AUBURN – Central Maine Community College will host its fourth annual Celebration of International Culture in Kirk Hall on Thursday, March 10, starting with a buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by performers from around the world.

The buffet will feature foods of four continents, and there will be a sampler of foods from 12 to 15 cultures. The public is invited; tickets are $5, $3 for CM students, free for children under 6. Admission for families of four or more is $15.

The International Students Club at the college will hold a fund-raiser for world hunger relief as part of the evening’s activities. The World Bread Table will be the centerpiece of the effort.

“Great cooks will donate bread from various culinary traditions and students will sell the loaves as part of the celebration,” said Lucinda Coombs, one of the organizers of the event. Since bread is a staple in many cultures around the world, centering a world hunger relief campaign around bread seems perfect.”

Scheduled entertainment includes the Balkan Women’s Choir; Alisa Small, a CM student from Western Samoa, who will perform traditional dances of the Pacific Islands; a Sudanese dance troupe; and a singer from Somalia. A drawing for a door prize will be held after each performance.

For more information about the celebration, people can contact Coombs at 755-5317.


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