Cathy Peyton (AKA Sahdia Saraab) will be leading a group of belly dancers as they dance at various public locations across Pensacola on Saturday, May 11, 2013, in an effort to raise awareness and funding for the FavorHouse, a local women’s shelter.
The group of 36 local professional and amateur belly dancers will perform together in flash mob style, a Shimmy Mob. They will begin at the Southwest Library, 12248 Gulf Beach Hwy, at 10:00 am, making a stop downtown to perform at 111 E. Garden Street in front of the Medical Aesthetic Institute at 11:30 am, then heading to Art in the Park to perform at Fountain Square on E. Zarragossa St at 12:15 pm and again at 1:00 pm.
The dancers are hoping to raise awareness and funding for FavorHouse, the certified domestic violence center for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties of District I which has been helping women in the Florida Panhandle for over 30 years. Donations can be made directly to the FavorHouse at www.favorhouse.org or by calling 850-434-1177. All donations are tax-deductable. For more information about this event, contact Cathy Peyton (Sahdia Saraab) at www.pensacolabellydance.com or call (850) 380-4323.
Learn about our native turtles hands-on Saturday morning at 11:00 with Rick O’Connor – back by popular demand
CHILDREN MAKE GARDEN BELLS FOR SPRING AT SOUTHWEST BRANCH LIBRARY
Ms. Amy and Ms. Lisa guided children and parents in another fun craft at the Southwest Branch Library; this time children painted and assembled a garden bell that can be hung anywhere they like: in a doll house, in a bedroom or on the patio. Home Depot-Mobile Hwy donated plastic organizers for the paint supplies. Children painted the pots, threaded twine thru large colorful buttons and beads with a bell inside to enable them to hang from a hook. Triggers Restaurant on Gulf Beach Hwy donated plastic cups used for paint. Paint, brushes and other materials were donated by The Friends of the Southwest Branch Library. Southwest Branch Library teen volunteer Kylie checked in the arriving families and handed out wet wipes at the end of the activity. Friends of the Southwest Branch Library volunteers MaryAnn Johnson, Sally Loudin, Charlotta Overton, and Dorothy Sergeant offered decorating suggestions, distributed supplies and helped with cleanup.