Solstice traditions at Quarry Hill

Dec 04, 2013
Jennifer Armstrong

Camden — Musical storyteller Jennifer Armstrong of Belfast will shed light on winter solstice traditions from around the world in her program Celebrating Solstice Through Story and Song Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive. This free presentation is part of Quarry Hill’s Adventures in Living Well series for adults age 55 and older.

People everywhere have long marked the solstice with rituals designed to bring light to the darkest season of the year, said Armstrong.

“We’ll explore some of these customs, many of them centuries old, using a mixture of story and song. In the process, we just might generate a little solstice magic of our own,” she said.

Registration is required for Armstrong’s program; to sign up, call Quarry Hill at 230-6116. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held Thursday, Dec. 19. For information about future Adventures programs, call 230-6116 or visit

Quarry Hill, an extended-care community for adults age 55 and older, is a member of the Pen Bay Healthcare family of services, which also includes Pen Bay Medical Center, Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice and the Knox Center for Long Term Care. Through these organizations, and with a staff of more than 100 physicians and more than 1,500 healthcare professionals, Pen Bay Healthcare provides the people of Midcoast Maine with a continuum of both routine and specialty patient-centered medical services.

To learn more about Quarry Hill, call 230-6116; visit; or check out the Facebook page.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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