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"A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans"
1:00
CCC Western Campus
11000 Pleasant Valley Rd., Parma

Join us for a viewing of this moving film followed by a Question and Answer session with the filmmaker Abe Kasbo.

"A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans" is the untold story of almost 200 years of contributions those who immigrated to the United States from the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf have made to the American fabric.

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Frode Haltli & Emilia Amper In Concert
7:3- 9:30
Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd.

Norwegian composer, and accordionist Frode Haltli teams up with Swedish nyckelharpa virtuoso Emilia Amper for an evening of Scandinavian folk-inspired music. Haltli's concert-length work The Border Woods is scored for accordion, two percussion and the nyckelharpa, or "keyed fiddle."

Haltli works across folk, improvisation and contemporary classical genres, and creates a modern identity for his instrument. Blending the accordion with the richly resonant sounds of the Swedish nyckelharpa, The Border Woods picks up resonances and overtones from Nordic folk music and traces their connections with Indian and Arabic scales

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5th Annual "Speaking of Women! A Dialogue Series for Women in Leadership"
12:00 Noon - 1:30pm
Cleveland Clinic - Main Campus - Bunts Auditorium
9500 Euclid Avenue

Special Women's History Month Leadership Symposium

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Ukrainian Easter Bazaar
Times vary. See below
Ukrainian Museum
1202 Kennilworth, Cleveland

Spring is almost here - the season of renewal and rebirth. In the Ukrainian Easter tradition, it is customary to create beautiful art out of eggs - called Pysanky - that are known all over the world. These and other Ukrainian Easter traditions can be found at this bazaar - the 24th Annual!

Times vary. March 31st and April 7th - 10:00 - 8:00 ;April 1 and April 8 10:00 - 5:00. April 2nd 12Noon - 4:00. April 3-6 - 12:00 Noon - 6:00. There are also workshops where you can learn to make these beautiful Easter eggs yourself.

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Slovenska Pristava
5:01- 12:02
Slovenska Pristava Reverse Raffle
Geneva

Slovenska Pristava Presents the 6th Annual Reverse Raffle. $50 Includes 1 Main Board Ticket Excellent Dinner, Dessert, Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks (Bring Your Own Spirits) $25 Entrance Only Ticket (Does Not Include Main Board Ticket) Includes Excellent Dinner, Dessert, Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks (Limit One Per $50 Ticket). Have A Chance at Over $5,000 In Total Prizes.

All proceeds will go to operating expense for Slovenska Pristava. Call Nadia Kobal for tickets and more information 440-477-1489

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Walking Tour: Lakeview Cemetery
2:00
Lakeview Cemetery
12316 Euclid Ave.

"Set in Stone" walking tour of Lake View Cemetery featuring the Italian Americans who helped to build it. Conducted by Pamela Dean of WRHS and Monica Johns of Johns-Carabelli Co. $35 per person IN ADVANCE. Package includes tour on Lolly the Trolly and followed by wine tasting. To to call (216) 421-2665.

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Easter Egg Workshop & Amber Jewelry Sale
1:00
Lithuanian Club
877 East 185th Street

Learn how to make Lithuanian Easter Eggs "Marguciai" at the Easter Egg Workshop & Amber Jewelry Sale at the Lithuanian Club!

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Eastern European Congress of Ohio Cleveland Dinner
6:00
Bohemian National
4939 Broadway

Guest Speaker -Dick Russ Former Cleveland News Reporter Slovenian "Man of the Year". Special Honoree: Zoran "Z" Karic, Former Cleveland Crunch Soccer Player Tickets $ 45.00 per person, limited seating NO tickets available at the door . Cash Bar

RSVP by Friday, March 24 Make check payable to "Eastern European Congress of Ohio" 430 Wakefield Run Blvd. o Hinckley, OH 44233. For additional information info@eecoh.org or 330-659-0961. Looking forward to celebrating the cultures of Eastern Europe with you!

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Culture Shock!
10:00 - 3:00
CCC West
1100 Pleasasnt Valley Road

Come learn about diverse cultures within our community through displays, costumes, music and fun activities. Representatives from the International Institute of Akron will share facts and history about refugees and immigrants in Northeast Ohio.

