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A concert reading of Out of the Apple Orchard by award-winning playwright Ellen W. Kaplan, based on the book by award-winning local author Yvonne David, will take place on March 6 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. In Out of the Apple Orchard, Yvonne David tells a story of a struggling Jewish family in the Catskills of New York. Inspired by the novella, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Out of the Apple Orchard contains similar themes, such as hunger, forgiveness and a new beginning. The upcoming concert reading will also feature a silent auction and raffles to benefit Jewish Family Services. Other highlights of the event include an afternoon tea provided by Arthur’s Creative Events & Catering to include hors d’oeuvres, desserts, tea and coffee. Ticket prices range from $36 for adults, $18 for seniors (65+) and students, and $10 for children (12 and under). For tickets, visit http://appletreeseries.com/ or call (407) 437-4909.