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CALIFORNIA

NOVEMBER 7 — Saturday, “100 Years and Flourishing,” St. Peter Church Ladies Society 57th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon, at Four Seasons, Westlake Village, CA. Details to come.

CONNECTICUT

SEPTEMBER 13 — Sunday 12:30 p.m. St Stephen’s Church of Hartford-New Britain Annual Picnic, Winding Trails, 50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT @ the Hiawatha Pavilion and Garmany Hall. Live Armenian Music with The Mugrditchian Ensemble. Lamb Shish, Losh & Chicken Kebab, Pilaf, Salad & Pastry Table. Raffle & Tavloo tournament. Trinkets & Treasurers Holiday Sale. Sports areas include volleyball, basketball tennis & bocce courts, horseshoe pits, softball & soccer fields & a Children’s Corner

FLORIDA

JANUARY 9-17, 2016 Fort Lauderdale, Armenian Heritage Cruise XIX 2016, 8-night Caribbean Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Navigator Of The Seas. Travelling to: Labadee-Private beach Island/Puerto Rico/St. Kitts/St. Maarten. Cabin Rates from $819 based on Double Occupancy, including Port Charges and ACAA registration fee. Government taxes of $107.40 are addi- tional. Armenian Entertainment, Cultural Presentations, Festival Day, Tavlou & Belote and more. Call 1- 561-447- 0750 or 1-866-447-0750 Ext. 108. Ask for Gail.

ILLINOIS

SEPTEMBER 26 – Saturday, Chicago Affiliate of the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA). Event honoring Professor Ann Lousin and Professor Leona Mirza at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL. Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00. For more information, please contact (312) 213-3765 oraiwachicago@gmail.com.

MASSACHUSETTS

SEPTEMBER 9 —Seminar on Turkey in the Modern World, 4:30-6 p.m., Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge. “Being an Armenian Intellectual of Turkey in 21st Century: Life and Death of Hrant Dink.” Free and open to the public.

SEPTEMBER 11 – “Conversing with My Sister:” Salpi Ghazarian, Director of the Institute of Armenian Studies at the University of Southern California, interviews her sis- ter, author Maral Boyadjian, on her new book, As the Poppies Bloomed, a novel set in Turkey during the Armenian Genocide. Reception 7 p.m., program, 8 p.m., Armenian Cultural Foundation, Arlington. Free and open to the public. Info: aiwainc@aol.com or 617-926-0171. Sponsored by the Armenian International Women’s Association, Amaras Art Alliance and the Armenian Cultural Foundation.

SEPTEMBER 12 — Armenian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA ) celebrates 100 years, 1915- 2015. Anniversary Gala to be held at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston 7-10. Special Guests: Eric Bogosian, actor, playwright and novelist, and Peter Koutoujian, Sherriff, Middlesex County, MA. Elegant reception by The Catered Affair. Open Bar, Entertainment and Complimentary Parking. Tickets are $200 per person. Advance reservations only. Limited tickets. For questions, contact Karen Hovsepian at 617-898-8619 or khovsepian@gmail.com.

SEPTEMBER 13 — Picnic festival, sponsored by St. Gregory Church of Merrimack Valley featuring Siroun Dance Group; dancing to music of John Berberian, Leon Janikian, Jason Naroian and John Arzigian; noon-5, at 158 Main St., North Andover; shish, losh, chicken kebab, vegetarian dinners; family games and activities. www.saintgregory.org or call (978) 685-5038.

SEPTEMBER 13 — Trinity Family Festival, 12-5 p.m., Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle St., Cambridge. Delicious Armenian food; Armenian music for your listening and dancing pleasure; fun activities for children; Blessing of Madagh at 4 pm, raffle drawing and more. For further information, contact the church office, at 617-354-0632 or email office@htaac.org.

SEPTEMBER 13 — Annual Husenig Foundation Picnic, held at Husenig Grove, Rehoboth. Live Armenian music featuring Gary Kashmanian’s N.E.All Star Band. Serving delicious shish kebab, losh kebab, kheyma, chick- en, pilaf, pastry table and raffle. Children’s play area. For further information, call Marc Janigian 401-942-3477.

SEPTEMBER 14 — St. James Men’s Club & St. James Women’s Guild (Joint Meeting) features speaker Eric Bogosian, an actor, playwright, monologuist and novelist. He will discuss his book Operation Nemesis. Losh Kebab and Kheyma Dinner Social Hour (mezza) 6:15 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. $14 per person. St. James Armenian Church, Charles Mosesian Cultural & Youth Center – Keljik Hall 465 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown. Ladies welcome. RSVP 617-923-8860 by September 2

SEPTEMBER 20 — Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee of Merrimack Valley commemo- rates “Weaving Armenia’s Story Through Music,” a cen- tennial music performance by violinist Haig Hovsepian, accompanied by his mother, Ani Hovsepian, on piano. Keynote speaker, Henry Therriault; 3 p.m., North Andover High School, 430 Osgood St., North Andover, followed by reception. Mistress of ceremonies, Janet Jeghelian.

SEPTEMBER 20 — Sunday Afternoon at the Park for Families & Friends. 2-4 p.m. at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway, Boston. Enjoy the music All-Star Armenian Ensemble featuring Greg Krikorian, oud/vocal; George Righellis, guitar/vocal; Dr. Harry Papazian, dumb- eg; Dance Instruction Apo Ashjian, Director/Founder, Sayat Nova Dance Company of Boston; and Play the“Find Some Who” Game!!” for a Chance to Win Boston Duck Tour for Six with thanks to Bob Schwartz. For details, email, info@ArmenianHeritagePark.org

SEPTEMBER 27 — The Armenian Museum of America will be showing two short films by Ruben Pashinyan on Sunday, 3-5 pm.in the Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries. “Where the Euphrates, Son” follows an Armenian grandfather as he travels to Armenia as a tourist (15 minutes). “Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia” tells the history of the lost country as a power- ful Mediterranean kingdom with a strong navy and mili- tary (40 minutes). Pashinyan is an actor, director, writer, journalist and graduate of the Yerevan Engineering University and the Actor’s Studio of Yerevan State Chamber Theatre. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $10.00 for non-members and free for mem- bers.

