Moon Dance is just around the corner! Step right up to bid on your favorite silent auction items. Take a moment and review the vast array of wonderful auction packages from Thrilling Trips and Travel, Treasures, Trinkets, Theater to Culinary Experiences and Sports Outings! There is something for everyone! Take a look . . .
ROUND THE WORLD
P1 Where the Sands are Pink – Harbour Island
Indulge yourself for a week in the Bahamas at Miss Lena’s. Built in 1797, Miss Lena’s is one of the most gracious residences in Harbour Island’s historic district. Unique in design this house offers a spacious integrated living and dining area that opens onto the covered veranda with views of the verdant garden and historic waterfront. The kitchen is spacious with ample counter space. There is one bedroom on the first storey with ensuite bathroom and a second bedroom with ensuite bathroom and master bedroom on the second storey. The master offers panoramic harbor views and access to an upper veranda with a shaded gazebo; the perfect spot to watch the Bahamian sunset. Terms: Please note the cottage is for sale. If the cottage is sold before winning bidder uses the cottage, High Hopes will refund the winning bidder in full. One week stay (Saturday to Saturday occupancy) for dates mutually agreed upon by the winning bidder and donor, please call for available dates. Accommodations are ideal for 4-6 guests. Includes Wi-Fi, cable, washer/dryer, outdoor shower and maid service. No smoking, no pets, no children. Available for Christmas / New Years, March and May. Unavailable November, Early December, and January, February and April. Must be used by June 1, 2018.
Value: $3,000 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: Toby & Mary Dunn
P2 Hilton Head Island Getaway
Getaway to Hilton Head Island for a one week stay at this Shelter Cove Penthouse with 2 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths. This is one of the most relaxing vacation destinations in the continental United States. Shelter Cove has 12 miles of white sand beaches where you can relax with a good book surf side, perfect your tan, and indulge in a variety of water sports! If you are eager to mix relaxation with wellness, there are health clubs and the world-class Hilton Head Spa on site. Shelter Cove also offers unique shops and restaurants. Terms: Dates to be mutually agreed upon by the winning bidder and donor. Sleeps 4. No smoking, no pets. Must be used by June 1, 2018.
Value: $1,500 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: The Parcak and Graybill Families
P3 September in Newport
Enjoy 7 nights at the Long Wharf Resort in Newport. Explore the waterfront and visit the historic mansions – you’ll have time to do it all. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath condominium sleeps 6 comfortably with a king-sized bed in the first guest suite and two additional guest rooms with twin beds. Two parking spaces are available during your stay. Terms: No smoking, no pets. Available September 15 – 22, 2017.
Value: $2,500 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: Rives & Nancy Potts
P4 Pampering Beachside in Panama
Spend 5 nights relaxing beachside with your family or friends at this 4 bedroom, 5 bath house in the Punta Barco Resort, Panama, located just an hour away from Panama City. The house is complete with a Jacuzzi, pool and barbeque area. A short ten minute walk leads you to one of Panama’s best beaches, which includes a private beach club complete with restaurant and tennis courts. While making the trip to your beach house rental from the airport in Panama City, you can stop at the famous Panama Canal to watch the ships crossing from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Located just a quick 45 minute drive from Punta Barco is the picturesque town of El Valle with its many natural attractions. Spend the day enjoying waterfalls, thermal waters, petroglyphs and Panama’s diverse bird population in the jungle canopy. Terms: Dates to be mutually agreed upon by the winning bidder and donor. Arrival on a Sunday and departure on a Friday. This is for a 5 night stay. Please provide total guest count to donor before your arrival. Property is available throughout the year except October 30th – November 15th, New Years, February 7th – 21st and Easter. Other blackout dates may apply. No smoking, no pets. Must be used by June 1, 2018.
Value: $2,000 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: The Alemán Alcedo Family
P5 Majestic Mountain Resort in Boquete, Panama
Breathtaking views abound from this newly built 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhome (can sleep 6 comfortably and has a sofa bed in the living room making it spacious for 8) in the prestigious gated resort community of Valle Escondida, located just outside the charming village of Boquete, Panama. (It’s just one hour by air from Panama City). The resort has been widely acclaimed as one of the finest residential communities in Central America and is the perfect getaway for adventure seeking nature lovers. The resort amenities include spa, pool, golf course and restaurants. During your 7 night stay, enjoy nearby white water rafting, fishing, and world-class birding in the cloud forest and horseback riding along the many mountain trails that crisscross the highland farms – all of which can be booked by the hotel concierge. Terms: Dates to be mutually agreed upon by the winning bidder and donor. Stay is for 7 nights. Please provide your guest count to donor before your arrival. Property is available throughout the year except October 30th – November 15th, New Years and Easter. Other blackout dates may apply. No smoking, no pets. Must be used by June 1, 2018.
Value: $3,000 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: The Alemán Alcedo Family
P6 South African Luxury Photo Safari
It’s the ultimate vacation of a lifetime; a true African Safari experience. This trip includes 6 days and 6 nights lodging at the Heritage Safari Lodge/Tented Camp in the heart of Zululand and St. Lucia/Sodwana Bay Marine. Also included are 3 delicious meals prepared daily by the finest international chefs, 2 daily open Land River trips with experienced guides on the Zulu Nyala Game reserve the location of I Dreamed of Africa starring Kim Basinger. Terms: Reservations to be booked directly by the winning bidder through the Zulu Nyala Group. This package is non-transferable and non-refundable. Package is for 2 people. Airfare and gratuities not included. Must be used within 2 years of purchase.
Buy it Now: $6,500 Value: $5,950 Bid Increments: $200 Donated by: Zulu Nyala Game Lodge
P7 Cozy Cape Cod Cottage for a Week
The best of both worlds! Phenomenal sport fishing, biking, shopping & fun on the beach are all a stone’s throw away from this sweet 3 bedroom cozy cottage. Tucked away at the end of a private lane in historic Orleans, with full amenities, it’s the perfect spot for a family vacation, reunion, or private escape! Terms: Mutually agreed upon between September 1 and October 30, 2017. 3 bedrooms. A queen-sized bed in the master and 2 twin-sized beds in each of the 2 guest rooms. 1 bath and 1 outdoor shower. No smoking.
Value: $1,200 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by Kitty & Jerry Daly
P8 Escape To The West Indies
Enjoy a weeklong stay in the gorgeous Grenadine island of Bequia. Renowned for its unsullied beauty, you’ll love the hills and harbors of this very special “Island of the Clouds”. The Sugarapple Inn has a room for two overlooking Friendship Bay. This unique package also includes dinner at the one and only Mac’s on the waterfront and a delightful breakfast at Dawn’s in Lower Bay. Terms: Mutually agreed upon between June 30 and November 30, 2017.
