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Reported Events in the Toledo area: Spring “Save-the-Dates” Abound

By La Prensa Staff

Feb. 20, 2019: A tough winter has led to near-hibernation for many Latino families and organizations, but the spring social calendar in metro Toledo will warm up hearts and minds with plenty to do and see, while helping many good causes in the process.


El Corazón de México Ballet Folklorico

The 46th annual University of Toledo Latino Student Union (LSU) scholarship baile is the first event on the spring social calendar, to be held Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7 to 11:30 p.m., at the UT student union. “Una Noche Bajo de Las Estrellas” will feature musical performances by Izaya Burciaga and Motivo. Advance tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Admission will be $15 per person at the door. Tickets and information can be obtained by calling 419.530.2931.

The sixth annual Thank You for Believing benefit dinner and showcase takes place Saturday, April 6, 2019, 6 to 9 p.m., at The Believe Center, 1 Aurora González Dr. El Corazón de México Ballet Folklorico is hosting the event, which features a Mexican/Tex-Mex dinner and performance by the youth dance troupe. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and can be obtained by calling 419.283.1628.

The Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center (SQACC) will hold its 12th annual Entre Amigos celebrity waitstaff dinner on Friday, April 12, 2019, at the center, 1225 Broadway. The evening will feature traditional Latino cuisine, a silent auction, a stroll through Nana’s Garden featuring outdoor art displays and an art exhibition, as well as raffles. Proceeds go to youth classes, community gardens, and cultural cooking courses. Tickets are $40 for adults. $35 for seniors, $10 for kids 11 and under. Adult tickets will be $45 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling 419.241.1655.

The spring Spanish American Organization scholarship fundraiser dinner is scheduled Monday, April 15, 2019, 5:30 p.m., at Poco Loco, 1809 Adams St. There also will be a silent auction and raffles that evening. Tickets are $25 in advance by calling 419.290.3082. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Some deadlines are fast approaching for the University of Toledo’s annual Latino Youth Summit (LYS), set for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14 and 15, 2019 at the UT student union. The LYS registration deadline is Monday, April 1. UT is expecting about 500 middle and high school students from across the region to attend the summit, which annually provides college planning and career path information through sessions about pre-high school and pre-college coursework and information about various occupational fields. Emphasis is placed on the importance of skills in science, math and technology in the current job market. The summit also includes hands-on activities in nursing and pharmacy, engineering, health professions, health and wellness, and real-world personal finances. The students also are given a mini-preview of the UT campus. Adult and college-age volunteers are being sought to help with the summit. 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Latino high school seniors who plan to attend UT m the fall are facing a Feb. 28, 2019 deadline to apply for a President’s Summit Award scholarship, which provides $2,000 and first-year housing, for a total of $10,000 in aid. Students must attend the summit and maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible. There are ten such scholarships available.




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