Ghana Cuisine


Flavors of Ghana: Sister Cities Cuisine Class

Friday, November 8, 6:30-9pm 

Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle, River Hill Village Center

Learn to cook the classic dishes of Ghanaian cuisine with Sonia Amo-Akonnor, executive chef at the Hunger Tamer Restaurant in Laurel. Sonia will demonstrate classic dishes such as jollof rice, red red and groundnut soup with chicken — and you’ll then enjoy a full buffet dinner following the demonstration!

Tickets are $60 and include cooking demonstrations, printed recipes, a full dinner, and refreshments. Registration is required. Click here to register or contact Grace Chang.

This Ghanaian cooking demonstration and dinner is the third in a series of five classes exploring the cuisines and cultures of Columbia’s five sister cities. Look for classes in Chinese and Spanish cooking in 2020. This event is presented by CA’s International Exchange and Multicultural Programs and is co-sponsored by the River Hill Community Association.

For help with registration or more information, contact or 410-715-3178.


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World Languages Café

CA’s monthly World Languages Café offers free evenings of conversation and culture. It’s a place to practice speaking a language you know or are learning, converse in a friendly atmosphere, meet new people who enjoy learning about other cultures, increase your fluency by speaking and listening, pick up useful phrases to use when traveling and recall your childhood language.

World Languages Café is held once a month, year-round on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm in the 50+ Center at the East Columbia Library, located at 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045.

Come in and join the language table of your choice (indicated by signs on the tables). There is no need to RSVP. Language tables are hosted by a native or fluent speaker who will facilitate conversation. Languages include American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

Tea, coffee, and water are available. Participants and table hosts are welcome to bring food and beverages and may bring treats from their culture to share with their table. Children under the age of 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

To find out if there will be a native speaker of the language of your interest, to request that your email is added to the World Languages Café email group, or for more information, please contact Laura Smit at 410-715-3162 or Click here for the flyer.


book club banner imageCA’s International Book Club meets monthly to explore multicultural and international themes. All books are selected by participants. Through a collaboration with Howard County Library, the book selections are reserved each month at the East Columbia branch. All books are in English.

Book discussions are held at 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Columbia Association Headquarters, 6310 Hillside Court, Columbia. To see the the list of upcoming books, the list of books the International Book Club has read since 2010, and book suggestions made by members by area of the world, click here link opens in a new window. To join the CA International Book Club Google group, please contact Laura Smit at

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