Since its inception in 1992, Tsukuba International School has had to operate on a very limited budget that has prevented it from reaching its full potential in serving the English-language educational needs of the international community. In what is hoped to be the first of an annual fund-raising event, TIS is sponsoring a charity concert featuring 'Los Tres Amigos', a well-known South American trio who give regular concerts around the country. Argentinean Luis Sartor (whose daughter attends TIS) will be joining together with Luis Carlos (Bolivia) and Ricky Rodriguez (Peru) to perform rousing renditions of popular South American songs, including several that will be 'sing-a-long' style. They do some truly amazing things on a variety of South American instruments, blending together beautifully.
Local violinist Craig Coleman and professional guitarist Akira Iida will also add there considerable talents to an evening of international music that will also include songs sung by the children along with audience participation songs.
All participants will be donating their time so that the proceeds can go entirely into a fund to benefit the school and provide some seed money towards establishing permanent facilities and adding a kindergarten level in the near future and junior and senior high facilities in the future. Tickets are being sold for a 3000 yen donation for adults and 1500 yen for students and children. If you or your organization would like to help in selling tickets, please call Tim Boyle at 55-1907.
As Nova Hall hold approximately 1000 people, our goal of filling it up would result in a considerable boost to TIS finances, and so TIS urges all in the international community to get behind this project. Doors will open at 6:30 PM, Friday, October 6, with the concert
The International Women's Network (IWN) is a group of women who enjoy chatting with people from all over the world. We hold a monthly potluck dinner where we exchange information about the local community while eating a variety of foods. No reservation is needed to attend the potluck. Just bring one dish of food and show up at the meeting. Newcomers are always welcome! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the international city of Tsukuba with us!
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