38th Annual Auction

April 30, 2011 - 5:45pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Fairview Farm Golf Course in Harwinton, CT


1)  UCONN Tailgate Party!
GO HUSKIES!! Two tickets to a UConn football game with seats on the 45 yard line. Preferred parking is included and will set the stage for your Tailgate festivities. Cook your burgers on a Weber Q100 Portable Gas Grill with push button ignition & cast iron cooking grates, two camp chairs and an insulated cooler. Winner chooses from seven home games at Rentschler Field, East Hartford.
Donor: Charles Conn, Jeff Schmidt and Thomaston Savings Bank
Minimum Bid: $250.00

2)  English Countryside getaway in the Cotswolds
This lovely cottage, known as the Coach House, is at the rear of a 16th Century manor house, originally a monastery. The Coach House has two bedrooms; a master bedroom and one with twin beds and a shared bathroom and bathtub with an English shower. The kitchen is very adequately equipped; any additional items can be provided from main house. (Port-a-crib, high chair, etc. available if needed). The Sitting Room has a television with access to 5 channels. The Coach House is located in the village of Aldsworth, England. Located 24 miles from Oxford, about 1.5 hours to Stratford, Stonehenge or Bath, and 1 hour from Bristol. Trains from Oxford run to London several times each hour. The Coach House is also about 1.5 hours from Paddington by easy-access motorways. This charming Cotswold Cottage is available for one week, date to be agreed upon. Offer expires April 30, 2012. No smoking or pets please.
Donor: Madge Lyman
Minimum Bid: $800.00

3)  Children's House Shadow Box
A beautiful shadow box holds a rainbow of the children's colored pencils and is accented with tiny treasures from the classroom.
Donor: Children's House Class and Susan Shea
Minimum Bid: $300.00

4)  YPC Classroom Project
An adorable bench handcrafted by LMS Alex and Grace Kaoud’s grandfather, William Hellerich, and decorated by the tiny hands of YPC students.
Donor: YPC Class and William Hellerich
Minimum Bid: $125.00

5)  Oriental Rug
Straight from India-this hand woven Josan Sarouk design is breathtaking! This 6' x 9'5" area rug is made of 100% New Zealand wool on a cotton foundation. The stunning center medallion on a black background with rose border will put the 'wow' in any room! Not quite what you are looking for? No worries-donor offers a store credit toward the perfect rug for you at the West Hartford store only.
Donor: Kaoud Oriental Rugs
Minimum Bid: $850.00

6)  Red Sox Double Play
Fun at Fenway! Two tickets to each of two games in one weekend. Saturday, July 23rd and Sunday, July 24th for home games vs. Seattle. Lower grandstand seats along third base line.
Donor: The Silverman Family
Minimum Bid: $400.00

7)  Holiday Tea Party
Holiday Tea Party at the 1774 Titus Humiston House in Northfield. Step into a magical setting and let yourself and seven guests indulge in the relaxing experience of an 18th Century tea. Martha Soliday, your gracious hostess, will pamper your senses with delicious delicacies and jovial conversation in a splendid holiday "yesteryear" setting. Offer is only for the month of December 2011.
Donor: Martha Soliday
Minimum Bid: $300.00

8)  500 Gallons of Home Heating Oil
What a great way to help the school and keep your home warm! 500 gallons of heating oil delivered to: Waterbury, Middlebury, Southbury, Watertown, Naugatuck, Prospect, Cheshire, Bethlehem, Morris and Thomaston.
Donor: L. F. Powers Co., Inc.
Minimum Bid: $500.00

9)  Personal Chef Night
Dinner for four prepared in your home by Personal Chef, Matt Beard, father of Gavin & Vivian in our YPC classroom. Matt has extensive experience as an Executive Chef which includes the Inn at Lake Waramaug in New Preston and most recently the Torrington Country Club in Goshen. Includes food. Date, time and menu will be mutually agreed upon. Expires April 30, 2012.
Donor: Country Spirit Shop and Matt Beard
Minimum Bid: $300.00

