An event designed to reflect South Sound's diverse population is set for Saturday at Saint Martin University's Worthington Center and Marcus Pavilion.
The Ethnic Celebration, sponsored by the City of Lacey and North Thurston Public Schools, will include music, dance, food and crafts from around the world from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Twenty-seven performances representing cultures including Ireland, Zimbabwe and Cambodia are planned on three stages, said Sean Finney, Lacey’s recreation coordinator. Most of the performers are local.
“The mission is to share the traditional cultures of ancestries of the area and get groups together,” Finney said.
More than 40 vendors will sell crafts and tell visitors about their culture and organizations. Eight vendors will sell food.
Several Saint Martin’s and North Thurston Public Schools international groups will attend, Finney said. The district will have art on display.
The look into culture continues at 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with a community talk series at Lacey City Hall. Topics include the Peace Corps, and Scottish, Japanese and Indian cultures and traditions.
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