March is indeed a time of transition, with lots of bumps in the road. Come and smooth it out with the Great ThunderChicken Drum on Sunday, March 22, at 11 a.m., at the Palermo Community Center, on Turner Ridge Rd., at Veterans Way. There will be a potluck feast to follow!
The Spring Equinox is the beginning of the year, and the most important celebration of the Ceremony of 8000 Drums. The ThunderChicken – or sage grouse – comes into his own as he drums, dances, and sings(?) on his lek, calling in the Thunders to nourish Mother Earth and begin the cycle of life once again.
All are welcome to join and please feel free to bring friends and family. Hand Drums, rattles, and other sacred instruments are also welcome, as are your own songs and poems. This is a time of sharing and joy as we say farewell to Winter and greet the longer days.
If you have questions or need directions, please call Connie Bellet at 993-2294.