High-energy mixed martial arts-inspired workout that is non-contact. We'll take some time at the beginning to go over basic moves, then we'll crank up the music and workout for an hour using the moves we learned. Options available for all bodies. Stacie Vecchietti has been a certified Les Mills Body Combat instructor > 5 years and currently instructs classes 2 times a week at local YMCA's.
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Price: $5.00
Sports and Games MW 10am-Noon 14+

566

Hahn Garden


The Hahn Horticulture Garden at Va Tech, spanning nearly six acres, combines numerous smaller gardens and features. Constructed mainly by Robert McDuffie's Landscape Construction classes, it includes pergolas, arbors, decks, walls, and bridges. Display beds are created and planted by students, volunteers, faculty, and staff. The garden showcases hundreds of plant species from around the world in various features, such as a shade garden, perennial border, mixed border, xerophytic garden, water features including the Jane Andrews Memorial Stream Garden, Pavilion tent lawn and folly, meadow garden, and the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion, serving as a special event facility and staff offices. 30 minute drive time.
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Price: $27.00
Nature M 10am-1:30pm 6+

584

Selu Nature Conservancy: A Tour of History, Culture, and Giving Back (DEI)


Selu Nature Conservancy is named for the mythical Cherokee "grandmother corn-spirit". We'll be led on a journey and tour of the property by John Bowles, who donated his ancestral lands to Radford University to be used by all. John wanted to represent and exemplify the spirit of giving that the indigenous people of the area, the Cherokee nation, believed in and embodied. Embarking on John's Laughing Place walking trail, the steep ascent promises excitement at every turn. Laughter dances through the air as the trail reveals a stunning vista of the Little River below. We will travel down the road to the retreat center where Appalachian architectural heritage unfolds in a blend of log cabin and Victorian styles. We will sit in the meeting room where John will share more information about the seven-sided meditation room, inspired by Cherokee tradition. Within its walls, Wixárika yarn paintings tell tales of creation and spirituality, offering glimpses into a rich cultural tapestry. John will share his more than 40 years of studying this art form and answer any questions you may have. Lunch on the porch or on the grassy lawn. Admission is provided by SUUSI as a DE&I education effort. 20 minute drive.
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Price: FREE
Nature M 10am-2pm 14+

3010

WUURTH: Snakes in a Drain (D&D for Beginners)


The magical fountain in the City of WUURTH is clogged. As agents for the WUURTH Helpline, it's your job to get the water flowing again and save the Spirit of WUURTH. This is a Dungeons & Dragons adventure to introduce new players into the setting we've created for our SUUSI D&D sessions, the world of WUURTH. WUURTH is a world that combines fantasy elements with our UU values, and the adventures players have each year change the world and lead into the adventures planned for the following year. This workshop is a great place to start for people who have never played D&D before, or never played D&D at SUUSI before. We will be using a simplified version of the game (Shadowdark) to make things easy to jump right in and play, so whether you have decades of experience or none, feel free to join the fun! (Levels 1-2)
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Price: $15.00
Sports and Games M 10am-Noon 14+

96

Teen Worship Weavers


This introduction to worship design and execution will begin the week for our Teen Daybreak Worship. Meet with the teen chaplain and other adult teen staff to develop worship for the remainder of the week. This is YOUR SUUSI, too, teens!
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Price: FREE
Teens M 10-11am 13-17

3000

Pair-A-Dice


Pair-a-Dice is SUUSI's dedicated table-top gaming space for all ages! Sit down at a table and play a game with some new friends. Check out a favorite game from the over 100 games in our lending library and take it back to your room for the family to play.
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Price: $15.00
Sports and Games M Noon-10pm, Tu Noon-10pm, W Noon-10pm, Th Noon-10pm, and F Noon-5pm 14+

3001

Pair-A-Dice (13 and under)


Pair-a-Dice is SUUSI's dedicated table-top gaming space for all ages! Sit down at a table and play a game with some new friends. Check out a favorite game from the over 100 games in our lending library and take it back to your room for the family to play.
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games M Noon-9pm, Tu Noon-9pm, W Noon-9pm, Th Noon-9pm, and F Noon-5pm 1-13

210

School of Rock


Teens and YA’s that sing or play instruments choose a set of popular songs to cover, rehearse Monday-Thursday, and perform at Thursday’s concert hour. A lot of fun and a great bonding experience for all that attend. Dan (bass) is a School of Rock alumni that's looking forward to coaching the next generation!
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MTuWTh Noon-4pm 14+

Senior Meal Meet - Up


A smaller group setting within the dining hall intended to create a welcoming space for ages 60+ SUUSI-goers to make connections. Look for the Meal Meetup table signs!
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Price: FREE
DEI M Noon-1pm and M 5-6pm 60+

711

Intro to Kayaking


Curious about kayaking? Come check out this scenic and challenging stretch of the New River from just below Big Falls to Eggleston. Nothing too technical, just ones and maybe something approaching a two as far as difficulty of rapids, there are a series of ledges for us to navigate and play in, as well as a lot of breathtaking scenery. There will be opportunities to swim, and the river may very well get you to go swimming whether you want to or not, so swimwear is a must! Approved footwear and drinking water (32oz or more) is required. Drive time:45 mins
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Price: $100.00
Nature M 12:15-5:30pm 14+

501

Under the Wisdom Tree: Caves of Virginia (Family Friendly)


Yup, there are holes in the ground here with raindrops flowing, bats flying through, and spelunkers exploring. We even have one cavern filled with natural gas (no smoking, please).
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Price: FREE
Nature M 1-1:45pm 0+

260

Exploring Watercolor Painting


Exploring Watercolor Painting We'll explore fun techniques and helpful principles for successfully painting with watercolors. Basic supplies will be provided. Andrea Morrison creates and teaches art year round and has taught an art workshop at SUUSI for 32 years.
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Price: $57.00
Workshops MTuWThF 1-4pm 18+

181

YA Table Tennis Tournament


This tournament is open to all Young Adults. There will be a 30 minute organizational meeting Monday (time TBD) with tournament play proceeding throughout the week. The format is double elimination, so everyone is guaranteed at least two matches. John Merkel had attended 7 SUUSIs & enjoys organizing SUUSI table tennis workshops. In a past life he was the US Junior Olympic Table Tennis Champion.
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Price: $18.00
Sports and Games M 1-2pm 18+

251

Create a Vision Board


A vision board is a visualization tool which is made up of pictures, quotes, intentions and affirmations that represent goals and future plans. This fun and interactive activity is unique to you and can help you work toward a better tomorrow! Marlene & Erin Lieb, mother/daughter, duo are long time SUUSI goers who love creative play & have both led Visioning Workshops at their Fellowships.
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Price: $32.00
Workshops MW 1-3pm 14+

213

The SUUSIBoyz


The SUUSIBoyz are an all-male chorus performing at various venues during SUUSI, singing serious and not so serious music. All singing levels are welcome, so bring your voice, sense of humor, and open mind. Come raise your voice with The Boyz. Neal Watzman has sung with the SUUSIBoyz since 2009, directing The Boyz in 2023. During the offseason, sings tenor or baritone with several choirs.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MTuWThF 1-1:45pm 18+

Getting on the SUUSI Board


Hear from current SUUSI Board members, including members of the Nominations and Elections Committee of the Board, about what it means to be a SUUSI Board member. We'll talk about the roles and responsibilities of the SUUSI Board as well as Board member expectations. We will also discuss the process of running for a seat on the Board [the election is Thursday!] and provide whatever help and support we can to folks that are interested in being elected to join in the governance work of SUUSI.
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Price: FREE
Board M 1-2pm 14+

565

Mushroom Foray


Join us for a hunt! We will start with on campus with a short informational session on fungi facts and then we will foray into the wild to learn about the areas most hospitable for their growth. It is likely we will locate and harvest some edible ones. 20 minute drive time.
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Price: $27.00
Nature M 1:15-4:45pm 14+

0

Tye Dye


This workshop is an extra opportunity to make tie-dye creations. Beginners are welcome. You may bring three (3) 100% cotton items to dye; you will go home with directions for washing them. Be creative: try underwear, shorts, socks, etc., but no towels or sheets as they take up too much dye. Once we’re finished with the dye, we’ll learn how to tie special knots (square, slip, half, and more).
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Price: FREE
Youth M 2-4pm 6-10

1

Slime


Create, Color, and transform your Slime creations. Share recipes and ingredient ideas! An afternoon of slime and science!
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Price: FREE
Youth M 2-4pm 8-10

2

Hair and Body Art


Use your own hair and body as a canvas to create your very own designs. We will use all sorts of styles of creating art, for example: face and body paint, body glitter, nail polish,temporary hair color and more! You can also make friendship bracelets to take home or give to friends!
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Price: FREE
Youth M 2-4pm 7-10

3

Outdoor Water Games


Head outside to enjoy some fun in the kiddie pools, or play water games using hoses, sprinklers, slip-n-slides, sponge balls, and other outdoor toys. You will get wet! Be sure to come wearing secure footwear that can get wet, a bathing suit, and plenty of sunscreen. Bring sunscreen, a water bottle, a dry towel, a plastic bag, & a change of clothes. We will be creating art after we dry off!
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Price: FREE
Youth M 2-4pm 6-10

Middler programming


Middlers daily activities in the morning (9a-12p) and afternoon (2-4p)
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Price: FREE
Middlers M 9am-Noon, Tu 9am-Noon, W 9am-Noon, Th 9am-Noon, F 9am-Noon, M 2-4pm, Tu 2-4pm, W 2-4pm, Th 2-4pm, 11-13

211

Music of the Circle


Music of the Circle builds community with music. Using voices, body percussion, and simple movement we will create a one-of-a-kind musical experience in a mistake free zone. Accessible to beginners, may challenge those with experience. Eric Bannan and Pat Wictor are performing songwriters and improvisors who enjoy making stuff up.
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Price: $25.00
Workshops MW 2-4pm 14+

280

Let’s Play Hand and Foot


If you’ve learned how to play our family version of Hand & Foot now is the time to gather to play and explore strategies. If you haven’t learned it yet, come learn as we play. Gwen Helms & Jan Taddeo, sisters who have been playing our family game of Hand & Foot for 20+ years. We want to share the fun with our SUUSI family.
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Price: $10.00
Workshops MWF 2-4pm 14+

182

Teens Table Tennis Tournament


This tournament is open to all Teens. The format is double elimination, so everyone is guaranteed at least two matches. John Merkel had attended 7 SUUSIs & enjoys organizing SUUSI table tennis workshops. In a past life he was the US Junior Olympic Table Tennis Champion.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MWF 2-4pm 14+

250

Enneagram: Key to Compassion


The Enneagram is a personality typology that focuses on 9 types of people. Learn more about yourself and others to increase your compassion and grow into the healthiest, most balanced version of yourself. Kelly Simonson is a Licensed Psychologist who works with individuals and couples to promote greater self-awareness, communication and mental health.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops M 2-4pm 18+

261

Creative Expression Journey


Unlock Your Creativity at SUUSI by embarking on an inspiring journey of self-discovery and artistic exploration with specially tailored activities meant to let your inner artist flow. You'll enjoy a week of inspiration, relaxation, and fellowship. Nicole Tearno is an emerging artist and mental health counseling student. She empowers dialogue with art, courage, and acceptance for societal change.
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Price: $30.00
Workshops MWF 2-4pm 18+

270

Magnificent Microgreens


Microgreens are seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs that are dense with nutrition and easy to grow at home. Participants will learn about the benefits of eating microgreens, enjoy eating a variety of samples, and learn how to cultivate them. Patricia Townsend and Shel B Davis are urban farmers who would like to share their experiences with Microgreens and sustainable urban agriculture.
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Price: $30.00
Workshops M 2-4pm 14+

200

Humanitarian Assistance 101


By understanding the framework for international humanitarian assistance and some of the most pressing issues in providing protection and assistance to the most vulnerable, we can understand the most effective ways to help. Stacy Gilbert has worked in international humanitarian assistance for 20+ years.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops M 2-4pm 14+

252

No teams! Just Trivia!


We're tossing out teams, for an individual trivia challenge, including my trademark oddball questions! There WILL be points wagering! We may also do last person standing, lightning rounds, etc. Be sure to bring a web-capable device for gameplay. Uncle Flip is a dilettante. That's made for past trivia games that have kept players laughing, or sometimes just shaking their heads in disbelief.
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Price: $13.00
Workshops M 2-4pm 18+

220

Beginning Ballroom Dance


Enjoy exploring the benefits of partner dancing. Students will learn the basics of Ballroom/Latin/Swing dancing which can be used in social situations. No dance experience is required. Singles, couples and same-sex couples welcome. Michael Recant & Deborah Hood have been amateur ballroom dancers since the 1980's. They are very active in the Richmond, VA dance community.
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Price: $49.00
Workshops MTuWThF 2-4pm 14+

183

WUURTH: Return to Harbour


This Dungeons and Dragons adventure is a sequel to the adventure that I ran last year, but it doesn't require having participated in last year's adventure. The party travels to the seafaring town of Harbour to deal with the fallout from year. WUURTH is a world that combines fantasy elements with our UU values, and the adventures players have each year change the world and lead into the adventures planned for the following year. This workshop is intended for more experienced players who are familiar with 5th edition D&D (Levels 4-6). Peter Morrison has attended SUUSI for about ten years and has played and run D&D since 1978. This workshop involves emotional experiences that may be stressful. This workshop is not a form of counseling or therapy, and workshop leaders focus on the whole group rather than providing support to any specific individual. This is part of the WUURTH series including Workshop 185 and Sports 3022 and 3023.
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Price: $35.00
Workshops M 2-4pm 14+

400

Teens Way Off Broadway (TWOB)


Build deep friendships by putting a musical together in 5 days! TWOB is a team of teen actors, singers, dancers, and crew who rehearse, stage, and perform a musical for all of SUUSI. No stage experience necessary; come to learn and try something new. Erin Macpherson and Caitlin Muir are your new TWOB directors! Erin and Caitlin were in TWOB as teens and are lifelong SUUSI-goers.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops M 9am-Noon, M 2-3pm, Tu 10:30-11:45am, Tu 12:45-4pm, W 10:30-11:45am, W 12:45-2:20pm, Th 10:30-11:45 14-17

Queer Meal Meet-Up


A smaller group setting within the dining hall intended to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ SUUSI-goers to make connections. Look for the Meal Meetup table signs!
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Price: FREE
DEI Sun 6-7pm and M 2-3pm 14+

805

Climbing Wall (Monday)


We do not have to travel for this climbing experience. Radford University has its own climbing wall located in Peters Gym. Challenge yourself: opportunities will be provided for both the novice as well as the experienced. Training will be provided. Required: Closed-toe, tied shoes, and water. Additional waivers are required. For children under 18, a parent or guardian signature is required. Children under 14 may register without a parent or guardian, however, a parent or guardian must accompany the child, and be present while the child is climbing.
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Price: $20.00
Nature M 2-4pm 9+

81

Teen Outdoor Adventure


Join us in nature as we begin our wonderful week together. Spend the afternoon reconnecting with old friends or meeting new ones as we enjoy some outdoor time. This trip is a long-time Radford favorite for enjoying a beautiful area with minimal effort. We'll travel about an hour to a popular recreation area where we’ll hike a mostly flat section of the Appalachian Trail to a scenic, 10-12-foot stairstep waterfall with a cold basin (pool) for swimming. We will climb over some slippery rocks to get in the water, so appropriate shoes are required. There will be time for walking, playing around the creek bed, or just sunning on the rocks. We will enjoy a picnic dinner on site. If you choose to go wading or swimming you will need correct footwear (see description under Nature Aquatics), glasses strap (if you wear glasses), swimwear, dry clothes, and a towel. Sunscreen is recommended, and everyone will need to bring drinking water.
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Price: FREE
Teens M 3-8pm 14-17

Favorite Fidgets for Families


Favorite Fidgets for Families! Families with sensory challenges and special needs are invited to create handmade fidgets, show and tell their favorites, ask questions, make plans, and share tips for making SUUSI a wonderful experience! Cold treats available!
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Price: FREE
DEI M 4-5pm 14+

Community Time


Community gathering for fun and socializing
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Price: FREE
Special Events MWTuThF 4-6pm 0+

3030

Learn & Play: Scout, Take 5, The Game


Come to Pair-a-Dice in the afternoon and learn a game that's new to you, or play an old favorite with someone you maybe haven't met before. Today's games are easy-to-learn, quick-to-play card games. Drop in by yourself or with friends.
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games M 4:30-6pm 7+

3040

Community Time Spades, Hearts, Cribbage & Rummy


Join Pair-a-Dice volunteers at Community Time and learn a game that's new to you, or play an old favorite with old and new SUUSI friends. Today's games are traditional card games. Drop in by yourself or bring a group.
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games M 4:30-6pm 7+

212

The Big Sing Choir


The Big Sing Choir-Do you sing in your home congregations' choir or would like to learn choir vocal techniques? Looking for a big group! Often this choir sings in one of the evening worship services.Music will be shared prior to Sussi for added prep Joanna Lovell has over 15 years of choir director experience in the UU community. Dr. Shirley Mier is a music professor, pianist, arranger & composer.
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Price: $27.00
Workshops MTuWTh 4:30-6pm 14+

259

DEI Thrifting & Queer Fashion


Get ready for Pride! On Monday we will take a trip to a nearby thrift store. On Tuesday we will discuss queer fashion icons & the history of queer fashion. We'll style our thrift store finds & participate in Tuesday's Community Time Pride Parade. Everyone is welcome - queerness optional! Jill Stingray and Alexis Long are members of the SUUSI DEI committee and love thrifting and fashion.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops M 4:30-6:30pm and Tu 4-6pm 14+

Senior Meal Meet - Up


A smaller group setting within the dining hall intended to create a welcoming space for ages 60+ SUUSI-goers to make connections. Look for the Meal Meetup table signs!
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Price: FREE
DEI M Noon-1pm and M 5-6pm 60+

Addiction and Recovery Support Meeting


Connect with others in recovery and determine times to meet during the week (note there is one meeting already schedule on Wednesday)
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Price: FREE
Nurture M 5:30-6:30pm 14+

90

Teens Touch Group Monday


Teen Leaders each facilitate a small group of other teens in the program, called a “touch group.” Through the touch groups, Teen Leaders help new members become comfortable in the dorm, address social issues as they come up, share in daily experiences and offer support, as necessary. Touch groups provide a more self-guided experience appropriate to the changing needs of teenagers on their way to adulthood. Adult staff members give feedback and guidance throughout this process.
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Price: FREE
Teens WM 6-6:30pm 14-17

