|Sun, Mar 23, 3pm
Location: to be announced
Ostara Family Circle
Family Circles, designed for parents and children, are held for each sabbat, usually at 4pm on the day that the main public sabbat ritual is being held. Location is generally the same as for the regular Sunday circles (indoors or out, depending on the season and weather). There are games, crafts and other activities for the kids, followed by a ritual (short enough to accommodate a child's attention span) and feast. Please bring kid-friendly feast foods!
Classes are currently held every Thursday night at 8pm throughout the year, at the Bavia Arts Centre (898b St Clair Ave West), unless otherwise specified below. Please note that this is a recent change from our previous schedule of holding classes on Tuesdays.
The classes follow a year-long cycle that starts at Samhain each year, but students can start at any point during the year and attend as many or as few classes as they wish. They are offered on a drop-in basis, with no advance registration required.
Our classes are open to the public, and are all welcome to attend, regardless of their level of knowledge and experience (or lack thereof), though minors require the permission of a parent or guardian. Admission is free, but donations are gladly welcomed.
|Thu, Mar 13, 2014||Sabbat class — Lady Day (Ostara, Spring Equinox, etc.)|
|Thu, Mar 20, 2014||Sabbat Bardic|
|Thu, Mar 27, 2014||Greek Mythology|
|Thu, Apr 3, 2014||Incense|
|Thu, Apr 10, 2014||Oils|
|Thu, Apr 17, 2014||PR & the Law|
|Thu, Apr 24, 2014||Sabbat class — Beltaine|
Circles are held every Sunday night throughout the year. During the warmer months (from Beltaine to the summer before Harvesttide), they take place at Serena Gundy Park at 8pm, except in case of rain when they are held indoors at Bavia Arts. During the colder months (from Harvesttide until the Sunday before Beltaine), they are held at the Bavia Arts Centre (898b St Clair Ave West), at 7pm.
Our Sunday rituals are open to the public, and are all welcome to attend, regardless of their level of knowledge and experience (or lack thereof), though minors require the permission of a parent or guardian. Admission is free, but donations are gladly welcomed.
|Sun, Mar 16, 2014, 7pm|
|Sun, Mar 23, 2014, 7pm||Sabbat — Lady Day (a.k.a. Ostara, Spring Equinox, etc.). Please bring feast foods.|
|Sun, Mar 30, 2014, 7pm|
|Sun, Apr 6, 2014, 7pm|
|Sun, Apr 13, 2014, 7pm|
|Sun, Apr 20, 2014, 7pm|
|Sun, Apr 27, 2014, 8pm||Sabbat — Beltaine. Please bring feast foods. Please note — ritual moves back outdoors, to Serena Gundy Park, as of this night, and will also be at the later time of 8pm.|
About Feast Foods
When "feast foods" are requested for a sabbat or other special occasion, this means that people should bring some sort of food or drink to share in a potluck dinner after the ritual. Bringing feast foods for these events isn't required, but it is encouraged.
Because the sabbats are seasonally based, it is preferable to bring food that is seasonally appropriate and/or traditional to that sabbat. The class prior to each sabbat will usually contain a section on what foods are associated with that day, and there are a number of excellent resources on the web for seasonal foods in the southern Ontario area, including the following:
Also, please note that since the new location does not have a kitchen or coffee counter like our old temple did, please bring your own plate, cutlery, etc. for sabbat feasts. We would prefer to avoid the use of disposables, for environmental reasons. Also, since there's no place to wash dishes at the site, you'll want to make sure you have a bag to put your used dishes into for the trip home, so they don't get other things you may be carrying dirty.
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