Welcome Fall 2022

Welcome Fall 2022 squareSeptember 24, 2022
9:30am - 5pm

At Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
Coordinated by Leigh

Gratitude: Reaping Your Inner Harvest

So much of our lives we're told to say "please" and "thank you" almost as robotic politeness as a response to what someone does or might do for us. Let's reawaken gratitude as a seed within our souls whose harvest nurtures our spirit.

More Information:

Celebrating the Seasons: Fall Equinox


Archive of previous celebrations:

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Saturday, September 24th

All times in CENTRAL (UTC -5)

9:30 AM

Gate Open for Arrivals

10 AM

Welcome Circle with Leigh and others
Start the day by building a foundation of gratitude upon which we will build throughout the day.

10:30 AM

Does What You Sow, Grow? with Dan Stewart
In this workshop, Dan will spill the beans about effectively creating a brain healthy environment for yourself and those around you. Never underestimate the power of kindness, compassion and gratitude because they can ultimately change and shape brain health.

Family Programming: Nature Walk & Wreath Weaving with Mandie and McKenzie
Meet at the picnic tables for a nature walk where we will take in the beauty of nature and be on the lookout for flowers, leaves and other natural things to adorn wreaths and weavings.

12 PM

Bring a sack lunch and beverages for you and your family as we come together in community.

1 PM

Powers of the Dark Moon with Rev. Selena Fox
Explore and experience some ways of personal reflection, release, healing, renewal, and gratitude at the time of the Dark Moon, the last day of each lunar cycle. Take part in a guided Dark Moon inner journey.  This workshop will also be live-streamed; for more information and to register please click here.

Family Programming: Autumn Art & Coloring with Mandie and McKenzie
Grab your crayons and colored pencils as we color and draw autumn inspired works of art. Coloring pages available for those that prefer to keep it simple and blank pages available for those that want to let their artistic talents flow.

2:30 PM

Hike to Spirit Rock with Heather
Take in everything around you. Be aware of colors, sights, sounds and smells of nature to find gratitude and solace in their beauty.  Meet at the May Pole.

Harvest Recipe & Preservation Tips Swap
Come over to the picnic tables for a discussion on what to do with your garden harvest. Bring your favorite recipes and share knowledge on how to can, pickle and preserve your hard work.

Family Programming: Grateful Garden Adventure with Mandie and McKenzie
Join our wandering band of adventurers of all ages starting at the summer kitchen as we journey through the labyrinth to discover how gratitude can help us get through the Frowny Forest, Sad Swamp and other obstacles as we make our way to the Grateful Garden.

4 PM

Growing a Gratitude Tree with Leigh
After a day full of contemplation and taking stock of the important things, big and small, we’ll come together as community and craft a tree to give form to our gratitude. At the picnic tables.

4:30 PM

Welcome Fall Ritual with Heather and Chris
Gather at the May Pole to reflect on the joys of the day and beyond. 

5 PM

Cleanup and Departures


Items to Bring

  • Craft Projects to share or work on
  • A sack lunch and snacks for you and your family -- please, no nut products!
  • Your own bottle or cup for water, and/or a mug for coffee
  • What you need to survive in nature: sun-gear, rain-gear, insect and tick repellent, sun screen, sturdy shoes.
  • A lawn chair, mat, or blanket for outdoor seating. Weather depending, some activities will be outside.



All adults and all youth 12 and up must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  If we do not have your vaccination info on file, please email a photo of each person's vaccination card to circle@circlesanctuary.org.

To attend only Selena's workshop livestreamed online, please register here.

No registrations will be accepted at the gate.  All attendees must observe Circle's COVID Guidelines.


Adults (each): Until midnight 9/16 9/17 - midnight 9/22
Full Day Saturday $25 $30
Children 5+ (each) Until midnight 9/16 9/17 - midnight 9/22
Full Day Saturday $15 $20

Children under 5 are free.


Registration for this event is limited.  Please register online to guarantee you will be able to attend.

Cancellations received before September 15th will be refunded minus 50% processing fee. Cancellations received on September 19th or later will not be refunded. Please refer to Circle's cancellation policy if you should need to cancel your event registration.



If you have questions, please contact the Circle Office.