Guest Speaker: Richard Herman, Immigration Attorney

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Easter Egg Hunt in Czech Cultural Garden
1:30
Czech Cultural Garden
880 East Blvd

The Czech Cultural Garden will host an Easter Egg Hunt for youth 10 years and younger. The Garden is located at 880 East Blvd., just south of St. Clair. This short activity, no more than 1 hour, will give the youth and adults an opportunity to visit the Czech Garden. Easter Bunny will be available for photos and the children will be divided into age groups to make sure the younger ones have a good hunt too.

PIAST dance troupe will perform several seasonal dances, including the Pisanki.

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Around the World Music Series - Irish
8 PM
North Water Street Gallery, 300 N. Water Street, Suite H
Kent, Ohio

Journeywork (traditional music played by three of the area's finest Irish performers: uilleann piper Brian Bigley, guitarist/singer Ruairí Hurley, and flutist Brian Holleran). A 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring complimentary snacks will precede the 8 p.m. program.

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Chicken Paprikash Dinner
12 PM
DTJ Taborville
corner of Quinn and Bartholomew roads in Auburn Township.

Enjoy a wonderful Czech dinner. Cost is $ 12.50.per person and a Child's dinner is $6.25 Dinner includes chicken, dumplings, dessert and coffee. There will be music from 12:30 till 3:30 PM which will be provided by Anthony Culkar.

Reservations Must be in by 4/5/2017. Czech beer is available at the bar. For reservations and more information about D.T.J. Events call (440) 543-8494 DTJ Taborville is located at the corner of Quinn and Bartholomew roads in Auburn Township.

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Sober Seder
4:00
Temple Israel Ner Tamid
1732 Lander Road

Temple Israel Ner Tamid is holding its 3rd Sober Seder for the recovering Jewish community. This will be a Kosher, traditional style Seder. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 children 12 and under. Reservations call the Temple office at (440) 473-5120. The deadline for reservations is April 5th.

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"Croatian Folk Dress: Lace and Embroidery" Exhibit
2-4:00
The Croatian Heritage Museum
34900 Lakeshore Blvd.

The Croatian Heritage Museum in Eastlake invites you to the opening of the "Croatian Folk Dress: Lace and Embroidery" Exhibit . Join us and see the beautiful display we have for the Spring and Summer months. Refreshments will be served and admission is free.

The Croatian Heritage Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the heritage and promoting the culture of the Croatian people. The Museum displays numerous exhibits on various topics including folk art, fine art, and historical significance. For more information please call Miryana Raguz at 216-486-5738

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Zakir Hussain in Concert
7:30- 9:30
Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd.

The pre-eminent classical tabla virtuoso of the time, Zakir Hussain is appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world as an international phenomenon. A national treasure in his native India, Hussain is one of the world's most esteemed and influential musicians, renowned for his genre-defying collaborations. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, Hussain's contribution has been unique, with many historic and groundbreaking collaborations including those with Shakti, Remember Shakti, Masters of Percussion, the Diga Rhythm Band, Planet Drum, Tabla Beat Science, Sangam with Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland, in trio with Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer and, most recently, with Herbie Hancock.

A Grammy-award winner, Hussain is the recipient of countless awards and honors, including Padma Bhushan, National Heritage Fellowship and Officier in France's Order of Arts and Letters. In 2015, he was voted Best Percussionist by both the Downbeat Critics' Poll and Modern Drummer's Reader's Poll. Santoor player Rahul Sharma has carved a niche for himself in the world of Indian classical and fusion world music with over 60 released albums over 15 years. Sharma learned music and the santoor from his father and guru, the legendary Pt. Shivkumar Sharma. Shivkumar Sharma was instrumental in bringing the little-known santoor out of the valleys of Kashmir and introducing it to the Indian classical music world. $53-$69, CMA members $48-62

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Paris Climate Agreement: What Now?
5:30
The Union Club of Cleveland
1211 Euclid Ave.

The Paris Climate Agreement, signed in December 2015, is the strongest and most ambitious global pact on climate and carbon emission standards ever reached. Susan Biniaz, a lead U.S. negotiator on the agreement, will join CCWA to discuss the deal and what lies ahead for the U.S. commitment to combating climate change.

