Language school to celebrate spring with a traditional German Biergarten

ROCKLAND — Penobscot Bay Language School, a nonprofit organization based in Midcoast Maine, celebrates spring with a traditional German Biergarten on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 3 p.m.

This indoor/outdoor event will feature beer and kids served on the patio and gardens of the Penobscot Bay Language School as well as lawn games, music, food and conversation – the ability to speak German is not required (but welcome), according to PBL, in a press release.

Guests must register online at www.penobscot.us/events/category/cultural-events/. The $15 entry fee includes 2 kids and a beer. Registered guests can also order a la carte if they want to sample more beer or kids during the event.

The Biergarten will open at 3 p.m. on the back patio and gardens of Penobscot Bay Language School in Rockland.

“Many communities in Maine were settled by Germans beginning in the 1740s,” PBL said. “So German culture permeates our local and national cultures, with town names like Dresden in western Maine and Midcoast communities like Bremen, Hanover and of course Waldoboro – home to the old German meeting house, a historic German Lutheran church and cemetery – it’s clear that German immigrants did much to make Midcoast Maine what it is today!Join PBLS staff, volunteers and community members for this wonderful celebration of local cultural heritage.

Founded in 1986 as a non-profit language school and cultural exchange center, Penobscot Bay Language School has served over 6,000 locals and over 500 international students of all ages with language instruction and cultural programs. More than three decades later, we continue to promote our mission: to develop and provide opportunities for people in Midcoast Maine and around the world to explore our shared experience on Earth through the study and celebration of language and culture.