The St. Mary and Archangel Gabriel Coptic Orthodox Church of West Virginia, located at 309 Beauregard Street on the corner of Beauregard and Washington Streets on Charleston’s East End, will host its inaugural Coptic Thanksgiving Dinner featuring Egyptian foods, jewelry and arts & crafts on Saturday from noon to 7 p.m.
The menu includes Shish taouk, a traditional marinated chicken shish kebab native to the Middle East; pasta with béchamel sauce; stuffed grape leaves; falafel; kushari, a vegetarian Egyptian dish with rice, macaroni and lentils topped with a spiced tomato sauce; a spiced, minced meat known as kofta; baklava; and basbousa, a sweet cake that originated in Egypt. The $12 admission fee includes food, entertainment, church tours and more. Children 10 and under are free. For more information, call the church at 304-741-9952.