Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Latest item: A night at the 4-star Townsend Hotel

The latest item we have to add to our Silent Auction list, which has now grown to 60 offerings, is from The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham: a one night stay for two people in a luxury room with the Romantic Encounter Package, valued at $360. The Townsend is a world-class hotel which consistently receives four-diamond and four-star awards from AAA and Mobil. Conde Nast lists it as one of the top 75 hotels in North America.

So, we hope you'll join us this Saturday, May 24, 3:00-5:30 p.m., to attend our SILENT AUCTION celebrating the 60th Birthday of the Jefferson Cooperative Nursery School in Detroit. Our family-friendly silent auction will take place at Jefferson Ave Presbyterian Church, at 8625 E. Jefferson Ave, Detroit, 48214. Cost to attend: $5 adults, $2 children. Please note that payment for auction purchases may be made by cash or check only.

As you can see from our list below, our auction features items for all ages (not just for kids!). Plus, our party will feature a magic show by Magic John the Magician and caricatures by BobKat, along with appetizers and cake and ice cream. We will also be selling JCNS t-shirts produced through the generosity of M-Pressions Marketing, LLC, of Farmington. Proceeds from the party and silent auction will benefit Jefferson Cooperative Nursery School, a 501c3 organization.

Our generous sponsors include: The Indian Village Women's Garden Club, The Historic Indian Village Association, Bob VanDeventer and Susan Nye, Karen and Ken Cherven, John Canzano and Becky Dudash, Phil and Shannon MacVean, Patti Little and Mark Lezotte.

We hope you can come, and please bring your neighbors, family and friends! RSVP is encouraged but not required, to 313-822-3211, or to jcns48@yahoo.com.

