2nd American Village Morning Mart scheduled for July 28

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Encouraged by the success of their first American Village Morning Mart, Chatan Tourism Association is getting ready for the second installment of the morning event scheduled for July 28.

Organizers expect about 30 vendors to participate.

The event takes place in the same area surrounding the Ferris wheel as before but this time the booths open an hour earlier at 7 a.m. and close at noon. Organizers expect about 30 vendors to participate.

The food and sales area in the vicinity of the Chatan Information Center where local Chatan bakeries, sweetshops, cafes, and restaurants offer delicious treats to start the day with. As before, the emphasis is on vegan food but there also will be baked goods, specialty coffees, sandwiches, fresh veggies, and other delights. Handicrafts and other interesting stuff are also for sale.

There will be baked goods, specialty coffees, sandwiches, fresh veggies, and other delights. Handicrafts and other interesting stuff are also for sale.

For those who want to start their day with a bit of exercise, there is a free morning yoga class from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and kickboxercise from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Both classes are free.

If yoga and kickboxing sound too physical, instructor Aiko Horiuchi from Chatan’s hula and Tahitian dance studio Halau Hula Na Pua O Ka Hala and an instructor from Puahinano Polynesian Dance Studio hold free lessons in Hawaiian hula and Polynesian dances from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Appropriate rental dresses are available for those who don’t have their own to wear.

People joining in the classes should wear comfortable clothes and bring their own yoga mats, towels, and other necessities.

Finally, local handicraft artisans offer hands-on craft making experiences at Chatan Media Center studio. The experiences go on all day through 5 p.m.

Organizers are expecting the weather to be sunny and hot and remind those planning to attend the event not to forget their sunscreen, hat and enough water to drink.

For more information on the event or those interested in becoming a vendor, see the Chatan Town’s official website at http://www.chatan.or.jp

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