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Kindred Arts: Avenue Winds concert Sunday
Members of the Avenue Winds, a traditional woodwind quintet from the Bay Area, will be in concert at St. Pauls United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. - photo by Photo Contributed

It will be double the fun for guests who will be attending the Kindred Arts Association’s concert on Sunday, Feb. 8, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

The afternoon entertainment will begin with the 3 p.m. concert featuring Avenue Winds, a traditional woodwind quintet – flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn – inside the church. After the performance, guests will be invited to the reception where they will be able to enjoy not only refreshments but will be treated as well to the exciting Great Options drawing. Some fortunate guests may be going home that evening with a prize or two.

The Great Options drawing is the only major fund-raiser conducted during the year by the non-profit Kindred Arts Association. Proceeds from this annual event help the organization bring nationally and internationally known musicians and performers to Manteca. All donations are tax deductible.

Selections being offered for this year’s Great Options include excursions to a couple of dining destinations in Manteca – Ernie’s Food and Spirits at 1351 N. Main Street in the former Valley Cinema complex, and Tony and Mrs. K’s Bakery & Café at the corner of East Yosemite and Cottage avenues co-owned by siblings Artemis and Hercules Vourakis. The latter is part of Option No. 8 called Dining Excursion, along with Boudin Bakery and Café in Stockton, plus dinner at Red Lobster or Olive Garden either in Modesto or Stockton. 

Bids for the Great Options drawing will be available for purchase at the concert on Sunday, or they may be requested by calling 209.239.1730. One need not be present to win. Tickets cost $5 each or 10 tickets for $45.

In addition to the Great Options drawing, Kindred Arts’ annual budget gets support from generous donors – corporate as well as organizational donors plus private individuals – and from concert ticket sales. All funds are used to cover fees for the artists and to handle the “everyday workings” of the organization. The non-profit organization has been bringing fine classic entertainment to Manteca for the last three decades.

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About Avenue Winds

Avenue Winds, the traditional woodwind quintet featured in Sunday’s concert, was formed in 2002 and has performed in recital at numerous venues including the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of San Francisco, Berkeley Chamber Performances, Trinity Chamber Series, among others. Individual members of the group are described as “passionate educators (who) perform with Bay Area orchestras, opera companies, and theatre groups. The group “engages audiences of all ages with dynamic chamber music performances.”

Admission to the concert is by season tickets, or by purchasing a ticket at the door. Individual admission tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for those under 18 years of age. Season tickets are $45 for one adult, $55 for one adult plus family member under 18, and $100 for two adults plus family member under 18. Season tickets include one Ripon Arts League concert.

For further details about the Great Options or the concert on Sunday, call 239.1730. For more information about Kindred Arts, visit