Value: $850 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by Sugarapple Inn
P9 Get Away to Stowe, VT
Spend a week in the beautiful green mountains surrounding this charming three bedroom house in Stowe, VT. Winter, spring, fall or summer – you choose – there is plenty to see and do. The house, with its cozy, wood fireplace, is in a quiet neighborhood with mountain views from the deck, but is close to the village and a short walk to the recreational bike path, along with The Swimming Hole and Fitness Center. The house sleeps six (1 Queen, 1 Double & 2 Twins). Terms: 7 night stay for a mutually agreed upon date. Not available for the week after Christmas and over New Years, other blackout dates may apply. Must be used by June 1st, 2018
Value: $2,500 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: Laurie LaTerza
P10 Explore Historic Canterbury, England
Spend a week in Canterbury, England, famous for its stunning ancient cathedral. Accommodations are in a gated community within easy walking distance to the historic city center. Ethnic restaurants abound and London is only an hour away by high-speed train. Excellent base location for exploring southern England! One double bedroom and one single bedroom. Luxury loft apartment is a 4th floor walk-up with no elevator. Terms: Dates to be mutually agreed upon by the winning bidder and the donor. No smoking, no children below age 8, no pets. Must be used by June 1st, 2018. Proceeds from winning bid go directly towards the Safe Futures partnership with High Hopes.
Value: $1,500 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: Laura & Kieran Mooney
P11 Sunshine in St. Croix!
Perfect for a reunion or family celebration, this villa has accommodations for 12 guests for 7 nights. You can walk to the beach, restaurants, and Green Cay Marina — or lounge by the private pool. History lovers will appreciate the private walking tour of Alexander Hamilton’s birthplace. Package also includes a sunset cruise on a graceful catamaran. Something for everyone in sunny St. Croix. Terms: Dates mutually agreed upon. Blackout dates December 23 – 30, 2017, February 26 – March 5, 2018, and March 24 – April 1, 2018. No smoking and no pets.
Value: $6,200 Bid Increments: Offered in the LIVE AUCTION Donated by: Susan & Barry Armstrong
P12 Achiltibuie Scotland, By The Sea
An adventurer’s delight in the unforgettable splendor of the Highlands. Includes one day fishing with guide for 2 on a private loch, guided mountain or shore hikes, and 3 nights in an outstanding bed & breakfast by the sea. Achiltibuie is in a Scottish Wildlife Trust & National Geo Park Area. Ideal to combine with driving Route 500, one of the top scenic drives in Europe. Terms: July-August 2018, dates to be mutually agreed upon.
Value: Priceless Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: Alastair and Smidgie Macphail
P13 Cartagena – A City of Legends and Caribbean Fantasy
A one week stay (5 days/4 nights) at Las Americas in Cartagena combines many elements for a successful vacation – proximity to a historic walled downtown, location on a pristine blue beach, delicious cuisine, warm temperatures, gentle breezes and dreamy sunsets. Las Americas is a five star hotel complex that includes direct beach access, 9 swimming pools, restaurants, spacious rooms and gardens, a business center, gym, spa, tennis court, mini-golf course, water sports and the best views in Cartagena. Terms: Subject to availability and some blackout dates may apply.
Value: $1,200 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: Cyndi Miller Aird
P14 Golf at Spruce Peak and Stay at a Stowe Mountain Residence
Your Experience Stowe Package, a 3 day, 2 night stay in a luxury 2 bedroom residence at Stowe Mountain Lodge with 2 rounds of golf at Stowe Mountain Club, will provide you an exclusive look at the Spruce Peak community, which offers unparalleled residential options in an intimate alpine neighborhood nestled at the base of Stowe Mountain Resort. Included is a $200 credit at The Spa in Stowe Mountain Lodge. Terms: Available until October 1, 2017 and is based on availability. It does not include travel expenses, gratuity, tax or parking. Please retain the gift certificate as you will need it to validate the package.
Buy it Now: $3,000 Value: $2,500 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: Spruce Peak at Stowe
STRIKE A POSE
P15 An Extraordinary Photographic Portrait
Your portrait by nationally acclaimed photographer, Joe Standart. He is the man behind the public art initiative, Portrait of America, and is known for his ability to connect with individuals and communities on a very personal level. Final print will be an 11”x14” format, in color or black and white. Terms: Must be used June 15, 2018. Photo taken at photographer’s Lyme studio.
Value: $5,000 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: Joe Standart
THE BIG APPLE
P14 Thanksgiving at the Ritz Carlton in New York City
See the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from a perfect location and celebrate Thanksgiving in style! Enjoy luxury accommodations at the Ritz Carlton on Central Park South in Midtown Manhattan for a two-night stay, have a premiere view of the Mays Day Parade (The Ritz is located one block from the parade route) and celebrate Thanksgiving in NYC! Terms: Two night stay, one room double occupancy at the Ritz Carlton, NYC. Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017 (Check out Saturday, November 25, 2017)
Buy It Now: $3,000 Value: $2,500 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: Cheryl and Mitch Heffernan
P17 Hamilton Tickets & NYC Weekend Getaway
Two tickets in house seats (first 10 rows) to Broadway’s hottest musical Hamilton, nominated for a record-setting 16 Tony awards, winning 11, this musical remains the hottest act on Broadway. Included in this package is a 2 night stay in a luxury, one bedroom corporate apartment in midtown Manhattan, with dining at well known eatery, the Capital Grille, described by Zagat as “delivering every time.” Capital Grille. Terms: Dates for apartment are to be mutually agreed upon. No smoking or pets. Winning bidder must provide donor 60 days notification in advance of desired performance date. Gift certificate to The Capital Grille is $150. Must be used by December 31, 2017.
Value: $5,000 Bid Increments: Offered in the LIVE AUCTION Donated by: Alternative Business Housing – Frank Laufer, Reilly Associates – Sandy Reilly and The Capital Grille
P18 Sex & the City 2 Night Stay & Spa Package
Treat yourself to a 3 day, 2 night stay in New York City experiencing the best pampering package the Big Apple has to offer! Begin your 3 day 2 night indulgence with a single process hair color, manicure and pedicure at Miano Viel Salon & Spa. Next, experience unparalled customer service at the highly acclaimed Riccardo Maggiore Salon. At Maggiore, receive a customized hair conditioning treatment, haircut, style with blow dry. Feeling fabulous and re-energized head to “the quintessential New York steakhouse”, Smith & Wollensky for dinner. To top it all off, there’s no need to rush home as this package includes a 2 night stay in a deluxe 1 bedroom apartment in midtown Manhattan. You’ll look smashing after a day of spa and salon treatments as you follow in the footsteps of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda for the Sex and the City tour. Drink what they drank, shop where they shopped, and gossip where they gossiped. Whether you are a die-hard fan or an inquisitive tourist looking for an entertaining way to see Manhattans best neighborhoods, shopping and restaurants…this tour is a must-do! Before you head home, visit the leading NYC dermatology practice, Schweiger Dermatology Group, for microdermabrasion. You are sure to feel pampered and relaxed after this getaway! Terms: Dates for the apartment to be mutually agreed upon by the winning bidder and donor. No smoking or pets. Tour runs Sunday – Thursday at 11am and Friday – Saturday at 11am & 3pm (availability may vary). Gift certificate to the Smith & Wollensky is for $250. Please book all appointments in advance. Must be used by December 31, 2017.