Food Allergy Meet Up


Food allergies, sensitivities, or other dining hall concerns? Join Radford and SUUSI staff members to discuss or discover your options!
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Price: FREE
DEI Sun 8-8:30pm and M 6-6:30pm 14+

702

Evening Downstream Canoe


Join us for a late afternoon/evening float on the New River from the Claytor Lake dam boat launch to Bissett Park. There are bald eagles nesting in this section of the river and there are islands that we can navigate through/past as we make our way downstream. We will likely see a variety of wildlife as the day winds down and, if the sky cooperates, a fairly full moon. There are some gentle rapids just before the take out - swimwear encouraged. We suggest that you have some basic canoeing skills; basic instruction will also be provided. Approved footwear and drinking water (32oz or more) are required. Drive time:20 mins
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Price: $45.00
Nature M 6-10pm 14+

571

A Natural High


The woods are known for eliciting a sense of awe and ecstasy in those who open themselves to the energies of these pristine natural settings. Phoenix Putney guides this meditation, especially appropriate for outdoor lovers who are open to the possibilities of a heightened connection with nature. Flashlight is required. Wear white and bring something to sit on. Drive Time: 30 min one-way.
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Price: $32.00
Nature M 6:30-9:30pm 18+

Ballroom Dance Hour


Warm yourself up for clubbing with an hour of Ballroom. Every night will focus on one ballroom style but you will still have a music mix with enough variety to satisfy all Ballroom fans.
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Price: FREE
Nightlife MTuWThF 6:30-8pm 14+

3002

Pair-a-Dice: Meet & Greet Monday


Come to Pair-a-Dice and meet up with new friends with fun, easy party-style games. Where the rules are simple and the points don't matter. All-ages fun and get-to-know-you challenges make this a great place to start your SUUSI week, especially if you're looking to expand your circle of SUUSI people! Drop in for however much time you can. Sample games: Apples to Apples, Monikers, Telestrations, Wavelength
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games M 7-10pm 7+

OASUUS Monday Mixer


BIPOC SUUSI-goers are invited to come together for fun and fellowship. OASUUS is an intentional community meant for Black, Indigenous, & other People of Color. Please honor and respect this space; it is not a space for white people to come uninvited.
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Price: FREE
DEI M 7-8pm 14+

13s First COA Meeting


13s will meet to begin working towards their Coming of Age (COA) ceremony held on Friday evening.
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Price: FREE
Middlers M 7-9pm 13

Monday Evening Worship


“Sharing the Journey” led by Heather Pierson and Bernice Martin (Wednesday's concert hour performers). The connection of community means so much to our health and well being. As we begin our SUUSI week together, let’s gather for a time of song, reflection, sharing, and celebration. We hope you’ll join us.
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Price: FREE
Nurture M 7-7:45pm 0+

1043

Medians: Evening Baking


Bake cookies, brownies, and breads to share with everyone who gets hungry after the dining room closes! Feel free to visit the Median page to learn more about our community: https://www.suusi.org/median
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Price: FREE
Medians MW 8-10pm 18+

350

Trivia with Kurt


Come join us for a fun, multigenerational evening of trivia! Emphasis on pop culture; not at all meant just for hardcore trivia experts. Kurt Fernstrom is not so great at answering trivia questions, which is why he likes to ask them!
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Price: $10.00
Workshops M 8-10pm 14+

360

Intro to Virginia Hard Cider


This workshop will provide an introduction to Virginia hard cider's history, production, and the current state of the industry. We will sample 8-10 ciders, exploring the spectrum from very dry to quite sweet, from simply apple to flavor infused. Kathryn Perry has been visiting tasting rooms for over 20 years, and has introduced many friends to the variety of ciders available for us to enjoy.
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Price: $25.00
Workshops M 8-10pm 21+

Concert Hour


Monday to Thursday, evey night from 8-9pm we are privileged to enjoy a concert from a professional touring musician.
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Price: FREE
Nightlife M 8-9pm 0+

1005

Water Worship


Water worship is a YA-specific Water Communion worship event, led by the YA Chaplain. If you are able, bring water from somewhere significant you have been in the last year; we will combine all of the water and redistribute a mixture of all of the meaningful places we come from and have traveled to.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults M 9-10pm 18-25

Serendipity


Dance, dance, dance. SUUSI's own dance party. Monday's theme is Decades! Hear music from the 60's-2000's! Join us for a fun evening!
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Price: FREE
Nightlife M 9pm-1am 21+

Cabaret


Cabaret is our nightly live music venue. It’s an intergenerational, multi-faceted, mixed bag of evening entertainment. All of the Cabaret performers, amateur and professional alike, are from our own SUUSI community. It’s about musicians, poets, actors, dancers and instrumentalists. In short, it’s all about YOU! To sign-up to perform at Cabaret, be sure to stop by the Nightlife table at check-in on Sunday or during Cabaret throughout the week!
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun 9-10:30pm, M 9:15-10:45pm, Tu 9:15-10:45pm, W 9:15-10:45pm, Th 9:15-10:45pm, and F 10:15-11:45am 0+

1011

Smash Tournament (YA/Median)


Come see who will win the ultimate Super Smash Bros battle. Will it be the fan favorite Mario, electric Pikachu, or maybe the underdog Villager. Coach your fighter as you compete in a multi stage tournament. There will be other games available for non-Smashers.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults M 10pm-Midnight 18+

Late Night


Late night song circle
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Price: FREE
Nightlife SunMTuWThF 11pm-3am 14+
Tuesday 23rd July 2024

1046

Medians: Midnight Snacks


Food for hungry Serendipity returnees(YA's, you can come eat our food too). Expect Pizza! Pizza Rolls! Gluten Free Pizza! Gluten Free Pizza Rolls! Or not, we'll figure out what food we want to stock at the Monday meeting. Feel free to visit the Median page to learn more about our community: https://www.suusi.org/median
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Price: FREE
Medians MTuWTh Midnight-2am 18+

Common Ground Cafe


Coffee house with coffee, snacks & games
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun Noon-11:59pm, M Midnight-11:59pm, Tu Midnight-11:59pm, W Midnight-11:59pm, Th Midnight-11:59pm, 0+

OASUUS Lounge


Lounge for BIPOC members of the SUUSI Community
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Price: FREE
DEI Sun Midnight-11:59pm, M Midnight-11:59pm, Tu Midnight-11:59pm, W Midnight-11:59pm, Th Midnight-11:59 14+

YA quiet lounge



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Price: FREE
Sun 9am-Midnight, M Midnight-Midnight, Tu Midnight-Midnight, W Midnight-Midnight, Th Midnight-Midnig 18-25

Group Meditation


Join Kimi Reigel for 20 minutes of relaxation and centering.
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Price: FREE
Nurture MTuThF 8-8:30am 0

568

The Berry Patch (Family Friendly)


We’re going berry-pickin! This trip takes us to 3 Birds Berry Farm in Blacksburg, featuring “local, unsprayed goodness” in the form of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. The farm is owned and operated by a family that describes itself as passionate about berries. The experience is sure to be friendly, fun, and down-to-earth. We’ll take a short tour of the farm and then pick all the raspberries and blackberries you and your SUUSI friends can eat! Prices are $3/pint or $20/gallon, prices may vary (pint containers are provided and gallon containers are available for purchase). Enjoy the fruits of summer - and bring the kids! This is one of the few nature trips featuring a “comfort station” on site, but they suggest you bring what comforts you while picking, such as water, hats, bug spray, etc. 20 minute drive time. Closed toe shoes required - it is a working farm.
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Price: $27.00
Nature Tu 8-11:30am 0+

822

Bikes and Coffee


Calling all SUUSI roadies! Bring your bike and join us for an invigorating ~20 mile social road ride leaving directly from campus. After we complete our ride we will make a pit stop at Radford Coffee Co. for post-ride beverages, snacks, and some socializing before riding the last 2 miles back to campus. Recent road cycling experience expected. Required equipment: closed toed shoes, bike, helmet, water, spare tube/patch kit.
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Price: FREE
Nature Tu 8-11:30am 14+

42

Messing with Boats


Let's go paddle! Middlers are invited to join our brilliant Nature Team as they demonstrate how to use various vessels safely. There's nothing quite as freeing as pushing away from shore and setting your own course across the water! Don't forget to have a towel and sunscreen handy!
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Price: FREE
Middlers Tu 8:30am-12:30pm 11-12

SUUSI Office


Office
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Price: FREE
Registration MTuWThF 8:30am-2pm 14+

97

Teen Daybreak Worship


A brief morning worship with the entire teen dorm to start our day. Developed by the Teen Leaders and Teen Worship Weavers.
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Price: FREE
Teens TuWThF 8:30-9am 14-17

Middler programming


Middlers daily activities in the morning (9a-12p) and afternoon (2-4p)
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Price: FREE
Middlers M 9am-Noon, Tu 9am-Noon, W 9am-Noon, Th 9am-Noon, F 9am-Noon, M 2-4pm, Tu 2-4pm, W 2-4pm, Th 2-4pm, 11-13

564

Herb Farm Tour and Herbal Lunch


Join us for this perennial favorite. Just over an hour's drive from campus is Beagle Ridge Garden and Herb Farm in Wytheville, with 14 theme display gardens showcasing herb and perennial collections. We will stroll through the gardens, eat lunch, watch the hummingbirds feast on the flowers, and visit the “Flying Flowers” butterfly conservatory. Time permitting, individuals may walk one of the many trails on the property or visit the fish pond. The shop contains herbal soaps, lotions, bath gels, and plants. Required: sturdy shoes and drinking water. Lunch and butterfly admission fee included in price. Recommended: extra money for the store. 75 minute one way drive time.
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Price: $55.00
Nature Tu 9am-4pm 14+

820

Vanless Bike Ride (Family Friendly)


A bike trip with no van ride! We will take a 20-minute walk from campus to the trailhead of the Riverway Trail, which parallels the New River. It is a gentle, scenic ride, then climbs moderately through the forests of Bisset Park, Wildwood Park and Radford City Park. There is a tunnel connecting Bisset Park with Wildwood Park so we won't have to negotiate busy Hwy. 11 in the middle of the trip. We'll cover 6.4 miles over gentle to moderate, scenic terrain. Recent bicycling experience is expected. Bringing your own helmet is encouraged but are available to rent for an additional $15 fee. Required: tied shoes, water bottle in backpack. Recommended: shorts and rain gear.
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Price: $70.00
Nature Tu 9am-Noon 10+

Tuesday Morning Worship


“Light it Up!” led by Rev. Kiya Heartwood. A UU celebration sermon of thriving, community, and joy as resistance. Music, art,and message for all ages. Rev. Kiya Heartwood is minister of the UU Church of the Brazos Valley, Bryan/College Station, TX
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Price: FREE
Nurture Tu 9-9:45am 0+

SUUSI Store


SUUSI Store
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Price: FREE
Bookstore M 9:30am-6pm, Tu 10am-6pm, W 10am-6pm, Th 10am-6pm, and F 10am-6pm 14+

12-Step Recovery Meeting


Come share experience, strength, and hope in this all-Program 12 Step meeting. We're here for you!
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Price: FREE
Nurture Tu 10-11am 14+

120

Nature's Harmony, Inka Style


Discover the Inka's mystical wisdom, connecting with Mother Earth's energies for a harmonious life. Learn ancient practices for joy and relationship harmony. Ricardo Sanchez is a clinical mental health counselor, adjunct professor, researcher & author. Kathy Sanchez is an astrologer & a nutrition pro.
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Price: $40.00
Workshops MTu 10am-Noon 14+

111

Holding an Audience!


Holding an Audience – Just You and Your Guitar! This workshop gives you a guide to strategies for grabbing your audience and carrying them with you through your performances, using your groove, your chord choices, and the power of your right hand! Sam Robbins is a Concert Hour performer, and a widely touring singer-songwriter who has performed his songs at music festivals around the US.
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Price: $15.00
Workshops MTu 10am-Noon 14+

122

Dances of Universal Peace


The Dances of Universal Peace are a powerful,cross-cultural way to touch spiritual essence through group moving meditation. Using sacred phrases, chants, music and simple movements holding hands in a circle, the dances evoke qualities of peace & joy. Rev Sally Azima Mabelle is a UU sufi minister from New Zealand, a certified dances of universal peace leader, experienced voice coach,mentor, & author
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Price: $118.00
Workshops MTuWThF 10am-Noon 14+

124

Self Massage for pain relief


You'll learn some basic principles and simple self massage techniques and exercises to prevent or eliminate pain and tension and provide more flexibility. Bring a mat or blanket, and a tennis ball if you have one and wear clothes you can move in. Betsy Bickel is a professional massage therapist in NC (40 years). She loves getting people out of pain & helping them learn to help themselves.
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Price: $15.00
Workshops TuTh 10am-Noon 14+

140

Zentangle Introduction


Zentangle is a spiritual drawing process, grounded in gratitude, which is a also a form of meditation. This class will give you all you need to start, & soon you'll be tangling all over SUUSI. Best of all, in Zentangle there are NO mistakes! Rev. Cynthia Landrum has been Zentangling for over a decade and is a Certified Zentangle Teacher. Her work has been seen in Artisan's Bazaar.
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Price: $37.00
Workshops TuTh 10am-Noon 14+

112

Drumming Out Loud!


Bring a drum and explore using mindfulness to unlock your powers of creativity. Learn to groove - and improvise! - by playing African-style polyrhythms in a supportive and fun drum circle. Experience joy, flow, and connectness. All levels welcome! Fred Katz is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and is a drummer, music educator and a mindfulness proponent. Visit www.drummingoutloud.com.
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Price: $31.00
Workshops TuTh 10am-Noon 14+

161

Spirals, Spiders & Starbursts


Nothing could be shinier than showing your inner-SUUSI-self. Have something ordinary at home? We'll make it so extraordinary that you'll want to wear it out to Serendipity Friday evening. Bring up to 2 natural fiber items for us to re-imagine. Jenna Fairhaven helps with youth staff & tie-dye in various capacities &has led youth tie-dye & adult workshops over the years.
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Price: $38.00
Workshops Tu 10am-Noon 18+

156

Freedom Through Theta Healing


Theta Healing is a powerful meditation and prayer technique that helps us gain freedom to live the lives we were meant to live. We’ll use it to replace limiting beliefs with the ones that set us free. Walk away excited, uplifted, and energized! Julia Karpeisky is an author, executive coach and Level 2 Theta Healer. She serves clients who are serious about living on purpose. deepenimpact.com
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Price: $25.00
Workshops TuTh 10am-Noon 14+

157

The Tao of Not for Profit Org


The Tao of NFP Management and Accounting is designed to help provide insight into the Operations, Reporting, and Compliance of not-for-profit organizations. Providing information for management and boards to maintain their NFP tax-exempt status. Michael Figuera accounting firm focusing Not-For-Profit Organizations providing advisory & assurance services in Western North Carolina for 15 years.
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Price: $125.00
Workshops TuTh 10am-Noon 17+

158

Stoics: Anger Mercy & Revenge


Stoic philosopher Seneca (4 BCE-65 CE) lived in contentious times. His pithy writings give perspective + practical advice for this moment. Req’d: Read (before class) Seneca’s “Anger, Mercy, Revenge,” trans. Kaster / Nussbaum, ISBN 9780226748429 Pat Wictor is a touring singer-songwriter / guitarist with a Masters in History Education. He has led many workshops on classic lit. and philosophy.
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Price: $18.00
Workshops TuTh 10am-Noon 18+

125

Finding Harmony in the Chaos


Are you so busy keeping it all together that you forget to slow down & nurture yourself? Learn practical techniques to find beauty in your daily grind by making the space to feed your soul. Patricia Townsend professionally and personally seeks a joyful and productive life journey and loves coaching others to do the same.
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Price: $31.00
Workshops TuW 10am-Noon 14+

126

How to Meditate


It seems simple: sit still, empty your mind, concentrate. Yet no other practice can surpass meditation's ability to awaken your magnificent High Self. This life-changing workshop takes you thru several reliable techniques leading to peace/love/joy. Phoenix Putney, CYT, has practiced yoga and meditation since 1988, and shared it at SUUSI since '93. Her teaching is imbued with passion and Spirit.
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Price: $16.00
Workshops Tu 10am-Noon 14+

162

Diamond Painting


Diamond painting creates sparkling, vibrant, colorful mosaic-style art pieces. The process involves applying rhinestones, crystals, or beads on intricately patterned designs. Come have fun crafting! No skill or experience necessary! Sandra Jackson - a lifelong learner, Harvard graduate, & public health expert.
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Price: $26.00
Workshops Tu 10am-Noon 14+

127

Mindful Stress Busters


Experience a variety of fun hands-on mindfulness practices to bring into your life. Plus learn mindful techniques to help each of us handle life's daily stressors a bit more smoothly. Carolyn Sant Angelo & Scott May are mindfulness practitioners and facilitators, and are passionate about sharing mindfulness with others.
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Price: $30.00
Workshops TuTh 10am-Noon 14+

184

A Knotty Conversation


Have a conversation about the world of knots, learn at least 5 basic knots useful in a wide variety of situations, including the bowline and the trucker's hitch for a load-tying challenge. I'm not an expert, invite insights, will cover basics. Star Muir has taught communication for 40 years, loves family, music, puzzles, wizard gumshoes, tai chi. Now there are 12 characters left.
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Price: $13.00
Workshops Tu 10am-Noon 14+

128

Flow Yoga as Pathway to Sacred


Yoga asana (the physical practice of yoga) can be a tool to remember our divinity, connection and sacredness. This slow flow yoga class will be meditation in motion, as we move deeper into our heart space. Knowledge of yoga poses is required. Wendy Swanson is an E-RYT500 Kripalu trained yoga teacher, licensed acupuncturist, international retreat leader, writer and former yoga studio owner.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops Tu 10-11am 18+

113

Music Outreach 101


Have you ever dreamed of hosting a concert series at your congregation as a way of reaching out into the community? We have done this successfully for years. Come and hear how we do it and bring your own ideas and experiences to the conversation. Jeanette Muir established & continues to lead the concert series at BRUU. Betsi McGrath does event promotion artist selection, contracts & management.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops Tu 10am-Noon 14+

271

An introduction to fine tea


Taste and compare fine teas (White, Green, Oolong, Black and Pu Erh) and learn about all aspects of tea. Jon Hoskin has a Ph.D. in Food Science. He has led tea tasting workshops in a variety of venues.
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Price: $12.00
Workshops Tu 10am-Noon 14+

490

Artisans' Bazaar


Tables will be rented in 4' (1/2 table) increments. For 20% commission on sales over $150 (per increment) & 4 working hours, we provide you with space to sell your original work. Bethany Cecere, Kim Garver, Brian Cooley & the AB Crew are all looking forward to another fun year!
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Price: $25.00
Workshops M 9:30am-6pm, Tu 10am-6pm, W 10am-6pm, Th 10am-6pm, and F 10am-6pm 14+

579

Floyd Shop and Dine


Embark on a whimsical adventure to Floyd, VA – a charming small town bursting with creativity! Explore the eclectic dining scene, from the delightful flavors of the Floyd Country Store to the sweet treats at Cocoa Mia. Dive into the vibrant art scene with visits to numerous galleries, where you can discover unique masterpieces. Feeling crafty? Head to Lichen or Knot and create your own terrarium masterpiece. It's a day filled with culinary delights, artistic discoveries, and hands-on fun in the heart of Floyd. Bring money for lunch. 45 minute drive time.
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Price: $38.00
Nature Tu 10am-3pm 14+

3011

WUURTH: Can Ghosts Disappear? (D&D for Beginners)


The Movening shifted the City of WUURTH's place in the world, and the ghosts who had lived on the land before are stuck between worlds. They have become ghosts of ghosts. Your team has been tasked with opening a portal to free them, but what will you meet along the way? WUURTH is a world that combines fantasy elements with our UU values, and the adventures players have each year change the world and lead into the adventures planned for the following year. This workshop is a great place to start for people who have never played D&D before, or never played D&D at SUUSI before. We will be using a simplified version of the game (Shadowdark) to make things easy to jump right in and play, so whether you have decades of experience or none, feel free to join the fun! (Levels 1-2)
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Price: $15.00
Sports and Games Tu 10am-Noon 14+

400

Teens Way Off Broadway (TWOB)


Build deep friendships by putting a musical together in 5 days! TWOB is a team of teen actors, singers, dancers, and crew who rehearse, stage, and perform a musical for all of SUUSI. No stage experience necessary; come to learn and try something new. Erin Macpherson and Caitlin Muir are your new TWOB directors! Erin and Caitlin were in TWOB as teens and are lifelong SUUSI-goers.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops M 9am-Noon, M 2-3pm, Tu 10:30-11:45am, Tu 12:45-4pm, W 10:30-11:45am, W 12:45-2:20pm, Th 10:30-11:45 14-17

650

Stiles Falls (Family Friendly)


Stiles Falls is a 45 foot waterfall located on the property of Camp Alta Mons. The hike begins with an easy walk to the trail head, then changes to steep inclines, several creek crossings, and rock hopping up to the falls and water pool. There are large boulders around the falls and water pool where you can sit and relax or scramble over to swim or play around in the shady pool of water at the falls. We’ll provide lunch and plenty of time to enjoy one of the area’s favorite destinations. You must have proper footwear, at least a quart of water per person, pack to help carry lunch. Wear swimsuit under clothes if you want to get in the water. Hiking Distance: 3.2 miles round-trip, with 300 feet of total climb. Drive time: 35 minutes.
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Price: $38.00
Nature Tu 10:30am-4:30pm 12+

721

Whitewater Rafting


Want to feel the thrill of going down the world-famous rapids of the New River Gorge in West Virginia? This rafting trip in the Lower New River is challenging with boulders in the gorge creating rapids rated II to IV and runs anywhere from 2.5 to 4 hours. This is a challenging trip, which relies on professional guides to bring us through the various rapids. We will have lunch once we arrive at the guide company, before the trip down the river. Straps for those who wear eyewear are very important. Sunscreen, clothes that can get wet, and a towel with a change of clothes for the ride home. Approved footwear and drinking water (32oz or more) are required. Drive time: 2 hours each way
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Price: $135.00
Nature Tu 10:45am-6:45pm 14+

3000

Pair-A-Dice


Pair-a-Dice is SUUSI's dedicated table-top gaming space for all ages! Sit down at a table and play a game with some new friends. Check out a favorite game from the over 100 games in our lending library and take it back to your room for the family to play.
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Price: $15.00
Sports and Games M Noon-10pm, Tu Noon-10pm, W Noon-10pm, Th Noon-10pm, and F Noon-5pm 14+

3001

Pair-A-Dice (13 and under)


Pair-a-Dice is SUUSI's dedicated table-top gaming space for all ages! Sit down at a table and play a game with some new friends. Check out a favorite game from the over 100 games in our lending library and take it back to your room for the family to play.
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games M Noon-9pm, Tu Noon-9pm, W Noon-9pm, Th Noon-9pm, and F Noon-5pm 1-13

210

School of Rock


Teens and YA’s that sing or play instruments choose a set of popular songs to cover, rehearse Monday-Thursday, and perform at Thursday’s concert hour. A lot of fun and a great bonding experience for all that attend. Dan (bass) is a School of Rock alumni that's looking forward to coaching the next generation!
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MTuWTh Noon-4pm 14+

810

Tawney's Cave


Visit a limestone cave that was once the ocean floor. The development of cave formations will be discussed. Tawney's has a good variety of caving features: large rooms, mostly walking passages, a nice formation area, a fairly easy climb, some small passages, and lots of mud and water. You will see evidence of saltpeter mining of the past, a huge room called the moon room, back entrances to the cave and other interesting sights. Read caving requirements and come prepared. You will get muddy in this cave, long hair must be tied back, bandana suggested.
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Price: $48.00
Nature Tu Noon-6pm 14+

626

Triple Slog


This hike is so enjoyable that some SUUSI-goers do it every year. We hike a short distance down the road to get to a point where we can enter the forest above the Cascades waterfall, bushwhack down to Little Stoney Creek, and take off into the wild. We hike in the stream and swim/wade through pools, climb around trees and rocks, and climb and play in three waterfalls. You will get wet (completely soaked if you like). Due to the climbing and scrambling on wet, slippery rocks, this is one of our most challenging hikes. Secure, slip-resistant, immersible footwear required. Wear a swimsuit/nylon shorts and bring a towel and/or dry clothes for the ride back. Backpacks and contents are likely to get soaked in the fun! Hiking distance: about 3 miles, with wet rock scrambling. Drive time: 60 minutes.
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Price: $32.00
Nature Tu 12:30-6:30pm 14+

400

Teens Way Off Broadway (TWOB)


Build deep friendships by putting a musical together in 5 days! TWOB is a team of teen actors, singers, dancers, and crew who rehearse, stage, and perform a musical for all of SUUSI. No stage experience necessary; come to learn and try something new. Erin Macpherson and Caitlin Muir are your new TWOB directors! Erin and Caitlin were in TWOB as teens and are lifelong SUUSI-goers.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops M 9am-Noon, M 2-3pm, Tu 10:30-11:45am, Tu 12:45-4pm, W 10:30-11:45am, W 12:45-2:20pm, Th 10:30-11:45 14-17

502

Under the Wisdom Tree: Who Was Here First? Native Americans of SWVA (Family Friendly)


When you hear a land acknowledgment here…who are we acknowledging? When did they get here – and does any culture date back 10,000 years?
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Price: FREE
Nature Tu 1-1:45pm 0+

1002

YA Touch Groups


Touch groups provide an opportunity for YAs to get to know one another, help new members become comfortable in the dorm, address social issues as they come up, share in daily experiences, and offer support as necessary. Touch groups are not required – but encouraged! – as they provide a self-guided experience appropriate to the changing needs of the particular people in that group.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults TuWThF 1-2pm 18-25

260

Exploring Watercolor Painting


Exploring Watercolor Painting We'll explore fun techniques and helpful principles for successfully painting with watercolors. Basic supplies will be provided. Andrea Morrison creates and teaches art year round and has taught an art workshop at SUUSI for 32 years.
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Price: $57.00
Workshops MTuWThF 1-4pm 18+

213

The SUUSIBoyz


The SUUSIBoyz are an all-male chorus performing at various venues during SUUSI, singing serious and not so serious music. All singing levels are welcome, so bring your voice, sense of humor, and open mind. Come raise your voice with The Boyz. Neal Watzman has sung with the SUUSIBoyz since 2009, directing The Boyz in 2023. During the offseason, sings tenor or baritone with several choirs.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MTuWThF 1-1:45pm 18+

741

Adult Tubing


Another favorite from SUUSIs past, tubing at Big Falls in McCoy on the New River. A beautiful location with some exciting rapids to go down, as you get off the river at the beach below the rapids, just a short walk back above the falls, you can go again! Wash, rinse and repeat as much as you care to tube over the falls. There are also rocks to relax and watch from, not to mention swimming at the beach/shore. Swimwear, approved footwear and drinking water (32oz or more) is required. Drive time:45 mins
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Price: $45.00
Nature Tu 1-5:30pm 18+

6

Tie Dye


This workshop is an extra opportunity to make tie-dye creations. Beginners are welcome. You may bring three (3) 100% cotton items to dye; you will go home with directions for washing them. Be creative: try underwear, shorts, socks, etc., but no towels or sheets as they take up too much dye. Once we’re finished with the dye, we’ll learn how to tie special knots (square, slip, half, and more).
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Price: FREE
Youth Tu 2-4pm 7-10

7

Magic Around Us!


There is magic in the world around us! Plants grow, watered by the sky and wind helps move seeds so that more plants will grow. As time has changed, we call this magic science. Let's explore the magic of the world around us! Spend the afternoon conducting experiments and exploring the magic of the world around us. This workshop will be inside and outside.
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Price: FREE
Youth Tu 2-4pm 8-10

5

Outdoor Water Games


Head outside to enjoy some fun in the kiddie pools, or play water games using hoses, sprinklers, slip-n-slides, sponge balls, and other outdoor toys. Sponge relays, splash games, and obstacle courses. You will get wet! Be sure to come wearing secure footwear that can get wet, a bathing suit, and plenty of sunscreen. Bring sunscreen, a water bottle, a dry towel, a plastic bag, & a change of clothes.
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Price: FREE
Youth Tu 2-4pm 6-10

4

Slime


Create, Color, and transform your Slime creations. Share recipes and ingredient ideas! An afternoon of slime and science!
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Price: FREE
Youth Tu 2-4pm 8-10

Middler programming


Middlers daily activities in the morning (9a-12p) and afternoon (2-4p)
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Price: FREE
Middlers M 9am-Noon, Tu 9am-Noon, W 9am-Noon, Th 9am-Noon, F 9am-Noon, M 2-4pm, Tu 2-4pm, W 2-4pm, Th 2-4pm, 11-13

220

Beginning Ballroom Dance


Enjoy exploring the benefits of partner dancing. Students will learn the basics of Ballroom/Latin/Swing dancing which can be used in social situations. No dance experience is required. Singles, couples and same-sex couples welcome. Michael Recant & Deborah Hood have been amateur ballroom dancers since the 1980's. They are very active in the Richmond, VA dance community.
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Price: $49.00
Workshops MTuWThF 2-4pm 14+

410

Heart Songs & Circle Songs


Heart Songs & Circle Songs is an ongoing community singing project. Participants of all ages, abilities & backgrounds are welcome. We’ll teach original songs, chants and rounds affirming the principles of peace, joy, justice-making and community. Bernice Martin is a minister & singer/songwriter. Heather Pierson singer/songwriter & pianist. Co-created The Heart Songs & Circle Songs circa 2018.
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Price: $41.00
Workshops Tu 2-4pm, W 10am-Noon, Th 8-10pm, and F 10am-Noon 14+

262

Visible Mending


Do you have a favorite sweater, shirt, or pair of jeans with a hole and wish you could mend new life into it? Join Kim and Bethany for some fun and creative time learning about visible mending - no previous stitching experience required! Kim Garner & Bethany Cecere find many benefits in stitching practices - meditative, creative, & keeping some textiles out of landfills!
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Price: $25.00
Workshops TuTh 2-4pm 14+

263

Make your own flower crown!


Who hasn't wanted a flower crown to wear to festivals or parties or just to feel pretty? Each participant will make their own crown using ivy garland, artificial flowers, and ribbons. All materials provided, just bring your creativity! Celeste Hall is a crafty person who has worked with several genres such as floral arrangements and wreaths, mandala painting, jewelry and more.
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Price: $45.00
Workshops Tu 2-4pm 17+

201

Reparations:Indigenous & Black


Learn and discuss information about reparations for Indigenous and Black peoples. Why is this topic important to you? How can we go about making their lives matter every day in meaningful ways? Charlotte Kendall been a racial & social justice activist all my life, read many books, taken actions in various places, & find joy inspiring others.
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Price: $12.00
Workshops Tu 2-4pm 14+

253

Intro to Loving What Is


Do you have any stressful thoughts that are impacting your life? What would your life be like if that stressful thought lost all power to impact your life and never returned ? What if you had the tools to convert any stressful thought into a gift ? Cliff Jackson shares information about Byron Katie's WORK, that has had a very positive impact on him and his family & hopes to share it with SUUSI .
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Price: $10.00
Workshops Tu 2-4pm 14+

254

Scenic Mobile PhonePhotography


Take better pictures with your mobile phone! How to advance from snapshots to scenic images that tell a story. We'll talk about techniques, look at some examples to explain them, then go outside and pick a subject or two, then compare and edit. Daniel Senie is an award-winning scenic, wildlife and nature photographer. Dan & Faith are also award-winning singer/songwriter/storytellers.
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Price: $53.00
Workshops Tu 2-4pm 14+

214

SUUSI Performers Circle


If other options are too late for you or you can't get enough music at night join us in the afternoon for music in the round from SUUSI beloved performers. Put some more music and love in your day! The list of performers will be posted in the SUUSI News. Eileen Baker, who managed SUUSI Concert Hour for many years, will be hosting.
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Price: $20.00
Workshops TuTh 2-4pm 14+

264

Shiny Origami


Is foil origami paper less forgiving and harder to fold than regular origami paper? Yes. Is it pretty and shiny? Yes! So let's give it a try. We'll start with something easy and go from there. All levels of experience welcome. Jennifer Abercrombie enjoys paper folding and has led origami workshops at SUUSI for a few years now.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops Tu 2-4pm 14+

255

Introduction to AI Graphics


Stable Diffusion is a form of Artificial Intelligence able to produce images from a text input. This workshop will introduce the process and give examples and hopefully producing a few. Its controversial nature will be discussed. Jon Hoskin has been writing an ongoing series of articles in fullcirclemagazine.org on this topic & will also be leading the same workshop at UUFC.
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Price: $10.00
Workshops Tu 2-4pm 14+

221

The Change


Navigating The Change, from perimenopause to post-menopause, can be challenging. Having the best available information can help you come out stronger - physically, mentally, and emotionally - on the other side. Lois Colbridge has decades of experience counseling people deal with life's challenges. Now she is helping women navigate perimenopause more easily
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Price: $5.00
Workshops TuTh 2-4pm 21+

281

Parlor Games


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 tickle your chuckle-box. Phoenix Putney designed this workshop in 1981 for playful types like her. She brings it back every few years just for fun!
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Price: $24.00
Workshops TuTh 2-4pm 14+

222

Bellydance Playshop


Come play with the elements - the passion of fire, the stability of earth, the fluidity of water and the lightness of air! Discover some new ways of moving for self expression, fun and fitness. Dress festively in clothes you can move in. Betsy Bickel has been teaching bellydance for decades and is a recidivist performer at Cabaret.
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Price: $10.00
Workshops Tu 2-4pm 14+

185

WUURTH in Peril!


The former mayor of Harbour is running for WUURTH council based on his "successful" career in Harbour. WUURTH is a world that combines fantasy elements with our UU values, and the adventures players have each year change the world and lead into the adventures planned for the following year. This workshop is intended for more experienced players who are familiar with 5th edition D&D (Levels 4-6). Peter Morrison is a nine year veteran of SUUSI and has played and run D&D since it was originally published. This workshop involves emotional experiences that may be stressful. This workshop is not a form of counseling or therapy, and workshop leaders focus on the whole group rather than providing support to any specific individual. This is part of the WUURTH series including Workshop 183 and Sports 3022 and 3023.
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Price: $20.00
Workshops Tu 2-4pm 14+

203

What is a Microaggression?


