The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will sponsor an ethnic dinner featuring traditional Native American cuisine with a contemporary twist on Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Northern Michigan University Jacobetti Center. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a tasting buffet of conch, duck and wild rice cakes. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. will feature buffalo stew and watercress salad, followed by the dessert selection of Lakota plum cakes. Each participant will receive a recipe booklet of the evening’s foods and other Native American dishes. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 3. The cost is $26 for NCLL members and $31 for nonmembers. To register, contact class liaison Carolyn McDonald at 228-9847.