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Noruz 2001 celebrations in U.S.

Here are the listting of Noruz celebrations in various cities (email your announcement here):

* Bay Area
* Boston

* Connecticut
* Los Angeles

* Oklahoma City
* North Carolina

* Pittsburgh
- Iranian Cultural Association
- Iranian Students Cultural Association of the University of Pittsburgh

* Reno
* Washington DC
- U.S. politicians at AIC Noruz event
- Maryland's Iranian-American students

- Noruz at Kennedy Center
- Foundation for the Children of Iran
- Iranian-American Cultural Society of Maryland

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North Carolina, Raleigh

-- Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina (ICSNC) Presents: Norooz 1380 - Children's New Year Party - Date: Sunday March 18 - Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Place: Laky Lynn Park - 7921 Ray Road - North Raleigh Program: Activities, Games, Talent show, Pizza and visit from Amoo Norooz. Please bring a gift (under $10) for your kids, so Amoo Norooz can present it to your child. Ticket: $4.00 For tickets and information, please contact: Marta Pirzadeh (Ages 2 to 4) 782.8535 Fariba Kamrani (Ages 5 to 7) 967.4554 Simine Regimend (Ages 8 to 10) 845.2470 Afsaneh Erfani (Ages 11 to 13) 847.6528 For direction you can contact the park at 870-2911. A small room is available for the parents.

-- Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina (ICSNC) Presents: New Year Party with Fataneh - Date: Saturday March 24 - Doors open: 7:30 p.m. Dinner Served at 8:30 PM Place: Marriot Hotel, Route 70-close to Crabtree Valley Mall Program: From California, Fataneh with Ava band (Arman & Iamn) from Washington D.C. Tickets with Dinner: Members $43, Students $38, Guests $55 Capacity of the ballroom is only 250. After dinner only Maximum of 20 tickets will be sold at the door for $35. For tickets and information, please contact: Cafe Parvaneh in Chapel Hill929-2779, Mali's Hair Sloan in Durham 286-5854, Raleigh 954-9545

-- Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina (ICSNC) Presents: Sizdeh Bedar - Date: Sunday April 1 - Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m (new time). Place: Falls Lake - Beverdam Area - Shelter 24 Direction: From I-440, take Hwy 70 West (Glenwood Ave.). Then take Hwy 50 North (Creedmoor Rd.). After passing Hwy 98 and the bridge over Falls Lake, turn right into Beverdam Recreational Area. From I-85 - Take Hwy 50 South to Falls Lake, turn left into Beverdam Recreational Area. Bring your food, fruits and sodas. Kanoon will provide Paper Plates, Napkin and plastic utensils. For information, please contact Mr. Mehdi Nouri at 676-9966. Notice Entrance fee to the park is $4.00 per car. Thanks, Nazi Kite (919) 905-5302

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Pittsburgh

-- The Iranian Cultural Association of Pittsburgh will be having their Nowrooz 1380 celebration on Saturday, March 17, 2001 at the Pittsburgh Marriot Hotel. For further information contact Dr. Morteza Elyaderani via the contacts below.

-- The Iranian Students Cultural Association of the University of Pittsburgh invites all Iranian students and international friends to our annual Nowrooz festival to be held at 7:30 PM on April 17, 2001, at 2m56 Posvar Hall at the University of Pittsburgh. Program for the evening will include Iranian snacks and refreshments, dancing and singing performances, and dancing to Persian and Near Eastern music. Admission is free and hosting will be provided for out of town guests. For further information contact us at iranian@pitt.edu, Mehdi Ghajarnia at megst20@pitt.edu, Nima Salari at nisst22@pitt.edu, or Elmira Elahi at elest12@pitt.edu. Web site: www.pitt.edu/~iranian

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Oklahoma City

The Iranian American Cultural Society of Oklahoma City would like to invite you and your family to pre Nowrouz celebration concert with Dovood Behbody at Myriad Convention Center in down town Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 17, 2001. The door will be open at 7:00 PM and the price of ticket is $35.00 for adults and $25.00 for kids under 12. The ticket price at the door is $40.00. Please call us at 405-314-5024.

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Orange County

Iranian-American Professionals of Orange County's (NIPOC ) Norooz Celebration 1380, presenting Shamaeizadeh. Guests will be will be served the buffet, fruits, and pastries. Date & Time: March 31, 2001, 7pm-1am. Location: OC Airport Hilton To Obtain Tickets Call (949) 851-3993 or (949) 653-0510 >>> DETAILS

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Boston area

The Iranian-American Society of New England presents Grand Norooz Celebration Saturday, March 17 8:00 PM, with: Fataneh Seid Kareem & DJ Delber , at Lombardos - 5 Billings Road, Randolph, Massachusetts. Tickets: $35 ($25 students), $45 at the door available from: Super Heros: 924 9507 Further information: IASNE@HOTMAIL.COM

Reno, Nevada

We are having a Norouz celeberation with dinner and live music in Reno, Nevada. Those who want to attend this celeberation party on March 17, should contact Sussan at 775-626-5437.

