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Reported Upcoming Events

By La Prensa Staff

Sept. 5, 2019: Women and heart health will be the focus of a Toledo Go Red por tu Corazón Luncheon to be hosted by the American Heart Association at the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center on Thursday, Sept. 5. The event encourages Latino women to learn the risk factors and systems of heart disease, then encourages them to make small but significant lifestyle

changes to better their overall health and the lives of their families. The event starts with a health and wellness expo, fitness activities, and cooking demonstrations from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by the luncheon featuring empowering speeches by survivors of heart disease.

Sept. 6: The Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center and Club Taino Puertorriqueno encourage you to “put some pork on your fork” with the annual Pig Roast on Friday, Sept. 6, 5 to 8 p.m., at the center, 1225 Broadway. There will be Puerto Rican foods, yard dominoes, music, and more.

Sept. 7: The second annual Gritofest street fair will take place Saturday, Sept. 7, 706 St. Clair St., outside the Latins United meeting hall. Admission is $5. There will be live music, dancing, contests, a children’s play area with inflatables and a bouncy house, along with authentic Mexican food. Bands and groups scheduled to perform include El Corazón de México Ballet Folklorico, Grupo Latino Norteño, Los Aztecas, and Grupo Illusion. For more information, call 419.283.1628.

Sept. 14: Adelante, Inc. will host a kick off celebration on Saturday, Sept. 14, with a fundraiser at Promenade Park in downtown Toledo. The event starts at 1 p.m. with food trucks, merchandise vendors, a community resource and information fair, as well as a children’s area with games and activities. The nonprofit’s annual César Chávez Humanitarian Award and Amigo Award will be presented at 7 p.m.

Adelante will reveal the selected winners at that time. The awards are given to those who have made a profound impact in the lives of community members and have exemplified the mission of Adelante.  DJ Juanio will spin Latino music all day, then Bachata Heightz, an urban-influenced bachata style group from New York, will provide the featured entertainment. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. For more information, call Adelante at 419.244.8448.

Sept. 14: That same day, La Conexión will host a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, 6 p.m. to midnight in the Junior Fair Building at the Wood County Fairgrounds, Bowling Green. The event is billed as “an opportunity to gather, enjoy food and music, feel pride in our collective heritage and culture, and celebrate achievements within the community.” The emphasis will be a “stand in solidarity” with the Latinx community and recent immigrants, including a call for a spirit of inclusion and humane treatment for all in light of the “ongoing inhumane policies against children and families and the recent attack in El Paso, TX.” The event is free and open to all ages, but donations will be accepted to help offset the cost of the event.

Sept. 25: High school students invited to Nuestra Historia Latina
BOWLING GREEN, OHIO – High school students and community members interested in learning more about Bowling Green State University are invited to attend Nuestra Historia Latina, an evening celebrating the past, present and future of the BGSU Latinx community, Sept. 25.

Students and their friends and family members will hear from alumni, faculty, staff and current students as they share their stories of friendship, success, connection and leadership at BGSU. The event also includes dinner and live musical performances. Guests must register for the free event at https://admissions.bgsu.edu/register/nuestrahistorialatina. Nuestra Historia Latina will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library will host a series of Hispanic Heritage Month events at its various branches. The main focus will be an opportunity for library patrons to create Mexican Folk art, particularly a tin tile wall art piece, which can be placed in a decorated frame for display. The free art sessions are as follows:

·         Monday, September 9, 6 p.m., Oregon branch

·         Wednesday, September 11, 6 p.m., Reynolds Corners branch

·         Thursday, September 12, 3:30 p.m., Lagrange branch, and 6 p.m., King Rd. branch

·         Saturday, September 14, 2:30 p.m., Point Place branch

·         Monday, September 16, 3:30 p.m., Locke branch, and 6 p.m., Waterville branch

·         Wednesday, September 18, 4 p.m., South branch

·         Thursday, September 19, 3:30 p.m., Toledo Heights branch

·         Saturday, September 21, 2:30 p.m., Heatherdowns branch

·         Monday, September 23, 3:30 p.m., Mott branch, and 6 p.m., Kent branch

·         Wednesday, September 25, 3:30 p.m., Sylvania branch and 6 p.m., Maumee branch

·         Thursday, September 26, 3:30 p.m., Washington branch

·         Saturday, September 28, 2:30 p.m., Sanger branch

The Main Library in downtown Toledo usually hosts a day-long Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, but it’s unclear whether that is scheduled because the branch has been closed for extensive renovations and is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, Sept. 28. Other library-related activities and celebrations have yet to be announced, but can be found in the near future at http://www.toledolibrary.org/hispanicheritage.




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