PRIVATE COOKING DEMO AND LUNCH FOR EIGHT
Hands on Cooking Lesson and Lunch for Eight
A hands-on cooking demonstration featuring the essentials of Mediterranean cooking for eight in the magnificent hill-top home of LMHS Trustee, Donna Van Fleet and taught by Chef Jeanne Matos, LMHS Board President. Learn how to prepare a variety of tapas, antipasti, and hearty main course as you sip on wines of the region during the demonstration and then sit down to a Mediterranean feast (and more wine) and enjoy the fruits of your endeavors. You will leave with the skills, recipes, and confidence and inspiration to create your own Mediterranean menu, guaranteed to impress the guests at your next dinner party.
Donated by Jeanne Matos and Donna Van Fleet
Private House on Oahu for One Week
Spectacular mountain views and a gorgeous beach provide the setting for this two-bedroom, one-bath, cedar house, with accommodations for 6, on the rural Windward Coast of Oahu. The house, located on the beautiful Kualoa Ranch, is a pleasant country cottage with cathedral ceilings and picture windows and sits at the mouth of the magnificent Kaawa Valley. Egrets, mynah birds, and cardinals abound in the expansive garden area, and coconut palms frame an ornamental pond. Only steps away, across a small two-lane road, the beach awaits you for swimming, boogie boarding, surfing, or lazing in the sun. Other activities, such as horseback riding and four-wheeler tours, can be arranged through Kualoa Ranch. This is one of the most serene locations on the island of Oahu, and is only 40-minute drive to Honolulu, 20 minutes to your selection of golf courses, and 30 minutes to the famous North Shore Beaches.
Donated by Bill and Karen McCollom
PRIVATE FARM TO TABLE DINNER
A Unique Vermont Dining Experience
You and nine of your friends will enjoy a unique Vermont dining experience at Grandma’am’s Hill Farm in Woodstock, VT. Dine on a pasture & barnyard-to-table private meal complete with mixed red and white wine. Virtually all of the meal’s ingredients will originate from Grandma’am’s Hill Farm. The menu will include Scotch Highland beef, Southdown lamb, Freedom Range chicken, organic veggies and berries. This is a once in a lifetime beautiful and delicious dining experience!
Must be used between September 1 to September 30, 2016 and a two-week notice is required.
Donated by Lynne Bertram
BOX SEATS AT FENWAY PARK
Four Red Sox Tickets and a Stay at Hotel Commonwealth
This is the ultimate experience for any Red Sox fan! This package includes box seats for four at Fenway Park plus a stay at the Hotel Commonweatlh in Kenmore Square. Watch the Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays, July 9th at 4pm, and then stay the night in two king rooms at the Hotel Commonwealth, the official hotel of the Boston Red Sox. These box seat tickets come complete with valet parking at Fenway.
Donated in part by Jack Connors.
UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
Week Stay in Tuscany for Four
Spend one-week under the Tuscan Sun, Manciano, Italy! Stay with three of your friends in your choice of eight gorgeous properties all located in the ancient town of Manciano on the southern edge of Tuscany.
Each property has two bedrooms with one or two baths, a kitchen, and living area. Choose from:
• Villa Zolira – a vintage Tuscan-style with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a living room and kitchen
• Casa Natalia or Casa Bambini – both are new properties with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a magnificent view of the countryside
• Casa Giovanna – 2 bedrooms and 1 bath with a balcony for sipping and taking in the breathtaking views
• Casa Fiorella (2 bedrooms and 2 baths), La Terrazza (3 bedrooms and 2 baths) and La Veranda (2 bedrooms and 2 baths) – all are located in the most medieval part of Manciano!
Ancient Manciano is 1 ½ hours north of Rome on the southern edge of Tuscany, which rises on the top of a hill open to the four winds: from the Amiata to the Fiora Valley, from Talamone to the beaches of Montalto di Castro, from the Argentario to the islands of Giglio and Montecristo. Manciano extends for 37,203 square kilometers in a hilly zone situated between the valleys of Albegna and Fiora.
Airfare is not included. Travel is from Saturday to Saturday, Friday to Friday or Thursday to Thursday depending on the unit chosen. If children are traveling, a $500 deposit is required and will be refunded 2 weeks after departure date. Trip can not be sold, bartered, or traded without the written consent of the owner. Offer is indefinite but subject to availability.
Donated by Leone Hinzman
HANDCRAFTED WOODEN CHEST
A One-of-a-Kind Cedar and Maple Chest
Style and function come together for this one-of-a-kind handcrafted wooden chest. Made by woodworking hobbyist and animal-lover, Mike Hillinger, this unique piece is one that will add warmth and sophistication to your furniture collection. Made of cedar panels framed in maple, this chest is destined to become a family heirloom.
Donated by Mike Hillinger
I DREAMED OF AFRICA
South African Photo Safari for Two
Experience a tantalizing taste of the wild in the heart of Africa’s richest conservation regions. Zulu Nyala is situated in Hluhluwe, Southern Maputaland in Zululand, South Africa. See elephant, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippo, zebra, Nyala cheetah, buffalo, kuda and many more species all in their natural habitat!
This package includes:
• 6 days and 6 nights, luxury accommodations for two people at your choice of luxury Hemingway-style tents, the Heritage Safari Lodge, or the Zulu Nyala Lodge. These beautiful facilities are all situated in the one of the richest wildlife conservation regions in Africa.
• Full board, which is three delicious African meals per day, prepared by the finest international chefs.
• Two game viewing activities per day guided by your own professional game rangers in open game viewing Range Rovers in Zulu Nyala private game reserve
This package is valid for two years from the auction date and bookings can be made for any period in the year. Airfare, transfers, side trips, personal beverages, and phone calls are not included in this package.
Donated in part by Trevor Shaw, Zulu Nyala Game Lodge
COCKTAIL PARTY FOR 25 PEOPLE
Elegant House Party Complete with Live Music
Invite 25 guests to your home, where as host or hostess, you’ll have the opportunity to relax while our Board of Trustees serves you! A mixed case of red and white wine will accompany elegant passed hors d’oeuvres. Three creative and delicious stationary dishes will be prepared and served, as well. This catered affair will be completed with live music from the Eric Bronstein Jazz Trio. Don’t pass on this truly lovely and unique occasion to be shared with your closest family and friends.
Hard alcohol and bartender are not included. Party must be scheduled 8-weeks in advance.
Donated by Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society’s Board of Trustees and
CASE OF CAYMUS SPECIAL SELECTION WINE
Six Bottles of Special Selection 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
A sealed wooden case protects six bottles of the highly coveted 2009 Caymus Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Comprised of the very best barrels of the vintage, Caymus Special Selection is the vineyard’s flagship wine.
Wine Enthusiast rating – 97 points – “So delicious now, you can hardly keep your hands off it. Blackberry tart, ripe blueberry, cassis, milk chocolate, licorice and sweet, smoky cedar flavors flood the mouth, dramatically huge and memorable, and lasting long into the finish. “
Donated by Bill Copeland
Balloon Ride, Dinner and Stay in Quechee, VT
Enjoy the stunning views of Quechee and the Ottauquechee River from up above in a spectacular hot air balloon ride from Balloons of Vermont. Spend the night at The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm, complete with dinner and breakfast. This package for two also includes a canoe or kayak trip courtesy of Wilderness Trails and a picnic lunch from Singleton’s General Store, making it the perfect Quechee escape!
Donated by Balloons of Vermont, The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm, Wilderness Trails and Singleton’s General Store