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Reported holiday celebrations, activities


_The Latino Alliance of Northwest Ohio is hosting its holiday event at Downtown Johnny’s, 513 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, on Wednesday, December 12, starting at 6:00PM [until 9:00PM].


_The Spanish American Organization (SAO), Toledo, is seeking nonperishable donations for its annual Holiday and Christmas Basket Party to be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, beginning at 6 p.m., at the home of Phil Barbosa & Lisa Mitchell, 902 Broadway. Cash donations made out to SAO will be accepted. SAO will provide baskets with food, toys, and clothes for seven families. The annual tradition begins with a potluck dinner and gift-wrapping party, as friends and family gather to put together holiday baskets for families identified by Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Then party goers fan out to play Santa’s elves and visit the unsuspecting families.


_The South Toledo branch library Teen Reading Club held a holiday drive to collect personal toiletry items to be donated to the La Posada Family Emergency Shelter. Personal care items such as shampoo, deodorant, body soap, washing powder, toilet paper, and others were collected at the library branch through Dec. 8 for presentation to La Posada one week later.

South Branch manager Celeste Taylor points out the name La Posada originated from the Spanish holiday “Las Posadas,” a nine-day celebration that represents the difficulties Mary and Joseph, the parents of Jesus, faced in search of a room while traveling to Bethlehem. La Posada has provided shelter to more than 2,000 families since opening nearly two decades ago.


TO OUR READERS: To report an activity for La Prensa readers, email your activity to:  adriannelaprensa@gmail.com and rico@laprensa1.com. Or call 419-870-2797.


Club Taino Puertorriqueño
23rd Annual Three Kings Day Celebration and Fund Raiser


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Sylvania Area Family Services, Inc

5440 Marshall Rd, Sylvania, Ohio 43560


6:00 p.m. - 11:00p.m

Dinner, Play, Dance, Raffle


Donation $20.00


Students 12 to 17 $10.00 (with adult)


Children under 11 *free*


Your RSVP call or text to Maria at 419-215-4305 is appreciated

Or email Maria at aztecatol@yahoo.com



1820 East 28th Street

Lorain, OH 44052



December 2018 EVENT CALENDAR

Public Welcome!

The Mexican Mutual Society (MMS) “SAVE THE CLUB!” Campaign focuses on fundraising events to help sustain the operation of the MMS’s home in South Lorain. Founded in 1928, it is one of the few remaining historical ethnic clubs in Lorain. 


The public is invited to join in the fun on Friday nights from 6-9 pm. with the Celebrity Bartenders as the crowd cheers and the big bell rings as the tip donations role in for the Mexican Mutual Society!  Delicious Mexican food is available from Hector’s Kitchen. 

November 30, 2018, Kathy and Genero Ybarra will be serving up refreshments as Celebrity Bartenders. Come celebrate Kathy’s Birthday!  The public is welcome to join in the fun and to help Kathy and Genero fill the tip jar! 

December 21, 2018.  Christina Prihoda and Friends

December 28, 2018.  Shots Bar Reunion.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BUFFET!  Wednesday, December 12th

Come and celebrate the Christmas holiday with your friends and enjoy your favorite Hispanic and Holiday food on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 5-7 pm.  Cost is $13 pre-sale and $15 day of the dinner.  Cash bar. Pre-sale priced tickets must be purchased in advance at the Club Wednesday-Friday between 5-10 pm. The buffet will be hosted by the Mexican Mutual Society’s Scholarship Committee.  First time featured will be authentic Mexican Soup Favorites… Pozole and Menudo!  Dinner includes: Dona Julia’s Tamales plus Tacos, Burritos, Pastellios, Ham and Roasted Turkey accompanied by many appetizers, side dishes, desserts, and Specialty Drinks. 


The Mexican Mutual Browns Backers (MMBB) is collecting toys and monetary donations to make Christmas merry for 18 deserving children. Children are: 12 girls, ages 2 to 13; 6 boys, ages 5 to 9. Collection will take place on Browns game days: 12/2, 12/9 and 2/15. We ask a $5 minimum on a toy. In thanks, donors will receive 2 Free Beers on the MMBB!


