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Robert Burns celebration at Casper College

This press release comes from Lisa Icenogle at Casper College:

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Casper College will host the Second Annual Burns Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Nicolaysen Art Museum. Tickets are on sale through Wednesday, Jan. 14, for the traditional Scottish dinner and entertainment.

The evening will begin with hors d’ oeuvres and wine, followed by a Scottish dinner which will feature a choice of pork loin or vegetarian lasagna, “a wee taste of haggis, neaps (mashed turnips) and tatties (mashed potatoes),” salad, side dishes ” a generous dram of scotch for toasts,” iced tea and coffee and a “unique” Scottish dessert, according to Vicki Pollock.

“In addition to the dinner, the evening will be filled with merriment, music and laughter in celebration of the Scottish poet Robert Burns,” said Pollock, lifelong learning specialist at Casper College. “Because this dinner is based on those held annually in Scotland to honor Burns, there will be recitations of poems written by Burns and others, a toast to the haggis and more,” Pollock noted.

Chairman of the dinner, Robert Barnes, president and CEO of Casper Area Economic Development Alliance, Inc. (CAEDA), will provide many of the toasts and read several poems, “along with other honored OLLI members and guests,” said Pollock.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Paul Marquard on the bagpipes, and the Celtic fiddle group Anastasia’s Fault, who will perform traditional Celtic music.

According to Pollock, hors d’ oeuvres and wine will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. The Scottish dinner is open to those 21 and older, and participants do not need to be a member of OLLI to attend. Seating is limited and the cost per person is $45. Those with kilts are encouraged to wear them to the event.

For more information or to make reservations, call Pollock at 268-2097.

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