Enchanted Spring - It's Just a Spring Clean for the May Queen

Dekoven Center - Assembly Hall - Racine, WI 10am - 5pm

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow don't be alarmed now, it's just a spring clean for the May Queen. Yes there are two paths you can go by but in the long run, there's still time to change the road you're on... ~Led Zepplin

The Vernal Equinox has finally arrived!! We are well on our way to longer days and shorter nights, sweeter birdsong, fragrant breezes, bluer skies, and buds, bursting with promise. We throw open our windows to rid our homes of stale air. We shake out the winter dust from pillows, rugs, and blankets, roll up our sleeves and busy ourselves in the "Rite of Spring Cleaning!!" 
But WAIT!! 
As People of the Earth, how do we go about this task in an environmentally friendly, Earth conscious way?
Julie & Peter Watts say; "Get off the corporate cleaners and learn how to make your own safe and effective plant and mineral based household cleaning products!" Using simple natural, non-toxic ingredients like apple cider vinegar, citrus, and baking soda, make Bath and shower scrub, Window cleaner, Liquid laundry soap and more, you can prepare your home for the arrival of the May Queen. 

Also in preparation for the May Queen, we will have a ritual for cleaning out resentments, disappointments, heartbreak, depression and other residual winter ick that collect in the corners of our hearts and minds through the winter. "There's still time to change the road you're on." 

Join us at the beautiful Dekoven Retreat Center in Racine, WI, for an Enchanted Spring celebration! We will be in Assembly Hall again this time - right on the lake front.

SCHEDULE - IT'S A FLOWING THING...

10AM - Arrivals 
11AM - Introductions and discussion with Drake & Angie
12 Noon - It's Just a Spring Clean for the May Queen - with Peter & Julie Watts. 
2PM - Break - Take a walk, meet a new friend, have a snack.
3PM - Ritual for Spring Equinox (May be partially outside so dress appropriately) 
4PM - Feasting
5PM - Clean up and departures. Your assistance is welcome!

Things to Bring:

--Please bring spray bottles, mason jars or repurposed detergent bottles to fill with your new cleaning supplies. 


--Please feel free to bring any talismans or tools that you might want to cleanse and renew through elemental incense, candle flame, water, and/or salt. Bringing your lovely self for cleansing is just fine too.

--Bring fresh flowers to help decorate our community altar

--Bring a pot luck dish to share. Enough to feed all those in your group. You are welcome to bring chips, dips, or desserts in addition to your main meal contribution.

--Bring a personal snack if you need something to tide you over until the feasting at 4PM.

--Bring an item for our silent auction. Something you no longer need that might find a new home and bring a smile. Books, candle holders, statuary, etc. (no clothing please) Help us raise funds for, Pagans at Parliament. 

The cost is $15.00 per person - children under 16 are free. No pre-registration required although we would love for you to indicate you're coming, here, on our Facebook page! 
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