Meet for lunch at Yuan Fu Vegetarian Chinese restaurant on Christmas Day at 1 PM.

The restaurant is at 798 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20852.  It is about 6 blocks south of the Rockville Red Line Metro station on the same side of the street as the station.


Everyone pays for their own meal.  Entrees are $12-14 and are sufficient for 2 meals.  There is no reserved seating so we may need to wait a few minutes for tables.

Contact Merrill at  for additional information.  Please let me know you are coming by sending me your email address and cell phone number.  Contact information is important so that I can contact you with any last minute changes.

Friday - Monday, December 23 – 26 -- The 23nd Annual Bethel Inn Winter Weekend

Contacts: Barry Polsky,

and Sara Secunda (Email Barry with any questions)

EVENT: Join us for a Mosaic of Massachusetts tradition – our annual winter weekend trip to the Bethel Inn in Bethel, ME. (When we are there, it turns into Beth El!). This year, we are celebrating the 23rd anniversary of our first trip to the inn. This year, we are fortunate to be able to go on Xmas weekend for early season prices and so we are offering a 3-day weekend package. Enjoy the comforts of a first class inn for three nights, three sumptuous buffet breakfasts, 3-course gourmet dinners on Saturday and Sunday, a swim in an outdoor heated pool, and a workout room all at an unbelievably reasonable price. Nearby is Sunday River (info at, a world class downhill ski resort renowned for its snow conditions even this early in the ski season. For those of you who prefer cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, there are 30 km of groomed and marked trails right out the back door of the inn. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available. If there is no snow for cross-country skiing, a hike will be organized to take advantage of the beautiful trails behind the inn. Even if you are neither a downhill nor a cross country skier, you can have an enjoyable relaxing weekend at the inn swimming in the heated pool, exercising in their workout room, or walking the picturesque streets of the town of Bethel. After your daytime activities and dinner on Saturday evening, relax by the fireplace and enjoy games and good conversation. You can read more about the Bethel Inn at If you cannot stay for 3 days and you prefer to do this as a 2-day weekend, we are including pricing for that as well. The 2-day weekend includes a 2-night stay on Friday and Saturday, with 2 breakfasts and a Saturday night dinner. MEET: A list of members will be made available for the purpose of facilitating ride sharing to the inn on Friday evening (about a 3 ½ hour drive from Boston).RSVP: Required by Monday, November 21. Email Sara Secunda at to find out where to mail your check. For all other questions, email Barry at Note: Sara has moved and no longer lives in Acton. Make your check out to MOMC of MA. Please include:(1) Your name and your town(2) Your email address(3) Your phone number(s), (4) whether you would like a lift ticket for Sunday River and for when(5) whom you would like as a roommate if you have a preference and if they put you down as their choice(6) whether you want to be on a list for carpooling(7) whether you have any objections to being on a list of participants (names and email addresses)(8) Important: Whether you want the 2-day or 3-day option

Absolutely no reservations will be taken after December 19. First come, first serve with respect to rooms - most of our rooms will be in the main inn but later registrants will be given rooms in the Oaks or Pines, a short walk from the main building. The latest registrants will be offered rooms in outlying buildings about a 10-minute walk from the main inn - you will be informed beforehand if this is your only choice.COST: Includes three nights lodging, three buffet breakfasts, and two 3-course gourmet dinners. Regular rate is an amazing $335. Early bird rate is an even more amazing $325 if we get your check by November 14th. The late rate is $345 if you are signing up after November 25. Late checks will be accepted only as availability allows. There are a very limited number of single rooms available –add $85 to the rate if you want a regular single room. There are also larger deluxe rooms available for an extra $85 per person for a deluxe double room or an extra $225 per person for a deluxe single room. Reserving one of these rooms guarantees that you will be in the main inn. Prices for the 3-day weekend are as follows for early bird/regular/late rates:Double Room: $325/$335/$345 Single Room: Add $85 to these rates Deluxe Double Room: Add $85 to these rates Deluxe Single Room: Add $225 to these rates Prices for the 2-day weekend are as follows for early bird/regular/late rates: Double Room: $207/$217/$227 Single Room: Add $75 to these rates Deluxe Double Room: Add $90 to these rates Deluxe Single Room: Add $177 to these rates LIFT TICKETS: We will be ordering our lift tickets directly through the Bethel Inn. When you RSVP, please indicate whether you would like a lift-ticket. If so, how many days do will you be skiing? Also, are you or anyone in your party a Senior (over 65), Young Adult(13-18), or Junior (6-12)? We must have your request for lift tickets by December 19. You will pick up your lift-ticket when you check in and the cost will be charged to your room account. More info will be forthcoming as to lift ticket prices but they will be less than the prices on the mountain. How much less depends on how many people order lift tickets. You may also check for deals on lift tickets purchased in advance.