Armenian Festival returns with culinary delights
CHARLOTTE – St. Sarkis Armenian Church offers tasty cuisine at the sixth annual Armenian Festival. The festival features lamb and chicken shish kebab dinners, homemade Armenian pastries, Armenian music, cultural displays, sanctuary tours and children’s activities (including bounce house). Gluten-free food options also available.
Admission is free. The event takes place 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 12, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at 7000 Park Road.
The church offers a drive-through option Friday night. Enter from Spring Valley Road. for access.
Visit www.stsarkis.net or call 704-556-7575 for details.
Wall promotes compassion
CHARLOTTE – What began as a one-evening showing of About Face Charlotte’s Wall of Compassion on April 27 turned into a four-day exhibit.
The group unveiled the Wall at Grace AME Church during the Uptown Crawl. The interest was so great, About Face Charlotte decided to keep the display open through the weekend.
The Wall of Compassion was created from more than 2,000 Blessing Boxes distributed by the group last winter, and returned after each was filled with 100 blessings of kindness bestowed.
The campaign is a community engagement project to help reveal the unseen and to encourage acts of kindness and compassion as a starting point to help remedy social challenges.