Value: $5,000 Bid Increments: $500 Donated by: Miano Viel Salon & Spa, Riccardo Maggiore Salon & Spa, Smith & Wollensky, Alternative Business Housing – Frank Laufer, Reilly Associates – Sandy Reilly and Schweiger Dermatology Group
WINE AND DINE
P19 Dine with Chef Jacques Pepin!
Meet iconic chef Jacques Pepin at this very special dinner for 10. Guests will receive his latest cookbook and copies of the hand-illustrated menu by Jacques Pepin himself. The successful bidder will receive the original signed menu. Dinner will be prepared by friends of High Hopes with recipes from Jacques’ latest cookbook. Terms: Dinner is on July 21, 2017 at the home of Robin Schonberger in Old Lyme at 6:30 p.m.
Buy It Now: $7,500 Value: Priceless Bid Increments: $250 Donated by: Jacques Pepin, Robin Schonberger and Friends of High Hopes
P20 Polo Asada
Fifty lucky people will join our gracious hosts for a traditional South American Asada dinner coupled with a polo demonstration. See firsthand how this exciting equestrian classic is played. Professional polo player will demonstrate the basic and best moves of the game, all at the beautiful Lyme home of Wendy & Scott Douglas. Terms: Limited to the first 50 people to sign-up. September 23, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Set Bid: $125 per guest Donated by: Wendy & Scott Douglas and Friends of High Hopes
P21 Lobster Dinner at Cove Landing Marina
Nothing says summer on the Connecticut shoreline like a traditional New England lobster bake. This delightful lobster feast with all the fixin’s for 12 people, will be served dockside at Cove Landing Marina on beautiful Hamburg Cove. Terms: Date to be mutually agreed upon by the winning bidder and donor. Must be used by October 1, 2017.
Value: $1,200 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: Liz & Brendan Adams and Cove Landing Marina
P22 Sunset on the Connecticut River
Sunsets are spectacular at the Seelig’s Connecticut River home. Enjoy the view while sipping fine wines, tasting gourmet cheeses, and finishing with artisanal chocolates. Local musician Ramblin’ Dan Stevens will be playing his very special blues for your entertainment. A fall gathering not to be missed! Terms: October 21, 2017 from 5 – 7pm. Limited to the first 25 guests to signup.
Set Bid: $50 per guest Donated by: Chris & Rich Seelig, Divine Wine Emporium, the Chocolate Shell, and Dan Stevens
P23 Perfect Pizza Party at Your House
No preparation needed, just invite 40 of your closest friends and partake in a pizza party featuring a variety of authentic, wood fired pizza, using fresh, natural, quality ingredients prepared by The Rolling Tomato. Pair the slices with a glass of Pinot Grigio, Chianti or some Bollicini Sparkling wine. Conclude the evening with the creamy decadence of genuine Italian gelato of your choice. Terms: Date to be mutually agreed upon between the winning bidder and the donor. Must be used by June 1st, 2018
Value: $800 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: The Rolling Tomato; Seaside Wine & Spirits; Mionetto USA; Shore Discount Liquors
P24 Old Black Point, Niantic Sunday Beach Picnic for 8
Enjoy a delicious catered brunch or lunch with drinks on the deck overlooking Long Island Sound. Walk the beach or explore Pattagansett Marsh by canoe. Terms: September 10th, 24th, or October 1st, 2017 – weather permitting.
Value: Priceless Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Alastair & Smidgie Macphail
P25 Tour of North Fork Vineyard
An insider’s view of 2 superb vineyards, right on Long Island via luxury limousine. Sample 3-5 wines per vineyard. This 5-8 hour tour includes tastings and gourmet boxed lunch for 8 lucky oenophiles. Terms: Excludes Saturdays. Must be used by June 1st, 2018
Value: $1,120 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: North Fork Wine Tours
P26 Moonlit Kayak River Cruise and Picnic Dinner
Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a casual riverside picnic dinner enjoyed on the banks of the Lieutenant River at the home of Robin Schonberger, as featured in the May 2015 issue of CT Cottages & Gardens. The highpoint of the evening is a moonlit kayak regatta for 25 at high tide with river guide David Bylo. Terms: Limited to first 25 people to sign up. Date is Saturday August 5, 2017 from 7-11 pm. Rain date: Sunday, August 6, 2017.
Set Bid: $125 per guest
Donated by: Robin Schonberger and David Bylo
P27 Saltwater Fishing with Pros – Bob Ballard & Jeff Ridgway
Spend a rewarding 4 hours fishing, cruising, and exploring on Long Island Sound with Dr. Robert Ballard and Jeff Ridgway on board Jeff’s 28’ Boston Whaler “Limin’”. Food and beverages included. Limited to two guests. Terms: Dates to be mutually agreed upon from July to mid-October. Weather permitting. Must be used by May 30, 2018.
Value: Priceless Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: Bob Ballard and Jeff Ridgway
P28 Swallows Cruise
Don’t miss the spectacular evening swallow migration on the lower Connecticut River guided by naturalist Phil Miller of the Bushy Hill Nature Preserve. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for eight while cruising on the 28’ Boston Whaler, Limin’ captained by Jeff Ridgway and first mate Holly Ridgway. Terms: Mutually agreed upon date in late August, September, or early October. Blackout dates: September 3 – 10, and 17th– October 2nd, 2017.
Value: Priceless Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: Holly & Jeff Ridgway
P29 Brewers Yacht Yards & Marina 2 Night Dock Slip
Enjoy all the amenities these first class marinas have to offer. Weather it’s relaxing on your boat at one of Brewers 30 marinas, enjoying fine dining for patrons of all ages, or taking a dip in the swimming pool or playing with the kids at the playground – there is something for everyone at a Brewers Marina. Included with this package is an Embassy Cruising Guide for Long Island Sound to Cape May, NJ. Terms: May be used at any one of Brewers Yacht Yards & Marinas 30 locations. Subject to space available. Contact desired boatyard as far ahead in advance as possible to confirm reservation.
Value: $400 and Up (dependent on the size of the boat) Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Brewers Yards & Marinas
P30 Music Under the Stars
Do you miss Symphony in the Meadows? Well here is your chance to once again soak up the panoramic views of the Connecticut River at Mark and Dorinda Winkelman’s beautiful estate on Hayden’s Point, Essex. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeurves, a gourmet supper and desserts all while listening to glorious music performed by the Trombones of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (TECSO). Their diverse repertoire of music ranges from Bach to the Beatles. Proceeds from this special evening will be split evenly and benefit the programs of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and High Hopes. Terms: Limited to the first 125 people to sign up. Date is Saturday, August 19 with a rain date of Sunday, August 20, 2017.
