Silent Auction 2012

Below are the items for the 2012 Auction on March 31. Item selection, opening bids, and reported values are subject to change before the event.

NOTE: The first 6 items will be sold via live auction during the event. The remaining items will be sold through a silent auction at the event.



#901: 1-Week Vacation Home on Balboa Island (LIVE AUCTION ITEM)
Quaint, 2 bedroom bayfront beach house on Balboa Island available for one week stay. Steps to beach, walk to the ocean, Balboa Funzone, restaurants, etc.

Opening Bid: $1,200 | Value: $2,500

Donated by: Jennifer Starkweather and David Smith

#902: Private Tour of Bay Bridge Construction (LIVE AUCTION ITEM)
Private, behind the scenes tour of the Bay Bridge Con- struction by the Bay Bridge contractor American Bridge/ Fluor (Joint Venture). Tour includes an overview of the project, the bridge design and a trip to the top of the tower for 2 people.

Opening Bid: $650 | Value: $1,000

Donated by: John & Amanda Conomos

#904: Luau Dinner Party For 20 with Ed Walters as Your Waiter (LIVE AUCTION ITEM)
Luau Party for 20. Get out your Muumuus and grass skirts for a lively (adults only) Luau Party with Head of School Ed Walters - dressed in festive islands attire - as the waiter. Enjoy tempting tropical cocktails prepared by Michelle Horneff-Cohen and an abundant island buffet featuring tuna poke, traditional roast Kahlua Pig, and macadamia nut tart prepared by Christy Witherspoon. Luau Party to be hosted by Michelle and Ephram Cohen on Saturday, September 15, 2012, or on an alternative date, as agreed

Opening Bid: $50 per person | Value: $2,500

Donated by: Michelle & Efram Cohen and Christy Witherspoon

#905: Private Tour of Wolfgang's (Bill Graham) Vault (LIVE AUCTION ITEM)
Reception & Private Tour for 10 people through the archives of Wolfgang’s Vault. Your private tour will be lead by the colorful and entertaining Katherine York who worked side by side with Bill Graham during his heyday and remains as Chief Archivist at the Vault. Each guest will also receive a gift certificate for Vault memorabilia. Group Limousine or Car Service to and from Wolfgang’s Vault included!

Opening Bid: $3,500 | Value: $5,000

Donated by: Northern Trust

#906: 3-Day, 2-Night Stay in Napa Condo + Wine Tasting + Golf at Silverado Country Club (LIVE AUCTION ITEM)
Three day, two-night stay at a beautiful Napa condo- minium located in a gated community with incredible golf course views overlooking the 8th Fairway on the famous Silverado North Course. One round of golf included. This two bedroom condominium sleeps six. The décor is elegant with contemporary charm, light and bright with a spacious floor plan, high ceilings and a wet bar. Brazilian cherry-wood floors and granite counters. Private patio with fountain and hot tub. Pets are welcome. Expires 9/2012.

Opening Bid: $1,000 | Value: $1,500

Donated by: John & Trini Artal

#001: Joshua Ets-Hokin Photography
Family portrait session and $500 gift certificate

Opening Bid: $800 | Value: $1,350

Donated by: Joshua Ets-Hokin Photography
This year, Joshua Ets-Hokin celebrates twenty-five years of family photography in San Francisco; he also won SFGate's coveted "Best of the Bay" award for his work.

#002: Peter Olivetti Photography
Family portrait session and $500 gift certificate

Opening Bid: $800 | Value: $1,350

Donated by: Peter Olivetti Photography
Peter Olivetti is a fine art family photographer. He works very closely with each client family so that he can successfully create photographs that are both inspired and natural.

#003: Peekadoodle Kidsclub
3 month membership. Expires within 3 months from date of auction.

Opening Bid: $400 | Value: $810

Donated by: Peekadoodle Kidsclub
Peekadoodle Kidsclub, in the heart of Ghirardelli Square, offers little ones the largest array of educational classes in the Bay Area plus an enormous, interactive indoor PlaySpace. Your kids will be delighted with hours of exploration and fun in one central place! What's more, as their parent, you'll have full access to our lounge, cafe, store, and special events & seminars. So while your kids are happily occupied, you can check email, meet friends, eat lunch, shop, plan a party, or simply relax, all under one roof.

#004: Family Pizza Night for 10 Families
$50 (fixed bid) per family. A family Friday Night Pizza nite at the Cohen house for 10 families on May 11, 2012 – salad, pizza, beer/wine, and dessert included – you bring the fun! If you have ever been to one of our pizza nites – you know it is priceless.

