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SILENT AUCTION

Expert Piano Tuning
Raleigh Denim Handmade American Demin 
Santa Fe Opera & Overnight
Herons Four Course Dinner with Wine Pairings
The Angus Barn Dinner with Wine Pairing for Four
Palm Beach Opera VIP Experience & Oovernight
Washington National Opera presents Faust & Overnight
Extraordinary Old World Wines
Golden State Wine Collection
Napa's HALL Winery Trio
Holiday Tea at the Carolina Inn 
The Fearrington House Inn 
NC Symphony Private Meymandi Box & Crawford & Son Dinner
Vietri Landscape Wall Plate, "Inside Looking Out"
Governors Club Round of Golf for Four
A Taste of France with the Queen of Wines at Saint Jacques 
Carolina Tarheels Men's Basketball Showdown 
Virginia Opera Tickets
Primland Blue Ridge Mountain Resort 
21c Museum Hotel Durham 
Blue Ridge Mountains Escape at Gideon Ridge in Blowing Rock
Kendra Scott Jewelry Package 
Duke vs. NC State Men's Basketball ACC Matchup 
Oakleaf Dinner for Six with Wine Pairings 
Wolfpack vs. Demon Deacons Hoops
Blue Water Spa Package

Expert Piano Tuning (Item 201)
  


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.

Raleigh Denim Handmade American Demin (Items 202 & 203) 

  


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. Life is 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.

Santa Fe Opera & Overnight (Item 204)




Escape the ordinary and enjoy the extraordinary at Santa Fe Opera, “… the country’s greatest immersion into the world’s highest art form,” The Denver Post. Enjoy a pair of opera tickets to any production during Santa Fe Opera’s 2019 season! This package also includes a two-night stay at the renowned Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, a Santa Fe luxury hotel celebrating the spirit of the Southwest. Escape to the Southwest in an elegant modern take on pueblo life.

In their upcoming 2019 season, Santa Fe Opera will present La Boheme, The Pearl Fishers (conducted by former NCO Music & Artistic Director Timothy Myers!), Cosi Fan Tutte, Jenufa, and The Thirteenth Child. To learn more about these production and performance dates visit www.santafeopera.org. Santa Fe, one of the country's oldest historical cities, is recognized internationally as one of the world's great centers for the visual and performing arts, as well as for its many fine hotels, restaurants, resorts, and spas. Overnight accommodations included.


Herons Four Course Dinner with Wine Pairings (Item 205)



Enjoy a sublime culinary experience for two at The Umstead Hotel and Spa’s legendary Herons. You and a guest will be treated to a four-course dinner with expertly curated wine pairings. One of only 64 Forbes Five Star restaurants in the world, Herons is the signature restaurant of The Umstead Hotel and Spa. The intimate 98-seat dining room features a full-view kitchen, original artwork and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of The Umstead’s tranquil natural setting. Herons is pleased to offer homegrown vegetables and herbs from The Umstead’s nearby dedicated farm. In addition to receiving numerous accolades and awards including Five Stars from Forbes Travel Guide an Five Diamonds from AAA, Herons has been recognized by Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and Southern Living. “The experience here is an escape from the world, and you will leave with your soul restored,” said a recent guest of their experience.


The Angus Bar Dinner with Wine Pairing for Four Night Out (Item 206)



Enjoy an evening out at the Angus Barn with a gourmet dinner for 4 at the Captain’s Table located in the Wine Cellar Kitchen.   Get an exclusive behind the scenes look at the operations while one of their talented chefs prepare your sumptuous five-course meal, matched with carefully selected wines.   Enjoy a tour of the renowned wine cellar, and top the evening off with a glass of port in their Meat Locker after dinner.
 
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

Palm Beach Opera VIP Experience  & Overnight (Item 207)



Currently in its 56th 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 La Traviata on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Receive the VIP treatment with two premium seats, a backstage tour on January 26 at 6pm, admission into the exclusive intermission reception, and a glass of champagne for both guests. This package includes two nights at any Hilton or Marriott property in the Palm Beach area!

Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata is the heartbreaking story of a Parisian courtesan’s impossible choice between love and moral obligation. Tenor Alexey Tatarintsev will return to Palm Beach Opera as Alfredo Germont. He recently appeared in the company’s production of Rigoletto. Appearing on the Palm Beach Opera stage for the first time, Baritone Massimo Cavalletti, who recently debuted with the Paris Opera, will play Giorgio Germont. Overnight accommodations included.


Washington National Opera presents Faust  & Overnight (Item 208)



To gain the world, would you sell your soul? A deal with the devil goes awry in Gounod’s captivating tragedy. The aging Faust makes a pact with Méphistophélès to exchange his soul for Earth's mortal pleasures. But along the seductive path to riches and power, Faust will realize his salvation is devastatingly bound to others.

See this French classic in our nation’s capital! You and a guest will enjoy Washington National Opera’s riveting production of Faust featuring a storybook aesthetic and phenomenal cast. This package includes two orchestra tickets to your choice of performances between March 16 – 30, 2019 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Perfomring Arts in Washington, D.C. This package includes two nights at any Hilton or Marriott property in the DC Metro area!
 

Extraordinary Old World Wines (Item 209)



Stock your rack just in time for the holiday season with these exquisite, rare Old World wines rated 93 and higher by Robert Parker, Wine Spectator, and Vinous and valued over $1,000.
 
La Mission Haut Brion Graves Bordeaux, 1986, Wine Spectator rating 97
D’Angerville Volnay Fremiet Burgundy, 2010, Robert Parker rating 93-95
Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz, 1998, Australia, Robert Parker rating 95
Corino Barolo Giachini, 1996, Vinous rating 95
Elio Altare Barolo, 1996, Vinous rating 93

Golden State Wine Collection (Item 210)


Discover some of the best wines the Golden State has to offer and go home with this outstanding group of California wines with ratings all over 90!
 
Teeter-Totter Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Napa Valley, Robert Parker 90 rating               
Red Mare Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Napa Valley, James Suckling 93 rating                     
Amici Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015, Napa Valley, James Suckling 92 rating                                     
Crossbarn Pinot Noir, 2012, Sonoma Coast, Robert Parker 90 rating         
Moone Tsai Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Napa Valley, Wine Spectrum 95 rating           
Moone Tsai Chardonnay, 2015, Napa Valley, Vinous 92 rating                                

Napa's HALL Winery Trio (Item 211)




Take home an exquisite trio of HALL Winery’s finest Cabernet Sauvignons just in time to break bread with loved ones this holiday season.
 
Jack's Masterpiece, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Napa Valley, 97 rating
Diamond Mountain District, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Napa Valley, 93 rating
EXZELLENZ, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Napa Valley, 99 rating
 
Since first working in her family’s Mendocino vineyards, Kathryn Hall dreamed of a place to showcase fine wines alongside expressive art and masterful architecture. Now, Kathryn and Craig Hall are creating an unrivalled destination in the Napa Valley - where winemaking excellence and innovation meets contemporary design to celebrate life and inspire the senses. HALL’s estate vineyards encompass more than 500 acres of classic Bordeaux varietals; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc. As winegrowers, the Halls have a strong respect for the environment and a commitment to cutting-edge vineyard technology to yield the highest quality grapes. Through meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards, HALL wines express the unique and diverse character of Napa Valley’s soils and climate.  Under the artisan-ship of winemaker Steve Leveque, HALL Wines continue to set new heights in Napa Valley winemaking. We invite you to discover HALL!

Holiday Tea at the Carolina Inn (Item 212)

 


Join the Carolina Inn for a classic southern tradition! You and guest will enjoy Holiday Afternoon Tea Service at the historic Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. This seasonal tradition is a delightful and special way to celebrate the holiday season. Served in their cozy hotel lobby and the elegant Piedmont Dining Room, guests enjoy an ambiance of gracious gentility. Enjoy festive holiday decorations and music while the Inn’s staff serves delightful teas in vintage China cups and saucers, along with an array of savory tea sandwiches and delightful sweets. Afternoon Holiday Tea Service runs from December 1st to December 31st from 2pm – 5pm every day, except Christmas day.

The Fearrington House Inn Overnight (Item 213)

  
 

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 at the Fearrington House Inn, including a gourmet breakfast the next morning. Rooms feature antiques, luxurious fabrics, original Southern artwork, fresh flowers and views of extensive decorative gardens. The inn is situated in a Village Center that provides guests with access to dining options, a full service day spa, a seasonal beer garden and shopping. All of the restaurants and shops in the Village Center are owned and operated by Fearrington Village, this ensures your experience will be easily enjoyable. Everywhere in the Village Center is walkable and our businesses are connected by winding brick paths. We suggest meandering through the paths and our extensive gardens to get the full property experience. The Fearrington House Inn is the perfect venue for lovers of good food, fine wine and exceptional service.


