As January comes to a close and we enter a new month, it’s time to fill out the agenda with new Latin-style events, experiences and opportunities in February. Here are three events to mark on your February calendar.
Spanish Community of Wallingford hosts community collage project
WALLINGFORD — The Spanish Community of Wallingford, located on 284 Washington Street, is hosting a “Rooted in Art” collaborative community photo collage project with local artist Rashmi Talpade beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The project is a collaborative effort between residents, SCOW and Talpade to select photos to add to a collage that is meant to showcase the diversity in Wallingford. The organization invites all participants to submit photographs of the town of Wallingford.
Images can range from old photos, gardens, memories and houses representing the diversity in the town, as well of current and past countries of residence. You can submit your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring them to SCOW to scan and email them if you need assistance. Talpade will print the photos to use in the collage.
For more details about this community opportunity, visit SCOW’s Facebook page.
Stratford Hispanic Heritage Committee hosts Scholarship Gala Fundraiser
TRUMBULL — The Stratford Hispanic Heritage Committee is hosting a Scholarship Gala Fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 11 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel on 180 Hawley Lane in Trumbull.
The evening will feature a cash bar, DJ, dinner and the Latin group of seasonal musicians, Orquesta Afinke. Tickets for this event are two for $150 or $85 per ticket at the door. You can purchase tickets by contacting Olga Peña at 203-820-3658.
For more information, visit their Facebook event.
Dominican Independence Day Brunch
MIDDLETOWN — Lo’ Maximo Brunch is hosting a Dominican Independence Day Brunch in The Forbidden Llama, located on 335 Main St. in Middletown on Sunday, Feb. 26 from noon to 9 p.m.
The event will offer a taste of Mangú, the Dominican Republic’s favorite breakfast and Mamajuana, which is a spiced alcoholic beverage made by infusing a mixture of rum, red wine, and honey with tree bark and herbs.
NYC’s Gaby Fusion and Connecticut's DJ Studderz will be playing traditional Dominican music like Dembow, among others. Admission for this cultural experience begins on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. This event is free and open to anyone 21 years of age or older. To reserve a table, text 203-510-8978.
Find out more about the event here: https://bit.ly/3R6wcRG
If you know of any local event that could be interesting and relevant for our Latino communities, please share it with us via email: RJLatinos@record-journal.com.