Arab Voices Community Calendar/Announcements

The events listed below are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by Arab Voices. Listing them on this site is a service to the community to be aware of activities and events in the Greater Houston Area. To include an event on this calendar, send e-mail to info@arabvoices.net.
 Events / Announcements
  Last updated October 23, 2019

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October 25, 2019  -   Ladies Night Gathering at Bait Al-Arab (ACC)
Arab American Cultural & Community Center Ladies' Night Out Group at Bait Al-Arab (ACC)

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Time: From 6 pm-9 pm
Location: Arab American Cultural & Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston 77099
Arab ladies of Houston Hosting Katie Wiseman, M.Ed., founder of the Get Fit Gang Fitness Program
Moving our bodies is essential to quality of life. Join us for a night of movement and engaging dialogue to discover ways to increase strength, bolster your immune system and learn how strength can help you to become your absolute best! With an innovative fitness program that can help strengthen your body,

Presented by Katie Wiseman, M.Ed., founder of the Get Fit Gang Fitness Program©

If you are interested in actually participating in some movement that evening, dress in exercise clothes and bring a yoga mat if available.

Don't miss a night full of fun, and entertainment.

Kids between age of 3 and 10 will have to be in a separate room with the babysitter, No exceptions please! Babysitting will be charged $5.00/child .
The ACC does not bear responsibility for any harm that could happen to your child who is not baby seated.
To book a table for the Bazaar, please contact (832) 351-3366.



October 31, 2019 (deadline)  -  ACC 2019-2020 Scholarship
The Arab American Cultural and Community Center is pleased to announce the annual College Scholarship Program for Arab American students who seek or currently attend a College or University. The application period will run from Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 to Thursday, October 31st, 2019.
To apply for The Arab-American Cultural & Community Center Scholarship Program, please submit the following items in a neat package in a clear binder in the order:
1. Complete the attached application form. Must be enrolled in accredited Senior High School, College, or University. And of Arabic origins.
2. Submit prove of enrollment in accredited Senior High School, College, or University in USA.
3. Submit two letters of recommendation from either your teachers and/or employers. These should state how long you have been acquainted, what the nature of the relationship is, comments about your character and abilities, and any other information you would like the committee to consider.
4. Prepare and attach an essay of at least 500 words (typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, no more than two pages long), describing your career goals, your reasons for choosing these goals and what you have done thus far to prepare yourself and how you hope to give back to your community one day. Please state any previous volunteer work for the ACC or any other non-profit organization.
5. Attach an official transcript of your grades from your high school and college (if you have begun taking classes).
6. A Signed commitment pledge to volunteer for the Arab American Center in Houston for at least 10 hours during the semester in which the scholarship was awarded.
Mail or bring in your packet to:
     The Arab-American Cultural & Community Center
     10555 Stancliff Road
     Houston, TX 77099
     Attn: Scholarship Program
Application Submissions Deadline: Package must be received by October 31st, 2019.
Scholarship recipient will be notified starting November 30th, 2019.
Scholarship will be paid into 2 payments. Last payment made after the volunteering hours have been completed to satisfaction.
Click here to download ACC Scholarship Application Pack.

For more information, please email: nervin@acchouston.org.
Disclaimer: The ACC is a nonprofit, nonpolitical and non-religious institution with the sole mission to serve the Arab American community through cultural programs, outreach and social services; promoting Arab heritage and fostering a greater understanding of Arab Culture among the Houston community at large by serving as a liaison and resource center.



November 9, 2019  -  Shop The Arabian Bazaar
The Palestinian American Cultural Center of Houston in partnership with the Arab American Cultural & Community Center present "Shop The Arabian Bazaar".
Discover and support Arab-Owned businesses and help strengthen the Arab community in Houston.
We invite you to join us at our 1st Arabian Bazaar where local business will showcase their products to Houstonians! Discover Arab-owned businesses and shop local. While you’re there, grab a bite from local food trucks serving delicious food and desserts!