Opening Bid: $50 | Value: $600

Donated by: Michelle & Efram Cohen

#005: Watercolor painting
Watercolor painting by Jenifer Peake Kolkhorst

Opening Bid: $150 | Value: $300

Donated by: Jenifer Peake Kolkhorst
Jenifer's paintings have been exhibited at the Moraga Library, various charitable Bay Area art auctions, and at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, where her work was juried into the 2005 Local Voices Show. She is a member of the California Watercolor Society and had two paintings accepted into their June 2006 show at the Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery in San Ramon.

#006: Hosted round of golf for 2 at Lake Merced + Lunch
A round of golf for 2 including lunch hosted by Douglas Freedman

Opening Bid: $200 | Value: $450

Donated by: Douglas Freedman

#007: Classic Kids Photography
$440 gift certificate session for 2 and an 8x10 archival B&W print

Opening Bid: $200 | Value: $440

Donated by: Classic Kids Photography
Classic Kids is unique in that our photographers are able to grow and learn every day from other talented professionals committed to the same things; gorgeous images and a fabulous client experience. We are a small family, sharing techniques, ideas and feedback in order to provide our clients with the most creative, beautiful and high quality portraits possible.

#008: Brunch with a General Contractor
Enjoy a brunch with the company of an experienced General Contractor

Opening Bid: $200 | Value: $400

Donated by: John & Amanda Conomos
DROM|HUS is based in San Francisco and specializes in fine residential and commercial construction, providing exceptional levels of professionalism and workmanship to clients and projects in the Bay Area and Wine Country.

#009: Fima Photography
Photo session and 11x14 custom print

Opening Bid: $200 | Value: $394

Donated by: Fima Photography
Over the years, I’ve perfected a highly personal, documentary style that is accomplished with love, care, creativity and above all, fun. By tuning into the emotions of the moment, I build photographic essays that unfold organically.

#010: Pamper Your Pooch!
Give your large dog the comfort of an orthopedic bed and a raised feeder, then take him shopping with a $250 gift certificate!

Opening Bid: $300 | Value: $600

Donated by: Heather and Andrew Strauss
Launched in March of 2006, Oh My Dog Supplies was created specifically for the dog owner who wants cool stuff for their pet. Dog owners who don't want to buy the generic, shoddy dog gear that the mega-stores try to shove down their throats, this place is for you!

#011: Martial arts lessons by One Martial Arts
One month of lessons including uniform

Opening Bid: $100 | Value: $269

Donated by: One Martial Arts
One Martial Arts in the Parkside district of San Francisco is much more than a martial arts school; it’s a family oriented community dedicated to helping you “Live Your Best Life.” One Martial Arts features award-winning programs for people of all ages. Our caring instructional staff believes in traditional martial arts values such as respect, discipline and commitment. We balance our teachings with progressive and innovative methods to help you succeed in life.

#012: Cherish - $250 Party Gift Certificate
$250 party gift certificate. Expires 3/31/2013.

Opening Bid: $100 | Value: $250

Donated by: Cherish
Located on Clement Street, Cherish is a place to buy cards and invitations, or attend any of their craft workshops of card making, origami, scrapbooking, to name a few.

#014: Pediatric Dentistry exam/cleaning/xray
Dental exam, cleaning and xray with Dr. Doris Lin-Song, D.D.S. Expires 1/2013.

Opening Bid: $75 | Value: $250

Donated by: One Parker Dentistry
One Parker Dentistry specializes in pediatric dentistry; dentists affiliated with the practice include: Dr. Bergen James, D.D.S., Dr. Doris Lin-Song, D.D.S., Inc., and Dr. Jennifer Yu, D.D.S.

#015: Wine and barrel tasting
Come one, come all! Wine and barrel tasting for 10!

Opening Bid: $150 | Value: $250

Donated by: The Winery SF
The Winery SF is San Francisco's Winery, Tasting Room & Event Center. Enjoy distinctive wines produced right in San Francisco, from our highly acclaimed Sonoma and Napa Valley winemaker. Producing hand-crafted wines in a traditional, old-world manner.

#016: My Gym
2 month membership

Opening Bid: $100 | Value: $235

Donated by: My Gym
My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks thru 13 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem.

#017: 2 front row box seats to Balanchine program at SF ballet
Enjoy a romantic night out at the SF Ballet (Balanchine program) with 2 sought after front row box seats for a performance on April 13, 2012.

