The Friends of the Woodland Public Library, Taller de Arte del Nuevo Amanecer and the Woodland Community College Ethnic Studies Cross Cultural Series have organized Day of the Dead celebrations in Woodland this week. All are invited to attend.
First up is Dia de los Angelitos (Celebration of the Children) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Leake Room at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. Music by David Campos and Ted Vega from Zapato Vijeo (Old Shoe) will be featured from 5 to 5:30 p.m., then from 5:30 to 6 p.m. there will be story time and poetry by Woodland High School students. The event wraps up with a performance by the Folklorico Latino de Woodland at 6 p.m.
The event also will feature a traditional Day of the Dead altar, catrinas, arts, crafts, raffles and food.
The second Day of the Dead celebration on Friday, at the Taller de Arte de Nuevo Amanecer, 1224 Lemen St., will begin with native drumming at 5:15 p.m., followed by a special presentation on Mexica culture by professor Juan Hernandez at 5:30 p.m. Musician Orion Chacon-Hurst will play at 6 p.m., followed by singing from Voz y Sentimiento.
There will be various altar exhibits, catrinas, a raffle and food. For more information , email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-661-6217.