Local events celebrate Cinco de MayoWritten by Sarah Ottney | Managing Editor | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mud Hens plan festival atmosphere
A festival atmosphere will sweep over Fifth Third Field on May 5 as the Mud Hens celebrate Cinco de Mayo with fans.
A Latin band will perform on the main concourse from 5:30 to 7 p.m., sombreros will be given away to the first 1,000 fans and concessions stands will highlight imported Mexican beers, including Modelo, Dos Equis and Corona, said Manager of Promotions JaMay Edwards.
The game will also feature a piñata-hitting contest during the game as well as other contests and prizes as the Mud Hens take on the Charlotte Knights starting at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.mudhens.com.
Toledo Zoo offers family activities
The Toledo Zoo will celebrate Mexican culture with a family-friendly Cinco de Mayo celebration May 1. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Main Plaza and will feature music, dancing, performances, crafts and activities, according to the Zoo’s website.
Ballet Folklorico Imagenes Mexicanas dance group will kick off the day’s events with a half-hour performance starting at 11 a.m. and will perform again from 2 to 2:30 p.m. El Corazon de Mexico Folklorico dance group will perform from noon to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 1:30 p.m. DJ Tony Rios will perform 11:30 a.m. to noon, 12:30 to 1 p.m., 1:30 to 2 p.m., and 2:30 to 3 p.m.
Zoo admission is $11 for adults, $8 for children and seniors, and free for members.
For more information, visit www.toledozoo.org/events/cinco.
Libraries host sepecial events
Two Toledo-Lucas County branch libraries plan to host free Cinco de Mayo events May 5.
The South branch library, 1736 Broadway St., will host a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta from 4 to 5 p.m., featuring creative activities for children and a snack of chips and salsa.
No registration is required. For more information, call the South branch at (419) 259-5395.
The Reynolds Corners branch, 4833 Dorr St., will host “Mmmm, Nachos!” for sixth through 12th-graders from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Students will make and eat nachos, lime refrescos and spicy guacamole dip. No registration is required. For more information, call Reynolds Corners at (419) 259-5320.