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SBC Lammas 2022

Lammas 2022, Hosted by Valerie and Ivan

SAVE THE DATE! Please check back for more details!

THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

3:00 pm – 5:00-ish

Murphy Park, Sunnyvale
250 N Sunnyvale Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Parking: There is a small parking lot.  The entrance is near the SW corner of N. Sunnyvale Avenue and E. California Avenue.  Also available is neighborhood parking surrounding the park on 3 sides.

Details: Come to the picnic area closest to the amphitheater/fire circle, between the rec building and Central Expressway, in front of the horseshoe pit.

Food: No communal food will be served.  Eat lunch beforehand and bring a snack for yourself as desired.  Water and bottled drinks will be provided.

COVID: Per the Santa Clara County site, as of March 1, 2022, current Santa Clara County indoor masking requirements have been lifted.  Outside, before approaching another person, please consider erring on the side of masking as needed.

Ritual Etiquette: Be polite, friendly, and considerate of others.

Donation: Please consider giving a donation (suggested at $20). 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.

South Bay Circles (SBC) is an association of several local groups, covens, and solitaries who come together for the specific purpose of presenting shared ritual celebrations of the Eight Sabbats of the year in the San Francisco South Bay Area.

SBBC and Luna Circa Present: A Midsummer Mother’s Day

South Bay Circles and Luna Circa Present
A Midsummer Mother’s Day: A Celebration of The Mother Goddess

Saturday, June 18, 2022
Gather at 3 pm, ritual 3:30 pm
Murphy Park, 250 N Sunnyvale Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Amphitheater area
(Amphitheater is between the rec building and Central Expwy,
behind the building if coming from the parking lot. In front of the horseshoe pit)

Parking: There is a small parking lot. The entrance is near the SW corner of N. Sunnyvale Avenue and E. California Avenue. Also available is neighborhood parking surrounding the park on 3 sides

Details: Gather with us as we celebrate the Earth Mother in her Fullness, the efforts and industry of the Spring plantings begin to promise our harvest, the fields are full, the orchards hold great promise, the herds & flocks swell, and our Mother is full of Her glorious riches as the sun reaches its zenith above us. We will draw on the traditions of the Mediterranean cultures with a goal toward holism and honoring the many aspects of Gaia.

Bring a small towel and an image of the Goddess (for the altar)

Food: No communal food will be served. Eat lunch beforehand and bring a snack for yourself as desired.

Covid: SBC Covid policy evolves as the situation does. Currently, for in-person, outdoor rituals, we ask that you be vaccinated (please bring proof), masks are optional but preferred. Please don’t come if you feel unwell.

Ritual Etiquette: Be polite, friendly, and considerate of others.
Use common sense.
Ask the owner before touching items (drums, altar items, 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.

Donation: Please consider giving a donation (suggested at $20). 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.

South Bay Circles (SBC) is an association of several local groups, covens, and solitaries who come together for the specific purpose of presenting shared ritual celebrations of the Eight Sabbats of the year in the San Francisco South Bay Area.

Beltane 2022, SBC and ABS Present

Beltane 2022, Hosted by SBC and ABS (Amy and Bill)

THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT.

Sat., May 7, 2022

3:00 pm – 5:00-ish

Murphy Park, Sunnyvale
250 N Sunnyvale Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Parking: There is a small parking lot.  The entrance is near the SW corner of N. Sunnyvale Avenue and E. California Avenue.  Also available is neighborhood parking surrounding the park on 3 sides.

Details: Come to the picnic area closest to the amphitheater/fire circle, between the rec building and Central Expressway, in front of the horseshoe pit.

Seating:  Please bring chairs and/or blankets. The ritual presenters need the picnic tables for the crafts (see below).  Therefore, there may not be room for sitting at the tables. 

Food: No communal food will be served.  Eat lunch beforehand and bring a snack for yourself as desired.  Water and bottled drinks will be provided.

Activity: We will make crafts for the small Beltane wreath as well as male, female, and multi-gendered corn dollies. As personal decoration, bunny ears are always welcome.

COVID: Per the Santa Clara County site, as of March 1, 2022, current Santa Clara County indoor masking requirements have been lifted.  Outside, before approaching another person, please consider erring on the side of masking as needed.

Ritual Etiquette: Be polite, friendly, and considerate of others.

Use common sense.

Ask the owner before touching items (drums, altar items, 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.

Donation: Please consider giving a donation (suggested at $20). 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.

South Bay Circles (SBC) is an association of several local groups, covens, and solitaries who come together for the specific purpose of presenting shared ritual celebrations of the Eight Sabbats of the year in the San Francisco South Bay Area.

Imbolc 2022

Welcome to the SBC Imbolc – Brigid Ritual
presented by Rosemary Grove

Sat Jan 29, 2022 – gather at 7:00 PM PST, the ritual begins at 7:30 PM PST
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84383748735?pwd=cFg3MVFXRlgxSnRON1RMSWxleHo3dz09

We look forward to having you join us in celebrating the Goddess and Saint Brigid of Kildare. Connecting with her healing, inspiration, and love during this time of growing light and awakening earth energy as we visit her flame and her well.

For those who wish to fully experience this ritual, please be sure to have a candle (and a way to light it) plus water to drink

You are encouraged to also have salt, water (to put salt in, not drink😊), incense, other altar items as desired.

For cakes & wine, please feel free to have anything you love, but some Brigid related suggestions are milk, beer, blackberries, bread, butter, and/or shortbread

Yule 2021

Join South Bay Circles as we take a guided meditation to see Frau Holda, Santa, and Santa’s not-so-nice-assistant Krampus.

In order to fully enjoy the experience, it’s recommended that we set up our altars with the elements and be prepared to join in casting circle and calling the quarters but, it’s not mandatory. BUT you’ll definitely want to have “cakes and ale” (a drink and small food choice).

Participants might want to also have on hand a broom of any kind:  large, small, floor, counter, whisk broom, hairbrush, vacuum cleaner brush attachment, Roomba, whatever.  Smallish is better.  Plus, quarter sheets of paper (or smaller) and a writing implement of choice.  While not required, a tambourine/shaker/etc. for dancing would appropriate. There will be some recorded music.

January 1, 2022, at 7 pm PST
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84383748735?pwd=cFg3MVFXRlgxSnRON1RMSWxleHo3dz09

Witches’ Tea – the last Sunday of every month

Put on your Witchy Finest and grab your favorite tea and cookies. It’s time for Witches’ Tea Party!

Witches, Pagans, Magicians, Asatruarfolk, all ye fine an’ fun folk, 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!
Remember – it’s always the last Sunday of the month from 3 pm-6 pm. Soon we might be able to meet in person again so keep checking back here, Meetup, Facebook, and/or our email group

While this is a free event if it so moves you and if you can afford it, please give a suggested donation of $3 or more to: paypal.me/SouthBayCircles

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/387161222?pwd=S3UzVUJmYWZ0UWVIVVF0SUxpbFhSQT09
Meeting ID: 387 161 222
Password: BlessedBe