Autumn Equinox Ritual & Meditation w/ Jacqueline Finnerty
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Autumn Equinox Ritual & Meditation w/ Jacqueline Finnerty

Members please join us at the club as we sink deeper as a community into honoring the cyclical passages of the seasons. Led by our favorite meditation teacher and pagan researcher, Jacqueline Finnerty

Bring an offering for the altar


5-15 suggested donation ~ Avalon North is a no-profit venture and your donation goes to the sustenance of our community, tithings, and teachers like Jacqueline.

Guest Passes are not available for this event

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Tithing Selection Committee + Potluck
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Tithing Selection Committee + Potluck

Avalon donates 25% of it’s monthly profit from events and workshops to a different charity every month. Members please join us for a casual potluck roundtable where we choose our tithings for the 2020 calendar year. Laptops welcome at the dinner table for research.

Charitynavigator.org is a great resource for vetting.

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::SPANISH:: Fairytale Pop-Up Dinner series w/ Chef Michelle Cross (vegan)
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

::SPANISH:: Fairytale Pop-Up Dinner series w/ Chef Michelle Cross (vegan)

Following the fall equinox, let’s embrace the lasting summer heat with a dinner influenced by traditional Spanish cuisine. While enjoying these flavors of Spain, we’ll get a glimpse of a cuisine and culture so vivacious in spirit and filled with unrelenting romance. Honoring the late summer, early fall harvest, our dinner will be vegan with the exception of queso manchego making an appearance around the table. Otherwise, each course will be lovingly prepared local legumes and vegetables!
Join us at our table to feast, listen to the intoxicating Flamenco guitar, and attempt the porrón! Usually used for communal wine drinking, we will try out this festive vessel with a sangria made with seasonal fruits and iced tea instead of wine.

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Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz

Wikipedia is one of the world's most used general reference websites. It contains more than 35 million articles in more than 300 languages, but it is susceptible to systemic bias. About 85% of the editors on Wikipedia are men and alarmingly only about 17% of the biographical articles are about women.

This is our history and it is not being written.

You can make Wikipedia better and help us close the gender gap! Learn how to edit with Nikki Hentz and Liz Fowler. You just need to bring a laptop or tablet. We'll supply training and editing tips.

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:: Hike The Whites :: girl hike club w/ Dori + Jocelyn
Sep
20
9:00 AM09:00

:: Hike The Whites :: girl hike club w/ Dori + Jocelyn

We will leave from Avalon at 9am sharp

Hiking Mt Osceola and East Osceola (both 4,000 footers on the list of the 48, for those of you counting)
Plan on a two hour drive up and two hours back.

Pack appropriately (food, water, layers, rain gear)

https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/day-hiking-checklist.html

Shooting to be home around 7pm

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Menopause through the lens of Chinese Medicine
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Menopause through the lens of Chinese Medicine

Shedding Light on Menopause: as viewed in Chinese Medicine

Menopause in Western culture can seem like the drop off into the ocean – down to dark depths that often creates fear and resistance within women, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Please join us for a presentation explaining how menopause is viewed in Chinese medical theory. We will be discussing the basic theory of the 7-year life cycles/stages of development for females, as well as a basic understanding of the functioning of the menstrual cycle and how the shift from menstruating to no longer menstruating takes place within the context of Chinese medicine.

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Herbal Medicine for Mood//Anxiety//Stress w/ Molly Branch
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Herbal Medicine for Mood//Anxiety//Stress w/ Molly Branch


::plant allies for mood/stress::

it’s no secret: we live in stressful times. between stressful lifestyles - overuse of caffeine, lack of sleep, and technological dependency- and the weight of our current political turmoil, it’s no wonder many of us are so frequently overwhelmed. we suffer from adrenal fatigue and depleted nervous systems.

It is little wonder in our culture of distraction that we often forget the plant allies surrounding us. they have much to offer: some plants can help us soften in the moment, relaxing our nervous systems and lifting our spirits. when taken longterm, there are herbs that actually help to rebuild and repair the function of our nervous and endocrine systems, bringing our bodies back into balance.

come to this workshop to learn about some of our best plant allies for emotionally traumatic and disturbing times. each attendee will have a chance to make their own tea blend to take home.


