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Caravan Under The Stars 2013
Jawaahir Dance Company's Annual Gala & Fundraiser


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

And for more information about the gala...
CARAVAN UNDER THE STARS, Jawaahir's annual gala and fundraiser, is Thursday, June 13.
Join us and emcee Robyne Robinson for an exciting evening with silent and live auctions, a variety of entertainment, henna artist Angela from Ancient Traditions Mehndi, and delicious appetizers.
On-line tickets are now available.

Angela doing henna.  

Henna Party Package
Donated by Jawaahir Dance Company and Angela of Ancient Traditions Mehndi

Valued at... This will be a live auction item. Guess the value!!

Jawaahir and Angela provide the winner with dancers and a henna artist to facilitate a fan Henna Party at your house in the Twin Cities metro area! We'll provide recorded music, henna and a henna artist, dance instruction, and a short performance (max of 15 guests).You bring the house... We'll bring the party!

Starting bid: $300.

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Hawaii beach photo.

Raintree resort Canada.


Raintree Vacation Club Gold Level Guest Certificate
Donated by Fred & Patricia Auch

Valued up to $2,100.
Starting bid: $1,000.
Valid through June 1, 2014

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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Cassandra teaching at our new studio.

Photo of Nicole teaching drumming class.


Full Tuition for Cassandra's Weeklong Intensive
June 2-7, 2014

Donated by Cassandra

Valued at $675.
Current bid: $520.

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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Cassandra and Nicole at Camp  

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

Valued up to $394
Starting bid: $125.

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. (Valid for domestic Camp only.))

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CorePower Yoga  

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

Valued at $159.
Starting bid: $60.

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

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MN Renn Fest fairy  

2 tickets to the MN Renaissance Festival
Donated by MN Renaissance Festival

Valued at $44.
Starting bid: $20.

Come visit the Minnesota Renaissance Festival any weekend, but you might consider the Silk Road weekend (Aug 31, Sept 1 & 2) where The Sisters of the Sahara and John Khoury’s Arabic Ensemble are on the Pavilion Stage all weekend!

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Mall of America coupon book  

Mall of America Package
Donated by Mall of America

Valued at $75.
Starting bid: $25.

This fabulous package includes 2 20-point Nickelodeon Universe passes, 2 passes to Moose Mountain, and a 2013 Mall of America coupon book which includes hundreds of coupons for 20% off and free items!

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Afghani earrings  

Afghani Drop Earrings with Turquoise
Donated by The Cassandra School

Beautiful Afghani drop earrings with gold and turquoise stones, originally from Alsadu.

Starting bid: $30.

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Evil Eye necklace  

Evil Eye Necklace and Earrings
Donated by Joani Mullen of Scarabian Designs

This is Joani's signature evil eye necklace and earrings. She says, "The eyes have you covered."

Starting bid: $25.

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Shell necklace  

Mermaid's Delight Necklace and Earrings
Donated by Lori Anngelo Designs

This Mermaid's Delight with matching earrings is handcrafted of shells, shell pieces, and freshwater pearls.

Starting bid: $25.

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Scarab necklace  

Scarab Necklace and Earrings
Donated by Lori Anngelo Designs

Vintage-inspired earrings and draped necklace with cornelian scarab and Swarovski beads.

Starting bid: $25.

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Hair Flowers by Raina  

3 Hair Flowers
Donated by Raina Amir Accessories

This set is a large peacock blue orchid with purple glitter, a medium fuchsia orchid with pink glitter, and a small green orchid with pink and iridescent glitter. You'll have to come to the Gala to see and bid on two other fabulous sets!

Starting bid: $15.

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Hair Garden by LuSynda  

Hair Garden
Donated by LuSynda

Gorgeous Hair Garden. Fabulously large fascinator for your hair, hip, bags, or belts. You'll have to come to the Gala to see and bid on three others!

Starting bid: $10.

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Cassandra's Eyes cross stitch


Handmade Cross Stitch: Cassandra's Eyes
Donated by Kay Marszalek

This counted cross stitch shows the mysterious eyes of an Arabian woman, hand-stitched over a 10-month period by Kay Marszalek. The piece is 11 x 17 with approximately 32,900 loving stitches, and is professionally framed and matted.

