(Seguin) -- Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin is inviting you over for a pair of community celebrations all sparked by the holiday season and observance of Dia De Los Muertos. The first is the third annual Calaveras y Poesia. The Sunday afternoon event is being held in collaboration with the Center for Mexican-American Studies Department at Texas Lutheran University along with the United Way and Texas Commission on the Arts.
Teatro Board President Sulema Silva says the event will include a student Shoe-Box Altar Making contest, poetry, writings and crafts.
"That is our celebration for Dia De Los Muertos which we all know is Nov. 1. We do have a procession. We do have TLU come out and they assist and have presentations from their wonderful students in Dr. (Jennifer) Mata's class," said Silva.
Students ages 8 to 12 years are invited to participate in the shoe box altar making contest and community event scheduled for Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. The altars are to be created in honor of their deceased family members and friends -- a tradition of Dia De Los Muertos. Gift cards will be awarded to winners in the 8 to 10 and 11 to 12 age groups.
Silva says sign-up is also now available for a spot at the table for Teatro's second event. The annual Tamalada will be held next week, but you're encouraged to get signed up for it now.
"Nov. 10, Community Tamalada -- a tamalada is a big old fiesta where you learn how to make tamales. You thought you were going over to eat lunch and really somebody is there with 30 pounds of masa because you are going to help them make that lunch. So come on down for that. You are going to take some home. We do have registration open for that and they go quick. You can find all of this information on our website," said Silva.
Cost is $15 a person. The Community Tamalada will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10 at Teatro's Cultural Arts Center. The center is located at 921 W. New Braunfels St.
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