Set Bid: $125 per guest Donated by: Mark and Dorinda Winkelman, The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding and Coffee’s Country Market and Catering
P31 Opening Day – New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Super bowl champions, New England Patriots, will host the Kansas City Chiefs for the NFL’s 2017 kickoff weekend. Included are 2 tickets in the Optum Suite with VIP access to the members-only Optum Field Lounge (a once-in-a-lifetime experience that puts you closer to the action), a one-night stay and dinner at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse at Patriot’s Place. Terms: Game day is Thursday, September 7th at 8:30 pm. Hotel accommodations for a king size bed at the Courtyard Boston Norwood/Canton for the night of September 7th and $100 gift certificate to Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse.
Buy It Now: $3,000 Value: $2,000 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: Connecticut Business Systems
P32 Celtics NBC Sports VIP Experience
Enjoy 2 Loge seats to a Boston Celtics home game during the 2017-18 season. This experience includes a Meet & Greet with Celtic’s commentator Mike Gorman and former professional Celtic’s player and coach Tommy Heinsohn on the Parquet Floor. Terms: Return voucher by November 1, 2017.
Value: Priceless Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: NBC Sports Group
P33 Heisman Trophy Dinner Gala
Who will be the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner? There’s so much speculation… and here is your opportunity to have a front row seat with 2 tickets to the dinner gala in Manhattan on December 11, 2017. Tickets include VIP Cocktail Reception with hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction including Heisman autographed memorabilia and dinner gala with prime seating.
Value: $1,200 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: Dolan & Dolan Lawyers
P34 Orchid Plants
There is nothing more beautiful than an orchid in bloom. Take home 1, 2 or even 3 of the orchids on display at the boutique table and immediately add beauty to any room in your home.
Set Bid: $10 per plant Donated by: Ariston Floral Boutique, NYC and Reilly Associates – Sandy Reilly
P35 Horse Paddock in Your Name
Become part of the woodwork – literally! High Hopes will name the paddock of your choice after you with a placard recognizing your generosity. Your paddock, for one year, will be home to members of our special herd of therapy horses who supply the “magic”. Terms: The paddock will display your name for 1 year.
Value: Priceless Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: High Hopes
B1 Beautiful Boothbay Harbor
Welcome to beautiful Boothbay Harbor where you’ll spend 2 fabulous days and nights in Maine in a 3rd floor walkup in the Greenleaf Inn B&B. See Grammy-nominated bluegrass/country duo Rob Ickes & Troy Hensley at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House, and visit the unforgettably lovely Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. To top it all off with a fabulous sail on Nan & Chip’s 48’ ketch “Winsome” (weather permitting) is yours. Terms: September 14 & 15, 2017. No smoking, no pets. Date can be flexible, but the winning bidder will be responsible for any rate change, and other activities may not be available.
Value: $800 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Nan and Chip Davison in memory of Jane Davison
B2 A Season of Organic Vegetables & Flowers
One full 16-week (weekly pick up) CSA share of organic vegetables with pick-your-own flowers from Deep River Farms. A wonderful gift for a family or treat yourself! Feeds a family of four.
Value: $600 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Deep River Farms
B3 Put Your Best Face Forward
Patti Davidson, owner of Faces Aesthetics Skincare of Old Lyme, will personally administer your rejuvenating European facial and recommend a regimen for your healthy skin care. Terms: Gift certificate good for 2 facials. Call for appointment. Must be used by May 30, 2018.
Value: $200 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Faces Aesthetics Skincare
B4 Underwater Sea Photography
Underwater sea photograph of a sea turtle taken in Bonaire. Using the process of dye-sublimation the photo is transferred onto aluminum. A perfect addition to your home.
Value: $150 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: David Delbiondo
B5 Get Out of the Dog House
This package includes a 2 hour massage, a bottle of Prosecco, a box of artisanal chocolates, and a luxurious designer bathrobe. The only thing left to do is make a dinner reservation to your favorite restaurant. Terms: Date to be mutually agreed upon by the winner and donors. Must be used by March 1, 2018.
Value: $650 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Christine Booker and Barbara Willkens
B6 Pair of Wood Lamps
Light up a room with these beautiful wooden accent lamps that will fit into any room décor. They are topped by cream silk shades and wooden finial.
Value: $800 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Hannah Childs Interior Design
B7 Beat the Winter Blues in Delray Beach, Florida
Escape to luxury and leisure in the charming boutique hotel, The Seagate Hotel & Spa. Here you will find the beauty of the beach meets the sophistication of the city. The hotel, located on Delray Beach’s famed Atlantic Avenue, offers a spa, fitness center, along with exclusive privileges at the Seagate Beach Club and Country Club. This three day, two night stay will have you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated
Value: $1,100 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: The Seagate Hotel & Spa
B8 Weekend(s) in Historic Manchester, Vermont
This package includes two separate gift certificates, each for a one night stay, at two fabulous Vermont hotels; the historic and iconic Equinox Golf Resort and Spa and The Taconic, southern Vermont’s newest luxury lodging. Both certificates offer accommodation in a Deluxe King room and include breakfast for two. The winner of this package can combine these certificates and enjoy one great weekend or use them on separate trips. Terms: Some blackout dates may apply, the Equinox is not valid during holiday periods or weekends from July through October.
Value: $600 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa and Taconic – A Kimpton Hotel
B9 Dinner, Jazz, Lodging…What’s Your Pleasure?
Enjoy $150 gift certificate towards fine dining, lodging or for a world class jazz performance at The Side Door Club at historic Old Lyme Inn.
Value: $150 Bid Increments: $25 Donor: The Old Lyme Inn – Christine & Kenneth Kitchings
B10 Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics on the 12th of September.
Field box seats at America’s oldest ballpark- Fenway! Here’s your chance to see two classic teams slug it out. Terms: Two tickets for Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 7:10 pm, Field Box 42, Row H, Seats 3 & 4.
Value: $700 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Linda & John Carlin
B11 A Trusty Selection of Wines & Spirits from the High Hopes Board of Trustees
What’s your pleasure…red, white, sparkling, perhaps something stronger like a gin made in Vermont with juniper and honey? You are sure to find it with this varied selection of wines and spirits selected by the High Hopes Board of Trustees. You may even discover a new favorite!
Value: $300 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: High Hopes Board of Trustees
B12 Music and More at the Goodspeed!
Take a trip from East Haddam to Oklahoma via the Goodspeed Opera House’s upcoming performance of the musical “Oklahoma.” Enjoy two tickets to an evening show of the well known musical, coupled with an elegant dinner at the Gelston House.
Terms: Must fill out certificate and return it at least 48 hrs prior to the performance. “Oklahoma” runs July 14th-September 23rd. The Gelston House gift certificate is for $75.
Value: $225 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Goodspeed Musicals and the Gelston House
B13 Framed Federal Duck Stamp and Print
A 1982 framed U.S. Interior Department of the Interior Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp and print by Phil Scholar.
Value: $100 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Sandy Thurston
B14 Stepping Out In Style!
