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Event marks solstice of winter

November 4, 2020

Johnson County residents of all ages are invited to take a break from the busy holiday festivities and celebrate the winter solstice from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe.

Participants in the Winter Solstice Celebration will have the opportunity to walk through the woods along little Cedar Creek and witness the natural display of winter’s quiet time. The trails will be lit by luminaries. They can warm up by the fireside, listen to star stories about the longest night of the year and enjoy campfire treats of toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate.

Three time slots are available, 4:30, 5:30 or 6:30 p.m. Each program lasts two hours from the chosen start time. Portions of the program will be outdoors, so participants are urged to dress for the weather.

Cost is $6 per person, $7 nonresidents of Johnson County or $8 on site day of event.

Registration is available online at jcprd.com. More information is available by calling 913-826-2800.