▪ Mission San Luis in Tallahassee will celebrate the Winter Solstice Dec. 12-13 with two days of Native American culture and crafts. Among the activities will be stargazing, drum circles, fine craft shopping, interactive Native American history and dance demonstrations, and presentations by historical scholars, the Tallahassee Astronomical Society, and Theater with a Mission. Details: www.facebook.com/events/1625825074346537.
▪ Morikami Museum in Delray Beach is getting ready for 2016 with a day for making daruma. A daruma is an egg-shaped doll that in Japan is seen as a symbol of good luck and is often used to celebrate the New Year. Guests can make their own daruma at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens on Dec. 12. Details: www.morikami.org.
▪ Busch Gardens has announced the line-up for its Real Music concert series, which opens right after the holidays, running Jan. 4 to March 5. Performances are Ricky Nelson Remembered, featuring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, Jan. 4-9; Jay and The Americans, Jan. 11-16; Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, Jan. 18-23; The Drifters, Jan. 25-30; Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, Feb 1-6; The Diamonds, Feb. 8-13; Strawberry Fields, Feb. 15-20; The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Feb. 22-27; and Chubby Checker; Feb. 29 to March 5.
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