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El Centro de Servicios Sociales

Upcoming Events

December 2019

November 25 – December 6 – El Centro will conduct a holiday gift drive for the Senior Program.  El Centro provides services to approximately 250 Latino seniors that struggle with isolation, poverty and lack of support.  You can make a difference to the life of one of these seniors by donating a new gift.  This year, we would like to give the same gift to the women and the same gift to the men.  For our ladies, we would like to give the gift of a Wrap or Poncho (one size fits all) and for the men, a Guayabera (Latin shirt).  For more information, please contact Nelly Davila at 440-277-8235.

Every Saturday starting October 4 until December 14 Free Citizenship Classes will be held Saturdays at El Centro from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  These classes are in collaboration with students from Oberlin College (El Centro Volunteer Initiative), with free childcare provided. Students may join at any time during the semester. For more information, call 440-277-8235, Ext. 7022.

Every Saturday starting October 4 until December 14 Free English Communication Classes will be held Saturdays at El Centro from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., with free childcare provided.  These classes are in collaboration with students at Oberlin College (El Centro Volunteer Initiative) and are open to English learners of any age and level. Students may join at any time during the semester.  For more information, call 440-277-8235.

December 19 - El Centro Food Pantry and Farmer’s Market – In collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, the Food Pantry and Farmer’s Market is from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at El Centro. Income eligible households (below 200% of the poverty level) are given one box of food and multiple bags of fresh vegetables on a first-come, first-served basis – FREE. Photo ID and proof of residency required.  This event occurs every third Thursday of each month at the same time.

Partner organization events:

December 7International Christmas in South Lorain.  This holiday event will be located on Pearl Avenue between East 28th to East 31st Streets from 3-9 pm.  Various activities like holiday music, horse drawn carriage rides, Secret Santa Shop, and more will be available for everyone.  For more information, call Rey Carrion at 440-787-1179 (flyer attached).

December 16 – El Centro and LOIRA (Lorain County Immigrant Rights Association) will sponsor a Posada celebration at Sacred Heart Chapel - Lorain at 7:00 pm.  The Posada celebration is a Mexican Christmas celebration that will include Mexican food, piñata, aguinaldos (Christmas music), Santa Claus, etc., and everyone is welcome to celebrate this wonderful tradition (flyer attached).

 Upcoming events:

January 4 - ESOL Orientation will be held at Lorain County Community College (LCCC UC208A) at 12:00 pm for both morning and evening classes.  Orientation is required in order to attend ESOL classes provided by Lorain County Community College ABLE Consortium at El Centro.

Upcoming holiday office closing schedule for El Centro is as follows:

·          Staff Development/Christmas Celebration – December 13

·          Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24

·          Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25

·          New Year’s Eve – Tuesday, December 31

·          New Year’s Day - Wednesday, January 1

·          Three Kings Day – Monday, January 6



351 W. SIXTH ST., LORAIN * 440-244-1192


Saturday, December 7; 1 to 2 p.m.
Downton Tea Party
You are cordially invited to an afternoon tea celebrating the return of Downton Abbey. Refreshments will be provided. Preregistration required.

Mondays, December 9; Jan. 13; Feb. 10; 5 to 7 p.m.
Teen Anime Club
Join us for a fan directed immersion in anime, Japanese media, culture and art. For ages 13 to 18. Preregistration required.

Tuesdays, December 10; Jan. 7; Feb. 4; 6 to 7 p.m.
Cookbook Discussion: “The Gourmet Cookie Book: The Single Best Recipe from Each Year 1941‑2009” by Gourmet Magazine
If you love to read, cook, learn and share recipes, this group is for you. Bring a dish from the selected month’s cookbook and share your experience in the kitchen and opinion on the book. Copies are available at the library. Preregistration required.  Jan. 7; “No Crumbs Left” by Teri Turner. Feb. 4; “Back Pocket Pasta” by Colu Henry.

Wednesday, December 11; 4 to 5 p.m.
STEAM: The Science of Snow
Families and children ages 8 and up are welcome to discover what makes a winter wonderland with the science of snow! Preregistration required.

Mondays, December 16; Jan. 6; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Drop‑In Tech Help
Come with your basic tech questions and get hands‑on help. Preregistration required.

Tuesdays, December 17; Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; 4 to 5 p.m.
Silly Fun
Come and play games and challenges designed to make you laugh, cry and even think on occasion! Ages 8 to 18. Preregistration required.

