Alban Arthan 2022

Dec. 16 5:00pm – Dec. 18 11:00am

YMCA of the Pines
1303 Stokes Rd, Medford, NJ

It’s time for Red Oak Grove’s famous Winter Solstice celebration!

Alban Arthan is the Welsh Pagan/Druid name for the Winter Solstice, when the day is shortest and the night longest. To encourage the Sun to return, we will light 8 candles at sunset, blowing out one each hour until midnight, when we’ll be shrouded in darkness. During this time, we’ll turn off all the lights and electronics in order to truly feel how long and dark the night can be. Then we’ll re-light one candle each hour until dawn arrives, and then toast the sunrise with mimosas!

Our Mari Lwyd performance at Alban Arthan 2019.

But just because our phones aren’t on doesn’t mean we aren’t having fun! During the solstice vigil, we’ll have carol sing-alongs, feasts, a bardic competition, a gift game, and more!

Join us for a ritual so nice, it was written up in the New York Times!

Guest Registration: https://forms.gle/Q49gahRxUpkQjeu67

Member Registration: https://forms.gle/G2FgLzGQ1Fj6wBXD7

Guests pay $55, Cyfaill/Friends pay $45, and Tylwyth/Family pay $35 for the full weekend. Children 10-17 are $25, and children 9 and under are free! If you’d like to attend just during the day, contact us directly for discount ticket options.

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Updates and discussion: https://www.facebook.com/events/478043917666611

Calan Gaeaf 2022

Nov. 4 6:00pm – Nov. 6 11:00am

YMCA of the Pines
1303 Stokes Rd, Medford, NJ

Join Red Oak Grove as we celebrate another turning of the wheel! Calan Gaeaf is Welsh for the Beginning of Winter, and it’s the Welsh Pagan name for Samhain. During this time, halfway through astronomical fall, the veil between worlds is thin and we take the time to honor and connect with our ancestors.

Call them Beloved, Mighty, or Ancient, be they ancestors of blood or spirit, those who have gone before have an undeniable impact on our lives. During our Calan Gaeaf weekend, we will build an altar to them, invite them to dine with us during a Dumb Supper, and spend time with them during our ritual.

And of course it isn’t a ROG Calan Gaeaf without some spooks! We’ll have a scary story contest and a pumpkin carving contest!

Guest Registration: https://forms.gle/Q49gahRxUpkQjeu67

Member Registration: https://forms.gle/G2FgLzGQ1Fj6wBXD7

Guests pay $55, Cyfaill/Friends pay $45, and Tylwyth/Family pay $35 for the full weekend. Children 10-17 are $25, and children 9 and under are free! If you’d like to attend just during the day, contact us directly for discount ticket options.

Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/redoakgrove

Updates and discussion: https://www.facebook.com/events/453907719998478