The annual drum ceremony for the winter solstice will take place Sunday, Dec. 17, beginning 11 a.m. at the Palermo Community Center, Veterans Way off Turner Ridge Road, between routes 105 and 3.

Everyone is welcome to bring drums, rattles or other traditional percussion instruments and be part of the ceremony. There will be a winter feast community potluck to follow, so attendees are encouraged to bring something to share. For more information, call Connie Bellet at 993-2294.

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