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Penobscot School recognizes that language learning extends beyond the bounds of the language itself. The school therefore offers an extensive array of cultural events throughout the year intended to broaden perspectives by bringing global-minded people together. Check our events page often for updates to our changing list of stimulating activities including ethnic meals, lectures, films, speakers, and demonstrations. Registration for many events may be done online. We look forward to seeing you!

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February 2018

Ikebana: The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
$95

Join Sachiko Clough for Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging.  Work with fresh flowers and greens to create beautiful pieces that bring light to the winter months.  Consider form and balance as you work with an experienced instructor who will guide you through each step.  Take home a different arrangement each of the two weeks, then create your own using the bowl and supplies provided. Click here to register for this class that occurs on two Saturdays, 9-10:30 a.m.,…

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March 2018

Italian for Travelers

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Travelers and those Interested in Italian culture will enjoy this opportunity.  Join Erika Nessi of Lecco, Italy for a tour of Italy that will prepare you well for upcoming adventures.  This four-hour class includes a visual tour of Italy, important cultural information, useful expressions that will help you navigate your way through restaurants and train stations, an authentic lunch, and more! A native of Northern Italy, Erika recently served as a translator at an Italian publishing house and has previously…

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Cultural Cuisine: The Tastes of Poland

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us Thursday, March 15th at 6 p.m. for a traditional Polish meal prepared by Ewa Swinton of Cracow, Poland, together with Louise MacLellan-Ruf.  On the menu are picked cucumbers, bigos (a traditional Polish stew) and jablkami (apple pancakes).  Beverage is included. Click here for required advance reservations. (This is the second in a three-part winter/spring Cultural Cuisine series that includes a Greek meal on February 15th and an Italian meal on April 12th!)

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April 2018

Cultural Cuisine: The Tastes of Italy

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us Thursday, April 12th at 6 p.m. for a traditional Italian meal prepared by Erika Nessi of Lecco, Italy, together with Louise MacLellan-Ruf.  On the menu are bruschetta/crostini, a traditional pasta dish from Northern Italy, and tart.  Beverage is included. Click here for required advance reservations. (This is the third in a three-part winter/spring Cultural Cuisine series that includes a Greek meal on February 15th and a Polish meal on March 15th!)

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