Sunday, March 12, 2017


Thank you all for a terrific Jefferson silent auction 2017! We raised over $40,000! This is a new Jefferson Silent Auction record.  Thank you for coming, bidding, donating, volunteering and supporting this event. You will be receiving an email regarding your auction winnings soon. We accept cash, check, credit card or expedite your check out and pay now with the paypal button on the sidebar! 

Special Thanks to these volunteers:


Amaka Watson & Valerie Kratzer - for coordinating this fine party!

Matthew Faircloth - Ticket sales - decorations - amazing attitude

Liz Dillon - Business Solicitations

Mindy Williams - Parent and Teacher Donations

Alex Bixler - Solicit Mailing and all this wine!

Mary Jo McLaughlin - Bar set-up and auction support team

Ellen Rigsby - For the food! She’s so awesome!

Jackie Kersh - Decorations and Signage

Lauren Freels - Check-Out Crew

Heather Sprung - Webmaster for the Auction Site

Hank Field, Jamaica Moon - Auction Support Team

Wayne Skeen - Sound System

Erik Weiner - Food Delivery and Ice getter (Valerie’s support system at home!)

Jenny & Tod Owlsey - Our libation experts

And thank you to all the volunteers that helped with set-up, check-in table, food prep and most importantly the clean-up crew!

Thank you most especially to Wooden Duck for hosting our party this year! 

If you have any photos of the party you would like to post, please let me know.  I'd love to add them to the photo album linked below.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Full List of Auction Items! - (More items being added)

We wanted to share the list below of the exciting silent auction items you’ll be able to bid on this Saturday, March 11!

1. Oakland A's Luxury Box-"Oakland A's Luxury Suite-accommodates 18 people, valid for A's home games 2017 season, booking subject to availability"-Live Auction: Value=$1,200.00, Starting Bid=$600.00


2. Kim James-Tour of Pixar Animation Studios for winner plus 7 guests. Tour must occur on or before 9/11/17-Live Auction, Value=$500.00, Starting Bid=$300


3. Warriors Playoff Tickets-Two tickets to one of the Warriors first round play-off games at Oracle Arena. Seats are center court and upper bowl. Live Auction-Value=$400.00, Starting Bid=$200.00


4. Valerie Kratzer-Russian River Vacation-Just an hour and a half from Berkeley, this comfortable three-bedroom house on the Russian River is yours to enjoy for a 3-day weekend. Located near the Sonoma Coast west of Guerneville, the house features riverfront views with access to the river for kayaking and swimming. Only miles from spectacular Sonoma coast beaches, Russian River valley wineries and Armstrong Woods State Park. Great for one or two families. Big front and back yards, deck, grill, fireplace, zip line and kayaks. Live Auction-Value=$400.00, Starting Bid=$300.00


5. Mary Cazden-Principal for a Day-Win this special live auction item and your child will get to be principal of Jefferson Elementary for the day! The student principal for the day can sit (or spin!) in the principal's chair, make announcements on the school P.A. system and hand out ROCKS certificates! Best of all, they will be able to use the Principal's ultimate super power, to call an extra recess for their grade! Live Auction-Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$200.00


6. Helen Hallberg-2 Hamilton Tickets for the day after the auction, March 12th at 1pm Orchestra level seats T 122, T124. Value $400, experience Priceless. Live Auction. Value=$400, Starting Bid=$300.00


7. Peet's Coffee Poster-Signed poster from local artist and national treasure, David Lance Goines. Value: $150.00, Starting Bid: $75.00


8. Fantastic Comics: March - The Graffic Novel-Value: $15, Starting Bid: $7.50


9. Ira Serkes Photography-Mounted Photo of Campanile Moon and Planet-Value: $100.00, Starting Bid: $50


10. Ira Serkes Photography-Mounted Photo of Bay Bridge Tower-Value: $100.00, Starting Bid: $50.00


11. Molly B-Midnight blue wool scarf with mustard polka dots-Value: $108.00, Starting Bid: $50.00


12. Shoey Sindel Photography -Gift certificate for a family portrait session with Shoey Sindel Photography. Value: $250.00, Starting Bid: $125.00


13. Nancy Ballard-Original Art Pastel-Original Framed Pastel-Starting Bid: $25.00


14. Nancy Ballard-Original Art Pastel-Original Framed Pastel-Starting Bid: $25.00


15. Nancy Ballard-Original Art Pastel-Original Framed Pastel-Starting Bid: $25.00


16. Hand Sewn Bag by Pam Meserve: Value: Priceless, Starting Bid: $32.00


17. Hand Made Quilt by Jess Reich: Value: Priceless, Starting Bid: $40.00


18. -Evening at Kiehl's for 10 guests-Value: $200.00, Starting Bid: $100.00


19. Morning Aveda Spa Party-Gift certificate for 5 people to enjoy a complimentary- Value: $250.00, Starting Bid: $125.00