The term "microaggression" has become prevalent recently, but what does it really mean? How can one tell if they are using one? Why does it matter? Join the SUUSI DEI staffers as we explore and encourage our own paths of progress. Rachel Bevins is a professional educator & neurodiversity advocate. Elizabeth facilitates OASUUS, a space for BIPOC UUs to come together at SUUSI.
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Price: $25.00
Workshops Tu 2-4pm 14+

224

Restorative Meditative Yoga


Unwind body, mind and spirit with gentle seated and reclined yoga stretches aimed to restore balance and ease. You will bring pillows and blankets to create support for your body to unwind and let go. We will conclude with a guided mediation. Wendy Swanson is an E-RYT500 Kripalu trained yoga teacher, licensed acupuncturist, international retreat leader, writer and former yoga studio owner.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops Tu 2-3:30pm 14+

13s Second COA Meeting


13s will continue their special Coming of Age (COA) art project and discuss plans for their COA Ceremony
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Price: FREE
Middlers Tu 2-4pm 13

1021

Planning for Retirement: Granny Hobby Day


Whether you haven’t started your career yet or are still fresh in your field it’s never too early to start planning for retirement. We have all wondered what it will be like to finally retire and have time to try exciting new hobbies. Enjoy that laidback lifestyle now and join other YAs in various crafts such as crochet, knitting, embroidery, and more!
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Price: FREE
Young Adults Tu 2:30-4pm 18-25

1020

YA Board Games


Come join us and play some board games with your fellow YA's.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults Tu 2:30-4pm 18-25

259

DEI Thrifting & Queer Fashion


Get ready for Pride! On Monday we will take a trip to a nearby thrift store. On Tuesday we will discuss queer fashion icons & the history of queer fashion. We'll style our thrift store finds & participate in Tuesday's Community Time Pride Parade. Everyone is welcome - queerness optional! Jill Stingray and Alexis Long are members of the SUUSI DEI committee and love thrifting and fashion.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops M 4:30-6:30pm and Tu 4-6pm 14+

Community Time


Community gathering for fun and socializing
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Price: FREE
Special Events MWTuThF 4-6pm 0+

3031

Learn & Play: Spades, Hearts, Cribbage & Rummy


Come to Pair-a-Dice in the afternoon and learn a game that's new to you, or play an old favorite with someone you maybe haven't met before. Today's games are traditional card games. Drop in by yourself or with friends.
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games Tu 4:30-6pm 7+

3041

Community Time Werewolf


Join Pair-a-Dice volunteers at Community Time and learn a game that's new to you, or play an old favorite with old and new SUUSI friends. Today's game is a mystery and accusation game (like Among Us or Mafia). Drop in by yourself or bring a group.
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games Tu 4:30-6pm 7+

212

The Big Sing Choir


The Big Sing Choir-Do you sing in your home congregations' choir or would like to learn choir vocal techniques? Looking for a big group! Often this choir sings in one of the evening worship services.Music will be shared prior to Sussi for added prep Joanna Lovell has over 15 years of choir director experience in the UU community. Dr. Shirley Mier is a music professor, pianist, arranger & composer.
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Price: $27.00
Workshops MTuWTh 4:30-6pm 14+

310

Friction Farm "House Concert"


Want to host a house concert? Wonder what it's like to attend? Friction Farm will "host a house concert". Learn what artists expect, setting up a room for music, getting guests to show up, and more. We'll share stories from the road and play songs. Friction Farm, Christine Stay & Aidan Quinn, is an internationally touring duo who have played and attended many house concerts.
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Price: $8.00
Workshops Tu 4:30-6pm 21+

380

36 Questions


Skip the small talk and get to know someone - a partner, a parent, a friend, a complete stranger - in 36 questions. Returnees welcome: we'll have some new questions for these new times. Stacy Gilbert has led similar transformative workshops to make connections & build communities.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops Tu 5-7pm 14+

703

Evening Canoe


Always a favorite at SUUSIs past, come for a peaceful and serene dusk into night canoe trip on the New River at the Whitethorn boat launch. Paddling upstream, we will explore a group of islands as we paddle up the river and back. Wildlife is likely on this trip and if the sky cooperates we will greet the waning gibbous moon as it rises just after night settles in. This is a great trip for beginners as it is flat water and we can help provide instruction in basic canoeing technique as we explore the islands. We will takeout at the same place that we launch and there are no rapids. Approved footwear and drinking water (32oz or more) are required. Drive time:40 mins
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Price: $45.00
Nature Tu 6-10pm 14+

Ballroom Dance Hour


Warm yourself up for clubbing with an hour of Ballroom. Every night will focus on one ballroom style but you will still have a music mix with enough variety to satisfy all Ballroom fans.
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Price: FREE
Nightlife MTuWThF 6:30-8pm 14+

675

Sunset on Bald Knob


The trail starts at the historic Mountain Lake Hotel. A steep, half-mile climb up a fern-bordered trail brings us to the 4361-foot high knob. It's the highest point in the area, with extensive views in several directions and some interesting cliffs and rock formations. We'll pause to enjoy this beautiful time of day at the top of the mountain as we wait for the sun to set. The descent is easier following a jeep road, but will be after sunset. A flashjlight is required. This is a moderate hike for adults, but may be challenging for children. Hiking distance: 1.6 miles round-trip, with 500 feet of total climb. Drive time: 50 minutes.
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Price: $27.00
Nature Tu 6:30-10:30pm 12+

1042

Medians: Nintendo and No-Chill


Find out how strong your friendship really is after taking a blue shell from your best pal. Competitive Nintendo games including Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Mario Kart will be set up with controllers in the evening. YA's welcome!Feel free to visit the Median page to learn more about our community: https://www.suusi.org/median
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Price: FREE
Medians TuTh 7-10pm 18+

45

13s Evening Programming


13s will meet to explore SUUSI life beyond the regularly scheduled Middlers hours.
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Price: FREE
Middlers Tu 7-8:30pm 13

3003

Pair-a-Dice: Teamwork Tuesday


Some of us don't love competitive board games, but did you know there's a whole world of cooperative games where everyone is collaborating to win together? Maybe you know one of these games already and want to join with others, or can help teach it. Come alone or bring friends and we'll set you up with a game. Drop in for however much time you can. Sample games: Ravine, Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert, Horrified, Pandemic, Spirit Island
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games Tu 7-10pm 7+

Tuesday Evening Worship


Shining Through Our Loss” led by Nurture Staff Each year we set aside time to grieve our losses since our last time together. We gather to name and grieve SUUSI family members who are no longer with us. How do we still allow the memory of their presence in our lives to shine? We also grieve other losses: of relationships, jobs, physical or mental abilities, cultural shifts. How do we lean into changes and find in them the brightness and possibility that is also there to help us “Shine On”?
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Price: FREE
Nurture Tu 7-7:45pm 14+

91

Teens Touch Group Tuesday


Teen Leaders each facilitate a small group of other teens in the program, called a “touch group.” Through the touch groups, Teen Leaders help new members become comfortable in the dorm, address social issues as they come up, share in daily experiences and offer support, as necessary. Touch groups provide a more self-guided experience appropriate to the changing needs of teenagers on their way to adulthood. Adult staff members give feedback and guidance throughout this process.
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Price: FREE
Teens Tu 8-8:30pm 14-17

370

BrUU Tasting


SUUSI Homebrewers present an evening of fun with brUUs. We'll taste & discuss 4-6 varietals together and enjoy charcuterie. Feel free to bring a sampling from your local breweries. Alex Winner, Uncle Flip, and Nicole Tearno have been homebrewing for years. They're craft beer enthusiast with years of brUU tasting experience!
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Price: $38.00
Workshops Tu 8-11pm 21+

Concert Hour


Monday to Thursday, evey night from 8-9pm we are privileged to enjoy a concert from a professional touring musician.
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Tu 8-9pm 0+

1004

YA Coffee House


Do you have a talent you want to share with the rest of the YA community? Or maybe you just want to watch your friends show off their talents. Coffee House is your opportunity to share a song you have been working on, a dance you know, a poem you wrote, or any other skill you want to perform for your fellow YAs. Sign ups will be posted in the YA dorm!
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Price: FREE
Young Adults Tu 9-10pm 18-25

1044

Medians: After Dark Party Games


Play after-dark party games like Telestrations: After Dark with the Medians. Feel free to visit the Median page to learn more about our community: https://www.suusi.org/median
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Price: FREE
Medians Tu 9-11pm 21+

Serendipity


Dance, dance, dance. SUUSI's own dance party. Tuesday's theme is Wacky Night! Dig into your Halloween bin and show us your Wacky! Join us for a fun evening!
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Tu 9pm-1am 21+

Cabaret


Cabaret is our nightly live music venue. It’s an intergenerational, multi-faceted, mixed bag of evening entertainment. All of the Cabaret performers, amateur and professional alike, are from our own SUUSI community. It’s about musicians, poets, actors, dancers and instrumentalists. In short, it’s all about YOU! To sign-up to perform at Cabaret, be sure to stop by the Nightlife table at check-in on Sunday or during Cabaret throughout the week!
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun 9-10:30pm, M 9:15-10:45pm, Tu 9:15-10:45pm, W 9:15-10:45pm, Th 9:15-10:45pm, and F 10:15-11:45am 0+

1025

Movie Night


Come watch a movie with your fellow YAs! Movie to be decided at SUUSI.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults Tu 10pm-Midnight 18-25

CACHE


CACHE stands for Clean Air Clear Heads Everyone and welcomes anyone age 14 and over who loves to dance. It is a fun, self-guided dance party in an alcohol and smoke free space. Our DJs will be playing the latest in dance music and invite any song requests that you have.
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun 11pm-1am, Tu 10pm-1am, Th 10pm-1am, and F 10pm-2am 14+

Late Night


Late night song circle
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Price: FREE
Nightlife SunMTuWThF 11pm-3am 14+
Wednesday 24th July 2024

1046

Medians: Midnight Snacks


Food for hungry Serendipity returnees(YA's, you can come eat our food too). Expect Pizza! Pizza Rolls! Gluten Free Pizza! Gluten Free Pizza Rolls! Or not, we'll figure out what food we want to stock at the Monday meeting. Feel free to visit the Median page to learn more about our community: https://www.suusi.org/median
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Price: FREE
Medians MTuWTh Midnight-2am 18+

Common Ground Cafe


Coffee house with coffee, snacks & games
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun Noon-11:59pm, M Midnight-11:59pm, Tu Midnight-11:59pm, W Midnight-11:59pm, Th Midnight-11:59pm, 0+

OASUUS Lounge


Lounge for BIPOC members of the SUUSI Community
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Price: FREE
DEI Sun Midnight-11:59pm, M Midnight-11:59pm, Tu Midnight-11:59pm, W Midnight-11:59pm, Th Midnight-11:59 14+

YA quiet lounge



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Price: FREE
Sun 9am-Midnight, M Midnight-Midnight, Tu Midnight-Midnight, W Midnight-Midnight, Th Midnight-Midnig 18-25

821

Mill Mountain Mountain Bike Tour


Enjoy the ultimate scenic mountain bike experience without the arduous climb. We will be shuttled to the summit of Mill Mountain by our guides, who will provide instruction on mountain bike fundamentals. Once we are all comfy on our bikes, we will descend the mountain on thrilling singletrack trails, all while taking in the breathtaking vistas of the Roanoke Valley and views of the iconic Mill Mountain Star. After we descend the mountain, it is a short and scenic ride back to the bike shop along the Roanoke River Greenway. High-quality bikes and helmets are provided. Recent biking experience is strongly encouraged. Required equipment: closed toed shoes, water in backpack
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Price: $102.00
Nature W 8am-Noon 14+

699

Nature Conservancy Service Project


We will be helping The Nature Conservancy(TNC) by cleaning and repairing trails in the Falls Ridge area. There are approximately 5 miles of trails in this area, giving participants an opportunity for hands-on work while learning about the work being done by TNC to preserve various parcels of land in their natural state and help maintain, and in some instances save, various species native to a particular area. This is a wonderful opportunity for SUUSI folks to give back to the community and enjoy some camaraderie midweek during SUUSI. Lunch is provided. The Falls Ridge preserve is close to Radford!
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Price: FREE
Nature W 8am-3:30pm 14+

704

Family-Friendly Canoe


Bring a friend or your family and paddle downstream on a pleasant section of the New River as well as a small portion of the Little River. There are a few easy class-one rapids and lots of beautiful scenery, including a network of intimate islands. We will stop at the takeout to wade and play in the river if we have time – swimwear encouraged! We suggest that you have some basic canoeing skills; basic instruction will also be provided. Only one child permitted if there are two adults in the canoe. Two children may go with one adult. Children must be registered separately. Approved footwear and drinking water (32oz or more) are required. Drive time:20 mins
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Price: $45.00
Nature W 8am-12:30pm 10+

SUUSI Office


Office
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Price: FREE
Registration MTuWThF 8:30am-2pm 14+

563

Exploring Wildwood Park (Family Friendly)


Wildwood Park is a city park located along a stream which flows through a limestone gorge. We will walk through the park on a paved path and we will follow some of the steep natural side trails on the gorge sides. The flora is very different on each side. The park was once the source of water for Radford and the site of an open-air swimming pool. The limestone walls contain sinkholes, small caves, and springs making this a very rich natural area. 10 minute drive time.
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Price: $27.00
Nature W 8:30-11am 8+

578

Mabry Mill History and Chocolate Factory (Family Friendly)


The historic Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most photographed mills in the United States. Besides the restored gristmill and sawmill where interpreters demonstrate the milling process, the grounds have a cabin and outbuildings with exhibits and staff demonstrating skills such as tanning, shoemaking, basket weaving, spinning, weaving, and seat caning. There is also a whiskey still, a sorghum mill, and a working blacksmith shop. We will also stop at a nearby locally-owned chocolate factory, “Nancy’s”, where we can see the factory in operation and sample the fudge. Required: Bring $15-25 for lunch. Recommended: extra money for the gift stores. 60-minute drive time.
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Price: $38.00
Nature W 8:30am-4:30pm 8+

97

Teen Daybreak Worship


A brief morning worship with the entire teen dorm to start our day. Developed by the Teen Leaders and Teen Worship Weavers.
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Price: FREE
Teens TuWThF 8:30-9am 14-17

Middler programming


Middlers daily activities in the morning (9a-12p) and afternoon (2-4p)
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Price: FREE
Middlers M 9am-Noon, Tu 9am-Noon, W 9am-Noon, Th 9am-Noon, F 9am-Noon, M 2-4pm, Tu 2-4pm, W 2-4pm, Th 2-4pm, 11-13

567

Historic Smithfield (Family Friendly, DEI)


Smithfield is on the National Register of Historic Places, the Virginia Landmarks Register, and is a member of The New River Heritage Coalition. Today, Historic Smithfield uses the complex histories of the region's indigenous peoples, the Preston Family, and the enslaved community to inform their present and future, seeking to inspire a new generation of Americans through the stories and values of the Preston Family and all those who lived at Smithfield. These values are liberty, courage, leadership, education, and justice. We will have a guided tour of the historic grounds and some of the buildings. Admission is provided by SUUSI as a DE&I education effort. Bring money for the gift shop if you would like souvenirs. 30 minute drive.
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Price: FREE
Nature W 9-11:30am 10+

655

Dragon's Tooth


Dragon's Tooth is one of Virginia's "Triple Crown" of iconic hiking destinations, well-known and popular. Our out-and-back route starts on the Dragon's Tooth Trail moving steadily upward, and with stream crossings on rocks. But the trail turns more challenging after we join with the Appalachian Trail. The last half-mile has rock scrambles, even metal rungs to climb, as we approach the prominent 360 view from the end of Cove Mountain at 3,025 feet. We will stop for lunch near the sharply pointed sandstone cliffs, that jut up like dragon's teeth. The return is nearly pure descent. Watch your footing in wet weather. You will carry a provided lunch, and be sure to bring 2 liters of water, as there can be plenty of exposure to sun at the top. Hiking Distance: 4.6 miles round-trip, with 1,250 feet of total climb. Drive time: 50 minutes.
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Price: $43.00
Nature W 9am-3pm 14+

Wednesday Morning Worship


“How a Community Shines” led by Rev. Kimi Riegel and the Healthy Relations Team (HeaRT). As we continue our SUUSI week together, we recommit to our covenanted relationship. Rev. Kimi Riegel explores intent vs. impact and the delicate work of community-building that allows us each, individually and collectively, to "shine on."
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Price: FREE
Nurture W 9-9:45am 14+

48

Middlers Tie Dye


Middlers, prepare for glorious, chaotic colors! Bring one 100% cotton item to dye and make sure it's been pre-washed! No towels, sheets or other large items that will soak up too much dye.
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Price: FREE
Middlers W 9:30-11am 11-13

SUUSI Store


SUUSI Store
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Price: FREE
Bookstore M 9:30am-6pm, Tu 10am-6pm, W 10am-6pm, Th 10am-6pm, and F 10am-6pm 14+

150

Me & White Supremacy (DEI)


The exercises in "Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor" began as a 28-day Instagram challenge and became a NYT bestseller. Begin at SUUSI and continue the work at home in a supportive online community. I am a member of the SUUSI DEI committee. I've worked through the exercises in this book and am excited to share it with others.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MWF 10am-Noon 18+

151

On Repentance and Repair


On Repair and Repentance is the UU Common Read for 2023-2024. Join us for a deep discussion on how we can make amends and repair relationships when harm has occurred. Request participants read book ahead. Facilitators: Rev. Jan Taddeo, Gary Gonzalez Jan Taddeo, a retired UU minister, Gary Gonzales is on the SUUSI Covenant Team. Both committed to repairing relationships @ SUUSI community & beyond.
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Price: $10.00
Workshops MWF 10am-Noon 14+

154

Environmentalism Refresh


If eco-anxiety, burnout, or avoidance describe your relationship to the ecological crisis, you're due for a refresh. We'll explore a variety of media from creative thought leaders to reground our spiritual orientation and revitalize our engagement. Jon Reese co-leads Atlanta UU's Climate Action Team, participates with Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, and finds Joanna Macy's work inspiring.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MW 10am-Noon 18+

160

Viking Wire Weaving


Jewelry: Let’s create a beautiful pieces of jewelry using Viking wire weaving method using cooper metals, slightly freestyle! Kim Garver, educator knitting techniques/restorer of vintage sock & knit machines.Constant in her creative endeavor to create beautiful works of art.
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Price: $76.00
Workshops MW 10am-Noon 17+

110

Playful Guitar Playing


I’ll show you easy methods to experiment on the guitar, like a kid in a sandbox! We’ll break out of patterns, get mind and fingers going new places, and open up the ears and imagination. All levels welcome, but knowing “cowboy chords" helps. Pat Wictor is a touring singer-songwriter / guitarist, music educator, and guitar instructor (on Zoom and in-person).
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Price: $33.00
Workshops MW 10am-Noon 14+

122

Dances of Universal Peace


The Dances of Universal Peace are a powerful,cross-cultural way to touch spiritual essence through group moving meditation. Using sacred phrases, chants, music and simple movements holding hands in a circle, the dances evoke qualities of peace & joy. Rev Sally Azima Mabelle is a UU sufi minister from New Zealand, a certified dances of universal peace leader, experienced voice coach,mentor, & author
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Price: $118.00
Workshops MTuWThF 10am-Noon 14+

123

MMA-Inspired Cardio Workout


High-energy mixed martial arts-inspired workout that is non-contact. We'll take some time at the beginning to go over basic moves, then we'll crank up the music and workout for an hour using the moves we learned. Options available for all bodies. Stacie Vecchietti has been a certified Les Mills Body Combat instructor > 5 years and currently instructs classes 2 times a week at local YMCA's.
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Price: $5.00
Sports and Games MW 10am-Noon 14+

125

Finding Harmony in the Chaos


Are you so busy keeping it all together that you forget to slow down & nurture yourself? Learn practical techniques to find beauty in your daily grind by making the space to feed your soul. Patricia Townsend professionally and personally seeks a joyful and productive life journey and loves coaching others to do the same.
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Price: $31.00
Workshops TuW 10am-Noon 14+

410

Heart Songs & Circle Songs


Heart Songs & Circle Songs is an ongoing community singing project. Participants of all ages, abilities & backgrounds are welcome. We’ll teach original songs, chants and rounds affirming the principles of peace, joy, justice-making and community. Bernice Martin is a minister & singer/songwriter. Heather Pierson singer/songwriter & pianist. Co-created The Heart Songs & Circle Songs circa 2018.
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Price: $41.00
Workshops Tu 2-4pm, W 10am-Noon, Th 8-10pm, and F 10am-Noon 14+