Opening Bid: $100 | Value: $230

Donated by: Stewart and Philip Brady

#018: 2 Personal Trainer Sessions by Luis Ricardo Chirinos
2 personal training sessions Two (2) training sessions with a Professional Trainer! Total time will be first session 1.5 hrs (which includes a full body assessment and workout) and second session 1 hr workout. Expires on November 15th of 2012.

Opening Bid: $100 | Value: $220

Donated by: Luis Ricardo Chirinos
Luis is originally from Venezuela and moved to California in 2000. Before becoming interested in the mechanics of the body, Luis studied another kind of mechanics. He graduated as a Mechanical Engineer in 1996, but ever since his teenage years, he has been actively involved in fitness, bodybuilding, recreational sports and general health-related activities. And now, he works on improving the most complicated machine on earth: The Human Body.

#019: Afternoon for 2 kids with Cara and Sara
Kindergarten teachers Cara Brunello and Sara Winkleblack will take your kids to lunch and bowling on Friday, May 4th, dropping them back home in the evening.

Opening Bid: $100 | Value: $200

Donated by: Cara Brunello & Sara Winkleblack

#020: Pet Camp - dog camp weekend
A Pet Camp weekend and basket full of goodies. Camp includes 2 nights accomodations in our spacious, cozy, heated indoor campsite, a 2 day trailblazer experience which provides 2 hours of group play, homemade treat, and very individualized playtime with a camp counselor daily; premium bedding provided and nightly tuck-in service; and a wash & wear bath prior to departure.

Opening Bid: $100 | Value: $200

Donated by: Pet Camp
A place where pets can do the things they love to do. We provide individualized attention, love and care and create the kinds of activities that would keep pets engaged during their stay.

#021: Disaster Recovery kit from EK4A
Be prepared for the unexpected. Be sure your family has essentials in an emergency with this disaster kit.

Opening Bid: $120 | Value: $300

Donated by: Polly Stryker

#022: Nike Men's Apparel Gift Basket (size Large)
Collectible Nike men's technical t-shirts from Asia. 1. "Nike's Summer of Sports" shirt was created to celebrate the city events that occurred throughout China. 2. Black shirt with white Chinese characters was created for US basketball player Kevin Durant during his tour through China. Shirt was only available in the cities that he visited. Backside reads "STAFF". 3. White shirt with blue Chinese characters reads "Use Sports to Become The One". 4. White shirt with orange Chinese characters reads "Training". Backside reads "Nike Basketball Training" - used by the basketball coaches during the Summer of Sports events in China.

Opening Bid: $75 | Value: $150

Donated by: Suzette Tsang

#024: de Young Museum - 4 guest passes
4 guest passes to the de Young Museum or Legion of Honor

Opening Bid: $75 | Value: $160

Donated by: de Young Museum
The museum is the fourth-most-visited art museum in North America, and the 16th-most visited in the world. Housed in a state-of-the-art, accessible, and architecturally significant facility, it provides valuable art experiences to generations of residents and visitors.

#025: Slumber Party Gift Basket for 4 Girls
Slumper Party Extravaganza! Four beautiful slumber party baskets which includes snuggly items and entertainment to get the party started!

Opening Bid: $75 | Value: $150

Donated by: Mary Anna Machi

#026: Tequila Gift Basket
Bountiful basket of tequila must-haves!

Opening Bid: $75 | Value: $150

Donated by: John & Trini Artal

#027: Get Your "Om" On
Take a tour of some of SF's finest yoga studios with Funky Door in Upper Haight and The Yoga Loft and Yoga Garden on Divisadero. Value: Funky Door $145 (5 individual one month passes for new students-one cert per person), Yoga Loft $80, expires 3/30/13, Yoga Garden $100, expires 12/31/2012.

Opening Bid: $100 | Value: $145

Donated by: Funky Door Yoga, the Yoga Loft, Yoga Garden
Funky Door's mission is to make lifelong health and wellness the utmost fun by balancing a serious, rigorous Bikram Yoga workout with an upbeat, humor-inspired environment. The Yoga Garden experience is Yoga in a beautiful, peaceful, non-competitive environment, with individual attention from skilled, experienced teachers. The Yoga Loft offers a variety of Yoga and movement classes to create a space for practice that embodies integrity, mindfulness, and community spirit.

#028: Charbay Winery & Distillery - Tasting and a bottle of wine
Tasting for 4 and a bottle of Pomegranite wine

Opening Bid: $60 | Value: $125

Donated by: Charbay Winery & Distillery
Charbay Winery & Distillery ferments and distills an assortment of wines, ports, spirits (vodkas, rums, whiskey, pastis, liqueurs) and now even tequila! Small releases that find their way around the world because friends like to share with friends. Located in St. Helena.

