India, with its rich culture and international appeal, is the featured nation in the spring semester focus study at Iowa Central Community College.
The opening event for the annual Iowa Central focus study, "A Taste of India", is scheduled for Sunday, February 24, in the Iowa Central gym foyer and Triton Inn.
From 1-4 p.m. that day, visitors may experience a little bit of India, from tasting tables to exhibits, music and dance, models in the traditional Indian clothing and crafts for children, all to celebrate the great traditions of the central Asian nation. Native Indian families, living in central Iowa will contribute to the kickoff program.
At 3:30 p.m., the Karl King Band will perform in the Iowa Central auditorium in conjunction with the festivities.
The kickoff event is open to the public free of charge and is the first of several planned activities to coordinate with Indian studies at Iowa Central.
Later in the year, Iowa Central will sponsor two bus trips, one to Fairfield (April 20), home of Maharishi Institute of Management, and another to Chicago (May 15-18) for a visit to its vast Indian community. Both trips are open to the public. For more information about the trips, contact Dr. Mary Sula Linney 1-800-362-2793 (ext. 224) or Sheryl Griffith 1-800-362-2793 (ext. 2532).