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The Winter Holidays are upon us and Santa, one of the most well developed American deities, celebrates his birthday a few weeks before the busiest day of his year. Come join us for a light-hearted ritual to honor the Toy-making Joy Bringer. A wrapped gift ($20 value) is your ticket to receiving a gift from the elves in return, but all are welcome to sing carols and share in the cookies and cocoa with or without a gift. ... Dinner tonight: We have switched to a directed pot luck style dinner for our craft nights. Please check in with the grove for what food we still need covered for the feast.
Learn about Ar nDraiocht Fein: A Druid Fellowship (ADF), druidism/druidry, virtue, polytheism, myths, and the many other aspects of "Our Own Druidism" in a quiet family setting. Bring a notebook, bring your questions, and bring an open mind. No one is required to purchase a meal and if this is your first meeting with the druids, then please enjoy our hospitality and a drink on us. Otherwise, we do ask that a drink at least be purchased to support the restaurant, as well as at least a dollar to tip the wait staff that put up with us all night. Meetings end when all are ready to leave. Tonight's discussion is expected to be on: The meanings and associations of the upcoming holiday: How does the weather in Las Vegas affect the traditional meanings for the season? How do secular and other religious holidays during this cycle compare or conflict with Neopagan traditions? A discussion on the patron for our upcoming ritual, ...
As our ancestors once did, so we do today and so may our children do in the future... BotO(s): Morrighan ... Please arrive on time so that we may provide a pre-ritual briefing to everyone and still start ritual no later than 7:30pm. As always, our ritual will be held outdoors. Please dress accordingly! Information about our ritual style can be found at: About Our Ritual Style (http://www.meetup.com/Druids-in-Las-Vegas/pages/About_Our_Ritual_Style/) More information about our grove can be found at: Larrea Tridentata Protogrove, ADF (http://www.larrea-adf.org) ** This is a public ritual and all are welcome. ** Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who assumes responsibility for their charge's actions. We are currently unable to provide childcare, so if your child is unable or uninterested in being part of the service, it may be better to leave them home for the sake of your own experience as well as those around you. While attendance is free and open to everyone, rituals do cost money to perform. All donations are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible through the charter from our parent organization, Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF) [a 501(c)3 charitable religious org]. All attendees are welcome to participate in the ritual as much or as little as they like; incense, oil and other items are provided to use for offerings. If you'd like to bring something of your own to offer, the Deities and Ancestors, in general, appreciate the sweet smells of incense as well as alcohol and silver objects. The nature spirits love edible seeds. All of our Kindred appreciate handmade goods and heartfelt poems and songs. All offerings are given to the Kindreds, taking them permanently out of human use (burned or otherwise eliminated/destroyed).
We will NOT be having our regular meeting tonight. Instead, for those who don't already have family obligations or plans, we will be meeting at 7:00pm at Opportunity Village (https://www.opportunityvillage.org/what-we-do/events/magical-forest) to enjoy the Magical Forest lights display and support a worthy cause at the same time. The plan is to meet at the parking lot and attend together. Tickets are $15 for entry, $22 for entry and unlimited rides (discounts for bulk ticket purchases, let's plan ahead!) Admission prices and address are located at the link above.