Live Auction

A. Conduct a live orchestra

This could be you!

This could be you!

Donated by: John Kendall Bailey, Music Director of Mozart to Mendelssohn
Value: Priceless

Have you ever wanted to be a conductor? Have you ever thought, “I can do that!” Well, now you can: Coached by John Kendall Bailey, experience what it’s like to conduct “Stars and Stripes Forever” at Mozart to Mendelssohn’s concert in July. This is a once in a lifetime experience!

B. bodega bay getaway

Donated by: Pat Mulcahy and Lisa Alexander
Value: $2,200

Harbor Master  -  5 bedroom getaway just an hour north of SF

Harbor Master - 5 bedroom getaway just an hour north of SF

Beautiful house in an isolated cul de sac with just two neighbors. Enjoy exploring the area’s hidden treasures, including the beach, and then relax at this large retreat on two levels with 5 bedrooms, 4 fireplaces, 3.5 baths, large, well-equipped kitchen, dining room (easily seats 10 or more), and 2 living spaces. No reason to leave Fido at home, he’s welcome (especially if he’s a greyhound!).  Many other amenities, including spa. Mid-week reservations only, 3 nights (Monday - Thursday).

View rental listing details here: http://www.sonomacoast.com/rentals/harbor-master/

C. Fully Hosted 4-Course Cooking Class for 10

Donated by: Chef Charles Vollmar, Epicurean Exchange
Value: $1,500

Prepare a four-course, seasonal menu under the guidance of Chef Charles Vollmar, owner of Epicurean Exchange. Learn and practice culinary skills and cooking techniques at the Epicurean Exchange kitchen or in your private home. All food, recipes, and instruction included! Conclude the evening by sharing the meal with your invited guests. Not available 11/23/19-12/31/19.

D. SF Bay Excursion on 1920’s Yacht “Wanda”

Wanda - 1922 custom coastal cruiser

Wanda - 1922 custom coastal cruiser

Donated by: Andrew Roettger & Lucinda Belle
Value: $5,000

A 2-3 hour cruise on the Bay for up to 30 guests. There are only five yachts like Wanda in the world – a truly unique experience! This is a great opportunity for a party or business event, too. Experience the bay in true vintage style. Catering is not included but can be brought in by the party. Restrictions to preserve the yacht: no red wine, no black heels, no high heels. Redeemable by appointment May through August 2019. Read more about Wanda.

Silent Auction

1. Violin player’s package (2)

Gift Certificate Donated by: Roland Feller
Violin Blanket Donated by: Sharon Mills
Value: $160

This package for a violin lover includes a $150 Gift Certificate to Roland Feller Violin Makers and a handmade violin case blanket by Sharon Mills. Serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1977, Roland Feller Violin Makers offers sales and repairs of rare and contemporary violins, violas, cellos, bows, and accessories.

2. 4 VIP General Admission Passes to Legion of Honor or de Young Museums

Donated by: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Value: $60

Take in some art and culture at one of San Francisco’s premier museums.

3. 2 Tickets to Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Donated by: Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Value: $160

Give yourself a night out! Two tickets for a show during the 19-20 season for performances on Tuesday-Thursday or Sundays.

4. Custom calligraphy art by shaochen wu

Donated by: Shaochen Wu (@monstera.gold)
Value: $75

Your favorite saying handwritten in calligraphy on a 15" x 22.5" wood sign. These signs are great for home decor or for adding a personalized touch to a wedding or special event. Designed and handwritten by Shaochen Wu (SF Civic Music flautist), owner of Monstera Gold.

5. “Music is our universal language” by shaochen wu

Beautiful custom calligraphy piece for the music lover’s home or office

Beautiful custom calligraphy piece for the music lover’s home or office

Donated by: Shaochen Wu (@monstera.gold)
Value: $75

Custom calligraphy on 15" x 22.5" sealed wood with hanging hardware. Display your love for music in your home or purchase as a gift for a fellow music lover. Designed and handwritten by Shaochen Wu (SF Civic Music flautist), owner of Monstera Gold.

6. sports lover’s bonanza

SF 49ers Museum Tickets Donated by: San Francisco 49ers
Oakland A’s Tickets Donated by: Oakland Athletics
SF Giants Ticket Donated by: Marjorie Moy & Philip Wing
San Jose Sharks Bobblehead Donated by: Kate Cowan
Value: $300

This amazing bundle is for the sports lover in your life! Includes: 2 passes to the SF 49ers Museum, 4 tickets to the Oakland A’s, 4 tickets to the SF Giants (May 20, Club Level), and a collectible San Jose Sharks bobblehead of Evander Kane.

7. 2 Vouchers for All Day Downhill Skiing at Tahoe Donner

Donated by: Tahoe Donner Association
Value: $178

Hit the slopes next ski season with these ski lift tickets for all day downhill skiing at Tahoe Donner.

8. Chocolate lovers’ basket

Chocolate Donated by: Dandelion Chocolate
Coffee Donated by: Harold Hoogasian
Wine Donated by: Shaochen Wu
Value: $126

Enjoy a decadent gift basket with 2 hot chocolate certificates and tasting set of 3 chocolate bars from Dandelion Chocolate, 1.5 pounds of estate grown Kona coffee beans, and a bottle of 2014 Zinfandel from Viansa Sonoma Winery.

9. Autumn quilt

Donated by: Sharon Mills
Value: $100

Beautiful handmade quilt with a Fall theme. Measures 5’4” x 5’4”.

