The college’s 16th annual Multicultural Fest, sponsored by LLCC Student Life, takes place today, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus. LLCC Outreach Centers are also hosting multicultural activities this week. The events are free and open to the public.
The annual Multicultural Fest showcases various cultures with ethnic food, entertainment and cultural exhibits.
Local food trucks are offering free samples of ethnic food at the event. Restaurants serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. include AZ-T-CA Mexican Grill, B&W Good Eats and Sweets, Gyros Stop and Cooper’s StrEATside Bistro.
Entertainment includes dance performances by LotusFire Bellydancers, Torch_Nation, and Modeste Mundongi and Jacqueese Kongolo. DJ Yinka will cover music from various regions of the world such as Latin America, Asia and Africa.
Those providing cultural exhibits are Baha’i Faith, Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, International Student Association, Japanese Koto of Springfield, LLCC Dance Club: Express Your Seoul., LotusFire BellyDance, NAACP Springfield, Palos Style, Phoenix Center, Sister Cities Association, Sol Peru, Springfield Commission on International Visitors and United States Air Force.
Upcoming events yet this week at LLCC Outreach Centers include:
- LLCC-Beardstown, 109 White Pine Ln. – Wednesday, Oct. 2, 4:30-6 p.m.
- LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser – Thursday, Oct. 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.