LEWISTON — “One Hip Afternoon of Bellydancing” featuring Imari & the Sahara Desert Dancers, with special guest percussionist Bernie Vigna, is set for 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar St. The show will honor veterans by raising funds for the Wounded Warior Project.

The troupe spends summers entertaining at family festivals and charity events region-wide, raising thousands of dollars for local charities such as the Salvation Army, The United Way, Odd Fellows Nursing Home, CMMC Unrestricted Annual Fund, St. Mary’s Regional Hospital Breast Health Program and Make-A-Wish® Maine.

Imari & the Sahara Desert Dancers have committed 17 years to sharing the  art of bellydancing with nursing homes (including Bridgton Health Care Center, Odd Fellows Nursing Home, Clover Manor, Gorham Nursing Home, Norway Rehab, and the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris) and hospitals on a volunteer basis.

The women in the troupe vary in age and together have formed a strong bond, striving to make a positive difference in their community and beyond.

Tickets are $12.50 per person, $2 for veterans. Reserve online at www.francocenter.org; call 207-689-2000 anytime, or call the box office at 207-783-1585, noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Imari & and The Sahara Desert Dancers will perform Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston to benefit the Wounded Warior Project.

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