Sweet Auburn: The Magazine of the Friends A Landscape of Remembrance and Reflection | Page 20

people & happenings RECENT EVENTS 1 4 2 5 3 6 18 1 Laura Solano of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. pictured with Mount Auburn’s Executive Assistant & Sales Coordinator Regina Harrison at our ninth annual Council of Visitors meeting on October 24, 2019. After a few behind-thescenes sessions, Laura discussed the design and construction of Hazel Path, the striking new landscape below Washington Tower, during her keynote address. 2 On December 19, 2019, we held our annual Candle Lighting Service to remember loved ones no longer with us. This year’s speakers were Hali Diecidue, Senior Staff Chaplain, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Boston, and Daryush Mehta, Zoroastrian Chaplain, Harvard University, pictured here with President Dave Barnett. 3 Chris Farrow-Noble discussed the ancient design of the Labyrinth on January 12, 2020. Attendees learned how to draw a labyrinth from the ‘seed pattern’ and walked a temporary labyrinth in Bigelow Chapel. 4 An estimated 70 vehicles came to the Cemetery to recycle about 4,250 pounds of electronics on January 25, 2020. We collected 17 pallets of recyclables, up from 13 in 2019! This effort was sponsored by Mount Auburn’s Sustainability Working Groups. 5 On February 22, 2020, we held our annual Longfellow Birthday Celebration, co-sponsored by the Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site. Following a talk by Dr. Adriana Greci-Green, Curator of Indigenous Arts at the University of Virginia, guests enjoyed birthday cake and a walk to the Longfellow Lot for a wreath-laying ceremony. 6 Satigata—a musical exploration led by Chris Berlin and Darren Becker, two Master of Divinity graduates in Buddhist ministry from Harvard Divinity School—played inspiring spiritual music to an enthusiastic audience at Story Chapel on March 1, 2020.