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Lebanese Food Festival happening this weekend

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BIRMINGHAM - AL - St. Elias Maronite Church is celebrating its 16th annual Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival April 25-26.

The festival serves traditional Lebanese food including delicacies like baked Kibbee, traditional Lebanese rolled grape leaves, spinach pies and their grilled Lebanese lemon chicken. It also features traditional dance and New York-based Lebanese band Amin Sultan. Festival-goers are also offered tours of the historical St. Elias Church.

A new event this year is a 5K run benefiting The SUKI Foundation, a non-profit that raises money for Rett Syndrome awareness.

The festival begins Friday goes through Saturday 10 am-9 pm each day. Admission  is free and open to the public. The only thing you have to pay for is food and to participate in the 5K run. 25% of all proceeds go to charity.

More information is available at http://www.stelias.org/. Registration for the 5K is online at http://register.dg-racing.net/search/event.aspx?id=19464.
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