Sunday Oct. 4 5 - 8:00 PM St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day
Join us to honor the gentle soul of Assisi, who loved all of creation and was friends with all animals. Evening is comprised of--
* Program and ceremony for St. Francis and the animals.
* Blessing of the animals--Proxy with photos and animals
* Italian Potluck Dining
* Compassion readings, prayers & candle light ceremony.
Friday October 30 Remembrance Eve 7 - 9 PM
Each year around All Souls' Eve, we meet to be with our departed loved ones through memory or spirit. We open to the memories, sights and sounds once so familiar to us, and revisit those lives and embrace the precious time we shared with them on Earth.
The evening will be a candlelight service with sacred music, ceremony, spoken words, sharing, and hospitality afterward.
As always, we ask that those attending
come on time and enter in silence to this sacred space. We ask that you bring an item belonging to one of your loved ones or a picture displayed in their honor.
Please RSVP. * Love donation appreciated.
Sunday Nov. 1 -- Dia de los Muertos -- Day of the Dead
5 - 8 PM
Join us for this colorful evening celebration of Mexican culture and remembrance with Leticia Montiel
There will be Mexican music, food, and the building of a beautiful altar
to the dead with photos, mementos,
and candles to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed on.
All participate in this ceremonial tradition. Please bring items for the altar--candles provided.
Fee-- $10 for food and live entertainment will be collected at the gate. Come and enjoy the festivities.
Sat. Nov. 28 Council of Wolves presents ~ Session #2 --Revisiting Alan Watts
2 - 4:30 PM
Alan Watts was one of the great philosophers of the Beat Generation and of the 60's, who brought Eastern thought and spirituality to the university campuses around the world. His impact opened the door for the Human Potential Movement of the 60's and 70's. Come hear him again and learn what this articulate, funny and brilliant man had to say.
He is as current in our time as his own.
RSVP. Hospitality included. *Love donation appreciated.
Sat. Dec. 5 Red Bucket Equine Rescue Fundraiser
Wine and Cheese -- Open House and Donations
3 - 5 PM
You are invited to a fun afternoon on behalf of the horses at Red Bucket, a wonderful non-profit that rescues and saves horses from neglect, abuse and slaughter. Their work is difficult and time consuming, but their hearts and determination to rehabilitate these incredible animals is much greater.
Please join us to open your hearts and wallets to support the work at Red Bucket and to keep the gates to this life-saving ranch open.
There will be an array of delectable finger foods and classy wine as well as live musicians who will be on hand. RSVP please to this important event.
Should you not be able to make the event, please make a check donation made out to-- Red Bucket Equine Rescue, & send it on to Sacred Seasons Center-- 2611 N. Linwood Ave., Santa Ana, Ca. 92705
Your check will then be submitted to RB with all the other donations the fundraiser receives here at the Dec. 5 Fundraiser. Thank you.
Susan Peirce, Founder & Director of Red Bucket, and one of her pals.
3 - 4 PM Live Entertainment and Flamenco Music with an opportunity to buy raffle tickets for several wonderful prizes.
4 - 5 PM Piano medleys and singing -- closing raffle and awarding prizes.
* Surprise Guest will be here for your enjoyment.
Sun. Dec. 20 Winter Solstice ~ The White Stag Returns ~ 5 - 8 PM with Holiday Potluck
The winter season is upon us and Mother Bear and Father Elk have already set themselves ready for what the sleepy ones call The Dream Time-- the time when many of Mother Earth's children yawn and prepare for the cold and snow of winter. Elk has built up his body and stamina to withstand the food shortage he and his kind will endure during this time, and Bear has already gone into the cave and her dream time as she awaits the birth of her cubs. We are also called to quiet down and listen to the silence way deep inside of us and to reflect on what has been and what comes next in our lives. It is a time of rest and silent preparation.
This season marks endings and beginnings with a sacredness to it of spirit and foreverness.
We await White Stag and his presence of life, death and transformation.
Come join us for a magic night of light, mystery and music--the darkest evening of the year. RSVP