Whether you have ever imagined what it would be like to grow up at a lighthouse or have been inspired by the allure and romance of our coastal sentinels, you will not want to miss the program “Memories & Songs of Owls Head Light” on Saturday, June 29th, 7:00 pm at the Owls Head Community Center.
This unique program, sponsored by the American Lighthouse Foundation and Friends of Rockland Harbor Lights, promises to entertain throughout as Marla Rogers and Meg Gaunce team up to shine a light on the keen sense of place that Owls Head Lighthouse has in the lives of so many locals and visitors alike.
The evening will also feature a silent auction with some attractive items – one being a chance to take a sail aboard the iconic windjammer, “Victory Chimes.” The silent auction benefits the preservation and education mission of the nonprofit American Lighthouse Foundation and its chapter, Friends of Rockland Harbor Lights.
Enjoy stories from a lighthouse keeper’s daughter, as Marla Rogers recounts many of her childhood memories of living at Owls Head Light Station during the time her father was keeper from 1947 to 1953. Attendees will delight in learning about what real life was like for a family at the lighthouse, as recalled through the eyes of a child. Marla will talk about her lightkeeping father’s duties at Owls Head, and share memories from her mother, as well as the types of fun things she and her siblings did to entertain themselves as youngsters.
Speaking of transcending time at Owls Head Lighthouse, singer and songwriter, Meg Gaunce will perform a selection of songs, creatively blending the charm of the Owls Head community and time-honored stories of the light station’s past, from her new CD entitled, “Songs of Owls Head.”
“This whole project began when my husband suggested a CD of songs of our home town,” says Meg Gaunce. “Then because volunteering at the light is so near and dear to our hearts he kept suggesting songs to write like the “Owl’s Head Light”, the “Frozen Lovers”, “Spot” and many more.” The CD will be available for sale during the program, with proceeds benefiting Owls Head Light Station, which is the new home for the American Lighthouse Foundation.
Enjoy homemade desserts, as you browse the fabulous selection of auction items to bid on. In addition to a trip aboard the “Victory Chimes,” the silent auction will feature tickets for a Cape Air flight, great collectibles from local artists, gift certificates and more!
No reservations are required, though there is a suggested $5 donation. The Owls Head Community Center is located at 224 Ash Point Drive in Owls Head, just across the street from the Knox County Airport. For more information, visit www.lighthousefoundation.org or call the American Lighthouse Foundation at (207) 594-4174.