Things happening with Drumz Austin

Friday, June 15, 2012


Hello family and friends,
Please join us if you can for the FIRST ANNUAL SUMMER SOLSTICE/RECONNECTING WITH EARTH CELEBRATION at ALMA DE MUJER in Austin, Texas honoring the Summer Solstice and our deep Connection to the Earth and each other and all things on June 23rd, Saturday, from 1pm-10:30at Alma de Mujer  , a lovely retreat center conveniently located on 13621 FM 2769 in Austin( Lake Travis area) Cost: $30 per person includes workshops and events all afternoon (though a love offering for Moussa Diabate's Drum workshop and Dance Workshop and Omid's "Creative Instincts" presentation is invited or just come to the potluck and Community Drum Circle for $15 that evening for $15. Children under 12 are free!). You are also invited to spend the night at ALma de Mujer in a room in one of their comfortable cabins and enjoy a Continental Breakfast the next morning for $50 per person. Camping is also an option! Please call Sherry at 512-453-9090 for more information or to register or email her at Registration in advance is recommended though spontaneous in the moment participation is also welcome!

One of the ways we can access all the creative and powerful resources and solutions we hold for the the current challenges facing our planet and humanity and facilitate the transition from this Industrial Growth Society to a healthy, cooperative, and life-sustaining society, is to come together and commit ourselves to a common intent for our common fate. This is the nature of synergy!  As we gather together and experience the age old creative pathways of rhythm, song,movement, art, and nature we weave new connections which bring new possibilities and new responses into play and we are sustained and nurtured by currents of power larger than our own! This power is a form of GRACE and empowers us to draw on vast powers of life beyond our individual strengths and we learn about what can happen through us when we open to these possibilities and act with others on behalf of our world!

Please feel free to pass this invitation on to your families and friends! A complete schedule of the events can be found on my website at: under the "HAPPENING" category! I look forward to seeing you on the 23rd...spend the night if you can!

With peace,love, and gratitude,
Sherry and friends of DRUMZ,


  • HAND DRUMMING WORKSHOP ( All Level) with Moussa Diabate from Guinea, West Africa from 1:15pm-2:15pm( in the lodge)
  • West African All-Level West African DANCE CLASS-2:30pm-3:30pm ( in the lodge)
  • PACHAMAMA Introductory presentation ( Living room area of lodge)-3:45pm-4:15
  • Singing Bowl Concert with a Guided meditation, Didgeridoo, flute, drum-4:30pm-5pm( lodge)
  • Omid Laridjani's "CREATIVE INSTINCTS" Presentation with interprettive dance by Lexie Schooley 5:15pm -6pm ( Lodge)
  • THE ELM DANCE- led by Sherry Gingras in the lodge- A Community Circle Dance for healing our Earth and empowerment in our work as activists on behalf of our world. 6:15pm-6:30pm
  • Community POTLUCK SUPPER in the Dining room in the Lodge ( and on the front porch!) from 6:30-7:30pmish
  • Musical PORCH JAM /SING ALONG-7:30-8:30pm ( bring your instruments!) On Alma's big FRONT PORCH
  • COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE-8:30pm10:30pmish- bring drums, hand percussion, fltes, didgeridoos etc. and an open heart and lively spirit....etc.
**FOR THOSE WHO ARE SPENDING THE NIGHT AT ALMA DE MUJER EITHER IN THE CABINS OR CAMPING, THERE WILL BE A CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST IN THE DINING ROOM SUNDAY MORNING FROM 8:30am-10:30am. Please make arrangements in advance with Sherry if you wish to spend the night at Alma de Mujer ($50 per person includes breakfast  and  you must bring your own sheets and towels for this price!). Call 512-453-9090 or Thank-you so much!