FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Feb. 2, 2012
CONTACT: Kathy Lehman, Director of Conferences and Special Events
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Few adventures in the world arouse as much curiosity and wonder as traveling the Silk Road – one of the world’s oldest and most historically important trade routes. Now armchair travelers can retrace “The Silk Road: A Journey through China, Central Asia and Turkey” as part of the Wilson College World Travel Film and Ethnic Dinner Series on Tuesday, Feb. 28.
The evening includes a buffet dinner of dishes representative of the area traversed by the Silk Road at 6 p.m. in Laird Hall, followed by the film, The Silk Road: A Journey through China, Central Asia and Turkey, and lecture by documentary filmmaker Marlin Darrah at 7 p.m. in Thomson Hall’s Alumnae Chapel.
In ancient times, warriors traveled by camel and on foot along the Silk Road, transporting not only precious cargo and treasures, but also customs and culture. Some say the most significant commodity carried along this route was not silk, but religion. Some of the places viewers will vicariously visit include: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tibet, Turkey and China.
The dinner menu includes: tomato, onion and pepper salad (Kyrgyzstan); vegetable plov (rice pilaf, Uzbekistan); turkmen stuffed chicken (Turkmenistan); vegetable stir-fry (China) and asure (Noah’s pudding, Turkey).
Reservations are required for the dinner and tickets must be purchased at least one week in advance. Tickets for the dinner are: $18.25 per meal for adults, senior citizens and students ages 10 to 18; and
$11 for children under 10.
Tickets to the film and lecture are $6.75 for adults, $5.75 for seniors, $2.75 for children ages 10 to 18;
children under 10 get in free. Seating is unreserved, but attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. If seats are available, additional single tickets for the film can be purchased at the door Thursday evening.
Call the Wilson College Office of Conferences and Special Events at 717-262-2003 to make reservations or order tickets.
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 746 and includes 21 students from 10 foreign countries.
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