Living in South Florida, one can easily miss the changing of seasons. In fact, its not unusual for South Floridians to forget that there is such a thing as fall. The upside to this is that we get to surf without wet suits on Thanksgiving morning. The downside is that we may become out of tune with the big picture if we fail to take it upon ourselves to honor the important occasion of the sun passing southward over the equator and the star Sirius appearing in the morning sky.
One popular way for South Floridians to do this is to hang flags with orange, yellow, and red leaves on them from their homes and switch to fall themed paper towels the next time they go shopping. Another way is to join the Moon Path Chapter of Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) for the Twelfth-Annual Pagan Pride Day Celebration Family Picnic/Food Drive to observe the autumnal equinox. If the later route suits your tastes, put on your garbs (or not), grab the kids, and head over to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale (3970 NW 21st Ave., Fort Lauderdale) for a full day of fun and festivities. Concluding the day of celebration which will feature live music, a drum circle (bring your drum if youd like to join in), and storytelling will be the Autumnal (Autumn) Equinox Sun Celebration Circle, which will honor the ancient ways. All are welcome at this free event, which goes from noon to 7 p.m. Call 954-984-4183, or visit moonpathcuups.org.
Sat., Sept. 25, noon, 2010