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Nerd Girl Yarns Retreat 2017

Nerd Girl Yarns Retreat 2017

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Are you ready for a weekend of NGY extravaganza?! We are kicking off what will hopefully be a regular event, the first Nerd Girl Yarns retreat! We are keeping this first one low stress & low key with informal volunteer workshops & events throughout the weekend. We are keeping the numbers small so register early.

When?

September 7-10, 2017

Where?

The Drury Inn & Suites in Independence, MO

Retreat Cost & Reservations

The cost to attend the retreat will be $110 per person and will include the costs of renting the meeting space & event costs, beverage service, catered lunch on Friday & Saturday, & a goodie bag that will include an exclusive skein of Nerd Girl Yarns. Register for the retreat below!

Hotel Info

We are holding everything at the Drury Inn & Suites in Independence, MO.
Hotel reservations will need to be made before Monday, August 7, 2017, to ensure the group rate. Please use the following link to get the Nerd Girl Yarns group rate: https://www.druryhotels.com/Reservations.aspx?groupno=2288283 Registering for the retreat does not include hotel and vice versa, they each need to be done separately.
Included in the hotel:
HOT Breakfast – Including Belgian waffles, fruit, biscuits & gravy, sausage and more*.
  • 5:30 KICKBACK® - Each evening from 5:30p-7:00p kick back, relax and enjoy free hot food and cold beverages**.
  • Overnight Parking
  • Free Long Distance - One hour every room every night.
  • Wireless Internet Access – High speed Internet in all rooms and in the lobby.
  • Soda and Popcorn – From 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm every night in the lobby

Travel

Independence is right next door to Kansas City, MO and the Drury Inn & Suites is just off I-70. If you are planning on flying in, make your arrangements through Kansas City International Airport (KCI) (airport code: MCI). Shuttle, taxi, or limo service can be reserved to get you from the airport to the hotel & car rentals are available. We will have at least one van and maybe some other volunteer NGY shuttle drivers that will be able to assist with a transportation run as well.

Tentative Itinerary

Thursday, September 7 - Arrival date

  • 6:30 pm Welcome Happy Hour
  • TBD

Friday, September 8

  • 6:00-9:30 am Breakfast (on your own - included in room rate)
  • 8:30-9:30 am Registration
  • 9:30 am Welcome!
  • 9:30 am -12:30 pm Sessions (1- 3 hr, 2- 1.5 hr, or 3-1hr ish)
    • 3- hour Sweaters (intro and modifications)
  • 12:30-1:30 pm Lunch (outside caterer)
  • 1:30-4:00 pm Sessions (1- 3 hr, 2- 1.5 hr, or 3-1hr ish)
    • 1 hr pattern-searching workshop then swap (we have both a Mini and a traditional swap in planning)
  • 5:30-7:00 pm Hotel Evening Kickback (The Drury Hotel provides complimentary hors d'oeuvres and soda each evening)
  • 6:30 pm Dinner (on your own)

Saturday, September 9

  • 7:00-10:00 am Breakfast (on your own - included in room rate)
  • 9:30 am -12:30 pm Sessions (1- 3 hr, 2- 1.5 hr, or 3-1hr ish)
    • Christa’s wool/project class
  • 12:30-1:30 pm Lunch (outside caterer)
  • 1:30-4:00 pm Sessions (1- 3 hr, 2- 1.5 hr, or 3-1hr ish)
    • Spin a Gradient/Fiber prep (2 hrs)
  • 4:00 pm Retreat ends
  • 5:30-7:00 pm Hotel Evening Kickback (The Drury Hotel provides complimentary hors d'oeuvres and soda each evening)
  • 6:30 pm Dinner (on your own)

Sunday, September 10

  • Departure day 7:00-10:00 am
  • Breakfast (on your own - included in room rate)

Workshops, Group Fun, Activities!

We've got a nifty sign-up if you'd like to volunteer to share your knowledge with your fellow nerds or have some smashing ideas right here.

More info on Ravelry

We've got some awesome Nerd Girls helping to pair roommates and lots of discussion over in the retreat planning thread on Ravelry, come on over and join in the chatter!

The fine print:

Registrations are non-refundable after July 1st unless we have folks on a waiting list to sub in for your spot. You may transfer your registration to another person if you find you are unable to attend. If you transfer your registration, please contact us to let us know so that we can make sure your registration is transferred on our end.

This retreat registration is NOT ELIGIBLE for the club member discount. We've got it setup on a really tight budget to cover the costs only, there isn't a profit on the registration. Please help us pay for the event by not using your discount code so we don't have to invoice you for the difference. Thank you.

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