Jun
17
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DB Outreach: Virtual Game Night for Adults
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm

First of 3 Summer Fun Game Nights for ADULTS!
Join DiscoveryBound via Zoom – Come join the fun for some Virtual Games that we can play together on Zoom. Meet new friends from all over the WORLD!

Thursday, June 17 
Come one come all – all adults are welcome!!
8:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm CT, 6:00 pm MT, 5:00 pm PT

RSVP by Wednesday, June 16 to [email protected] or [email protected]
We will send the Zoom link once you RSVP.

We hope you will join us!

Jun
24
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DB Outreach: Watercolor Virtual Class for All Ages
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for a fun, creative and inspiring hour of watercolor painting with Kelly Foxton.

Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: (7:00pm EST, 6:00pm CST, 5:00pm MST, 4:00pm PST)
Duration: 1 hour
Target group: All ages (Space is limited)
Monthly Watercolor Classes – July 29, August 26 (the last Thursday of the month)

Description:

During each class Kelly will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating two simple, beautiful watercolor paintings.  Each class will open with a fun, relaxing abstract “watercolor warm up” followed by step-by-step instructions on how to create a second painting with more depth and detail.  We will be working with a different theme each class.
Themes will include:
  • trees, flowers & other plants;
  • mammals, birds & insects;
  • barns, houses & other structures;
  • landscapes & sea-scapes…and more
No previous experience is necessary.
Required materials:
– two 8″x10″ sheets of watercolor paper (for best results use140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper)
– one soft bristled, medium sized watercolor paint brush
– watercolor paint (if using liquid watercolors from a tube, you will need a plastic lid or pie plate to mix colors on)
– masking tape
– flat, hard surface or drawing board
– pencil
– table salt
RSVP Required:  Lori Selby at [email protected] to get the Zoom Link closer to the time.
About Kelly…
     Kelly Foxton is a self taught Canadian artist.  She was raised in rural Ontario surrounded by farms and forests.  It was there that she developed a deep sense of respect and admiration for the beauty and innate spirituality of the natural world.
     Kelly works in a wide variety of artistic styles and mediums ranging from highly detailed, realistic pencil drawings, to loosely executed landscape impressionism and color studies in watercolor and pastel.
     She is best known for her work as a wildlife artist and author/illustrator of the children’s book titled “Mother Nature Knows…” 
     Kelly currently lives with her husband and the youngest of her three children near Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada.
     To view some of Kelly Foxton’s artwork, please visit http://www.kellyfoxton.ca

 

Jul
8
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DB OUTREACH: VIRTUAL GAME NIGHT FOR ADULTS
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm

The second of 3 Summer Fun Game Nights for ADULTS!
Join DiscoveryBound via Zoom – Come join the fun for some Virtual Games that we can play together on Zoom. Meet new friends from all over the WORLD!

Thursday, July 8 
Come one, come all – all adults are welcome!!
8:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm CT, 6:00 pm MT, 5:00 pm PT

RSVP by Wednesday, July 7 to [email protected] or [email protected]
We will send the Zoom link once you RSVP.

We hope you will join us!

Jul
19
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DB Outreach: Adult Colorado Backpacking Trip (CANCELLED) @ A/U Ranches
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm

My Father has my treasure, and He will walk with me.” Christian Science Hymnal pg. 148 

The mountains are calling! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to hike into the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains. Just imagine the peace and tranquility of sleeping under the stars without any city lights interfering with the breathtaking views. Experience a CS Testimony Meeting at 10,000’ and the feeling of achieving your goals in the outdoors with the support of an experienced backcountry guide, a C.S. practitioner, support staff and other Christian Science adults and their friends of all faiths. You’ll begin your adventure staying at the A/U Ranches yurts, doing a day trip, learning or re-visiting your backcountry skills, and prepping for the backcountry portion of the trip. By the end of this adventure you’ll have reached new heights – inspirationally and literally!

Registration is closed!

SPECIAL NOTE: This trip has been cancelled. We are planning to offer a trip next year so please check back in Spring 2022!

Adult Registration Adult Financial Aid Form Travel Form Download Flyer

WHO

Christian Science adults and friends of all faiths.

When

Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 23, 2021

Where

Buena Vista, CO
18325 Co. Rd 366, Buena Vista, CO. 81211

Cost

Adult Registration Fee: $490
Registration opens: May 1st
Final deadline to register: July 12th

Capacity –  12 (Space is limited!)
Registration minimum: 8 participants (must have minimum registered by June 27 for trip to take place)
*** As of July 2nd, we do not have the minimum registrations needed to offer the trip. We have extended the date to July 6th. Please know if you register and the trip is cancelled by DiscoveryBound we will give you a full refund.

What’s Included – Professional instruction and guiding; meals as noted on the daily itinerary; group cooking gear; group first-aid kit, water purifying system; permit fees.
Rentals – A/U can help provide certain limited equipment for a small rental fee:
Backpack: $10
Sleeping Bag: $10

DISCOUNT / FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available for registration and air travel:
Up to $150 for registration.
Up to $150 for air travel.
Apply through the link above.

