IF YOU GO
Rotary Club of Winter Garden's "Evening at the Pops"
When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14
Where: Newton Park, 29 Garden Ave., Winter Garden
Details: The Ocoee High School Echo Percussion winter drumline will perform before the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
Information: (407) 877-6440
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is bringing another sunset performance to the shores of Lake Apopka on Saturday evening. The 12th annual Evening at the Pops begins at 6:30 p.m. at Newton Park, behind Tanner Hall, 29 W. Garden Ave., Winter Garden.
The concert is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Winter Garden. Attendees can bring their own chairs or blankets to sit comfortably under the stars during the show.
Vendors, including Axum Coffee, Winter Garden Pizza Company, Catering’s Best (barbecue) and Ms. Bee’s, will be selling food and snacks. The Winter Garden Rotary is selling sodas, water, beer and wine.
An instrument petting zoo starts at 4:30 p.m., and children are invited to visit the tent and play the instruments.
From 5-6 p.m., Ocoee High School’s Echo Percussion will perform on the back porch of Tanner Hall. This is the school’s percussion group, and it competes statewide.
General admission tickets are $10; children under 12 get in free. VIP tickets are $75 and include dinner by alFresco, desserts by Euro Bake World, complimentary wine and beer, martinis by Pilars, live preshow entertainment, preferred parking, reserved balcony seating for concert and access to Tanner Hall (which has air-conditioning and restrooms). Raffle tickets will be available for $20 in the VIP area only.
All tickets can be purchased at Winter Garden City Hall, the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation’s new research center, Garden Music Center and the Garden Theatre Box Office. Tickets will also be available at the gate Saturday.
“This is truly a community event that the Rotary Club of Winter Garden does and, in years past, has raised well over $10,000 for West Orange local charities to include: West Orange Scholarship Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs, Matthew’s Hope, Heritage Foundation, HAPCO and many more,” Loiacono said.