April 8, 2011
Press Release #11-087
Families are invited to food and music from around the world at the annual St. Mary’s College of Maryland World Carnival noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 16. The free activities will take place on the college’s admissions field on Route 5.
Events kick off with the annual reading of Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches at noon, this time by new college President Joe Urgo. Many of the music groups are new to the carnival, now in its 18th year, which also includes photo booths, an inflatable obstacle course, a caricaturist, and a wide variety of food and craft vendors. Special events include a Chinese Lion Dance at 1 p.m., the Ewabo Caribbean Trio at 3:30 p.m., and a Quidditch game from 2-4 p.m.
St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. More than 2,000 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland.