Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Folk and Traditional Arts Coming Up

Folk and Traditional Arts is a pilot program designed to support the artistic traditions and customs practiced within community and/or cultural groups by identifying, documenting, preserving, presenting, and honoring Minnesota’s folk arts and traditions.

The goal of the Folk and Traditional Arts program is that Minnesotans will have multiple opportunities to engage in folk and traditional arts forms and become more aware of the folk and traditional arts offerings available to them.

Apply today at the Minnesota State Arts Board—The FY 2011 deadline is January 7, 2011.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Report from the 1st Meeting of State Parties on the CCM: 12/30

Save the Date  -- Thursday Dec. 30th, 2010!

Join the Lao community and Jack Rossbach for an interesting presentation  that will include the report from LAO about the successful 1st Meeting of States Parties for the Convention on Cluster Munitions Held in Nov. 2010 Laos (1MSP)  along with more general information about the wonderful people of Laos.

1MSP is an international effort to ban cluster munitions (121 Countries formally attended).

Come and celebrate with notable Lao community members, Nobel Peace Prize winning Laureates and other fine individuals.  Artifacts, Photos and video from 1MSP will be present.  Bring friends, family and anyone else that you can convince this is a good time.  Entertainers welcome.  As always we will have a pot luck dinner with hopefully Lao food so bring something even if it is only yourself.

When:   Thursday, December 30th 5:00-9:00PN+.

Where:   The Lao Family building located at 320 University Ave. W., St. Paul  (Near Western and University before Rice).  Contact at Lao Family Yao Lo 651-221- 0069 for additional information.

Who:  Jack Rossbach, Coordinator of the Minnesota Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions in partnership with the Lao community. Contact Jack for additional information.  Home 651-488-0524 or jack2ros@yahoo.com

Lao Assistance Center open this week

The Lao Assistance Center is open this week during regular business hours. If you need help or assistance regarding snow-related issues or other topics, please contact us, and be sure to drive safely.