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Ohio Happenings:

Due to COVID-19 many businesses are closed and events are being cancelled or postponed. Call ahead to check for cancellations and rescheduled dates.



North Ridgeville Farmers Fresh Produce Pick-Ups

Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m., August 6 through September 10

Support local farmers by reserving a bag of fresh produce for pick-up from the North Ridgeville Branch parking lot every Thursday between 3 and 4 p.m. Produce is sold for $10 per bag and exact change is required. This program is sponsored by North Ridgeville Heart and Sole. For more information or to reserve produce, visit bit.ly/producelibrary or Facebook.com/NRHeartandSole. Produce Pick-Up Schedule: Thursday, August 6: Gerhart’s, Thursday, August 13: Willie’s, Thursday, August 20: Red Barn , Thursday, August 27: Gerhart’s, Thursday, September 3: Willie’s, Thursday, September 10: Red Barn


Zoom Book Discussion: ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas

Wednesday, August 12; 6:30 p.m.

Join us as we explore Angie Thomas’ bold examination of the complexities of race in America through the story of sixteen-year-old Starr Carter, whose world is shattered when she becomes a key witness in the shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Register online at LorainPublicLibrary.org/events.


Grab & Go Activity Kits

Monday, August 10 through Saturday, August 15 between 1 and 6 p.m.

We have “Grab & Go Available Kits” at most branches every day while supplies last! It’s a different activity at each branch and the themes change every week so keep checking LorainPublicLibrary.org for what is coming!

Avon Branch: Pinwheel activity for kids, Paper Sculptures for Teens and Adults

Columbia Branch: Shark headbands and hats for kids, Shark Necklaces for Tweens and Teens

Domonkas Branch: Sharktacular Party Pack (pens, pencils, markers, crayons and glue are needed)

North Ridgeville Branch: DIY Bubble Wand


Baby and Me Story Time on Facebook Live
Thursdays, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27; Sept. 3; 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Bounce, wiggle and play as we live stream baby story time! This story time is intended for babies birth through 18 months, or early walkers, with their caregivers. To join the fun from the comfort of your own home, visit us online at https://www.facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.


Story Stop on Facebook Live
Mondays, Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31; 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Caregivers with children of all ages are invited to join us as we live stream story time! Enjoy stories, songs and activities from the comfort of your own home. To join the fun visit us online at https://www.facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.  Our songs may feature shaky eggs, rhythm sticks, or scarves. There's a lot of things around your home that you can use to sing and dance. Our storytellers will even recommend some easy and accessible props.




El Centro de Servicios Sociales

Upcoming Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, El Centro’s offices are offering services via telephone to the community with a limited amount of staff.  If services are needed and you need to come to the office, we encourage you to call the office first (440-277-8235) to receive the new procedure for office visits.  To follow are services that are still in operation:


· Money Management/Representative Payee services for 236 individuals with severe mental health illness and physical disabilities

· Spanish informational and referral phone line 211

· Mental Health Navigator Line (440-240-7025)

· Medical and Mental Health Interpretations (via telephone) with contract agencies

· Disseminating information to community on COVID-19

· Census 2020

· Monthly Food Pantry


June 8 to August 7, 2020 - El Centro Youth Services/231 Go! Middle School Collaborative is holding their 3rd Annual “Discover You: Survivor Series!” Youth Summer Camp for youth ages 8-14. Adhering to social distancing guidelines, this will be an on the road adventure! We will be traveling to housing complexes in our area to do activities with youth in their own front (or back) yard.   Activities will take place from 9 – 1 pm Monday, Wednesdays & Thursdays. (Tuesday and Friday will be make-up days in the event of unpleasant weather.) To register or for more information, call Monica Snipes at 440-277-8235. 


July 8 - Comprando Rico y Sano are small group meetings that provide cooking demonstrations to promote health-conscious shopping, smart food choices, and cost-saving strategies, as well as educate and enroll eligible Latinos into the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).   El Centro is happy to announce that these meetings will be held every Wednesday staring July 8 from 11 am - 1:00 pm.  Please join us virtually via Zoom every week to cover themes like:  How to make healthy food at home; the importance of reading food labels; how to shop safely during COVID-19 Pandemic; strategies to manage feelings of anxiety and depression; Yoga and Zumba.  Meetings will be held in Spanish.  To join us please contact us via email at abarron@lorainelcentro.org  or call us at 440-277-8235.  We look forward to having you participate in these classes. 


July 16 - El Centro “Drive Thru” Mobile Food Pantry in collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, has moved to Oakwood Park.  Volunteers will place the items in your trunk (be sure to have your trunk empty).  The Food Pantry will start at 3:30 p.m. (NOTE - NEW TIME CHANGE) until the food runs out. 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.





August 15 and August 22 - (9:30 am to 12:30 pm) – Bilingual Financial Education Classes - These classes will help to improve financial literacy to the residents of the Greater Lorain area.  El Centro will offer future homebuyers two financial literacy courses (three hours per class) focused on:  Financial Recovery (Credit Repair) and Money Matters (Budgeting & Saving). Classes will be held at El Centro.  Due to the current COVID- 19 restrictions, we are limiting class size and following social distancing and all safety requirements.  Register early to reserve your seat.  To register or for more information, call Maria Carrion at 440-277-8235.


