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NOV. 1-7

Day of the Dead Celebration and Altar

Una Mano Amiga and The Utah Cultural Celebration Center will present the annual Day of the Dead altar display and community gathering, a folk art exhibit and event recognizing this significant and expressive Mexican holiday. The Day of the Dead Celebration will be Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m.

When • Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m., Nov. 3-6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where • Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South , West Valley City

Tickets • Free

Breaking Dawn: Six Word Biography Contest

The Volturi are coming! Get ready for the movie release of Breaking Dawn Part 2. Write a 6-word biography of your favorite character. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a Megaplex movie gift card. Contest ends Nov. 10, 2012.

When • Nov. 1-2, 10 a.m., Nov. 5-7, 10 a.m.

Where • Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, Taylorsville

Tickets • Free; For children 12 and older

Baby, Toddler and Me

Baby through 2 and older. A combined storytime. A six-week session featuring a story, songs, fingerplays and a short playtime for your baby or toddler. Parents/caregivers must accompany children. No registration required.

When • Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m., Nov. 6-7, 10:30 a.m.

Where • Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, Taylorsville

Tickets • Free

Preschool Storytime

Ages 3 to kindergarten. A seven-week session featuring stories, songs and fingerplays for preschoolers ready to participate with or without their parents. No registration required.

When • Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m., Nov. 6, 1:30 p.m.

Where • Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, Taylorsville

Tickets • Free

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University consists of eight class lessons and five online lessons. Tuition includes a comprehensive workbook, access to lessons online and lifetime membership to repeat the course in the future. For more information, contact endprogram@zionsbank.com or http://www.endprogram.com.

When • Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.

Where • Taylorsville City Council Chambers, 2600 W. Taylorsville Road, Taylorsville

Tickets • $99 per household

Cirque du Soleil - Quidam

Cirque du Soleil will present Quidam, the story about young Zoé who is bored; her parents ignore her. Her life has lost all meaning. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul. Visit http://www.maverikcenter.com for information.

When • Nov. 1-3, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 3, 3:30 p.m., Nov. 4, 1 p.m., 5 p.m.

Where • Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City

Tickets • $35-$90; Parking: $10/Vehicle or $25 VIP; visit bit.ly/w21Oxn

"Hello Dolly"

The Historic Empress Theater will present the Tony Award winning musical. Tickets are available at http://www.empresstheatre.com or at the box office by phone at 801-347-7373.

When • Nov. 2-3, 7:30-10 p.m., Nov. 3, 2:30 p.m., Nov. 5, 7:30

Where • Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, Magna

Tickets • $9-$12; visit ezticketlive.com/checkout/event_view.asp?id=20

Make Your Story Count! Personal History Conference

The Utah Chapter of the Association of Personal Historians invites the public to attend free workshops and introductory presentations on preserving life stories. Visit http://www.utahaph.blogspot.com/p/personal-history-conference.html for information.

When • Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where • Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South , West Valley City

Tickets • Free

"Oliver!"

Fresh from its recent London revival, Charles Dickens' treasured tale of the orphan boy sings with marvelous music. Lionel Bart's book, music and lyrics stir the spirit and teach that each child is a gift and that love is the yearning of the soul.

When • Nov. 1-3, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 3, 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m., Nov. 5-7, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Hale Centre Theatre, 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City

Tickets • $15-$26, no children under age 5 permitted, visit halecentretheatre.org/buytickets.php —

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