Children of Persia | Sunday in Maryland! Come Say Hi!

Child being held drawing illustration PersianThis Sunday (September 22, from 11 a.m to 4 p.m) the 9th Annual Walk for Children — an event with a lot of fun activities for kids (face painting, magicians, balloon making, etc.) and plenty of amusing activities for the grown-ups as well (DJs, arts & crafts, bake sale, dance performances) — will take place in Bethesda, Maryland.

The event is free and open to the public. The goal is to raise funds to support the charitable programs of Children of Persia in Iran and in the U.S.

Now you may be wondering …

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So glad you asked!

Allow me to illustrate the answer:


but you may still be wondering …

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Ah, yet another great question.

Here’s the answer:

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And there you have it.

It promises to be a fun event and it’s for a good cause.

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Why, YES! Thank you for asking, Question Guy! I’ll be there and I’m very happy to participate in a cause that’s near and dear to my heart.ย 

I’m also pleased to tell you that Fig & Quince is among the vendors & exhibitors of the event. It was a last minute decision, but sometimes you’ve got to take the plunge so I just held my nose and dived in, and we have a table! We are going to have some foodie goodies: a few different types of homemade torshi (Persian pickles); our special house-blend-ajeel (a yummy Persian trail mix); and some awesome sohan ‘eh assal candy (recipe by the incomparable khojee joon, a lovely family friend!) Possibly, perchance and maybe, if time permits, also some of my much touted tut, the Persian-marzipan delicacy. (Touted by me that is, ha ha.) Plus: some show-and-tell art books.

There’s going to be some amazing Iranian food offered by other vendors as well – and this little piggy plans to sample as much of it as possible.

So to recap: Free Event + Fun for the young and the young-at-heart + Charity + Yummy Iranian Food + Fig & Quince!

If you’re in the area, do drop by and say hi. It will be fun, and I’d love to meet some of y’all in real life. I’m also psyched to see some of y’all that I do know in real life — and you know who you are!

Pingy the Penguin plans to march at the 9th Annual Walk of Children of Persia will be there too!

Pingy the Penguin plans to march at the 9th Annual Walk of Children of Persia too!

On behalf of myself and Pingy:ย  Hope to see you there!

14 thoughts on “Children of Persia | Sunday in Maryland! Come Say Hi!

  1. Hi!!! Thank you everyone for commenting and “like” ing! I appreciate every single one and thank you for your support.

    Looks like we have everything under control here at the Fig & Quince headquarters set-up in Maryland, and we are excited about tomorrow. I miss reading your blogs and plan to respond back to every comment in kind – but that has to wait till later next week when life goes back to a more normal pace. Meanwhile, I feel blessed to be part of this amazingly supportive and kind and giving community and have to say it again: thank YOU!!! โค & wish you could be there ๐Ÿ™‚ xo – azita

  2. I had not seen this until now! Great illustrations and thank you for your wonderful work! The event of course was fantastic and we raised $44,510 toward our charitable programs especially the school project nt eh earthquake damaged areas of Azarbaijan. Thank you for your support, your wonderfully presented booth, your enthusiasm and the good word you put out about the event!

  3. Pingback: Torshi ‘ ye Angur | Making Pickles with Grapes | Fig & Quince

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