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Celebrate 'Dia de los Niños' Saturday

NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTOS - Dancers have been part of previous Dia de los Ninos days in Cornelius, as in this photo when the celebration was at Harleman Park. This year's event will be at Centro Cultural on Adair Street.Children’s Day — Dia de los Niños — is coming to Cornelius again this Saturday, April 30, at Centro Cultural, 1110 N. Adair St.

The 16th annual celebration is presented by Metro this year, with the theme, “What a Wonderful World.” It runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include food carts, live entertainment and activities for all ages, such as a bounce house, sack races, face painting, Mexican Bingo, a bookmark-making activity with Cornelius Library volunteers and a craft area featuring reusable materials.

There will also be talks for all ages on healthy, cultural food; an “Opening Doors” workshop for parents on activities they can do with their children aged 0 to 4; and other informational presentations. In addition, firefighters and Washington County deputies will be there with firetrucks and patrol vehicles.As usual, this year's Childrens Day will feature a wide variety of crafts and activities for children.

Centro Cultural is the main sponsor of the event, in partnership with the city of Cornelius.