Designing Women, a nonprofit volunteer corporation that works to benefit local community organizations, will host its fifth annual Camden show at the First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St./Route 1. The show will run Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Moving to a new weekend, Designing Women will present a high-quality, juried, female artisan produced show that will benefit local nonprofit New Hope for Women. Featuring more than 20 female artisans and craftswomen displaying their beautiful jewelry, weaving, pottery and artwork, this intimate show provides the perfect setting for conversations with the artisans.

The suggested $2 door donation and all lunch/refreshment proceeds will be donated directly to New Hope for Women in Rockland. For more information, contact Susan Sherman at or visit

Designing Women is a volunteer corporation established in 1991 to bridge art and the community by sponsoring shows that benefit local nonprofit services that support women and families. New Hope for Women provides support for those affected by stalking and domestic/dating violence in Knox, Waldo, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties, as well as educational resources to help communities create safer and healthier futures. For more information, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or