May DayMidian, Southern Indiana
 

Schedule of Events

 

This schedule is subject to change. If you are interested in presenting a workshop or ritual, please contact us at laurelei@campmidian.com

 

Friday, May 5, 2017

12noon - Gates Open

noon - 5pm - Shenanigans and Tomfoolery (and setting up camp)
5pm - RITUAL: Opening Ritual with Jan & Ranson

5pm-7pm - DINNER & FIRE BUILD (Order Dinner By 6:30pm)

7pm - GAMES: Board Games, Card Games

8pm - GAMES: Midian Olympics

9pm - WORKSHOP: Drum & Dance (at Fire)

10pm - Boonfire continues

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

9-11am - Breakfast (Order breakfast by 10:30am)

9am -  CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY:  Making Rain Sticks with Fern and Mara

10am - CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY: Making Fairy Houses with Pix

11am - CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY: Kid Friendly First Aid with Fern and Mara
12noon - 2pm - LUNCH (order lunch by 1:30pm)

12pm - WORKSHOP: Introduction to Blacksmithing with Paul and Alan (all day)

1pm -  WORKSHOP: Energy Movement with Lady Vanessa

2pm - Maypole Ritual by Blue Moon Circle

3pm -  GAMES: Minute to Win It

5pm - WORKSHOP: Magickal Herbs for Beltane with Kim

5pm-7pm - DINNER & FIRE BUILD (Order Dinner By 6:30pm)

7pm - BAND: Not the Everly Brothers

8pm - Bonfire Blessing & Ritual by Blue Moon Circle

9pm - WORKSHOP: Drum & Dance (at Fire)

10pm - Boonfire continues

 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

9-12pm - Breakfast (Order breakfast by 11:30am)

9am - CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY: Painted Rocks with Fern and Mara

10am - CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY: Talking to Trees with Laurelei

11am - WORKSHOP: Midian Writer's Group

2pm -  Gates closed

 

Workshops

 

Introduction to Blacksmithing

with Paul and Alan
Head over to the forge to hang out with our resident alchemists ... I mean blacksmiths. They will be pounding iron all day and are happy to answer questions. If you ask nicely, they may even let you try your own hand at the hammer and anvil. 

Energy Movement

with Lady Vanessa

Energy manipulation, for healing, prayer, and spellwork, remains a large part of Pagan and Wiccan paths. Drawing on her 35+ years as a Therapeutic Touch practioner in Wicca, Lady Vanessa will guide participants in accessing energy for cleansing, healing, and charging. Participants will need to sit on the ground in order to fully participate so please bring a towel or mat.

Magickal Herbs for Beltane 

with Kim Pennington

We will  chat about a few of the herbs used for Beltane. After a short discussion we will learn how to dress a magickal candle with herbs and oils. We will make a magickal candle to use Beltane Eve.

Drum and Dance

with Midian Drummers and Dancers
Join us at the bonfire each night just as we are getting started to learn some basic drum rhtyhms from Midian's drummers. Or, if you feel like your rhythm is more in your hips than your hands, join the dancers to learns about bellydancing, fire spinning, hooping, or other dance styles that work well with the nightly beats.

Introduction to Blacksmithing

with Paul and Alan
Head over to the forge to hang out with our resident alchemists ... I mean blacksmiths. They will be pounding iron all day and are happy to answer questions. If you ask nicely, they may even let you try your own hand at the hammer and anvil. 


Midian Writers Group

with Laurelei and friends
Bring a poem or part of a short story or other work to share for feedback and encouragement. Or don't! We'll talk about what we're working on now, share our successes and challenges from winter writing, and make plans for summer creativity! Laurelei will bring a writing prompt to get the juices flowing!

Games

 

Card/Board Games 

No, these aren't games made of cardboard. (Well, actually, some of them probably are. But that isn't the point.) This is casual game play of board games and card games at the main pavilion. We'll bring some. If you want to bring a favorite to play with your Midian friends, you can, as well. We just ask that games stay intact, get treated with care, get put back in their boxes/bags, and don't leave the pavilion.

Minute to Win It Marathon 

Test of skill and corrdination. Every man, woman, and child for themselves! We'll play as many as we can in an hour.  Prizes for the winners!!

 

Midian Olympics

Tribes compete in these hilarious games. Pick your team -- Pirates, Ninjas, Goats, or Wolves. Then work together to take the gold! (Yes, prizes here, too.)

Rituals

 

Opening Ritual 
with Jan and Ranson

Join us for the first ritual of the year as we welcome the festival season and ask for a blessing on the land and the people.

 

 

May Pole Dance

with Blue Moon Circle

What is Beltane without a Maypole? Join us Saturday for an old-fashioned ribbon-weaving dance around the Maypole where we'll celebrate the unity of the God and Goddess!

 

Bonfire Ritual
with Blue Moon Circle

This ritual is the second part of the Beltane ritual started earlier in the day around the Maypole. Join as at the main fire, where we'll have a smaller balefire intended for jumping! As you dance in the main fire circle that night, you will be blessed and protected by passing between the two sacred fires.

 


 


 

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