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Solstice Bus Trip

Saturday, December 16


Board a bus, play in the snow, shop in Leavenworth,
ride in a horse-drawn sleigh,
and enjoy a delicious, home-
cooked dinner.

Please register with Elizabethor online, on the Solstice Bus Trip page.



Calendar for Winter 2017



Dates to remember:


Solstice Bus Trip

December 16, 2017



December 10, 2017



December 11, 2017


Christmas Day Open House

December 25, 2017


New Year's Eve- Sahale

December 31, 2017-January 1, 2018


Friends of Sahale Weekend

January 12-14, 2018


Women's Gatherings

January 20, 2018

March 3, 2018

Women's Weekend: April 13-15, 2018


Men's Program

June 8-10, 2018


New Year's Eve at Sahale

December 31, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Honor the passing year and celebrate the new year at Sahale! We will have fun, play games, enjoy libations, reflect on the events of 2017 and seed wishes for the new year.


Consider coming as early as your schedule allows. Please
email Colette with your plans.


Friends of Sahale Weekend

January 12-14

Join Sahale residents, community, and other friends of Sahale in appreciating and planning for the future of

our special country property.


We will work in groups to strategize ways to accomplish goals, while enjoying each other’s



Contact Kirsten Rhode for more information.



Our ecoVillage project is growing into its permaculture inspired vision.


Contact Irene Perler for more

Articles and Announcements

Internships Are Available for the Serious Student of Life in Community

We are seriously seeking experienced and mature interns to further development of Sahale Retreat Center and EcoVillage, in the following areas: farming and gardening, animal husbandry, off-grid technology, facility maintenance and development, and educational programs. Please contact Irene Perler at for details.

Seasons and Cycles in Evolving Community
by John L. Hoff

... Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor remind us that formal histories tell the stories of governments, wars, and economics. However, the story of people, average people in ordinary jobs who are trying to be good human beings by passing forward the life-sustaining sense of community and culture, are ignored.

Where Did We Come From: Understanding the Communitarian Movement

by John and Colette Hoff

... word community is used in a variety of ways, sometimes referring to people and other times to a place, and still more often as a spiritual glue that holds people together around ideas and causes. Enjoy this informative article by 2 leaders of the communitarian movement ...


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