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Goose Cove Cottage Getaway
Spend your vacation nestled among tall majestic spruces and sweet smelling balsam fir trees on the quiet shores of Goose Cove on Mt. Desert Island, Maine. This cottage has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and comfortably sleeps 10. Outdoor activities abound only steps away from its doors.
The cottage is located only minutes away from Acadia National Park with mountains, lakes, hiking, biking, carriage paths, and dramatic coastline views that are top ranked on the east coast. The weekly rental rate for this cottage is valued at $3500.00
Dates of rental will be mutually agreed upon with owners.
Create a Custom Batch of Wine – Including Personalized Labels!
Experience personalization at it’s finest – customize your wine.
The Olney Winery will walk through the wine batch making process with you to be certain you’re incorporating the flavors and varieties that will make your drink palate-perfect. Review the flavors you enjoy, test additional suggestions from the Olney Winery team, and settle on what suits you best! Work on your recipe and wine batch using up-to-date winemaking processes and equipment, and learn about the craft as you go!
Experience the pride of “corking” your custom batch of wine when it’s perfect. Your batch will yield more than two dozen bottles of your custom creation when the process is complete, enough to use as corporate gifts, holiday treats for family or friends, or save and enjoy it as a souvenir of this special personal experience to enjoy in the future.
Gourmet Garden-Sourced Dinner for 12 Guests
Take this opportunity for an evening you’ll be sure to remember! Gather your dinner party pals and settle in to the lush property and peaceful surroundings for an outing including incredible fresh foods, historic community stories and the finest hosts in town.
Let Brooke Farquhar and Victor Bullen dazzle your palate in the comfort of their beautiful home. Originally built in 1825, the house has been beautifully renovated and updated while retaining its integrity as an early “Sandy Spring” property.
Brooke Farquhar is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Sandy Spring Museum and has historic roots in the area dating back as early as 1838. This dinner party is sure to be a great night out.
Greg Mort Art Acquisition
Limited edition, museum quality giclee print, signed and numbered by the artist, Greg Mort.
Greg Mort, internationally acclaimed, self-taught artist hikes the rugged coast of Maine and travels the rural trails of Maryland with his brushes, paints and canvases. Drawing and painting since childhood, Mort’s professional art career star began to rise at an early age with his first museum show at eighteen. Recognized today as one of America’s leading contemporary artists, his watercolor, oil and pastel images are in notable collections around the world.
Also included: Voyages is an intimate journey with one of America’s most original and thought-provoking artists. For thirty years, Greg Mort has created beautiful, distinctive paintings that reflect his love of nature, astronomy and the treasures of the shore. Through his fascination with nature and his extraordinary skill examining it through his art, Greg Mort carries the reader on a journey from the shores of Earth to the Sea of Space. Anyone who enjoys the coast or the night sky will love this exploration of the infinite and the infinitesimal.
Check out The VIEW as a VIP!
The winner of this auction item will be treated to (2) VIP tickets to the taping of The View on December 13, 2017 in New York, NY. You will be there to see the guest host of the day, Joe Biden! This taping is one day before the release of Biden’s book about his late son, Promise Me, Dad. You will receive an opportunity to meet members of the panel, sit on their stage and take pictures, and if time permits ask questions or talk to the hosts.
You will also receive a copy of the book The Book of Joe; the life, wit, and (sometimes accidental) wisdom of Joe Biden.
Full names of both guests as they appear on state-issued ID are required for both building entry and show taping entry.
Vacation In Luxury – Manoir in Tréguier France
Manoir Vacation in Historic Tréguier, France
Luxury at it’s finest: imagine a glorious week’s stay in a beautifully restored 15th-17th century manoir in the Breton Renaissance village of Tréguier.
Revel in the spacious gardens that glow with beautiful flowers and plants, and the surrounding town of Tréguier with its ample restaurants, creperies, harbor, bicycle-friendly roads, and nearby beaches and promenades.
Tréguier is a Breton Renaissance village or “Cite” with 6 fireplaces and a granite cathedral and cloister, in the style of Mont-St-Michel. The streets are narrow and full of half-timber houses often with overflowing flower boxes. There is an outdoor market on Wednesdays. Close by are coastal hiking trails as well as a yachting port and sailing school.