HOUSING

Yurts separated by gender for 2 nights; Back-country camping 2 nights (bring your own tent – see packing list for details)

TRAVEL

*DiscoveryBound is not providing transportation for this event*

Driving (only):
Arrive at A/U Ranches on Monday, July 19 between 12-1pm,
Depart A/U Ranches on Friday, July 23 between 12-1pm

If flying, we suggest booking flexible travel plans. If interested, contact DB Headquarters for possible carpooling options.

Please let us know your travel plans by filling out the Travel Form for this trip through the link above.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Full payment is due at sign up (unless applying for registration financial aid – up to $150 per person available).

If you decide to cancel your trip, the following fees apply and are due when we receive notice of your cancellation:
Up to 22 days (June 27) prior to departure = 50% of the total trip cost is non-refundable
June 22nd = No refund deadline, 100% of cost is non-refundable

If DiscoveryBound cancels a program/event, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee. (If a participant decides to cancel a registration then the cancellation policy for that specific DiscoveryBound event / program applies.) As you are preparing air travel for these excursions, we encourage you to book flights allowing you the greatest flexibility in case there is a need.

What to expect

This trip is rated Vigorous. In the wilderness participants will be carrying their own backpacks with weights of 35 to 40 lbs up a gentle slope over a three mile distance. On peak day you will experience steep and rocky terrain with constant and dramatic elevation gain and/or loss exceeding 3,000′ or more (on peak day full pack not required but optional). In preparation, it is suggested for you to do day hiking with 35 to 40lbs in the pack you intend to hike with on the trip and make sure your hiking boots are broken in. These practices will help to ensure a safe and successful trip. This is not a beginning backpacking trip. Previous experience is highly recommended.

Daytime temperatures usually range between 60° to 80° F, with evening temperatures dropping into the 40s to 50s. You may encounter freezing temperatures at some of the higher elevations. Afternoon thunderstorms are a distinct possibility so adequate rain gear is important.

Trip Guide/Leader: Rusty Rohde
DB Staff: Susan Barner, 303.779.3000 ext. 136

Meet your back-country guide

Rusty is an avid outdoors-man.  He has peaked almost 40 of Colorado’s Fourteeners and spent many days on solo backpacking trips through the Rockies as well as backpacked with friends.  Rusty has many years experience training back-country skills in the Collegiate Peaks of Colorado for the staff at A/U Ranches in Buena Vista.  He has led numerous backpacking trips for the Ranches as well as for friends. Rusty maintains a  Wilderness First Aid certificate.  He is a middle-school teacher at Embark Education in Denver and is the Head Coach for the High School Mountain Bike Team which he helped start 4 years ago at the Compass Montessori School in Golden, Co.  Rusty has been a competitive runner most of his life and loves to be outdoors.  The mountains are his favorite place to be.

Tentative Trip Itinerary

Monday, July 19
Participants arrive by 1:00 pm, settle into yurts.
1:30 Meet up for introductions, get to know you activities, goal setting, team building.
2:00 Local hike. Snacks provided, bring your own water. Test out your boots and day pack.
4:00 Back-country skills in camp
6:00 Dinner and clean-up
7:00 pm Trip info, gear check, food plan, map and route, cook schedule, how to pack, trip agenda.
Personal time

Tuesday, July 20
7:00 am C.S. Lesson/sharing (optional)
8:00 Breakfast, pack a lunch, and clean-up
9:00 Day hike, snacks provided
10:30 Food prep with Mathew and Out-camp if needed
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 Orienteering lesson
4:00 Personal time and Out-camp prep
5:00 Dinner prep
6:00 Dinner and clean-up
7:00 Back-country skills practice
8:00 pm Pack to leave yurts next day

Wednesday, July 21
7:00 am Lesson/share (optional)
8:00 Breakfast, pack a lunch, clean-up
9:00 Depart yurts via carpool for Crescent Mining Camp
Hike in to camp site, set up camp
Lunch
Orienteering course
Campfire and back-country skills
Dinner prep, eat and clean-up
Highlights, challenges, goals, next day’s plan.

Thursday, July 16
2 Options for this day
(Option #1)
6:00 am wake-up and lesson study (optional)
7:00 Breakfast and clean-up
8:30 Depart for Pear Lake
Lunch
Hike back to campsite
5:00 pm Dinner prep

(Option #2)
4:30-5:00 am Wake up
Gather and depart for attempted peak of Mt. Missouri
Peak breakfast on the trail.
Bring lunch supplies.
Return to campsite.
Rest

Everyone
5:00 pm Dinner prep, eat, clean-up
Testimony Meeting around campfire
S’mores & hot chocolate

Friday, July 23
6:00 am Wake up
Breakfast and tear down campsite
Debrief
Hike out to trail head
Drive back to A/U Ranches