Join us as we strengthen the Arab community in Houston.
Date: November 9, 2019
Time: 10 am - 6 pm
Location: Arab-American Cultural & Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd., Houston, 77099
Entry fee: FREE , Parking: FREE
If you are interested in being a vendor, please email us at bazaar@pacchouston.com or DM us on social media! Limited spots available.


November 9-10, 2019  -  Islamic Arts Festival
The 6th annual Islamic Arts Festival will be held on the 9th and 10th of November 2019. Islamic Arts Festival is the biggest of its kind in the Americas! See over 10,000 sq feet of a variety of Islamic Art. This year the Festival will also feature “Refugee Art” from overseas and locally.
The two day Islamic Arts Festival is the largest and oldest festival of its kind in North America and attracts over 5000 people each year. The art show will feature the art of over 40 artists. In addition there will be live interactive sessions on calligraphy, henna tattoo, Ebru, painting, Arabesque pattern coloring and lots of children’s activities. Have a fun day with the family with kids activities, halal food trucks and great art.
Date: November 9-10, 2019
Time: 10:30am - 5:30pm
Masjid AlSalam, 16700 Old Louetta Road, Spring, TX 77379

The event is free and everyone is welcome for this fun filled family oriented event!
For more information, visit www.islamicartssociety.org.




November 16, 2019  -  The National Arab Orchestra Presents: Building Bridges Through Music featuring Abeer Nehme
The Houston Arab communities and organizations cordially invite you to the premier of the National Arab Orchestra (NAO) featuring Abeer Nehme and the Houston Youth Arabic Choir.
The NAO is a nonprofit institution established in Michigan in 2009, with the mission of preserving and integrating Arab culture through music education and performance. Orchestra members are musicians from both Arab and non-Arab backgrounds from across the nation. The National Arab Orchestra has performed in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Flint, Jacksonville, Miami, and San Antonio.
A sample of previous shows around the country: NAO Previous Concert.
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Stude Concert Hall, 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005
To contact us, please email us: Houston@ArabOrchestra.org or call/WhatsApp at: 1-713-203-1942
To reserve your seat for this outstanding performance, click here


December 8, 2019  -  CAIR-Houston 18th Anniversary Gala
For 18 years, CAIR-Houston has worked for you in every corner of this city to combat Islamophobia, promote justice, and enhance the understanding of Islam. As a leading voice for the Houston Muslim community, CAIR-Houston establishes and maintains working relationships with local, state, and federal government institutions and their representatives.
Join CAIR-Houston and over 500 Houstonian ambassadors, influencers, and community leaders for our fundraising event on December 8th at the Hyatt Regency located in the heart of Houston. The gala will help raise funds for our chapter programs and initiatives geared towards educating, empowering, and advocating for the protection of civil rights for the Greater Houston community.
Date: December 8, 2019
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency, 1200 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77002
We invite you to attend, sponsor, and help us celebrate local heroes and build a better community together.
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March 21-22, 2020  -  10th Annual Houston Palestinian Festival
Celebrating 10 years of Palestinian heritage and culture in Houston.

Date: March 21-22, 2020
Location: The Water Works, Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007
The Houston Palestinian Festival is presented by The Palestinian American Cultural Center.
Visit www.pacchouston.org for more information.



Hall of Ancient Egypt
Permanent Collection
Safely ensconced in the Sahara desert, and drawing its lifeblood from the river Nile, ancient Egyptian civilization flourished for more than three millennia. A quintessential example of what archaeologists call a primary civilization,” ancient Egypt did not rely on inspiration from others to develop its own architecture, writing and religion—all of Egyptian culture was developed “in house.”

The themes of writing, religion, natural resources and of course mummification will be explored in this new permanent exhibition hall.

When: Members Preview: May 24-30, 2013; Public Opening: May 31, 2013
Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston 77030

Ever since the late 18th century, the Western world has been exploring Egypt. This hall will present artifacts collected during these early days of investigations, and will also compare old-style archaeology with 21st-century approaches, such as using satellite imagery and remote sensing to locate and map ancient settlements. The Museum’s own mummy, Ankh Hap, will be moved to his new surroundings in time for the opening on May 24, 2013.

For more information, click here.

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