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For Hispanic Heritage Month, Events in Houston Abound


From bingo to Zumba, AARP Texas is offering a range of free events to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.


“We are one of the most diverse cities in the country,” says Juanita Jiménez-Soto, associate state director of communications. “The multicultural community makes up the fabric of who we are.” On the calendar:

Botanic Bingo: Held at the Houston Botanic Garden (1 Botanic Lane) on Saturday, Sept. 16, 5:30–6:30 p.m. The game will focus on knowledge of plants grown in Central and South America.

Zumba: Fitness dance classes will be held in person (Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 W. Gray St.) and virtually, Thursdays 10–11 a.m., from Sept. 21 to Oct. 12. They’ll combine cardio, balance, muscle conditioning and flexibility with Latin and world rhythms.

Hispanic Heritage Weekend, at Minute Maid Park (501 Crawford St.): On Friday, Sept. 22, join Astros Giveaway Day for pregame food (5–7 p.m.) and postgame fireworks. On Saturday, Sept. 23, 3–6 p.m., it’s the Hispanic Heritage Street Festival, with games, music and food. On Sunday, Sept. 24, AARP throws out the first pitch at the 1:10 p.m. Astros game.

Details and event registration at

—Michelle Cerulli McAdams

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