Welcome Spring 2013

2760-clover-beeCelebrate the Spring Equinox

Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9 AM - 7 PM

at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Barneveld, Wisconsin

Coordinated by Cheri Haram

Bees and Balance: As we approach the beginning of Spring and the greening of the Earth, the bees are buzzing in harmony and in balance.   Come join us for this celebration of Spring as the tribe swarms together to learn about the legends and lore of Sacred Bees.

Featured Presenters:

 laurie larson
Laurie Blue Heron

 selena fox
Selena Fox

 sharon stewart-small
Sharon Stewart

 

More about Spring Equinox traditions:

Celebrating the Seasons: Spring Equinox
Egg Rolling Divination Ritual
Ostara Meditation

 

Previous Welcome Spring Celebrations:

2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
 

 

WELCOME SPRING FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

 

9:00 am Open for Arrivals
9 am - 11 am Owl's Nest Open for Shopping
9:15 am Swarm of Welcome: Come find out the buzz for the day!
9:45 am Egg Hunt
  • The kids will look for eggs and the adults will have egg divination available!
10:45 am Egg Hunt Prizes awarded to those busy bees who had gathered eggs!
11:15 am The Secret Life of Beeswith Laurie Larson
  • Bees pollinate much of our food and help us maintain balance between the Earth and ourselves. Come learn about bees and beekeeping during this informational workshop!
11:15 am Bee Crafty -- kids' activity!
12:30 pm Snack Break
1:00 pm Spring Renewal Ritualswith Selena Fox
  • Explore ways of creating personal, household, and community rituals to welcome Spring and renew inner and outer life. Bring a symbol of Spring to work with in meditation and a cup for drinking a Spring tonic.
1:00 pm The Silly Life of Bees -- Bee games for the kids!
2:30 pm Rangoliwith Moonfeather
  • Bees are associated with hard work and diligence and the Greeks called honey the “awakener”. As a community we’ll work together to create an elaborate bee themed rangoli, seeking that which we wish to awaken in ourselves to bring balance to our lives and the world.
2:30 pm Nature Walkwith Reed
  • Enjoy the greening of the earth and the buzzing bees as you stroll the land.
2:30 pm Kids' Ritual Prep
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Owl's Nest Open for Shopping
4:00 pm Ostara Ritual: Bees and Balance
  • Come feel the energy of dancing our intentions awake. We will dance like bees!
5:30 pm The Social Life of Bees
  • We’ll swarm in the temple room for a potluck feast and enjoy the sweetness of community.
7:00 pm Cleanup and Departures

 


 

Items to Bring

  • A contribution for potluck feast to feed at least two dozen people. Please see the Potluck Guidelines.
  • Wear something green to celebrate the Spring - or black & yellow, to celebrate bees!
  • Fresh flowers to decorate the Temple Room (we have some vases) or to leave as offerings on the land (optional)
  • A shoulder bag or knapsack for carrying items in the ritual. (optional)
  • Veggies, dip, crackers, other treats for snack table and/or a personal sack lunch for mid-day nourishment (optional)
  • A stone to donate to the Stone Circle. (optional)
  • A drum or rattle (optional)
  • A basket for gathering eggs during the egg hunt (optional)

 


 

REGISTRATION

Adults: $20 in advance by midnight March 16th, or $25 afterward and at the door

Youth (5 - 17): $5 in advance by midnight March 16th, or $5 afterward at the door

Children under 5 are FREE.