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Welcome winter: Labyrinth walk celebrates the solstice in Gainesville

POSTED: December 22, 2011 1:30 a.m.

Cedar Hill Enrichment Center staff have found a reflective way to celebrate the longest night of the year.

The center’s staff have organized a special, winter solstice labyrinth walk for 7 p.m. today.

The solstice marks the day of the year with the least amount of sunlight hours.

"It’s a wonderful way for folks to enjoy the holiday season in a peaceful, contemplative manner," said Kat Stratton, director of the Gainesville enrichment center.

The walk is free, but "love offerings" are appreciated.

Participants are encouraged to dress in weather-appropriate attire and to also bring an enclosed candle.

The seven-circuit labyrinth is tucked away on the 17-acre campus at 5735 Dawsonville Highway.

Previously, Cedar Hill was a center for women’s spirituality, but it is currently in transition to a center for sustainable living.

The center’s staff regularly hosts gardening and eco-friendly workshops.

In addition to the labyrinth, there are also several meditation gardens, indoor facilities for retreats and a native plant walking tour.



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