First Unitarian Church of San Jose
Service Auction 2010 Catalog

HOW TO BID ON ITEMS

You will need to register for the auction in order to bid on an item. Download and fill out the registration form (a Word doc), or fill one out at the service auction, Saturday, January 9, starting at 4:30 PM. You will receive a number to use for all of your bids, silent or live.

If you will not be present for the auction, you may download and fill out an absentee bid slip (a Word doc), listing no more than five offerings you would like to bid on, including the item number, the maximum you will bid for the item, and the bid increment you would like to use.

Winning:

All tables at the silent auction will close at 6:00 pm.  Winners of the silent auction will be announced at the end of dinner. If you are the winning bidder for a non-physical item and leave before the announcement, we will mail you the confirmation. For physical items, you must be present when the group closes in order to win.

Guidelines for physical items donated for the auction:

For donors: In case the object is not bid upon and claimed, the donor must be present at the end of the auction to take it back. If not, the service auction committee will bring it to Goodwill.

For bidders: To win the item, you must make the highest bid and you must be present when the table closes to receive your item. If you are not present, the item will go to the next-highest bidder. The service auction committee will not hold your item for you to retrieve later.

View Offerings by Item ID (Silent Auction / Live Auction)

Offering Categories:

Customized Products (made to order)

Special Products

Personal Services

Vacation Rentals

Education/Personal Improvement

Date Night! / Relationships

Customized Products / index

Item ID

Item Name

Item Description

Donor

Min Bid

Est Value

1

Carved Name Sign

I will carve a name in wood for you!

Alec MacLean

$25

$50

14

Hand-made baby afghan

A wonderful, cozy baby afghan for crib or stroller, hand-made with love a sweet baby you might know!

Donna Lenahan

$25

$40

24

Lap or Baby Quilt or Table Runner

I will make a lap quilt, table runner or baby quilt. You pick the pattern and theme.

Joyce Miller

$40

$80

45
Live

A pie!

Would you like a berry pie? How about apple? Or pear-custard? I will bake one just for you! 2 pie recipients will be happy!

Sally Cooperrider

$10

$20

46

Colored pencil drawing

Commissioned pencil and colored pencil drawing done in one sitting. Will complete at the auction with the highest bidder, after discussing ideas. Shawna is a life-long artist.

Shawna Rose Nixon

$15

$100

53
Live

Professional Flier/Invitations

Henry will design an attention getting business flier/invitation for your enterprise or non-profit.

Henry Ruddle

$20

$200

54
Live

Website Creation

Henry will set up an eye-popping website or email newsletter for your personal, business, association, or other organization.

Henry Ruddle

$50

$500

59
Live

Basic Living Trust

I am a lawyer specializing in family law. I can make a basic living trust for you. This would be suitable for a person or couple with real property, but total estate less than $1,000,000.

Sally Cooperrider

$50

$100

60
Live

Last Will and Testament

I am a lawyer specializing in family law. I can make a last will and testament, suitable for a person or couple with no real property.

Sally Cooperrider

$50

$200

71

Mosaic Chalice

A beautiful mosaic of the symbol of our faith, the Unitarian Universalist chalice. (Sample at left.)

Kelly Burnett

$50

$130

Special Products / index

Item ID

Item Name

Item Description

Donor

Min Bid

Est Value

5

"Secret Berrine" spread

Spread on crackers or bread, absolutely delicious! Can feed up to 10 people as an appetizers. Contains some nut products; available in non-fat version as well. Must have at least 48 hours notice. Special family recipe!

Bill Bowman

$15

$20

13

Framed photos from Dena’s travels!

Dena Dickinson has travelled to Bhutan and various countries in Africa, to name a few! She has some marvelous photos of beautiful places on our precious Earth that can grace your home!

Dena Dickinson

$40

Priceless

21

Home-made wine!

2 bottles of Semillon/Chardonnay "Bluejay's Tail," handmade and bottled by Jenny and Bob

Jenny and Bob Redfern

$5 each

$10 each

29

Collection of fine wines!

I like collecting fine wines, and you will enjoy the fruits of my labors! There are a variety of 5 bottles of wine.

Kim Aldridge and
Doug Gallinat

$50

$200

30

Original oil painting

Madeleine is an accomplished artist who has an oil painting to offer. You can choose from several, depending on what fits your wall, after consultation with Madeleine. You can see samples of her painting on her Facebook page

$100

$1,000

33

Potted daffodils!

How about some color for your garden?

