December Events from Casa Mariposa

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Advent Series at Casa Mariposa

    The season bends toward shadow and solstice and a wealth of holy and holidays. Advent is one lens into the season between times. Though primarily Christian in its current context, history tells a much wider story. Our ancestors held this time with a kind of awe which predates written language, let alone dogma. 

     This year we invite the community and its wider circles to join us for the first four Sunday evenings of December, from 7:00-8:30pm at Casa Mariposa, 127 N. Palomas Ave.

December 1st: “Red Fountains and Embroidering for Peace/Fuentes Rojas y Bordando por la Paz.” A film and discussion facilitated by Suzanne Hesh.
December 8th: Paula Miller. A Reflection.
December 15th: Maggie Kearns… “Pink Candle Sunday” An evening of Carols.
December 22: Jim Marx Newgrange, Birth of the Sun, Druidic Spirituality.

   The themes are in place. How they play out is a work in progress. So, this is a rough draft of sorts… the time and place are set… what happens therein is a matter of Spirit. Come join us and be part of the spark….within this liminal space. 

December 8th Rally to Remove Arivaca Road Border Patrol Checkpoint

Join us on Sunday, December 8th for a Community Rally calling for the immediate removal of the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Arivaca Road in Amado, AZ. The family friendly rally will feature music, art, skits.  Arivaca meet-up at the Arivaca Community Center at 12pm we will depart at 1pm.  Folks coming from Tucson and elsewhere meet up at the Longhorn at 1pm we will depart at 1:30pm. 

We will converge at the checkpoint at 2pm. There will be a short walk from both directions. Those unable to walk can drive closer.  Planning meetings every Sunday 2-4pm at the Arivaca Community Center. Banner making on Saturday, December 7th in Downtown Arivaca, 10am to 2pm. More information at http://www.phparivaca.org.  Sponsored by People Helping People.

Join us for a Hanukkah Celebration!

On Friday, December 20th at 6pm we will celebrate the Festival of Lights at Casa Mariposa. Join us for potato latkes, dreidel games, chocolate gelt, Hanukkah songs and more!  Come and learn about this 8 day Jewish Holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE.

 

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