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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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…Find out more »
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.,…Find out more »
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!)Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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!
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.Find out more »
Penobscot Language School invites the community to enjoy an Ice Cream Social and Lawn Games - the event is free and all are invited. When: Sunday September 22 from 2-4 pm Where: 28 Gay Street, Rockland, Maine Come see and learn about our school! Ice cream and cookies will be provided. Enjoy playing a variety of games in the school's back yard - badminton, bocce or boules, croquet, corn hole, bean bag toss, or the like. Sing a new song…Find out more »
Join PLS' newest Board Member Jared McCannell for an evening meal and discussion inspired by the cuisine of Spain! We will be serving a variety of traditional Tapas (tasty finger food), salad and Spain's most celebrated dish "Paella" (saffron rice, vegetables, meat and/or seafood) as a main course. The meal will be followed by a traditional Mediterranean dessert and informative conversation about the culinary impact Spain has had on the world over the past 500 years! Jared recently joined to Board…Find out more »