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Reported Upcoming Events in NW Ohio

By La Prensa Staff

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: La Conexión of Wood County 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: Californian Comic Anjelah Johnson will be appearing at the Funny Bone in Perrysburg, Ohio, as part of her “Technically Not Stalking” Tour.  Purchase tickets at:  toledo.funnybonetoledo.com

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.  


• National Welcoming Week also falls within Hispanic Heritage Month and several Toledo-area organizations are teaming up for a Welcoming Potluck event on Sunday, Sept. 22, 11 to 6 p.m., at Picnic Shelter #1, Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. The rain-or-shine event is being hosted by Women of Toledo, in partnership with Welcome Toledo-Lucas County, Adelante, the Northwest Ohio Latino Alliance, ABLE, US Together, and other local groups.  Participants are being asked to bring a dish to share.


Similar events are being held in communities across the U.S., aimed at bringing together immigrants, refugees, expatriates, and U.S.-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone—including new Americans. Advocates say it’s more important than ever to stand up for refugees and immigrants alike.If you have a question please feel free to call us at 419-244-8440.


• The Northwest Ohio Latino Alliance will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Diamante Awards on Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Franciscan Center on the campus of Lourdes University. While stewardship of the awards ceremony has changed hands since the founding in 1989, by IMAGE of Northwest Ohio, the aim remains the same: to recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements and service to Latinos while raising scholarship funds for Latino youth who want to advance their education.


2019 award recipients this year include:

Youth Leadership: Alexis Alvarado

Adult Leadership: Guisselle Mendoza McDonald

Adult Professional: Mariella Machen

Community Agency: Welcome Toledo-Lucas County

Friend of the Latino Community: Christine Soto


Tickets are $75, students $25, and past award recipients $60 and are available online through eventbrite.com.


• A complete list of UT events can be found through the Office of Multicultural Student Success at http://www.utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/omss/. A complete rundown of BGSU events can be found through the Office of Multicultural Affairs at https://www.bgsu.edu/multicultural-affairs.html.


• The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) will present its annual Songs of Justice concert on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m., at the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center. The performance features FLOC founder and president Baldemar Velasquez and The Aguila Negra Band. The theme of the evening will be migrants and immigrants. Admission is $10 at the door.


SAO will host its annual fall fundraiser “Bienvenidos Amigos”on Monday, Oct. 21. The buffet dinner will include a silent auction and raffles. A time and location will be announced in the coming weeks.


Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advanced from SAO officers or with a check mailed by to SAO, 1103 Rochelle Rd., Toledo, OH 43615. Proceeds benefit SAO’s many charitable and community activities, including college scholarships, as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for needy Toledo families.




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