#029: Starport Sauce Gift Package
An assortment of Starport sauces, wok, and utensils

Opening Bid: $40 | Value: $125

Donated by: Cheryl & David Tsang
Starport offers over 30 years' of experience in creating authentic and innovative Asian, Chinese, Pan-Asian, Fusion and Multi-Ethnic custom sauce and seasonings blends. Our goal is to provide premium world flavors and foods to chefs, home cooks and food industry specialists. Starport's product line-up explores regional cuisines, including flavors from Jamaica, Morocco, Polynesia, Korea, Japan, China, Thailand and the Southwestern United States. Starport has national and international distribution.

#030: Starport Sauce Gift Package
An assortment of Starport sauces and utensils

Opening Bid: $35 | Value: $125

Donated by: Cheryl & David Tsang
Starport offers over 30 years' of experience in creating authentic and innovative Asian, Chinese, Pan-Asian, Fusion and Multi-Ethnic custom sauce and seasonings blends. Our goal is to provide premium world flavors and foods to chefs, home cooks and food industry specialists. Starport's product line-up explores regional cuisines, including flavors from Jamaica, Morocco, Polynesia, Korea, Japan, China, Thailand and the Southwestern United States. Starport has national and international distribution.

#031: California Academy of Sciences - 4 general admission tickets
Take the family (or if you're a member take another family) to the California Academy of Sciences with these 4 passes.

Opening Bid: $50 | Value: $120

Donated by: California Academy of Sciences
The Academy is an international center for scientific education and research and is at the forefront of efforts to understand and protect the diversity of Earth’s living things. A 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof. Located in Golden Gate Park.

#032: American Gymnastics Club
1 free month + annual insurance fee

Opening Bid: $50 | Value: $115

Donated by: American Gymnastics Club
American Gymnastics Club is San Francisco’s finest gymnastics club, offering a comprehensive blend of recreational and competitive instruction. Classes are available at all levels, from beginning to competitive. We maintain a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1 or fewer to facilitate indivdualized training. Our expert staff has extensive experience in teaching, as well as competition, thus each instructor brings his or her own first-hand knowledge and background into each sesson.

#033: Bay Area Discovery Museum
Two guest passes for admission up to 5 people each

Opening Bid: $75 | Value: $110

Donated by: Bay Area Discovery Museum
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children's museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, serving over 300,000 visitors per year on its 7.5 acre Sausalito campus. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park, and its exhibits are admired and emulated by other children’s museums nationwide.

#034: Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2 tickets to a performance

Opening Bid: $50 | Value: $110

Donated by: Berkeley Repertory Theatre
With two stages, a school and a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Berkeley Rep is proud to premiere exhilarating new plays. In the last five years alone, the company has helped send five shows to Broadway: American Idiot, Bridge & Tunnel, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), Passing Strange and Wishful Drinking.

#035: Aquarium by the Bay
10 admission tickets

Opening Bid: $50 | Value: $100

Donated by: Aquarium by the Bay
Aquarium of the Bay is San Francisco Bay’s Aquarium. We are passionate about providing fun and unforgettable encounters with our natural world in ways that ignite both wonder and conservation. We do this from our 50,000 square foot building at the heart of San Francisco's history and culture. Located in the shadow of Coit Tower and Telegraph Hill on Fisherman’s Wharf at PIER 39, along the City’s “Walkable Waterfront.”

#036: Feel Your Hands and Feet
This package starts with you and a friend trying your hand at an Intro Climbing class at Mission Cliffs, SF's premier climbing gym on Harrison. After all that workout, you'll need a mani-pedi at Cinta Salon on Grant. After that, you're as good as new. Value: Cinta $100, Mission Cliffs expires 3/2013.

Opening Bid: $75 | Value: $156

Donated by: Cinta Salon, Mission Cliffs
Cinta Salon at Union Square. A classic urban destination where creativity flows as clients and stylists interact. Whether you're looking for an outrageous change or a simple cleanup, our highly skilled professionals will tailor their fresh, cutting-edge techniques to fit your style. Mission Cliffs hosted the sport climbing National Championship competition, introducing climbers from around the country to what was quickly heralded as the most spectacular facility in the world.

#037: Bike repair/makeover w/ up to $100 in parts
Get your bike in shape for springtime, including up to $100 in parts.

Opening Bid: $50 | Value: $100

Donated by: Maun Family

#038: Giants Game Day Package!
Two Giants Tickets on May 15th against the Rockies (LB110, Row 37, Seats 9, 10). Then, head over to the Paragon for a bite to eat. Value: Paragon $100, Giant's Tickets $48.

