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Reported Upcoming Events

By La Prensa Staff

Nuestra Gente Community Projects, Inc is trying to make sure 25 families will have a full Thanksgiving meal by hosting a Thanksgiving Fundraiser on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, beginning at 5:30PM, at La Fiesta Restaurant, 1406 S. Reynolds Rd., Maumee, OH. According to Linda Parra, its president, “Your $20 donation, includes a plate of Mexican food and a soft drink.” ¿Preguntas! (419) 283-0581.   

Stooges Comedy Showcase #3 on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, beginning at 7PM, at Carlos’ Poco Loco Restaurant, 1809 Adams St., Toledo. No cover charge. ¿Preguntas? (419) 870-6565.

The city of Toledo Department of Neighborhood and Business Development hosts its annual luncheon for the homeless and under-housed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Banquet Hall, 740 North Superior St., Toledo.

The luncheon provides a holiday turkey dinner for homeless and less fortunate people throughout the city. The luncheon is provided by the Neighborhood and Business Development Department, local retail stores, the business sector, and community partners such as homeless service providers, food banks, and food kitchens. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral donates use of the space and provides volunteers to assist. Paul Mitchell The School Toledo will be present to provide free haircuts and manicures.

Latins United social club will kick off the holiday season by providing Thanksgiving baskets to needy families. Those baskets will be assembled Monday, Nov. 25, 2016. Families are then invited to come to the social hall at 706 S. St. Clair Street, Toledo, to pick up a traditional meal with turkey and the trimmings.

The Latins United social hall, 706 South St. Clair St., Toledo, will be the scene just a few days later of another Thanksgiving tradition—the annual Ohio State-Michigan Football viewing party on Saturday, Nov. 30 at noon. The potluck luncheon is always accompanied by the Border Battle football game being shown on a huge projection screen, while fans dress in the colors of their favorite team. 50-50 drawings and a silent auction are mainstays of the fun-filled event, which raises funds for the Spanish American Organization (SAO) scholarship and holiday basket programs. ¿Preguntas? (419) 255-5746.

Voces Latinas, the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center (SQACC), and Inspire Multi-Media Solutions are joining forces to present Noche de Velitas (Night of the Candles) on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.

According to tradition in Colombia, loved ones and strangers alike gather to light candles, signifying their hopes, dreams, and wishes for the upcoming year. While the tradition began as a religious holiday, the event has evolved to become a Colombian cultural event that signifies love, family, and friendship. As Noche de Velitas celebrates the Immaculate Conception of Mary, a dinner and dance at SQACC, 1225 Broadway, Toledo, that evening also will open the Christmas season.

Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. The Dec. 7 evening event will feature a Colombian Christmas dinner and entertainment from Sammy DeLeón y Su Orchesta [Salsa]. There also will be a DJ and a cash bar. ¿Preguntas! (419) 241-1655.  

Editor’s Note: Have an Event? Please email summary of the Event at least 10 days prior to the Event for possible publication: rico@laprensa1.com

 

 

 
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