DAMARISCOTTA, Maine — A skilled bladesmith working with steel, hammer, anvil and flame will bring a new sense of history to the Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous scheduled for Saturday, June 11, in Damariscotta and Newcastle.
Adriaan Gerber of Lamoine will bring his years of experience in creating edged weapons to add an educational and entertaining venue to the Pirate Bazaar at Schooner Landing Restaurant and Marina. Gerber is known for his unique and artistic swords, knives and axes.
Gerber will be joined by another new addition to the Pirate Rendezvous — daylong musical entertainment at the Pirate Bazaar on a stage provided by Atlantic Tent Co. of Damariscotta. The stage will feature period music, the kind that will keep pirate toes tapping, and will be under the direction of Damariscotta musician Paul Mellyn.
The opening act at 10 a.m. will be maritime music with the Sea Scouts group from Bath. They will be followed by a variety of other musicians through the day until the Pirate Rendezvous ends at 4 p.m. with a volunteers reception.
New additions to the Pirate Rendezvous aren’t limited to activities during the event — two new sponsors have stepped up as well. Cheney Insurance and the Newcastle Square Realty have joined the group of primary sponsors who provide monetary support to offset the expenses of the Pirate Rendezvous so that more of the funds raised during the event can go to benefit the Lincoln County Family Holiday Wishes food and gift drive.
The Pirate Rendezvous is the primary fundraiser for Lincoln County Family Holiday Wishes, which benefited more than 500 children in 2010 with Christmas dinners and gifts. Many area residents are familiar with Family Holiday Wishes through the pink and blue Wish Tags they distribute each year with each tag representing the hopeful wish of a local child in need.
Other primary sponsors for the Pirate Rendezvous include Renys, Ames Supply, Lincoln County Healthcare, Damariscotta Bank & Trust, Mexicali Blues and the Maine State Aquarium.
For more information on the Pirate Rendezvous, and to view photos from past invasions, visit http://www.piraterendezvous.com/ or contact Greg Latimer at 380-9912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.