The Central Lakes College International Club and Diversity Leadership Council are co-hosting the second Celebration of Nations on Friday, April 1 on the Brainerd campus. The event runs 5 to 9 p.m. and is open to the public at admission prices of $6 adults, $4 students, and free to ages 11 and under. Cultural musicians begin performing at 5 p.m. and include Asian Ribbon dance, German folk music, West African dance and drumming, Mille Lacs Drummers, Scandinavian Skal Klubb folk music, Indonesian Gamelan, Latin American Pachanga, The Ha Family Asian Lion Dance followed by a Fireworks Finale. International snacks will be sold at the event, featuring ethnic treats from Africa, Asia, Europe and The Americas. The Central Lakes College gymnasium will be set up as a “one-stop shop/travel experience” with African story-telling and drumming in an authentic African hut, a South American beach experience, Indian henna, Korean origami activities set up in an Asian rest house, World Cup soccer experiences of Latin America and Europe, Indonesian children’s games in an authentic Indonesian rest house. Sit, eat, and enjoy the performances from either an Italian café or from the beach. There will be fair-trade vendors with culturally representative items for sale.
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