PACKING LIST

Essentials

  • Backpack 65 + L and pack raincover
  • Sleeping bag – Lightweight, Compressible, good down to freezing
  • Bedroll or Sleeping Pad
  • Tent and Footprint Lightweight for hiking (REI rentals
  • Camelback and 1 Qt Nalgene bottle or Three 1 Qt Nalgene Bottles
  • Hiking Boots (waterproofed) already broken in
  • Lightweight Camp Shoes
  • 2-3 Hiking Socks Synthetic/Wool
  • Extra warm Socks for around camp Synthetic/Wool
  • Long Underwear top and bottom lightweight synthetic/wool
  • Hiking Shorts or Pants Quick-Dry/Lightweight
  • 2-3 Quick Dry Shirts, Long and Short Sleeve Synthetic/Lightweight
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Puffy or Warm Layer
  • Rain Gear, Top and Bottom Lightweight, Compactible, Breathable
  • Winter Hat and Gloves
  • Headlamp with fresh batteries
  • Sun Hat
  • Bandana
  • Mess Kit Spork, Bowl, Mug
  • Personal Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc) include toilet paper, personal wipes, hand sanitizer, ziplock bags
  • Chapstick
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Lotion
  • Bible Lesson printout
  • 3 Masks or Buffs

 

Optional

  • Camera
  • Day Pack lightweight/compressible
  • Hiking Poles
  • Insect Repellent
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Compass
  • Backpacking Pillow
  • Personal water purifying system 
  • Pocket Knife
  • Backpacking Chair

 

DB Provides the Following Items

  • Group cooking gear / stove and fuel, etc.
  • Trowel kits
  • Group first-aid kit
  • Water Purifying Method Iodine tablet or filter system
  • All meals (Monday dinner thru Friday breakfast)

 

My Father has my treasure, and He will walk with me.” Christian Science Hymnal pg. 148 

Jul
21
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NLC 8th Grade Application Opens
Jul 21 all-day
DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council’s 8th Grade Application will open on August 20th, 2021.
Jul
27
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Game Night Hangout @ Zoom
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm

20s/30s young adults are invited to join DB, a practitioner, and other Christian Science young adults around the country for a virtual game night! William Whittenbury, who has been attending the virtual game nights will be hosting this one which we are really excited about!! He is bringing some great games/activities to the night. We start with metaphysical sharing and inspiration, facilitated by a different practitioner supporting each call. Then we will play games!! We hope you can join!!

For access to the zoom link to join, please email [email protected]

Jul
29
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DB Outreach: Watercolor Virtual Class for All-Ages
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a fun, creative and inspiring hour of watercolor painting with Kelly Foxton.

Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Time: (7:00pm EST, 6:00pm CST, 5:00pm MST, 4:00pm PST)
Duration: 1 hour
Target group: All ages (Space is limited)
Monthly Watercolor Classes – July 29 & August 26 (the last Thursday of the month)

Description: Intermediate Level for July 29th class but everyone is welcome no matter what level you are.
Kelly Foxton will walk everyone through the process of creating a “scrap book” of 12 tricks, tips and  techniques that can be used to create more complex paintings. 

Required materials:
– two 8″x10″ sheets of watercolor paper (for best results use140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper)
– one flat paint brush or fan brush
– watercolor paint (if using liquid watercolors from a tube, you will need a plastic lid or pie plate to mix colors on)
– masking tape
– flat, hard surface or drawing board
– pencil
– table salt
– paper towels
– cup of water
RSVP Required:  Lori Selby at [email protected] to get the Zoom Link closer to the time.
About Kelly…
     Kelly Foxton is a self taught Canadian artist.  She was raised in rural Ontario surrounded by farms and forests.  It was there that she developed a deep sense of respect and admiration for the beauty and innate spirituality of the natural world.
     Kelly works in a wide variety of artistic styles and mediums ranging from highly detailed, realistic pencil drawings, to loosely executed landscape impressionism and color studies in watercolor and pastel.
     She is best known for her work as a wildlife artist and author/illustrator of the children’s book titled “Mother Nature Knows…” 
     Kelly currently lives with her husband and the youngest of her three children near Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada.
     To view some of Kelly Foxton’s artwork, please visit http://www.kellyfoxton.ca
Aug
12
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DB OUTREACH: VIRTUAL GAME NIGHT FOR ADULTS
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm

The final of 3 Summer Fun Game Nights for ADULTS!
Join DiscoveryBound via Zoom – Come join the fun for some Virtual Games that we can play together on Zoom. Meet new friends from all over the WORLD!

Thursday, August 12 
Come one, come all – all adults are welcome!!
(8:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm CT, 6:00 pm MT, 5:00 pm PT)

RSVP by Wednesday, August 11 to [email protected] or [email protected]
We will send the Zoom link once you RSVP.

We hope you will join us!

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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Social Summer Hangout @ Zoom
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm

DB 20s/30s Social Summer Hangout 

Come together and connect with other 20s/30s individuals, across the country, for this amazing opportunity! Come chat, catch up and play a game with your peers. This event will be a mash up of the networking events and a game night in one! The hope for this event is to build a community of individuals who want to stay connected. Please spread the word and if you have friends that would love to join – the more the merrier!! Can’t wait to see you there! 

TIME: 8:30pm/7:30pm/6:30pm/5:30pm

RSVP (please fill out by August 11th to reserve your spot): 

https://forms.gle/pMvUodEJrPjLgyeM7

Email [email protected] with any questions. 

