] Calendar of Events for 2001

North American Calendar of Events for 2001

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Any phone numbers or email addresses listed here are for information and directions only. Being listed as a contact here is decided by me the web maintainer, and these people should never be considered as leaders or representatives of the Rainbow Family.

Please don't email me asking about regionals or directions that aren't on this list, cause *everything* I have goes on here, as soon as I get the info. I get way too much email as it is.

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Jan 7, 2001
NY Rainbow's Monthly Potluck Council/Drum Circle. First of 2001!!! Sunday, 56 Walker St. 2 blocks below Canal St. between Broadway and Church. Bring Food and non-alcoholic drink to share acoustic musical instruments your friends, family, children and smiles Come out and start the year with family!!
Jan 13
SCROLL Potluck/drum circle at Huntington Central Park from 10:59 a.m. until 10:59 pm. Coming from the 405 freeway (either north or south). Exit on GoldenWest Street and drive towards ocean. Drive past Bolsa, Macfadden, Edinger, Heil, and Warner. Then make a left on Slater Street. Go one block then make a right on Gothard Street. Drive 300 feet and park in the parking lot on the right hand side. Walk to the end of the parking lot that is in the direction you where just driving. Keep walking straight on the asphalt path. Keep going straight on dirt path down small hill. And we are in the grass beyond. WELCOME HOME. For more info, go to the SCROLL web site.
Jan 26 - 27
Ocala Gathering Council. This is the weekend that we traditionally meet at Third Hammock, Farles Prairie to discuss February's gathering. For more info, go to the Ocala Gathering of Individuals web site.
Jan 12-13
Florida council of individuals, is having a council at the Same Place. For more info, go to the Ocala Gathering of Individuals web site.
now till Jan 15
Mississippi Regional Gathering in Desoto National Forest. Take 49 South out of Hattiesburg. Go approximately 20 miles until you reach the Brooklyn exit. Take Brooklyn Exit. Go to Main Street. Go east on Main until you run into Ashe Nursery Rd. Proceed 2 miles on Ashe Nursery Road until you reach a 4-way intersection. Take a left there on 319 (It's a dirt road also known as New York Road) Proceed on 319 for approximately 3and 7tenths miles. Take another left on 319G. About a half of a mile down, you should see fires. Welcome Home. If you get lost just stop at the Big K Chevron on 49 and they'll give you directions.


Feb 2-4
Southern Utah Rainbow Family(SURF). will be a little colder out so be prepared with the appropriate winterized gear. The location is the same of the January gathering which is 5-6 miles outside of St.George by the Virgin River. dt>Feb 7-11
Michigan Valentine Love-In Camp-Out The weekend before Valentine's Day is a time for Love! After a 3-year hiatus, this Winter regional Gathering returns. We will camp out on a bluff overlooking Tippy Dam Pond, a section of the Manistee River. More information and directions at the Great Lakes Rainbow web site.
Feb 17-18
California gathering of individuals, that want to socialize and talk on the 18th about a possible California regional sometime. Info at 916-747-6269.
Feb 14-28
Ocala gathering of individuals, sometimes called the Ocala regional.From SR40, East of SR 19: Go south from Astor on County Road 445. Turn Left on FR552. Live-in and large vehicles proceed to the end of 552. Cars and vans turn left onto FR552A. Welcome Home! For more info, go to the Ocala Gathering of Individuals web site.
Feb 14
Manitou Springs, CO area Potluck. Come early :) Stay Late :) Bring your favorite munchies, kind vibes, musical instruments, all good things. New circle forming at the base of Pikes Peak in beautiful Manitou Springs. Heated indoor apartment with a large sun deck with a spectacular view. 719-685-5208 (Manitou Springs #) or PeaceConspiracy.org for details and directions. We will also be hosting a monthly circle on the third Sunday of the month @ 1:00PM.7 Minute Spring Peace Park, El Paso Blvd. & Lovers Lane.


