What: Solstice Celebration
Gather at sundown for music and community unity, to ward off the cold with the warmth of the bonfire, sip hot cider, and listen to music.
When: Friday, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton
Admission: Free. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.
What: Solstice hike
Where: Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield
When: Friday, 4 to 6 p.m.
Admission: $5 for adults and $1 for children 6 to 12
Information: (413) 229-8600
What: Winter Solstice Celebration -- bonfire, songs, stories, ancient horn dances, mumming and Morris dancing
Where: Ashfield Common
When: Friday, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Information: (413) 628-4254.
For information about dinner options beforehand at Elmer’s Store, (413-628-4003
What: Solstice talk, ‘Kaput! ... 2012 Post Apocalyse’
When: Saturday at 3 p.m.
Where: Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams
Information: (413) 663-6312.