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Centenary College "GlobeFest" Events April 18-May 3 a "Celebration of International Food, Fun and Friendship

SHREVEPORT, LA -- The International Travel Scholarship Committee and Dr. Barrie Richardson's Human Relations class at Centenary College will present "GlobeFest: A Celebration of International Food, Fun and Friendship," in a series of events April 18-May 3. The events will be held on campus and in the community.

GlobeFest celebrates Centenary's new International Travel Scholarship program for students, which helps provide a round-trip airline ticket for every Centenary junior or senior who wishes to study in an approved academic program in any country. The events, by date, are:

Saturday, April 18
Backpacking in Europe

Learn the in's and out's of Backpacking in Europe from a real pro: Centenary alum and world-class mountain climber Joby O'Gwyn '97. Kamper's Korner will also have a display of all the newest equipment. Afterwards, test your climbing skills on the Patrick Peavy Memorial Climbing Tower. Climbmaster Mike Thomas and members of the Centenary Climbing Club will be on hand to help.

2 p.m., Room 10, Mickle Hall of Science, Centenary Campus, Free admission

Sunday, April 19
Beers of the World - Talks and Tastes

Learn about beer-making in England, Germany, Japan, Australia, and Mexico, and micro-breweries in the United States and taste the difference. There will be food and music, too.

5 p.m., Noble Savage Pub, 417 Texas Street, $10

Monday, April 20
How to Use the Internet to Plan International Travel

Computer whiz Dwight Seuser will navigate participants through the Internet to learn how to plan all aspects of international travel.

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. and 5-6 p.m., Room 305, Jackson Hall, Centenary Campus $5 per person, reservations limited to 20 per class

Tuesday, April 21
Danish Night - Film, Food, and Friends

Dr. Earle Labor established Centenary's first exchange program with Aarhus University in Denmark. This event honors Centenary's Danish connection. Danish students will help prepare authentic foods, and Danish slides and videos will be shown.

6:30 p.m.; 482 Pennsylvania, home of Dr. Barrie Richardson, $2

Saturday, April 25
The Art of Feng Shui: Arranging Your Home or Office to Change Your Life

The Chinese have been practicing feng shui for centuries, and it is rapidly gaining popularity in many Western countries. Learn about the ancient Chinese art of placement from local enthusiast Lisa Morrison, and effect positive changes in your life.

1:30 p.m., Jackson Hall, Room 304, Centenary Campus, $2

Saturday, April 25
Arctic Masters

The Shreveport Art Guild, Friends of the Meadows Museum will host the opening reception for Arctic Masters, 146 prints and pieces of sculpture, a gift of Inuit art to the College from Jean and Jack Stein.

7 p.m., Meadows Museum of Art. Free to all Art Guild Members If you are not a member, you can join at the door.

Sunday, April 26
Music Market - A Sale of Records, CDs, Tapes

Like the famous Centenary College Book Bazaar, the Music Market will feature a large selection of records, CDs, and tapes at bargain prices. This is the first, and if successful, will not be the last!

Noon - 4 p.m., Centenary Square, 106 Kings Highway, across from George's Grill, Free admission

Monday, April 27
Cigar Magic!

World-class magician Jon Racherbaumer will mystify us with his demonstrations of magic at a dinner at Fertitta's 6301 Restaurant. See him levitate, transform, animate and defy gravity with commonplace cigar-smoking objects. Don't come if you can't take the smoke!

6:30 p.m., Fertitta's, 6301 Line Avenue; $100 per person, reservations limited

Friday, May 1
Parlez-vous Francais? An Hour of French Conversation

Join Centenary College students and professors for an hour - or longer if you wish - of French conversation during their regular 'French Table' at Pizza King.

5 p.m. 'til; Pizza King on King's Highway. Free admission

Saturday, May 2
Tai Chi

Janis Gabriel will lead this session of Tai Chi for beginners. Build strength, tone your muscles, and reduce stress all at once.

2 p.m., Kilpatrick Auditorium, R.E. Smith Building, Centenary Campus, $2 per person

Sunday, May 3
International Food and Culture Fest - The BIG Event

Turn an ordinary Sunday into an extraordinary one by attending the International Food and Culture Fest, where you can sample foods and enjoy entertainment from around the world. Try German bratwurst, French pate, English scones, Caribbean chicken, and much more.

Noon - 2 p.m., Barnwell Garden and Art Center, Clyde Fant Parkway, $10, adults; $5 students; Free for children under 6

To register for any of the events, mail name, full address and telephone number, along with a check made out to Centenary College, to Janie Flournoy, Centenary College, P.O. Box 41188, Shreveport, LA 71134-1188. Your check is your reservation. For more information, call 318-869-5103.

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