Cultural Pearls Spaces available at Belmont Technical CollegeThe history of the Ohio Valley is rich with cultural diversity. The flowing of the Ohio River sparked trade and commerce and many different cultures made the local area their home, constituting families and creating bonds. On March 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Belmont Technical College will celebrate that history through Cultural Pearls, an event that brings information about family and cultural differences together.The main stage event will happen from 7 - 8:30 p.m. We Are The Future will perform theatrical pieces related to the civil rights movement. Gustavo Barros, an educator in the Ohio County Public School System who is originally from Chile, will talk about Chilean culture and family life. Julie Schultz will present the history, movement and art of the Middle Eastern dance known as Belly Dancing. BTC student, Katie Orlofske, a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Bellaire will be performing a variety of local favorites.Presenters such as the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), the Belmont Technical College Alumni Association, Historic Fort Steuben and the Ohio Valley Museum Consortium will be displaying on tables available for viewing from 6:30 to 7p.m. and then from 8:30 to 9 p.m. "The United States has a rich blend of cultural traditions. Ethnic groups from around the world contribute to the complex patchwork of modern American society," said Candice Hewitt, coordinator of the Belmont Technical College Diversity Committee. "Through this event, we aim to celebrate and appreciate all of the wonderful cultures that make up the world in which we live."Belmont Technical College still has space available for those interested in having a display. More information can be obtained by contacting Candice Hewitt at 740-695-9500, ext. 1070.