Marcella Rossi

$10

$15

34

Winter vegetable starts!

Start your winter vegetable garden! I have little plants of peas, cauliflower, broccoli, beets and lettuce. There's nothing like your own sweet vegetables from your own garden!

Marcella Rossi

$10

$15

35

Patterned baby blanket

Sweet little baby blanket for your baby, or for a gift!

Marcella Rossi

$15

$30

36

Hammock

Brand new, very colorful, nice cotton material

Maria Pereira

$40

$100

37

Salvadorean beach towels

2 large beach towels with Salvadoran decorations on them, women making tortillas, etc. Can be used as wall hangings.

Maria Pereira

$40

$100

43

San Jose Giants Baseball tickets

Ten tickets to any San Jose Giants minor league baseball game(s). These tickets can be used at any San Jose Giants home game (excluding the July 4th and 5th games) played in San Jose Municipal Stadium located on Alma Ave at Senter Road. Ticket prices for the San Jose Giants have gone up significantly this season with general tickets starting at $9.00 a ticket, so purchasing ten tickets and supporting our church is a bargain!

Patricia and Annette Ohanian-Coffey

$60

$100

65

Not Your Mother's Cookies!

This assortment of three types of gourmet cookies (a dozen of each) is guaranteed to liven up your next tea party. They're not the kind that Mom used to make because she probably didn't have the time to put together such labor-intensive goodies. Order at least a week in advance.

Mary Martin

$15.

$30

76
Real key lime pie! Made with fresh key limes, whipped cream topping! Made to order (and delivered within 15 miles of the church) straight to you! Need one week's advance notice.
Mary Mary Feldman
$10
$15
77
Home-made biscuits! 16 real, home-made, hot buttermilk biscuits, delivered to your door!
Alexander Castro-Young and Jenn Castro
$15
priceless!
78
Jewelry
A jewelry set consisting of a silver chain necklace with a small heart-shaped pendant surrounding a garnet and matching silver and garnet earrings.

Reverend Nancy Palmer-Jones

$20
79
Jewelry
A small size (6?) silver ring with a small garnet

Reverend Nancy Palmer-Jones

$25
80
Jewelry
A small size (6?) ring that consists of two gold bands with a white gold band between them. 14K gold.

Reverend Nancy Palmer-Jones

$50
81
Jewelry
A medium size (7?) silver ring set with an amber stone.

Reverend Nancy Palmer-Jones

$25
82
Jewelry
A small size (6?) 14K gold ring set with two opals, diagonally spaced.

Reverend Nancy Palmer-Jones

$50
87
Pies, Yummy Pies! Two homemade pies, apple and/or berry. Call or email me and I will make them to order!
Susan Butler-Graham
$25
$30

Personal Services / index

Item ID

Item Name

Item Description

Donor

Min Bid

Est Value

2

Knife Sharpening

I will sharpen your knives. The wood-carver knows how!

Alec MacLean

$15

$20

11

Resume help

An hour's work to create an effective resume for you or improve or update a current resume.

Catherine Pelizzari

$25

$100

15

Handyman Service

Amateur carpenter/plumber/electrician to replace a plumbing fixture (faucet or toilet), add/remove dimmer switches, plane door, install deadbolt, or change lock on door. I have done these things to my house, I can do them to yours.

Edward Gardner

$25

$40

16

Mess Mitigator

If you have a messy drawer, closet, or room you haven't been able to face, let's face it together! I have no special talent, but do enjoy clobbering clutter. 3 sessions are offered!

Genie Bernardini

$20

Priceless

18

Tarot readings

Bid on 10 minute tarot reading by Jean. Ten people can win this item.

Jean Embree

$5/ reading

$10/ reading

19

Tarot Lessons

Ever wondered how symbolism works in our lives? For example, what emotions does the full moon bring out-good and bad-all over the world when it appears? Using common Tarot decks, Jean Embree will show us how images relate to many phases of our lives, from psychology to hard sciences, from fantasy literature to the Bible, from fine arts to modern advertising. You too can learn to read not only Tarot cards but your own subconscious mind and those of others! Five people can win this item.

Jean Embree

$10/ lesson

$10/ lesson

20

Cake decorating for kids!

Jenn will help up to 8 kids have fun decorating car cakes! Zoom, zoom!

Jenn Castro

$5 per child

$10 per child

22

Career Counseling

Three sessions in your home or other place of your choice. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling.

