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-=Upcoming Events - October 2012=-

From: River
Sent on: Sunday, September 30, 2012 5:44 PM

****Items specifically related to/sponsored by the local pagan community marked ****




The Witches Ball – October 13, 2012

Samhain Labyrinth - October 28, 2012




***** October 2, 7:30 PM Public Meeting of the Church of the May Oak at Panera Bread.  The May Oak is a local Wiccan Church.  The monthly meeting is held at Panera Bread Company and Park Ave.  First Tuesday of each month. *****


October 2 ∙ 7:45-9:00pm  - Mindfulness Series: It’s Not The Stressors But How We Handle Them Mindfulness practices, or meditation, are evidence-based natural approaches to stress and pain management. Hundreds of studies have proven the broad-range preventative and treatment benefits of Mindfulness Meditation in the Western health care system. Now Mindfulness is mainstreaming in American schools, corporate settings and the military. New Leaf Market


October 5, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm - First Friday Gallery Hop - Railroad Square.  Join thousands of locals for FF where most of the shops and studios are open for this lively event. Live music is played at several locations throughout the Park.  Some of the galleries offer refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Larger galleries may feature exhibits from a variety of artists while smaller ones display their own new works.


October 9 · 5PM - 10PM · REGISTER TO VOTE! New Leaf Market is an official Voter Registration Branch site for the Supervisor of Elections Office Leon County. We accept voter registration forms year-round. The deadline to register for the November 6, 2012 general election is Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Representatives from the Supervisor of Elections Office Leon County will be at New Leaf Market on Tuesday, October 9, from 5 pm - 10 pm to assist you in address changes, party changes, name changes, signature updates, card replacements and new registrations. In the meantime, voter registration forms are available at customer service.


*****October 11 ·  7PM - 9PM Pagan Meetup at Crystal Connection -Come on out and meet your fellow local Pagans and whatnot.  The topic promises to be fun and interesting!   This month’s topic is Samhain, and European Witchcraft.  Feel free to do some research and be ready to chat. ****


*****October 13 · 8PM – 12:30amTHE WITCHES BALL! - This is it folks. The Witches' Ball is the big annual fundraiser of the RHPC! Hop on your broomsticks, but don't forget your dancing shoes and wear your fairy-tale best! We'll be following breadcrumbs, over the rainbow, into the woods, through the looking glass, up the beanstalk, through Happily Ever After and beyond! We'll be rocking out all night with BEDHEAD BETTY, and we'll also have tarot readers, bellydancers, costume contests, silent auctions, doorprizes, free food, and a cash bar! This will be a night to remember! Tickets are $10 in advance, but $13 at the door. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Crystal Connection on North Monroe Street or Athena's Garden in RR Square. (Children under 12 are free!) The American Legion Hall, 229 Lake Ella Drive,


*****October 14 - 11AM - Noon Pagan Picnic, sponsored by the RHPC, the Picnic precedes the monthly meeting of the Red Hills Pagan Council; an umbrella organization for local pagan groups, covens, and solitaries.  Bring a covered dish to share, bring something to drink, and we'll see you there.  At CRYSTAL CONNECTION - for more info*****


October 17 ∙ 7:45-9 pm  Conscious Mastery  Experiential Class: Rekindle the Spark of Your Happiness, Personal Power and Inner Peace  What you will learn: Rediscover your inner well of peace. Learn to make good decisions from a place of inner strength. Experience easy-to-use tools to achieve balance and peace in your daily life. Understand how we give our personal power away and how to take it back. New Leaf Market


October 20 & October 21 - 5th Annual Farm Tour - Located in North Florida & South Georgia Take advantage of this once-a-year event. Thirty-one farms are opening their doors and inviting you to come see local farms in action. Each farm is offering something special for no charge. Families can enjoy tours that include barnyard animals, fresh-baked goods and refreshments. You can attend a workshop on beekeeping, see community gardening in action, or talk to farmers who are committed to organic production. Visit working cattle and goat ranches, a dairy or a winery. And of course, purchase amazingly fresh goods directly from the farm. Visit New Leaf Market’s website for more details. 


October 22 ∙ 7:45-9 pm - Eat Healthy, Live Longer - Eating healthy is not the same as eating foods you don’t like. Whole Foods Chef Sadiqa Williams will show you just how true that is—all you have to do is come to class. Raised on pork and pork-flavored vegetables, Sadiqa knows exactly how challenging it is to cook healthy foods with the delicious flavors you crave. Determined to prepare healthy meals, Sadiqa learned to cook family favorites without unhealthy fats, sugars and salt. New Leaf Market


October 23 ∙ 7-9 pm  Inspirational Thoughts - Avis Veronica Simmonds, local poet and author of Words on Wings, will be at the Co-op at 7 pm for a meet and greet and book signing followed by the seminar at 7:45 pm. You will be able to purchase or order your copy of Words on Wings during this time and after the seminar. If you’re feeling lost and in need of direction or just want to hear some insightful and inspiring words and thoughts, this seminar is for you!  New Leaf Market


*****October 28 · Samhain Ritual and Labyrinth.  Samhain, the Celtic New Year.  Come honor your ancestors and your sacred dead. Opening ritual, will begin at 7PM Bring bio-degradable offerings to leave for your ancestors. Please bring a sweet to share with your friends, neighbors and community.  Come walk the Labyrinth and release the old year as you prepare for the new one.  Seek ancient wisdom during quiet meditation.  Final Journey through the Labyrinth will be at 9:30PM.  This event is free.


October 28 · 4PM - 6PM · Tallahassee in Transition: Film & Discussion - The documentary film "In Transition 2.0" will be viewed as an introduction to the Transition movement, which focuses on building resilient, fossil fuel-free communities. A discussion will follow on how Tallahassee can apply ideas from the Transition movement, and build a thriving, sustainable Tallahassee community.  We will show ""Earth and the American Dream." Unitarian Universalist Church, 2810 North Meridian Road  [address removed]



The deadlines for registration for the Florida Pagan Gathering are fast approaching.  Visit for more info. 



October 11-28, "Frankenstein" by Victor Gialanella, is set in nineteenth-century Switzerland and is the classic tale of horror and suspense that details the ill-fated experiments of Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to fathom the secrets of life and death.



"Gravity is nothing to me"
Ani DiFranco

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