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2017 Gala Silent Auction 
Duke vs. Louisville Hoops Matchup 
UNC vs. Wake Forest Hoops Matchup
NC State vs. Wake Forest Hoops Matchup
Raleigh Denim Handmade Jeans 
Retreat into the Umstead 
Santa Fe Opera Getaway
Arizona Opera VIP
Palm Beach Opera VIP
Washington National Opera
Expert Piano Tuning
Empire Eats Dinner for Ten  
CT Weekends Fashions
The Fearrington House Inn 
NC Symphony Private Box
An Evening with Judy Collins  
Triangle Holiday Arts Package
A Day at the Biltmore  
New Year’s Eve with the NC Symphony 
Dance Lessons with Glen
Hotel 21c Durham 
 Vietri Bird Large Footed Planter
The Angus Barn 
Triangle Tour De Fitness
Andrea Halsey Photography
Doggie Staycation 
Wine of the World
Pop the Bubbly 
Relax in Blowing Rock at Gideon Ridge
Signed Cold Mountain Score and Production Poster 

 

Duke vs. Louisville Hoops Matchup 



Don’t miss this exciting ACC conference show down between the Duke Blue Devils and the Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9pm at Cameron Indoor Stadium on the Duke University Campus. This package includes two tickets for this game only and a parking pass.
 
Duke University's Cameron Indoor Stadium, the crown jewel of college basketball's classic venues, was conceived on the back of a matchbook cover in 1935. For decades, spectators, players and coaches have understood the unique magic of the Indoor Stadium.  It's the intimacy of the arena, the unique seating arrangement that puts the wildest fans right down on the floor with the players. No one who has experienced it will ever forget it. 


UNC vs. Wake Forest Hoops Matchup



You and a friend could be among the many roaring ACC basketball fans in the Dean Dome on December 30, 2017 when the Carolina Tarheels take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons for a 2017-2018 Men’s Basketball showdown! 


NC State vs. Wake Forest Hoops Matchup



Grab a friend, throw on your Wolfpack red or Demon Deacon black and gold, and head over to the PNC Arena in Raleigh on January 18, 2018 to see NC State take on Wake Forest in this ACC men’s basketball showdown. In addition to two game tickets, this package includes a PNC arena parking pass!


Raleigh Denim Handmade Jeans 



Explore the world in your American, handmade, one-of-a-kind Raleigh Denim jeans. Raleigh Denim is the art project/romantic adventure/American enterprise started by Sarah Yarborough and Victor Lytvinenko. They believe life’s more pleasurable when you choose things that are made with human passion and intention. Raleigh Denim chooses denims and fabrics that they fall in love with. Every button used has a story behind it. Every pair of jeans are signed because they are proud of their creations. Raleigh Denim makes their jeans to last and they become more beautiful as they age, fade and soften.


Retreat into the Umstead 

    

What could be better than a night in the unparalleled luxury of the Umstead? Enjoy an exquisite dinner for two at Herons, walk the grounds after dinner, and have a great night’s sleep in premiere room! The Umstead Hotel and Spa is a five-star in Cary, North Carolina, featuring a variety of luxury accommodations and premium amenities. The Umstead, where nature and art collide, a truly charming hotel close enough to everything but a feeling of a retreat.
 
Herons is recognized by Food & Wine, Condé Nast Traveler and Southern Living. It has also received 5 Stars from Forbes Travel Guide and the Five Diamond award from AAA. Breakfast at Herons may include dishes such as Crab Cake Benedict, Short Rib Hash and Blue Crab Omelet while you enjoy beautiful views of the terrace, lush gardens and the lake.


Santa Fe Opera Getaway



Escape the ordinary and enjoy the extraordinary at Santa Fe Opera. Enjoy a pair of opera tickets to any production during Santa Fe Opera’s 2018 season, including an exclusive backstage tour for two! The 2018 Season productions are: Candide on July 4 and August 25, Madame Butterfly July 11 and August 24, Doctor Atomic July 18, L’Italiana in Algeri July 21 and July 25, Ariadne auf Naxos on July 28 and August 23. “Santa Fe … allows for the country’s greatest immersion into the world’s highest art form,” The Denver Post. 


Arizona Opera VIP 

 


See Rossini’s greatest masterpiece in the Grand Canyon State! You and a guest will enjoy the VIP experience at Arizona Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville in March 2018. Your package entitles you to two tickets in premium seating, admission to the VIP Intermission Reception with complimentary wine or champagne, and a post-show backstage tour to the meet the cast!