Mexican Mutual Society’s membership drive is in full swing! Help us achieve 90 new members in our 90th Anniversary Year! The MMS is a non-profit organization and is sustained by fundraisers and private donations such as membership dues.  Join with a friend or two! YOUR MEMBERSHIP KEEPS THE MMS ALIVE!  Social Membership is $10.  Active Membership with voting rights for those of Mexican descent and their families is $15.  Applications are available at the Club.


The MMS is a certified Chapter member of Cleveland Browns Backers. Membership cost is $15.  If you’re not yet a MMS member, now is a perfect reason to also join the Mexican Mutual Society! If you are interested in additional information, please contact Chapter President, Edwin Silva at 440-522-6683.  Edwin will be on hand on Sunday game days to cook Mexican and American game food.  He provides a menu that satisfies everyone’s appetite!


The public is invited to the New Year’s Eve Party at the Mexican Mutual Society, 1820 East 28th Street.   Enjoy party food and a Champagne toast at midnight.  Celebration is 8pm-1am.  Join us as we dance to all the tunes we love from every genre on our iTunes Digital Jukebox.  We will party from the East Coast to the West Coast with the help of the MMS BIG Screen TV…possibly the biggest TV screen in the City!

HALL RENTAL AVAILABLE. Rent the hall for your Holiday gathering.  Dates still available.  Call:  440-277-7374 for details.



El Centro de Servicios Sociales

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 – Distribution of gifts to El Centro families in need.  This event will take place at El Centro from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (in collaboration with St. Peter’s Church – Lorain) and we are expecting over a 100 people.

Thursday, December 13El Dorado Senior Program Christmas Celebration, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at El Centro.  Over 40 seniors will benefit from this gathering.  This is a yearly celebration and for many of them the only celebration they will have during this season.  They will all receive gifts from Santa Claus thanks to the generosity of donations by community members.

Saturday, December 15 Breakfast with Santa from 9:30 am to 11:00am and 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Tower Education Center, 2936 Wood Ave., Lorain, OH 44055; hosted by One Neighborhood Engagement and in collaboration with Community Foundation of Lorain County (One Community) and El Centro.  This event is free but admission tickets are required. Tickets are distributed at El Centro.

Saturday, December 15Padres Comprometidos Graduation and Christmas Celebration at 6:00 pm at El Centro.  Padres Comprometidos is a class offered to Latino parents that recently arrived to Lorain.  The class is a collaboration with LCCC, UnidosUS, and El Centro.  The class goal is to help parents develop skills to help their kids be successful with their education.

Monday, December 17 – El Centro will sponsor a Posada celebration at Sacred Heart Chapel - Lorain at 7:00 pm.  Posada is a Mexican tradition that Sacred Heart organizes, however, El Centro sponsors the Posada celebration and we invite our clients and the community to participate.

Thursday, December 20 - El Centro Food Pantry – In collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio at El Centro from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This will be the last food pantry for the year 2018.


351 W. SIXTH ST., LORAIN * 440-244-1192

Wednesdays, December 12, 19, 26; 4 p.m. ‑ 5 p.m.
Get ready for all things STEAM! We'll provide the materials and you provide the creativity as we explore science, technology, engineering, art and mechanics. All skill levels welcome. Intended for children ages ten and up. Preregistration required.

Wednesdays, December 12, 19, 26; 6 p.m. ‑ 7 p.m.
Line Dancing
Line Dancing to R & B and Soul Music, taught by Ms. Evelyn Henry, is a casual experience at the Main Library. Come to learn this new skill or practice what you already know and make new friends at the same time. Preregistration required.

Friday, December 14; 3:30 p.m. ‑ 5:30 p.m.
Email for Beginners
Become familiar with email account setup and use. Learn how to send and receive emails, attach pictures and documents to your emails, and create and use contact lists. Participants need to be comfortable using a mouse to attend. Preregistration required.

