7th Annual ALF Lighthouse Gala!

Join us for the Annual Lighthouse Gala on Saturday, May 4, 2013…an evening celebration, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel’s Grand Ballroom in historic Portsmouth , […]

Join us for the Annual Lighthouse Gala on Saturday, May 4, 2013…an evening celebration, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel’s Grand Ballroom in historic Portsmouth , NH.

A fun-filled evening you don’t want to miss! Enjoy food, fun and friends as we honor extraordinary volunteers and raise funds to preserve our historic beacons!

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From The Shoreline – A Multimedia Maritime Concert Experience by John Mock… John is an artist and the sea and its coasts are his muse. From New England to Chincoteague to Ireland, the Atlantic’s beautiful coastline and quaint villages, its wooden boats and whitewashed lighthouses, continue to inspire and inform John’s art. He captures in music and in photographs the heritage of the sea.

“John Mock’s pairing of his music with his photography was truly a delight. He has captured the essence of the sea, and is able to portray that through his work.” - Caroline C. Leyden, Manager of Indoor Special Events, The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, VA

“John Mock’s pairing of his music with his photography was truly a delight. He has captured the essence of the sea, and is able to portray that through his work.”
– Caroline C. Leyden, Manager of Indoor Special Events,
The Mariners’ Museum,
Newport News, VA

John will share this heritage with gala attendees through his elegant and unique concert presentation From the Shoreline, where John will perform original instrumental compositions on the guitar, concertina, mandolin, and tin whistle. You will enjoy casual narration and storytelling, which enliven the characters and places upon which the music is based.

A native of Connecticut’s eastern shore, John’s work has taken him around the world. Widely sought after as a composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, he has worked with such notable artists as Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea and Mark O’Connor. His orchestral arrangements have been performed by orchestras throughout America and abroad, including the London Symphony, the National Symphony and the symphonies of Atlanta and Nashville. John has recorded two albums; his first, The Day At Sea, and his newest, The Keeper’s Companion.

Buffet Dinner featuring Roast Sirloin with roasted garlic demi glaze, Baked Haddock Asiago, Chicken sautéed with white wine and tarragon cream sauce, three salads, seasonal vegetables, dessert, coffee & tea. Cash Bar.

Silent Auction featuring nautical themed prints, collectibles and more!

Presentation of the ALF Len Hadley Volunteerism Awards, the Keeper of the Light Award and other annual awards presentations.

Attendee Special Tour – Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse… Special opportunity to visit & climb Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse! We are coordinating a special tour of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse for our gala attendees! In addition to having the opportunity to climb this historic lighthouse, this tour will feature a special mini-talk about Whaleback Lighthouse, which you will see just offshore. Details, directions & passes will be included with your ticket package…but plan to arrive in the area around 1pm to take advantage of this special opportunity.

Lodging information: Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside (www.sheratonportsmouth.com)