The Manoir: Comfortable accommodations for 4-5 couples plus a loft dormitory that could sleep 6-9 children, or another couple. (Advertised to sleep 12 comfortably, though there is space and accommodation for 16). The Manoir boasts a large living room-kitchen, a library, three walled gardens, 5 1/2 updated baths, and laundry facilities. There is central heating, dishwasher, 2 hair dryers, and a well-appointed kitchen with a host of appliances.
The room breakdown is as follows:
* master double with bath
*attic or “grenier” with bath, including bunk and 4 singles, plus double and single on landing
*double with bath
*double with bath plus extra single
*double, plus extra single, sharing bath with
*double, plus extra single
Easy connections from London or Paris, through Normandy, Saint-Malo, Mont St-Michel, Rennes….
RESTRICTED DATES: Winter “holiday” break, spring break, and the month of August. Winner must make a reservation ASAP.
Five Days on the Ocean – Stay and Play in Atlantic City
Bring your vacation buddies and relax in on the balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, view the miles of boardwalk under your feet stretching from Atlantic City’s famous Steel Pier all the way to the end of Margate. Relax on the beach with only neighbors by your side, the tourist stretch of beach is 1/4 mile away! This condo is available for five days and four nights and features two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a living room with two futons and an “L” shaped couch for additional guests. There are two balconies – one overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the other with a view of the Atlantic City Bay. Sunrise in yellow and orange will flood the ocean front room, and pink and red sunsets on the Bay side will have you snapping pictures each night.
*Note: this condo is ADA compliant, has one wheel-in shower and one hospital-grade adjustable gel mattress. The pool is equipped with lifeguards and a Hoyer lift.
The vacation includes:
Use of the private pool and hot tub
Casinos within walking distance (or can take the $2.00 Jitney Bus to the casinos)
Covered valet parking
Short walking distance to the famous Steel Pier
The famous “White House Subs” is nearby
Options of upscale dining including Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant: Wolfgang Puck’s American Grill in the Borgata Hotel and Casino
Blocks of outlet shopping
Absecon Lighthouse, Lucy the Elephant, and more: visit www.touratlanticcity.com for additional attractions
Consider these dates: Student’s spring break, Miss America Pageant week, or find a concert or show you’re interested in and build your vacation from there.
Reservation exclusion: July and August. Package available now through June 30, 2018.
** Did you know? In Atlantic City the ice cream vendors walk up and down the beach with freezer coolers all day selling ice cream by bringing it directly to you while you relax on the beach!
Explore Richmond Weekend: 4-Star Hotel, Breathtaking Carriage Ride, Renowned Symphony
History, culture and the arts await you in downtown Richmond, Virginia. A short drive from the Washington D.C. area, Richmond has plenty for travelers of all ages to enjoy. On this trip you’ll stay at the historic upscale boutique Berkeley Hotel. The Berkeley Hotel was opened in 1988, but the attention to detail and commitment to it’s time period leads visitors to believe that it is much older. Upon selecting the site for a new boutique-style hotel in the historic Shockoe Slip, careful planning and consideration went into the construction of The Berkeley Hotel. Since the site is in a historic district of Richmond, the hotel was designed to be architecturally similar to the buildings surrounding it.
Spend an elegant evening patronizing the incredible Richmond Symphony; celebrating both classic and contemporary programming. During your adventure capitalize on your (included) membership to the Maymont Estate, you’ll take a horse and carriage ride around this 100-acre Victorian treasure that belonged to financier James Dooley.
Skin-Tastic Fan-Tastic Package
Watch as the real leaders of our Nation’s capital (The Washington Redskins) take on the Giants during the Thanksgiving night game! You’ll be seated in club seats with an accompanying parking pass. (Game is November 23, 2017).
Included in this package are autographed memorabilia to remember and celebrate the talent the Redskins have displayed in the past several seasons.
1 Official NFL Football, Autographed by #96, Linebacker – Houston Bates
1 Official NFL Football helmet, Autographed by #32, Running Back – Samaje Perrine
This package includes a tour of the Redskins Park Training Facility in Ashburn, VA. Sit in Sonny Jurgenson’s chair! Check out the Superbowl trophies! Live this amazing Fan-tastic Redskins experience.
