Mid-Summer Picnic and Celebration in East Calais, Vermont

June 24th (2018)

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    We are invited to join the Montepelier Shambhala Center to celebrate Midsummer on June 24 at Sarah Lipton's house in East Montpelier (East Calais, VT). It will be from 1 pm to 4 pm on Sunday June 24. I Here is all the info- from their website:

    Join us for feasting, songs, games and fun to celebrate the summer solstice!

    All are welcome -- please bring your friends and family. No need to be a Shambhala meditator to join in the fun.

    WHEN: Sunday, June 24 from 1 - 4pm.

    WHERE: the home of Sarah Lipton and Scott Robbins at 33 East Hill Road, East Calais, VT.

    NOTE: The easiest way to get there from Montpelier/Rte. 2 is to head north on Rte. 14. After passing North Montpelier and the intersection with Rte. 214, continue 1 mile on 14, then turn right on Max Gray, opposite Lightening Ridge Rd and Calais Elementary. Follow Max Gray to the top and at the intersection, we are in the brown saltbox colonial on the far left (NW) corner.

    WHAT TO BRING: A potluck dish to share or something to put on the grill. Your own plate, utensils, and cup. Seltzer, water, and juice will be provided. Clothes and towels for swimming and wading if you’d like.

    Children welcome! No registration needed—please just come on over even if you decide last minute.
    Questions? Need directions? Email Nikki at [email protected] 

     Midsummer's Day is one of four seasonal holidays celebrated throughout the Shambhala year, holidays which invite us to "commemorate the ongoing dance of sun, moon, and earth as reflected in the changing seasons" (quoted from Wendy Friedman's article on Midsummer's Day in the Shambhala Times). 

    We wanted to be sure that you know:

    • This afternoon of festivities is for everyone -- family of all ages, friends, people you meet on the street, etc! No need to be a Shambhala meditator to join in the fun!
    • We would love for you to bring children and family!
    • Registration is not required - please just show up if you decide last-minute. We only asked folks to register so that we would have some idea of how many people are coming.
    • The Shambhala Center will provide beverages (water, seltzer, and juice) -- the food is potluck. Please bring a dish to share!  charcoal grills are available
    • In an effort to be environmental stewards, we are asking everyone to please bring your own cup, plate, and silverware to use for the feasting.