March 16-18
Ozarks Rainbow Families Spring Counsel 2001. On the Land @ Council Bluff Lake Mark Twain National Forest. For directions, go to here.
March 23 & 25
Ithaca Rainbow council onon March 23@ 6pm. (ithaca time) and on March 25@ 12noon. It's at Cauyuga Nature center, 6 miles north or rt. 89.


April 1
NY Rainbow's Monthly POTLUCK/COUNCIL/DRUMCIRCLE. starting at 2 P.M. at 56 Walker Street, New York City (2 blocks south of Canal between Broadway and Church)
The Dead-of-Winter party was fun. Now it's time to plan for Spring. Please bring food and non-alcoholic drink to share. Acoustical musical instruments, drums and games to play. Your friends, family and ideas to share. Pass the word to folks on and off line!!! For more info, call the NYC Lightline at (212) 560-7111, or try the NYC Family Web site.
April 6 - 13
California Heartland Wildflower Spring regional, seed camp April 4th and 5th, gathering dates April 6th through the 13th, cleanup 14th and 15th. From Bakersfield Hwy 178 East to Lake Isabella /Kernville exit, at stop turn left on 155 go approx 1 mile turn left( after bridge) at north Raft launch site , Keysville. Follow paved road 2.2 miles. Bear right at fork where pavement ends. Follow dirt road 3.4 miles to Black Gulch North. Turn left . approx 1 mile to WELCOME HOME. More info at 559-739-5300. Please come self sufficient.
April 7
Jamestown NY, Rainbow circle forming. The first circle will be April 7, 2001, noon, at the stage in Allen Park (alternatively, the picnic area, if the stage is occupied by others) in Jamestown. Basically, what we will be doing is just getting started... getting to know each other, gathering ideas. It's going to be pretty darn disorganized, but that's why we need more people there... to find our own groove, with all the ideas and energy from our brothers and sisters. If people wish, they can bring instruments to play, songs to sing, poetry to read, thoughts and food to share. But, of course this isn't "mandatory". Honestly, we have no clue what we're doing here... we're just going with the flow, so if anybody's more capable of organizing it, and bringing traditions into the circle, that would be great. More info at http://www.geocities.com/doulany.
April 29
SPRING IS HERE! and it is time for our last sunday of the month picnics in madison, WI at olin park. this picnic will also serve as our spring council this year, so bring your bowl and utensils, a dish to pass, heartsongs, announcements, instruments, good cheers, etc etc...you are also welcome to come on the 28th if you are interested in spending the night(meet at rainbow noon in olin park), limited crash space is available. contact me if interested tenalilight@hotmail.com.


