Jan 11, 2011

Cultural Thursday

The next free Cultural Thursday program at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, will be a journey to Mexico in Chalberg Theatre from noon to 12:50 p.m. Feb. 3 on the Brainerd campus. Scheduled presenters are members of the CLC Spanish Club, who in 2010 accompanied a shipment of clothing to Mexico as a donation to Friends of the Orphans. Last spring CLC Spanish instructor Jan Kurtz, students Abra Fisk of Fort Ripley and Heidi Purdy of Brainerd, and staffers Tyra Osvold of the Veterans Resource Center and Susan Bowman from Technology Support accompanied items that had been collected from students and churches in the final days of the spring semester. The five women took a large suitcase of children’s clothing, including 250 pair of underwear, as well as children’s books for Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (Our Little Brothers and Sisters), a network of orphanages in Latin America. The Central Lakes College delegation toured the Pyramid of the Sun and the Moon near Mexico City, which once was home to an Aztec population at Teotihuacan (city of the gods). The travelers were, from left, Jan Kurtz, Tyra Osvold, Heidi Purdy, Sue Bowman, and Abra Fisk. Purdy and Fisk will present the Cultural Thursday program Feb. 3 at CLC.