Children's Papier-Mâché Workshop (ages 6-14)
Jul
20
to Jul 27

Children's Papier-Mâché Workshop (ages 6-14)

Children's papier-mâché workshop

July 20th and 27th 1-4

Ages 6-14

Member: $55.00

Non-Member: 60.00
Price includes both dates
Advance tickets required

In the July 20th workshop children will be constructing forms and papier-mâchéing sculptures of their choosing. In the following week, July 27th, they will be painting and decorating their pieces.

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French Cafe ::SPEAK FRENCH MAKE FRIENDS:: w/ Claire Garand
Jul
25
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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Fairytale Dinner Series :: MOROCCO :: w/ Chef Michelle Cross
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Fairytale Dinner Series :: MOROCCO :: w/ Chef Michelle Cross

Jocelyn Toffic and Michelle Cross have joined forces to bring you a new Monthly Series - The Avalon Fairytale Dinners. In May we celebrate Nippon, The Land of The Rising Sun. Michelle Cross will teach us the art of hand-rolled Maki. After you make your own appetizer (or pack to take home for lunch). You will feast on a 4-course vegan culinary experience. As you dine, you will have a selection of Japanese fairytales read aloud to you, by Jocelyn Toffic.

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::HEAL:: An herbal medicine workshop with Spirit Wise
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

::HEAL:: An herbal medicine workshop with Spirit Wise

Healing with Comfrey and Plantain
Sunday, July 28th 1 to 3 pm


Women are natural healers and have been the keepers of herbal wisdom. Come and share some time tapping into your intuitive wisdom for using plants as medicine.

Plantain is an incredibly common plant found in nearly every yard and bit of grass. Often overlooked, this plant has awesome healing potential and can be used in a number of ways to heal many common ailments.

Comfrey is a non-native plant to this area that can often be found having escaped from old farm gardens. Once established, it seeds itself heartily and can spread from a small amount of rootstock. This plant is one of the strongest healing plant allies we can work with for mending skin and tissue within the body.

Join the ladies of Spirit Wise Herbs for an in-depth discussion about these two herbal allies, how they can be identified, used to heal ourselves and one another and how they are often used together. We will talk a bit about plant signatures and intuitive use of plants also.

Bring a jar and go home with 2 oz of an infused oil of either of these plants.

Advance Tix Required
$25 members
$35 non- members

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JAZZERCIZE-ISH an 80'S exercise class w/ NIKKI HENTZ
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

JAZZERCIZE-ISH an 80'S exercise class w/ NIKKI HENTZ

SPAZZERCISE

Sick of being told by gym dudes that it's not a workout unless you throw up?

Come break into a light glow with a low impact, no stress, all fun 80s inspired workout

Nikki Hentz (of Lady Luck Burlesque Fame) has been doing 80s and 90s low impact workout videos in her living room for the past 6 years, it's time to share the joy!

The moves are simple but effective!
This could easily turn into a freestyle 80s dance party!

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

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Avalon North Open House + Open Studios
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

Avalon North Open House + Open Studios

Please join us during Dover's Art Walk for our first Open House.
FRI
AUG 2nd
6-9pm

Public welcome (all genders)

Come see the club and meet some of our members.
Most of us are very charming and the space is quite lovely.
Resident artist and makers will have their studios open
Residents Merisa Dion and Jocelyn Toffic will have an exhibition in the common area "Purge + Paper" Newer Works by Merisa | Ancient works by Jocelyn.
And the rest of the space and the halls will be filled with some of our membership showing off what they do or make or have to say or sing.
Join us for an evening of merriment and celebration of our creativity and entrepreneurial spirits
(oh and P.S. Soggy Po Boys are playing in Henry Law Park this same night, right next door to our mill. So you can spend the eve in Dover. (It's lovely here but please let's keep that between us).
In no particular order

Jacqueline Finnerty
Beautiful things on paper and made from paper. Our Queen of flowers, also our meditation teacher.

Natalie King
with her killer side hustle NH Pet and Property.
"Serving the Seacoast of New Hampshire, we specialize in overnight pet-sitting and farm-sitting. More info:
https://www.nhpetandproperty.com Come meet us!"

JIllian Benham
our house photographer, beloved for her intense and ethereal photo portraiture. Jillian Benham Photograhy and Styling https://jillianbenham.com/

Rosa Nute
New to art making, she describes her experience: "I have recently started to dabble in art as a way for me to take a step back and have some "me" time. I love how relaxing painting is and can't wait to continue learning!"

Madeleine Nossiff
is a ceramic artist from Portsmouth NH, her work is heart centered and history driven. She crafts functional pottery that reflects themes of tradition, daily rituals, and sacred symbology.

Lannon Gray is performance art

Amanda Giles
is an acrylic pour artist among other dabblings, but her more usual mediums include computer code and spoken word poetry.

