“Listen to the World (exploring music, culture, and language)” is the theme for the 2013 Somerset Community College International Festival. The festival, held on the SCC Somerset Campus, located at 808 Monticello Street in Somerset, will be Thursday, October 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The festival, now in its eighth year, will feature over 25 educational presentations and activities. The event is free and open to the public. A complete schedule, as well as information on celebrations at the other SCC campuses and centers can be found on the International Festival webpage.
Highlights this year include:
Other topics include:
In addition, there will be presentations on various countries, including Germany, Bangladesh, and Egypt. SCC Cosmetology students will also have displays from their international fashion contest. Be sure to vote for your favorite.
Elaine Wilson, director of cultural diversity at Somerset Community College, said the festival has again expanded its offerings in fine and culinary art this year. Music will include the Big Maracas Band, Sogo Drums, and Michael Wells playing the Pipa. Lunch for the event will be coordinated by Chef Michael Wells, director of the SCC Culinary Arts program. Local chef Mete Sergin will present a food demonstration. The Pulaski County Homemakers will provide tea and cookies. And, breads and coffee, donated by Baxter’s, will be served at 9:00 a.m. in the community room by the Wayne County Homemakers.
The International Festival is supported by: Pulaski County Public Safety Coordinator Tiger Robinson, Director of the Somerset-Pulaski Convention and Visitors Bureau Carolyn Mounce, Pulaski County Homemakers and Wayne County Homemakers.