The 10th Annual Lebanese Festival at St. Anthony's Church runs from noon to midnight Friday and Saturday at the church, 17 Granville Ave.
The festival offers Arabic food, games and music and a chance for hundreds of people to party with friends and relatives from ages infant to elderly.
"The young kids are learning from their moms and their grandmothers," said Janet Hudak, who was preparing food in the church kitchen with her daughter Lauren Hudak and her mother Jackie Jowdy. "Some of these kids have graduated from school, they're working and they're taking time off from work to help.
Grandmother Jowdy was helping her granddaughter Lauren sort grape leaves and trim the stems before making stuffed grape leaves.
Nine women were making beef kebabs at about 11:45 a.m. Thursday. They were switching to lamb later and to the hand-rolling of hundreds of stuffed grape leaves. In another room Jackie Jowdy was working with her granddaughter Lauren Hudak on sorting and preparing grape leaves for later stuffing.
The festival is admission free and open to the public.