~ Volunteer Service Since 1980 ~
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County
14 McKenzie Avenue Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-2531 · fax 667-9406

Dinners Parties for a Cause

Each Spring and Fall, our generous and gracious hosts and hostesses open their hearts and homes to benefit Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County. 

Delicious Offerings in lovely settings around Hancock County - all to benefit a worthy cause. 

Make plans to join us!


Dinner for a Cause Update

Hello Friends.

Our spring Gourmet Dinner Parties for a Cause program is off to a great start. The first few dinners are all full, but there are still seats available at some of the upcoming dinners. Many Thanks to our generous supporters who host these dinners in their homes with all of the proceeds coming to benefit Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County.

Call us to reserve your seats at the delicious-sounding dinners described below: 207-667-2531


Gourmet Dinner Parties - 2019

Once again generous Hosts are opening their homes and offering an evening to remember. Come and enjoy a splendid experience of local and international culinary delights.

Full 2019 Spring Brochure

  • A Taste of Maine Sunday 
    June 2, 2019, Dining for 24 - $90 
    Savor the bounty of our farms, fish and fields at casual, upscale Ironbound. Enjoy appetizers made with local ingredients while taking a walk in the garden. A delicious salad, entree and appropriate wines, followed by a delightful dessert accompanied by coffees, all prepared with local and regional foodstuffs, offer a distinctive dining experience.
    Host Leslie Harlow,
    Owner of Ironbound, Hancock, ME, 5:30 p.m.

  • Mediterranean Specialties  - SOLD OUT
    Saturday, June 15, 2019,  Dining for 12 - $100
    Enjoy cocktails on the deck overlooking the Salt Pond and appetizers from our woodburning pizza oven. A four course dinner includes a Lebanese specialty, Imam Bayildi, in honor of Harry Kaiserian, a cherished friend and maker of delicious food. Rack of lamb with asparagus, ravioli with a walnut sauce, red and white wines, and mouthwatering baklava for dessert with tea or espresso complete the meal.
    Hosts Ken and Wendy Schweikert
    Blue Hill, 6:00 p.m

  • Summer Begins   - SOLD OUT
    Saturday, June 22, 2019
    Dining for 10 -  $90
    Start the evening with cocktails while enjoying the lovely view. Delight in a gourmet meal of cream of asparagus soup, Lobster Thermidor (Julia Child's recipe) served with rice, fresh Bibb lettuce salad and French bread. Top it off with fresh lemon custard with merengue. Bon appetit!
    Hosts, Tom & Joy Richardson
    Blue Hill, 6:30 p.m.

  • A Dinner From the Sea and the Garden: The Best of Maine Fish, Seafood and Produce
    Saturday, June 29, 2019 , Dinner for 10  - $100
    As in previous years, dinner will be prepared with only the freshest of local ingredients. Beginning with tasty hors d'oeuvres and aperitifs, dinner follows with a succulent Maine Bouillabaisse, salad from the garden and fresh local bread with plenty of red and white wines. Lastly, a tasty dessert with items in season completes the dinner.
    Hosts Lydia Cassatt and Philip Osgood,
    Brooksville, 6:00 p.m.

  • Mediterranean Dining Under the Stars
    Saturday, June 29, Dinner for 30 - $95 
    Dine al fresco in the European style courtyard of historic Heywood House. Enjoy the glowing café lights and flickering fires while you listen to live jazz, all the while sipping delicious wines and tasting Mediterranean cuisine from tapas to dessert.
    Rain date, Sunday, June 30, same time.
    Hosts Mike and Colleen Gross, Owners of Verona Wine & Design,
    Bucksport, 6:30 p.m.

  • Picnic By the Bay
    Saturday, July 6, 2019, Dinner for 50 -  $125
    Spend a lovely evening at the historic Scrivelsby estate. Wine and nonalcoholic beverages are set up in the entryway so guests can take their drinks into the gardens. The evening buffet with grilled salmon in a soy, ginger and garlic glaze, butter lettuce salad with dates and Feta, awaits in the dining room. Dessert of Strawberry Rhubarb Pie by Edward Griffin of Marlintini's, follows.
    Hosts Tom and Kitty Clements,
    Blue Hill, 6:30 p.m.
  • BBQ With the Clydesdales
    July 20, 2019, Dinner for 20 - $100
    Gather outdoors for a barbecue under the tent and have appetizers and cocktails. Visit the barn, meet and greet Butch, the rescued Clydesdale and others. Savor homemade Brisket Chicken, beans, potato  salad, coleslaw, and a scrumptious dessert. Wine, beer, tea and coffee served. 
    Hosts David Doane and Michelle Rhodes
    Bucksport, 5:00 p.m.
Many thanks to the wonderful Hosts for their gracious and generous contributions to the remarkable dinners. They have become the most sought after events of the season. Your kindness is very much appreciated, Hospice Volunteers 


​"I love bringing together a group of people and serving them delicious food to benefit Hospice. Every group has been great and they all seem to have a wonderful time. We've been doing this since the beginning of the dinner parties and I think we are on our 6th or 7th year. Amazing!"

~ Lydia Cassatt
& Philip Osgood


"What I like about giving a hospice dinner is cooking for an appreciative group who are having a good time and are also open to the hospice mission."

~ Brooke Dojny

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