By Gina Yarbrough
The California Center for the Arts, Escondido and the Crescentera Foundation team up to co-host a free community event, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration, a Mexican tradition that honors the memory of loved ones.
The celebration kicks off November 1 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Visitors are encouraged to participate in the event by making an offering and leaving personal objects in memory of loved ones. Past memorials have included objects such as photographs, mementos and flowers.
Activities include art activities for all ages including sugar skull decorating, skull mask making, paper flower instruction, free pan dulce and performances by Ballet Folklórico Tierra Caliente
Keynote speaker will be Mexican Consul General Maria de los Remedios Gomez Arnau.
Call the center at (800) 988-4253.
San Diego Rescue Mission will hold its 10th annual Candlelight Vigil on Nov. 6 in honor of the 61 men and women who died alone while homeless in our community this past year.
Those who died will be honored with an interfaith candlelight service. Each man and woman’s name will be read aloud.
A walking procession departs from San Diego Rescue Mission, 120 Elm Street to the County Administration Center’s west stairs off Harbor Drive on 1600 Pacific Highway.
For more information, call (619) 819-1897.
The Escondido Police Officers Association will hold two town hall meetings on Tuesday, November 1 at 10 a.m. and repeating at 5:30 p.m. in the conference center at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
The meetings will include a report on the city’s revenue.
Dr. Peter Donahue, a forensic accountant from the Bay Area, will be the guest speaker.
Admission is free and open to everyone.