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NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS SeRvING NORThweST INdIANA & SOuTheAST SubuRbS OF chIcAGO Salutes all non-profit organizations that help support, grow, anchor and promote our communities. The Valparaiso International Center (The VIC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation founded in 2007. Its mission is to promote global awareness and to bring our diverse community together by building lasting relationships between individuals of different backgrounds, beliefs, and ethnicities. The VIC provides a variety of resources, educational programs, and cultural events for all members of the community, including the monthly Fourth Friday lecture series, the Intercambio Spanishlanguage conversation group, and a variety of classes, demonstrations, discussion groups, and social gatherings. The VIC is an all-volunteer organization with no paid employees. It serves all of Northwest Indiana from its headquarters in downtown Valparaiso. The VIC’s operations are funded entirely by donations, sponsorships, grants, and the proceeds of fundraising events. The World Cultural Festival in September and a Fair-Trade Holiday Bazaar in November/ December are the primary fundraisers. The Valparaiso International Center 309 East Lincolnway Valparaiso, IN 46383 (219) 464-1122 11th Annual WORLD CULTURAL FESTIVAL Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 12 noon to 5 pm at Central Park Plaza Valparaiso, Indiana FREE ADMISSION featuring MUSIC DANCE FOOD ART FAIR-TRADE SHOPPING from all over the world Sponsors, Donors, Volunteers are still needed. (219) 464-1122 The World Cultural Festival, now in its eleventh year, is Northwest Indiana’s largest celebration of the cultural diversity of our community and the growing interconnectedness of the world. The family-friendly event will be held at Central Park Plaza in downtown Valparaiso from 12 noon to 5 pm on Sunday, September 15, 2019, with free admission. This year’s festival will feature performances by musical and dance groups representing the cultural traditions of China, India, the Middle East, West Africa, Greece, Mexico, Peru, and the USA. Hands-on activities with an international theme will be offered for children. Local ethnic restaurants will be selling food from many regions of the world. Numerous cultural and educational organizations with an international outlook will have information booths under the roof of the William E. Urschel Pavilion. Fair-trade goods, art, and handicrafts from various countries will be offered for sale. The World Cultural Festival is a great opportunity to learn about the world, share traditions, and make new friends. DON’T MISS IT! COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITY • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY • REGIONAL AND STATEWIDE CATALYST FOR CHANGE The Times offers one advertisement per year to a charitable non-profit organization, 501(c)(3), for the purpose of promoting events or services that benefit broad public interest. Creative services charge may apply. To inquire, contact Cindy Kimmel at

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