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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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November 2017

Sushi Making

November 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This course covers the basic steps to prepare and enjoy sushi with family and friends.  Instructor, Leslie Fillnow, and Penobscot Language School are excited to bring sushi-making to a broader audience. During this four-hour course, you will learn the following and enjoy your creations: Prepare sushi rice Make Unami rich Cut vegetables for sushi rolls Slice sushi-grade fish Roll California inside out sushi rolls Prepare spicy tuna rolls Prepare spicy vegetarian rolls Prepare tomato-egg sushi Make maki sushi rolls Form…

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December 2017

French Holiday Baking

December 14, 2017 @ 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Join Clovis Anjard of Normandy, France from 5:45-8:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 14th to create French holiday cookies.  Start with some langues de chat (cats' tongues!) and continue on to create other buttery delights.  Take home recipes to create gifts for family and friends.  You will work in our state-of-the-art kitchen under the direction of a native speaker who has just recently taught French Cooking and Conversation.  Bring a creative spirit, an apron, and some containers for take-homes! Click here…

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February 2018

Cultural Cuisine: The Tastes of Greece

February 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us Thursday, February 8th at 6 p.m. for a traditional Greek meal prepared by Maria Platia of Athens, Greece, together with Louise MacLellan-Ruf.  On the menu are spanakopita (spinach pie), moussaka (meat and eggplant dish), and loukoumades (Greek donut holes).  Beverage is included. Click here for required advance reservations including payment of $35 per person. (This is the first in a three-part winter/spring Cultural Cuisine series that includes a Polish meal on March 15th and an Italian meal on…

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Ikebana: The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

February 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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

Cultural Cuisine: The Tastes of Poland

March 15, 2018 @ 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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May 2018

Rotary Wheelchair Project Fundraiser

May 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Penobscot Language School will host a Latin American dinner prepared by Chef Tom Sigler, formerly of Comida Latin Kitchen, in support of the Rotary Wheelchair project. On the menu are ceviche, roast chicken with plantains and salsa aji verde, and humitas, a tamale with masa, cinnamon and raisins. Since 2015 450+ wheelchairs have been provided to needy individuals in Panama, Belize, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. In 2019 five hundred wheelchairs will be delivered to needy individuals in Bolivia…

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June 2018

Penobscot Language School’s Culture Camp 2018

June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018
Penobscot Language School, 28 Gay Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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2018 Culture Camp is Now Full. Please call 594-1084 to be placed on our waiting list. Why Culture Camp? At Penobscot Language School we believe that young people are the key to global understanding. Children will experience greater confidence in—and connection with—the world when exposed to languages and cultures other than their own. A combination of activities designed to enhance and promote cultural awareness provides a setting for fostering cultural connections. A Day at Culture Camp A typical day at…

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October 2018

New This Fall: Cinemas Italian Style

October 30, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Penobscot Language School, 28 Gay Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Join Evelina Santaguida starting October 30th from 5:30- 7:30 as she presents Italian films. One movie per week for five weeks will be offered at our Penobscot Language School. Evelina will provide an introduction before presenting each movie. A list of the movies being offered will be posted soon. Come join us for a night out at the movies. Light refreshments will be provided. You may choose to buy a single ticket at $15.00 or better yet, a five pack…

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April 2019

April 7th Community Gathering

April 7th @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Penobscot School

Join us for an afternoon gathering on Sunday, April 7, from 3 to 5 pm.
A silent auction of hand-painted glasses will be held!

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July 2019

From the Middle of the World to Maine

July 26th @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Penobscot School

An Ecuadorean dinner and a talk, " From the Middle of the World to Maine," will be given by Pablo Espinosa. The public is most welcome to this cultural and social evening in English.

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