Hispanic Heritage Month is set to begin with music, dancing and art and continue with a number of events in the coming weeks.

A celebration to start off Hispanic Heritage Month will be from 5:30–8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St. This event is free and open to the public.

There will be performances, a neon art exhibit by local artist Paul Cruz, special speaker James Mejia and the Hispanic Advancement Award presentation.

As Hispanic Heritage Month continues, here are some events to look for:

■ "Inspirations Behind Success" from 5:30–8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.

■ Youth and Talent Night from 5:30–8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Colorado Mesa University Meyer Ballroom. There are categories for fine arts, poetry, singing and dancing and entry levels for those in kindergarten all the way to college age. Cash prizes will be awarded. Registration for the talent night can be made at wclatinochamber.org by Sept. 25.

■ "Si Se Puede (Yes You Can)" in honor of Delores Huerta will be from 5:30–8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Dual Immersion Academy, 522 W. Main St.

■ The Hispanic heritage Month Closing Ceremony will be from 2–5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Riverside Park, 675 W. Colorado Ave.

For information about events, go to wclatinochamber.org.

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