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One of’s Staff Channels Inner Goddess in Support Against Domestic Violence at Local Autumn Goddess Retreat

Philadelphia, Pa (PRWEB) September 29, 2014

This past weekend one of the staff members of and a group of her friends went to support their local communities domestic violence center by channeling their inner Goddesses.

The Autumn Goddess Retreat was this past Saturday in Chester Springs, Pa and both women and men gathered to celebrate their inner divine essence and experience a deep connection with each other and also connect with their inner selves.

The Foretell representative takes to the company’s blog page to share about her and her friends experiences at the retreat. “It was truly an amazing experience. I am still trying to process some of the things that happened. It was a lot to take in, I left with my mind body and soul feeling totally different – in a good way.” says Foretell’s rep.

The Autumn Goddess Retreat is a day long festival with food, local vendors, artist and craftsmen, workshops, healers and practitioners, music, belly dancers and other performances as well as an interactive drum circle.

“I’m happy I got the chance to not only experience such an amazing event and meet some wonderful people but also support such a great place in our community.” says the rep.

Foretell’s staff members are very active in supporting their local communities and very active when it comes to charities as well. Fans and followers of’s social media pages such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, can follow their newest group charity which is in support of the ASPCA.

Nation’s Largest Renaissance Festival Celebrates 40 Years of Food, Fun and Magic

TODD MISSION, Texas (PRWEB) October 01, 2014

From its humble beginnings on 15 acres of what was once an old strip-mining site, the Texas Renaissance Festival has grown into the largest and most acclaimed Renaissance event in the nation. This year, the Texas Renaissance Festival celebrates 40 years of food, fun and magical weekends from October 11 through November 30, 2014, as well as Thanksgiving Friday. Organizers promise an unforgettable season of eight themed weekends, filled with new surprises and the same 16th century cheer, lively characters and turkey legs that have made the event famous.

Over the past 39 years, 15 million visitors have passed through the festivals Royal Gates into an incredible dream world that includes themed villages lined with over 400 shops across a 55-acre footprint in Todd Mission, Texas.

This anniversary is an important milestone in the history of the Texas Renaissance Festival, says George Coulam, the festivals visionary founder. We are always finding ways to keep surprising the world, and again this year we will deliver. Our patrons will see things they remember and love alongside things they have never seen before. So whether you are returning or coming for the first time, this is a year not to be missed.

A masquerade celebration 40 years in the making

To commemorate its 40th anniversary, Texas Renaissance Festival will debut a major addition to its stable of offerings King Midas Masquerade. An event in its own right, the much-anticipated inaugural masked ball will take place every Saturday night of the festival season from 8 p.m. 1 a.m. Guests will celebrate in costume and are required to wear a mask or face paint.

The King Midas Masquerade is a celebration we have long anticipated, says Terre Albert, general manager of the Texas Renaissance Festival. It is truly a fantasy come to life. The entertainment we have planned is nothing our guests have seen or expect.

To create the ambiance, organizers built a magnificent 15,000 square foot venue for the masquerade ball, located near the campground entrance of the festival. An enchanting 15,000 square foot tented pavilion set in an exotic garden fantasy, King Midas Golden Court will serve as a permanent, climate-controlled venue for the masquerade for years to come.

Old favorites meet new additions

The 40th anniversary Texas Renaissance Festival kicks off on Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12 with Oktoberfest, complete with bratwurst, beer, polka dancing, and German-themed contests.

Oktoberfest weekend also welcomes special guest artist Real Musgrave, known internationally as the creator of Pocket Dragons. Over the years, the festival has played host to hundreds of artists, performers and craftspeople, but Musgrave has had a long, special relationship with the festival.

Festival organizers welcomed Musgrave back to design the official 40th anniversary festival poster, program cover, tankard, T-shirt and commemorative coin. Musgrave will make a special appearance during opening weekend to sign 40th anniversary posters and other Renaissance Festival and Pocket Dragon memorabilia that will be on sale inside the festival.

The adventures continue from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the festival season, with magical fantasy themes including 1001 Dreams, All Hallows Eve, Pirate Adventure, Roman Bacchanal, Barbarian Invasion, Highland Fling, and Celtic Christmas.

