Blessed Imbolc. There are several wonderful celebrations to choose from next weekend.
Moosemas! Next Saturday from 7pm-midnight there will be a Moosemas celebration at the Sacred Paths Center as a fun-draiser for the Earth House project ($10 admission). This celebration is for adults. If you want an adult beverage, bring it. There will be frivolity. Details are available here.
Our Lady of Celestial Fire Public Brunalia Sabbat: Next Saturday at 7:30 at Larpenteur Estates Community Room: 1276 W. Larptenteur Ave, St. Paul,MN 55113. I just heard some people talking about this ritual with great curiosity, so it’s getting some buzz. http://www.ourladyofcelestialfire.org/
NorDCOG In the Heart of Winter, the Fire of Life Returns: A Rite of Three Bredes: Next Saturday they’ll be reprising last years much talked about ritual. This ritual actually got major press in a national magazine, and it was a beautiful ritual. True artistry. It will be at the Walker Community Church. More details are available at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138705952856904
Register today if you plan to attend the 13th Annual Imbolc Celebration from Tree and the Well at Powderhorn Park. Registration Deadline: Monday, January 31st. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this celebration, and I’ve never heard anything remotely negative. I want to check it out. http://treeandthewell.org/imbolc11.htm
Local Pagan-owned business, Keys of Paradise LLC, is moving into a larger facility with space for production, meeting room for rent, healing space, classes, and their main offices. To support and celebrate the move to the new location, they are offering 20% off all mystical oils! 10% off all herbs. The new location also offers local customers the option of picking their orders to save on the shipping costs. At the online shop, customers can use a free shipping code (CUSTPICKUP) to pick up the products from the facility. More information is available at http://www.keysofparadise.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Keys-of-Paradise-LLC/46524688789 Hooray for the growth of a local Pagan business!
WANTED: Pagans to serve meals at homeless shelter. The Upper Midwest Pagan Alliance and Harmony Tribe are joining up to organize two trial dates; Saturday Feb. 12, 5-7 pm & Saturday March 12, 5-7 pm. If this goes well, it could become a monthly activity. If you wish to volunteer for either of these two dates, or get placed on a call list for a once a month service opportunity, contact UMPA http://www.umpaganalliance.com/contact.shtml
Speaking of UMPA, February 26 they’ll be throwing a 4th anniversary party at the Sacred paths Center from 4-8pm. Music, dancing, joy, and a red sauce cook-off between two beloved local cooks. More information is available at http://www.umpaganalliance.com/schedule.shtml
With all the mention of upcoming festivities, there’s also the annual Bread & Brew competition February 12 at the Sacred Paths Center. Bread! Brew! These are wonderful things. http://sacredpathscenter.com/?page_id=1065
If there’s anyone out there who’s familiar with The Center for Harmonious Living, please join the yahoo group and post the appropriate gatherings on the calendar. I’m on their meet-up group (http://www.meetup.com/twincities-harmoniousliving/) and I’m sure that a lot of it would be of interest to the Pagan community, but a lot of it is more new-age and I just can’t sort through it all. So if someone else wants to figure out the stuff that’s of interest to Pagans and post it in the calendar (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TwinCitiesPagans/cal) then it will greatly increase the chances of it then ending up in this newsletter.
The same is mostly true for Lake Harriet Spiritual Community. I try to pick through their events to pick out the ones which seem the most pagan, but I might miss some simply because I’m not familiar with all that LHSC offers. If I’m missing something, add it to the calendar. This newsletter takes its information directly out of the Yahoo group calendar.
Don’t forget to register for Paganicon: http://tcpaganpride.org/paganicon/registration