Current bid: $75.

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Tunisian dancer doll  

Handmade Tunisian Dancer Doll
Donated by MaryLynn Buss

Exquisitely handcrafted unique 21" Tunisian dancer doll made by Lydia, toymaker and dancer in Washington State.

Starting bid: $60

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Hand-Dyed Egg


Hand-Dyed Ukrainian-Style Egg
Donated by Dianna Rawnsley

This egg shows Bast on one side, and Khephera on the other. Bast has the head of a lioness, symbolizing sunlight. Khephera, the beetle-headed god, was called the creator of the gods. Click the image to see the other side.

(Note: The white on the images is from the flash. The egg is perfect!)

Starting bid: $30.

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Glass hanging.  

Handmade Glass Picture of Dancer
Donated by The Cassandra School

Beautiful handmade glass hanging of a dancer at a Jewish wedding.

Current bid: $30.

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Dance Photos by Jan  

3 Dance Photos
Donated by Jan Geisen

Two 6x6 digital art, wood-mounted, photos of Cassandra. The white assuit is her first performance after her surgery. The black assuit is the photo used for the Zaghareet magazine cover. The center is a 5x7 digital art, wood-mounted, photo of Shari.

For the two photos of Cassandra - Current bid: $30.

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3 DVDs  

Set of 3 DVDs
Donated by Hollywood Music Center

Set of 3 DVDs: Rania, Advance the Dance; The Magical Art of Bellydance; Hip Pop NYC

Starting bid: $25.

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3 CDs  

Set of 3 CDs
Donated by Hollywood Music Center

Set of 3 CDs: Hakim "Tigi Tigi"; Said el Artist "King of the Tabla"; "Garden of Eden"

Starting bid: $15.

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Photo of Guthrie Theater.
photo by Sally Wagner


Guthrie Theater
Donated by the Guthrie Theater

Valued at $140.
Starting bid: $60.

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, with some exclusions.

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Third Avenue lobby of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  

One-Year Dual Membership to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Donated by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Valued at $70.
Starting bid: $25.

Wander among the art from cultures around the world. See what other countries value.

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Brave New Workshop.  

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

Valued at $60.
Current bid: $30.

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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Med Cruise logo.  

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

Valued at $50.
Starting bid: $20.

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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Surly beer  

Surly Beer Package
Donated by Surly Beer

A 4-pack of the fabulous and trendy Surly Bender (an easy-drinnking ale), plus beer glasses, a T-shirt, a crop top, and a hat. Show you're a Surly Girl!

Starting bid: $25.

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Joia soda


Full Case of Joia Soda
Donated by Joia All Natural Soda

A case of 24 bottles of award-winning local all-natural soda. Six different tantalizing combinations of fruits, herbs, and spices that create layers of fresh flavor and are less sweet.

Starting bid: $15.

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ice cream cone  

Izzy's Ice Cream Cafe
Donated by Izzy's Ice Cream Cafe

Valued at $20.
Starting bid: $10.

Come to the hippest ice cream cafe in town for 4 single cake or sugar cones!

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Moroccan tea glass  

Moroccan Tea Glasses
Donated by Lori Wilczek

Set of six 5-ounce colorful and elegant Moroccan tea glasses. Click the image to see all 6.

Starting bid: $15.

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Sapphire blown-glass bowl  

Sapphire Blown-Glass Bowl
Donated by Cassandra

Gorgeous sapphire blown-glass bowl with sandblasted geometric design. Created by Eric Sommers Glass Art.

Starting bid: $75.

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Crystal bowl  

Crystal Butterfly Bowl
Donated by Jenny Piper

Beautiful full lead crystal butterfly bowl from Nambé. (Nambé is art designed for everyday living.)

Starting bid: $60.

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Birch lamp  

Pair of Birch Bedside Lamps
Donated by Gary & Kay Campbell from Rustic Workbench

This matched pair of 13" bedside lamps are made from birch logs from the Maine woods. Their pleasing simple design adds a natural touch to any home, and goes with many decor styles.

Starting bid: $25.

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Olive Oil Soaps
Donated by Bibelot Shops

Lovely box of 4 frangrant olive oil soaps made by Sindyanna of Galilee, a women's fair-trade organization.

Starting bid: $10.

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