Jenny’s picks 10-29-2015

1) Someday, I will make it to Haiti, both to sightsee and to learn how to help the beautiful island nation. In the meantime, there’s the Polidor Walk for Literacy in Haiti, 9 a.m. Saturday. The 5.5-mile walk starts at Mill Race Park and heads to the Unitarian-Universalist building. The walk supports the essential food component of the literacy program in Limonade, Haiti. I missed the deadline to register, but I think I’ll head over and cheer on folks who are working to make a difference in a part of the world some of us may never see. Information: 812-376-8102.

2) I do love Halloween and the accompanying mood and tone — the general vibe of fall. But equally lovely are any Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. Columbus has one, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at kidscommons. I’ll get a kick out of watching your kids check out all the bright colors and sounds of this traditional Mexican celebration of the folks who have gone before us.

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Jenny Elig is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5671.