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Japanese culture classes offered

December 21, 2011
The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will host free four-week Japanese culture classes for children and teens.

The children's session, for third- through fifth-grade students, will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 11-25, and Feb. 1. The teen workshop, for sixth through 12-grade students and will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. March 7-28.

Students will learn basic Japanese words, how to write their name in Japanese calligraphy and how to create beautiful shapes using origami. Students will also taste Japanese food and learn to eat with chopsticks. The class will be taught by Tomoko Inoue from the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, a native of Kiryu, Japan.

Inoue will also teach a workshop for all ages from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Cost is $5 for adults, free for children and teens.

Preregistration is required; call 228-0472. The MACC is located on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St.



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