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NIH Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Programs

This year, the NIH Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Program will celebrate its 32nd anniversary. All are invited to join in the festivities, which consist of two lunchtime programs on May 14 and 28, respectively.

On May 14, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the 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, demonstrations of calligraphy, floral arrangement (Ikebana), self-defense techniques by the NIH Tae Kwon Do School and a performance of the Chinese Lion Dance by the Tai Yim Kung Fu School.

On May 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10, there will be a program of Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Korean music and dances. A reception will be held after the music program. Details of the program will be provided in the May 25 NIH Record.

Sponsors of the events include the NIH OEODM, Asian/Pacific Islander American committees, R&W Association, Inc., and the NIH Federal Credit Union. For information on reasonable accommodation, contact Charly Wells, (301) 496-4627. Sign language interpretation will be provided. For more information, contact Victor Fung, (301) 435-3504,

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