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Guide to 2012 Autumn Equinox Events in Seattle

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We welcome fall with changing leaves, shorter days, and cooler nights. There are also events in Puget Sound that prepare you for the change of the season and the upcoming days ahead. Here are some of our favorites.

PCC Markets’ Fall Equinox Detox
Tuesday, September 18, 6:30pm – 9:00pm at Edmonds PCC
Wednesday, September 19, 6:30pm – 9:00pm at West Seattle PCC
Tuesday, September 25, 6:30pm – 9:00pm at Issaquah PCC
Thursday, September 27, 6:30pm – 9pm at Redmond PCC
http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com

Autumn is a good time for a cleanse that will strengthen your immunity in preparation for the colder months. You’ll get a detoxification protocol with wholesome recipes for meals, snacks and drinks, supplement ideas and supporting therapies, and details about which foods support detoxification and which to avoid. A mix of information, food demonstration and tasting. Register online.

Tacoma Sings
Friday, September 21
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Chihuly Bridge of Glass
Downtown Tacoma crossing I-705
Tacoma, WA 98402
http://www.pugetsoundrevels.org

Come for a short concert of traditional harvest and autumn songs, then everyone gathered will sing on the bridge and in the amphitheater by the History Museum. Let’s “thaw” the Chihuly Bridge of Glass into Song! Song sheets will be provided. You are encouraged to bring a lantern so all can light lanterns as twilight falls. Fun for all ages.

14th Annual Concentric Circles Event
Saturday, September 22
1:00pm – 11:00pm
Our Lady of the Earth and Sky
23301 NE Redmond-Fall City Road
Redmond, WA 98053
http://www.oloteas.org

Concentric Circles is an all day event at the Longhouse, in Redmond, where Our Lady of the Earth and Sky Church hosts their monthly services. The site is a large acreage on a wetland with a main house, stone circle, outbuildings, a heated pool and hot tub and plenty of parking. The event includes rituals, workshops, guided meditations, demonstrations and music from various local Pagan groups and traditions. Food vendors, arts and crafts, and more. Come celebrate a fantastic day of learning, worship, and community building.

Autumnal Equinox Sunset Viewing Event
Saturday, September 22
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Solstice Park
7400 Fauntleroy Way SW
Seattle, WA 98136
http://www.alicesastroinfo.com

Join astronomer Alice Enevoldsen for a sunset watch on the Autumnal Equinox. Official sunset will be at 7:06pm. Head uphill from the tennis courts at Fauntleroy/Webster at Solstice Park.

Fall Equinox Service
Saturday, September 22
7:30pm
Ananda Meditation Temple
23305 Bothell Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA 98021
http://www.anandawashington.org

Guest speaker Krysta Gibson, publisher of the New Spirit Journal, will share insights and inspiration on an autumn theme. Including music, chanting, and a harvest blessing, discover the power of the Equinox to uplift and shift personal consciousness. Delicious sweets and savories to follow and separate activities for children ages 5 to 10.

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