January 2016 – Happy 2016! News And Updates

Upcoming Events- Save the Dates
(Details below)

Sunday January 10th – 4:00pm – Parent Meeting – Arabic and Dabke Classes

Friday January 29th – 7:00pm – Lecture Series by Dr. Adul Baki

Wednesday February 3rd – 7:30pm – Game night: Leekha, Tawlet Zahr (backgammon)

Saturday February 13th – 7:00pm – Valentine’s  Day Party

Tuesday February 16th – All day – Life Line Screening

Saturday April 2nd – City Plaza: Annual Lebanese Festival

Saturday May 7th – NC Museum of History: Dabke Competition
We are planning many more exciting events, family game nights, kids activities, and lecture series that will be announced on our web site and in the next newsletter.

Arabic and Dabke Classes

After an extended Holiday time we are gearing up to start the Dabke and Arabic classes. We are inviting all parents who have children in the Dabke and/or Arabic classes to meet this coming Sunday, Jan. 10, at 4 pm. It will be a time of sharing, evaluation, and brainstorming about ways we can improve these activities for the benefit of our children. Please plan to attend and I look forward to seeing you. TLAC- 241 Horizon Dr. Raleigh NC 27615.

Note: Children are not required to be in both. Please attend to find out more information.

Home away from home!

We know there is nothing like Lebanon. While we are in Raleigh, our second home, our friends, family and community help us create a small Lebanon.  The TLAC is built by members and volunteers like yourself.

Support our great organization which has been representing Lebanon in Raleigh for over 30 years. Your membership will support our efforts and will help us hold the torch for the next generation.

Here’s how you can help:

1. Renew your membership in one easy step: Click here

2. Participate and volunteer in events.

3. Business Owners: Please consider advertising at the Lebanese festival. We are so proud of the Lebanese entrepreneurial spirit and of our accomplishments why not display your business banner at the Lebanese festival. Last year The Downtown Raleigh Alliance estimated 7500 attendees during the day.

Please contact Bearta at bearta2@aol.com for more information.

Lecture Series – Friday January 29th – 7:00pm – Dr. Abdul-Baki

The Triangle American-Lebanese Center is starting a lecture series, the last Friday of every month, to focus on various cultural and historical aspects of Lebanon. We are privileged to have Dr. Aref Abdul-Baki as our first guest lecturer. Dr. Aref has had a distinguished career as an agricultural scientist serving with the US Department of Agriculture for several decades and as Adviser to the Lebanese National Research Council and to a number of other governments. Dr. Aref will discuss the history, biology, and challenges facing the Cedars of Lebanon and the efforts, which he led, to protect and rehabilitate the Cedar groves at Barouk. You and your friends are invited to come and enjoy this talk. This lecture is open to adults only, as no babysitting will be provided. We look forward to seeing you. TLAC-241 Horizon Dr Raleigh 27615

For additional Information please contact Bisharah at blibbus@gmail.com

Game Night – Wednesday February 3rd 7:30pm

Do you miss playing Leekha and Tawleh the way we used to play in Lebanon? This is your chance to meet other Lebanese and have fun. These traditions are not only good for you but for the younger generation. TLAC- 241 Horizon Dr. Raleigh NC 27615

For more information and details please contact Ziad at 919-800-8891 or ziad123@hotmail.com

Valentine’s Day Party – Saturday Feb 13th

We are planning a great party that appeals to everyone with delicious food and dancing! More details will follow.

TLAC-241 Horizon Dr, Raleigh NC 27615

Healthy 2016… worried about all the baklava you ate?

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on 2/16/2016.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.

  TLAC- 241 Horizon Dr. Raleigh 27615

And as always we welcome your input and feedback.  Please feel free to write us to contact@tlacnc.org

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