Get gorgeous with a consultation, cut and style at the Timothy Pamment Salon located in Madison. Terms: Must be used by May 30, 2017
Value: $150 Bid increments: $25 Donated by: Timothy Pamment Salon
B15 Subway Series Tickets
Attention baseball fans…this Subway Series game is not to be missed! Watch New York City rival teams, Mets and Yankees, slug it out. Included in this package is an autographed baseball by David Wright, captain and third baseman of the Mets, New Yorks Mets men’s longsleeve t-shirt and dinner at family owned authentic Italian eatery Manetta’s Ristorante. Terms: 2 tickets, Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7:10 pm, Section 126, Row 21, Seats 17 & 18. Gift certificate to Manetta’s Ristorante is for $150. T-shirt is size x-large.
Value: $700 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Reilly Associates – Sandy Reilly
B16 Fitness Makeover by Fit Focused
Get in shape for summer with a comprehensive fitness assessment and a 6 week personal training package with Lyme’s fitness expert Allison Duxbury of Fit Focused. You will be amazed at what Allison can help you achieve! Use this opportunity for weekly personal training or twice a week classes. Terms: Dates to be mutually agreed upon between the winning bidder and the donor. Must be used by May 30, 2018.
Value: $900 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Fit Focused – Allie Duxbury
B17 Calling all Hockey Enthusiasts
Take home this autographed hockey stick and photograph of three-time Stanley Cup champion, having won as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010, 2013, and 2015 and current alternate captain of the NHL Dallas Stars player, Patrick Sharp.
Value: Priceless Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Patrick and Abby Sharp
B18 Old Lyme Country Club
Enjoy playing 18 holes of golf for 4, golf cart included, at the Old Lyme Country Club. This family-friendly, low-key course is easily accessible, but sporty and challenging! Terms: Coordinate with Pro-Shop to ensure availability of the course. Proper golf attire required.
Must be used by November 30, 2017. Value: $320 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Old Lyme Country Club
B19 Treat Yourself at Salon Pure
Book your customized cut and color today with one of the experienced and friendly stylists at Salon Pure. Salon Pure has become one of the trendiest salons on the shoreline specializing in cuts, styling, all-natural color and texturing. Terms: Must be used by May 30, 2018.
Value: $300 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Salon Pure
B20 Artisan Summer Chic Necklace
A one-of-a kind, stunning summer necklace by local
artisanal jewelry designer Charlotte Meyer.
Value: $150 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Charlotte Meyer Designs
B21 Orvis Sandanona Shooting Getaway
Get away for a two night weekend stay at The Millbrook Inn that includes a one hour private shooting lesson for two at Orvis Sandanona. The Millbrook Inn is a short drive from the Village of Millbrook, Hyde Park, The Culinary Institute of America, Innisfree Gardens and the Millbrook Winery. Orvis Sandanona is the place where the traditions of the field and hunt are held in the highest regard and is the oldest permitted shotgun shooting club in the country. Terms: Must be used no later than June 10, 2018, ammunition not included.
Value: $850 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: The Millbrook Inn and Orvis Sandanona
B22 Courtland Park Cashmere
Cashmere is always in style as well as practical for chilly summer evenings. This is a must have wardrobe item! Terms: No exchanges
Value: $252 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Courtland Park
B23 Framed Monoprint, Winter Night, by Artist Bing
The print, titled Winter Night, is a MONOPRINT, a unique, one-of-a-kind print. In this print, the shadings and colors have been drawn and painted on separate plates. Then, together with the paper, each plate is run through a press to form the resulting image. This particular print went through the press three times with three different plates. As is often the case
with such prints, hand applied pastels augment the printed image. The image was inspired by years of living around horses, their activity as well as presence in the landscape. The surrounding countryside is evocative of both Connecticut and the artist’s experience of living in France.
Value: $3,000 Bid Increments: $200 Donated by: Marian Bingham
B24 “My Heart Wants To Dance” by Anne Gaffey
Anne Gaffey’s warm and engaging original painting is one you’ll love for a lifetime. “My Heart Wants To Dance” is painted with acrylic/multimedia on gallery-wrapped canvas.
Value: $450 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Anne Gaffey
B25 Alicia Winalski Custom Necklace
Owner Alicia Winalski has been designing jewelry for over 20 years and delights in helping her customers choose jewelry pieces that express their own personalities.
Value: $350 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Nyman Jewelers
B26 Essex Winter Series, Music and more…
Experience some of the finest music the Connecticut River Valley has to offer in live performances with a two season subscription to the Essex Winter series, for four concerts during the upcoming 2018 season from January to April. Choose from a myriad of quality, world class, shows in a friendly, informal atmosphere and treat yourself and someone special to some extraordinary musical moments. Terms: Auction winner will receive subscription when tickets are available in October 2017.
Value: $240 Bid Increments: $20 Donated by: Essex Winter Series
B27 Organic Beauty by Nourish
Organic beauty pioneers, Nourish, is the industry leader in organic skincare products. Nourish prides itself on being not only natural and organic, but cruelty-free, gluten-free and mostly vegan free.
Value: $150 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Nourish Organic
B28 Kim Tyler Photography Package
A child’s portrait session photographed on location. Includes one 8” x 10” print. Terms: Sitting to be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date. Additional prints may be purchased separately. Must be used by December 30, 2017. Subject to availability.
Value: $300 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Kim Tyler Photography
B29 “I Hate Musicals, The Musical” – Dinner and a Show!
It’s not a typo, this musical is called “I Hate Musicals; The Musical”. Simpsons’ television writer and producer Michael L. Reiss is back in Ivoryton at the renowned Ivoryton Playhouse with his hilarious world premiere show, which mixes a California earthquake, “nifty” dance moves, Sigmund Freud and of course music. Take in this cutting edge, comical performance after dining at the famed Copper Beech Inn for dinner or lunch ($175 gift certificate).
Terms: Gift certificate for two adult tickets to see “I hate Musicals: The Musical” playing from September 27-October 15 2017. Call the box office for tickets.
Value: $250 Bid Increments $25 Donated by: The Ivoryton Playhouse and The Copper Beech Inn
B30 Child’s Violin
Reward a beloved youngster with the timeless gift of music. Included are 3 one-hour violin lessons. Is the next maestro someone you know?
Value: $350 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Robin Schonberger and String Theory School of Music
B31 Hill-Stead Museum Package
Hill-stead Museum’s Executive Director Susan Ballek will offer a private tour of this 1901 National Historic Landmark, set on 152 bucolic acres in Farmington, CT. The museum’s breathtaking collections of Impressionist paintings by Monet, Degas, Whistler, Manet and Cassatt are complemented by unique decorative arts, antique furniture, and period textiles. A wine and cheese reception follows the tour in the beautifully restored circa 1920 Sunken Garden, designed by Beatrix Farrand. Three Family/Grandparent or Dual Memberships to the museum are included, along with six day passes to a 2017 to Hill-Stead’s the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. Terms: Museum tour date by mutual agreement on a weekday evening. Reception will be held indoors if inclement weather or if in winter months. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to provide contact information to claim the memberships. Memberships must be redeemed by June 30, 2018. Poetry Festival passes must be used in the 2017 season and subject to availability.
