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December 18, 2013

Birdsong to celebrate Winter Solstice Saturday

THOMASVILLE — On Saturday, Birdsong Nature Center is inviting the community to celebrate the Winter Solstice and the memory of their co-founders Betty and Ed Komarek from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Birdsong has hosted similar events since 2002.

A bonfire fire will be lit to honor the Winter Solstice and for the memory of the co-founders. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, bring a hot drink, picnic supper, lawn chair or blankets and settle in for the evening. No food or drinks will be provided.

At 5 p.m., Velma Frye will kick off the celebration by providing music. By 5:45 p.m., guests will be welcomed and the bonfire will be lit, accompanied by Bradley White and friends playing their didgeridoos.

When the bonfire is going strong, guests will “throw the bamboo.” Each person will be given a bamboo stick to throw in the fire where it will explode and create good intentions for the upcoming year.

Around 6:30 p.m., a walk out to the Star Pasture for a guided observation of the night sky on the actual day of the Winter Solstice will take place. Guests are asked to dress for the weather, bring a blanket to lie on to observe the stars , bring a pair of binoculars or scope for viewing and a flashlight.

The rest of the evening is for the guests to warm up around the bonfire, star gaze and listen to more didgeridoo music. Birdsong Nature’s hope is that the evening will give the community a moment to connect with nature, be with their friends, consider what really matter this time of year and experience peace and quiet under the night sky before heading back to the busy holiday season.

For those interested in joining the celebration, R.S.V.P. and leave your e-mail address or phone number for a notification of cancellation in case of rain. It is an outdoor event. At this time of year there could be a chance of rain. For more information, contact birdsong@birdsongnaturecenter.org or (229) 377-4408.

 

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