Spanish dancer at HACC Globalfest
April 16, 2009
HARRISBURG –  The colors and sounds that are the heritage of central Pennsylvania residents come together at HACC’s annual Globalfest.
The public is invited to the free, family-friendly event 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Cooper Student Center on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
Celebrate dances from Africa, Ireland, India and China. Hear Korean drummers and the voices of a Pennsylvania German chorus. Exhibitors and vendors complement the festival with Indian, Korean and Latino foods and crafted items.
Activities for children continue from noon-4 p.m. and are designed to bring an appreciation for other cultures. Different stations offer play dough, coloring, face painting, masks, musical instruments and beading.
Irv’s Carriage Rides returns with horse and carriage rides from noon-2 p.m.
“Everyone is invited to this family-friendly campus event to see and appreciate the different traditions we have right here locally,” said Michael Sandy, director of international education and mulitcultural affairs. “It’s a fun way to learn about different cultures, our interconnectedness and the diversity in our communities.”
Contact the Office of International Education and Multicultural Affairs, 780-3276 for further information.
While at Globalfest, visitors can also catch Theatre for Young People’s (TYP) production of “Treasure Island” at 1 p.m. in the Rose Lehrman Arts Center theatre.
This one-hour performance of "Treasure Island" runs without an intermission and is recommended for ages 8 and older. Tickets are $8 for all seats. A post-show party is included with the ticket admission price and includes a post-show talk-back with the cast immediately following the performance, pictures and autographs with the pirates (cast), and pirate treasure goody bags for each child. The Box Office phone is 231-ROSE (7673).
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