Monday, January 23, 2012

Upcoming Events

Save the Date! Come enjoy the events or come and voluunteer!

Refugee 101 Information Night: Thursday, February 9th (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Come learn more about refugee life, communicating in different languages, and refugee work. Anyone who wants information can attend and attendance does not commit you to serve. The training is at St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Rd. Please RSVP with the

Winter Harvests: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Interested in harvesting oranges, tangerines, tangelos, grapefruit and other citrus? Contact to harvest all the best produce of this winter. We always need drivers and helpers!

Food Preservation Workshops: 2nd and 4th Fridays (January 27, February 10 and 24)
Do you like local foods? Love cooking? Like to snack, talk, and meet new people? Then our harvesting and food preservation is the perfect volunteer position for you! Food Preservation workshops with refugees and Iskashitaa include: pumpkin chutney, citrus juices and zests, marmalades every 2nd and 4th Fridays at St Francis in the Foothills. Learn about new foods, techniques, and cross cultural traditions. Come for an hour come for half the day! If you are interested in volunteering please email

Sewing Redistribution day: Friday, February 3rd (11:00am - 2:00pm)
The generous donations of volunteers and friends of Iskashitaa have led to a VERY full storage shed and we want to get those donations back out to our refugee friends! As usual, we cannot do this without your help! Interested in helping give rides to refugees, organize materials the day of and hand out materials? Please contact if you would like to help out!
St. Francis in the Foothills Crafts' Market: 2nd and 4th Sundays (8:30am - 11:30am)
Every second and fourth Sunday, our products are for sale at St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Road. Come and browse our handmade crafts!

Tapestry of Tucson: Saturday February 4th (10:00am - 4:00pm)
This vibrant and cultural event, will take place February 4th, 2012, at Dunbar Cultural Center, 325 W. 2nd Street, Tucson, Arizona, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Door $5 single, $10 family, children 12 and under FREE. Interested in being part of the event as an Iskashitaa volunteer? Contact Lizbeth at lizbethg@email.arizona.eduEntertainment will include:Strolling Mariachis, Dancers: Folkloricos, Modern Dancers, Zumba, West African Dance, Sunflower Bhutanese Dancers, Puppet show, Vignettes featuring: guitar players, singers and performers

Swimming Program: Saturdays (11:00am - 1:00pm)
Iskashitaa is offering free lessons for refugees who are in 3rd grade or older! The classes begin on January 7th and run through March 17th. They are every Saturday morning. If you are interested in learning to swim or volunteering with the program please contact Elizabeth McMahon at for information.

Peace Fair: February 25 (9:00am - 2:00pm)
This event will take place at Reid Park. If you would like to join us contact Stay tuned for more information!

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