One of the best ways to prepare for the Camino is to join one of the pilgrim events, hikes or workshops in your community. The Bay Area has a great variety of events this month, including a pilgrim welcome home party, screenings of Phil’s Camino, organized hikes and REI events. So what are you waiting for? Get your Camino on!
Pilgrim Welcome Home Potluck and Party
Saturday, November 7, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Church of the Resurrection
399 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA
The NorCal Chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino invites you to their annual Welcome Home potluck and party for those who have returned from the Camino this calendar year. There will be a large block of time dedicated to sharing Camino experiences. Those interior head and heart changes – what you learned about yourself and about life. What would you tell others to prepare them for changes? Did you have issues communicating yourself to friends or spouses? Dig deep. You need this.
El Rastro is a gigantic flea market in Madrid. We will duplicate it! Camino El Rastro will be a place to bring all your excess gear, memorabilia, guidebooks and other good junk you thought you wanted but really don’t any more. Pins, books, extra pole tips, extra ponchos, ugly coffee cups, refrigerator magnets, post cards, you name it. Let’s face it. Most of us return from a Camino with a desire to get rid of stuff. This is your chance. This is a CASH FREE zone. Bring it and forget it! See something you want? Take it. Should be fun. No fighting!!!
Bring food, stories, and attitude! Wine is good too. These have been great events in past years. RSVP so we can be certain to have a chair for you.
Lin, Cybele, Rennie
Phil’s Camino Film Screening
Sunday, November 22, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St, Oakland, California 94612
Join Annie O’Neil, co-producer and featured pilgrim in Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago with her latest film project, Phil’s Camino on the big screen at the New Parkway theater.
This is a free screening, but donations of any size are welcome. Annie will have merchandise available to purchase: Her book, CD and DVDs of Walking the Camino. All proceeds go to Phil’s Camino. See trailer at: http://philscamino.com/
There will be mixing and mingling before the screening, and a Q&A with Annie after. You will also have the opportunity to provide feedback on this rough cut of the film. RSVP on the Facebook event.
See screenings at REI San Francisco 11/23 and Saratoga 11/24 below.