Need some holiday inspiration? Check out any number of food and decorating magazines from RBDigitial or download “All I Want for Christmas” from Freegal, Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from Overdrive or ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas from Bookflix; any number of holiday classic movies from Hoopla and more. Your Lorain Public Library System has your holidays covered.



2121 HOMEWOOD DRIVE, LORAIN * 440-277-5672


Wednesdays, December 4, 11, 18; Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; 4 p.m.
South Lorain Chess Club
Open play chess sessions are for all levels, from beginner to expert. This is an opportunity for chess players to congregate, meet others, talk chess, play and work on their game. This chess club is registered with the United States Chess Federation.

Wednesdays, December 4, 11, 18; Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; 5:30 p.m.
Yoga for Beginners
Join us for this free weekly Wednesday yoga class. Please bring your own yoga mat. Namaste!

Thursday, December 5; 6 p.m.
Holiday Card Crafting
Adults, join us for an evening of seasonal crafting, where we will demonstrate how to use a cricut machine and make holiday‑themed cards. All materials will be provided. Preregistration required.

Saturday, December 7; 2 to 3 p.m.
Family Holiday Party
Get your photo taken with a festive Browser, make holiday cards and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Preregistration required.

Tuesday, December 10; 10:30 a.m. to noon
Rising Titans Playgroup
For children up to age 5 where parents and caregivers can take part in leisure play, then have small parent group discussion while kids take part in a themed educational play. Snacks will be provided. Preregistration required.


Wednesday, December 11; 10:30 a.m.
Reindeer Boot Camp
Children up to age 6 can see if they have what it takes to be one of Santa's reindeer by joining us for stories, crafts, snacks and a special reindeer obstacle course! Preregistration required.

Thursday, December 12; 6 p.m.
Teen & Tween Gingerbread Houses
Teens and tweens ages 10 to 18 can design their very own gingerbread house. Preregistration required.

Saturday, December 14; 10 to 11 a.m.
Foster Parent Experience
An informational session with Lorain County Children Services and one of their current foster parents. They will be able to share their journey as well as answer any questions about taking the next step. Preregistration required.

Monday, December 16; 6 to 7 p.m.
Family Fun Time: Winter Wonders
Families join us to make some winter‑inspired slime. Dress for a mess! Preregistration required.







MCCC hosts Native American Heritage Month events

MONROE, MI: Monroe County Community College will host an events series in November in honor of Native American History Month.

Below is the schedule of events.  All are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov. 26.  Presentation: “Thanksgiving, the True Story - Everything You Didn’t Know about Thanksgiving; an Alternative View of the Pilgrim’s Story” by Edmund La Clair, assistant professor of history.  6-7:30 p.m., La-Z-Boy Center Atrium.

Throughout November:  Displays.  All month, there will be “Notable Native Americans” displays in the Audrey M. Warrick Student Services Administration Building in the main hallway across from Cuisine 1300 Restaurant and in the glass case across from the Human Resources Office




For Latino-style dancing in the Detroit area go to: www.detroitsalsa.com


Any listings? Post gratis. Contact La Prensa at 419-870-6565 (Rico, NW Ohio), 440-320-8221 (Rubén Torres, NE Ohio), or, better yet, email to laprensa1@yahoo.com. Always check for changes.





Bailes y La Música  



Argonne Hall, 43 E. Central Ave., bailes every Sat., $5 cover. 419.254.0000.

Club La Vista, Downtown Toledo, corner of Summit St. and Locust with DJ playing the latest hits in Bachata, Merengue and Salsa; Daily and Nightly Specials on Drinks and Food; (419) 241-1173.

Club Mystique, 3122 Airport Hwy. w/ salsa, merengue, hip hop; DJ on Thur. (Ladies night) , Fri. (mas Tejano), & Sat. (Latina); no cover before 10:00PM; 419.704.5108.

Arnoldo’s Restaurant, 4725 Woodville Rd; salsa; call 419.693.9777.

Kiki’s Club, 2522 W. 21st St. & Rt 58, Fri: Hip Hop/Latino; Sat: Latino, 9:00PM-2:30AM; 440.989.1422.







Have entertainment?

Call Rico at: 313.729.4435, or email to: laprensa1@yahoo.com.



Detour Lounge, 1824 Springwells Street; every Friday night; Baile Cumbia; free cumbia lessons; DJ Manolito; cumbia, salsa, ranchera, merengue; 313.849.0900.

Club International, 6060 W. Fort Street; weekly Sat.; 313.995.4938.

