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By Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office

Photo credit: Jonathan Goetz
October 31, 2020 (San Diego) -- The County’s Parks and Recreation Department is holding a virtual Dia de los Muertos Festival from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, that will feature regional dance performances, a cultural story time and a “how-to” arts and crafts workshop.
The online celebration, which will also feature a virtual tour of the Rancho Guajome Adobe, will take place on the County Park’s YouTube channel — — and everyone is invited to join in! The festivities will be conducted in English and Spanish.

“Craft kits” you can use to take part in the virtual crafts workshop are available to be picked up free of charge (although $4 donations would be appreciated) at eight different County parks/community centers during regular park hours:
Fallbrook Community Center
341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook Phone: (760) 728-1671  Hours: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Heritage County Park
2454 Heritage Park Row, San Diego Phone: (877) 565-3600 Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Lakeside Community Center
9841 Vine St., Lakeside, Phone: (619) 443-9176 Hours: 12 – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
Rancho Guajome Adobe
2210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista  Phone: (760) 724-4082 Hours: (Visitor Center and Adobe): 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve and Nature Center
2710 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea Phone: (760) 634-3026 Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., daily
Spring Valley Community Center
8735 Jamacha Blvd., Spring Valley Phone: (619) 479-1832

Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday
Sweetwater Summit Regional Park
3218 Summit Meadow Road, Bonita Phone: (619) 472-7572 Day-use Hours: 9:30 a.m. – sunset, daily
Waterfront Park
1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego Phone: (619) 232-7275 Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
People should call ahead in advance to make sure craft materials are still available.
So, celebrate Dia de los Muertes — virtually — from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday with the County of San Diego!

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