Reknowned Irish musician, Pat Egan

Reknowned Irish musician, Pat Egan, is playing with his friend, our own legendary piper, Tim Britton, at 8:00 on Saturday at the WFF Festival on the square! See his bio here.

How cool is that?!

Aikido, ancient Japanese art of self defense On this Saturday, September 14, at the World Fair Field International Festival, Professor Motiér Haskins MSW, Chief Instructor, 6th Dan Shidoin; of the Fairfield Iowa School of Aikido, will speak and teach at 3:00 pm on the Fairfield Downtown Central Park Square. Sensei Mo travels from Iowa City […]

On Saturday, September 14th on the Fairfield downtown Central Park Square the World Fair Field International Festival again presents free music and fun all day, from noon to 10:30 pm.

The first event of the day will the Parade of Colors sidewalk parade from Howard Park at the Farmers Market down Main St. to Central Park.
Anyone with an affiliation or affection for a particular country or culture, is welcome to join the walk in costume and/or with flags. Children (with their adults’ accompaniment or permission) are especially welcome.

Come join the fun!
Gather at Howard Park at 11:30 am. Email questions to fairfieldculturalalliance@gmail.com

Once again this year, our library and its staff have jumped in with both feet to help cultures be understood by others, a definite service to our diverse community.

They will be demonstrating their website database, Transparent Language. Through the Library’s site, it is available to all. You can use the same service the US government has its employees use before they go to experience different cultures in the world.

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language in over 100 languages, including English. Mobile apps are available for learning on-the-go.

Besides library staff and volunteers demonstrating the database, they will also run the event passport table, and promote international library resources by wearing sandwich signs and special hats in four categories:  Sustainability, Global Travel, Fairfield Musicians, and Cookbooks.

Like last year, they will let us know how we can continue learning about cultures other than our own using resources available right here at our Fairfield Public Library! Many thanks.

IowaWINs has an electronic library of immigration information that can be accessed by anyone.  We are using Google Drive to store documents, pictures, and videos related to many topics of the immigration debate. 

There are indices in several formats to get a quick overview of the topics covered.

The files include discussions with Senator Grassley and with Senator Ernst’s staff, speeches at rallies, letters to the editor, articles on how to discuss immigration issues, and articles on ICE. 

There is a folder ‘Handouts and other docs’ which contains flyers to share with friends and to hand out at events within your community.

The ‘Videos’ folder includes ‘Genesis of Exodus’ and the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Immigration.

The first file is a HOW TO USE instruction to get more detail on options everyone has to access and distribute this information. To access the library, go to https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NoULa7-bIvRdIsFzCLidl6sSyEE4y5F_.   (NOTE:  This link ends with an underscore.) There is no login and no fee.

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the first International Baking Contest will be held in support of the World Fair Field International Festival on the downtown Central Park Square. All manner of home-baked goods made from recipes of international origin will be accepted to be judged by local baking celebrities: Curtis Goudy, head baker at HyVee, Stephen Boss, local foodie and producer of the Great Taste radio / television show, and Eric Rusch, of Breadtopia, online renowned bread baking enthusiast.

Three Prizes in each of 2 categories (Pastry/Dessert and Bread) will be awarded in a blind taste-test judging. The judges will be looking for superior quality in appearance, flavor, and texture.

Breadtopia will be donating prizes from their store of kitchen goods and freshly milled organic flours. Other generous donors are also likely to sweeten the pot of awards.

This is also an opportunity to donate baked goods even if the baker does not want to take part in the contest. All baked goods involved, whether being judged or not, will be accepted as donations to help support the Festival, and will be given out for monetary donations to the cause.

Anyone wanting to take part, email the following info to fairfieldculturalalliance@gmail.com 
Subject: WFF Baking Festival

• Name _______________________________________________________

• Address ______________________________________________________

• Email address ___________________• Phone # _______________________

• Name of Recipe __________________• Recipe Origin ____________________

• List of All Ingredients Used_________________________________________

Check here ____ if you want your baked goods to be judged in the Baking Contest.

Bring your works of baking art plus a printout of the above emailed info to the baking table on the Fairfield Central Park Square by 1 pm on Saturday, September 22. You could be a winner!

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