Poway OnStage's Delivers a TASTE OF OUR TOWNE 6/17

Poway OnStage's annual fundraiser Taste Of Our Towne: A Premiere Culinary Arts and Wine Tasting Event will be on the Plaza at Poway Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 5:00-9:30pm. This fundraiser features over 25 of North County's finest restaurants, wineries and breweries - all offering samples of their signature dishes and sips, live music, dancing, live and silent auctions, and prizes. Returning as the Master of Ceremonies is Poway Deputy Mayor, Jim Cunningham.

"Taste of Our Towne has become a cherished climax to our season - a chance to gather with supporters, friends and neighbors under balmy summer skies in front of the PCPA," says Michael Rennie, President and CEO of Poway OnStage. "Six years in, this event has attracted many loyal fans. This year we'd like to invite people who haven't yet been to Taste to join us to celebrate the best of what our area has to offer."

Guests will be greeted at the door with a glass of champagne, live entertainment in the lobby and the opportunity to bid on a variety of silent auction items. The party then moves outside to the plaza for food and drink, a live auction and entertainment from the Kicks band. The live auction will feature unique items for guests to bid upon. At the end of the evening there will be a Safe Ride Home, sponsored by GEICO, for any attendees who choose to use the door to door transportation service. Taste of Our Towne is a party with a purpose. This event raises funds in support of the Poway OnStage's Professional Performance Series and Art in Education Initiative. The Arts in Education Initiative program's programs include Introduction to Instruments; a free week-long Theater Camp; Master Classes and discounted youth tickets made possible by GEICO. All told, Poway OnStage serves more than 4,300 Poway-area students with Arts programs they would not otherwise have.

Tickets for Taste of our Towne are $100. Tables of eight are available for $800. All proceeds benefit the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation's Arts in Education Initiative and Professional Performance Series.

Tickets are available online at https://www.silentauctionpro.com/onlineticketpurchase.php?groupId=750 Participating restaurants: Vintana, Café Merlot, Jeni's Cookies and More, Poway Sushi Lounge, Bellamy's Resturant, The Barrel Room, Jeremy's On the Hill, Brigantine, Carver's Steaks and Chops, Miguel's and Maincourse.

Participating wineries and breweries :Chuparosa, Hellanback Ranch Vineyards, Koi Zen Cellars Urban Winery, Mahogany Mountain Vineyard and Winery, Romona Ranch Winery, Woof N Rose, Bernardo Winery, Edwards Vineyard & Cellars, Vineyard Grant James, Abnormal Wine Company, Domaine Artefact Winery, Lightning Brewery, Stone Brewing Company, Green Flash Brewery.

Taste of Our Towne is made possible by Safe Ride Home Sponsor: GEICO; Passport to the Plaza Sponsor: The Roth Law Firm; Napkin Sponsor: Skyline Home Loans, Wine Glass Sponsor: Renaissance Executive Forums.

Poway OnStage, (a dba of The Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation), is a 26-year-old non-profit organization that offers a professional performing arts series, including music, dance, theater, comedy and more by nationally and internationally-renowned performers. Poway OnStage also hosts an Arts in Education Initiative that serves more than 4,300 students in the Poway Unified School District. Its Arts in Education Initiative programs include a free, one-week musical theater camp; Introduction to Instruments assemblies; Master Classes with visiting artists; and reduced price youth theater tickets, made possible by GEICO. Visit our website at www.powayonstage.org.

The Poway Center for the Performing Arts, owned and operated by the City of Poway as a division of the Community Services Department, provides high quality performance space for professional performances, community-based productions and Poway Unified School District students. Visit the PCPA's website at www.powaycenter.com

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