Organizers of the Women’s Resource Center’s annual Cirque des Femmes party didn’t let a little rain stop the fun. The Oct. 28 fundraiser held at the beautiful Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast featured talented performers from Circus Sarasota. Jugglers, magicians, clowns and an amazing contortionist balancing on a pedestal entertained the fun-loving crowd under a large tent outdoors. The buffet menu, catered by The Grill at O’Bricks, included stuffed mushrooms, lobster mac and cheese, lobster BLTs, grilled mahi mahi tacos with coleslaw and roasted corn salsa, roasted flank steak sandwiches with a bourbon maple glaze and caramelized onions and peppers, citrus glazed shrimp and more. Last year the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee provided support to more than 4,000 women in our community. Services provided included: employment coaching, individual counseling and support groups. For more information, call 747-6797 or visit www.manateewrc.org.