Put on your dancing shoes and bring a hearty appetite as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation sponsors its annual Parade of Nations and "Cena Tipica" on Sept. 14 at the Columbus Iron Works.
Marilyn Pagan-Seda, one of the organizers of the event, explained that Cena Tipica, roughly translated, means "a typical meal."
And by that she means a typical meal from each country that send soldiers and law officials to the institute.
So there will be more than enough to eat as the institute celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Tickets, which are on sale now, cost $30 for adults and $15 for children between the ages of four and 10. No one under four will be allowed at the event.
Pre-dinner entertainment, both singing and dancing, will be provided by the students and the faculty at the institute, providing the audience with a sampling of the diverse cultures in this region. From Canada to Chile, at least 18 different countries will be represented on stage.
After a buffet meal of various foods from several different regions, there will be music for dancing.
For ticket information, call (706) 545-3908 or 1820.