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Raindrop Turkish House is on the Mayor's International Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 12
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Standing in sharp contrast to its surroundings on West Bellfort Avenue and proximal to Beltway 8, the Raindrop Turkish House (RTH) prides itself on representing a little piece of Turkey on 30,000 square feet of real estate in Southeast Houston. With shimmering white walls and a ubiquitous turquoise blue, RTH's administrative staff know that the building probably raises a good many questions on first impression, but they are more than ready to supply answers.

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Eid Ul-Adha Donations
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Your help has been delivered in Houston
Kurban Festival is a day of joy, bonding, helping one another and spreading happiness all over the globe. As a great way of showing consideration for those who are suffering poverty, natural disasters and regional conflicts around the world, Raindrop Helping Hands will be collecting Qurban donations.

For the Eid Ul-Adha, Raindrop Helping Hands is here to help you to deliver your donations to the right families. We will give your donations especially to the newly arrived  families from Somali, Burma,  and similar countries.

For each sacrificial animal, we collect $150 this year. Just by donating $150, you can cheer up the houses, in some of which even a piece of meat might not have been on the table for the whole year. You can donate your $150 either by check, cash or online through general donation box on the left at turkishhouse.org/helpinghands. All donations are 100% tax deductible. turkishhouse.org/helpinghands

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Kurban Eid 2011
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Raindrop Turkish House celebrated the Eid-ul Adha with the local community on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Raindrop Turkish House in Houston. Program started with the prayer and continued with the breakfast.

Eid-ul Adha is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. This is to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Prophet Ishmael (Ismail) as an act of obedience to God, yet, God intervened this process and provided Abraham with a ram to sacrifice instead of his son. The meat is divided into three parts to be distributed to others. The family retains one third of the share, the second share is given to relatives, friends and neighbors, and the last share is given to the poor& needy.

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The Turkic Cultural and Food Fair : Public Day
fest17 Raindrop Turkish House, organized the Turkic Cultures Food and Children’s Festival on Friday and Saturday November 4-5, 2011. At Turquoise Center, in Southwest of Houston City to celebrate the rich heritage of such Turkic sister nations as Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan and Bosnia. Turkic Fest-2011 promises to present an authentic weekend which was please the whole family’s eyes, ears and tastes. The festival is organized to display all aspects of the Turkic cultures and to revive artistic and cultural traditions, hence contributing to Houston’s celebration of its cultural heritage. It was an authentic weekend for the whole family; pleasing the eye, ear and tongue. Some of the activities include but are not limited to breathtaking performances of Turkic folk dances, exquisite samples of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisines, colorful exhibitions.
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The Turkic Cultural and Food Fair : School Day

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The first day of Turkic Cultural and Food Fair was a school day. Over 1500 students from different ISDs and school systems visited the fair. When student groups arrived at the Turquoise Center, volunteer tour guides welcomed them and walked them through the facility. They first listened to a brief presentation about Turkey in the Ottoman Ballroom. Next, they had a chance to see a variety of art pieces and demonstrations such as clay, calligraphy, ebru (traditional water marbling), wood art, glass and tile work.

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Turkic Cultural and Food fair is on KHOU 11

greatdayDear Friends,
Turkic Cultural and Food Fair is on the way! We will be celebrating the rich heritage of Turkic culture in Turquoise Complex on Friday November 4 from 10:00 am. to 6:00 pm and Saturday November 5 from 10:00 am. to 9:00 pm. Please let your friends know that we will have  booth to raise some money for Turkey earthquake victims. We are happy to share with you that the festival is on KHOU. 

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Turkic Cultural and Food fair is on channel-2

Dear Friends,
Turkic Cultural and Food Fair is on the way! We will be celebrating the rich heritage of Turkic culture in Turquoise Complex on Friday November 4 from 10:00 am. to 6:00 pm and Saturday November 5 from 10:00 am. to 9:00 pm. Please let your friends know that we will have  booth to raise some money for Turkey earthquake victims. We are happy to share with you that the festival is on channel-2. Please click the link to watch it:

http://www.click2houston.com/video/29623731/index.html

 
Raindrop Turkish House’s Kids Club
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Raindrop Turkish House’s Kids Club has launched a reading competition for students between 7 and 17.  Participating student read books based on their age groups and available at www.kitapokuyorum.org a website published by Raindrop Turkish House. Students can read as many books as they wish within each month. Following their reading, they take the tests on the website regarding the books they read. To encourage those students who read the most, Raindrop Kids Club will announce their names at www.raindropturkishhouse.org

Here is the list of students who are the top readers of the month of September

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Raindrop Turkish House Health Fair Held at Turquoise Center
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Raindrop Turkish House organized a health fair for the community with the help of Congressman Al Green and Community Health Choice. Sponsors provided free screenings that include vision screening for children provided by Eye Care for Kids, blood pressure checks provided by Walgreens and Ibn Sina Foundation, dental screenings provided by UT School of Dentistry, glucose and blood pressure checks provided by Juno Research and PSA screening for men provided by Century Cancer Center.

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