10)  Get Away Long Weekend
Escape for a fun and long relaxing weekend...Head of School, Anne-Marie Fenn will be your hostess (two ladies or a mother/daughter combination) and create an itinerary with plenty of options for a memorable time: See the Edison and Ford Estates, visit the Dali Museum and the Koreshan Historical State Preserve, walk the beach and look for shells, swim, kayak, do some shopping at the outlets or just kick back with a good book and relax! Accommodations feature a lovely, fully furnished condo on lower Ft. Myers Beach, daily breakfast, afternoon tea or cocktail hour (as appropriate) will be included as well as land transportation. Airfare not included. (October 7-10, 2011)
Donor: David and Anne-Marie Fenn
Minimum Bid: $600.00

11)  Lower Elementary Class Project
This clay chess set and game table is inspired by the Medieval Lewis chess sets from Scotland. The pieces were hand shaped by LE students, glazed and fired in our kiln. Chess is one of the favorite Lower Elementary pastimes. The accompanying table was designed and painted by the children.
Donor: Lower Elementary Class
Minimum Bid: $250.00

12)  Upper Elementary Class Project
A handpainted bookshelf based on early American quilt square patterns and American history designed by Upper Elementary students. An assortment of American history books have been donated by Upper Elementary students' families. The bookshelf was handcrafted and donated by UE Kelly Worthington’s father, Steven.
Donor: Upper Elementary Class and Steven Worthington
Minimum Bid: $300.00

13)  NY Giant Football Tickets - FOUR (4)
Touchdown! Choose from eight games in the 2011/2012 season. Four tickets, great seats, lower tier, 30 yard line at the new Meadowlands Stadium. Game to be mutually agreed upon with owner.
Donor: Tim and Susan Powers
Minimum Bid: $400.00

14)  Dinner at the James Beard House
Two dinners for two people at James Beard's legendary Greenwich Village home. James Beard was an American chef and food writer who authored dozens of cookbooks, wrote numerous articles, established a cooking school and the James Beard Foundation. Over 20 dining events are held monthly at the James Beard House to showcase culinary artists from around the world. Choose a mutually agreed upon evening between now and Dec. 31, 2011. (May not be applied to any Masterpiece Dining Series or any out of house event). Winner must comply with the Foundation's reservation policy.
Donor: William O’Donnell
Minimum Bid: $400.00

15)  Long Weekend in Martha’s Vineyard
Escape to the Vineyard...Enjoy ocean sights, sounds and salty smells on a long weekend (3 nights/4 days) at this Edgartown home. Sleeps eight, near the beach and bike trails. Please call owners to arrange visit. Available mid September 2011-May 2012.
Donor: Howard and Cathy Branch
Minimum Bid: $750.00

Super Silent

105)  iPad 2
Thinner, lighter, faster! The new iPad 2 has 16G of memory, WiFi and 3G capability, multi touch screen, slim design and superfast processor. Includes Smart Cover and 10 hour rechargable battery.
Donor: Ms. Linda Saarnijoki
Minimum Bid: $250.00

117)  Beach Club Outing
A fun day to remember...Debbie Helck, Anne-Marie Fenn and Debby DeGuire will host your child and three friends (6 years and over) to the wonderful waters of West Hill Beach Club in New Hartford. The day will be filled with summer fun as we kayak, swim, play ping pong, fish and picnic! Time frame: July 25, 2011-August 19, 2011
Donor: Deb DeGuire, Anne-Marie Fenn and Deb Helck
Minimum Bid: $125.00

154)  All Things iPod
8GB iPod Touch, clock radio docking station and iTunes gift cards will keep you rockin'.
Donor: Chris & Amy Conto, Ariel & Nilda Legassa and LMS Board of Trustees
Minimum Bid: $150.00

155)  Nook Color
Literature on the go! Voted the best "dedicated e-reader" by the Associated Press. Seven inch color touch screen is backlit for easy reading day or night and has an extra wide viewing angle. Over 2 million books available for downloading!
Donor: LMS Board of Trustees
Minimum Bid: $100.00

160)  Holistic Health Coaching
Three month customized program to incorporate simple diet and lifestyle adjustments to help you reach improved health, greater enjoyment from food and improved confidence about how you look. Alissa Monteleone is a certified holistic health coach who is trained as a personal chef and provides people with the tools to reach their wellness goals. (Does not include meals. Expires 12/2012)
Donor: Simply Good Thinking
Minimum Bid: $400.00

