The mission of the Yachats Academy of Arts & Sciences is to provide educational and entertainment opportunities for people on the central Oregon coast. Sponsored by the Friends of the Yachats Commons, we encourage the residents of the village of Yachats, Oregon to work with Academy board members to organize those events that they judge to be most enjoyable.
The Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences invites you to join us and the greater Yachats Community in celebrating the winter Solstice and the coming of the "New Light". This annual event has become quite popular and takes place on Saturday, December 19, 4:00 PM at the picnic shelter behind The Commons. People gather about 4pm, just as the sun sets on the Great Pacific Ocean. The bonfire will be lit shortly thereafter. If it is raining, the picnic shelter gives us cover.
Again this year, the Yachats Ladies Club will be providing "sweet treats" and there will be coffee and hot chocolate. Music will be provided by Mary-Beth Nickel (flute and vocals) and Roy Simpson (bodhran and vocals). Spontaneous drumming and singing often breaks out too. Bring your percussion instrument. Bring a piece of firewood too, if you would like, and add it to the bonfire.
This is a free celebration event. Any donations will be shared with the nonprofit organizations that are participating.
Please join us for this annual event and the beginning of the new light.