Scene from Florida Treasures

Florida Treasures

South Florida State College Performing Arts together with the City of Avon Park and Sebring Radio Group will present a free performance of Florida Treasures, Saturday, Oct. 14, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the SFSC University Center, Highlands Campus, Avon Park. No tickets are required, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Florida Treasures, an interactive show written and performed by state touring artists A.C.T. for Youth, a professional company based in Orlando. “This is a high quality, professional production where families will laugh and learn about Ponce De Leon and the original Pocahontas story,” said Cindy Garren, director of SFSC’s Cultural Programs.

Following the performance will be a meet and greet with the performers. A free arts workshop for children will be held in the lobby one hour before the performance. The Nut n Fancy Food truck will be on-site serving full beef brisket and pulled pork dinners along with snacks and beverages. Cash sales only at the food truck. 

La Orquesta Caribeño Tropicale performs the heritage rich sounds of the Caribbean and Latin America including Puerto Rico, Cuba, Republica Dominicana, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru on Saturday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Expect an evening of salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, bolero and danzon. A free percussion workshop will be offered for children at 6 p.m. in the lobby.

Florida Treasures and La Orquesta Caribeno Tropicale performances are funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how the National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

South Florida State College presents over 35 national and internationally touring artists at the 1460-seat Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts and the 250-seat University Center located on the college’s Highlands Campus.

SFSC offers a Matinee Series for adults at leisure, Young People’s Theater Series for school performances, Jazz Series, Trending Now Series of contemporary, family shows and the popular Artist Series. Group rates and subscriptions are available online and at the SFSC Box Office. Upcoming performances include: The Phantoms…Unmasked on Nov. 30, The Nutcracker on Dec. 5, and Grammy Award winner Petula Clark on Dec. 10.

SFSC Performing Arts Box Office is located at the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts, 600 West College Drive, Highlands Campus, Avon Park. Take Entrance 1 or 3 from West College Drive to get to the box office.

For more information or to view videos, visit the website at www.sfscarts.org.   Although the box office is closed at this time, messages will be returned when calling the box office at 863-784-7178.