are springing up in communities all across America, and for good reason:
drumming is a fun community gathering, it reduces stress & anger,
boosts the immune system, and induces pleasure and relaxation in all the
"Drumming is innate within us because
of our own inner rhythms - our heartbeats, our breathing, our brain
waves", says psychotherapist Robert Lawrence Friedman, author of The
Healing Power of the Drum. "The drumbeat can help people express
unarticulated emotions and reach deep levels of relaxation. It also frees
the spirit, and I'm a believer in the power of play to heal."
Maggie and I love attending our local
Waynesville Community Drum Circle, which meets every month at various
"drum friendly" locations. Young & old alike attend these
sessions, and Alan usually wears his sacred mask, straps on his dancing
bells, and gets folks in the mood to drum & dance together. If you
would like to experience one of our local drum circles, then check this
webpage for the next scheduled sessions.
But, by all means, check out a drum circle
in your own community or start one yourself. (Just remember to please find
a "drum friendly" location so you don't disturb your neighbors!)
Blessing of the Seeds: bring garden seeds to be blessed.
Potluck supper - bring something...
Saturday drumming at
I love providing the space for drumming
and drumming with you...if you would like to come, please call or
email me by Friday evening, so I know if folks are interested and
Bring a snack or non-alcoholic drink to
share, we have lots of instruments!
Hope to see you!
Get on Skyland Drive between the BP station and McDonalds. Go a
bit more than 4 miles, you will pass the HUB and then turn right
on Mineral Springs Road. Make
the immediate left into the Buff Creek Baptist Church parking lot.
Go to the end of the lot with the basket ball hoop and make a left
up the drive, back towards Skyland Drive. Cross
over Skyland drive and our house is the first one on the left with
two big trees in the yard and a brown picket fence.
Turn onto Mineral Springs Road at Freeman Gas Company. follow
Mineral Springs down the Mountain, and you will see a church spire
of Buff creek Baptist Church--make a right into the lot behind the
church. Go to the end of the lot with the basket ball hoop and
make a left up the drive, back towards Skyland Drive. Cross over Skyland
drive and our house is the first one on the left with two big
trees in the yard and a brown picket fence.