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Winter Solstice

Friday, December 21, 2018
5:30 pm8:30 pm
School Sisters of Notre Dame Conference Center, 170 Good Counsel Dr., Mankato MN 56001
Advanced registration is appreciated so that we can accurately plan for food. At door entry may be available if space permits!
Winter Solstice

You are warmly invited to celebrate Winter Solstice with us on the evening of Friday, December 21, 2018.
Please join us in welcoming joy, light, and longer days by gathering together with good friends, good food, seasonal poetry, live music, a snowshoe hike, and a bonfire. All ages are welcome! More information about the event and registration can be found below.

Solstice Schedule
5:30 PM The History of Solstice and an evening snowshoe hike led by DNR Naturalist Scott Kudelka. (Snow shoes will be provided or feel free to bring your own.)
6:30 PM Light (vegan friendly) supper and seasonal poetry share with live music
7:30 PM Seasonal Reflection
8:00 PM Bonfire gathering

Admission and Registration
Advanced registration is appreciated. At door entry may be available if space permits. To register, visit our registration page or send an email to with the names of the attendees and send a check to Living Earth Center at 170 Good Counsel Dr. Mankato, MN 56001

Admission is based on a sliding scale of $10-$100 donation per family. Please pay what you can. Nobody is turned away for inability to pay.

School Sisters of Notre Dame Conference Center, 170 Good Counsel Dr., Mankato MN 56001. 
Snowshoe hikers- please meet at the main entrance of the School Sisters of Notre Dame Main Campus. We will hike even if there is not snow!

We look forward to seeing you there! 

On November 3, over 120 people gathered to discuss the message nature is sending and how we can better listen to her message.

Know of any kids that want play in the dirt, pick some tomatoes and investigate insects? We have spaces available in our late summer Kids Garden Sessions! Little Sprouts (age 3-5) classes begin next Monday at 5:30 PM and Kids Peace Garden (ages 6-12) begin next Thursday at 5:30 PM. It's a great way to spend a summer evening in the Living Earth Garden! Registration ends Friday!