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Arab Cultural Room: Shoreline Arts Festival – June 28 – 29

The Arab World is the ancestral home to many Shoreline residents. Come learn more about this fascinating region of the world and it’s many cultures, enjoy Arab hospitality and meet new neighbors. Hosted by the Arab Center of Washington, this event is FREE!


  • Saturday, June 28th, 10am-6pm
  • Sunday, June 29th, 10am-5pm


  • Shoreline Arts Center, 18560 1st Avenue NE

What to expect

Free Activities both days!

  • Learn to play Tarneeb (Saturday 3pm)
  • Khaliji Dance Workshop (Sunday 3pm)
  • Children’s Activities
  • Traditional Clothing
  • Arab Hospitality
  • Artwork and Decor


Let us know if you’d like to volunteer at this event! Call 206-853-2251 or email Su at
All volunteers are welcome! High school volunteer hour credits available!

Rattlesnake Hike and Picnic/Potluck at the Lake – June 1st

Summer is here! Let’s go out and enjoy nature!

Rattlesnake Ridge is a fairly moderate hike with some beautiful viewpoints along the way. We’ll hangout and relax at the lake afterwards.

The Plan:
- Meet at Eastgate Park and Ride at 10 am and head to Rattlesnake Ridge trailhead
- Hike to the peak and back down
- have a picnic at the lake

If it’s warm enough that day, you might want to get your swimwear!

Carpooling: Please Let us know if you need a ride or have space in your car email:

Directions to Rattlesnake Ridge:
Take I-90 east and get off on Exit 32 (436th Avenue SE) just past the exits to North Bend. Take a right off of the exit, heading south on 436th Ave SE which turns into Cedar Falls Road. Travel about three miles and follow the signs posted for Rattlesnake Lake.

Arab Brunch & Dabke – April 12

How long has it been since you’ve had really good fool mudammas (fava beans) & baleela? Craving fresh mana2eesh, spinach pies, or meat pies (sfeeha)? And how about we end this with Kunafa for dessert?

You know, an Arab gathering is not complete without fun music. So, why no let us teach you the basic steps of dabke, or better yet, come teach us your moves!

*** Please see the link below for tickets. ***
*** Free for children under 5 ***

Hope to see you all there!

Date: Saturday, April 12
Time: 11:15am – 2:00pm
Venue: Seattle Creative Arts Center – 2601 NW Market St, Seattle, Washington 98107


(206) 297-6001
Get Directio

What to expect:

Brunch Menu:
Fool Mudammas & Baleela
Spinach and meat pies
Labne & Zaa’tar


Music & a dabke session

parking info:

Arab Festival Planning Meeting – March 22 – Lake City Way Public Library

We can’t do this alone! We would like to encourage you all to participate in some way to help make this next festival amazing!

We are starting with an open-to-all Festival Planning Meeting on March 22nd from 10am-12:30pm at the Lake City Way Public Library (12501 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125) in their meeting room on the first floor.

The plan for the meeting is FOR THE FIRST HALF to get your input/feedback regarding what you would like to see at the next festival, to gather information regarding resources and connections you may have, and FOR THE SECOND HALF to start the formation of the festival committees (volunteer, layout, marketing/publicity, fundraising, programming) and do some initial planning.

Feel free to attend part or all of this meeting. There will be some light refreshments available in the beginning (hopefully mana’eesh from Goodies).
Thanks so much!! And hope to see you soon!!

Festival Organizer,
Laila Taji

p.s. If you can’t attend but have input or want to participate in the future please send an email to

Arab Ice Breaker – February 23rd – Mercer Island

IMPORTANT: Please note that this event has been postponed to Sunday, February 23rd. Apologies for any inconvenience.

New in town and want to meet people? Or perhaps you just want to get in touch with the Arab community? Then this event’s for you!

We’ve planned a fun evening filled with ice-breaker activities, board games, music, coffee, tea, drinks, and food! This event is free, so all you have to do is show up, meet people, and enjoy your time!

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 9pm
Location: 2630 77th Ave SE, (Party Room), Mercer Island, WA 98040

Hope to see you all there!

Winter Potluck – January 26th – Kent, WA

It’s time to gather again and share the start of a new year. You’ll have a chance to meet  new board members. Please join us on January 26th at the Kent Library at 212 2nd Ave N, Kent, WA 98032. The phone number there is (253) 859-3330 if you need directions. Once you come through the main entrance, go to the right and you’ll see the large meeting room behind the glass wall.

Bring a food dish to share with 6-8 servings. It was great last time when people posted what they planned to bring. We’ll start at 1:45 pm (you can come at 1:30 to help set up if you like) and end around 4:30pm, as the Library closes at 5pm.

Questions? Contact

Everett Community College Offers Arabic!

Fall Quarter: Arabic I is being offered @ Everett Community College!

Class is offered September-December, Monday-Thursday at 8:50-9:50am. Learn to read and write the Arabic script and to speak entry level from introductions, occupations, hobbies, weather, and more.

For more advanced students, Arabic II offered at the same time and place.

All levels, religions, and nationalities welcome!

Credit is transferable.

Textbooks: Alif Baa and Al-Kitaab by Brustad, Georgetown University Press

To register, call: 425-388-9219.

College address: 2000 Tower Street, Everett, WA 98201