Public invited to d’Wiesn Sept. 22

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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The Community Education Department at Casper College will host d’Wiesn on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. “We want everyone to celebrate Oktoberfest a bit differently at Casper College,” said Zhanna Gallegos, community education coordinator.

Participants will take a cultural journey to Germany while enjoying authentic cuisine, short presentations, and educational displays. According to Gallegos, the word “d’Wiesn” is an abbreviation for “Theresienwiese” in German, which translates as “Theresa’s Meadow,” where Oktoberfest is held in Munich, a German state of Bavaria.

“Events such as d’Wiesn aid in understanding and appreciation of other cultures and promote more meaningful interactions with people in our community and around the world,” said Gallegos.

“Food plays a vital role in human experience. Food brings us together and connects us to our culture and our family. The study of a specific culture is incomplete without sampling its cuisine. We are excited to share mouthwatering Bavarian dishes, including ‘Werner’ style red cabbage prepared from a family recipe,” Gallegos added.

The international dinner will also feature beef sauerbraten with gingersnap gravy, Bavarian sauerkraut, roasted root vegetables, German potato salad, potato pancakes, rye bread, and a variety of German-style desserts.

The cost per person is $35. The registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 8. For more information or to register, visit here or call 307-268-3401.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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