Upcoming Sonoma County events that celebrate Latino heritage

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Latino Heritage Month officially runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, although opportunities to celebrate the Latin culture continue through the end of the year. The following list includes many of them.

September

CULTURAL LUNCHEON, SEPT. 9

Santa Rosa: Los Cien presents its third annual “Latino Cultural Experience” luncheon, starting at 10:45 a.m. Friday at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road. Expect socializing, a meal and at 12:30 p.m., a performance by the Mariachi Camp students, harpist Carlos Reyes and salsa dancer Jose Santamaria. $30, RSVP to HermanJH@aol.com.

MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY, SEPT. 11

Windsor: Latinos Unidos del Concado de Sonoma is hosting a dinner dance, which will include the announcement of 50 scholarship recipients, a cry for independence ceremony and the coronation of Mexican Independence Day Queen and her court. An official from the Mexican Consulate will attend. 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Mary Agatha Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Hwy. Call 539-1964 for more information.

JARIPEO Y BAILE, SEPT. 11

Santa Rosa: Mexican rodeo and dance, with music by El Chapo de Sinaloa and Banda El Limón, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds’ Chris Beck Arena. Doors open 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets at the door and at various markets and beauty salons in Sonoma County. Contact Maggie LeClerc 284-3069.

MY FAMILY/MI FAMILIA, SEPT. 17

Santa Rosa: Watch an R-rated film for adults about an immigrant family’s trials, tribulations, tragedies and triumphs over three generations. Then discuss the story with lecturer Nora Wilkins, 1 p.m. Saturday at the Roseland Community Library, 779 Sebastopol Road.

ARGENTINE TANGO, SEPT. 17

Guerneville: Enjoy the romance of Argentine Tango with a live performance using storytelling and dance, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Guerneville Regional Library, 14107 Armstrong Woods Road. Call 869-9004 for information.

MUSIC OF THE ANDES, SEPT. 17

Sonoma: Edmond Badoux and Francy Vidal perform Chaskinakuy Andean Village Music of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia on wind, string and percussion instruments, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 W. Napa St. Call 996-5217 for information.

FOLK TALE, SEPT. 17

Sonoma and Roseland: The Magical Moonshine Theater presents Mexican folk tale “The Carnival Mask” with puppets. The story, in Spanish and English, is about townspeople, robbers and heroes. 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 W. Napa St., 996-5217, and 2 p.m. at the Roseland Community Library, 779 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa, 548-7873.

FIESTA DE INDEPENDENCIA, SEPT. 18

Santa Rosa: Food, music, games and salsa tasting competition, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Luther Burbank Center, 50 Mark West Springs Road. Free admission. For information call 800-7512 or visit fiesta@lutherburbankcenter.org.

SABORES DE WINE COUNTRY, SEPT. 19

Santa Rosa: Kick off Latino Business Week with a showcase of wines, micro-brews, spirits, tasty bites and desserts 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road. $20, SaboresDeWinecountry2016.eventbrite.com.

PASSPORT TO CELEBRATION, SEPT. 20

Rohnert Park: The Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library, 6250 Lynne Conde Way, offers all-day Passport to Hispanic Heritage Month events between Sept. 20 and Oct. 15. Each week, “visit” a different country — Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico and Spain — through books, crafts, pictures and more. Kids get a free book Oct. 11. Call 584-9121 for information.

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HORA DE CUENTOS, SEPT. 21

Windsor: Bilingual family storytime with books, songs and rhymes in English and Spanish, for children up to 5, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Hwy.

MARIACHI MUSIC, SEPT. 21

Healdsburg: Local Mariachi quartet Los Reyes performs at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper St. A question and answer session follows, for adults and kids 5-17. Call 433-3772 for information.

CUENTOS Y CANTOS, SEPT. 23

Sebastopol: Bilingual story and play time, 11 a.m. Friday at the Sebastopol Regional Library, 7140 Bodega Ave. Bilingual songs, rhymes and play for kids ages 1-5. Call 823-7691 for information.

FLAMENCO MUSIC, SEPT. 24

Rohnert Park: Sol Flamenco performs flamenco guitar music 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library, 6250 Lynne Conde Way, for adults, teens and kids 5-12. Call 584-9121 for information.

BALLET FOLKLÓRICO, SEPT. 24

Healdsburg: Ballet Folklórico de Petaluma Paquiyollotzin performs music and dance, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Healdsburg Library, 139 Piper St. Call 433-3772 for information.

ALTAR WORKSHOP, SEPT. 25

Petaluma: Workshop for making an altar for Petaluma’s 2016 El Día de los Muertos celebration, 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, 20 Fourth St. Call 778-4398 for information.

BALLET FOLKLÓRICO, SEPT. 28

Windsor: Ballet Folklórico de Petaluma Paquiyollotzin performs music and dance 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Hwy. Call 838-1020 for information.

LOS CIEN, SEPT. 29

Rohnert Park: The third annual “State of the Latino Community” forum is 7 a.m.-noon Thursday at Sonoma State University’s Student Center ballroom, 1801 E. Cotati Ave. Latino leaders will discuss their vision for Sonoma County. $40. 869-3884, facebook.com/Los-Cien-Sonoma-County-207900722602616.

CUENTOS Y CANTOS, SEPT. 30

Sebastopol: Bilingual story and play time with books, songs and rhymes, 11 a.m. Friday at the Sebastopol Regional Library, 140 Bodega Ave. For kids up to 5. Call 823-7691 for information.

