A gala night of fine dining, live music and auction bidding is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 5, at Point Lookout to benefit Penobscot Marine Museum. The event, which will honor museum supporters Wayne and Loraine Hamilton, will feature auctioneer Kaja Veilleux of Thomaston Place Auction Gallery, an additional silent auction, and the music of swing, jump, blues and jive band Three Button Deluxe.

“Wayne and Loraine Hamilton have been among the strongest and most loyal supporters of Penobscot Marine Museum for many years,” said Executive Director Niles Parker. “Whenever the museum needs a hand — with manpower, equipment, technical advice or financial support, Wayne and Lorraine and Hamilton Marine are there for us.”

Mr. Hamilton is a longtime member of the museum’s board of trustees. With five locations in Maine, Searsport-based Hamilton Marine is one of New England’s largest chandleries and boating equipment suppliers.

“The museum preserves the maritime and local heritage of our region and provides important educational opportunities to area children,” said Gala Committee Co-chair Johanna Tutone. “Held every two years, the Gala is one of our most important fundraising efforts,” she said, adding, “The museum is seeking donations of auction items for the event. Bidders will be particularly interested in fine art, antiques, craft pieces, nautical items, jewelry, professional services and vacation opportunities.”

This year’s Gala and Auction will be held at Point Lookout Resort in Northport, offering creative cuisine and breathtaking views of Penobscot Bay. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the party runs until 9 p.m. For Gala tickets and to donate auction items, contact Pam Delehey at 548-2529, ext. 216, or pdelehey@pmm-maine.org.

Penobscot Marine Museum is Maine’s oldest maritime museum and home to the state’s largest display of historic boats and outstanding collections of marine art and artifacts, ship models and historic photography. Its campus — including four ship captains’ homes, two boathouses, a town hall, a carriage house and other buildings — recreates a bustling coastal village during the Age of Sail. Admission is free for Searsport residents.

More information is at PenobscotMarineMuseum.org or call 548-2529.