Tickets in advance of April Foolery

Mar 19, 2017
A signed Marc Chagall print from original etching "The Tomb of Rachel” (1939), with documentation, is among the art items for auction at Food, Fun & Foolery.

Rockland — The public is invited to Food, Fun & Foolery, an April Fool’s auction and party for the whole community presented by Midcoast Community Chorus, Saturday, April 1, beginning 5:30 p.m. at the Rockland Elks Lodge, 210 Rankin St.

Tickets are just $5 per person, but they will not be sold at the door. They can be obtained in advance at Clean Bee Laundry, Camden; Grasshopper Shop, Rockland; Green Store, Belfast; or by calling the MCC Office at 975-0582.

Silent auction tables will open the event; and guest auctioneer Bruce Gamage will begin the live auction at 7 p.m. The auction will fit everyone’s wallet and wishes, offering art works and art-related classes; crafts; different options from the varied schooner fleet and other boat outings; books; entertainment; exploration/learning/wellness opportunities; food/dining; getaway lodging; jewelry/decorative arts/clothing; household/garden items; gift baskets; and more.

Unique items being auctioned will be small (or large) group entertaining events featuring music or special activities such as mushroom foraging. Photos and brief descriptions of auction items can be viewed at The page is updated regularly.

The evening’s musical entertainment will be by MCC Assistant Director Sean Fleming and his combo, with cameo appearances by Interim Artistic Director Steve Weston and other MCC musicians. An abundant variety of savory and sweet finger foods will be provided, and a cash bar will be available.

Food, Fun and Foolery is MCC’s first fundraising event of this kind. MCC is an unauditioned nonprofit chorus whose mission is to “Sing as a community for the community.” Each year, MCC gives a portion of its concert proceeds to a selected nonprofit in the Midcoast region: over eight years, beneficiaries have received more than $75,000.

Food, Fun, & Foolery, with all auction items donated by local businesses and MCC members, is intended to be another way the chorus can benefit the community. For more information, call 594-5961 or email

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

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