Pagan Event Reviews
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Summerland Spirit Festival 2013
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Sacred Space Conference
Sacred Space Conference 2013
Houston Pagan Conference 2013
Free Spirit Gathering 2013: Many Paths
2013 Midwest Witches "Steampunk" Ball
Year: 2012 ...
Between the Worlds: An Interfaith Esoteric Conference
Sirius Rising & Summerfest 2012
Starwood 32--Review by Oberon Zell
Why Celebrate International Pagan Coming Out Day?
Spring Mysteries Festival XXVII
Celebrating 20 Years: St. Louis Pagan Picnic Reaches a Milestone
Summer Solstice Ritual, SF Ocean Beach
Summerland Spirit Festival 2012
Toon Town’s Pagan Summer Fest: A Ten Year Long Dream
Mabon with Blackberry Circle
Salem, Oregon Celebrates Its First Pagan Pride Day (2012)
NorthWest Fall Equinox Festival (NWFEF) 2012 (Review)
Michigan Midwest Bazaar and Witches Ball
Year: 2011 ...
Starwood Festival 2011 (A Review by Oberon Zell)
Sacred Space Celebrates Twenty-one Years!
The New Orleans Witches' Ball
"New Fire in Deep Winter: Oimelc in Minnesota"
St. Louis Pagan Picnic
Celebration of the Divine Feminine and Religious Freedom
Summerland Spirit Festival 2011: The Initiation of a Community
2011 Midwest Witches Ball and Bazaar
Through the Looking Glass Midwest - Michigan's 2011 Witches Ball:
Year: 2010 ...
Sacred Space Conference
Review: Sirius Rising
Free Spirit Gathering
43rd Annual Gathering of the Tribes
Summerfest 2010 (Festival Review)
Midwest Witches' Ball 2010
Year: 2008 ...
The Sacred Space Conference and Winterfest Banquet
Toon Town's Pagan Summer Fest.
Sacred Harvest Festival 2008
The Land Institute Prairie Festival 2008
Sacred Harvest Festival 2008; The Fool's Journey, Breaking the Hermetic Seal
Year: 2007 ...
4th of July Pagan Religious Rights Rally and Ritual and Chesapeake Pagan Community Summer Gathering
Sirius Rising 2007: Making Connections
The 12th Annual Halloween Festival London UK
Louisville Pagan Pride Day
Central Vermont Lughnasadh Festival
2nd Annual Children's Camp
Year: 2006 ...
Harvest Home Gathering 2006 (picts added Oct. 18)
Southeast Women's Herbal Conference
Toronto Pagan Conference
Canadian National Pagan Conference
Sirius Rising 2006
Rally for Religious Freedom
Brazilian Mabon Celebration in Săo Paulo
Chesapeake Pagan Community Gathering: Dancing with Devas 2006
WitchFest Wales, 2006
Pagan Pride Day - Metro Detroit
Rochester Pagan Pride Day
The 2006 Between the Worlds Men's Gathering
Hellfire Caves Ritual
Beltaine 2006: A Pagan Odyssey
Year: 2005 ...
Tara Summer Solstice 2005
Starwood XXV: Feelin' the Love
Persephone's Masquerade: The 4th Annual OHF Spring Ball
Pictures from New Orleans
Sirius Rising 2005: Restoring the Balance
Harvest Home 2005: Magick, Imagination, and Love
Spirit's Haven in the Woods
Inner Mysteries Intensive with Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone
People of Beauty, People of Peace: CPC Summer Gathering 2005
Mid-Atlantic Pagan Alliance’s Wicked Awesome Lugh Beach Party
WES Raises Funds for Katrina Victims
Adirondack Pagan Pride Day
The 2005 Between The Worlds Men's Gathering
WytcheHaven Weekend 2
Midsummer's Haven in the Woods
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The 3rd Annual OHF Spring Gala|
Author: Shea Thomas [a WitchVox Sponsor]
Posted: May 23rd. 2004
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Location: Washington DC
Event Date(s): May 14, 2004
To the casual observer, it would look like a black-tie fundraiser - a not-unusual sight in DC during an election year. Upon closer inspection, however, some important differences would emerge. There are no campaign buttons, there seem to be some renaissance gowns and ritual robes mixed in with the formal wear, and is that a four-foot long sword on the auction table?
What our visitor would have actually discovered is The Open Hearth Foundation Spring Gala, a Pagan charity event held annually in our nation's capital. At the same time, our hypothetical visitor might be forgiven the mistake. This year's event enjoyed an exciting new level of sophistication with a three-star hotel venue, a three-course gourmet dinner, live dinner and dance music, and over 100 well-turned Pagans gathered in support of a good cause.
Sponsored by The Open Hearth Foundation, Inc. (OHF), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Pagan organization serving the Washington, DC region - the 2004 OHF Spring Gala helped raise more than $2,400 for the creation of a permanent Pagan community center facility in the DC region, a project the OHF has been working on since 1999.
While dining on baby spinach salad and the pecan-crusted chicken breast (or the equally delicious vegetarian lasagna), Gala attendees were treated to a beautiful live piano selections by Steven Papier. After coffee and dessert (a lemon raspberry torte), and a brief set of announcements, Gene Pool Zombie took the stage and cranked up the first of several highly energetic sets that kept the dance floor well populated.
Also featured at the ball was an impressive collection of auction and raffle items, including two VIP tickets to the upcoming Potomac Celtic Festival and a complimentary pass for two to the Arena Stage production of "Orpheus Descending" by Tennessee Williams.
The Spring Gala is the largest annual fundraising event for The Open Hearth Foundation, and is rapidly becoming the most well-attended social event for Pagan and Pagan-friendly folks in the DC area. This year, the Spring Ball set new attendance records with more than 110 attendees.
Special thanks go out to out The Spring Gala Event Committee Chair (Sherry Marts) as well as the many volunteers, silent auction and raffle donors, and individuals that came out to help make this year's Ball such a smashing success.
Special thanks also goes to our several table sponsors, which include DC Radical Honesty, Feri Apprenticeship, Becoming, DC Radical Faeries, Chesapeake Pagan Community, Shrine of the Sacred Arts, and Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary.
For more about the Spring Ball and other events The Open Hearth Foundation schedules throughout the year please see the OHF site at: http://www.openhearth.org
Board of Governors' Chair
The Open Hearth Foundation, Inc.
Open Hearth Foundation Website: www.openhearth.org
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