20. Beauty party for 10 people at Benefit Cosmetics. Value: $600.00, Starting Bid: $300.00


21. Spa Organica Basket of beauty products containing bath salts and lotions. Value: $100.00, Starting Bid: $50.00


22. Robin Harley-4 Tickets to Jewish Contemporary Museum in San Francisco-Value: $56.00, Starting Bid: $25.00


23. Two admission passes for the Children's Creativity Museum in San Francisco -Value: 24.00, Starting Bid: $12.00


24. 4 Tickets to Fairyland-Value: $40.00, Starting Bid: $20.00


25. One Family Guest Pass to Habitot Children's Museum-. Includes 2 Adults and all kids-Value: $40.00, Starting Bid: $20.00


26. Oakland Ice and Hockey- Family of Four Fun Pack. Value: $45.00, Starting Bid: $20.00


27. Two tickets to performance at Freight and Salvage. Value: $50.00, Starting Bid: $25.00


28. Sticky Art Lab-$50 Gift Certificate and Gift Package-Value: $50.00, Starting Bid: $25.00


29. Exploratorium-Two guest passes to the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Value: $59.90, Starting Bid: $25.00


30. Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco-Two VIP general admission guest passes to the Legion of Honor or the de Young. Each pass admits one person plus one guest. Value: $60.00, Starting Bid: $30.00


31. 4 Admissions to Chabot Space & Science Center. Value: $72.00, Starting Bid: $35.00


32. A certificate for two tickets to any performance in the 2017 summer season of the Marin Shakespeare Company. Value: $75.00, Starting Bid: $35.00


33. Berkeley Playhouse-Gift Certificate for 2 tickets to Tarzan. Performances are between 7/6 and 8/13/17. Value: $80.00, Starting Bid: $40.00


34. Gift certificate for two tickets to a classical concert with Oakland Symphony in the 2017-2018 season. Value: $90.00, Starting Bid: $45.00


35. Bay Area Children's Theater-Gift certificate for two adult and two children tickets to a show of your choice. Value: $94.00, Starting Bid: $45.00


36. Berkeley Symphony Orchestra-Gift certificate for two tickets to Berkeley Symphony's 2017/18 season at Zellerbach Hall. Value: $96.00, Starting Bid: $45.00


37. Oakland A's- Four Plaza Outfield Vouchers Monday-Thursday home games. Valid for: 2017 Season-Value: $100.00, Starting Bid: $50.00


38. Two (2) Reserved Football Tickets for a Non-Premium Game at California Memorial Stadium: Value: $100.00, Starting Bid: $50.00


39. California Shakespeare Theater-Two tickets to a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evening or the Saturday matinee performance valid during 2017 season. Value: $108.00, Starting Bid: $50.00


40. A voucher for two tickets to any Aurora Theatre Company Production, Value: $112.00, Starting Bid: $55.00


41. Beach Blanket Babylon-2 Tickets in Rear Cabaret or Rear Balcony for performances on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday at 8pm or Sunday at 2pm or 5pm. All attendees must be 21 except for Sunday performances. Value: $116.00, Starting Bid: $55.00


42. Four general admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. Tickets are valid for one year from the date of your event (Expires 3/11/2018), Value: $139.80, Starting Bid: $65.00


43. Albany Bowl- 2 hour Bowling party for 8-10 people., Value: $150.00, Starting Bid: $75.00


44. Berkeley Repertory Theatre-2 Tickets to one production at Berkeley Rep during the 2016-17 Season. Value: $160.00, Starting Bid: $75.00


45. -Two tickets to the San Francisco Ballet. Value: $200.00, Starting Bid: $100.00


46. San Francisco Symphony-Two tickets for Emanuel Ax plays Mozart on Friday, May 12th at 8pm at Davies Symphony Hall with Pre-Concert Talk One Hour Prior. Premier Orchestra Seats Row X, Seats 5 and 7, Value: $236.00, Starting Bid: $100.00


47. California Jazz Conservatory-Two Season Tickets to the spring 2017 performance series. Value: $950.00, Starting Bid: $100.00


48. Guest passes for the San Francisco Zoo, Value: $38.00, Starting Bid: $19.00


49. Easy Creole- Lunch or Dinner for 2 People-Value: $24.00, Starting Bid: $12.00


50. Agrodolce -$25 Gift Certificate-Value: $25.00, Starting Bid: $12.50


51. Local Butcher-$25 Gift Certificate-Value: $25.00, Starting Bid: $12.50


52. Monterey Fish Market- $25 Gift Certificate-Value: $25.00, Starting Bid: $12.50


53. Farm Fresh to You-$33 Gift Certificate-Value: $33.00, Starting Bid: $15.00


54. Gather- $50 Gift Certificate-Value: $50.00, Starting Bid: $25.00


55. Hopsy-$50 Gift Certificate-Value: $50.00, Starting Bid: $25.00


56. Lalime's -$65 Gift Certificate- Value: $65.00, Starting Bid: $30.00


57. The Golden Skate-Free admission to The Golden Skate in San Ramon for up to five people for any regular session. Value: $65.00, Starting Bid: $30.00


58. St George Spirits-Tour and Tasting for Four People-Value: $80.00, Starting Bid: $40.00


59. Chez Panisse-Lunch for 2 in the Café-Value: $120.00, Starting Bid: $55.00


60. Foreign Cinema-$150 Gift Certificate-Value: $150.00, Starting Bid: $75.00


61. Semifreddi's-A year of bread. One loaf of bread per week. East Bay Locations Only (Expires One Year from First Use) Value: $180.00, Starting Bid: $90.00


