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The Multicultural Center of Marin hosted its second annual CommUnity Gala on Oct. 5 at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center. The event supports the work of the organization and celebrates the many cultures that contribute to the diversity, strength and beauty of Marin. Pictured (above) is the dance group Jhovani da Bhangra.

Approximately 250 people attended the CommUnity Gala that included several cultural dance performances, live music and a fund-a-need that raised approximately $13,000. Pictured (above top, left to right) are Multicultural Center of Marin Board Member Bri Izaguirre, Multicultural Center of Marin Board President  Cesar Lagleva, gala guest Danitza Cuellar and (above bottom) Marin Asian Advocacy Project Director Vinh Q Luu (left) and Multicultural Center of Marin Executive Director Douglas Mundo.  -Photos courtesy of Christian Garcia and Sabrina Ferreira-Clifton

Marin County hosted its 31st annual Day of the Dead celebration on Nov. 2 at Albert J. Boro Community Center in San Rafael. Day of the Dead is an important and unique Latin American tradition of commemorating and honoring the death of our loved ones whose spirits visit the earth once a year in November. The event included dance and music performances, art workshops, altar displays and a community procession. Pictured (above top) are Ballet Folklórico Netzahualcoyotl dancers and (above bottom) plant-based chef and eco-therapist Marcella Dirks (left) and Multicultural Center of Marin Community Resilience Coordinator Marco Berger.  -Photos courtesy of Multicultural Center of Marin

Join West Marin Senior Services on Dec. 6, 6:30-7 p.m., for a holiday tree lighting ceremony.  The event will take place in Point Reyes Station along the main street where shops will stay open late. Harmony Griswold and her musicians  will sing holiday songs. A $30 suggested donation per light will go to help fund West Marin Senior Services’ programs throughout the year. For information, visit  -Photo courtesy of West Marin Senior Services

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