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Ohio Happenings:

Due to COVID-19 many businesses are closed and events are being cancelled or postponed. Call ahead to check for cancellations and rescheduled dates.





LPLS now taking reservations for the new Create Space at Main Library!

We’ll supply the equipment you bring the creativity! Thanks in part to the Nord Family Foundation, our Create Space is now open at our Main Library in Lorain. We have an embroidery machine, various Cricuts, a laminator, a Glowforge Pro and more! Create Space is open during regular library hours however reservations are currently required and can be made in two-hour blocks of time by calling 440-244-1192. For more information, a complete list of equipment and a virtual tour, visit LorainPublicLibrary.org.


Free Student Success Webinars on Tutor.com

Sept 25 at noon: Study Skills

Oct 2 at noon: Stress Management

Oct 9 at noon: Critical Thinking & Research Skills

Register online at LorainPublicLibrary.org/eLibrary


LPLS Free WiFi Stops

Sept 25, 2-4:30pm – Kipton Community Park

Look for LPLS van at local parks as we embark on “Free WiFi” stops. The van is a giant mobile hotspot so you can get free WiFi within 100 feet of our vehicle. We’ll also have free grab-and-go activity kits for kids at each stop while supplies last. We hope to see you soon!


City Fresh Produce Pick‑Up
Tuesdays, Sept.29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27; 4 to 6 p.m.
City Fresh is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program working to create access to fresh, local vegetables. With a weekly payment, participants receive a grab bag of seasonal produce, known as a “share.” Shares come in Single or Family sizes and are offered at tiered prices. Order for as many or as few weeks as desired for pick up at either the Main Library or the South Branch. For more information, please visit cityfresh.org.


Cooking with Charlie: Live on Zoom
Wednesday, Sept. 30; 6:30 p.m.
We’ll be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by learning how to make Pastelon de Platanos Maduros – Sweet Plantain Lasagna – using our new Charlie Cart! Registrants are asked to include their email addresses so that Zoom invitations can be sent for this event. Preregistration required.

Window Fun at the Avon Branch
Thursday, Oct. 1 – Saturday, Oct. 31
Walk around the exterior of the Avon Branch to find a fun story or scavenger hunt in the windows. Stop in for a scavenger hunt list first and again after for a small prize. The activity will remain up throughout the month.


Baby and Me Story Time on Facebook Live
Thursdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 10:30 to 11 a.m.
This story time is intended for babies birth through 18 months, or early walkers, with their caregivers. To join the fun from the comfort of your own home, visit us online at https://www.facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.


Story Stop on Facebook Live
Mondays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Enjoy stories, songs and activities from the comfort of your own home. To join the fun visit us online at https://www.facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem. Our songs may feature shaky eggs, rhythm sticks, or scarves. There's a lot of things around your home that you can use to sing and dance. Our storytellers will even recommend some easy and accessible props.


Hispanic Heritage Month: Local Children's Author‑ New Book Sneak Peak on Facebook Live
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 6 p.m.
Join us for a sneak peek of the picture book “Viki & A Summer of Change / Viki y un Verano de Cambio” inspired by actual events in 1969. Written by local author Raquel M. Ortiz and author‑activist and former Young Lord, Iris Morales, the story is about Viki and her big sister, Valentina. The sisters join neighbors and activists from the Young Lords Organization to sweep streets, pile up trash, and protest awful conditions. They show that when people unite, they can change their world. Then join Raquel and LPLS staff Niccole Paytosh to make a “change for good” jar and a “be the change” button! Preregistration required.


Art @ Home: Folk Art Forest on Facebook Live
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 6:30 p.m.
Join Miss Kristina on Facebook Live for a special art program using materials you probably already have at home.
Supplies to gather before the program:
‑one piece of white paper (construction or printer paper will work)
‑a pencil
‑a black sharpie/marker
‑a basic watercolor set & paintbrush (If you don't have this, you can use color markers instead)

Food Friday on Facebook Live ‑ Fall Baking ‑ Pumpkin Rolls
Friday, Oct. 9; 3 to 4 p.m.

Local Abeille baker Laura Coteff will be visiting our new Culinary Literacy Center to share how to bake a pumpkin roll. Follow along to fill your home with the delicious scent of Fall! Preregistration required.

Digital Skills for the Digital Job Seeker (via Zoom)

Tuesday, Oct. 13; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Tech skills are essential for the modern job market – this virtual program will help you learn how to boost your tech skills. Also, we’ll share how you can get free professional clothes for interviews! The program will be taking place on Zoom. Registrants are asked to include their email addresses so that Zoom invitations can be sent for this event. Preregistration required.