NC Symphony Private Meymandi Box (Item 214)

 


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 2018-2019 season at the Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh. This VIP experience include preperformance entertainment and refreshments and intermission refreshments. 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.


VIETRI Landscape Wall Plate, "Inside Looking Out" (Item 215)



Your dream of an Italian home with an open balcony, embellished with vibrant blooms and overlooking the transcendent coast, is impeccably illustrated in this beautifully landscaped rectangular wall plate, inside looking out.  Measures 18.75”L, 11.75”W. Material is Terra Bianca Earthenware.
 
VIETRI uses natural earthenware clay that is indigenous to Italy.  It is the most durable earthenware of the highest quality on the market today, using the best glazes and firing at the highest temperatures.  With earthenware clay, we are able to get the variations in color and glaze, for which VIETRI is famous, that bring warmth and uniqueness to their products. 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.

Governors Club Round of Golf for Four (Item 216)



Do you have friends or family travelling to the Triangle who would enjoy a golf outing at one of the most challenging golf courses in North Carolina at Governors Club in Chapel Hill? Jack Nicklaus personally designed Governors Club 27-hole golf course to combine challenge and beauty. The layout follows the natural contours of Edwards Mountain, skirting serene lakes and quiet woodlands while winding through the neighborhoods of Governors Club and wooded valleys of lush Carolina foliage. It’s easy to understand why those that can play golf anywhere in the world return here. This package includes a round of golf for four and a golf cart rental.

A Taste of France with the Queen of Wines at Saint Jacques (Item 217)

 


Join the Queen of Wines at Saint Jacques for a private tasting party of France’s Wine and Food Traditions. For up to 20 of your friends enjoy a private, unique, entertaining and educational experience “visiting” several regions across France. Each region will be represented by an emblematic wine from a family run estate with limited distribution in the U.S. and presented by a wine professional. Each will be accompanied by a paired gourmet tasting hors d’oeuvre prepared by Chef Restaurateur Serge Falcoz-Vigne and his team! Since 2004, Saint Jacques has brought a truly authentic French fine dining experience to Raleigh, NC. They are dedicated to using the freshest and highest quality ingredients, sourced locally by working closely with North Carolina farmers. Along the “promenade” you and your friends will learn about the traditions and unique characteristics of each French region you explore. This is the perfect way to prepare for your next trip to France!

Carolina Tarheels Men's Basketball Showdown (Item 218)


You and a friend could be among the many roaring ACC men’s basketball fans this season! Throw on your best Carolina blue and head over to Chapel Hill’s Dean E. Smith Center to experience the excitement of Tarheel basketball. This package includes two tickets to one 2018-19 Men’s Basketball Non-Conference game of YOUR CHOICE! Note: Excludes Gonzaga game on December 15, 2018.


Virginia Opera Tickets (Item 219)



Virginia Opera Association, Inc., in its 44th year of operation, is known and respected nationwide for the identification and presentation of the finest young artists, for the musical and dramatic integrity of its productions, and for the ingenuity and variety of its education and outreach programs. You and guest will enjoy two tickets to any performance in the 2018-19 Virginia Opera season at the Dominion Energy Center in Richmond, VA:
 
Weill’s Street Scene on October 12 & 14, 2018
Mozart’s Don Giovanni on November 16 & 18, 2018
Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love on February 22 & 24, 2019
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly on March 29 & 31, 2019


Primland Blue Ridge Mountain Resort (Item 220)



The Primland gift certificate entitles the winner to a one-night stay for two in the Primland Lodge or Pinnacle Cottages, breakfast for two in Elements Restaurant, and one evening of stargazing for two.
 
This pristine Blue Ridge Mountain resort offers 12,000 acres of space, sky and shifting moods. Primland is the ultimate retreat for world-class golf, refined dining and outdoor activities in an environment of rare natural beauty. It was the vision of Primland’s founder, Didier Primat, to create a place of immense beauty that offers his guests a return to simple human pleasures in an environment of refined authenticity and sensuality. He developed Primland in an eco-conscious and thoughtful manner. Primland’s love of the land is expressed in its extensive efforts to minimize our impact on nature, the freshness of the food, the many organic, sustainable ingredients that are sourced locally or grown in our organic garden and the care with which they look after their guests.


