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Second Annual Robert Burns Supper
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 6:00pm
Second Annual Robert Burns Supper
To Benefit the Portland State University
School of Fine
and Performing Arts

Come help PSU celebrate the birthday of the Scottish Bard, Robert Burns. The Robert Burns Supper Committee will host the Second Annual Robert Burns Supper to benefit PSU's School of Fine & Performing Arts. Order your tickets now for this popular event!

The Robert Burns Supper is a unique experience and not to be missed. It combines the rituals and pageantry of a traditional Scottish supper with the poems and writings of Scotland's most famous muse, Robert Burns. These suppers are a tradition around the world, but last year was the first time such an event has been held at Portland State.

The evening begins with a no-host bar and reception. Then the real fun starts, with live performances by a pipers and highland dancers. The program continues with the piping in of the haggis, followed by a dramatic reading of the poem Ode to a Haggis given by a native of Scotland in full clan regalia, John Angus MacLean. This is followed by a song, For A' That which is guaranteed to bring tears to the eyes of any true Scot. After a door prize is awarded, dinner will begin.

Dinner is a lovely buffet of haggis, neaps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes), chicken, and a vegetarian option. Soup, salad, vegetables and rolls round out the dinner which is followed by an incredible traditional Scottish dessert (or pudding as the Scots like to call it). After dinner there will be more song and raffle prizes, closely followed by the presentation of the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns by the Theater Department's own, Professor William Tate. Dinner concludes with humorous Toasts by the Laddies with a Reply from the Lassies.

The evening continues with a presentation from a nationally known distiller who will present six very special single malt whiskies for your tasting pleasure. This tasting will include lessons in the proper way to "taste" fine whisky. Please join us for a wonderful evening of haggis eating and toast making as we gather once more to celebrate the wonderful poetry and songs of the famous bard Robert Burnswith a few bagpipes thrown in for good measure!

When: January 25th, 2008
Where: University Place on the Portland State University campus
Time: Reception at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

If you would like more information regarding the Second Annual Robert Burns Supper please contact Jodie A. MacLean at (503) 725-5143 or