Jerry Cluney

$100

$400

23

Yard maintenance

Home maintenance or cleanup (usually in the yard)

John Harris

$35

$50

25

Computer help for your PC

Can't figure out your software program? Having trouble with email? Don't know how to cut & paste? Want help setting up a yahoo group? I will sit with you and help. No networking help. Up to 4 hours.

Julia Rodriguez

$25

$75

38

Tutoring math or physics

2 hours of tutoring high school or college level math or physics

Melinda Hoppe

$20

$50

39

Home Handyman Labor

Michael offers 3 hours of home handyman labor. Previous jobs done for service auction winning bids include installation of an exterior door, installation of a Serius radio antenna, sanding and rehanging doors, and demolishing an arbor.

Michael Payne-Alex

$90

$200-$300

40

Excel Lesson

Tutoring in Excel (spreadsheet software) to solve your most vexing mathematical problems. The more you bid, the more hours of tutoring you get! Minimum bid gets you 1 hour.

Mike Pelizzari

$30

$60

41

Snowboarding instruction!

I am a snowboard instructor at Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort) will give 2 hours of private snowboarding instruction from beginning through intermediate level. Instruction may be for one person or a group. Buyers will be responsible for their own equipment, lift ticket and transportation. Carpooling and discount lodging may be possible. Available many weekends and midweek days. Preferred resorts: Kirkwood, Sierra at Tahoe, Badger Pass.

Monty Low

$30

$240

42

Ice skating lesson!

Skating is good for balance, centering, flowing movement, strength, timing, and fun! Monty Low will give 1 hour of private ice skating (or ice dance) instruction from beginner level up through all single jumps. Instruction may be for one person or up to a group of 4. Buyer will be responsible for rink admission and skates. Schedule and rink is flexible.

Monty Low

$15

$80

47

Software Coaching or General Organizing.

4 hours one on one time with Susan Burke-Diquisto. Potential computer topics include basic computer navigation, file organization, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook or Photoshop Elements. OR have her help you organize anything: drawers, a closet, CD directory – nothing is too mundane. She loves to organize. She can even just brainstorm with you on making a plan. She will come with her PTouch labeler and ideas that likely will include plastic bins of one kind or another. Can be used as two 2 hour visits.

Susan Burke-Diquisto

$40

$100

48

One-hour ride on an EcoCycle

One-hour ride around San Jose's downtown on an EcoCity Cycles pedicab! Door-to-door bike taxi from parking, your downtown dwelling to dinner, a Shark's game - anywhere downtown! Please call me at least 48 hours in advance to schedule, normal hours Wednesday-Saturday 8pm - 2 am.

Terra Wood-Taylor

$20

$25-50

49

Child Care for 2+ hours!

Go to a movie, dinner, play, etc., and leave your kids at home with me! I have over 16 years of childcare related experience. If your event is longer than 2 hours we can arrange for that,too. I am CPR, First Aid certified, too. Please call at least a week in advance to schedule.

Terra Wood-Taylor

$15

$20

50

House-sitting

Going away for the night/weekend? I'll water your plants, bring in your mail, and keep your home secure! One night/day or weekend - can be combined with petsitting as both are normally one.

Terra Wood-Taylor

$15

$30

51
Live

Four-hour home fixup / cleanup / maintenance service

Mr. Fix-It to the rescue! 2 sessions offered!

Bob Howd

$35

$50

52
Live

Two magical hours with Dianne Saichek!

Dianne Saichek is an accomplished pianist, musical theater diretor, and music teacher. You could get: 4 1/2-hour piano or voice lessons (child or adult);2 one-hour piano lessons; professional accompaniment for a sing-along party; accompaniment for your singing group and make you a CD of the music; or other musical ideas you have?

Dianne Saichek

$80

$150

56
Live

Landscape Consultation

A 1-hour consultation about your garden regarding design, appropriate plant choices, plant problems. A written summary of items discussed will be provided. 2 sessions will be offered.

Liz Owen

$25

$60

57
Live

A Day of Beading with Mary Mary (for up to 3 people)

Come and play, create, and explore with MM in her bead workshop. If you have something you want to restring or rework, bring that. Or if you have a favorite pendant or object you'd like to turn into a piece of beaded jewelry, bring that. Or just come and make something from your own fresh ideas. MM has thousands of beads from all over the world, stringing supplies or all sorts, findings, clasps, etc., and tools. Light lunch included. Beaders aged 12 and over please. (Beaders who are very allergic to cats should probably not bid.) We'll select a Saturday for the beading party that is convenient for all the winners.

