Local Colors’ 2007 season of Taste of Cultures will kick off Friday, July 13 with a Caribbean celebration that will include Haitian and Jamaican food, dances and games. It’s a great opportunity for those who work close to downtown to try ethnic foods and have a little fun on their lunch breaks.
According to a news release, the first installment of the series will include Caribbean dance lessons, domino games and visits from Jamaican community dignitaries. I’m not really sure who that includes, but it sounds official, doesn’t it?
The lunchtime event, which is sponsored by SunTrust, takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Century Plaza across from the old fire station on Church Avenue in downtown Roanoke. Admission is free, but there is a charge for foods and souvenirs.
Local Colors will be holding Taste of Cultures on the second Friday of every month through November. Featured cultures are: Latino in August, Korean in September, Chinese in October and Scandinavian in November.