Sips & Snacks

Join Heather E and UU friends for winery visits this summer! Leave UUFC Parking lot at 11:30.  Visits are ~ 12 to about 2 p.m.

*Winery Visits.  Note – Many of us purchased the Heart of Willamette Valley Wine Passport.  For $40 you get free wine flights.  Most wineries charge $10 per flight, so 4 winery visits pays for the passport.  

Not all Sips & Snacks are passport eligible.   Questions:


Sept 3 SUN Fullerton Wines small bites available for sale

Sept 8 FRI Salt Creek Cider, bring food to share.

Sept 17 SUN Benedetto Vineyard, bring food to share.

Sept 22 FRI Pheasant Court in Philomath, bring food to share.

Oct 1 SUN Harris Bridge in Wren, bring food to share.

Oct 6 FRI Valcan Cellars meet at 5:00 pm. Bring food to share.

Ham on Wry

Friday, September 29th, 2023, 7:00 -8:30 pm in the Social Hall

Improv games and theater sports with UU friends! No experience necessary. Participation in the games is entirely voluntary. You can simply sit back and enjoy the merriment if you wish. 

Hosted by Jim Whiting, Priscilla Galasso, and Anya Ballinger

Connect Up event –

Shakespeare Outing

Love’s Labour’s Lost

Friday, September 15, 2023 7:30 pm

See Rachel Kohler onstage in another rollicking Shakespearean production. Will she be in a wheelchair? That is a story for another time!

Buy tickets online:

A group from UUFC are going to sit together. Contact Priscilla Galasso for more info.

Energy Upgrades for Homes

Energy Upgrades for Homes with Fossil (Natural) Gas. Nancy Evenson, a retired architect who offers Home Retrofit Clinics through the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, will speak from personal experience to both the:

  • Technological advances that make heat pump and induction
    technology incredibly clean and efficient.
  • Homeowner experience in navigating the switch from fossil
    gas to electricity.

Monday 7 August, 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the UU Social Hall, also available by Zoom, Contact

Hosted by the Faith Based Climate Action Team

Banned Book Reading Club

A reading club to discuss banned books and share insight as to why they have been banned. For a list of titles, please email Susie. Hosted by Susie Smyth. This is a Connect Up Event:

Meets 2nd Wednesdays at 2:00 pm in the UU Library. August 9th and September 13th, 2023.

Queerly Beloved

Join LGBTQ+ folx and allies for social gatherings centered on queer issues and themes. We understand the importance of queer community, and our goal is to provide a safe space where people can find that sense of belonging right here in Corvallis. We meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday in the afternoon. All are welcome! Questions:

July 16th , 2023 5-7 pm at the UU Social Hall

We will watch a series of clips of Queer Comedians including Cameron Esposito, Hannah Gadsby Mae Martin and others! These stand-up comedians are notable for their poignant and honest storytelling from the LGBTQ perspective. After the viewing we’ll have a chance to visit and share stories of our own.

August 20th, 2023 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Queerly Beloved Beach Day

Marys River Park in Philomath, off S 11th St.
Cool off with cool Queerly Beloved community alongside Marys River! Swimming, wading, lounging, and more. All ages and abilities welcome.
For those who want to carpool, meet Jess at the UUFC parking lot at 3:30 for a 3:40 departure time.

Book Group

a stack of books

The Connect Up Book Group meets monthly on Zoom, January through October.

Books are selected by the participants. You are welcome to join every month, or when the book appeals to you.

Coordinated by Laurie Reed. To get involved, please email

Nerd Girls Science

Women and non-binary persons are invited to come and share science news articles or books. No science background is required. You do not have to bring anything except a desire to learn and a heathy curiosity. Topics depend on what people bring to share and requests from the group – they range from astronomy to zoology and everything in between.

2nd Saturdays, 10:30 am, year round. Contact person: Priscilla Spears

Connect Up event. questions:

Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange

Bring your unwanted jigsaw puzzles and pick out some new ones to take home as we gather and share conversation and drinks.

Wednesday Aug 2, 2023 from 4-6pm, hosted by Bobbi Bailey. In the UU Social hall and patio.

Neurodivergent Discussion

A group for people, both neurodivergent and not, to come together and discuss issues faced by neurodvergent people. Led by Anthony Acquilano.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Saturday, June 24th, 2023. In Room 9 at UUFC.