102

Abortion Access in the South


Attendees will learn the legal basics of abortion access in a post-Roe era, with a quick overview of current laws of each state represented at SUUSI. From there, we'll discuss what we can do to promote reproductive justice in our communities. Austin E. Jenkins is a licensed attorney and a native and resident of WNC. Austin has a passion for Constitutional Law and the lawmaking process.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops W 10-11am 14+

159

A fair and even family budget


Building a family budget is not always easy. What if 2 or more people contribute, how much should they give. Come play with some fake numbers and learn how to prorate your input that is even and fair for all from your SUUSI Staff Treasurer (Brian). Brian Cooley used to be an accountant, and has implemented this method in his household and they rarely fight over money.
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Price: $15.00
Workshops W 10am-Noon 14+

129

Reimagining CWM/CCM Music


Join us in reimagining Contemporary Worship Music (CWM/CCM) around the Seven Principles. Discover the health benefits of charismatic worship. This is a space to close your eyes, sing, raise your hands, cry, contemplate, and be moved. Lee Wilsonwithers, over 20 years of experience as worship leader & currently works as a professor @Forsyth Tech & is the 2023 Teacher of Excellence.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops W 10am-Noon 14+

149

The trouble with sugar


Humans evolved in a low sugar environment and now we exist in a high sugar world. History explains how we got here, it doesn't say anything about the human impact. We know so much and should be healthier so why are't we? Jon Hoskin has a Ph.D. in Food Science.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops W 10am-Noon 14+

130

Meditation, Continued


You've discovered the many benefits of meditation--and obstacles preventing maximum fulfillment. Learn simple techniques to overcome them, plus practical applications and the grandest of finales: an extended guided/silent meditation. Phoenix Putney, CYT, has practiced yoga and meditation since 1988, and shared it at SUUSI since '93. Her teaching is imbued with passion and Spirit.
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Price: $21.00
Workshops W 10am-Noon 14+

490

Artisans' Bazaar


Tables will be rented in 4' (1/2 table) increments. For 20% commission on sales over $150 (per increment) & 4 working hours, we provide you with space to sell your original work. Bethany Cecere, Kim Garver, Brian Cooley & the AB Crew are all looking forward to another fun year!
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Price: $25.00
Workshops M 9:30am-6pm, Tu 10am-6pm, W 10am-6pm, Th 10am-6pm, and F 10am-6pm 14+

569

Dixie Caverns Wednesday (Family Friendly)


A caving trip easy enough for everyone. This is your opportunity to see a cave while avoiding all the mud and hard work of wild cave trips. The cavern is well-lit and has comfortable walkways with many small steps. It’s cool inside; you may wish to bring a light jacket. Great for families or those wanting to explore in comfort. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must register for this trip. Caving equipment is not needed, but sturdy, slip-resistant shoes are required. The environment is moist and surfaces are slippery. The drive is 35 minutes one way. Required: car seat or booster seat for children under 8.
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Price: $45.00
Nature W 10am-1pm 5+

3012

WUURTH: Organized Grime


The Movening changed many things in the City of WUURTH, including the Deep Market in the tunnels below it. The gangsters there have gained control of Earth Elementals that are surfacing in the city and spreading dirt in more ways than one! Will your team be able to root out the source of the problem? WUURTH is a world that combines fantasy elements with our UU values, and the adventures players have each year change the world and lead into the adventures planned for the following year. For this workshop, it will be helpful if you have played D&D before, but we will be using a simplified version of the game (Shadowdark) to make things easy to jump right in and play, so whether you have decades of experience or none, feel free to join the fun! (Levels 2-3)
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Price: $15.00
Sports and Games W 10am-Noon 14+

400

Teens Way Off Broadway (TWOB)


Build deep friendships by putting a musical together in 5 days! TWOB is a team of teen actors, singers, dancers, and crew who rehearse, stage, and perform a musical for all of SUUSI. No stage experience necessary; come to learn and try something new. Erin Macpherson and Caitlin Muir are your new TWOB directors! Erin and Caitlin were in TWOB as teens and are lifelong SUUSI-goers.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops M 9am-Noon, M 2-3pm, Tu 10:30-11:45am, Tu 12:45-4pm, W 10:30-11:45am, W 12:45-2:20pm, Th 10:30-11:45 14-17

101

Meet Your Incoming Directors


Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay will be SUUSI co-directors in 2025. Come and meet us during lunch, ask questions, share your SUUSI hopes and dreams. Help us do the best job we can in 2025. Feel free to eat lunch with us or just stop by to meet us. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay are touring folks singers who will be giving up some touring dates to be SUUSI co-directors next year.
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Price: FREE
Workshops W 11am-1pm 14+

3000

Pair-A-Dice


Pair-a-Dice is SUUSI's dedicated table-top gaming space for all ages! Sit down at a table and play a game with some new friends. Check out a favorite game from the over 100 games in our lending library and take it back to your room for the family to play.
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Price: $15.00
Sports and Games M Noon-10pm, Tu Noon-10pm, W Noon-10pm, Th Noon-10pm, and F Noon-5pm 14+

3001

Pair-A-Dice (13 and under)


Pair-a-Dice is SUUSI's dedicated table-top gaming space for all ages! Sit down at a table and play a game with some new friends. Check out a favorite game from the over 100 games in our lending library and take it back to your room for the family to play.
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games M Noon-9pm, Tu Noon-9pm, W Noon-9pm, Th Noon-9pm, and F Noon-5pm 1-13

210

School of Rock


Teens and YA’s that sing or play instruments choose a set of popular songs to cover, rehearse Monday-Thursday, and perform at Thursday’s concert hour. A lot of fun and a great bonding experience for all that attend. Dan (bass) is a School of Rock alumni that's looking forward to coaching the next generation!
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MTuWTh Noon-4pm 14+

627

Cascades Falls (Family Friendly)


We'll hike along Little Stoney Creek to the spectacular 66-foot Cascades Falls and the cold swimming hole at the bottom. The hike is a climb up a groomed, but rocky trail and easier and smoother on the descent. Wear a swimsuit underneath and bring secure, slip-resistant, immersible footwear for getting in the water (required). Trip also offered on Friday - trip #631. Hiking Distance: 3.7 miles, with 700 feet of total climb. Drive time: 50 minutes.
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Price: $27.00
Nature W 12:30-6:30pm 10+

400

Teens Way Off Broadway (TWOB)


Build deep friendships by putting a musical together in 5 days! TWOB is a team of teen actors, singers, dancers, and crew who rehearse, stage, and perform a musical for all of SUUSI. No stage experience necessary; come to learn and try something new. Erin Macpherson and Caitlin Muir are your new TWOB directors! Erin and Caitlin were in TWOB as teens and are lifelong SUUSI-goers.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops M 9am-Noon, M 2-3pm, Tu 10:30-11:45am, Tu 12:45-4pm, W 10:30-11:45am, W 12:45-2:20pm, Th 10:30-11:45 14-17

503

Under the Wisdom Tree: If I Were a Fish, or a Mussel… (Family Friendly)


Southwest Virginia is a world-class biodiversity hotspot. You won’t find Aquaman or a mermaid in our rivers, but we've got some really special critters breathing underwater.
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Price: FREE
Nature W 1-1:45pm 0+

1002

YA Touch Groups


Touch groups provide an opportunity for YAs to get to know one another, help new members become comfortable in the dorm, address social issues as they come up, share in daily experiences, and offer support as necessary. Touch groups are not required – but encouraged! – as they provide a self-guided experience appropriate to the changing needs of the particular people in that group.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults TuWThF 1-2pm 18-25

260

Exploring Watercolor Painting


Exploring Watercolor Painting We'll explore fun techniques and helpful principles for successfully painting with watercolors. Basic supplies will be provided. Andrea Morrison creates and teaches art year round and has taught an art workshop at SUUSI for 32 years.
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Price: $57.00
Workshops MTuWThF 1-4pm 18+

251

Create a Vision Board


A vision board is a visualization tool which is made up of pictures, quotes, intentions and affirmations that represent goals and future plans. This fun and interactive activity is unique to you and can help you work toward a better tomorrow! Marlene & Erin Lieb, mother/daughter, duo are long time SUUSI goers who love creative play & have both led Visioning Workshops at their Fellowships.
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Price: $32.00
Workshops MW 1-3pm 14+

213

The SUUSIBoyz


The SUUSIBoyz are an all-male chorus performing at various venues during SUUSI, singing serious and not so serious music. All singing levels are welcome, so bring your voice, sense of humor, and open mind. Come raise your voice with The Boyz. Neal Watzman has sung with the SUUSIBoyz since 2009, directing The Boyz in 2023. During the offseason, sings tenor or baritone with several choirs.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MTuWThF 1-1:45pm 18+

574

Claytor Lake Family Adventure


Sunning and Soaking - for everyone. This is a great outing for families with small children, persons with physical limitations, and anyone who just wants to relax, soak up the sun, and swim in lovely Claytor Lake. All children must be accompanied by an adult(s), and parents/guardians are responsible for the safety of their children. Recommended: swimsuit. Required: dry change of clothes, towel; car seat or booster seat for children under 8. 20 minute drive time.
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Price: $29.00
Nature W 1-5:30pm 0+

600

Connelly's Run (Accessible, Family Friendly)


Connelly's Run is a stream that flows through a wooded canyon with varying microclimates, from a historic spring down to the New River, within Radford's Wildwood Park. Stroll or roll as you are able along the 6-foot wide fully-paved streamside shared-use trail. We will enter from a small parking lot above the spring, and hike in and back. A group with varying physical abilities can enjoy a nature hike together; there are some steep side-trails that are not part of our route, but remain within sight just in case your group includes some high energy young ones. There are smooth bridge crossings, benches, picnic tables, and natural/historical signage. SUUSI provides vans, but they are not ADA-compliant; personal vehicles will be required for that. Accessible restroom facilities are available midway, at the trailside. Hiking Distance: 1.5 miles round-trip, fully paved, with only a slight grade. Drive time: 10 minutes.
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Price: $27.00
Nature W 1-4pm 6+

731

Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP)


Would you like to learn the basics of Stand-Up Paddleboarding on Claytor Lake? Our participants will learn some basic paddle strokes and skills, paddleboard & equipment care, as well as other safety information. After a little instruction, we will put our newly learned skills to use on the lake. For those who are interested, some may conclude with some relaxing yoga postures and time for reflection and gratitude while enjoying the peaceful waterfront while others may play with some water toys. Join us as we spend an afternoon taking part in one of the fastest-growing outdoor paddling activities on the water. Swimwear, approved footwear, and water (32oz or more) are required. Drive time:30 mins
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Price: $35.00
Nature W 1-5:30pm 14+

8

Hair and Body Art


Use your own hair and body as a canvas to create your very own designs. We will use all sorts of styles of creating art, for example: face and body paint, body glitter, nail polish,temporary hair color and more! You can also make friendship bracelets to take home or give to friends!
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Price: FREE
Youth W 2-4pm 7-10

9

Slime


Create, Color, and transform your Slime creations. Share recipes and ingredient ideas! An afternoon of slime and science!
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Price: FREE
Youth W 2-4pm 8-10

10

Tye Dye


This workshop is an extra opportunity to make tie-dye creations. Beginners are welcome. You may bring three (3) 100% cotton items to dye; you will go home with directions for washing them. Be creative: try underwear, shorts, socks, etc., but no towels or sheets as they take up too much dye. Once we’re finished with the dye, we’ll learn how to tie special knots (square, slip, half, and more)
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Price: FREE
Youth W 2-4pm 6-10

Middler programming


Middlers daily activities in the morning (9a-12p) and afternoon (2-4p)
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Price: FREE
Middlers M 9am-Noon, Tu 9am-Noon, W 9am-Noon, Th 9am-Noon, F 9am-Noon, M 2-4pm, Tu 2-4pm, W 2-4pm, Th 2-4pm, 11-13

211

Music of the Circle


Music of the Circle builds community with music. Using voices, body percussion, and simple movement we will create a one-of-a-kind musical experience in a mistake free zone. Accessible to beginners, may challenge those with experience. Eric Bannan and Pat Wictor are performing songwriters and improvisors who enjoy making stuff up.
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Price: $25.00
Workshops MW 2-4pm 14+

280

Let’s Play Hand and Foot


If you’ve learned how to play our family version of Hand & Foot now is the time to gather to play and explore strategies. If you haven’t learned it yet, come learn as we play. Gwen Helms & Jan Taddeo, sisters who have been playing our family game of Hand & Foot for 20+ years. We want to share the fun with our SUUSI family.
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Price: $10.00
Workshops MWF 2-4pm 14+

182

Teens Table Tennis Tournament


This tournament is open to all Teens. The format is double elimination, so everyone is guaranteed at least two matches. John Merkel had attended 7 SUUSIs & enjoys organizing SUUSI table tennis workshops. In a past life he was the US Junior Olympic Table Tennis Champion.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MWF 2-4pm 14+

261

Creative Expression Journey


Unlock Your Creativity at SUUSI by embarking on an inspiring journey of self-discovery and artistic exploration with specially tailored activities meant to let your inner artist flow. You'll enjoy a week of inspiration, relaxation, and fellowship. Nicole Tearno is an emerging artist and mental health counseling student. She empowers dialogue with art, courage, and acceptance for societal change.
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Price: $30.00
Workshops MWF 2-4pm 18+

220

Beginning Ballroom Dance


Enjoy exploring the benefits of partner dancing. Students will learn the basics of Ballroom/Latin/Swing dancing which can be used in social situations. No dance experience is required. Singles, couples and same-sex couples welcome. Michael Recant & Deborah Hood have been amateur ballroom dancers since the 1980's. They are very active in the Richmond, VA dance community.
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Price: $49.00
Workshops MTuWThF 2-4pm 14+

265

Beginner Knitting


Come learn a new skill, and try knitting out. Knitting is a method for production of textile fabrics by interlacing yarn loops with loops of yarn. We'll discuss the basics of knitting and will work on a small project. Brian Cooley learned how to knit to surprise Bethany so they could do something together, he has now become an accomplished fiber artist.
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Price: $19.00
Workshops W 2-4pm 14+

223

The Dance of Joy


Joy is deeper than happiness. Those who suffer the most can at times, like the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, be the most joy-filled. Let's explore, in exercises, music & dialogue, how we can water the seeds of joy in our own lives. Jesse Palidofsky is an Award-winning Azalea City Recordings artist & a Board Certified Chaplain. He's a seasoned & highly gifted workshop leader.
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Price: $28.00
Workshops W 2-4pm 14+

202

Beyond Prison Ministry for UUs


Join a discussion of what Prison Ministry could look like for the average UU. We will engage in discussion of what would be helpful to the incarcerated, beyond offering Bible Studies. I will share some of my ideas and welcome sharing perspectives. Kate Hofmann is thrilled to be back at SUUSI and eager to meet friends, old and new.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops W 2-4pm 17+

256

End of Life Planning


This workshop will review the 5 documents needed for the ones you love (will, financial power of attorney, health care power of attorney, living will and more). 1st session will review documents and 2nd session is for questions/clarifications. Nancy Mayer is an elder law attorney who practices in North Carolina and is currently a SUUSI Star Car Manager..
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Price: $5.00
Workshops WTh 2-4pm 18+

217

Threshold Choir


Threshold Choir provides comfort through song at the end of life. Come explore the organization, learn a few of our gentle songs, experience a 'song bath,' and find out what's involved in starting a Threshold chapter in a new location. After a lifetime of singing, Ginny Moreland joined the Threshold Choir in 2012, co-founded the Asheville chapter, and now coaches new chapter leaders.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops W 2-4pm 18+

3022

WUURTH: Worg in the Dark Woods


The Council has sent you to deal with an old antagonist who has been striking from the shadows. Venture into the Shadowfell to face this evil werewolf on his own turf. WUURTH is a world that combines fantasy elements with our UU values, and the adventures players have each year change the world and lead into the adventures planned for the following year. This workshop is intended for more experienced players who are familiar with 5th edition D&D. (Levels 7-8)
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Price: $15.00
Sports and Games W 2-4pm 14+

320

Visioning Your Life with Yoga


Yoga is a way to move out of our analytical mind and into our body & heart. From this heart-centered place, we will envision and dream our lives forward. Our time will be spent in yoga flow and partially in guided exercises. Yoga Experience Helpful Wendy Swanson is a yoga & meditation teacher, acupuncturist, international retreat leader, published writer and former yoga studio owner.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops W 4-6pm 18+

82

Teen Thrifting


Join us for an afternoon of local thrifting!
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Price: FREE
Teens W 4-6pm 14-17

Community Time


Community gathering for fun and socializing
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Price: FREE
Special Events MWTuThF 4-6pm 0+

3032

Learn & Play: Wingspan & Wyrmspan


Come to Pair-a-Dice in the afternoon and learn a game that's new to you, or play an old favorite with someone you maybe haven't met before. Today's games are a popular favorite about collecting birds and its new sequel involving dragons. Plan to be there at the start and stay the entire time.
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games W 4:30-6pm 14+

3042

Community Time Monikers


Join Pair-a-Dice volunteers at Community Time and learn a game that's new to you, or play an old favorite with old and new SUUSI friends. Today's game is a party game involving components of games like charades, password, and Taboo. Drop in by yourself or bring a group.
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games W 4:30-6pm 7+

212

The Big Sing Choir


The Big Sing Choir-Do you sing in your home congregations' choir or would like to learn choir vocal techniques? Looking for a big group! Often this choir sings in one of the evening worship services.Music will be shared prior to Sussi for added prep Joanna Lovell has over 15 years of choir director experience in the UU community. Dr. Shirley Mier is a music professor, pianist, arranger & composer.
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Price: $27.00
Workshops MTuWTh 4:30-6pm 14+

Board & Adult Candidate Forum


Ask questions of our current SUUSI Board and this year's SUUSI Board candidates! The first half of the Forum will be an opportunity to get to know the current SUUSI Board and learn what they have been up to over the past year as well as what is anticipated on the SUUSI horizon. In the second half of the forum, the Board candidates will be introducing themselves, sharing about their interest in Board service, and answering questions from the SUUSI community so that you can make an informed decision about who to vote for on Thursday. Youth candidates visit their constituents (SUUSI attendees aged 6-17) during regular programming hours, so they won’t be presenting at the candidate forum. SUUSI folk of all ages are invited to attend the Forum, though!
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Price: FREE
Board W 5-6pm 0+

