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Thursday, February 23
 

8:30pm

Bedtime Stories
Goodnight sweet child of mine, lay down your weary head. Close your sleepy eyes, for it is time for bed. Come hang out this evening and we will read some bedtime stories. Remember to wear your jammies and bring your favorite stuffy. If you would like to bring your favorite bed-time book too, we will read that as well.

Speakers
NE

Nichole Ellwanger

Nichole has been a practicing pagan since 2000. She has been a High Priestess since 2005 and is one of the founders and current Vice President of the Mid-Michigan Pagan Council. Nichole has been the head of Children’s Programming at ConVocation since 2012. She values education and... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Windsor
 
Friday, February 24
 

11:30am

Sacred Blanket Forts: Creating Personal Space
Children know the comfort and sense of adventure that comes with building a space all of their own. We’ll be walking through methods of warding, such as herbs or crystals, ways to draw the sacred into the space, and techniques for creating group sacred space. Working together to create space is demonstrated and encouraged. All materials will be supplied and parents are encouraged to participate.

Speakers
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Sapphire

Sapphire's tradition is a fusion of practices. Utilizing thirty years of experience to accomplish the blending of the beliefs and practices of her multi-cultural ancestors, Sapphire brings synchronicity and focus to overlapping systems. Recent grandmothers and great-grandmothers were... Read More →
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Shadowdragon

Between the Waters Society
Shadowdragon's wide experience of studies has included Celtic and Norse beliefs, Ceremonial systems of magic, and initiation and work within The Ordo Draconis. Current practice is a fusion of work involving ancestral exploration and communion along with the magical celebration of... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Windsor

2:00pm

Welcoming All People
Come and learn acceptance of all people no matter what path they walk. Kids will learn how to accept others and how to talk to others whom are not as open minded. There will be a chance to color and make drawings about the children's path.

Speakers
CZ

Carrie Zay

Carrie has been a practicing witch for 22 years. She has been a High Priestess of a number of local covens, and at times, just a member. She is one of the founders of the M.M.P.C., Local Coordinator for Lansing Pagan Pride Day, and Regional Coordinator for Pagan Pride in the Ohio... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Model T

4:00pm

Kids Boffers
Boffers are foam swords designed to let people strike one another in a safe and fun way. So, Kids Boffers is an interactive class where kids learn to play well with others through one-on-one and team battles, as well as constructively using energy in a friendly way.

Speakers
AC

Andrew Cavanaugh

Andrew is in his third year of studying Robotic Engineering and enjoys playing volleyball and other sports in his spare time. He has participated in boffers classes at ConVocation most of his life and is excited to be able to teach it again this year.
KJ

Katie Jane

Katie has been involved in every Kids Boffers class since they started offering them at ConVocation, and is looking forward to sharing her love of the class with the next generation of ConVocation kids.


Friday February 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ontario/Huron

7:00pm

The Moon Owl: A Granny Root Story
Granny Root lives deep in the woods, under the roots of an old oak tree. She sleeps most of the time on a bed of moss and leaves, but wakes up now and then to tell a story with a message for children of all ages. Granny Root will tell you the tale of Moon Owl; a very curious owl from the frozen north who goes on a journey to find something very special.

Speakers
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Bona Dea

Bona Dea is an elder seer within the Wisewoman/Shamanic tradition and an elder high priestess in the Romano-Celtic tradition.She facilitates healing work with her kenning stones and energy patterning. Bona Dea has been a public speaker, ritual artist and storyteller for more than... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Windsor
 
Saturday, February 25
 

9:30am

An Eclectic Look at Samhain and Yule
My favorite part of being pagan is all the wonderful holidays. We will look at some of the traditions for Samhain and Yule from around the world. We will hear a story and make a craft for each holiday.

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Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Model T

2:00pm

Pokemon Ritual
We are continuing our series of teaching children to write and lead their own rituals through Pop Culture. This year we will be using the popular game Pokemon Go as our inspiration. We will be exploring how different Pokemon relate to the elements and can be applied to our ritual. We welcome children of all ages to come and participate in this ritual.

Speakers
NE

Nichole Ellwanger

Nichole has been a practicing pagan since 2000. She has been a High Priestess since 2005 and is one of the founders and current Vice President of the Mid-Michigan Pagan Council. Nichole has been the head of Children’s Programming at ConVocation since 2012. She values education and... Read More →
CZ

Carrie Zay

Carrie has been a practicing witch for 22 years. She has been a High Priestess of a number of local covens, and at times, just a member. She is one of the founders of the M.M.P.C., Local Coordinator for Lansing Pagan Pride Day, and Regional Coordinator for Pagan Pride in the Ohio... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Erie

2:00pm

Symbols of Wisdom: Animals
In this class series, we will explore symbols of knowledge and wisdom within a variety of traditions and cultures. For this portion of the series we will focus on Animals and how they represent wisdom and knowledge. We will share the myth behind each one, create a corresponding craft to help us remember the symbolism and have a discussion on how to use this knowledge in our daily lives .

Speakers
L

Luchan

Luchan has been interested in religions for most of his life & has been part of the community for 4+ years.He is ordained through Universal Life Church and enjoys when he gets called upon to officiate weddings. He has been on the board of Pagan Pathways Temple, but left to focus on... Read More →
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Amie Lynn

Mom
Amie has over 11 years experience teaching art, dance and preschool. This will be Amie’s 18th year attending ConVocation, having taught Kids Programming for at least 10 of those years (She has lost count). She has explored many aspects of various traditions on the Pagan path, and... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Classic

4:00pm

Weaving good dreams with Dream Catchers - Kids
In this class you will learn how to weave good dreams by catching the bad. You will be learning about dream catchers and creating your own to take home. Dream catchers were a decorative and integral part of the Native American culture, with many different styles, sizes and and materials. After last years overwhelming response this class has been divided into two sections. This section is for CHILDREN only.

Speakers
CW

Callie Whitewolf

Callie Whitewolf has been a practicing pagan for the last 20 years and a High Priestess since 2007. She enjoys teaching her faith to children in the form of arts and crafts. In 2007 Callie co-founded Isle of the Sacred Myst a family based coven where teaching the next generation pagan... Read More →
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Phindolf Whitewolf

Phindolf Whitewolf has been a practicing pagan for the last 16 years, however he has been researching different faiths his whole life. He has always been drawn to nature based faiths and draws from a blend of different belief structures when teaching and practicing. Phindolf has been... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Model T
 
Sunday, February 26
 

9:30am

Worry Dolls and Blessing Jars
Sometimes we all have worries that we are afraid to talk about. We will make small worry dolls to help us through those times. And to help us see that we have more blessings than worries, we will make blessing jars.

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Sunday February 26, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Model T

12:00pm

Getting to know the Gatekeepers
In this fun and interactive workshop kids will learn about Gatekeeper Gods. These are gods and goddesses who guard the crossroads, help travelers, are tricksters, money makers, and even help the dead find their homes in the afterlife. Gatekeepers in the ADF Druidic tradition are very important and help as guardians and guides in every ritual we do. Using songs, stories, and theater we will explore these archetypes, give offerings and learn a simple prayer to the Gatekeepers.

Speakers
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Rev. Melissa Hill

The Rev. Melissa Hill is a priest in the ADF Druidic tradition and a member of Cedarsong Grove, ADF in Lansing MI. Long ago she oathed herself to the gods under a full moon in the woods and shared a revealed star. She is a spiritworker, ritual artist, painter, blogger, homeschooling... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Allen Park