February 24, 2011 (San Diego) -- Young Audiences of San Diego and The Salvation Army Kroc Center invite the public to a free Family Arts and Literacy Night Thursday, February 24th at 6:30 pm. Hundreds of families will gather in the Kroc Center Multipurpose Room-Education Building for an evening of fun for the “Carnaval Around the World” event and each child will take home a brand new book.
For this family-friendly Carnaval event, Afro-Cuban/Afro-Brazilian dance group Sol e Mar will perform. There will also be Capoeira and Samba workshops with musician and dancer Claudia Lyra.
The FREE event is made possible by the support of Target, First Book, The San Diego Unified School District Community Service Association and the Samuel French Fund.
This is all part of the Family Arts and Literacy Connection program which started in 2003. The purpose is to provide and promote arts performances and hands-on arts activities as elevating and enriching experiences for underserved San Diego families. Young Audiences and Kroc Center staff go into local schools to teach a literacy based art project and the in-class component culminates with a multi-cultural themed event at the Kroc Center.
Kroc Center is located on University Avenue, one block west of 70th Street in San Diego.