World Fair Trade Day

This international celebration of Fair Trade,  with events taking place in over 80 countries, takes place on May 9. And who better to host locally than Ten Thousand Villages (2011 Madison Rd.) a store dedicated to making fair trade goods available.—-

In a press release about the upcoming celebration, Ten Thousand Villages highlights a few of the activities you can attend.

OGADE Drummers - May 9  1-3pm

Oxford Gourd & Drum Ensemble (OGADE) is an evolving community of percussion enthusiasts. While the group has been more involved with West African rhythms, they also have fun with rhythms from Cuba, Brazil, Haiti and other places around the world.  Among the instruments that are incorporated are the djembe, doumbek, dun dun, various flutes, shekeres, gourdonium, gourd trumpets, balaphon, mbira and tambourines.  (weather permitting)

Worlds Largest Fair Trade Coffee Break

Join us and help set the record! For World Fair Trade Day 2009, we want to help to surpass the world record for the World's Largest Fair Trade Coffee Break. Thousands of people around the globe will take a break to enjoy a cup of Fair Trade coffee.Stop by from 10a.m. - 5 p.m. on May 9.The coffee's on us!

Chocolate, Chocolate Everywhere

Baked Goods and Chocolate Sampling: From the cocoa trees in Ghana to our delicious home-baked brownies and cookies, tempt yourself with our assortment of Fair Trade baked goods. All free, all Fair Trade and all on May 9 while supplies last.

For more information, call 513-871-5840 or visit