Mary Mary Feldman

$30

$60

58
Live

Vocal technique, Latin American guitar, or Peruvian flutes!

I am a master of Andean music and Latin American art song. And I have a Master's degree in music from San Jose State! I can give you a one-hour lesson in any of the three areas.

Nayo Ulloa

$40

$60

62
Live

Petsitting

Going away for the night/weekend? I'll take care of your pets so that you can leave without pet stress. (I normally charge for my petsitting services, so as much notice as possible in advance is requested). Cats, dogs, birds, fish - even chickens!

Terra Wood-Taylor

$15

$30

63

Private Yoga Lesson

Private 45-minute yoga lesson, at your home or in my at-home studio. A careful look at your body's energetic system forms the basis for a yoga "prescription" to address chronic pain, to help you improve performance in your chosen sport, or to refine your existing yoga practice. Shirley teaches Eischens Yoga, a style of yoga rooted in the Iyengar Yoga focus on alignment, enhanced by principles of Western kinesiology and learning psychology.

Shirley Worth

$20

$45

64

Semi-private 45-minute Yoga Lesson

Semi-private 45-minute yoga lesson, at your home or in my at-home studio, for you and your friend or partner. A careful look at your body's energetic system forms the basis for a yoga "prescription" to address chronic pain, to help you improve performance in your chosen sport, or to refine your existing yoga practice. Shirley teaches Eischens Yoga, a style of yoga rooted in the Iyengar Yoga focus on alignment, enhanced by principles of Western kinesiology and learning psychology.

Shirley Worth

$30

$65

67

Coaching in Chancel Decoration

Have you ever wanted to decorate the chancel but didn't know how to get started? Go to the San Francisco Flower Mart with Steve Stein and get ideas! You'll go with Steve to the Flower Mart, arriving at 6:00 am, browse through the selections, and then go to breakfast!

Steve Stein

$50

$200

68

Private Interior Design consultation

One-hour interior design consultation for your home or office, including paint color selection, lighting design, furniture placement, etc. 3 sessions offered. Steve is an award-winning interior designer.

Steve Stein

$100

$225 per hour

69

One Hour Massage

De-stress! Rejuvenate those tight muscles! One hour of a relaxing massage.

Gary McCumber

$45

$90

72

Day-of -event coordination services

I have 10+ years of event planning experience, including weddings, fundraising galas, theater productions, corporate tradeshows/events. Let me take the pressure off of you in the final weeks before your event so you can enjoy your big day without having to worry about a thing! Services include:

1) Vendor confirmations

2) Timeline creation and distribution 3) Rehearsal coordination 4) Day of Event Coordination

Please contact with event date as soon as possible.

Contact info: erikamjackson@gmail.com or 408.507.8535 (cell)

Erika Jackson

$200

$750

73

South Bay Wine Tour!

Transportation provided for up to 4 people (compact car) to visit wineries in Gilroy or Santa Cruz Mountains areas, for up to 4 hours. Doesn't include admission to wineries, but that's usually free.

Christopher Frey

$55

$100

75
Bridge Tutoring Services! I will teach you how to play bridge, even if you are a total beginner. If you already play, I can give you some tips, from intermediate to advanced play. Up to two hours worth of tutoring!
Erwin "Tempest."
$40
$20
83
Live
Learn Layout and Design! Ever wonder how the Church Circular goes from a hodge podge of articles to a professional newsletter? Spend half a day with Henry Ruddle learning about layout and design, specific software (e.g., InDesign, QuarkXpress, PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, ImageReady, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, GoLive, Dreamweaver... as needed), journalistic writing and editing, creative headline writing, or whatever will help you become a more effective visual communicator
Henry Ruddle
$100
$800
84
Non-Violent Communication Empathy Are you blocked in communicating with someone because you're blaming them or they're blaming you? Are you stuck in an uncomfortable situation where you can't see how to speak and act in line with your values? Are you having trouble being heard as fully as you'd like by someone? Empathy is an active process that can get you clear on your deepest needs----even in an hour! The person who buys it can use it to be heard completely for an issue, situation, relationship that is troubling them. Possible outcomes are: clarity on what the underlying issues are, relief, a desire to connect authentically with the other person and the clarity to do so with compassion for both sides.
Katy Dawson
$40
Priceless
86
Grab-bag of great services! Three hours of: gardening, yard work, plant care, tutoring from preschool to college level writing, math to algebra, or plant-house-pet sitting, or babysitting!
Melanie Lanstrom
$8/hour
$10-20 per hour

Vacation Rentals / index

Item ID

Item Name

Item Description

Donor

Min Bid

Est Value

3
Live

Bed & Breakfast in Rhode Island

Come east and enjoy two nights with us at our home in Rhode Island. Suitable for a couple or a large family. Surrounding 60 acre woodland has trails, large pond, and lots of wildlife. You can hang out and relax in the woods or go explore the state. Includes two breakfasts and dinners. Dates to be arranged, May to September.