163)  Early Summer Watercolor Painting
Summers dreams to adorn your home...Beautiful 18 x 24 original painting by CH parent, Jessica Jane Perkel. Trained as a visual artist and an architect, Jessica makes multi-media drawings and paintings, objects and installations. The dominant preoccupation of her recent work is a search for narrative representations of landscape and architecture.
Donor: Jessica Jane Perkel
Minimum Bid: $350.00

164)  Danielle Mailer Print
Adorn your wall with this 24" x 28" framed limited edition hand painted print. Archival permanent ink on acid free paper. Signed by the artist.
Donor: Danielle Mailer Minimum Bid: $600.00

166)  Children's Covered Sandbox
Hours of hands on fun. Wooden boat shaped sandbox with fabric cover to shade child's play area.
Donor: Charlie & Natalie Kaoud
Minimum Bid: $200.00

167) Children's Art Easel
For the future Picasso! Natural finish wooden easel with lower shelf for supplies, compartments for paints and paper roll dispenser.
Donor: Charlie & Natalie Kaoud
Minimum Bid: $100.00

193)  Personal Book Signing/Reading for Your Child
Author, Katie Rocco will visit LMS and read her book “Katie’s Dream” to your child in their classroom. This special occasion will be determined by winning bidder and can be in celebration of the child's birthday or just for fun. Ms. Rocco will sign and gift the book to your child.
Donor: Katie Rocco/Author
Minimum Bid: $120.00

206)  Wine Fridge with Wine
GE Monogram wine chiller with adjustable temperature control. This wine fridge holds 50 bottles, has 7 slide out shelves, interior light, stainless steel finish and glass door. Variety of 8 domestic white and red wines from the west coast.
Donor: Matthew & Megen Groski and Charlie & Natalie Kaoud
Minimum Bid: $450.00

209)  Cape Cod Getaway!
Escape to the Cape for a 4 day, 3 night stay at a wonderful vacation home in East Harwich, Mass. This lovely home sleeps 8 and is located in a quiet neighborhood with a short walk to a lake or a short drive to the beach. Available October 1, 2011 to May 26, 2012.
Donor: Matthew & Megen Groski and Dr. Richard Dyer
Minimum Bid: $450.00

212)  Boston Red Sox Tickets
Calling all Red Sox fans! 4 Boston Red Sox tickets - lower tier, third base line. Game to be determined by owner.
Donor: L. F. Powers Co., Inc.
Minimum Bid: $200.00

228)  Dinner for 6
Renowned chef and founder of My City Kitchen, Kashia Cave, will cook dinner for 6 people at the winner's home. Winner can select the menu. (Food not included. Expires April 30, 2012.)
Donor: My City Kitchen
Minimum Bid: $200.00

241) Handcrafted Necklace & Earring Set
This unique set has red and green stones with sterling silver beads and clasp. The Aspen leaf toggle style clasp can be worn in the front for a more contemporary look.
Donor: Anonymous
Minimum Bid: $60.00

243)  Signed Print
Limited edition and signed print by local artist, Curt Hanson. "Curtis Hanson's painting capture specific moments in nature that deftly portray the feeling of the eternal new."
Donor: Curtis Hanson
Minimum Bid: $125.00

244)  Make a Friendship Album!
Gather your friends, photos and memories for a fun class for 5 people! This is a perfect birthday party or summer afternoon activity! Albums, paper and other supplies are included; all you need are photos! Time and location to be determined with donor. Recommended ages 6 to adult. Expires April 30, 2012.
Donor: Peggy Terhune
Minimum Bid: $170.00

247)  Louis Vuitton Men's Wallet
This black wallet is from the Taiga leather collection. Billfold style with three flaps can hold up to nine credit cards. Taiga leather is discreetly stamped with the LV initials and has a natural calfskin lining.
Donor: Anonymous
Minimum Bid: $125.00

249)  Capture Life!
Catch those precious family moments on film with this Sony Bloggie Touch HD MP4 Camera. Take videos and still shots at the press of a button. Easy upload to YouTube, Facebook and Flickr. 12.8 megapixels, 3" touch screen, 8GB of memory.
Donor: Superior Gunite
Minimum Bid: $120.00

255)  Photo Session
Winning bidder will receive one photo session for their child and two photos (8 x 10 of winners choice) matted and framed.
Donor: Better View Images
Minimum Bid: $100.00

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