Mabon “Thanksgiving” at Ardantane

The public is welcome to attend a celebration of Mabon at Ardantane on Friday evening, September 21. Mabon is sometimes called the “Pagan Thanksgiving;” our ancestors marked the second harvest at this time, the gathering of fruits and vegetables. Mabon occurs at or near the Fall Equinox, when day and night…

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Work Party at Ardantane Saturday, September 15

We WILL have a work party at Ardantane Saturday, but probably won’t be doing much on the Dome, as we had hoped. That project needs someone to go up on the roof and caulk, which we don’t have available right now (though Reinhard is willing to teach any volunteer). Also…

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Feedback Sought

Sunday was our annual Vision Day for Ardantane. On the day, we decided to ask for feedback from the general Ardantane community, not just those who were able to attend or get us information beforehand.   I would particularly like your input on these issues:   What can be improved…

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Go Fund Me: Matching Funds Alert

Can you help? We are working to raise $1500 so that a local coven will MATCH that amount for our campus Common Room project. Please help! All donations up to $1500 will be doubled! Remember, your contributions ARE tax-deductible! Thank you for anything you can do. Go to gofundme.com/build-an-uncommon-room-at-ardantane.

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PUBLICITY COORDINATOR NEEDED

The Ardantane Publicity Coordinator is a volunteer position, under the direct supervision of the Executive Director and responsible to the Ardantane Board of Directors. Though the position receives no wages or salary, the incumbent may attend any Ardantane class or retreat without charge.  The term is open-ended, and either the…

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Beaver(s) of the Month for May: CROWWYMMEN

Every year, the Crowwomen from Durango, Colorado come to Ardantane for their annual retreat. In addition to bonding with their sisters and enjoying the early spring on the Ardantane campus, they put in some time working on the campus. This year, they worked on the final installations for the HARRE…

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Beaver(s) of the Month for July: COMMON ROOM TASK FORCE

As those of you who followed the lengthy saga that was the construction of the HARRE POTTE know, we learned a lot from that experience. Our most useful lesson was on the importance of careful advance planning on any project, but especially one that would require raising money from the…

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BEAVER OF THE MONTH FOR APRIL: KAREN GOODPASTURE

Karen Goodpasture came back to Ardantane this month, and we are so glad to have her there! A few years ago, Karen had to leave her usual summer home in the Jemez due to fire danger. She asked to spend the summer at Ardantane, and she’s been there every summer…

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BEAVERS OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH: TARA AND CHARLIE KIENE

            Charlie and Tara Kiene are dedicated Ardantane volunteers and students. They traveled from their home in Durango, Colorado several times to complete the drywall work on the HARRE POTTE. They have used the volunteer credits they’ve earned to take many Ardantane classes, and have…

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