Opening Bid: $75 | Value: $148

Donated by: Paragon Restaurant, SF Giants
Paragon Restaurant serves American brasserie-style cuisine combining a sophisticated dining experience with a fun and lively bar atmosphere. Located in San Francisco one-half block from AT&T Park, the restaurant features loft-like ceilings and a roll-up door that captures the industrial spirit of San Francisco's south of market area.

#039: 3 Hours of Gardening/Landscaping
Get your special yard project done by a professional with 3 hours of personalized attention.

Opening Bid: $75 | Value: $100

Donated by: Parent

#041: Movement Package
Get out and move with these two great studios. One private pilates class and a 5 class dance card should be a great start to a healthy active summer!

Opening Bid: $75 | Value: $150

Donated by: Pilates Works, SF Dance Fitness
Pilates Works provide New York-certified Pilates instruction in Cow Hollow, San Francisco. SFDF offers a FUN way to get and stay in shape! It is our goal for everyone of all ages to get movin'! With a teaching staff of trained dancers, SFDF shares the love and joy of dancing with the entire community.

#042: Collection of signed and authored Books (children's and memoir)
Collection includes: Flying Over Brooklyn Lemuel The Fool The Printer Dad, Jackie and Me A Storm Called Katrina Hands of My Father

Opening Bid: $40 | Value: $85

Donated by: Myron Uhlberg
Myron Uhlberg was born in Brooklyn, NY, a hearing child of two deaf parents. He is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of several children's books.

#044: Snippety Crickets - Haircuts for Kids and Adults
4 Haircut certificates

Opening Bid: $35 | Value: $76

Donated by: Snippety Crickets
Friendly neighborhood hair salon for kids and grown-ups.

#045: Pamper Package
Bring a girlfriend and pamper yourselves. Start at Belli Capelli Aromatherapy Salon & Day Spa on Divisidero, the first Aveda concept salon in San Francisco. Next up is a facial at Noe Valley Salon on 24th and Diamond. Ahhhh, so relaxing! Value: Noe Valley $80, expires 3/2013, Belli Capelli $75, expires 3/21/13.

Opening Bid: $75 | Value: $155

Donated by: Belli Capelli Salon, Noe Valley Salon
Welcome to Belli Capelli Aromatherapy Salon & Day Spa, the first Aveda concept salon in San Francisco. Belli Capelli has been providing beauty and wellness since 1985, and is conveniently located in Lower Pacific Heights. Carla and Nicole, the owners of NVS, have decided to join forces and create their own destiny. They have created a space that reflects their style and personality; NVS is relaxing, comfortable, fun, inviting… and one of a kind

#046: Cookies By Marcie Elmore
Gift basket with 24 custom cookies

Opening Bid: $35 | Value: $75

Donated by: Marcie Elmore
Marcie's cookies are made with imitation almond extract to avoid nut allergies and are hand dipped with special attention to detail. She makes custom sugar cookies that look amazing and taste even better! She has been baking this particular cookie for approximately 20 years and in small business for about 3 years.

#047: Girl's Afternoon Out
You and a girlfriend get a pair of mani-pedis. Then a relaxing meal at Perrys. Value: Perry's $75, expires 1/9/2014, Silk Spa $36, expires 12/2012

Opening Bid: $50 | Value: $75

Donated by: Perry's, Silk Spa
Perry’s, for over 40 years an institution on Union Street in San Francisco, is known for its classic American food, its warm personable service and its bustling bar. At Silk Spa, experience wonderful herbal treatments and feel the tranquility and peacefullness.

#048: Health and wellness consultation
Donna Parker L. Ac. - Five Element Acupuncture, trained Well Coach and Mom

Opening Bid: $35 | Value: $70

Donated by: Donna Parker L. Ac.
My passion is helping people experience healthier and happier lives. In Classical Five Element acupuncture, body, mind, and spirit are all considered to be interdependent. Acupuncture uses specific points to aid the body's energy to flow easily, allowing harmony and health to be restored.

#049: Planet Granite
2 beginner belay lesson passes. Expires 7/31/12.

Opening Bid: $45 | Value: $68

Donated by: Planet Granite
Planet Granite Climbing Yoga Fitness is more than just an indoor climbing gym; it is a family of climbers, athletes and yogis pursuing their passions. With three locations in the San Francisco Bay Area: Sunnyvale, Belmont and San Francisco’s Presidio, we have welcoming communities enjoying state of the art gyms

#050: Art for Art's Sake!
Make an Art Playdate with your little ones and friends at these great SF-based art centers. Start with two art classes at the SF Children's Art Center, then to Terra Mia pottery studio for some kiln work. Value: Terra Mia $50, SFCAC $160, expires 3/31/13.

