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Nowruz or “New Day”

Around 4500 visitors showed up at Turquoise Center on Saturday, March 24, 2012 to celebrate Nowruz or “New Day”, which is a traditional celebration of the first day of spring. The UN's general assembly in 2010 recognized the international day of Nowruz, describing it a spring festival which has been celebrated for over 3,000 years.

Annual Essay Contest 2012: And the Awards Go to ...

Raindrop Turkish House is happy to announce the winners

of the essay contest.

The list of the names of the winners is below.

The award reception and ceremony will be held on

Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Turquoise Center

between 2:00 pm. and 4:00 pm.

Note: In order to receive awards,

the students and the teachers should be present

at the award ceremony.

Details about the ceremony can be found below.

"Nowruz Spring Festival" in Houston on Saturday, March 24, 2012

SpringfestcopyTurquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians cordially invites you to the "Nowruz Spring Festival" in Houston on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 11 am to 7 pm.
Admission Fee: Free
Parking Free

11:00 am to 4:00 pm Nowruz Celebrations
4:00 to 7:00 pm Reception with Live Music
Turquoise Cultural Center 9301 W. Bellfort Ave. Houston TX 77031
Cuisines from Central Asia, Cultural Foods, delicious kebabs, doner (gyro), kofte (meat ball), sis kebab, Anatolian salad, dolma, sarma, baklava, pilaf and many foods Mediterranean and Balkanic countries Shows and Performances Fun Games for Kids Hand Craft Shows Competitions Folk Dances Live Music Nowruz Soccer Cup Award Ceremony

Schedule of Spring Soccer Tournament



photcourse!!!King the art of Photography!!!

Explore How you can easily learn to create attractive photos.

Impress your friends with your Photographs.

Photography Course, 7 weeks

Course day: MARCH 10, 17, 24, 31, APRIL 7, 14, 21

Exhibition day: May 5 (students show up their art of photos)

This course only for 4,5,6,7 grade kids, limited place(10). Course fee $70.

for sign up and detail information please visit Turkuaz Center Room-120 Mr. Yusuf.

6th Annual Turkish Language Olympiad held at the Hobby Center

The 6th Annual Turkish Language Olympiad, which was organized by Raindrop Turkish House, was held at the Hobby Center Sarofim Hall on Saturday, February 18, 2012.  Viewed by 2000 viewers, there was a festive atmosphere. The MC of the program was Fox 26’s Melissa Wilson.

The program also hosted distinguished guests including congressmen and congresswomen from Turkey, Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis and the Consul General of Turkey.

Coffee Night Feb 16th 2012

This is a reminder for those ladies who would like to sip turkish tea and have a lively conversation at the end of a tiring day.There will be presentations, fun games and delicious food from turkish cousine as well.

If you have not RSVPed yet, Send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to email.

Date: 02-16-2012

Time: 19:00 (pm)

Location: Turquoise center (9301 W Bellfort Ave Houston TX 77031)

Raindrop Helping Hands to Deliver your Generous Donations to Earthquake Victims in Van

Raindrop Helping Hands launched an aid campaign right after the tragic earthquake in Van, Turkey. During the campaign, Raindrop Helping Hands received about $125,000. Mr. Mehmet Okumus, the president and the CEO of Raindrop Foundation presented the check to Nevzat Yilmaz, the relief coordinator of Helping Hands, to deliver your generous contributions to the victims of Van Earthquake.

At 1:41 p.m. (5:41 a.m. CT) on Sunday, October 23, a quake with a magnitude of 7.2 hit Van province of Turkey near the border of Iran killing 650 people and leaving tens of thousands homeless. The temporary housing facilities, which officials refer to as "container city" currently host over 133 bin people. Also, there are people who live in tents during the cold winter of Van. Your contributions will help some of the victims and give them hopes.

Abraham Elected Sugar Land’s Mayor Pro-Tem Visit Raindrop Turkish House

Thomas Abraham Sugarland Mayor
Pro tem, Consul General of Turkey Cemalettin Aydin, Sam Merchant Community liason of the office of congressman Al Green visited Raindrop Turkish House on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012. The guests received information about the Turquoise center where Raindrop Turkish House is based and also learned about the activites Raindrop organizes. After the presentations, the group had lunch. The program was an opportunity to discover new areas for future collaboration.

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