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Where the Gathering will be in 2009
After only 2 days, vision council consented on New Mexico for the 2009 gathering.
Thanksgiving Council Directions
From Taos: Past the traffic signal at the north of town go northwest approx 24 miles on Highway 64. One block west of The Colorado Road turn right and go 1/4 mile north. You're there!
From Tres Piedres: Go 3 1/2 miles eastward on Highway 64. Turn north one block west west of The Colorado Road and go 1/4 mile. You're there!
Days should be sunny and cool and nights will be F-r-i-g-i-d. Come prepared for cold nights. Bring water and those who can, bring firewood too. There is some indoor accomodation and some tipi/tenting for those with warm gear. There is space for live-in vehicles. As usual all donations will be accepted and used in a cooperative manner.
We'll have Thanksgiving dinner and circle on Thanksgiving and start counciling Friday morning. That should continue thru Saturday and wind up Sunday sometime. Bring food to share, maps and all the best ideas for discussion. We become the Family we want to be by listening to each other!
There is no land line phone there, but some cell phones get service.
For people looking for the videos of the pepper spraying incident that occured at Kiddie Village on July 3rd, 2008, go here.
Ignore all rumors of cancellation or organization! Live Lightly with the Land and People!
All Ways Free is looking for donations of articles, artwork, photos, and green energy for this summer's issue. You can submit things to:
All Ways Free 2005
c/o NY Rainbow
P.O Box 1554
New York, NY 10009
Additional information on the water system used to purify water for this year is here. Clean water helps keep us all healthy! A PayPal account has been opened by Hawker to help cover the cost of the filters, and other expensive parts that need replacement every year.
The water crew is asking all kitchens that want to be connected to the main water line to bring the following items. These items in total should not cost more than $50-$100. Please help get this word out to all kitchens. If each kitchen brings a little it helps us all.
1-3 rolls (usually 300-400') of NSF rated 3/4 inch black poly pipe.
1 or more 3/4 inch plastic barbed T
2-3 3/4 inch plastic barbed couplings
1 or more spigots with 1/2 inch NPT male pipe threads
1 or more 1/2 inch Female NPT threads to 3/4 inch barbed insert
6-12 1 1/4 inch hose clamps
Stone from CALM has also setup a paypal account for CALM supplies. Go here for that page.
The Rainbow Guide is also looking for donations to cover the costs of publishing the Guide. If you've ever traveled and looked up people in the Guide, you know what a great resource this is.
Happenings at the Gathering
There are many wonderful things that happen at a gathering, but I'll list a few highlights. Remember the concept of "Rainbow Time", and that any semi-scheduled event will start when it starts, and not necessarily by the clock.
July 4th, Circle for Peace
Join us for a silent circling of people to pray for world peace. The circle for peace starts at sunrise at main circle, and ends around Rainbow noon after a period of OHMing, and the Kiddie Village Parade!
There is usually a party/circle/council at 3pm on the 3rd of July for folks on the various Rainbow oriented email lists and newsgroups to meet face to face. Lately this has been at Instant Soup kitchen, but you can check the Info booth before then to be sure. In person, people seem so different than they do through email.
Talent Show at Granola Funk
For many years there has been a talent show at the Granola Funk Theater. The last few years have been recorded, and tracks are available at this Rainbow Music page.
For more information about Rainbow Gatherings, here are some more documents.
Rainbow Legal Background
This page has info on the legal issues surrounding the Rainbow Gathering, and the past court cases.
Benefits of Hosting a Rainbow Gathering
This is an interesting document about the Environmental, Spiritual, Health, and Law Enforcement Benefits of a Gathering.
Rap on Rainbow Disorganization
I grabbed this off AGR the other day, and thought it was a good rough description about the "Organization" of a Rainbow Gathering.
I grabbed this off AGR the other day, and thought it was a good introduction for Locals as to what to expect from having a Rainbow Gathering nearby.
Letter to District Rangers
This is a letter written to the District Rangers in the Great Lakes area where the gathering will was held in Michigan.
Open Letter to Folks living in Utah and Surrounding Areas
This is an open letter somebody wrote recently on AGR, that I thought I'd reproduce here.
This is an interesting paper on various other definitions of Rainbow Family, and how that all applies to our own definitions of Rainbow Family.
Bus Travel Info
This is a page with info on pricing for bus tickets.
Train Travel Info
Can't forget Amtrack, on occasion, trains are cheaper than busses.
Tips for a safe journey home & a Positive Gathering
This is a good list of tips I grabbed off AGR, that is worth reading.
This is a nice rap I pulled off AGR the other day on how to stay out of jail when driving through a roadblock. (roadblocks and police harassement are highly likely this year)
This is a great web site for checking out sites. It contains topographical maps down to a 7.5 quad. Real fun if you like maps.