Schedule of Events
6:00 Gathering and Happy Hour
7:00 Oak King Ritual
8:00 Divination Time!
9:00 Social Time!
Welcome to our Samhain page! Here we will have all the need-to-know information for our event, including how to RSVP.
Date: Saturday October 23rd 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
About the Ritual: Our rite this year will be a Celtic-inspired ceremony dramatizing the myth of the Oak and Holly Kings. There will also be work with the Good People, or Faeries and hence, attendees are asked to not carry any iron on their person during ritual or wear anything that is green. The reasons for these requirements will be explained before we start.
Please note: ALL eligible ATTENDEES MUST BE VACCINATED including children. If you have any symptoms of illness please do not attend. A few people not yet fully vaccinated may attend given that:
They are not currently eligible for the vaccine, including children under the age of 12
Said people remain masked at all times except for when they are eating; socially distant outdoor eating spaces will be available
Said people should remain outside except for visits to the rest room
This is weather contingent
This event will be held rain or shine. Ideally we will be outdoors for most of the evening. If weather is inclement, we will hold all festivities indoors, in which case we will ask that attendees wear a mask while not eating or drinking. Please dress for the weather, including sensible footwear.
We're going to have a bonfire this night (especially if weather is fair), so please bring a chair to sit in. If you don't have a chair do inform us and we can bring some spare ones. You are also invited to bring QUIET instruments if you want to participate musical offerings. Quieter drums such as doumbeks and tablas are welcome.
Ritual garb encouraged but not required.
Food details: Dinner after ritual will be chili with cornbread (both vegan/gluten free and regular versions will be available). If you have special dietary needs, we ask that you inform us and ideally bring a dish that you can eat. We will do our best to accommodate dietary preferences. We welcome contributions to the meal including sides, salads, drinks and desserts and especially appetizers (preferably containing protein, such as cheese, hummus, meat bits and such). If you bring something, please be prepared to take the leftovers home with you.
There will be alcohol present for those of age. BYOB is fine. We expect all attendees to monitor their intake and make responsible decisions.
There will be plenty of street parking available.
Rides can be arranged. Please indicate on the RSVP if you are looking for a ride and where you want to be picked up.
Service animals only, please.
If you have mobility issues please let us know on the RSVP and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Location will be provided on RSVP. Please RSVP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday October 20th. Provide the following information with your RSVP: Names of those who will attend and what if anything you are bringing for the meal, including any dietary restrictions. Also indicate if you are looking for a ride and where you need to be picked up and dropped off. We will assume a vaccinated status for all attendees.