Avalon North's fearless herbal educator is Molly Branch

Molly spent much of her childhood trying to practice Wiccanism, inspired by Willow from Buffy the Vampire slayer. The witch identity simmered away as she grew up and went to UNH, where she studied English Teaching and Women's Studies - only to discover (during her last semester!) that she didn't want to be an English teacher after all, and had become jaded by the constant uphill battle fighting the hegemonic capitalist white male supremacist state of things. She decided she needed to heal, and returned to her childhood dream of becoming a witch. Spending two years mostly self-taught and attending various workshops and mini-herbal courses, Molly decided to dive in deep with a two-year apprenticeship in Plant Spirit Medicine at the Gaia School of Healing in Putney, VT. While so many things have felt muddled, the path to becoming a healer and working with plant medicine has been a strong, clear, and truly magical calling. Molly is passionate about most things, but especially women's health and healing and sharing what she's learned with others. She is currently taking an advanced herbal apprenticeship with Mischa Schuler at Wild Carrot Herbs in Portland, ME., and has recently earned her Reiki I attunement. She is the manager the Herbal Path in Portsmouth. In her free time she draws and paints, reads books, cooks vegetarian food, and plays the harp.


Avalon North is a private women’s club
The sliding scale rate is for our members
Non-members may purchase a $15 day pass to enjoy our member pricing for this event

To become a member please visit https://www.avalonnorth.org/club-membership

Part of Avalon North’s mission is to work against age division. A subset of that is our wish to engage mothers with children in tow, as we feel much of American society prefers mothers with children to stay at home or confine themselves to the McDonald's ball pit. We will actively fight against this compartmentalization of motherhood.

In addition to our kid-centered events programming, our Child Welcoming Policy is as follows:

  • Infants always welcome at all times without exception.

  • Mildly to Extremely well-behaved Children of all genders under 18 are welcome at all events, (unless otherwise noted in the case of certain adult topics or for some open hours and events where mothers and the rest of us, may enjoy a break from all children including our own)

  • If your child walks a fine line between badly and mildly well behaved (as they all have at certain points in their lives, feel free to come and try, and if you have to take the little darling home, there will be no judgment and you will be reimbursed the cost of your admittance)

  • If the event is not geared specifically for children, please be aware that this is an adult women’s club and adults will be speaking freely and sometimes swears happen. We welcome and adore children, but we do not give them thrones

  • Children under 14 are free with an adult ticket

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FULL MOON BONFIRE & covening (location tba)
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

FULL MOON BONFIRE & covening (location tba)

Reclaiming the wild feminine. Full moon women’s circle Friday the 13th. 6:30-8:30pm

Join us on the beach in the waning days of summer
as we come together in circle under the full moon to illuminate the sacred wild feminine within. Reconnect to your fullest self and your sisters. 

Avalon North is a private women’s club
This event is a suggested 5-15 donation for members
Non-members may enjoy the member rate after purchase of a $15 day pass

Circle held by Corrine Beaulieu. Spiritual being, human embodied, yoga teacher, feminist, mother, energy worker, sister goddess. RYT 200. 

Send questions to  yoginisrise@gmail.com

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Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz
Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz

Wikipedia is one of the world's most used general reference websites. It contains more than 35 million articles in more than 300 languages, but it is susceptible to systemic bias. About 85% of the editors on Wikipedia are men and alarmingly only about 17% of the biographical articles are about women.

This is our history and it is not being written.

You can make Wikipedia better and help us close the gender gap! Learn how to edit with Nikki Hentz and Liz Fowler. You just need to bring a laptop or tablet. We'll supply training and editing tips.

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Cafe VENTie (a place for complaining and laughing)
Sep
11
5:30 PM17:30

Cafe VENTie (a place for complaining and laughing)

Is there something you need to bitch about? With all the focus on positivity, we forget that when something negative happens it can feel good to vent to someone so you can let it go and move on with the rest of your week.

Come vent at Cafe Ventie without judgment or shame or bothering your annoyingly positive friends.

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Hike The Whites :: The Women's Hiking Series returns
Sep
6
10:00 AM10:00

Hike The Whites :: The Women's Hiking Series returns

We will leave from Avalon at 10am sharp
Weather permitting we will hike Mt. Washington (weather is often not permitting atop Agiocochook)
This is an 8 mile round trip hike and considered strenuous

If weather is not permitting, we will do a much softer hike up Bald mountain rain or shine.

Plan on a two hour drive up and two hours back either mountain.

