BANGOR, Maine — Sure signs that spring has arrived are the 88 colorful artisan plates that make up Hammond Street Senior Center’s annual pottery exhibit, sale and luncheon.
Each spring the senior center holds a combination pottery exhibit and sale that culminates in a luncheon exclusively for event patrons. The theme of this year’s two-week event is a Spring Harbinger Garden Tea.
Between now and Wednesday, April 22, the public — especially employees and patrons of the senior center’s downtown Bangor business neighbors — are invited to come to the senior center to view and-or purchase stylized dinner and dessert plates made by local senior members.
The plates are available for immediate purchase, but will remain on exhibit until April 22 to showcase talented older artists and highlight the skills they have gained through taking art and pottery classes at the senior center.
The purchase price of each plate also includes a ticket to the Spring Harbinger Garden Tea at the Senior Center at noon Thursday, April 23. The senior center welcomes and is actively soliciting donations from local food shops and eateries that would like to be included in the luncheon event. Patrons of the pottery sale will be presented with their new art plates during the luncheon.
Hammond Street Senior Center offers educational classes, arts studios and an on-site fitness center for Greater Bangor residents age 60 and older. Membership is free. For more information, call 262-5532, check out the senior center’s Web site at www.hammondstreet.org or simply stop by.
The exhibit can be viewed and plates purchased 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Hammond Street Senior Center, 2 Hammond St., Bangor.