Calendar of Events

Published: Monday December 12, 2011

Children performing at 2010 COAF gala.

New York/New Jersey

December 13, 7:30 PM, New York City. Clarinetist Narek Arutyunian performs with pianist Steven Beck at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, part of 51st Young Concert Artists Series. Tickets: $40, $27, $10, to order call 212-307-6656. For more info contact Lianna Portnoy, Publicity Manager at Lianna@yca.org or (212) 307-6655.

December 15 6:30 PM, New York City. The Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) holds its annual holiday gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan. Appearances by Andrea Martin, Victor Garber, Matthew Broderick and Christine Ebersole and recognizing David Alexanian (Director, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee), Angela Sarafyan (actress, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2), Geoffrey Zakarian (Celebrity Restaurateur, The Food Network) and Braden King (Film Director, Here). For information email info@coafkids.org or visit http://www.coafkids.org/.

New England

December 12, 6 PM, Cambridge, Mass. Joint Trinity Men's Union and St. James Men's Club Christmas Party takes place at Charles and Nevart Talanian Cultural Hall. Dinner at 6:30 PM, featuring losh kebab and kheyma, pilaf and salad, coffee and desert, entertainment by the Gemini Jazz Band. Donation of $12 includes raffle. Open to the public but reservations are limited.  RSVP by December 9 to Armen Skenderian, 978.337.4892 or askenderian@totatcomsolutions.com or Bill Martin, 781.862.4802 martinw@rcn.com. Holy Trinity Armenian Church is 145 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA 02138; tel:  617.354.0632, email office@htaac.org or visit http://www.htaac.org/.

December 15, 7:30 PM, Watertown, Mass. Dr. James Russell, Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies at Harvard University, will present a program on "The Bells: From Poe to Sardarabad" on significance of church bells at the Armenian Library & Museum of America at 65 Main St. in Watertown Square. Free admission, a reception and refreshments to follow. Further information is available by contacting ALMA at 617-926-2562 or info@almainc.org.

December 31, 8:30 PM, North Andover, Mass. New Year's Gala at St. Gregory Church of Merrimack Valley, North Andover, Massachusetts, Wyndham Hotel, Andover. $75 per person includes mezze and the famous Midnight Soujouk & Eggs Full Breakfast Buffet and Desserts. Music by Richard Berberian, Mal Barsamian, Bruce Girgarjian, and Ron Tutunjian. For information/reservations contact church office at 978-685-5038.

January 21, 6:30 PM, Lexington, Mass. The Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) will present jazz sensation Grace Kelly in concert at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA.  The 19-year-old saxophonist, singer, composer and arranger has played at Lincoln Center and was voted Best Jazz Act in Boston for the past four years.  For more information see http://www.gracekellymusic.com/. Cocktails will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Concert at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person or $20 for students with IDs.  Proceeds from the Concert will benefit the Avedisian School in Armenia. For more information on the Concert or how to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.amaa.org/.

Mid-Atlantic

December 14, 12:30-2 PM, Washington, DC. The Bank-Fund Staff Armenia Club (BFSAC) host a brown bag lunch discussion on  "Enhancing Armenia' Competitiveness and Engaging its Diaspora: Glass half full or half empty? " with presentation by Yevgeny Kuznetsov, World Bank Senior Economist. At World Bank MC building, Room MC 10-401. RSVP required. Email Gevorg Sargsyan gsargsyan@worldbank.org.

Midwest

January 22, 3 PM, Chicago. In his award-winning one-man play, Incognito, Michael Fosberg (whose mother is Armenian) tells the story of discovering he was not the man he thought he was.  A heart-warming tale of bi-racial identity. $5/person. (http://www.incognitotheplay.com/). AGBU/Chicago Center 7248 N. Harlem, Chicago. To reserve email agbuchicago@yahoo.com.

California

December 14, 6 PM, Glendale. The Armenian National Committee of Glendale and the Armenian Bar Association co-host a Free Legal Clinic on financial matters at K&M Karamanoukian, Glendale Youth Center, 211 W. Chestnut St., Glendale, CA 91204. Conducted in both English and Armenian. Volunteer attorneys from the Armenian Bar Association will provide free legal advice and guidance on questions dealing with foreclosures, wills and trusts, estate planning, mortgages, short sales, credit card debt, bankruptcy, and other financial related matters.  Clinics are limited to advice and consultation only. Attendees who wish to have their case taken by volunteer attorneys on a pro bono basis after the legal clinic must provide low income verification. Attendees are encouraged to bring to the clinic documentation pertaining to their legal issues. Community members interested in attending the clinic are encouraged to schedule an appointment by emailing info@ancglendale.org or calling 818.243.3444.

December 14, 7 PM, Burbank. Zorayan Museum of the Western Diocese at 3325 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank CA, 91504 hosts presentations of works by Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian, Rev. Fr. Zaven Arzoumanian, Garo Bedrossian and Barseh Kartalian. For information email info@armenianchurchwd.com.

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