Silent auction items, in alphabetical order by donor:
edmund t. AHEE Jewelers: beautiful dangling gold earrings in lacquered wooden box
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: Family Fun Pack - four admission passes plus nylon tote
AuraStella Jewelry: lovely sterling silver necklace with red stone
Avalon International Breads: Breadhead VIP Membership - one loaf of bread a week for a year.
Box Seat Video: Six free DVD rentals. Expires December 31, 2008.
Castaway Café in Howell: Island Birthday Party for 10 children
Chuck E. Cheese: Take your family out for an afternoon of fun! 1 large pizza, 4 drinks, 40 tokens.
Cirque Amongus: gift certificate good for $150 toward a Cirque Amongus Circus-Arts Birthday Party
City Knits: knitting gift pack valued at $100 includes all the yarn you need to make a sweater (beautiful mohair blend!), needles, pattern book, plus a gift certificate for knitting class.
Cupcake Station: Certificate for a dozen cupcakes.
Detroit Historical Society: Family membership to the Detroit Historical Museum
Detroit Institute of Arts: Family Plus Membership package, including a hard-cover Visitor’s Guide book, a DVD tour of the museum, and a mini-jigsaw puzzle.
Detroit Lions: Large black nylon tote with Lion emblem, autographed by Charlie Sanders, Tight End 1968-1977, Class of 2007 Hall of Fame player.
Detroit Repertory Theater: Gold subscription - two people can see all four plays in the 2008-2009 season. Pass may be used 3 times per show.
Detroit Science Center: Family Membership.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra: voucher for two complimentary tickets to a Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert at Orchestra Hall during the 2008-2009 season. Winner may choose from the following concert dates: 9/26/08, 10/9/08, 10/30/08, 10/31/08, 11/6/08.
Detroit Tigers: 5x7" photocard autographed by Curtis Granderson, the most recent player to record 20 doubles, 20 triples, 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases making him the 3rd player in the history of Major League Baseball to achieve this feat. Photo includes hologram authenticating this as official MLB memorabilia.
Detroit Yacht Club, two admission wristbands to the Gold Cup Hydroplane Races on the Detroit River, for Sunday, July 13, 2008.
DISH Restaurant: $25 gift certificate
Emagine Theater/Cinema Hollywood in Novi: two movie passes admiting 2 people each
Entertainment Express: 3 hours of limousine service. Offer valid Sunday through Thursday; good through May 2009
Family of Pets: "Create-a-Pet" Birthday Party for 5 children: create your own stuffed animal pet and play with real puppies!
Famous Dave's Restaurant: three $5 gift certificates
Franklin Athletic Club: 20% off Franklin Kids’ Club offerings plus free open kids' gym time and free six week class session.
Haverhill Farms: two lesson tickets each for a 1/2 hr private riding lesson introducing English Riding. Lesson tailored to experience level. Instruction in how to groom and tack horse included prior to and after lesson.
The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village: four admission passes to Henry Ford Museum or Greenfield Village.
HOUR Detroit: copy of HOUR Detroit magazine with one-year subscription voucher
HOUR Detroit: copy of Detroit Home with one-year subscription voucher
Terrie Hylton: Children's gift basket, "When I Grow Up" theme.
Jeepers: all-day ride & soft play passes
Jefferson Veterinary Center: "A Day with the Veterinarian," Timothy Schacht, DVM. Observe all the behind-the-scenes action at a full-service animal medical facility including animal treatments, laboratory testing, diagnostic procedures, and surgery.
Jungle Java: Safari Birthday Party for 10 children. Valid Mon-Thurs.
Kimbrough Dry Cleaners: $20 gift certificate
Kathy Krasity: What's in your future? Ms. Krasity will perform a card-reading of the fortunes of 13 people, at your home.
Mary Kay Cosmetics: gift basket
Massa Therapeutic Massage: One-hour massage. Expires 4/13/09.
Mercedes-Benz: a convertible for the weekend (certain restrictions apply)
Susan Nye and Robert VanDeventer: Two tickets (great seats!) to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra 2008 Christmas Concert. Seats 2 (aisle) and 4 in row H, which is 8 rows from the stage, center main floor.
Paperluna.com: gift certificate for beautiful occasion cards
Park West Gallery: framed print, size: 45x38"
Pewabic Pottery: "Behind the Scenes" tour for 20 people. Available for scheduling Mon-Fri, 10-4 p.m.
Pewabic Pottery: beautiful 4x4" tile in the Mackintosh Rose design
Pointe Peddler: $25 gift certificate
Zeno Potas: handcrafted stained-glass jewelry box
PRP Wine International: Wine tasting event: 8-bottle wine tasting for up to 15 people conducted by PRP wine at your home or business. Expires August 31, 2008.
Pump It Up of St. Clair Shores: Classic Birthday Party - 2 hour private party for up to 25 friends, Monday through Thursday.
PuppetArt Theater: four tickets to a performance. Valid through August 16, 2008. (All performances are on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.)
Putting Edge Miniature Golf in Novi: 4 passes for a free game of Glow-in-the-Dark mini-golf
Race for the Cure: Pink/gray FUL backpack; pink Detroit Shock cap; Race for the Cure tshirt autographed by Branden Inge.
Betty & Larry Roberts: Brunch or barbeque at a lovely Indian Village home for up to 4 people, plus the Roberts. The appropriate beverages will be provided: champagne, wine, or beer, etc. Menu and date to be mutually agreed upon. Expires 10/25/08.
Jacqueline Hoats Shields: portrait drawing - black and white portrait of yourself or another person, from life or a photograph.
Jacqueline Hoats Shields: original painting, acrylic on canvas, framed, size: 30x24"
Slows Bar BQ: $50 gift certificate
Smart Mom Jewelry: Teething Bling Jewelry: three unique coordinating sets perfect for the new mom. Value: $150.
The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham: A one night stay for two people in a luxury room with the Romantic Encounter Package, valued at $360.
Uptown Palladium 12 in Birmingham: two Premier Entertainment Auditorium tickets: includes film and buffet dinner, gourmet popcorn, soda, coat check, designated seating in custom high back leather chairs with Tempur-Pedic cushions.
Walt Disney World in Florida: Four One-Day Park Hopper passes to Walt Disney World in sunny Florida! These four passes, valued together at $464, allow the recipients to visit all of the unique Disney theme parks in one day: Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom. Passes expire on 2/25/10.
Williams Sonoma: Cooking class for two.

So, remember to mark our party on your calendar, and bring your check book! You don't want to miss out on these great items. See you on May 24!!

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