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The only way to win these unforgettable experiences is by getting in on the action at the Historic Gala on June 22!
Led by experienced manners instructor Ann Noyes, this two-hour workshop will be perfect for up to 12 youngsters between the approximate ages of 8 and 12. In the setting of the Cumberland Club in Portland, they will learn the best etiquette for everyday interactions, including introductions, courtesies, and table manners. To practice while rusticating, and put to best use in everyday life, these lessons and skills are important for lifelong success. This will be a special experience for that special child in your life, and a group of his or her friends and classmates. Each child in the group will receive his or her own workbook, “Everyday Etiquette for Today” to take home. The winning bidder is responsible for assembling the group of children who will attend. An initial $450 value, this experience will be priceless for life!
Bring your family or a group of friends for an experience at this private, quintessential Maine coastal farm for an afternoon of guided tours by bike or car (your choice!) You’ll visit four buildings at Spurwink and Ram Island Farms in Cape Elizabeth. Highlights include a Carol A. Wilson designed home, a treehouse overlooking the Spurwink River, a yurt built with help from William Copperthwaite and a spectacular 1920 horse barn. Lunch is included! The host and hostess make this day enjoyable from beginning to end. Fun for a family, or fun for a couple, it is a unique and totally satisfying day to experience.
Picnic lunch and activities for 8. Date and time to be mutually agreed upon.
Enjoy a perfect Maine evening with a Sunset Cruise aboard the beautiful 46 foot sloop La Boheme, hosted by Peter and Pamela Plumb. You’ll enjoy breathtaking scenery, cocktails, and delicious hors d’oeuvres as you sail the waters of Casco Bay.
Sunset Cruise for 6 on Casco Bay. Date to be mutually agreed upon
Experience the historic, vibrant city of Providence, Rhode Island! You will enjoy one night and two days at the Hope Club, including dinner and breakfast for two in the city’s oldest still-operating city clubhouse. Set in a fabulous location on Providence’s College Hill, the club has a view of the 1816 First Unitarian Church where Paul Revere’s foundry made the bell. This package also includes a Benefit Street tour with stops at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Unitarian Church, and the Providence Athenaeum given by the head of Providence Preservation Society. A separate tour of the newest National Park, Slater Mills, is part of the package and located just 5 miles from downtown. (The trip can be coordinated with a Friday evening WaterFire event)
Providence, Rhode Island, weekend for 2. Date be mutually agreed upon.
photo copyright: Derrick L Garrett
Step into New York nightlife with a trip to Rockefeller Plaza to be part of the excitement at “Late Night with Seth Meyers” as an audience member. Emmy Award-winning writer Seth Meyers served as head writer on “Saturday Night Live” and now hosts this show for celebrity guests with plenty of comedy and entertainment. We’ll throw in dinner at a local restaurant and hope that you enjoy your metropolitan experience.
Manhattan Trip for 2: Vouchers good for mutually agreed-upon date
Greater Portland Landmarks Trustees Jane Batzell and Patti Butler will transform your garden in the Greater Portland area by providing and planting 17 dozen tulip bulbs. You select the colors, then sit back, relax and watch them do the work. Next Spring, you will enjoy this splendid array of Holland's most beloved flower.
Enjoy a relaxing stay at the Claremont Hotel (1884), on the National Register of Historic Places in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Located in a beautiful setting on Mount Desert Island at the approach to Somes Sound, this shorefront resort offers rowboats, bicycles, tennis court, and croquet for a classic, picturesque holiday. Gourmet cuisine and ocean views await you. Acadia National Park, which occupies much of Mount Desert Island, is both visible from the Claremont and accessible within a few minutes’ drive. Area recreational opportunities abound: hiking, fishing, swimming, golfing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, biking, and more!
Three consecutive nights for individual or couple, breakfast included, to be used between 9/4/2018 and 9/20/2018. Must be reserved by July 1. No pets.
Travel in old-fashioned style with Ed Gardner as your chauffeur in a completely refurbished, classic Model A Ford. You’ll ride in high style from your origination point around Portland to the beautiful Eastern Promenade to enjoy a picnic lunch in an Olmsted-designed landscape with sweeping ocean views.
Automobile ride for 2 people; up to 8 people invited to enjoy picnic lunch
Enjoy a private, guided excursion of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument for up to 4 people. Starting at Sherman, Maine, this half-day tour will have you exploring the beautiful scenery of one of the country’s newest national monuments. Snacks and beverages will be provided. End the day by relaxing at the Shin Pond Village recreational resort for your overnight accommodations, nestled in the heart of the Katahdin Region in Mount Chase, Maine. A two-bedroom cottage and breakfast is included in your overnight stay. The tour and overnight must be reserved and used before November 1, 2018.