Dancers entertained at last year’s International Dinner.

Annual International Dinner is a week from Saturday

The 16th annual University of St. Thomas International Dinner, a spring tradition hosted by the Globally Minded Student Association, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the Murray-Herrick Campus Center dining room.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the dinner will be followed by a dance in Scooter’s, lower level of Murray-Herrick, that starts at 9 p.m.

The dinner will feature international foods prepared with the help of GMSA members, as well as entertainment and music. Menu items this year include pad Thai, pot stickers, Cuban spiced pork tenderloin, African samoussas, and baklava.

Entertainment will include an Irish fiddler, Chinese flutist and Greek and African dancers.

Following the goals and purpose of the GMSA, the dinner is designed to bring together people from different cultures and backgrounds for a fun, peaceful and friendly evening.

Tickets are available at the St. Thomas Box Office, located in the lower level of Murray-Herrick. The cost is $7 for students and $12 for faculty and staff. Tickets will not be sold at the door; they only are available at the Box Office. To help the organizers figure out how much food to prepare, please purchase your tickets as soon as possible.

The dinner and dance are the concluding events here for the nine-day Culture Fest 2005 that began yesterday. For a description of all events, click here.

Guests from all over the globe graced the tables at last year’s International Dinner.