Music Night

Music Night to Welcome Spring

An Old Fashioned Kitchen Party

Friday, March 22, 2024

6 pm potluck

7 pm music

Several local and very talented musicians will anchor the event, but please bring your own instrument, (including your voice) and jam.

470 East Road Loop, Hastings Highlands (East of Musclow Greenview)

Past Events

Stargazing with Sky Tour and Stories

Stargazing with Sky Tour and Stories

Sunday August 13 and Monday August 14

9 pm- 12am

Special guest astrophysicist Caroline El Khoury takes us on a journey through the heavens.

Come and see the Perseid Meteor Shower: Telescopes provided

If it is cloudy there is a slideshow with stories

Cost: $15; Families $30; Students and Seniors $10; kids under 12 free

What to bring: chair, blanket, snacks, beverages, curiosity

Book a spot

Call: 613-314-3345 or
email: info@riseaboveguesthouse.ca

470 East Road Loop, Hastings Highlands (East of Musclow Greenview)

Seed Sharing

Seed Sharing

Saturday February 25, 2023

10:00 am until Noon.

Don’t let the snow and slush get you down. Plant seeds indoors.

We were gifted some tobacco seeds to grow for ceremonial use and to share. We also have giant sunflower seeds and other seeds to give away. If you would like some and also have seeds to share, join us on the 25th from 10:00 am to noon.

Bring seeds to share or not

Hot drinks and snacks available

470 East Road Loop off of Musclow Greenview

St Brigid’s Day Celebration

St Brigid’s Day Celebration

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Gather to celebrate St Brigid’s Day, Imbolc

A mid-winter celebration of the time when seeds begin to stir in the earth in anticipation of spring.

5pm – 6pm Celebration with bonfire
6pm – 8pm Potluck dinner

We’ll share Brigid-inspired stories, poetry, crafts, and food

Free Event. Donations welcome

Where: 470 East Road Loop (off of Musclow Greenview)

St Brigid’s Day Celebration
Winter Solstice Bonfire

Winter Solstice Bonfire

We will be lighting a bonfire at 4:47 pm on Wednesday, December 21 to mark the Winter Solstice. You are welcome to join us.

Celebrate the coming of Jesus!
Celebrate the coming of Jesus!

3rd Annual Live Nativity

2 Days, 8 Time Slots

Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18, 2022

Celebrate
the coming of Jesus!

Gather a group of your family and friends and enjoy a walk through the Christmas story complete with the Donkeys and goats.

Sign up for a 30 minute time slot between 3 and 5 pm December 17 and 18 by calling Marilyn at 613-334-0668. Only 8 time slots available.

When: December 17 & 18

Time: 3pm-5pm Sign up for a 30 min time slot (only 8 slots)

What: Walk with Mary & Joseph as you hear the story of Jesus’ birth.

Cost: FREE Donations to the Maynooth and area food bank gratefully received. Cash, cheque, or food.

How: Call Marilyn at 613-334-0668 to book a spot

Sponsored by the Maynooth Madawaska Communities of Faith and Cathedral of the Trees.

This is an outdoor event. Please dress for the weather.

Exploring Light and Dark Interplay as we near the Winter Solstice
Exploring Light and Dark Interplay as we near the Winter Solstice

Art, Story, Nature

2 Workshops

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Led by Tamara Gibson

Exploring Light and Dark Interplay
as we near the Winter Solstice.

Tamara is the human behind SweetSpot Creative and Therapeutic Arts. Her creative and therapeutic work focuses on exploring the complexities of being human through art, story and nature.  You can find out more  about her at www.sweetspotart.com. 

Winter Solstice offers a rich context for us to explore the ways darkness and light influence and interplay in our human experience on personal and collective levels. Enjoy a beautiful day of connection with self, others and the land to explore our relationship with the light and the dark through art, story and nature.

Workshop 1 – 9am – 12noon: We will explore darkness and light through needle felting. Drawing upon transformative nature- and story-based processes to explore the theme of light and dark, using Canadian raised, hand dyed sheep’s wool to create a beautiful piece that brings your experience to life.

Workshop 2 – 1pm – 4pm: We will focus on the therapeutic side of SweetSpot Arts and on Eco-Art Therapy Process, an art, story and nature-based guided process that has become the cornerstone of both Tamara’s personal and therapeutic work.

Cost: $60 for 1 session or $100 for both or sliding scale ◆ includes all materials

Call or email to book a space: payment required to book info@riseaboveguesthouse.ca or 613-334-0668

What to bring: Appropriate clothing for some outside time.

If you are signing up for both sessions – please bring something to share for a potluck lunch – in keeping with Rise Above Guest House’s commitment to being a “community of hospitality”.

A homemade soup will also be available.

Where: 470 East Road Loop

Cancellation Policy:
Cancel 3 days before event for full refund; Cancel 24 hours before event for ½ refund
Cancel on the day of the event- no refund

Summer’s End Festival (Samhain) Friday, November 4, 2022

Summer’s End Festival

(Samhain) Friday, November 4, 2022

Samhain (pronounced sow-en where sow sounds like cow)

We mark summer’s end and the final harvest.

And face our fears of death and lack of light.

When: Friday, November 4, 2022

Time: 6pm (start of ceremony); 7:15 (sharing a meal and lighting the bonfire) to 10pm

What: Festival of remembering, potluck, stories, and bonfire.

What to bring: Food to share, a beverage, a chair for outside, and a story to share

Stories Ideas: When you faced a fear. When the dark became your friend.

Where: 470 East Road Loop

Creating Rituals for Land-Based Living with Michelle Thomas

Creating Rituals for Land-Based Living with Michelle Thomas

Saturday October 1st from 10 am to 3 pm

Creating Rituals: Rituals are an essential way to shape space and group dynamics. They help us to make visible the sacred that is already present within and around us. In this workshop, we will have an opportunity for conversation and practical application.

Michelle is a Seneca Bear Clan woman from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She carries a diverse background in education, sociology, business, and healing and wellness.

What to bring:

Potluck and shared meal preparation for lunch: you may bring food to share and/or help create the day’s soup from The Land and Rise Above ingredients – in keeping with Rise Above Guest House’s commitment to being a “community of hospitality”.
Effort will be made to accommodate special dietary requirements.
Covid protocols will be followed.

Cost: $40 or pay what you can

Where: 470 East Road Loop

To Register: Call 613-334-0668 or email us info@riseaboveguesthouse.ca

Fall Equinox Festival

Fall Equinox Festival

We celebrated the time when day matches night & acknowledged our need for balance.

Time: 6pm – 10pm

What: Festive Ceremony of thanksgiving, potluck, music and bonfire.

What to bring: Food to share, a beverage, a chair for outside, and
musical instrument for jamming.

Where: 470 East Road Loop, Hastings Highlands, K0L 1C0

Fall Equinox 2022 balance

Fall Equinox 2022 balance
Finding balance in our lives at the equinox

Fall Equinox 2022 music and fire 1

Fall Equinox 2022 music & fire 1

Fall Equinox 2022 music & fire 2

Fall Equinox 2022 music & fire 2

Snow Fall