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The International Conversation Cafe reconvened today in the Bryan Center’s Griffith Board Room.  Our gathering included participants from China, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United States (me).  We started out by discussing current events,  including earthquakes (as Taiwan has had two recently), the political unrest in Ukraine, politics in Turkey, and finally, Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), a cultural event.

From there, we explored what Mardi Gras events are happening in our area.  There is a Durham Mardi Gras parade next Tuesday that perhaps you might be interested in joining or watching.  Here are website links for that and related events:

Durham Mardi Gras: http://www.durhammardigras.com/
Parade on Tuesday March 4: http://www.durhammardigras.com/parade-details/
Music: http://www.durhammardigras.com/bands-2014/

Additional Mardi Gras events in the Triangle area begin this weekend.  You can read about some of those here:
http://www.wral.com/celebrate-mardi-gras-in-the-triangle/13424243/

In the midst of discussing Mardi Gras, the subject of Saint Patrick’s Day came up. Though it’s a bit early to delve far into that holiday, you might consider putting the Raleigh Saint Patrick’s Day parade on your calendar.  That will be held on March 15 starting at 10 a.m: http://www.raleighstpats.org/

Join us for one of our upcoming Thursday afternoon gatherings in the Bryan Center, 12:30 to 1:30: March 6, March 20, April 3. 

Wishing you an enjoyable Mardi Gras,
Rene Caputo
Duke ESL Specialist

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