10. Coffee and Studio Tour with KQED’s Staff Arts Reporters

Donated by: Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Value: Priceless

Join KQED culture reporters Chloe Veltman (SF Civic Music oboist) and Rachael Myrow for a special tour of KQED's headquarters in San Francisco's Mission District followed by coffee at Tartine Manufactory around the corner. Chloe and Rachael are veteran reporters who cover cultural news and trends both for the Bay Area's flagship public media organization as well as NPR. Find out more about their work at kqed.org/news.

11. Private tasting at carvalho family winery

Donated by: Carvalho Family Winery
Value: $250

Visit Carvalho Family Winery for a private tasting for a group of up to 8 guests. Includes light wine and cheese pairings and wine club pricing (25% off retail).

12. 2 Tickets to the San Francisco Opera

Donated by: San Francisco Opera
Value: $164 (minimum)

Voucher redeemable for two tickets to weeknight performance of the 2019 Fall Opera Season, September 12, 2019 through December 3, 2019. Tickets are subject to availability.

13. Beginner Leatherworking classes

Donated by: Amblard Leather Atelier
Value: $196

Learn the centuries-old craft of leatherworking from a Hermès trained master artisan at Amblard Leather Atelier. Includes 2 beginner leatherworking classes.

14. Custom pet portrait (2)

Donated by: Diane Rigda and Cassandra Rigda-Dowd
Value: $25

Cassandra Rigda-Dowd, the 13 year old artist, will draw a custom portrait of your pet from a photograph using colored pencils and toned gray paper. Sizing available: 8.5” x 5.5” or 9” x 12”.

15. Proprietor Hosted Wine Tasting at Moone-Tsai

Donated by: Moone-Tsai, Napa Valley
Value: $750

Visit this small, charming winery and enjoy a hosted wine tasting for 6 people on the patio. Redeemable by appointment only through February 2020.

16. Bargello Needlepoint decorative pillow

Donated by: Elizabeth (Betty) Hartog
Value: $150

One pillow with a wavy orange bargello technique needlepoint design, 14” square.

17. Flowers needlepoint decorative pillow

Donated by: Elizabeth (Betty) Hartog
Value: $100

One pillow with a needlepoint flower design in chocolate and yellow, 10” square.

18. baby booties (2)

Donated by: Molly M Designs
Value: $70

Baby booties, sized 0-4 months, made from lasercut leather by Molly M Designs – a locally based studio inspired by graphic design, architecture, textiles and nature. Available in pewter or rose gold.

19. Rectangular pouch

Donated by: Molly M Designs
Value: $85

Rectangular pouch, made from lasercut leather by Molly M Designs – a locally based studio inspired by graphic design, architecture, textiles and nature.

20. semi-circular pouch

Donated by: Molly M Designs
Value: $120

Semi-circular pouch, made from lasercut leather by Molly M Designs – a locally based studio inspired by graphic design, architecture, textiles and nature.

21. lasercut felt coasters (3 sets)

Donated by: Molly M Designs
Value: $135

Lasercut felt coasters designed in AutoCAD from Molly M Designs – a locally based studio inspired by graphic design, architecture, textiles and nature.

22. Geometric cuff

Donated by: Molly M Designs
Value: $100

Geometric cuff bracelet in 14k gold plated brass by Molly M Designs – a locally based studio inspired by graphic design, architecture, textiles and nature.

23. offset Necklace and earrings

Donated by: Molly M Designs
Value: $300

Set of painted birch plywood necklace and earrings by Molly M Designs – a locally based studio inspired by graphic design, architecture, textiles and nature.

24. wheel necklace and earrings

Donated by: Molly M Designs
Value: $115

Set of painted birch plywood necklace and earrings by Molly M Designs – a locally based studio inspired by graphic design, architecture, textiles and nature.

25. oppose necklace and earrings

Donated by: Molly M Designs
Value: $225

Set of painted birch plywood necklace and earrings by Molly M Designs – a locally based studio inspired by graphic design, architecture, textiles and nature.

26. albee’s Earrings

Donated by: Molly M Designs
Value: $115

Geometric earrings in 14k gold plated brass by Molly M Designs – a locally based studio inspired by graphic design, architecture, textiles and nature.

27. san francisco giants tickets

Donated by: Marjorie Moy & Philip Wing
Value: $400

A great Father’s Day Gift! Four tickets for Club Level Seats at the Giants vs. Milwaukee Brewers (June 16), and another four for Giants vs. Chicago Cubs (July 23), also Club Level.

28. Gift certificate to hoogasian flowers

Donated by: Harold Hoogasian
Value: $60

Give the gift of flowers from this premier San Francisco florist, for beautifully arranged flowers and gift baskets for any occasion. Hoogasian Flowers, Inc. can send flower delivery to San Francisco and surrounding areas as well as to cities across the country.

29. Buena vista selection

Donated by: Shaochen Wu
Value: $126

Three bottles of 2016 wine from Buena Vista Winery: Attila’s Selection Zinfandel, Count’s Selection Charbono, and Count’s Selection Grenache.

30. sonoma canopy tours

Donated by: Sonoma Canopy Tours
Value: $198

A weekday zipline experience for you and a friend. With two unique courses, each a two-and-a-half hour Guided eco tour that include multiple zip lines, sky bridges, a majestic spiral staircase, a rappel to the forest floor, you will be immersed in the unparalleled beauty of the world famous California Coastal Redwoods.

31. crystal candlesticks

Donated by: Gerri Donato
Value: $50

Up the “wow” factor of your next dinner party with these beautiful candlesticks (candles included).