LOTERÍA, SEPT. 30

Sebastopol: Play Lotería to celebrate local figures of Sonoma County, 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Sebastopol Regional Library, 7140 Bodega Ave. Call 823-7691 for information.

October

BILINGUAL STORY TIME, OCT. 1

Petaluma: Stories and songs in English and Spanish by Guadalupe, from Colors of Spanish, 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive. For kids ages 1-5.

MEXICAN FOLK TALE, OCT. 1

Two Libraries: The Magical Moonshine Theater presents “The Carnival Mask,” a bilingual folk tale with puppets for kids 5 and older. It is a tale of townspeople, robbers and heroes in a Mexican village. 11 a.m. Saturday at the Healdsburg Library, 139 Piper St., and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Central Library, 211 E St. in Santa Rosa. Call 433-3772 and 545-0831 for information.

FLAMENCO MUSIC, OCT. 1

Sonoma: Sol Flamenco performs guitar music and dance by artists who have lived in Spain, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 W. Napa St. For adults and kids 5-17. Call 996-5217 for information.

ARTISTS RECEPTION, OCT. 1

Petaluma: Reception for artists who have submitted their work for Petaluma’s 16th El Día de los Muertos celebration, 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, 20 Fourth St. Call 778-4398 for information.

CUENTOS Y CANTOS, OCT. 7

Sebastopol: Bilingual books, songs, rhymes and play time for kids ages 1-5, 11 a.m. Friday at the Sebastopol Library, 7140 Bodega Ave. Call 823-7691 for information.

ANDEAN MUSIC, OCT. 8

Santa Rosa: Edmond Badoux and Francy Vidal perform Andean village music on string, percussion and wind instruments at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Central Library, 211 E St. Call 545-0831.

BALLET FOLKLÓRICO, OCT. 8

Petaluma: Ballet Folklórico de Petaluma Paquiyollotzin performs music and dance for all ages, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive. Call 763-9801 for information.

MEXICAN DANCE, OCT. 8

Santa Rosa: Banda MS, Tierra Cali and more at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds’ Grace Pavilion. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets available at various markets and beauty salons in Sonoma County. Contact Maggie LeClerc, 284-3069.

BILINGUAL STORY TIME, OCT. 12

Rohnert Park: Books, songs, rhymes and play in English and Spanish, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Library, 6250 Lynne Conde Way. For kids 1-5. Call 584-9121 for information.

CUENTOS Y CANTOS, OCT. 14

Sebastopol: Bilingual books, songs, rhymes and play, 11 a.m. Friday at the Sebastopol Regional Library, 7140 Bodega Ave. Kids 5 and up. Call 823-7691 for information.

POETRY OF REMEMBRANCE, OCT. 14

Petaluma: Poetry of Remembrance ceremony for Petaluma’s Día de los Muertos celebration, 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, 20 Fourth St. Call 778-4398 for information.

LUMA FEST, OCT. 15

Petaluma: The annual Luma Fest open house and community education fair at Santa Rosa Junior College’s Petaluma campus, 680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy., includes El Día de los Muertos cultural activities, food, arts and crafts, hands-on activities, live music, student films, displays and demonstrations. Fee admission and free parking. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday. 778-2514, Lumafest.petaluma.edu.

CUENTOS Y CANTOS, OCT. 19

Windsor: Bilingual books, rhymes, songs and activities, 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Hwy. Call 828-1020 for information.

ARTS AND CRAFTS, OCT. 20

Petaluma: Make nature-inspired papier-mache lanterns at the bilingual Artesanía de la Naturaleza event, 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive. Free. Call 763-9801 for information.

CUENTOS Y CANTOS, OCT. 21, 28

Sebastopol: Bilingual songs, books, rhymes and activities. 11 a.m. Fridays at the Sebastopol Regional library, 7140 Bodega Ave. Kids ages 1-5. Call 823-7691 for information.

MENUDO COOKOFF, OCT. 30

Windsor: Latinos Unidos del Concado de Sonoma sponsors this annual cooking competition, dance and coronation of the queen as a way to raise money for the organization. Mary Agatha Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Hwy. Call 322-6774 for information.

GIANT PUPPETS, OCT. 29

Petaluma: El Día de los Muertos procession begins at 6 p.m. Saturday from Water Street Bistro, 100 Petaluma Blvd. N., to the Petaluma Historical Museum, 20 Fourth St. With music, dancers, food and art, face painting and altars. Information: 322-0834, 778-4398, petalumamuseum.com.

November

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS, NOV. 1

Santa Rosa: Celebrate Day of the Dead in Old Courthouse Square, with dancers, singers and other seasonal events. Details are not yet available, but watch for them at santarosadiadelosmuertos.org.

December

OUR LADY, DEC. 12

Petaluma: Each year the congregation of St. Vincent de Paul Church honors Our Lady of Guadalupe with a festival that begins at 3 a.m. and continues with a Mass at the church, 35 Liberty St. Watch for details as they develop at svdppetaluma.org or call 762-4278.

VIRGIN PROCESSION, DEC. 12

Santa Rosa/Windsor: The annual procession to honor the Virgin of Guadalupe begins at midnight at St. Rose Church in Santa Rosa, traveling to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Windsor until about 5:30 a.m. Information: 837-8962, ext. 208.

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