Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Season of the Wolf

The Icy Dire Wolf is about family and adaptability.
So much work and so many activities have be had through the last few years. Over the years, we have played Quiddich, regularly held an Ephemeral Market, and visited Canada's Transfigured Town.

This year, we release the residual energies of the school back to the Ephemeral Planes. The professors are retiring for the time being. They need to focus on their own families now.

What can you expect?
  1. A last Ephemeral Market table at the Beltain Spring Fair in Montreal on Sunday, April 28th.
  2. The eventual release of the textbooks to the public.
There will be more information on both of these over the coming months.

For now... focus on YOUR family. Go with the FLOW!
...... OH! And don;t forget to HOWL at the January Wolf Moon!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Pop-up Ephemeral Market

Have you wanted to visit a magical market? Maplestone Academy will have a table at a local Montreal Ephemeral Market called the Yule Fair. Some of our best magical supplies from Transfigured Town will be available:

- Brooms... in house colors
- Quill kits
- Magical spell bottles and scrolls

... and a great many other mysterious items!

When: Sunday, December 2nd, 2019, 10am-5pm
Where: Montreal-West Curling Club (17 Ainslie, Montréal-Ouest, Quebec H4X 1K4)

Entry is a donation of $5 and the first 100 people get a special gift bag of amazing goodies! There will be more than 20 artisans and vendors with items and services to help you get your holiday shopping done early. AND, there will be FREE presentation, workshops, and lectures from the Montreal community.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Maplestone Academy at Transfigured Town

" At Transfigured Town, our favourite stories have always involved ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things for those in need. " ~CEO Nathan B Swartz

September 21, 2018 10:00 am – September 23, 2018 7:00 pm
377 Gypsy Lane, Blyth, Ontario

So many witches and wizards from around the world will geek out together at the Festival of Wizardry. Some exciting highlights include:
  • Actress Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) in attendance
  • Magical music
  • Interactive magical displays
  • Harry Potter cosplay
  • Quiddich
  • Artisans from the ephemeral markets of the wizarding world

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Tea and Houses

If you missed this summer's Firecat Tea, it will be available for tasting throughout the day at Argo Bookshop. A sweet and spicy summer flavor of hot fiery chai. Crescent Moon School will be having an open house this day, Sunday August 26th. The Firecat tea will be features during the Open House and its free workshops.

At the end of the event, the new Green Dragon tea will be offered with a Green Dragon meditation at 4pm. We hope you will visit the bookshop and discover the wonderful literary world and the magic that words create in the minds and hearts of all who read and listen.

What: CMS Open House

When: Sunday, August 26th, 1-5pm
Where: Argo Bookshop (1915 Ste. Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1M3)

Firecat Tea throughout the day (along with coffee for those who dislike tea).
1pm: Intro to Paganism
2:30pm: Sacred Writing
4pm: Green Dragon Tea Meditation (introduction to House Dragon and its related tea)

Argo Bookshop is Montreal's oldest English-language bookstore, and a fine one at that: "Where Montreal's Readers and Writers Gather". They host events throughout the months, including workshops, open mic readings, meet the authors, and more. It is a magical nook in the heart of Downtown Montreal with a little anti-cafe lounge in the back of the bookshop.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Firecat Tea and Fountain Pen Event

We have teamed up with Maplestone Academy & Thesaurus Tea for an amazing event involving a tea specially blended for one of the Maplestone houses to honor House Firecat, whose season this is.

CMS will share its magical love of quills and fountain pens and inks and paper. This is an open event for those interested in learning about fountain pens, discovering writing techniques and papers... and enjoying tea!

WHEN: Sunday, July 15th, 4-6pm
WHERE: Atelier Fiber Arts (3993 Rue Wellington, Verdun, Quebec H4G 1V6)


Quill Kits ($30, contains feathers, inks, fountain pen, paper, and a wooden carry box), and you can buy the House Firecat Tea if you wish to have some to take home.

Feel free to bring your own quills, fountain pens, inks and papers to enjoy the fun with us.

Fountain pen enthusiasts can come for $5 and use this time as a meet'n'greet and enjoy the tea with us. Pay this at the door.

Children are welcome: Ages 8 and older

Event Fee is $20, Please get your tickets no later than July 13th!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Tea & Calligraphy

In the spirit of honoring the Owl this spring, Maplestone Academy will be hosting a small event: Tea & Calligraphy!

See the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1682033135212784/

This is an open event those interested in learning to make and use quills, learning about fountain pens, discovering writing techniques and papers... and enjoying tea!

The Tea of the day will be a special custom blend from Thesaurus Tea for House Owl.

Quill Kits ($30, contains feathers, inks, fountain pen, paper, and a wooden carry box) and Owl Feathers ($5 for Asian Eagle-Owl feathers) will be available for sale, and you can buy the House Owl Tea if you wish to have some to take home. 

Feel free to bring your own quills, fountain pens, inks and papers to enjoy the fun with us.

Children are welcome: Ages 8 and older

Event Fee is $20, payable upon arrival.... though it would be nice to know in advance that you are coming!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Beltane Spring Fair

This Sunday will be the Beltane Spring Fair.
Sunday, April 29th, 10am-5pm

There will be several speakers/presenters from authors to storytellers to a professional illusionist. over 20 tables of services, talents, crafts and more for this spring season. Come have a massage, get your cards read, pick up that perfect jewelry gift, find quilting fabric, taste delicious treats, discover plants and crystal art, find that new journal, join with wonderful world of magic and fountain pens... and so much more!

Don't forget that there will be a public ritual outside in the park at 2pm!! Dance the Maypole with the Montreal community!

This is the season of the House of Owl.

Colours: Yellow & White
Element: Air
Sacred Tool: Sword
Symbols: Owl, Sword & Quill Crossed 
Holiday: Spring Equinox 
Motto: Wisdom & Reflection (Sapientia et Meditatio)

Maplestone Academy will have a table features specialty items in honor of the Owl:
Quill Kits
Specialty writing supplies
Eagle Owl feathers
... and more