The annual International Day Cultural Fair this weekend will explore locations around the globe.
The four-hour event, sponsored by the International Academy of Cincinnati, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the school, 8092 Plantation Drive, West Chester Township.
“Our school has a very diversified student population, coming from many different countries,” said Samina Rehman, administrative assistant for the academy. “So we thought it would be a good learning experience for the kids.”
This school project has grown since it started five years ago, and now attracts hundreds of students, parents, teachers and area residents, Rehman said.
Students select a geographic area they’d like to learn more about and begin planning the displays. This year, the state of Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Taiwan, Egypt, Trinidad, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and China were chosen.
Displays and craft projects from these places will be featured, along with carnival games, a silent auction and a food court with ethnic selections. A guided tour of the Islamic Center will be at 1 p.m.
Information from Muslim Mothers Against Violence and the Council on American-Islamic Relations will be available.
Admission is $6; tokens for carnival games and food are extra. All proceeds will support the school, according to Rehman.
For more information, call the academy at 513-755-0169.


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