The historic St. Joseph’s Maronite Church Hafli is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Winslow Veterans of Foreign Wars at 175 Veteran Drive in Winslow.

This event has been a tradition in the Waterville for more than a half century, showcasing the Lebanese community, a driving force in commerce and leadership for central Maine in the 20th century. The descendants of these pioneering individuals continue to carry on the storied tradition by sharing their love of Lebanese food and culture in the form of the Hafli: a festival full of exotic cuisine, energetic dancing, and authentic live music.

George Maalouf and his band will be traveling from Boston to perform a variety of traditional and current Lebanese songs, and teach the many different dance steps that make for a fun and entertaining party event. All are welcome to join in and move across the floor.

In addition to live music, there will be a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle, chances to win gift baskets from local businesses, games for the kids, and plenty of Lebanese food for take-out or dine in. Weather permitting, there will be outdoor seating as well.

This event is free and open to the public. All proceeds and donations will go towards the church building fund.

For more information, call Anne El-Habre at 912-660-1177 or Stephen Crate at 207-314-2049.

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