Lighten Up on Saturday, February 26, 5:30-7:30pm
A Celebration of Community, Music and Light!
Music & Entertainment
Food and Beverages to Purchase
Friends and Neighbors
Bring light to our community on February 26th with a lantern walk through the downtown with stops at American Flatbread, the Stone Mill and Town Hall Theater, all offering up free outdoor entertainment and food/beverages for purchase. Begins at 5:30pm at American Flatbread. Free to attend, food and beverages will be sold, including Rollin Rooster at Town Hall Theater from 4-8pm.
Free lantern kits available at Ilsley Library Children’s Room during the week of Feb 20th and make-your-own instructions available below. Bring your own and one for a neighbor if you’d like!
How to make a lantern:
Here are some tutorials for different kinds of lanterns if you are eager to try something out. General suggestions are that bright LED tea lights or battery-powered lightbulbs or fairy lights are good for the light, and big coffee filters are great for the tissue paper. Masking tape, white glue, and glue guns are all you need for sticking things together. Please do not use fire-powered lanterns for this event.
- Soda bottle and tissue paper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKk2kSByBWM
- paper-cut lantern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RzRMxTrGd0
- Popsicle stick geometric lantern (but use tissue paper instead of cellophane!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le2h7KEofNs
- Paper cup lanterns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm7vsju_myc
- Yarn-orbs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCbfYruK4Eo
- Egg-cartons and ping pong balls!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjMvcVAFrV4&list=PLAc711jhliOQ00c252tn7wHhphyJw7w1P&index=29
Trickiest, classic wood and paper lanterns… a few versions of this with different tricks involved:
Coordinated by the Better Middlebury Partnership