ABQ Pagan Pride Fest

UUWC CUUPS invites you to

 

 

Pagan Pride 2011 from crowningelements.blogspot.com
Pagan Pride 2011 from crowningelements.blogspot.com

Celebrate the Autumn Equinox and help your community at Albuquerque’s Pagan Pride Day festival on September 28, 2014 from 9:00am – 6:00pm, at Bataan Park at Lomas and Carlisle. All ages are welcome at the free event, which will feature a Pagan ritual, information on Pagan spiritual practices, vendors, an artisan’s and performing arts area, games, a belly dancing area, workshops, a kid’s corner and more. Attendees are asked to share the harvest by bringing a non-perishable item to benefit The Unitarian Food Pantry.

UUWC & Dia de los Muertos

The Dali Lama was once asked how to bring peace and understanding to people in places with intractable problems like hate and war. He said
that directed peace talks would not succeed because these would be too hard; he said that first there must be festivals and picnics. For the last 17
years, the South Valley of Albuquerque has used the Dali Lama’s advice to help counteract the effects of racism in our community by celebrating
the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) holiday with a parade and other cultural events.  

UUWC members and friends follow Dalai Lama’s advice – and party the weekend through!

Fri, Nov 1st, 6pm   beginning with a Celtic / Goddess / Mexoamerican twist on Samhain & Dia de los Muertos, join CUUPS, our Earth Based Spirituality Small Group, in

singing, dancing and feasting (potluck)

we continue on with

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Sun, Nov 3, following our HOMECOMING SERVICE, dress up – or not – to join us at the South Valley’s 17th annual Muertos y Marigold Parade

face painting at UUWC before we leave – some supplies available, more welcome

carpool from UUWC or meet us there!   Shuttle Schedule  – traffic’s abominable

email us to connect up

also:

visit the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St. SW) on Friday, November 1, 2013, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the NHCC will also host their annual despedida – an evening celebration consisting of music, poetry, Mexican chocolate, and pan de muerto. This free, family-oriented event provides an intimate opportunity to “tour the ofrendas around the NHCC campus, enjoy music, traditional foods, and sharing of special and heartfelt memories.”  from unm.edu/LatinAm&Iberian Institute

 

Muertos y Marigolds Parade 2013
Muertos y Marigolds Parade 2013

CHILDREN’S 3rd Sat BOOK CLUB

10 am – 1 pm                    ages 5 to 12 welcome!

Each month, our well-traveled, retired school teacher / RE Director Laurel Anderson, and 20+ year Nanny / photographer Stacey Gebeke highlight a book on Holidays Around the World.  Reading and discussion are followed by creative activities including art, music, cooking and science.

 

In October, we celebrated Halloween with psychedelic waffles. Not only did they work amazingly well, they tasted pretty good, too!

 

Nov. 17    Thank You, Sarah: the woman who saved Thanksgiving. By Laurie Halse Anderson.