Aug
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DB Outreach: National Virtual Inspirational Talk by Brad Stock
Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
DiscoveryBound Outreach is proud to offer, for our National event, a virtual inspirational talk given by Professor Brad Stock.

Please note: This talk will not be recorded.

Topic:

Overcoming fear through the freedom and harmony that are of God. Dr. Brad Stock will discuss Bible stories and insights relevant to this theme.

We will not have a Q&A directly following this webinar, however if you would like to ask questions before or after this talk, please submit them in our questions form below. Dr. Stock may answer some questions later.
https://forms.gle/yW1VrGP5EKni5qNe9

Register Now                        Download Flyer

Title:

I lift my eyes towards the mountains.
(Ps 121, Christian Standard Bible)

I lift my eyes toward the mountains.
Where will my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
your Protector will not slumber.
Indeed, the Protector of Israel
does not slumber or sleep.
The LORD protects you;
the LORD is a shelter right by your side.
The sun will not strike you by day
or the moon by night.
The LORD will protect you from all harm;
he will protect your life.
The LORD will protect your coming and going
both now and forever.

who:

Teen and adult focus, but all are welcome.

When:

Sunday, August 15th, 2021
4pm PDT, 5pm MDT, 6pm CDT, 7pm EDT

Where:

This will be a free Zoom webinar, registration is now open. Please note this talk will not be recorded. Space is limited.

Register Now

About Brad Stock:

“I have worked for The Mother Church, managed a CS Nursing facility, and currently teach courses on CS history and the life of Mary Baker Eddy at Principia. My PhD is in international relations, specifically focused on ethics, strategy, and peace. I am the father of two boys and have a one-year old grandson. I like walks, gardens, trees, and creatures, especially birds and raccoons.”

Join our in-person National Events for teens and adults!

New England
Missouri
Southern California

Thank you and we look forward to having you join us for this uplifting event!

To learn more about Asher Houses please visit asherstudentfoundation.org/

Aug
20
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Game Night @ Zoom
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

20s/30s young adults are invited to join DB, a practitioner, and other Christian Science young adults around the country for a virtual game night! We start with metaphysical sharing and inspiration, facilitated by a different practitioner supporting each call. Then we will play games!! We hope you can join!!

For access to the zoom link to join, please email [email protected]

Aug
21
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DB Outreach: Starlight Safari at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo @ Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ALL- AGES Starlight Safari – Registration Open Now!

Register Here  All-Ages Financial Aid  Download Flyer

Come to the wildest party in town!! 

Join DiscoveryBound for an exciting afternoon and evening full of games, an inspirational talk, dinner and the highlight will be the guided tour of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs.  Come see this very special mountain Zoo that USA Today rated as #4 in the top 10 zoos in the US.  Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime to have a private tour of the zoo, feed the giraffes and visit the animals as the sun goes down and the twinkling lights of the city come out!

Who:

All ages – families, 20s/30s, adults and your friends of all faiths
(all youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

When:

Saturday, August 21, 2021

What:

  • Cook and eat Smores at the Zoo
  • Feed the giraffe herd their favorite lettuce snack
  • Take a private and unique tour led by Zoo staff
  • Experience an up-close animal meet and greet with a CMZ ambassador animal
  • Inspirational Speaker
  • Gather with friends and meet new friends

This event includes a lot of walking around the zoo, including uphill and downhill.  You may bring strollers and wagons for children to ride in around the zoo. The Zoo’s elevation rises from 6,714 feet at the front admission gate to nearly 7,000 feet above sea level at the Zoo’s highest points of Asian Highlands and Rocky Mountain Wild.  With elevations of this magnitude, it’s important for guests to:

  • DRINK WATER – Keep hydrated by taking plenty of breaks to rehydrate with water.
  • Take your time and don’t overdo it, especially if you are visiting from locations much lower in altitude than Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Participants should dress comfortably and a waterproof jacket and sweater/sweatshirt are recommended.

PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER- programs will not be cancelled due to poor weather

Packing List:

  • Rain jacket (weather appropriate).
  • A few extra layers, as weather changes quickly on the mountain.
  • Wear good walking shoes.
  • Reusable water bottle.
  • Flashlight or headlamp.


Schedule:

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm  Meet at nearby Bear Creek Regional Park
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm  Asher Talk
4:35 pm – 5:00 pm  Inspirational Talk
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm  Dinner
5:35 pm – head to  Zoo
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Starlight Safari – Zoo Adventures

Cost: (financial aid is available to all participants – see below for further details)

$35.00 (6+ years old)
$15.00 (5 and under)
per person for the Starlight Safari, dinner & inspirational talk

Registration and housing financial aid 

Financial Aid is available for:
up to $15.00 – per person for admission to the Zoo and dinner
up to $75.00 for families for housing if traveling from afar.