May 1 - 7
Southern Utah 1ST Annual Spring Regional. Located at Mosquito Cove (state Hwy 9), head towards Zion Natn'l Park, count 5 gaurdrails from Virgin to turnoff for Mosquito Cove. Please bring firewood, water, friends, bowl & spoon, musical instruments, and plenty of love!!!!! For more info, call the lightline at (435) 635-4161, or try the SURF web site.
May 5
Chicago area Rainbow Family invites you to gather near Pratt Avenue Beach in Loyola Park for the Welcome the Sun Potluck at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5th. Please bring something tasty to share, a cup, bowl and spoon, musical instruments, poetry, art of all kinds, love and everything that is good. Please do not bring bad vibes, alcohol, boom boxes, or weapons. Look for the tapestries! For more info, contact: chicagorainbow@hotmail.com.
May 5 & 6
Ozark scout counsel. Folks are encouraged to attend this counsel, and be prepared to counsel on scouting/regional gathering/information. For more info, go to www.angelfire.com/mo/rainbowforum/counsel.html.
May 6
NY Rainbow'S Potluck/Drumcircle/Council, beginning at 4 pm. 56 Walker Street, NYC (2 blocks below Canal between Broadway & Church). Come and share - Make a joyful noise on the drums and be a part of planning NY Rainbow's warm weather happenings. Let's find a place to take this monthly get-together outside! Please bring food and non-alcoholic drink to share. Drums, Ideas, Games, Family and Friends. NY Rainbow needs YOUR input and help planning benefits, picnics, this summer's regional gathering and other upcoming events. Please participate as this cannot happen without YOU! For more info, go to www.nbci.com/nyrainbow
May 5 & 6
Michigan Spring Council, Saranac, Michigan. More information and directions at the Great Lakes Rainbow web site.
May 5 & 6
Ozarks Family Scout Counsel. @ Swinging Bridges State Park near Brumley Missouri. Site is west of Brumley on 42 Hwy. to Swinging Bridges Rd. (aka. Lake Rd. 42-18)
May 12
Philly benefit to help with the court costs of our brave brothers & sisters who are fighting the system so we all may continue to gather peacefully on public land. Some of the proceeds will also be going to the Lots of Love project Philly Rainbow web site. The benifit will be held at killtime (3854 Lancaster ave philly pa) bands include: Kisskisskill, Image33, Brown Augar, Bohemian Sunrise, Beware The Blunted Needle, Crimpets (a puppet performance), & dj's to be announced possibly 1 other special guest.
Doors open @ 6 for potluck, bands start at 7pm. $5 at door with food to share, $8 without for info see www.benefitconcert.iwarp.com or call 215-382-1163 bring drums & food to share if your in the area, please come support our brothers & sisters.
May 18-29
ArkansasKidz Spring Regional Jamboree May 18th thru May 29th, 2001 Good home spun fun! Bring the whole tribe! Arkansas KidZ web site.
May 20
NY Rainbow's 19th Annual Central Park Picnic (NYC) Sun., May 20th - noon til dusk - Welcome Home!!! Enter at 103rd St & Central Park West, walk 50 ft. turn left & go up 14 steps, walk 50 yds. to V in path, bear left & walk 125 yds. into meadow CIRCLE FOR PEACE 1:30 pm ~ POTLUCK PICNIC Bring plenty of food & non-alcoholic drink to share, acoustic instruments, drums, games, family, friends, good feelings & Love. Non-commercial & absolutely FREE!
May 24
