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October 4, 2005 > Opah!


A celebration of Greece

The 34th Annual Greek Festival sponsored by Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church of Castro Valley will take place October 7 through 9 at Centennial Hall, in Hayward. This popular event will feature delectable Greek food and all the flavors of the Mediterranean nation of Greece. Enjoy authentic dancing, foot-tapping music by Mediterranean Soul, costumes of the Greek islands and villages, and performances by the popular Sons of Ulysses.

Cal State East Bay's drama department will present a live play on Saturday at 2 p.m. - "The Acharnians" by Aristophanes. The $5.00 admission fee (children under 12 are free) will allow you to participate in Greek dance lessons, see cooking demonstrations, experience cultural displays such as the famous Trojan Horse and the Parthenon, visit the Orthodox Chapel, and more.

Greek vendors will offer their crafts including jewelry, books, clothing, paintings, music CD's, Greek fisherman's hats, cultural icons and hand-crafted Greek dolls. A giant boutique, Yia-Yia's Prika, will lure visitors as well. The East Bay Greek community of approximately 200 families led by Father Michael Prevas looks forward each year to sharing their traditions and spirit with honorary Greeks for a day. This year's theme is "Join us - and imagine you're there!" Everyone is invited to visit Greece this weekend without the hassle of airplanes and lugging baggage. Come to Hayward this weekend to dance and feast at this unique cultural event. Opah!

34th Annual Greek Festival
Oct. 7 - 9
Friday, Oct. 7 - 5 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8 - 11a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9 - Noon to 7 p.m.
Hayward at Centennial Hall
22292 Foothill Blvd., Hayward
For more information call (510) 581-8950

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