Saturday, December 15; 10 a.m. ‑ noon
Yarn Club
Knitting/crochet instructor Valerie Dillard will teach and review the basic stitches of knitting and crochet. The Yarn Club is open to teens and adults. Beginners as well as those who have come to her previous classes are welcome to join the club. Yarn is provided for practice. Please bring knitting needles (size 9 or 10) or a crochet hook (size G or H). Preregistration required.

Saturday, December 15; 2 p.m. ‑ 4 p.m.
Dungeons and Dragons
All ages are welcome to join our resident Dungeon Master and learn to play! Preregistration required.

Friday, December 21; 3:30 p.m. ‑ 5:30 p.m.
Word for Beginners
Participants will learn about the basics of typing and saving documents using the 2007 edition of Microsoft Word. Learn ways to format and print documents, and copy and paste techniques. Participants need to be comfortable using a mouse to attend. Preregistration required.

Saturday, December 22; 2 p.m. ‑ 5 p.m.
Knights of The Square Table Chess Club
Calling all chess players! Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player, come to our open play sessions. Preregistration required.








For Latino-style dancing in the Detroit area go to: www.detroitsalsa.com


Any listings? Post gratis. Contact La Prensa at 419-870-6565 (Rico, NW Ohio), 440-320-8221 (Rubén Torres, NE Ohio), or, better yet, email to laprensa1@yahoo.com. Always check for changes.





Bailes y La Música  



Argonne Hall, 43 E. Central Ave., bailes every Sat., $5 cover. 419.254.0000.

Club La Vista, Downtown Toledo, corner of Summit St. and Locust with DJ playing the latest hits in Bachata, Merengue and Salsa; Daily and Nightly Specials on Drinks and Food; (419) 241-1173.

Club Mystique, 3122 Airport Hwy. w/ salsa, merengue, hip hop; DJ on Thur. (Ladies night) , Fri. (mas Tejano), & Sat. (Latina); no cover before 10:00PM; 419.704.5108.

Arnoldo’s Restaurant, 4725 Woodville Rd; salsa; call 419.693.9777.

Kiki’s Club, 2522 W. 21st St. & Rt 58, Fri: Hip Hop/Latino; Sat: Latino, 9:00PM-2:30AM; 440.989.1422.







Have entertainment?

Call Rico at: 313.729.4435, or email to: laprensa1@yahoo.com.



Detour Lounge, 1824 Springwells Street; every Friday night; Baile Cumbia; free cumbia lessons; DJ Manolito; cumbia, salsa, ranchera, merengue; 313.849.0900.

Club International, 6060 W. Fort Street; weekly Sat.; 313.995.4938.

Envy, 234 W. Larned; Fri., 248.756.4821.

Half Past 3, 2554 Grand River, Sat: Latin Dance Parties with DJ Cisco; salsa, merengue, bachata; free salsa lessons; ladies free before 10PM; 313.304.8953 and 248.756.4821. www.danceindetroit.com.

Los Galanes, 3362 Bagley St., most Fri. & Sat; 313.554.4444.

Ferndale: Posh, 22061 Woodward, Sun., 248.756.4821.

Luna Pier: Luna Pier Ballroom; most Saturday nights; El Baile Grande, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Call 734.848.4326.

Pontiac: HEAT, Pike St. & N. Saginaw St., Fri; at the main level: salsa, merengue, bachata & Latin House music by DJ Cisco & Alfredo; in the Hookah Lounge: flamenco, reggae, & Arabic music. 248.756.4821 or www.salsadetroit.com.

Royal Oak: Wed. & Thurs; Sky Club, 401 S. Lafayette; doors open at 8 p.m. with free dance lessons at 8:15 p.m; 21 and over; proper attire; 586.254.0560 or 248.756.4821.

Utica: Argentine Tango Detroit, 7758 Auburn Road; Tango on Fri; 586.254.0560.


Spanish Church Services  





• Evangelical Assemblies

of God

705 Lodge St. 43609

Pastor Moses Rodríguez

Miér., 7:00PM

Dom., 11:00AM



• First Spanish Church of God

1331 E. Broadway 43605

Dom., 10:00 a.m.& 5:00PM

Mier. & Vier., 7:00PM

Sab., 6:00 p.m.