Admission: $25; Members $15; Full-time students $5

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Ohio Norsemen Meeting
2-4:00
Panera
Center Ridge Rd.

All are welcome. Come and join us and learn more about Norway.

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Cleveland International Hall of Fame
5:30
Cleveland Marriott at Key Center
Save the Date for the 2017 induction og 6 outstanding honorees.

  • Mona Alag
  • Jim Craciun
  • Wael Khoury
  • Sam Kim
  • Bill Miller (posthumous)
  • Basil Russo

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6th Annual Slo-ish Bowling Tournament
Time
Wickliffe Lanes
30305 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe

Cheer on your favorite team - The Slovenians or The Irish as the6y battle for the bowling tittle. $20.00 adults/$14.00 children non bowlers $4.00 price includes bowling shoes prizes and food. Bring a snack to share (optional). After party with the Wowzers 60's band at the Irish American Club Eastside 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. 6-10 you don't have to be a bowler to join the fun.

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C.A.M.E.O. Anniversary Banquet
6:00
St. Elias Church Banquet Center
8023 Memphis Ave., Brooklyn

CAMEO (Cleveland American Middle East Organization) will be hosting the 47th Anniversary Banquet and Installation of the new Officers on Saturday April 22nd, 2017. Please join us for this celebration and support the mission and the work of this Organization.

Doors open at 6:00. Dinner at 7:00 followed by entertainment. Tickets $50.00

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Ugadi Celebration
4:00 - 10:00
Broadview Hts Community Rec. Centerbr>9543 Broadview Road

Ugadi Celebrations with Musical Nite with Manjula Gururaj and Badari Prasad. There will be : Dance by Nisha Rao Group song ­ This will be coordinated by Deepa Murthy Fancy Dress for Kids Song by Deepika Gopalkrishna. Fashion show

Membership Cost -2017: Family membership $80.00 Individual Annual membership $45.00. Single Event Fee - Family $40.00 Single Event Fee - Individual $20.00 Students (non-stipend) Annual Fee $10.00

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Tamburitzans Show
3:00
Breen Center for Performing Arts
St. Ignatius High School, 2008 West 30th

Based on the exciting and intriguing traditions of international cultures, The Tamburitzans - a seasoned performing ensemble of multi-talented college students - combine music, song and dance to celebrate the diverse heritages and shared values of the world's peoples.

For 80 years The Tamburitzans (formerly the Duquesne University Tamburitzans) have presented a new production each performing season, making the ensemble the longest-running live stage show in the United States. The Tamburitzans new 80th season show - indeed a landmark year and a cause for celebration - is themed "Jubilee," as it reflects multi-cultural celebrations and reminiscences including festivals, weddings, anniversaries and rites of passage from the traditions of Armenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Roma, Serbia, Ukraine, and more.

Performing with The Tamburitzans 2016-17 cast are four talented Cleveland area artists: Matthew Coric (Rocky River); Dora Lukacevic (Avon Lake) Gabriella Moissis (Novelty); Julian Salopek (Richmond Heights). Ticket prices are: $20 Adults, $15 Students Under 18 and may be purchased online at www.ignatius.edu/breencenter.

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Spring Friendraiser
11:30am to 1:00pm
Ariel International Center
1163 East 40th Street

This is an opportunity for the community members, partner organizations, business, and friends to learn more about ASIA, Inc.'s programs and services and hear about upcoming initiatives and projects focused on the immigrant and refugee community as we start off 2017. "The Annual Spring Friendraiser is an opportunity to share our past success and upcoming plans that build bridges for folks in the community to our programs and services," said Michael Byun, chief executive officer at ASIA, Inc.

Ticket prices are $35 and include parking, admission, catered lunch, and and a motivational keynote speaker. Tickets can be purchased online at www.asiaohio.org/friendraiser2017, or a check can be made out to "ASIA, Inc." and mailed to our Akron office (730 Carroll St., Akron, OH 44304). For more information please contact Ajla Karalic at akaralic@asiaohio.org or 330-535-3263 Ext:5307.

