May 28th, 2:00 PM
It's a Date!
The highly revered fruit of the date palm is an integral part of Islamic culture, its existence dating back to 4000 BC in Iraq. Mose will tell of its importance in the Middle East, as a food staple and trade commodity and its celebration in myth and history. She will share a tasting of several date varieties and suggested recipes. Mose Olenik, Administrator at the Mariposa is also a gourmet cook trained in classic cuisine.
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June 11th 2:00 PM
Islamic Art & Architecture—Bridging East and West
Take a virtual trip with Katherine Hoffman through Turkey, Egypt, Southern Spain, and Morocco viewing significant works of art and architecture who has experience Islamic cultures hands-on. Discover a new vocabulary and important cultural links between East and West.
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