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August 4, 2009: City, One Planet United host Weekend of Peace celebration
 

The City of Coral Springs’ Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee and One Planet United are teaming up to celebrate the International Day of Peace with a full Weekend of Peace series starting Friday, September 18 until Sunday, September 20. International Day of Peace is a United Nations global holiday on September 21 to promote peace and end worldwide conflict.

“The City's Multi-Cultural Committee is pleased to join forces with One Planet United once again to host the Weekend of Peace in our community,” Community Relations Manager Joyce Campos said. “We look for every opportunity to bring people of all ages, races, and religions together in a spirit of unity and peace, and what better time to do so than on the International Day of Peace. We urge our fellow residents to bring their families out to any one of our activities planned during the weekend.”

The weekend kicks off Friday, September 18 at 7:45 a.m. with the traditional International Peace Garden Celebration, an informal community gathering where children from local schools will plant handmade Pinwheels for Peace. This event will be in the International Peace Garden, located outside the Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Drive.

On Saturday, September 19 starting at 7 a.m., there will be a silent walk for peace inside the International Peace Garden. This 20-minute walk at daybreak gives people a chance to meditate, in silence, on the beauty of peace and the world.

A Drum Circle for Peace is scheduled for Saturday at 6 p.m. also at the International Peace Garden. The drum circle will bring together people of all ages to bang drums, tambourines, shakers, cowbells or anything else that make noise – all in the name of peace.

The next event is A Dialogue in Diversity: Pathways to Peace, which is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, September 20 at the Northwest Regional Library, 3151 N. University Drive. The Dialogue is a relaxed conversation about peace in a talk show format.

The weekend concludes with Praying for Peace, a non-denominational gathering to pray in silence for peace. Praying for Peace will take place Sunday, September 20 at 7 p.m. at Royal Palm Christian Church, 9600 Royal Palm Blvd.

Admission to all events is free. For more information, call 954-344-1063, visit www.CoralSprings.org/events, or visit www.OPUnited.org





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