For years, many countries and regions have been holding their own Refugee Days and even Weeks. One of the most widespread is Africa Refugee Day, which is celebrated on 20 June in several countries. In this case, we will be celebrating this evening, June 21st at Bloedel Hall, located at 1245 Tenth Avenue East Seattle, WA 98102 from 6:30-9:00 PM. We will be joining the Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) for a wonderful evening of food from around the world! In celebration of World Refugee Day, International Counseling and Community Services (ICCS) and Multicultural Community Services (MCS), programs of LCSNW, are hosting an informal dinner called “Taste of the World”. The event will include local ethnic food and live entertainment that celebrates the rich cultural contributions that refugees bring to our community, and the important work of ICCS and MCS.
Looking back, the UN General Assembly, on 4 December 2000, adopted resolution 55/76 where it noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, and that the Organization of African Unity (OAU) had agreed to have International Refugee Day coincide with Africa Refugee Day on 20 June.
The General Assembly therefore decided that 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day.
This year the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, continues its award-winning “1” campaign with its first ever personal fundraising site, which asks us to Take 1 minute to support a family forced to flee.
Sweet Themes Bakery has a very special place in our heart. They specialize in sugar cookies that are made fresh to order, hand rolled, cut and decorated. They also feature homemade pastries – sticky buns, maple bars, and more. Need coffee? They’ll serve you up a fresh cup of Caffe Vita’s finest!
Sweet Themes also takes custom cookie orders, so when you have a special event coming up don’t hesitate to call 253-981-4999!
This restaurant is located about 3.4 miles from Seattle-
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The Makery is a donation based and volunteer run mobile arts lab that offers free, all-ages, open-ended, experiential art activities using reclaimed and recycled materials. They honor the power of imagination and strength that comes from community and have a strong commitment to creating access to art in South Seattle.
The event is happening this Sunday from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. It will be located at 5041 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, WA 98118 in Columbia City at Full Tilt Ice Cream, and just a short drive from Caffe Vita Seward Park!
The Makery is 3 years old this summer. This special event is a Rainier Valley Food Bank Fundraiser! Please bring Cans or Cash. The event includes live music by Si Limon, tons of art making (of course), T-shirts for sale, face painting for the kids, and you can even help them paint their new truck! Have a great weekend, and happy making!
What could be more fun than a Rock and Roll Marathon? At this event runners get to choose their distance, and enjoy an atmosphere that sets this marathon apart from most. At every mile marker there will be live music. The event host also boasts of inspiring cheer teams, enthusiastic crowds, beautiful views and awesome swag. The event will also be featuring 2011’s American Music Award’s Best New Artist Hot Chelle Rae. Whether you show up tomorrow ready to run, rock, or spectate, be sure to drop by Caffe Vita Queen Anne located at 813 5TH Ave. North, SEATTLE, WA 98109 for your favorite Vita drink!
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