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DAY OF THE DEAD EVENTS

"DIA DE LOS MUERTOS" Community altars honoring the dead, paintings, sculptures, documentary screenings through Wednesday. Reception with music, food and skull-making workshop for children is 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Regular hours 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Tuesday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, Sonoma. 939-7862. www.svma.org.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Altar created by Pele Aveau will be dedicated to migrant workers. Through Sunday. Artist's reception 4-5 p.m. Saturday. Regular admission, $5; $2 students and seniors. Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 579-1500.

MUSIC AND ART Traditional Peruvian music with Cuyuy and an exhibit, "Creative Collectives: Chicana Painters Working in Community." 7 p.m. Tuesday. Harold Mahoney Library, Santa Rosa Junior College, 680 Sonoma Parkway, Petaluma. 778-9922.

CELEBRANDO EL DIA DE MUERTOS Celebrate the Day of the Dead with school and community presentations, dance, art and drumming. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Old Courthouse Square, Mendocino Avenue and Fourth Street, Santa Rosa. 524-1559.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Mass to be celebrated by the Rev. Jose Gonzalez. Mariachis. 5 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Santa Rosa Memorial Park Chapel, 1900 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa. 542-1580.

LOS SONEROS DE LA BAHIA Traditional "Sones" from Veracruz, La Huasteca and Jalisco, Mexico. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive. 766-5200 or www.petalumaartscouncil.org.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS AT SSU Honor those who have passed on and learn about Mexican culture with traditional sugar skulls, altars for relatives and historical figures, and pan de muerto - a sweet egg bread. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Free. The Cooperage, SSU, 1601 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 332-9036.

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