Summer begins with Taste of Our Towne- A benefit for the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation

Taste of Our Towne's Master of Ceremonies- NBC 7's Whitney Southwick
Taste of Our Towne's Master of Ceremonies- NBC 7's Whitney Southwick

 Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation will hold the annual Taste of Our Towne fundraiser on the Plaza at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts from 5:00 to 9:30 pm on Saturday, June 21.   This first day of summer celebration will be replete with delicious food, sumptuous wines, a live and silent auction, dancing, prizes, games, ballroom dance demonstrations and more.  The ever popular NBC 7 Traffic and Weather reporter, Whitney Southwick returns as Taste of Our Towne’s Master of Ceremonies. 

Taste of Our Towne is a party with a cause.  This event raises money in support of the POW Foundation’s Professional Performance Series and the Art in Education Initiative, presented by AT&T.  The Arts in Education Initiative programs include Introduction to Instruments; a free week-long Theater Camp; Master Classes and a discounted youth tickets made possible by GEICO.

“This fabulous party, brought together by our exceptional committee, is a great event where the community gathers on the Plaza, the food, wine and brews served will be delicious, the live and silent auction items are one-of-a-kind and the entertainment is unique -- truly a very special night!” says Executive Director Michael Rennie. 

The evening begins with a champagne toast in the Lobby of the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Guests will listen to The Tough Times Trio while bidding on silent auction items. The party then moves to the plaza for delicious food and drink, and entertainment from the young jazz prodigies The Pizzaro Brothers .  Guests will enjoy a ballroom dance demonstrations from Joe and Kimberly Callahan of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Rancho Bernardo and will be invited to join them on the dance floor.  The live auction, headed by Eric Lehew, will feature many one-of-a-kind items for guests to bid upon.   At the end of the evening there will be a Safe Ride Home sponsored by GEICO to any attendees who choose to use the door to door transportation service.

Fabulous Live and Silent Auction Items:  One of a kind experiences such as a private sightseeing flight with a stopover for lunch, a full day of sailing on San Diego Bay with refreshments, collectible music instruments, activities and adventures such as whale and dolphin watching harbor cruise, Palm Springs getaways, rounds of golf, dining experiences, tickets to performing arts venues, the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, fine art and much more.

Participating restaurants: The Barrel Room, Bernard ‘O, Brigantine Seafood Oyster Bar & Lounge, Brothers Provisions, Carver’s Steak and Chops, Café Merlot, Culinary Concepts, KASI, Luc’s Bistro, Miguel’s Cocina, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Poway Sushi Lounge and Urge American Gastropub.

Participating wineries and breweries: Abnormal Wine Company, Bernardo Winery, Chuparosa Winery, Edwards Vineyards and Cellars, Hellanback Ranch, Highland Hills, Lightning Brewery, Mahogany Mountain Vineyard and Winery, Old Coach Vineyards, Ramona Ranch Winery, Salerno Winery, Stone Brewing Company and Woof’n Rose Winery.

Taste of Our Towne is made possible by Safe Ride Home Sponsor: GEICO; Diamond Sponsor: Bernardo Winery; Platinum Sponsors, Dream Design Builders, Pro Dev Consulting, The Roth Law Firm and Union Bank; Gold Sponsors:  Ari C. David Law, Rancho Financial Mortgage Center; Silver Sponsors:  California Bank and Trust and Solar Rain;  Media Partner: Ramona Valley Region Wine Magazine.

Get a ticket—or an entire table for Taste of Our Towne. 

Tickets for Taste of our Towne are $100. Table 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.  

WHERE:  Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064

HOW MUCH: $100 per person- This a 21 and up event.


Online:  www.powayarts.org  

Phone: Ticket Office at 858.748.0505.

Ticket office Hours: Friday, Noon to 5 pm; Saturday 10am to 3pm



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