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posted: 9/11/2012 5:16 PM

Fiestas Patrias at Greenbelt

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Celebrate independence for Mexico and Central American countries, including Belize, Honduras and Guatemala, at Fiestas Patrias from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at a free event for all ages at the Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago. Music and dance performances, contests and children's activities are scheduled. Headliner Fiera de Tierra Caliente performs at 5:30 p.m. Mariachi music, dance performances, karaoke contests and DJ music with dancing are also part of the entertainment lineup. Children's activities include nature exploration, face painting and games with prizes. Authentic Hispanic foods and beverages will be available for purchase. Greenbelt is at 1215 Green Bay Road, south of Belvidere Road. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. The event will be held indoors if there is rain. Call (847) 968-3477.

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