Friday, April 24, 2009

Rypma on Fabergé

People to People present Night of Russia

Authentic cuisine, music, and Judith A Rypma, Professor, Western Mich Univ. Saturday, April 18, 2009: Social– 5:30; Dinner– 6:30pm Northwood University NADA Center. Before dinner, Dr. Walter Gawel will play folk music while strolling with his accordion. Judith Rypma, a professor of folklore at Western Michigan University and specialist in Russian folklore and culture, has visited Russia and the former Soviet Union multiple times over the past decades. She is also a member of the Executive Board of the Kalamazoo-Pushkin Partnership, a non-profit organization that sponsors a major arts festival each November in Kalamazoo. Prof. Rypma's current research focuses on gemlore of Russia, including legends surrounding the Fabergé Eggs. These breathtaking "icons" of Russia's imperial past served as Easter gifts from the last two tsars to their empresses, and continue to fascinate lovers of art and gems worldwide. Rypma will show slides and discuss the fates of the fabulous jeweled eggs.

Punch Fountain – Apple Cider
Black Bread with Butter
Russian Salad

Chicken Kiev
Beef Stroganoff
Pickled Beets & Onions
Mashed Potatoes

DESSERT: Apple Charlotte Pie

Coffee, Iced Tea & Water will be available.
You are welcome to bring your own drinks; suggestions from Eastman Party Store
(15% discount with mention of PTP Night of Russia):
Cote du Rhone (red);
Egri Merlot – Hungary (sweet)
Uno – Greece (red or white)

$20.00/person; $17.00 Members; $15 Students
Tax deductible donations are appreciated to allow us to fulfill our mission. Contact Teot’s at 835-2567, or John Metcalf :839-5165, for tickets

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