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G.T. Humanists Summer Solstice Tie Dye Party

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Our first solstice party since before COVID will be Saturday, June 17th (optionally extending into Sunday the 18th) at Scott and Suzette Blair’s place. There are activities to enjoy starting at 11:00 a.m., but we will provide burgers for grilling on a campfire and a steaming cauldron of vegetables around 6:00 p.m. Saturday. You may want to bring favorite drinks, an additional side, or campfire snacks, but these are not required. Oh, and a camp chair if you have one; we have some but not enough.

You are invited to camp here the night of Saturday the 17th. We have 12 acres of meadow and woods for tenting and plenty of places for RVs (campers should bring their own sustenance for meals other than Saturday evening). We have a couple of tents we can lend.

At 12:00 noon on Saturday, our Tie Dye Workshop will begin, led by tie dye artist Laura Shaw. For those participating in this part of the event, bring 1 to 3 items of mostly natural fiber to dye, five pounds of cubed ice per item, and $4 per item to cover costs for supplies. I will send more details on the “ice dying” technique to those who RSVP for the tie dye activity. The second part of the tie dye event will be 10:00 Sunday morning. This is the “reveal.” Whether you camp here or return Sunday, this is when you get your first glimpse of your result, but it becomes more vivid upon drying.

Come any time after 11:00 a.m. Saturday to recreate. Our place is on Indian Lake, a small lake with attached wetlands sometimes hosting blue herons, eagles, and loons. Kayaking, canoeing, and fishing are good here! Come enjoy. We have a rowboat and a small canoe but bring your own kayak if you like. Got a bike? Our property offers direct connection to forested single track mountain bike trails. We have a couple mountain bikes for the bikeless!
Please reply to this email or text Scott at 231-313-7214 and mention particularly whether you will join in the tie dyeing!


June 17
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Home of Scott and Suzette Blair
Traverse City,


Scott Blair
(231) 313-7214