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Sergio and Odair Assad in Concert
3:00
Plymouth Church UCC
2860 Coventry Rd., Shaker Hts

Brazilian brothers Sergio and Odair Assad perform for Cleveland Classical Guitar Society, 3:00PM on Sunday, April 30, 2017. This pair has set the standard for guitar duos in precision and artistry in their more than 50 years performing together. Recognized as prolific recording artists, these Grammy winners have been featured on 3 recordings with Yo-Yo Ma, including 2009'schart topping release, Songs of Joy & Peace.

Call 216-905-9348 for tickets

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The Italians in Cleveland: Their History & Communities
12:00 - 3:00
Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Blvd.

Pamela Dorazio Dean, WRHS Curator for Italian American History, will present the history of the Italians in Cleveland—their communities, occupations, social and religious groups that have enhanced the Cleveland landscape. Connie Sancetta, secretary of CIAO (Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization) and volunteer assistant to Pamela, will offer research advice for tracing ancestors within the Northeast Ohio area. Volunteers will be available after presentation to assist in research. A behind-the-scenes library tour is available after class. Fee $15.

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17th Annual Kentucky Derby Party Bnefit for Hunger Centers
4-8:00
Great Lakes Brewing Company
2516 Market Avenue, Cleveland

On Saturday, May 6th, the St. Vincent de Paul Society is hosting the to benefit its multiple hunger centers, which nourish 13,000 men, women, children and seniors each month.

Presented by Community West Foundation, the fundraiser will be held from 4 to 8PM at Cleveland's own Great Lakes Brewing Company and will feature the "Run for the Roses" on the large screen, horse betting, a hat contest, silent auction, raffles (for a chance to win up to $1,000), prizes, authentic Derby fare, valet parking, mint juleps and Great Lakes Brewing Company beer. Admission is $75 (includes valet parking) and raffle tickets cost $5 each or five for $20. Tickets may be purchased online at Eventbrite ( https://www.eventbrite.com/e/17th-annual-kentucky-derby-day-party-tickets-31652733177 ) or by calling 216-696-6525 x.2520.

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Global Impact Award
5:15
The InterContinental Hotel - Cleveland
9801 Carnegie Ave.

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs' Global Impact Award recognizes individuals whose actions have had a positive impact and created greater understanding and cooperation among people and countries around the world. Former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice will be the Cleveland Council on World Affairs' Global Impact Award honoree and the Brooks Emeny Distinguished Speaker.

Cocktail Reception and Program

5:15 - 6:15 pm | Private VIP reception with Dr. Rice (cocktails and hors d'oeuvres) Diplomat & Ambassador sponsors and Impact tickets
5:30 - 6:15 pm | Reception for all attendees (cocktails and hors d'oeuvres)
6:30 - 7:45 pm | Award presentation, moderated discussion, and audience Q&A
All attendees will receive a copy of Dr. Rice's book Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom. Call today for prices and reservations. 216-781-3730

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Ohio Norsemen Meeting
2-4:00
Panera
Center Ridge Rd.

All are welcome. Come and join us and learn more about Norway.

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Cleveland Asian Festival
11-7
East 30th and Payne
Asia Town Cleveland

The Cleveland Asian Festival is an annual celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month in May, the weekend before Memorial Weekend in Cleveland's Asiatown neighborhood

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Syttende Mai
Time TBD
Location TBD

Syttende Mai or Norweigan Constitution Day is may 17th. Here in Cleveland we will be celebrating on the following Sunday, May 21st.

Mark your calendars and watch for details.

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Around the World Music Series - Persian
8 PM
North Water Street Gallery, 300 N. Water Street, Suite H
Kent, Ohio

Yahya Golestan and Dariush Saghafi (timeless classical music and poetic songs of Persia, played on tar and santur). A 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring complimentary snacks will precede the 8 p.m. program.

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Carpatho-Rusyn Society Vatra
Noon - 8:00
The Shrine of Mariapoch
17486 Mumford Road, Burton

The Cleveland Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society is sponsoring a Vatra (outdoor festival ) There will be ethnic food, music, children's activities, genealogy information and help, C-RS items for sale and a Liturgy in Old Slavonic at 4 pm. Admission is $3 for adults.

