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Celebrate Oaxaca

Guelaguetza is a traditional Oaxacan event celebrated in June, featuring the song, dance, artwork, and food of various Oaxacan and Mexican cultures. Authentic food, mesmerizing folk dance,catchy music, and traditional arts and crafts all come together with a whole lot of cultural and community spirit to make Santa Maria's yearly Guelaguetza celebration.

Guelaguetza is presented by Nuestras Raices Milenarias and will feature live music, dancing, food, games, and other cultural activities June 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Santa richard mille replica Maria Fairpark, 937 S. Thornburg, Santa Maria. Cost is $3. Info: 264-2920 or 458-4247.

Show off your moves

The Santa Maria Valley YMCA and local skate equipment and apparel store One Way Boardshop are holding a skate contest at the YMCA's much used and appreciated skate park. This is every young skater's chance to show off skills and a love for skateboarding in a fun and friendly group atmosphere.

The Santa Maria Valley YMCA and One Way Boardshop present a skate contest June 14 with registration at 9 a.m. The contest starts at 10 a.m. at the YMCA, 3400 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria. Info: 937-8521 or.

It's a celebration

As cave paintings and tradition tell us, people have celebrated the summer solstice for ages--and why not? Summer is here, the weather is fine, and the plants will grow. The Dunes Center will be celebrating the solstice early on June 18 with a leisurely full-moon hike meeting at the Dunes Center.

The Dunes Center presents a summer solstice full-moon hike on June 18, starting sale at 7:30 p.m. at the Dunes Center, 1055 Guadalupe St., Guadalupe. Info: 343-2455, Ext. 203 or visit .


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