Crafts, cuisines, and entertainment from world cultures will be presented at the Childrenâ€™s Museum of Oak Ridge International Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, February 25.
The family-friendly International Festival will have musical and dance entertainment on stage throughout the day at the Childrenâ€™s Museum, which is at 461 West Outer Drive in Oak Ridge. Children may â€œmake and takeâ€ crafts, and several booths will offer activities and crafts for children.
Raya Quttaineh and MarÃa GuzmÃ¡n of WBIR-TV will serve as festival emcees. Quttaineh, originally from Jordan, is a morning anchor and reporter. GuzmÃ¡n, originally from Nicaragua, is a bilingual journalist reporting in English and in Spanish for the Spanish newscast Noticias WBIR. Both came to the United States as children with their families.
Entertainers will include Katrien Sevrin of Belladance, who performs and teaches Middle Eastern dance; the Tennessee Irish Dancers, students taught by professional and champion Irish dancer Katie Carver; a Shamisen performance on a Japanese banjo-style instrument; and a traditional Japanese story, Kamishibai. [Read more…]