Greekfest treats

On of the dessert treats on the menu at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church’s Greekfest this weekend in Manchester is baklava. The popular dessert features layers of thin dough, honey and a chopped-nut filling.

MANCHESTER — The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church’s two-day Greekfest returns this weekend to the church grounds at 111 Island Pond Road.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, and parking is available.

Taking place under a big tent, the celebration will feature Greek music spun by a DJ on Saturday and live music by the Kostas Taslis Band on Sunday starting at 2:30 p.m.

Visitors will be able to sample a variety of Greek food and pastry, all made by the parish’s chefs.

Choices for lunch or dinner include barbecued lamb, roast chicken, pastitsio, stuffed peppers, meatballs, grape leaves, loucanico, souvlaki, gyro and lamb and veggie pockets. Spinach and cheese peta, rice pudding, loukoumathes, and traditional pastries such as baklava, finikia, and kourambiethes also will be available.

A variety of vendors will be selling jewelry, gifts, ethnic and religious items. There also will be a penny sale, children’s activities and tours of the church.

For information, call 623-2045 or 623-2941, send email to or visit