Community beeswax candle making and Mount Baker Preschool alumni mixer
Saturday, February 4th from 3-5 pm
Mount Baker Community Club
2811 Mount Rainier Drive South
Seattle, WA 98144
Get tickets at http://www.mbps-candelmas.brownpapertickets.com
Come welcome the returning light by making beeswax candles with Mount Baker Preschool! This family centered fundraiser benefits our tuition assistance fund and provides alumni an opportunity to come together. We will have premade beeswax candles available for purchase, dipping and rolling candles for everyone to make, and a molding wax station as well as a “box-fort” play area just for children. Light snacks alumni will remember from their preschool days will be provided. Candles will be available for pre-order and for sale the day of the event.
A little Background:
Candlemas is a pagan tradition that was integrated into the Catholic and Christian traditions.It marks the half way point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. Traditionally, this is the time that new candles are made and set aside to cure; and the candles that were made last year are brought out for use in the coming year.
The Waldorf value of the rhythm of the natural world is the focus of this event. It marks the final days of winter and creates a still point before the coming of busy spring work. The return of the light is punctuated by the creation of light giving candles. Candlemas is a time for children and adults to relax in the warm smells of bees wax and the quiet work of creation. (The box fort room upstairs will be full of fun and physical play to counter balance the focus needed down stairs in the candle making room.)
Beeswax shines with a light that resonates with the same vibrational frequency as the sun. Beeswax candles create a more soothing light than any other candle. Beeswax cleans the air by releasing negative ions which attach to and drop dust and pollution particles to the ground. Unlike paraffin and other waxes, they are chemical free, hypo-allergenic and wonderful for people suffering with asthma.