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VRRP Calendar

The Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program hosts a number of events throughout the month. These include trainings and workshops to assist refugees and immigrants become full participants in all aspects of American life, volunteer trainings, and various cultural events and celebrations.

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New Beginnings Are Happening Every Day In Our Backyards

Please welcome new arrivals; give today at: refugees.org/give; Select 'UCRI Vermont Office'

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Vermont International Festival - A Celebration of Crafts and Culture; Friday December 6 - Sunday, December 8, Champlain Valley Fairgrounds, Essex Junction

Come and enjoy the 22nd Annual Vermont International Festival on Friday December 5 - Sunday December 7 at the Champlain Valley Exposition, Route 15, Essex Junction

The Festival will include hand-crafted gifts from 40 countries, Global Cuisine, World Music and Dance, an International Fashion Show, and much more.

Admission is $7 for individuals, $5 for ages 6-12 and over 65, children under 6 are free, family passes cost $20; all Festival admissions are good for the entire weekend.

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A Mosaic of Flavor: Syrian Tabbouleh and Kanafe, Wednesday, December 10, 6-8:00PM Edmunds Middle School, Burlington

This monthly series is a collaboration with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program.  In the December class, we will be preparing Tabbouleh, a traditional Syrian salad that is typically eaten as an appetizer.  It primarily consists of parsley, tomates, onions, and some type of grain, and lemon juice.  For dessert we will be preparing and baking Kanafe, a sweet and delicious dessert enjoyed by many in both Syria and Jordan.  It's made using shredded filo dough, butter, and ricotta and mozzarella chesse, with syrup drizzled on top (water, surgar, orange blossom water).  Maha Akkeh is currently a senior at the University of Vermont, studying Global Studies with a concentration on the Middle East.  Spending countless summers in Syria, and a semester abroad in Amman, have furthered her passion and interest in the culture of the region, especially in terms of food and cooking.

A Mosiac of Flavor cooking class series is sponsored jointly by City Market and the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program.  Classes are held at the Edmunds School, at 275 Main Street in Burlington. Classes are $5 for City Market Members / $10 for non-members. For questions, call (802)861-9701

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Bridging Cultures - What is Winter?  Wednesday, December 10, 6-8PM, Edmunds Middle School Library, Burlington

Join in this community conversation in which will explore how our concept of winter shapes our individual lives and our community.  Winter can be fun and frightening for all of us.  How does it impact us, our jobs, our relationships, and our happiness?  We have a reciprocal interest in understanding and supporting one another.

Sponsored by Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, Burlington Fletcher Free Library, Winooski O'Brien Community Center, and UVM College of Education and Social Services. 

Free and open to the public; donations are welcome; light refreshments for sale.


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