62. Elizabeth and Drew Dillon-2 Bottles of Wine-"Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 and Duckhorn Chardonnay 2014"-Value: $110.00, Starting Bid: $55.00


63. Ramen Shop Gift Certificate-$100 Gift Certificates to the Ramen Shop-Value: $100.00, Starting Bid: $50


64. Broc Cellars-1 bottle of Love Red Blend, 1 Bottle of Love White Blend-Value: $40.00, Starting Bid: $20.00


65. Philz Coffee - Coffee Donation-Value: $46.95, Starting Bid: $20.00


66. Trader Joe's - Gift Basket-Value: $65.00, Starting Bid: $30.00


67. Donkey and Goat Winery-2013 Five Thirteen, Red Wine Blend, El Dorado-signature red Rhone blend from the 2013 vintage in a custom wooden gift box. Value: 85.00, Starting Bid: $40.00


68. Hotel Shattuck Plaza-Overnight stay in a Deluxe King Room with breakfast for two at FIVE Restaurant and Bar: Value: $265.00, Starting bid: $125.00


69. Claremont Club and Spa, a Fairmont Hotel- One Night Stay in the Deluxe Bayview Room, based on double occupancy, taxes, facility charge and valet parking included., Value: $550.00, Starting Bid: $250.00


70. Five Little Monkeys-$25 Gift Certificate-Value: $25.00, Starting Bid: $12.50


71. Talavera Ceramic & Tile-$35 Gift Certificate-Value: $35.00, Starting Bid: $15.00


72. Mi Tierra-$40 Gift Certificate-Value: $40.00, Starting Bid: $20.00


73. Mr. Mopps-$50 Gift Certificate-Value: $50.00, Starting Bid: $25.00


74. Forrests Music - $50 gift certificate. Value: $50.00, Starting Bid: $25.00


75. Forrests Music - $50 gift certificate. Value: $50.00, Starting Bid: $25.00


76. Sports Basement-$50 Gift Card-Value: $50.00, Starting Bid: $25.00


77. Alma Acupuncture-Gift Certificate for one acupuncture treatment or two shonishin (pediatric) treatments. Both include an initial diagnostic consultation and treatment-Value: $135.00, Starting Bid: $65.00


78. Bridges Rock Gym-1 (10) punch cards for Bridges Rock Gym-Value: $180.00, Starting Bid: $90.00


79. Bridges Rock Gym-1 (10) punch cards for Bridges Rock Gym-Value: $180.00, Starting Bid: $90.00


80. The Green Yogi-Three Class Pass-Value: $25.00, Starting Bid: $12.50


81. The Green Yogi-Three Class Pass- Value: $25.00, Starting Bid: $12.50


82. The Green Yogi-Three Class Pass- Value: $25.00, Starting Bid: $12.50


83. Bar Method-$200 towards classes, -Value: $225.00, Starting Bid: $100.00


84. YMCA Downtown Berkeley-3 Month 1 Adult Membership and 1 Session-Value: $376.00, Starting Bid: $175.00


85. Aquatech-$85 Gift Certificates (These are equivalent to a swimmer taking 1 month of group lessons.), Value: $85.00, Starting Bid: $40.00


86. Aquatech-$85 Gift Certificates (These are equivalent to a swimmer taking 1 month of group lessons.), Value: $85.00, Starting Bid: $40.00


87. Patty Reilly-One month of Personal Training at Ice Chamber Performance Training. Value: $185.00, Starting Bid: $90.00


88. 2 One hour private tennis lessons with Alexander Winslow, U.S.T.A. - certified teaching professional and member Wilson USTA staff advisory program-Value: $130.00, Starting Bid: $65.00


89. Mark Rogero and Joanne Chan- MetaBowl Planter from Concreteworks-Value: $50.00, Starting Bid: $25.00


90. Mark Rogero and Joanne Chan- MetaBowl Planter from Concreteworks-Value: $50.00, Starting Bid: $25.00


91. Mark Rogero and Joanne Chan- MetaBowl Planter from Concreteworks-Value: $50.00, Starting Bid: $25.00


92. Mark Rogero and Joanne Chan-1 Tinder Fire Table from Concreteworks (three models to choose from) -Value: $2,400.00, Starting Bid: $900.00


93. Gail Pirie and John Clark- Signed copies of Williams-Sonoma Bride and Groom Cookbook and Country Egg, City Egg-Value: $40.00, Starting Bid: $20.00


94. Stefan and Rosie Lasiewski -Handmade glass jewelry (6-7 items) and a couple of glass dishes. Value-TBD


95. Berkeley Chess School-Chess gift bag, with chess set, score book, and chess-motif coffee mug- Value: $35.00, Starting Bid: $15.00


96. Annie's Annuals-$25 Gift Certificate (Plants Only)-Value: $25.00, Starting Bid: $12.50


97. DMA Organizing-$225 gift certificate for home organizing assessment with DMA Organizing-Value: $225.00, Starting Bid: $100.00


98. Earthsake-Towel set and Candle-Value: $140.00, Starting Bid: $70.00


99. The Best We Could Do-An illustrated memoir and graphic novel by Ahn Thi Bui- Value: Priceless, Starting Bid: $15.00


100.Luna Dance Institute-Gift certificate towards any studio lab session, parent-child dance session, summer dance camp, or professional learning workshop. Value: $50.00, Starting Bid: $25.00


