Ever heard of Death Café in Maine? On the International Day of the Dead, Saturday, Nov. 1, the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine will gather for its annual meeting and conference. All are welcome to the free event at Belfast Free Library from 9 a.m. to noon.

At Death Cafés, people, often strangers, gather to drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of death with a view to making the most of our finite lives.

There are currently several Death Cafés meeting around the state of Maine. Panel presenters will discuss Death Café in Maine, what it is, how it works, and how those interested can get involved.

The meeting and conference begins with a business meeting at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m., a presentation will celebrate Day of the Dead traditions, followed by the Death Café in Maine panel discussion, questions and answers.

The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine is an all-volunteer, non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping the public make informed decisions about after-death arrangements that are dignified, meaningful and affordable.

For more information, visit fcamaine.net or Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine on Facebook.