International Events in Indiana August 2009

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The Nationalities Council of Indiana has released their calendar of ethnic events for August 2009. This can be an excellent way for you to celebrate multi-culturalism in your community and share some quality time as a family. Here are some highlights from the recent “Ethnic Hoosier” newsletter:

August 8

Dr. James Makubuya presents a workshop entitled "Music, Dances and Musical Instruments of East Africa" 9 a.m.-3 p.m at Wabash College Fine Arts Center, 301 West Wabash Avenue, Crawfordsville. $27-30. For more information and to register, contact Sabina Santana at 765-918-4777.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is sponsoring the Latino Soccer Cup 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Kuntz Memorial Soccer Stadium, 1502 West 16th Street, Indianapolis. Contact Perla Williams at 317-327-2721 for more information

The Indiana Alliance of Mexican Businesses is sponsoring a neighborhood cleanup 1403 West Washington Street to 3202 West Washington Street, Indianapolis. Contact Veronica Collin-Guerrero at 317-423-3523 for more information

August 14

The Afican Center is sponsoring Taste of Africa for $15 at the World War Memorial, downtown Indianapolis, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $15.

August 15

The Afican Center is sponsoring an African Festival 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Mall, downtown Indianapolis. Call 317-927-9777 for more information.

See the African Film Festival at Clowes Auditorium in the Central Library, 40 East St. Clair Street, Indianapolis, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. More information can be found at Provocate.org.

Celebration of India Day, sponsored by India Association of Indianapolis, 11 a.m. at the India Community Center, 4420 West 56th Street, Indianapolis. $5. For more information, contact Sumit Thaker at 317-374-7472.

August 22

"Let’s Go to Italy!" 9 a.m.-1 p.m at the Community Life and Learning Center, 515 East Main Street, Carmel. $49 Information and registration at Continuing Education, Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Philippine Fiesta at the St. Jude’s Multipurpose Center, 5379 South McFarland Road, Indianapolis, 5-11 p.m. Sponsored by the Philippine Nurses Association of Indiana.

August 29

Free Native American Heritage Day 12:30 p.m. at Garfield Park, Indianapolis, sponsored by the Indiana Native American Business Association, in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, and St. Francis Hospital. Contact Rebecca or Tammy at 317-580-0882 for more information.

Brooke Randolph, LMHC, is a parent, therapist, and founding team member of MLJ Adoptions, Inc. with more than 20 years of experience working with children and families. She is the mental health expert contributor at DietsInReview.com, a national diet and fitness column; a private practice counselor in Indianapolis, Indiana; and the Vice President of PR, Outreach, and Communications at KidsFirst. She is a single adoptive mother who has authored adoption education materials and presented at numerous conferences and workshops throughout North America. Brooke is primarily motivated to encourage, equip, and empower parents and individuals to make changes that strengthen their lives, their careers, and their families.