Michaelmas All Ages/All Community Barn Dance and Potluck
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 11:30 a.m.-4p.m., Westinghouse Lodge in Forest Hills
Michaelmas is an important festival in Waldorf schools. It is celebrated as the “festival of strong will” during the autumnal equinox, which falls directly between the summer and winter solstice. At its core, Michaelmas celebrates inner strength and courage: It reminds us to summon our courage and strength to prepare for the colder, darker winter months ahead. We tell the story of St. Michael’s victory over the dragon, calling us all to face our inner dragons and bravely take steps toward our own personal transformation. It is a festival that celebrates the harvest, the gathering of reserves—both tangible and internal—that we will need to thrive in the winter ahead. To read more about Michaelmas, visit: this link.
This year, we’ll be celebrating not just the festival of Michaelmas, but also the 20th anniversary of our school! Doors open at 11:30 am. Lunch is from noon to 1:30 p.m., followed by contra dancing to the sounds of Devilish Merry, with caller Cindy Harris.
Michaelmas All Community Barn Dance Potluck Assignments:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 6th grades: entrees
Little Friends & Nursery: sides or salads
Morning Garden and 1st grade: drinks
5th & 7th grades: bring a bouquet of fresh flowers to be dropped off in a box at the front office on Friday, September 27th
Kindergarten & 8th grade: desserts
If you are a part of our larger school community and aren’t associated with a particular grade, bring whatever you’d like to share! Please note that some children have nut allergies, and we encourage families to avoid using peanut products.