Envy, 234 W. Larned; Fri., 248.756.4821.

Half Past 3, 2554 Grand River, Sat: Latin Dance Parties with DJ Cisco; salsa, merengue, bachata; free salsa lessons; ladies free before 10PM; 313.304.8953 and 248.756.4821. www.danceindetroit.com.

Los Galanes, 3362 Bagley St., most Fri. & Sat; 313.554.4444.

Ferndale: Posh, 22061 Woodward, Sun., 248.756.4821.

Luna Pier: Luna Pier Ballroom; most Saturday nights; El Baile Grande, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Call 734.848.4326.

Pontiac: HEAT, Pike St. & N. Saginaw St., Fri; at the main level: salsa, merengue, bachata & Latin House music by DJ Cisco & Alfredo; in the Hookah Lounge: flamenco, reggae, & Arabic music. 248.756.4821 or www.salsadetroit.com.

Royal Oak: Wed. & Thurs; Sky Club, 401 S. Lafayette; doors open at 8 p.m. with free dance lessons at 8:15 p.m; 21 and over; proper attire; 586.254.0560 or 248.756.4821.

Utica: Argentine Tango Detroit, 7758 Auburn Road; Tango on Fri; 586.254.0560.


Spanish Church Services  





• Evangelical Assemblies

of God

705 Lodge St. 43609

Pastor Moses Rodríguez

Miér., 7:00PM

Dom., 11:00AM



• First Spanish Church of God

1331 E. Broadway 43605

Dom., 10:00 a.m.& 5:00PM

Mier. & Vier., 7:00PM

Sab., 6:00 p.m.



• Iglesia Bautista

El Buen Pastor

521 Spencer Rd. 43609

Rev. Dr. Alberto Martínez

Berna Aguilar, Youth Pastor

Miér., 6:00PM

Sab., 6:00PM

Dom., 10:15AM, 11:20AM,




• Iglesia Cristo La Roca de Salvación

2052 Front St. 43605

Pastores: Exh. Miguel & Blanca Ladriyé

Dom: Escuela 10:30AM; Culto Evangelistico 6:30PM



• Iglesia Nueva Vida

2025 Airport Hwy 43609

Pastor Titular: Josué Rodríguez

Pastor Asociado: José Rosario

Domingo 12:30PM

Estudio Biblico: Jue. 7PM



• Iglesia Torre Fuerte

Iglesia de Bible Temple

3327 Airport Hwy 43609

Pastor Guadalupe Rios

Dom. 5:30PM



• La Primera Iglesia Bautista

628 Elm St. 43604

Pastor: José Luis Jirón

Escuela dominical: 10:00AM

Culto de adoración:11:00A

Los cultos son bilingüe

Bible studies: Sat. 10:00AM



• SS. Peter & Paul

728 S. St. Clair St. 43609

Fr. Richard Notter

Dom., 12:00PM[en español]





• Sacred Heart Chapel

4301 Pearl Ave.

Rev. William A. Thaden

Sister Theresa Stegman,

Sister Elisea Bonano


Dom., 8AM, 10AM,& Noon

Lun., jueves, vier. 9:30AM

Mier., 6:30PM/Sáb., 6:00PM


• House of Praise

International Church

4321 Elyria Ave. 44055

Pastor Gilbert & Eileen Silva


Dom., 9 & 10:30AM [Eng.]

Dom., 12:30PM [Spanish]

Dom., 1:30PM

Mar. & Jue., 7:00PM


• Iglesia del Dios Viviente

254 Barres Lane

Elyria OH 44035

Pastor Martin & Carmen Moyet


Mier., 7-8:30PM Conocimientos Biblicos

Dom., 1:00PM Evangelio y Adoración


Iglesia Pentecostal

Cristo Misionera

1930 Broadway 44055

Paster Miguel Serrano


Dom., Escuela dom. 10AM

Dom., culto evan. 6PM

Martes, jueves, viernes @ 7PM: Evangelistas Daniel González, Francisco Vega, Abel Robles


• La Iglesia de Dios, Inc.

