For many, the term druid conjures up images of virgins (clothed in white, of course) being sacrificed to the gods. And, although it’s been debated whether the ancient druids actually had such religious practices, one thing is certain: These ritual observances are a thing of the past. Nowadays, druids come together to celebrate their deep reverence for nature, one such occasion being the summer solstice. This year, members of the Sacramento Grove of the Oak, our local druid organization, are planning an early celebration. The Celtic Midsummer Night’s Dream Faerie Festival has it all: live music, an abbreviated version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, costume contests, street performers and ancient ritual re-enactments (virgins beware!). The festivities take place from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. The free event will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars property, located at 8990 Kruithof Way in Fair Oaks. Call (916) 443-2866, ext. 3, for more information.