Cutito Larrinaga to Perform a Benefit Concert for a new Library in San Carlos

Finca La Maya, a Cultural Arts & Events Center near San Carlos, Panama, is hosting an evening of romantic music and dinner to benefit a new community library. The concert and dinner party will be on December 15, 2007 at 4 pm. The festivities and concert will feature celebrated Panamanian guitarist, Cutito Larrinaga. Larrinaga is a legend in Panama, performing throughout his long career with many of Latin America's most famous musicians, amongst others.    Participants will enjoy a romantic evening with Cutito Larrinaga, and an excellent buffet prepared by Glenn Gamboa, the extraordinary chef from "Three Sisters" gourmet international cooking school in El Valle de Anton. Local artists, as well as works created by children in La Maya's art classes, will be exhibited for sale, and a raffle for prizes will also be held.

Proceeds for the event will be used to complete construction of a library for the community. Currently the library is partially built. Purchase of materials for completion of walls, windows, light fixtures, floor tiles, shelving for books, and tables and chairs are now needed.
The library will be located next to the new classroom facility completed earlier this year at La Maya, where free English language and Art for Kids classes are offered weekly. Finca La Maya's goal is to enhance education and cultural opportunities for local Panamanians. See our website at for more information on our community programs.
Tickets for the event are $35. For those who live in Panama City, tickets to this wonderful event are now on sale at Exedra Books.  With " BUY A BOOK, BUILD A LIBRARY", buy a book from Exedra's offer of thousands of titles and donate it to the new library in San Carlos.  Visit, to buy the event ticket online and a book to donate. All purchases over $25 on the web receive automatic discounts.  La Maya will pick up donated books at Exedra Books.
Tickets can also be purchased at Mailboxes Etc. in Coronado (tel. 6722-8166), and will also be available at Finca La Maya's gate on the day of the event. Press and media are welcome.
Finca La Maya is located on forty scenic acres an hour from Panama City and minutes from spectacular Pacific coast beaches.  The 500 square meter light-filled Arts Center is versatile - providing numerous areas for meetings, workshops, art courses, yoga, or group activities. Outdoor studios are suitable for construction, ceramic, or sculpture projects. The facilities are available for instructors of any kind to bring small groups for deeper investigation of whatever disciplines they teach: painting, photography, yoga, holistic medicine, or other types of activities. La Maya welcomes course or session proposals from private groups and professionals.
The hacienda style lodge at La Maya provides spacious accommodations for up to eighteen individuals comfortably, with air conditioned rooms, delicious gourmet meals prepared with locally grown ingredients, beautifully landscaped gardens, swimming pool, horses, and many other attractive amenities. A two-minute garden walk leads from the residence to the Arts Center.  The entire property can be available on a weekly or weekend basis for private parties. Please inquire for details.
For more information and directions to the finca, visit:  Locals in Panama call Finca La Maya: (507) 240-8281 . From the USA call: (901) 414-2844