Rev. Angel L. Rivera

3115 Elyria Ave. 44052



• Misión Cristiana Faro de Luz

(Disciplos de Cristo)

940 West Fifth St. 44052

Pastor Luis A. Morales


Dom., 1:00PM: Predicación

Dom., 4:00PM: Escuela Biblica






• Our Savior Nuestro Salvador Luthern Church

4501 Clinton Ave. 44055

Rev. Cora Lee Meier


Dom., 11:15AM:Serv. de Adoración

Dom., 10:00AM: Escuela



• The Salvation Army

2506 Broadway 44052

Pastores Carlos & Trudy Medina

Dom: 11:00AM Reunion de Adoración; 1:00PM Escuela

Mier: 6:30PM Estudio Biblico

Vier: 6:00PM Club de Niños



• Christian Tabernacle International Church

2203 Meister Rd. 44053

Pastores David &

Mildred Figueroa

Dom., 10:00AM (Escuela Dominical)

Dom., 5:30PM

Martes & Jueves: 7:30PM








Principe de Paz

Hispanic Luthern Church

1607 East 31st St.



Iglesia del Dios Viviente

254 Barres lane

Elyria OH 44035

Pastor Martin & Carmen Moyet

Dom: Adoración 1:00PM

Mier: Biblicos 7:00PM

Sáb: Programa radial 1040AM 1:30PM



• Iglesia Nueva Vida

2327 Holmden Ave.

Cleveland OH 44109

Rev. José Reyes

Serv. culto: mier. 8:00PM

vier. 8:00PM

dom. 11:00AM




Iglesia Pentecostal

“La Senda Antigua”

Pastores Rolando & Lizzette Velázquez

2681 West 14th Street

Cleveland OH 44113


Orden de Cultos:

Dom:10:30AM Esc. dominical; noon: Culto Evang., Pro-Templo

lun: 7PM clase de Nuevos Creyentes

Mar: 7PM Oración y Est. Biblico

mier: 7PM Culto de Hogares

jueves: 7PM Culto Generales

Vier: 7PM Culto Generales


Sagrada Familia

Fr. David Fallon

7719 Detroit Ave.

Cleveland OH 44102

Sat. Vigil 5:00PM

Sun., 9:00AM & 11:30AM



St. Francis Parish

Superior Ave. & 71st St.

Cleveland OH

Sat. Vigil 4:00PM

Sáb., 10:00AM [Español]

Sat., 11:30AM [Eng.]

Weekdays, 7:30AM



St. Michael the Archangel

Fr. Jaime McCreight

3114 Scranton Rd.

Cleveland OH 44109

Sat., 5:00PM [English]

Sáb., 7:00PM [Español]

Sun., 9:45AM [Eng.]

Dom., Noon [Esp.]




Misión Cristiana Nueva Vida

2003 West Blvd.

Cleveland OH 44102

Dom. 9:00AM [Español]

Sociedad de Niños: Vier. 6:30PM

Pastores Vanessa Rivera y

Luís Castellano

440-220-2368 ó



• Iglesia Cristiana Fuente De Salvacion

3780 West 140th St.

Cleveland, Ohio 44111

Dom: Estudio Bibilico a las 2PM

Servicio de Alabanza a las 3PM

Estudio en Los Hogares Para Caballeros a las 7PM

Miercoles: Oracion a las 7PM en la Iglesia

Viernes: Estudios en Los Hogares/Celulas a las 7PM

Pastores Pedro & Georgina Leonardo

(440) 508-4497

(216) 334-4759



Casa de Oracion

1600 E 34TH 44055

Pastores Jose &

Jamie Santos

Dom: 12:00pm (Escuela



Miercoles & Viernes; 7:30pm






Primera Iglesia Hispana

de Monroe

Alianza Cristiana y Misionera

Pastor Jesse Morales

317 E. Front St.

Monroe, Michigan 48161



Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana

3495 Livernois Street

Detroit, Michigan 48210

Pastor Titular: Carlos Liese

Pastor Asociado: Elí Garza

Estudio Bíblico: Miér., 7:00PM Escuela Dominical: 10:00AM Culto de Adoración:

Dom., 11:00AM



Nueva Creación United Methodist Church

270 Waterman St.

Detroit MI

Services: Juev. at 7:00PM

& dom.  a 5:30PM

St. Alfred

Catholic Church

Fr. Jim Kean

9500 Banner Street

Taylor MI

Misa en español:

Domingo, a 5:00PM



• Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe

G-2316 W. Coldwater Rd.

Flint, MI 48505


Rev. Timothy Nelson

sabado (ingles) 5pm, domingo (español) 9am,

domingo (ingles) 11am


Churches or Radio, with Spanish dialogue, desiring to be included in La Prensa’s
directories should e-mail the information to Rico, c/o laprensa1@yahoo.com, or fax to 419.241.5774, or call 419.870.6565 or 313.729.4035. Gracias! There is no charge to be included on our list.


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