08 June 2009

Mehaber 2009

Are you going to the Ethiopian Kids Community Summer Mehaber 2009?

For the last two years, more than 700 people from 17 states and 3 countries have attended! Look what's happening this year.

Ethiopian cultural demonstrations and traditional music
Coffee ceremony
Ethiopian cooking lesson by Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant
Family portraits in traditional Ethiopian clothing by Getachew Yadette Portraits
Ethiopian food and snacks for purchase (also American sandwiches)
Ethiopian traditional children's games
Hair braiding instruction by Biftu Merdassa from Global Braids Salon
(including free hair braiding during the event)
Performance by The Andenet Dance Group
Ethiopian dance classes
Face painting and tattoos by Malerich Arts
As well as inflatable bouncers, wii sports, carnival games, etc.

There will also be a large Merkato (market) including nonprofit organizations, adoption information, and vendors selling Ethiopian merchandise:

Everything from hambasha to Amharic Bean Bag sets
Amharic Kids will be releasing - "Explore Ethiopia: a coloring book"
Cultural items, clothing, coffee, cookbooks, spices, children's books and DVDs, card games, hair products and accessories, and more!

It's going to be GREAT! Who else is going?


Elizabeth Lyons said...

This looks so fun! Did you go last year? We might have to plan it for next summer - but only if you're going!


Hauswife said...

Liz, yes, we're going! I thought you said a while back that you guys were planning on it, too! Bummer. I was hoping to see you there. :(

FHL said...

Wish we could! Sounds wonderful :o)

MPHausam said...

do you recognize the places in this picture that we were?