List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2007-10-14

    Persian Festival of Autumn – MEHREGAN 2007

    Orange County Sunday - October 14, 2007     11:00 AM

    Persian Festival of Autumn – MEHREGAN 2007

    For Immediate Release


    IRVINE, CA – May 15, 2007

    Mehregan Organizing Committee of NIPOC (Network of Iranian American Professionals of Orange County) presents “Mehregan2007” to be held on October 13 -14, from 11 am-10 pm at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center, 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

    This two-day outdoor family event, is a showcase of many aspects of Persian culture including art exhibitions, traditional Tea house, music, folk dances, crafts, ancient sports, live performances, pop entertainers, movies, children’s activities, exotic food and different provinces of modern Iran. Close to 20,000 people attend Mehregan each year which provides great sponsorship opportunities for the business community.

    Mehregan 2007 is dedicated to RUMI (Molana), the famous Persian poet. UNESCO has declared 2007 the year of RUMI and we are joining the World community to honor his timeless poetry.

    Volunteered Based Event

    Mehregan is a non-profit event and is created by Mehregan Organizing Committee a volunteer based team with members of all age groups committed to community service. Each year hundreds of volunteers dedicate their time, energy and talents to bring Orange County the Sights, Sounds, and Tastes of Persia.

    Mehregan is a celebration of nature in the spirit of Love, Knowledge and Commitment.

    Information at: or NIPOC Office (949) 851-3993

    Media Contact: Nora Valenzuela – Director of Public Relations>

    Mehregan celebration in San Mateo

    Bay Area - Peninsula Sunday - October 14, 2007     01:30 PM

    Mehregan Celebration (commemorating triumph of good over evil,
    warmth over coldness, light over darkness & knowledge over
    ignorance) by Anjomane Iraniane Rustin, sponsored by Persian Center,
    SUN, Oct 14, 1:30-4:30 at the San Mateo Public Library, 330 West
    20th Avenue, San Mateo, with Duo Guitar Performance by Felix &
    Nasser, & Cultural Exhibits. Free & open to public;please rsvp as
    space is limited. Info or to join cultural exhibition, call
    415.287.4140 or email

    Adventurous Women Explore Iran and Afghanistan: reading, multimedia, film

    New York Sunday - October 14, 2007     04:00 PM

    Sunday, October 14, 4-6pm in New York City

    4 Adventurous Women Share words, art, and film set in Iran and Afghanistan

    Nassim Assefi ( reads from her novel Aria

    Maggie Dubris reads from her illustrated book, The Dust Zone, with a slideshow of Scott Gillis's drawings

    Carol Dysinger, filmmaker, shares “My Life with the Afghan National Army”

    Adventure Divas ( women under the cha-dor in book and documentary

    Free & Open to the Public at Leela Lounge, 1 West 3rd Street (between Broadway and Mercer), New York City, with Indian appetizers & no-host bar.

    A portion of proceeds from book, music, and DVD sales will be donated to Hedgebrook, a women's writing residency on Whidbey Island where these women are alumnae. Royalties from Nassim's books will benefit Iranian non-profit organizations.

    For more info/media ?s: Contact Nassim Assefi,>
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