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Folksinger George Mann Performs at UUFSB - Saturday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.

GeorgeMannFolksinger and producer George Mann will be giving a concert at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stony Brook at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 1. A SUNY Stony Brook graduate and former leader of the Graduate Student Employees Union, George Mann sings songs from the last century of labor and social activism, and his own songs are powerful and funny takes on the state of the nation. His concerts are part sing-along, part history lesson, and he can make you shout for joy, send chills down your spine or bring tears to your eyes in the same set.

George created and produced the “Hail to the Thief!” CD series, which featured such folk legends as Tom Paxton, Utah Phillips, Billy Bragg and Magpie, and his work with veterans, unions and anti-war groups has kept him on the front lines for more than 20 years. In 2010, George produced a compilation CD, “Until You Come Home: Songs for Veterans and their Kin,” that addressed the issue of PTSD and the effects of war on those who fight them. His newest CD, “The Almanac Trail” celebrates the labor songs of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. More info at www.georgemann.org.

Come on down for a great night of music, fun, and community! This event is suitable for all ages. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; suggested donation is $10, but all are welcome and no one turned away for lack of funds! To make a suggested donation in advance, click here.

Annual Goods & Services Auction: “Thanks.giving” – Saturday, November 22auctionguy3

DEADLINE FOR DONATIONS AND ADS FOR OUR AUCTION JOURNAL IS NOVEMBER 2

Thanksgiving is on its way…and so is our Goods and Services Auction. It’s a great time to give thanks for our UU community, to clear out your home and to exercise your creativity.

Do you have something interesting to donate? Please speak to Friendly Auction Advisor, Linda Kirk, about your idea for an offering at .

Would you like to run an ad in our Auction Journal? Please contact Ron Kagel at .

Most importantly, remember to buy your tickets to the auction for a night filled with fun and community that you won't forget!  See Gilda Candela after services at a table in the back of the sanctuary.

Humanist Discussion Group Explores Escalating Inequality - Next Meeting on Tuesday, November 4, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

The UUA General Assembly voted to have this year's Congregational Study/Action Issue be humanist-greenEscalating Inequality. As many of us agreed that inequality of wealth, income and power was the most important issue facing the United States, we decided that this would be the topic for this fall's Humanist Discussion Group.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday Nov. 4. The topic is "Possible Solutions to Inequality" based on the proposal "What Then Can I Do? Ten Ways to Democratize the Economy”  by Gar Alperovitz and Keann Bhatt. Everyone is welcome. We meet the first and third Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fellowship. If you would like to receive e-mails regarding UUFSB's Humanist Discussion Group, please contact Gil Hanson . For more details about the group, please click here.

pete-manciniGrounds and Sounds Cafe Presents Pete Mancini of Butcher's Blind - Friday, November 14, 8:00 p.m.

When you listen to the music of Long Island native Pete Mancini of the band "Butchers Blind," you know the future of Alt-Country shines bright.  Pete’s songwriting encompasses the rich history of American roots music, then broadens and reshapes it into something exciting, refreshing and unique.   Grounds and Sounds is honored to welcome Pete to the stage for a solo performance on Friday, November 14th.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $12.50; click here to purchase online.

Defying Gravity Leadership Day:  Habits of the Heart - Growing Beyond Our Divisions - Saturday, November 15, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

What: A joint leadership program offered by the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock and the UU District of Metro NY

When: Sat., Nov. 15: Coffee and bagels at 9:00 a.m.; program starts at 9:30 a.m.

Where: UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd, Manhasset NY 10030

Cost: Registration of $30 includes lunch; scholarships available.

Leadership in a congregation can feel like a heavy responsibility. Come to the Defying Gravity Leadership Day and find out how to ease your mind, lighten your heart, and inflate your soul. This multi-track conference will provide specific skills instruction tailored just for you, uncovering the link between leadership and your personal spiritual growth. The morning session includes a keynote address on "Beyond Partisan Division" as well as centering music; choose from one of 10 afternoon workshops.

9th Annual Holiday Craft Fair – Saturday – December 6, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 holiday-craft-3DEADLINE FOR VENDOR APPLICATIONS IS DECEMBER 1.

The 9th Annual UUFSB Holiday Craft Fair is being held on Saturday, December 6th, from 10:00 - 3:00, at the Fellowship. We are still seeking high quality craftspeople and vendors.  Are you a vendor or do you know prospective vendors who might be interested in our venue? If so, please contact Joanne at .  Click here for a Vendor Application.