Value: $715 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: The Hill-Stead Museum
B32 Chamard Vineyard Private Tour, Tasting & Fine Dining
Nestled into the Connecticut shoreline town of Clinton, this beautiful vineyard has been operating since1983 and has made a name for itself as a food and wine destination. Experience a private guided tour of the 20 acre facility. You’ll visit Chamard’s vines and farm gardens where fruits, vegetables and herbs are grown for their onsite French-American bistro, you’ll also learn about wine making, and finish the tour in the tasting room where you will sip on Chamard’s five award winning Estate Reserve wines. Continue to stimulate your palate with a superb dining experience at the Bistro. Tour is for up to 6 individuals. Must be used on a Monday – Thursday. Bistro gift certificate is for $100. Tour must be used by December 31, 2017.
Value: $500 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Chamard Vineyard
B33 Barbeque Anyone?
A moveable feast…take this portable Weber Q2000 series grill to the beachside, mountainside or to your favorite sporting event. This package includes the grilling essentials and 2 barbeque cookbooks.
Value: $200 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Shagbark Lumber & Farm Supplies
B34 Garden Enthusiast Package
Enhance your garden! Your choice of plants and flowers for a butterfly garden, a shade garden, or a sunny English garden – all from Judge’s Farm. Also included: a bucket of garden necessities from Ballek’s Garden Center, an essential gardening book and a wheelbarrow. Terms: $300 worth of plants of your choice at Judge’s Farm. Must be used by October 1st, 2017.
Value: $400 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Judges Farm and Ballek’s Garden Center
B35 Flight of a Lifetime
Enjoy a one-hour scenic tour in a 2012 Beechcraft Baron twin-engine airplane. Your experienced pilot of 28 years will take you and up to 4 of your friends/family on a scenic tour of the greater Hartford area. You’ll tour down the CT River to Long Island Sound, and if you’re the lucky front seat co-pilot, you just might have a chance to take the controls and feel the freedom of flight. Departs from Brainard Hartford Airport. Terms: Dates to be mutually agreed upon by the winning bidder and donor. Weather permitting. Must be used by May 30, 2018.
Value: $750 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Greg Castanza
B36 Sterling Coin Vintage Necklace
This classic pearl necklace is highlighted with a replica of a vintage coin. A classic piece for many occasions. It is paired with a sterling silver galloping horse pin. A lovely accompaniment.
Value: $250 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Rebecca Steiner
B37 Seabiscuit Decanter Set and Special Edition Scotch
Sit back and relax with a glass of 12-year-old Bowmore single scotch whiskey served neat or on the rocks in tapered old fashioned glasses etched with horse motif signed by artist Richard E. Bishop. This beautiful set is sure to add style to your home.
Value: $225 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Trellis Home
B38 Say “Fromage!”
Enjoy a selection of gourmet cheeses each month for 3 months. A perfect gift for your favorite cheese lover or host. Terms: One week advanced notice prior to pick up or cheese can be shipped. Must be used by May 30, 2018.
Value: $150 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Christine Chesanek of Fromage
B39 Clinton Country Club Golfing
Play 18 holes of golf for 4, golf cart included, at the Clinton Country Club in Clinton, CT. Golf cart included! This “Gem of the shoreline”, designed by Geoffrey Cornish, is both challenging and beautiful. Terms: Coordinate with pro-shop to ensure availability of the course. Proper golf attire required.
Value: $388 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Clinton Country Club
B40 Veuve Clicquot Package
Don’t these bottles just make you feel bubbly? Enjoy the crisp, smooth textured taste that only the most prestigious and highest quality champagne Veuve Clicquot has to offer. This package includes a bucket to keep the champagne cold, 3 bottles of champagne and champagne flutes.
Value: $175 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Barbara & Bob Ballard
B41 Love the Nittany Lions
Two tickets to watch college football at its best — Penn State vs. Rutgers at Brice Stadium. And to boost your team spirit, this great package comes with Penn State hats, tee shirts & merchandise, plus dinner for 2 at the iconic Penn State Corner Room Restaurant! Terms: November 11, 2017. Dinner to be used same weekend as the game.
Value: $400 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Robin Stevens and Dr. Fred Carlin
B42 Handmade Wooden Bowl
Carved from a cedar tree in Old Lyme, local crafter Alan Todd, creates another one of his masterpieces. This hand turned bowl will be a show stopper at your next dinner party. The artist will personally inscribe the bowl for the winning bidder.
Value: $800 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Alan W. Todd
B43 Designs by Fariba
Persian jewelry designer Fariba Aliloo has created a custom necklace for the High Hopes gala. This gold-filled chain is adorned with amethyst crystals, citrines, and blue topaz.
Value: $175 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Designs by Fariba
B44 Treasures from Aegean Treasures
Fashionable any time of year, this cashmere topper and necklace will be the perfect accessory to any outfit. Terms: Topper may be exchanged for a different color.
Value: $200 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Aegean Treasures
B45 Ann Lightfoot Design
Make a fashion statement with this unique handmade necklace with freshwater pearls by local jewelry designer Ann Lightfoot. Ann’s work has been exhibited in art galleries and museums and can be found in fine stores from Los Angeles to New York City to London. Her artful pieces are inspired from raw and delicate natural materials and are a must have fashion accessory.
Value: $550 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Ann Lightfoot Jewelry
B46 Lovely Blooms…Without the Labor
Enjoy beautiful daffodil blooms next spring! The High Hopes Auction Committee members will arrive at your home with smiles, trowels and 300 daffodil bulbs. We will do the planting this fall while you enjoy the fruits of our labor the following spring. It doesn’t get any easier than this!
Terms: Three weeks’ notice must be given to committee for scheduling. Planting no later than October 1, 2017.
Value: $500 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: New England Horticulture and Friends of High Hopes
B47 Custom High Hopes Shoulder Bag
This handknitted, hand beaded shoulder bag with horse silhouette is on-of-a-kind by master knitter Eva Gardow. Sure to be the talk of your admirers!
Value: $120 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Eva Gardow
B48 Connoisseur’s Selection of Fine Wines
This eclectic collection of fine wines includes a selection of reds and whites from around the world for the discerning palate. Something for everyone, all delicious!
Value: $700 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Dr. Martin Cooper
B49 With Love from Austria
This beautiful blanket was made at the Leichfried factory Zeltweg, Austria. It is coupled with a bottle of Grüner Veltliner, the famous Austrian wine and the book, “The Impression of Austria” highlighting the country’s beauty.
Value: $300 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Barbara Willkens & Wilhelm Meya
B50 Blackledge Country Club Golf Outing
Play 18 holes of championship golf for 4, with golf cart, at the beautiful Blackledge Country Club in Hebron, CT. Included is a $50.00 voucher to use in the clubhouse restaurant, the Blackledge River Tavern. Terms: Coordinate with Pro-Shop to ensure availability of the course. Proper golf attire required. Must be used by November 30, 2017.