90

Teens Touch Group Monday


Teen Leaders each facilitate a small group of other teens in the program, called a “touch group.” Through the touch groups, Teen Leaders help new members become comfortable in the dorm, address social issues as they come up, share in daily experiences and offer support, as necessary. Touch groups provide a more self-guided experience appropriate to the changing needs of teenagers on their way to adulthood. Adult staff members give feedback and guidance throughout this process.
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Price: FREE
Teens WM 6-6:30pm 14-17

582

Long Way Brewing


Long Way Brewing started with a vision: to bring a local craft brewery to Radford's West End, revitalizing the area. After much research and setbacks, an old Seventh Day Adventist church became the chosen location. Amidst brainstorming names and logos“Long Way" was chosen for its regional significance. However, as the journey progressed, "Long Way" came to symbolize the challenging path from idea to pint glass for a small craft brewery. A member of the staff will be available to meet with us and share their story, including their relationship with the Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread. It's trivia night, so bring your thinking caps! Come and enjoy one of the many beers on tap! 15 minute drive time. Food truck on site. Bring ID and money for food, brews and rounding up for Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread.
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Price: $27.00
Nature W 6-10pm 21+

Ballroom Dance Hour


Warm yourself up for clubbing with an hour of Ballroom. Every night will focus on one ballroom style but you will still have a music mix with enough variety to satisfy all Ballroom fans.
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Price: FREE
Nightlife MTuWThF 6:30-8pm 14+

576

Sunset Horseback Ride


We'll Ride into the Sunset! Join us for a twilight experience. See description 575.
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Price: $107.00
Nature W 6:30-9:30pm 7+

44

Middler Dance


Mid-week and it is time to dance! All Middlers are invited to join for an after-hours party and be prepared for some truly ridiculous antics from their staff. Want to hear a specific song? Send your song requests to middlers@suusi.org before SUUSI so the DJs can put together a playlist just for you.
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Price: FREE
Middlers W 7-9pm 10-13

3004

Pair-a-Dice: Word Game Wednesday


If you like wordplay, puns, spelling, vocabulary, or anything else about words, come check out some great games at Pair-a-Dice on Wednesday. Come alone or bring friends and we'll set you up with a game. Drop in for however much time you can. Sample games: Scrabble, Quibbler, Paperback, Codenames, Boggle, Decrypto, Just 1, Letter Jam
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games W 7-10pm 7+

OASUUS Family Fun Night


BIPOC families are invited to come together for fun and fellowship. OASUUS is an intentional community meant for Black, Indigenous, & other People of Color. Please honor and respect this space; it is not a space for white people to come uninvited.
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Price: FREE
DEI W 7-8pm 14+

Wednesday Evening Worship


“Shine: Remembering Our Superpowers & Joy” led by Lara Herskovitch (2022 concert hour performer). This world needs us -- and we need each other -- to show up and share our superpowers. As we reach our midweek of SUUSI, let's take a moment to reflect and reconnect to our core, while also remembering small joys in and around us. Be who you are, Do what you love, Share your superpowers. Shine.
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Price: FREE
Nurture W 7-7:45pm 14+

1043

Medians: Evening Baking


Bake cookies, brownies, and breads to share with everyone who gets hungry after the dining room closes! Feel free to visit the Median page to learn more about our community: https://www.suusi.org/median
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Price: FREE
Medians MW 8-10pm 18+

Teen "Car Wash"


Not an actual car wash! This is an energetic and kind opportunity to share and be honest with one another. (mandatory to check it out, participation by choice)
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Price: FREE
Teens W 8-9pm 14-17

Concert Hour


Monday to Thursday, evey night from 8-9pm we are privileged to enjoy a concert from a professional touring musician.
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Price: FREE
Nightlife W 8-9pm 0+

Serendipity


Dance, dance, dance. SUUSI's own dance party. Wednesday's theme is Barbie! Just think pink.Join us for a fun evening!
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Price: FREE
Nightlife W 9pm-1am 21+

Cabaret


Cabaret is our nightly live music venue. It’s an intergenerational, multi-faceted, mixed bag of evening entertainment. All of the Cabaret performers, amateur and professional alike, are from our own SUUSI community. It’s about musicians, poets, actors, dancers and instrumentalists. In short, it’s all about YOU! To sign-up to perform at Cabaret, be sure to stop by the Nightlife table at check-in on Sunday or during Cabaret throughout the week!
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun 9-10:30pm, M 9:15-10:45pm, Tu 9:15-10:45pm, W 9:15-10:45pm, Th 9:15-10:45pm, and F 10:15-11:45am 0+

1006

Lip Sync Battle


Get ready to perform! This is the second annual SUUSI YA Lip Sync Battle. Come prepared with a performance or just come to watch your fellow YAs show off their talents.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults W 10pm-Midnight 18-25

Late Night


Late night song circle
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Price: FREE
Nightlife SunMTuWThF 11pm-3am 14+
Thursday 25th July 2024

1046

Medians: Midnight Snacks


Food for hungry Serendipity returnees(YA's, you can come eat our food too). Expect Pizza! Pizza Rolls! Gluten Free Pizza! Gluten Free Pizza Rolls! Or not, we'll figure out what food we want to stock at the Monday meeting. Feel free to visit the Median page to learn more about our community: https://www.suusi.org/median
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Price: FREE
Medians MTuWTh Midnight-2am 18+

Common Ground Cafe


Coffee house with coffee, snacks & games
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun Noon-11:59pm, M Midnight-11:59pm, Tu Midnight-11:59pm, W Midnight-11:59pm, Th Midnight-11:59pm, 0+

OASUUS Lounge


Lounge for BIPOC members of the SUUSI Community
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Price: FREE
DEI Sun Midnight-11:59pm, M Midnight-11:59pm, Tu Midnight-11:59pm, W Midnight-11:59pm, Th Midnight-11:59 14+

YA quiet lounge



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Price: FREE
Sun 9am-Midnight, M Midnight-Midnight, Tu Midnight-Midnight, W Midnight-Midnight, Th Midnight-Midnig 18-25

1023

Mocked: Mocktail Competition


Welcome to the first ever Mocked competition. Competitors will have an undetermined amount of time to create their best mocktails from ingredients provided. Then our panel of expert judges will taste the concoctions and determine who will be crowned Mocked champion.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults W 1-2am 18-25

Don't Forget to VOTE!


Exercise the 5th principle anytime on Thursday and vote in the SUUSI Board elections! Youth will vote in their age groups, and adults can vote either electronically via SOLIS or in-person via paper ballots outside the dining hall. Board members will be tabling at each meal time to help as needed.
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Price: FREE
Board Th 7am-7pm 18+

651

Rock Castle Gorge


Attention experienced hikers; this our longest and most strenuous all-day hike of 2024! The route begins at the Rocky Knob campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We will descend steeply to a low of 1,700 feet at Rock Castle Creek and eventually climb back to a high of 3,543 on Rocky Knob. There are splendid views along the ridge line. The gorge features a splashing stream, thick mountain foliage and interesting rock formations. Reminders of the hardy sawmill families who lived in this rugged area until the 1920s are still evident along the trail. Lunch will be provided. Bring plenty of water (at least 2 liters) and snacks. Plan to help carry lunch. Hiking Distance: 11.2 miles, with 2,500 feet of climb. Drive time: 45 minutes.
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Price: $43.00
Nature Th 7:30am-5:30pm 14+

705

River Cleanup


Back by popular demand — roll up your sleeves and come help clean up the New River! We are getting an early start on the day to take advantage of the cooler weather in the morning. Over different years, we have pulled out of the river everything from the usual trash you would expect to tires and even an appliance or two. This is a great opportunity to give back to the New River and leave this wonderful resource a little better than we found it. Plus, not only is it FREE... it is also a great way to connect further/deeper with other SUUSI folks. Swimwear and work gloves are encouraged. Approved footwear and drinking water (32oz or more) are required. Drive time:20 mins
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Price: FREE
Nature Th 7:30am-12:30pm 14+

Group Meditation


Join Kimi Reigel for 20 minutes of relaxation and centering.
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Price: FREE
Nurture MTuThF 8-8:30am 0

562

Fossil Hunt (Family Friendly)


Get ready for a fossil-hunting adventure! Explore the ancient world as you search for well-preserved specimens. Roll up your sleeves, embrace the dirt, and don't forget to bring a bag to collect your treasures. It's time to unearth some prehistoric fun! 30 minute drive time.
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Price: $27.00
Nature Th 8-11:30am 8+

577

Last Horseback Ride


see description for 575
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Price: $107.00
Nature Th 8:15-11:45am 7+

SUUSI Office


Office
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Price: FREE
Registration MTuWThF 8:30am-2pm 14+

97

Teen Daybreak Worship


A brief morning worship with the entire teen dorm to start our day. Developed by the Teen Leaders and Teen Worship Weavers.
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Price: FREE
Teens TuWThF 8:30-9am 14-17

561

Forest Bathing Thursday


Refresh in the middle of the week with a deep, sensory immersion in the forest. Enjoy the outdoor mindfulness practice of Forest Bathing on a relatively flat trail where we can commune with the living earth. Learn how to walk like a fox, listen like a deer, and see like an owl. We will spend the morning in slow movement, silent meditation, and acute observation of the forest flora and fauna. Drive Time: 25 mins.
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Price: $27.00
Nature Th 9am-Noon 14+

Middler programming


Middlers daily activities in the morning (9a-12p) and afternoon (2-4p)
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Price: FREE
Middlers M 9am-Noon, Tu 9am-Noon, W 9am-Noon, Th 9am-Noon, F 9am-Noon, M 2-4pm, Tu 2-4pm, W 2-4pm, Th 2-4pm, 11-13

Thursday Morning Worship


Spiritual Laboratory Part 2? Or ? More to come!
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Price: FREE
Nurture Th 9-9:45am 14+

SUUSI Store


SUUSI Store
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Price: FREE
Bookstore M 9:30am-6pm, Tu 10am-6pm, W 10am-6pm, Th 10am-6pm, and F 10am-6pm 14+

122

Dances of Universal Peace


The Dances of Universal Peace are a powerful,cross-cultural way to touch spiritual essence through group moving meditation. Using sacred phrases, chants, music and simple movements holding hands in a circle, the dances evoke qualities of peace & joy. Rev Sally Azima Mabelle is a UU sufi minister from New Zealand, a certified dances of universal peace leader, experienced voice coach,mentor, & author
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Price: $118.00
Workshops MTuWThF 10am-Noon 14+

124

Self Massage for pain relief


You'll learn some basic principles and simple self massage techniques and exercises to prevent or eliminate pain and tension and provide more flexibility. Bring a mat or blanket, and a tennis ball if you have one and wear clothes you can move in. Betsy Bickel is a professional massage therapist in NC (40 years). She loves getting people out of pain & helping them learn to help themselves.
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Price: $15.00
Workshops TuTh 10am-Noon 14+

140

Zentangle Introduction


Zentangle is a spiritual drawing process, grounded in gratitude, which is a also a form of meditation. This class will give you all you need to start, & soon you'll be tangling all over SUUSI. Best of all, in Zentangle there are NO mistakes! Rev. Cynthia Landrum has been Zentangling for over a decade and is a Certified Zentangle Teacher. Her work has been seen in Artisan's Bazaar.
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Price: $37.00
Workshops TuTh 10am-Noon 14+

112

Drumming Out Loud!


Bring a drum and explore using mindfulness to unlock your powers of creativity. Learn to groove - and improvise! - by playing African-style polyrhythms in a supportive and fun drum circle. Experience joy, flow, and connectness. All levels welcome! Fred Katz is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and is a drummer, music educator and a mindfulness proponent. Visit www.drummingoutloud.com.
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Price: $31.00
Workshops TuTh 10am-Noon 14+

156

Freedom Through Theta Healing


Theta Healing is a powerful meditation and prayer technique that helps us gain freedom to live the lives we were meant to live. We’ll use it to replace limiting beliefs with the ones that set us free. Walk away excited, uplifted, and energized! Julia Karpeisky is an author, executive coach and Level 2 Theta Healer. She serves clients who are serious about living on purpose. deepenimpact.com
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Price: $25.00
Workshops TuTh 10am-Noon 14+

157

The Tao of Not for Profit Org


The Tao of NFP Management and Accounting is designed to help provide insight into the Operations, Reporting, and Compliance of not-for-profit organizations. Providing information for management and boards to maintain their NFP tax-exempt status. Michael Figuera accounting firm focusing Not-For-Profit Organizations providing advisory & assurance services in Western North Carolina for 15 years.
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Price: $125.00
Workshops TuTh 10am-Noon 17+

158

Stoics: Anger Mercy & Revenge


Stoic philosopher Seneca (4 BCE-65 CE) lived in contentious times. His pithy writings give perspective + practical advice for this moment. Req’d: Read (before class) Seneca’s “Anger, Mercy, Revenge,” trans. Kaster / Nussbaum, ISBN 9780226748429 Pat Wictor is a touring singer-songwriter / guitarist with a Masters in History Education. He has led many workshops on classic lit. and philosophy.
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Price: $18.00
Workshops TuTh 10am-Noon 18+

127

Mindful Stress Busters


Experience a variety of fun hands-on mindfulness practices to bring into your life. Plus learn mindful techniques to help each of us handle life's daily stressors a bit more smoothly. Carolyn Sant Angelo & Scott May are mindfulness practitioners and facilitators, and are passionate about sharing mindfulness with others.
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Price: $30.00
Workshops TuTh 10am-Noon 14+

148

Social Security & Medicare 101


This program will give an overview of Social Security and Medicare, answering the most common questions people have about both programs, from the perspective of an attorney who regularly helps clients navigate retirement planning. Good for all ages! Austin E. Jenkins is a licensed attorney and a native and resident of WNC. Austin has a passion for Constitutional Law and the lawmaking process.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops Th 10-11am 14+

103

Speed Socializing


Whether you are a newcomer to SUUSI or a returnee, there's always room for new connections. Join us for comfortable “getting to know you” conversations with others in the workshop. Questions will be provided to help jump-start the chatter! Dianna MacPherson is a long-time attendee and has met some of her favorite people at SUUSI. She loves making new connections.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops Th 10am-Noon 14+

146

Windows computer doesn't work?


For Windows computers that don't work, there is a simple answer. Assuming it's not damaged, wipe it and install Linux. I will show how to install and introduce the open source concept and discuss the many programs and options. Reuse and repurpose. Jon Hoskin has a Ph.D. He has worked with Clemson University Computer & Information Technology for over 20 Years
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Price: $5.00
Workshops Th 10am-Noon 14+

104

Live Your Values


Are you seeking to re-center and more fully live your values? It requires introspection and discernment. Using a beautifully-illustrated card deck, you'll be invited to discuss your core values, newly-emerging values, and some you find aspirational. Jon Reese has facilitated small and large-group workshops in educational and UU settings.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops Th 10am-Noon 14+

141

Poetry Writing Circle


Dive into the poetic realm! This Poetry Writing Circle is a haven for wordsmiths. Share verses, explore themes, and embrace the magic of language together. Join us to celebrate creativity and connection in the art of poetry. Nicole Tearno is an emerging artist and mental health counseling student. She empowers dialogue with art, courage, and acceptance for societal change.
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Price: $15.00
Workshops Th 10am-Noon 18+

142

Haiku & Nature


YOU are a poet! If you don't know it, join this workshop and discover this truth. Explore the practices of Haiku writing and mindful walking on the beautiful campus of RU. Patricia Townsend has been a passionate Haiku-er for many years and enjoys sharing the benefits of Haiku and the mindfulness it evokes with others.
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Price: $31.00
Workshops Th 10am-Noon 14+

490

Artisans' Bazaar


Tables will be rented in 4' (1/2 table) increments. For 20% commission on sales over $150 (per increment) & 4 working hours, we provide you with space to sell your original work. Bethany Cecere, Kim Garver, Brian Cooley & the AB Crew are all looking forward to another fun year!
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Price: $25.00
Workshops M 9:30am-6pm, Tu 10am-6pm, W 10am-6pm, Th 10am-6pm, and F 10am-6pm 14+

581

Chateau Morrisette Winery


After a scenic drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, we’ll visit the winery for an elegant lunch, winery tour, and wine tasting. Required: $15-25 for lunch (wine with lunch is extra).60 minute drive. Recommended: extra money for wine or gifts to bring back.
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Price: $53.00
Nature Th 10am-4pm 21+

3013

WUURTH: You Want to Yuan-Ti?