Palm Beach Opera VIP



Currently in its 55th Season, Palm Beach Opera believes in the transformative power of live opera performances. Head south this winter to the sunshine state to see Palm Beach Opera’s production of Tosca on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 6pm. Receive the VIP treatment with two premium orchestra seats, a backstage tour, admission into the VIP Champagne Intermission Reception. This package includes two nights at any Hilton or Marriott property in Palm Beach! 
The sensuous singer Floria Tosca and her artist lover Cavaradossi conspire to conquer the malicious forces determined to wedge them apart. Moving through the shadows in Rome’s churches and castles, they plot to undo the wicked intentions of their nemesis, the lecherous police sergeant, Scarpia, in Puccini’s masterful love story, rich with captivating arias and orchestral drama.


Washington National Opera, The Barber of Seville 



See opera’s greatest comedy in our nation’s capital! You and a guest will enjoy Metropolitan Opera star Isabel Leonard in Rossini’s sparkling and hilarious comedy.  Your package includes two tickets in premium seating to your choice of performances. The production runs May 2, 4, 7, 11, 13, 17, and 19, 2018. This package includes a two-night stay at any Hilton or Marriott property in the DC Metro area during your visit to WNO!


Washington National Opera, Candide 

 

2018 is the centennial of one of America’s most beloved composers, Leonard Bernstein.  What better way to celebrate than by taking in a performance of his masterpiece, Candide, in our nation’s capital! Alek Shrader and Denyce Graves star in what will be memorable performances.  Your package includes two tickets in premium seating to your choice of performances. The production runs May 9, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22, 24, and 26, 2018.


Expert Piano Tuning
  


Ruggero Piano is a 3rd generation family owned business of piano technicians that offer the highest level of piano service, restoration, and selection since 1958. Ruggero Piano’s staff of Registered Piano Technicians have over 150 years of combined experience working on all types of pianos.
 
Ruggero Piano offers expert tuning services for churches, teachers, institutions and private customers.  Whether you play every day or once a month, pianos should be tuned at least once per year. Homes and institutions with more dramatic humidity changes may need tuning 2-4 times yearly. Tuning the piano regularly not only maintains the proper pitch (tension) but insures that the tone will not be compromised.


Empire Eats Dinner for Ten  



Join Empire Eats for a fantastic dinner at any of our award-winning restaurants! Your party of ten can choose between Sitti Authentic Lebanese, Gravy Italian-American Kitchen, The Pit Authentic Barbecue, and The Raleigh Times. Your dinner includes two expertly paired glasses of wine per person!
 
Empire Eats is reshaping downtown Raleigh as a modern culinary destination! Their passion for great food and excellent hospitality are woven through the unique dining experiences at their six downtown Raleigh and Durham restaurants. Each restaurant is distinct in flavor and personality while staying true to its heritage. It all starts with our talented array of chefs. Empire Eats’ celebration of food and their desire to serve you well unite these uncommon dining experiences offered in the locally owned and managed eateries. The atmosphere in their downtown Raleigh restaurants is also as unique as the culinary selections, each set perfectly in historic buildings that have been preserved and given new life as comfortable, distinctive dining destinations for your enjoyment.
 
 
CT Weekends Fashions

  

Get a head start on a shopping spree at C.T. Weekends with a $250 gift certificate. C.T. Weekends is a women’s clothing boutique located in Raleigh's Cameron Village specializing in an eclectic mix of designer women’s clothing fresh off the runways of France, Germany, Italy, and New York for women of all ages, and shapes. Stop in and be transformed!
 
From CT Weekends: "We want our clients to find their style and to know that, when they shop with us, they will discover new looks that will always fit and flatter.  We constantly search for fashions that stand out for style, fabric, and construction. Our ultimate goal is to offer styling that is contemporary, sophisticated, and emboldens the wearer with confidence in her choices. The moments we cherish most are when a client stops in and says, “You cannot believe how many compliments I receive every time I wear what I bought from you the last time.”
 

The Fearrington House Inn 
   

One of the loveliest and most evocative places at which to experience North Carolina culture is the Fearrington House Inn. Located 8 miles south of Chapel Hill, the Fearrington House Inn Is the epitome of southern elegance. Enjoy one night’s accommodation for two in a standard room at the Fearrington House Inn, including all taxes and breakfast for two the next morning. Rooms feature antiques, luxurious fabrics, original Southern artwork, fresh flowers and views of extensive decorative gardens.


NC Symphony Private Box

 

You and a guest are invited to join Dr. Assad Meymandi in his private box for one chosen North Carolina Symphony Classical Series Performance in 2017-2018 season at the Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh. Dr. Meymandi is one of the Triangle’s most enthusiastic and generous patrons of the arts. The winners will be entertained to pre-performance refreshments and wine followed by the performance and refreshments during intermission.
 
