Join Waterspirit and friends as we commemorate the deeper meaning of the winter season with reflections, contemplation, music, and movement. The winter solstice is the longest night, when we are tipped as far away from the sun as we will get this year. The official start to the cold winter season is marked by the sun seeming to stand still in the sky. We huddle up against the cold and seek the comfort of our hearth fires and heart-fires. Great Mother Earth, bless us with true understanding of the cycles of your seasons! For this event, you may wish to have a candle and matches on hand for a special candle-lighting moment. Admission is free! However, we suggest making a donation of $15 per ticket to support Waterspirit’s programs and advocacy. Register here: https://waterspirit.kindful.com/e/winter-solstice-2021 We welcome our special guest musician, Paul Winter! Seven-time Grammy winner Paul Winter has a body of work that chronicles his wide-ranging experiences in the musical traditions and natural environments of the Earth. The saxophonist, composer and bandleader founded Living Music as the recording context for his ensemble, the Paul Winter Consort, and his community of colleagues, which includes some of the world’s finest jazz, world, and classical musicians, along with notable voices from the great symphony of wildlife. Learn more at https://paulwinter.com/ We also welcome our special guest dancer, Sarah Campen! Sarah Campen is an Alaskan choreographer and facilitator. She makes dances, audio stories, interactive installations, and community-engaged civic arts pieces. She is also a teaching artist. Learn more at http://www.scampen.com/ ‘ Sending big hugs to you this holiday season!