Local Programs

Local Schedule

All upcoming Local Programs

Below is our full upcoming local program schedule.

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Kirkridge / Columcille Spirit of the Earth Book Group – June

June 17, 2024
Turning Point Meeting Room
June 2024 Spirit of the Earth Book Group Meeting Join us in person or online for our book group! This will be a great opportunity for heartfelt, stimulating conversation and for building community. This month, June 17th, 2024 @ 6:30 pm ET we will gather in a hybrid format: in-person at Kirkridge's Turning Point Meeting Room (2495 Fox Gap Rd, Bangor, PA) and online over Zoom. The book we will discuss is Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver. To attend online by zoom, please register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqfuutqzsrGtYuU5bOqRspIV75P7E5-sdm. Once you have registered once, the link you receive will enable you…
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Wild Church – July

July 3, 2024
The Farmhouse
Wild Church gatherings offer opportunities for contemplation, grief and praise, movement and song, solo wandering and wondering, advocacy, ecological restoration, and activism on behalf of and in collaboration with the beloved others in our watersheds. 5:30pm every first Wednesday of the month Followed by a potluck at 6:30 No registration necessary--just come!
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Kirkridge / Columcille Spirit of the Earth Book Group – July

July 15, 2024
Casa Colum
July 2024 Spirit of the Earth Book Group Meeting Join us in person or online for our book group! This will be a great opportunity for heartfelt, stimulating conversation and for building community. This month, July 15th, 2024 @ 6:30 pm ET we will gather in a hybrid format: in-person at Casa Colum (2155 Fox Gap Rd, Bangor, PA) and online over Zoom. The book we will discuss is TBA. To attend online by zoom, please register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqfuutqzsrGtYuU5bOqRspIV75P7E5-sdm. Once you have registered once, the link you receive will enable you to attend any month in 2024. Here's…
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Wild Church – August

August 7, 2024
The Farmhouse
Wild Church gatherings offer opportunities for contemplation, grief and praise, movement and song, solo wandering and wondering, advocacy, ecological restoration, and activism on behalf of and in collaboration with the beloved others in our watersheds. 5:30pm every first Wednesday of the month Followed by a potluck at 6:30 No registration necessary--just come!
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Wild Art-Making

With Rain Black

August 10, 2024
The Farmhouse
As artists, we can learn so much from the brilliant colors, textures, and patterns of the forest. Often though we don't work directly with what the wild offers us. Follow forager and artist, Rain Black (fae/he) for a retreat on wild art-making to deepen your connection to the land and your creativity. During this retreat, we will work through two different art-making techniques using plants and mushrooms from the surrounding woods and trails. Foraging is often food-based, but nature is also an excellent source for art making. You'll learn practical skills and approaches you can take with you. Mixing historical…
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Kirkridge / Columcille Spirit of the Earth Book Group – August

August 19, 2024
Turning Point Meeting Room
August 2024 Spirit of the Earth Book Group Meeting Join us in person or online for our book group! This will be a great opportunity for heartfelt, stimulating conversation and for building community. This month, August 19th, 2024 @ 6:30 pm ET we will gather in a hybrid format: in-person at Kirkridge's Turning Point Meeting Room (2495 Fox Gap Rd, Bangor, PA) and online over Zoom. The book we will discuss is TBA. To attend online by zoom, please register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqfuutqzsrGtYuU5bOqRspIV75P7E5-sdm. Once you have registered once, the link you receive will enable you to attend any month…
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Wild Church – September

September 4, 2024
The Farmhouse
Wild Church gatherings offer opportunities for contemplation, grief and praise, movement and song, solo wandering and wondering, advocacy, ecological restoration, and activism on behalf of and in collaboration with the beloved others in our watersheds. 5:30pm every first Wednesday of the month Followed by a potluck at 6:30 No registration necessary--just come!
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Interspecies Loneliness, Spiritual Life in an Age of Extinction, Caterpillar Poop and Gay Bat Sex: A Book Event With Laurel Dykstra

