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International fest slated this weekend

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The Celtic rock band Coyote Run will be featured during the all-day International Festival Feb. 19 at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.

Showcasing the world’s cultures, the festival will include entertainment, food, booths, crafts and children’s activities in the Oak Ridge Children’s Museum at 461 West Outer Drive.

Song, dance and music of the world will entertain children and adults alike at the family-friendly festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with food served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Children will have opportunities to make international crafts, including African masks and Japanese origami.

Food booths will include cuisine from China, France, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Russia, the U.S., Venezuela, Vietnam and West Africa.

Cultural booths will include items and activities from Africa, Argentina, Bolivia, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Norway, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam and West Africa.

The festival will feature song and dance representative of cultures throughout the world, including the folk music of Appalachia, China, Scotland, South America, and ancient Persia, and the dances of Spain, India, England and China.

The Knoxville Area Model Railroaders will operate model trains at the World of Trains exhibit during the festival.

The International Festival is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Greater Knoxville.

Festival admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, $9 for children 3-18 and $1 off each category for museum members. 

Call Carroll Welch at the Children’s Museum at 865-482-1074, Ext. 105, or visit the museum’s website at www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org for details.