Hispanic heritage month begins in the Grand Valley

By: KKCO 11 News Email
By: KKCO 11 News Email

Hispanic Heritage Month events happening at other locations in the Grand Valley include:

- “El Vaquero, America’s First Cowboy,” presented by Two Rivers Chautauqua. Noon and
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, Grand Junction.
For more information, visit https://www.museumofwesternco.com/programs-andevents/
chautauqua/2013-chautauqua/ or call 970-434-9814.

- U.S. Naturalization Ceremony. 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Colorado National
Monument. For more information, call 970-858-3617.

- “The Other Side of Immigration” film screening and conversation. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Laughing Dog Coffee House, 413 Monument Road, Grand

- Latin Anglo Alliance Golf Tournament. 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Adobe Creek Golf
Course, 876 18 ½ Road, Fruita.

- Taste of Riverside, a fundraiser for Riverside Educational Center. 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
12, at the Elks Lodge, 249 S. 4th St., Grand Junction. $50 per person. For more information,
call 970-433-0481.

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 16 to October 15 in Mesa County, and there are a number of events going on to celebrate Hispanic heritage throughout the month.

-- A kickoff event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the Mesa County Central Library, Fifth and Grand in Grand Junction.

-- A Spanish-language puppet show, “Los Tres Cabritos,” at the Central Library.
Performances in Spanish are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16; 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18; and 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Performances in English are set for 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2; 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3; and 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Performances are recommended for children; there is no charge to attend.

-- Immigration and Citizenship presentation by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Denver Field Office Director Andrew Lambrecht. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Central Library.

-- National Voter Registration Day – Voter Registration Drive. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Central Library.

-- “Bless Me, Ultima” film screening and discussion. Two events: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, and 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at the Central Library. The film, based on the novel by Rudolfo Anaya, is rated PG-13.
Large audiences are expected for these events, and tickets will be required for admission. Free tickets to each showing will be available one week before each event at all Mesa County Libraries locations. Limit four tickets per person.

- “Latino History in the Grand Valley” presentation by Dr. Tom Acker, and “Baile Folklorico – El Valle Lindo” with explanation of dance and costumes. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Central Library.

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