It is almost time for the Penobscot Valley Chapter’s Annual Benefit Auction! Bidding will be conducted online at www.maineaudubon.org/pvc, starting on Tuesday, November 1, and continuing through 12:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 2 (this is also the date of the annual PVC Holiday Party). A few items will also be offered for silent auction during the Holiday Party, which starts at 6:00 p.m. Please share the auction website link with family and friends far and near, so they can join in the fun!
Chapter board members are currently soliciting auction donations from local merchants, artisans, and nature lovers in our community. If you have items or services you would like to contribute to help promote grassroots environmental outreach and programming in eastern Maine, please call Auction Chair Ellen Campbell at 843-5858 or e-mail her at [email protected] Your donations are fully tax-deductible, and we will provide you with a receipt so you can document the estimated value. Thank you for your support!
Tis the season for PVC’s annual Holiday Party! “Heavy” (supper worthy) hors d’oeuvres will be served, along with an assortment of party beverages to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Winning bidders in PVC’s Online Auction can pick up and pay for their items, and additional items will be available at the party for silent and active auction bidding. Early birds can visit the Fields Pond Nature Store from 4-6 p.m. for Double Discount Day, when Maine Audubon members get a double discount (20 percent!) off normal retail prices for unique gift items, including many specialty items brought up from the larger Falmouth store just for this event.
The evening’s highlight will be a nature photography expo. Amateur and professional photographers will have the opportunity to showcase and describe 10-15 of their favorite wildlife and outdoor travel photos from 2015. Bring along your own digital photo files on a thumb drive or laptop if you’d like to participate in the expo, or just come to appreciate the natural wonders captured on camera by your fellow PVC members.