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Looking for a fun family activity? Join us at the Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum on Saturday, Dec. 7, for Saturday Art.

 

The museum will be celebrating the "Festival of Lights " from around the world. 

Learn about the celebration of Hanukkah and create a great piece of art from recycled materials. 

  • Saturday, December 7 10:00 a.m. - noon
  • 901 Yorkchester Dr, Houston, TX 77079
  • Click here to visit our website for more information.
  • Make sure to bring a liter plastic bottle OR water bottles. (If you have extras, please share!)

What is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah is an eight-day festival which begins each year on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev. Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after a group of Jewish warriors defeated the occupying Greek armies. The festival celebrates the triumph of light over darkness and of spirituality over materialism.
 
According to the Talmud, there was only enough consecrated oil to re-light the candelabra for one day, yet, miraculously, it remained lit for eight days.
 
Come learn more about this celebration and join in as we make our own lantern designs.