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You can shop for the holidays and support EHSC at our silent auction!

In just three days we are celebrating our 8th anniversary, on Thursday November 18th!  I am organizing the event, which will be at Whitney Art Works gallery, 492 Congress Street, in Portland from 5:30-8:30pm, and I want to give you a sneak preview.

We will have ample organic wine, organic chocolate samples from Equal Exchange, and appetizers and desserts donated from numerous local businesses that make delicious homemade treats including 13th Cookie, Aurora Provisions, Local Sprouts, Standard Bakery, Pineland Farms, and Borealis Breads!

While enjoying delicious food and drink, you can meet or catch up with the staff of the Environmental Health Strategy Center, visit with friends, and talk with new people who support preventing cancer, learning disabilities, and reproductive problems by eliminating dangerous chemicals from our everyday products.

And at 6pm you can support outgoing Governor John Baldacci as we award him the first ever Frank Hatch Environmental Health Leadership Award for his role in promoting safer alternatives to toxic chemicals in common products in Maine.

In addition, we will have a wide variety of fantastic items for you to bid on in our silent auction!  Check out some of the great gifts you can give for the holidays:

  • A one-night stay with breakfast for 2 at Nebo Lodge on North Haven Island ($150 value).
  • A $50 gift certificate to Fore Street restaurant in Portland.
  • Two Sunrise Guides (each a $20 value), which are a healthy and green living coupon book for southern and coastal Maine.
  • An eco-friendly basket of dog goodies from Planet Dog ($135 value).
  • A 10-visit punch card for Greenlight Studio, a play space for young children in Portland ($85 value).
  • A $20 gift certificate to Skillins Greenhouses.
  • A one-hour massage therapy gift certificate ($70 value) to Tim Mclain massage, located in Monument Square, Portland.
  • A one month yoga pass ($100 value) to Lila East End Yoga in Portland.
  • A pottery bowl from Edgecomb Potters ($50 value).
  • A Happy Green Bee organic outfit for a 6-month to 1-year-old ($62 value).
  • And many more!

I hope you can stop by our anniversary party and bid on some of these items.  If you can’t make it on the 18th and want to make a bid, you can send your bid before the event to me at rcurran@preventharm.org or 699-5789 and I will add your bid to the bidding sheets.

Happy Bidding.

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Support from the House!

A big thanks from the EHSC team to Chellie Pingree for supporting the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act on the floor of the House of Representatives today!

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Opportunities to relax, refresh, and revitalize yourself all while supporting EHSC.

This week I’ve been putting the final touches on our silent auction for next week’s dinner at Flatbread Company in Portland.  I am really excited about some of the cool silent auction prizes that have been donated by local businesses.

These gifts will be up for bid at our silent auction and benefit Tuesday July 27th 5-10pm at Flatbread Company, 72 Commercial Street Portland.

Here is a highlight of items that will be at the silent auction:

  • A $50 gift certificate to Havana South, the newest Latin inspired restaurant in Portland.
  • A one-hour massage therapy gift certificate (a $70 value) to Tim Mclain massage, located in Monument Square, Portland.
  • A $30 gift certificate to Summit Springs Farm, a local organic farm with a booth at the Wednesday and Saturday Portland farmers markets.
  • A one month unlimited yoga pass (a $150 value) to Greener Postures Yoga, the newest yoga studio in South Portland.
  • A ‘family outing basket’ with 2 coffees and 4 gelatos (a $20 value) from Others! who roasts their own fair trade organic coffee and makes gelato on site, located in Monument Square, Portland.
  • Two Sunrise Guides (each a $20 value), which are a healthy and green living coupon book for Southern Maine.
  • A $20 gift certificate to Longfellow Books, an independent bookstore located in Monument Square, Portland.
  • Two, 2-for-1 dinner gift certificates for Local Spouts the newest restaurant focusing on local and organic food in Portland.
  • A spa treatment for up to 8 people (a $250 value), from Great Things Inc. a Maine company making organic hand-made body care products.
  • A hand painted silk scarf (a $65 value) by Lauren Ostis, a Maine artist.

I hope you can stop by our benefit and bid on some of these items.  If you can’t make it on the 27th and want to bid on items, you can send your bid before the night of the benefit to me at rcurran@preventharm.org or 699-5789 and I will add your bid to the bidding sheets.

Happy Bidding.