Party Perfection: Host a Private Fine-Dining Catered Dinner Party at the Sandy Spring Museum.
Be the quintessential ‘host’ without doing the most! Win the chance to gather your group and try something different.
Experience incredible full service catering by Catering by Seasons, they will work with you to prepare a menu fitting for you and your guests. The Museum will have an appointed facilitator for your event making sure all goes as planned, and our neighbors at Creative Floral in Sandy Spring are providing a floral decor that will set the high standard for your event.
Sandy Spring Museum will provide tables, chairs and linens – along with a selection of dinner music (or music of guest’s preference) on our Bose sound system.
A beautiful background, friends, food, music and philanthropy, surely a recipe for perfection.
Rhode Island Beach House for a Week
This custom designed open “reverse living” home has an ample well-appointed kitchen, dining, and living room. It features a large beautiful wooden deck and screened dining porch. The entire perimeter displays views of the southeast, facing toward Quonnie Pond and the Atlantic Ocean. It is in the tiny gem of a town called Weekapaug.
There are two bedrooms and two baths on the second floor connected with an outdoor balcony. Additionally, there are two bedrooms, two baths, a den, a laundry room, and a simple kitchenette on the ground floor. There is a sunny hot/cold outdoor shower and laundry line to dry beach towels in the sun.
Spread out on the large flat lawn space for whatever yard game you prefer to bring – Can Jam, or Spike Ball, Corn Hole or Croquet.
There is a beach box at Fenway Beach that guests can utilize.
The home is within walking and biking distance to Fenway Beach or the Inn Beach, Yacht Club, Tennis Club, and the Weekapaug Inn (which also houses a golf course and restaurant!)
In total, this house has four individual bedrooms, upstairs and downstairs kitchens, a family room, four bathrooms, and an elevator. All of the views are fantastic! Available to the winner any months except July and August.
Silent Auction Items
Learn from the Legislator, Host of Honor: Senator Craig Zucker
Take a tour around Annapolis’ beautiful State Circle, whose centerpiece – the Maryland State House, marks the center of town of our state’s capital. The incredible era-specific architecture is actually home to the oldest legislative building still in use. The dome and rod atop the building boast their own storied histories, and we’re sure you’ll hear about the nuances as well as the larger uses of the structure itself.
The prize isn’t the tour, it’s the host. Spend your time on “State Circle” with Maryland Senator and Olney resident Craig Zucker. Senator Zucker took office in February 2016 after representing Montgomery County as a Delegate. He has spent his time in office representing us well in the Education, Healthcare, Disabilities and Audit arenas.
Your package will include a meet-and-greet with Senator Zucker, and a private tour that he will lead. The tour will include the State House and associated government buildings, and member only access to Senate & House floor along with other private lounges and meeting rooms.
*Date scheduling upon mutual consent and coordination
Stuck? Try a Tutor and Outsource Learning!
Need some extra help for the student in your life? Select this item to receive four 30-minute sessions of math tutoring for students in grades K-8 by Sherwood High School Math Honor Society. The tutor will be chosen based on specific age and subject matter.
Have some confounding technology? Something specific you’re interested in learning about your phone, PC, tablet or software? Get help with two one-hour sessions of technology training by Learning Systems International. The tutor will be chosen by subject matter.
Club Life…Tennis and Dining at the Area’s Finest
Spend a few hours taking tennis lessons from Coach Karl, the area’s most popular tennis teacher. “Koach Karl” Johnson is a USPTA P1 Certified Tennis Professional & USTA Sectional coach. He has over 20 years of combined experience as an accomplished collegiate athlete, experienced ATP Touring professional, skilled coach, director of some of the nation’s most elite training programs, and tennis enthusiast.
Pick a few special “someone’s” to accompany you to Bethesda Country Club for dinner for four, with a wine pairing selected by the Dining Manager. (Dinner credit up to $400.00).
Bethesda Country Club’s signature restaurant features fireside dining, a large oak and granite bar, and a large stone terrace overlooking the 18th green. The Club Grill focuses on an intimate and elegant dining experience contains plush chairs and a luxurious dining room with excellent cuisine. The Club Grill also features a Wine Room that is available for private dining, meetings, and celebrations. The most recent addition of a Fire Pit is the focal point of the Lounge area and is an enchanting spot to sip wine and enjoy appetizers while relaxing on comfortable outdoor furniture.
