The Humane Society of Knox County will host a Tropical Getaway evening Saturday, March 6 at Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St. In an effort to care for pets and find homes for them, the society is reaching out to the community in way that will be fun for all.

Steeling’ Thunder, the Midcoast’s community steel drum band, will drive the festivities, which will include a limbo contest, hula-hooping, a sandbox to run through barefoot and a silent auction. Attendees can listen to the sounds of the Caribbean, as the band plays all kinds of music on traditional steel drums. There will be a fabulous spread of food including lobster rolls, and beer and wine will be available for a donation. Sponsors include Warren True Value, Kennebec Pharmacy & Home Care, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Hoch Roofing, Dominos, State of Maine Cheese and more.

The fun will run from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be prizes for the best Caribbean costume/outfit, so everyone should feel free to dress up for this family-style event and shake off the mid-winter doldrums.

Tickets will be $10 at the door, available ahead of time by calling Tracy Sala at 594-4897.

Steeling’ Thunder grew out of the adult education program in the former SAD 5 and has been unstoppable since. They have played recently in North Conway, N.H., at the Northeast Pan Festival; in Rockland at the Maine Lobster Festival and the Maine Boats, Homers & Harbors Show; and for dozens of private functions.

The Humane Society of Knox County was founded in 1989 to provide care, protection and loving homes for abandoned and homeless companion animals in the Midcoast area, currently providing animal support services to 22 towns in Knox and Waldo counties. The society supports activities advocating responsible pet ownership and the prevention of abuse and cruelty, and it sponsors events and activities that promote the health and welfare of animals and demonstrate the benefits of the human-animal bond. Since 1991, the society has operated a shelter located between the Dexter Street Extension and Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to