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. 

The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos
In Los Alamos, turn right (north) onto 15th. Take the third street on your left, which is North Sage Street. The church is the second building on your right, between the Masonic Temple and the Mormon Church. Address: 1738 N. Sage, Los Alamos, 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 Los Alamos Fitness (on the Central side) or Daniels Cafe (Trinity side). The Pyramid is at the west side of the lot, right next to theThailand eatery and China Palace. (The Smith's was 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 2017

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!

May 5, 2017
June 2, 2017
July 7, 2017
August 4, 2017
September 1, 2017
October 6, 2017
November 3, 2017
December 1, 2017


Wecome to the Woods Series

Have you ever wondered what real Witches do on the night of the full moon? or what the Pentagram really means? or what a Wiccan ritual is like--or wanted to see one? Join the Coven of Our Lady of the Woods for three fun and informative evenings where we will explore these questions and much more.

We will meet on the second Wednesday of May, June, and July to share information and skills about the modern practice of Witchcraft at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 North Sage Street, Los Alamos.

Attendees are encouraged to bring snacks to share if they are able. There is no fee, but donations will be accepted.


ostara goddess#1: Wiccan Practice in the Modern World
May 10, 2017
Gather at 6:30 and program at 7:00 PM
Unitarian Church of Los Alamos

What does it mean to be a witch in the 21st century? A series of mini lectures on Wiccan lifestyle and magickal practice, taught by the members of Our Lady of the Woods.

pentagram#2: The Pentagram, Its Origin and Uses
June 14, 2017
Gather at 6:30 and program at 7:00 PM
Unitarian Church of Los Alamos

Why is the Pentagram the most widely recognized symbol of Wicca? Where did it come from? What does it symbolize? How is it used? Learn about this ancient symbol, how you can use it to balance your own life, and more from this presentation by the members of Our Lady of the Woods.


ostara#3: Wiccan Ritual: Practice and Purpose
July 12, 2017
Gather at 6:30 and program at 7:00 PM
Unitarian Church of Los Alamos

Ritual is central to Wiccan Practice. Learn the basic components of ritual, how it differs from other types of ritual and more. Participate in or observe a ritual designed by attendees and coven members of Our Lady of the Woods. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.



Wicca 101: Six Classes on the Foundations of Wicca
August 23 - September 27, 2017

Class Topics (all classes are on Wednesdays and begin promptly at 7 PM; held at the Los Alamos Uniitarian Church)

August 23, 2017: The Goddess of a Thousand Names
The story of the goddess in ancient times and the present, told with fascinating images of goddesses and gods from many cultures.

August 30, 2017: History/Herstory
An overview of pagan and witchcraft history presented in story, song, and short dramatic skits. You will learn the difference between myth, legend, and history and what role witches and pagans have played in making history throughout the ages.

September 6, 2017: Wheel of the Year
The moon and sun cycles tell the stories of the goddess and the god and also trace the Wiccan year of sabbats: Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lammas, Mabon, and Samhain. An opportunity to experience the themes of all eight sabbats in one evening.

September 13, 2017: Ethics and Magick
We will discuss the Wiccan Rede, Law of Three, and other ethical guidelines followed by most pagans and witches. These are the foundation of ethical magical practice.

September 20, 2017: Wiccan Cosmology and Theology
How do Wiccans view the universe? This class presents the Wiccan world view, paying particular attention to our inner connection with all creation and the sacredness of life. We will discuss other beliefs, such as reincarnation, who the deities are, and more.

September 27, 2017: Living Pagan
What does it mean to live as a pagan? Is it more than proclaiming you are in sync with the natural rhythms of the year? A panel will also talk about their own personal practices. We will discuss what it is like to belong to a pagan or Wiccan group, and talk about the many flavors of groups available.


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