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Golden Age Radio Show & Summer Benefit Gala!

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Hosted by Spectrum Generations Coastal & Knox Community Centers on the grounds of the historic Kavanagh Mansion in Damariscotta Mills.

Do you remember Gracie Allen closing their show after George says, “Say goodnight Gracie”, by replying, “Goodnight Gracie”? Alternatively, knowing who played second base on the team that Lou Costello asked Bud Abbott who the players were? If you remember, “Who knows? The shadow knows.” Then you will enjoy the Old Time Golden Age Radio Show and Summer Gala Benefit Gala for Spectrum Generations Coastal and Knox Community Centers taking place on Wednesday, August 20 at the historic Kavanagh Mansion in Damariscotta Mills.

In old fashion 1940’s style, the gourmet lawn party dinner, will be surrounded with singers lofting the melodies and words from the era. Throughout the event, beginning at 5 PM with Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, you can be ‘the audience’ at an old time radio show with actual readings from characters you enjoyed starring in their own show complete with visual sound effects. Even if you only heard your folks reminiscing about the good old days of sitting 2 feet in front of the radio and imagining the colorful scenes depicted by the actors you will be sent back to a time of family togetherness.

The summer gala dinner buffet, catered by Cohen on the Meadows, featuring chicken and beef tenderloin kabobs and grilled summer vegetable skewers, elegant salads, assorted dessert bars and a complimentary glass of wine courtesy of Savage Oaks Winery in Union is being served under St. Andrews Episcopal Church’s big yellow and white tent. Should the weather become difficult the event will be moved to St. Patrick’s Church. During the “Who’s on First” segment of the radio show, a Joe DiMaggio commemorative picture will be on the auction block.

Put on your fancy summer frocks, dapper duds and hats, and join “Spectrum’s Down Home Memory Players: Live On Stage” for a fun evening of entertainment, fine food and laughter. To make your reservation and purchase your tickets call 563-1363 or e-mail by August 6. Benefit Ticket Pricing: Individual – $ 60 or $100 a pair. Gather a group of friends together and reserve a table of 8 for $400. Cash, check, or credit card accepted. $25 per person is a tax deductable donation.

For additional information go to Event parking at St. Patrick’s Church. Shuttle vans, courtesy of Newcastle Motors, will transport guests to and from the Kavanagh Mansion.

Creating Livable Communities for all Ages: Proceeds benefit Spectrum Generations programs and services for older and disabled adults and their families in Knox and Lincoln County. Net proceeds generously matched by an anonymous donor.

Our mission is promoting life-long learning, health, wellness, nutrition, community engagement and social well-being of all older and disabled adults.

Based on the premise that the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably regardless of age, income, or ability level, enables a person to live a more physically and socially healthy life.

If you’d like more information about these topics or Spectrum Generations or would like to schedule an interview with members of the Radio Show Planning Committee or scrip creators Mike and Beth Rowe please contact Marianne Pinkham at (207) 563-1363 or e-mail Marianne at