Dia de los Muertos Festivities at the Santa Paula Art Museum

Brought to you by our High Spirits Ministry
Sunday, October 29, 12-4 pm

Join the High Spirits group for Dia de los Muertos arts and crafts at the Santa Paula Art Museum. This beautiful Mexican holiday celebrates the remembrance of loved ones who have passed from this world.

During the event, visitors can decorate sugar skulls and participate in traditional craft making activities.

Dia de los Muertos attire is welcomed!

Meet at the church at 1:30 to carpool or meet at the museum at 2 pm.

For more information about this event contact Jennifer Merlich at (805) 479-9269 or Sue Davis at (805) 794-8781.


Sue Davis

Course Instructor
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Sue Davis is an Area Governor for Toastmasters, Inc., a non-profit public speaking and leadsership organization. She is an executive communications advisor for a Fortune 50 company and has been a blogger for more than 10 years.

Sue may be reached at (805) 794-8781.

Jennifer Merlich

Workshop Facilitator
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Jennifer Merlich first heard the call of the drum at a very early age, playing snare drum and other percussive instruments in school band. In her early twenties, she discovered the djembe, and began studying the rhythms of Africa, Latin America and the Middle East under the guidance of her teacher, Karuna Warren.

Jennifer moved to California in 1999, and began teaching hand drumming at Ventura College. The classes were extremely popular, and soon Jennifer was teaching and performing throughout Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara counties, exploring the dynamics of organized ensemble drumming, as well as the sometimes chaotic and often comical realities of performing live in front of an audience.

Jennifer has studied or played with drum masters from all over the world including Babatunde Olatunji. It is Olatunji’s Gun Go Do method that Jennifer now uses to help new drummers quickly and easily join the circle. Jennifer's classes promote creativity, acceptance, harmony, and a very healthy dose of fun. After only one session, class participants are very literally making beautiful music together!

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