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Oakwood Alumni Weekend Relationship Symposium & Speed Dating Event
Sat, April 15, 2017, 2:00 PM – 9:30 PM CDT
WHO: Christian Singles ages 21+
(dating is divided into separate Generational age groups)*
WHAT: Christian Relationship Symposium & Speed Dating Event
WHEN: 2:00pm-9:30pm, Saturday, April 15, 2017
WHERE: BIG SPRING PARK VIP ARENA
300 Church Street SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
WHY: a Christian Networking Meet & Greet with an opportunity to contribute to College $cholar$hip$ Fundraiser.
*separated and divided into age-specific generational dating groups:
- New Millennials: 21-24
- Millennials: 25-33
- Gen-Yers: 34-42
- Gen-Xers: 43-52
- Baby Boomers: 53-69
- Great Age: 70+
**If preferred, you may date "Up" into the next group. No participant is allowed to date "Down" to their group below.
NOTE: Please note age DISCOUNTS before purchasing Tickets!!
TICKET INCLUDES: Your Admission to the Speed Dating Event, full All-You-Can-Eat Buffett Luncheon, $cholar$hip Donation, Old School Dating Game, Harmony & Attraction Exercises, Virtual Reality Dates, Scorecards, Wristbands, Breakout Sessions, Museum Tours for your "On-site Micro Dates", Romantic Evening Gourmet Banquet Buffett, & your FREE Relationship Book! To provide ticket affordability, relationship books are not included in the Millennials' ticket price. There are a variety of Relationship Books. All are available for a discounted purchase--after Sunset--at the Venue.
VENUE: BIG SPRING PARK VIP area
HOTEL: For those needing accommodations, please phone 424-202-8281.
AUTHORS & GUESTS:
David & Tamela Mann (of Tyler Perry's "Meet the Browns" & #1 Gospel Hit "Take Me to the King")
Cocoa Brown, of "The People vs. OJ Simpson" and from Tyler Perrys: "Single Mom's Club" & "For Better or For Worse"
David Thomas: Singer/Songwriter of Take6 & his wife Marla Thomas: Talk Show Host & Socialite of "Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood"
Kathy Westfield, Christian Comediene of BET's "Comic View", the Trinity Broadcasting Networ, and ABC's "America's Funniest People"
Stephan Labossiere's books: "God Where Is My Boaz?" & "He Who Finds a Wife"
Patrice Thomas-Conwell, an HBCU University Professor & Author of Nobody Ever Told Me I Might Not Get Married!"
Jeff Johnson, Christian "Romantic Comedy" (www.jeffgiant.me)
Pastor Kiran David, founder of Millennial Ministries, Authour of "Love is a Decision"
Brian D. Thomas, Author of "The Plug" & Singer/Songwriter with "The Grace Tour"
Shonda Brown-White, Author of "Don't be a Wife to your Boyfriend!" & #LifeAndLoveRealTalk
David Ross, Psychologist & Relationship Coach, Author of "Don't be Yourself--be a Better Person"
What's Christian Speed Dating all about? It's a fun way of having a larger selection of people to choose from to say 'YES’ to the potentially right one--without unwanted time with the wrong one!
Is a Pre-Registration available?
Yes! Register here, on EventBrite, to receive up to a $90 discount from "at the door" costs!
Author's Book Signing Reception
Please attend the Pre-Registration to receive your wristbands and the relationship book of your choice. Authors will be available for book signing and discussions. On-site Registration begins, at the VIP OakFest Arena in BIG SPRING PARK, Thursday April 13th, from 10am-9pm and Friday, April 14th from 10am-6pm. Special pre-event Door Prizes will be awarded and FREE Refreshments will be served!
REGISTRATION: Pre-Registration is available, here on EventBrite, at a deeply disconted rate. Doors will open @1pm, April 15th, for those attending the Sabbath Buffet Luncheon. Please arrive at Registration early to receive Priority Seating! Your Speed Dating Materials: Lanyards, Wristbands, Badges, Pens, and Scorecards, etc. will be included, as well.
MIX & MINGLE: at the Lunch Buffet, with Team-building Scavenger Hunts, Personal Info--Collect & Exchange, Ice Breakers, and in the Evening Banquet!
TAKE a CHANCE: To meet around 20-30 different potential partners in 1 single event!
MEET & GREET: This event begins as a collective group with a joint Worship Session. There are several other sessions where the group meets collectively for an opportunity to interface with more participants.
MEALS: An All-You-Can-Eat full Buffet will be served during the Lunch & Learn. If you plan to attend the Lunch & Learn, please purchase a Luncheon Ticket. Later participants will enjoy an Elegant, Romantic Evening Banquet. Also, served as a Buffet and included in your Ticket price.
SPEED DATING: Registrants will divide into generational groups to enjoy the fun experience of speed-dating. Dating rounds are 3-5 minutes each. If preferred, you may date "Up" into the next group. No participant is allowed to date "Down" to their group below.
MEET YOUR MATCH: Participants will then move into the next mixer to mingle with the group and review their matching results.
PURPOSE: Our events aren’t just for finding your dream partner; they're also about meeting a variety of people and making new friends.
TICKETS: may be purchased here on EventBrite or, for a premium price, at the door of the Venue.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
YES, you must be 18 years old, to attend. Please arrive with Government-issued ID.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
For those traveling from the Huntsville Madison County Airport, an OakFest Shuttle runs every 30 minutes.
If driving to the event, FREE parking is available at the Venue.
What should I bring into the event?
1) a Government-issued ID.
2) your pre-printed EventBrite Ticket.
3) Food & Water will be provided on-site. Please do NOT bring any alcoholic beverages, non-prescription drugs, or illegal contraband.
4) You may want to bring pre-printed business (calling) cards which include your name and relevant social media platforms. The Event Organizer will provide a set of Sharing Sticker Labels that include your Name and Contact information.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
What's the refund policy?
Because this event is a College Scholarship Fundraiser, there are NO refunds! Yet, tickets are transferable for this current event. Please notify the organizer, within 3 days of the event--by 12:00pm, April 12th, 2017, if you are unable will attend the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please pre-print and bring your EventBrite ticket.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes! Please keep your contact information current within the EventBrite registration area.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
There are NO refunds! However, tickets are transferable. Please notify the organizer, within 72 hours of the event, if someone will attend this event utilizing your ticket.
Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Tickets are transferable. Please notify the organizer, within 72 hours of the event, if someone will attend this event utilizing your ticket.