Eastern European and Russian musicians, performers, exhibitors and food vendors needed for upcoming Culture Fest

January 4, 2016

Columbia Association (CA) is seeking Eastern European and Russian musicians, bands, performers, exhibitors and food vendors for the upcoming “Eastern Europe and Russia Culture Fest” to be held this April by CA and the Howard County Library System.

This free family event will be held Sunday, April 10, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Howard County Library System’s Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. The Eastern Europe and Russia Culture Fest is a great place for individuals, bands, organizations and dance groups to participate in an afternoon of music, as well as other performances and educational displays.

Representatives from Russia and all of the countries that make up Eastern Europe — Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine — are invited to participate.

At the Eastern Europe and Russia Culture Fest, people are invited to show the Howard County community what makes their country and culture unique. Exhibitors may not sell items or services unless they are food vendors selling food. There will be no payment for performances.

Photos of the exhibitors, performers and audience members will be taken at the event. Families attending the event will be able to pick up a “Culture Fest Passport,” complete it by visiting exhibitors’ tables and then enter it into a drawing for prizes.

Interested parties should contact Laura Smit, program manager for CA’s International Exchange and Multicultural Programs, by calling 410-715-3162 or sending an email to International@ColumbiaAssociation.org.

CA’s International Exchange and Multicultural Programs foster international understanding and celebrate the diverse cultures of Columbia. The goals of the International Exchange Program include developing new exchanges with Columbia’s three sister cities and creating new Sister City relationships in other cities and nations. CA also develops multicultural programs for the community such as the World Languages Café, Culture Fests, the International Book Club and the World Food Passport program. For more information, go to ColumbiaAssociation.org/Multicultural.

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