Upcoming Sonoma County events that celebrate Latino heritage
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.