Schedule of Events
|9 am||Commmunity Set Up|
|9:30 am||Open for Arrivals|
|10 am||Opening and Welcome with Amanda in the Temple Room.
We will start the day with a welcome and cleansing ritual to shake off the darkness and welcome in the light.
Healing and Meditation with Minerva, Amanda, and others in the Temple Room
Family Activities: DIY Healing "Owie" Balm with Meredith and Florence in the House
|12 pm||Sack Lunch in the Temple Room
Come together as a community to enjoy a meal. Please bring a sack lunch to eat, and snacks to share.
Brigid of Sacred Waters - with Selena Fox in the Temple Room
Winter Walk, Hot Chocolate, & Storytime with Florence
|2:30 pm||Candle Making for Candlemas – with Amanda in the Barn Lounge
Imbolc, or Candlemas, is a traditional time for making candles for the year. Join us as we learn about different methods of making candles, and how to do so at home without making a complete mess of the kitchen. We’ll make several tea lights for you to take home. Kids welcome with close adult supervision.
|4 pm||Burning of the Greens
Join in a farewell to Yule with the burning of Yule evergreens at our bonfire circle. Bring evergreens or use what’s provided.
|4:30 pm||Imbolc Ritual with Grace in the Temple Room
A ritual to Celebrate the Returning Light, halfway between the Solstice and the Equinox.
|5:30 pm||Community Teardown|
|6 pm||Final Departures|
ITEMS TO BRING:
- White candle in a jar for ritual
- Brigid images & symbols to be blessed (optional)
- Yule greens to cast into the fire as part of the annual Burning of the Greens
- Jar with lid for collecting water from Brigid's Spring (optional)
- Drum or rattle, if you have one, to play in rituals
- Snowshoes for yourself or to share with others (optional)
- A personal cup or glass you can drink out of all day to reduce waste
- Sack lunch, plus snacks to share (no peanuts, please!)
DRESS: Bring clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather as part of the ritual will be outside. Bring snow shoes if you have them for walking on the land if snow depth warrants this. Boots for outside Nature walks are highly recommended. A different pair of shoes or slippers to wear inside the Temple Room is also a good idea, to keep the Temple Room floor free of wet and mud.
DO NOT BRING: Please do not bring fireworks, firearms, illegal drugs or animal friends/pets.
MORE ABOUT IMBOLC
Registration for this event is limited. Please register online to guarantee you will be able to attend. Some same-day registration may be available depending on numbers.
Adults: $20 in advance before January 19, or $25 from January 19 - January 31, or $30 at the door.
Youth (5 - 17): $5 in advance before January 19, or $7 from January 19 - January 31, or $10 at the door.
Children under 5 are FREE.
If you have questions, please contact the Circle Office.