Prep and Plans for Girls Night Out
Take care of unwanted hair using this gift certificate for one free electrolysis treatment by Olney Electrolysis, a local expert in hair removal procedures.
Then get in a great and giggle-filled workout while learning some new steps! Join the Hip Hop Mommas! (Package includes a dance bag and magnet.)
Enjoy with friends or save for special moments, 3 bottles of custom made strawberry wine from Brookeville Beer Farm to accompany this package.
Sail in Local Waters / Dine at Seasons 52
Enjoy tourist’s favorite waterway on the Schooner Woodwind. The private cruise will host 6 people for a sail in Annapolis’ waters.
Located in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis is “America’s Sailing Capital.” Help raise the sails, steer the boat, or simply sit back and relax as Woodwind sails from the historic Annapolis waterfront, past the Naval Academy and cruises into the Chesapeake Bay. As a family business, they take great pride in making your sailing experience a memorable one. Their captains and crew are engaging and enthusiastic. Sail away!
Enjoy a complimentary brunch at the exquisite Seasons 52 in Columbia, MD. Seasons 52 is a wine bar & grill that offers fresh, seasonal restaurant dishes served in a casual and sophisticated atmosphere.
Car Caretaker Collection
Thank our supporters at Rockville Auto Clinic when your car is ready for an oil change! This package includes:
1 Complimentary Oil Change at Rockville Auto Clinic
1 $50 Credit for Automotive Service at Rockville Auto Clinic
And what better way to show your car care than a true spring cleaning? Have a complete interior/exterior detail performed courtesy of the professionals at BTB (Better Than Before) Detailing.
Pet People: Vet Consult/Vacuum/Dog Chair
Gather up to 10 friends with their furry family members, or enjoy a one-on-one session and learn about your pets. Get your individual questions answered about foods, health, lifestyle – even learn CPR! Taught by experts from Four Paws Consulting who will be sure you become the best pet parent on the block!
With your pets love comes their hair. This amazing new vacuum at Carpet and Vacuum Expo will protect your hardwoods and carpets stay fur-free.
For the animal family home, enjoy this 40″ high Pam Foss Springer Spaniel chair.
The Buff Bidder: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul
Challenge yourself with 4 individual performance sessions with trainer Todd Wilson of HolisticA Fitness. Coach Wilson specifically incorporates a three-tier approach to training: combining cross-fit type strength and conditioning with a personalized nutrition program bolstered by mindfulness training and practice. This results-oriented technique has given HolisticA’s athletes an edge over others, and is the training program utilized by the Sherwood High School Wrestling Team, as well as used by other groups and athletes.
To solidify your commitment to your bodily health, use this one month voucher to Anytime Fitness to support the techniques and training program designed for you by Coach Wilson.
Washington D.C. – Special Sunday Sights in the City
Spend a Sunday strolling through the city and land at one of the most prominent historic clubs: The Cosmos Club. Here you’ll be treated to a champagne Brunch at The Cosmos Club. The Cosmos Club, incorporated in Washington, D.C. in 1878, is a private social club for women and men distinguished in science, literature, the arts or public service housed in the elegant Townsend mansion constructed in 1873. Members come from a wide variety of professions; a common theme is a relation with scholarship, creative genius, or intellectual distinction. The Club offers an impressive array of intellectual and cultural programs for every member interest. The Club’s collection of 9,500 volumes and nearly 140 periodicals is housed in exquisite rooms that offer a quiet haven for reading and contemplating.
Champagne Sunday Brunch and Tour of the Cosmos Club
Enjoy the grandeur of seeing a show or an original program at The Kennedy Center. Tickets for two can be used for any of their season’s events.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (formally called the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center for the Performing Arts, and commonly referred to as the Kennedy Center) is a performing arts center located on the Potomac River, adjacent to the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. The Center, which opened September 8, 1971, is a multi-dimensional facility, and as memorial to John F. Kennedy and a cultural center, it produces a wide array of performances encompassing the genres of theater, dance, ballet, and orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular, and folk music, offers multi-media performances for adults and children, and is a nexus of arts education.