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Celebrate & Explore

Celebrating a vibrant and diverse community by providing fun and informative multicultural programming for all ages.

We start with a love for people and an acknowledgement that history and heritage combine to shape our individual stories, perspectives, and experiences. Out of this passion, we work to strengthen community, creating rich cultural engagement opportunities for one and all.

  1. A Tiger Named Keisha: Our Visit to Zoo Krefeld

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    Brace yourself for the incredible! This is what I told myself on my way into Krefeld yesterday. After being in Germany just shy of 24 hours I was already overtaken by all of the amazing sites and experiences. A walking tour of Wachtendonk, including sipping wine at Pulverturm Eis at...
  2. Germany or Bust!

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    Oh, My! Can you feel it? It’s called excitement!   The hum of anticipation’s been building for months and the day is finally here… (if you listen very carefully, you can probably hear the buzz)… Depature Day! That’s right, my eldest and I are packed and heading to Germany, which...
  3. The Power of Music Across Cultures

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    Music is universally understood… So much so that music and religion cannot be separated, but appear as one. Since the beginning of time God has used music to stir the souls of men. This was the case at the GGC Excursions Concert Series: Sounds of India performance. While I was...
  4. Body Language – Exploring Gestures Across Cultures

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    Body language accounts for 70% of human communication. While smiles and most facial expressions are generally universal, all gestures are not created equally across cultures. So to avoid awkward situations, or the potential black eye, learn what some common gestures mean before any words are spoken. True Story: While living...
  5. My Ethiopian Cooking Lesson

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    One of my all-time favorite styles of food is Ethiopian cuisine. It’s hard to explain what about it seems to connect so deeply with me; maybe it has something to do with the balancing of simple ingredients and intense flavors. It probably has most to do with the way meals...
  6. Cooking Out of the Box

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    Only after a couple weeks since planting in our raised garden boxes, we are already harvesting food that makes all of our hard work seem well worth the effort. The early samplings of strawberries proved to be “in-garden snacks” since they never saw the inside of the house. Now we...
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