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Peace Day in the Park Returns to Cape Coral

Aug 29, 2014 08:50AM

The seventh annual Peace Day in the Park, celebrating the International Day of Peace, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., September 21, at Jaycee Park, in Cape Coral. The day will begin with a team of area yogis leading a challenge of 108 (a sacred number in Hindu and yogic traditions as the number of prayer beads in a mala strand used for mantra and meditations) sun salutations for peace from 8 to 10 a.m., followed by fun, education and entertainment for all family members, including pets.

Activities will include arts and crafts by local vendors, educational workshops and information on beekeeping, free acupuncture, poi dancing, meditation, belly dancing, kids’ storytelling and music, face-painting, a mini-petting zoo, a magician, sidewalk chalk art and more. Live music will be provided by Strange Arrangement, Old Friends, Wink and the Signal, plus dancing by the Calendar Girls.

Attendees are encouraged to bring canned and dry food to donate to the Abuse Counseling and Treatment Center and the local chapter of the Veterans Administration of America. Blood donations will also be accepted, along with donations of hair cut by Blue Dahlia Salon to give to the Children With Hair Loss nonprofit.

Pet-related activities include a K-9 charity walk, a pet fashion show, obstacle courses with water stations in the park, pet-specific vendors and dog rescue charity organizations.

Location: Off Beach Pkwy. For more information, call 239-560-5224, email [email protected] or visit 7th annual Peace Day in the Park or 108 Sun Salutations for Peace on Facebook.

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