Yogathon, art auction support African therapy project

Heal Outside the Lines is set for the Odd Fellows Hall, 1315 Douglas St., on Nov. 23.

A three-hour yogathon and silent auction will be held Nov. 23 to raise money for a creative charity project in Africa.

Heal Outside the Lines is a fundraiser to purchase and ship art supplies in conjunction with the work of Breathe Worldwide’s Mami Wata Project. That initiative provides materials and art therapy to children in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo who have been abused as child soldiers, sex slaves and orphans.

Benjamin Swatez, the California man behind the Mami Wata Project, will be among several artists on site creating works to be auctioned off for the charity. Other silent auction items will include materials and certificates related to the healing arts and live African drumming will be performed.

Tickets are $20 at the door, which opens at 5 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 1315 Douglas St. The yoga runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and the silent auction goes from 5:30 to 9:30. For more information on the event, find Heal Outside the Lines on Facebook. For details of the Mami Wata Project, visit bit.ly/1bxNfCM.

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