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Celebrate Eid al Fitr with a POTLUCK!

  • Aug 9, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Come celebrate Eid al Fitr together!

Eid Al Fitr is the celebration at the end of the Muslim month of Ramadan (and end of fasting) where family and friends get together and enjoy delicious food.

We are celebrating Eid Al Fitr with a POTLUCK!

There will be PLENTY of sweets and desserts, so please bring a savory item to share.

The Eid is a religious holiday, so for this special event please feel free to bring anything to share other than alcohol for the potluck. No alcohol please.

 

HENNA

We confirmed a talented henna artist named Alapi. Her work can be seen here: http://www.hennacreation.net/

We have 10 people confirmed for henna which makes it $17/person to get henna done. If we can confirm 15 people, the cost would come down to around $11. We have Alapi for 2 hours. She can easily henna 15 people in that time with each person getting either both hands OR both feet done. Yalla! Please sign up on the conversation thread below!

PLEASE MENTION IN YOUR RSVP IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING HENNA. IF WE DON'T GET ENOUGH PARTICIPATION IN THE HENNA ART THEN WE WILL NEED TO CANCEL THE HENNA ARTIST BY WED AUGUST 6TH.

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LOCATION ADDRESS WILL BE EMAILED AUGUST 8TH, THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO RSVP BY AUGUST 8TH.

SHUKRAN!!File:Azeri carpet (Sirvan group).jpg

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  • Laurie

    the Eid al Fitr party was wonderful! hope we don't have to wait til next year to do this again.

    August 10, 2013

  • Carmen

    We had a fabulous time. Wish we could have stayed later, but a little someone was beyond tired.

    August 10, 2013

  • Jack N.

    Like it.

    August 10, 2013

  • Jack N.

    Yalla Arabi is a wonderful yellin' ! Keep up the good work !

    August 10, 2013

  • Jack N.

    Right on the O'Clock. Friday was my Eid day. Felt festive especially with the kids in costumes and feeling merry.

    August 10, 2013

  • Faiza

    Here's the link to Saif Alsaegh's poetry blog. Thank you for a delightful performance of your poetry tonight!! http://saifalsaegh.blogspot.com/

    August 10, 2013

  • Faiza

    The henna ended up being a GREAT idea!!!

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Faiza

    Photos coming soon...what a beautiful gathering of fun and food and poetry and music and dance...Eid Mubarak!

    August 10, 2013

  • Janelle

    I would love to come!! But I have no clue what to bring. I know nothing about middle eastern food (except that it's so good), and therefore if someone can let me know what to bring that would be fantastic. I most likely will not attempt to make anything and spare you all the misfortune of that!! This will be my first meetup in this group looking forward to it!

    August 7, 2013

    • Janelle

      I thought I responded, maybe I did in my head! Lol I love henna, but I won't be able to do it this time around as I will be heading out of town next week and attending a wedding and don't want to have to explain it as that's what normally is the case. Let's say I did want a really small one on say just one hand, do I have to commit to it now? I just want to know if that's even an option?

      August 9, 2013

    • Faiza

      We have to play it by ear based on how the timing goes with it all...I'd say get it done sooner than later b/c I think it will get busier later and she may not be able to get everyone henna'd.

      August 9, 2013

  • Faiza

    We can ATTEMPT to coordinate what to bring for the potluck here if people are able to plan that well :) Just reply to this post about you would like to bring:

    July 21, 2013

    • Stephanie

      Hi Jack! I am sorry I just got back from Oasis now and didn't see your message in time. Sorry about that!

      August 9, 2013

    • Jack N.

      That's ok. Hope it's still fresh by the time I get there.

      August 9, 2013

  • Faiza

    HENNA RSVP LIST: please add yourself if you want to confirm for getting henna done at this event. Henna will likely go from 7pm-9pm.

    August 5, 2013

    • Faiza

      Farah is getting henna done now! SO that's 11 people. Mariam and Nieam MAY do it...so it could be 13 total. I suggest getting there early, as I anticipate people deciding they want henna towards the end, then there will be a line of people waiting. I don't really want to have Alapi stay beyond 9pm and bring the cost up and have her sitting around before then, you know? Commit people! LOL!

      August 9, 2013

    • Faiza

      Yalla! LOL!

      1 · August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Come on, folks! This seems like a great opportunity for henna. I know $17 vs $11 doesn't seem like a big deal, but it would be great to bring the cost down to $11 per person and everyone leave with beautiful body art. If you haven't signed up, please consider it, seriously.

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Laurie

    want to let you know i won't be getting the henna, as my hands and feet are aesthetically hopeless!! but it will be great to see others do this.

    August 4, 2013

    • Faiza

      You are adorable. How about your forearm?

      August 6, 2013

  • Jack N.

    Curious, why this event isn't showing in the Meetup mobile application like the other meetups do?

    August 3, 2013

    • Faiza

      Weird..not sure why it doesn't show up. Maybe it looks for an address? I'll email that out on Thursday...

      August 3, 2013

    • Jack N.

      Got it on the app, now work it up my calendar. Rest do. Why can't you?

      August 6, 2013

  • Faiza

    Farah and I are bringing our drums/durbekehs/dumbeks and cymbals! We know at least Mo and Saif can play! Feel free to bring instruments!

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    what time will the henna application portion start? I need to be at Jack London @8:15 PM on August 9th. I am interested in henna and yes, I would like to learn Arabic.

    August 5, 2013

    • Faiza

      Hi Kitty! Glad you can make it. You can be first for henna if you need to leave early. We're thinking of starting henna at 7pm. I'm going to start a henna rsvp list and will add your name.

      August 5, 2013

  • Laurie

    is it ok if i bring humus and bread? hope this is not to repetitive...but i figure it is healthy and vegan.

    August 4, 2013

    • Faiza

      We gotta have some humus and bread in the mix...so long as everyone doesn't bring that :)

      August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be headed from an all-day clinical trial in Contra Costa County. I'll do my best to be on time and with food.

    July 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd be interested. Is there a way to pay in advance online?

      August 3, 2013

    • Faiza

      The cost depends on how many people sign up for henna, so it's hard to do an online payment...If we get 15 people confirmed for henna then we can set up online payment. Stephanie had a great idea to do henna, but the logistics of this type of thing can be tough due to getting the number of needed RSVPs. We do our best!

      August 4, 2013

  • Faiza

    Please update your RSVPs for this event.

    We also need an accurate headcount if you (and your friends?) are planning on getting henna done. We'd like to confirm another 5-10 people for henna or we may need to cancel the henna artist. That would be a bummer

    Alf Shukr!

    August 3, 2013

  • Lesley

    suggestions for what to bring would be good! shukran jeddan, Faiza wa asdiqai!

    July 21, 2013

    • Faiza

      Look forward to seeing you Lesley!

      I think it's too hard to coordinate amongst everyone regarding what to bring. Something savory was the only request. A salad would be great!

      July 21, 2013

    • Faiza

      Lesley, You inspired me to create a potluck list as part of this post! We'll see how that goes!

      July 21, 2013

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