This Labor Day, one can kick up one’s heels and have fun dancing to the music of the Salty Dogs, the featured performers at Wiscasset Public Library’s Bands for Books chief annual fundraiser.
The event, from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, takes place at the picturesque Marianmade Farm and barn overlooking the Sheepscot River in Wiscasset.
The four-member band plays rock ‘n’ roll music from the 1950s to the 2000s and inspires guests to have a rocking good time. It will be the third time the band has played for the occasion and the sixth such annual event organized by the Friends of Wiscasset Public Library.
The event includes food, drink, and a silent auction of many desirable offerings, including a case of wine, original paintings, an airplane ride over the Midcoast, certificates for a facial, a massage, and offerings from several downtown Wiscasset shops.
In addition, each person attending the Bands for Books event will receive a free ticket for a raffle drawing to win a $50 gift card from the newly opened Water Street Kitchen & Bar restaurant in Wiscasset, donated by the restaurant.
For those hungry and thirsty, a variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by Julie Bellefleur will be offered, supplemented by food prepared by Friends of the Wiscasset Public Library. As usual, there will be a cash bar. Small tables will be set up around the property for guests to sit at and enjoy each other’s company while taking in the river view.
Tickets to the event, at $20 per person, can be purchased at Wiscasset Public Library, at 21 High St. in Wiscasset; or at Birch home furnishings and gifts, at 72 Main St. in Wiscasset; or by calling Linda Winterberg on 882-9693. Tickets will also be available, at $25 per person, the night of the event at the entrance to the farm, at 155 Federal St. in Wiscasset.
The money raised will be used to benefit Wiscasset Public Library and is specifically earmarked to pay for the recently installed new door at the entry of the library and for painting and sprucing up the area so that it becomes a bright and welcoming space for all patrons.