An interfaith Tree of Life Educational Fund (TOLEF) annual speaker series program will take place on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Avon Congregational Church, 6 West Main Street, Avon, 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
The program is co-sponsored by the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center and Avon Congregational Church. Speakers include Cindy and Craig Corrie, founders of the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice whose mission is to encourage and support grassroots efforts in pursuit of human rights and social, economic and environmental justice. They are the parents of Rachel Corrie who in 2003 was run over and killed by an Israeli military operated D9 bulldozer as she tried to protect a Palestinian home from demolition in Rafah, Gaza.
The audience will also hear from Palestinian student youth ambassadors who will speak on some of the many challenges of living under military occupation in both the West Bank and Gaza, and what brings them hope.
Music will be provided by Palestinian artists Tamer Al-Sahouri, head of the Arabic Music department at the Edward Said Conservatory of Music, and his wife, singer Nadine Shomali.
Doors will open at 6:00 for a Middle Eastern supper, for viewing of the Promised Land Museum exhibit – a Jewish Museum of the Palestinian Experience, and for an opportunity to purchase Palestinian crafts and olive oil, proceeds of which go to support Palestinian college students.
Admission is free but donations are welcomed! For more information visit tolef.org or contact Kathy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
at Avon Congregational Church
Oct 25 & 26
Evenings starting at 7 pm – $10 ages 13+ $5 ages 12-
Who lies beneath our graveyard? Meet ghosts of the past who share their stories of yesteryear. Lift your spirits with legendary fun! Great for ages 8 and up. Not a scary tour- just entertaining!
Located at 6 West Main, Avon CT
Enjoy autumnal fare, Mulled Cider and Treats following your tour.
Walking uneven ground for short distances required. Dress for weather.
Join us at Avon Congregational Church for an amazing meal of Roast Pork with smashed potatoes. Don’t forget to visit the popular “Dessert Buffet”, which includes coffee and tea to complete your dining experience.
The dinners are $15 (adult) and $7 (child 10 and under).
A portion of the dinner proceeds will go to Hands on Hartford, a social service non-profit that serves Hartford’s neediest residents.
A concert of Renaissance vocals, readings and dance. Reception to follow the performance. A free will donation will be accepted during the program. Suggested donation is $20.00 to support the Music Ministries of Avon Congregational Church.
We will be entertained in the historic Meeting House with unique storytelling and humor. The New York Times calls the “Victorian Lady” a one woman show that informs while the giggles go on!” Visit www.KandiCarle.com to find out more about her.
Next we move into Fellowship Hall for our Afternoon Tea with a traditional menu of delicious treats with beverage of hot tea, of course.
Limited seating. Tickets available to the public after November 1st. No one under the age of 10. Open seating or reserve a table of 4, 6 or 8. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Sandy Lytle at email@example.com.