Austin Ladies Coffee Night with Huriya Jabbar and Mother of the Year Award

Raindrop Women’s Association (RAWA) hosted many distinguished women and men from all over Austin on May 8th, Friday for...

Posted by Raindrop Women's Association-Austin on Wednesday, May 13, 2015
11th Annual Turkish Festival in Austin
austin fest 2015 Raindrop Turkish House organized one of the best spring festivals in Austin this year!
With around 3,000 visitors and tens of booths -both vendors and non-profit organizations- it was such a memorable day!
Like each year, the highlights of the festival were traditional Turkish food, coffee, unique Turkish arts and folk dances this year, too! Visitors had the previlige of tasting from a large varity of delicious Turkish food such as "baklava", "lahmacun", "dolma"s, traditional "börek"s, kebaps and "gozleme" which were prepared and cooked during the festival.. They also tasted delicious Turkish Coffee which was made and served hot during the festival with unique traditional coffee cups.. The festival was so colorful with so many vendors selling from scarves to traditional hand-made shoes, from jewelery to home-made jams and pickles.. Also, traditional Turkish arts' booths like Ebru (watermarbling) and calligraphy were the favorites of so many visitors! Artists demonstrated all day long.
Festival began with two speeches given by Representative Cesar Blanco and former Congressman Pete Gallego. They both mentioned about how much they enjoyed the event and also the importance of such events in terms of bringing people together from so many different religious and cultural backgrounds and give them a chance to know each other and share!


Raindrop Turkish Language Class participants received their certificates


23.05.2015 16:29:18: Beste Chentler: Raindrop Turkish Language Class participants received their certificates on May 19th, 2015 with a small ceremony. Turkish classes are offered annually September through May on Saturdays at the Raindrop Turkish Cultural Center. "It has been so much fun learning Turkish and Turkish culture and the knowledge acquired from the language courses help me a lot on my trips to Turkey," said Haley Shields, Turkish Class participant.

Salam 2 - Journey to the Spring ( Selam 2 - Bahara Yolculuk )

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 1.13.07 PMYou and your family are invited to the Special Screening of Turkish Movie titled “Selam 2 - Bahara Yolculuk” “Salam - Journey to the Spring” in Turkish with English subtitle.

Saturday, May 16, 2015  9:00 pm.

AMC Theater 2949 Dunvale Road, Houston, TX 77063

No kids below 6 are allowed.

Please purchase your online ticket from

Earthquake Help Campaign for the victims in Nepal

NEPAL-704x318An earthquake hit densely populated capitol Kathmandu area in Nepal around noon on Saturday. The international airport in the city was shut down several hours adding on the chaos. Authorities said Sunday that at least 2,000 people were killed, all but 60 of them in Nepal. At least 721 of them died in Kathmandu alone, The Associated Press reported.

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