Free ‘Trip to the Tropics’ offered March 8 by Del Mar Foundation
“Travel” to the islands of the western Pacific, including Guam and Saipan, learn about the Chamorro Islands, their people and their place in U.S. history through music, dance and interactive activities. Experience Chamorro culture with Uno Hit, a nonprofit group performing traditional Chamorro music and dance.
The event takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Powerhouse Park Community Center (1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar). Register today on the Del Mar Foundation website at www.delmarfoundation.org.
This hands-on, fun event features a Sakman Chamorro canoe model, coconut exhibit, flower making, storytelling and dance presentations, and merienda or “light snacks.”
Who is a Chamorro? Chamorros are fellow Americans, native to the U.S. territories of the western Pacific, including Guam and Saipan. San Diego has the largest community of Chamorros outside of the islands.
The event is sponsored by the Del Mar Foundation and Young Del Mar. The Del Mar Foundation sponsors programs, makes grants, and manages $2 million in endowment funds to benefit the community and the San Dieguito Lagoon. Its community endowment provides long-term funding stability for community needs. Young Del Mar is a committee of the Del Mar Foundation that organizes children’s events and activities such as the 4th of July Parade, Toddler playgroups, Easter Egg Hunt and Spooktacular Beach Bonfire, while also offering activities for parents such as Parent’s Night Out and the Parenting Workshop Series.
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