Dec 19 SIETAR-MN celebration

Every 3rd Tuesday of each month. For the rest of 2017-18 please save these dates!

December 19th
January 16th
February 20th
March 20th
April 17th

• Meeting is from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m with light refreshments and socializing from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.
• Meeting location: HUBERT H HUMPHREY SCHOOL FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS Freeman Commons Room (Mezzanine Level) University of MN West Bank) 301- 19th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
PARKING: available in ramp across 19th Avenue

DECEMBER SIETAR MEETING - Holiday Tour of the World

Please join us for a winter season celebration on Tuesday, Dec 19th to share holiday customs and practices from around the world. We will share some favorite foods and treats (feel free to bring something to share if you'd like) whether typical of your culture or just one you enjoy.

We will also share stories and traditions that tell of a winter holiday from your own tradition, or one that you have encountered traveling or with others. the spirit of giving that is part of many holiday traditions, we will be making small holiday crafts, gifts, or gift bags to donate.

In preparation for the event:

Potluck foods/treats: If you wish, please bring a food to share that you enjoy. We will provide beverages.

Stories: Think of a holiday story or tradition that you have enjoyed and might like to share. How does that tradition highlight an aspect of the culture from which it come?
(NOTE: we will need to keep these short so many have a chance to share. 2-3 minutes)

Projects: There will be materials for some projects for you to join in on if you wish. These may include making holiday ornaments to donate to a senior center or care center; gift packs for homeless people; simple fleece blankets, etc.

If you want to contribute to the projects here's some suggestions of things to bring:
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • colored paper
  • fleece fabric
  • sample size toiletries
  • toothbrushes, tooth paste
  • soaps, lotions, etc.

Feel free to invite your family, friends, others who may enjoy an intercultural tour of holiday traditions.

We hope you can join us for the SIETAR-MN holiday celebration for the 2017-18 season. Please RSVP for the December meeting Facebook event here. Stay tuned for more information about future meeting topics.
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