The Big Read Kickoff: Southeast Asian Cultural Celebration

Day/Date: Saturday, October 24
Time: 10:00am-1:00pmHmong Dance (800x371)
Location: Club Prior – 16210 Eagle Creek Avenue, Suite 101, Prior Lake, MN 55372
Cost: FREE

We’re kicking off our Big Read with a Southeast Asian Cultural Celebration! Enjoy dance performances by the Iny Asian Dance Theater, a cooking demonstration, and activities and crafts for kids and families. This program is FREE and open to the public. Presented by the Scott County Historical Society, the Scott County Library System, the Shakopee Diversity Alliance, the Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota, and Prior Lake Friends of the Library. Copies of our Big Read book, The Things They Carried, will be available for attendees to take home (while supplies last).

  • Family Activities, 10:00am-1:00pm: Make a Hmong hat or paper lantern, dress up for a photo, play with puppets & games, enjoy refreshments!
  • Iny Asian Dance Theater Performances, 11:15am-12:00pm
  • Cooking Demonstration, 12:00-12:30pm: Learn to make (and sample!) spring rolls with Xandra from Spice Thai Cuisine Restaurant
  • What to Cook Today Exhibit: Photography and Asian recipes from food blogger Marvellina Goh

For more information, call 952-445-0378 or email Stephanie.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. For more information, visit