Among all of the holiday hubbub, a multi-cultural, interfaith event honoring the coming of longer days is planned for Dec. 21. The Return of the Light celebration will include rituals and performances from various faith traditions, as well as a community potluck. Organizer Paula Vigneault said the event is an opportunity to "get back to what's important--being together, celebrating, sharing a meal, getting to know people in our community." The event will include Native American stories, singing, Buddhist and Quaker practices, and a spiral candle lighting ceremony.
Return of the Light will be held Dec. 21 at the SLO Public Library (on the corner of Palm and Osos) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call 541-0367.