Opening Bid: $50 | Value: $210

Donated by: SF Children's Art Center, Terra Mia
The San Francisco Children's Art Center in Fort Mason is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower children and foster their sense of self through artistic expression. Created in 1994, Terra Mia was the original pottery studio of its kind in Northern California. Years later, and a new bigger and brighter location in Noe Valley San Francisco, the Terra Mia family looks forward to many creative years to come.

#051: Dreamworks Gift Basket
Entertainment gift basket filled with posters, books, plush, toys and DVDs from Dreamworks.

Opening Bid: $75 | Value: $150

Donated by: Dreamworks
DreamWorks Animation SKG creates high-quality family entertainment, including computer-generated (CG) animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties. With world-class creative talent and technological capabilities, DreamWorks Animation releases two or three CG animated feature films a year that deliver great stories, breathtaking visual imagery and a sensibility that appeals to both children and adults.

#052: Father's Day Out
Spend the day doing what you really want to do. Get a car wash, leisurely stroll through the hardware store, imaging all the projects you could start. Then, crack open a beer, congratulating yourself on all you've accomplished. Value: Ace Gift Card $50, 4 Touchless Vouchers $96, Beer $10

Opening Bid: $75 | Value: $156

Donated by: Ace Hardware, Standard 5&10, Touchless Car Wash, Amanda Laste
In Laurel Village in San Francisco stands a traditional variety store, still bearing the name STANDARD 5-10 & 25¢ and still providing old-fashioned service to San Francisco residents. ($50 gift card). Not much farther away, Touchless Car Wash can get your car cleaned inside and out in 15 minutes or less!

#053: Taste of Italy
Kids love Italian food, and what better way to experience it than a "Taste of Italy" tour. Try out these two great Italian restaurants - Aperto and Buca di Beppo. Value: Buca di Beppo $25, expires 12/27/2012, Aperto $50, expires 3/31/2013.

Opening Bid: $35 | Value: $75

Donated by: Aperto, Buca di Beppo
Aperto Restaurant in Portero Hill is dedicated to serving the best seasonal, local and organic products that we can find and we feature Fulton Valley Poultry, organic Australian Lamb, local and wild caught fish. Buca di Beppo is a collection of neighborhood restaurants with a lively atmosphere and authentic Italian menu for all to enjoy. In the spirit of Italian culture, our dishes are meant to be shared and served family-style, perfect for passing around the table

#054: A Quiet Night In
Get some take-out from Bi-Rite, curl up with a new book from The Book Shop in West Portal and pour yourself a glass of 2009 Red Car Pinot Noir wine. Now that's quiet… Value: Bi-Rite $50, Book Shop $25, Wine $48

Opening Bid: $50 | Value: $123

Donated by: Bi-Rite Market, The Book Shop in West Portal, John & Amanda Conomos
At Bi-Rite (in the Mission), we believe that food does more than nourish: food brings people together. We think it's our responsibility to build meaningful relationships with each part of our extended family; the food we make and sell connects our staff, our guests, our producers and the environment. In this way, we "create community through food". BookShop West Portal is a locally-owned, independent bookstore located in the heart of the West Portal neighborhood.

#055: JCCSF
One "Be Our Guest" pass (2 tickets to an upcoming Arts & Ideas performance, lecture, or event at the JCCSF)

Opening Bid: $25 | Value: $50

Donated by: JCCSF
The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco is the oldest Jewish center on the West Coast, providing educational, social, cultural and fitness programs to the community since 1877.

#056: Date Night/Kids Day
Everyone loves the Zoo! This package could work both ways…take your sweetie out to the Zoo, then over for great Italian Food in West Portal. Likewise, take your favorite (or only, or the one who is being well-behaved at that moment) out for the day.

Opening Bid: $40 | Value: $80

Donated by: Mozzarella Di Bufala, San Francisco Zoo
Nestled in the West Portal neighborhood, Mozzarella di Bufala Pizzeria has been family owned and operated in San Francisco for over 25 years. We pride ourselves in serving authentic cuisine with high quality ingredients in our Italian and Brazilian dishes. ($50 gift card)

#057: Paxton Gate
$50 Gift Certificate

Opening Bid: $25 | Value: $50

Donated by: Paxton Gate
A San Francisco based store described as Treasures and Oddities inspired by the Garden and the Natural sciences. We're known for our mix of neo-Victorian delights, eclectic animal and plant ephemera, taxidermy, bones and skulls, framed and mounted insects, jewelry, affordable art, fossils & minerals, and more. We also cater to younger folks at Curiosities for Kids which is a nostalgic assortment of Toys and Games inspired by the Natural World and the Pre-digital era.