Pack appropriately

https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/day-hiking-checklist.html

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September All Members Meeting (and potluck bring a snack or bev)
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

September All Members Meeting (and potluck bring a snack or bev)

Time for a quarterly round up.
All members strongly encouraged to attend (key holders and residents even more so)
This will be a one hour meeting for a state of the club talk

Loose agenda::

New Private Club Rules + Guest Passes
The Reaping update
Abortion Club progress
Upcoming events
New event proposals
Community building events (equinoxes and meditations and dinner parties and full moons and such)
Begin the endeavor of formulating detailed code of ethics/tenets/definitions of Avalon as an ethically focused entity
Suggestions/Feedback (on anything/everything)

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Pagan Mythology Study Group
Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

Pagan Mythology Study Group

We are starting a study group at Avalon. We are beginning with a book called "The Norse Myths" by Kevin Crossley-Holland

First meeting is June 5th at 6pm

We will be going DEEEEEP with this. Beyond discussing the content in a book club style format (bring wine), we will be doing some map making of mythological worlds and family trees. For our first meeting have this book ready, and begin reading up to page 100.

We will be meeting every first and third Wed of the month from 6-7pm.

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French Cafe ::SPEAK FRENCH MAKE FRIENDS:: w/ Claire Garand
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

French Cafe ::SPEAK FRENCH MAKE FRIENDS:: w/ Claire Garand

All levels of experience welcome!! Whether you are a native speaker or a beginner, or perhaps haven't spoken it since you were a child. Fire up the Duolingo app, brush up on your French, and come join us!

We will chat, eat, listen to tunes, and maybe play some French-related games or gossip about Quebec.
Come expecting to speak French the entire time, dictionaries welcome!

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A Conversation on Women's Issues with Team Warren
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

A Conversation on Women's Issues with Team Warren

Avalon is pleased to host the Elizabeth Warren team for a conversation on women's issues.

From the Warren Campaign "Come join Team Warren for a Thursday evening conversation! Have some refreshments and snacks, meet fellow female voters, and discuss the best way to engage on women's issues.

Disclaimer: Senator Warren will not be attending this event."

Secondary Disclaimer: This event in no way implies Avalon North's official endorsement of any candidate. Avalon North will host any candidate of any affiliation at any time, as we believe in our duty as NH citizens to give every candidate for public office a fair hearing.

Avalon North is a women's club, trans and non-binary welcoming.

Click the link to RSVP with Team Warren
https://www.mobilize.us/warrenfornewhampshire/event/108535/?force_banner=true&share_context=event-detail-page-modal&share_medium=copy_link


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Social Media Studies with Claire
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Social Media Studies with Claire

Social Media Studies
a class to learn computer and phone things
with Claire Garand

$15 member | $30 non-member | $20 senior discount non-member

Ever wonder what twitter or Instagram really is? Want to finally start or use that Facebook account? Curious about Venmo, or Group Me chat app? This workshop will teach you everything you need to know and more!

We will be summarizing each major social media platform, getting you started on your favorite, and fielding a Q&A about your pressing questions. The goal is that everyone leaves after making one post!

Bringing a personal laptop and/or smartphone is highly encouraged if possible

::AvalonNorth:: is a Women’s Social Club located in the 1 Washington Street Mills in downtown Dover, NH

To become a member click the link

https://www.avalonnorth.org/club-membership

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Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz

Wikipedia is one of the world's most used general reference websites. It contains more than 35 million articles in more than 300 languages, but it is susceptible to systemic bias. About 85% of the editors on Wikipedia are men and alarmingly only about 17% of the biographical articles are about women.

This is our history and it is not being written.

You can make Wikipedia better and help us close the gender gap! Learn how to edit with Nikki Hentz and Liz Fowler. You just need to bring a laptop or tablet. We'll supply training and editing tips.

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Pagan Mythology Study Group (Members only)
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Pagan Mythology Study Group (Members only)

We are starting a study group at Avalon. We are beginning with a book called "The Norse Myths" by Kevin Crossley-Holland

First meeting is June 5th at 6pm

We will be going DEEEEEP with this. Beyond discussing the content in a book club style format (bring wine), we will be doing some map making of mythological worlds and family trees. For our first meeting have this book ready, and begin reading up to page 100.

We will be meeting every first and third Wed of the month from 6-7pm.

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