101.Golden Keys Piano School-Gift certificate for one private piano lesson at Golden Key Piano School . Value: $60.00, Starting Bid: $30.00


102.Brushstrokes-Five Studio Visits-Value: $60.00, Starting Bid: $30.00


103.Kids Gym-1 Month Unlimited for 1 Child-Value: $79.00, Starting Bid: $40.00


104.Monkey Business- $150 gift certificate to Monkey Business Camp (can be used for School Break, Tilden Park, Pre-K, and Boys on the Go or Girls on the Go Camp programs-Value: $150.00, Starting Bid: $75.00


105.Galileo Camps-$200 Off One Week of Camp for Summer 2017-Value: $200.00, Starting Bid: $100.00


106.Urban Adventure Camps- $200 off Coupon for one week of Urban Adventure Camps for 2017 Camp Season-Value: $200.00, Starting Bid: $100.00


107. Golden Bear Gymnastics-One week of Gymnastics Summer Camp with Golden Bear Gymnastics. For 2017 Camps-Value: $350.00, Starting Bid: $175.00


108. Sarah's Science- One Week of This Land Is Your Land Summer 2017 Day Camp for $100-(Winner will need to pay additional $100 to cover administrative costs.) Value: $365.00, Starting Bid: $175.00


109. Quantum Camps- One Week Math and Science 2017 Camp , Value: $449.00, Starting Bid: $225.00


110. Steve and Kate's Camp-5 Days of Camp in 2017 Camp Session-Value: $450.00, Starting Bid: $225.00


111. Cal Recreational Sports Gift Certificate: One Two-Week Blue 2017 Camp- Value: $525.00, Starting Bid: $250.00


112. Phil Polishuk-Jefferson Cyclebar Ride-Private ride class for Jefferson at $25/rider. Saturday, April 29th at 3pm. Use of Cyclebar's back patio for party afterwards. Free water bottle and fruit. $25/Rider


113. Lauren Freels and Kim Winkleman-Family Movie Night-Popcorn, Lemonade and a Movie Under the Fog! Bring Your Lawn Chairs and Blankets! Date will be in Fall of 2017. $20.00 per family. 30 tickets available.


114. Kuk Sool Won - Family Martial Arts Center-Martial Arts Party for 10 or More (Expires 2/2/18). Value= $100.00, Starting Bid=$50.00


115. Dan Polsby-Private Wine Tasting Party-"A private, in-store, after-hours tasting at Vintage Berkeley Elmwood for 6-12 people. Vintage Berkeley's wine director/buyer will consult privately with the auction winner to either a) construct an evening tailored to their vinous preferences or b) assemble a fun evening around a theme of his/her own choosing! Vintage Berkeley is a fun, boutique, neighborhood wine shop focused on micro-production wines from around the world, at prices ranging from your every-Monday-night value wine to your once-a-year celebration bottle. Date to be agreed upon between auction winner and Vintage Berkeley." Value=$350.00, Starting Bid=$175.00


116. Erin Rhodes and Patty Reilly-Spats Rental for 90's party-Use of Spats back room for party of your choice. Value and Starting Bid=TBD


117. Jana Vourgourakis and Andrew Wilson- "Celebrity" Cocktail Party - May 20, 2017 from 7pm - ? - hosted by Jana Vourgourakis and Andrew Wilson. Come dressed as your favorite celebrity* and play "Celebrity" a fun and easy team guessing game. If you've planed this game before you know how much fun it is. If you haven't, don't worry -- it's extremely easy to learn! Come nibble and nosh on a smorgasbord of finger foods; sip and savor an assortment of cocktails -- then we'll break into teams and play "Celebrity." *dressing as a celebrity is optional 10 guests maximum. Value=$ $300.00, Starting Bid per Guest=$30.00 each


118. Monica Lam, Cynthia Barlow, JoAnne Chan and Seran Chen-Mah-Jong 麻将 Party-"Join us for Mah-Jong 麻将 Night! This four player game originated in China, and is played all over Asia and in the U.S. Similar to Gin Rummy and played with tiles that sound like ""chattering sparrows,"" Mah Jongg is a fast-paced game of skill, strategy and calculation - with fun and chance thrown into the mix! We'll teach you how to play, so novices and Mah Jongg lovers alike are welcome. And when your brain and fingers are taking a break from shuffling the tiles, enjoy cocktails, savory nibbles and decadent desserts. $75 per person. Maximum 12. Date will be around Chinese New Year 2018"


119. Janhavi Deshpande-Fun with Indian Cooking-Come learn how to make Vegetable Pakora, Paneer Curry and a dessert. Then enjoy the great food you make! Food is completely vegetarian but does include dairy. Two sessions available for 4 people per session. $65 per person. Class to be held sometime in spring of 2017.


