Red Oak Grove, ADF

 Joyfully invites YOU to celebrate:

 Alban Elfed or Harvest End

aka: Mabon or Autumn Equinox

Pakin Pond Picnic Area, Brendan Byrne State Forest

SATURDAY ONLY: September 24, 2016

Click here for Directions, Maps & More Details

SECOND HARVEST IS HERE!
 Comraderie!  Workshops!  FUN!
Pie Competition!  Happy Harvest Dinner!

 

Experience all of this and more for just $5
(if you register and pre-pay by September 18)
or $10 at the event.

(Children 9 and under are always free!)

Please click HERE to Register

Click here to PAY for your spot.

 

Red Oak Grove welcomes all to their family-friendly and enjoyable events, attended by wonderful Wiccans, dancing Druids, happy Heathens and other beautiful, Earth-centered, spiritual folk, in the gorgeous pine and oak forests of southern New Jersey. Brendan Byrne State Forest is our traditional ‘home’ where Red Oak Grove began all those years ago.  We’ll be at the Pakin Pond Picnic Area, under a roomy pavilion, with modern restrooms just a few yards away.

Come enjoy a full day filled with spirituality and fun! 

Here’s a little of what you can look forward to:

 

Connect with your Spiritual Side

Druid Ritual

We’ll purify ourselves, Open the Gates between the Worlds, honor the Three Kindred and call upon the ancient Gods and Goddesses of the Druids. We will then heap upon Them our gifts and praises and let Them reciprocate by sending Their Blessings down to us. The Deity of the occasion is Rhiannon and appropriate Praise offerings to Her are anything that reminds you of nurturing and abundance – from a baby rattle to a bottle of beer!

 

Learn Something

Rhiannon, The Great Queen
Workshop #6 in our seasonal deity series. Join Cath and Vela for a discussion about our Great Queen Rhiannon. Bring your stories to share and questions to ask!  Following the discussion, Cath will lead us in a guided meditation to align us with the Autumnal energies of our Goddess of the Harvest."

Vela ​ Chandra

​Vela Chandra is an officer and member of Red Oak Grove, ADF.  She joined both the Grove and ADF in June 2013 and was elected Grove Scribe in August 2015.  Vela is a NJ Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and also a childbirth educator and doula.   Her two beautiful sons can often be found at Grove events with her and her husband Vicente, who is also a member of Red Oak Grove and ADF

Cath ​ Eirian

​Cath Eirian (Welsh for Bright Cat) is a Tylwyth of Red Oak Grove and has served as ROG's Scribe from August 2012-August 2015. Cath is also a proud Ovate in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. She is fueled by her love and passion for her husband, cat-sons, Druidry, cosplay, and the smell of books. Come talk to her about liminal spaces, archetypes, and general geekery!​



Working with Nature Spirits, Ancestors & Deities in the Home 
Want to grow your Druid path and start practicing more at home? Come learn how Maurilee does it and collect a few tips along the way! Participate together to write some daily devotional prayers and talk about what a daily devotional is and what Nature Spirits, Ancestors, and Deities mean to you. Don't forget to bring a notebook, this will be a class you'll want to take notes in!

Maurilee

Maurilee has been practicing Paganism since October of 2006. She is a Druid Witch who loves working her garden, being in nature, and sharing her knowledge. She has a great talent for networking as she travels the country and collects friends as she goes. She may have a young face but don't let that deter you from sharing in her quirky energy and practice. Maurilee is Reiki 1 Certified and World Service Order certified. She is also on the ADF Dedicant Path. She now also has a ULC Clergy License. 

 

Eat!

Pot-Luck Brunch!

Bring Bagels, Cinnamon Buns, Breakfast Bars, Cereal & Milk, Donuts, OJ and other juices, Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa, Cold Milk, Bloody Marys (!) , Mimosas (!) And anything else you think humans would enjoy in the late morning on a Lazy Saturday!

Fabulous 'Thanksgiving' Feast

We will end a glorious day with a glorious Feast! Red Oak Grove will supply Roast Turkey, Stuffing and Gravy. We invite our guests to contribute any side-dishes they like (e.g.: Salads, Cranberry Sauce, Breads, Desserts, etc.)

Click here to register for the Pot Luck. (Otherwise, we might end up with 40 cans of Cranberry Sauce! ;-)

 (To cut down on waste and dish-washing, please bring your own plate, bowl, cup & utensils. Thank you!)

Food Donations:
A big part of the spirit of the Harvest concerns generosity and sharing. As part of ADF and Red Oak Grove’s commitment to public service, a donation box will be available at our events, to be taken to a local Food Bank for the benefit of hungry families. Your donations are greatly appreciated!

 

Compete!

Pie Competition:

Do you make a mean pie?! Enter it in our Pie Competition and maybe take home a prize! 

 

Click here to reserve your spot now!

Click here to PAY for your spot.

Remember:    SATURDAY ONLY: September 24, 2016