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  • Dena Gross Leavengood
    From: HillsboroughCountyNews HillsboroughCountyNews@HillsboroughCounty.ORG Subject: Hillsborough County Celebrates 26th Annual Asia Fest HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
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      Subject: Hillsborough County Celebrates 26th Annual Asia Fest

      HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY NEWS
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      April 2, 2009
       
      Hillsborough County Celebrates 26th Annual Asia Fest
       
      • Asia Fest 2009
       
      • Saturday, May 2, 10:30 a.m.
       
      • St. Pete Times Forum Plaza, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
       
      Come celebrate the sights, sounds and tastes of the Far East at Hillsborough County’s 26th Annual Asia Fest 2009 Saturday, May 2, at the St. Pete Times Forum Plaza on Channelside Drive.  The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. and the entire day’s events are free to the public.
       
      Festival goers can enjoy a variety of exhibits and entertainment featuring cultural performances; a fashion show with native costumes; martial arts demonstrations; and authentic Asian cuisine from Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.  The annual Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat races get underway earlier with opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m.  Seventy teams from local corporate and community groups, as well as paddlers from across the U.S. and Canada, will compete.
       
      The goal of Asia Fest is to share Asian culture with the public and promote a better understanding between the East and the West.  It is celebrated each year during National Asian Pacific Heritage Month.
       
      For more information, contact Kimi Springsteen, Asian American Affairs Liaison, at (813) 276-8623, or log onto www.asiafest-tampabay.com.
       
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      **Don't miss these upcoming events:

      April 22 –Mexico Trade Workshop

      April 25 - Spring Pet Adoption Expo

      May - Older Americans Month

      May 1 - Seniors' Day in the Park, MacFarlane Park , 1700 N. MacDill Ave.

      May 2 - Asia Fest

      May 8 - Seniors' Prom, Brandon Recreation Center , 502 E. Sadie St .

      May 14 - Annual Elderly Affairs Day, J.L. Young Apartments, 8220 N. Florida Ave.

      May 15 - Volunteer Recognition Lunch

      May 27 - National Senior Health and Fitness Day, All SeniorCenters

      May 30 - Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo, MOSI

      June 9-20 - Fire Rescue Career Exploration Camp

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      Click for a full list of upcoming County meetings, various locations and times

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