Learn what Cinco de Mayo is really about Friday at Cuesta

A Cinco de Mayo festival will be held at Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo campus courtyard on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker Ana Gomez, a Spanish instructor, will talk about misconceptions of what Cinco de Mayo recognizes and about its historical significance. She’ll explain why it’s celebrated in the U.S.

There will be an opportunity to make crafts, eat 99-cent tostadas and students will be able to hit a piñata. This activity is funded in part by the Latina Leadership Network and the Associate Students of Cuesta College, and donations from local merchants and generous faculty members who will announce at the event. Drawings will be held for a signed print by Hispanic artist Yolanda Lopez and a four-bedroom house cleaning.

For more information or to buy tickets, call 546-3100 ext. 2215.

--Nick Wilson