Saturday, October 25, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 33
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Let your skin down

PHOTO COURTESY OF MASCARA

Let your skin down

Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is an ancient celebration brought to us by indigenous Mexican culture. The series of days, which ends on All Souls Day, is a celebration of those who have passed on before us. The Mexican-American Scholarship Cultural and Recreation Association (MASCARA) holds an annual exhibition in the Santa Maria Town Center, to show the community that mourning can also be a happy, joyous celebration of the lives of those who have passed.

The Mexican-American Scholarship Cultural and Recreation Association (MASCARA) presents a Dia de los Muertos celebration and exhibition showing Oct. 28 through Nov. 3, including altars, poetry, and music. The exhibit is open during mall hours, Santa Maria Town Center, 142 Town Center East, Santa Maria. More info: 720-3139.ing mall hours, Santa Maria Town Center, 142 Town Center East, Santa Maria. More info: 720-3139.

Still rockin'

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CHUMASH CASINO RESORT

Still rockin'

Though Def Leppard began rocking our ears with sizzling power chords and shredding riffs more than 30 years ago, the British band has absolutely dominated the American hard rock music scene ever since its first album High and Dry in 1981. The group will be visiting the Chumash Casino Resort for a show filled with favorite hits like “Rock of Ages,” “Foolin,” and the quintessential “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”

The Chumash Casino Resort presents Def Leppard in concert on Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez. Cost is $95 to $175. More info: 1-800-CHUMASH or chumashcasino.com.

Canine education

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Canine education

C.A.R.E.4Paws is holding a special Dog Training and Pet Wellness Clinic event in Lompoc’s Ryon Memorial Park, the site of the annual Kennel Club competition. The clinic will include one-on-one experiences with dog trainers who can help you teach your dog actions like jumping, pulling, barking, and chewing; how to mitigate dog-on-dog aggression; house training; and using exercise as a training tool. There will also be plenty of educational information on hand regarding local pet services to keep your pooch happy and healthy.

C.A.R.E4Paws includes a Dog Training and Pet Wellness Clinic event on Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ryon Park, Lompoc. More info: 968-2273 or info@care4paws.org.