You know those silly songs we all learn in elementary school (primary school, if you prefer) such as â€œRing Around the Rosyâ€ and â€œMiss Mary Mackâ€ and â€œCinderella Dressed in Yellaâ€ and the spin off songs like â€œThis Land is my Land; This Land Ainâ€™t Your Landâ€ and â€œJingle Bells Batman Smellsâ€ etcâ€¦ Isnâ€™t it amazing that these songs have been around forever and they maintain a lively existence on down through countless generations of school children who all think they are the first ones to sing them? Color me impressed!
Hereâ€™s the June line upâ€¦
Tuesday, May 30th â€“ Zikr â€“ 7 PM â€“ River Rock Commons (520 N Sherwood in Fort Collins) â€“ chanting and moving toward the one (mostly in Arabic) â€“ by donation ($7 suggested)
Friday through Sunday June 2-4 â€“ Family Friendly Campout â€“ the deadline for signing up has passed but Marylea is allowing you last minute stragglers to sneak in. Be quick about it, eh. â€“ contact Marylea for all the details firstname.lastname@example.org (970)218-3695
Tuesday June 6th â€“ Mama Sing â€“ 10 AM â€“ Greyrock Commons (off Liberty Drive in Fort Collins) â€“ for women and children, singing through the morning.
Tuesday June 6th â€“ Dance of Universal Peace â€“ 7:15 PM â€“ River Rock Commons â€“ a more eclectic experience of singing, dancing and praying together â€“ $7 suggested donation
Sunday June 11th â€“ Full Moon Ritual â€“ 7 PM â€“ 449 Clover Lane (in Fort Collins) â€“ no young whippersnapper hooligan chillâ€™uns allowed, yâ€™hear? (adults only) â€“ RSVP to me â€“ by donation
Tuesday June 13th â€“ Dance of Universal Peace â€“ 7 PM â€“ Sunrise Ranch (5569 NCR 29, Loveland) â€“ contact me for specific room destination â€“ $5 suggested donation
Friday June 16th â€“ Chant â€“ 7 PM â€“ 449 Clover Lane â€“ In case you havenâ€™t been at chant for awhile (or if youâ€™ve never been), weâ€™ve gotten into a new rhythm in which I prepare a list of chants before everyone arrives. I still take requests if yâ€™all have pressing things you want included but thereâ€™s a lot less talk and a lot more singing â€“ by donation
Saturday June 17th â€“ Farewell Party/Ritual/Dance for Ivy, Scott & Hazel â€“ 1-4 PM â€“ Treehenge â€“ Scott, Ivy & Hazel have been part of the open circle for many years. They are moving to Hawaii. Letâ€™s send them off with love and blessings! â€“ Bring potluck food/drink, your own dishware, sun and bug deflection, picnic blanket, etc. Do not bring presents – RSVP ASAP to Scott and Ivy email@example.com or (970)219-9374.
Wednesday June 21st â€“ Summer Solstice Ritual â€“ 6:30 PM â€“ Treehenge â€“ This ritual will be facilitated by Mandy, Rahchayl, Traci and Katherine. Itâ€™s focused on fairies (men, women and children welcome even if youâ€™re not technically â€œfairiesâ€). Potluck will follow the ritual. Wear fairy attire (wings and bells). Bring flowers for the fairies, drums, your own non-disposable dishware, picnic blanket, bug spray, etc. â€“ RSVP to Mandy firstname.lastname@example.org â€“ by donation
Friday June 23rd â€“ Chant â€“ 7 PM â€“ 449 Clover Lane â€“ by donation
Tuesday June 27th â€“ Womenâ€™s Dance of Universal Peace â€“ 7 PM â€“ St Barnabas Church (13th and Vine in Denver) â€“ $6 suggested donation
Please take careful note of the RSVP persons for each event in this monthâ€™s schedule. To RSVP for full moon, for more info about zikr, chants or dances, for a detailed report of the mating habits of yellow jackets, call or e-mail me (970)224-4797 or email@example.com.
About the campout, contact Marylea. For Ivy and Scottâ€™s shindig, talk to them. For Summer Solstice, get in touch with Mandy.
When riding bikes along our lovely Fort Collins bike paths, donâ€™t open your mouth unless you want to eat bugs.
When swimming in the river, beware of water snakes, water spiders and mutant crawdads all of which remember how tasty humans are from last year.
When reading romance novels at night, candles are not sufficient lighting. Your mother said so.
The fireflies are coming, the fireflies are comingâ€¦