By admin | April 28, 2013
Our Lady of the Earth and Sky invites all to join us for our annual picnic at Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation!
Date: Saturday, May 25, ~ 3:00 PM – 8:00 PMWhere: At Tolt-MacDonald Park, 31020 Northeast 40th Street, Carnation, WA We’ll be meeting in the Barn Shelter, on your right past the ball field and the soccer field after you enter the park.
Come prepared to play some lawn games, enjoy the trails along the forested banks of the Tolt River, and have a great time! There’s a playground for the kids close to the Barn Shelter, too.Day Schedule: 3:00 Site opens 4:00-5:00 Kids’ Workshop: Observing Nature (with Ruthie) 5:00-6:00 Ritual 6:00-7:00 Potluck dinner 7:30 Cleanup 8:00 Site closes
Younglings’ Workshop: Observing Nature (with Ruthie): All younglings are welcome to join us at the May Picnic as Naturalists in training! Learn how to spot the differences in plants and animals that make them unique, as well as make your own Nature Journal. We will talk about fun ways to learn about nature, as well as how to stay safe while doing so. Please come dressed for the weather and with good walking shoes.
Ritual: Come celebrate what you like and what you want to change about your Universe, and get your own “random” note of inspiration. For this circle of reverence and mirth, the circle casting, elemental calls, and invocations will be somewhat spontaneous, given by those who volunteer with participation from all those who are willing.
Potluck: Bring a dish to share for the potluck picnic, and don’t forget your own plates, cups, and flatware since we won’t be at the Longhouse to borrow theirs.
What to Bring: A potluck item to share, and your own feast gear (plate, cup, utensils). No alcohol or other intoxicants are allowed at King County Parks or OLOTEAS events. We will meet regardless of weather, so please bring layered clothing for colder/wetter weather if desired. Feel free to bring and play your drums or other instruments, or bring outdoor toys or games suitable for sharing.
Northwest Harvest Food Drive: OLOTEAS will be collecting donations of non-perishable food and cash for Northwest Harvest during this event as well. This time of year is hard for food banks to keep their shelves stocked, so please give generously if you are able! You may also donate to them directly here http://www.northwestharvest.org/Donate.htm.
Registration: For this event, we request a donation of $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for young adults ages 13-17, and $1.00 for children 2-12; this includes all aspects of the event. Please do not arrive before 3:00 PM as OLOTEAS does not have access to the Barn Shelter prior to this time.
A Note About Children: This site features 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.
Please carpool if at all possible! There is no weekend bus service to Carnation. Please post to our Facebook group or community email list if you have vehicle space to offer for anyone who wishes to attend, or if you are looking for a carpool to join.
Directions: Take 520 eastbound to the Redmond Way/Fall City (WA 202) Exit. Turn right at the light at the end of the off ramp. Follow Redmond-Fall City Road for about 6 miles and turn left on Tolt Hill Road. Follow Tolt Hill Road to Tolt Ave (WA 203) and turn left on Tolt Ave. Follow Tolt Ave for about 0.5 miles and turn left on NE 40th St to enter the park.Our Lady of the Earth and Sky 12345 Lake City Way NE #195 Seattle , WA 98125-5401 Website: http://www.oloteas.org/ Email: oloteas (at) oloteas (dot) org
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