To help get another local group get started, we are forwarding the following note to our list. This is a one time only notice; if you wish to subscribe to the new Mosaic list, please visit their website, http://www.trianglemosaic.org.
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Dear Outdoor Enthusiasts,
We would like to welcome you to the first Mosaic of the Triangle, Inc. electronic newsletter! As of April 5th 2005, we’re officially in business and ready to take advantage of the beautiful weather and organize outdoor adventures in the Triangle area.
We’re kicking off this season with a picnic and hike in Umstead State Park on Sunday, April 10th !!!
Mosaic is an all volunteer, non-profit organization affiliated with the national Mosaic Outdoor Clubs America (MOCA). There are 20 chapters in the United States, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington. There are also Mosaic clubs in Toronto and Jerusalem.
Mosaic brings people together and develops Jewish communities through outdoor adventures and activities.
We welcome Jewish adults of all ages, singles, couples, and families with children regardless of their level of fitness, physical ability, outdoor interest, background or religious denomination.
Join us for hiking, biking, camping, canoeing, rock climbing, backpacking, skiing, sailing, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, skating, volleyball, horseback riding, dancing, social events, special Jewish holiday programming and more!!!
Annual membership dues are only $20/year for individuals, $30/year for couples or families and $15/year for students. To join, simply download our Membership form and return it to us at the mailing address listed on the form.
For the list of the upcoming events, please read-on.
Picnic and hike in Umstead State Park
Sun, 2005-04-10 12:30
Join us for a kickoff picnic and hike at William B. Umstead State Park. We will meet at 12:30pm at the picnic area at the Reedy Creek entrance to the park. Bring food and something to drink for the picnic. Then, between 1 and 1:30pm we will go for a 5-6 mile hike (2-3 hours) along the Company Mill Trail, a wooded trail that winds through the park and runs for a little while alongside a beautiful creek. This is listed as a moderate hike by the park.
Dress for the weather and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Bring water and snacks for the trail and food for the picnic.
For directions to the park see the park website. The park is located between Raleigh and Durham off of I-40. Take the Harrison Avenue exit (I think exit 287) and travel norteast into the park. If traveling east on I-40, make a left onto Harrison Avenue; if traveling west, make a right onto Harrison Avenue.
Free for members and $5 for non-members.
Contact Ari [EMAIL PROTECTED] for any questions and to register for the hike.
Hiking and Pedaling at Lake Johnson
Sun, 2005-04-17 13:00
Come for a short and easy walk around beautiful Lake Johnson. Both paved and rugged trails available. Enjoy the lake in a pedal boat and get some exercise.
Directions to Lake Johnson: 4601 Avent Ferry Rd. Take exit #295 (Gorman St.) off of interstate 40 and
the 440 beltline. >From Gorman St., head south (away from NC State).
Come to the intersection of Gorman St. and Tryon Rd. and take a right onto Tryon Rd. Go approximately 1 mile
and take a right onto Avent Ferry Rd. You will cross a bridge and go over the
lake. Lake Johnson Park will be on the right
the bridge. (Approximately one mile total)
Miniature Golf and Driving Range Lesson
Sun, 2005-05-01 12:30
Location: Falls Golf Complex
Discover your inner "Bif" and
hour golf swing lesson with PGA instructor and then relax with a game
miniature golf. Meet at 12:30 for
lesson,1:00 for lunch,1:30 for miniature golf game. $5
for miniature golf course game
for members, $5 extra for non-members. For golfing lesson-$10 more.
expenses- $.50 for golf club and $5.00 for basket of golf balls for
lesson. Must have at least 6 people interested for lesson or else it
cancelled. Families welcome!!!
Inline skating (rollerblading)
Sun, 2005-05-08 14:00
Location: American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC
For a low commitment
skate-and-socialize opportunity, please come
join us for a one hour skate on the American Tobacco Trail (ATT) in Durham on Sunday, May 8th at 2pm. No pace specified. Skating
for 1/2 hour one way and then
back. Start at the Souper Salad end (near the Kroger at Fayetteville and Rt. 54). Beginners/all
welcome. Bikers are welcome to join. For info on inline skates rental,
contact the trip coordinator. Join us for a little ice-cream outing