Taste of the na­tions

Mu­seum event fuses cul­tures in the name of fla­vor and fare

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Travel around the world with­out even leav­ing Boca Ra­ton. The Boca Ra­ton Chil­dren’s Mu­seum, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Wines for Hu­man­ity, is host­ing “F.A.C.E.S. and Places: A Toast­ing & Tast­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The event will fea­ture an ex­hibit, wine, food, mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment from the United States, Brazil, Africa, Ja­pan, Spain and France. It will place Aug. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at SunTrust Bank, 800 S. Fed­eral High­way, Boca Ra­ton.

All guests will re­ceive a pass­port that will guide them through each ex­hibit to learn about and taste wines paired with tapas. The wine tast­ing will be pro­vided byWines for Hu­man­ity, a char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion that raises funds for home­less­ness through group wine tast­ing events. Event guests will taste and learn about the var­i­ous wines from dif­fer­ent coun­tries.

The evening will also in­clude a Chi­nese auc­tion and en­ter­tain­ment. Among the per­form­ers are Trina Soumare, spe­cial­iz­ing in WestAfrican Dance, and Moussa “Soumah” Soumare, aWestAfrican drum­mer.

“F.A.C.E.S. and Places: A Toast­ing & Tast­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence” is a part of Boca Fes­ti­val Days, a month-long cel­e­bra­tion hosted by Boca Ra­ton Cham­ber. Spon­sors in­clude SunTrust Bank and Stan­ley Steemer.

F.A.C.E.S. is the Boca Ra­ton Chil­dren’s Mu­seum’s multi-cul­tural arts ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram that cel­e­brates the rich di­ver­sity of South Florida.

Tick­ets to the around-the-world event are $45. They can be pur­chased at the mu­seum, by vis­it­ing www.cm­boca.org or call­ing 561-368-6875.

Pho­tos by Kara Starzyk

Denise St. Pa­trick-Bell, left, Trina Soumare and Moussa Soumare Mar­i­lyn M. Wil­son, left, Delcenia Jones and Penny Morey

Sharon Ram­sey, left, and Mar­i­lyn M. Wil­son

Vic­to­ria Man­cilla, left, Daphne Tucker and Anita Detert

Ron­dell Maynard, 16, back left, and Carolina Huerta, 16; Fer­nando Spada, 16, front left, and Amaya Bruce, 13

Erin Simpson-Krar, left, and Denise St. Pa­trick-Bell

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