When patrons are not enjoying all of the exciting games and contests that the festival has to offer, visitors are encouraged to take in a music concert in the New Market Gazebo, watch a performance at the famed Globe Theatre Stage, cheer on as talented falconry artists display their craft, or catch a thrilling joust match, performed by professional actors portraying delightful Renaissance characters.. For a full schedule of events, visit

The Texas Renaissance Festival has always been known as a camping destination for RVs, trailers and tents and the expansion of the The Fields of New Market Campground is an exciting addition for those looking to extend their stay. This year, visitors will enjoy amenities such as brand new showers and continue to enjoy access to restrooms, water stations and a Quikie Mart open from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. for drinks, snacks, ice and other camping materials as well as hot cooked meals being served throughout the campgrounds.

Tickets for the Texas Renaissance Festival can be purchased online only at For all festival and camping information, visit

Tickets to the King Midas Masquerade are limited (only 600 people are allowed each Saturday), and must be purchased online along with a parking or camping pass. Guests will enjoy hors doeuvre, beer, wine and a bevy of activities and entertainment. For those seeking the royal treatment, Golden Tickets to the King Midas Masquerade are available for an additional $ 95 to the regular ticket price ($ 75), and include early entry into the Masquerade Ball at 7 p.m., a celebratory toast with King Midas at 7:30 p.m., VIP and lounge area seating, top shelf drinks and hors doeuvres, private entertainment and a gift of King Midas special reserve wine. Golden Ticket upgrades are extremely limited. Guests must be 21-years-old or older to attend the King Midas Masquerade. Tickets for the King Midas Masquerade Ball must be purchased at

About Texas Renaissance Festival

The Texas Renaissance Festival is the nations largest and most acclaimed Renaissance-themed event. Established in 1974, the event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to its 55-acre footprint in Todd Mission, Texas. The interactive event features live entertainment, food, fun and professional actors who stay true to character for eight themed weekends from Saturday, October 11 through November 30, 2014. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @texrenfest or like us on Facebook/texrenfest.

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Lydias Organics Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign to Save Company, Jobs

Petaluma, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

Lydias Organics, a northern San Francisco Bay Area health food icon, launched an Indiegogo online crowdfunding campaign to help Lydias commercial production kitchen remain in operation. This comes after recent announcements of The Sunflower Center closing and Lydias Organics discontinuing its packaged foods line.

By raising $ 200,000 it will allow Lydias Organics to continue to prepare and serve healthy nutrient rich vegan food; to restructure the business for sustainable growth; to keep its team of core staff employed, and to maintain direct sales of its packaged food line through website and at events. Contributors to the Indiegogo fundraiser receive perks and recognition for their support in helping to save Lydias Organics commercial kitchen.

For over 18 years, Lydia Kindheart has served millions of meals through her restaurants, catering business and festival vending. Lydias Organics was started in 2000 as a way for Lydias delicious and healthy food to reach a wider audience. All of Lydias Organics products (including crackers, chips, bars, cereals, bread, seasonings and Kale Krunchies) are 100% vegan, organic, raw, and GMO & gluten- free. Products are currently distributed nationwide, including 38 states and Canada. Many people with special dietary needs such as, celiac disease and cancer, purchase and benefit from these highly nutritious products.

Two years ago Lydia relocated her production operations from Fairfax to Petaluma, California and opened The Sunflower Center – a multi-award winning vegan restaurant, community and events center. Given operational and financial strains, Lydia will be closing The Sunflower Center. Lydias Express in Sebastopol, CA, a joint venture, will remain open.

There will be a farewell to the community for a day of sharing and gratitude on Saturday, September 20th 10am-9pm at The Sunflower Center. People are encouraged to bring instruments, and share in storytelling, song and dance. On September 21st, there will be an “Everything Must Go” Sale from 10am-6pm. Sale includes kitchenware, restaurant equipment, chairs, display cases, tapestries, tables, housewares and more.

Lydia shares, I feel grateful to have touched many peoples lives through nutritious foods, community, health and education. I am thankful to all of our customers and supporters. We love and appreciate you. This is not a failure, it is an opportunity for us to slow down, restructure, and integrate the wisdom and learning. Through this Indiegogo fundraiser, it gives us the possibility to save our commercial kitchen, which would be a blessing. We thank you for your continued support.

Winner of Earth Day SF’s 2014 Bay Area Green Hero Award, Lydia remains dedicated to her mission to help the planet and the next seven generations flourish by making nourishing vegan, organic, raw and gluten-free foods that cultivate a healthy and joyful life for all.

