Tapestry Commission stitches together season of events

September 7, 2013 by  

Lancaster residents will be able to participate in a variety of community activities sponsored by the city of Lancaster’s Human Relations Tapestry Commission over the next few months.

Each month, there will be a new theme that spotlights local organizations, resources, and activities. September’s theme is ‘Cultural Diversity’ to kick off the program.

Themes for the remaining months in the year include ‘Self-Esteem & Personal Security’ for October, ‘Gratitude’ for November, and ‘Faith & Celebration’ for December.

Mayor R. Rex Parris said:

“The Bridge to Empowerment Season is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your neighbors and the rich ‘tapestry’ of cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds which make up the Antelope Valley.

“By encouraging people to experience the different beliefs, cultures, and celebrations of others, the Tapestry Commission is ‘building a bridge’ to connect the myriad of cultures that comprise our great community.”

This month’s activities include the Heritage and Tamale Festivals. The former will be held from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 14, at Poncitlan Square located on the corner of 9th Street East and Avenue Q-9 in Palmdale. This festival alternates between the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale each year.

The 9th annual Tamale Festival, meanwhile, will be held from noon – 9:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H. Admission is $10 for one day or $15 for both days. Many organizations use flyer printing to notify residents of upcoming events like these.