Members of the public are invited to join Skidompha Library and The Lincoln County News from 6:30-11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22 for a charity event full of fun and elegant entertainment. The evening will include live music, dancing, light bites, a silent auction, and beverages for sale from Odd Alewives and Oxbow breweries.
Attendees are encouraged to come in fancy dress for the soiree of the winter. One can deck out in any decade that The Lincoln County News has been in print: the Civil War era through today. All proceeds will go to benefit the digital archive project, a partnership between Skidompha and The Lincoln County News to preserve and provide access to historic local newspapers.
Throughout the evening, there will be music to suit everyone’s tastes. The night will begin with an hour of music from a string quartet. The quartet will play “Overture for String Quartet,” by 10-year-old composer and violinist Benjamin Rosenthal, accompanied by his brother, Josh Rosenthal, age 15. Kaity Newell will play viola, with Jaja Martin on cello.
One can catch selections from the library’s resident ukulele group, the Skidompha Strummers. A live DJ will play hits from yesteryear to get one on the dance floor. Spearforger, a rock ’n’ roll band, will take the stage around 8 p.m. to get one jumping and grooving.
If dancing isn’t one’s thing, there will be plenty of items to peruse in Skidompha’s silent auction. There are items from many local businesses and individuals, including Stars Fine Jewelry; Peapod Jewelry; local artists Julie Babb, Bruce Babb, and Denise Rankin; Oxbow Brewing Co.; Split Rock Distillery; Riverside Butcher; Midcoast Escape Rooms; and Samovar Tea.
Tickets for “Through the Pages” are on sale at Skidompha Library’s front desk and online at supportskidompha.org. Skidompha Library is located at 184 Main St., Damariscotta.
Skidompha Library has been supporting the local community since 1885 in downtown Damariscotta. One can find the library online and view its full calendar of events at skidompha.org.