SC 6th annual Festival of Cultures set for Friday

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3-20-13 Festival of CulturesWebSHERIDAN — Sheridan College will present the sixth annual Festival of Cultures Friday in the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.

The festival runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and highlights food from countries and regions around the world.

“Each person in attendance receives a cloth reusable grocery bag and inside that there are paper passports and you can go to each booth and have it stamped for each cuisine,” explained Brenda Haseman, who is helping organize the event. “Then for the kids, we have a limited number of kids bags which include activities to do while they are at their tables.”
Some of the food being offered include pork gyros from Greece, fish tacos from Mexico, Mongolian grill from Taiwan and injera, a flatbread from Ethiopia that is the country’s national dish.
In addition to food sampling, entertainment will be provided by the musical group Marcos & Sabor from Omaha, Neb., and the dance group Jaracuaro, who perform various dances from the pre-Hispanic culture of Mexico all the way up to modern dance.
“We’ve never had them before so that is a new thing,” said Haseman, of the dance group.
Haseman said the annual event fills an empty niche in the Sheridan area — the exposure to other cultures.
“It gives folks in the area a chance to experience other cultures and other cuisine,” she said. “Sheridan doesn’t really do a whole lot of cultural events and we try to get the community up to the college so we have that community presence at the college.”
Tickets are on sale now and there are a limited number available.
“We cut it back a little bit this year so we are selling a little fewer tickets,” Haseman said. “We are only selling 250. There are still some tickets left and they do have to be purchased in advance.”
The event is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are available for $20 and can be purchased in person at the Sheridan College Business Office, the WYO Theater box office, via phone or online at

By |March 20th, 2013|

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