ROCKLAND - Are UU lucky?
Find out when the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockland, 345 Broadway, celebrates the spirit of St. Patrick on March 16 at their biannual auction with the chance to win one-of-a-kind entertainment, original art or numerous clever services. "The proceeds benefit the church operating budget and in turn a myriad of community and non-profit efforts,” according to co-chair Reba Richardson.
Auction highlights this year include unique travel experiences such as a geology tour of Vinalhaven or a Camden Harbor sail complete with picnic on Curtis Island. Those with a long “to do” list may find services such as eight hours with Sam and his truck to help with anything from carpentry to assembling those daunting Ikea purchases. With the promise of summer guests, what better to have on hand than a gift certificate to a local award-winning restaurant such as Cafe Miranda or Suzuki; or recover from those guests with a spa visit, a one-hour therapeutic massage, or in-home Reiki session.
With Maine’s bounty of organic farms a 15 lb. selection of pork cuts or10 lbs. of farm-raised ground beef are perfect to enjoy with a big bag of seasonal produce and one of Stevie’s famous key lime pies.
The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. when the doors open for silent bidding, fabulous food, and festive music. At 7 p.m. auctioneers Broo Temple and Paul Meinersmann festooned in green garb start the live bidding as they parade one-of-a-kind items to bidders with the luck of the Irish. Costume optional, but welcome.
If you would like to make a donation, see a full list of available items or to bid remotely, contact co-chair Becky Meinersmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.