NOTICE – Due to COVID-19 our Annual Community Block Party scheduled for September has been cancelled.   




The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is offering tenant and worker legal advice regarding issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  To apply online for Legal Aid services go to www.lasclev.org/contact (flyer attached).


Join the 2020 Census team. The U.S Census Bureau is now taking applications for temporary positions. You can earn $17/hour in Lorain County to help collect information that determines how funds are spent on things like roads, schools and hospitals. Apply online today at ‪2020census.gov/jobs (flyer attached). 


Don’t forget to complete the 2020 Census online, by phone (844-330-2020 in English or 844-468-2020 in Spanish) or by mail. The Census helps shape many different aspects of your community. 2020census.gov.



Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, las oficinas de El Centro están ofreciendo servicios por teléfono a la comunidad con una cantidad limitada de personal. Si necesitas servicios y necesita venir a la oficina, le recomendamos que llame primero a la oficina (440-277-8235) para recibir instrucciones del nuevo procedimiento para visitas. Los siguientes son servicios que aún estamos ofreciendo:

·          Servicios de administración de dinero / representante del beneficiario para 236 personas con enfermedades de salud mental severa y discapacidades físicas

·          Línea telefónica de información y de referidos en español 211

·          Línea de navegación de salud mental (440-240-7025)

·          Interpretación médica y de salud mental (por teléfono) para agencias con contratos

·          Difundir información a la comunidad sobre COVID-19

·          Censo 2020

·          Distribución de Comida

8 de junio a 7 de agosto - El Centro, Servicios de Jóvenes / 231 Go! Colaboración de Escuelas Intermedias está ofreciendo un Campamento de Verano "¡Descúbrete a ti mismo: ¡Serie de sobrevivientes!" Campamento de verano juvenil para jóvenes de 8 a 14 años. ¡Cumpliendo con las pautas de distanciamiento social, esta será una aventura en el camino!  Visitaremos complejos de viviendas en nuestra área para realizar actividades con los jóvenes en su propio patios. Las actividades se llevarán a cabo de 9 a 1 pm los lunes, miércoles y jueves. (Los martes y viernes serán días de recuperación en caso de mal tiempo). Para registrarse o para obtener más información, llame a Monica Snipes al 440-277-8235.

8 de julio - Comprando Rico y Sano son reuniones de grupos pequeños que ofrecen demostraciones de cocina para promover compras conscientes de la salud, opciones inteligentes de alimentos y estrategias de ahorro de costos, así como educar e inscribir a los latinos elegibles en el Programa de Asistencia de Nutrición Suplementaria (SNAP). El Centro se complace en anunciar que estas reuniones se llevarán a cabo todos los miércoles 8 de julio de 11 am a 1:00 pm. Únase a nosotros virtualmente a través de Zoom cada semana para cubrir temas como: Cómo preparar alimentos saludables en casa; la importancia de leer las etiquetas de los alimentos; cómo comprar de manera segura durante la pandemia COVID-19; estrategias para manejar sentimientos de ansiedad y depresión; Yoga y zumba. Las reuniones se llevarán a cabo en español. Para unirse a nosotros, contáctenos por correo electrónico a abarron@lorainelcentro.org o llámenos al 440-277-8235. Esperamos que participe en estas clases.









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.


Web laprensa


Spanglish Radio


La Onda Cultural Latina

Lorain, OH

Lun-vier., 9:00AM-5:00PM


BGU 88.1 FM,

La Unica with Freddy Gutiérrez, Andres Alvarez, Maribel,

& Geraldo Rosales

Bowling Green, OH

dom., 9:00AM to 2:00PM



WFOB 1430 AM

with Freddy G

Fostoria, sábado,

4-6 p.m. & con

Sylvester Duran

Dom., 8:30 to 10:00AM


WLFC 88.3 FM

Findlay, OH

viernes, 6:00 to 9:00PM


WCSB 89.3 FM


Lilly Corona Moreno

Cleveland, OH

Jueves, 7:00-9:00PM







WKMK 1440 AM

La Explosiva

"La que se escribe

con rojo’"

con Batman y Paquita

de la Vernor

Detroit, MI

lunes a sab., 3:00PM to 6:00PM

lunes a viernes, 5:00AM to 7:00AM


WCAR 1090 AM

Detroit, MI


noon to 5:00PM

dom., noon to 4:00PM


WDTR 90.9 FM

Caribe Serenade

Detroit, MI

Ozzie Rivera


6:30 to 8:30PM


WLEN 103.9 FM

Adrian, MI


1:00 to 4:30PM


WQTE 95.3 FM

with Lady Di

Adrian, MI

dom.,3:00 to 8:00PM




Juan M. Rodríguez

Jackson, MI

dom., 10:00AM-Noon











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