#058: Square Meals
$50 Gift Certificate

Opening Bid: $40 | Value: $50

Donated by: Square Meals
Square Meals offers an array of Wholesome Prepared Foods - available for eating in or taking home. All of our dishes are cooked from scratch daily, using local and organic ingredients wherever possible. We specialize in California-American preparation but are creative with global flavors and influences. Our passion is to cook by hand, starting with whole ingredients, using no additives or preservatives, so you don't have to choose between easy and delicious. Free up some time tonight and have a great meal. We look forward to cooking for you.

#059: The Dailey Method
3 Class Package

Opening Bid: $40 | Value: $50

Donated by: The Dailey Method
The Dailey Method is a unique combination of ballet barre work, core conditioning, muscle strengthening, yoga, and orthopedic exercises. This challenging one-hour class effectively strengthens, tones and lengthens the entire body. All movement is controlled and very focused, effective, and safe. Proper alignment is our primary focus. Then each set of exercises is followed by a series of active stretches to develop more sculpted and supple muscles. The entire body and mind is constantly working throughout class. Through this process ones body, posture, and physical awareness will be transformed.

#060: SoundID Bluetooth Earpiece
Go hands-free with this bluetooth earpiece -- great for the car or by your computer to keep your fingers free to type while you're on the phone.

Opening Bid: $35 | Value: $45

Donated by: Michelle Horneff-Cohen

#061: Wine and Chocolates
Bottle of 2006 Va Piano Cabernet Wine and Chocolates…what could be a better pairing

Opening Bid: $40 | Value: $92

Donated by: Chocolate Covered, John & Amanda Conomos

#062: Still Life with Plants
3 different hand-made still life with plants by our own Christy Witherspoon.

Opening Bid: $60 | Value: $180

Donated by: Christy Witherspoon

#063: SF Pizza Lovers Tour
Take a tour of some great pizza places in SF with gift certificates from Little Star Pizza, Pauline's Pizza, and Amici's. Value: Little Star $50, Amici's $20, Pauline's $25

Opening Bid: $50 | Value: $100

Donated by: Amici's East Coast Pizzeria
Amici's East Coast Pizzeria (various locations) is about quality, convenience, and enjoying the Northeast's distinctive Italian fare. Head out the doors from AVS and get a double dose of pizza on Valencia! Pauline's Pizza known for thin-crust pizzas with unsurpassed dimension in texture and flavor while Little Star is known for their deep dish pizzas and Chicago crust!

#064: Creativity Package
Take your son or daughter on a "Creativity Day" starting at the Exploratorium (2 guest passes), an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception. Then, round out the day by bringing creativity back home with a great gift from Ambassador Toys. Value: Ambassador Toys $25, Exploratorium $30, expires 10/31/12.

Opening Bid: $25 | Value: $55

Donated by: Exploratorium
Since 1997, Ambassador Toys in West Portal has been carrying a wide selection of toys, art supplies, and educational products from around the world . The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, California.

#065: Pica Pica Maize Kitchen $25 Gift Card
$25 gift card to a Venezuelan restaurant less than a block from Alta Vista School.

Opening Bid: $15 | Value: $25

Donated by: Pica Pica
Pica Pica Maize Kitchen's main ingredient is corn (everything is gluten-free). This kitchen offers the flavors of the unexplored, delicious cuisine of Venezuela to American food lovers.

#066: Lunch and tour of KQED with KQED Anchor Scott Shafer
Lunch and a tour of KQED with Scott Shafer, host and reporter for The California Report

Opening Bid: $100 | Value: $250

Donated by: Polly Stryker

#067: Lunch and tour with KQED Anchor Rachael Myrow
Lunch and a tour of KQED with Rachael Myrow, host and reporter, The California Report

Opening Bid: $100 | Value: $250

Donated by: Polly Stryker

#068: Lunch Gift Basket
A gift basket with everything you need to enjoy a great lunch, put together by Renee Lawson.

Opening Bid: $60 | Value: $120

Donated by: Renee Lawson

#069: Bella Pianta Gardens
3 Hours of Garden Work

Opening Bid: $100 | Value: $220

Donated by: Davide Ferretti, Amelia Ranche
Has your garden gone wild and in need of a few hours of pampering and pruning? Bella Pianta will lovingly trim the frayed and feral edges out of your garden, inspect your irrigation system and offer suggestions for further plantings and repairs. Scheduling required, SF city limits only.

