OAKLAND — This year’s Empty Bowls Dinner is set for 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 11, in the Messalonskee High School cafeteria.

The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. In addition to homemade soups, the menu will include salad, bread, and desserts.

The bowls will be on display for diners to choose and take home after their meal as a reminder of the event and what it represents.

The drama production of “Arabian Night,” performed by the Messalonskee High School Players, will follow dinner. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

The Empty Bowls Project has been a fundraiser at the high school for several years. The purpose of this event is to raise money for local food pantries in surrounding communities. It’s also about raising awareness of members in communities that are struggling to provide food for their families.

High school students and faculty have been crafting ceramic bowls to be sold as part of the dinner.

For more information, call Susan Perrino at 465-9135 or Wendy Burton at 561-0905.