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Saturday, March 12, 2016 1pm –3pm
Lyndale Community School, 312 W 34th St, Minneapolis 55408

FREE and open to the public

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon celebrating the Arabic language at a variety of activity stations! All families welcome, including those new to Arabic. All children must come with an adult.

Featured activities

> THEATER GAMES with Taous Khazem and Mohammed Yabdri (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!)
Play popular theatre games that work with the actor's body, voice and imagination in English and Arabic, led by two professional actors.
- Three sessions: 1:10pm–1:40pm / 1:50pm–2:20pm / 2:30pm–3pm
- Ages 6–12
- Contact Moheb at moheb@mizna.org or call 612-788-6920 to reserve a spot.

> DRUMMING TIME with Khaldoun Samman / STORY CORNER with Rita Farah & Rania Jalal
Every 15 minutes, we'll switch from Arabic drumming to Arabic stories.

> CALLIGRAPHY with Jehad Adwan
Have your name written in Arabic calligraphy and try writing some Arabic words yourself.

> HENNA with Zehra Rizvi & Meher Khan
Have your hands decorated with "henna," traditional, temporary, plant-based body art.

> LANTERN CRAFT
Make and decorate an Arabic paper lantern, a fanoos, to take home with you.

> COLORING
Pages of Arabic-inspired designs and images will be on hand to color and take home.



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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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