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Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 with AARP Texas

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. It is a time to honor the culture and contributions of Hispanics and Latino Americans and to celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. This annual observance is an opportunity to showcase the impact that families from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean and South and Central America have on the economy and the future.

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AARP Texas and community collaborators are proud to host events that aim to share history, heritage and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans of past and present. Some events are virtual, some are in person, but all are free and open to the public. Bookmark this page to be a part of the action.

Note: We will update this page with information about Hispanic Heritage Month happenings that AARP Texas is hosting in conjunction with partners throughout the state. Registration links will be provided as they become available.

Austin
The following events are organized in conjunction with partner organizations in Austin.

Dallas-Fort Worth
The following events are organized in conjunction with partner organizations in Dallas-Fort Worth.

September 12, 2022, 12 p.m. – Monday of Discovery: Mexico – El Grito de Dolores (The Cry of Dolores)
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us! Learn the real meaning behind Diez y Seis celebrations and how “El Grito” triggered Mexico’s fight for independence.
Register at https://forms.gle/9iaZAFQWycv77GNHA

September 13, 2022, 12 p.m. – Culinary Tuesday: Flautas
Join this in-person class and learn to cook delicious dishes from around Latin America including recipes from Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua.
Register at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4EABA92CA7FF2-culinary

September 13, 2022, 4 p.m. -- Martes Culinario: Como hacer Flautas
Participa en nuestra cocina virtual, con deliciosas y ricas recetas de Latinoamérica, incluidas recetas de México, Honduras, Ecuador, Republica Dominicana y Nicaragua.
Inscripción requerida: https://forms.gle/ZuLhhXY8hxc62k9m8 

September 14, 2022, 5 p.m. – Folktale Wednesday
Danza – El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico Join our Folktale Wednesdays around Latin America series to learn about the different folktales from Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua.
Register at https://forms.gle/RMUcdUfbPHzyVh6x8

September 15, 2022, 5 p.m. – Crafty Thursday: Worry Dolls
Join our Crafty Thursdays around Latin America Facebook series to learn how to make traditional instruments, crafts, and art found around Latin America.
Register at https://forms.gle/gMJh64eeqinKBQDS7

September 17, 2022, 5-10 p.m. – Hispanic Heritage Latinidad Festival and Market
Enjoy Mariachi music, the picturesque dance of the Ballet Folklorico, and many other artists at the Latinidad Festival and Market at Annette Strauss Theater.
Register at https://forms.gle/VH5Bgtz86rbumZSy6

September 19, 2022, 12 p.m. – Monday of Discovery: Introduction to Honduras
Learn about the history and culture of Honduras during our "Mondays of Discovery around Latin America" series.
Register at https://forms.gle/9iaZAFQWycv77GNHA

September 20, 2022, 12 p.m. – Culinary Tuesday: Honduran Baleadas
Come to our in-person Culinary Tuesday classes to learn to cook delicious dishes from around Latin America, including recipes from Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua. Register at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4EABA92CA7FF2-culinary

September 20, 2022, 4 p.m. – Martes Culinario: Cómo hacer Baleadas
Participa en nuestra cocina virtual, con deliciosas y ricas recetas de Latinoamérica, incluidas recetas de México, Honduras, Ecuador, Republica Dominicana y Nicaragua.
Registrarse en https://forms.gle/ZuLhhXY8hxc62k9m8 

September 21, 2022, 5 p.m. – Folktale Wednesday: Rosalia – The Honduran American
Join our Folktale Wednesdays around Latin America series and hear the different folktales from Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua.
Register at https://forms.gle/RMUcdUfbPHzyVh6x8

September 22, 2022, 5 p.m. – Crafty Thursday: DIY Loom
Join our Crafty Thursdays around Latin America Facebook series and learn to make traditional instruments, crafts, and art found around Latin America.
Register at https://forms.gle/gMJh64eeqinKBQDS7

September 26, 2022, 12 p.m. – Monday of Discovery: Introduction to Ecuador
Learn about the history and culture of Ecuador during our "Mondays of Discovery around Latin America" series.
Register at https://forms.gle/9iaZAFQWycv77GNHA

September 27, 2022, 12 p.m. – Culinary Tuesday: Fried Cheese Empanadas
Come to our in-person Culinary Tuesday classes to learn to cook delicious dishes from around Latin America; including recipes from Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua. Register at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4EABA92CA7FF2-culinary

