Upcoming Events

Here you’ll find information about upcoming events hosted by Northern Rivers Protogrove.  For past business meeting minutes and reflections on past events, please visit the archives.

For more information on the Wheel of the Year, see the Druid Almanac.

Check Your Calendar! 



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Our Next High Day Celebration is for Bealtaine  - Saturday, May 10th

Come welcome the green part of the year with Northern Rivers’ Bealtaine ritual!

We will celebrate the returning fertility of the land by honoring Medb, a sovereignty Goddess of Ireland (as well as intoxication and femininity), and An Dagda, a God of abundance (as well as magic and virility).

*** Arrival and Catchup ***

4:00

*** Workshop ***

4:30

The annual Maypole dance! Arrive on time to secure your place. No prior experience necessary. It is a time for light-hearted frolicking; no need to take yourself too seriously when you dance our Maypole!

*** Ritual ***

Approx. 5:00

As is traditional in Ireland, our magical working will be jumping over the sacred bonfire (or a candle lit by the same flame if you are uncomfortable jumping the bonfire). The purpose is to obtain good luck for the coming season.  Ritual will take place outside so dress for the weather!

*** Potluck ***

Approx. 6-6:30

Our potluck theme is “party time!”  Bring your favorite party dish as we celebrate the return of green!

*** What to Bring ***

Please bring a dish or beverage to share, your own plates, cutlery and cups, and any offerings you would like to give during ritual. Please make sure the offerings are either safe to burn (no plastic, toxic plants, etc) or biodegradable (seeds, flowers, “first fruits,” wool, etc)

The ritual is free, but the space is not! Please bring at least a $5 donation toward using the beautiful space at the Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center!

9 thoughts on “Upcoming Events

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  2. Hey the Autumn Equinox ritual is on the same day as my wedding! I think my fiance and I will try to visit your grove either for Summer Solstice or Lughnasadh. I’ll let you know for sure if we can work it out as it gets closer to those High Days.

    Blessings,
    Victoria

    • It would be wonderful to meet you! Just keep in mind that this year is a little iffy around those times because of my pregnancy. Summer Solstice may be canceled, and Lughnasadh will be happening in Syracuse with Muin Mound Grove. If you can ever make it up to Northern NY and want to vacation in the beautiful Thousand Islands around a High Day, do let us know! We’d love to have you. :)

  3. Will there be any discussion groups, ect going on other than the Sabbat Rituals? I know that in order to be a full member in the Grove, you have to attend a Ritual, A study session, and a “meet and greet.” I don’t see anything but rituals posted on the calendar though :)

    • Actually, you have to attend three events and at least one of them has to be a ritual. The other two could be other rituals, other study meetings, etc. So you’ve got one under your belt! Perhaps I need to clarify that on the membership page?

      We are working on getting more events scheduled. There will be others, it’s just that we don’t have a lot of time between Imbolc and Spring Equinox. We’ve got a business meeting coming up and we’ll discuss some possibilities for the upcoming months. :)

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