Midcoast Community Chorus’ Mud Season Fling, an auction and buffet for the whole community Saturday, April 7, at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 210 Rankin St., offers live music; a buffet of savory and sweet finger foods; and both silent and live auctions, as well as a cash bar.

Tickets, $5 per person, will not be sold at the door. They can be obtained in advance at Clean Bee Laundry, Camden; Grasshopper Shop, Rockland; The Green Store, Belfast; or by calling the MCC office at 975-0582. Silent auction tables will open at 5 p.m., and guest auctioneer Bruce Gamage will begin the live auction at 6:30 p.m.

Among the many items up for bid is an introductory stay-and-learn session with glassblower David Jacobson, a resident of Montville. The successful bidder will have a glassblowing lesson in his studio and an overnight stay at his adjacent home, the 1814 Moses True House, which he renovated and runs as a bed-and-breakfast.

Jacobson said he thrives on the energy of the creative arts community in Midcoast Maine. Glassblowing is not an art that can easily be done alone. Jacobson has a long-time assistant who helps him as he colors and shapes the molten glass in what Jacobson calls a “dance” of teamwork and artistry. He himself developed his art by serving as an assistant to other glassblowers, at one time commuting from Montville to Portland to do so.

Before taking on glassblowing as a career, Jacobson was a professional cartoonist and has kept drawing over the years, including doing Maine-themed cartoons for Down East. Like many Mainers, he has a variety of skills that he relies on when necessary; currently he is sufficiently independent as a glassblower to do studio pieces for sale in shops and online, experimenting freely with glassblowing techniques and working on commissions in glass, from custom lighting to outdoor sculpture.

For more information on the artist, visit davidjacobsonglass.com. For more information on the nonprofit MCC, its April auction and concerts, visit mccsings.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.