Overnight at 21c Museum Hotel Durham (Item 222)

  


Indulge in an overnight stay in a deluxe level room 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 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.

Blue Ridge Mountains Escape at Gideon Ridge in Blowing Rock (Item 223)

   


Consider broad stone terraces and sweeping mountain views. Consider quiet garden benches and perennial borders. Consider a library with a massive stone fireplace. Who could ask for more? Retreat into the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a one-night stay and dinner for two 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.  


Kendra Scott Jewelry Package (Item 224)

 

Kendra Scott is a loving mom, a driven entrepreneur, and a passionate designer who believes the truest form of success is giving back in a meaningful way. As a creative mind with a love of natural gemstones, Kendra designed her first collection of jewelry in 2002. The foundation of Kendra’s success has been her infectious energy and entrepreneurial spirit, which took her from a $500 project in the spare bedroom of her home to a billion-dollar fashion brand loved globally. Known for her unique use of color and quality materials, Kendra has created collections of timeless pieces that have won over loyal fans, media and celebrities alike.
 
The jewelry package includes three stunning pieces from the Kendra Scott Special Occasions Line:
Sivan necklace in gold. For a delicate and sparkling accent, look no further than the Sivan Choker necklace in gold with an adjustable metallic chain and dainty CZ details. 
Cole gold link bracelet. A delicate piece dusted with crystals, the Cole Gold Link Bracelet is loved for its sophisticated sparkle. Designed with the spotlight in mind, this link bracelet is the perfect elevated accessory for any occasion. 

Reimer statement earring in gold. With an ivory mother-of-pearl centerpiece and intricate line of crystal accents, the Reimer statement earrings in gold are the definition of shoulder dusting beauties. 

Duke Blue Devils vs. NC State Wolfpack Men's Basketball ACC Matchup (Item 225)



Don’t miss this exciting ACC men’s basketball show down between the Duke Blue Devils and the NC State Wolfpack on February 16, 2019 at either 4pm or 6pm (time still being determined due to television schedule) 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.

Oakleaf Dinner for Six with Wine Pairings (Item 226)


 
Enjoy a fantastic dinner for six complete with exquisite wine pairings at Oakleaf, a fine dining restaurant in Carrboro, serving seasonal, progressive cuisine with French and Italian influences and small production wines in an historic, stylish setting. Co-owner and chef Brendan Cox strives to deliver "immediate" cuisine; where quality ingredients are directly sourced from growers and fishermen and then delivered to you. When he’s not chasing a pesky rooster around his backyard, Cox can be found in the kitchen dreaming up seasonal dishes like pumpkin agnolotti or pickled winter squash paired with duck terrine and charcuterie. Handmade pastas, seafood from the Carolinas and ingredients from the chef’s garden populate the entire menu at Oakleaf. The quality of the ingredients is seen as the starting point, not the end point, for menu inspiration. “We don’t just buy a nice tomato and put it on the plate,” Cox says. “We consider that tomato and then put it on the plate.”
 
Wolfpack vs. Demon Deacons Hoops (Item 227)



Grab a friend, throw on your Wolfpack red or Demon Deacon black and gold, and head over to the PNC Arena in Raleigh on February 24, 2019 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 and a signed basketball by Coach Keatts!

Restrictions: Two tickets for this game only, not subject to exchange.

Blue Water Spa Package (Item 228)



Pamper yourself or a loved one with this package which includes 3 amazing treatment services.  Rather
you want to experience a facial, botox treatments or laser services, the Blue Water Spa staff is professional and exceptionally skilled.  
 
Since opening in 2003, Blue Water Spa has been voted best day spa in the Triangle area and was voted one of the top four medical spas in America, and a top provider of Botox and Juvederm in the region. Blue Water Spa performs more than 10,000 laser services each year, and offers the ultimate in results and relaxation.  Dr. Michael Law is a board certified plastic surgeon and his wife Kile is recognized as a leader in the medical spa field.
 
At Blue Water Spa, their commitment is to provide relaxation, results and stress relief in a beautiful warm environment for all clients.