A neighboring country of frog people have asked for WUURTH’s help in repelling an invading force of snake people. The Council is sending you as part of a strike team to break the Yuan-Ti leadership and turn the tide of war. WUURTH is a world that combines fantasy elements with our UU values, and the adventures players have each year change the world and lead into the adventures planned for the following year.For this workshop, it will be helpful if you have played D&D before, but we will be using a simplified version of the game (Shadowdark) to make things easy to jump right in and play, so whether you have decades of experience or none, feel free to join the fun! (Levels 3-4)
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Price: $15.00
Sports and Games Th 10am-Noon 14+

400

Teens Way Off Broadway (TWOB)


Build deep friendships by putting a musical together in 5 days! TWOB is a team of teen actors, singers, dancers, and crew who rehearse, stage, and perform a musical for all of SUUSI. No stage experience necessary; come to learn and try something new. Erin Macpherson and Caitlin Muir are your new TWOB directors! Erin and Caitlin were in TWOB as teens and are lifelong SUUSI-goers.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops M 9am-Noon, M 2-3pm, Tu 10:30-11:45am, Tu 12:45-4pm, W 10:30-11:45am, W 12:45-2:20pm, Th 10:30-11:45 14-17

3000

Pair-A-Dice


Pair-a-Dice is SUUSI's dedicated table-top gaming space for all ages! Sit down at a table and play a game with some new friends. Check out a favorite game from the over 100 games in our lending library and take it back to your room for the family to play.
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Price: $15.00
Sports and Games M Noon-10pm, Tu Noon-10pm, W Noon-10pm, Th Noon-10pm, and F Noon-5pm 14+

3001

Pair-A-Dice (13 and under)


Pair-a-Dice is SUUSI's dedicated table-top gaming space for all ages! Sit down at a table and play a game with some new friends. Check out a favorite game from the over 100 games in our lending library and take it back to your room for the family to play.
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games M Noon-9pm, Tu Noon-9pm, W Noon-9pm, Th Noon-9pm, and F Noon-5pm 1-13

210

School of Rock


Teens and YA’s that sing or play instruments choose a set of popular songs to cover, rehearse Monday-Thursday, and perform at Thursday’s concert hour. A lot of fun and a great bonding experience for all that attend. Dan (bass) is a School of Rock alumni that's looking forward to coaching the next generation!
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MTuWTh Noon-4pm 14+

811

New River Cave


Explore the largest cave SUUSI visits. The entrance is in a bluff and provides a beautiful view of the New River. With over 7 miles of mapped passages it has long been one of Virginia's premier recreational caves. After a 3/4 mile switchback approach to the cave, we will climb, scramble and sometimes crawl along one of many levels of the main passage, eventually dropping down to a flowing creek where the cave narrows to a crawl. This is a very strenuous cave. Read caving requirements and come prepared. Long hair must be tied back, this a mostly dry cave and requires sturdy hiking boots with a good tread.
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Price: $48.00
Nature Th Noon-6pm 14+

400

Teens Way Off Broadway (TWOB)


Build deep friendships by putting a musical together in 5 days! TWOB is a team of teen actors, singers, dancers, and crew who rehearse, stage, and perform a musical for all of SUUSI. No stage experience necessary; come to learn and try something new. Erin Macpherson and Caitlin Muir are your new TWOB directors! Erin and Caitlin were in TWOB as teens and are lifelong SUUSI-goers.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops M 9am-Noon, M 2-3pm, Tu 10:30-11:45am, Tu 12:45-4pm, W 10:30-11:45am, W 12:45-2:20pm, Th 10:30-11:45 14-17

504

Under the Wisdom Tree: Birds and Flutter-bys (Family Friendly)


Superman would have to eat a double Big Mac in order to fuel up and match the migrations of the birds and butterflies we see all around us at SUUSI. New River Valley is good enough to attract critters from South America and Central Mexico to spend the summer.
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Price: FREE
Nature Th 1-1:45pm 0+

1002

YA Touch Groups


Touch groups provide an opportunity for YAs to get to know one another, help new members become comfortable in the dorm, address social issues as they come up, share in daily experiences, and offer support as necessary. Touch groups are not required – but encouraged! – as they provide a self-guided experience appropriate to the changing needs of the particular people in that group.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults TuWThF 1-2pm 18-25

92

Teens Touch Group Thursday


Teen Leaders each facilitate a small group of other teens in the program, called a “touch group.” Through the touch groups, Teen Leaders help new members become comfortable in the dorm, address social issues as they come up, share in daily experiences and offer support, as necessary. Touch groups provide a more self-guided experience appropriate to the changing needs of teenagers on their way to adulthood. Adult staff members give feedback and guidance throughout this process.
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Price: FREE
Teens Th 1-1:30pm 14-17

260

Exploring Watercolor Painting


Exploring Watercolor Painting We'll explore fun techniques and helpful principles for successfully painting with watercolors. Basic supplies will be provided. Andrea Morrison creates and teaches art year round and has taught an art workshop at SUUSI for 32 years.
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Price: $57.00
Workshops MTuWThF 1-4pm 18+

213

The SUUSIBoyz


The SUUSIBoyz are an all-male chorus performing at various venues during SUUSI, singing serious and not so serious music. All singing levels are welcome, so bring your voice, sense of humor, and open mind. Come raise your voice with The Boyz. Neal Watzman has sung with the SUUSIBoyz since 2009, directing The Boyz in 2023. During the offseason, sings tenor or baritone with several choirs.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MTuWThF 1-1:45pm 18+

629

Dismal Falls (Family Friendly)


A long-time favorite for enjoying a beautiful area with minimal effort. A good nature experience for families with young children due to the short distance. We drive over Cloyd's Mountain through scenic, pastoral countryside to a popular recreation area. We'll hike a mostly flat section of the Appalachian Trail to a scenic 10-12 foot stairstep falls with a cold basin or pool for swimming. We climb over some slippery rocks to get in the water. There will be time for walking or playing around the creek bed or just sunning on the rocks. Bring the kids and enjoy the afternoon watching them discover the great outdoors! Hiking distance: 2.0 miles. Drive time: 45 minutes.
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Price: $27.00
Nature Th 1-6pm 8+

742

Family-Friendly Tubing


Let's go tubing with your family!!! A beautiful location with some exciting rapids to go down, this is a great way to kick up your feet and float down the river! Children 13 and under are required to have a parent or guardian on the trip. For safety, each child should have an adult buddy in the water when tubing. There are also rocks to relax and watch from, not to mention swimming at the beach/shore. Swimwear, approved footwear and drinking water (32oz or more) is required. Drive time:45 mins
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Price: $45.00
Nature Th 1-5:30pm 8+

11

Magic Around Us!


There is magic in the world around us! Plants grow, watered by the sky and wind helps move seeds so that more plants will grow. As time has changed, we call this magic science. Let's explore the magic of the world around us! Spend the afternoon conducting experiments and exploring the magic of the world around us. This workshop will be inside and outside.
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Price: FREE
Youth Th 2-4pm 8-10

13

Outdoor Water Games


Head outside to enjoy some fun in the kiddie pools, or play water games using hoses, sprinklers, slip-n-slides, sponge balls, and other outdoor toys. You will get wet! Be sure to come wearing secure footwear that can get wet, a bathing suit, and plenty of sunscreen. Bring sunscreen, a water bottle, a dry towel, a plastic bag, & a change of clothes. We will be creating art after we dry off!
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Price: FREE
Youth Th 2-4pm 7-10

Middler programming


Middlers daily activities in the morning (9a-12p) and afternoon (2-4p)
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Price: FREE
Middlers M 9am-Noon, Tu 9am-Noon, W 9am-Noon, Th 9am-Noon, F 9am-Noon, M 2-4pm, Tu 2-4pm, W 2-4pm, Th 2-4pm, 11-13

220

Beginning Ballroom Dance


Enjoy exploring the benefits of partner dancing. Students will learn the basics of Ballroom/Latin/Swing dancing which can be used in social situations. No dance experience is required. Singles, couples and same-sex couples welcome. Michael Recant & Deborah Hood have been amateur ballroom dancers since the 1980's. They are very active in the Richmond, VA dance community.
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Price: $49.00
Workshops MTuWThF 2-4pm 14+

262

Visible Mending


Do you have a favorite sweater, shirt, or pair of jeans with a hole and wish you could mend new life into it? Join Kim and Bethany for some fun and creative time learning about visible mending - no previous stitching experience required! Kim Garner & Bethany Cecere find many benefits in stitching practices - meditative, creative, & keeping some textiles out of landfills!
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Price: $25.00
Workshops TuTh 2-4pm 14+

214

SUUSI Performers Circle


If other options are too late for you or you can't get enough music at night join us in the afternoon for music in the round from SUUSI beloved performers. Put some more music and love in your day! The list of performers will be posted in the SUUSI News. Eileen Baker, who managed SUUSI Concert Hour for many years, will be hosting.
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Price: $20.00
Workshops TuTh 2-4pm 14+

221

The Change


Navigating The Change, from perimenopause to post-menopause, can be challenging. Having the best available information can help you come out stronger - physically, mentally, and emotionally - on the other side. Lois Colbridge has decades of experience counseling people deal with life's challenges. Now she is helping women navigate perimenopause more easily
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Price: $5.00
Workshops TuTh 2-4pm 21+

281

Parlor Games


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 tickle your chuckle-box. Phoenix Putney designed this workshop in 1981 for playful types like her. She brings it back every few years just for fun!
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Price: $24.00
Workshops TuTh 2-4pm 14+

256

End of Life Planning


This workshop will review the 5 documents needed for the ones you love (will, financial power of attorney, health care power of attorney, living will and more). 1st session will review documents and 2nd session is for questions/clarifications. Nancy Mayer is an elder law attorney who practices in North Carolina and is currently a SUUSI Star Car Manager..
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Price: $5.00
Workshops WTh 2-4pm 18+

215

Transforming & Healing Songs


Music has a unique power to transform us—in our inner soul-work and in the outer work of healing the world. What song/piece of music has given you courage? How might we nurture the ability to be vehicles for healing thru music, musician or not? Jesse Palidofsky is an Award-winning Azalea City Recordings artist & a Board Certified Chaplain. He's a seasoned & highly gifted workshop leader.
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Price: $20.00
Workshops Th 2-4pm 14+

266

Hand-Lettering as Meditation


Participants will learn a simple, beautiful lettering style starting with basic strokes, then letters, and culminating in creatively writing a single word that is meaningful to the participant. Materials provided. Good handwriting NOT necessary! Stacy Gilbert has been doing calligraphy since 7th grade. Thanks, Catholic school.
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Price: $10.00
Workshops Th 2-4pm 14+

225

Goddess Yoga


Take on the power and postures of 26 goddesses from around the world. This moving meditation has a spoken affirmation and is designed to develop flexibility, grace, strength, balance and a positive self image. Comfy clothes and yoga mat please. Betsy Bickel is a feminist bellydancing pagan massage therapist & used all that to create Goddess Grace: A Moving Meditation in '93.
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Price: $10.00
Workshops Th 2-4pm 14+

570

Dixie Caverns Thursday (Family Friendly)


A caving trip, easy enough for everyone. This is your opportunity to see a cave while avoiding all the mud and hard work of wild cave trips. The cavern is well-lit and has comfortable walkways with many small steps. It’s cool inside; you may wish to bring a light jacket. Great for families or those wanting to explore in comfort. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must register for this trip. Caving equipment is not needed, but sturdy, slip-resistant shoes are required. The environment is moist and surfaces are slippery. The drive is 35 minutes one way. Required: car seat or booster seat for children under 8.
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Price: $45.00
Nature Th 2-5pm 5+

806

Climbing Wall (Thursday, Family Friendly)


We do not have to travel for this climbing experience. Radford University has its own climbing wall located in Peters Gym. Challenge yourself: opportunities will be provided for both the novice as well as the experienced. Training will be provided. Required: Closed-toe, tied shoes, and water. Additional waivers are required. For children under 18, a parent or guardian signature is required. Children under 14 may register without a parent or guardian, however, a parent or guardian must accompany the child, and be present while the child is climbing.
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Price: $20.00
Nature Th 2-4pm 9+

3023

WUURTH: A Dragon’s Revenge


Last year, the heroes of WUURTH scored a humiliating defeat against the young red dragon Snart-retha, and foiled his plans to burninate the land. But wouldn’t you know, Snart went crying home to Mommy and now you have twice as many dragons to deal with! WUURTH is a world that combines fantasy elements with our UU values, and the adventures players have each year change the world and lead into the adventures planned for the following year. This workshop is intended for more experienced players who are familiar with 5th edition D&D. (Levels 8-9)
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Price: $15.00
Sports and Games Th 2-4pm 14+

13s Final COA Meeting


13s will put finishing touches onto their art projects and complete their Coming of Age (COA) planning.
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Price: FREE
Middlers Th 2-4pm 13

1024

Collaging, Vision Boarding, & Journaling


Many people find journaling a wonderful way to reflect, plan and imagine. Join us and start your own journal. Journals and other craft materials will be provided.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults Th 2:30-4pm 18-25

Community Time


Community gathering for fun and socializing
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Price: FREE
Special Events MWTuThF 4-6pm 0+

3033

Learn & Play: Spirit Island, Azul Queen's Garden


Come to Pair-a-Dice in the afternoon and learn a game that's new to you, or play an old favorite with someone you maybe haven't met before. Today's games are more complicated strategy games. Plan to be there at the start and stay the entire time.
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games Th 4:30-6pm 14+

3043

Community Time Telestrations


Join Pair-a-Dice volunteers at Community Time and learn a game that's new to you, or play an old favorite with old and new SUUSI friends. Today's game is a pass-and-play drawing game (no drawing skills required). Drop in by yourself or bring a group.
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games Th 4:30-6pm 7+

212

The Big Sing Choir


The Big Sing Choir-Do you sing in your home congregations' choir or would like to learn choir vocal techniques? Looking for a big group! Often this choir sings in one of the evening worship services.Music will be shared prior to Sussi for added prep Joanna Lovell has over 15 years of choir director experience in the UU community. Dr. Shirley Mier is a music professor, pianist, arranger & composer.
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Price: $27.00
Workshops MTuWTh 4:30-6pm 14+

1010

Teen-YA Bridging


Bridging is part of a worship service that recognizes the many bridges we cross in our lives - dedicating our children, bridging our teens, new relationships, new jobs, new homes, retirement, new life stages. Part of this ceremony is welcoming 17 year-olds into young adulthood and the YA Dorm. YAs participate by having dinner with the Bridgers, then taking part in the ceremony to welcome them. There will be a sheet in the Lounge to sign up for specific Bridgers!
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Price: FREE
Young Adults Th 5:30-8pm 18-25

Ballroom Dance Hour


Warm yourself up for clubbing with an hour of Ballroom. Every night will focus on one ballroom style but you will still have a music mix with enough variety to satisfy all Ballroom fans.
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Price: FREE
Nightlife MTuWThF 6:30-8pm 14+

1042

Medians: Nintendo and No-Chill


Find out how strong your friendship really is after taking a blue shell from your best pal. Competitive Nintendo games including Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Mario Kart will be set up with controllers in the evening. YA's welcome!Feel free to visit the Median page to learn more about our community: https://www.suusi.org/median
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Price: FREE
Medians TuTh 7-10pm 18+

1045

Medians: We're Not Really Strangers


Three levels of questions that go beyond get-to-know-you. Deepen your existing relationships and build new ones. A mix of carefully crafted questions and questions that you always wanted to ask your friends. Feel free to visit the Median page to learn more about our community: https://www.suusi.org/median
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Price: FREE
Medians Th 7-8:30pm 18+

3005

Pair-a-Dice: Train Game Thursday


Ride the rails at Pair-a-Dice on Thursday. Come by if you want to learn a new game, or if you know one of these games already and want to join with others, or can help teach it. Come alone or bring friends. Drop in for however much time you can. Sample games: Ticket to Ride, Metro, Express, Railroad Ink, Mexican Train Dominos
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games Th 7-10pm 7+

LGBTQ+ Mixer


LGBTQ+ of all ages are invited to play games and mingle!
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Price: FREE
DEI Th 7-8pm 14+

Thursday Evening worship


“Shine On through Transitions,” SUUSI Rites of Passage service led by Rev. Kiya Heartwood, chaplains, and worship staff. Each year our SUUSI community takes time to dedicate our children, bridge our teens, and bless community members who have transitioned in their gender identities. Each year we see our young people shine and we are reminded of why we are here: to BE that place where our young people – where ALL AGES – can shine brightly and not be diminished in any way in expressing and being our true selves.
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Price: FREE
Nurture Th 7-7:45pm 0+

410

Heart Songs & Circle Songs


Heart Songs & Circle Songs is an ongoing community singing project. Participants of all ages, abilities & backgrounds are welcome. We’ll teach original songs, chants and rounds affirming the principles of peace, joy, justice-making and community. Bernice Martin is a minister & singer/songwriter. Heather Pierson singer/songwriter & pianist. Co-created The Heart Songs & Circle Songs circa 2018.
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Price: $41.00
Workshops Tu 2-4pm, W 10am-Noon, Th 8-10pm, and F 10am-Noon 14+

340

Writing Your Life


Writing Your Life: a Liberating Workshop on the Power of Telling Your Own Story Leslie MacPherson holds an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Emerson College, a 6th-generation Universalist & believes in the power of storytelling.
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Price: $15.00
Workshops Th 8-10pm 18+

Serendipity


Dance, dance, dance. SUUSI's own dance party. Thursday's theme is Pirates! Join us for a fun evening!
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Th 9pm-1am 21+

Cabaret


Cabaret is our nightly live music venue. It’s an intergenerational, multi-faceted, mixed bag of evening entertainment. All of the Cabaret performers, amateur and professional alike, are from our own SUUSI community. It’s about musicians, poets, actors, dancers and instrumentalists. In short, it’s all about YOU! To sign-up to perform at Cabaret, be sure to stop by the Nightlife table at check-in on Sunday or during Cabaret throughout the week!
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun 9-10:30pm, M 9:15-10:45pm, Tu 9:15-10:45pm, W 9:15-10:45pm, Th 9:15-10:45pm, and F 10:15-11:45am 0+

CACHE


CACHE stands for Clean Air Clear Heads Everyone and welcomes anyone age 14 and over who loves to dance. It is a fun, self-guided dance party in an alcohol and smoke free space. Our DJs will be playing the latest in dance music and invite any song requests that you have.
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun 11pm-1am, Tu 10pm-1am, Th 10pm-1am, and F 10pm-2am 14+

Late Night


Late night song circle
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Price: FREE
Nightlife SunMTuWThF 11pm-3am 14+
Friday 26th July 2024

1046

Medians: Midnight Snacks


Food for hungry Serendipity returnees(YA's, you can come eat our food too). Expect Pizza! Pizza Rolls! Gluten Free Pizza! Gluten Free Pizza Rolls! Or not, we'll figure out what food we want to stock at the Monday meeting. Feel free to visit the Median page to learn more about our community: https://www.suusi.org/median
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Price: FREE
Medians MTuWTh Midnight-2am 18+

Common Ground Cafe


Coffee house with coffee, snacks & games
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun Noon-11:59pm, M Midnight-11:59pm, Tu Midnight-11:59pm, W Midnight-11:59pm, Th Midnight-11:59pm, 0+

OASUUS Lounge


Lounge for BIPOC members of the SUUSI Community
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Price: FREE
DEI Sun Midnight-11:59pm, M Midnight-11:59pm, Tu Midnight-11:59pm, W Midnight-11:59pm, Th Midnight-11:59 14+

YA quiet lounge



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Price: FREE
Sun 9am-Midnight, M Midnight-Midnight, Tu Midnight-Midnight, W Midnight-Midnight, Th Midnight-Midnig 18-25

Group Meditation


Join Kimi Reigel for 20 minutes of relaxation and centering.
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Price: FREE
Nurture MTuThF 8-8:30am 0

604

Silent Bald Knob


Join us for a silent version of a popular hiking route. The trail starts at the historic Mountain Lake Hotel and takes us to the highest point in the area. It's a steep, half-mile climb to the top along a rocky trail. As we hike, we will take silent pauses to observe the beauty of the fern-bordered trail as the sun filters through and listen for songbirds in the nearby bushes and trees. At the 4361-foot high knob, we will pause to contemplate the expansive views of the valleys below and mountains beyond. Feel the wind, observe hawks gliding on thermals and rest on the interesting rock formations. This is your time to meditate and observe nature around you. Hiking Distance: 1.6 miles round-trip, with 500 feet of total climb. Drive time: 50 minutes.
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Price: $27.00
Nature F 8am-Noon 14+