120. Jefferson Dads Collective-5th Annual Jefferson Dads' Night-To be held in late September / early October 2017; 35 guests, $85 per person


121. Maxine Kennedy, Kim James and Mara Mahmood-Jefferson Ladies Night-To be held late September / early October 2017; $35/person


122. Brooke Warner Book/Publishing Coaching-One hour coaching session with Brooke Warner, publisher and writing coach. Ideal for someone writing a book looking to figure out next step or to understand publishing options. Value=$250.00, Starting Bid: $125.00


123. Alison Leaf-Family/Individual Photo Session


124. Paul and Jessica Loeper Home Coffee Roasting Class-Learn how to roast green coffee beans and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee as your reward. All coffee you roast goes home with you! This is approximately a 2 hour class. Available dates: May 6,7,13,20,21,27 or June 3,4,17. Value=$40.00, Starting Bid=$20.00


125. Chris Horgan-Two 30 minute drum lessons with Chris Horgan. Chris has 20+ years of performance/teaching experience; Bachelors in Music Education; Music Analyst for Pandora. Ages 7 and up. Jun 2018. Value=$60.00, Starting Bid=$30.00


126. Sue Johnson Custom Lamps-$40 wiring cervices gift certificate for Sue Johnson Custom Lamps & Shades-Value=$40.00, Starting Bid=$20.00


127. Urbansitter-$75 Gift Certificate- (Expires 1/31/18) –Value=$75.00, Starting Bid=$35.00


128. Vine Street Salon-$100 gift certificate for Vine Street Salon-Value=$100.00, Starting Bid= $50.00


129. Festoon Salon-One Haircut with John or Melissa (Owners)-(Expires 3/2018)-Value=$160.00, Starting Bid=$75.00


130. Peter Thomas Salon-Three Gift Certificates for Haircuts- (Expires 9/1/2017)-Value=$210.00, Starting Bid=$100.00


131. Pave Fine Jewelry-$300 Gift Certificate-Value=$300.00, Starting Bid=$150.00


132. Kathryn Rogers, Principal Architect, Sogno Design Group Design- Gift certificate for three hours of residential design consultation with Kathryn A. Rogers of the Sogno Design Group. Value=$450.00, Starting Bid=$225.00


133. San Jose Sharks Autographed Puck-Value=$30.00, Starting Bid=$15.00


134. Beth Trevor-Fly a Kite With Ms. Trevor-Kite Flying for winner and a friend. Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25


135. Barb Wenger-Barb the Babysitter for a Weekend Date Night - Ms. Barb is the babysitter! (for up to 4 kids). Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25.00


136. Angela Reed- Dinner and a movie with Ms. Reed for a child and a friend. Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25.00


137. Lisa Rossi-A's Game with Ms. Rossi-A's game with winner and a friend. Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25.00


138. Siobhan Langlois-Ice Cream with Ms. Langlois-Trip to Fenton's with winner and a friend. Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25.00


139. Jackie Murillo-Ice Cream with Ms. Murillo-Trip to Fenton's with winner and a friend. Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25.00


140. Anna Wong-Great Chino with Ms. Wong-Lunch at Great China with winner and a friend. Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25.00


141. Amita Shaw-Pizza with Ms. Shaw-Lunch at Gioia with winner and 2 friends. Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25.00.


142. Deb Barer- Spring Potluck at the park for Room 107! (Yes, all 20 kids) On a Friday- Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25.00.


143. Rick, Mr. Khanna and Ms. Rohr-Hiking with 5th Grade Teachers-A day hiking in Muir Woods and then playing and picnicking at Muir Beach with a trip to get ice cream on the way home! Value=Priceless, Starting Bid: $40 per kid (8 kids total)


144. Sean Keller-Charlie, Sean and Cafe Roma-Charlie, Cafe Roma, Lemonade and Cookies for winner and 4 friends. Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25.00.


145. Barry Fike-Basketball with Barry-Cal Women's basketball Game for winner and 2-3 friends. Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25.00.


146. Jonah Cohn-Jiu Jistu with Johah-One time Jiu Jitsu class and smoothie at Juice Appeal for winner and a friend. Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25.00.


147. Anne Scheele-Bowl a Strike with Scheele-Bowl a Strike with Scheele for winner and 2 friends. Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25.00.


148. Cait Jenkins-Movie Madness with Ms. Jenkins-Movie Madness for winner and a friend (movie and snacks included!). Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25.00.


149. Seonaid Dickinson-Sponsor a Jefferson kid to have a fun experience with Ms. Seonaid . Value=Priceless, 6 Spots at $25 Each


150. JoAnne Gong-Oakland Museum with Ms. Gong-Trip to Oakland Museum and lunch for winner and a friend. Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25.00.


151. Elaine Wang-Outing with Ms. Wang-An afternoon outdoor outing for winner and a friend followed by a tasty treat. Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25.00.


152. Jenna Huppler-Movie with Ms. Huppler-Popcorn and movie for winner and a friend (new release of their choice!) . Value=Priceless, Starting Bid=$25.00.


164. Luke & Tia Hackett - Stinson Beach House Weekend- It's a one bedroom cottage down the street from the beach, in Stinson Beach. 2 weekend or 3 weekday nights, and excluding from July 1st to September 15th. Value =$400.00 Starting Bid= $100.00



Thanks!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Family Movie Night


Popcorn, lemonade and a movie under the fog! Bring Your lawn chairs and blankets! Hosted by the Freels and the Winklemans. Date will be in fall 2017.

