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Our next event is the Winter Solstice – Saturday, December 19th 2015
Join Northern Rivers Protogrove as we celebrate the Winter Solstice with a Yule Ball! Although there is little evidence that the ancient Celts marked the Winter Solstice, we know their predecessors did based on the alignment of old monuments, such as Newgrange in Ireland. Irish lore links the God Aengus to that location, and as he is associated with youth, we will honor him as the reborn sun – appropriate for a Solstice holiday!
Dress up in your fanciest winter outfit and join us for a cozy indoor rite and potluck. For our workshop, we will have an informal bardic circle with an emphasis on winter songs!
We will also have a gift exchange. Bring a gift if you care to participate. Adults should bring a wrapped gift of Pagan ritual supplies – incense, candles, etc. $10 limit for adults. If kids want to participate, they are to bring gender neutral art supplies – play dough, stickers, coloring books, crayons, etc. $5 limit.
*** What to Bring ***
– An open heart/mind
– A potluck dish to pass as well as your own place settings ( emphasis on reusable so as to respect the Earth Mother as much as we can ). Our potluck theme is “Yule Ball Banquet” – so let your imagination run wild!
– A small donation towards our rental fee and ritual supplies.
– Biodegradable or burn-safe offerings to Aengus or your spirit allies
– A wrapped gift to exchange only if you care to participate