C o m m u n i t y N e w s

California

ELEMENTAL WISDOM WORKSHOP
This is a two hour workshop on experiencing the elements. It will be held at 270 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa,CA from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.Price is $10 and you must call The Latest Thing at (949) 645-6211 to register.

The Latest Thing is also holding a public full moon ritual on Aug.28(7:30-9:30)

PAGAN FEST SUMMER FAIRE
presented by Greenwood Glen Coven Saturday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at The Masonic Lodge, 1401 15th St., Newport Beach,CA $3 admission to faire - 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. $5 donation for Drum Circle - 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. There will be vendors, performers, raffle, silent auction, after-faire drum circle!

Pennsylvania

YOUNG PAGAN GATHERING CIRCLE
This is an ongoing event for young Pagans ages 13-25 in Pittsburgh,PA. No specific date or time. Group forming for discussions and networking. Contact Zjeza Sylvan at: colelea_grrl@hotmail.com

Young Pagan Gathering Circle of Philadelphia (Havertown, PA) Same as above, Contact Rev. Mica Levi at: mica@zdial.com or call: (610) 493-2769

FIRST HARVEST CELEBRATION A public circle to be held at the UU Church in Erie,PA on August 3 at 7PM. $3.00 donation requested. Contact Selkie at: eala@cecomet.net

Texas

SUNDAY WICCA CLASSES
Wicca classes taught by the Wiccan Church of Canada for beginners and the adept alike. Held Sundays at 7:00pm at 208 N.Oak Arlington, TX. Contact Duane E. Savage at sekhema@earthlink.net or call: 817-265-4619

COFFEE TALK FOR TEENS
Held every Tuesday at Starbucks (801 15th Street suite 500)in Piano,TX at 7PM. Contact Chris Marrero at: waterfyre@hotmail.com or (972) 517-2390
Website: http://www.mindspring.com/~tdbb/index.html

Ohio

BLUE ROSE GATHERING
This gathering is for Wiccans 13-17 in the Columbus/Marysville area. To be held August 13 in Marysville,OH. Contact Amanda Wise at: aew_69@yahoo.com

Poll Commentary

This time around we decided to include some commentary on the poll question we posted. (You can find the results on page 5 of this issue.) Below are the comments from the staff of Starlight Voices in response to the poll question:
What do you think of the "Media Witch"?

"They are only meant for entertainment, and they shouldn't be real life portrayals of us." -- Cyrex Azger

"If they're horribly terribly off track when they're supposed to be representing the religion, then they piss me off. If they're flying around and making potions with frogs eyes and stuff then they're obviously for entertainment and I don't get my underwear in a twist over it." -- Dragonraven

"People need to laugh at themselves a little and not take themselves so seriously; those who are uptight in thinking that these "Media Witches" are doing undue harm to Our Kind. Granted, some may, but that is not likely the case. Here I reference Sabrina, the Teen Age Witch, for example. People need to separate Reality from the Movies and until those that need to do so, they will continue to make fools out of themselves by running around like chickens with their heads cut off." -- Arianna Stillfield


Announcements

The winner of last issue's random drawing for the book Teen Witch by Silver RavenWolf is Stacy W. from Sacramento, California !

The Rainwater Society is taking submissions for a youth resource packet. We're looking for publications, organizations (on and offline), events, groups (covens, study circles) and any other possible resources that can be of use to the young Pagan community. (For examples, see page 3 of the issue) Please, if you know of any such resources tell us about it. We can be contacted at: society@rainwater.zzn.com or send it by postal mail in care of Starlight Voices.


That's it for this issue. We'll be back again in time for Mabon. In the meantime, stay safe, continue learning, and walk in love and light.

Contact Starlight Voices at: Starlight Voices
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