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Spring Events Offer Plenty of Family Friendly Fun

By La Prensa Staff

Families will find plenty of fun this spring at fundraisers, annual events, and early-season festivals in 2020. In other words, there will be plenty of reasons to come out of winter hibernation and spend time indoors and outdoors while helping a lot of Latino causes.

POSTPONED - The annual Hispanic Legislative Visit Day at the Ohio Statehouse will take place Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to ensure Latino concerns and issues are placed at the forefront with state lawmakers. The free event includes breakfast and lunch for those who make the trip. Registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-hispanic-legislative-visit-day-registration-92993551215. The event is hosted each year by the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs (OCHLA).

 

The Believe Center and CareNet are joining forces to host an Easter Egg Hunt for children up to age 8 on Saturday, March 28, noon to 2 p.m., at the Believe Center, One Aurora González Dr. Kids ages 2 to 8 will be able to collect up to six eggs, which will contain candy and prize tickets. Infants and toddlers will receive a treat bag. The free event will include music, games, raffles, community resource tables, arts and crafts, food and drinks. Sign-ups and more information is available by contacting Andrea Vásquez at 419.917.3884 or a_vasquez67@yahoo.com.

• The Believe Center is hosting an Opening Day event, which includes a round robin baseball tournament, youth camps, and a ceremonial “first pitch” on Saturday, April 4, at the new Cal Ripken Sports Complex, which is located in Danny Thomas Park along Broadway. For more information, call 567.200.2027.

El Corazón de México Ballet Folklorico dance troupe is holding its seventh annual Thank You for Believing fundraising dinner on Saturday, April 4, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Believe Center. Event tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Admission includes a Mexican dinner, music, and a dance performance showcase. There also will be raffles, food, and beverages for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Believe Center and the dance troupe. Tickets can be purchased by calling 419.283.1628.

• That same evening, April 4, Latins United and the Spanish American Organization co-host their Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction, with a dinner at 6 p.m., followed by drawings starting at 7 p.m. Only 200 tickets will be sold priced at $40 each, which includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and dessert. The grand prize is $3,000. All proceeds will be used for building repairs. Tickets can be purchased by calling 419.255.5746.

• Latins United will host a fish fry and Easter Dance on Friday evening, April 10, at its social hall, 706 S. St. Clair St. The fish fry, to be held 5 to 7 p.m., costs $8 per person. The dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, also costs $8, with live music from Los Hermanos Villegas.

• Latins United will host a kids Easter party the following day, Saturday, April 11, noon to 3 p.m. Sign-ups must be done in advance and cost $2 per participating child.

• A spring break dance camp will be held for students, ages 8 to 14, at The Believe Center the week of April 13 to 17, 9 a.m. to noon. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. $50 registration fees will be waived for the first 50 students who complete registration. Sign-ups started March 1. The camp will teach different styles of dance and cultures. For more information, contact Elaina Hernández at 419.283.1628.

• The 13th annual Entre Amigos dinner will be held Friday, April 17, at the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center, with a family-style dinner featuring a variety of Latino cuisines from several different countries. There will be art and silent auctions, along with tiendita and raffles. There will be an opportunity to stroll through the art-filled Grandpa’s Garden. Doors open at 6 p.m.  Pre-sale tickets are priced at $10 for youth 12 and under, $35 for seniors and $40 for adults. Tickets can be bought online at www.sqacc.org.

Día del Niño 2020 will be held Saturday, April 25, noon to 5 p.m., at Escuela SMART Academy, 617 Western Ave. This day dedicated to celebrating children and the future promise they embody, will include a youth talent show, games, food, music, bounce houses, and plenty of surprises. Proceeds will go to sustaining and strengthening afterschool and summer academic programming, a scholarship fund for academy alumni, and other school-based priorities. More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/167541501211793/.

• The annual Hola Primavera (Hello Spring) fundraiser buffet dinner for the Spanish American Organization will be held Monday, April 27, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Frontera Sabores de Mexico restaurant (formerly LaScola), 5375 Airport Hwy. The $25 fajita buffet includes a silent auction, with proceeds going to the SAO scholarship program, Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for needy families, and the group’s other charitable efforts.

• The annual Keeping Sports Alive Carnival will be held at The Believe Center Memorial Day weekend. Carnival rides and games will be featured, along with performances, contests, raffles, and youth boxing. Carnival hours will be 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 22, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 23, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 24. Ride wristbands will be priced at $15 or $20, depending on the day. For more information, call 567.200.2027.

 

 

 
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