Community organizations and cultural groups from across the area will come together to share what makes them unique and to increase awareness of the diversity we find around us.
A variety of special performances and demonstrations will take place throughout the day. Over 20 exhibitors will be on hand to display their goods, share their cultural influences and history, and provide hands-on activities for families.
Schedule of Events:
In the Commons
10:00 am Mayor Brad Hart, Opening remarks and Proclamation
10:15 am Scottish Pipes Processional
Performances in Whipple Auditorium:
10:30 am Amen Choir – Pan-African Gospel Music
11:15 am Bahri Karacay – Turkish and Sulfi Folk Songs
12:00 pm Champagne Academy of Irish Dance – Traditional Irish Step Dance
12:45 pm Iowa Kyudo – Traditional Japanese Archery Demonstration
1:30 pm Baile Latino- Latin American Dance Party
Children's Program Room:
"Celebrate Us" Story Time at 10:30 am AND 11 am
Travel the World Virtually - Explore the world using virtual reality from 11 am - 1 pm
Cultural Table Games – Around the Library
Canasta (Uruguay), Checkers/Draughts (Mesopotamia), chess (ancient India), Chinese checkers/Stern-Halma (Germany), Cribbage (U.K.), Mancala (Ethiopia), Rubik’s Cube (Hungary), Rummikub, (Israel), Tic Tac Toe (Ancient Egypt)
There is no fee to attend and activities are family friendly. All are invited to join us for this special community celebration!