September 27, 2022, 4 p.m. – Martes Culinario: Cómo hacer Empanadas de Queso
Participa en nuestra cocina con deliciosas y ricas recetas de Latinoamérica, incluidas recetas de México, Honduras, Ecuador, Republica Dominicana y Nicaragua.
Registrarse en https://forms.gle/ZuLhhXY8hxc62k9m8

September 28, 2022, 5 p.m. – Folktale Wednesday: Tuli and Moka: A Tale of Two Tamarins
Join our Folktale Wednesdays around Latin America series to learn about the different folktales from Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua.
Register at https://forms.gle/RMUcdUfbPHzyVh6x8

September 29, 2022, 5 p.m. – Crafty Thursday: Paper Weaving
Join our Crafty Thursdays around Latin America Facebook series and learn to make traditional instruments, crafts, and art found around Latin America.
Register at https://forms.gle/gMJh64eeqinKBQDS7

October 1, 2022, 10 a.m. – Intro to Folklorico: Community Dance Class
Come to our in-person Community Folklorico Dance classes and enjoy the music, movement and company!
Register at https://forms.gle/ThEyfeVQTGgE34gD7 

October 3, 2022, 12 p.m. – Monday of Discovery: Introduction to the Dominican Republic
Learn about the history and culture of the Dominican Republic during our "Mondays of Discovery around Latin America" series.
Register at https://forms.gle/9iaZAFQWycv77GNHA

October 4, 2022, 12 p.m. – Culinary Tuesday: Pollo Guisado Dominican Republic Style
Come to our in-person Culinary Tuesday classes to learn to cook delicious dishes from around Latin America; including recipes from Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua. Register at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4EABA92CA7FF2-culinary

October 4, 2022, 4 p.m. – Martes Culinario: Cómo hacer Pollo Guisado
Participa en nuestra cocina con deliciosas y ricas recetas de Latinoamérica, incluidas recetas de México, Honduras, Ecuador, Republica Dominicana y Nicaragua.
Registrarse en https://forms.gle/ZuLhhXY8hxc62k9m8

October 5, 2022, 5 p.m. – Folktale Wednesday: Island Born
Join our Folktale Wednesdays around Latin America series to learn about the different folktales from Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua.
Register at https://forms.gle/RMUcdUfbPHzyVh6x8

October 6, 2022, 5 p.m. – Crafty Thursday: Dominican Carnival Mask
Join our Crafty Thursdays around Latin America Facebook series and learn to make traditional instruments, crafts, and art found around Latin America.
Register at https://forms.gle/gMJh64eeqinKBQDS7

October 8, 2022, 10 a.m. – Intro to Folklorico: Community Dance Class
Come to our in-person Community Folklorico Dance classes and enjoy the music, movement and company!
Register at https://forms.gle/ThEyfeVQTGgE34gD7

October 10, 2022, 12 p.m. – Monday of Discovery: Introduction to Nicaragua
Learn about the history and culture of Nicaragua during our "Mondays of Discovery around Latin America" series.
Register at https://forms.gle/9iaZAFQWycv77GNHA

October 11, 2022, 12 p.m. – Culinary Tuesday: Nicaraguan Arroz a la Valenciana
Come to our in-person Culinary Tuesday classes to learn to cook delicious dishes from around Latin America; including recipes from Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua. Register at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4EABA92CA7FF2-culinary

October 11, 2022, 4 p.m. – Martes Culinario: Cómo hacer Arroz a la Valenciana
Participa en nuestra cocina con deliciosas y ricas recetas de Latinoamérica, incluida esta receta de Nicaragua.
Registrarse en https://forms.gle/ZuLhhXY8hxc62k9m8

October 12, 2022, 5 p.m. – Folktale Wednesday - Pepe and the Parade: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage
Join our Folktale Wednesdays around Latin America series to learn about the different folktales from Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua.
Register at https://forms.gle/RMUcdUfbPHzyVh6x8

October 13, 2022, 5 p.m. – Crafty Thursday: Decorated Coffee Cup
Join our Crafty Thursdays around Latin America Facebook series and learn to make traditional instruments, crafts, and art found around Latin America.
Register at https://forms.gle/gMJh64eeqinKBQDS7

October 15, 2022, 10 a.m. – Intro to Folklorico: Community Dance Class. Come to our in-person Community Folklorico Dance classes and enjoy the music, movement and company!
Register at https://forms.gle/ThEyfeVQTGgE34gD7

October 22, 2022, 10 a.m. – Intro to Folklorico: Community Dance Class
Come to our in-person Community Folklorico Dance classes and enjoy the music, movement and company!
Register at https://forms.gle/ThEyfeVQTGgE34gD7

Houston
The following events are organized in conjunction with partner organizations in Houston.

