--posted by Gonzo--
To our sisters and brothers, lovers and friends in the Rainbow Family, we send in love our greetings. We've had a fine weekend, eating, playing in the woods, councilling and drumming. We'd like to pass some of it on to you.
Our Midwest family is very concerned about the growing problems in our council process. When councils degenerate into shouting matches---as some of ours do---they produce mostly anger and divisiveness. We offer some practical ideas which we hope will, with mutual respect, make councils easier, happier, and shorter, and produce real consensus---everyone satisfied.
February 9 - 12: Third annual Winter Regional Love-In Camp-Out, Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness, Michigan (between Ludington and Manistee on the Lake Michigan shoreline). Parking at the end of Nurnberg Road.
June 3 - 4: Yard Sale, hopefully at the usual site in Ann Arbor. This sale helps raise the green energy to keep you all informed, so if youUve got any goodies you can contribute, please feel free to do so at any time.
June 17. Spring Renewal Picnic, Gallup Park, Ann Arbor, 2:00 P.M. - dusk. Reunite the Michigan family after the long winter season, share some food and laughter, coordinate the Turtle Soup/One Mitten Kitchen, and arrange rides and caravans to New Mexico.
July 1 - 7. 24th Annual Gathering of the Rainbow Tribes, New Mexico.
July 22. Chaos in the Arb, Ann Arbor.
August 19. Picnic, Belle Isle, Detroit, 3:00 - Dusk.
August 26 - September 4 (Labor Day). Midwest Regional Gathering, Michigan. Interior Townsite, the site of the 1983 Michigan National Gathering, near Watersmeet in the western Upper Peninsula.
Every Sunday: Vegetarian Potluck and Drum Circle, Earth Community, 19731 Forrer, Detroit, 6:00 to Midnight. Info: Charlie - (810) 548-7235 or Community Hotline - (313) 493-0543
Once a month through March: Pancake breakfast and council, Atwood Community Center, Madison, Wisconsin.
First Sunday of each month beginning in May or June (in good weather): Picnic at the Totem Pole in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Lake Shore at Addison.
Frequently: Picnics and get-togethers, Southern Ohio, various locations.