A sharp rise in COVID
cases is beginning to affect some events normally held during
Hispanic Heritage Month, which traditionally runs Sept. 15 to
Events kick off a
little early with the annual Pig Roast, hosted jointly by
the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center (SQACC) and
Club Taino Puertorriqueno.
Curbside takeout meals will be offered on Friday, Sept. 10, 5 to
7 p.m., at SQACC, 1225 Broadway. Adult meals are $15, while
seniors/children meals are $12. Beer, pop and water available
for purchase. Meals must be preordered online or by phone at
• SAO and La Prensa will be hosting the annual Latino
Scholarship Day with the Toledo Mud Hens on Thursday, September
16, 2021, which, coincidently, is the Independence Day of
be a special Vaccination Clinic before the game. Get
vaccinated to receive a $100 gift card from Toledo Lucas County
Health Department, and one free ticket and food voucher to
the September 16th game against the Columbus Clippers.
will host its second annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration
on Saturday, Sept. 18, 3 to 11 p.m., at Promenade Park in
downtown Toledo. This year’s music lineup includes Grupo
Vicio, Garbiel Burciaga and The Bad Boyz fearing
Nicolina, La Corporación and DJ Juanio. The
El Corazón de México Ballet Folklorico dance troupe also
will give a special performance. La Prensa is one of its
day’s events also will include presentation of this year’s
Chávez Humanitarian Award
at 7 p.m. to an as-yet named recipient from the Latino
community. Tickets are $10 in advance by calling 419.244.8440
and $15 the day of the event. There are no refunds.
will host its fifth annual Hispanic Heritage Month event on
Saturday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m. at the Junior Fair Building, Wood
County Fairgrounds, 900 W. Poe St. The band, Los Hermanos
Villegas, will provide the evening’s entertainment, which
pays tribute to the generations of Latinos who have positively
influenced and enriched the nation and Northwest Ohio. Essential
workers will be honored this year, as the nonprofit hopes tom
shed light on the challenges the Hispanic community has faced
during the pandemic. COVID safety protocols will be followed
at the event, which is sponsored by the
City of Bowling
Green Human Relations Commission.
Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs (OCHLA)
will not host its annual
Governor's Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Awards gala in Columbus
this year due to the pandemic.
Ohioans who will receive awards instead will be honored at the
Latino Health Summit to be held online in November.