Molly Branch
Our house herbal medicine teacher and proprietress of Persephone Plant Potion will be bringing all manner of herbal goodies

Claire Garand
Is bringing delightfully niche and often French handmade greeting cards, painted tees, and various accessories. She also plays ukelele and sings in French and I'm trying to convince her to do this all night.

Meghan Hoskins
is an artist, poet, and violinist. She will be selling pieces of her original artwork at our open house. She mainly works with acrylic on canvass. She loves to paint landscapes, sunsets, and cute animals.

MIchelle Cross
Will have small prints and a few larger pieces on canvas
Handmade gifts or treats to keep for yourself
Crafty gifts such as:
- a couple paper mache animal masks
-“Moss” mats and stones
-faux “sheepskins”
-beeswax wraps
-seed bombs (clay, soil, and wildflower seed, truffle size balls for guerrilla gardening- just throw in grassy areas that could use a little love and color! Like between roads, in your own yard in that forgotten patch of grass and weeds, or that dingy abandoned neighborhood yard)

Meredith Cogswell
Grapevine wreathes, herbal medicines, and painted cards!

Meaghan McNeal
Our amateur taxidermist will be selling some of her paintings, as she has only begun what is sure to be a long and fruitful life with all the dead animals.

Brenna Lilly
our house yoga teacher will be doing some tarot readings. She's very very good.

Alyssa Pittera
The Mylk Maid! She makes her own pepita mylk!! With the Salty Rose Co. She'll be here selling some delightful flannel things!

Leah David
Resident and Owner Operator of Treeline Tile & Stone. Bad.Ass. Trades.Woman.

Jocelyn Toffic
Resident artist, Showing and Purging older works. Her studio will be open (which never happens)

Merisa Dion
Resident artist and kick ass print maker, will be showing newer drawings and works o paper.

Lily Moonstorm
The original sweetest fairy person. She lives breathes and swims creativity. It's in her hair even. Not even sure what she's bringing but I know it will be steeped in magic and made with a kind heart.

Bridget Toffic
Heir to the Avalon Empire. Has very hard opinions about things Tries desperately and daily to keep her mother from saying terribly offensive things. Also makes beautiful emotionally and politically charged collages.

And so many more of our members will be on hand to answer your questions and show you around.


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Pagan Mythology Study Group (Members only)
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

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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Pagan Mythology Study Group (Members only)
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

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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French Cafe ::SPEAK FRENCH MAKE FRIENDS:: w/ Claire Garand
Aug
27
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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Pagan Mythology Study Group (Members only)
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

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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Information Night for ::Istanbul 2020 All Girls Travel Tour::
Jul
15
5:30 PM17:30

Information Night for ::Istanbul 2020 All Girls Travel Tour::

Join us for a slideshow and information session
::Istanbul 2020 an All Girls Travel Tour::
public welcome

Our trip will be 9 days
April 25th - May 3 2020

These are just some of the things we will see and do:

Visit the Hagia Sophia
The Underground Cistern
Be scrubbed like a toddler in the Oldest Turkish Bath in the World
The Blue Mosque
Bathe in the Thermal Pools of Pamukkale
Take a ferry ride to Asia for lunch
Visit the Ruins of Hierapolis
See the Magic and Mysticism of the Whirling Dervish


Here are some of the things your Avalon tour package will include:

+ Airport pick up
+ A shared room in our centrally located home away from home
+ A kitchen supplied with cooking essentials, beverages, snacks, supplies for traditional Turkish Breakfast, and pasta for lunch or dinner making
+ All admission fees to all excursions and sights on our itinerary
+ In country flights/hotel/dinner in Pamukkale
+ All the stray cats and dogs to pet that you could ever dream of. Most of them are pretty nice, and only a little dirty

***This tour package will not include flights which currently range from $660-$1100 RT

Prices will be finalized by Thursday prior to the information night and will be published to our to our Instagram page @patriarchynothanks

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Children's Pottery Workshop (ages 6-14)
Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

Children's Pottery Workshop (ages 6-14)

Children's pottery workshop (advance tickets required)

July 13th 1-4

Ages: 6-14

Member: $35.00

Non-Member: $40.00

In this 3 hour workshop, we will be working with clay to make pinch and coils pots. Children will be given instruction on how to do both techniques which they can use together or separately in making a pot or two. We will have additional tools on hand to add texture to the pots as well.

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Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz
Jul
10
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)
Jul
3
6:00 PM18:00

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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Creepy NH Hike to a Creepy Thing w/ Taylor Barclay
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Creepy NH Hike to a Creepy Thing w/ Taylor Barclay

As warm weather finally draws near, Avalon North will be shifting much of our event's focus to the beautiful outdoors of NH. Taylor Barclay is Avalon's leading authority on all things creepy and ghostly. She is thrilled to man the helm of our creepy hike series. Once a month we will travel to some haunted corner of NH to explore. Always advisable to bring a towel and bathing suit when in the company of Taylor. Girl likes water, like a lot. She'll swim in anything anywhere anytime. So prepare as you see fit.

