Several activities are planned for Dia de los Muertos at Cuesta College’s North County Campus in Paso Robles between Oct. 24 and Nov. 7. The holiday, also known as Day of the Dead, is a family event to honor loved ones.

A gallery of altars and artwork created by Cuesta students and staff will be installed Oct. 24 through Nov. 7 in the Learning Resource Center Lobby. Visitors will learn about the components of an altar or “ofrenda” and are invited to add a personal touch to the community altar.

The public is also welcome at a screening of “Food for the Ancestors” at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 in Dallon’s Hall, Room N3102. The 2006 video, hosted by Bruce Kraig, an internationally recognized food historian and cookbook author, is a culinary-history exploration of Days of the Dead, Mexican traditions and ancient ways of life that still exist there — all seen through Mexican cuisine.

The hourlong documentary will be followed by traditional Mexican refreshments.

These events are presented by Associated Students of Cuesta College, Cultural Diversity and Student Equity Committee, Latina Leadership Network student and staff chapters, North County Student Services, and instructor Virginia Mack and the beginning drawing class

Jay Thompson
(805) 546-3100, ext. 2636

Released Oct. 18, 2012