SUUSI Office


Office
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Price: FREE
Registration MTuWThF 8:30am-2pm 14+

97

Teen Daybreak Worship


A brief morning worship with the entire teen dorm to start our day. Developed by the Teen Leaders and Teen Worship Weavers.
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Price: FREE
Teens TuWThF 8:30-9am 14-17

Middler programming


Middlers daily activities in the morning (9a-12p) and afternoon (2-4p)
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Price: FREE
Middlers M 9am-Noon, Tu 9am-Noon, W 9am-Noon, Th 9am-Noon, F 9am-Noon, M 2-4pm, Tu 2-4pm, W 2-4pm, Th 2-4pm, 11-13

606

Coal Mining Heritage Park Trail (Family Friendly)


The Coal Mining Heritage Park Loop Trail near Blacksburg is a nice short trail with interesting mining facts along the way, including factoids about the coal mine. The trail is narrow in spots and some suggest walking further on the Huckleberry Trail to see the coal car. There are no blazes, but the well-beaten trail is easy to follow. Despite rain, the trail has been described as great to hike. Conditions include rocky and root-filled terrain, necessitating appropriate footwear. The trail is kid-friendly, with cool history plaques along the way for added interest. Hiking Distance: 1.5 miles round-trip, with only 100 feet of total climb. Drive time: 25 minutes.
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Price: $27.00
Nature F 9am-Noon 6+

Friday Morning Worship


"Honoring the Light and Shining Forward," earth-centered worship led by Elizabeth Schell, Marianne Somerville, and friends
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Price: FREE
Nurture F 9-9:45am 14+

SUUSI Store


SUUSI Store
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Price: FREE
Bookstore M 9:30am-6pm, Tu 10am-6pm, W 10am-6pm, Th 10am-6pm, and F 10am-6pm 14+

150

Me & White Supremacy (DEI)


The exercises in "Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor" began as a 28-day Instagram challenge and became a NYT bestseller. Begin at SUUSI and continue the work at home in a supportive online community. I am a member of the SUUSI DEI committee. I've worked through the exercises in this book and am excited to share it with others.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MWF 10am-Noon 18+

151

On Repentance and Repair


On Repair and Repentance is the UU Common Read for 2023-2024. Join us for a deep discussion on how we can make amends and repair relationships when harm has occurred. Request participants read book ahead. Facilitators: Rev. Jan Taddeo, Gary Gonzalez Jan Taddeo, a retired UU minister, Gary Gonzales is on the SUUSI Covenant Team. Both committed to repairing relationships @ SUUSI community & beyond.
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Price: $10.00
Workshops MWF 10am-Noon 14+

122

Dances of Universal Peace


The Dances of Universal Peace are a powerful,cross-cultural way to touch spiritual essence through group moving meditation. Using sacred phrases, chants, music and simple movements holding hands in a circle, the dances evoke qualities of peace & joy. Rev Sally Azima Mabelle is a UU sufi minister from New Zealand, a certified dances of universal peace leader, experienced voice coach,mentor, & author
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Price: $118.00
Workshops MTuWThF 10am-Noon 14+

410

Heart Songs & Circle Songs


Heart Songs & Circle Songs is an ongoing community singing project. Participants of all ages, abilities & backgrounds are welcome. We’ll teach original songs, chants and rounds affirming the principles of peace, joy, justice-making and community. Bernice Martin is a minister & singer/songwriter. Heather Pierson singer/songwriter & pianist. Co-created The Heart Songs & Circle Songs circa 2018.
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Price: $41.00
Workshops Tu 2-4pm, W 10am-Noon, Th 8-10pm, and F 10am-Noon 14+

145

An introduction to Chocolate


Learn about chocolate history and technology and how to evaluate chocolate quality characteristics. Jon Hoskin has a PhD in Food Science and chocolate conching was the topic of his dissertation.
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Price: $8.00
Workshops F 10am-Noon 14+

144

Combating Logical Fallacies


Learn how to identify and counter strawmen, red herrings, and other logical fallacies taken straight from the day's headlines, and strengthen your own critical thinking by learning the basics of logic, rhetoric, and persuasion. Stacy Gilbert, a former state-ranked debater, is an advocate for the study of logic and rhetoric in school, at work, and throughout life.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops F 10am-Noon 14+

400

Teens Way Off Broadway (TWOB)


Build deep friendships by putting a musical together in 5 days! TWOB is a team of teen actors, singers, dancers, and crew who rehearse, stage, and perform a musical for all of SUUSI. No stage experience necessary; come to learn and try something new. Erin Macpherson and Caitlin Muir are your new TWOB directors! Erin and Caitlin were in TWOB as teens and are lifelong SUUSI-goers.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops M 9am-Noon, M 2-3pm, Tu 10:30-11:45am, Tu 12:45-4pm, W 10:30-11:45am, W 12:45-2:20pm, Th 10:30-11:45 14-17

490

Artisans' Bazaar


Tables will be rented in 4' (1/2 table) increments. For 20% commission on sales over $150 (per increment) & 4 working hours, we provide you with space to sell your original work. Bethany Cecere, Kim Garver, Brian Cooley & the AB Crew are all looking forward to another fun year!
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Price: $25.00
Workshops M 9:30am-6pm, Tu 10am-6pm, W 10am-6pm, Th 10am-6pm, and F 10am-6pm 14+

652

Buffalo Mountain


One of the most significant natural areas in Virginia, Buffalo Mountain (3,960') is unique in its micro-climate resulting in some unusual and rare vegetation. It's a steep, though gradual, one mile climb to the summit. Wind-exposed and treeless, there is a 360-degree view of the woods, farms and mountains below. We'll have lunch at the summit and time to explore this special environment. Hiking distance: 2.1 miles round-trip, with 550 feet of climb. Drive time: 60 minutes.
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Price: $38.00
Nature F 10am-3pm 14+

Cabaret


Cabaret is our nightly live music venue. It’s an intergenerational, multi-faceted, mixed bag of evening entertainment. All of the Cabaret performers, amateur and professional alike, are from our own SUUSI community. It’s about musicians, poets, actors, dancers and instrumentalists. In short, it’s all about YOU! To sign-up to perform at Cabaret, be sure to stop by the Nightlife table at check-in on Sunday or during Cabaret throughout the week!
Location:

Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun 9-10:30pm, M 9:15-10:45pm, Tu 9:15-10:45pm, W 9:15-10:45pm, Th 9:15-10:45pm, and F 10:15-11:45am 0+

Teen Angel Walk


One last moment with our SUUSI Teen Dorm friends! (mandatory to check it out - participation by choice)
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Price: FREE
Teens F 11am-Noon 14-18

706

Last Canoe Trip (Family Friendly)


During the last full day of SUUSI, you might want to come to enjoy this canoe trip on this breathtakingly scenic portion of the New River from Eggleston to Pembroke. Rolling hills of farmland, multiple bends in the river, high bluffs littered with caves, and even a natural bridge! You are going to have some fun paddling and sightseeing, with a high probability of different wildlife in and out of the water. We will give some basic paddling instruction before we canoe downriver through a few easy to navigate obstacles. If time permits, we should be able to frolic and play in the river at breaks and the takeout, so swimwear is recommended! Approved footwear and drinking water (32oz or more) are required. Drive time:60 mins
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Price: $45.00
Nature F 11:30am-5:30pm 14+

93

Teen Touch group Friday


Teen Leaders each facilitate a small group of other teens in the program, called a “touch group.” Through the touch groups, Teen Leaders help new members become comfortable in the dorm, address social issues as they come up, share in daily experiences and offer support, as necessary. Touch groups provide a more self-guided experience appropriate to the changing needs of teenagers on their way to adulthood. Adult staff members give feedback and guidance throughout this process.
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Price: FREE
Teens F Noon-12:30pm 14-17

3000

Pair-A-Dice


Pair-a-Dice is SUUSI's dedicated table-top gaming space for all ages! Sit down at a table and play a game with some new friends. Check out a favorite game from the over 100 games in our lending library and take it back to your room for the family to play.
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Price: $15.00
Sports and Games M Noon-10pm, Tu Noon-10pm, W Noon-10pm, Th Noon-10pm, and F Noon-5pm 14+

3001

Pair-A-Dice (13 and under)


Pair-a-Dice is SUUSI's dedicated table-top gaming space for all ages! Sit down at a table and play a game with some new friends. Check out a favorite game from the over 100 games in our lending library and take it back to your room for the family to play.
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games M Noon-9pm, Tu Noon-9pm, W Noon-9pm, Th Noon-9pm, and F Noon-5pm 1-13

Board Meeting


Board meeting
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Price: FREE
Board PreSat 3-5pm and F Noon-2pm 16+

573

Downtown Delights: Museums Galore in Roanoke!


Explore downtown Roanoke's vibrant museum scene! Take your pick from three exciting options conveniently located within walking distance, including the Museum of Transportation, Taubman Museum of Art, and the O. Winston Link Museum. After immersing yourself in history and culture, indulge in some retail therapy at nearby shops. It's a day filled with discovery and fun! Museum admission is included in the trip cost. 45 minute drive time.
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Price: $41.00
Nature F 12:30-5:30pm 14+

631

Last Cascades


Our Friday afternoon trip to Cascades Falls should be a pleasant close to the week, and has been a perennial favorite for some. We'll hike along Little Stoney Creek to the spectacular 60-foot Cascades waterfall and the cold swimming hole at the bottom. The hike is a climb up a groomed, but rocky trail and easier and smoother on the descent. Wear a swimsuit underneath and bring secure, slip-resistant immersible footwear for getting in the water (required). The pace will be slightly faster than the family friendly version of this trip offered on Wednesday - trip #627. Parents: this trip overlaps with the Youth's closing circle Friday afternoon. Hiking Distance: 3.7 miles, with 700 feet of total climb. Drive time: 50 minutes.
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Price: $27.00
Nature F 12:30-6pm 14+

1002

YA Touch Groups


Touch groups provide an opportunity for YAs to get to know one another, help new members become comfortable in the dorm, address social issues as they come up, share in daily experiences, and offer support as necessary. Touch groups are not required – but encouraged! – as they provide a self-guided experience appropriate to the changing needs of the particular people in that group.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults TuWThF 1-2pm 18-25

260

Exploring Watercolor Painting


Exploring Watercolor Painting We'll explore fun techniques and helpful principles for successfully painting with watercolors. Basic supplies will be provided. Andrea Morrison creates and teaches art year round and has taught an art workshop at SUUSI for 32 years.
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Price: $57.00
Workshops MTuWThF 1-4pm 18+

213

The SUUSIBoyz


The SUUSIBoyz are an all-male chorus performing at various venues during SUUSI, singing serious and not so serious music. All singing levels are welcome, so bring your voice, sense of humor, and open mind. Come raise your voice with The Boyz. Neal Watzman has sung with the SUUSIBoyz since 2009, directing The Boyz in 2023. During the offseason, sings tenor or baritone with several choirs.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MTuWThF 1-1:45pm 18+

50

Middlers Closing Circle


The Middlers bring their week to a close with traditional SUUSI entertainment and many, many laughs.
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Price: FREE
Middlers F 2-3pm 11-13

Middler programming


Middlers daily activities in the morning (9a-12p) and afternoon (2-4p)
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Price: FREE
Middlers M 9am-Noon, Tu 9am-Noon, W 9am-Noon, Th 9am-Noon, F 9am-Noon, M 2-4pm, Tu 2-4pm, W 2-4pm, Th 2-4pm, 11-13

280

Let’s Play Hand and Foot


If you’ve learned how to play our family version of Hand & Foot now is the time to gather to play and explore strategies. If you haven’t learned it yet, come learn as we play. Gwen Helms & Jan Taddeo, sisters who have been playing our family game of Hand & Foot for 20+ years. We want to share the fun with our SUUSI family.
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Price: $10.00
Workshops MWF 2-4pm 14+

182

Teens Table Tennis Tournament


This tournament is open to all Teens. The format is double elimination, so everyone is guaranteed at least two matches. John Merkel had attended 7 SUUSIs & enjoys organizing SUUSI table tennis workshops. In a past life he was the US Junior Olympic Table Tennis Champion.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops MWF 2-4pm 14+

261

Creative Expression Journey


Unlock Your Creativity at SUUSI by embarking on an inspiring journey of self-discovery and artistic exploration with specially tailored activities meant to let your inner artist flow. You'll enjoy a week of inspiration, relaxation, and fellowship. Nicole Tearno is an emerging artist and mental health counseling student. She empowers dialogue with art, courage, and acceptance for societal change.
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Price: $30.00
Workshops MWF 2-4pm 18+

220

Beginning Ballroom Dance


Enjoy exploring the benefits of partner dancing. Students will learn the basics of Ballroom/Latin/Swing dancing which can be used in social situations. No dance experience is required. Singles, couples and same-sex couples welcome. Michael Recant & Deborah Hood have been amateur ballroom dancers since the 1980's. They are very active in the Richmond, VA dance community.
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Price: $49.00
Workshops MTuWThF 2-4pm 14+

226

Modular Origami Star


Construct an origami star polyhedron that makes a good ornament on a Christmas tree. This is a modular model; that is, it is made by constructing pieces and fitting them together. We will make the Sonobe stellated octahedron. Jim Blowers has a PhD in mathematics. At graduate school, conferences, and through YouTube, he discovered several ways of making polyhedron models.
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Price: $20.00
Workshops F 2-4pm 14+

257

Ask a Black Guy


Do you wonder what it is like to be a black person but do not feel you can ask direct questions about the lived experiences of your black friends without being offensive? Here is your opportunity! In this session, you can just ask a Black guy. Shel B Davis grew up in Winston Salem and Chicago, experiencing the social changes from the 60’s until now. He has spent 56 years being a black man.
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Price: $22.00
Workshops F 2-4pm 14+

216

Sing Songs of the 70's with me


A celebration of the great singer/songwriter music of the 70's. I grew up on James Taylor, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Kenny Loggins, Jackson Browne, Carly Simon, etc. I'll perform, you can sing along or just listen and remember. Greg Greenway; internationally touring artist with 10 solo CDs 3 more w Brother Sun. Carnegie Hall, All Things Considered, Mountain Stage, Car Talk.
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Price: $20.00
Workshops F 2-4pm 14+

Community Time


Community gathering for fun and socializing
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Price: FREE
Special Events MWTuThF 4-6pm 0+

Pair-A-Dice Game Pickup


if you loaned a game to Pair-A-Dice, please come pick it up! And if you don't, we'll drop it off outside your door.
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Price: FREE
Sports and Games F 6-10pm 14+

Ballroom Dance Hour


Warm yourself up for clubbing with an hour of Ballroom. Every night will focus on one ballroom style but you will still have a music mix with enough variety to satisfy all Ballroom fans.
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Price: FREE
Nightlife MTuWThF 6:30-8pm 14+

46

13s Evening Programming


13s will gather for Coming of Age Ceremony and other end of week activities. Parents, guardians and families of 13s are invited for the first hour for the Ceremony and then 13s will go with teens and their age group leaders for the remainder of the evening.
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Price: FREE
Middlers F 6:45-11:45pm 13

TWOB performances



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Price: FREE
TWOB F 7-7:45pm and F 9-9:45pm 0+

Serendipity


Dance, dance, dance. SUUSI's own dance party. Friday's theme is Elegant Masquerade Ball! Grab your fancy stuff, your mask and come drink with your Pinky's up! Join us for a fun evening!
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Price: FREE
Nightlife F 9pm-2am 21+

TWOB performances



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Price: FREE
TWOB F 7-7:45pm and F 9-9:45pm 0+

1000

YA Town Halls


Town Halls are times for all of the YAs at SUUSI to come together. At these meetings, staff will provide information for the upcoming week, answer questions or concerns raised, and collect feedback for improvements to the program. All YAs living in the YA dorm and/or participating in YA programming are expected to attend.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults Sun 9-10pm and F 10-11pm 18-25

CACHE


CACHE stands for Clean Air Clear Heads Everyone and welcomes anyone age 14 and over who loves to dance. It is a fun, self-guided dance party in an alcohol and smoke free space. Our DJs will be playing the latest in dance music and invite any song requests that you have.
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun 11pm-1am, Tu 10pm-1am, Th 10pm-1am, and F 10pm-2am 14+

400

Teens Way Off Broadway (TWOB)


Build deep friendships by putting a musical together in 5 days! TWOB is a team of teen actors, singers, dancers, and crew who rehearse, stage, and perform a musical for all of SUUSI. No stage experience necessary; come to learn and try something new. Erin Macpherson and Caitlin Muir are your new TWOB directors! Erin and Caitlin were in TWOB as teens and are lifelong SUUSI-goers.
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Price: $5.00
Workshops M 9am-Noon, M 2-3pm, Tu 10:30-11:45am, Tu 12:45-4pm, W 10:30-11:45am, W 12:45-2:20pm, Th 10:30-11:45 14-17

1003

Angel Walk


Say goodbye to all your YA friends at SUUSI before you leave.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults F 11pm-Midnight 18-25

Late Night


Late night song circle
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Price: FREE
Nightlife SunMTuWThF 11pm-3am 14+
Saturday 27th July 2024

Common Ground Cafe


Coffee house with coffee, snacks & games
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Price: FREE
Nightlife Sun Noon-11:59pm, M Midnight-11:59pm, Tu Midnight-11:59pm, W Midnight-11:59pm, Th Midnight-11:59pm, 0+

OASUUS Lounge


Lounge for BIPOC members of the SUUSI Community
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Price: FREE
DEI Sun Midnight-11:59pm, M Midnight-11:59pm, Tu Midnight-11:59pm, W Midnight-11:59pm, Th Midnight-11:59 14+

YA quiet lounge



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Price: FREE
Sun 9am-Midnight, M Midnight-Midnight, Tu Midnight-Midnight, W Midnight-Midnight, Th Midnight-Midnig 18-25

Closing Circle


Join us to say goodbye to SUUSI and look forward to next year!
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Price: FREE
Nurture Sat 10-10:30am 14+
Sunday 28th July 2024

OASUUS Lounge


Lounge for BIPOC members of the SUUSI Community
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Price: FREE
DEI Sun Midnight-11:59pm, M Midnight-11:59pm, Tu Midnight-11:59pm, W Midnight-11:59pm, Th Midnight-11:59 14+