This was definitely a fun event! We were smaller than we’ve been in some years with 27 total people attending/teaching, but that meant that there was more time for intense, in-depth conversations, and teaching on topics that we didn’t cover!
We are in the black again this year.
- Expenses – $20 for advertising
- Expenses – $11 for non-reimbursed supplies from Ancient Light
- Income – Teacher Kickbacks & other Donations – $45
- Income -Raffle – $8
- Total – 53-31= $22
Note – We encourage teachers to take the contents of the donation cans and cover their expenses, but there are always some who say they don’t need anything.
This year’s Oregon Coast Pan-Pagan Gathering is ready to roll! We didn’t have quite as many classes as originally planned, but that’s not a biggie. It leaves more “hang-out” time!
Sign-up sheets for classes are posted at Ancient Light, available during shop hours through Thursday and then from 8am Friday morning on.
The event’s opening ritual will be at Ancient Light at 10am on Friday. There will be an event altar set up in the sitting space at Ancient Light that will be our conversation/networking area. We’re hoping for a ritual on the beach Saturday evening (weather permitting so bring warm stuff) and then Midnight Questions at the shop. The drawing will be held at 6pm on Sunday and then be followed by the closing ritual.
On Friday night there is intended to be a soup and bread supper at Ancient Light, since people tend to wander in at all hours. For Saturday evening we’re planning a meal out together at a local restaurant. Otherwise foods are up to you, but there is a microwave and a toaster oven available at the shop during mealtimes and some small amount of space in the fridge. We will have water bottles available for a small donation. There are lovely restaurants all over town, as well. Check the updated “places to eat” and “places to stay” pages!
The event altar space (where the sofa is) is intended for trip groups to meet up and as a general hang-out and discussion space for the whole event. This is really what this event is for, to meet other pagans, to get to discuss things that other venues don’t allow, and just enjoy being together!
The readings space didn’t happen, although we can arrange for a spot away from everyone. Check with Anja or Tempus for details.
Overall, the event is free to attend. Many classes also have no charge, but may have a donation can and suggested amount or possibly a small fee for materials or to pay for the instructors gasoline. Please be as generous as your budget allows! Many other events of this sort have charges in the $100’s of dollars.
More pages of classes, instructor bios, promo products and other information may be found in the menu bar above!
Ancient Light is located at 145 NW Highway 101 in Waldport, OR.
Please bring your own mugs and cups and water bottles. We’ll have some water at the shop for a donation and there were plenty of coffee and food places around. Please don’t jam up our indoor trash cans, which won’t hold enough. There’s no trash pickup at Ancient Light, but there’s a municipal can out by the highway.
There’s not a lot of parking. Please do not block the northern area beyond the shop. That belongs to Taco Loco and the other business in that direction. We can use the area in front of the hair salon both Saturday and Sunday, since they’re closed. Around the corner in front of the furniture store is right out, since they’re open 7 days. The parking one street to the east (Verbena) is fair game for the whole time, just don’t block the marked spaces. Please don’t get us in trouble with the neighbors!
Since almost everything is happening at the shop this year, other than trips, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Don’t be shy about asking for a ride. We’d rather folks carpool!
Please take advantage of the wonderful food and things to do here in Waldport!