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Jawaahir Dance Company's Annual Gala & Fundraiser




Some of the unique auction items from around the corner and around the world!

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Hawaii beach photo.

Raintree resort Canada.


Raintree Vacation Club Gold Level Guest Certificate

Valued up to $2,100
Valid through September 1, 2013

Ready to suprise your honey with a gift that will surely please? Here it is, a weeklong getaway from the ordinary. Pick one of the 21 Raintree Resorts at some of the most picturesque locations around the Rockies, Canada, Hawaii, and Mexico and recharge your batteries.

Good for accommodations only, based on availability; 2-4 people for up to 7 nights at any Raintree Resort.

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Photo of Nicole teaching drumming class.


Full Tuition for Cassandra's Weeklong Intensive
March 18-23, 2013

Donated by Cassandra

Valued at $675

A gift that will lift your spirits, work your body, and make you smile. A week of dancing, music, friendship. Priceless.

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Dance Lessons at Arthur Murray
Donated by Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 534 Selby Avenue, St. Paul

Valued at $550.

Two gift certificates for 3 private lessons each.

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3-Month Membership at YWCA of Minneapolis
Donated by YWCA of Mineapolis

Valued at $536.

A 3-month fitness membership for 2 adults with children at e locations: Downtown, Uptown, and Midtown. The membership includes access to the facilities as well as the fitness member discount for any fee-based classes or services. Enroll before October 6, 2012.

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Oasis North poster.  

50% off the Oasis Dance Camp of your choice
Donated by the Jean Courter, Director

Valued up to $394

Oasis Dance Camp is the longest running residential dance camp in the United States specializing in dances of the Middle East and the Arab world. Spend four days in a Cassandra Intensive in Michigan, Georgia, or Washington State.

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Isis Egg  

Hand-Dyed Ukrainian-Style Isis Egg
Donated by Dianna Rawnsley

Valued at $200.

This Isis Egg has one side with dancing women depicting religious ritual (from the late 4th millennium BC) superimposed over a collar patten. In Egyptian art, names, symbols, or wishes were written upon the fruit of the Tree of Life, depicted on the other side of the egg as planetary glyphs. The top shows a seal from an amulet showing 9 scrolls, each with a beginning and an end. On the bottom is a white lotus, in the center, a crescent moon, or perhaps an eclipse, surrounded by 13 full moons, representing the 13 lunar cycles in a year.

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Hindu Bride doll  

Sparkling Radiance Mehndi Bride
Donated by Nancy Courteau

Valued at $200.

Exquisitely handcrafted in fine porcelain, this 21" Mendhi wedding doll by Master doll artist Sandra Bilotto is dressed in a vibrant, red wedding ensemble. Simulated gems, sequins, golden highlights and glittering gold trims lavish her outfit from her fitted bodice to deftly pleated skirt. A multi-hued bridal bindi adorns her forehead, matching her exquisite jewelry. Plus, her hands, forearms, feet and ankles bear the symbolic mendhi tattoo of a bride.

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Handbuilt Textured Ceramic Pitcher
Donated by Lisa-Marie Serafin

Valued at $195.

Selected for the Potters' Guild Spring Exhibition, this beautiful handbuilt textured pitcher is food safe, water tight, and made to use or display as an object d'art.See more of Lisa-Marie's work at LMSerafin.com.

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CorePower Yoga  

One Month of Unlimited Yoga at CorePower Yoga
Donated by CorePower Yoga

Valued at $159.

Any Corepower, any class, great experience! Use your breath and love of dance to flow through classes! New students only.

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Private Lesson with Cassandra
Donated by Cassandra

Valued at $150.

Take a 2-hour coaching session or lesson with the best: Cassandra!

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Sally Wagner


Guthrie Theater
Donated by the Guthrie Theater

Valued at $140

If you haven't been to the Guthrie lately, take this opportunity. The building is amazing, the staff friendly, and the productions astounding. One of the icons that make Minnesota great. Two tickets to any of the first 12 performances of a Guthrie show, excluding opening nights and A Christmas Carol.

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Introductory Bharatanatyam Classes at Ragamala Dance
Donated by Ragamala Dance

Valued at $129.

This gift certificate is good for one 10-week session of Introductory Bharatanatyam classes at the Ragamala Studio, 711 West Lake Street, Minneapolis. Ragamala opens an Introductory class once a year.

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Corian basket.  

Corian basket
Donated by S2BH

Valued at $98.

Functional art! 9.5" cream-colored Corian basket, handcrafted. As seen in the Walker Shop.

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2 Tickets to Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
Donated by Children's Theatre Company

Valued at $80.

See all of your favorite moments come to life on stage! The Cat in the Hat runs September 25 - December 2 at the Children's Theatre Company.

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Sparkle, Too postcard.  

4 Tickets to Sparkle, Too
Donated by Jawaahir Dance Company

Valued at $60.

Come see a shining array of new works from the Jawaahir dancers October 26-28. Jawaahir company choreography shows consistently offer a variety of entertaining pieces in a multitude of styles and voices.

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Brave New Workshop.  

2 passes to any production at Brave New Workshop
Donated by Brave New workshop

Valued at $58.

The Brave New Workshop (BNW) Comedy Theatre has been writing, performing and producing original sketch comedy, music and comedy improvisation longer than any other theatre in the United States. Now in our 53rd year of crafting audacious, hilarious, and thought-provoking original comedy and satire, the BNW is a Minneapolis institution, and a truly unique place to laugh, learn, think, and play.

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2 Gift Cards at Mediterranean Cruise Cafe
Donated by Mediterranean Cruise Cafe

Valued at $50.

Not only is the Mediterranean Cruise Cafe noted for its food, it is also known for its unique belly dancing entertainment Thursdays through Sundays.

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Rox bracelet.  

Beautiful Multi-Stone Bracelet by Rox Minneapolis
Donated by Robyne Robinson

Valued at $35.

Beautiful multi-stone bracelet in green, amber, and gold.

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Udjat Beads necklace.  

Iridescent Teardrop Necklace
Donated by Udjat Beads, Port Angeles, WA.

Valued at $25.

Sparkly iridescent hand-beaded teardrop necklace.

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See the St. Paul Saints
Donated by St. Paul Saints

Valued at $25.

Attend a fabulous St. Paul Saints game in May, 2013.

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Rhythmatiq cover.  

Rhythmatiq CD
Donated by Karim Nagi

Valued at $15.

Karim Nagi's NEW Rhythmatiq CD -- an exciting CD of Arabic drumming! Rhythmatiq is a collection of Arabic rhythms, drum solos, and traditional genres, updated with an urban relevance. Using vocals, melody, and remix, Karim develops individual rhythms into complete songs.Includes an Arab rhythm chart.

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