El Centro de Servicios Sociales

Upcoming Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, El Centro’s offices are offering services via telephone to the community with a limited amount of staff.  If services are needed and you need to come to the office, we encourage you to call the office first (440-277-8235) to receive the new procedure for office visits.  To follow are services that are still in operation:


  • Money Management/Representative Payee services for 236 individuals with severe mental health illness and physical disabilities

  • Spanish informational and referral phone line 211

  • Mental Health Navigator Line (440-240-7025)

  • Medical and Mental Health Interpretations (via telephone) with contract agencies

  • Disseminating information to community on COVID-19

  • Census 2020

  • Monthly Food Pantry

September 26 WE WILL DECIDE . . . WE WILL VOTE! - El Centro will host a drive-thru event on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from Noon to 2:00 pm to help residents register to vote and complete the Census.  Both deadlines are approaching (Census deadline is September 30th and Voter Registration on October 5th).  Join us as residents of Lorain and Be Counted; You Will Make a Difference.  This event will follow COVID-19 health guidelines with social distancing.  Attendees will enter a raffle for a Chromebook and gift certificates from local restaurants.  Do not miss this opportunity to get registered and complete your Census.  COVID-19 information will also be distributed at this event. For more information call 440-277-8235.


NOTICE – Due to COVID-19 our Annual Community Block Party scheduled for September has been cancelled.



Upcoming Events


October 10 and 17 - (9:30 am to 12:30 pm) – Bilingual Financial Education Classes - These classes will help to improve financial literacy to the residents of the Greater Lorain area.  El Centro will offer future homebuyers two financial literacy courses (three hours per class) focused on:  Financial Recovery (Credit Repair) and Money Matters (Budgeting & Saving). Classes will be held at El Centro.  Due to the current COVID- 19 restrictions, we are limiting class size and following social distancing and all safety requirements.  Register early to reserve your seat.  To register or for more information, call Maria Carrion at 440-277-8235.


November 7 – El Centro’s 46th Annual Gala (via Zoom) will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Do not miss the opportunity to support El Centro while listening to live music, comedian, and so much more. For more information on sponsoring, placing an ad in program calendar or purchasing tickets, contact Lourdes Bennett at lbennett@lorainelcentro.org.




The Lorain County Board of Elections is recruiting Precinct Election Officials/Poll Workers to staff the polls on November 3, 2020.  This opportunity provides a way for voters to get involved in the democratic process, give back to the community and earn extra spending money.  For more information, please contact Barbara at 440-326-5913 or baldridge@lorain.boe.ohio.gov.


Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention – Did you know that if your child is exposed to lead based paint in your home, it can have an impact on their health? If inhaled or ingested, lead can affect your child’s behavioral, developmental or educational abilities that continue into adulthood. Common symptoms of lead poisoning include stomachache, headache, and irritability. The best way to tell if your child has been exposed to lead

is to contact your child’s doctor or Lorain County Public Health and have them tested.

Currently, funding is available for owner occupied and rental homes in Lorain and Erie counties that were built before 1978 to address lead hazards in the home. Families must financially qualify to have their homes assessed for lead hazards and repairs. For more information on the HUD Lead Hazard Control Program, please call the Erie County Health Department 419-626-5623 ext. 483.




September 30th – Last day to complete the 2020 Census.  Go to www.2020census.gov  or call 844-468-2020 (Spanish) 844-330-2020 (English)


October 5th – Last day to register to vote for 2020 election. Contact El Centro at 440-277-8235 for assistance in registering to vote.









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.


Web laprensa


Spanglish Radio


La Onda Cultural Latina

Lorain, OH

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


BGU 88.1 FM,

La Unica with Freddy Gutiérrez, Andres Alvarez, Maribel,

& Geraldo Rosales

Bowling Green, OH

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



WFOB 1430 AM

with Freddy G

Fostoria, sábado,

4-6 p.m. & con

Sylvester Duran

Dom., 8:30 to 10:00AM


WLFC 88.3 FM

Findlay, OH

viernes, 6:00 to 9:00PM


WCSB 89.3 FM


Lilly Corona Moreno

Cleveland, OH

Jueves, 7:00-9:00PM







WKMK 1440 AM

La Explosiva

"La que se escribe

con rojo’"

con Batman y Paquita

de la Vernor

Detroit, MI

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

lunes a viernes, 5:00AM to 7:00AM


WCAR 1090 AM

Detroit, MI


noon to 5:00PM

dom., noon to 4:00PM


WDTR 90.9 FM

Caribe Serenade

Detroit, MI

Ozzie Rivera


6:30 to 8:30PM


WLEN 103.9 FM

Adrian, MI


1:00 to 4:30PM


WQTE 95.3 FM

with Lady Di

Adrian, MI

dom.,3:00 to 8:00PM




Juan M. Rodríguez

Jackson, MI

dom., 10:00AM-Noon











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