NY Rainbow's Annual Spring Benefit. doors open 8 pm - donation $10 Walker Stage, 56 Walker St., NYC, 2 blocks south of Canal, between Broadway & Church, Lenny Charles Trio ~ ZeroBoy, Liza Garelik ~ The Blunt Fringe, Surprise Guests & Drum Circle. Come have some fun and support NY Rainbow. For more info, go to the NY Rainbow Family web site.
May 26-28
North East Region's summer council. For more info, call the North East Lightline: 1-845-774-4100.
May 19
California Rainbow Family social, 1-3pm, at 1 Mile Park by Chico.


June 1 - 4
The Northern California Regional Rainbow Gathering will take place June 1st through June 4th. YOU NEED TO BRING DRINKING WATER. The directions to the site are as follows: Take I-5 to Weed; Take HWY 97 north out of Weed; Go 27 miles; Turn right on Tenant Road; Go 11.7 miles; Turn Right on 77; go .10 miles; turn right on 6; go 1.7 miles; Welcome hOMe. See you there... Please do not leave messages.
June 1 - 10
Ozarks Rainbow Families Spring Regional. ew family energy kick`n down that Ozark Spirit! Spreading the light throughout the Ozarks. Directions: Site is located north of Centerville Missouri on Hwy 21 approx. 3 miles. Take hwy72 about three miles west of reynolds to HWY TT turn right. about three miles to cnty rd 849 (at the Doe Run mine) turn right, follow 849 to 848 take that down to the river and over the concrete bridge and turn right and it is about one half mile to the tee. Welcome Home!! Site is on the Black River at the bottom of the Bluff. For more info, go to: www.angelfire.com/mo/rainbowforum/.
June 3
NY RAINBOW'S POTLUCK/DRUMCIRCLE/COUNCIL, beginning at 2 pm. Outdoors at the picnic area on the water. Pier 25, North Moore St. & West Side Highway (nearest subway 1/9 at Franklyn St. or any line to west Canal St. & walk over) If it rains we will meet indoors at:: 56 Walker Street, NYC (2 blocks below Canal between Broadway & Church) Please bring food and non-alcoholic drink to share. Drums, Ideas, Games, Family and Friends. Come have some fun. For more info, go to the NY Rainbow Family web site.
June 3
NY Rainbow's June Picnic. Central Park ~ noon til dusk ~. ~ Enter at Central Park West and W. 100th St., walk into park and take the first stairs down on left down - head towards the pond. ~ Potluck Picnic - Bring Plenty of Food & Non-alcoholic Drink to Share. Drums & Acoustical Instruments, Games, Kites, Bubbles, Family, Friends, Your Kids, Good Feelings & Love! Also bring forks/spoons, plates, cups, paper towels, garbage bags and water. For more info, go to the NY Rainbow Family web site.
June 15-17
CommUnity Peace Festival. Concert / Camp-Out / Workshop Benefit. Weekend will host a variety of very talented entertainers from across the country, many craft vendors, local handmade items for trade, kind drum circles and some of the most gifted and generous workshop hosts from across the land. Workshops, Music, Camping, Drum Circles, Open Free Vending, Networking, CommUnity. Site location is in central Missouri at "Bird Island Amphitheater", which is situated along the Niangua, one of the most secluded and pristine spring fed rivers in the Ozarks. The Niangua is fed by the spring in Bennett Spring State Park, at approx. 100,000,000 gallons a day. Bird Island has men's and women's shower houses as well as handi-accessible showers. There is a good solid based road in and a large parking area for buses, very beautiful location. PeaceConspiracy.org