September 15, 8 p.m. -- El Grito at Miller Outdoor Theater
Celebrate Mexico's Independence Day with the traditional Grito ceremony followed by a performance that showcases the heritage and beauty of Mexico.
Register at https://events.aarp.org/TX-915-Grito

September and October, 10 a.m. -- The Taste of Latin America Heritage Series
Empower your life with skills to improve your health through this healthy cooking series that gives you a look at Latin American Cuisine. We're partnering with the Houston Food bank for these interactive classes.

September 16, 10 a.m. -- AARP TX FitMix Communities
FitMix Communities is bringing ZUMBA® to you. This class mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.
Register at http://aarp.cvent.com/FitMix_22V

September and October, 10 a.m. -- Houston Botanical Gardens Series
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with AARP and the Houston Botanic Garden. This fun-filled and hands-on series includes a mead-making class, Danza Azteca intro, and a tamale-making course with Chef Victoria Elizondo. It's all for free and all designed to enrich your life.

September 20, noon -- Brunch, Lunch and Munch - Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Beatrice Moore and Vernita Harris
This cooking class looks at celebrating Taco Tuesday with a fun Sangria, Jalapeño Vinaigrette, and more.
Register at https://events.aarp.org/TX-920-Taco

September 24, 9 a.m., Shred Day with HCSO + AARP Houston
AARP Houston and the Harris County Sheriff’s Department have joined forces to bring you a FREE community paper shredding event so you can dispose of sensitive documents with confidence
Register at https://events.aarp.org/TX-92422-Shred

October 15, 9 a.m. -- Shred Day with HCSO + AARP Houston
AARP Houston and the Harris County Sheriff’s Department have joined forces to bring you a FREE community paper shredding event, so you can dispose of sensitive documents with confidence.
Register at https://events.aarp.org/TX-101522-Shred

Rio Grande Valley
The following events are organized in conjunction with partner organizations in the Rio Grande Valley.

September 11, 2022, 3 p.m. – Costumes of the Americas Museum Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month at the Costumes of the Americas Museum and explore the variety and wonder of indigenous costumes, textiles, accessories and folk art of the Western Hemisphere and their relevance to our history and culture.
Register at: https://events.aarp.org/TX-911-Costumes

September 27, 2022, 6 p.m. – Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos
Explore Huerta’s public life as an activist, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union, and as a Latina civil rights icon in this Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition.
Registration link coming

San Antonio
The following events are organized in conjunction with partner organizations in San Antonio.

September 20, 2022 12:30 p.m. – Hispanic Genealogy 101
Learn to search your ancestry with this introductory class to Mexican American genealogy, and receive an overview of general genealogy and the different genealogical and historical societies in San Antonio.
Register at: https://events.aarp.org/MexAmGenealogy22

September 22, 2022, 6 p.m. - MACRI Talks
Join the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute (MACRI) for a MACRI Talk with Dr. Tiffany González on the Changing Representations of Chicanas in the Second-Wave Feminist Movement & Texas Politics.
Details: https://fb.me/e/26M5wPK3R

September 24, 2022, 5 p.m. –  Guadalupe Dance Company: 30th Anniversary Virtual Screening with Commentary
Relive their beautiful 2021 presentation, when the Guadalupe Dance Company celebrated its 30th anniversary with Mariachi Azteca de America. Enjoy music and dance from throughout Mexico.
Register at: https://bit.ly/3DTuqif

October 2, 2022, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m – Celebrando con AARP
Bring your family, friends, lawn chairs and dancing shoes to "Celebrando con AARP" for fun, shopping, community resources and dancing to live local Tejano music.
Register at: https://events.aarp.org/Celebrando2022

October 5, 2022 – October 12, 2022Truly Texas Mexican
Free online screening of award-winning documentary that explores the Native American roots of Texas Mexican food.
Register at: https://events.aarp.org/TrulyTXMX22

October 7, 2022, 6 p.m. – Cooking with Adan Medrano
Come to this special cooking demonstration by Chef Adan Medrano as he makes Gorditas de Nopalitos con Camáron y Chile Rojo (Cactus Gorditas with Shrimp and Red Sauce.)
Register at: https://bit.ly/3UVVCTo

October 8, 2022, 8 p.m. -- Celebrando Tradiciones
Come to the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center for Celebrando Tradiciones, a performance of traditional Mexican folklorico dance by the Guadalupe Dance Company accompanied by Mariachi Azteca de América.
Registration link coming.

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