Splendor in the Glass is the theme of an auction of hand-painted glasses by local artists, the feature at a gourmet dinner to be held Thursday evening, March 28, at Penobscot Language School, 28 Gay St.

Doors will open at 5:30 pm., the dinner will start at 6 p.m. and the auction of glass items and selected wines will immediately follow dessert.

Local artists who have contributed the hand-painted glass pieces are Angela Anderson, oil artist of Port Clyde; Laura Evans of Camden; Paula Horton; Steven Huyler, author, raconteur and expert on India, of Camden; Jean Kigel, artist of Asian brush painting, watercolor and gyotoku, of Waldoboro; Annabel Parker, actor, singer and pianist of Rockport; Andres Pineda; and Margaret Saca.

The menu for the elegant five-course dinner with wine offers choice of a scallop or vegetarian appetizer; dairy-free cream of garlic soup; an arugula and tomato salad; entrée choice of a beef, chicken or portabella mushroom Wellington served with potato pavé and baby peas; and gluten-free chocolate cupcake with crème de menthe mousse and dark chocolate shavings for dessert. The meal will be prepared by chef Leslie Filinow, owner of Earth Candy café and the Earth Flow and Fire yoga studio of Rockland.

There are a limited number of seats available at $65 per person; or $500 for a table for eight. Reservations for the Splendor In The Glass dinner may be made online at penobscot.us or by calling 594-1084. The delicious meal and auction are in support of the educational mission of Penobscot Language School, providing languages, cross-cultural learning and events to the Midcoast community.

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