• Iglesia Bautista

El Buen Pastor

521 Spencer Rd. 43609

Rev. Dr. Alberto Martínez

Berna Aguilar, Youth Pastor

Miér., 6:00PM

Sab., 6:00PM

Dom., 10:15AM, 11:20AM,




• Iglesia Cristo La Roca de Salvación

2052 Front St. 43605

Pastores: Exh. Miguel & Blanca Ladriyé

Dom: Escuela 10:30AM; Culto Evangelistico 6:30PM



• Iglesia Nueva Vida

2025 Airport Hwy 43609

Pastor Titular: Josué Rodríguez

Pastor Asociado: José Rosario

Domingo 12:30PM

Estudio Biblico: Jue. 7PM



• Iglesia Torre Fuerte

Iglesia de Bible Temple

3327 Airport Hwy 43609

Pastor Guadalupe Rios

Dom. 5:30PM



• La Primera Iglesia Bautista

628 Elm St. 43604

Pastor: José Luis Jirón

Escuela dominical: 10:00AM

Culto de adoración:11:00A

Los cultos son bilingüe

Bible studies: Sat. 10:00AM



• SS. Peter & Paul

728 S. St. Clair St. 43609

Fr. Richard Notter

Dom., 12:00PM[en español]





• Sacred Heart Chapel

4301 Pearl Ave.

Rev. William A. Thaden

Sister Theresa Stegman,

Sister Elisea Bonano


Dom., 8AM, 10AM,& Noon

Lun., jueves, vier. 9:30AM

Mier., 6:30PM/Sáb., 6:00PM


• House of Praise

International Church

4321 Elyria Ave. 44055

Pastor Gilbert & Eileen Silva


Dom., 9 & 10:30AM [Eng.]

Dom., 12:30PM [Spanish]

Dom., 1:30PM

Mar. & Jue., 7:00PM


• Iglesia del Dios Viviente

254 Barres Lane

Elyria OH 44035

Pastor Martin & Carmen Moyet


Mier., 7-8:30PM Conocimientos Biblicos

Dom., 1:00PM Evangelio y Adoración


Iglesia Pentecostal

Cristo Misionera

1930 Broadway 44055

Paster Miguel Serrano


Dom., Escuela dom. 10AM

Dom., culto evan. 6PM

Martes, jueves, viernes @ 7PM: Evangelistas Daniel González, Francisco Vega, Abel Robles


• La Iglesia de Dios, Inc.

Rev. Angel L. Rivera

3115 Elyria Ave. 44052



• Misión Cristiana Faro de Luz

(Disciplos de Cristo)

940 West Fifth St. 44052

Pastor Luis A. Morales


Dom., 1:00PM: Predicación

Dom., 4:00PM: Escuela Biblica






• Our Savior Nuestro Salvador Luthern Church

4501 Clinton Ave. 44055

Rev. Cora Lee Meier


Dom., 11:15AM:Serv. de Adoración

Dom., 10:00AM: Escuela



• The Salvation Army

2506 Broadway 44052

Pastores Carlos & Trudy Medina

Dom: 11:00AM Reunion de Adoración; 1:00PM Escuela

Mier: 6:30PM Estudio Biblico

Vier: 6:00PM Club de Niños



• Christian Tabernacle International Church

2203 Meister Rd. 44053

Pastores David &

Mildred Figueroa

Dom., 10:00AM (Escuela Dominical)

Dom., 5:30PM

Martes & Jueves: 7:30PM








Principe de Paz

Hispanic Luthern Church

1607 East 31st St.



Iglesia del Dios Viviente

254 Barres lane

Elyria OH 44035

Pastor Martin & Carmen Moyet

Dom: Adoración 1:00PM

Mier: Biblicos 7:00PM

Sáb: Programa radial 1040AM 1:30PM



• Iglesia Nueva Vida

2327 Holmden Ave.

Cleveland OH 44109

Rev. José Reyes

Serv. culto: mier. 8:00PM

vier. 8:00PM

dom. 11:00AM




Iglesia Pentecostal

“La Senda Antigua”