To apply for financial aid please complete this form: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKBAGLV-bJOH33hOufY6ohVZTz2VC2fUZPcGk-YzV_Nc9Uvw/viewform

Deadline to Register:  Friday, August 13, 2021 

No Refund deadlineJuly 30, 2021

Cancellation Fee:

There is $20.00 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by July 30, 2021. After July 30, 2021 there are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy

If DiscoveryBound cancels a program/event, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee. (If a participant decides to cancel their registration, then the cancellation policy for that specific DiscoveryBound event / program applies.) 

Lodging: If you are driving from afar and would like to stay overnight, here are some options close to the Zoo:

1. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

2725 Geyser Dr., Colorado Springs, CO  80906
Ph: 719 576-1717
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cosfs-fairfield-inn-and-suites-colorado-springs-south

2. Hampton Inn & Suites

2910 Geyser Dr.  Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
Ph: 719-884-0330
https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/coswahx-hampton-suites-colorado-springs-i-25-south

3. Hotel elegante 

2886 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Ph: 800-981-4012 or 719-576-5900
www.hotelelegante.com

4. Cheyenne Mountain Resort

3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Ph: 800-588-0250
www.cheyennemountain.com

5. The Broadmoor

1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Ph: 866-837-9520 or 719-577-5775
http://www.broadmoor.com

Questions?

Contact Lee Anne Meidell:
email – [email protected]
Cell Phone – 978-621-9900

Event will be run in accordance with the current local and state regulations at that time.

This event is subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation 

Metaphysical Theme:

…And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
(Mark 16:15)

 

Aug
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DB Outreach: Watercolor Virtual Class for All-Ages
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for a fun, creative and inspiring hour of watercolor painting with Kelly Foxton.

Date: Thursday, August 26th, 2021
Time: (7:00pm EST, 6:00pm CST, 5:00pm MST, 4:00pm PST)
Duration: 1 hour
Target group: All ages (Space is limited)

Description:

During each class Kelly will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating two simple, beautiful watercolor paintings.  Each class will open with a fun, relaxing abstract “watercolor warm up” followed by step-by-step instructions on how to create a second painting with more depth and detail.  We will be working with a different theme each class.
This session will be “birds on a wire” painting.  This one is very whimsical and bursting with color!!
Themes will include:
  • trees, flowers & other plants;
  • mammals, birds & insects;
  • barns, houses & other structures;
  • landscapes & sea-scapes…and more
No previous experience is necessary.
Required materials:
– two 8″x10″ sheets of watercolor paper (for best results use140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper)
– one soft bristled, medium sized watercolor paint brush
– watercolor paint (if using liquid watercolors from a tube, you will need a plastic lid or pie plate to mix colors on)
– masking tape
– flat, hard surface or drawing board
– pencil
– table salt
– cup of water
– paper towels
RSVP Required:  Lori Selby at [email protected] to get the Zoom Link closer to the time.
About Kelly…
     Kelly Foxton is a self taught Canadian artist.  She was raised in rural Ontario surrounded by farms and forests.  It was there that she developed a deep sense of respect and admiration for the beauty and innate spirituality of the natural world.
     Kelly works in a wide variety of artistic styles and mediums ranging from highly detailed, realistic pencil drawings, to loosely executed landscape impressionism and color studies in watercolor and pastel.
     She is best known for her work as a wildlife artist and author/illustrator of the children’s book titled “Mother Nature Knows…” 
     Kelly currently lives with her husband and the youngest of her three children near Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada.
     To view some of Kelly Foxton’s artwork, please visit http://www.kellyfoxton.ca

 

Aug
27
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DB Outreach: SuperNova River Weekend Trip @ Hedlund Home
Aug 27 – Aug 29 all-day

Annual River Trip in the Northern Neck

Enjoy a weekend in a gorgeous home on the Wicomico River near Reedville,
VA. Activities include pool, hot tub, boat and tubing on the river.
This trip is for 6th graders and up. (4th and 5th graders welcome with a parent chaperone)College students: We’d love for you to join us! Take a break from the
beginning of classes with a relaxing and fun trip with other Christian
Scientists where you can truly unwind.

We hope you can join us! And friends are more than welcome.

Meet: 5:30pm Springfield Church, Aug 27
Return: 4pm Springfield Church, Aug 29

 
If anyone wants to meet us down there, the address for the weekend is
494 Wicomico Dr.

Heathsville, VA 22473

Cost: $40

Bring: Permission Slip,Snack/sweet to share, pillow, sleeping bag, lesson/full text,
musical instrument if you play, toiletries, BEACH TOWEL, PERSONAL TOWEL

Please RSVP if you haven’t already.

Aug
28
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DB Outreach: National Event 2021
Aug 28 all-day

Registration is now closed

National Event 2021

Join us for the National Event 2021! The National Event this year will consist of single-day events in 3 different locations around the country all on the same day. The virtual element of this event will be an inspirational speaker free to everyone on a different day prior to the in-person events. Each event location will include an exciting activity, meal, and a brief in-person inspirational talk.  Click the linked locations down below for more information on the event location nearest to you!
 
Teen & Adult Financial Aid Download Flyer
 

New England
Missouri
Southern California
Virtual Inspirational Talk

 

who:

Teen Track – CS teens grades 8th-12th and their friends of all faiths
Adult Track – CS adults and their friends of all faiths, Young Adults – CS young adults (20s/30s) and their friends of all faiths

when:

In-person single-day events: August 28th, 2021
Registration closes August 18th for Missouri and August 25th for California and New England!

