HAYWARD -- For the 20th year in a row, St. Antonius Coptic Church is celebrating its Egyptian heritage at its King Tut Festival this weekend.

Plenty of Egyptian food will be served, including shawarmas, koftas, dolmas, kebabs and pastries.

The popular festival will have traditional music, papyrus paintings and documentaries about ancient Egypt and the origins of the Coptic Church, as well as tours of the church.

There also will be vendors with clothing, replica artifacts and jewelry for sale. And activities for children are planned.

The festival will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Activities take place on the grounds of the church at 2500 Hansen Road, Hayward. Admission is free.



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