Celebrate your evening at the symphony with dinner at J. Betski's at Seaboard Station in downtown Raleigh. Reflecting owner John F. Korzekwinski’s German and Polish heritage, J. Betski's offers a sampling of the delicious cuisine and fine beverages of Central and Eastern Europe. Menu preparation emphasizes the use of quality ingredients, with many of those being from local farms. The warm and inviting design of J. Betski's bar and dining areas provide you with the ideal setting for an escape to the “Old World” here in the “New South." Enjoy dinner at J. Betski's with a $100 gift certificate.


Dinner and Overnight at 21c Museum Hotel Durham

  

Indulge in an overnight stay in a deluxe suite at Hotel 21c in downtown Durham. Occupying the historic Hill Building 21c Museum Hotel Durham is a 125-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum (iconic Fuchsia Penguin), cultural civic center, and home to Counting House Restaurant.  Minutes from Durham Performing Arts Center and Carolina Theater. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Durham Convention Center and Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Enjoy recreational amenities such as a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center.  Grab a bite to eat at the Counting House Restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee. Enjoy dinner for two at the Counting House with a $150 gift certificate.


An Evening with Judy Collins  



Legendary singer-songwriter Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folk songs and contemporary themes. For one night only, Collins will perform an intimate performance at the Carolina Theatre on Thursday, March 31 at 8 p.m., and you and a date will be there!  Plus, enjoy access into the VIP Lounge at the theater! After the concert, head across the street to Alley Twenty-Six and enjoy a craft cocktail flight for two.
Collins’ impressive career has spanned over 50 years. She made her public debut at age 13 as a piano prodigy, but soon moved away from classical piano and began playing guitar. She has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart. 


Triangle Holiday Arts Package for Four 



Celebrate the holidays with three of your friends with visits to the North Carolina Master Chorale, Carolina Ballet, and The Justic Theater's Black Nativity! 

Ring in the season with the Master Chorale’s most-popular concert of the year! Be a part of our live studio audience as we film this concert to be broadcast statewide on UNC-TV. The Carolina Brass returns to perform with the Chorale and the NCMC Chamber Choir in our festive holiday program of traditional Christmas carols, classical selections, and contemporary favorites. Grab the family and come celebrate Carolina Ballet’s holiday season favorite, The Nutcracker.  The only performance of The Nutcracker in the country with illusions created by world-renowned magician, Rick Thomas. Marvel as beloved characters levitate, disappear, and reappear before your very eyes. Don’t miss the 2017 season of Black Nativity! It is without a doubt a theatrical wonderment. A joyous company of singers, actors, dancers and musicians delivers its powerful message of joy, hope, victory and liberation. Black Nativity is the joyous account of an historic event that occurred 2,000 years ago. It’s a celebration that tells the original story of the Nativity in scripture, verse, music and dance. Based on the Gospel of St. Luke, combined with the poetry of Langston Hughes, this song-play touches a special chord in the hearts of all.


A Day at the Biltmore  



Travel to a whole new state of mind and remember what it’s like to forget time completely during your day at the Biltmore. Spend the day exploring the Biltmore House, Gardens, Winery, and Antler Hill Village with two complimentary daytime self-guided tour admission tickets. Escape to timeless beauty and legendary hospitality. During your visit to Asheville, grab lunch or dinner for two at famed-Asheville Indian eatery Chi Pani. From Bombay to Buncombe and Asheville to Atlanta, Chai Pani has extended its love of food, culinary experience, and storytelling to the southeast. 
 

New Year’s Eve with the NC Symphony 

 


Join the North Carolina Symphony for a special New Year’s Eve Celebration! Enjoy four tickets for the New Year’s Eve Concert on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 8pm in Meymandi Concert Hall. Plus, other special VIP benefits! The North Carolina Symphony introduces a brand-new show to welcome 2018. Ring in the New Year in style, with the unparalleled sound of a full symphony orchestra. 


Dance Lessons with Glen



Have fun learning to dance!  This certificate entitles you to one private lesson and four class lessons. Dance with Glen is not just a way to learn a few steps, it is an experience, socially, physically, and spiritually. You will meet new friends, stay active, learn a skill, and most of all, you will have a great time! Here are some things that our students have said about their experiences. There are few things better than being able to socialize, learn, and enjoy yourself all at the same time. Dance with Glen offers group and private lessons for everyone from beginners to those desiring the highest skill levels.


Vietri Bird Large Footed Planter


Glazed in a soft pistachio green, the Birds Large Footed Planter adds a playful touch to your indoor or outdoor garden.  Recreate a Tuscan villa in your own backyard when you mix and match this piece with your other favorite containers.
VIETRI, a play on the phrase "tre vite" (Italian for "three lives”), has become the largest importer of handcrafted Italian tableware and home decor products, working with family-owned factories throughout Italy. A leader in design, craftsmanship, and customer service, the VIETRI brand complements the American lifestyle and celebrates all that is irresistibly Italian: a love of life, people, nature, and good living. 


