Community Quibbler-August 2012

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August 2, 2012 by Lain

Welcome to the Community Quibbler

Keeping you Connected to Community Events
August 2-30, 2012

Welcome to The Community Quibbler!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are doing well and are all enjoying the weather and all of the summer festivities.  School is around the corner sooner than we all think!  Enjoy the time off (in any way that you have it) while you are able.

Calendar of Events

Edmonton Pagan Choir

Edmonton Pagan Choir is a 3-part choir made up of pagan community members who love to sing! If you have a desire to sing pagan songs and socialize with other pagans interested in singing, please join!

Date: Every Sunday
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location:  11424 123 street
Cost: Free!
Contacthttp://www.facebook.com/groups/219454421458595/  or Ed at Where Faeries Live at 780-454-0187

Medicinal Plant and Mushroom Walk of Mill Creek Ravine with Robert Rogers

Join Robert Rogers for a entertaining and educational evening plant and mushroom walk through Mill Creek Ravine.  It will be happening rain for shine – so be prepared to bring a rainjacket, umbrella and some galoshes!  Location will be announced to participants once they’ve registered.

Date: August 8, 2012
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBA when registered
Cost: $51.22 per person
Contacthttp://rivervalleymedicinewalk2.eventbrite.ca

Congregationalist Wiccan Assembly of Alberta

The Congregationalist Wiccan Assembly of Alberta hosts monthly Open Circles on the second Sunday of each month from 6-8 p.m.  These events are open to all adults with an interest in Wicca/Paganism, and to minors accompanied by a parent.  There is no cost to attend, although donations are accepted to help cover the cost of space rental.  Please bring a contribution for a potluck snack to follow.

Date: Sunday, August 12th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ritchie Hall (7727-98 Street)
Admission: By donation
Contact: cwaalberta@gmail.com

The CWAA has been busy planning new activities for the fall. We will be making some important announcements about exciting changes coming up, and offering workshops on: 

Making Ritual Wine (a 3-part course);
Introduction to Spellcraft; and 
Creating a Coven. 

If you have any suggestions about workshop topics, now is the time to let us know! We are also considering hosting a formal ritual for Samhain, as well as a Yule party. Please post your comments and suggestions here; tell us what you think, and what you’d like us to offer. The CWAA is a congregationalist assembly, and we want your input!

Elk Island Retreat 2012 with Kriket

We are meeting once again. Could this really be year #12?? I apparently have no fear of commitment. Okay well some commitments, are different. But spiritual commitment I got plenty of that!!

It is the funnest bestest camping experience of the shamanic calendar. It has to be cause we keep getting together. Come ~ check it out.

We will learn stuff. Explore stuff. Experience stuff. I promise you that much….

Date: August 17th -19th
Time: All day
Location: Elk Island Provincial Park
Cost: Contact Kriket
Contact: http://www.facebook.com/events/322859477807812/

Edmonton Pagan Learning Circle Fellowship (EPLC)

Edmonton Pagan Learning Circle Fellowship – EPLC, is an interactive pagan spiritualist discussion group that is family friendly, focusing on non-denominational pagan learning.  The EPLC invites everyone to join the monthly circles and annual events to meet other pagan peers and their families, learn and share various paths within pagan spirituality, while fostering growth in the Edmonton Pagan Community. The EPLC is not a coven, nor is EPLC a religous society; the EPLC is a fellowship dedicated to pagan spirituality and fostering growth within pagan family traditions.

The EPLC exists to share experiences, learn from others, build community, have fun and teach our children acceptance for different spiritual paths. EPLC offers pagans a safe place to start or continue their spiritual journey with a group of accepting and like minded individuals. Each month members cast an interactive circle, with a 1 hour presentation on a topic chosen by the group, and kids are given pagan friendly coloring sheets, actvities or crafts to keep them occupied. EPLC is proud to host meetings at the Pride Centre of Edmonton, the 3rd Saturday of each month as a way to foster acceptance in all people regardless of culture, race, religion or sexuality. Everyone is asked to please bring a snack to share during social and clean uptime; please bring enough for at least 15 people.

In August we will have a FREE 3rd Annual Stone Soup Potluck-bring something to put into the communal soup pots to share.  This event is a soup making event, everyone is asked to bring something to put into the soup pot to enhance the flavours and share throughout the day.  We will have two pots brewing! one vegatarian and the other meat based broth.  Please bring items ready to put into the pot, (cook any meat or grains that will take a long time or else people cannot share the soup while they are there).  Everyone welcome ~ See you there. 

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rundle Park near the ACT fire pits
Cost: potluck
Contact: Kaldra & Lupine
E-mailEdmontonPaganLearningCircle@gmail.com
Websitewww.eplc.webs.com
Phone/Text780-994-6373
Wheelchair Accessible Location

Kaldra is also available for “talking stones” divination sessions ($40.00/session).  “Talking stones are a unique divination tool that tell a story about the questioner and can offer guidance on life issues.”  Contact Kaldra at the above for details.