July 1 - 7
North American Annual Gathering Of The Tribes, somewhere in the Idaho or Washington area. More info at this page for this gathering. Ignore All Rumors of Cancellation! (Or organization)
Roughly July 28-August 5
Somewhere near Ashcroft, BC. Find Vendibles Valley Rd (was previously thought to be north pender rd). Follow the rainbows... For more info go to the BC Rainbow Family web site.
last week of july to mid-august
Montreal Rainbow Gathering in Gaspesie. This summer, we will hold our 15th annual gathering in Quebec near the village of St-Fidele-de-Restigouche, just few miles North of the Restigouche Indian reserve, at the western end of the Chaleurs Bay, which marks the begining of the Gaspe peninsula. The site is about 20 miles from New-Brunswick and is thus easily accessible from Maine. Here's a link to a rough map.


August 12
NY Rainbow's August Picnic in Central Park, NYC. Noon til Dusk Enter at Central Park West & W.100th St. walk in 25 ft. and down stairs on left to meadow by the pond. Welcome Home! Bring food and non-alcoholic drink to share. Drums and Acoustical Musical Instruments Games, kites, bubbles and fun stuff to do. Friends, family and your good feelings. This is Noncommercial and absolutely free. Please no selling of anything. For more info, go to http://members.nbci.com/nyrainbow
August 17-26
North East Regional Gathering near Ithaca in the Finger Lakes National Forest. Directions: From Ithaca take Rt 96 North approximately 10 miles to Trumansburg. Just past downtown Trumansburg go left on Rt 227. Less than a mile make a right onto Searsburg Rd. Approximately 5 miles take a left onto Grove Rd. Travel 1 mile to intersection and make a right on Bower Rd. One mile ahead is Welcome Home! It is 17 miles from Ithaca to the gathering site. please bring some drinking water. Leashes will be given to all dog caretakers. be prepared for rain. no A-camp at gate please. "TCAT" bus route 21 travels from Ithaca to Trumansburg in the afternoons Monday thru Friday for a couple bucks. hitch-hikers dropped on Searsburg Rd go to Vesa Rd(1 mile past Grove Rd.) and turn left, one mile to Welcome Home.
August 26
California Rainbow Social. Chico California, 5 Mile Park, north side of the bridge. Info at 916-747-6269.
August 28 - Sept 3
Wisconson Regional somewhere in southwest Wisconsin. The regional will happen on the kickapoo valley reserve in southwestern WI. The local county board has politely agreed to let us gather there, but anyone deciding on coming earlier then the August 28th start date will have to pay a fee for use of the land(donation would go to the local county). This is an extremely friendly area and very beautiful so please respect the local town and land... BRING: food to share, typical camping gear, instruments to play, kindness to spread, and anything that brews harmony. DISCOURAGED TO BRING: Drugs, alcohol, violence and anything that negatively disrupts da flow. DIRECTIONS: from Madison: Take HWY 14 west to HWY 131 north(which connects near Readstown...). Follow HWY 131 north to the town of LaFarge. From LaFarge continue about a 1/2 mile to a mile until your first road on the left(Plum Run Rd.). Take that until first road on the right. Follow that road through gates up to building on dam. Park to left and take the trail on in...WELCOME HOME!!!
from LaCrosse: Take HWY 14/61 east to the town of Viroqua. From Viroqua follow 82 east to the town of LaFarge. From LaFarge continue about a 1/2 mile to a mile until your first road on the left(Plum Run Rd.). Take that until first road on the right. Follow that road through gates up to building on dam. Park to left and take the trail on in...WELCOME HOME!!!
Late August - Sept ???
1st Canadian National Rainbow Gathering. Burrows Lake is near Roblin in mid-western Manitoba, about 3 hours north of Brandon. From Roblin, take #83 north for about 15 km then turn right onto #483 (merridale road). continue west along this road, following the rainbows until entering into Duck Mountian provincial forest. The gravel road continues until Burrows lake which is impossible to miss. Happy Trails! For a photo of the site, go here, and the map is here.


