Future Assemblies & Events

  • Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 05:30 PM
    Bankers Hill Clubhouse aka San Diego Indoor Sports Club

    December 10 2022 Secular Winter Solstice Celebration

    Join us in celebrating Winter Solstice! It's the longest night of the year! (Unless, of course, you celebrate on the second Saturday in December for scheduling reasons. *ahem*) Traditionally, Winter Solstice has been a celebration of light. That's because every night following will be just a bit shorter and every day a bit longer.

    Want to indulge in good (catered) food? Play fun games with fun people? Enjoy deLIGHTful entertainment? (iykyk) And do all of these things on a random second Saturday to avoid other major year-end holidays? (Like we said, scheduling reasons!) Have we got an event for you! We will have a rich evening of community, fun, and tradition, including a customized version of the program Brighter Than Today: A Secular Solstice.

    Tickets are on sale now for $10! (see the top of the page) Kids under 5 are free!

    No need to print anything, just check in at the door! Regular ticket sales close on Thursday 12/8 with a limited number of tickets available at the door for a premium price.

    Please consider buying a pay-it-forward ticket. This will allow us to offer sponsored tickets to members of the community who may not be able to attend otherwise. We would also welcome any end of the year donation that you might like to contribute.

    This is a family-friendly event. We'll have a separate space with childcare provided with fun activities for the kiddos (unless they want to stay and celebrate with us).

    What About Masks?
    Masks are now optional, but please be boosted, testing before you come is encouraged, and if you have a cough or feel sick, please stay home.

    5:30 - Doors and bar open.
    6:15 - Dinner
    5:30 - 7:15 Games, silent auction, and community time
    7:15 - 7:50 Solstice program
    7:50 - Dessert, games, silent auction, and community time
    8:30 - Silent auction bidding closes
    8:45 - 9:00 - Silent auction winners announced
    9:00 - Bar closes
    9:30 - Doors close - You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.

    The cash bar will open at 5:30 pm. We'll have a variety of premium non-alcoholic options, a selection of beers and wine, and our traditional and delicious special holiday drink. Canned sodas and bottled water will be available for free.

    SILENT AUCTION FUND RAISER - bid high, bid often!

    This is a fundraiser to help cover costs of this event as well as future operational costs. Bid high! Bid often! Outbid Cheryl! Who's Cheryl? Who cares! But she's after your gift basket probably.

    Prepare yourself emotionally for the return of the baked goods sale! That's right! Once again homemade goodies will be part of our silent auction!

    We are taking donation items for the Silent Auction. Suggested donations include: Gift baskets you make, books and art and music, home decorations, games and puzzles, jewelry, gift cards, gift certificates for experiences, tickets to events, homemade food goods like canned fruit or baked items. One rule of thumb is to make sure it's a gift you'd personally give to Cheryl, or that you'd like to receive from Cheryl.

    (If your name happens to be Cheryl, this isn't about you.)

    Contact Lynn at (757) 870-7577 or [email protected], or send the SASD Facebook page a message with your ideas, planned donations, or questions. Silent auction donations can be dropped off ahead of time at two addresses. Contact Lynn for more details about the drop-off locations. Items can also be dropped off at the November Birthday in the Park Celebration on 11/20 or at the venue on the day of the event. For same day drop-offs please try to deliver them early so that the auction items can be arranged and the starting bids determined prior to the 5:30 start time.

    Here's the link to our Facebook page, if you want to reach out to us that way: https://www.facebook.com/sundayassemblysandiego/

    Your Cheerful Hosts:
    Sunday Assembly San Diego