Edmonton Pagan Pride Day

Edmonton Pagan Pride is happening once again! The day will start off at 10 am and will conclude with a Mabon ritual done by The Spirit Lantern Learning Circle at 5 pm. During the Day there will be workshop and Pagan Vendors.   Edmonton Pagan Learning Circle will be hosting their Labyrinth and there will be a drumming circle for those who want to attend.  There will also be kids’ activities and a food drive with the benefits going to the Youth Emergency Shelter Society.  Please bring a non-perishable food item or a cash donation for the Youth Emergency Shelter Society.

Date: September 8, 2012
Time: 10:00 a,m, – 6:00 p.m.(ish)
Location: McIntyre Park (a.k.a. Gazebo Park) – 8331-104 Street
Cost: free
Contact: Ed at Where Faeries Live – 780-454-0187

Edmonton Pagan Pride Spirit Award

The first Pagan Pride Day Award is for someone who has volunteered in the Pagan community and has worked to make it better.  Working in the pagan community is key but we also live in the greater Edmonton community, so please include any and all volunteer work and explain why the person you are nominating deserves the award.

It has been decided that we will have a second “Long Term Service Award” (active in the community for 10 years or more) for those who have been in the community working to create what is probably one of the more vibrant communities in Canada.  Building the Pagan Community in Edmonton has been a long term effort, and we like to recognize the people who continually do the work to keep the community vibrant.  The award is for those who have built or help run organizations, events or other “behind the scenes” work.  When you nominate someone for the Long term service award please describe who they are and what they have done to make Edmonton the vibrant community it is today.

There are also people who don’t live in Edmonton but live their Pagan values and are an inspiration for all who know them.  There will be a third award called “The Edmonton Pagan Pride Day Alberta Spirit Award”.  This award is for pagans who live in Alberta (pagans who may live just outside the Alberta may be considered if they contribute to the Pagan Community).  Please send us information about them, and the great work they are doing.

There will be many people that qualify for the awards and we honour them for the doing the work with no reward.  These awards are a small gesture to publicly acknowledge all the work that has gone on though all the years.  The winners of the awards will win two tickets to the Witches Ball, and be given a bottle of mead or wine as a token of our appreciation, and a certificate to acknowledge their contribution to the Pagan community. We are looking forward to your Nominations

Date: submission deadline is October 14th.  The awards will be awarded at the Witch’s Ball.
Time: End of day on the submission deadline day
Location: send all submissions to Ed atedmonton.pagan.pride@gmail.com.
Cost: Nothing
Contact: Ed at edmonton.pagan.pride@gmail.com or at 780-454-0187

Witches Market

What a great way to celebrate and prep for Samhain! Come on out and shop for that special something. A variety of vendors and services for your perusal and enjoyment. Charity to be announced.

Confirmed vendors thus far:
Woodland Botanicals
Mind Body and Sprit (Tarot Reading)
Wellness & Wisdom (Readings)
Pottery Verve
Night Garden
Tiffany Kent (reading)
Baking
AudreyLynn-Dream Weaver Sound Therapy

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please contact Monique.

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Acacia Hall (10433-83 Avenue)
Cost: Free to attend the event, for vendor tables, please contact the organizer
Contact: Monique – sqwirp@yahoo.ca

Prairies Faeries Edmonton 

Prairie Faeries Edmonton is a local group exploring Gay Spirituality. We believe that a Gay person has a Gay spirit, and that spirit needs to be addressed with a gay spirituality.

Date: Please contact the organizer
Time: Please contact the organizer
Location: Please contact the organizer
Cost: Please contact the organizer
Contact: Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/206050672778989/members/, or you can Call Ed at (780) 454-0187.

Supplies

A Sense of Serenity 
10342-81 Avenue N.W. Edmonton

The sales at Sense of Serenity are as follows:

1. Jewellery, Norse statues and stones over $100.00 will be 50% off
2. 25% off Egyptian statues, angel statues, and red leather journals
3. Salt lamps will be 35% off
4. Don’t forget to check out the clearance racks as well!

Visit A Sense of Serenity’s website (http://www.asenseofserenity.ca/) or Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Sense-of-Serenity/175183457028) for more information.

Where Faeries Live
10991 124 Street Edmonton Alberta

Where Faeries Live will be having a sale in August.

Visit Where Faeries Live’s website (www.wherefaerieslive.com) or Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/WhereFaeriesLive) for more information.

Blue Moon 

A “Blue Moon” is the second full moon in any given month.  This month there will be another full moon on August 31.  This type of phenomena happens roughly every 2.7 years (July 1 & 31, 2015).  The term “Once in a Blue Moon” means “something very rare” and the term has been around since 1824.

Is there any Magickal significance to a Blue Moon?  Exploration on the Internet does not turn up any SPECIFIC magickal significance to this type of phenomena, except that it is a bonus lunar cycle for magickal workings.  There are a number of spells that you can do during a Blue Moon – however, they really are no different in intent than regular spells during regular full moons (in this writer’s opinion).

Regardless as to whether the Blue Moon holds any magickal significance to you or not.  We hope you have a good one!

Reference: http://www.space.com/15455-blue-moon.html

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