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Arab Center Potluck 2018

Pot Luck

The Arab Center of Washington would like you to save the date for our January 2018 potluck.

The ACW will provide plates, silverware, and hot/cold drinks. Please bring a dish to share that will feed 20.

To space out the food, check out your last name to see a suggested item:
A to I – Bring salads, appetizers or bread
J to S = Bring entrees, sides or vegetables
T to Z – Bring desserts or sweets

Please invite your friends. Shukran!

ACW Brunch 2017

Imagine having some delicious authentic Arabic brunch food while looking over spectacular Lake Washington and Cascade Mountain views.

OK, now stop imagining and book February 19th on your calendar! ACW is organizing a brunch in Mercer Island’s Community Center and we’d love to see you there!

As with last year’s brunch, kids are more than welcome!

Tickets are now available at:

Ticket Prices:
General: $20
Family of 4: $60
Child under 12: $15
Child under 5: Free

Eid Mubarak!

Dear friends and supporters of ACW- A blessed eid (eid mubarak) to all who commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son. This had to be the ultimate degree to which a parent would go. What a stunning example of faith, obedience and courage.

We can all find ways to emulate Abraham. May our search – and our practice – reflect his example, and may this truly be a blessed eid for us all.


Huda Giddens, President
Arab Center of Washington

Eid Mubarak! Check out our August Events!

Our dear Muslim Friends, Kul Saneh wa antum bi kheir. I would like to wish each and every one a blessed Eid (Eid mubarak). May the year ahead bring better times for all our Middle Eastern friends who are suffering in one way or another. One wonders what this Eid means to them. Warmly, Huda Giddens, President Arab Center of Washington

Check out our August Event line up:

Saturday, August 9th – ACW 2014 Picnic

Summer is here and the weather is gorgeous! Perfect weather for a picnic at the park, right? Well, here it comes! ACW would like to invite you all to a picnic at Saltwater State Park!

Friday, August 15th – 1st Annual Arab Outdoor Movie Night

This family-friendly, community event will include outdoor activities (bouncy house, crafts, music) followed by the film screening at 8:30 pm. Volunteers will provide English transliterations of the film’s popular songs for a sing-a-long. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, low-backed chairs, and their best singing voices. Tickets are $10/person, kids under 12 are free. Buy your tickets by August 16th and get 5 free tickets that can be used for snacks and games prior to the movie. Click here to get your admission and bonus tickets. Tickets for the movie and activities will be available at the door!


Ramadan Mubarak!

ACW would like to wish you all a happy and blessed Ramadan!

Here is a message from our president, Huda Giddens:

Dear Muslim friends – this is a prayer, by Mike Odetalla, that expresses exactly what I want to convey to you for this year’s Ramadan. May God bless you all, at this time of fasting and introspection.

May your blessings be too many to count
And your worries too few to matter

May your days be filled with sunshine
And your nights in comfort

May you never go hungry
And be able to share your bounty

May God bless and protect you
And strengthen your faith

May God bless the people
And answer their prayers.

Eid Mubarak wa Kul Sanna wa Antum bi Kheir

With my warmest regards,

ACW Board of Directors

Happy Easter

Dear ACW Friends and Supporters,

This year, the Eastern and Western Churches come together to celebrate Easter on the same day, April 20. This happens once every so often, and I, for one, appreciate the unity that it exemplifies.

To those who are of the universal Church, I wish you all a blessed Easter – this feast that emphasizes the renewal of life, and the loving nature of the God we all believe in. May we all feel the warmth of Spring, which in itself also reflects the renewal of life for us all.

With my sincere wishes for a restorative Easter,

Huda Giddens, President,
ACW Board of Directors