SBC Ostara, March 15, 2019

What better way to get in touch with the power your inner child holds
than to rejoice in it by attending an Ostara ritual with kids? Reconnect
with your sacred youth as you interact with the story of how Ostara
changed a frozen, dying bird into the legendary Ostara/Easter bunny.

South Bay Circles is proud to present South Bay Pagan Kids in our 2019
Ostara ritual. Help usher in the Spring and find out from where the
Easter/Ostara bunny comes. Fill your heart and soul with the child-like
joy of the maiden.

Feel free to bring your drums, rhythm sticks, and other percussion
instruments but, please no pitched instruments like bells as they
probably won’t match the music key and might clash.

Saturday, March 16th. We’ll gather at 5 pm in the Odd Fellows Lodge in
Cupertino and have the ritual at 5:30 pm. 20589 Homestead Rd, Cupertino,
CA 95014

Please bring a dish to share for the potluck and a suggested donation of
$10-20 (no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds).

Guidelines for Potluck:

Please bring food that is ready to serve. There will not be anyone there
to cut up a whole chicken or slice a loaf of bread. Assume you will not
have access to a refrigerator or stove on site.

Please mark your platter/bowls/serving utensils and remember to take
them with you when you leave. If there is leftover food, please take it
with you.

If possible, please label your food so those with food restrictions will
know what’s in it.

Bring something you like and will want, that way you are guaranteed to
like something.

Most of our potlucks are meals (unless the invite says otherwise) so
main dishes, salads, side dishes, desserts, non-alcoholic beverages to
share are all welcome.

Ritual Etiquette:

Be polite, friendly, and considerate of others.

Use common sense.

Ask the owner before touching items (drums, altar item, jewelry etc.)

Stop chatting and turn off your phone when the ritual is about to start.

Rituals are participatory, so please join in when asked.

A cast circle is a sacred space so don’t be disruptive.

Assist in the post-event clean-up – please take care of your own
trash.

Be discreet if you run into people elsewhere, not all Pagans are public
about it.

The requested donations are used to pay for our insurance and site
rental fees. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but these
contributions are essential to our continued existence.

Imbolc/Brigid Ritual 2019!

Imbolc/Brigid Ritual
Hosted by Rosemary Grove and South Bay Circles
Sunday, February 3, 2019

We welcome the returning light as the wheel turns and we move into Spring. . .

Ritual: Gather at 5PM, ritual at 5:30PM.

Location:
Odd Fellows Cupertino 70 Lodge
20589 Homestead Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014
(Site is wheelchair accessible.)

Please bring a dish to share for the potluck and a suggested donation of $10-$20 (No one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.).

Ritual & Potluck Info:

Ritual –

Do not show up late, it is very disruptive.

Cell phones/pagers should be turned off before ritual begins.

Respect the working tools of others; do not touch any items without the owner’s permission.

All participants should conduct themselves in a manner respectful of the Gods, your HPS & HP, as well as all the other people in attendance.

A circle is participatory. Once the rite begins, focus and follow the direction of the HPS/HP, the time for talking and socializing is over.

Most groups have an informal segment of the circle after the ritual food and drink have been shared. This is a time to relax, discuss magickal topics, and get to know each other, share and make plans for future events. This is not the time to critique the ritual, or it’s participants.

Potluck/Feast –

Please bring food that is ready to serve.

Mark your platter/bowls/serving utensils and remember to take them with you (along with any leftovers) when you leave.

If possible, label your food for those with dietary restrictions.

Main dishes, salads, side dishes, desserts, non-alcoholic beverages to share are all welcome. (No chips & dip please.)

Help with the cleanup afterwards is always greatly appreciated.

Blessed be!

 

Monthly Gatherings (Where to Meet us!)

Ducklings Lunch
Hosted by Liz

Every Tuesday
12:30PM to 2:30PM

Hobee's
4224 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA

The Ducklings Lunch Bunch is a group of Pagan friends who have lunch together every Tuesday. We welcome newcomers!

We talk about all sorts of stuff. Got questions? Please ask: we will answer as best we know how. And if we don't know, we'll probably have some discussion about the possible answers. Our members are active with the local Pagan community and if you're looking for a coven or other group, we can help you get connected.

We meet every Tuesday, except for the rare day when Hobee's isn't open, such as December 25. We usually have the back room to ourselves. We have a rubber duck prominently displayed so that you can find us!

We look forward to meeting you. Blessed Be!



Mini Talks at the Moot
Hosted by Taffy

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month
7:30PM to 10:30PM

Denny's
2077 N 1st St .
San Jose, CA

Welcome to Mini Talks at the Moot! Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we’ll have a different speaker with a different fascinating topic. Expect the presentation to last 15-20 minutes after which the floor will be open for discussion. 2018 Schedule:

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in San Jose at Denny's on 1st and Brokaw, back room. The reservation is under Taffy Dugan.

$1 donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Moot: "From Middle English moot, mot, ȝemot, from Old English mōt, gemōt (“moot, society .... (paganism) A social gathering of pagans, normally held in a public house." https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/moot

General Moot Rules:

Inclusiveness: We are an open group who respects everyone no matter their age, race, gender preference, or sexual orientation. We don't tolerate bigotry of any kind. If someone shows difficulty with this, we will work with them to understand but, if they persist they will be asked to not come back. Politics: We ask that attendees stay on topic and discuss all things related to Paganism. This includes politics. Political discussions are appropriate if they have to do with being Pagan (saving the Earth or religious freedom, for example) but, are not welcome if they are off-topic. Discussion: All discussion should be conducted in a respectful manner. Please refrain from discussing politics or any other topic if you feel that you cannot discuss them in a respectful manner. Fire and passion are welcome as long as you can remain compassionate of and open to others' opinions.

The Witches' Tea!
Hosted by Valerie

Every last Sunday of the month
3PM to 6PM

Palo Alto Cafe
2675 Middlefield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA

Let's get together for another Witches' Tea Party! The previous ones were great fun, so we're doing it again.

Witches, Pagans, Magicians, Asatruarfolk, all ye fine and fun folk, wend your way to this nice little coffeehouse in Midtown Palo Alto. They have an assortment of tasty teas and coffees, plus yummy sandwiches and plenty of pastries.

We'll take a little breather and enjoy the company of our fellow walkers of the path of the independent spirit. Relax in the company of those who won't think you're weird for talking with the land-wights or listening to the voice of the Goddess on the breeze! We'll be looking nice and Witchy--and I'll try to have a big red Meetup sign on my table!

Feel free to wear your Witchy finery or fancy-wear (but keep'em street-legal, please)!

$1 contribution toward this website requested (not required).

See you there, and Blessed Be!

These and more events through the following Meetup Groups -

The San Jose Pagan and Magick Meetup Group
https://www.meetup.com/magickal-374/

Witches of Silicon Valley
https://www.meetup.com/witchcraft/

The Palo Alto Area Pagan Meetup Group
https://www.meetup.com/palo-alto-pagans/

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