Friday, October 31, 2014

Mount Pleasant Lantern Walk is November 2nd

From the organizers:
"Take back the hour! Join us for a lantern walk to mark the end of Daylight Savings Time and the onset of winter’s early darkness!

The walk will start in Lamont Park at 5:30 on the evening of Sunday, November 2nd, the day we turn our clocks back. We will make a procession around the neighborhood carrying lanterns of all sorts. Our route will include a woodsy section full of mystery and surprises!

In case of rain we will move the walk to Sunday, November 9th.

Paper-Lantern-making Workshop:
We will have a paper-lantern-making workshop on Saturday, November 1st, from 9:00 - 2:00 at La Casa, 3166 Mount Pleasant Street. You can come for any part of that time period. This would be a great thing to do before or after visiting the Mt P farmers' market!

We create lanterns by collaging tissue paper and other things onto pre-built paper lanterns. It makes a good activity for even the youngest kids (with grown-up help!) but it also allows a lot of creativity and craft and is great for older kids and adults. Lantern-making supplies, including battery-powered lights - will cost $5 per lantern.
You don't need to bring anything to the workshop, but these things might be fun or useful:

*pretty fall leaves - to collage onto your lantern
*silhouette cut-outs (from construction paper or such)
*scissors – to cut out shapes

If you plan to attend the workshop, it would be helpful if you would let us know how many of you there’ll be and roughly when you expect to come. Drop-ins are welcome, though.

If you already have a lantern to carry or want to make one on your own, all types are welcome, except NO FLAMES. No candles, torches, fuel-lanterns or anything that could set anything on fire will be allowed on the walk. Safety first! 

Who Should Come?
This will be a great event for kids and grown-ups both. The route is about 1.3 miles and includes a section on a wooded path. It is possible to do the walk with a rugged stroller, but it would be a bit of a challenge.

Want to Help Out?
We need guides to help direct the procession and to make street crossings safer. We need people to help out at the workshop. We need musicians and artists who would like to take part in some special activities.

Maybe Let Us Know if You're Coming?
You're welcome to come unannounced, but if you expect to come on the walk it would be helpful if you could send an email. This will help us with planning for the event. This is especially true if you're coming to the workshop.

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