Tulemar Resort Celebrates Independence Day in Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (PRWEB) September 12, 2014

Tulemar Vacation Homes, the top-rated resort in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, invites guests to participate in the unique Independence Day celebrations taking place September 15th.

On this important day, Costa Rica is filled with pride and joy, celebrating the anniversary of a free and sovereign country, commemorating the independence of Central America as a whole from Spain in 1821.

Streets and homes are filled with patriotic colors; red, representing love of life, generosity, and the blood shed for freedom, white, representing peace, and blue, for the countrys beautiful seas and blue skies.

Tulemar Vacation Homes in Manuel Antonio says that Independence Day celebrations are a great way for visitors to learn something new about the country and observe some of the unique customs. We love this holiday, its such a wonderful time to feel the unity and pride of this country, says Dave Houck, owner of Tulemar Vacation Homes Rentals & Sales.

The resort promotes this day of freedom by inviting all guests to enjoy and participate in the festivities.

Celebrations begin the day before, with a re-enactment of the carrying of the freedom torch, which was originally carried throughout Central America to spread the news of independence to all corners. At 6:00 PM, the national anthem is broadcast through TV and radio stations, followed by the faroles parade, a parade where school children carry homemade lanterns representing the original freedom torch. The children dress in traditional attire and perform dances, and fireworks end the night.

On the following morning of September 15th more parades take place; school bands fill the streets, dressed in patriotic colors and marching to the beat of their drums. Costa Ricans sit on the sidewalks enjoying the colorful processions that last through the afternoon. Typical Costa Rican food is usually sold at food stands set up along the streets.

Its a beautiful day for guests to participate in the celebration if they want to really experience Costa Rican culture, and anyone who is visiting this weekend should consider attending, concludes Houck.

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ATC Announces New Date for Hekate’s Sickle Festival – October 16-19

Index, Washington (PRWEB) August 05, 2014

In an effort to allow more witches and Pagans to attend their home Samhain rituals, the Aquarian Tabernacle Church has moved the Hekate’s Sickle Festival up two weekends. This change will also allow for a longer, 4 day, festival to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

In addition to the date change, the festival has been moved to Fort Flagler, the home of their Spring Mysteries Festival for the last 29 years, and the festival will run for an additional day – Thursday through Sunday.

There were a number of factors that went into the recent changes. The new date allows for a longer and larger festival at a better facility. In addition to warmer, dryer weather, it removes most conflicts with participants’ personal Samhain celebrations, which would traditionally happen around October 31st, often very near the first weekend in November.

We have been searching for a way to make the 25th year anniversary of Hekate’s Sickle Festival more dynamic than we ever have, and to allow for the rebirth that is intended during the Pagan New Year. We are having 5 paths – Slavic, Nordic, Celtic, Greek, and Faerie – wherein you will encounter deities of transformation and the Underworld. As time allows, every participant should be able to visit every path. The 4 day weekend and earlier date change (Oct 16-19) will also allow each of us to come together as a larger community, and still return to our loved ones to celebrate the sabbat at home, said Dusty Dionne, High Priest of the ATC Mother Church.

The early-bird price of $ 150 per person ends August 12th. The admission fee includes lodging, food, a fantastic one-of-a-kind ritual experience, a seance, entry to the Witches Ball, an Awards Banquet as well as a dozen in depth and informative workshops. Festival goers will get the chance to speak to their departed loved ones, walk between the worlds, talk to the Gods, then celebrate the new year in style with a formal Masquerade.

To register go to http://AquaTabCh.Org or directly at (Requires login credentials or account creation)

About the ATC:

Nestled into the Cascade Mountains at the foot of a great stone wall, at the edge of the Wenatchee temperate rain forests on the north eastern outskirts of the enchanted Emerald City known as Seattle, WA, the Aquarian Tabernacle Church has nurtured the work of the Goddess since 1979. Founded by Rt. Rev. Pete Pathfinder Davis, the ATC has been a legal 501(c)3 non-profit Wiccan Church with a group exemption for 33 years. The world headquarters at the Mother Church is in Index, WA, with affiliated churches currently in multiple states and 7 countries, with plenty of room to grow.

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Funny Yummy Interactive Book App Launches on the iOS AppStore

Krefeld, Germany (PRWEB) July 25, 2014

Funny Yummy Studio UG launches the app Funny Yummy which will be available on the iOS AppStore for iPad on July 24, 2014.

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