Community Chalice

​Let's gather at the crossroads!

Let's Bless one another with our presence & connection!

Let's fill our cups Together.

"Community Chalice" is a gathering where we learn, play, do ceremony and grow together in community!

​Each Community Chalice event has its own theme.  


September 23, 2023 - 1:00 - 5:00 pm

3840 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, MI

You like plants, right? Come spend the afternoon learning and sharing plant wisdom! We will have mini-classes, magickal and medicinal herbs and plant-based products, a plant/seed/herb share & swap table, and more!

Pre-sale Tickets - $22, At the door - $25

Cover of the book Braiding Sweet Grass
Your Community Chalice ticket puts you in the drawing to win a softcover copy of the book "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge adn the Teachings of Plants" by Robin Wall Kimmerer. 

Drawing will be held at 4pm, you need not still be present at the event to win. 

Here's What We've Got Lined Up!

In Suite 120
(start times are approximate & more details to come)

1:00  - Doors Open

1:15 - Welcome & Orientation to the afternoon

Limpias with Mama Rainbow

1:30 - Experience Limpias, a traditional Central American cleansing ceremony with sacred plants. We will come together, cleanse and prepare our energy and set our intentions for the afternoon.

Learning Time!

Between the hours of 2-4, we will have mini classes on different aspects of plant wisdom.

-The Pointed Wisdoms of Teasel with David Davis

In this mini-class you will be introduced to the prickly magics of Teasel — their nuances and sacrificial lessons. By extension, you will be introduced to the wider realm of thorny things and the spirits that inhabit it.

- The Fire in Fire Cider with Shalina Nichohl

A fun overview of some of the key plants and herbs used in the famous folk remedy Fire Cider. What do these plants have to share with us both from a scientific health perspective and from a magical folklore perspective.

-Communing with Psychedelic Plant Medicines with Mama Rainbow

We will discuss how to consciously & intentionally work with Cannabis & Magic Mushrooms in a ceremonial way to elevate, heal & expand our higher consciousness. This session will briefly go over the connections of Shamanism & the use of psychedelic plant medicines too. 

Community Ritual

4:15 - The trees are weakened and stressed. Let's do a healing ritual for the trees. Facilitated by Mara Evenstar 

In Suite 110

Make some magic! 

Luciana of "Living Life as Ritual" will have a maker (craft) project for us using locally foraged plants.

Plant Swap! 

Bring in your plants, seeds, or even dried, extracted, etc for trade with others!


We'll be raffling off plant-based products & services! Proceeds go to the teachers, practitioners & makers for the day's event.


1:00 - 5:00 - Evenstar's Chalice will be there with a little mini-shop of curated products, mostly herbal resources for you! (no transactions during ritual so all can attend)

Win a Braiding Sweetgrass book!

4:00 - Included with your ticket is entrance into a drawing for the much-loved book, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Light snacks and beverages available in the kitchen space between Suites 110 & 120.  


Past Chalice Events

Tarot Immersion - July 2023


Held in July of 2023

We immersed ourselves in an afternoon of tarot wisdom! We had mini-classes: Elements & Numbers with Jeanne Adwani, Reading the Faces with David Davis, & Astrological Archetypes in the Major Arcana with Andrea Anzalone. 

For this Community Chalice, participants were also able to purchase tarot readings with our teachers. We had a group ritual using the elements of tarot to tell a story of the potential of our collective future. We also had some awesome shopping and a deck swap table. 

Participants were grinning wide and many stated that they learned so much more about than they thought they would during this afternoon! They also really enjoyed the intentional community we built for the afternoon. 

Deb won the drawing for the free Tarot of Mystical Moments deck! 

Starburst pattern overlaid with the Magician card from the Rider Waite Tarot deck
Lighten Up! - May 2023


Held in May of 2023

In the Community Chalice, Lighten Up! we spent the afternoon releasing stress and finding our joy!  

We spent time together drumming, dancing and doing group improv! Our ritual was focused on initiating us all into a state of joy! We also did a community art project, creating a book of joy. Like all Community Chalices, we also had curated shopping and time to connect over snacks and beverages. 

Participants expressed gratitude and deep sense of connection with one another. 

Deb won the drawing for the free Tarot of Mystical Moments deck! 

Manifestation & Abundance - March 2023

Manifestation & abundance 

Held in March of 2023

This was our first Community Chalice! 

We had three mini-classes: Manifestation with crystals with Krista Harlan, Manifesting with Herbs with Raphael Zahavah and Manifesting with the Moon with Mara Evenstar. Our group ritual was centered on manifestation and we built energy for personal, communal and global abundance. There was a community art project, shopping, and participants received individual mini readings!  

Participants expressed excitiment and appreciation and called for MORE MORE Community Chalice!!  

[image credit: local artist Leah Myers, pastel on board]

image of flames that are shaped like people reaching over a background of a river and forest. There is a dragonfly over the river.