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Fairytale Dinner Series :: FRANCE :: w/ Chef Michelle Cross (vegetarian)
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Fairytale Dinner Series :: FRANCE :: w/ Chef Michelle Cross (vegetarian)

Welcoming summer with open arms, let’s have a Vegetarian feast fit for the French countryside! Over the course of this luxuriant dining experience under the fairy lights and trees of the Avalon Sanctuary, we will be exploring the history, different versions, and supposed meanings behind France's best-known Fairytale "Little Red Riding Hood". Rife with symbolic meaning, most children are better never hearing the older and more gruesome versions of this ancient folktale.

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French Cafe ::SPEAK FRENCH MAKE FRIENDS:: w/ Claire Garand
Jun
27
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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Getting to know your etheric body: grounding // protecting // clearing (with Litō)
Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Getting to know your etheric body: grounding // protecting // clearing (with Litō)

It’s time we acknowledge that we are energy……

Dissolve any fears that you may have surrounding your energetic, intuitive and empathic sensitivities and stand in your power. This workshop will connect you to your intuition or gut feelings by offering foundational exercises for maintaining your etheric body. You will learn how to ground, protect and clear this subtle body, as well as why it is vital to do so. All are welcome, but if you consider yourself an empath, lightworker, energy sensitive or intuitive, you will find these tools particularly beneficial. **This foundation workshop is highly recommended as a prerequisite for any and all future energy workshops / advanced courses. I look forward to meeting you all…if you feel called.....in light and gratitude.

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The Joy of Living :: A meditation series w/ Jacqueline Finnerty
Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

The Joy of Living :: A meditation series w/ Jacqueline Finnerty

Are you looking to experience more joy in your life? Or maybe you’re hoping to reduce anxiety or to not get so stressed out every time you can’t find your keys. “Happiness is a mindset” may be annoying to hear but it happens to be true.

In this 3 week course we are going to explore 3 important components of happiness: Positivity, Gratitude and Kindness. We’ll discuss how each of these works to make us feel happier and how we can incorporate these into our daily lives. Each class will end with a guided meditation.

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Open Leisure Hours at the Club (Members only)
Jun
24
4:00 PM16:00

Open Leisure Hours at the Club (Members only)

Please join us Mondays in June (and one random Wednesday) for our members-only open leisure hours.

Science has shown that unstructured downtime is critical to our emotional and mental well being

We invite you to gather
and leave your worries and anxieties outside for a spell

Come enjoy the club during our downtime
Feel free to bring your craft project

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Make your own BOOB OIL w/ Molly Branch
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Make your own BOOB OIL w/ Molly Branch

BOOB OIL (breast health is very serious)
Did you know that our breasts tend to be the least touched parts of our bodies? Crazy, right? For something our culture is so obsessed with, they receive such little loving touch from us.

Do you know about the lymphatic system? It's our body's waste management system, filtering toxins and dumping them into our fatty breast tissue. When we restrict our breasts by wearing a bra, this causes lymphatic stagnation. If you have sore, tender breasts, you are dealing with some level of lymphatic stagnation. Breast massage can help!

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Summer Solstice Members Dinner Party (+mtg)
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Solstice Members Dinner Party (+mtg)

Photo: Kay Nielsen's "East of the Sun West of the Moon"

Members please join us as we celebrate the summer solstice

Members Meeting begins at 6 if you wish to attend 
Dinner at 7

Bring a Dish/Bev 
An offering for the Altar
RSVP here
And feel free to comment in the Facebook event with what you are bringing 
(as much as I love it when everyone just brings desserts and wine apparently that's not "dinner")

New members always welcome
To become a member click the link

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


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Pagan Mythology Study Group (Members only)
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

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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The Joy of Living :: A meditation series w/ Jacqueline Finnerty
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

The Joy of Living :: A meditation series w/ Jacqueline Finnerty

Are you looking to experience more joy in your life? Or maybe you’re hoping to reduce anxiety or to not get so stressed out every time you can’t find your keys. “Happiness is a mindset” may be annoying to hear but it happens to be true.

In this 3 week course we are going to explore 3 important components of happiness: Positivity, Gratitude and Kindness. We’ll discuss how each of these works to make us feel happier and how we can incorporate these into our daily lives. Each class will end with a guided meditation.

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Open Leisure Hours at the Club (Members only)
Jun
17
4:00 PM16:00

Open Leisure Hours at the Club (Members only)

Please join us Mondays in June (and one random Wednesday) for our members-only open leisure hours.

Science has shown that unstructured downtime is critical to our emotional and mental well being

We invite you to gather
and leave your worries and anxieties outside for a spell

Come enjoy the club during our downtime
Feel free to bring your craft project

View Event →
Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz
Jun
12
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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