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The Twentieth Year

Barbeque Imbolc -- Pren Tal

February 2, 1986 (AS XX)

From The Page (February, 1986):

Come drag in your dragon tales and warm your hearts at Pren Tal's third annual fire feast, Sunday February 2 frm 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto. We privide charcoal, cooking grills and rain shelter. You provide your own food, drink, eating equipment and garb. Warm cloaks and towels to dry wet benches are recommended.

This year's themes are dragons, comets and the color red. Competitions will be: best smart dragon tale in 100 words and dragon lore from around the world. If the sun shines, there is a nearby large open field for non-fighting activities and playground equipment for children. Ran or shine, there will be quiet games and good company.

This is the season of the sun's returning (birth of lambs and Beltane babies, preparation of fields and sowing of the fisrt crop), celtic imbolc (smithcraft, healing waters, hearth fires, bardic song and poetry, spicy food, dragons), Oriental New Year (dragons, firecrackers, lucky coins in red jackets, kitchen hearths), Groundhot's Day (small mammals, shadows), Candlemas/Lucia Day (candles, fiery head wreaths), return of Halley's Comet (political change, night sky watching and recording). Appropriate crafts for show and tell, seasonal foods for sharing, period instrumental music and lore of this season would be most welcome and appreciated.

DIRECTIONS: (omitted).

For more information call Ruth Bruner (contact info omitted).


Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.


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