So what will be happening at the Southwest Regional Gathering our Tucson Threshold Choir will host this April 12-14th 2019?
Melanie DeMore, lots of singing, movement, laughter, and some time to
explore various topics with others who share your interests. A treasure table,
labrynth, Saturday lunch, snacks and beverages throughout, mountain views, a
Community Sing in a beautiful kiva, a light Sunday brunch, more singing and an optional Sunday afternoon hike in the gorgeous Sabino Canyon.
Oh, and did we mention Melanie DeMore?!? All this for $50.
The workshop sessions will happen at St. Francis in the Foothills Church,
beginning Friday evening, with check-in at 6pm and singing from 6:30-9pm. On Saturday, there will be an optional movement session at 8am, an opening ritual at 9am, followed by singing until noon.
At Saturday’s lunch, we’ll each choose a table for focused discussion on a topic of interest, such as song writing, bedside presence, how to integrate new members, etc. In the afternoon, more singing with Melanie, another set of topic sessions and then Essentially Singing with song baths as you relax in our “sacred lawn chairs.”
At 4:30 PM, we’ll break for self care, dinner on our own, and transportation to
Southside Presbyterian Church for the Community Sing. (We’ll have sign up
boards for those who need transportation as well as those looking for dinner companions.) The community sing begins at 7pm and we suggest everyone be there by 6:30pm.
Sunday morning starts with an optional movement session at 8:30 AM, a light
brunch at 9 AM, then more singing with Melanie, with a gratitude and closing circle ending at noon. For those who wish to stay over on Sunday night or have a shorter drive home than others, a hike in Sabino Canyon from 2:30-5pm will be an opportunity for singing in nature as people feel inspired.
Discounted rates at two hotels have been arranged, with one lasting only until
March 12. More information is available on the Lodging Information Page on this blog.
We encourage you to come early, or stay a day or two later in order to enjoy
Tucson’s diverse attractions. We’ll be posting suggestions on this blog and will also have materials available at the gathering site as to local restaurants, bike trails, historical and cultural options and more. If you want to a preview of what our area offers, check out visittucson.org.