2004 Work and Learn Week (4/04)

Yes, there’s going to be a “Friends of Hog Island” work week in 2004, and you’re invited! We’ll be gathering June 13-18 for another round of fellowship, good times, and some fulfilling pre-season work in behalf of the Audubon Camp in Maine. This year, our session will be a bit more “bare bones” than in previous summers, with a more modest array of “learning” sessions during the week and perhaps a few more chores for us around meal time … but your cost will only be $400, a substantial savings over 2003! After a long, hard winter, won’t it be good to get back to Hog Island in the warm June sunshine?

And this year you’re in for a special treat — on Wednesday June 16, we’ll be staging a gala “Fish House” production of “A Sense of Wonder” (based on the life of author and Hog Island supporter Rachel Carson), starring Broadway and television actress Kaiulani Lee. This may just be Hog Island’s first major theatrical event, and we’ll be inviting our local friends and neighbors to join us for an evening of fine food and theatre in this one-time special evening fund-raiser for Hog Island.

The best part of the deal is that your registration for the FOHI week guarantees you a ticket at no additional cost!

Take a peek at what Bates College recently had to say about “A Sense of Wonder” and Miss Lee’s moving performance.

We’ll be saving you a seat on the aisle this June!

Come join us for the “Friends of Hog Island” work week this summer!

2004 Work and Learn Session

Interim FOHI President David Klinger and the Audubon Camp in Maine staff cordially invite you to this very special session, the focus of which will be getting the camp ready for its 2004 season opening.

There will be plenty of work – trail maintenance, painting, hauling supplies, gardening, dorm cleaning, etc. — and two nifty “learn” events.  We’ll tour the bay, including a look at the returning colony of terns and puffins on Eastern Egg Rock, and arrangements have been made for a play based on the life and works of Rachel Carson entitled “A Sense of Wonder” by actress Kaiulani Lee.  We’ll also conduct early morning bird walks (Tom Leckey plans to be back!) and there should be time for you to take a leisurely stroll to the Bingham Cottages and beyond.

Roll up your sleeves, dust off your sleeping bags, gather your tools and summon your energy for this enjoyable week.  You’ll be welcomed with open arms (Seth and Captain Chris), well cared for (Bob Halpert and Janni will be in the kitchen), lovingly organized (Anthony and Sue will have the chore list), and entertained (Kaiulani Lee).

And if that is not enticing enough, beautiful Muscongus Bay awaits you — eagles, osprey, puffins, terns, and the magical and majestic island itself.  Come sleep by the edge of the sea, rejuvenate your sense of wonder, and do service work in the company of old friends.

Minimum donation: $400 per person (includes dinner and admission to the mid-week performance, which is a Hog Island fundraising event).

To sign up: Call Linda Ledoux, Maine Audubon Registrar, at 1-888-325 -5261