Virtual Inspirational Talk was August 15th, 2021 5pm MDT

where:

New England – Click here for more details
Missouri – Click here for more details
Southern California – Click here for more details
Virtual Inspirational Talk – Click here for more details

cost:

Teens – Between $25 – $35
Adults – Between $35 – $50

financial aid:

Teens – Up to $15 towards registration
Adults – Up to $15 – $20 towards registration
Lodging – DB is not offering transportation or lodging for this event. However we can offer up to 50% (max $75) towards lodging for families or individuals who would like to pay for their own lodging Saturday night and join us for church at a local branch church on Sunday.

Cancellation:

After August 22nd no refunds will be given.

 

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DB Outreach: National Event 2021 – Missouri @ Demolition Ball/Adrenaline Zone
Aug 28 all-day

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National Event 2021- Missouri

Join us on Saturday, August 28th for a fun-filled day at Demolition Ball in St. Charles, MO!  You’ll start the day off inspired to make the day great with our morning inspirational talk. The day will include the morning talk, a yummy catered lunch, and reserved Demolition Ball court time, laser tag, and “The Heist” where you see if you have what it takes to steal the Mona Lisa!  Demo Ball/Adrenaline Zone is a popular local spot, and it’s sure to be a day you won’t want to miss!

Missouri – Demolition Ball St. Charles, MO.
Virtual Inspirational Talk with Brad Stock

 

who:

Teen Track – CS teens grades 8th-12th and their friends of all faiths
Adult Track – CS adults and their friends of all faiths, Young Adults – CS young adults (20s/30s) and their friends of all faiths

when:

In-Person Event: August 28th, 2021
11:00am – 4:00pm
Virtual Inspirational Talk: August 15th, 2021
4pm PDT, 5pm MDT, 6pm CDT, 7pm EDT
Registration closes August 18th!

where:

Demolition Ball – 1875 S Old Hwy. 94, St. Charles, MO 63303

cost:

Teens – $25
Adults – $35

financial aid:

Teens – Up to $15 towards registration
Adults – Up to $15 towards registration
Lodging – DB is not offering transportation or lodging for this event. However we can offer up to 50% (max $75) towards lodging for teens/parents or adults who would like to pay for their own lodging Saturday night and we hope that you can join us for church at a local branch church on Sunday.

Cancellation:

After August 22nd no refunds will be given.

Tentative Schedule:

11:00am – Arrival
11:15 – 11:30 – Welcome and Mixer Games
11:30 – 12:15 – Speakers and Discussion time
12:15 – 1:15 – Lunch: All you can eat Taco Bar
1:15 – 3:15 – Play time! Demolition Ball, Laser Tag, and The Heist
3:15 – 4:00pm – Wrap-up and depart at 4pm

We are so grateful to the Asher Student Foundation for their generous support of this event.

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DB Outreach: National Event 2021 – Southern California @ Knott’s Berry Farm
Aug 28 all-day

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National Event 2021- Southern California

Join us on a wild ride for the National Event 2021!  We’ll start this special day meeting at 12:00 PM at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Fullerton as we gather and meet others.  There we’ll be treated to an inspirational talk, followed by a day full of fun at Knott’s Berry Farm.  Southern California’s original theme park, Knott’s Berry Farm, commemorates its 100-year anniversary with a grand summer-long anniversary celebration paying tribute to the Knott family’s rich history and legacy of family fun for all. “The Knott’s Family Reunion” is a chance for friends and families to come together to relive their favorite Knott’s remembrances while also creating unforgettable, exciting new memories. Guests will be immersed in a once-in-a-lifetime anniversary celebration featuring festive park décor, themed food items, unique entertainment, exclusive merchandise, and special surprises along the way, all paying homage to the nostalgia that surrounds the historic theme park.

When the park started 100 years ago as a small berry farm and soon began to grow into a family theme park destination thanks to famous fried chicken dinners, boysenberries and an Old West Ghost Town. Knott’s Berry Farm now bursts with attractions and entertainment for all ages, including first-class roller coasters, stage shows, interactive experiences, delicious food creations and family-friendly fun featuring Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang. They’re celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year and we’ll be there to enjoy our time with old and new friends.

Southern California – Knott’s Berry Farm

who:

Teen Track – CS teens grades 8th-12th and their friends of all faiths.   Parents can drop off their teens – we will have plenty of chaperones, but we would love for you to attend the activity and participate with other adults.
Adult Track – CS adults and their friends of all faiths, and CS young adults (20s/30s) and their friends of all faiths.

when:

In-person single-day events: Saturday, August 28th, 2021
12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Registration closes August 25th!
Virtual Inspirational Talk: Sunday, August 15th, 2021
5:00 PM MDT

where:

Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd,
Buena Park, CA 90620

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Fullerton
1300 N. Raymond
Fullerton, CA  92831

cost:

Teens – $35
Adults – $50

Transportation :

DB is not offering transportation for this event.

financial aid:

Teens – Up to $15 towards registration
Adults – Up to $20 towards registration
Lodging – DB is not offering lodging for this event. However we can offer up to 50% (max $75) towards lodging for teens/parents or adults who would like to pay for their own lodging Saturday night and join us for church at the Fullerton CS Church on Sunday at 10:00 am.

