The Key Peninsula Civic Center will be hosting its 13th annual Livable Fair on May 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s theme will be “Together We Make Our Community Stronger.” It will include more than 40 nonprofit and service organizations serving the Key Peninsula.

According to organizers, emergency preparedness classes will take place to teach people how to cook without power, bottle and store their own foods. Guests also will learn how to build outdoor shelters during an emergency; how to help injured pets and how to organize a neighborhood in the event of an emergency. This will take place in the center’s VFW room.

Minter Creek Elementary School and its xylophone band will perform along with the Vaughn Elementary School choir.

The fair will also hold its “Community Spotlight,” which showcases a local business, artist or organization that deserves special attention.

For the first time, a photo booth will be included with local portrait photographer Kellie Ann Henley. There will be artisans selling art in the Whitmore Room. Food will be available including fresh made turkey bacon, ham and cheese and vegetarian wraps. There also will be specials for children.

Other highlights include the Lakebay Fuchsia Society’s plant sale, KP Historical Society Museum tours, KP “Summer Camp Fair,” Two Waters Arts Alliance kids’ craft table, trout pond fishing and more musical performances from the area youth.

There will be a dedication of the center’s new picnic shelter.

For information on the Livable Fair, contact 884-3456

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