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River Bend hosting winter solstice celebration Dec. 21

River Bend Nature Center will host a winter solstice celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday Dec. 21.

Families are invited to celebrate the shortest day of the year which means the days start getting longer.

The program will start around a small bonfire with a cookout supper that will include hotdogs (veggie alternate provided), chips, carrots and warm cider. This will take place in the Kay Janky outdoor amphitheater which is a short walk behind the main building.

Next, participants will walk off the meal with a night hike and return to the bonfire and toast marshmallows and share winter stories.

Cost is $5 per person for members and $7 per person for nonmembers. Children under 2 and not eating the meal are free. Pre-registration is required by Dec. 19.

River Bend Nature Center is located on the east side of Faribault off Highway 60. Follow the brown nature center signs.

For more information, visit, call 507-332-7151 or look on Facebook.