Tentative Agenda:

12:00 pm – Everyone gathers at the Fullerton Christian Science Church, having already eaten lunch.
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – Participate in ice breaker activities.
12:30 pm– 1:15 pm – Inspirational talk (20 minute talk and 20 minute Q&A)
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm – The teen group (with their chaperones) and the adult group head to Knott’s Berry Farm.
2:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Enjoy the amusement park.  Dinner for teens will be in their travel groups within the park.  Adults will also be eating dinner within the park.
9:00 pm – Leave to go back to the church for pickup
9:30 pm – Meet rides to go home at church.

CANCELLATION:

After August 22nd no refunds will be given.

 

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DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS:  Wednesday, August 25th!

We are grateful for Asher Student Foundation’s continued generous financial support of this program.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Lee Anne Meidell at [email protected] or 978 621-9900.

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DB Outreach: National Event 2021 – New England @ Kimball Farm
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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National Event 2021- New England

New England Classic Summer Fun for Teens (grades 8-12) and Adults

Enjoy a late afternoon through the evening at Kimball Farm with an unforgettable experience while you celebrate a fun, inspirational and memorable day in the great outdoors.  Our time together will include a private outdoor tented space with a catered all-you-can-eat Great American BBQ dinner including the legendary Kimball’s ice cream buffet.  Fun activities will include New England’s largest spin zone bumper cars, 6,000 sq. ft. bumper boat pond, two adventure style 18-hole mini golf courses, yard games and more.  Meet new friends from all over New England and hear an amazing inspirational speaker.  We hope you will join us for a special day!

who:

Teen Track – CS teens grades 8th-12th and their friends of all faiths (parents can drop off their teens if you are not able to attend – we will have plenty of chaperones)
Adult Track – CS adults of all ages and their friends of all faiths

when:

Saturday, August 28th, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

when:

Kimball Farm
400 Littleton Rd.
Westford, MA 01866

cost:

Teens – $30
Adults – $35

financial aid:

Teens – Up to $15 towards registration (apply when registering)
Adults – Up to $20 towards registration (click on the Adult Financial Aid link above)
Lodging – DB is not offering transportation or lodging for this event. However we can offer up to 50% (max $75) towards lodging for teens/parents or adults who would like to pay for their own lodging Saturday night and we hope that you can join us for church at a local branch church on Sunday.

Cancellation:

After August 22nd no refunds will be given.

Tentative Agenda:
4:00 PM –  Everyone gathers at  Kimball Farm in a private tent area.
4:00-4:30 – Yard games & mixer get to know you games for teens & adults
4:30-6:00 – Activities at Kimball Farms: bumper boats, spin zone bumper cars, 2 (18) hole miniature golf, etc….
6:00-7:00 – All you can eat dinner and ice cream buffet
7:00 – 7:45 – 30 minute talk followed by a short Q&A
7:45 – 9:30 – Enjoy the many activities at Kimball Farm
9:30-10:00 – Leave to go home.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  Wednesday, August 25th!

We are grateful for Asher Student Foundation’s continued generous financial support of this program.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Lori Selby at [email protected] or 781-956-9035.

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DB Compass: 2021-2022 Group Fall Retreat – CedarS Camps
Sep 3 – Sep 6 all-day

This year’s Compass teens are starting their year off strong with team building, discussions, games and more at this Fall Retreat at CedarS Camps. The Fall Retreat is combined with the DB Outreach National Event, although Compass teens do not need to register separately for the weekend (it is built into their Compass registration, along with the other two retreats for the year).

At this first weekend together, the Compass group will have time both on their own to lay the foundation for their year together and with everyone else to enjoy the activities of the weekend.

Click here to register for Compass (teens in 10th-12th grades for the 2021-22 school year)

Click here for Compass program details. 

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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Maine Getaway @ Adventure Bound
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 15 @ 10:00 am

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Who: Christian Science 20s/30s and friends of all faiths

What: Ready to vacation?! Explore breathtaking landscapes while rafting the Kennebec River, hike to the stunning Moxie Falls, experience kayaking and stand-up paddle boards and enjoy wilderness camping under the stars. Disconnect from devices and take the time to connect with CS 20s/30s and friends of all faiths from across the country for an Adventure in Maine’s vacation destination. We have all the adventures and challenges you’ll love. In addition to great adventures, base camp is no ordinary base camp. This guided multi-day trip is inspiring and all inclusive – all you need to do is have the time of your life in the great outdoors.

Metaphysical Theme: “Each successive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine goodness and love.” (S&H 66:14)

Travel: The program starts and finishes in Caratunk, Maine. Base camp (Adventure Bound) is approximately 2.5 hours from Portland, ME and about 4.5 hours from Boston, MA. The address is above.

