The Living Communities Foundation will sponsor the Fifth Annual Palermo World’s Fair Sunday, April 11, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Palermo School gym. The festivities begin with a buffet of fine foods from around the world, served and described by LCF board members, who come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. More than 30 dishes representing 18 or more nations will be available for guests to try.

As guests are sipping Hawaiian Kona coffee and nibbling on baklava, the entertainment begins with a few songs from Phil White Hawk describing, among other things, a Cherokee dinner, in Cherokee! Shana Hansen is likely to jump in with her violin or accordion on one or two other songs, and then she will introduce her banjo accompanist and Eastern European folk dancers from the Lewiston-Auburn area. Manuel the Mariachi will take guests south of the border, down Mexico way. Some people may have heard him sing at Cancun Mexican Restaurant in Waterville.

Lauren Hollister then flings participants to the Scottish highlands for some lively music and dancing. She is likely to encourage participation from the audience, and may bring one of her students with her to help out in this regard.

The harmonies of wind and stone return the festivities to the North Woods, as Autumn Wind and Singing Stone share songs from the Mi’kmaq traditions. They have a new CD out, and it will be available.

The afternoon winds up with “Wild Card,” a group of Unity College students, playing Appalachian Mountain music. Some dancing may happen with that, too, as people work off the English trifle and Black Forest cake.

Tickets will be available at the door, or reserve a space by calling Connie at 993-2327. Ticket prices are $5 for seniors, $10 for adults, and $24 for families. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.