4/Sunday/1 pm – Traveling Bardic Academy returns to Castle Hill: book-making and haiku workshop! Last year’s visit resulted in many good things: new poems, new friends, beautiful hand-made books, and a lot of good laughs. I’m delighted and honored to be invited to come back for more fun and creativity. 1-5 pm, includes yummy refreshments, and all the materials you’ll need to create your own books and haiku. I promise: you’ll be amazed with what you create in this fun, welcoming workshop and you’ll love the people! Please visit http://bit.ly/2pf6yiW to register. Start dreaming now of a lovely June day in one of Massachusetts’ most breath-taking places. Would love to have you with us!
11/Sunday/4 pm – Harping in the Garden at the beautiful Herb Lyceum. Come for food, music, and dancing at this exquisite gathering place and restaurant. The gardens are beautiful and the hospitality by Cathy Gilson and her team is truly superb. 4-7 pm; tickets available at www.uugroton.org. All proceeds benefit The First Parish Church of Groton.
16/Friday/11 am – Book-making and Haiku workshop for the Townsend Senior Center. More info to come!
20/Tuesday/6:30 pm – First day of “Introduction to Irish Myth, Folklore, and Music” in the Harvard Summer School. The class runs from 20 June – 4 August, and it is packed with wonderful things to experience, hear, watch, read, and learn. There’s still time to register! Visit https://www.summer.harvard.edu/courses/introduction-irish-myth-folklore-music/31418.
25/Sunday/3 pm – BELONGING retreat in The Circle.
28/Wednesday/6 pm – Harping for Cocktails at Castle Hill. Yes, friends, I’m the luckiest person in the world to have TWO good reasons to enjoy and create at the beautiful Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA. Cocktails from 6-8 pm. More info to come, but in the meantime, do visit http://www.thetrustees.org/.
23/Sunday/3 pm – SOVEREIGNTY retreat in The Circle.
10/Thursday/7 pm – Songs and Stories at the Stevens Memorial Library. Lovely to be invited to share a summery program of songs and stories at this lovely library! 7-8 pm, FREE. Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main Street, North Andover, MA; 978-688-9505, ext 42018.
27/Sunday/3 pm – BLESSING retreat in The Circle.
4/Saturday/7 pm – Songs and Stories at First Parish Church of Groton. I’m delighted and honored to sing and tell stories in this truly beautiful place among some of the world’s most convivial people! This concert was originally scheduled for 1 April 2017, but Mother Nature played her signature April Fool’s prank – and so instead of flower-power and April dances it will now be a program with some Samhain-esque flavors. Think: knocks on the door in the middle of the night, returning spirits, and yes, at least one trick and at least one treat. 7-9 pm; beer and wine available; 1 Powderhouse Rd, Groton, MA 01450.
5/Tuesday/7 pm – Festive Evening at the Groton Public Library. Join us for songs, stories, and cheer – and yes, a little bit of wintry magic. The GPL is dear to my heart not only for their great collection, friendly staff, and the hours of reading and happy browsing I’ve spent there, but because they were the first library to book me for a concert of songs and stories. I will always be grateful! So this evening is a home-coming of sorts for me and it can be for you, too. We’ll draw in and celebrate the year and the pleasure of being together. 7-8:30, 99 Main St, Groton, MA 01450.
18/Monday/7 pm – Solstice Celebration for Seanchie Nights! So happy and grateful to return to that enchanted room upstairs in Bull Feeney’s Pub to visit with my Maine friends and family and fan the festive fires! 375 Fore Street, Portland, ME. Admission: $9 suggested donation. Email Lynne Cullen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-253-0288 for further details.
21/Thursday/7 pm – Festive Songs & Stories for J.V. Fletcher Library. On the shortest day of the year, we’ll gather to celebrate! There will be songs and stories, laughter and wonder. There will also be one very special guest! 7-8 pm, J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street, Westford, MA 01886. Contact Kristina with questions: email@example.com.