Saturday, November 18, 2006

National Family Week Celebration at Portland HS
Community Counseling Center to Host Free, Multicultural Event

As part of National Family Week, Community Counseling Center is hosting a free, multicultural celebration of diverse families at Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Avenue on Sunday, November 19th from 2:00pm - 5:00pm. The event will celebrate the diversity of all families through food, music and arts & crafts. Diverse food dishes from different cultures being served at the event include Iranian, Congolese, Sudanese, Vietnamese and Latin American.

Multicultural music and dance entertainment scheduled to perform include African Dance & Singing groups, a bilingual yoga demonstration, an Acadian fiddle group and a performance by Vanessa Torres and Touching Ground. An American Sign Language (ASL) storyteller will also share a children’s story. Children and families can decorate a picture frame to hold their family portrait, as well as take part in other fun arts and crafts and a scavenger hunt.

Congressman Tom Allen will also receive the National Family Week Advocacy Award. For more information, call Community Counseling Center at 207.874.1030.


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