$20.00 per family -- 30 tickets available


"Celebrity" Cocktail Party



May 20, 2017, starting at 7pm. Hosted by Jana Vourgourakis and Andrew Wilson. Come dressed as your favorite celebrity* and play "Celebrity," a fun and easy team guessing game. If you've played this game before, you know how much fun it is. If you haven't, don't worry -- it's extremely easy to learn! Come nibble and nosh on a smorgasbord of finger foods; sip and savor an assortment of cocktails -- then we'll break into teams and play "Celebrity." 

10 guests maximum -- $30 each

*Dressing as a celebrity is optional. 

Home Coffee-Roasting Class


Learn how to roast green coffee beans, and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee as your reward. All coffee you roast goes home with you! This is approximately a 2-hour class. Available dates: May 6, 7,13, 20, 21, 27 or June 3, 4, 17.

Value: $40

Opening Bid: $20

Private Wine Tasting at Vintage Berkeley


A private, in-store, after-hours tasting at Vintage Berkeley Elmwood for 6-12 people. Vintage Berkeley's wine director/buyer will consult privately with the auction winner to either a) construct an evening tailored to their vinous preferences or b) assemble a fun evening around a theme of their own choosing! 

Vintage Berkeley is a fun, boutique, neighborhood wine shop focused on micro-production wines from around the world, at prices ranging from your every-Monday-night value wine to your once-a-year celebration bottle. Date to be agreed upon between auction winner and Vintage Berkeley.

Value: $350

Opening Bid: $175

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sarah's Science



Sarah's Science offers an array of programs designed to excite children ages 5 - 15 and their families about science and learning. Our philosophy is that children (and adults) learn best by doing. All programs feature hands-on projects built by each child to engage and delight them while making it easy to understand even complex science concepts.

One week of This Land Is Your Land summer day camp.

Value: $365 (The normal price of camp is $465. The winner of this item will pay the camp $100 in administrative fees.)

Starting Bid: $170

Night at the Claremont Club & Spa, a Fairmont Hotel



Opening its doors in 1915, Claremont Club & Spa has been revered as one of America’s iconic luxury hotels. As it celebrates its 100th anniversary, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is proud to unveil our newest member of the Fairmont collection, ushering in a new era of luxury for the next 100 years!

Win a one-night stay in the Deluxe Bayview Room (Sunday through Thursday, no holidays or special events).

Value: $550
Opening Bid: $225


Friday, February 17, 2017

One Week of Golden Bear Gymnastics Camp



Participants are grouped based on age and skill level. Activities will include: Olympic gymnastic events, dance, trampoline, arts & crafts, games, and strength training. Our primary objective is improve physical development in a fun environment.

Value: $350

Starting Bid: $175

Galileo Innovation Camp for Kids


We’re on a mission to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. 

$200 off of one week of camp in a number of East Bay locations.

Value: $200

Starting Bid: $100

Two Tickets to the Oakland Symphony


The Oakland Symphony, Youth Orchestra and Chorus bring together orchestral music, choral music and youth education to strengthen the Oakland/East Bay community by providing quality live performances, education for lifetime enrichment and the perpetuation of the performing arts.
Two rear-orchestra or rear-balcony tickets.
Value: $90
Opening Bid: $45

Two Tickets to Marin Shakespeare Company


Our mission is to achieve excellence in the staging and study of Shakespearean plays, to celebrate Shakespeare, and to serve as  a cultural and educational resource for the people of Marin, the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond.

Two tickets for a 2017 summer performance.

Value: $75

Starting Bid: $38

Two Tickets to California Shakespeare Theater



With Shakespeare's depth of humanity as our touchstone, we build character and community through authentic, inclusive, and joyful theater experiences.

Two tickets to a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening performance or a Saturday matinee.

Value: $108

Starting Bid: $54

Two Tickets to the Berkeley Symphony


The mission of Berkeley Symphony is to champion symphonic music as a living art form – creating live performances and educational programs that engage the intellect, spark the curiosity, and delight the spirit of Berkeley and surrounding Bay Area communities.

Two tickets to a performance at Zellerbach Hall during the current season.

Value: $96

Starting Bid: $48

Lunch for Two at Chez Panisse


Alice Waters and Chez Panisse are convinced that the best-tasting food is organically and locally grown and harvested in ways that are ecologically sound by people who are taking care of the land for future generations. The quest for such ingredients has always determined the restaurant’s cuisine. Since 1971, Chez Panisse has invited diners to partake of the immediacy and excitement of vegetables just out of the garden, fruit right off the branch, and fish straight out of the sea. In doing so, Chez Panisse has established a network of nearby suppliers who, like the restaurant, are striving for both environmental harmony and delicious flavor. Up for auction is a certificate entitling the winner to lunch for two at Chez Panisse.

Value: $120

Starting bid: $60

Foreign Cinema gift certificate





Evolving menus, sensual environment, champagne and oysters on the half shell. Since 1999, Foreign Cinema has remained a magical destination for local, national and international visitors as San Francisco's most enduring dining centers. A San Francisco Chronicle "Top 100 Restaurant," Chefs (and Jefferson parents) Gayle Pirie and John Clark's collective visions weave food, wine, cocktails, film and art gallery into one harmonious ambiance. Up for auction is a $125 gift certificate to Foreign Cinema.

