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Come experience the flavors of Greece August 18, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Greek Diaspora Festivals.

The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Dover invites you to experience the flavors of Greece and “be Greek for a day” at the 100th Anniversary Greek Festival this year.

The festival will take place on Friday, September 1, from 4 to 11 p.m., and on Saturday, September 2, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Hellenic Center on Longhill Road, Dover.

The festival will feature homemade Greek delicacies to eat there or to take home; delicious homemade pastries, a taverna (coffee house), dancing both nights to live bands (Ellas on Friday evening, and Ta Pethia on Saturday evening); children’s games and activities; an agora (marketplace) for Greek specialties, CDs, books and icons; Greek cooking demonstrations at 2 and 3 p.m. on Saturday; special dance performances by the church’s own Eleftheria Dance Troupe (4 and 7 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m. on Saturday) and the VEVA Dance Group from the greater Boston area (4 and 7 p.m. Saturday); and a raffle featuring gift certificates to local businesses and theme baskets.

Admission is free and all are invited. For information or directions, call the church office at 742-7667, or visit the Web site www.annunciation.nh.goarch.org.

Got Greek Dance? > Would you like to be able to join in the dances at the Greek Festival this year? Come learn some basic dances on Friday, August 25, at 6 p.m. at the Hellenic Center on Longhill Road. Members of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church will be there to teach some of the more popular dances, such as the Kalamatiano (the Greek national dance) and the Tsamiko (the soldiers’ dance). Come as you are; instruction is free and open to the public.

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