#070: The Pad Studios
One Private Pilates lesson with apprentice Mikella Polito.

Opening Bid: $40 | Value: $85

Donated by: The Pad Studios
The Pad Studios of San Francisco offers a comprehensive approach to health, exercise, and wellness. One Private Pilates lesson with apprentice Mikella Polito.

#071: Park Chow
$50 gift certificate

Opening Bid: $25 | Value: $50

Donated by: Park Chow
Established in 1997, Park Chow has been serving healthy, high quality comfort food at affordable prices with warm, friendly service. We are your neighbors. Our goal is to provide a civil food system that is good, clean, organic, and fair.

#072: Children's Creativity Museum
3 family packages which include admission up to 4 people each and 4 carousel tickets (valued at $52 each package). Expires 4/30/2013

Opening Bid: $75 | Value: $156

Donated by: Children's Creativity Museum
The Children's Creativity Museum is a hands-on, multimedia arts and technology experience for kids. The museum promotes 21st century skills - creativity, communication and collaboration - to inspire new ideas and innovative solutions.

#073: Sailing on the Bay
4 hours (or more) on the San Francisco Bay aboard "Venture", our 33' Sailboat for up to 4 people. Package includes beverages, lunch/snack, and crew. *Must be used within 1 year from event

Opening Bid: $275 | Value: $800

Donated by: Dan and Brenda Weiss
VENTURE is a beautiful 33' C&C built in 1978

#074: Danish designed "Krenit" bowl
Beautifully designed "Krenit" bowl by Herbert Krenchel

Opening Bid: $75 | Value: $140

Donated by: Mikkel & Julie Skovborg
Danish minimalism when it's best. Awarded golden medal at Le Trienale in Milan in 1954. With a simple and pure expression, the Krenit range is a contemporary classic which enables a perfect interplay between function and aestheticism. Its characteristic sharp edge creates a balance between material and form, giving the bowl its modern expression

#075: Set of 4 hand crafted earrings
Set of 4 hand crafted earrings by Max Haberman

Opening Bid: $140 | Value: $100

Donated by: Ms. Max Haberman
Max Haberman, an artist living in Los Angeles, creates jewelry that is inspired by art and nature. Max has a following that spans the country.

#076: Franny's Kitchen
Dinner for 2 adults delivered to your doorstep in SF between 4 & 5 for 1 week (M-Th). Expires June 2012.

Opening Bid: $50 | Value: $97

Donated by: Frances Sanahuja
Franny's Kitchen offers an affordable and healthy alternative to dinner time. We do all the cooking for you with fresh ingredients full of flavor. With all natural meats and organic vegetables, we serve a variety of dishes. We offer a variety of ethnic foods as well as comfort classics with a twist. Franny is inspired by seasonal flavors and is sure to surprise you with something new every week.

#077: 4 Bottles of Wine
2004 A. Rafanelli Cabernet, 2 Villa Antinori

Opening Bid: $50 | Value: $120

Donated by: Mikkel & Julie Skovborg, John & Amanda Conomos

#078: EA (Electronic Arts) - 3 WII games
Trivial Pursuit, Need for Speed-The Run, The Sims 2 Castaway

Opening Bid: $40 | Value: $90

Donated by: EA (Electronic Arts)
Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA develops, publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the internet.

#079: Children's Creativity Museum
"Critter Birthday Party" package includes admission for 20 people, private room for 1.5 hours, birthday coordinator to assist in set-up and clean-up. Expires 3/31/13.

Opening Bid: $100 | Value: $275

Donated by: Children's Creativity Museum
The Children's Creativity Museum is a hands-on, multimedia arts and technology experience for kids. The museum promotes 21st century skills - creativity, communication and collaboration - to inspire new ideas and innovative solutions.

#080: Lucca Deli Italian food/wine basket
Delicious delicatessen treats from Lucca Delicatessen

Opening Bid: $40 | Value: $100

Donated by: Heather and Andrew Strauss

#903: Private 5 Course Dinner and Cocktails for 12
Dinner for 12 at a beautiful private home in central San Francisco. This elegant dinner will be prepared by Chef Timothy Malloy of The Local’s Corner and Chef Paul O’Neill tute- lage of C-House of Chicago and bar tended by Mixologist Vincent Toscano of Rye Bar of San Francisco. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a 5 course seasonal menu with wine pairing. Dinner will be hosted by John and Amanda Conomos.

Opening Bid: $500 | Value: $3,000

Donated by: Malloy/O’Neill/Toscano/Conomos

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