Barbara Derbyshire & Bev Harrison

$250

$350

4
Live

Condo in Lake Tahoe!

Comfy, cozy cabin in Lake Tahoe; one week during the Spring or Summer months.

Bill and Sally Souders

$300

$1,500

6
Live

Guest Room

Home stay guest room in Morgan Hill. Friday/Saturday/Sunday nights, by arrangement. Dates to be determined. Room has queen sized bed, private bath. From Morgan Hill - you can go to all the South County Wineries; it is an easy drive to Monterey and Carmel. Redferns will provide breakfast and give guidance to activities in the area.

Bob and Jenny Redfern

$25/ night

$125/ night

61
Live

Two Nights at a Mountain Cabin

Only 3 hours away in the Sierra foothills, just outside Arnold and 30 minutes east of Bear Valley Ski Resort, the Burke-Diquisto family is offering a 3 day/2 night stay at their cabin nestled in Big Trees at 5500 ft. altitude. The cabin is 1200 sq feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Sleeps 6 (2 Queens & 2 Twins). The great room combines the living, dining and kitchen into a cozy family gathering place. It features a wood burning fireplace, flat screen TV, cable TV and wireless internet. Driveway is level, plowed and provides access to a garage which includes washer and dryer. Dates are negotiable.

Susan Burke-Diquisto

$100

$200

74
Live
Tahoe Cabin Enjoy 4 day weekend in the Tahoe Donner area of Truckee CA This is a large cabin with 1,800 sq feet. The dining table seats 12. The cabin has 3 queen size beds, one single bed , a queen size, and a fold out sleeper couch. In addition to the living/dining room there is a loft. The kitchen is fully equipped. You can walk to family fun downhill area. The area is a blast in summer too. Limitations: Must be used within 12 months of the auction. Weekend dates to be coordinated with the Rodríguez/Saunders family. House rules apply. (No smoking, no shoes) Contact info:
Julia Rodriguez & Steve Saunders
$400
$700

Education/Personal Improvement / index

Item ID

Item Name

Item Description

Donor

Min Bid

Est Value

7

A Greater Legacy Workshop

In a will we often bequeath money and tangible assets to those we love or organizations we want to endure; if we have enough assets, we might actually create a legacy for generations to come through such a gift. There is another form of will (some traditions have called it an "ethical will") that addresses our greater legacy -- not what we own, but who we are and what we most deeply value. In this workshop you will have an opportunity to rediscover the non-tangible assets that are precious to you, select people who might carry the legacy of these gifts, and prepare a will in which you will bequeath this greater legacy to each of them. Afterward you may choose to share your will with those you love while you are still with them, or you may wish to arrange for it to be read after your death, perhaps in a memorial service or other ritual. Either way, a deeper connection with those you love will be created, and your legacy is sure to live on in the hearts and lives of those who love you.

Bob Meiss

$20

$25

8

English or Speech and Debate coach

I am a credentialed teacher in my 21st year of public school teaching. I am also a forensics (speech) and debate coach. I am donating 3 hours of tutoring English or private coaching in speech and/or debate.

Brian Singer

$75

$150

9

Tips for Urban Bicycling

Do you want to get that bike out of your garage, but you can't seem to pull yourself to face those big, fast moving, four wheeled beasts? Maybe I can help. I've been riding South Bay streets on a daily basis for nearly eight years now and have picked up some tips that might help you focus on the positive elements of getting on the bike: physical fitness, mental fitness, fewer motor vehicle miles travelled ( a definite plus for our atmosphere) and a chance to get a closer look at our marvelous community, both human and natural. Tips include equipment, mental preparation, choice of routes, fixing flats and much more! Offer includes five hours of one-on-one or small group exposure to the world of urban bicycling with Bruce Halen. Maybe you just want a riding partner?

Bruce Halen

$30

$50

10

Spanish Language Tutoring

Beginning to intermediate level Spanish tutoring session, 1 hour. Brush up unused skills, polish your pronunciation, get help with simple comprehension, vocabulary, writing. One or two sessions, tailored to your specific needs.

