2013 Event Schedule
Offered on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Longhouse: 23301 NE Redmond-Fall City Road, Redmond, WA 98053.
Each month Our Lady of the Earth and Sky presents a public celebratory event that includes a workshop, ritual, and potluck feast, in a beautiful natural setting featuring a stone circle, heated pool, hot tub, and acres of wetlands.
March 23, 2013
April 27, 2013 * Beltaine Faire
May 25, 2013
June 22, 2013
July 26-28, 2013 * Earth and Sky Pagan Campout
August 24, 2013
September 28, 2013 * Concentric Circles
October 26, 2013
November 23, 2013
December 28, 2013
General Schedule of Events:
(Individual events may differ please check website monthly.)
2:00 PM Site Opens
2:30 PM Opening Circle
4:00 PM Workshop
6:00 PM Potluck Feast
7:00 PM Newcomers’ Discussion
7:45 PM Pre-ritual Discussion
8:00 PM Ritual
10:30 PM Closing Circle
11:00 PM Site Closes
Registration: We have a suggested donation of $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 13-17, and $2.00 for children 2-12; this includes all aspects of the event. Please pay what you can. It is important for event and ritual planning that *all* people check in at the front door. Please do not arrive before 2:00 pm unless you want to attend the work party at 10:00 am.
What to Bring: Snacks for yourself, a potluck item to share, and your own feastgear (plate, cup, utensils), as on-site supplies are limited. You might also want to bring a towel for pool/hot tub use (note: the pool area is clothing-optional). Shoes cannot be worn inside, so a pair that can be slipped easily on and off is a plus. We strive to do the main ritual outside, regardless of weather, so please bring layered clothing for colder/wetter weather if desired. No meat may be prepared on the kitchen surfaces (pre-cooked meat is acceptable). Feel free to bring and play your drums or other instruments. Also, please note that, due to allergy and wildlife concerns, no pets are allowed on site (except service animals).
A Note About Children: This site features a swimming pool, hot tub, and numerous natural outside features that pose potential risks for unattended children; therefore, children MUST be under adult supervision (in line-of-sight) at ALL times during this event. With respect to the pool, an individual adult may be responsible FOR NO MORE THAN 3 CHILDREN (those 13 and under). There are no organized children’s activities, although there are games and crafts for kids.
A Note About Noise at the Longhouse: The Longhouse requires that participants keep the noise level very low after 10:00 pm. Loud noise includes car alarms (so make sure your alarm is turned off), car muffler issues or backfiring (if your vehicle has issues, please park at the top of the hill parking lot), loud motorcycle engines (again, please park at the top of the hill parking lot), drumming or other music (if it continues long after ritual, please stop and ask a staff member if there is a space indoors where drumming or other music could continue until 10 pm), and loud talking in the parking lot (voices carry over to the neighbors’). Also, please be considerate and enter and exit the site quietly.
A Note About Parking and Carpooling: There is limited parking at this site – please carpool if at all possible. Once at the site, due to limited space and potential number of participants, we advise that folks leave most personal belongings in their vehicles.
Directions to the Longhouse: Take 520 eastbound to the Redmond Way/Fall City (WA 202) Exit. Turn right at the light at the end of the off ramp. Go approximately 5 miles on Redmond-Fall City Road. Driveway is on the right, 23301 (directly across from Guardwell Storage). If you pass Albertson’s, you have gone about 100 yards too far. When you first pull into the drive you should immediately see a large wooden sign that says The Longhouse; if you don’t you are in the neighbors’ drive.
For more information on each event please check back to our website monthly.