Mythological RoundTable® Group of Huron, OH
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  • Calling mythology and Joseph Campbell enthusiasts! If you are interested, you are welcome to just walk in or else email Marianne at [email protected]
  • We frequently meet at The Huron Public Library in the cooler months. During warm weather and summer months, we often meet outdoors such as at a park at one of Huron’s beaches.
  • There are no special requirements to be a member of this group except that you have an interest in mythology and Joseph Campbell.
  • Always feel free to bring topics you would like to discuss, to give a presentation, or bring a myth, tale, mythic film to discuss, or artwork or poetry to meetings.
  • UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • KELLEYS ISLAND ON LAKE ERIE MONARCH BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL 
  • September 12, 10.00 a.m.-4 p.m.  The event is sponsored by the Kelleys Island Historical Association and Kelleys Island Audubon Club. Pat Hayes of the local Audubpn Club will speak and also tag monarchs to track their migration from here up North down to Mexico. Kelleys Island is a yearly stop for the monarchs en route. Many are concerned that these and other butterflies and endangered as less are seen in recent years and want to help preserve these beautiful winged creatues. Over dinner on the island we will also discuss monarch and other butterfly myths. Some plan to go hope to go via the Jet Express boat from Sandusky; some may be going via Jet Express Port Clinton. If you would like to go along with the group we may get reduced group rates; please just let me know so we can plan in advance where and what time to meet. Most of us hope to catch the earliest trip over. For some reason I cannot post the actual link here, so here it the web address for Jet Express: jet-express.com
  • AUTUMN EQUINOX PARTY ON THE BEACH, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, AT SUNSET
  • Drumming circle, feasting, and discussion on the role of drumming in myths and rites of various cultures Please email Marianne @ [email protected] for more details. This is a potluck dinner, grills are available so you can bring charcoal and any side dishes, drinks, and desserts you with–no alcohol, however. I plan to bring a thermos of coffee–the nights get chilly this tme of year here! (WILL BE AT NICKEL PLATE BEACH AND MEET IN PICNIC AREA. WE MAY BE ABLE TO HAVE A SMALL FIRE ON THE BEACH.)
  • LAST AUTUMN HARVEST/SPOOKY HALLOWEEN MEETING–SUNDAY, OCT 25, 2-6 p.m.
  • We will meet at the Quarry Hill Barn where cider, popcorn, and orchard fruits and veggies, and other numerous goodies are grown/sold–you will see the haystacks and pumpkins out front. You can also purchase wine in the barn. From there if you look up the hill across the orchards you will see the winery where we can then go to have dinner/snacks/beverages. Some topics of this meeting include the local urban legends of “Haunted Ohio” such as Gore Orphange and the legends of the Melon Heads, as well as classic lore of vampires and werewolves and ghost stories.They may have a fire pit outside, too. I will check on that.

UPCOMING IN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER UP UNTIL THE NEW YEAR:

  • We will have a visiting professor emeritus from Bowling Green State University, a local folklorist who has accepted our invitation to present two of his works: 1) a paper he wrote on the grim nature of the Brothers Grim fairy tales that he presented at the Popular Culture Association 2001 conference, and 2) his book he wrote and illustrated on the Alaskan myth of Sedna–he has traveled to Alaska frequently and has studied the myths of the land. DETAILS FOR DATE, PLACE AND TIME TBA–I am hoping he can visit in Nov. or Dec, but no exact dates have been made yet.
  • WATCH FILM AND STORYTELLING TIME ON THE GREEK TALE OF THE 12 MONTHs, to celebrate the New Year.DETAILS TBA. 

RoundTable Contact: Mary Ann Bencivengo

RoundTable Status: Emerging