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Silent Auction Items at the Gala

We are pleased to offer the following at our Silent Auction at the Gala:

Exclusive! Two Original Etchings by American Impressionist, Daniel Garber
We are very excited to offer two original etchings by Daniel Garber, a fine American Impressionist landscape painter.  He is the great-grandfather of Gregory Page, Jennifer’s husband.  Spending much of his adult life in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Garber's paintings and etchings depict the landscapes, people, and communities of New Hope and the surrounding areas. Garber's paintings are considered by collectors and art historians to be among the finest examples of American Impressionist art of the early 20th Century.  His paintings are owned by and displayed by many major museums, including the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Corcoran, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Terra Museum of Art. (Value: $1500 each, Thank you Gregory & Jennifer Page)

Afternoon Tea for Four with Antarctic Experts
This isn't a Magic Tree House Adventure.  The winning bidder of this very real offering will enjoy high tea with three Antarctic experts. These individuals have made more than 25 trips to the frozen continent and have great stories to share. Bring your appetite (tea sandwiches, scones, and pastries will be served), curiosity, and questions about this mysterious continent.  (Priceless! Thank you Amy Northcutt)

Black’s Restaurant Group - $100 Gift Certificate
BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant, Washington’s premier seafood restaurant, is wholly committed to the sustainability of fish and shellfish stocks worldwide. We constantly strive to source our products from companies and individuals who are like minded. Through conscientious consumption and education we can all work to protect the invaluable resources that are provided to us by the sea.

Black’s Restaurant Group has set a new standard for atmosphere and fresh cuisine in the D.C. area. Come enjoy excellently prepared food knowing it comes to you using current sustainable methods. Gift card can be used at any Black’s Restaurant Group restaurant.

A Day at the Circus with Mr. Gardiner for Ten Children
Ten children will love spending a Saturday with Mr. Gardiner to learn the arts of the circus including juggling, unicycle riding, and spinning plates. Children will have the opportunity to try the aerial silk, tightrope walking and some general clowning around! A “Day at the Circus” will take place on Saturday, June 7 from 10-2pm.  Children will be asked to bring their own lunch. Starting bid: $40 per child. Top 10 bids win. Want to buy a party for your child? Buy all ten spots at the $2000 Buy It Now price. (Value: Priceless! Thank you Christian Gardiner!)

Potomac River Tour for a Family of Four with Calleva
Enjoy a river tour on your choice of watercraft (kayak, SUP or canoe) to Calleva's own Adventure Island, explore the waterways and experience the abundance of wildlife the river has to offer. Have fun exploring the island and making s'mores before paddling back to Riley's Lock. Tour lasts approximately 3 hours. Saturdays May 10 - October 4. Expires October 4, 2014. (Value: $280, Thank you Calleva)

WWS Ladies’ Disco Dome Wine and Cheese for Eight!
Enjoy a late summer fab wine and cheese party in a quintessential 1970’s ambience, yurt and all with your hostesses, Maria Monteverde-Jackson and Caitlin MacKenzie! You will delight in fabulous fondue, ace conversation and chillin’ atmosphere. Gaze across the beautiful open vistas of the children’s garden from a new perspective (a gold lamé one). Maria and Caitlin promise not to hit you up for a Annual Fund or Capital Campaign gift (at this event). Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Starting Bid: $50; Top 8 bids win.  Want to select your own guests? Buy all eight spots at the $1000 Buy It Now price. (Value: Priceless! Thank you Maria Monteverde-Jackson and Caitlin MacKenzie)

Lunch with the Faculty Chair
Get to know our Faculty Chair! Spend a lunch with Jennifer Page to ask her questions, talk about WWS and Waldorf education or just get to know her better! On a mutually agreeable date. (Priceless! Thank you Jennifer Page)

Experience Dinner for Six in the Comoros Islands
Enjoy a multi-sensory afternoon/evening for 6, hosted by 4th grade parents Marilyn Noguera and Ali Alwahti. The Comoros Islands is "back home" to Ali, who met Marilyn when she was a Peace Corps Volunteer many moons ago. Get to know the Comoros Islands as they entertain you with stories, live acoustic music, and food infused with traditional spices of cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and vanilla.

Menu
Beef Sambossas Appetizer: Triangles of thin, wheat flour pastry filled with organic ground beef, mint, and shallots accompanied by Katchumba, a coconut, coriander, hot peppers and lime chutney
Main Dish: Coconut Chicken or Fish Mtuzi: Organic Chicken or Mahi-Mahi Steaks cooked in a tomato, onion, and coconut based sauce infused with traditional spices
Side Dish: Steamed Basmati rice
Side Dish: Crudites Salad made from seasonally available vegetables Desert: Vanilla Bean Flan or Fresh Tropical Fruit Salad

Beverages
Passion Fruit Juice
2 bottles of wine

At a mutually convenient date and time. This voucher expires at the end of November, 2014. (Priceless! Thank you Marilyn Noguera and Ali Alwahti)

Backstage Tour of the Set of The Lion King at the Kennedy Center
Perfect for the adult or child with an interest in stage production.  WWS parent Steve Maurer will take you on a backstage tour of this summer's The Lion King at the Kennedy Center.  Tour itself lasts 20 minutes. Tour is only offered in the afternoon. (Value: Priceless! Thank you Steve Maurer)