This Weekend: Extravaganzas and fundraisers

 In Arts and Culture, Community Links, Events, Families, Resources, Volunteer Opportunities

Check out some of the happenings taking place in and around southeastern San Diego this weekend, including a Christmas Extravaganza and a fundraiser for CHE’LU.

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Christmas Giveaway 2010-12-24Shabach House is hosting its annual Christmas Extravaganza on Friday evening at Market Creek Plaza. Attendees can receive groceries, toys, and other giveaways donated by individuals and organizations throughout San Diego. The event is free and open to the community.

Volunteers are still needed: call (858) 380-4238 to sign up and provide a helping hand at the event.

  • Friday, December 24 from 6-10pm
    Market Creek Plaza
    310 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114 (Google Maps)
    Free admission and free parking

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CHELU Sakman Fundraiser 2010-12-26

Join CHE’LU, Inc. (Chamorro Hands in Unity-Links-Education) for Sunday’s casino run to Golden Acorn to support their sakman (outrigger canoe) project. A bus filled with jolly folks and holiday cheer will leave the Sons & Daughters of Guam Club at 10am for a day of fun and gaming.

The money raised will support CHE’LU’s efforts to celebrate and revive Chamorro canoe-building and sailing traditions here in San Diego and in the Mariana Islands. The organization is getting ready to launch their recently-completed, hand-crafted, 47-ft sakman and to lead interested people of all cultural backgrounds in re-learning how to sail using traditional navigational methods.

For more information about the casino run or the sakman project, contact Jojo Borja (619-993-1348) or Janice Bouffiou (619-261-4285).

  • Sunday, December 26 from 10am-5pm
    Bus pick up is at the Sons & Daughters of Guam Club
    334 Willie James Jones Ave, San Diego, CA 92102 (Google Maps)
    $20/person (you’ll receive $20 in free play on your player card)

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