Music lovers, food lovers, auction lovers, art lovers and community lovers are invited to gather for an evening of fun, friends, music, art, food and drink and auction Sunday, Nov. 20 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Camden Congregational Church, 55 Elm St./Route 1.

The “fun-raiser” is to help pay medical expenses for Nancy Glassman of Searsmont, beloved artist, teacher, community organizer and social activist who is facing a mountain of breast cancer-related medical expenses.

The afternoon will offer a feast for the senses with five musical acts, tasty sweet and savory foods and drinks and an auction to explore and discover that special treasure, work of art, night on the town, service, antique a silly or serious gift. Palate-pleasing sushi, Swan’s Way’s Dolcelinos and other fabulous savory and sweet treats and beverages will accompany the fundraising fun-raisers.

The afternoon’s live music will include Tenants Harbor musicians Steve Lindsay on piano with vocal accompaniment by Jo Lindsay. Glassman’s husband John Spadola will perform his own piano arrangement of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Shira, the joyous and energetic Midcoast woman’s chorus, will sing world folk and songs for a better world.

The concert also will include the debut performance of The Night Owls featuring Ed Geis of Camden on guitar and harmonica; Judy MacMahon of Swanville on violin; and Will Brown of Lincolnville and David Foley of Northport, both on an array of stringed instruments. The group plays a mix of old and new folk, cowboy songs and world folk instrumentals.

Meteora will perform varied folk singer/songwriter material performed by Kat Logan and Jim Loney of Friendship with Brown completing the tight harmonies and varied arrangements.

The latest items to hit the auction table include a cooking class and lunch for six with Italian cookbook author Nancy Harmon Jenkins, guitar lessons with folk musician Anne Dodson, a Wurlitzer spinet piano (delivery included), hours of piano, flute or recorder lessons, original paintings by Dennis Pinette, Michael Reese, Jack Silverio, Tony Kulik and Glassman, ceramics by Peter Jones and Randy Fein, jewelry by Cate Lamb and Cathy Melio and much more.

Admission to the event is by a $20 minimum suggested donation; tickets and auction payment by cash or check should be made out to Friends of Nancy Glassman Fund. Advance tickets are available at The Green Store and Coyote Moon in Belfast; Once a Tree and Planet in Camden; Archipelago, Rock City Café and Sunfire Mexican Grill in Rockland; and by mail c/o Karen Cadbury, P.O. Box 1041, Rockport ME 04856. Tickets also will be available at the door.

To donate auction items worth greater than $25, contact Sally Perkins at or 594-9209, ext. 103. Contributions are welcome by check to Friends of Nancy Glassman Fund mailed to Camden National Bank, 2 Elm St., Camden ME 04843 or any branch office.

To see and buy Glassman’s paintings, visit Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. in Rockland; call 594-5935; or visit, where a color poster for the event also may be downloaded.

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