Welcome Summer 2017

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Welcome Summer Festival
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
9 am - 3 pm

Coordinated by Amanda Bahnson

Come lend your hands and voices as Circle Sanctuary gets ready for Summer and Pagan Spirit Gathering.  This free event is open to all willing to volunteer. 

This year the theme of Pagan Spirit Gathering is With Our Hands, and working with our hands is just what we’ll do as we craft the community Spirit Bags and pack up all the gear that is needed to make PSG happen.  We will conclude with a ritual to energize and bless the Spirit Bags we have crafted and the Pagan Spirit Gathering.


Event Schedule:

9:00 am Arrivals and self-guided nature walks
9:30 am Opening Ritual in front of the barn

We'll raise energy to charge all of the day's work while Celebrating With Our Hands, our PSG 2017 Theme.

10 am Spirit Bag Making with Selena Fox & others

We will work with herbs and stones to craft spirit bags for this year's Pagan Spirit Gathering (PSG) and charge them with love, chants and summer energy.

PSG Preparations - including loading supplies in the PSG truck.
12:30 pm Lunch - Please bring a sack lunch and a snack to share.
1:30 pm PSG Preparations - continued from the morning
2 pm Welcome Summer Ritual

A ritual of celebration of Summer. The Ritual includes blessing of the Spirit Bags and PSG with rhythms and visualization.

3 pm Cleanup and Departures


Previous Welcome Summer Events:

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Registration for this event will open 6-8 weeks beforehand. Please check this space or our Facebook group for more details!

Please let us know if you are attending. RSVP by June 8th, if possible by using the form below.

The event is FREE. Donations appreciated, but not required.

This festival is open to adults & youth. If you bring youth with you, you are responsible for their supervision.



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