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Solstice 2010 Winter

Winter Solstice Celebration

Sunday 20 June 2010, 5 - 7 pm

The Taroona Neighbourhood Garden Members invite the community to join them at

The BBQ Shelter at Apex Park, Taroona Beach Foreshore

to celebrate the Winter Solstice.

Children and families are invited to join in behind the Possums Playcentre Children in the 

Lantern Parade

Meet at the Neighbourhood Garden at 5pm with your lantern, for the parade down Chiton Chase to the BBQ shelter

Bring your own everything.


Some hints and tips for making lanterns.

Pumpkin Lantern

Choose a pumpkin with the greatest possible verticle height as this will give you more space for cutting out the facial features. You will need to hollow out some of the flesh as the cavity left by removing the seeds is usually not large enough. The scraped out flesh can still be used for pumpkin soup.

Cut a small round depression in the inside base of the pumpkin to hold the tea light candle. The candle can be fixed by dripping in some hot wax.

Milk carton lanterns

One litre milk or juice cartons can be made into lanterns. Simply cut out shapes in the sides of the carton, and glue a tealight candle or LED torch into the bottom. Make two holes in the top and secure a handle.

Cover some of the cut-outs with coloured tissue paper if you want something fancier, although this will increase the fire risk.