A gala night of fine dining, live music and exciting 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.

The Hamiltons 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,” Parker said.

Hamilton is a long-time 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 the Midcoast region and provides important educational opportunities to local children.

“Held every two years, the gala is one of our most important fundraising efforts,” said gala committee co-chairwoman Johanna Tutone.

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.

Point Lookout Resort, the site of this year’s gala and auction, offers creative cuisine and breathtaking views of Penobscot Bay. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the party will run until 9 p.m. Gala tickets are available individually, ranging from $175 to $400, and for tables of 10.

For tickets and to donate auction items, contact Pam Delehey at 548-2529, ext. 216 or via e-mail to pdelehey@pmm-maine.org.

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