With Laurel Dykstra

September 15, 2024
Kirkridge Book Nest
Join Laurel Dykstra for a reading and q&a from Laurel’s new book, WILDLIFE CONGREGATIONS: A PRIEST’S YEAR OF GAGGLES, COLONIES, AND MURDERS BY THE SALISH SEA. The book has been described as playful, lyrical, and soulful. Also, Laurel is quite funny. You will have a good time and leave inspired to do what you can to preserve our fragile ecosystems. The event will be held at the Book Nest at Kirkridge, 2495 Fox Gap Road, Bangor, PA 18013. No registration necessary.
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Kirkridge / Columcille Spirit of the Earth Book Group – September

September 16, 2024
Casa Colum
September 2024 Spirit of the Earth Book Group Meeting Join us in person or online for our book group! This will be a great opportunity for heartfelt, stimulating conversation and for building community. This month, September 16th, 2024 @ 6:30 pm ET we will gather in a hybrid format: in-person at Casa Colum (2155 Fox Gap Rd, Bangor, PA) and online over Zoom. The book we will discuss is TBA. To attend online by zoom, please register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqfuutqzsrGtYuU5bOqRspIV75P7E5-sdm. Once you have registered once, the link you receive will enable you to attend any month in 2024. Here's…
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Wild Church – October

October 2, 2024
The Farmhouse
Wild Church gatherings offer opportunities for contemplation, grief and praise, movement and song, solo wandering and wondering, advocacy, ecological restoration, and activism on behalf of and in collaboration with the beloved others in our watersheds. 5:30pm every first Wednesday of the month Followed by a potluck at 6:30 No registration necessary--just come!
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Kirkridge / Columcille Spirit of the Earth Book Group – October

October 21, 2024
Turning Point Meeting Room
October 2024 Spirit of the Earth Book Group Meeting Join us in person or online for our book group! This will be a great opportunity for heartfelt, stimulating conversation and for building community. This month, October 21st, 2024 @ 6:30 pm ET we will gather in a hybrid format: in-person at Kirkridge's Turning Point Meeting Room (2495 Fox Gap Rd, Bangor, PA) and online over Zoom. The book we will discuss is TBA. To attend online by zoom, please register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqfuutqzsrGtYuU5bOqRspIV75P7E5-sdm. Once you have registered once, the link you receive will enable you to attend any month…
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Wild Church – November

November 6, 2024
The Farmhouse
Wild Church gatherings offer opportunities for contemplation, grief and praise, movement and song, solo wandering and wondering, advocacy, ecological restoration, and activism on behalf of and in collaboration with the beloved others in our watersheds. 5:30pm every first Wednesday of the month Followed by a potluck at 6:30 No registration necessary--just come!
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Kirkridge / Columcille Spirit of the Earth Book Group – November

November 18, 2024
Casa Colum
November 2024 Spirit of the Earth Book Group Meeting Join us in person or online for our book group! This will be a great opportunity for heartfelt, stimulating conversation and for building community. This month, November 18th, 2024 @ 6:30 pm ET we will gather in a hybrid format: in-person at Casa Colum (2155 Fox Gap Rd, Bangor, PA) and online over Zoom. The book we will discuss is TBA. To attend online by zoom, please register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqfuutqzsrGtYuU5bOqRspIV75P7E5-sdm. Once you have registered once, the link you receive will enable you to attend any month in 2024. Here's…
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Wild Church – December

December 4, 2024
The Farmhouse
Wild Church gatherings offer opportunities for contemplation, grief and praise, movement and song, solo wandering and wondering, advocacy, ecological restoration, and activism on behalf of and in collaboration with the beloved others in our watersheds. 5:30pm every first Wednesday of the month Followed by a potluck at 6:30 No registration necessary--just come!
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Kirkridge / Columcille Spirit of the Earth Book Group – December

December 16, 2024
Turning Point Meeting Room
December 2024 Spirit of the Earth Book Group Meeting Join us in person or online for our book group! This will be a great opportunity for heartfelt, stimulating conversation and for building community. This month, December 16th, 2024 @ 6:30 pm ET we will gather in a hybrid format: in-person at Kirkridge's Turning Point Meeting Room (2495 Fox Gap Rd, Bangor, PA) and online over Zoom. The book we will discuss is TBA. To attend online by zoom, please register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqfuutqzsrGtYuU5bOqRspIV75P7E5-sdm. Once you have registered once, the link you receive will enable you to attend any month…