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International Potluck this Sunday

Posted on February 17, 2017 Richard MacKenzie; [email protected]


The spacious and well-equipped St. James United Church hall, shown being utilized during a pre-Christmas event, is an ideal location for the International Potluck events. File

The Indian community is hosting the Feb.19 holding of the popular International Potluck.
The event, organized by Cultural Connections Antigonish, gets underway at 5:30 p.m. at the St. James Church Hall, in downtown Antigonish.
Organizers continue to find these events very popular with ever increasing diversity and numbers.
Cultural Connections Antigonish, in its fourth year, has already had four events since the fall; a very successful Zucchini Fest in September, the catering of the Antigonish International Film Festival in October, a Christmas cookie decorating party in December and the Welcoming of the St. F.X. International Students last month, where the Filipino community provided karaoke for an even greater festive and fun atmosphere.
This month’s event is a first for the Indian community and they have planned entertainment that will be delightful for all ages.
Four dances are planned, two will be classical Indian and two will be in the Bollywood style. It is guaranteed to be contagious and get diners happily onto the floor.
In true potluck style, the public is asked to contribute to the meal by bringing a dish to share.
There are, usually, both meat and non-meat offerings and all the food is labeled by St. F.X. nutrition students to help people with food preferences and/or allergies.
Families are finding these potlucks an easy fit as there is a children’s area with mats to play on, as well as colouring sheets on the tables.
Cultural Connections Antigonish hopes all feel welcome to come to St. James Hall, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19.

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