Mes CHamoru workshops at the Museum event are filling up fast | Way of life

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Limited space remains for attendees of the “Selebra Kutuurata yan I Hinanaota (Celebrate Our Culture and Journey)” workshop, the closing celebration of Mes CHamoru on March 31 at the Guam Museum.

Two workshops are offered, courtesy of Valley of the Latte: weaving with coconut leaves and making candies and coconut oil. Two-hour workshops are limited to 25 people and cost $10, with a portion of proceeds going to the Guam Museum. Registration can be done online at guammuseumfoundation.org.

Vendors interested in selling their handicrafts are also encouraged to submit online entries to participate.

The event will also include tours of the Guam Museum exhibits, live music and food.

Scheduled event

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Guam Museum offers tours of the “Hinanao-ta” exhibit, with artifacts and exhibits held in seven galleries.

There will also be a special exhibition in the revolving gallery: “Fanohge CHamoru Put I Tano’-ta (Charting Our Collective Future)”.

Only 25 people will be admitted per visit time slot. You must register in advance. General admission is $3, $1 for students and free for children 5 and under and manamko 55 and over.

The museum will strictly adhere to social distancing and capacity restrictions applied to indoor activities. Face masks must be worn in all areas of the museum and visitors must undergo a temperature check upon arrival. Visitors with temperatures over 100.3 will not be allowed entry.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. cultural workshops will take place.

From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.vendors will sell crafts and artisanal goods at Skinner Plaza, where food trucks will also offer dinner options.

Free cultural performances by Para i Probechu’n i Taotao-Ta and music by the Guam Territorial Band, among others. Take home souvenirs from My CHamoru and buy handicrafts and handicrafts from local vendors. Prepare a dinner for the family thanks to the incredible food trucks that surround the park.

The event is sponsored by the Guam Department of CHamoru Affairs, the Guam Museum, the Guam Museum Foundation Inc., Valley of the Latte, Para i Probechu’n i Taotao-Ta and the Pacific Daily News.

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