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12/21: Winter Solstice in the Sequoias

Plus, colorful Amish quilts and behind the scenes with Beethoven

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    The grand sequoias in the Muir Woods.

    LONGEST DAY, TALLEST TREES: Tonight enjoy a celebration of the longest night of the year at the Winter Solstice Celebration at Muir Woods, held by the National Park Service. From 3-8 p.m. visitors will make solstice crowns and watch performances in the Muir Woods. Bring a blanket and a flashlight!

    QUILTED GOODNESS: When most people hear the word Amish, they imagine horse-drawn carriages, long beards, and drab colors. Ask anyone who's seen their quilts and you'll get a different answer. Visit Amish Abstractions: Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown and get a glimpse of gorgeous technicolor patterns at the de Young museum.

    BEHIND THE MUSIC: Classical music buffs will definitely love this one. Tonight head to the Roxie theater to see In Search of Beethoven. The movie brings together the world's leading performers and experts on Beethoven to reveal new insights into the legendary composer. Playing at 6:30 and 9 p.m.