Great Products for a Great Cause!

Anyone that purchases any Basa Body or Coast Coconut Farms product by May 12 will automatically be entered into our giveaway and will have the chance to win one of three prizes: 1) a $250 Disney Gift Card, 2) a $150 gift card, and 3) a $100 Target gift card. (You will also be entered if they make a cash donation of $20 or more.)

Between now and May 12, when you use the promotion code "momitforward," you will receive an additional 10% off Kiss Me pack purchases. This is a great Mother's Day item for now less than $30!


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School Contest: Earth Day Every DAy Challenge

Walmart's holding an Earth Day Every Day Challenge essay contest, with the chance for your child's school to compete for a $20,000 grant! The contest ends soon, so check it out:

Save These Dates for Chicago Arabesque

Reserve these dates on your calendar: June 24-27, 2009 for Chicago Arabesque. You can go to the link to find out more information:

Deal: Zahra's Free Service and Gift

Zahras is offering our readers a "Free Calligraphic Rendering of any name or phrase that the customer likes with all orders received. This is a normal cost of $20 and will be offered free with each confirmed order."
In addition, each order will receive a free Arabic gift.
Further information is available here:

Business: Zahras Jewelry---Stunning and Beautiful

Zahras Jewelry - a trendsetter in Eastern and Western Jewelry making has launched a series of stunning new additions to their range of name jewelry necklaces and pendants. More can be viewed on Using beautiful cursive styles each jewelry piece is custom hand-crafted for the customer's name on gold or silver and optionally embellished with diamonds, rubies and other precious stones. Zahras Jewelry is world recognized for its high standards and exquisite workmanship. They can be contacted on

To celebrate their devotion to time honored traditional jewelry style making, Zahras Jewelry recently launched a range of exquisite name necklaces which truly reflect the beauty of jewelry making and the use of shape and form in cursive calligraphy. Using kufic, thuluth and diwani styles, the pendant is crafted into circles, hexagons, ellipses and teardrops.

Jewelry items are made on silver or gold by artisans versed in Bedouin, Arabic and Persian traditions - a rare skill, difficult to find in this day and age. Each item is individually handmade by these artisans, first sketched on paper, until each loop and curve is shaped into a perfectly harmonized art work - pleasing to the eye while robust in the final phase of creating the jewelry piece. Each artisan with Zahras Jewelry is trained and a master in both calligraphy, artwork and jewelry making. No wonder few companies are able to match the work produced by Zahras Jewelry never mind the continual new concepts, design ideas and promoting such work on the Internet.

Much has been said about Zahras Jewelry's unique approach and their determination to preserve traditional jewelry making skills. They were pioneers in making these traditional skills available to North America and Europe. With unprecedented interest and large volumes of sales, Zahras Jewelry is on their way to becoming a world pacesetter in Arabic and Islamic jewelry design and crafting. Their latest launch of designs is testament to their mission and people around the world have this opportunity to own such a jewelry piece for themselves and to treasure it for always.

Lecture with Anna Baltzer

Who: Anna Baltzer, Jewish-American granddaughter of Holocaust refugees and volunteer for the International Women’s Peace Service; Human rights worker & supporter of Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance to Occupation.

What: Her slides, stories, & book Witness in Palestine, recounting first-hand experiences with the conflict while living with Palestinians in the West Bank.

Why: To share information difficult to obtain through US mainstream media sources, and to encourage dialogue towards taking action for peace with justice.

When/Where: Friday, April 24, 2009 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Katie’s Cup

502 7th St.

Rockford, IL 61104

Free and open to the public. No children please.

Space is limited—reservations requested.

RSVP by Tuesday, April 21 to (preferred)
Or call 815-505-1030

Review: PrayTime: Free Mobile Prayer Times

Now, for those who have said that if only there was a way to know when it is time to pray when you are on the go, PrayTime has a FR*EE Mobile service that texts you when it is time to pray the five time prayers.

How cool is that. To test the site, I subscribed to it and put in my zip code. The timings of the prayers were calculated based off of my zip code. It works!

Check out PrayTime at

Purpose of Arabesque Media Center

Arabesque Media Center wants to bridge cultures together when dealing in business and other ways of contact.

Often times, a group is unknown to businesses and institutions, especially small businesses and local institutions.

Here you will find latest deals and coupons from many small and large businesses. You will also find activities and programs offered by different establishments.

To get a hold of me, email connectingwomenradio(at)gmail(dot)com.