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May 4th to May 10th

This Week at A Gathering Grove

May 4th to May 10th            



Craft Circle

5:30pm to 9pm

Bring your latest project and your yarn and needle point, quilt or what ever crafty thing you do and come down and join other crafty people. Share your ideas and projects with others over a warm comforting beverage. If you’ve been looking to pick up a new hobby here is a friendly group of people to learn from.



Dan Pelletier – will not be here this week.

Tarot Reader

10am to 3pm


Lecture Series,

Haragano “May Day”

7pm to 9pm  

Respected Pagan Elder Haragano will present the forth in a series of lectures entitled The Wheel of the Year. The Wheel of the Year is the greatest of all Teachers. Each of us is born somewhere on it and as we spiral through it on our life's journey, our understandings deepen. This series of lectures draws on history and folklore to highlight the rich context of each of the eight major pagan holidays. Each lecture is given at the time of the year in which each holiday is set to assist in developing a personal understanding of each of the celebrations. Even if you miss a lecture you can still attend the series, while each lecture does build on the last one, they are also independent of each other.

The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian Europe, with the festival of Flora the Roman Goddess of flowers, the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries. It is also associated with the Gaelic Beltane. Many pre-Christian indigenous celebrations were eventually banned or Christianized during the process of Christianization in Europe. As a result, a more secular version of the holiday continued to be observed in the schools and churches of Europe well into the 20th century. In this form, May Day may be best known for its tradition of dancing the Maypole and crowning of the Queen of the May. Today various Neopagan groups celebrate reconstructed (to varying degrees) versions of these customs on 1 May.

The day was a traditional summer holiday in many pre-Christian European pagan cultures. While February 1 was the first day of Spring, May 1 was the first day of summer; hence, the summer solstice on June 25 (now June 21) was Midsummer. In the Roman Catholic tradition, May is observed as Mary's month, and in these circles May Day is usually a celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this connection, in works of art, school skits, and so forth, Mary's head will often be adorned with flowers. Fading in popularity since the late 20th century is the giving of "May baskets," small baskets of sweets and/or flowers, usually left anonymously on neighbours' doorsteps.

Suggested donation $5.00



Terri C.

10am to 1pm

Intuitive Reader


Penny Protheroe
3pm to 6pm
Penny is a Clairvoyant Psychic, Healer and Certified Celebrant



Bev Bryant – New Tarot Card Reader

12am to 4pm

Bev has been doing Tarot card readings for over 10 years,

Here is a short Bio: Falling in love with the mysteries and secrets of Tarot, making it her forever study. Along with being self taught, she has studied with some of the most prominent readers in the area.

What can Tarot do? They can help give guidance and can be used for decision making and guidance in financial matters, relationships, or careers. What Tarot does not do?

The Tarot cannot take away your free will. You can change your future depending upon your actions.


American Sign Language Class with Max

4pm to 5:30pm

If you have ever wanted to learn Sign Language here is a class for you. There is no charge to attend but the classes do build on each other.


Holistic Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Meeting starts at 7pm to 8:30pm

Networking from 6:30pm to 7pm



Leean Lester

11am to 3pm

Palm Readings


Open Mic Night hosted by Big Rich

7pm to 9pm

Open Mic Night now has a new host. Big Rich will be keeping the entertainment flowing. So were calling on all musicians, poets, and performers: are you looking for some stage time to prefect your act? Well come on in, we have a place for you.



Boston Carter

1pm to 5pm

Medical Intuitive, Karma Specialist, General Psychic



Live Music

7pm to 9pm 

Hunter Venturo


Original Acoustic Folk Rock



Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mom’s out there. Remember to go hug a Mom


Book Club

5pm to 7pm

New Book

“Thin Threads” by Gaylinda Gardner

“Thin Threads is a unique novel about psychic relationships and paranormal events that evolve into a surprising ending. This book holds your attention throughout and is one you’ll remember.” -Carol Napper




Next weeks Tuesday Lecturer and Saturdays Live music will be:


Tues. May 12th Lecture: 7-9pm, Matthew Kocel “Healing Sound”


Healing Sound: A Holographic Journey with International Throat Singer and Sound Healer Matthew Kocel. Matthew's unique style of throat singing, or overtone chanting surrounds you in multidimensional soundscapes.

Matthew Kocel has been leading sacred sound journeys in the US and Canada for over a decade. With a vocal style inspired by the Tibetan and Tuvan traditions, his music is a sonic transmission of healing prayers for the Earth and humanity.



Sat. May 16th Live Music: 7-9pm, "CUSEAMI" which means "Touching the Flutes" and I play the gentle sounds of the Native American Flute. I have been playing various types of flutes for 42 years and specifically Native American Flutes for 15 years. I have preformed locally on Whidbey Island and around the North West.