The Dempsey Event Center is a beautiful, sacred facility with a rich history, located just south of Delaware, Ohio. You will be surrounded by lush, old trees, bubbling waters, gorgeous sculptures, and gardens. There is plenty of space to walk and enjoy the sounds of nature. Visit the Dempsey Event Center website for more information and photos of this gorgeous 10-acre facility.
Registration Fee: $275
Registration fee includes
Friday: Light refreshments (Dinner on your own)
Saturday Lunch, dinner, and refreshments Provided
Sunday: Lite lunch refreshments
For other meals, there are many restaurants to choose from near the Dempsey Center and the Nationwide Conference Center.
Overnight guest accommodations are available at the Nationwide Conference Center, just minutes away.
100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Rate: $169 for a room with a King bed or a room with two Queen beds.
Included in the room rate is breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Call 614-880-4193 to reserve your room.
There are no refunds for cancellations within 30 days of the event.
Schedule of Events (Eastern Standard Time):
~Innis Woods experience.
Nestled within a scenic nature preserve, the 123-acre Inniswood Metro Gardens is a source of inspiration for all ages. Streams and woodlands filled with wildflowers and wildlife provide a majestic backdrop to the beautifully landscaped areas. There are several labyrinths nestled within the gardens
. Inniswood boasts more than 2,000 species of plants, specialty collections and several theme gardens.
7:00-9:00 – PM Dinner and welcome at The Dempsey Center
Arrive early and we will make reservations for Thursday arrivals to have dinner together. (Cost of dinner TBD based on number of folks attending)
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Pre-Conference event:
~ Innis Woods experience followed by lunch on your own.
12:00- 5:00 PM Free Time
~Community Mandala open to color together and get to know other attendees
5:00 -7:00. Registration Check in at The Dempsey
~Community Mandala open
7:00-9:00 PM : Opening Program
~Welcome and inspiration by David Leonard and Lisa Ferraro
~Musical evening with by Lisa Ferraro, Natalia Zukerman, Jack Fowler and Jesse Powers
~Community Mandala open
9:00 PM – 10:30 PM: Late Night Gathering Dempsey: Great Room
~ Refreshments and Open Mic
BREAKFAST on your own ~Breakfast included in room rate for out of town guests staying at Nationwide
9:30 AM- 11:00 AM Morning Program
~Lisa Ferraro and David Leonard
11:15-12:30: WORKSHOPS (choose one)
1) Qi Gong with Helen Yee (Sanctuary)
2) Mandala with Kathy Rausch. (Breakfast room)
3) Gentle Yoga stretches with Natalia. (Avalon)
LUNCH 12:30PM to 1:45 PM (provided)
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Late afternoon Workshops
1) Dance with the Beloved with David Leonard (Sanctuary)
2) Circle Sing with Lisa Ferraro and Natalia Zukerman
3) TBD Jack Fowler
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Group Event
5:00 PM to 6:30PM DINNER (provided)
7:00 PM- 9:00 PM. EVENING PROGRAM
~ Kirtan chanting~Meditation~Taize’
9:15 PM to 11:00 PM Late Night Open Mic and time to visit
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Morning Program. (Sanctuary)
~Qi Gong & Gentle Movement
~Wrap up and refreshments (provided)
***COLG planning committee will list other activities for Sunday afternoon or evening for those who’d like to stay another night.