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NIH Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Program Holds Two Events, May 17 and 28

This year, the NIH Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Program will celebrate its 30th anniversary. All are invited to join in the festivities, which consist of two lunchtime programs on May 17 and 28, respectively. Details of the events are as follows:

Friday, May 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Bldg. 31A patio: There will be sales of food from China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and Thailand. In addition, the event will feature a bonsai exhibition and demonstrations of calligraphy, and floral arrangement (Ikebana), and a performance by Korean drummers.

Tuesday, May 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10: There will be a program of classical Chinese, Indian and Japanese music and dances performed by the Hua Sha Chinese Dance Center, Pushpanjali School of Dance, and the Kikuyuki Dancers, respectively, and story telling by Linda Fang.

A reception in the Visitor Information Center will immediately follow the program. Everyone is invited to the reception to meet the artists and to sample Asian pastries and snacks. There is no admission charge for the performance and reception, and no reservations are necessary.

The NIH Asian/Pacific Islander American heritage committee, the NIH Asian/Pacific Islander American Organization, various ICs, NIHFCU and the R&W Association are sponsors for the programs. For information on reasonable accommodation, contact Michael Chew, 496-6301. Sign language interpretation will be provided. For more information about the events, contact Victor Fung, 435-3504,

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