Celebrate Latino Culture at PGCC during Hispanic Heritage Month

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—Celebrate the rich cultural traditions of the Latino/Hispanic community, now through October 15 at Prince George’s Community College. Activities include a briscas card game, dominos tournament, Latin film festival, dance expo, and Spanish lessons. Events are free and open to the public. 

Latin Film Festival at the Laurel College Center, Wednesdays, September 26 and October 3, Noon. Enjoy an afternoonmovie featuring a Latino/Hispanic actor or Latino/Hispanic filmmaker.  

Briscas and Dominos Tournament, Monday, October 1, Noon – 2 p.m., Hollow Tree. Play briscas, a popular Latin card game, and compete in a dominos tournament.  

Latin Dance Expo, Wednesday, October 3, Noon- 2 p.m., Largo Student Center, Community Room B. Showcase your Salsa, Merengue and Bachata skills at a Latin dance workshop.  

Spanish Lessons, Monday, October 8, 1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m., Bladen Hall Room 133.  Learn basic conversational Spanish including greetings and other common phrases. 

Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Ceremony, Wednesday, October 10, 2-4 p.m., Largo Student Center, Community Room B. Commemorate the celebration with dance performances, lunch and an awards ceremony.   

For more information on National Hispanic Heritage Month events, call 301-546-0862 (English) or 301-546-3078 (Spanish).  

 Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.   


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