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Kate Branum

Dia De Los Muertos

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with Latin American and Latino studies at Grand Valley State University Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Niemeyer Honors College.

This event, featuring Mexican artist Roli Mancera, will honor loved ones who have passed away. Participants are encouraged to bring in a photo of their deceased family members or friends to place on an altar that will be hand-crafted by Mancera during the celebration.

For more information about this event, contact professor David Stark at [email protected].

Crowning Mr. Laker

All students at Grand Valley State University will have a chance to decide who has what it takes to be named “Mr. Laker” at the annual pageant event Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 9 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center.

The Mr. Laker competition will showcase a variety of talents performed by nominated male students in the running to become Mr. Laker 2016.

All contestants will have the chance to win bonus points by competing in a lip sync battle round during the GV’s Got Talent performance held Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 9 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center.

All attendees are encouraged to bring cash donations to the Mr. Laker pageant to raise money for the Laker Children’s Fund.

Beneath the Wreath: A Charitable Shopping Event

Begin Christmas shopping early this year while giving back to the community. The Junior League of Grand Rapids, an organization of women committed to improving the potential of women and communities through charity work, will be hosting the 32nd annual “Beneath the Wreath” at the Cultural Center at St. Nicholas in Grand Rapids Friday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Over 40 exhibitors will set up tables stocked with hand-crafted goods, boutique fare and gourmet foods. All exhibitors donate 15 percent of event sales to the Junior League’s local charity projects.

Tickets are available to purchase ahead of time for $5, or can be bought at the door for $7.