It’s been a while since we saw each other in 3-D. Following Summer Sing (11-11:30 a.m.) in June, we want to make it easy to socialize and connect with others. Whether you are a member, newcomer or first-time visitor, join us!

Sunday, June 20 at 11:30 a.m.

Following Summer Sing you’ll see two lines of chairs set up with an index card on each chair. If you’d like to stay and play, sit in one of these chairs and we’ll count you in for a thirtyish minute activity called, “Sparking Conversations.”

Once people are seated at a social distance across from one another in parallel lines of chairs, we’ll start a timer. You’ll have a minute and a half each to share your response to the question on your index card. After three minutes we’ll match you with your next conversation partner, and you’ll take turns answering the question on the next index card. You’ll have an opportunity to meet and learn a little about up to ten different people.

At the end of the last round, we invite you to strike up further conversation about anything you wanted to hear more about.

Sunday, June 27 at 11:30 a.m.

Following Summer Sing you’ll notice different groupings of chairs set up around the traffic circle. Have a seat (or stand) if you’re interested in playing some small group social games for 30 to 45 minutes.

Get to know others through some easy-to-learn, engaging games. This time around we’ll try dry-erase board Pictionary, Partner Pen and Write-and-Draw Telephone.

Partner Pen

“Break into pairs and sit back to back with your ‘partner in pen.’ One person has a drawing instrument and some paper and the other has a bag full of odd objects from around the house. Person Two describes the object to the drawer who then sketches the description. Can they guess what they’re drawing?”

-Mallory McInnis and Evelina Zaragoza Medina

Write-and-Draw Telephone

In one large group, seated at a distance, we will play an adapted game of telephone. Everyone receives a piece of paper. Everyone writes a simple phrase on their piece of paper like “opening a jar.” Each player passes their paper to the left. Each player then illustrates the phrase they’ve received as best they can, folds the part of the paper with the written phrase so that it can no longer be seen and passes their drawing to the left. Now each player writes a phrase or sentence to describe what they think is depicted in the drawing they’ve received. The game continues alternating in this way until we run out of paper space or make it full circle and reveal how each of our storylines unfolded.