‘An Evening of Wine and Music’ June 21 at Anderson Gardens

Staff Report

Tickets are available for “An Evening of Wine and Music,” a wine-tasting to benefit the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center. The event will be from 6:30 to 10 p.m., Thursday, June 21, at Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford.

The evening will include samples of fine wines from Heritage Wines, delicious appetizers from Mary’s Market, cash bar with craft beers, and live music throughout the gardens by Bad Chapeau, the Bella String Quartet, and Jim McElhaney and Friends.

Anderson Japanese Gardens, designed by Hoichi Kurisu in 1978 and developed into one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens in North America, will be open for guests to enjoy during the event.

Admission is $75 per person. Make your reservation at www.mendelssohnpac.org or by calling (815) 964-9713 by Monday, June 18. All proceeds to benefit the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center’s youth music education programs.

From the June 13-19, 2012, issue

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