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Chilean Empanada Event!

July 17th @ 6:00 pm

We are excited to announce the return of Nelson Sanchez Oyarzo to ​the PBLS Cultural Kitchen ​for an encore event featuring a variety of delicious Chilean empanadas. Dinner will be followed by an informative presentation about an upcoming trip with PBLS to southern Chile & Argentina. Chef Sanchez Oyarzo spent his time growing up in and around southern Chile’s portion of Patagonia. Mr. Sanchez Oyarzo has led tours of Patagonia, Antarctica, and other adventure travel destinations. He spends much of his “off time” living in midcoast Maine with his spouse. His work and travels have taken him back to Patagonia year after year. Mr. Sanchez Oyarzo will share from his own experiences, living, working, and growing-up in the southernmost part of the Americas. Join us for a taste of Chile with a variety of delicious authentic empanadas. Entrance $25/person, proceeds support local language and cultural community programming.

$25 per person
July 17, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
28 Gay Street, Rockland, ME

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Penobscot Bay Language School will be conducting group language and cultural immersion programs to Punta Arenas Chile (hometown of Nelson Sanchez Oyarzo). Known for its glaciers, climate, biodiversity, and unique geography–approximately 10% of Patagonia falls within the borders of the nation of Chile. While the other 90% of Patagonia located in Argentina is well known for its natural beauty, and the well documented loss of this natural treasure, Chile’s Patagonia, scored by the Andes Mountains, offers even more geographic and biologic diversity as its Argentine counterpart, and is equally as threatened by human behavior. Patagonia is made up of localized economies, isolated communities, and a long history of cultural diversity that is unknown to much of the world! Join us as we explore Chilean Patagonia–with Chile’s most celebrated snack–empanadas!


July 17th
6:00 pm
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Penobscot Language School
28 Gay Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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