Value: $270 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Blackledge Country Club
B51 Simon Pearce Horse Decanter, Cocktail Glasses and Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon
A hand-blown glass decanter with horse stopper coupled with a pair of double Old Fashioned glasses from renowned glassblower Simon Pearce. Enjoy with a bottle of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon.
Value: $405 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: E. F. Watermelon
B52 Beautifully Whimsical Bench
Who doesn’t like a little extra seating from time-to-time? This hand crafted bench by wood worker Dan Willkens from Gallatin, Tennessee is the perfect solution! This colorful bench was hand painted by his daughter Diane from Chevy Chase, MD. A fun and whimsical addition to your home.
Value: $300 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Dan Willkens and Diane Willkens
B53 Toddler Alpaca Throw
Unbelievably soft, brushed baby alpaca throw handmade & designed by master knitter Catherine Carmichael. Perfect size for a toddler’s bed or a lap throw. It is so cuddly!
Value: $250 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Catherine Carmichael
“Nani mele” — that’s Hawaiian for the melodious music you’ll make with this diamond head, soprano ukulele. Includes ukulele, Lanikai soft case & 2 ukulele lessons. Terms: Lessons must be used by May 30, 2018.
Value: $170 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Charles’ Music Center
B55 Bespoke Fashion from MM. Lafleur
- LaFleur customizes fashion for you with their “Bento Box” concept of personalizing your fashion choices. You respond to their online questionnaire, and they choose a selection for you to try on approval. The “Bento Box” consists of four to six hand-picked pieces based on your personal profile. This online women’s fashion house features clothing for work and play for the style-conscious professional woman.
Value: $500 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: MM. LaFleur
B56 Carol Ehrlich Necklace
This gorgeous Blue Agate stone necklace, signed by designer Carol Ehrlich, with sterling silver horse coin and clasp is the perfect accessory to your summer wardrobe.
Value: $250 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Rebecca Steiner
B57 A Beauty Bonanza Basket
This beautiful basket includes everything you need for fabulous hair: a Neurolight dryer, Near Smooth 1.25” flat iron, a Neuro curling wand, large round thermal brush & a gift card for an expert wash & blow out. Terms: Tax included. Gratuity not included.
Value: $475 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Blow Dry At The Beach
B58 Polo & Picnic at the Newport Polo Grounds!
Enjoy 10 general admission tickets to the 2017 Newport International Polo Series and $100 gift certificate to Pasta Vita for all your picnic essentials. Terms: matches are every Saturday, June – September, 2017. Tickets must be requested in advance from the Polo office.
Value: $250 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Newport Polo and Pasta Vita
B59 Rejuvenate at Vitality Spa & Holistic Health
Relax and beautify at Vitality Spa and Holistic Health with a one hour signature facial. Also included in this package is Zrii skincare set. Terms: Must be used by May 30, 2018.
Value: $325 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Vitality Spa & Holistic Health
B60 Goodies from Grace
Grace is the “don’t miss” local boutique in the neighboring shoreline town of Niantic. Their creative team curates an evolving shopping experience with a wide variety of clothing (classics to BOHO to a night out), must-have accessories, and awesome home & gift collections, not to mention super friendly employees. Take in all that Grace has to offer with a $50 gift certificate, a beautiful hand crafted shell collection box from a local crafter, with soap, lotion from the Shore Soap Co. and a fragrant candle from Small Batch Company of Newport, RI.
Value: $230 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Grace
B61 The Connecticut River “Autumn Morning” by Leif Nilsson
Leif Nilsson’s “Autumn Morning” is an extraordinary work of art, capturing the light and beauty in the impressionist style. A beautiful addition to your home and a way to remember mornings on the Connecticut River. Inspired by the natural beauty surrounding the Lower Connecticut River Valley, Leif paints his plein air impressionistic landscape compositions directly from life. Setting up his easel in and around his hometown of Chester, Nilsson creates engaging garden, Connecticut River and village paintings that invite the viewer to walk right in.
But It Now: $12,000 Value: $12,000 Bid Increments: $500 Donated by: Anonymous
B62 Costa Del Mar Sunglasses
Look stylish this summer in what are considered the clearest polarized sunglasses on the planet with patented 580 lens technology.
Value: $149 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Cartier Optical, Inc.
B63 Favolosi Mangia!
A basket of assorted gustatory delights from local favorite La Marea Ristorante. Basket includes assorted Italian wines, imported pastas, oils, honey, jams, cheeses, balsamic vinegar & truffle-cured olive oil.
Value: $1,000 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: La Marea Ristorante
B64 Road Scholar Travel Experience
Put this $100 gift certificate towards one of Road Scholar’s (formally Elderhostel) thousands of fabulous educational trips offered around the world. Go river rafting, biking, hiking or enjoy a trip geared for you and your guests. They offer something for just about every interest and physical ability. You will want to come back for more of Road Scholar’s travel opportunities! Terms: Value of gift certificate is $100 to be used at any point.
Value: $100 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Road Scholar
B65 More from Goodspeed!
Travel to the charming town of Chester for dinner at the acclaimed restaurant, River Tavern, and an outstanding rendition of “Darling Grenadine” at the Norma Terris Theatre.
Terms: This package includes two evening tickets to each show and dinner gift certificates. Must fill out certificate and return it at least 48 hrs prior to performance. “Darling Grenadine” runs Aug.18th-Sept. 17th, 2017 at the Norma Terris Theater.
Value: $250 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Goodspeed Musicals and the River Tavern
B66 Tory Burch “Perry” Tote
A timeless essential! This clean-lined classic imported leather tote speaks for itself. It can double as a computer bag and fashion statement.
Value: $395 Bid increments: $25 Donated by: Liddy Karter & Alex Richardson
B67 Visit the Shops at Saybrook Country Barn and Aspen Restaurant & Bar
Shop at Saybrook Country Barn for fashion forward casual attire, or your favorite household decorator items with a $250 gift certificate. Then wine and dine next door at Aspen with your $100 gift certificate.
Value: $350 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Saybrook Country Barn and Aspen Restaurant & Bar
B68 “Thor” by Artist Linda Elgart
After spending time in Key West at a rehabilitation center for roosters who had careers in cock fighting, these creatures caught Elgart’s imagination and became subjects of a series of paintings referred to as The Boys of Key West. Elgart resides in Lyme, CT and besides her beautiful rooster paintings, plein-air paintings of the Connecticut River continue to be an inspiration and the subject of many of her oil paintings.
Value: $25 Bid Increments: $275 Donated by: Linda Elgart
B69 Musical Masterworks Subscription for 2
Enjoy chamber music at its finest with a season subscription to Musical Masterworks, performed at the First Congregational Church in Old Lyme. Celebrate their 25th anniversary with five concerts beginning October 2017. Terms: For the 2017-2018 Season. Call (860) 434-2252 in advance of each performance to reserve your tickets to either the Saturday or Sunday concerts. Visit musicalmasterworks.org for season schedule.
