La Luz Center will host its popular Cinco de Mayo celebration from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the center, 17560 Greger St. The event is free to all.

Rep. Luis Guiterrez, D-Ill., the national leader on comprehensive immigration reform will be a special guest at the celebration.


Entertainment will be provided throughout the afternoon, including the Mexican folklore dance company, Quetzalen, and the Brazilian group, Capoeira Mandinga, whose performance combines dance, martial arts and acrobatics. There will also be classical guitar music with accompanying vocalist from Arnulfo on Strings, and DJ music.

The event will feature tables by local businesses and organizations which have been working to promote economic development in the Springs area.

This “hometown” Cinco de Mayo celebration has been organized by community members, Sonoma Valley High School students, businesses primarily in the Springs area, and volunteers.