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Bright Stars of Bethlehem benefit at Grace celebrates Palestinian food

brightstars_logo.pngJoin Christopher Koetke and two guest Palestinian chefs for a cooking demonstration, stories, food and beverages, at Grace Lutheran Church on Thursday evening, Sept. 18, 6:30–8:30 p.m. The event benefits Bright Stars of Bethlehem. Tickets for the cooking program are $75 per person and are available online

Chris Koetke is host of “Let’s Dish.” a cooking program on the Live Well network. He is also Executive Director of the Culinary School at Kendall College. The Bright Stars organization supports education, arts and social service programs serving Muslims and Christians in Palestine.

You can also support Bright Stars at a Charity Dine-Out on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Dawali Mediterranean Kitchen, 1625 N. Halsted, Chicago (312-944-5800), or Al Bawadi Grill, 7216 W. 87th St, Bridgeview (708-599-1999). Call the restaurant directly to make your reservation. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Bright Stars.