ROCKLAND, Maine — The Riley School, founded in 1972 as the first independent elementary school in mid-coast Maine, today announces its 40th Anniversary Auction to be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Rockland Elks Lodge. Admission is $25 per person and $40 for a couple. Tickets can be purchased at the door or advanced reservation are by call 691-5601. This event benefits the Riley School Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to approximately 50 percent of Riley’s students, thus ensuring a diversified student population. For more information, call 596-6405.