Pastores Rolando & Lizzette Velázquez

2681 West 14th Street

Cleveland OH 44113


Orden de Cultos:

Dom:10:30AM Esc. dominical; noon: Culto Evang., Pro-Templo

lun: 7PM clase de Nuevos Creyentes

Mar: 7PM Oración y Est. Biblico

mier: 7PM Culto de Hogares

jueves: 7PM Culto Generales

Vier: 7PM Culto Generales


Sagrada Familia

Fr. David Fallon

7719 Detroit Ave.

Cleveland OH 44102

Sat. Vigil 5:00PM

Sun., 9:00AM & 11:30AM



St. Francis Parish

Superior Ave. & 71st St.

Cleveland OH

Sat. Vigil 4:00PM

Sáb., 10:00AM [Español]

Sat., 11:30AM [Eng.]

Weekdays, 7:30AM



St. Michael the Archangel

Fr. Jaime McCreight

3114 Scranton Rd.

Cleveland OH 44109

Sat., 5:00PM [English]

Sáb., 7:00PM [Español]

Sun., 9:45AM [Eng.]

Dom., Noon [Esp.]




Misión Cristiana Nueva Vida

2003 West Blvd.

Cleveland OH 44102

Dom. 9:00AM [Español]

Sociedad de Niños: Vier. 6:30PM

Pastores Vanessa Rivera y

Luís Castellano

440-220-2368 ó



• Iglesia Cristiana Fuente De Salvacion

3780 West 140th St.

Cleveland, Ohio 44111

Dom: Estudio Bibilico a las 2PM

Servicio de Alabanza a las 3PM

Estudio en Los Hogares Para Caballeros a las 7PM

Miercoles: Oracion a las 7PM en la Iglesia

Viernes: Estudios en Los Hogares/Celulas a las 7PM

Pastores Pedro & Georgina Leonardo

(440) 508-4497

(216) 334-4759



Casa de Oracion

1600 E 34TH 44055

Pastores Jose &

Jamie Santos

Dom: 12:00pm (Escuela



Miercoles & Viernes; 7:30pm






Primera Iglesia Hispana

de Monroe

Alianza Cristiana y Misionera

Pastor Jesse Morales

317 E. Front St.

Monroe, Michigan 48161



Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana

3495 Livernois Street

Detroit, Michigan 48210

Pastor Titular: Carlos Liese

Pastor Asociado: Elí Garza

Estudio Bíblico: Miér., 7:00PM Escuela Dominical: 10:00AM Culto de Adoración:

Dom., 11:00AM



Nueva Creación United Methodist Church

270 Waterman St.

Detroit MI

Services: Juev. at 7:00PM

& dom.  a 5:30PM

St. Alfred

Catholic Church

Fr. Jim Kean

9500 Banner Street

Taylor MI

Misa en español:

Domingo, a 5:00PM



• Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe

G-2316 W. Coldwater Rd.

Flint, MI 48505


Rev. Timothy Nelson

sabado (ingles) 5pm, domingo (español) 9am,

domingo (ingles) 11am


Churches or Radio, with Spanish dialogue, desiring to be included in La Prensa’s
directories should e-mail the information to Rico, c/o laprensa1@yahoo.com, or fax to 419.241.5774, or call 419.870.6565 or 313.729.4035. Gracias! There is no charge to be included on our list.


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Spanglish Radio


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Lorain, OH

Lun-vier., 9:00AM-5:00PM


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& Geraldo Rosales

Bowling Green, OH

dom., 9:00AM to 2:00PM



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viernes, 6:00 to 9:00PM


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Cleveland, OH

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Detroit, MI

lunes a sab., 3:00PM to 6:00PM

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WCAR 1090 AM

Detroit, MI


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Detroit, MI

Ozzie Rivera


6:30 to 8:30PM


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Adrian, MI


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Adrian, MI

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