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Yule Ball & Winter Carnival, Chicago, IL [Dec. 16th, 2008|07:39 pm]
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Earth Spiritualists of Chicago & Life Force Arts Center presents:
Yule Ball & Winter Carnival

December 20th, 2008, Noon-11pm
@ Life Force Arts Center, 3148 N. Lincoln, Chicago IL

Come together with your fellow spiritual seekers for community, celebration, and ritual. We honor the longest night of the year, and with it, the return of the light as the Sun King is born once again. The nights grow colder, and we join together with our clan, our friends and family of spirit, to kindle the fire of community which will last us through the winter. Celebrate with games, music, dance, and divination for the coming year. 

This weekend is the Earth Spiritualists of Chicago Yule Ball & Winter carnival at Life Force Arts Center, at 3148 N. Lincoln, convenient to public transportation and near major expressways.  What this means is that you can get into the event for free! Moving the location means there is no admission fee for the event. We'll still be working to raise money for future ESC rituals, education, and other programming through a number of fundraising activities at the event, but this allows everyone to attend regardless of ability to pay an entry fee. We are looking forward to the event, and can't wait to see old and new faces as we celebrate the return of the light. Join us for Readers, Healers, Games, Performers, Storytelling, Belly Dancers, Live Music, Ritual, Drum Circle, and Dance Ball!

12-5 pm  Artisan Faire, Tarot & Divinatory Readers, Healers
2-5  - Winter Carnival Games, Kids activities, Craft table, Performers, Storytelling
5:00 - Potluck Dinner/Entertainment with Belly Dancers & Live Music
6:00 - Open Yule Ritual
7:00 - Raffle & Auction
7:30 - Drum Circle with Hazel l'Aura G
8:30 - Music, Dance Ball, and Community
11:00 Doors Close

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(¸.·´ (¸.·`¤~On the longest night, the old Sun King dies; the wheel of the year turns and the year transforms once again. What of your past year will die? What rises within you with the Winter Solstice sun? What are your hopes and prayers for the coming year? Let the light of the reborn Sun kindle the spark within you. What is the light in your heart, and how will it shine this year?

Join us to celebrate together in community and support future spiritual activities, rituals, and education.

Entry to the Winter Carnival is free. Please bring a potluck item to the dinner; contact us with questions about what dishes might be needed. This event is a fundraiser for Earth Spiritualists of Chicago, and for Life Force Arts Center.We will be selling Winter Carnival game tickets, bake sale items, raffle tickets and auction items, as well as having readers and healers available with donations supporting ESC and LFAC.

If you would like to become an annual supporting member of ESC at the $25, $50, or $100 level, that will include a pre-sale and discount on game tickets, other goods, and a free reading. Contact Mulogo27@gmail.com for details.

Life Force Arts is located near the Belmont Red Line, as well as the Ashland and Lincoln bus lines, and it's East of the Belmont Blue Line stop at Kimball accessible via the Belmont bus. There is metered parking on Lincoln, as well as a metered parking lot behind LFAC (head south on Lincoln, take a right on Barry, and it'll be on your right before you reach Ashland).

If you have questions about transportation, or any other questions about the event, please contact ShaunaAura@gmail.com

Earth Spiritualists of Chicago http://www.meetup.com/earthspiritchicago/

ESC is dedicated to building and serving a vibrant, inclusive, earth-centered spiritual community by creating a compassionate, inspiring, sustainable environment.

We empower our members with:
--Learning opportunities to transform consciousness,
--Public rituals for spiritual connection,
--Social services, networking, and activism