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Bay Area

-- UC Berkeley's Iranian Students' Cultural Organization (ISCO) Presents: Norooz 1380, A Celebration March 16th at 8pm. Berkeley Community Theatre - 1930 Allston Way ~ Berkeley, CA 94710. Students - $12. General - $15. Ticket's are sold at local Iranian stores, or by contacting isco@ocf.berkeley.edu. For more info, goto http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~isco

-- Norouz and Irnaian art work at the Asian museum, San Fran, 3/18.

-- Persian Center Norouz celebration, 3/20 6:30 pm, Hyatt, San Jose. Tel: 510-848-0264

-- Society of Iranian Professionals Norouz program, 3/20, 6 pm to 2 am, Palo Alto. big list of celebrity guests and performers, dinner, dance, etc. $100/$120.

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Washington DC area (6)

The Iranian-American Cultural Society of Maryland (IACS) cordially invites you to the following programs in Month of March of 2001:

-- Saturday March 17, 8 PM to 2 AM: NowRuz Party with Shahram Shabpareh and Iranian buffet at 152 Bar & Grill in Fallston Maryland. $50 per person. Ticket available from Sizar Food Market 410-381-4375, House of Kebob 410-663-0211

-- Saturday March 31, 12 PM to 4 PM indoor, 12 PM to 6 outdoor: Sizdah-Bedar with DJ Mehran. Indoor $5 per person for ages above 5. Food is available for purchase. Ticket available at door. For more information call IACS at 410-720-4507.

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Washington DC area (5)

The Foundation for the Children of Iran was founded in the United States in 1991 by a small group of Iranian immigrants. Our 2001 Norooz (Persian New Year) fundraising event and celebration is being held at Tyson Corner's Ritz Carlton Hotel in Virginia. Date: Friday March 16, 2001 Time: 7:00 p.m. Admission: $150.00 Location: Tyson Corner- Ritz Carlton Hotel, Vienna, Virginia. >>> DETAILS

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Washington DC area (4)

University of Maryland's Iranian Students' Foundation PrEsEnTs: CHAHAR SHANBEH SOURI LOCATION: La Plata Beach at University of Maryland College Park. DATE: Tuesday March 13. TIME: 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. ADMISSION: FREE FREE FREE. MUSIC BY: DJs Iman & Jiman. Come out and enjoy the FOOD, MUSIC, GAMES, and the beautiful PEOPLE. For more details and directions, check out our website: http://www.isf-maryland.org

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* U.S. politicians at AIC Noruz event

The AIC Noruz festivities begin with a conference on the 107th Congress and Iran. AIC has received a greetings statement from President Bush for the Nowruz celebration. The speakers this year include Ambassador Hadi Nejad Hosseinian (Iran UN), Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), Congressman Bob Ney (R-OH), and Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA)

Date: Thursday, March 22nd, 2001
Venue:
Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008 >>> DETAILS

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Noruz at Kennedy Center

To celebratte the Iranian new year or "No Ruz", I am honored and delighted to have been invited again for another musical performance on the Millennium stage of the Kennedy Center, on Saturday March 24 between 6 and 7 pm. This event is free. The first portion will be by my students who are now part of "Nava"- Young Iranian players ensemble. The second portion will be performed by Dr. Hooshang Hodjati (vocal), Dr. Ali Reza Analouei (tombak), my son Arya (violin), and myself (santur). I hope those of you who live within reasonable distance could make it, and please share this event with all your contacts. I have attached some documents which I hope you be able to open. See you there.

Shahriar Saleh
P.E. C.E., M.S., E.Ad.

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Connecticut

Foundation of Iranian of Connecticut proudly announces Noruz 1380 celebration. Join us at AQUATURF CLUB (Mulberry St. - Plantsville, CT Tel: 860-621-9335) on Saturday 27 Esfand 1379 - 17 March 2001, 7 pm -- 1 am

Dinner, Music & Dance Persian Music by Nader, Belly Dancing, Magic Show Children of all ages are welcome

Tickets: Adult members: $48

Adult non members: $58

Children of members 3-12 years: $38

Children of non members 3-12 years: $48

Children up to 3 Free

Please mail your checks by March 7th to: F.I.O.C Inc. 50 Sorghum Mill Drive Cheshire, CT 06410 Tel: 203-439-0442 Non-member tickets are also available at Sayad International super market Tel: (860) 666-7846

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