Exciting changes are in store for participants of the 22nd annual Three Sisters Dinner, to be held March 9 at the Shenendoah Clubhouse from 5-7:30 p.m. In addition to traditional Three Sisters dishes, many new menu items have been added to encourage participants to “expand your palate.”

To encourage trying new foods, several food stations will be set up along the room perimeter for an hour before the main course including a salad station, soup station and dessert station. A few of the new dishes are strawberry baby kale salad, hearth broth with assorted garnish and blueberry panna cotta. Children can visit their own kid-friendly healthy snack station, where they can try cranberry-apple fruit leather, wheat germ granola bars and hummus trio. All dishes will be prepared with the freshest, most nutritious ingredients and especially suitable for people with diabetes.

Another new feature of the event will be several interactive stations staffed by Oneida Nation community members and employees, including Three Sisters Companion Gardening (Shako:wi Cultural Center); Cooking Demo (Culinary Dept.); Exercising For Fun & Health (Recreation and Community Members); and Ask Our Nurses (Health Services).

Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner begins at 6 p.m. The evening will end with social dancing and door prize drawings.

Registration deadline is March 2. To sign up, contact Tara Smith, Health Services office assistant, at (315) 829-8209 or Clara Galster, Health Services administrative assistant, at (315) 829-8733; or 1-800-663-4324.

The Three Sisters Dinner is sponsored by the Oneida Indian Nation Health Services Diabetes Program and is open to Oneida Indian Nation Members, children of enrolled Oneidas and Oneida Indian Nation Health Services clients of all ages.