Sept 5 - 19th
Colorado Regional gathering. From just north of Villa Grove (south of Salida on rt 285) go right on CR LL56 (Bonanza Rd). After 7 miles to HH50 and go left. At this junction there should be a sign for Columbia Gulch and Ute Pass. Go 2 miles to Colmbia Gulch, and go right on FS 857. 1.5 miles to parking. For more info, call the CO Rainbow Family Lightline at 303-595-1077.
Sept 7 - 9
Arkansaskidz Jamboree Camp-Out. Sam`s Throne in Arkansas Details and kind info. at: http://www.peaceconspiracy.org/rainbow/arkansas/kidz.html
Sept 14 - 16
Iowa / Illinios Regional Campout. Andalusia Slough 3 Miles South of Andalusia, Illinois On Rt 92 (right by Mississippi River). More info at http://www.peaceconspiracy.org/rainbow/arkansas/kidz.html
Sept 30
Madison, Wisconson picnic/council at the familar olin park location at rainbow noon. key topic will be the potential location for thanksgiving council,but of course, other issues and heartsongs will be addressed as well...lovin' you family!!


Oct 1 - Oct 14
Shawnee Rainbow Regional at Horse Gap in southeastern Ill. near Garden of the Gods. This is on the east side of I57.Coming From Paducah,take I24 North to Exit 16. then head east to Golconda.From here head North and watch for a sign on the right hand side of the road,then the turn will be on the left.Head down the road towards the lake and Welcome Homeless. For more info, go to this web site.
Oct 6th
San Diego Rainbow Family Council. Council to discuss Balboa Park picnic/potluck, South Shores, Full Moon Circles, uniting as a family and ????. noon until dusk. Directions: From Interstate 5 exit La Jolla Village Drive and go west. Get in the far right lane as soon as you are west of the Interstate. Exit onto Gilman Drive North (the far right lane will veer off onto Gilman Drive. Turn left on Scholars Drive South (the first left). Continue past the Che Cafe. Stonehenge is just past the Che on the right hand side of the road. For parking, continue past Stonehenge and turn right into parking lot P103 (the first lot on the right). No parking permit is required on weekends. If you're coming by bus: take the North County Bus 301 or San Diego Transit buses 41 or 34 and get off at La Jolla Village Drive at Revelle College/Theatre District. We'll be south of Revelle Plaza.
Oct 14th
New York Rainbow Family's 16th Annual Prospect Park Picnic in the center of the park at: The Nethermead. Noon til Dusk. Bring food & drink to share, acoustical instruments, drums, family, friends and your good feelings. Absolutely Free!!! Subway: F train to 15th St. & Prospect Park follow the chalk marks see you in BROOKLYN!!!
Oct 19th - 21st
Ozark Regional Fall Counsel. Rainbow Tribes of the Ozarks, Kaw Valley, Shawnee Prairies & bioregions invite you to come and sit in circle with us as we rejoin our bonds and pray. For more info, go to http://www.peaceconspiracy.org/rainbow.
Oct 26 - 28
Alabama Georgia Aztec Family Welcomes you home to Our 3rd,Council, Drum Circle, Potluck. Rainbow Noon. All Welcome, Please come!!!!!! Directions: From Gadsden Al.:Take US 411 N to Leesburg. Turn left at stop light. (if you cross the bridge, you have gone too far. ) This is St Hwy 68. *go 2.9 miles, turn left onto Valley St(Co Rd 36). Go 1.5 miles, turn left on Rock City Ave. (There will be a sign for Cherokee Rock Village) Go .6 mile and turn right. Go 2.9 miles or until road ends.* From I-75(all points in Georgia): Go to Rome; take Ga Hwy 20 to Alabama state line where this road changes to Alabama Hwy 9. Follow across bridge to Centre. At third stop light turn right; at the end of road, take a right turn onto US 411 S. Go over bridge to Leesburg take right at only stoplight to State hwy 68. From here follow directions between asterisks(**) above.
Oct 26 - 28
California Rainbow Weekend Blue Moon Campout & Council. Directions: *Take I-5 North just past Mount Shasta. *Exit I-5 North at Weed California. *Take Hwy 97 North out of Weed. *Go 27 Miles. *Turn Right onto Tennant Road (paved). *Go 11.7 Miles. *Turn Right on 77 (gravel). *Go 1/10 of a mile. *Turn Right on 6 (gravel). *Follow cairns (trail sign, rock pile, rock people). *Approx 7 miles more or less up a gentle grade (good gravel road). *Welcome hOMe will be on your Right in the neighborhood of Stephens Pass.
Oct 26 - 28
potluck picnic is scheduled for the third Sunday of the month (October 21st) at Stevens Creek County Park (Cupertino), starting at rainbow noon. Directions: Highway 280 to Foothill Expressway exit; south on Foothill Boulevard past traffic signal (Stevens Creek Blvd.), past residential area, down the hill, turn left (carefully!) into the park entrance; down the hill past the first parking lot, past the ranger station, to the back parking lot. Look / listen for RF... (Note: Bring coin or small paper bills to feed the ticket machine -- $4 per vehicle fee at all local county parks.) (Additional note: If, for some reason, the back area is "full", go back to first parking lot and follow trail along creek downhill from the back of that parking lot.) Bring food & beverages to share; drums, musical instruments and good vibes; all good things. Weather has been summerish this weekend... Next weekend: Who knows?
While this isn't a Rainbow Gathering in the usualy sense, the folks at Yonder's Farm, Georgia are having a Halloween costume fire circle on their land, and wound like some peaceful Rainbow energy. Directions: south of Atlanta, GA about 30 minutes is Macon, go east on 80 from Macon about 30 miles and hit a little one horse town called Jefforsonville, turn left at the Piggly Wiggly, Magnolia Street, go down 2 blocks and take another left at 96 go about 5 miles till you see Yonder's shack on the right... can't miss it.


Nov 2 - 4
Great Lakes Rainbow Family Autumn Council 2001. For more info, go to the Great Lakes Rainbow Family
Nov 11
NY Rainbow Picnic. Central Park, NYC. noon til dusk. Enter at Central Park West and 103rd St. walk 50 ft and take a left up 14 steps walk ahead to V in path and go to the left - about 80 yards ahead to meadow - WELCOME HOME! For more info, go to the NYC Rainbow Family web site.
Nov 22-25
The Rainbow Family Thanksgiving Council will be offered at the Jahlai Country Home outside of Montague, Michigan, north of Muskegon. The council is at 8913 S. 48th St., Montague, Michigan. For more info, go to The Great Lakes Rainbow Family web site.


Please don't email me asking about regionals or directions that aren't on this list, cause *everything* I have goes on here, as soon as I get the info. I get way too much email as it is.