An Angus Barn Night Out



Enjoy a night out at the Angus Barn with a $250 gift certificate and a wine crate full of Angus Barn goodies including, homemade crackers, Angus Barn cheese, house wines and their famous chocolate chess pie!  The Angus Barn is a world-renowned American steakhouse restaurant known for its service and fine dining cuisine including in-house aged steaks, fresh NC seafood, local grown vegetables and homemade desserts prepared by Iron Chef America winner, Walter J. Royal, and his staff. The Barn hosts an award winning wine cellar, the famous Wild Turkey Lounge, Meat Locker smoking lounge, private dining rooms and two private event venues: The Pavilion at the Angus Barn & Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus in Durham, North Carolina. "The Angus Barn Experience goes far beyond serving meals...We are in the memory business - making and creating unforgettable memories for you - our guest. Thank you for choosing the Angus Barn to be part of the events that shape your life" – Van Eure


Triangle Tour De Fitness



Try out new workouts or studios and then treat yourself to a relaxing massage with the Triangle Tour De Fitness package!  Barre 3: exercise, nourish, connect to bring balance to these core values. The result? A killer workout that strengthens and tones your body and a community that supports your life. Enjoy a 5-class pass package at Barre3 Raleigh in Five Points with a complimentary core ball to practice what you learn in the studio at home!
 
Discover your most powerful self with CorePower Yoga. Inside their yoga fitness studios, something amazing is happening. With this high intensity workout, you’ll push past physical boundaries with an open mind and a beating heart, turning doubt into security, strangers into friends and stress into sweat. Try one month of unlimited yoga at CorePower Yoga at Cameron Village.
 
Revive your muscles, recover and relax with two 60-minute therapeutic massages at Massage Intuit in Raleigh. Massage Intuit will always put your needs first, giving you an expert, intuitive, focused massage, to promote your long-term health.


Andrea Halsey Photography



One of the most important things we can do in life is leave a legacy for those we love. With artistic portraiture, you have the opportunity to celebrate love and family through the beautiful medium of photography and painted portraits. Capture your life and loved ones with a photography session with renowned photographer Andrea Halsey and receive a 16 x 20 signature print package. 


Doggie Staycation 



Let your pet play while you’re away! Next time you head out of town send your fur babies on the best “staycation” at Suite Paws Pet Resort and Spa. Your four-legged loved one will enjoy two nights in a grand suite and two and half days of daycare. Your pet is part of your family — and when it comes to caring for your family, you need people you trust! Founded by a true animal-lover, Suite Paws Pet Resort’s mission is to create the ultimate accommodations for your dog, cat or other pets. Our Raleigh dog daycare and pet boarding services give each animal a high level of care and attention in a healthy, fun environment that makes them feel safe and loved. With convenient locations in Raleigh and Durham!

Don’t have a pet yet? Have you been thinking about adopting another beloved four-legged family member? This package includes a gift certificate redeemable for one pet adoption through the SPCA of Wake County! The SPCA is transforming the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption. 

 
Wine of the World



Enjoy a case of boutique wineries from around the world including Europe, USA, South America and Australia. Perfect for an autumn or winter party!


Pop the Bubbly 



What says celebration better than a popped bottle of Dom Perignon? The 2006 Dom Perignon comes from a very rich vintage with an early ripeness that brought a lot of aromatic maturity. Rated 96 by Wine Advocate, the white-golden prestige cuvee contains a bit more Chardonnay than Pinot Noir and opens with a deep and seductive, pretty accessible nose with intense yet fresh fruit aromas of pineapples, with peaches and tangerines. Be the hit of your holiday party this season when you walk through the door holding this beautiful bottle!


Relax in Blowing Rock at Gideon Ridge



Retreat into the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a one-night stay at the luxurious Gideon Ridge Inn in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. The Gideon Ridge Inn has ten luxury guest rooms and a fine dining restaurant. Blowing Rock is a historic mountain community and is home to world-class outdoor recreation, a vibrant downtown shopping district, and breathtaking mountain views. Let Gideon Ridge Inn be your secluded hideaway nestled in the center of it all. Plus, you’ll enjoy a $100 gift certificate towards dinner at the Inn during your stay.


Signed Cold Mountain Score and Production Poster

 

Commemorate North Carolina Opera’s tremendous success in bringing the production of Cold Mountain home with a signedCold Mountain score by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Jennifer Higdon! Take home production poster signed by Higdon, author Charles Frazier, and the NCO Cold Mountain cast!