Winter solstice celebrations

Thursday December 20, 2012

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.

Information: arcadia@

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.

Admission: Free

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.


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