For more information or to volunteer, call (330)-441-2057 or(440)-823-7697.

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Esperanza! Fiesta of Hope
11:45-1:30
Cleveland Renaissance Hotel
24 Public Square

Celebrate hope and Hispanic academic achievement with us June 16 and hear the stories of students who have been empowered to believe in their dreams. Hear from students, mentors, and families whose lives have been changed through support like yours. Our annual scholarship luncheon celebrates academic high-achievers and awards students to help make post-secondary education possible.

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Ohio Norsemen Meeting
2-4:00
Panera
Center Ridge Rd.

All are welcome. Come and join us and learn more about Norway.

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Special Event!!!

Save the date for an amazing international event. Details soon.

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40th Annual Scottish Games
Lorain County Fairgrounds
Wellington, Ohio

The Ohio Scottish Games are held at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington on the 4th Saturday every June. Established in 1977, this long standing event is presented by the members of the Scottish American Cultural Society of Ohio, an organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of their proud Scottish heritage and ancestry.

The Ohio Scottish Games highlight the traditional dance, music and athletics of the ancient Highland Games. Come and join us for a fun, family day, full of entertainment for everyone!

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Ohio Norsemen Meeting
2-4:00
Panera
Center Ridge Rd.

All are welcome. Come and join us and learn more about Norway.

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (West) Carnival
11:30
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish
6928 Detroit Ave, Cleveland

Games, Rides, Italian Food, Italian Music, Casino, Fun for All! Free to Attend. Raffle for a grand cash prize of $5,000 and Italian goodies! Supports Our Lady of Mount Carmel West)

Mass for the Feast at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday July, 17th. Procession of Saints Following

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Egyptian Festival
Times vary
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church
2100 E. Pleasant Valley Road, Seven Hills

A wonderful combination of the old world and the new. Sample the grape leaves and other delicious foods and of course the Egyptian pastries. Music, dancing, church tours and camaraderie.

Enjoy the festival and learn something about Egypt at the same time!

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One World Day
11-7
Cleveland Cultural Gardens

72nd annual One World Day - details to come

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India Fest
11:00 to 8:00 PM
Independence Middle School
6111 Archwood Rd, Independence

India Festival USA is an annual event that attempts to bridge cultures, generations and communities through one-day of togetherness. It is a day when visitors are encouraged to participate in a thematic display of the rich culture and diversity of two of the greatest nations on earth - India and USA. India Festival USA promises an immersive environment that salutes history, embraces globalization and celebrates communities. The unique event will be attended by Mayor, State Senators, State Representatives, and other community leaders. Join us in this journey. Spend a day with us and enjoy the exhibitions that showcase prodigious talents, expose you to the admirable work of non-profits and let you purchase unique merchandise from India. Indulge your tastebuds in the authentic "Taste of India" Food Fest. FREE Admission & Parking

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Asian Mass
12:00 Noon
St. Clarence Catholic Church
30106 Lorain Road, North Olmsted

Come join the Asian Catholic Community to celebrate the Annual Mass and Gathering. The event is being hosted by the Asian Ministry of the Diocese of Cleveland. It will be an afternoon of family celebration of Asian culture and spirituality beginning with the celebration of the Mass with the Most Rev. Roger W Gries, OSB along with priests from the different Asian Catholic communities.

The cultural and ethnic diversity of the Asian Catholic communities assembled at the Mass will be reflected throughout the celebration. Members of the various Asian communities will come together with their own traditions, dressed in colorful ethnic clothes: shimmering saris, kimonos, karawangs, hanboks, barongs, and ao dai. The entrance procession will have the Vietnamese drums. During the Mass there will be the incense ceremony by the Vietnamese, and the Indian aarti. Hymns will be sung by the choirs in various Asian languages: Tagalog (Filipino), Korean, Vietnamese and Hindi (Indian). The readings and the prayers of the faithful will also be said in various Asian languages.

Following the Mass there will be fun, cultural festivities and a luncheon with typical Asian food prepared by the communities for all who attend. Please come!

Contact Sister Rita Mary Harwood for more information. rmharwood@dioceseofcleveland.org

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