Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Atlanta Arab Festival - Saturday, April 30th & Sunday, May 1st at the Alif Institute

In 2006, Alif Institute organized its first Arab American Family Day in cooperation with the Arab American Women’s Society of Georgia. The event featured educational displays about the Arab culture and Arab Americans, live music performance, folk dancing, traditional Arab costumes show, and various activities for children.

Over the years, the event became an annual tradition that the community enjoys and looks forward to. In 2010, the Family Day grew to become a two-day event that drew about 1500 attendees, and the Atlanta Arab Festival was born.

-        Cultural and educational exhibit relating to the Arab
         culture and Arab Americans
-        Performances: music, singing, folk dancing,
         traditional fashion show
-        Storytelling, arts and crafts for children and youth
-        Games for all age including backgammon competitions
-        Delicious food from several local Arab restaurants
         and caterers
-        Great shopping at the Souk (market)

The Alif Institute is located at 3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340. For more information visit the Atlanta Arab Festival

Celebrate Earth Day in Decatur at the Oakhurst Community Garden!

On Sunday, April 17th, join the Decatur community to celebrate Earth Day at the Oakhurst Community Garden Project, presented by Latham Home Sanitation, from 12:30 p.m. until 4 pm. The event begins with the Earth Friendly Parade, which begins at Harmony Park in the center of the Oakhurst Business District.

Join the Feed and Seed Marching Abominable Band and decorate your bike, wagon, stroller or yourself and march in the parade that will open the festival. Once at the event, there will be a Cake Contest, crafts for the children, a Raptor Show, food vendors, the community pavilion, live music and lots of fun!

This year’s event features over 30 earth friendly vendors and non-profits in the Community Pavilion including the City of Decatur Recycling Trailer.

The Earth Day event is offered free to the community by Latham Home Sanitation, the Oakhurst Community Garden Project, the City of Decatur Active Living Department, the City of Decatur Environmental Sustainability Board, the Waldorf School of Atlanta, Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool, Agnes Scott College, and PitStop.

For more information and a complete schedule, please visit http://www.oakhurstgarden.org.
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