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Milwaukee Ostara Festival

MILWAUKEE OSTARA FESTIVAL
Saturday, APRIL 1, 2006
HART PARK, Noon to 6pm
With Special Guest - Isaac Bonewits on Sunday evening (tickets for sale now! More to come out about this later)

The Milwaukee Pagan Unity Council is holding its fifth annual Ostara Festival this year. MPUC is a local non-profit that hosts the Ostara Festival every year, and is a supporter of Pagan Pride Day. We attempt to build community among all Milwaukee people, and open up opportunities for education about the pagan community as well as events that welcome all walks.

We've had excellent success with our festivals in the past, even though blizzards! Our events are always fun, and support other local non-profits. Last year, we made a huge contribution to the Hunger Task Force, and our blood drive was tremendously successful!

We are in full swing for bringing in vendors, workshops, performers, and more. We have some tarot readers, chair massage, and possibly even reiki practitioners as well as many local vendors from organic coffee companies to Herb stores to new age stores. Performances will include bellydancers, Nia, trancedance, and hopefully more! What are we missing?

You!

We are looking for more people to be involved. Please contact me directly at irondawn@gmail.com to get forms and information, or send me your email address and I'll forward that information. Or if you prefer to have it mailed to you, send me your mailing address (always kept private) and we will send you information in our next mailing. (We never sell personal information.)

Vendors:
We are open to all sorts of vendors if you think your wares will be of interest to the community. We've had past vendors such as booksellers, new age stores, Moonwise Herbs, clothing vendors, henna artists, reiki masters, tarot readers, bellydance costuming, jewlery dealers, local Milwaukee artists(we LOVE to have a taste of Milwaukee!), and much more. If you think the community would be interested, why don't you give it a try?

Workshops:
Last year we had a dancing workshop, an herbal workshop, jewelry making workshop, a broom-making workshop that had a LINE for attendance. Have a skill or information that you think the community would be interested in? Of particular interest is drum rhythm workshops, yoga, or other skills that people can learn to better their lives or gain a new hobby.

Performance:
We are looking for bands, drummers, musicians, more dancers (currently only Barika Bellydance has confirmed their performance - we'd like a cabaret group or performer too!) How about a different dance style, or other artistic pursuit? If we weren't indoors, I'd hire fire spinners ON THE SPOT (I love you guys!)

Volunteer?
If you're just looking to help, then we could definitely use you. Whether it's greeting people at the door, manning a table for an hour, donating a baked good for the bake sale, or just helping set up or take down - we welcome any help!

Contact irondawn@gmail.com, or revonatah@yahoo.com for more information on how to be a part of this great event.

(x-posted to cityofmilwaukee, midwest_belly, and my personal journal)
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