Carol Greene

$40

$60

12
Live

A day of paper crafts for up to three people

Make cards, tags, matchbox shrines, scrapbook pages and other paper goods using my huge stash. You can bring with you treasures you would like to incorporate or choose from a variety of ephemera. Or learn techniques of paper quilling and origami. At my house, light lunch included. Crafters 12 and over, please. We'll select a Saturday for the paper party that is convenient for all the winners.

Cecilia Deck

$15 per person

$40 per person

17

Spanish lessons

3 hours of Spanish lessons, beginning to intermediate. I am fluent in Spanish. 2 sessions are offered.

Jan Theiss-Guffey

$30

$60

26

Let's Make Bread Together!

Learn to bake homemade whole grain bread. Bread-baking includes some waiting time, so we'll talk about how bread works, but we'll also have some social activities including jigsaw puzzling and lunch. Learn a basic whole grain bread recipe with variations. Each person will take home a recipe and one loaf of bread. Ages 12 and up. Three highest bidders win this item. Class, February 13, 2010, 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

K'Ailsa Rowan

$10

$40

27

Learn to Make Pesto!

Pesto, a paste of herbs, nuts, and oil, is great on pasta and lots of other things. Come learn to make pesto! We will make three kinds: Classic Basil Pesto, Spinach Walnut Pesto, and Seasonal (What's in the Garden?) Pesto. Learn why pesto is so delicious, and also why it costs so much in the store! Learn to design your own pesto. Everyone will take home recipes and some of each type that we make. Ingredients provided, but participants may bring edible herbs from their garden for the Seasonal Pesto. Ages 12 and up. Three highest bidders win this item. June 19, 2010, 3-4:30 PM

K'Ailsa Rowan

$10

$40

28

Worm composting

Try vermicomposting with me! I will supply you with a complete wormery = an aerated bin, composting worms, bedding and coaching. Make your own fertilizer and divert kitchen waster from the landfill at the same time!

Kathryn Axtell

$20

$48

31

Drawing lessons

Three hours of drawing lessons for teen or adult. Age 10 and up.

$60

$120

32

Jam/Preserves class

Learn how to make fruit jam or preserves with me! We will make a batch of delicious jam or preserves at my house. You provide the fruit; I will provide the supplies, the recipe, and the know-how. It's easy!

Madeline Morrow

$20

$50

44
Live

Creative Writing workshop with Reverend Nancy!

Spend 2 hours with Rev. Nancy discovering the stories, poems, and flights of fancy that you carry within. In this small-group workshop (open to up to 15 participants), Nancy will encourage us to find our unique voice "on the page" through a series of writing exercises--some silly, some serious--adapted from similar workshops that Nancy led when she was in New York City. Possble dates tbd

Reverend Nancy Palmer-Jones

$10

$40

66

Digital Camera Seminar

Have you had that digital camera for years, and even used it for years, but are still puzzled as to all the features? Let a professional photographer gently guide you through the basics of digital photography, and you'll be on your way to taking dazzling photographs! For a group of up to ten people.

Dana Grover

$15

$35

Date Night! / Relationships / index

Item ID

Item Name

Item Description

Donor

Min Bid

Est Value

55
Live

Italian Dinner

A six course dinner for eight at the Owen/Howds in May 2010 where the attendees can select which wines out of a choice of six or more they like best with a given course of food. Are dry white wines really best with seafood? Decide for yourself by tasting some alternatives. Eight people maximum. Bring six of your own favorite wine glasses! The 8 highest bidders will be selected.

Liz and Bob Owen, and Bob and Sherry Howd

$30 each

$35/ person

70

Circle Dinner

Join our Circle Dinner Group for delicious food and great company as we celebrate entering our 10th year. Dates: 2/13/10 or 4/17/10

$40 per couple

Priceless!


The Grovers

Zulevic/ Hunter

Blackwoods

Wymans

You?

You?
85
Partners' Retreat Come with your life partner to this Parnter Retreat and dedicate a half a day to focusing, deepening, and renewing your relationship.  We will explore loving, committed relationships within the context of UU values as we use selected excerpts from the UUA curriculum, "Tapestry of Faith," which was written for couples/partners.  New and veteran partners alike will find joy and growth opportunities in this retreat facilitated by Tamara Payne-Alex and Rick Morris.  Date:  Feb. 27, 2010, 9:30 am -3:30 pm.  
Tamara Payne-Alex and Rick Morris

$30 per couple
$50 per couple