OCTOBER 1 — Welcome Reception for New Citizens at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway following the Naturalization Ceremony at Faneuil Hall. Speaker: Dr. Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Welcome Reception, in celebration of the immigrant experience a key theme of the Park and the Greenway, is supported by the Park’s Anna and Noubar Afeyan Endowed Fund. For details, please email, info@ArmenianHeritagePark.org

OCTOBER 4 — Armenian Church of the Holy Translators Annual Picnic, “Oktoberfest Style,” to be held at Fatima Shrine (Route 126, Holliston, MA),Noon – 5 P.M. Traditional Armenian food and taste of Oktoberfest menu includes Shish, Losh, & Chicken Kebabs, as well as Bratwurst with Sauerkraut dinners, beverages (including traditional Oktoberfest beer) and pastries. Entertainment includes live Armenian music and children’s activities. Hall is available on picnic grounds for unwanted weather conditions. Picnic tables available. Bring own chair. For further information, contact the church office: 508-875-0868.

OCTOBER 16-17 — St. James 68th Annual Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., food served 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Delicious Armenian Food and Pastries. Silent Auction, Attic Treasures, Booths and Vendors. Apple Raffle (including an iWatch), $100 Raffle and Children’s Activities. St. James Armenian Church,465 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information contact 617.923.8860or visit www.stjameswatertown.org.

OCTOBER 22 — 2015 Najarian Lecture on Human Rights at Faneuil Hall, Boston. 7:30 p.m. In Commemoration Of The Armenian Genocide Centennial – Honoring America’s Call To Action: Then & Now – Peter Balakian, Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor, Colgate University; author, The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response; a short play by Joyce Van Dyke commissioned for this lecture and Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director, Middle East & North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch. A reception

follows at the Millennium Bostonian Hotel. The annual lecture is supported by Armenian Heritage Park’s K. George and Carolann S. Najarian Endowed Fund. For details, please email, info@ArmenianHeritagePark.org

NOVEMBER 6-7 — St. Stephen’s Armenian Apostolic Church 59th Annual Bazaar. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Armenian Cultural and Educational Center, 47 Nichols Ave., Watertown. Meals served from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Takeout is available. Delicious meals. Armenian pastries. Gourmet Gift Shoppe. Raffles. Attic Treasures. Live auction at 7 p.m. For more informa- tion, call the church at (617-7562.

NOVEMBER 21 — An evening with Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, Inc., Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (previously National Heritage Museum), 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, cele- brating 40 years and beyond. Reservations and informa- tion, call (617) 923-4542 or www.ProjectSAVE.org.

DECEMBER 4, and DECEMBER 5 —Trinity Christmas Bazaar, Friday, 12-9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston, 145 Brattle St., Cambridge. Mark your calendars; details to follow. For further information, contact the church office at 617-354-0632 or email office@htaac.org.

DECEMBER 13 — Christmas Holiday Concert – Erevan Choral Society and Orchestra, 7 p.m., Church Sanctuary, Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston, 145 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA. Save the date; details to follow.

DECEMBER 31 — St. James 2016 New Year’s Eve Celebration. Entertainment by Arthur Apkarian and Band from Montreal. Save the date, details to follow. St. James Armenian Church, 465 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown.

NEW YORK

SEPTEMBER 24 — The Armenian Assembly of America will host a Fall Fête at the Hotel Hugo Rooftop Bar, 525 Greenwich Street, New York City, on Thursday, from 6 to 10 p.m. Hotel Hugo offers a dramatic view of the Hudson River, Freedom Tower and Statue of Liberty, with a full rooftop duplex bar and lounge. Tickets for the Assembly’s Fall Fête are $100 and includes open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres. Advance purchase only. Space is limited and tickets will not be sold at the door. Tickets available through the Assembly’s Facebook page or http://armenianfallfetenyc2015.eventbee.com

MICHIGAN

SEPTEMBER 18 — Michelle Andonian presents the exhibition “Hope Dies Last.” Center for Creative Studies Galleries, 6-8 p.m. An exhibition, multimedia per- formance and publication by the acclaimed photogra- pher. The performance celebrates the resilience of the human spirit as reflected through the lens of the Armenian Genocide. Collaboration with composer Alexandra du Bois blends a live performance by violinist Ida Kavafian and Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings with spoken word., film and still photography. Also on Sunday, October 18, there will be a showing at the Detroit Film Theater at the DIA (tickets at detroitcham- berwinds.org), and a live performance on Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $15 and can be pur- chased at macombcenter.com.

RHODE ISLAND

SEPTEMBER 25 — Friday, 7 p.m. Hanoian Hall, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, the Cultural Committee of the Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church presents a special evening with Ruben Pashinya, journalist, play- wright and producer from Armenia. Modern Armenian films ( fiction and documentary ) Film is based on R. Pashinyan’s story Where the Euphrates, son? dedicated to the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. The film “Armenian Kingdom in Cilicia” represents not only the history and traditions of the lost country, but also Cilicia as one of the ruling kingdoms with its permanent and regular army and with a strong navy controlling the country’s borders in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Q & A session