- Mona Verma
We had a great turnout at the Glimpse of India program held at Richland Library ( Bostick Auditorium) on Sunday May 5 from 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. One hundred and forty or more people attended and enjoyed Indian snacks, display of Indian arts and artifacts, display of Indian fiction and nonfiction books, an entertaining show comprising of colorful and classical Indian dance performances and henna tattoo stalls. The children really enjoyed getting henna tattoos ranging from a simple soccer ball or flower to more intricate and artistic henna creations. Henna comes from a plant and is used as a dye for tattoos which fade away in a week or two. Traditionally, they are part of festivals and celebrations as they add beauty and bring good luck. Some attendees participated in the interactive bhangra (Indian folk dance) experience and learned how to perform these high energy dance steps. Pictures of this event are at the Richland library’s facebook page.
- Sarah Gough
Basket weave like a Botswana. Take a ride in a Malian bush taxi. Bargain at a Nigerian marketplace. Play an El Salvadorian marbles game. Come see how people in other countries live through performances and presentations from many cultures by Peace Corps members.