Choose It

Choose It!  items are donated by Museum members, supporters, and local businesses. Use them to entertain your family and friends or to enhance your home or lifestyle. You'll be supporting the great programs the Captain Avery Museum provides to the community all year round. If you would like to become a Choose It! donor, contact Pat Freiberg at 410.867.4486 or  Browse our current offerings below.

       (A) Date/Time: Sat., April 14, 2018; 10 am (rain date: Sun. April 15)
       (B) Date/Time: Sat., April 28, 2018; 10 am (rain date: Sun. April 29)
Place: Slippery Slope Farm, Lothian
Donors: Eileen Stein, Cheryl Rigdon
Learn how border collies are trained to herd sheep and watch them in action - a crowd pleaser for adults and children alike. Eileen Stein, past President of the American Border Collie Association will discuss how she trains her dogs and assesses their suitability for herding. You will also watch as a fully trained dog  shows the skills needed to be a useful sheepdog, and a younger dog shows how training progresses to reach that goal. The demonstration will last about an hour and takes place in an open field. This is a stand-up event so feel free to bring a lawn chair.  Refreshments and pastries will be served.
Dog Herding
Date: Mutually Agreeable
Place: Will deliver within 25 miles of Museum
Donors:Virginia Hennings
Two Quarts of Homemade Chili . Choose Turkey, Meat Lovers, or Veggie. Can't eat it all at once? Chili will be delivered in individual quarts so you can freeze one for later.
Dates available: October 1 - Memorial Day. Interested purchasers may contact donor to arrange mutually agreeable date prior to payment
Place: Donor's home, Southport, Maine
Donor: Kathy Rotondaro Stay in a stunning vacation home in Southport, Maine for one week.  Enjoy this oceanfront four-bedroom, four-bath home with game/play room, patio and screened porch, all facing the roaring, crashing ocean waves. Located 5 miles from Boothbay Harbor in a very private location in the Newagen Colony which includes an Inn and dining room, wooded and waterfront trails, tennis courts and a pool (in season).  Private Master bedroom suite, 4 TV’s and Bose audio system on the first floor.  All linens provided. Southport is 67 miles north of the Portland airport and is a convenient spot for excursions to other mid-coast locations, such as the Pemaquid peninsula, Rockland and Camden.
Dates available: Interested purchasers may contact donor to arrange Summer, 2018 date prior to payment
Place: Donor's home, Southport, Maine
Donor: Kathy Rotondaro
Escape the summer heat and spend a week in cool Maine at an oceanfront home located in the Newagen Colony in Southport Maine.  Enjoy the amenities of the Newagen Inn, including bikes, tennis court, swimming pool and walking trails, and dine in the Inn's fine restaurant.  Explore close-by Boothbay Harbor and take advantage of fine restaurants, boating and fishing excursions, golf, kayaking and the renowned Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.  Boothbay is a convenient jumping off point for a number of charming mid-coast towns, including Damariscotta and the Pemaquid peninsula, Rockland and Camden. See the Choose It item above for a full description of the house.
Donor: Prue Hoppin
Grace a table with this 34" square brightly colored batik quilt or use it as a wall hanging ( by requesting the addition of a hanging sleeve).
Place: Harbor Cove Marina
Donor: Harbor Cove Marina
Treat your boat to one boat haul out or off load from trailer, a power washing, a boat blocking on stands, a boat launching or loading on a trailer and two months of winter storage. Value of the package is over $500.
Date: Anytime between October 2017 and April 2018
Place: Donor's home, Shady Side
Donor: Prue Hoppin
Looking for a new job opportunity, a refreshed/revised resume, or some interviewing tips and strategies?  Take advantage of this offer to meet with an experienced career coach or give it as a gift to someone you know whose career/job search could use a boost.
Donor: Ledo's Pizza
Dine in or eat out using this $15 coupon for one large pizza, redeemable at Ledo's Pizza located in Deale. Purchase one or several.
Donor: Diana Cermak Purchase one of these collector items for your daughter or granddaughter. The dolls, from London, Mexico, Ireland and Switzerland are in their original boxes and in pristine condition. They are the classic dolls you may remember from your childhood.

London Doll

Mexico Doll

Ireland Doll

Switzerland Doll

Doll Selection

Date/Time: Sunday, April 15, 2018; 5:00pm
Place: Donor's home in Shady Side
Donors: Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Tap Room (Annapolis), Matt and Debbie Kasap, Ray Boedecker and Anne Kelleher, Tom and Prue Hoppin, Steve Schulman and Pat Freiberg

Experience a special tasting treat and gain new appreciation for the everyday cooking staples of olive oil and vinegar. A representative from Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Tap Room will take you on a sensory tour with tastings of their extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. You’ll experience the unique flavors and characteristics of different olive oils learn about the oil making process and learn how to pair specific foods with the perfect balsamic vinegar and olive oil. In addition to whetting your appetite with the infused oils and vinegars, enjoy appetizers, wine and good camaraderie.
Dates Available: Mutually Agreeable week between December 1, 2017 and March 30, 2018
Place: Donor's home, Salvo, North Carolina
Donor: Virginia Hennings
Spend a week in this spacious sound front-home in Salvo, a hidden gem on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. With 6 bedrooms, 6½ baths, the upper level offers a view of the sunset from every room. The spacious great room and equally spacious decks on this level provide ample room for your entire group to relax with your choice of TV, DVD, stereo or just sitting by the fireplace. Cooking is fun in this well-appointed kitchen, and getting the groceries there is a breeze with the elevator. Relaxing activities available include billiards in the game room, soaking your stress away in the hot tub or just relaxing by the pool. Sleeps 15 people To view photos:
Date/Time: Purchaser's choice of one month
Place: Artworks Studio in either Edgewater or Annapolis
Donor: Julie Barithwait
Artworks Studio offers classes for kids of all ages. Use this certificate for one free month of an art class of your choice including after school classes, summer camps, birthday parties, a home school program, workshops, parent-child and more. Classes are designed for all ages, abilities and experiences and are led by instructors with a passion for art and teaching. Value: $80. Expiration: August, 2018.