Day of the Dead, Nov 2, 2018

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with us! November 2, 4-7 pm, we host music, art making and a feast: posole, prune pies, hot chocolate, pan de muerto, and more! Bring a dish to share, perhaps a favorite of someone being remembered. Participants can bring photos of loved ones or objects to add to a community altar. The Questa Stories Project will be present and available to record community members’ remembrances of loved-ones, if families choose to share (

There will be much to do and feast upon, and music to enjoy. Michael Rael will play into the evening starting around feast time, about 5:30pm. A key aspect of the evening will be art making and sharing in a supportive and festive environment. Participants can make sugar skulls, paper marigolds, and other art; supplies and instructions are provided.

The essence of Dia de los Muertos is to honor loved ones with celebration and meaningful actions. This ritual offers a container for feelings of sorrow at the death of our beloveds. And by treating the eventuality with honesty and even humor, we recognize we are all sojourners; some are simply further ahead.

This collaborative event is coordinated by Gaea McGahee ( and Claire Coté ( with help from Dava McGahee (, and many from Questa and surrounding communities.

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