Value: $300 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Musical Masterworks
B70 High Hopes Camp
Looking for the perfect camp for your little horse enthusiast? One week (4 days) of the very popular High Hopes summer camp. Your little camper will experience daily riding lessons, vaulting, carriage driving, grooming and tacking along with daily arts and craft activities.
Terms: Campers must be between the ages of 4 and 10. For Camp Session July 17 – July 20, 2017.
Value: $400 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
B71 Mystic Aquarium Family Membership
Enjoy a yearlong Family Membership to the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT. Your membership includes free general admission to the Aquarium and 4-D Theater, exclusive invitations to special events and discounted rates on additional programs, the café and the gift shop. Terms: Completed membership form must be returned to the Aquarium by July 31, 2017.
Value: $195 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Mystic Aquarium
B72 Large Orchid
The most highly coveted of ornamental plants, the delicate and graceful orchid represents love, luxury, beauty and strength.
Value: $75 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Ariston Floral Boutique, NYC
B73 Painter for a Day
Spiff up your home with fresh paint! Fitzgerald Painters will send professional painters to spend a full day at your home. Included is a $100 gift certificate for paint at Laysville Hardware of Old Lyme. Terms: Materials not included by Fitzgerald Painting. Redeemable after Labor Day. Must be used by May 30, 2018.
Value: $600 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Fitzgerald Painting, Inc. and Laysville Hardware
B74 Essence Experience
Begin your Essence experience first with a customized anti-aging facial. Followed by a custom hair mask treatment and blow out. You will leave with the luxury hair mask, customized for your hair. Pamper yourself and give yourself a treat. Terms: Must book in advance. To be used by October 31, 2017.
Value: $325 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Essence Center for Beauty and Wellness
B75 Mystery Box
Everyone loves a surprise! Just imagine what might be in the Mystery Box…fine dining and a show, VIP seating at R.J. Julia events, summer reading, lots of pampering, memberships to a local museum and aquarium, dance lessons, pilates, a visit to the Mystic Seaport, the Essex Steam Train, bicycle tune-up? Win this and find out!
Value: $1,000 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Connecticut River Museum, E.F. Watermelon, Essex Steam Train, Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Mystic, The Kate, Mystic Aquarium, Mohegan Sun, Mystic Seaport, Niantic Bay Bicycles, Revitalize Pilates, R.J. Julia, the Red Hen, Rob Rivers Salon, the Spa of Essex, and Friends of High Hopes
B76 Getaway in Under One Hour!
New Haven has much to offer that makes a nice break from our shoreline life. Enjoy an overnight stay at The Study at Yale, a boutique hotel located in the heart of Yale University’[s vibrant Arts Campus and be just steps away from the University’s museums, theaters, libraries, along with some of Connecticut’s best restaurants. A must do a performance at Yale Rep, which has championed new work since 1966 and is the recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. This overnight stay includes two tickets to any Yale Rep performance and breakfast for two. Terms: Based on availability.
Value: $399 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: The Study at Yale
B77 Pampered Pet
Make sure your favorite pet knows just how much you love them. This package has everything your best friend and you would ever need and more. Artist Tia Smith will create an original watercolor of your pet from a photograph. You will also receive 5 x 7 copy and two bookmarks of this special pet portrait. Additionally, enjoy a matching collar and leash sized appropriately and treat bag from Creative Works and dog grooming at popular The Dog House in Lyme.
Value: $225 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Tia Smith, Creative Works, The Dog House and Strut Your Mutt
B78 Dinner for Two at The Bee & Thistle Inn
A romantic dinner for two at “The Bee”, “One of Connecticut’s finest dining and lodging destinations”. Enjoy a walk down to the Lieutenant River – a beautiful view! Terms: Please call ahead to make dinner reservation. Gratuity not included. Please use certificate by March 1st, 2018. Not available Friday-Sunday.
Value: $150 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: The Bee & Thistle Inn
B79 Amelie Michel French Linens
Amelie Michel coated cotton table cloths are perfert for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. Beautiful yet easy care, these cloths simply wipe clean – no laudering necessary. Fabric is hand selected and importe directly from France and sewn in Fall River, MA. One table cloth with six coordianting napkins.
Value: $130 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Amelie Michel, LLC
B80 Unique Accent Table
Made Goods loves designing objects with two seemingly opposite materials to make one stunning, cohesive piece. The Jonathan table is a perfect example of this, combining man-made white resin with the organic beauty of teak logs
Value: $685 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Pough Interiors
B81 Lori Warner Gallery Birch Plywood Tray & Twine and Twig Necklace
A beautiful continuation of Finnish tradition, the iittala Aalto 14” Plywood Tray carries the same timeless shape as the iconic Aalto vases. The birch plywood is a natural fit to the fluid shapes, unique in its grain and smooth in its lightly-lacquered finish. This piece is meant to stand on its own as an art object, but is also a special way to serve dry foods. Included with this package is a handmade, one of a kind Twine & Twig necklace, handcrafted and designed by two stylish sisters.
Value: $425 Bid Increments: $50 Donated by: Lori Warner Gallery and Swoon Boutique
B82 Basket of Teas and Tea Essentials
What is more relaxing than a cup of tea? This basket includes high quality teas to appeal to every palate with an antique tea pot and cups.
Value: $150 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: The Boston Tea Party
B83 Hand-Dyed Coiled Basket
Colorful coiled basket created by textile artist, Annie Chittenden. Made with hand-dyed fabrics in shades of blue, lavender and orange, this item makes a great gift for yourself or a loved one. Valued at $78
Value: $78 Bid Increments: $25 Donated by: Annie Chittenden
B84 Exotic Wild Ginger Themed Dinner
Enjoy an enticing dinner for 10 catered just for you by Barbara Willkens & friends at Carol Klimek’s gracious Hamburg Cove home. Your guests will wowed by the versatility and brilliance of fresh ginger in this 4-star menu. Best of all, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your own party! Terms: Date to be mutually agreed upon.
Buy It Now: $1,250
Value: $1,250 Set Bid: $125 per person Donated by: Carol Klimek, Barbara Willkens & Friends of High Hopes
B85 Customized, Private Tour for Six at the Bronx Zoo
On November 8, 1899, the Bronx Zoo opened it’s gates to the public and has become one of New York City’s most beloved cultural institutions. Visit the inhabitants of the Congo Gorilla Forest, Madagascar!, Tiger Mountain and Jungle World, among other award-winning exhibits at this 265-acre, world renowned zoo that will delight animal lovers of all ages. Terms: To be used before October 14, 2017. Please call two weeks in advance to confirm the date of your choice.
Value: $1,200 Bid Increments: $100 Donated by: Jamie & Hannah Childs
B86 Horse Pendent Necklaces with One-of-a-Kind Glass Blown Feature
These beautiful horse pendants are the perfect accessory for the equestrian lover. Each necklace has a unique, hand blown glass feature by master glassblower Rob Wallace. Terms: Please note that each necklace is marked with a specific number. Please record your name and phone number on the column correlating to the necklace that you would like to purchase.
Set Price Per Necklace: $50 Donated by: Arch One Glass – Rob Wallace