On Saturday, Jan. 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., as part of the Pies on Parade weekend activities in Rockland, the Island Institute at 386 Main Street will welcome Downton Abbey fans to drop by for a cup of tea, finger sandwiches and teacakes served on fine china by Island Institute staff dressed in period attire. Guests will also have a chance to win a gift basket filled with teatime goodies and Downton Abbey-related items.
The event is free for Pies on Parade ticketholders; there is a suggested donation of $5 for other guests, and all proceeds will go to the Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry.
Women are invited to join a group of other volunteers at Maine’s First Ship’s waterfront boatshed on Sunday, Nov. 8, for the second annual Women’s Shipbuilding Day. Maine’s First Ship is building Virginia, a reconstruction of the first ship built by English colonists in 1607 at the mouth of the Kennebec.