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Community Tamalada Sat. December 10, 2022 | Read Aloud begins at 10am and Tamalada is from 11am - 1pm

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Families with children can attend a Read-Aloud at the Adams Library of the beloved Christmas book written by Gary Soto. Afterwards, join us at a Community Tamalada and learn to make Mexican tamales and champurrado. Fee covers a copy of the book and food ingredients: $10 | Register below.

Huichol Beadmaking Workshop Sat. November 19, 2022 | 10am-12pm

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Leslie Ponce-Díaz will teach you about the beading traditions and techniques of the Huichol Tribe of México. Participants can choose their own bead colors. Limited to 10 participants. Fee covers your supplies: $10.

If you are interested in attending a follow-up workshop or to participate in or lead a weekly beading circle, let us know by clicking below.

Café Recuerdos | Thur. December 15, 2022 | 5:30-7pm on Zoom

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These monthly pláticas (gatherings) are FREE and open to all Latino/Latina/Latinx people and bilingual allies.

Hablamos español and we also speak English and Spanglish.

Starting in January 2023: Third Thursday of each month, in person.
Location: La Galería del Pueblo, 209 Central St. Central Falls, RI 02863

Traditional Peruvian Retablos Sat. December 17, 2022 | 10am-12pm

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This workshop will be taught by Zuly Jimenez. Participants will learn the history of these traditional Retablos and will make a small refrigerator magnet. Limited to 10 participants. Fee covers your supplies: $15 | Register below.

Latin Drumming Classes January 2023 | Please register in advance

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Our drumming and percussion circle this year is only for intermediate and advanced drummers and will be led by Master Drummer, Jesús Andujar. Bring your own drum or instrument if you have one; we can provide drums if you don't have one. Maximum 8 participants. Pay $30 for the first three sessions, and afterwards, you pay $10 per class. | Register here

We Are RILA | Our Award-Winning Programs

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RILA has been recognized for bringing together artists while building community connections. From Puerto Rican Santos Carving to Music from the Andes to Oral History Workshops for youth. We're proud of our past and present work of raising awareness about Latin-American culture and the artists who are part of our network.

Click here to learn more about some of our award-winning efforts
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We need at least four people to register for all our classes. We will adhere by all COVID-19 health requirements — masks are optional, however, If you have not yet been vaccinated, please wear a mask.
All workshops/classes are held at La Galería del Pueblo | 209 Central St. Central Falls, RI 02863. To hold your spot, please register. Pay in advance per class with credit/debit or with Venmo, CashApp. Pay on site with these apps or with cash.

The Bachata Classes have been temporarily suspended until further notice