11th An­nual SWFL Peace Day in the Park

Hon­or­ing the In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace

Times of the Islands - - Making Waves - Ann Marie O’Phe­lan is a South­west Florida res­i­dent and a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to TOTI Me­dia. BY ANN MARIE O’PHEL AN

The 11th an­nual South­west Florida Peace Day in the Park is set for Sun­day, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year, it will take place on the cam­pus of the Al­liance for the Arts in Fort My­ers. The cel­e­bra­tion is held in con­juc­tion with the In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace (Sept. 21).

The fam­ily-friendly and pet-friendly event will fea­ture ed­u­ca­tional talks, med­i­ta­tions, yoga, a blood drive, fun ac­tiv­i­ties for the lit­tle ones, and pet adop­tions. In ad­di­tion, a food drive for peo­ple and a food drive for pets will take place.

The event will also in­clude a plant ex­change. “Bring a plant or cut­ting from your gar­den, and you can ex­change it with some­thing brought in by some­one else,” ex­plains Zachari VanDyne, the or­ga­nizer of the cel­e­bra­tion.

FOR MORE INFO

Sun­day, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers 239-939-2787, artin­lee.org

Zachari VanDyne

239-560-5224, swfl4­peace@email.com peace­day-in-thep­ark.com

Peace Day in the Park at Al­liance for the Arts

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