Rain or Shine. The site is a covered picnic shelter that is spacious and gorgeous. We can easily have an indoors ritual here!
Your organizers will be there to start setting up and decorating in the late morning to early afternoon. As we have the pavilion ALL day, feel free to come early and enjoy the park.
Ritual Prep: 2 PM. Please try and be here at this time. We will go over details of the ritual and working so you can make the fullest contribution.
UPDATE: We have some invocations that still need volunteers. Please use the 'Contact Organizer' button or email your organizers if you'd like to be a part of the invocations.
Ritual Begins: 2:30 PM, about 1 hours long.
UPDATE: The focus of the ritual will be Honoring the Ancestors. There will be an offering table and Ancestor Altar set up so please bring item that connect you to the Ancestors or an offering to share with Them (something that can be taken with you at the end of the ritual as we cannot leave anything in the park). We have obtained an alcohol permit to remove the worry of those whose offerings tend to be alcoholic in nature (please note: disrespectful, illegal and/or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated).
Pot luck feast at close of the ritual: Please bring an item to share. There is electricity in the shelter for crock pots, etc.
Join CMP in our Fall Food Drive. We will be collecting food items for the Maryland Food Bank and pet food and litter for BARCS, the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter.
Directions: Precise Location: Patapsco Valley State Park--Site 300, Hollofield Picnic area (Ellicott City entrance). Best access is off of Rt. 40
The site is off of Route 40 in Patapsco State Park, between Ellicott City and Catonsville--east of Route 29 and west of I-695.
Don't forget there's are park fees, $3 per person in-state, $5 per person out-of-state (they look at your plates)
Also a google for "Hollowfield Area Patapsco" works fairly well.