Value: $150

Starting bid: $75

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mah-Jong 麻将 Party






Join us for Mah-Jong 麻将 Night! This four player game originated in China, and is played all over Asia and in the U.S.  Similar to Gin Rummy and played with tiles that sound like "chattering sparrows," Mah Jongg  is a fast-paced game of skill, strategy and calculation - with fun and chance thrown into the mix!  We'll teach you how to play, so novices and Mah Jongg lovers alike are welcome.

And when your brain and fingers are taking a break from shuffling the tiles, enjoy cocktails, savory nibbles and decadent desserts.

Your Mah Jongg Night hosts are: Monica Lam, Cynthia Barlow, JoAnne Meiyi Chan & Anna Wong


Sign up early for this one! Space available at Mah Jong Night is limited!





Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Rock Climbing at Bridges


Get a 10-punch card for Bridges Rock Gym in El Cerrito. The climbing terrain at Bridges ranges from gently sloped bouldering walls for beginners and kids to 18-foot tall highball top-out boulders to train you properly for the real thing outdoors. 

Value: $180

Starting Bid: $90

San Francisco Symphony tickets


2 tickets for Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart on Friday, May 12, at 8:00 p.m. at Davies Symphony Hall

Value: $236

Opening Bid: $118


Skating for 5 at Golden Skate


Get admission for 5 during any regular skate session at San Ramon's Golden Skate, a full-service roller skating rink for kids of all ages. Does not include skate rental or special events.

Value: $65

Opening Bid: $30

Residential Design Consultation from Sogno Design Group


Gift certificate for three hours of residential design consultation with Kathryn A. Rogers of the Sogno Design Group. View their amazing portfolio of work here.

Value: $450

Starting bid: $225

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Five Star Video gift certificate



Choose from a wide variety of new, classic and obscure movie rentals at Solano Avenue's Five Star Video.

Value: $20

Starting Bid: $10

Luna Dance Institute gift certificate


Auction is for a $50 gift to certificate to Luna Dance Institute, a nationally-acclaimed dance education organization based in Berkeley. 

Established in 1992, our mission aims to bring creativity, equity and community to every child’s life through the art of dance. Luna uses active inquiry to deepen the learning experience of children and adults, improve teaching practice and build high quality arts programs. As we bring all children to dance, we develop future leaders, choreographers and visionaries.

Value: $50

Starting Bid: $25

Oakland A's luxury suite



Oakland A's luxury suite accommodates 18 people. Tickets are valid for an A's home game during the 2017 season, and booking is subject to availability.

Value: $1,200

Starting Bid: $600

Warriors playoff tickets



 

Up for auction are two tickets to one of the Warriors first round play off games at Oracle Arena. Seats are center court and upper bowl.  Here is your chance to grab the hottest tickets in town during the live auction portion of the evening! Dub Nation!

Value: $400

Starting bid: $200

Vine Street Salon gift certificate



Vine Street salon offers you a diverse group of experienced stylists. This talented group of professionals are fully trained in all aspects of hair care, from cutting to coloring and are well versed in the latest hair care technology. Up for auction is a $100 gift certificate for services at Vine Street Salon in north Berkeley. 


Value: $100

Starting bid: $50

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Donkey & Goat Wine


Donkey & Goat is a small family run winery crafting natural wines since 2004. Proprietor/winemakers Jared & Tracey Brandt are committed to sustainable viticulture and cellar practices. They make their wines with passion and purpose and their wines can be found on the finests restaurant lists around the globe as well on tables and in the cellars of many Bay Area Residents.  

Their Tasting Room, located in their working winery in Berkeley, is open Friday - Sunday 1-6 pm and each month they host First Fridays, where they celebrate local makers.  From 6-9 pm drop by for live music, an art gallery in the wine cellar, and food and wine available for purchase. Visit donkeyandgoat.com for more information.

Donkey & Goat Winery Large Format Library Selection
2013 Five Thirteen, Red Wine Blend, El Dorado
This is our signature red Rhone blend from the 2013 vintage in a custom wooden gift box.  

Josh Raynolds, writing for Antonio Galloni's Vinous awarded this wine 92pts saying, "Vibrant, sharply focused red berry, floral and Asian spice scents show excellent clarity and pick up a bright mineral element with aeration. Nervy and lithe, offering intense raspberry and blood orange flavors that deepen and become sweeter while maintaining vivacity. Silky tannins provide frame and gentle grip to the finish, which hangs on with strong, minerally tenacity."

Value: $85

Starting Bid: $45

A Year of Semifreddi's Bread

The buyer will receive one loaf of handcrafted bread per week for a year from Semifreddi's retail store in Kensington.

Value: $180

Starting Bid: $90

Children's Fairyland Admission for 4


Children's Fairyland was the very first "themed" amusement park in the United States as well as the first amusement park designed for families with young children. It was also the park that was a large part of Walt Disney's inspiration for the original Disneyland. Explore the many famous storybook sets and 60-year history of Children's Fairyland with four general admission passes to the park, located on the shores of Lake Merritt.

Value: $40

Starting bid: $20

Gilroy Gardens Admission for 2



Visit the Bay Area's favorite family theme park! Good through November 2017.

