The Valparaiso International Center (The VIC) will sponsor a presentation about Greece on Friday, October 25th, at 7 pm. The event is part of The VIC’s Fourth Friday series, which is held monthly at the Montague/Urschel Gallery of the Porter County Museum, 20 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso. The gallery is located behind the Aster Gray Shop on the corner of Indiana Avenue and Franklin Street. The entrance is located off South Franklin Street.
Maria Mamouzelos is this month's presenter. She is from the Greek island of Kalymnos. Her parents came to the USA in 1982 and go back and forth between Valparaiso and Greece every year. The family is in the restaurant business. Maria was born in the USA and is a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is on the pre-med track, currently studying nutrition. She hopes to specialize in pediatrics and has a dream to open a pediatric office in Kalymnos. Maria will talk about her homeland and focus on the differences between living on mainland Greece and on the islands.
The VIC’s Fourth Friday is a monthly series of presentations and discussions about various international cultures. The speakers are natives of the subject country or have some special expertise to offer.
Recent talks have covered Egypt, Spain, Iran, Uruguay, and China.
“The VIC’s mission is to create an environment that brings people from across the globe together by promoting a community that is understanding of different cultures,” said Board Chair Hugh McGuigan. “All our sponsored programming works toward that goal, including our signature event, the World Cultural Festival, now in its eleventh year, held annually in September at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso.”
The Fourth Friday presentation on Greece is a family-friendly event open to all members of the community and free of charge. For more information on the Valparaiso International Center, visit its website at www.valpovic.org or through social media: @valpovic