Getting to Los Alamos

Via Main Hill
To Los Alamos from points south: Take US 285/84 north from Santa Fe (St. Francis Dr.). Connect with NM 502 West in Pojoaque. Follow the signs on 502 West to Los Alamos.

Via Truck Route
If you are not fond of travelling into Los Alamos up the Main Hill route the option is to take the Truck Route. Take US 285/84 north from Santa Fe (St. Francis Dr.). Connect with NM 502 West in Pojoaque. On NM 502, take the Bandelier/White Rock exit, which will put you on NM 4 West. At the first traffic light, turn RIGHT onto West Jemez Road. After you pass the landfill (it's on your left) you will come to a traffic light; follow West Jemez Road straight ahead (don't turn left into the Los Alamos National Lab checkpoint); W. Jemez turns to the right and becomes Diamond Drive. Cross over Omega Bridge. Turn right onto Trinity (second light after you get over the bridge) or Canyon (next light down) to reach the center of town.  

Masonic Lodge (Pajarito #66) of Los Alamos

In Los Alamos, at the corner of Trinity Dr. (or Central Avenue) and 15th St., turn north onto 15th Street. Turn left on North Sage. The Masonic Temple is located on the corner of 15th Street and Canyon Road (but has its address on Sage). Address: 1400 N. Sage, Los Alamos, NM 87544.

The Pyramid Cafe

In Los Alamos located in the same lot as the (old) Smith's grocery store. In Los Alamos, look for the Smith's, which sits right between Central Avenue and Trinity. Enter the lot when you see the Blue Window Bistro (on the Central side) or Daniels Cafe (Trinity side). The Pyramid is at the west side of the lot, right next to the Fusion Cafe and China Palace. (The Smith's in located on the east side of the lot.) Address: 751 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM 87544.

North Mesa Picnic Grounds 

When you enter Los Alamos, take the left fork at the Los Alamos Inn, getting onto Trinity. At Diamond Drive (Los Alamos Medical Center will be on your left), turn right. Take Diamond north, going past the golf course until you come to a round-about (3-way stop). Go 180 degrees around the round-about, continuing north to North Mesa. The road winds around a little and climbs up a hill. The park is on your left, less than a mile from the round-about. Address: 280 North Mesa Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544.

Overlook Park (White Rock)

From NM 502 West, take the White Rock/Bandelier exit, getting on NM 4 West. In White Rock, turn left onto Rover at the traffic light by the Conoco station. Turn left onto Meadow (not a well-marked street) and look for the blue park sign to Overlook. Follow the signs once in the park (it's a way out to the Rio Grande Overlook). Park in the lot on your right just after the soccer fields. Address: 580 Overlook Road, Los Alamos, NM (White Rock), 87544.

Friday Pagan Dinner Gatherings in 2016

Anyone interested in paganism, Wicca, or learning about OLW is welcome to join OLW members for an informal dinner on the first (and occasionally the second) Friday of each month. Whether you are a beginner, advanced practitioner, or just curious, you are welcome. We meet at the Pyramid Cafe in Los Alamos at 6 PM. Look for the green dragon on the table!

February 5, 2016
dragonMarch 4, 2016
April 1, 2016
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June 3, 2016
July 8, 2016
August 5, 2016
September 2, 2016
October 7, 2016
November 4, 2016
December 2, 2016

 

Drumming Circles in 2016

April 23 and May 21 (Saturdays)

Potluck dinner starts at 6:30, with drumming beginning at about 7:00.
Bring a dish to share (if so inclined) and any instruments you wish (there will also be drums,
percussive instruments, whistles, and recorders if you want to use/play them.)

Hosted by Sheridan and Tony, 2250-A 38th Street (off Diamond in North Community), 
Los Alamos, NM. Call 505-412-8701 for directions if you need them.

 

Community Sabbat Celebrations in 2016

ostara goddessOstara, Spring Equinox
March 20, 2016
Sunday, 6:45 AM
Overlook Park (White Rock)

We assemble at dawn and face the east to drum up the sun and welcome the spring. Dress warmly in layers, bring your drums and rattles, and get ready to have a very good time coaxing the first rays of light up over the clouds. At the time of the equinox, with day and night balanced, we focus on creating our own balance. The ritual is followed by a potluck breakfast nearby.

Beltane with Santa Fe Wiccans and OLW
May 15, 2016
Sunday, 1 - 5 PM

Hyde Park, Group Site #3 (on the right, just after mile marker 9)

Park admission is $5 per car, so carpool when you can!

Event admission is $3 per person; children under 13 free

Our Lady of the Woods is combining with Santa Fe Wiccans to celebrate Beltane this year. Beltane is a fire festival celebrating the warming days and the fertility of the land and of our own inner fires. Come dance the Maypole and connect with your Self and your pagan kith and kin. Weave and raise energies towards your path and destiny---focusing on self care and the relationship of you with YOU. Weave and raise energy towards community care in a supportive, loving, and festive atmosphere in the mountains of Santa Fe.

Bring a dish for the potluck. No alcohol or illegal substances allowed. No glass containers. Weather will be, of course, whatever it will be, so please dress colorfully, but in layers. Whatever makes you feel wonderful and celebratory. Other Notes: There is a children's playground up above the site. Feel free to pass this information on the anyone who might be interested.

Samhain
OLW with Santa Fe Wiccans (Witches and Druids and Pagans, Oh My!)
November 6
Sunday, 5 PM
Amelia White Park, 981 Old Sanata Fe Trail Santa Fe, NM
View map

samhain Once again, OLW will celebrate the sabbat of Samhain with Wiccans of Santa Fe (now called Witches and Druids and Pagans, Oh My!). The purpose of the sabbat is to
share ritual in communion with the Mighty Dead! As the Wheel turns so does the last Harvest ring in the dark time of the year. The veil is thin and our ancestors, whether kith or kin, are close. Ritual will comprise of building the cosmos, prana/meditation, a working to honor and communicate with our mighty dead, time for reflection, and traditional cakes & ale.

This is an outdoor ritual. Please arrive by 4:45 to settle in. If you cannot stand, then please bring a portable chair. Dress in layers/warmly ritual attire. Bring a flashlight, the moon is waxing, but will only be about half way. The ground can be spotty, though the ritual space will be flat.

Visit the Facebook page for continually updating information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1846029282350095/?active_tab=highlights. Map for location of Amelia White Park is here.


yule candlesYule, Winter Solstice

OLW with Santa Fe Wiccans (Witches and Druids and Pagans, Oh My!


December 21, 2016
Wednesday, 6 PM

Center for Peace and Justice

1420 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Traditional Yule celebration. Crafts, ritual, caroling. $5 admission and youths under 15 free.

For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/355354481499700/?ti=icl
The ritual will be followed by a fine pot luck feast
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