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.

If you’re thinking of bringing children, please review our policy on including kids at our events.

Check Your Calendar! 

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Our 2014 Spring Equinox shrine. Photo by Grey Catsidhe, 2014.

Our Next High Day Celebration is for Spring Equinox  – Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Join us as we honor the Nature Spirits! As is our tradition, we will drum them awake for the spring!

We’re going to have a fun contest at this event! Everyone is encouraged to bring a decorated egg (real, wooden, paper, etc) to display. We’ll vote on the most “eggcellent!” These may then be used as offerings for the Nature Spirits.

*** Workshop***

At 4, each of us will make a mask to represent a different Nature Spirit that we will call to during the ritual. The purpose is to help us focus on a specific Nature Spirit so that we’re mentally prepared for the ritual. Also… fun!

*** Ritual***

Around 5, we’ll honor the Nature Spirits. We will see how the weather is before we decide to have the ritual outdoors as we want it to be as accessible as possible. Bring drums, shakers, sticks, hip scarves, or just your hands to clap! Kids are encouraged to MAKE SOME NOISE as we wake up the Nature Kin!

*** Potluck***

After ritual, we’ll feast! The potluck theme will be “Welcome Spring!” What dishes remind you of returning life? Check the potluck thread to see who is planning to bring what, and comment with your own dish for planning purposes.

*** Business Meeting***

After potluck and socializing, the Folk and Allies are asked to stay a little longer for a business meeting. Agenda to follow.

*** What to Bring ***

– An open heart/mind

– Offerings for the Nature Spirits or your spirit allies (please make sure they are biodegradable and burn-safe)

– A dish to pass

– Your own place settings, including a cup for our toast and boast

– A small donation towards our use of the Yoga Center and ritual supplies (suggested $5)

For more information or directions, please email Northern Rivers Protogrove (address above on the left).

14 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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    • Hello Jon,

      You don’t have to but it definitely helps with things like planning the potluck. Are you part of our FB group? If not, I encourage you to join. You can RSVP for the event there and get an estimate for food. At the moment, between the event page and who I know is coming, I’m guessing 20ish people (including some children).

      Let me know if you have any questions!

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