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Title: 8th Annual Pagan Festival & Pride Parade
START DATE: Saturday May 09
TIME: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Details:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park – 2151 Martin Luther King Jr.
Way, 94704, (at Center Street Next to Farmers Market - South of
University Avenue and East of Downtown Berkeley BART)
Event Type: Party/Street Party
Contact NameArlynne Camire
Email Addressarlynne [at] thepaganalliance.org
Phone Number5108721188
Address
Pagan Festival and Parade-May 9, 2009-Full Circle
We are proud to invite you to the
8th Annual Pagan Festival
Theme -Full Circle
Saturday, May 9, 2009
10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park – 2151 Martin Luther King Jr.
Way, 94704, (at Center Street Next to Farmers Market - South of
University Avenue and East of Downtown Berkeley BART)

The Parade Returns to the street! Create a float or contingent and participate!!


FREE-ALL WELCOME!
2009-2010 Keeper of the Light-Victoria Slind-Flor
Master of Ceremonies Shay Black (Celtic Singer and Instrumentalist) &
Mistress of Ceremonies Christina Sarver Catherine (Singer and Musician)

Music, Dance, Stage Performances, Speakers, Environmentally Friendly
Pagan Pride Parade, Temple of Change, Altars, Public Ritual, Vendors,
Druid Story Telling Pavilion, Green Pavilion and Displays, Authors
Circle, and Arts & Crafts Pavilion, Info Booths and Program/Resource Guide.

Performers include:
T. Thorn Coyle - http://www.thorncoyle.com
Beltaine’s Fire - Celtic Hip Hop Fusion project- http://www.beltainesfire.com
Fontaine’s M.U.S.E- Beat Magic-http://www.fontainsmuse.com
Ariellah Deshret Dance Company-Tribal and Dark Fusion Belly Dance-
http://www.deshretdance.com
Anaar-Dark Imaginations Dance Performace - http://www.anaar.info

Best Costume Awards for Youth and Adults
Best Float Competition
Volunteers, Vendors and Info Booths Wanted

The event is family friendly and completely accessible.
We encourage you to use public transportation , bike, walk or carpool.


How You Can Participate at the Pagan Festival and Interfaith Parade!

There are several ways in which you can participate in this year’s
festival and we encourage you to get involved. With each contribution
and offering, you make this a successful and diverse community event.

We invite you to take part in the parade which is Green and
environmentally friendly. Our Pagan Pride and diversity of spirituality
is much more visible now that we parade down Shattuck Avenue in downtown
Berkeley. The procession promotes a positive view of our traditions
while building positive relationships with other communities. Last year
was wonderful. People came out of the shops and joined the procession.
You can find photos of past years festivities on our
website!http://thepaganalliance.org/

The procession will launch from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center
Park at Noon and will be in the street. This year we encourage floats,
people, animal and alternative energy powered vehicles. When you return
to the park, you are invited to join the Ritual Circle. The opening
ceremony will begin when the last person has returned to the park at
approximately 12:45 pm.

Volunteer!
You can make this year’s celebration a smashing success! To volunteer
please visit http://thepaganalliance.org/volunteer.asp

Non-Profits and Info Booths-

If you would like to host an information table for your organization,
please proceed to the website and complete a vendor application. The fee
is $30 to cover our costs. We encourage you to bring a shade structure
not to exceed 10 feet by 10 feet. We will provide the table and chairs.
Information tables will share the circle with vendors.

Performers!
We also have performance opportunities for dancers, musicians and
performance artist. Stage performances will begin following the opening
ceremony. Please visit http://thepaganalliance.org/performer.asp to
sign up.

Altars-
We encourage visual artists to contribute by building an altar. To
answer the open call for artists, and spiritual groups and
organizations, please visit
http://thepaganalliance.org/altarist.asp

Authors-
If you would like to promote your book and meet your readers, please
join the Authors Circle. http://thepaganalliance.org/author.asp

We want to make sure that you are included in the Pagan Festival Program
and Resource Guide so we need your information. Please visit our website
and fill out the application for participants, http://thepaganalliance.org/.
We understand that everyone has busy lives. If you don’t have the time
to complete the application, please email your information that includes
the name of your organization, the URL and a name, email and cell phone
number of a contact.

Groups can take advantage of the festival general information table to
display flyers and brochures.

Above all, we hope you will join us in celebrating of our many paths and
the positive change that we are creating in the world on May 9, 2009, in
Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley, CA. For more info
visit our site at http://thepaganalliance.org/


If you have any questions please contact Arlynne Camire, Festival
Director at
(510) 872-1188 - arlynne [at] thepaganalliance.or
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Festival for a day of Pagan
Pride.

Features at the 8th Annual Pagan Festival

Temple of Change and Community Altars

We invite you to share your ideas and intentions for Change. Take time
to walk around and become inspired by the words of your community. If
you are interested in contributing an altar, please complete and
application at http://www.thepaganfestival.org

Located adjacent to the Peace Wall and Fountain.

Arts and Craft Pavilion

We invite children and adults in making and decorating masks and magic
wands. This activity is FREE. If you feel inclined to donate, please do.

Druid Story Telling Pavilion

SitSitdown in this wonderful space to listen to one of many story
tellers captivate you with tales that will delight and inspire.

Green Pavilion

Pagans are the caretakers of the earth. Visit the Green Pavilion to
learn more about sustainable living and green practices that will
minimize your carbon imprint and reduce waste while creating a healthy
environment.

Many Blessings,

The Pagan Alliance
The mission of the Pagan Alliance is to educate our Communities and the
general public, to promote acceptance of our faiths and traditions, to
work for justice, to connect our communities, celebrate our spiritual
diversity.






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