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HalloWheaton: Remember Our Ancestors

MILLVILLE — HalloWheaton, a scare-free and family friendly event, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at WheatonArts & Cultural Center.
This year’s theme is “Remembering Our Ancestors.” Admission is free.
Families can trick-or-treat in their Halloween costumes throughout the WheatonArts campus to meet and take photos with traditional costumed characters played by the talented Mystic Realms actors.
This year’s special program, “Remembering Our Ancestors Celebration,” will focus on Latin American cultures that believe the deceased return on the Day of the Dead, and people offer gifts to connect with them. During HalloWheaton, visitors will experience unique displays and hands-on demonstrations of folk and traditional arts, along with narrated music, dance, and ritual performances celebrating the unity of life and death by Argentinean, Bolivian, Chilean, Colombian, Garifuna, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, and Panamanian groups.
Two art installations, the Ofrenda (Altar) made by the Tecuanis Dance group, and a sawdust and floral path to the altar and cemetery created by Guatemalan artist Ubaldo Sanchez, will visualize the Day of the Dead symbolism. A “live” Peruvian retablo (portable box scene), designed by Peruvian artist Elva Navarro, will frame the Event Center space.
For a full schedule list of events visit www.wheatonarts.org For more information call 825-6800.

Scary fun. Get into the spirit when WheatonArts & Cultural Center in Millville hosts its HalloWheaton event from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.