Value: $110

Starting Bid: $55

$200 Coupon for Urban Adventure Camps


Urban Adventure Camps was founded on the belief that summer camp should be a unique and meaningful experience in the growth of a child. The UAC experience is one where children are free to discover and explore in a safe and stimulating environment.  UAC gives children an opportunity to follow their own interests as they travel to interesting places around the Bay Area. 

Value: $200

Starting Bid: $100

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

One Week of QuantumCamp Summer Camp



Quantum campers participate in discovery-based activities and experiments taught by a team of inspiring and enthusiastic subject experts. QC classrooms are student-driven, active, engaging environments where campers collaborate to make their own mathematical and scientific discoveries. 

They are located in Berkeley, just south of UCB on the 1st Presbyterian Church campus.

Value: $449

Starting Bid: $225

Box of Organic Produce from Farm Fresh to You

Get one regular-size box of the season's best mix of 100% certified-organic produce and hand-crafted farm products conveniently to your door from local farms and artisans. Each delivery comes with news, delicious recipes, and quick tips.

Value: $33
Starting Bid: $16

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Farm Burger Gift Certificates

Our burgers are made from grassfed beef, dry-aged and ground fresh. Our cattle are fattened and finished on sweet grass, never fed antibiotics or growth hormones, and always humanely raised and handled. Our menu is chef-driven, seasonal, and sourced from local farms. Our space is convivial and comfortable – because eating is a celebration to be shared. Our food makes ethical eating easy.

Value: $50 (two $25 certificates)
Opening Bid: $25 (for both)

Pave Gift Certificate


Pavé prides itself on carrying eco-friendly and ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones from around the world, with the majority of their diamonds sourced from Canada. They also use recycled precious metals in all of their stock and custom pieces. In addition, they showcase a rotating selection of fine vintage and estate jewelry. Up for auction is a $300 gift certificate for goods or services at Pave Fine Jewelry.

Value: $300
Starting bid: $150

One Week at Steve & Kate's Camp


At Steve & Kate’s we believe that you need to trust kids with the freedom to make their own choices. Driven by their natural curiosity, children will experiment with their own decision-making and develop the confidence to try, fail, and learn on their own. We offer activities to inspire every child—designed by learning scientists and tested by kids, our studios offer a chance for campers can dig deep into their passions. Whether they are the next big film director, an up-and-coming fashion designer, or bound to be the best baker around, we’ve got something for everyone.


We also believe that camp should be easy for parents, so we make it totally flexible. Buy any number of days (including an all-summer Membership) and show-up whenever—no need to tell us ahead of time that you’re coming. If you buy more than you need, we’ll automatically refund back unused Day Passes at the end of the summer. And with lunch and snacks provided as a part of the camp fees, you might wish we were around all year.


Open this Summer June 12 - Aug 11
Grades Pre-K through 7th, with leadership opportunities for 8th & 9th graders
In Berkeley and 40+ locations nationwide


Value: $450

Starting Bid: $225


Monday, January 30, 2017

Family Portrait Session with Shoey Sindel Photography


Photographer Shoey Sindel helps clients feel vibrant, beautiful and seen for who they are. She brings a relaxed, confident attitude to her photography, and in turn, her clients show their relaxed and confident selves. Up for auction is a weekday family portrait session with photographer Shoey Sindel.

Value: $250

Starting bid: $125

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Two One-Hour Lessons from Winslow Tennis Academy



Up for auction are two one-hour tennis lessons with Alexander Winslow, Winslow Tennis Academy.  U.S.P.T.A.-certified teaching professional and member, Wilson USPTA Advisory Staff Program.  Former head coach, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Bishop O’Dowd High School; former nationally ranked junior and varsity starting player, San Jose State University.  

Winslow Tennis Academy is for stroke technique, footwork, shot making, fitness and agility, healthy competition, and playing lots of tennis games.  We develop young kids, older kids, beginners and tournament players. It’s also a delight to work with adults either learning for the first time, rediscovering their games, or playing league matches.  We work with more advanced players on match play, mental approaches, point tactics and strategic doubles. We’re for having fun while becoming better, stronger happier players. alexanderbwinslow@gmail.com  510.220.0067

Donation value: $130

Starting bid: $50

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Cafe Roma with Charly & Sean


Charly accompanied by 4th grade teacher, Sean Keller, will treat one child and four friends to lemonade and cookies at Cafe Roma!

Value: Priceless

Starting bid: $50

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Principal for the day


Win this special live auction item and your child will get to be principal of Jefferson Elementary for the day! The student principal for the day can sit (or spin!) in the principal's chair, make announcements on the school P.A. system and hand out ROCKS certificates! Best of all, they will be able to use the Principal's ultimate super power, to call an extra recess for their grade!

Access to the staff bathroom and to unlabeled lunches in the staff fridge are negotiable.

Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $200

Russian River Vacation


Just an hour and a half from Berkeley, this comfortable three-bedroom house on the Russian River is yours to enjoy for a 3-day weekend. Located near the Sonoma Coast west of Guerneville, the house features riverfront views with access to the river for kayaking and swimming. Only miles from spectacular Sonoma coast beaches, Russian River valley wineries and Armstrong Woods State Park. Great for one or two families. Big front and back yards, deck, grill, fireplace, zip line and kayaks.

Value: Priceless
Starting bid: $300