Penobscot Language School Hosts July Dinners – Knox County VillageSoup

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ROCKLAND – Penobscot Language School will be hosting two dinners in July with the following details:

Traditional Italian dinner

Penobscot Bay Language School celebrates spring with a traditional Italian dinner on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Funds raised will support educational programs for foreign language students and new Mainers.

Dinner guests must register online at www.penobscot.us/events/category/cultural-events/. The $40 entrance fee includes an authentic four-course meal, wine/beer or soft drinks. A discussion of Italian history, heritage, stereotypes, in the Americas and the “old country”.

Cultural dinner

A cultural dinner called “A Deep Dive into African Influences in American Culture: A History of Denial and Theft” will take place on Tuesday, July 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $45.

We will explore inequity and cultural appropriation in the black experience in America. Guests must register online at www.penobscot.us/events/category/cultural-events/.

The $45 admission fee includes a tasting sample of many dishes associated with American cuisine that are actually direct descendants of African cuisine. Proceeds support our free ESL of New Mainers program, which offers English lessons and support to all new Mainers.

Registered guests will be able to enjoy numerous samples of African-influenced food, wine or beer, and a presentation by a chef and a world-renowned African music educator and performer, Mr. Jordan Bennisan of Restaurant Me Lon Togo (Rockland). A special guest artist will also participate in the event. Dinner will be served on the back patio and gardens of Penobscot Bay Language School.

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