Arab Voices Community Calendar/Announcements

The events listed below are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by Arab Voices. Listing them on this site is a service to the community to be aware of activities and events in the Greater Houston Area. To include an event on this calendar, send e-mail to info@arabvoices.net.
 Events / Announcements
  Last updated May 21, 2019

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May 26, 2019  -  Egypt Cancer Network Iftar
On behalf of Egypt Cancer Network and 57357, we would like to honor you and thank you for all your support by inviting you for our annual Appreciation Iftar. Children’s Cancer Hospital of Egypt 57357 was built and sustained primarily by donations. It has been in operation since 2007 and has been providing free care to all children with cancer without discrimination to race, creed, or ability to pay.
Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama
• Chairman of the Board of Trustees & President of the Executive Bureau of 57357 Foundation
• Secretary General at Association of Arab Universities which includes 323 universities
• Former Minister at Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Date: May 26, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: The Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, TX 77027
Please RSVP by May 10th, 2019. No tickets necessary. Limited Seating available. Please call if you have any questions.
• Yehia Omar 832-247-4547 (yehiamo@gmail.com)
• Sayed Hassan 972-743-7700 (shassan@ecn57357.org)
Doors open at 7:45 pm. Babysitting will be available for $10/child for children between the ages of 2-12, at the Junior League of Houston. Pizza and drinks will be served to the kids. Please make sure to RSVP and provide ages for your kids to one of the email in the top, to ensure sufficient supervision, space and food. Ramadan craft activities will also be available.

We would like to remind you to consider extending your generosity and Zakat to the children of 57357 during the month of Ramadan

For more information, visit www.egyptcancernetwork.org/event/houston-2019/.



May 27, 2019  -  Ramadan Iftar/Dinner and Cultural Night at the ACC
Ramadan is observed by a large segment of Arabs (and non Arabs) around the Globe as a month-long of fasting from sunrise to sunset and also as a month of giving, self-reflection, and self-control.
Join the Arab American Cultural and Community Center for a wonderful immersion into Ramadan traditions and cultural rituals from the Arab World. Bring your Non-Arab Friends for a night of cross cultural discovery experience.
Date: Monday, May 27, 2019
Location: Arab American Cultural and Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd., Houston 77099
Check-in starts at 7:30 p.m.
Dinner will be served at Sunset at the time of breaking the fast (around 8:10 p.m.)
• Learn about Ramadan festivities from several Arab countries
• Taste the Delicious traditional dishes and dessert from the Arab World
• Enjoy the Ramadan evening program - Join us for Iftar Dinner on the sounds of Traditional Arabian Music.
Kindly note that all tickets need to be booked online and purchased ahead of time prior to the event. Due to food pre-ordering and limited seating, we cannot accommodate ANY tickets sales at the door, no exceptions. We thank you for your understanding.
Places are limited to 200 seats, make sure to register early to guarantee a spot. Ticket sales will close by Monday May 24th or when we reach capacity, whichever happens first.
• Early Bird Adults:$15 -Discount ends Thursday May 17th at 11.30 p.m.
• Regular Tickets: Adults and Kids 10 years and above: $20
• Children Tickets: Kids between 3 and under 10 years old: $8.
• we cannot accept any kid under 3 years old. Thanks for your cooperation.
Tickets are non refundable. To purchase Tickets, please click here.



May 30, 2019  -  Free Mammograms
Project VALET (Providing Valuable Area Life-Saving Exams in Town) is a mammography education and screening program for asymptomatic women ages 40 to 69, who are uninsured, without county assistance and who are patients in participating clinics.
Project VALET (PV) addresses barriers of cost and transportation by bringing free mobile mammography to the communities where eligible women reside.
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Location: UT Physicians Multispecialty - International District, 10623 Bellaire Blvd., Suite C280, Houston, TX 77072
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May 31-June 2, 2019  -  Writerfest Houston
Syrian American Author and Poet Tarif Youssef-Agha will be selling and signing his 5 books at the Writerfest Houston at Rice University
When: May 31-June 2, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Rice University, Anderson-Clark Center, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005
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June 21, 2019 (deadline)  -  2019 PACC Scholarship
The goal of the PACC Scholarship is to provide students who demonstrate leadership skills and involvement in activities that promote awareness of the Palestinian culture, college tuition assistance, and guidance to continue such leadership at their college/university. The PACC Scholarship strives for students to serve as leaders at their college/university campus through participation in relevant campus organizations and community service; skills which would help students excel throughout their academic years and as they enter into their careers. Furthermore, the PACC Scholarship also provides assistance to deserving students presenting a financial need, and encourages their excellence in academics.

Four (4) scholarship awards will be awarded annually. The awards will be given to the student for the duration of their time at university as they work towards receiving their undergraduate degree, the award will be given for up to four (4) years for a total of $7,000.
Tiered Distribution
Year 1: $2,500
Year 2: $2,000
Year 3: $1,500
Year 4: $1,000
Winners will not need to reapply, they must however continue to meet eligibility criteria to obtain all funding.

This scholarship is only available during the student’s time studying for their undergrad degree and does not roll over into any higher education endeavors.

All scholarship funds will be paid directly to the college or university and shall be disbursed at the start of every semester.
For all the details and to apply online, visit www.pacchouston.org.
Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, June 21, 2019.



August 30-September 2, 2019  -  56th Annual ISNA Convention
Convention Highlights
Over 200 Renowned Speakers • 500 Vendor Bazaar • Entertainment • Interfaith Reception • Community Service Recognition Luncheon • Qira'at Competition • Matrimonial Banquet • Art Exhibit • Film Festival • Health Fair • Meet the Author Program • Photography Exhibit • Children's Program
Date: Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2019
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston 77010
Registration Will Open Soon!



Story Time in Arabic for Kids at ACC
The Arab American Cultural & Community Center (ACC) announces Story Time in Arabic! for Kids 2 to 5 years old.
We are excited to share that we will start offering Arabic Story time every Sunday at the ACC. It will be lead by one of our weekend Arabic School parents beginning this Sunday, March 3rd at 12 PM.
During Arabic story time we will be reading books, singing songs and crafting with a different theme each week.
Arabic story time is geared for kids between the ages of 2 through 5 years old. Siblings are always welcomed.
This will be a fun way for parents and their kids to bond with each other, while introducing and teaching children Arabic at an early age.
Attendance is Free but due to limited space, it will be first come first seated
***Parental participation and supervision is required during Arabic story time.***
For more information, contact the ACC at 832-351-3366.



Hall of Ancient Egypt
Permanent Collection
Safely ensconced in the Sahara desert, and drawing its lifeblood from the river Nile, ancient Egyptian civilization flourished for more than three millennia. A quintessential example of what archaeologists call a primary civilization,” ancient Egypt did not rely on inspiration from others to develop its own architecture, writing and religion—all of Egyptian culture was developed “in house.”

The themes of writing, religion, natural resources and of course mummification will be explored in this new permanent exhibition hall.

When: Members Preview: May 24-30, 2013; Public Opening: May 31, 2013
Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston 77030

Ever since the late 18th century, the Western world has been exploring Egypt. This hall will present artifacts collected during these early days of investigations, and will also compare old-style archaeology with 21st-century approaches, such as using satellite imagery and remote sensing to locate and map ancient settlements. The Museum’s own mummy, Ankh Hap, will be moved to his new surroundings in time for the opening on May 24, 2013.

For more information, click here.

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