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Seasonal Special Happenings

Romanian Fest

When: Fri., Aug. 19 2011

The fine ladies of St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Cathedral want you to eat your sarmale. That's "stuffed cabbage rolls" in Romanian — and since the gals are cooking up more than 5,000 of them for this year's Romanian Fest, you should have no trouble finding plenty. Of course, there are other treats to enjoy at the festival, including the ever-popular mamaliga cu branza (polenta baked with sour cream and cheese), along with homemade sausage and sauerkraut, chicken, and delicious homemade pastries. Then wash 'em down with Romania's award-winning beer and wines. Cleveland's premier ethnic band, Harmonia, will be playing tonight, followed Saturday and Sunday by the Rapsodia Carpatilor Orchestra from Chicago. Today's hours are 4:30 to 11 p.m. Find a full schedule on the website. — Elaine T. Cicora 3256 Warren Road, 216-941-5550,