Diwali celebrations take place Oct. 21 in Mission at the Clarke Theatre.

Annual Diwali event takes place Oct. 21

Mission Community Services Society organizes celebration

Celebrate Diwali at the Clarke Theatre on Oct. 21.

The lobby will be transformed into a marketplace during the annual Celebration of Light event. Visitors can purchase local crafts, sample foods, and have their hands painted by a henna artist.

Entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Korean Drummers. Other performers for the evening include students from Dashmesh Punjabi School, local dance groups and the University of the Fraser Valley Bhangra team.

Hawaiian and Mexican dancers will also be featured this year, and Norden the Magician will be bringing out his magic tricks.

A free vegetarian dinner will be available at the cafeteria starting at 5:30 p.m.

The event is being organized by Mission Community Services Society. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, call 604-826-3634.