Appalachian Mountain Club Marks 25th Anniversary of International Dinner and Adventure Series

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) will kick off the twenty-fifth season of its International Dinner and Adventure Series on January 14, when the weekly winter program at the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest explores Nepal and trekking around the Annapurna Circuit.

See the full schedule of 10 programs through March 25, from Tasmania and Greenland to Beirut and British Columbia, at http://www.outdoors.org/internationaldinner.

For 25 years, winter Wednesday evenings in Pinkham Notch have transformed into an armchair adventure offering a taste of international cuisine, culture, and exploration. The presentation is both cultural and inspirational, letting guests globe-trot vicariously through the adventures of local and regional guides, explorers, and travelers.

Join the AMC tradition of mountain hospitality as part of this long-running series featuring family-style dinners with four courses from the night’s country of honor. Dinners include soup or appetizer, salad, entrée, bread, dessert, coffee, teas and cold beverages. Guests may bring their own beer or wine. A nightly raffle of AMC or other regional items is offered to spur thoughts of new adventures.

Come for the evening or stay the night at AMC’s Joe Dodge Lodge, located a few steps from the Visitor Center. Dinner is served at 6 p.m., immediately before the presentation, and is $29 for adult non-members ($24 for AMC members). The International Dinner lodging package starts at $59 per person for adult non-members ($49 for members), and includes Joe Dodge Lodge accommodations, featured dinner and presentation, breakfast, and a one-day trail pass for cross-country skiing and tubing the next day at Great Glen Trails.

The Wednesday series runs from January 14 – March 25, with the exception of February 18. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast. AMC helps people of all ages and abilities to explore and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world. With chapters from Maine to Washington, D.C., guidebooks and maps, and unique lodges and huts, AMC helps people get outdoors on their own, with family and friends, and through activities close to home and beyond. We invite the public to support our conservation advocacy and research, youth programming, and care of 1,800 miles of trails. Visit http://www.outdoors.org.

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