Boston Airport:
There is a 12-passenger van available to take individuals to and from Adventure Bound. The van will depart from Boston Logan International Airport no later than 12:30pm on Saturday, Sept 11th. If you are flying, or in the area, please arrive at the airport by 12:00pm (meeting spot tbd). On Wednesday, Sept 15th, book your flight to depart after 5:00pm (the van is scheduled to arrive at the airport at approximately 3pm). The cost of the van shuttle is $100 per person (this is an additional cost to the trip and will be paid separately).  Van seats are limited, so please register for the event and make sure to reach out if you would like a spot. This is currently only available for round-trip only.

Portland International Jetport:
No shuttle available.

Other:
Want to carpool with someone? Select that option on the travel form, so we can connect you with other individuals on the trip coming from your direction (not guaranteed).

If you are in the area before the event, and need a place to stay, feel free to reach out to Adventure Bound to set up a stay. They will provide you with pricing and availability. State that you are with the DiscoveryBound group.

Accommodations: Gender-based bunkhouses for 3 nights and gender-based tents for camp-out for 1 night. Or, if married, and want to stay with your spouse, bring a tent to stay in during the event.

Cost: $470 *Includes 4 nights of lodging, activities, meals – starting from Saturday night dinner through Wednesday breakfast. Travel costs are not included. 

Financial Aid: DiscoveryBound generously offers financial aid for registration and travel costs. Financial support is determined on an individual need, and grants are awarded up to $200 for registration and $200 for travel, not to exceed 50% of your total travel costs. Click here to complete the DB financial aid form. DB will notify you with the amount awarded within one month of your submitted request.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds less a $270 cancellation fee, will be given to participants cancelling by August 20, 2021. No refunds will be issued after this date and you will be responsible for the full registration fee.

Tentative Agenda: 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

  • 4:00 pm           Arrive and Check-in (get in between 4pm-5:30)
        • Utilize adventure center: swimming pool, hot tub (if available), volleyball, disc golf, hiking trails, arcade, basketball court, soccer field, campfires, game room, and projection movie screen
  • 6:00 pm           Dinner 
  • 7:00 pm           Introductions/Games/Overview of the weekend/Metaphysical Discussion
  • 8:30 pm           Campfire, pool, hot tub(if available)
  • 10:00 pm         Bunkhouse lodging (bring sleeping bag) – Lights Out

 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

  • 7:15 am           Full breakfast buffet
  • 9:00 am           Meet guides to discuss and prepare for day 
  • 10:00 am         Scenic Hike to Moxie Falls (Maine’s largest waterfall).
        • This relaxing hike has great views and swimming opportunities in the natural pools above the falls.
  • 12:00 pm         Break for a picnic lunch
  • 12:30 pm         Explore the Lower Kennebec River  (use 2-person inflatable kayaks and/or stand-up paddle boards)
  •  3:30 pm          Return to Adventure Bound and utilize the adventure center
  • 5:30 pm           Dinner 
  • 7:00 pm           Informal Church Service outdoors
  • 8:00 – 10:00     Free Time:  Campfire and utilize adventure center
  • 10:00 pm         Bunkhouse LodgingLights Out

 

Monday, September 13, 2021

  • 7:15 am            Full breakfast buffet
  • 8:00 am            Group Lesson Study 
  • 8:30 am            2-day Kennebec whitewater rafting orientation. 
        • Day 1 adventures consist of introductory rapids in smaller 8-ft. self-guided rafts along the East Outlet of the Kennebec River just below Moosehead Lake, with Adventure Bound staff providing support from kayaks and leading the way. Stopping at Ledge Falls for a picnic lunch and fun at the falls.  From there you continue on a motorboat shuttle to their remote (boat access only) campsite on Indian Pond.  The campsite will have tents and sleeping pads provided for us. Enjoy a cheese/cracker/pepperoni snack along with veggies and dip while the guides prepare dinner.
  • 6:00 pm             Lakeside BBQ
  • 7:30 pm             Wilderness sauna and a refreshing swim in the pond before a nighttime snack of s’mores around the campfire
  • 10:00 pm           Lights Out. Tent Camping. 

 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

  • 6:30 am            Breakfast on the pond and group lesson study 
  • 7:30 am            Kennebec Whitewater Rafting Adventure
        • Depart by motorboat shuttle to Harris Station dam for Day 2 adventures for a 12-mile descent of the Kennebec river gorge with class III-IV whitewater.  Following the upper gorge section of rafting in the morning, we will stop along the banks of the river for a riverside barbecue. 
  • 3:30 pm.           Rafting trip concludes with a photo and video presentation of your rafting trip by Adventure Bound.
  • 5:30 pm.           Lobster Dinner
  • 8:00 pm            Campfire and utilize adventure center
  • 10:00 pm          Bunkhouse Lodging – Lights Out

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  • 7:15 am           Full breakfast buffet
  • 8:30 am           Group Lesson Study 
  • 9:00 am           Debrief Weekend & Evals 
  • 10:00 am         Check out of bunkhouses and utilize adventure center amenities 
  • Depart at your leisure

Registration is open and will close on August 27th.