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First Pagan Church of Asphodel announces...
What to Bring: potluck, bug spray, appropriate camping gear
Price/Donation: Donation of $10-$20 request
Acct. Id: 415396
Event Id: 104226
When: Jun. 21st. 2019 - Jun. 23rd. 2019
Where: Hubbardston, Massachusetts
Join us to celebrate the height of the sun
Event Details: Asphodel Solstice is coming, and since we were rained out of Beltane (repeatedly) , we'll be doing our full weekend over the Solstice - June 21-23. We'll be having a Midsummer-Pole ritual on Saturday at noon, and we'll burn the Wicker Man in the evening. Please bring potluck for the Saturday evening feast and, ideally, a donation of $10-$20. If you'd like to camp over, bring your tent, camping equipment, bug spray, and sunscreen. If you will be arriving after 11 pm Friday night, please call or email us ahead of time to warn us.
See you there!
Event Location: 12 Simonds Hill Rd in Hubbardston
Event TIME Details: Ritual: 12p June 22nd; Camping: Jun 21-23
Directions: To get to Cauldron Farm, take your best route to Rt. 2. Take Route 2 to Rt. 68 south to Gardner. You'll go through the rotary, then pass a Wal-Mart. Continue south on 68 and you will enter Hubbardston and civilization will abruptly drop away. Mind the 35mph speed limit in the center of town! Go south until you pass through the center of Hubbardston, or what passes for it - post office, gas station, fire station, library, etc. It won't last long. Go through the blinking yellow light. Go down the hill and look for a billboard on your left that says "Wachusett Lumber", shortly after the speed limit goes back up. Take the left at the billboard onto Old Princeton Rd. Bear right at the first fork. Continue past little farms and houses until you come to a sign saying, "Dangerous Interscetion" (spelled incorrectly) . Do not turn into the Moosehorn housing development just before the sign. Instead, take the right fork at the "dangerous interscetion" onto Simond Hill Road. We are the first house, a little ways down on the right. It is a red house with green trim and murals on the garage and barn. There is a parking area first, then a little ways down is a paved driveway, where people usually pull in to unload.
If you are coming the east via Rt 2, you can take the exit for Rt 68 South, Hubbardston, and that will take you through Gardner, where you will see gas stations, fast food, supermarket, Walmart, etc. Alternately, you can save a little time by getting off Rt 2 in Westminster. (The bridge on Healdville Road is finally repaired.)
Coming down 62 from the West, where 62 crosses 68, you will pass Asnacomet ("Comet") Pond on the left, then on the right is Upper Intervale Road / River Road. (Upper Intervale is poorly paved, and useless as a shortcut on your way out, no matter what your GPS tells you.) Ed Clark Road forks off to the left just beyond there. Take Ed Clark Road past the horse farm, and Simonds Hill Road curves off sharply to the left. We are a ways down Simonds Hill Road, on the left. Coming from the East on 62, Ed Clark Road is hard to spot, as it is a fork going the other direction. At least it has a street sign now. It comes up fairly quickly after you cross into Hubbardston, and looks like a driveway. If you miss it, you'll come to 68 North, so continue as above.
For most events it is best to park in our North field, unless it has three feet of snow on it, it is full of mud, or you've got low ground clearance. For smaller gatherings or classes, you may be able to leave your car in the driveway, but please ask when you arrive. For large camping events, we will have a shuttle that will bring you and your car to the nearby (free) parking lot. Unload your stuff in the driveway, and we'll direct you from there. DO NOT PARK IN THE ROAD! If you park along side the road all wheels must be off the road.
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