The Mohawk Valley Community College Cultural Series will host several events inspired by the Halloween holiday later this month.

Lecture and Exhibit: “What is in the Cards?” with artist Nadine Swiger-Ortis: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, Francis A. Wilcox Hall room 225, Utica Campus. This exhibit represents the first 22 cards of a full Tarot deck that the artist has started to create. Swiger-Ortis will talk about her creative path that led her to this point, as well as her professional work. Admission is free.

Psychic Fair: Free psychic readings: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 30, Plumley Complex room 119, Rome Campus; and 3 to 6 p.m. the same day in Francis A. Wilcox Hall room 225, Utica Campus. Readings are limited and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Movie: “Stories to Tell in the Dark”: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, Dining and Community Hall, Plumley Complex, Rome Campus; and Schafer Theater, Francis A. Wilcox Hall, Utica Campus. The horror film follows a group of teens who face their fears in order to save their lives. It is rated R. Admission is $5 general, $2 for MVCC employees, and free for MVCC students.

Art lecture and workshop: “Day of the Dead: Sugar Skulls” with MVCC Art Professor Christi Harrington: 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Academic Building room 111, Utica Campus. Harrington will talk about the Day of the Dead, and the rituals and traditions associated with the holiday. She then will show participants how to make their own sugar skulls, which will then be on display in a Day of the Dead shrine at the College Library through Nov. 3. Admission is free.

Tickets for all Cultural Series events can be purchased in person at the MVCC Box Office, Information Technology Building room 106, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, and at the College Stores on the Utica and Rome Campuses; online any time at; or over the phone by calling 315-731-5721. Most Cultural Series events are $5 or less to the general public and many are free. Events include concerts, comedians, lectures, film screenings and discussions, workshops, family fun events, and more. The Cultural Series is brought to you by MVCC’s Cultural Events Council, in collaboration with MVCC’s Program Board, with significant support from the Student Activity Fee. The series maintains a major social media presence that can be followed on Facebook at “MVCC Cultural Series.” For the complete series lineup and ticket sales, visit